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Tejashwi Yadav: Opposition must come together, otherwise history won't forgive them

July 10, 2021 12:07 pm

There is no shortage of issues for the opposition to raise, and their strategy should be based around “real issues”, the RJD leader said at the Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express.

Michael Holding: 'All people of colour who hit out at racism, their careers ended in no time'

June 29, 2021 2:11 pm

Part of the fearsome West Indies quartet from the 70s and 80s, Holding is still rated as the smoothest and sharpest pacer the game has seen. Now a commentator, Holding rarely pulls his punches, whether on T20 or bad umpiring.

'When states speak in different voices, hard to formulate one vaccine policy... Must make common appeal to PM': Shivraj Singh Chouhan

June 07, 2021 11:25 am

Shivraj Singh Chouhan says the second wave hit with “such intensity that preparations fell short”, denies public anger over Centre’s handling of situation, and explains how they are fighting pandemic with committees, that include Opposition parties.

Can’t afford another lockdown now…need to speed up vaccination to prevent more deaths: MCCIA president Sudhir Mehta

March 28, 2021 6:20 pm

IDEA EXCHANGE-PUNE | Sudhir Mehta on the Covid surge: Now that the cases have started to rise again, we have been telling hospitals that they need to defer the elective surgeries right now, and try to arrange more beds for Covid patients. There is a big reluctance on the part of hospitals because the government has not cleared its previous dues.

Rahane at Idea Exchange: 'Team meet after Adelaide laid foundation for turnaround'

January 27, 2021 7:29 am

Rahane’s captaincy in Australia has wowed legends like Ian Chappell and Bishan Singh Bedi and now there’s a debate whether he should be made the permanent Test captain.

Pronab Sen: 'Many schemes can be expanded... But states need money... Centre has been tardy in releasing funds'

November 16, 2020 12:06 pm

A noted economist, Pronab Sen was India’s first Chief Statistician. Picked by the government to head the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics, he says quarterly GDP estimates are less representative of the economy than annual estimates, and advises higher fiscal spending for economic recovery

Bihar, bypoll wins will give BJP an edge in Bengal, Assam: Himanta

November 15, 2020 9:28 am

According to Sarma, the next election in Assam will be a fight between two cultures and will be on the development work done by the BJP government.

2-paced, V-shaped recovery on; there is room for fiscal spending, says CEA

November 08, 2020 1:05 am

Speaking at the Idea Exchange organised by The Indian Express, Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian said enhanced fiscal space could be used to push demand by focusing primarily on infrastructure.

Income-tax rate with different slabs not complicated. It’s very scientific, done in most modern economies: Ajay Bhushan Pandey

March 01, 2020 7:53 am

Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey explains why 12% tax revenue growth in 2020-21 is not “unreasonable”, clarifies that the new tax under LRS is not additional, and says information through automatic exchange from foreign countries will help select cases for audit

Not sure if state resolutions on CAA, NPR can stand scrutiny: Jairam Ramesh

January 19, 2020 10:31 am

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh on why he chose to write about Indira Gandhi and Nehru, and the reason NDA govt’s NPR is different from UPA’s; says there is no vacancy for Cong president as of now; and warns against the lack of political outreach in Kashmir


Best of The Idea Exchange in 2015

December 27, 2015 9:20 pm

The best of Idea Exchange in 2015

Today in pics: Idea Exchange with Piyush Goyal

September 04, 2014 12:20 pm

PM Narendra Modi met Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in New Delhi on Thursday.

Tried to connect Modi with every booth in UP: Amit Shah at Idea Exchange

September 04, 2014 12:20 pm

Bharatya Janata Party's poll in-charge in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah was the guest at the Idea Exchange programme on Tuesday.


Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

'The patriarchal notion that women are not in the right place when working outside homes, persists... Need sensitisation in every workplace'

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Justice (retired) Sujata Manohar talks about the importance of #MeToo as a women's empowerment movement, why there is a need for 'fresh thinking' on the 2013 sexual harassment guidelines and more.

Idea Exchange With Ramdas Athawale

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

A prominent Dalit leader from Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale has been raising the issues concerning the Dalits in the government. In this edition of Idea Exchange, he talks about the community’s issues and answers questions on how India can counter cas

India is the biggest, most influential, growing democracy: South Korean Ambassador

June 24, 2018 10:00 am

Ambassador of South Korea to India Shin Bong-kil said that he believes PM Modi's pledge to make India a $5 trillion economy is not just propaganda and calls for a new economic partnership with India.

Our levels of cooperation & friendship with India are increasing: Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

June 06, 2018 8:54 am

Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu talks about the ‘exponential increase’ in India-Japan ties and the Indo-Pacific Strategy.

Idea Exchange With TRAI chairman R S Sharma

May 06, 2018 11:11 am

TRAI chairman R S Sharma also said that monitoring apps is not within TRAI’s domain, and blamed inadequate investment and overloaded networks for increase in call drops.

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore On How ‘Khelo India’ Will Be Beneficial For Indian Sports

June 08, 2020 12:40 pm

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore gives an insight how the ‘Khelo India’ project can improve the state of sports in India at the grassroots level.

Idea Exchange With Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

June 08, 2020 12:37 pm

In this edition of the Idea Exchange by Indian Express, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore talks about his ministry’s plans for improving the state of sports in India at the grassroots level, and also shares his ideas on bringing transparency, good sports governance, efficiency and professionalism in sports federations.