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Economics & Governance

August 9 @ 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

An indispensable part of being a thinker is effecting change for the better in the world around you. When that ability to bring about change is practised on a prodigious scale, leaders are born. Thinkers is presenting an intimate confluence of such distinguished leaders who have made indispensable contributions in building the India as we know it today. These contributions have been through their illustrious stints in the government or the private sector and through powerful writing that has even attracted strong legal backlash from major corporate houses. Tamal Bandopadhyay, Rakesh Mohan, Gurucharan Das, Bibek Debroy, Sanjeev Sanyal and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta who have each played incomparable roles in adding to the nation’s intellectual dialogue over the years will share a common platform to impart their ideas on economics and governance, areas in which they’ve had a lifetime of experience.




08:00 – 09:00: Registration 

09:00 – 09:05: Introduction by Milee Ashwarya, Editor, Penguin Random House India

09:05 – 09:25: Rakesh Mohan, Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Human Settlements

09:25 – 09:45: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly on “Thin Dividing Line”

09:45 – 10:05: Arun Kumar, Senior Economist & Ex JNU Professor

10:05 – 10:25: Gurcharan Das, Author, Commentator and Thought Leader

10:25 – 11:05: Panel Discussion with Rakesh Mohan, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Arun Kumar & Gurcharan Das moderated by Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Business World

11:05 – 11:20: Tea/Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:40: Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance on “The Economics of Chaos & Complexity”

11:40 – 12:00: Bibek Debroy, Member, NITI Aayog

12:00 – 12:20: Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Consulting Editor, Mint

12:20 – 12:40: Bimal Jalan, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

12:40 – 01:20: Panel Discussion with Sanjeev Sanyal, Bibek Debroy, Tamal Bandyopadhyay & Bimal Jalan moderated by Amit Kapoor, Editor-in-Chief, THINKERS

1:20 – 1:25: Closing Remarks by Amit Kapoor

1:25 onwards: Networking Lunch


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August 9
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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