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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

‘There’s nothing we are doing that Lutyens wouldn’t have. It’s radical, but doesn’t rupture with past’: Dr Bimal Patel

January 12, 2020 1:56 pm

In a detailed presentation and interview, Dr Bimal Patel, architect and urban planner, whose Gujarat-based firm is redeveloping the Capital’s Central Vista, shares the blueprint and objectives of the coveted project, says it will modernise administration and make it more efficient, defends the 2024 deadline for its completion, and believes fears about the construction causing pollution are “a little bit exaggerated”

‘It’s unthinkable to do n-test now unless you want to be N Korea... but there is always dil maange more’

January 05, 2020 7:14 am

Nuclear physicists Kakodkar and Gangotra believe India’s nuclear industry “lost time” due to liability regime that followed 2008 nuclear deal, say country should aim for 50 per cent nuclear energy, and insist that the space programme is about “national pride”, not jingoism

Virat Kohli is very powerful. When he speaks up, big guys listen: Yohan Blake

December 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake talks about his tough childhood and equation with Usain Bolt, backs better pay for women athletes, admits pressures of representing a country, talks about his respect for Indian cricketers, and recounts the time he spent under a ban

We want air and water to be poll issues. Then BJP can say what it has done in Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad: Manish Sisodia

November 24, 2019 7:13 am

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says Centre’s intervention is needed to solve Delhi’s pollution, insists the Congress stands “nowhere” in Delhi, advises Opposition to raise issues relating to common man to fight BJP, and denies charges of having softened towards Modi

Manish Sisodia says BIS report on water meant to benefit RO manufacturers

November 23, 2019 7:03 am

The Delhi government has rejected the findings of the BIS report and conducted tests at nine of the 11 locations again — samples were not collected from the minister’s house, and a house that was locked.

Ram temple issue changed country’s character... We need to tell people that humanism is above nationalism: Ashok Gehlot

November 10, 2019 8:43 am

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says Haryana, Maharashtra poll results sent out “extraordinary” message; blames the atmosphere in the country, lack of resources and media for Cong defeats; says NYAY scheme announced late; and denies tension with Deputy CM Pilot

Congress leaders threw in towel even before Maharashtra, Haryana elections: Ashok Gehlot

November 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Gehlot was speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange Friday even as the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

‘Students worried about slowdown, but also feel the change... I see a lot of patience in them’

October 20, 2019 7:01 am

ABVP’s National Organising Secy Sunil Ambekar says his book will dispel myths about RSS, lays out its relationship with BJP, says one needs to give Kashmir situation some time, explains Sangh’s concept of ‘Bharatiyata’, and talks about why history is important for RSS

Education has been reduced to cracking exams...We cannot be producing zombies: Ashutosh Sharma

September 08, 2019 7:29 am

Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept of Science & Technology, talks about developments in the field, laments the state of school education, dismisses “difference” between Indian and foreign journals, and explains why there is falling interest in science among children.


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

January 06, 2019 10:30 am

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

November 26, 2018 6:37 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'

October 28, 2018 2:35 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

August 11, 2018 8:23 am

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.