2019

  • The Culture of Food from India: The Place of Comfort Foods (Invited Speaker, OSHER, University of California-Riverside Campus)

  • Layered Culinary Heritage (Upcoming, Invited TEDx Speaker, University of California-Riverside Campus, TBD)

 

2018

  • Fearless Indian Cuisine (Invited Presenter, Orange County Fair, California)

  • Spices For Health (Invited Speaker, Ross Business School, University of Michigan)

  • Comfort Foods In Indian Cuisine* (Invited Chef, Melissa’s World Produce, California)

 

2017

  • Ancient Cuisines: Modern Interpretations (Invited speaker at Cultural Historians Of Southern California’s monthly lecture series, Los Angeles)

  • Comfort Foods & Us (Invited speaker at Cultural Historians Of Southern California’s monthly lecture series, San Diego, CA)

 

2016

  • Lunch with The Chef (Cookbook Panelist, Second Annual Milton Literary Festival, Milton, GA)

  • Your Passion Project: You Can Dream It, But Can You Pay for It? (Panelist, International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP2016, Los Angeles, CA)

  • Layering Spices & Flavors: The Basics of Indian Cuisine* (Invited Guest Speaker, Le Courdon Bleu, Pasadena, CA)

  • Indian Breads* (Invited Guest Chef, Le Courdon Bleu, Pasadena, CA)

 

2015

  • Layering Spices & Flavors: The Basics of Indian Cuisine* (Invited Chef, Melissa’s World Produce, California)

  • The Hot New Genre of Food Writing (Invited Panelist, Indo-American Arts Council’s second Annual Literary Festival, NYC, with chefs & authors: Suvir Saran, Vikas Khanna, Saransh Goila)

  • Beyond The Degree: Shaping Your Future (Invited Guest Speaker, Career Guidance, Mithibai College, Mumbai)

  • Elements of Landscape Design (Invited Guest Lecturer, HR College, Mumbai)

2013

  • Hinduism & The Elements of Living Culture (Invited Guest Speaker, Chattahoochee Technical College, Atlanta)

 

2006

  • Listening – Envisioning – Uniting: Shaping Atlanta’s neighborhood parks through Park Pride’s park visioning process (Poster session, edra37, Atlanta, GA)

2005

  • The making of an immigrant home: representation and improvisation of inherited cultural landscapes in immigrant homes.  

(Invited Speaker, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR), Mumbai, India)
(Invited Panelist ~ Environmental Design and Research Association Conference, edra36, Vancouver, Canada)

2004

  • Experiencing the sacred through the temporal: seeking boundaries and interpreting the mundane (Invited Panelist & Moderator: Environmental Design and Research Association Conference, edra35, Albuquerque, NM, pp.100-101)

 

1998

  • Bombay to Mumbai: changing landscape perceptions (Invited Speaker, ‘The Brown Bag’ lecture series, ‘The Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies’, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois)

  • Public Open Spaces & Growth (Invited Speaker, City, Space & Globalization, An International Perspective, Symposium, University of Michigan)

And others