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Mar 26, 2019
Firstpost Salon | How Indian elections have come of age over the past two decades: In Conversation with Ruchir SharmaRuchir Sharma, a New York-based leader in global finance, has covered 27 elections since 1998 along with his fellow travellers — acclaimed columnists and policy wonks. He recounts his experience in this fireside chat with Latha Venkatesh, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18
Feb 16, 2019
Ruchir Sharma, who tours India before elections, speaks on why 2019 polls are the closest yet, at Firstpost SalonRuchir Sharma knows that while phrases like ‘global investor’ are likely to go over people's heads in a discussion, a story on how a village in Uttar Pradesh came to chant the phrase UP ki chaabi, Dimple bhaabi will have exactly the opposite effect. The first is what he does for a living, and the second is an example of the experiences he seeks out in India’s villages just before every election.
Feb 14, 2019
Ruchir Sharma: Know your Firstpost Salon guestRuchir Sharma will be the featured guest at the next Firstpost Salon, a series of conversations with India's best minds and biggest names. He will be in conversation with Network 18 Group Consulting Editor Praveen Swami, discussing the state of the Indian democracy in the run-up to the 2019 general elections.
Dec 14, 2018
Firstpost Salon | Flaws in Indian public education sector and how we can fix them: In conversation with Seema BansalWhen the Right to Education extends to every child of the country, why isn’t India’s public education system as good as its private counterpart? On this episode of Firstpost Salon, we speak to Seema Bansal, an Education Innovator, who has worked with four state governments to understand the flaws in these systems and has actively worked to find creative solutions for them.
Dec 13, 2018
Firstpost Salon | How the Eurasian system is already the new centre of world order: In conversation with Parag KhannaWith growing tensions between India and China, are we heading towards a period of anarchy and stress? We speak with author and geopolitical futurist Parag Khanna, who explains that might not necessarily be the case, since these conflicts are also matched by the increase in trade between the two countries. He further talks about the threat, or the lack thereof, from nuclear-armed countries and how Asia's youth will impact the global trade and economy.
Dec 12, 2018
Firstpost Salon | In the discourse on urban development, architects must not remain in the periphery: In conversation with Sameep PadoraWhile aiming to produce Shanghai's and Hong Kong's out of our Indian cities, have we forgotten that it is the people who ought to be at the heart of urban development? Architect Sameep Padora, who believes that politics and architecture are not always mutually exclusive, speaks to us about the importance of strengthening local systems in the cities, and why architects must not be pushed to the periphery when bureaucrats talk about urban development.
Dec 11, 2018
Firstpost Salon | How technology can make public healthcare system more accessible and affordable: In conversation with Prashant WarierThe public healthcare system in India is inadequate for most of the population that depends on it. Can we use existing technologies better to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for the people? In this episode, we speak to Prashant Warier, an artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning expert, who is currently working with AI and machine learning to improve the diagnosis of Tuberculosis. He tells us why better technology is not a threat to radiologists, but in fact, a tool that will help them do their job better.
Dec 10, 2018
Firstpost Salon | Why India needs innovative methods to tackle its waste problem: In conversation with Binish Desai'Swachh Bharat' has been one of the primary campaigns of the current Indian government, focusing on the need to clean India of its waste. But does this campaign really understand the nuances of Indian waste management? We speak to Binish Desai, a social entrepreneur and innovator in industrial waste recycling and management, who tells us why India needs innovative methods to tackle its waste problem and how the government can help our young entrepreneurs work towards innovative businesses.
Dec 07, 2018
Firstpost Salon | PromoAs India heads into a packed election season, it is critical to examine the ideas that are defining the country’s polity and policy direction. Our new series #FirstpostSalon, featuring conversations with some of the sharpest thinkers, innovators and policy wonks, will get to the heart of the most pressing issues that concern India and Indians. Launches Monday, 10 December.
Nov 26, 2015
Firstpost Salon as it happened: Islamic State mentality is already in India, says Tarek FatahTarek Fatah, a straight-shooter and a man who finds no virtue in an Islamic State, will be in conversation with former CEO of Natgrid (National Intelligence Grid), a trained Indian Army Captain and a TEDx India regular.