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Express Adda is a freewheeling dialogue on contemporary issues with newsmakers in an informal setting, organised by The Indian Express in association with Olive Bar and Kitchen. The first in the series of Addas began with Sir Martin Sorrell.

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It will take some time for our character as a ruling party to develop: Nitin Gadkari

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.

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Waterless in Marathwada: Gadkari’s wake-up call to home state: it’s time you spent more on irrigation

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.”

Nitin Gadkari is guest at Express Adda today
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April 15, 2016

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 to be guest at Express Adda today
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March 18, 2016

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to be the guest at Friday’s Express Adda in Mumbai.

No conflict between being a world citizen and a good subject of your state: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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February 23, 2016

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.

Can’t tolerate sedition… govt could’ve been compassionate: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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February 17, 2016

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.

Sukhbir Singh Badal at Adda: No one can beat my father’s hard work, even at this age
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February 5, 2016

The ministers took questions from a select audience, as they spoke about the drug crisis in Punjab, the terror attack in Pathankot.

At the Express Adda today, Badals to open up on what’s confronting them — and Punjab
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January 30, 2016

The Express Adda is a series of unique, informed, informal interactions with people at the centre of change in our times.

Express Adda with Kangana Ranaut: We think women should be a certain way, but audiences want to see raw, real women
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June 5, 2015

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.

Narendra Modi did give people a sense of faith that things can happen: Amartya Sen
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December 26, 2014

Amartya Sen, spoke about his Indian passport, days in Calcutta, the UPA government and PM Narendra Modi.

The Argumentative Amartya Sen at Express Adda tonight
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December 20, 2014

The Adda on Saturday will be moderated by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Seema Chishti.

The one lesson I have learnt is that I will never resign, says AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal
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November 21, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal explains why resigning after 49 days was a mistake, his second bid, and why Delhi should vote for his party again.

‘We have to save wickets, bat for a full 50 and not wait for slog overs’
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September 5, 2014

Arun Jaitley spoke about the Modi government, acche din and getting investors back to India.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is guest at Indian Express Adda
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August 27, 2014

Union Minister of Finance and Defence Arun Jaitley was the guest at The Indian Express Adda on Wednesday in Mumbai.

GAAR to be revisited, need Plan B for land law: Arun Jaitley at Express Adda
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Jaitley said investors came into a country because of easier business environment, not higher limits.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is guest at Express Adda
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August 26, 2014

Jaitley will interact with a select audience at the latest edition of Express Adda at Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

Express Adda with Kevin Pietersen: ‘I have never created mountains out of molehill’
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April 16, 2014

During a conversation with a select audience, KP recalled some of his gritty Test knocks in grim situation.

Maybe I’ll still get to 10,000 Test runs, says Kevin Pietersen
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April 10, 2014

Former England star says ‘text scandal’ biggest regret of career.

Express Adda with Prithviraj Chavan: ‘Building new magnet cities around a larger city is the way ahead’
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March 13, 2014

At the Express Adda, Prithviraj Chavan, and economist Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, spoke about urban development.

Express Adda: ‘Link small towns with megacities to create urban agglomerations’
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March 6, 2014

Chavan said his government was trying to do this in Mumbai — creating an agglomeration around the city.

‘Link small towns with megacities to create urban agglomerations’
March 5, 2014

There are many states where local governments are completely dependent on state governments.

Express Adda with Farhan Akhtar: ‘I must thank all the actors who refused to play Milkha Singh before me’
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February 12, 2014

At the recent Express Adda in Mumbai, Farhan Akhtar spoke about his creative process, his transition from director to actor, and being Milkha.

Express Adda: ‘This government has turned us all into cynics’
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November 22, 2013

At Express Adda in Delhi,Shekhar Gupta,Adil Zainulbhai,Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Mallika Sarabhai.

Express Adda: Some rights, many wrongs; an assessment of UPA
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November 14, 2013

The UPA government has turned everybody into ‘cynics’,Mallika Sarabhai said.

In a time of stress and elections,an evening Adda to reimagine India
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November 13, 2013

The informal,intelligent conversation will be moderated by Shekhar Gupta.

I wish filmmakers see that I can carry a love story: Irrfan
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September 6, 2013

At the Express Adda held last week,Irrfan spoke about his international projects.

Express Adda: An evening with a powerhouse performer, Irrfan
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August 30, 2013

Irrfan,India’s biggest acting export,is the guest at Express Adda tonight.

‘There is no plan to look for allies for a pre-poll tie-up’
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June 27, 2013

At the latest Express Adda,BJP president Rajnath Singh in conversation with Shekhar Gupta,Editor-in-Chief,The Express Group,talks about Narendra Modi’s appointment as the party’s election campaign committee chief,L K Advani’s concerns and the BJP’s preparations for the polls ahead

Express Adda with Kapil Sibal: ‘No institution is doing what it should under the Constitution’
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June 5, 2013

He’s a seasoned politician,often given charge of ministries in crisis. He’s also a poet,who deals with subjects as varied as love and international affairs.

Polity,complexity,not government behind spate of problems: Sibal
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May 29, 2013

He also said that the courts were going beyond their jurisdiction.

Kapil Sibal,minister in the hot seat,at Adda today
May 27, 2013

Among other things,Sibal will talk about UPA government’s perceived governance deficit.

‘We can’t make a political film in India without camouflaging it’
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May 17, 2013

Cinema couldn’t have broken free of its famed ‘formula’ and talked real if not for new filmmakers

‘Problem is hypersensitive India and political lobbies,not Censor Board’
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May 12, 2013

The Censor Board is only following a template: Dibakar Banerjee

They hold a mirror to our times,Anurag and Dibakar are guests at Adda on Friday night
May 9, 2013

Kashyap and Banerjee are heralded as the men who are spearheading a cinematic revolution in India.

Problem is that the majority of power lies with the Centre,says Sukhbir Singh Badal
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May 3, 2013

The latest Express Adda brought new perspective to discourse on coalition politics and reforms.

‘I don’t even smile at my parents when I lose. The anger is there till you win’
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March 29, 2013

Saina Nehwal spoke about her on-court challenges,getting a slap from her mother after a loss at Nationals and why she doesn’t smile at her Chinese rivals.