Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

Idea Exchange


'If BCCI President (Ganguly) is endorsing fantasy leagues, you can't expect players not to do it': Gautam Gambhir

September 20, 2022 7:21 am

Gautam Gambhir also says he's "Always been against people endorsing alcohol, tobacco and online betting", and that endorsing a betting website’s sport blog is dependent on an individual. He added that fantasy leagues that don’t offer (cash) money as prizes are "different"

Gautam Gambhir wants hero worship to end: 'Don’t create monsters in dressing room, Only monster should be Indian cricket'

September 20, 2022 11:37 pm

Gautam Gambhir wants broadcasters to promote all players who contribute, highlight cricketers from small towns, and stop obsessing only over Virat Kohli and other big stars. Gambhir said that it’s broadcasters responsibility to “sell” other players too and numbers and television ratings can’t hijack focus on developing Indian cricket.

Gautam Gambhir at Idea Exchange: ‘What is our vision for Delhi? How much work we do on ground is how we create the narrative’

September 19, 2022 10:24 am

Feisty, frank and independent, Gautam Gambhir was one of India’s most trusted batsmen between 2007 and the 2011 World Cup. As BJP MP from East Delhi, he has been deeply involved in his constituency, installing CCTV cameras for women’s safety, trying to clear the Ghazipur landfills and more.

Milinda Moragoda at Idea Exchange: ‘Romantics want a Google, Uber in politics. We need revolution, not total disruption’

September 05, 2022 7:58 am

Sri Lankan High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda talks about how the island nation’s economy crumbled, integrating growth hubs with India and working within a system. The session was moderated by Shubhajit Roy, Deputy Chief of National Bureau

Anurag Thakur at Idea Exchange: Despite corruption charges, AAP is not willing to answer questions. They’re drunk on power

August 30, 2022 5:48 am

Former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Thakur is a voice of the government and has been at the forefront of the BJP’s political attack on Aam Aadmi Party on the excise policy, which has now been withdrawn.

Kejriwal kingpin in excise... AAP’s habit to shoot & scoot: Anurag Thakur at Idea Exchange

August 27, 2022 11:13 am

Thakur has been at the forefront of the BJP’s political attack on AAP on the excise policy, which has been withdrawn. Responding to a question, he alleged that the AAP has “eaten money” in the implementation of the policy and withdrew it when it stopped giving financial benefits.

JNU Vice Chancellor: ‘Three ministers in present government are JNU alumni … how can the university be anti-national?’

August 24, 2022 8:58 am

"I'm also nominated by the present government, they cannot call me tukde-tukde. We have to change the image. It’s more about communication and a consistent dialogue with all. I always tell my students and faculty, we are in it together," says Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit

Salman Rushdie at Express Idea Exchange in 2013: ‘Yes, I would write The Satanic Verses again...people define their identity not by what they love but what they hate’

August 14, 2022 7:36 am

Salman Rushdie was referring to his 1988 novel that had set off a series of death threats against him and forced him to live in hiding for nearly a decade following the pronouncement of a fatwa against him by Iran’s religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

Anju Bobby George at Idea Exchange: Neeraj is India’s best ever athlete. People didn’t celebrate me 19 years ago but now there’s support

August 08, 2022 10:20 pm

Medal-winning long jumper Anju Bobby George talks about a scientific method of grooming talent and why Tejaswin Shankar was not selected at first. The session was moderated by Principal Correspondent Andrew Amsan

‘This government uses bulldozers on the ground and bulldozes us inside Parliament’

August 01, 2022 2:58 pm

Previously a Lok Sabha MP from the Congress in Assam, Sushmita Dev joined the TMC a year ago while both DMK’s Kanimozhi NVN Somu from Tamil Nadu and CPM’s AA Rahim from Kerala are first-time MPs. They are among the 23 Opposition MPs who have been suspended for alleged misconduct from the Rajya Sabha this session.


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.