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Posted by Arjendu on November 19, 2013

So for some reason I’ve been filmed a couple of times recently, and am here overcoming a basic embarrassment activation barrier in sharing these.

The first time was in talking about the role of liberal arts colleges (in India in particular) along with my colleagues George Shuffelton and Helena Kaufman as part of Carleton’s collaboration on Ashoka University.

The second time ‘skyping in’ for a short interview  in India  — to the delight of my family in India, there I was on their screens, and of course I had no idea what I looked and sounded like, so I had to wait until the episodes uploaded later.  As described by Carleton Media relations: “Arjendu K. Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, appeared on an episode of an Indian TV show entitled Face The People on September 11, 2013. Pattanayak commented on the absence of Indian Universities’ performance from the “World’s Top 200 Universities,” a ranking compiled by QS Stars team on Face The People is a prime-time TV show that discusses India’s most pressing issues and interact with the viewers via social networking services, produced by CNN-IBN, a television channel in India.”  There was — as always, I suppose — a slight confusion about whether I was from Carleton University (Ottawa) or Carleton College (Northfield) but we got over that.

Does anyone ever get used to how they look on screen ?


One Response to “Videos”

  1. Bitsy said

    So that is how one pronounces your last name!

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