Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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Yogesh Upadhyaya

@yogeshupadhyaya

Going beyond Modi / Anti Modi / Bhakt / Sickular / AAPTARD

Submitted Jan 15, 2016

Political discussion in India is most of the times just name calling. Many important issues are either discussed in a good versus evil framework or are not discussed at all. AskHow India has a simple hack to change the tone and content of such conversations!

Outline

When we focus on who is responsible for a problem, we focus on the differences in our positions. We marshal arguments to support our position that ‘your guy’ is responsible for the sorry state of affairs and ‘my guy’ will fix it. However, if we start discussing how the problem could be solved we realize that the differences in our position are much lesser than we imagine. More importantly the discussion is positive and constructive rather than acrimonious.

Requirements

Enthusiasm and positive attitude.

Speaker bio

I am a founder of AskHow India. We work towards improving the quality of public debate in India. We do this by simplifying and de-mystifying complex policy issues such as women’s security, sanitation, inflation and many others!

Before AskHow, I co-founded and successfully exited a software product company. Our company was market leader in funds and wealth management products with companies like HDFC, HSBC and Templeton as our clients.

I am also an ensemble performer with Improv Comedy Mumbai, the premier Improv Theater group in the country. I have performed in scores of shows with ICM across the country.

My detailed profile can be found at Linked In.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more