"The powers that be and the who’s who of politics, art and commerce submit themselves to the people who track their every move."
'(Indo-Pak) trade can meet the aspirations of young people. Any hostile act sets the pace of engagement back''
Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, speaks about FDI in retail, retrospective taxation and the party''s Chintan Shivir in Jaipur.Post comment
'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''...
'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.
Friday , 14 December '12Sinha also said the BJP would not support increasing FDI in the insurance sector
Monday , 10 December '12Advocate Yusuf Muchhala speaks about feeling of alienation, other issues of minority community.
'There is a perception deficit between Indians and Australians...but the last decade was the most productive we''ve had''
Sunday , 9 December '12Peter Varghese, Australian High Commissioner to India, speaks about improving bilateral ties, his new assignment and why he is bemused at the popularity of Masterchef Australia.
Sunday , 2 December '12In this Idea Exchange organised by Loksatta, the Marathi daily of The Indian Express Group, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde details the timeline of events leading to Kasab''s hanging at Pune''s Yerawada Jail. This session was moderated by Girish Kuber, Executive Editor, Loksatta
'Striking the right balance between modernity and heritage is complicated. We try to find the balance''
Sunday , 25 November '12Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, speaks about conservation in times of globalisation, of freedom of speech and expression and UNESCO''s adjustment in the new world order.
'CAG''s figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore fuelled perception of corruption. Last week''s auction has demolished that''
Sunday , 18 November '12In this Idea Exchange, Manish Tewari, the new Information and Broadcasting Minister, speaks about his new role, government regulation versus self-regulation and why Rahul Gandhi''s isn''t a cameo role. This session was moderated by Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra
'There is a problem in demanding far too much freedom for our institutions. How do you establish their accountability?''
Sunday , 11 November '12Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra speaks about the scope of the RTI law and glitches in implementing it.
Friday , 9 November '12Speaking with Anna by his side on Oct 29, Singh had demanded immediate dissolution of Parliament.
'Activists keep arguing that it takes too long to prove a man guilty. But is that fair grounds to reject the rule of law in favour of kangaroo trials?
Sunday , 4 November '12In this Idea Exchange, the new Minister of Law and Justice, Ashwani Kumar, speaks about judicial activism, and the right to privacy vis-a-vis the right to information. This session was moderated by Senior Assistant Editor Maneesh Chhibber