NewsIndia Today Conclave 2023
- Day 1- March 17, 2023
- Day 2- March 18, 2023
From India becoming fastest-growing large economy in the world to the country's rise as a soft power, India Today Group Chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie spoke on a range of issues in his welcome speech for the India Today Conclave 2023. A galaxy of speakers from India and across the world will be seen at the summit, which is being held at the Taj Palace, New Delhi.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Vision | National Security | Badge of Courage: Soldiers, robots, borders, AI. The challenge of new generation warfare. And the idea of India in uniform
Conclave 2023: Operational readiness at high level, says Army chief Gen Manoj Pande amid tensions with China, Pak
Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023, Army chief Gen Manoj Pande addressed the challenge of new generation warfare and the armed forces' efforts to become "atmanirbhar".
On Hindutva and New India
Conclave 2023: Smriti Irani says 'proud of New India', 40 mn now digitally literate, crores get medical benefits
Smriti Irani on Friday spoke on 'New India' and said crores of Indians have received massive medical benefits under the 'Ayushman Bharat Yojana', introduced by PM Narendra Modi. The union minister's remarks came while she was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023 in New Delhi.
On Ambedkar and inclusion
India Today Conclave 2023: Indians should be allowed to decide what to eat, who to love, says Shashi Tharoor
Parliamentarian and author Shashi Tharoor in his address said his idea of India is a country where Indians should be allowed what to eat and who to love.
On argumentative India and David-Goliath battles
Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023, AAP leader Atishi laid into the Centre over the Adani-Hindenburg row and growing inequality in the country.
On being Muslim in India
Conclave 2023: Never faced communalism during my Army stint, says Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd)
Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) on Friday spoke about being a Muslim in India and said he never had to face or deal with communalism while he was with the Indian Army. The former deputy chief of Army staff was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023 in New Delhi.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Inspiration | Sports | Sachinism and the idea of India: How sports shaped a legend, and can transform the country. Personal diary of an icon
India Today Conclave 2023: ODI cricket is getting boring and becoming too predictable, says Sachin Tendulkar
Speaking to India Today on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar came up with a critical assessment of the ODI format, saying it has become "too" predictable and boring. The World Cup winner suggested that ODIs be played in 4 quarters of 25 overs each.
WORLD ORDER | China | The Smokeless War: China’s secret strategy to replace America as a global superpower. Implications for India and the world
America's favoured treatment of China is the reason why the one-party nation grew by leaps and bounds, while India lagged behind, said China expert Michael Pillsbury at the India Today Conclave 2023.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Insight | Entrepreneurship | Electric Dreams: The little chip in a giant ambition. The tough journey to Atma Nirbharta
Speaking at a session during the India Today Conclave 2023 in Delhi, billionaire industrialist Anil Agarwal said it is time for India to be counted as a first world nation, given its accomplishments in various fields, including renewable energy and manufacturing.
FYI the BYIs (Bright Young Indians) | Show and Tell: The art of self-belief, reading minds. And psychological illusion
Suhani Shah, mentalist and psychological illusionist, was a guest speaker at India Today Conclave 2023. She talked about her journey so far and an incident that changed her life forever.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Insight | Entrepreneurship | Blueprint Moonshots: Risk-taking and betting on New India. Insider notes from an industrialist
Speaking at a session during the India Today Conclave 2023 in Delhi, RPSG Group Chairman Sanjiv Goenka said India now offers phenomenal opportunities for entrepreneurs and new-age businesses. Here is all you need to know.
WORLD ORDER | Women’s rights | Hijab. Hair. Hate. And State: Feminist churn within Islam
An all-woman panel spoke on ‘Hijab. Hate. And State: The fight for human rights. And feminist churn within the Muslim world’ at the India Today Conclave 2023.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Interrogation | Equitable Prosperity | India Unbound: Arguing India’s 4-D revolution. Democracy, demography, digitisation, de-globalisation
Speaking at a session at the India Today Conclave, India's G20 Sherpa and former Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said India's digital model can help transform the lives of people in many countries across the world.
