“Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”—A Talk by Dr. Alok Pandey

Dear Friends and Well-wishers,

The seventh Subhash Kumar Mukherjee Memorial Oration, organized by Overman Foundation, was held on Friday, 20th December 2019, at Matru Sadan, in Pondicherry.

The speaker was Dr. Alok Pandey who spoke on the topic, “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”

Born on 19 June 1960 to Harish Chandra Pandey, Dr. Alok Pandey obtained his degree of MBBS, MD (Psychiatry) from AFMC, Pune. He is a former Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Institute of Space and Aviation Medicine, Bangalore, where he taught from 1993 to 1995. From 2007 to 2010, he was associated as an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry. Having retired as the Wing Commander from the Indian Air Force, he joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry as an inmate. He is presently associated with the Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Integral Health and Research, Pondicherry, an institute dedicated to the work and vision of Sri Aurobindo in the field of health. He is the editor of NAMAH, a journal dedicated to the cause of an integral approach to psychology, health and medicine, since its inception in April 1993. Author of books like Death, Dying and Beyond, Patients at the Crossroads and Veda of the Body, his articles have been published in various reputed journals. An eloquent speaker, he has conducted workshops in India and abroad on yoga, education, health and psychology.

To listen to this most interesting talk delivered by Dr. Alok Pandey, kindly click on the following link:

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee


Overman Foundation.

5 Replies to ““Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”—A Talk by Dr. Alok Pandey

  1. Dear Anurag da,
    Your Programme with Dr. Alok Pandey on “Why do Bad things happens to Good people” was was a learning experience. Life can be seen using various lenses. Please keep doing such “good” and “bad” programmes.

    Suman Sikdar,
    Thakurpukur, Kolkata – 700063

  2. Dear Sir,
    I am a regular listener of his you tube videos and every time I am inspired whenever I have heard his speech. I am very much grateful to him. I am a great fan of him. My pronam to him.

  3. We are very fortunate to listen to Dr Alok Pandey. His talk on why bad things happen to good people is full of insights and spiritual realisations .It was a great learning experience.

  4. Very enlightening and inspiring
    Eye opener
    Understanding life from such a broad spectrum was so new to me
    Will hear again, couple of times
    In gratitude 🙏

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