THINK, IT’S CRITICAL!
If you agree that the school curriculum does not fully equip you to think rationally and autonomously about the real world, then this online programme is for you.
It develops the individual skills of high-school students to reason logically and analytically about complex arguments. Everything is strictly out-of-syllabus!
INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING
Being able to speak persuasively is an acquired skill. If you are interested in parliamentary debating, look no further for online world-class training in India, accessible to all.
Designed specifically for university-level debaters and adjudicators, this programme offers personal training, feedback, and analysis, to help you succeed in competitions and tournaments.
The Reason to Debate Team
Reason to Debate is the brainchild of Aditya Verma, Uttara Gharpure, and Yaman Verma, who are visiting faculty at and graduates of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLS). Since 2009, they have trained over 1500 students in debating and critical thinking skills at educational institutions across India, including the Shri Ram College of Commerce and Miranda House in Delhi University, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore, and National Law University, Jodhpur, as well as St Paul’s School and St Joseph’s School North Point in Darjeeling, and Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun.
They were part of the faculty for the Foundations for a Legal Education course at NLS in March-April 2021. In 2018 and 2019, Reason to Debate was the Debate Training Partner at the National Law School Debate, India’s most prestigious inter-university parliamentary debating tournament.
During their time at NLS, Aditya, Uttara, and Yaman won the All-Asian Debating Championships 2008 in Dhaka (apart from their multiple domestic debating achievements). Aditya and Uttara also qualified for the semi-finals of the Cambridge Inter-Varsity 2008 and the quarter-finals of the United States Universities Debating Championships 2009 at the University of Vermont. Yaman was a Deputy Chief Adjudicator at both the United Asian Debating Championships 2010 in Bangkok and the Asian British Parliamentary Debate 2011 in Dhaka. He has also been a trainer at the Asian Debating Institute, South Korea.