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India Today Conclave 2016: Shashi Tharoor recites Tagore's Where the Mind is Without Fear
Shashi tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, recited Rabindranath tagore's famous poem 'Where the mind is without fear' at India Today Conclave 2016.
My father didn't understand that I was high on LSD: Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt narrated a story at India Today Conclave about how LSD, a drug, had hit him hard and his father, the late Sunil Dutt, was unable to understand about it.
If the government will become like Britishers', we will become Bhagat Singhs' says Kanhaiya Kumar
Kanhaiya Kumar, JNUSU president, speaking on anti-national said that we did not support Afzal Guru we protested against his judicial killing.
Constitution has been disrespected under 'freedom of speech' says ABVP member Saurabh Kumar
Saurabh Sharma, JNUSU joint secretary and ABVP member, today while speaking on the JNU row said that students who have disrespected constitution under 'freedom of speech'.
Intolerance has always existed, will exist as long as there are people: Shabana Azmi
Actor Shabana Azmi and husband Javed Akhtar share their views on intolerance and censorship in India.
Here's how Javed Akhtar came to write the song 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga'
Lyricist Javed Akhtar narates the interesting story of how he penned the famous song 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' from 1942: A Love Story's.
The point is not to predict, the point is to create: Stefan Hyttfors on future
Futurist Stefan Hyttfors talks about the present generation being the creators of the future.
Both Hindus and Muslims will vote for me if I contest election against Owaisi says Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar today said that if Asaduddin Owaisi wants me to contest an election against him he should any place where there are 50 per cent Muslims and Hindus. Akhtar was confident that he will get votes from both the communities.
If having a child does any good, what good did it do to Rajiv Gandhi: Varun Grover
Varun Grover,comedian and screenwriter, speaking on how society puts pressure to have a child tickled a lot of bones when he said that what did Rajiv Gandhi got out of having a child.
I was not a misfit in parliament says Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi, actress and activist, while talking on joining politics said that while she doesn't consider herself as misfit in parliament,she wouldn't like to join any political party. She also spoke on identity stating that identity is fluid and not fixed.
Treat woman as experts in their fields voices out Ashwini Asokan
Ashwini Asokan, Co-founder and CEO of Mad Street Den, while talking on the most difficult phase of her life said that we should treat women as experts in their fields and bring them on stage to talk on what they are know for and not how it is to be a woman in business.
Future is exponential not linear points out Stefan Hyttfors
Talking about the how digital photography evolved, Stefan Hyttfors said that when Steve Jobs proposed the idea to Kodak that digital photography will be the future in coming 15 years he knew that future in not linear.
Digitalisation means demonitisation argues Stefan Hyttfors
Talking about the digitalisation,Stefan Hyttfors said that the evolution of the digital technology is moving the world towards Dematerialisation where we won't be needing as many stuff as we now do.
Risk pricing mechanism in my part of the world has vanished points out Stefan Hytffors
Stefan Hyttfors, futurist, while speaking on zero interest rate policy said that when economy isn't growing central banks lower interests rate to stimulate and this stimulation has gone far so much so that European Union is borrowing growth from future.
Will Owaisi be fine saying 'Bharat Ammi ki Jai'? Shabana Azmi
While commenting on Asaduddin Owaisi's, Hyderabad MP, refusal to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Javed Akhtar said that in a democratic society one has the right to express views but it should not be confrontational or challenging. He also said that the confrontational tone spreads hatred.
When Javed Akhtar recited a poem
Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar recited one of his poems, 'Yeh Khel kya hai' and enthralled the audience at the India Today Conclave.
Javed has no romantic bone says Shabana Azmi
In a candid conversation with Javed Akhtar, Indian film lyricist, and Shabana Azmi, actress and activist, about their married life Azami revealed that Akhtar has no romantic bone in him. Akhtar in his defence made a funny remark saying, "Do Trapeze artists of circus hang up-side down in home as well?" The couple further played antakshari.
Inequality and misogny starts at home, asserts Reham Khan
A woman's strength is never celebrated the way man's is; neither on silver screen nor at home. She further asserted that 86 per cent of the rapes in India features relatives.
Gul Panag says it's impossible to drive while constantly looking at the rear-view mirror
Gul Panag, Indian actress and activist, today at India Today Conclave while speaking on bridging the gap between India and pakistan said that said that if women have more stake in society a greater change can be brought.
Reham Khan says everyone has a past, it's just her part is recorded
Reham Khan, broadcaster and human rights activists from Pakistan, while speaking on her marriage with Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricket star turned politician, she said that everyone has a past and its just her past has been recorded. Continuing further she said that sometimes people make mistake but its not documented.
Philippe Petit says it was wonderful to see Arabs and Jews applauding together for him in Israel
Philippe Petit, high wire artist and famously known as "the man on wire", talking about his walk on a tight rope in Israel, said that he chose to walk between the Arab and Jewish quarters to promote peace. People who have been enemies for years forgot their differences and clapped on my craft.
Philippe Petit balances rose on his nose
Philippe Petit, high wire artist and famously known as "the man on wire", today at India Today Conclave 2016, balanced a rose on his nose. He asserted that balancing it is a miracle.
Amit Shah says he's self-confident not arrogant
BJP President Amit Shah said that it's not his fault if people interpret his self-confidence as arrogance.
Amit Shah says that 'Bihari vs Bahari' was for Rahul Gandhi not him
BJP president Amit Shah said that 'Bihari vs Bahari' during the Bihar elections was directed towards Rahul Gandhi not me.
