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.

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Our Judges: Shikhar Singh (Yale), Dr. Shaheen Parveen (Rutgers), Patrica Sabarwal (University of Kansas), Gyanam Mahajan (UCLA), Anand Dwivedi (UPenn) - in order from left to right

Our Judges: Shikhar Singh (Yale), Dr. Shaheen Parveen (Rutgers), Patrica Sabarwal (University of Kansas), Gyanam Mahajan (UCLA), Anand Dwivedi (UPenn) - in order from left to right

Sanat Khurana (left), Seema Khurana (center), Ipsitaa Khullar (right)

Sanat Khurana (left), Seema Khurana (center), Ipsitaa Khullar (right)

Swapna Sharma, Senior Lector (left); Seema Khurana, Senior Lector (center); Reeta Devi - Fulbright FLTA (right)

Swapna Sharma, Senior Lector (left); Seema Khurana, Senior Lector (center); Reeta Devi - Fulbright FLTA (right)

Our speakers

 

Best Speaker (Native) | Ayushi Chamaria, NYU
Second Best Speaker (Native) | Saira Arshad, Rutgers
Best Speaker (Heritage) | Shukan Patel, UCLA
Second Best Speaker (Heritage) | Shubhangi Shekhar, NYU
Best Speaker (Graduate) | McCaulay Singer-Milnes, Columbia
Second Best Speaker (Graduate) | Phillip Sergio, Harvard
Best Speaker (Non-Heritage) | Daniel Lee Theisen, UCLA
Second Best Speaker (Non-Heritage) | Jessica Standifer, UCLA
Best Interjector | Arjun Prakash, Yale

 

Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful YHD 2017!
See you next year!