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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

‘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.


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.