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'Modern diplomacy is bringing civil society together through music and culture'

German Ambassador Michael Steiner talks about why Kashmir should be proud of Zubin Mehta concert.


'In the '50s & '60s, mill workers were main clients at Racecourse'

Monday , 9 September '13

Khushroo N Dhunjiboy, chairman of RWITC's managing committee, says the state’s tax policy has exported the wagering business from Mumbai to Bangalore and Hyderabad
'We give too much importance to hero worship...No negative views are tolerated'

Sunday , 8 September '13

'With Amitabh Bachchan, I have disagreements but also appreciation.'
'JNPT hopeful of handling 10 million TEUs in next three years'

Monday , 2 September '13

Pointing out that India is not even among the top 20 countries in terms of maritime profile, chairman-in-charge of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) N N Kumar says the PPP model will help achieve ambitious targets for the port sector, such as a capacity only 10 other ports across the world can boast
CPM general secretary Prakash Karat at Idea Exchange, talks about why market has a place in economy. (IE Photo...
'There's no question of us backing a Cong-led govt again, whatever the circumstances'

Sunday , 1 September '13

Prakash Karat talks about why BJP or Cong can’t be seen as toeing the Left line.
Pakistani Journalist Beena Sarwar
'Modi's rise is being seen with as much apprehension in Pakistan as you guys see Hafiz Saeed'

Sunday , 25 August '13

In this Idea Exchange, Pakistani filmmaker, writer and journalist Beena Sarwar talks about India and Pakistan’s childish relationship, the doables in the peace process, and says that democracy in Pakistan is a process, not an event. This session was moderated by Consultant Editor Seema Chishti
'Civic body cannot penalise contractors for every offence'

Monday , 19 August '13

With the Bombay High Court recently taking civic bodies and the state to task for failing to fill potholes, Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte speaks to Newsline on what ails the BMC contracting system, the proposed coastal road project, missing files and the heritage versus redevelopment debate
'Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity, ethics, some ordinary intellect'

Sunday , 18 August '13

Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka speaks about bureaucrats' real duty being to public, why there would be no scams if they performed that and why he has respect for politicians. This Idea Exchange was moderated by Editor, Punjab, Vipin Pubby
Jayant Patil at Express Towers, Nariman Point.	Pradeep Kocharekar
'Corruption prevails not only in BMC, but in all municipal bodies in MMR'

Monday , 12 August '13

Mumbai’s guardian minister and rural development minister of Maharashtra Jayant Patil answers a wide range of questions related to Mumbai’s infrastructure, lacunae in local level administration and larger issues that confront the state
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'Making party speak in one voice is our biggest challenge. Contrary views from leaders give us a very poor image'

Sunday , 11 August '13

Ajay Maken, AICC general secretary and head of the party’s communication department, speaks about the impact of social media, why it is too early to announce a PM candidate and why Modi has his facts wrong.
'It's a misnomer that to appeal to the youth you have to write chill, chill, chill thrice'

Sunday , 4 August '13

Adman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi speaks about growing up in small-town India, advertising as "transparent" hyperbole and his debut as a scriptwriter with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This session was moderated by National Features Editor Devyani Onial
'Using subsidised power, cooking gas and diesel, and then saying we can't afford food Bill... Why target only subsidies for the poor?'

Sunday , 28 July '13

In this Idea Exchange, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen speaks about the controversy triggered by his remarks on Narendra Modi and why it is wrong to brand him anti-growth or pro-government. The session was moderated by Editor, Mumbai, P Vaidyanathan Iyer
'What impact has Modi's elevation made? NDA is down to three parties'

Sunday , 21 July '13

In this Idea Exchange, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda speaks about the state's land acquisition policy, the comparisons with Gujarat, and the new "pro-incumbency factor" in elections. This session was moderated by Resident Editor, Chandigarh, Vipin Pubby
'Certain government departments hardly understand the dynamics of the telecom industry. They get it wrong all the time'

Sunday , 14 July '13

In this Idea Exchange, Marten Pieters, MD and CEO, Vodafone India, speaks about the challenges facing the telecom sector, the 3G auctions and why the government needs to get its policy right soon. This session was moderated by Managing Editor, Financial Express, Sunil Jain
'Certain government departments hardly understand the dynamics of the telecom industry. They get it wrong all the time'

Sunday , 14 July '13

In this Idea Exchange, Marten Pieters, MD and CEO, Vodafone India, speaks about the challenges facing the telecom sector, the 3G auctions and why the government needs to get its policy right soon. This session was moderated by Managing Editor, Financial Express, Sunil Jain
'We have been dismantling our organisations, be it IB or RAW...When CBI asks for sanction (against IB officer), they will have to come up with proof'

Sunday , 7 July '13

In this Idea Exchange, Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh speaks about the need for a central Naxal strategy and the controversy over the IB officer's alleged role in the Ishrat Jahan encounter. The session was moderated by Special Correspondent Manoj C G
'If Milkha Singh was born in present times, no one would be able to break his record in 100 yrs'

Sunday , 30 June '13

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh’s story is one of guts and glory, now the subject of a biopic. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Assistant Editor Nihal Koshie, he talks about the race he ran to finish fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympics and how he cried when he saw Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
‘One can’t survive by being anti anyone. We don’t restrict ourselves to any one grouping’
‘One can’t survive by being anti anyone. We don’t restrict ourselves to any one grouping’

Sunday , 23 June '13

In this Idea Exchange, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav talks about the reasons behind his party’s exit from the NDA, the RSS hold over the BJP and the road ahead for the JD(U). This session was moderated by Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra
'I tried being a star but it did not work for me'

Sunday , 16 June '13

Irrfan Khan, winner of the National Best Actor Award for his role in Paan Singh Tomar, speaks about his films, the rigour he brings into acting and the roles he would like to do. This session was moderated by Senior Assistant Editor Alaka Sahani
'I have no say when Environment Ministry gives clearances for mining rights'

Sunday , 9 June '13

In this Idea Exchange, Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo says the Naxal problem shouldn't be seen as a "mere law-and-order problem" and why when he says tribals need roads and electricity, he is not "diluting" the Forest Rights Act. This session was moderated by Senior Editor D K Singh