Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan explains why he doesn’t agree with the civil-criminal debate on triple talaq, says events have to be viewed against history, finds hope in Muslims giving importance to education, and asks what Cong-appointed panels achieved
Dr Anju Srivastava, principal of Hindu College, and Dr Bijayalaxmi Nanda, acting principal of Miranda House, on the challenges of addressing a diverse classroom, matching up to private universities, and the syllabus controversy in under-graduate courses.
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily explains why the Congress ‘doesn’t need to get disillusioned or disappointed’, admits there was no churning within the party after its loss in 2014 and says the Congress should work out an alternative to the BJP, ‘not imitate them’.
Dr Rathin Roy, member of PM’s Economic Advisory Council, blames ‘structural problems’ lasting years for plateauing domestic consumption, believes smart policy and not expensive schemes will help meet targets, and explains why he thinks railways and smaller cities are collapsing
IMD Director General K J Ramesh says the aim is to ensure that there are no casualties from cyclones, says Fani won’t impact the monsoon, points out that the Met Department’s rainfall predictions are “getting better”, and details how they are improving systems for other hazards
Baramati MP Supriya Sule sees defections from party as erosion of ideology, terms BJP a regressive party and says nothing wrong in Sharad Pawar’s “personal relations” with Modi, lists jobs and agriculture as prime poll issues, and says Cong-NCP will do better this time
Union Minister for Law and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad questions methodology of NSSO survey, clarifies the govt stand on judicial appointments, says Women’s Reservation Bill needs debate and calls for Ram temple hearing to be expedited
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma talks about the challenge of catching up with the “well-funded” BJP’s digital campaign and says the Congress won’t cede seats to Opposition parties in states where there is a direct contest with the BJP.
The NSDC CEO says the problem is not jobs but wages, puts the difference in salaries of individuals after skilling at Rs 12,000 annually, notes that while automation is leading to loss of jobs, it is also creating many, and stresses need to introduce skilling courses in schools.
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".
Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Milind Kamble says the word ‘Dalit’ binds the country emotionally, asserts that the 4 per cent procurement law ensures social, financial inclusion of Dalit entrepreneurs, urges the government to push harder to meet Stand Up India targets, backs the US model to encourage Dalit SMEs […]
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
Before being a Minister Of State, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was an ace shooter who represented India at the world stage numerous times. Since taking Charge as MoS, Youth Affairs and Sports, and I&B, he has been busy implementing and promoting various sports schemes, including the ‘Khelo India’ initiative. In this snippet from the Idea Exchange […]
Before being a Minister Of State, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was an ace shooter who represented India at the world stage numerous times. Since taking Charge as MoS, Youth Affairs and Sports, and I&B, he has been busy implementing and promoting various sports schemes such as ‘Khelo India’, ‘Target Olympic Podium’, etc. In this edition of […]