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developing leaders

no experience required

Head coach from stanford

top Public policy debate record in south asia

Debaters enroll 7X at top U.S. colleges

Debate Outperformance in College Admissi

Non-debaters (grey)   Debaters (blue)

Based on 1,963 NSDA surveys, 2019

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Intensive Global Training

14 sessions, 1.5 hrs each, 4 months

INR 34,900 + GST

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Ultimate Global Training

50+ sessions over 1 year, 1.5 hrs each, 12 months
INR 49,900 + GST

  • Attend unlimited (up to 50+) Global Chronicles Sessions with Mr. Kacholia over 12 months

  • Train to compete in the most prestigious events like Stanford University, Harvard University, Georgetown, TOC & more!

  • Advance directly into SDI Nationals with a Guaranteed spot + Many more debate, leadership, and college skills benefits!

  • JOIN ANNUAL GC+ SQUAD - INR 49,900

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Meet our Founder & GC Coach

Head Faculty

Mr. Kacholia is an ex-State Champion Debater two years in a row in the United States, winning numerous 1st and 2nd place speaker and team awards, an alumnus of Stanford University and Goldman Sachs, former Board President of the American School of Bombay (ASB), has held leadership roles on Wall Street, as an entrepreneur, and worked for two United States Senators.

 

Mr. Kacholia helps manage global business interests day to day, and spends his free time on the weekend on his passion for debate, training young students to grow into competitive debaters at a National and Global level. His teams have by far the most wins and recognition in South Asia in the most rigorous research and evidence based prestigious US tournaments. Read about Mr. Kacholia's vision, press articles, background, and student testimonials

Introverts and extroverts can both succeed. No prior experience is required. Mr. Kacholia's unique pedagogy builds intellectual curiosity, multi-disciplinary global knowledge, and soft skills through challenge and rigor. His students have gained admissions to many of the top elite Universities in the US, UK, and India. Contact us to learn more.

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Home of international Champions

Speech Debate India student Shivani Shrotri WINS THE USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

Speech Debate India student Shivansh Gupta WINS 1ST PLACE SPEAKER AWARD at Georgetown University!!

Speech Debate India students Aadith Kacholia & Prahlad Madhu 
WIN 2ND PLACE VARSITY TEAM AWARD at Harvard University!!!

Speech Debate India student Hansuja Das 
WINS 1ST PLACE JV SPEAKER AWARD at Harvard University!!

Speech Debate India students Hansuja Das & Mrinal Sindhwani 
WIN 1ST PLACE JV TEAM AWARD 
at University of Michigan!!!!

Congratulations to
80+ SDI Students for winning team and speaker awards at International events!!!

Train with
Mr. Rajiv Kacholia, U.S. State Debate Champion with an unmatched coaching record in South Asia!!!! 
#1: Live US Coaching

U.S. COACHING FOR GIFTED CHILDREN:

Taught by our Founder – two time U.S. State Debate Champion and Stanford University alumnus, Rajiv Kacholia.
 

"Their points need to be evidence-based and backed by research... I wanted to give them a voice and the confidence to speak up, though respectfully, and express their opinion." Mr. Kacholia in Indian Express.

#2: Unique approach

FUTURE READY  CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING, & COLLABORATION

Uniquely thrilling and rigorous U.S. curriculum is taught by U.S. faculty based in Mumbai. This is not a traditional elocution class. Mr. Kacholia has developed a uniquely modern pedagogy to advance competitive debate and essential 21st century life skills by augmenting evidence-based debate formats. 

"Research demonstrates that debaters advance in reading, writing, and life skills. We use exciting games and challenge our students to extend beyond their personal opinions and explore alternative perspectives through rigorous analysis and discussion. Children dive into topics, become self-motivated to read and process information faster, while aspiring to formulate creative ideas supported by evidence-based reasoning." – Mr. Kacholia in Education World.

 

#3: ABOUT GLOBAL CHRONICLES

ABOUT GLOBAL CHRONICLES - OUR INTENSIVE DEBATE TRAINING PROGRAM

Students who have enrolled in previous Global Chronicles and other Speech Debate India courses can directly enroll, in most cases without an interview. New Students based in India and abroad can apply for an interview for enrollment in our super-competitive, global award winning elite program for students looking to train for an international level with Global Chronicles, our tournament prep course. This highly rigorous program is now accepting student applications for admissions that are decided on a rolling basis each month. No prior experience needed - we're looking for the best and brightest to join our elite international squad!

Students in Grades 3-12 for the 2023-24 academic year are invited to learn rigorous international debate formats, collaborate with team members from top private schools across India, research and develop unique cases on diverse globally relevant topics, and compete for spots at prestigious Global Events through Speech and Debate India, the exclusive India partner of the U.S. NSDA., the world's largest debate organization. Topic analysis and coaching directly by our founder, Mr. Kacholia. Read about Mr. Kacholia's vision, press articles, and student testimonials! Students and parents will need to take a long-term view - it takes time and a lot of hard work to develop as a globally competitive debater and to keep up with some of the sharpest students around the world.

Grades 3-12. MS/HS sections: Saturdays 6:30pm-8pm or 8pm-9:30pm IST. Students will learn and work with partners based on grade level and experience. ES sections for Grades 3-5, ask us for more information.

Start Dates: Rolling admissions each month - Select a 4 month or 12 month course length!

Faculty: Mr. Kacholia

Geographies: Students from around the world train under Mr. Kacholia including kids based in India, East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Format: Intensive debate course designed for students aiming for global competition. No experience required - we're seeking the sharpest minds and most ambitious students in India and abroad to join our competitive program. Mr. Kacholia breaks down complex global topics for students, dives deep into strategic considerations and options for building cases, and trains students by proactively discussing winning defensive and offensive approaches for each topic.

Best for: students aiming to work hard to train to achieve at the national level and represent India at international level debate tournaments!

Apply now for an interview for Global Chronicles! (Existing Speech & Debate India students can directly join)

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