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Sat 12 Nov 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Programming in Indian Languages

Computer programming languages are designed to enable unambiguous human to computer and human to human communication. Historically, most programming languages have been based on English. In this talk, I propose that Indian languages like Telugu, Kannada and Samskrutam are also good candidates to base computer programming languages on. This is demonstrated using a proof of concept logo like environment implemented on top of javascript.


Ram Durbha


Ram Durbha is an Entrepreneur, Startup Coach and has been a Senior R&D Engineer across different domains spanning circuit simulation, image sensor characterization and speech/singing synthesis. He currently works on expression search at Google, helping the world express better.


Megh Kalyanasundaram

Host, Director – Special Projects, INDICA

Megh Kalyanasundaram is an Indian citizen with close to nine years of lived experience in China, an alumnus of ISB and is currently Director Special Projects at INDICA. His post-graduate specialization in Strategy, Leadership and Marketing included a study of research methods. His professional experience includes stints as a Market Leader at a Global Fortune 50 firm, as Head of Business Development at a leading Indian talent development multinational and he has served a term on the Board of a Shanghai-based not-for-profit. His academic research interests and 20+ papers span some aspects of ancient Indian chronology, Indian Knowledge Systems, Landscape in Indic texts, Ancient Indian Jurisprudence, Ideas of India and Philosophy. For his creative contribution to the first edition of the International Day of Yoga, he was invited by the Permanent Mission of India in the United Nations to attend the inaugural event at the UN. Other professional and pro-bono pursuits have included building differentiated digital platforms for Indic texts targeted at specific learning and research needs and music. His research-based compositional Sanskrit album 'Bhārata and her Kāśmīra' has been listed by the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) while his subsequent album 'Indian Knowledge Systems and Yāskācārya's Nirukta' has recently been accepted for listing by the Vedic Heritage Portal. In 2022, Megh was invited by the National Museum Institute (NMI) to contribute content for multiple projects currently underway at NMI, including ones on Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh and Kedarnath.