Thursday, April 4, 2019

Centre for Policy Research & Trivedi Centre for Political Data (Ashoka University) invite you to a discussion on 
'Women Candidates and Voters: Will they shape the 2019 election result?'  
Speakers: 
Mukulika Banerjee, Associate Professor and Director South Asia Centre, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University
Lipika Kamra, Assistant Professor, O P Jindal Global University
Rahul Verma, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Maulana Azad National Professor, ICSSR
Barkha Dutt, Contributing Editor, The Week (TBC)
Thursday, 4 April 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
Jakhars & Swaminathan Betrayal – No Bank Credit to 50 Cr Farmers
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April05, 2019 (C) Ravinder Singh ravindersinvent@gmail.com

I am responding to Poll Promises made to Indian Farmers but basic inputs are Not Provided – 50 Cr Farmers get no Credit, 20 Cr Farmers no Fertilizer and 60 Cr Farmers no Canal Irrigation – Fact Check is –

50 Cr Farmers Get No Bank Credit

When Bank Credit to Mukesh Ambani Tripled in last few years – 9.2 Cr Farm Holdings* didn’t get any Bank or Institutional Credit in 2017 [Table 15.9] – 50 Cr Farmers Never Got Bank Credit were at the mercy of Moneylenders. *As per Agriculture Census 2010-11 actual figure today would definitely be over 10 Cr Farm Holdings and 50 Cr Farmers.

Not just that top 10 Families got nearly Rs.18,00,000 Cr as Bank Credit – for almost Zero Dividend to Shareholders – this includes Rs.6,12,191 Cr POCKET MONEY [2018] – to invest on SPECULATIVE ACTIVITIES or SIDE BUSINESSES Like investing in Stock Market – Mukesh Ambani alone got over Rs.1,01,462 Cr. Actually Other Activities INCOME Exceed Rs.5,11,534 Cr for Stock Market listed companies which is 7 TIMES their Rs. 73,740 Cr Dividend to Shareholders.

Not just that GoI reduced interest rates by about 3% for the benefit of mainly few families, all the Bank Depositors suffered from Lower Interest rate. But this doesn’t mean MSME too benefitted from lower interest rates – Most the MSME were funded through Non Banking Finance Companies who charge COMMERCIAL RATES.

24% or 4 Cr Holdings 20 Cr Farmers Fertilizer Free Cultivation

More shocking – 45.776 million hectare cultivated area didn’t use any fertilizer due BAD ADVISE of Jakhars and Swanimathan who favor ORGANIC FARMING. [Table 15.7]

5 Cr Operational Holdings and 25 Cr Farmers Suffer from Low Yields Because SWAMINATH & JAKHARS Led NGO advised against Fertilizer Use.

12 Cr Farm Holdings 60 Cr Farmers Without Canal Irrigation.  

16.9 mHec Canal Irrigation Out of 189 mHec Cultivation

Between 8% to 9% Cultivated Area is Covered Under Canal Irrigation – other means are Costly and Need regular Investment & Pumping. [Table 15.5]

FARMERS ARE DENIED – CREDIT, IRRIGATION & FERTILIZERS TO GROW CROPS – Storage, Food Processing & Direct Market – Cooperative Retail Stores in Villages Flood Protection are ADDITIONAL NEEDS TO IMPROVE THEIR EARNING.

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PRESS INVITE
  
Press Announcement of Women March 4 Change Program on April 4, 2019

On the 4th of April, 2019 marches are being organised at hundreds of places across India under the Banner औरतें उट्ठी नहीं तोज़ुल्म बढ़ता जाएगा, Women March 4 Change. Women are marching together to reject the current environment of hate and violence and to claim their constitutional rights as citizens of a democratic republic. Marches are being organised at hundreds of places in 20 states in India. 

In Delhi, the March will start from Mandi House at 11.30 am and will culminate at JantarMantar where a program will be held. AisiTaisi Democracy, Maya Rao and various other groups and artists will be performing at JantarMantar.

