IMD Director General K J Ramesh in a conversation with Indian Express, said the aim is to ensure that there are no casualties from cyclones. Talking about Fani, he said that it won’t impact the monsoon this year.
Co-chairman of Forbes Marshall Naushad Forbes gives his view on employment statistics, says that they are “flat” and that jobs have been created in the informal sector. He believes that government's decision to block the NSSO survey backfired.
With a few days to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has been raising the national security issue in its campaigns. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the Opposition questioning Balakot strikes is a poll issue.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel believes that BJP's move to replace its incumbent MPs in driven by 'fear'. He also calls PM Modi's promises 'jumla' and asserts that people's trust in Rahul Gandhi is growing. All this & more in this Idea Exchange.
Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, believes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not affect the BJP’s prospects in the state, says national security is not the only issue in Lok Sabha elections.
Anand Sharma, talks about the challenge of catching up with the “well-funded” BJP’s digital campaign, accuses the Centre of deflecting discussion on real issues by focusing on national security, calls PM Modi “clueless” on terror and Pakistan
In this edition of Idea Exchange, global investor & author Ruchir Sharma says that national security will not be the only narrative in Lok Sabhpolls and he believes that the Opposition has ‘understood the game’ this time.
In this edition of Idea Exchange, The NSDC CEO says the problem is not jobs but wages, notes that while automation is leading to loss of jobs, it is also creating many, & stresses the need to introduce skilling courses in schools.
The NGMA Director-General says Amol Palekar had every right to say what he wanted but he was misinformed, denies any move to curtail space to independent artists, explains why new work have not been added, & talks about bringing art to children
In this edition of Idea Exchange, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dismisses any future alliance with the BJP, asserts that there has to be some dialogue with separatists and also acknowledges that Pakistan is important in resolving the Kashmir crisis.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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".
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.