A taste of everything Indian

Intellectually Enriching
Last Updated 28 May 2013, 12:56 IST

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) recently hosted the 10th anniversary of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and the ones who enjoyed the event the most were the 150 foreign delegates, who say that they didn’t get enough of the City and the food.

 There were students and professors, in equal number, from South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, China, United States and Sri Lanka just to mention a few.

They arrived in the City a day before the conference and went around the City exploring the food, the market area and did a bit of sightseeing as well. They did well to make the most of the event by mixing around with the people.

Brett  William, professor with the University of Sydney says, “The ASLI not only serves as a perfect ground to widen your contacts and provide for excellent social networking but it’s also an intellectually enriching process.”

Chalhurika Lakmali, a lecturer with the University of Columbia in Sri Lanka who was dressed in the traditional Sri Lankan attire, says, “There’s so much in common between India and Sri Lanka. The food and the culture of the people are similar. I’ve met so many people and made so many contacts. I presented a paper on family laws and some of the responses I got for it were encouraging.”

There the group went scouting the City a day before the conference could commence. Catherine Clarinta, a student at the Catholic University in Sydney says, “I presented a paper of family laws for which I had to spend a lot of time preparing. The best thing about the tour is that we got to do some sightseeing. We visited Tipu’s Palace and I made all efforts to taste Indian food.”

Eliza Mik has specialised in contract law and works with the Singapore University. She says, “More than anything, I am glad that I was able to move around the City. I really loved the poori and sabji, dosa, dal and Indian food always gives me a high. And with all the fun I am having, I would also like to spot people with a specialisation in contract law and get feedback and insights from them.”                     

(Published 28 May 2013, 12:56 IST)

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