Idea Exchange Video

Gehlotji is 28 years older than me. He can say what he wants. I accept it with humility: Sachin Pilot

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Sachin Pilot says the decision to make him Rajasthan Deputy CM was collective and he is optimistic that an opposition led by Congress will defeat BJP is Lok Sabha polls.

Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

‘Think of it the other way, not about govt raiding RBI, but how RBI could have behaved differently’

In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talks about demonitisation, defends GST, explains the reasons why growth has not been robust and reflects back on his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser of India.

‘The notion that your neighbour is your kin, regardless of faith, is a real thing in South India’

Historian Rajmohan Gandhi talks about the need to chronicle Southern history and why he feels that the region is ‘losing voice’ in Delhi. In a discussion with journalists from Indian Express, he calls the recent lynchings ‘tragic, shameful’.

Public interest is court’s concern. What the public is interested in should be left to govt: Justice Kurien Joseph

Former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph talks about the January 12 judges press conference, delay in collegium appointments earlier, PM Narendra Modi's visit to CJI’s court and reflects on constitutional morality in faith-linked cases.

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

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".

‘Left to me, I would make Mayawati PM now: Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar at Idea Exchange

Chandrashekhar AzadBhim Army co-founder and chief talks about where his organisation fits into the politics of the country, his views on the Congress and the BJP.

‘Modi a big leader, but difficult to generate 2014-style hype again. 2019 won’t be a wave election’

JD(U) vice-president Prashant Kishor explains why he decided to join the JD(U) and why it is going to be difficult for the BJP to generate a 2014-style hype again in 2019.

‘It doesn’t help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim… Must work at state-level’

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

‘The patriarchal notion that women are not in the right place when working outside homes, persists… Need sensitisation in every workplace’

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.

‘For the first time we have a majority govt. If some hard decisions have to be taken, they must be announced now’

Former governor of Reserve Bank of India Bimal Jalan talks about how he addressed the issues of transparency and accountability in financial transactions and governance in his new book, India Ahead: 2025 and Beyond.

Today, a skilled person cannot afford respectable life: Subroto Bagchi

MSMEs need to understand that they cannot build a sustainable business by paying workers crude wages, not having them on their rolls, paying them in cash... There is a very real possibility of a pushback from  them”