The ex-director Vijay Kichlu speaks, as the present director, Amit Mukerjee along with the other panelists, Shruti Sadolikar, Deepak Raja, Ajoy Chakrabarty and Buddhadev Dasgupta await their turns.
The discussions go on even at tea breaks: Dipali Nag, Ashok Ranade, Gajendra Mohan Singh, Kashinath Mukherjee and Falguni Mitra share their views.
Panel members Buddhadev Guha, Amit Mukerjee, Ulhas Kashalkar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Shruti Sadolikar are in the audience now, along with Abdul Rashid Khan, Mashkoor Ali Khan, Kumar Mukherjee, Purnima Sen and others.
A scholar welcomes Vidyadhar Vyas and Buddhadev Das Gupta with angavastra and mementos.
Moderator Arvind Parikh (center) makes a point. Vijay Kichlu, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (to his right) and Bikram Ghosh and Gajendra Mohan Singh (to his left) seem to be in agreement.
Scholars listen in rapt attention.
Two gurus of the academy, Ajoy Chakrabarty and Ulhas Kashalkar welcome panelist Amarendra Dhaneshwar.