24th March, 2020
Speaker: Professor (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj
Description: The talk was framed around the pandemic (COVID-19) – what it means to the world and specifically India, the impact of the lockdown on millions of India’s underprivileged – the homeless, the refugees, the slum dwellers, the taxi drivers, the pensioners, the informal economy and a number of other categories of vulnerable communities.
10th April, 2020
Speaker: Shohini Sengupta, Assistant Professor
Description: The talk was centered around the laws surrounding COVID-19 and some fundamental questions about what can be classified as a disaster in India, who can allowed to move, what goods and services people can access, and if there can be punished for violating orders.
Speaker: Prof. Renuka Sane, Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP).
Description: She has broadly covered various aspects of household finance, especially on household choice in financial instruments such as credit, pensions, insurance and equity markets and how gender plays an important role in almost of financial decision making and choice.