FYI the BYIs (Bright Young Indians) | Show and Tell: Rhythm and swag. The unfiltered storm girl. And satire in 5 languages
India Today Conclave 2023: Srushti Tawade says she was physically abused by maid at age 4 for 3 years
In her session Show and Tell: Rhythm and Swag, Srushti Tawade said she was physically abused by her maid when she was just 4 for three years.
REORDER | Rebooting Democracy | Democracy’s Discontent: Ideas of justice. Why we are so divided. And how to fix it
"I think democracy is in danger and under threat in our country, in India and in many countries around the world," Michael Sandel, the rockstar political philosopher of Harvard University said.
FUTURE FORWARD | AI Revolution | Machine Gods: AI and Creation Myths. How to think about the new worlds and beings brought into existence. What to celebrate, what to fear
India Today Conclave 2023: Stability AI COO Ren Ito says generative AI can revolutionize education in India
At the India Today Conclave 2023 in New Delhi, Stability AI COO Ren Ito said that generative AI could revolutionise India's education sector. The COO also said that when it comes to next-gen AI technologies, open-source models must be preferred.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Cinema | RRRoar: What it takes to make blockbusters. And leap across geography
On Day 1 of India Today Conclave 2023, Ram Charan spoke about the resounding success of RRR, Naatu Naatu's Oscar win, fatherhood, among other topics.
FUTURE FORWARD | Age Of AI | Machines Like Me: ChatGPT. What happens when AI falls in love with you. Or, worse
India Today Conclave 2023: Microsoft President Brad Smith terms ChatGPT extraordinary tool for teachers
At a session in the India Today Conclave 2023, Microsoft vice chairman and president Brad Smith talked about how generative AI like ChatGPT and Microsoft's new Bing are poised to change the world.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Vision | Nationalism | Architect of 2024: The man with the blueprint
At India Today Conclave 2023, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke on a range of issues, starting from the outcome of the 2024 general elections to Parliament disruptions, to the Adani-Hindenburg row and more.
WORLD ORDER | Diplomacy | Global GPS: War. Markets. Mega power shifts. And India’s new voice in the world
Conclave 2023: China situation fragile, very dangerous in military assessment, says EAM S Jaishankar
Though India and China have made substantial progress in disengaging from friction points, foreign minister S Jaishankar noted that the situation remains “fragile” and “dangerous” as per military assessment.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Constitutional Democracy | Justice for All: The endeavour and the gap
Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, speaking at India Today Conclave 2023 on Saturday, said the government was getting suggestions for a panel to "regulate the conduct and process of how courts are maintained". Rijiju also said appointment of judges was not judicial work, but was purely administrative in nature.
REORDER | Judiciary | Setting Precedent: Who gets to judge the judges? Arguments and counter arguments
Justice SA Bobde on Saturday said the chief justice's position is a difficult place to be in. Explaining the challenges, the former Chief Justice of India said there is always an environment of competition inside the courts. He clarified that the court judgments are not influenced by politics.
REORDER | Judiciary | Setting Precedent: The shape and sanctity of court and chair. People’s witness
Conclave 2023: Former CJI UU Lalit recalls most difficult case, talks about collegium, ‘bail not jail’ principle
In a wide-ranging tete-a-tete at the India Today Conclave 2023, former CJI UU Lalit shared his thoughts on the collegium system, the controversial PMLA law and his most difficult case.
REORDER | Teenage Dystopia | Soul Eclipse: Why our children are self-harming, how to fix it. Insights on the teenage depression epidemic in India
In a session at India Today Conclave 2023, experts spoke about the epidemic of teenage depression and why children harm themselves.
