March 18, 2016

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SAI News
Ideas to impact India
Three finalists have been chosen in SAI's Seed For Change Competition, which will award a grand prize of $40,000 in May to an entrepreneurial student group that aims to positively impact India. 
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Three join South Asian Arts Council
The members will support SAI's Arts Program, which connects South Asia's curators, museum administrators, artists, and art educators with Harvard faculty and students to advance understanding and appreciation of South Asian art.
Music and Sufism in Pakistan
"I fell in love with the sound of sitar and tabla the first time I heard it live," says Pei-ling Huang, PhD candidate at Harvard, whose research focuses on the musical tradition at the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.
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Update from the field
Crafts in the Indian capital
As part of the Livelihood Creation Project, the SAI team recently visited organizations in Delhi, where the craft sector has been influenced by the  different dynasties that have ruled the city.
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Upcoming SAI Events
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Special Event
Renowned architects from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, and India will participate in the deliberations, which will be preceded by a keynote lecture by Sunil Khilnani on March 18 at the NGMA Mumbai. 
Cosponsored with the Tata Trusts and Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation

China Economy Lecture: Democratization of the Market for Talent: The Cases of China and India
Tuesday, March 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Cosponsored Event
Tarun Khanna, Director, SAI, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Cosponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Megacities Asia
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
5:30 - 6 pm Megacities Asia
Introduction:   Tarun Khanna, SAI, Harvard Business School 
Al Miner, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Laura Weinstein, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
6 - 7 pm: Modern - Vernacular, City - Nature: Imaginations of the New India
Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota
Chitra Venkataramani, SAI
Asim Waqif, Artist and Architect
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
7:15 - 8:30 pm: Inhabiting Asian Cities
Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
Martha Chen, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Hu Xiangcheng, Artist
Chair: Laura Weinstein, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cosponsored with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard's Asia Center, Department of Art and Architecture, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
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