At the Express Adda, Prasad will be in conversation with Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, and Maneesh Chhibber, National Bureau Chief, The Indian Express.
Nitin Gadkari in conversation with Vandita Mishra, about nationalism, the drought in Maharashtra, the Sagar Mala Project, PPP in road construction and the structure of the BJP.
Making clear that he did not wish to get into a blame game, Gadkari said: “Irrigation development has long been neglected. The irrigation potential at present is just 18.5 per cent.”
Gadkari’s ministry has prioritised development of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Meerut Expressway and Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway. When he became BJP president, he was his party’s youngest chief.
P Chidambaram was a guest at the Express Adda in Mumbai last week, where he spoke about nationalism not being the preserve of any party, the Ishrat Jahan case and the churn that our universities are going through.
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains what spirituality really means, the relationship between spirituality and religion, and what it means to be a world citizen.
Spiritual leader and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was at the Express Adda held in Delhi last week, where he spoke about freedom of speech and sedition, the need for dialogue and why Section 377 needs to go.
A Padma Vibushan awardee, Sri Sri spoke on a range of subjects, from freedom of speech to gay rights, and moderating in times of conflict to the arrest of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest on sedition charges.
Sri Sri, who was conferred the Padma Vibhushan this year, began the Art of Living 35 years ago as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organisation and has followers in over 150 countries
The ministers took questions from a select audience, as they spoke about the drug crisis in Punjab, the terror attack in Pathankot.
The Express Adda is a series of unique, informed, informal interactions with people at the centre of change in our times.
Ratna said FTII has been systematically broken down, “like all other educational institutions in the country”.
National Award-winning Kangana Ranaut was at the Express Adda in Delhi, as she spoke on Rani, Tanu and Datto, preparing for her roles, breaking out and her acting prowess intimidating her male co-stars.
Raje spoke about the theory of continuity, making farmers partners in business, being a student in Mumbai, and dinner politics with family members from other parties.
As Rajasthan’s first woman chief minister, she has been pushing through politically tough reforms.