Indian Debating League (IDL)

Debating the Indian Journey to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by United Nation

Dino (Grade 4th to 6th), Vampire (Grade 7th to 9th) & Dragon (Grade 10th to 12th)

Registration open till 11th September

State Selection (1 Vs 1, 3 Matches)

State Squad

Dino- 4 Students (3+1) |
Vampire- 5 Students (3+2) |
Dragon- 4 Students (3+1)

Skills to focus on

Communication & Critical Thinking


Nationally Recognized Certificate
1 year AugLi App Subscription
3 Months Membership of AugLi Book Club

Semi Finals (3 VS 3, AP Format)

Major Themes

No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health, Quality Education, Climate Action
Gender & Social Equality

Skills to focus on

Communication, Critical Thinking & Collaboration


Globally Recognized Certificate
Wild Card Entry to IDL Finals
Training from India's best coaches

Final (3 VS 3, WSDC Format)

Major Themes

Sustainable Development Goals
for 2030 by united Nations

Skills to focus on

Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking and Collaboration

Awards & Recognition

Globally Recognized Certificate
Wild Card Entry to ISDS Finals
Training from World's best coaches

IDL Team

Harish Natarajan

Harish was the first person to participate (and win) in a public debate against IBM's Project Debater in 2019 . He is a former European Debating Champion, a finalist at the World Championships, and the winner of over 30 major competitions across the World. He currently coaches the Hong Kong schools debating team, and has taught debating and public speaking in over 20 countries across the world. Harish is the Head of Economic Analysis and a specialist in sovereign finance at AKE International, an economic and political risk consultancy based in London. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

Sharmila Parmanand

Dr. Sharmila Parmanand is a Fellow in Gender and Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She is a three-time Asian Debate Champion, Austral-Asian Debate Grand Finalist, WUDC open octofinalist, and three-time Philippine Champion and twice Best Speaker. She was Co-Chief Adjudicator for Berlin WUDC and has judged the Worlds Open Break Grand Final twice and semi-final thrice, was twice Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the Austral-Asian Championship and judged the Australs Grand Final three times, and Chief Adjudicator for the Asian Universities Debate Championship, Asians BP Championship, and various other debate tournaments such as US Nationals, Austral-Asian Women's Championship, etc.

Brian Wong

Brian Wong is an MPhil in Political Theory candidate at Wolfson College, Oxford and PPE graduate from Pembroke College, Oxford. They founded the Oxford Political Review, and serve as Founding Secretary to Citizen Action Design Lab, a Hong Kong-based policy think-tank; Founding Fellow to Governance Partners Yangon, a Myanmar-based development non-profit organisation. Brian was on the leadership teams of the North American and European Universities Debating Championships, and serve amongst the coaches of the Chinese National Debating Team. They are passionate about rectifying historical and present structural injustices in non-democracies, advancing LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority rights in East Asia, and facilitating Hong Kong-China relations through productive and open dialogue. Their writings have appeared in publications such as TIME, Fortune, Times Higher Education, and South China Morning Post.

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