The Indian Debating Union is a pioneering and internationally acclaimed not-for-profit organisation, delivering exciting, relevant and inspiring debates and speeches to diverse audiences in India and abroad. Over a million professionals, students and other members of the public in more than thirty countries have already viewed IDU content, with thousands more having attended its live audience events and workshops in person.

  • Watch the IDU’s anthem: ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’.

    ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ is rhythm and poetry (RAP) in its truest form. It was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. The video has been viewed by diverse public audiences in five continents, and has helped the IDU accelerate its international debating and thought leadership […]

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News & Events

The Award Winning Ogilvy – IDU Campaign

As the IDU prepares for a series of scintillating debates in 2017, here’s a quick look back at the award-winning Ogilvy – IDU awareness awareness campaign, as published in India’s DNA newspaper.

Latest Event Updates – Spring / Summer 2017

IDU workshops, Q&As with public personalities and speeches are being held in London and Mumbai, in another packed quarter for the IDU. Leading institutions including the Royal Overseas League (London), The Indian High Commission (London), Wilson College (Mumbai) and others have also partnered with the Indian Debating Union for guest lectures, workshops and special events during this period. If […]

Latest Event Updates – Summer to Winter 2016/7

IDU workshops have been held in London and Mumbai, coaching students and young professionals in debating and social enterprise. Two leading British Schools, Sherborne School for Boys (Dorset) and UCS (London), also invited the Indian Debating Union’s founder to deliver guest speeches on India during the course of the year. If your educational institution may also require our assistance […]

Latest Event Updates – Winter 2015/2016

IDU workshops have been held in London, New Delhi and Mumbai, coaching students and young professionals in debating and social enterprise. If your educational institution may also require our assistance in helping students improve their communication skills, public speaking or debating skills, please feel free to contact us here. All of our sessions our delivered free of charge, subject […]

Latest Event Updates – Winter 2014/15

Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai have been the IDU’s latest ports of call for training and mentoring sessions over the past three months. These events have included: Workshops on public speaking and social enterprise Guest lectures on values-based leadership, Social Output™, and how young entrepreneurs can combine service to the country through their new […]

Latest Event Updates – Monsoon 2014

The IDU has held numerous events in Delhi & the NCR, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh over the past three months, including: Numerous workshops on public speaking and debating skills One high-profile pre-election debate in New Delhi, on then Prime Ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi Guest lectures on values-based leadership, Social Output™, and how young […]

Videos

A Superb Insight Into A Changing India Through The Eyes of Western Expats (Watch Video)

These gracious Western expats discuss their feelings about a rapidly changing India in this wonderful nine minute video, which has introductory words from William Dalrymple and Sam Miller. The video contains eye-opening insights into an India that few people outside the country are aware of and is a must watch for anybody interested in the […]

18 year old IDU Youth Debater opens an IDU debate

Watch an excerpt of one of The Indian Debating Union’s Principal Youth Debaters, Kartikeya Shekhar, making his case for the abolition of quotas and reservations as Prime Minister, in an IDU debate in the Indian city of Mumbai.

IDU youth convener’s opening speech at an IDU debate

Watch The Indian Debating Union’s Youth Convener, Praveen Chunduru, making his opening speech to the audience at an IDU debate in the city of Mumbai, India, and explain the format of an IDU debate.

IDU Youth Debater making his case at an IDU debate

Watch an excerpt of one of The Indian Debating Union’s Principal Youth Debaters, Rahul Saini, making his case for reservations as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in a debate in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Watch the IDU’s anthem: ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’.

‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ is rhythm and poetry (RAP) in its truest form. It was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. The video has been viewed by diverse public audiences in five continents, and has helped the IDU accelerate its international debating and thought leadership […]

‘Talk It Out’ Trends on the website of the World’s Largest Newspaper

The Times of India. Watch The Indian Debating Union’s Popular Video on The Times of India’s Top Video List ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. Abhaey Singh, a British Indian social entrepreneur, composed this music, wrote the lyrics, rapped […]

From India, With Love

Watch This Sensational African Man Sing An Old Indian Film Song – What A Voice!

Indian films are popular throughout the world, including in Africa. This Sudanese gentleman, Henry Mamur, is singing an old Hindi film song – his stunning voice and diction could even give some Indian singers a run for their money! Turn up the volume and enjoy! See more interesting/fun/cool tidbits From India, With Love You can share […]

A Superb Insight Into A Changing India Through The Eyes of Western Expats (Watch Video)

These gracious Western expats discuss their feelings about a rapidly changing India in this wonderful nine minute video, which has introductory words from William Dalrymple and Sam Miller. The video contains eye-opening insights into an India that few people outside the country are aware of and is a must watch for anybody interested in the […]

Watch These 3 Amazing Ladies Singing Indian Film (Bollywood) Love Songs

Watch these 3 amazing Western ladies singing heart-warming love songs from Indian films. Turn up the volume and enjoy! 1. Natalie Di Luccio, Canada. Natalie started singing Indian film songs as a hobby, and uploaded her videos to YouTube, gaining her widespread popularity from millions of views. She was invited by Oscar and Grammy award […]

‘Wow’; ‘Dope’; ‘Sophisticated Elegance’; ‘F-ing Genius’; Just Some of Your Kind Words About The IDU’s Unique Debater’s Rap (Watch Video)