REORDER | Teenage Dystopia | Social Dilemma: A steroid window into teenage alienation. And class divides in India (Cast of hit Netflix serial: Class)
India Today Conclave 2023: Class cast on why series is path-breaking, social media's effect on mental health, and more
The cast of Class - Chintan Rachchh, Cwaayal Singh, Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, Moses Koul, Naina Bhan, and Zeyn Shaw - graced Day 2 of the India Today Conclave 2023 in New Delhi. They were a part of a session titled Social Dilemma: A steroid window into teenage alienation. And class divides in India.
FUTURE FORWARD | Genetic Frontiers | Bio Switches and Age Clocks: The jaw-drop science of age and disease reversal. Research that makes lifespan just a number
There is a backup of our youth in cells that can be reversed: David Sinclair list out ways to reverse aging
The 53-year-old genetics professor, who is also an anti-aging researcher, was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023 in Delhi.
UP CLOSE | Cinema | Stardust and Starlight: The power of hope, youth, storytelling. And what it takes to live in the spotlight
Janhvi Kapoor at India Today Conclave 2023: I hadn't accounted for the importance given to brand-building
Janhvi Kapoor was a speaker on Day 2 at India Today Conclave 2023. In a session titled Stardust and Starlight: The power of hope, youth, storytelling. And what it takes to live in the spotlight, Janhvi spoke about films and much more.
FUTUTRE FORWARD | The New Age Of Travel | Plug and Fly: On Mars landings. And inventing electric planes on Earth. From a woman on the frontlines of both
Former NASA scientist, and aerospace entrepreneur, Dr. Anita Sengupta was at the India Today Conclave 2023 in Delhi.
Concurrent Session | Shahjehan Hall | UP CLOSE | Start-ups | Lightspeed Learnings: Dreaming big in India. A power couple on love, start-ups, and a rollercoaster ride of success and mistakes
Divya Gokulnath's comment came during a session at the India Today Conclave 2023, where she was joined by Byju’s CEO and her husband, Byju Raveendran.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Constitutional Democracy | Justice in the Balance: My idea of India. And the importance of separation of powers in a democracy
When you judge others, you should not be judgemental: CJI DY Chandrachud at Conclave 2023 | Top quotes
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, at India Today Conclave 2023, shared his vision to modernise the Indian judiciary and said there is absolutely no pressure from the government. Here are the top quotes from the CJI's candid talk at the live forum.
THE INDIA MOMENT | Challenges | Hate, Hubris, and Hard Statistics | Debating Hard Statistics
Speaking at a session during the India Today Conclave 2023, P Chidambaram criticised the BJP-led NDA government for not doing enough to support poor people during the Covid-19 crisis. The former finance minister, however, credited the ruling government for its focus on debt management.
Debating Political Campaigns & Social Media Narratives
During a debate at India Today Conclave 2023, Supriya Shrinate accused Amit Malviya of running the "biggest fake news factory in the world", while the BJP IT cell head said the Congress's social media chief had reduced herself to a "troll".
THE INDIA MOMENT | Business Resilience | Crisis Compass: Surviving lows and lockdowns. And what it takes to bounce back, and thrive
At the India Today Conclave 2023, Spicejet CEO Ajay Singh, Indian Hotels MD and CEO Puneet Chhatwal and PVR Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Bijli shared their experiences from the Covid-19 period, their learnings and what they did to shield their businesses.
FYI the BYIs (Bright Young Indians) | Show and Tell: How I air-walked from rooftop to sky
Dancer and Instagram influencer Baba Jackson spoke at the India Today Conclave 2023. In his session titled “Show and tell: How I air-walked from rooftop to sky”, he gave a power-packed performance and talked about his humble beginnings.
UP CLOSE | Pop Psyche | Busting Bubbles: On love, sex, ageism. And topping the body-beautiful conversation for 25 years
On Day 2 of the India Today Conclave 2023, Malaika Arora said that she loves being called a "sex symbol". The actress also opened up about her insecurities, her relationship with Arjun Kapoor and a lot more at the event.
THE INDIA MOMENT
In his keynote address at the India Today Conclave 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at length on the achievements of his government, India's rising stature in the global order and why promise coupled with performance is the backbone of the "India moment".