Off The Cuff with Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala

Updated: 4 April, 2019 12:35 pm IST

NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy and the channel’s editorial advisor Dorab R. Sopariwala were in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff in Mumbai. The veteran polls experts shared their experiences and findings from analysing years of Indian elections using data. They also spoke at length on the importance of regional parties, how India votes as a federation of states, the impact of incumbency on voters over the decades and the significance of factors such as development and ground work over caste and charisma. https://bit.ly/2uJBBEy

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From left: Prannoy Roy, co-founder, NDTV; Dorab R. Sopariwala, editorial advisor, NDTV; Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint

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From left: Jai Talwar, vice-president of business development, Interactive Trade Solutions; Kitu Gidwani, actor

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From left: Ayaz Memon, sports writer; R.A. Shah, solicitor and senior partner at Crawford Bayley & Co.; Dr. Shailesh Raina, urologist

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From left: Suman Ghosh, film director, had a question for the panel.

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From left: Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala share a laugh.

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Aarti Surendranath, MD of Kailash Picture Co. was at the event.

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From left: Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC; Vinay Ahuja, senior managing partner, IIFL Wealth

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Dr. Ashwani Kumar, professor at TISS, participated in the conversation.

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“They (voters) are very clear that they don’t really trust the media,” said Prannoy Roy.

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From left: Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India; Raj Nayak, former CEO, Colors – Viacom18; Aarti Surendranath; Ayaz Memon (extreme right)

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Malini Bhupta, senior journalist, Value Research Stock Advisor, had a question for the panelists.

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Prahlad Kakkar, ad filmmaker, participated in the discussion.

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In conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, the senior editors told the audience that the upcoming Lok Sabha election will not be a national poll, dominated by one sweeping agenda or a Narendra Modi-versus-Rahul Gandhi theme, but a “federation-of-states” election.

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From left: Ruksh Chatterji, partner, IIFL Wealth; Prannoy Roy; Vinay Ahuja; Dorab R. Sopariwala; Shekhar Gupta

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Prannoy Roy & Dorab R. Sopariwala posed with ThePrint team after the event.

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From left: Prannoy Roy; Dorab R. Sopariwala; Shekhar Gupta

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Prannoy Roy signed a few copies of his book ‘The Verdict: Decoding India’s Elections’

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Well known radio personality Ameen Sayani’s son and company manager Rajil Sayani lent his voice to ThePrint.

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