With his varied interests, inquisitive nature, successes and failures in various ventures, near-death experiences and a treasure trove of hair-raising stories, Mauktik has regaled a wide variety of audiences, including entrepreneurs, college students, bikers, backpackers, art lovers, creative writers and film makers.
As a part of the 'Dialogics' series hosted by Suraj Yengde at the Harvard Kennedy School of Govt., discussing the oppressive Hindu caste system in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, along with acclaimed actor/director Nandita Das, for the 'Interrogating Caste Privileges' episode.
At the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), India (Video begins at the ~3:10 mark).
Of late, neuroscience has emerged as one of the most intriguing fields of research. In addition to developing new tools to understand the inner workings of the brain, neuroscience has also started posing some tough legal, social and ethical issues related to science. New techniques aimed at “reading” human thoughts to understand what actions they are planning, and directly controlling thoughts and actions, are bringing up philosophical issues about free will, relationships and our belief systems. The lecture also touches upon the philosophy of law and role of public policy in shaping the future of neuroscience.
Here is a sample of other topics Mauktik has discussed at invited lectures at various forums:
"Stories of Indian Diaspora - Films & Documentaries" - Indiaspora 10th Anniversary Global Forum (2022)
"Law, Society & Neuroscience" - National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India (2021), Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India (2020)
"The Art of Storytelling" - IIT Gandhinagar, India (2019), Atos, Mumbai, India (2019), VNIT, Nagpur, India (2019), Arista Networks, Pune, India (2019)
"Media Censorship & India's Economic Growth" - India Ideas Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA (2018)
"Riding on a Sunbeam" - New York University, New York, USA (2018)
"My Story" - TiE Pune, India (2018)
"Neuroscience, Ethics & Morality" - IIT Gandhinagar, India (2019), The Goa Project, Goa, India (2015)
"Film-making as Entrepreneurship" - TiECon Central India, Nagpur, India (2014)
"Autobiography? Writing 'A Ghost of Che'" - 39th Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture, Louisville, USA (2011)