Invited Talk "Simple
Yet Powerful Ideas for India's Power Sector" in Dept. of Electrical and
Electronics Engineering, PSCMR College of Engg. & Tech., Vijayawada, Dec 8,
"Measuring energy poverty and promoting solar PV electricity in India" in Dept. of
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, PVP Siddhartha
Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, Dec 8, 2017.
Talk on the
topic "Simple ideas on Energy" to the students at Jammu University during the National Conference on Climate change
and sustainable development: Perspectives and transformational challenges
organized jointly by Department of Law, University of Jammu and CEERA,
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Nov 07-08, 2017.
Talk - presented the paper "Substitutes and complements - the curious case of
poverty measure" - held at National
Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore,
Oct 4, 2017.
"Rural lighting through Solar PV - A supply-side analysis of home lighting
systems in Karnataka, India", Organized by Environment
and Sustainability Institute, University
of Exeter, Exeter, UK, May 19, 2017.
Seminar Talk -
"On human development index (HDI) - the old, the new, & the elegant",
Organized by Department of Economics and
Department of Social and Policy Science,
University of Bath, Bath, UK, May 17,
Seminar Talk -
"Dying in Silence: A Study on Mortality-Morbidity Gap in India", (a paper with
Dr. Tulika Tripathi) Organized by Faculty
of Education and Humanities, University
of Northampton, Northampton, UK, May 15, 2017.
Observatory Seminar - "Energy Poverty: Concepts, Measurement and Impacts on
Quality of life", Organized by India
Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, on May 10,
Seminar Talk -
"Energy access and energy poverty: Some Concepts and insights on measurement",
Organized by Center of Development
Studies, University of Cambridge, UK,
May 02, 2017.
Talk - presented the paper "Dying in Silence: A Study on Mortality-Morbidity
Gap in India" (a paper with Dr. Tulika Tripathi) - held at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017.
Invited talk on "Sustainability
of Urban Transportation Systems" at the
Faculty Development Programme (Recent Advancements
in Transportation Engineering), Department of Civil
Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, on Jan 20,
Invited talk on "Innovations in the Energy Environment Policy Programme
at NIAS" at the Faculty Development Programme (Energy
conservation and Management), College of Engineering and
Technology, Bhubaneswar, on Sep 22, 2016.
talk "Energy Access and Energy Poverty: Concepts and Insights on Measurements"
at Asia Development Bank Institute,
Tokyo, Aug 31, 2016.
discussion series talk "Energy Access and Energy Poverty: Some Concepts and
Insights on Measurements" at Gujarat
Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, Jul 22, 2016.
"Urban Energy Poverty in India: Towards a new methodological framework" at CUTS International, Jaipur, Mar 16,
talk at Institute of Social and Economic
Change (ISEC, Bangalore) on "Solar PV for rural electricity in India:
Current realities, challenges and opportunities" - presentation to research scholars of ISEC, Bangalore,
Mar 03, 2016.
Chair at the
session on "Innovation and Technologies for Energy" in the Indo-French College
de France Innovation Workshop on "Innovation: Technological, Political and
Societal dimensions", held at the National
Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (Feb 24-25, 2016)
"Solar PV for Electricity in India - lessons for Myanmar" at the Yangon University, Yangon, Myanmar
organized by the Physics Department and University Research Center of Yangon
University, Dec 21, 2015.
Special talk on
the topic "Simple ideas on Energy" in the Exposure Program for Students of
North East at National Institute of
Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Dec
Seminar talk "Energy
Access and Energy Poverty: Some concepts and insights on measurements" at the Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development
Studies, Bhubaneswar on Dec 05, 2015.
Talk - presented the paper "Urban Energy Poverty in different states of India:
A household level analysis" (a paper with Dr. Lakshmikanth Hari) - held at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Oct 7, 2015.
Talk - presented the paper "Rural lighting through Solar PV - A supply side
analysis of home lighting systems in Karnataka, India"- held at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Mar 11, 2015.
Chair at the National Seminar on "Gender Budgeting in India: Emerging Issues
and Challenges" held at Acharya Bangalore
B School, Bangalore on Dec 5-6, 2014.
Invited as a
discussant in the National Seminar on Social Innovation, organised by Indian
Institute of Management Ahmadabad in collaboration with National Innovation
Foundation, International Longevity Centre - India, SRISTI, and other honey bee
network partners held at Yashada, Pune on Nov 17, 2014. Spoke about NIAS Innovations
in Energy Environment Policy Programme.
Talk (2013) - presented a coauthored paper "Measure of human development index
(HDI) - the old, the new, & the elegant"- held at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Mar 13, 2013.
Development - frameworks and methods" as a part of workshop by ResRA (RRA
network) at Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, on Jan
Invited for a
valedictory talk on "Experiments with Science" at Golden Jublee Science
Exhibition at Gora Science Center, Vijayawada on Dec 05, 2012.
Invited talk: on
Engineering as a career option entitled 'Engineering: A giant step in an Unknown direction' to the first-year engineering
students of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore, in Nov 09,
2012 Also conducted a session.
Invited for a
talk on "CDM for India's Energy Security - universalization and low carbon
future" at Green Industrial Evolution, India - 2010, Black 2 Green- an
Industrial Summit, at Orchid, Mumbai, Organized by Helping Hand Foundation, Jan
Invited for a
valedictory talk on "Energy for Everybody: Strategies and Policies" at National
Youth Seminar on "Green Energy Solutions meeting Global Concerns", conducted by
Green Energy Initiatives of Maris Stella (GEMS 2009), Sponsored by UGC, Nov
Invited for a lecture
on Alternative Technology in
Domestic Energy in the Energy Workshop in NK Varadkar Arts, RV
Belose Commerce College, Dapoli, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Jan 27-28, 2006.