A Rediscovery of India: Agendas for Change

The title of the session was derived from Meghnad Desai’s book The Rediscovery of India, in which he examines India’s past and present for factors that make India a nation and hold it together, despite inherent contradictions. Throughout the discussion, the panel tried to get a sense of the problems uppermost in the Indian mind, and of people’s expectations… Read more »

Conquering The Chaos – Empowering The Future: Yashwant Sinha, Ravi Venkatesan And Naveen Chawla, Moderated By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

With the country preparing to contest the 16th General Election, the discussion efficiently captured the spirit of politics in the air. The session started with Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman of Microsoft India, describing the ‘chaos’ in India in his critically acclaimed book Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, WinEverywhere. Venkatesan described ‘chaos is everything that makes life difficult,’ whether it be poverty, the absence of basic amenities,… Read more »