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 Prelim Round Awards - 2018


Krish Desai, Best Speaker (Native)

Naima Gupta, Best Speaker (Native)

Yashu Jindal, Second Best Speaker (Native)

Bibek Basnet, Best Speaker (Heritage)

Ishaan Srivastava, Second Best Speaker (Heritage)

Henry Robinson, Best Speaker (Non-Heritage)

Daniel Bacheschi, Second Best Speaker (Non-Heritage)

Krish Desai, Best Interjector