Full Coverage - The Idea Exchange
Salman Bashir, Pakistan''s High Commissioner to India and former foreign secretary, speaks about India-Pakistan relations, 26/11, and why it''s important for both countries "to start changing the narrative".
'The strength of this government is not its performance, but its ability to manipulate the political class''
Sunday , 12 August '12BJP leader Arun Jaitley speaks about the 2014 elections, coalition politics and why the Third Front is a "failed idea".
'Let (Rahul Gandhi) choose when he should join the government, when he should come to the mainstream''
Sunday , 5 August '12Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh speaks about the Kokrajhar violence, governance in UPA-II and Rahul Gandhi''s role in the party.
Sunday , 29 July '12NDA''s Vice-Presidential nominee Jaswant Singh says the constitutional offices of President and Vice-President have become "victims of the political system".
Sunday , 22 July '12British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan speaks about the optimism he sees in India, the Vodafone case and the London Olympics.
Sunday , 15 July '12Journalist, former editor and writer Kuldip Nayar speaks about his autobiography Beyond the Lines, Emergency, and journalism then and now. The session was moderated by Contributing Editor Coomi Kapoor
Sunday , 8 July '12Union minister Virbhadra Singh speaks about the controversial CD that led to his resignation and his plans for the Assembly elections
'It should be left to states (to implement FDI in retail). In the interest of farmers, we should go ahead with it''
Sunday , 1 July '12In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Assistant Editor Maneesh Chhibber, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda talks about his development agenda, revamping the Congress and the state''s water dispute with Delhi
'We are not fixing the IIT system. We are fixing an aberration that has children sitting for 30 different exams''
Sunday , 24 June '12HRD and telecom minister Kapil Sibal speaks about the reforms in the education sector, the move towards a single exam for entry into engineering colleges and the investment sentiment in the country.
'I consider Anna Hazare my dear friend and a senior. No one is ahead of the other. We are together on this revolutionary path''
Sunday , 17 June '12Baba Ramdev speaks about his campaign to bring black money back to the country and his association with Team Anna.
Sunday , 10 June '12In this Idea Exchange, moderated by Assistant Editor G S Vivek, India''s opening batsman and KKR captain Gautam Gambhir speaks about his kind of captaincy, retirement of senior players and what matters most to him as a cricketer
Sunday , 3 June '12In this Idea Exchange moderated by Deputy Editor Pranab Dhal Samanta, Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz speaks about the Feb 13 attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi and says Iran is going "in a systematic way after diplomats. This is not a rare phenomenon, this has become a policy"
'Muslims, SCs, a Sikh, a woman have all occupied the top post of president. Only ST is left out. Why?''
Sunday , 27 May '12NCP leader P A Sangma says why he thinks a tribal should be President of India
'Ambedkar is too great a man and his contribution is recognised. How is his reputation going to be lowered by a textbook cartoon?''
Sunday , 20 May '12Mushirul Hasan talks about the row over the Ambedkar cartoon and preserving history.
Sunday , 13 May '12In this Idea Exchange moderated by Assistant Editor Swaraj Thapa, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar speaks about winning the Goa elections and his plans for the state
Sunday , 29 April '12Anna Hazare speaks about why he won''t enter politics, Team Anna''s internal problems, Baba Ramdev and how he plans to take the movement forward.
Saturday , 28 April '12Speaking at Idea Exchange programme, Anna repeated he would lose his deposit if he fought elections.
Sunday , 22 April '12Mohamed Nasheed describes the events that led to the February 7 'coup'' and talks about why it''s important for Maldives to have early elections.
Friday , 20 April '12Ousted Maldives president has urged India to use its 'tools' to force early polls in his country.
Sunday , 15 April '12S Y Quraishi speaks about the countermanding of the Rajya Sabha elections in Jharkhand, the reliability of EVMs and the need for electoral reforms
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