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'If an issue of morality is to be decided by majority, then fundamental right has no meaning'

Retd Delhi HC Chief Justice and the man behind a landmark verdict decriminalising homosexuality, Justice A P Shah feels the Supreme Court setting aside that order is unfortunate.


Leander Paes talks about how rural India or small towns can produce champions, his plans to open sports scienc...
I have had 95 partners. I didn't choose all of them: Leander Paes

Sunday , 15 December '13

Leander Paes on how he keeps himself fit at 40, and his interest in films.
'Sanctions or threats can't take us to Geneva. We were there for a new approach. The world, the region needed this... Terror is a real threat'

Sunday , 8 December '13

At this Idea Exchange, Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari says Tehran achieved what it wanted to in the Geneva nuclear deal.
Sheila Dixit
‘People in Delhi are not expecting Modi to come here and govern’

Sunday , 1 December '13

At this Idea Exchange moderated by Editor (Delhi) Rakesh Sinha, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit says AAP has hurt its own chances and that the only way BJP can decrease power bills by 30 per cent is by giving 30 per cent less electricity.
Delhi Chief Minister Shelia Dikshit on Tuesday said she does not see herself as prime ministerial candidate. I...
Don't see myself as PM candidate, I am not like Modi: Sheila Dikshit at Idea Exchange

Tuesday , 26 November '13

Dikshit, who is eyeing fourth term as the Chief Minister of Delhi, shared her thoughts.
BJP CM candidate for Delhi, Harsh Vardhan accuses Sheila Dikshit of being “casual”. (IE Photo: Deepak Shijagur...
‘Delhi lacks teachers, doctors, power is still hit in parts... If you’re CM, be a visionary’

Sunday , 24 November '13

BJP CM candidate for Delhi, Harsh Vardhan accuses Sheila Dikshit of being “casual”.
Dr LS Rathore, Director General, India Meteorological Department, talks about how they managed to get it right...
‘We can’t compare cyclone with episodic rainfall... Uttarakhand was not just a Met disaster, but combination of many things’

Sunday , 17 November '13

In this Idea Exchange, Dr LS Rathore, Director General, India Meteorological Department, talks about how they managed to get it right in Cyclone Phailin.
‘They usurped government land... it is nothing but theft of public property’

Sunday , 10 November '13

The Himachal Pradesh High Court last week restored possession of Dharamsala stadium to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. The state had taken over the stadium on Oct 26 after cancelling lease of all land given to the HPCA. In this Idea Exchange, moderated by Editor (Chandigarh) Vipin Pubby, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh defends his govt’s actions
‘Terrorist organisations, terrorists have direct or indirect access to Congress’

Sunday , 3 November '13

Nitin Gadkari plays down differences over the choice for the party’s CM candidate in the state.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says the Centre has not been fair to Punjab. (IE Photo: Jasbir Malhi...
'State powers have been taken over by Centre. They are taking over functions in the state as well as concurrent list'

Sunday , 27 October '13

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says the Centre has not been fair to Punjab.
Pakistan's ex-Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani speaks about the battle for Pakistan. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
‘Some people in Pak feel China still thinks like it did in ‘60s, ‘70s. It has moved on... In recent years, it has only advised good ties with India’

Sunday , 20 October '13

Pakistan's ex-Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani speaks about the battle for Pakistan.
Avinash Patil (left) and Hamid Dabholkar during the Idea Exchange on Friday. (Pavan khengre)
'The strongest assumption of the murder motive can be that this was an attack against the ideology'

Wednesday , 16 October '13

Hamid Dabholkar, talk about the murder probe, the anti-superstition Bill and the road ahead without the founder of the movement.
'Young astronomers come up with ideas, but are not able to defend them'

Monday , 14 October '13

Arvind Paranjpye, Director of Nehru Planetarium on lien from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, to Nehru Centre, Mumbai, speaks on Mumbaikars’ interest in astronomy, amateur astronomers and how he finds astrology ‘illogical’
Kapil Sibal accuses BJP of not being a constructive but a deceptive opposition. (IE Photo)
BJP is a deceptive opposition, don't know about the alternative it's providing: Sibal

Sunday , 13 October '13

Kapil Sibal accuses BJP of not being a constructive but a deceptive opposition.
(L-R) Sunetro Ghosal, Vidya Athreya and Sunil Limaye at Express Towers, Nariman Point
'Leopards avoid humans; they attack when stressed or injured'

Monday , 7 October '13

Vidya Athreya, group coordinator and a wildlife biologist with Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of India-Bangalore, Sunetro Ghosal, an anthropologist and co-investigator with MfSGNP, along with Sunil Limaye, field director, SGNP, talk about challenges they face in tackling the issue of man-animal conflict in the city
Sebi chairman U K Sinha talks about the need for measures to weed out non-serious mutual fund players.
'I was thinking how many regulators the country has, and I couldn't count'

Sunday , 6 October '13

Sebi chairman U K Sinha talks about the need for measures to weed out non-serious mutual fund players.
'Future population of Mumbai will need better transportation'

Monday , 30 September '13

R A Rajeev, principal secretary, environment department, talks about environmental concerns, proper planning of infrastructure development and the need to look out for ‘larger public good’ in mega projects
'An Army general has no right to say these things. I would have thrown him out'

Sunday , 29 September '13

Union minister and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah talks about why General V K Singh’s revelations shocked him.
Congress MLA from Dharavi and Minister for Women and Child Development Varsha Gaikwad
'Dharavi project bhoomi poojan will be done before next election'

Monday , 23 September '13

Congress MLA from Dharavi and Minister for Women and Child Development Varsha Gaikwad talks about the obstacles that are holding back the ambitious but much-delayed Dharavi redevelopment project and the road ahead. Gaikwad also talks about the recently finalised state policy for women and the new elements that the state has tried to incorporate in this vital document.
'Governance behind Modi acceptability ...But can't leave ideological identity'

Sunday , 22 September '13

Arun Jaitley talks about how the 2014 elections will be a referendum on leadership.