Author: Namita Bhandare
Editor(s): Namita Bhandare
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7436-401-3
The Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative is an important intellectual landmark in the capital. Every year, the country’s most respected newspaper gathers together key figures from India and the world to discuss pressing concerns as well as to look at areas of political and economic cooperation.
The theme for the leadership Initiative for 2004 was India and the World: A Blueprint for Partnership and Growth. Held in New Delhi in November, speakers at the initiative included prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, United Progressive alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former British Prime Minister John Major, former US Secretary of State Dr Henry Kissinger and Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
Over two days the speakers and delegates deliberated on ways to build bridges of economic prosperity and political peace that would benefit not only the South Asia region but the world of large.
This volume is a compilation of their speeches, along with the questions and answers that followed. A collection that brings together reflections of some of the finest minds of our times.
One of India’s most eminent media groups, the Hindustan Times Group includes Delhi’s largest selling English daily, the Hindustan, and an online paper hindustantimes.com. The flagship paper, the Hindustan Times was launched in 1924 to lend voice to India’s freedom movement. Today, the paper is printed from eight locations and continues to highlight the concerns and aspirations of contemporary Indians.
Stanford University graduate NAMITA BHANDARE is a senior journalist and works for the Hindustan times.
The defining feature of the twenty-first century is not that it will be marked by a clash of civilizations, but that it will be shaped by the confluence of civilizations.
-Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India 2005
The remarkable resilence of our democracy, gives us the voice that is heard and respected throughout the world. -Sonila Gandhi Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance, 2005
The issue of unilateralism against multilateralism arises or should arise, basically only in emergency situations-when a country feels that its vital national interests are threatened and it cannot achieve consenus.
-Dr Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, USA
HINDUSTAN TIMES LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
Dr Manmohan Singh
Q&A: Dr Manmohan Singh
DEMOCRACY AND PROGRESS
Q&A: Sonia Gandhi
INDIA AND PAKISTAN-PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY
Imran Khan And Farooq Abdullah
Q& A: Imran Khan and Farooq Abdullah
VISION INDIA: THE NEXT ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER
Q& A: P Chidambaram
INDIA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE NDA VISION
Arun Jaitley, Arun Shourie and Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Q&A: Arun Jaitley, Arun Shourie and Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
UNITY AND DIVERSITY: KEEPING SOUTH ASIA TOGETHER
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
Q&A: Chandrika Bandaranaika Kumaratunga
THE CHANGING WORLD
Q&A: John Major
COMPETING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Mukesh D Ambani,
Nandan M Nilekani and Subir Raha
Q& A: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Mukesh D Ambani, Nandan M Nilekani and Subir Raha
PREVENTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS FROM FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF ROGUE STATES AND TERRORISTS
Dr Hans Blix
Q&A: Dr Hands Blix
REGIONAL COOPERATION FOR GROWTH AND PROSPERITY
Dr Surakiart Sathirathai
K Natwar Singh
Q&A: Dr Surakiart Sathirathi and K Natwar Singh
INDIA-PAKISTAN: FAST TRACKING THE ROAD TO FRIENDSHIP
Q&A: Altaf Hussain
INDIA’S ROLE IN THE CHANGING WORLD
Dr Henry Kissinger
Q&A: Dr Henry Kissinger