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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Idea Exchange


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.

Idea Exchange | Rajeev Chandrasekhar: A lot of tech firms escaped regulation by pushing the innovation image

July 25, 2022 2:18 pm

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS, IT and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, on the IT Act and future legislation, internet shutdowns, and weaponisation of the Internet. The session was moderated by Liz Mathew, Deputy Political Editor, The Indian Express

Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee: 'Using customised diet as a drug is the fifth pillar in anti-cancer therapy'

July 19, 2022 4:50 pm

Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee is an eminent oncologist and Pulitzer award-winning author. He’s rolling out a significant clinical trial on treatment of cancer, called the Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, which has already been used in several countries.

Kevin Rudd at Idea Exchange: I can never rule out Xi Jinping making a significant gesture to India in his overwhelming interest of changing the game in his favour

July 11, 2022 11:27 am

As two-time PM of Australia and now president of Asia Society, Kevin Rudd has had the unique privilege of observing world politics, particularly the power dynamic between the US and China. He analyses its evolution, its complexities and its future in his new book, The Avoidable War.

Anil Sahasrabudhe at Idea Exchange: 'The economy can’t run only on computer science or electronics, it requires civil and mechanical engineering, too'

July 04, 2022 10:55 am

Under his leadership, the AICTE has helmed initiatives such as the Smart India Hackathon — where engineering students create industry-ready solutions — scholarship schemes to bring girls into STEM disciplines, IDEA labs and AI tools for regional languages.

Viswanathan Anand at Idea Exchange: 'We are no longer chess players from mythology; someone bespectacled who is slightly old'

June 28, 2022 8:02 am

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on keeping it together as a chess player despite wanting to throw keys and pens around after a bad day’s play, chess shrugging out of its Cold War grab and how he quietly hit back at Anatoly Karpov’s casual snide of the Indian being too nice to win — by winning. A lot. This session was moderated by Senior Editor NIHAL KOSHIE

Wendy Doniger at Idea Exchange: 'Ancient Hinduism is very liberal. What’s being said in its name today makes no sense historically'

June 21, 2022 9:58 am

As one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hinduism, Sanskrit and mythology, Wendy Doniger has also found herself at the centre of contentious debates on the politics of knowledge, the study of religion, the insider-outsider readings of texts and traditions. Her book The Hindus: An Alternative History had to be withdrawn after a campaign against it in India in 2014.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey: 'Nobody can use the police. We don’t work by insinuation, persuasion or inclination'

June 13, 2022 6:53 pm

Sanjay Pandey has been in the news ever since he was the unexpected pick of the MVA government for the top job as CP. A no-nonsense officer, he has attempted a makeover of the city police by sharing his personal mobile number with citizens and not towing vehicles.


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.