We request you to cover the march and the event.


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Dear everyone !

Very interesting stuff happening tomorrow on food systems.

I like to draw your attention to the following 4 points

1. The launch in US about the Lancet study that authors easily conclude in the press release issued in USA embargoed 630PM EST April 3 pasted below  
“We are highlighting the importance of low consumption of healthy foods as compared to the greater consumption of unhealthy foods,” Afshin said. “Dietary policies focusing on promoting healthy eating can have a more beneficial effect than policies advocating against unhealthy foods.” 
Key author belongs to EAT foundation, I can add the conflict of interest is too explicit for Dr. Ashkan Afshin who is with EAT foundation.https://eatforum.org/lancet-commissioner/ashkan-afshin/ Partners of EAT include Food Industry providing strategic advice includes Nestle, and other significant organisations. https://eatforum.org/about/partnerships/ 

Question : Does marketing of unhealthy foods displaces healthy foods ? 


2. EAT Lancet is launching in New Delhi tomorrow with  FSSAI, Srinath Reddy  and Sunita Narain are speakers. FSSAI already works on promotion EAT RIGHT and soft on bad marketing which displaces health diet. 
FSSAI with the support of Tasting India and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Full of conflict of interest. https://eatforum.org/event/the-eat-lancet-commission-launch-in-new-delhi-2/
On FSSAI you may already read this how junk food companies influence the policy. 

https://thewire.in/health/coca-cola-junk-food-companies-are-influencing-indias-public-health-policies



"Critics however were raised on the actual independence of the Commission, in light of the links of the initiative with important financial and economic organizations: EAT-Forum was in fact founded by the Stordalen Foundation, that it is funded, among other entities, by the Wellcome Trust. One of the main EAT partnerships is with FReSH (Food Reform for Sustainability and Health), one of the key initiatives by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which brings together some of the biggest corporations in the food, bio-tech, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.
The EAT-Lancet report “acknowledged funding from the Wellcome Trust, including financial support to the secretariat to coordinate collation of the Commission and for travel fares, accommodation, and food for the Commission meetings of the EAT-Lancet Commission” and confirmed that “all authors received funding from EAT and the Wellcome Trust”.
Regrettably, members of the Commission include also high officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)."
4.  Experts on food guidance say it is nutritionally deficient diet. http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2019/01/the-eat-lancet-diet-is-nutritionally-deficient/


What do you think ? 

Best regards
Arun


Embargoed Until 6:30 pm (Eastern U.S. Time), Wednesday, April 3, 2019
 
 
New Study Finds Poor Diet Kills More People Globally than 
Tobacco and High Blood Pressure
 
Better eating could prevent one in five deaths worldwide

Low amount of healthy foods, including whole grains and fruits, more significant than high levels of unhealthy foods

Dietary risks, such as high sodium intake, are an ‘equal opportunity killer’

 
SEATTLE – Poor diet is responsible for more deaths globally than tobacco, high blood pressure, or any other health risk, according to a new scientific study.
 
Consuming low amounts of healthy foods, such as whole grains, and too much unhealthy foods, including sweetened beverages, account for one in every five deaths globally. 
 
“Poor diet is an equal opportunity killer,” said Dr. Ashkan Afshin, lead author on the study and an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. “We are what we eat and risks affect people across a range of demographics, including age, gender, and economic status.”
 
Afshin, who authored a global paper on obesity in 2017, emphasized that today’s study focuses on the effects of food on chronic health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, independent of their connections to obesity. More than 130 scientists from nearly 40 countries contributed to the analysis, which was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet. (LINK TO PAPER). The paper is the most comprehensive analysis on the health effects of diet ever conducted.
 
Poor diets were responsible for 10.9 million deaths, or 22% of all deaths among adults in 2017, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the leading cause, followed by cancers and diabetes. They also resulted in 255 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), which equal the sum of years of life lost and years lived with disability. Poor diet represents 16% of all DALYs among adults globally.

