Express Interviews

Listen to interviews and discussions organised by the Indian Express across our events and series, diving into the minds of public figures, artists, writers, experts and celebrities.

Express InterviewsListen to interviews and discussions organised by the Indian Express across our events and series, diving into the minds of public figures, artists, writers, experts and celebrities.
Episode 15 April 22, 2019

Naushad Forbes on jobs, manufacturing and growth

Listen to Naushad Forbes, the co-chairman of Pune-based manufacturing company Forbes-Marshall, talk about jobs, democratic institutions, investment and growth in manufacturing, the current political climate in the country and more.

Episode 14 April 15, 2019

Arvind Subramanian on demonetisation, GST, loan waivers and the welfare state

Listen to Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talk about the effects of demonetisation, problems in the way GST was implemented, the efficacy of loan waivers and why (in a welfare state) subsidies are an...

Episode 13 April 8, 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad on the 2019 elections, jobs and women’s reservation

Listen to the current Union Minister for Law and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad talk about the upcoming 2019 elections, nationalism, jobs and unemployment, the Balakot air strike, women's reservation and more.

Episode 12 April 1, 2019

Bhupesh Baghel on Chhattisgarh, the 2019 elections and Naxalism

Listen to Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and Member of the Indian National Congress, Bhupesh Baghel talk about the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, and also tackling Naxalism in Chhattisgarh.

Episode 11 March 25, 2019

Himanta Biswa Sarma on the Citizenship Bill, Bangladeshi migrants and the BJP

Listen to BJP MLA from Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma talk about the Citizenhip (Amendment) Bill 2016, BJP's position in the North East, Bangladeshi migrants and more.

Episode 10 March 18, 2019

Anand Sharma on jobs, the 2019 elections, and secularism

Listen to Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma talk about the upcoming 2019 elections, secularism, what issues the congress will be focussing on and what makes a decisive leader.

Episode 9 March 11, 2019

Milind Kamble on social inclusion and Dalit entrepreneurs

Listen to the Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Milind Kamble talk about the need for social and financial inclusion of Dalit entrepreneurs, how the US model can help encourage Dalit...

Episode 8 March 5, 2019

Ruchir Sharma on Indian democracy, reforms and elections

Listen to global investor and author of the book 'Democracy On The Road', Ruchir Sharma, talk about the need for economic reforms vs. the onslaught of govt schemes, how businesses in India fear the govt...

Episode 7 February 25, 2019

Dr. Manish Kumar on skill development, job creation and education

Listen to the CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation, Dr. Manish Kumar, talk about how skill development is related to job creation, how it is in the private sector vs the public sector, what...

Episode 6 February 18, 2019

Adwaita Gadanayak on art education, regional galleries and the NGMA

Listen to Director General of the NGMA, Adwaita Gadanayak, talk about the process of adding new works to the gallery, setting up more regional galleries, art education and what his view of craft is in the...

Episode 5 February 11, 2019

Mehbooba Mufti on ending the bloodshed in Kashmir

Listen to former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, talk about the failure of the PDP-BJP alliance as well as the urgent need for a resolution to end the bloodshed in Kashmir.

Episode 4 February 5, 2019

BONUS: Q&A with Sriram and Sridhar Raghavan

LIisten to the Q&A session between the Express Adda audience and brothers Sriram and Sridhar Raghavan where they give insight into their writing process, low budget films, adapting books to film and their opinions of celebrities...

Episode 3 February 4, 2019

Sriram and Sridhar Raghavan on their careers, metoo and censorship

Listen to brothers Sriram and Sridhar Raghavan trace their humble beginnings in Pune to their now illustrious careers in Indian cinema and hear their thoughts on more difficult topics like the Metoo movement, censorship and...

Episode 2 January 28, 2019

Sachin Pilot on farm loan waivers, jobs, and the upcoming elections

Listen to Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot talk about the congress campaign going into the upcoming Lok Sabha election, forming the rainbow coalition, creating jobs in Rajasthan as well as the failings of...

Episode 1 January 24, 2019

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A podcast that covers interviews and discussions organised by the Indian Express across all our events and series.