Today, we heard a great lecture by Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy (who blogs in Kannada and English here) on "1000 years of Kannada language and literature". Prof. Ananthamurthy is spending three months in our Institute as a Sundararajan Visiting Professor, and is scheduled to give a few more lectures (including one in Kannada). His next lecture is going to be particularly interesting: it is on his own creative work!
Tomorrow, we are in for a lecture by Martin Rees on "21st century science: Cosmic perspectives and terrestrial challenges".