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4th Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial International Oration (2021) on “Insights into India’s Culinary Traditions” by ICCR

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is organizing the 4th Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial International Oration (2021) on “Insights into India’s Culinary Traditions” on the occasion of World Culture Day on 21 May 2021 in virtual mode. The event will be live-streamed on the ICCR and Embassy social media handles.  An eminent international expert on Indian cuisine and a writer on food in India, Dr Colleen Taylor Sen will deliver the Oration . The Oration will be followed by a panel discussion with participants of eminent  Indian food specialists, critics and writers.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi – 110 002

th Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial International Oration (2021)
Insights into India’s Culinary Traditions”

Programme Schedule



Friday, 21 May 2021



Conference Room, ICCR, New Delhi



Virtual Mode



Eminent chefs and Restaurant owners serving or promoting Indian cuisine in India and around the world. Authors of food books, food historians, journalists and social media influencers.



1730 – 1810 hrs.


Inaugural Session

  • Chair Remarks by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Hon’ble President, ICCR

  • Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison, retired ambassador to Sweden and Latvia, and Mentor, Tasting India Symposium, to present the subject of the oration and the speaker and invite Dr. Colleenn Taylor Sen for Keynote Address.

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen, author of “Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India”

1810 – 1855 hrs.

:Panel Discussion:

  • Ms Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Park Hotels, New Delhi

  • Vineet Bhatia (London/Dubai), first Indian chef-restaurateur to be awarded a Michelin star

  • Manish Mehrotra (New Delhi), Corporate Chef, Indian Accent, rated as India’s No. 1 restaurant by Conde Naste Traveller and the World’s 50 Best / Asia’s 50 Best lists

  • Sarah Todd (Melbourne), international TV show host, author of My Indian Kitchen, and co-owner of Antares, restaurant and beach club in Goa

  • Sujan Mukherjee (Chennai), multi-award-winning Executive Chef of the Taj Coromandel, home to the famous Southern Spice restaurant.

  • Sanjoo Malhotra, co-founder, Tasting India Symposium, from Stockholm (Sweden), setting the context

  • Moderator: Sourish Bhattacharyya, food writer and co-founder, Tasting India Symposium

  • Question & Answer session


1855 – 1900 hrs


Concluding Remarks by Shri Dinesh K. Patnaik, Director General, ICCR



Concept note

Link for sharing to watch the event

4th Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial International Oration (2021)
Event address for attendees: https://iccr.webex.com/iccr/onstage/g.php?MTID=eef62b3bc7abd1351361cb6e91f21f76e
Date and time: Friday, May 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Event number: 182 062 1651
Event password: 123456