Sunday 13 Apr '14In his first interaction with the Indian media since taking over as Pakistan high commissioner, Abdul Basit, a career diplomat, hopes talks between the two countries renew at the earliest, without any conditions, and explains why Hafiz Saeed cannot get even 1% of the votes to win a poll in Pakistan. This Idea Exchange was moderated by Pranab Dhal Samanta of The Indian Express
Tuesday 18 Feb '14The govt's dream Nalanda University project has run into trouble with Chancellor Amartya Sen threatening to resign after the finance ministry raised pointed queries on the financial management of this mega revival plan.
Sunday 15 Sep '13In this Idea Exchange, German ambassador Michael Steiner talks about why Kashmir should be proud of the Zubin Mehta concert, says it was a legitimate diplomatic exercise, explains the reason he hosted Modi and wishes India does not squander its economic chances. The session was moderated by Pranab Dhal Samanta of The Indian Express
Sunday 06 Jan '13Afghanistan’s story is very long. We have achieved a lot in the last 10-11 years. I remember days in Kabul when life was almost nil in the city—no traffic, none of the signs of a normal life.