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'If the state can't ensure security for 80 km of road in Bastar, I'm sorry...you’ve failed in the basics'

Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill speaks about his stint as security adviser to the Chhattisgarh government, the recent Naxal attack in Bastar and why "if you maintain law and order, development will follow". This session was moderated by Ritu Sarin, Editor, Express Investigative Team


Gustavo Manuel de Aristegui y San Roman
'It is a pity that PPPs are not working too well...India badly needs infrastructure and half of that investment has to come through PPPs'

Sunday , 26 May '13

Gustavo Manuel speaks about killing of soldier in London, business with India and football.
Salman Khurshid (IE Photo)
'You shouldn't be unfair to Ashwani... There's a thin line between interfering and remaining informed'

Sunday , 19 May '13

Khurshid talks about challenges of his job, and in light of controversy surrounding Law Ministry.
'Post 9/11, US has been engaged in a monologue with the world. It's time we heard from the other side. That's what Reluctant... is about'

Sunday , 12 May '13

Filmmaker Mira Nair speaks about her movie adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist and relives her Salaam Bombay days. This session was moderated by Shubhra Gupta, film critic, The Indian Express
'We don't appreciate each other... When people ask me to quit, do you think it doesn't affect me? And how often do you want me to resign?'

Sunday , 5 May '13

In this Idea Exchange, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar talks about the problems the city poses for policing, the constant media scrutiny, the "lack of appreciation" and being on trial for crimes against women. This session was moderated by Editor, Delhi, Rakesh Sinha
'I'm jobless here in Delhi. I'm not on any government committee and there is no encouragement from the government at all'

Sunday , 28 April '13

In this Idea Exchange, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan speaks about musicians and their egos, his relationship with his father and his sons, and carrying on Tansen's legacy. This session was moderated by Senior Correspondent Suanshu Khurana
'Advani is neither tired nor retired... (But) he has never said he is in the race for PM'

Sunday , 21 April '13

In this Idea Exchange, BJP president Rajnath Singh speaks about his party’s ability to retain allies, its leadership debate and Modi’s popularity. This session was moderated by Assistant Editor Ravish Tiwari
'UPA has to deliver before the next elections... There were issues where decisions should have been taken two years ago'

Sunday , 14 April '13

Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank, speaks about governance issues affecting growth and why "banks can’t be the engine of growth".
‘People are ready to pay for 24x7 power. It should be affordable, accessible and available'

Sunday , 7 April '13

Minister of State for Power (Independent charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia speaks about the challenges in the power sector and the need for a “more transparent system of tariff fixation”. This session was moderated by Senior Assistant Editor D K Singh
'Don't expect 100% Kashmiris to thump chest, say we're Indian... that will never happen'

Sunday , 31 March '13

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah speaks about the clampdown after the Afzal Guru hanging, militant attacks and why "no other chief minister is expected to tom-tom his Indian credentials as much as the CM of J&K".
'NDA is so loose... So much for whether BJP or Cong has more glue to keep allies attached'

Sunday , 24 March '13

Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs (Independent Charge), speaks about the Congress’s allies, the Companies’ Bill and lobbying in India.
'Theatre has tremendous transformational power. All I ask is for you to allow me to touch you and your child with that power'

Sunday , 17 March '13

Sanjana Kapoor talks about her initiation into the world of theatre, her company Junoon and how, some day, she hopes to watch more of her father Shashi Kapoor’s films 'with a more benevolent eye'.
'On decontrol of bulk diesel, Railways and others can make provisions in their budget. Where will I get the money?'

Sunday , 10 March '13

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Veerappa Moily talks about decontrol of diesel prices, handling a difficult portfolio and why he wants Rahul Gandhi to be prime minister.
‘Of course, we must look into environmental factors, but not by stopping development’

Sunday , 24 February '13

Adi Godrej speaks about the slow rate of growth and the investment climate in the country.
'All over, police is under the state government...Personally, I wouldn't want to touch this police force'

Sunday , 17 February '13

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit speaks about lessons learnt after the gang rape and why the state government should have control over the police.
Rushdie: ‘I am a sensitive person, I am offended every day. (But) it doesn’t occur to me to take violent reprisals’

Sunday , 10 February '13

Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie, who were in India to promote their film Midnight’s Children, speak about free speech, what counts as ‘controversial’ and their connection with India
‘I personally believe that every court should be a fast-track court... But you have to bring in balance’

Sunday , 3 February '13

Justice (retd) JS Verma speaks about the making of the report of the committee he headed for amendment in criminal law after the Delhi gang rape and the need for social remedies and a moral stance.
‘The way forward is to get the LoC incident off the cover pages and let the governments deal with it’

Sunday , 27 January '13

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir speaks about the recent flare-up at the LoC, need for strengthening mechanisms of dialogue and the internal situation in Pakistan.
‘(Indo-Pak) trade can meet the aspirations of young people. Any hostile act sets the pace of engagement back’

Sunday , 20 January '13

Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, speaks about FDI in retail, retrospective taxation and the party’s Chintan Shivir in Jaipur.
‘Does Pakistan have control over its forces? With the situation there, I don’t see an immediate stop to such incidents’

Sunday , 13 January '13

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Youth Affairs and Sports and MoS, Defence, speaks about the clash at the border, the relevance of the Sports Bill and the power of sports federations.