In a discussion moderated by The Indian Express Group’s Executive Director Anant Goenka and National Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra, Ruchir Sharma spoke on national security as a poll issue, social media shaping politics and how it’s impossible to call this election.
The author and global investor Ruchir Sharma, fresh from his 28th election trip, was making the case for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections being the most unpredictable anyone’s ever seen in this country so far.
In a discussion moderated by Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, he spoke on how this has been an election of low expectations, the erosion of institutions and the challenges after the polls.
“There’s is no expectation of a visionary alternative, alternative Opposition or a return to basic constitutional principles. There’s no promise of achhe din as compared to the 2014 election,” he said.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University and a contributing editor with The Indian Express, has been speaking truth to power on all important issues, nudging people to think deeper, leading them to fundamental questions.
"I think the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan have certainly set the tone for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and I also think that it’s a sign for things to come," he said.
Sir Mark Tully, former Delhi bureau chief for BBC, was the guest at Express Adda on Saturday. The venerated journalist expressed his opinions on the contemporary socio-political paradigm in the country.
Bollywood actor, director Farhan Akhtar, who has bagged almost all Best Actor awards this season for his power packed performance as Milkha Singh in biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', was in conversation with Indian Express Group Editor Shekhar Gupta at Express Adda in Mumbai on Monday (February 4).