In comparison, tobacco was associated with 8.0 million deaths, and high blood pressure was linked to 10.4 million deaths. (see: https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/#)

In 2017, CVD was the leading cause of diet-related deaths (9,497,300) and DALYs (207.2 million), followed by cancers (913,100 deaths and 20.2 million DALYs), diabetes (338,700 deaths and 23.7 million DALYs), and kidney diseases (136,600 deaths and 3.4 million DALYs).

The study finds that while the impact of individual dietary factors varies across countries, three dietary factors – low intake of whole grains, as well as fruits, and high consumption of sodium – accounted for more than 50% of diet-related deaths and 66% of DALYs. The other 50% of death and 34% of DALYs were attributed to high consumption of red meat, processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, and trans fatty acids among other foods.

“We are highlighting the importance of low consumption of healthy foods as compared to the greater consumption of unhealthy foods,” Afshin said. “Dietary policies focusing on promoting healthy eating can have a more beneficial effect than policies advocating against unhealthy foods.”

The largest gaps between current and optimal diets were observed for nuts and seeds, milk, and whole grains. Some of those gaps, Afshin said, result from food producers and manufacturers. 

“There is an urgent and compelling need for changes in the various sectors of the food production cycle, such as growing, processing, packaging, and marketing,” Afshin said. “Our research finds the need for a comprehensive food system intervention to promote the production, distribution, and consumption of healthy foods across nations.”
Harvard Professor Dr. Walter Willett, a co-author of the study, noted that the findings are consistent with a recent summary of randomized trials documenting benefits on risk factors for cardiovascular disease by replacing red meat with plant sources of protein. 

Thus, adoption of diets emphasizing soy foods, beans and other healthy plant sources of protein will have important benefits for both human and planetary health,” he said. 
While sodium, sugar, and fat have been the focus of diet policy debate in recent years, the assessment shows the leading risk factors resulting in death are diets high in sodium, low in whole grains, low in fruit, low in nuts and seeds, and low in vegetables. Each of these accounts for more than 2% of all deaths globally.   

Among the world’s 20 most populous countries, Egypt had the highest rate of diet-related deaths (552 per 100,000) and DALYs (11,837 per 100,000) in 2017; Japan had the lowest rate of diet-related deaths (97 per 100,000) and DALYs (2,300 per 100,000).


Media contacts:
IHME: Kelly Bienhoff, +1-206-897-2884 (office); +1-913-302-3817 (mobile); kbien@uw.edu
IHME: Dean Owen, +1-206-897-2858 (office); +1-206-434-5630 (mobile); dean1227@uw.edu  
The LancetEmily Head +44-207-424-4249 (office); +44-7920-530-997 (mobile); emily.head@lancet.com
 
Available for comment:
Dr. Ashkan Afshin, Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences IHME; aafshin@uw.edu
Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization; brancaf@who.int

Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition

Harvard University; wwillett@hsph.harvard.edu
Corinna Hawkes, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London; Corinna.Hawkes@city.ac.uk


About the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research organization at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME is committed to transparency and makes this information widely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions on allocating resources to improve population health.
About the Global Burden of Disease study
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is the largest and most comprehensive effort to quantify health loss across places and over time. It draws on the work of more than 3,600 collaborators from 146 countries and territories. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation coordinates the study. The GBD 2017 study was published in November 2018 and includes more than 38 billion estimates of 359 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors in 195 countries and territories.
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Dr. Arun Gupta MD FIAP
Central Coordinator, BPNI
MD, World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative(WBTi)
Regional Coordinator- IBFAN South Asia,
Convener-Alliance Against Conflict of Interest(AACI),& 
Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest(NAPi)

BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034. 

