Full Coverage - The Idea Exchange
'I'm jobless here in Delhi. I'm not on any government committee and there is no encouragement from the government at all'
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
Sunday , 21 April '13In 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 '13Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank, speaks about governance issues affecting growth and why "banks can''t be the engine of growth".
Sunday , 7 April '13Minister 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
Sunday , 31 March '13J&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".
Sunday , 24 March '13Sachin 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 '13Sanjana 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 '13Union 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.
Sunday , 24 February '13Adi 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 '13Delhi 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 '13Deepa 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 '13Justice (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 '13Pakistan''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 '13Anand 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 '13Jitendra 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.
'The role that India played should be played by other countries as wellto send help, not send bombs''
Sunday , 6 January '13Shaida M. Abdali, Afghanistan''s Ambassador to India, speaks about post-2014 Afghanistan, engagement with the Taliban and the roles played by India and Pakistan in the region.
Sunday , 30 December '12Top political leaders and prominent social activists, senior administrators and bureaucrats, a deposed President and foreign ambassadors, leading economists and businessmen as well as successful sports personalities, including an Olympics silver medallist, were just some of the guests at this year''s Idea Exchange. Some of the more memorable quotes from 2012
'The BJP''s ideology is to obstruct. Give me one session of Parliament since 2009 where they have not obstructed''
Sunday , 23 December '12Kapil Sibal speaks about the elections in Gujarat, the new Cabinet Committee on Investment and pending Bills in Parliament.
Sunday , 16 December '12BJP leader Yashwant Sinha talks about his party''s stand on FDI, the Banking Bill and why he asked Nitin Gadkari to step down.
Friday , 14 December '12Sinha also said the BJP would not support increasing FDI in the insurance sector
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