Idea Exchange Highlights With Ashok Gehlot, CM Of Rajasthan

Highlights from a freewheeling conversation with Ashok Gehlot, veteran politician, and CM of Rajasthan at Indian Express' Idea Exchange.

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

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says results of Haryana, Maharashtra polls sent out “extraordinary” message, blames lack of resources, country’s atmosphere and media for Cong’s defeats

Idea Exchange Highlights With Ashok Gehlot, CM Of Rajasthan

Highlights from a freewheeling conversation with Ashok Gehlot, veteran politician, and CM of Rajasthan at Indian Express' Idea Exchange.

‘On Pak, we’ve issues… We won’t act contrary to Olympic Charter. We’re acting so sentiment of country is upheld’

Union minister Kiren Rijiju talks about the “silent preparation” for 2024 Olympics, says sports is crucial for “alienated” regions like J&K, N-E, and confirms BCCI will be under uniform sports code

‘Bollywood has access to people’s hearts… I don’t like it when I don’t see a response to a social tragedy’, Anubhav Sinha

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha talks about the shift he made in his filmmaking with projects such as Mulk and Article 15, and admits he sprinkles some “cheese” to make his films palatable to a wider audience

Students are worried about slowdown, but they also feel change is happening… I see a lot of patience in them

ABVP's National Organising Secy Sunil Ambekar says his book will dispel myths about RSS, & asserts that the social outfit is focussed on man-making. He also clarifies that caste has no place in RSS, & claims there is no Sangh prejudice against Nehru.

‘Your working professional life can’t be the end result… the next big challenge is to retain the job. You could be redundant even three years later’

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Film producer & entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala explains how his online education venture upGrad is more than about skills, insists entrepreneurs have to break the glass ceiling to grow.

Idea Exchange with Kumari Selja

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Congress Leader Kumari Selja joins us to discuss about the party's strategy for upcoming elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, shares her opinion on the abrogation of Article 370 and more.

‘I don’t see Dhoni playing next World Cup…Should look beyond him, give young players opportunities’, Gautam Gambhir

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir says Arun Jaitley was “biggest reason” for him joining BJP. He also talks about his Twitter clash with Omar Abdullah and Shahid Afridi.

Idea Exchange with Vinod Rai, Interim President of BCCI

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Vinod Rai, Former CAG of India & Interim President of BCCI talks about the accountability of institutions, his time as CAG of India, & his current stint as Iterim President of BCCI.

‘BJP communicates clearly, we have a big leader… so others’ (oppn) voices aren’t heard. Why blame us?’, Mahendra Nath Pandey

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Union Minister for Skill Development Mahendra Nath Pandey talks about need for skilling during schooling, elaborates on Ministry’s Northeast, J&K plans, and more.

‘Need more critical students, not just ones cracking exams… We cannot produce zombies’, Ashutosh Sharma

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept of Science & Technology calls for strengthening the Indian education system, talks about Chandrayaan-2 and more.

‘Politicians in sports are necessary evil… They create a situation that players have to come to their door’

Bishan Singh Bedi says no team matches up to the Indian side now, talks about losing captaincy for a telegram to Mrs Gandhi, recounts interactions with General Zia-ul-Haq, and calls for more debate among selectors before choosing players

‘All engines of economy stuttering… How long will hypernationalism help? Oppn will mobilise people’, Anand Sharma

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma expresses his views on Chidambaram’s arrest, J&K split, and more.

Kashmir’s post-90s youth interrogative… realises avenues in Modi’s India… Doesn’t want to miss bus’, Jitendra Singh

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh says restrictions in J&K must not be seen through the ‘subconscious prism’ of Art 370, and says scenario in Valley will change once ‘shroud of fear’ is lifted.

Prakash Javadekar on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill and more

Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar talks about the central government's decision to implement the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill and the challenges the government might face in Jammu and Kashmir after this decision.

‘No major riot in last 5 years… If lynchings create fear, doesn’t this create sense of security?’, Arif Mohammad Khan

Former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan blames “privileged sections” for creating fear among Muslims, says Muslim youth is losing faith in clergy and giving importance to education.

‘DU is like Stanford… it’s linked to opportunities’

Dr Anju Srivastava, Principal, Hindu College, & Dr Bijayalaxma Nanda, acting principal , Miranda House, on the challenges of addressing a diverse classroom, matching up to private universities, & more.

‘No dictatorship, PM Modi takes all views into account’; ‘People wonder what Rahul has done, he built people like me’

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi & Karur MP Jothimani on what inspired them to join politics, the challenges of being a woman in the field, and more.

70% of Singapore drinks treated sewage water. (If it happens here) fights between states will end’, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat talks about the need to revive traditional water bodies and pitches for rainwater harvesting to tackle the country’s water crisis.

Indian agriculture has reached a stage where more the govt intervenes, lower will be growth’, Ramesh Chand, Member NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand on government's intervention in the agricultural sector and what states need to do aid the growth of this sector. All these and more in this edition of Idea Exchange.