Email id : arun.ibfan@gmail.com 
Mobile: 9899676306
Tweet : @moveribfan
Skype: arungupta1696
Actress Manara Chopra celebrated Baisakhi in National Capital

Today, Zid movie actress Manara Chopra and Y. Rajeev Reddy (CMD, Country Club) witnessed Baisakhi Celebrations at Hotel Royal Plaza, Delhi. At the event, they launched the country club's “Billionaire Card”. The event also had Baisakhi Themed Fashion Show in traditional Punjabi clothes.
The Billionaire Cards are offered in two variants- Billionaire Card and Billionaire Premium. Billionaire Premium is priced at Rs 2,50,000/- and offers lifetime Country Club membership. It offers 6 nights & 7 days holidays for 30 years. Priced at Rs 1,85,000/- Billionaire Card too offers lifetime Country Club membership. Its other key features include 6 nights and 7 days holidays for 10 years.

Present at the event Mr. Reddy shared Country Club's vision, “Country Club is not just about Business, Its about peace, family and togetherness. Just after the World Trade Centre incident, we had an event in Hyderabad in which Mr. Sunil Dutt was invited and the energy in that event was fascinating. This year Holi celebrations was like human Tsunami with kids, ladies, and families. Our Target is to achieve one million membership soon.”
Actress Manara expressed her gratitude towards her association with the country club by saying “I am extremely happy to be associated with Country club from the past four years. I got associated with the country club because of my south movies. It has been a delight to be a member of the country club and this time they are organizing an amazing Baisakhi celebration which I would love to attend.”
Also, She Spoke about her upcoming Telugu movie, “ My upcoming movie is releasing on 25th April named ‘Sita’”

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Dear everyone !

Very interesting stuff happening tomorrow on food systems.

I like to draw your attention to the following 4 points

1. The launch in US about the Lancet study that authors easily conclude in the press release issued in USA embargoed 630PM EST April 3 pasted below  
“We are highlighting the importance of low consumption of healthy foods as compared to the greater consumption of unhealthy foods,” Afshin said. “Dietary policies focusing on promoting healthy eating can have a more beneficial effect than policies advocating against unhealthy foods.” 
Key author belongs to EAT foundation, I can add the conflict of interest is too explicit for Dr. Ashkan Afshin who is with EAT foundation.https://eatforum.org/lancet-commissioner/ashkan-afshin/ Partners of EAT include Food Industry providing strategic advice includes Nestle, and other significant organisations. https://eatforum.org/about/partnerships/ 

Question : Does marketing of unhealthy foods displaces healthy foods ? 


2. EAT Lancet is launching in New Delhi tomorrow with  FSSAI, Srinath Reddy  and Sunita Narain are speakers. FSSAI already works on promotion EAT RIGHT and soft on bad marketing which displaces health diet. 
FSSAI with the support of Tasting India and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Full of conflict of interest. https://eatforum.org/event/the-eat-lancet-commission-launch-in-new-delhi-2/
On FSSAI you may already read this how junk food companies influence the policy. 

https://thewire.in/health/coca-cola-junk-food-companies-are-influencing-indias-public-health-policies



"Critics however were raised on the actual independence of the Commission, in light of the links of the initiative with important financial and economic organizations: EAT-Forum was in fact founded by the Stordalen Foundation, that it is funded, among other entities, by the Wellcome Trust. One of the main EAT partnerships is with FReSH (Food Reform for Sustainability and Health), one of the key initiatives by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which brings together some of the biggest corporations in the food, bio-tech, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.
The EAT-Lancet report “acknowledged funding from the Wellcome Trust, including financial support to the secretariat to coordinate collation of the Commission and for travel fares, accommodation, and food for the Commission meetings of the EAT-Lancet Commission” and confirmed that “all authors received funding from EAT and the Wellcome Trust”.
Regrettably, members of the Commission include also high officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)."
4.  Experts on food guidance say it is nutritionally deficient diet. http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2019/01/the-eat-lancet-diet-is-nutritionally-deficient/


What do you think ? 

Best regards
Arun


Embargoed Until 6:30 pm (Eastern U.S. Time), Wednesday, April 3, 2019
 
 
New Study Finds Poor Diet Kills More People Globally than 
Tobacco and High Blood Pressure
 
Better eating could prevent one in five deaths worldwide

Low amount of healthy foods, including whole grains and fruits, more significant than high levels of unhealthy foods

Dietary risks, such as high sodium intake, are an ‘equal opportunity killer’

 
SEATTLE – Poor diet is responsible for more deaths globally than tobacco, high blood pressure, or any other health risk, according to a new scientific study.
 
