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Ranveer Singh on stage with Mahrukh Inayat and Shekhar Gupta

Violence over ‘Padmaavat’ was infuriating, but I was asked not to react: Ranveer Singh

The actor says he chose to channel his anger towards preparing to play the dark, negative role of Alauddin Khilji; makes case for incentivising writers.
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Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani

This edition of ‘Off The Cuff’ saw ‘Former Pakistan Diplomat, Husain Haqqani’ in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta. India and Pakistan must first become friends before they can try and solve their prickly disputes, Haqqani said in conversation with Shekhar Gupta. Haqqani also appreciated India’s foreign relations under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his efforts can bring about a vision for the stewardship of the region without China being the only dominant power. The event was held in Mumbai on 19 January 2018. Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Former Pakistan Diplomat, Husain Haqqani; Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint  Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Husain Haqqani; Shekhar Gupta; Yatin Shah,co-founder & executive director, IIFL Wealth Management Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani Kailash Surendranath,Indian filmmaker (left) Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Rupa Subramanya, economist; Sonia Sethi, member secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran; Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani Second from left: Ayaz Memon, sports...
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Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

This edition of ‘Off The Cuff’ saw 'CEO of UIDAI, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey' in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. At a time when concerns over data breaches and misuse of Aadhaar have become topics of national debate, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey took tough questions about the controversial identification system head on. Arguing that the entire Aadhaar system is based on "minimum information and optimum ignorance", Pandey sought to allay a range of concerns at this OTC conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Associate Editor Ruhi Tewari. The event was held in Delhi on 18 January 2018. Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey From left: Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Ruhi Tewari, Associate Editor, ThePrint; Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI  Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey From left: Manu Pubby, Deputy Editor, ThePrint; S. Venkat Narayan, President, FCC; Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey Dr. Ajay...
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Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Hon. Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Associate Editor Ruhi Tewari. Singh Singh spoke at length on everything from beef, drugs and sedition to the future of the Congress Party and the inviolability of Electronic Voting Machines. The event was held in Delhi on 12 April 2017. Also Read: EVMs or Canadian Ministers, Amarinder Singh was forthright & unsparing Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh Capt. Amarinder Singh (R) in conversation with Shekhar Gupta (L) and Ruhi Tewari (C). Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh Captain Amarinder Singh (L); Randhir Singh (C); Anirudh Chaudhary (R) Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh General (Retd.) Bikram Singh Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh Capt. Amarinder Singh (L); former finance minister P. Chidambaram (C); Shekhar Gupta (R) Off The Cuff with Amarinder Singh Navin Raheja, MD, Raheja Group (L); Capt. Amarinder Singh (R)    
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Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw National General Secretary, BJP Ram Madhav in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Editor, Opinion & Social media Rama Laxmi. He spoke the government's unapologetically militaristic position on Kashmir, Prime Minister Modi's presidential style persona and many more. The event was held in Mumbai on 14 May 2017. Also Read: “Three years is not enough to judge any government in black and white” We will neutralise every single militant in Kashmir, Indian or foreign — Ram Madhav Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav Ram Madhav (L); Rama Lakshmi, Opinion & Social Media Editor, ThePrint (C); Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint (R). Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav Vidhu Vinod Chopra, producer-director (L); Dr. Shailesh Raina (C); Ram Madhav (R) Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav Ashwini Kumar, professor at the Centre for Public Policy, TISS, Mumbai Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav Tavleen Singh Off the Cuff with Ram Madhav Ram Madhav      
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Off The Cuff with Sharad Pawar

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw President, Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. Pawar spoke on an array of issues, ranging from the culpability of the present government in the unceasing tension in Kashmir, to who between Modi and Rahul is the "obvious choice" for the country. The event was held in Pune on 19 April 2017 Off The Cuff with Sharad Pawar OTC with Sharad Pawar begins Off The Cuff with Sharad Pawar A rapt audience OTC with Sharad Pawar begins Dr. V. Arya, professor, Symbiosis International University, Pune OTC with Sharad Pawar begins A light moment on stage OTC with Sharad Pawar begins Atul Chordia, Chairman, Panchshil Realty  
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Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Hon. Minister of Commerce & Industry, India Suresh Prabhu in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Contributing Editor Mahrukh Inayet. Mr. Prabhu dodged controversial questions and left the audience gratified with trivia about the railways, often known as the lifeline of the Indian transport system. The event was held in Delhi on 18 May 2017. Also Read: Railways lost out due to neglect, warped policies – Suresh Prabhu Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu Shekhar Gupta (L); Mahrukh Inayet (C); Suresh Prabhu (R). Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu Suresh Prabhu with Syed Muazzem Ali. Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu Rama Lakshmi, Opinion and Social Media Editor, ThePrint. Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu Syed Muazzem Ali, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India. Off The Cuff with Suresh Prabhu A packed hall.  
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Off The Cuff with Rajiv Kumar

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. Kumar spoke on a range of issues including the economic slowdown, GST, unemployment, disinvestment in Air India and agriculture. The event was held in Delhi on 29 September 2017. Also Read: GST to Air India, the headlines from OTC with Niti Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar Off The Cuff with Rajiv Kumar From Left: Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman, Niti Aayog  Off The Cuff with Rajiv Kumar From Left: KC Tyagi, JD (United MP); Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Rajiv Kumar First row from left: Ramesh Bidhuri, member of parliament Lok Sabha, BJP; Ishan Raina, CEO, Out Of Home Media; Sanjeev Manchanda, noted CA; Deven Narang, MD- Susatainable Biomass, Sindicatum; Jyotsna Suri, chairperson, Bharat Hotels Ltd Second row from left: Utkarsh Amitabh, founder Network Capital; Harish Sachdeva, MD Helix Group; Herbert Traxl, former Austrian Ambassador to India Off The...
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Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Chairman of the Bajaj Group Rahul Bajaj. Mr Kant spoke on a range of issues including Make in India to real estate reforms and relations with China to the controversial anti-corruption law. The event was held in Pune on 23 May 2017. Also Read: Air India is next on disinvestment list — Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Amitabh Kant (L); Rahul Bajaj (C); Shekhar Gupta (R) Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant A light moment Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Satish Mehta, Founder, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant AN Roy, former Director General of Police, Maharashtra with his wife Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Rashmi Shukla, Pune Police Commissioner (second from right); Varsha Chordia, Vice-President, Pune Biennale Foundation (R)  
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Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Founder, PayTm Vijay Shekhar Sharma in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Contributing Editor Mahrukh Inayet. Mr. Sharma spoke without dodging a single question. Be it reassuring critics and his millions of customers that Paytm is essentially an Indian company or talking candidly about his leaked, viral victory dance. The event was held in Delhi on 29 May 2017. Also Read: Our payments bank is more secure than PSU banks — Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma Vijay Shekhar Sharma (L); Mahrukh Inayet (C); Shekhar Gupta (R) Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma Harsh Goenka (L); Vijay Shekhar Sharma (R) Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma Dipika Roy, theatre actor and director (L); Sonal Agrawal, managing partner, Accord Group India (R) Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma A gripped audience Off The Cuff with Vijay Shekhar Sharma Madan Bahal (L); Shekhar Gupta (C); Vijay...

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.