The Yale Hindi Debate

THE YALE HINDI DEBATE

Born as a student’s idea in a Yale classroom, the Yale Hindi Debate has grown exponentially, from an ambitious venture to an intellectual, cultural, and social institution. 
The debate was established as a Yale-only event in 2008, and now sees participation from faculty and students from USA’s preeminent schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, Wesleyan, Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.

Meet the stars of YHD 2014

Let's celebrate the speakers at the 2014 national round.

azza cohen
harper sutherland.PNG
jack newsham
carson carruth
kelly lyon
honey blakeman
jacob rinck
thibaud marcesse
justin ben-hain
suchi sundaram
suyash bhagwat
neha doshi
rishika dewan
saloni gupta
shalini gupta
razi zaidi
tanvi bikhchandani
ragini roy
vidya mahadevan
  Photography at the event by Karthikeyan Ardhanareeswaran  , Yale University

Photography at the event by Karthikeyan Ardhanareeswaran, Yale University

The Winners

Best Speaker, Native
Vidyalakshmi Mahadevan, Upenn
tied with
Tanvi Bikhchandani, Columbia

Second Best Speaker, Native
Gautam Chopra, Yale

Best Speaker, Non-Native Heritage Undergraduate
Rishika Dewan, Princeton

Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Heritage Undergraduate
Saloni Gupta, Rutgers

Best Speaker, Non-Native Non-Heritage Undergraduate
Carson Carruth, UT Austin

Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Non-Heritage Undergraduate
Azza Cohen, Princeton

Best Speaker, Non-Native Graduate
Justin Ben-Hain, Columbia

Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Graduate
Thibaud Marcesse, Cornell

Best Interjector
Shivani Bhatt, Yale