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.

YHD National Round Awards - 2018


Best Speaker (Native) | Neil Shah, Rutgers

Second Best Speaker (Native) | Naima Gupta, Yale

Best Speaker (Heritage) | Srishti Sharma, University of Kansas

Second Best Speaker (Heritage) | Bibek Basnet, Yale

Best Speaker (Non-Heritage) | Henry Robinson, Yale

Second Best Speaker (Non-Heritage) | Marie Hornung, University of Kansas

Best Interjector | Raj Ramnani, Yale