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Rajat Gupta at Off The Cuff | ThePrint

Purpose behind memoir is not to seek redemption or show I’m not guilty: Rajat Gupta

At Off The Cuff, former McKinsey executive Rajat Gupta says ‘no grand strategy’ behind book Mind Without Fear. It was just to tell his side of the story as he did not testify at his trial.
Prannoy Roy (L) with Dorab R. Sopariwala (R) at Off The Cuff in Mumbai | ThePrint

Not Modi vs Rahul, this poll will be defined by satraps, say Prannoy Roy & Dorab Sopariwala

BJP is way ahead of Congress in nurturing alliances with regional leaders, psephologists Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala say at Off The Cuff.
Actor Vicky Kaushal during Off The Cuff

Didn’t like ‘How’s the josh’ at first, wasn’t sure if Indian Army worked like that: Vicky Kaushal

Speaking at OffTheCuff, actor Vicky Kaushal was quick to dismiss allegations that Uri, released months before the Lok Sabha election, was propagandist.

Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha

In a frank conversation, former union minister Yashwant Sinha spoke on a range of issues including the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign’, demonetisation, NPAs and the Gujarat riots. He also explained why he believed that the implementation of the GST, combined with demonetisation, hurt India’s growth rate. Sinha was in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Editor of National & Strategic Affairs, Jyoti Malhotra, at the ‘Off The Cuff’ event in New Delhi. Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of ThePrint; Jyoti Malhotra, national and strategic affairs editor of ThePrint; Yashwant Sinha, former finance & foreign minister of India Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha Former Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh is in conversation with businessman Pankaj Bajaj. Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha Sinha said that the Modi government has botched up on a range of fronts, including the economy and agriculture. Read his full comment here. Off The Cuff with...
Yashwant Sinha at Off The Cuff in New Delhi | THePrint

Modi must restore BJP to what it was in Vajpayee-Advani times: Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha laments ‘lack of internal democracy’ in the BJP, says supporting Modi for PM in 2014 may have been a mistake. 
Jayant Sinha at #OTC

Regret garlanding lynching case convicts, will not do it again: Jayant Sinha

Speaking at Off The Cuff, the minister said it was a “small, private event” that the opposition used to peddle “fake narratives”.

Off The Cuff with Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab minister and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu set the record straight on his hug with Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his controversial visit to Islamabad. In a candid and characteristic conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and senior associate editor Chitleen K. Sethi at the first OTC in Chandigarh, Sidhu didn't mince words and kept the audience entertained with his witty 'Sidhuisms'. Off The Cuff with Navjot Singh Sidhu From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; Chitleen Sethi, senior associate editor, ThePrint; Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab minister & former cricketer Off The Cuff with Navjot Singh Sidhu From left: Archana R. Singh, chairperson - School of Communication Studies, Panjab University; Navjot Singh Sidhu; Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Navjot Singh Sidhu Rashpal Malhotra, chairman, Centre for Research in Rural & Industrial Development, Chandigarh (C) greets Sidhu. Off The Cuff with Navjot Singh Sidhu Rana Nayyar, retired professor, asked the Congress leader about the development of Amritsar. Off...
Off The Cuff

‘Modi govt does not approve naming & shaming in the name of Swachh Bharat’

Parameswaran Iyer, the Centre’s point-person for Swachh Bharat in rural India, says efforts to change behaviour seem to be working.
Salman Khan arrives for a hearing in the Black Buck hunting case, in Jodhpur on Thursday | PTI

A guide to Indian prisons for Salman Khan — from Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt was released from prison in 2016 after nearly three years in incarceration for an arms case stemming from the 1993 blasts. New Delhi: Prisons are not an easy place for anyone, least of all the rich and famous accustomed to living the good life. The jail sentence given to Bollywood star Salman Khan for poaching isn’t his first -- he has done time before, for three days, for the 2002 hit-and-run. But at five years, it might prove his longest. For advice on how to get by, Salman can turn to frequent co-star and close friend Sanjay Dutt, who was released from prison in February 2016 after nearly three years in incarceration for an arms case stemming from the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Speaking to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff, Dutt had talked at length about his life in prison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEidW900iD0 Not exactly an easy time “Two months were...

Off The Cuff with Ranveer Singh

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw actor Ranveer Singh speaking about the protests over his recent release Padmaavat, and why he had kept mum throughout the controversy. Singh said the protests and attack on the film's director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, had enraged him, but he had been asked by friends and the film's producers not to say or do anything, because it could make things worse. Singh also batted for the scrapping of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, and said he had no apprehensions playing the bisexual Alauddin Khilji. “I am a very liberal-minded person and think Section 377 should be scrapped,” he told ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Contributing Editor Mahrukh Inayet. The event was held in Mumbai on 13 February 2018. Off The Cuff with Ranveer Singh From left: Ranveer Singh, actor; Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Mahrukh Inayet, Contributing Editor, ThePrint Off The Cuff with Ranveer Singh From left:...

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.