India should be in a covetable place in the committee of nations by 2020: Dattatreya Hosabale
Dattatreya Hosabale discusses RSS's dream for India 2020 in India Today Conclave 2016.
Amith Shah took a dig at Amar Singh, said he supported UPA despite being humiliated by them
Responding to Amar Singh's question BJP President Amit Shah said that BJP has always stood by its principles and ideologies. Shah also took a jibe at Amar Singh saying that he supported UPA for 5 years despite being humiliated by them.
Sexual preferences are private. Why should RSS discuss it in public?: Dattatreya Hosabale
Sharing his views on sexual preference, Dattatreya Hosabale said being homosexual or transgender is a "personal preference", and RSS has "no view on that".
Amit Shah asks people not to mix nationalism and politics
Don't confuse nationalism with politics otherwise the entire national will collapse. We cannot tolerate anti-India slogans. He also said that JNU should worry about the dent on its image not BJP.
Amit Shah says that it's his responsibility to make India Congress free
BJP president Amit Shah, today said that since 2014 elections Congress has been continuously losing to us. He also asserted that he has been working hard to make India Congress free.
Amit Shah says his relations with Gandhis aren't good
BJP president Amit Shah today admitted that his relations with Gandhis aren't good but refused to give reasons for the same.
Amit Shah says refusing to chant "Bharat Mata ki Jai" is wrong but not anti-national
Speaking over nationalism, BJP president Amit Shah said that people like Asaduddin Owaisi, who refuse to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' are not anti- national and BJP has the patience to tell them that they are wrong.
Amit Shah says holding an event on Afzal Guru is anti-national
Amith Shah, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, while speaking on JNU row today at India Today Conclave 2016 said that organizing an event to celebrate the death anniversary of Afzal Guru is absolutely anti-national.
Hindutva is a Hinduness and not Hinduism, says Dattatreya Hoshabale
Speaking on Hindutva, Dattatreya Hoshabale said that Hindutva is a Hinduness and not Hinduism. Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi claimed themselves to be Hindu and they were not communal. Hindus have never aggressed in the history of time.
Those born in this country are Hindus: Dattatreya Hosabale
Replying to Rahul Kanwal's question, Dattatreya Hosabale said, "those people taking birth in this land are Hindus, because this land is Hindustan".
RSS has always supported reservation and there shouldn't be any confusion on it, says Dattatreya Hoshabale
Dattatreya Hoshabale speaking on the RSS's stand on resevation said that RSS even in 1981 passed a resolution saying that reservation in a historic necessity and it took similar stand took last year in December stating that as long as there is social discrimination there should be reservation.
Anybody who doesn't want to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' is anti-national: Dattatreya Hosabale
RSS Joint General secretary Dattatreya Hosabale says anybody in India who refuses to chant the words 'Jai Hind' or 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' is an anti-national.
RSS has no remote control over BJP, says Dattatreya Hoshabale
Dattatreya Hoshabale, Joint General Secretary of RSS, today at Conclave 2016 said that RSS has no remote control over any political party. He pointed out that BJP draws inspiration from RSS and there isn't anything wrong in that.
Pullela Gopichand optimistic about India's chances at Rio Olympics
Pullela Gopichand, who coached star shuttler Saina Nehwal in the past, said India have the chance of winning a badminton medal at the Olympics. He also said PV Sindhu was a bit inconsistent in the recent past.
In Beijing I needed to win a gold medal, in London I wanted it: Abhinav Bindra
Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra said he was looking forward to the challenge at the Rio Olympics and promised to push himself to the limit once again.
Bhajji always liked talking in the field: Steve Waugh
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said quite a few Indian cricketers liked being aggressive on the field. He said off-spinner Harbhajan Singh always liked talking in the field whenever the two teams met.
Sourav Ganguly was first captain to change the way Team India played, says Steve Waugh
Speaking on the difference between Indian and Australian cricket team, Steve Waugh, former Australian cricketer, said that there's not much of a difference between both the team. 20 years back Australia played with fair both of aggression and positivity while India had laid back attitude but now they are more or less the same.
India gave me opportunity be involved in philanthropy, says Steve Waugh
Steve waugh,former Australian cricketer today at India Today Conclave 2016 said that the reason he keeps coming back to India is because he gave his word to Udayan foundation,Kolkata that he'll be always there to provide help and support.
Steve Waugh opens up on rivalry with Sourav Ganguly
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said Sourav Ganguly changed the perception of the way India played cricket. The two shared a love-hate relationship during the historic Test series of 2001.
India-Pakistan game will be toughest moment in MS Dhoni's career: Steve Waugh
Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh heaped praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni calling him a resilient and tough cricketer. Waugh also said Dhoni will face one of the toughest tests of his career when India take on Pakistan at Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Power sector has inherited a dark legacy of power shortages: Piyush Goyal
Union Minister Piyush Goyal admitted that providing round-the-clock electricity across the country is a tough task but the government is working hard to achieve the target.
I'm the most scolded one in cabinet, admits Piyush Goyal
Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, today at Conclave 2016 admitted that while he is the most scolded one, Nitin Gadkari,Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, brings a 360 degree vision in the cabinet.
Banks are going all out to recover every penny from Vijay Mallya, says Jaitley
Responding to a question from India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai during the Conclave 2016, Jaitley said that the Mallya controversy has hurt the image of India's banking system and strong actions will be taken against him.