"The powers that be and the who’s who of politics, art and commerce submit themselves to the people who track their every move."
'You shouldn't be unfair to Ashwani... There's a thin line between interfering and remaining informed'
Khurshid talks about challenges of his job, and in light of controversy surrounding Law Ministry.Post comment
'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 '13Filmmaker 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 '13In 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 '13In 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
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.