Consuming low amounts of healthy foods, such as whole grains, and too much unhealthy foods, including sweetened beverages, account for one in every five deaths globally. 
 
“Poor diet is an equal opportunity killer,” said Dr. Ashkan Afshin, lead author on the study and an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. “We are what we eat and risks affect people across a range of demographics, including age, gender, and economic status.”
 
Afshin, who authored a global paper on obesity in 2017, emphasized that today’s study focuses on the effects of food on chronic health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, independent of their connections to obesity. More than 130 scientists from nearly 40 countries contributed to the analysis, which was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet. (LINK TO PAPER). The paper is the most comprehensive analysis on the health effects of diet ever conducted.
 
Poor diets were responsible for 10.9 million deaths, or 22% of all deaths among adults in 2017, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the leading cause, followed by cancers and diabetes. They also resulted in 255 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), which equal the sum of years of life lost and years lived with disability. Poor diet represents 16% of all DALYs among adults globally.

In comparison, tobacco was associated with 8.0 million deaths, and high blood pressure was linked to 10.4 million deaths. (see: https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/#)

In 2017, CVD was the leading cause of diet-related deaths (9,497,300) and DALYs (207.2 million), followed by cancers (913,100 deaths and 20.2 million DALYs), diabetes (338,700 deaths and 23.7 million DALYs), and kidney diseases (136,600 deaths and 3.4 million DALYs).

The study finds that while the impact of individual dietary factors varies across countries, three dietary factors – low intake of whole grains, as well as fruits, and high consumption of sodium – accounted for more than 50% of diet-related deaths and 66% of DALYs. The other 50% of death and 34% of DALYs were attributed to high consumption of red meat, processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, and trans fatty acids among other foods.

“We are highlighting the importance of low consumption of healthy foods as compared to the greater consumption of unhealthy foods,” Afshin said. “Dietary policies focusing on promoting healthy eating can have a more beneficial effect than policies advocating against unhealthy foods.”

The largest gaps between current and optimal diets were observed for nuts and seeds, milk, and whole grains. Some of those gaps, Afshin said, result from food producers and manufacturers. 

“There is an urgent and compelling need for changes in the various sectors of the food production cycle, such as growing, processing, packaging, and marketing,” Afshin said. “Our research finds the need for a comprehensive food system intervention to promote the production, distribution, and consumption of healthy foods across nations.”
Harvard Professor Dr. Walter Willett, a co-author of the study, noted that the findings are consistent with a recent summary of randomized trials documenting benefits on risk factors for cardiovascular disease by replacing red meat with plant sources of protein. 

Thus, adoption of diets emphasizing soy foods, beans and other healthy plant sources of protein will have important benefits for both human and planetary health,” he said. 
While sodium, sugar, and fat have been the focus of diet policy debate in recent years, the assessment shows the leading risk factors resulting in death are diets high in sodium, low in whole grains, low in fruit, low in nuts and seeds, and low in vegetables. Each of these accounts for more than 2% of all deaths globally.   

Among the world’s 20 most populous countries, Egypt had the highest rate of diet-related deaths (552 per 100,000) and DALYs (11,837 per 100,000) in 2017; Japan had the lowest rate of diet-related deaths (97 per 100,000) and DALYs (2,300 per 100,000).


Media contacts:
IHME: Kelly Bienhoff, +1-206-897-2884 (office); +1-913-302-3817 (mobile); kbien@uw.edu
IHME: Dean Owen, +1-206-897-2858 (office); +1-206-434-5630 (mobile); dean1227@uw.edu  
The LancetEmily Head +44-207-424-4249 (office); +44-7920-530-997 (mobile); emily.head@lancet.com
 
Available for comment:
Dr. Ashkan Afshin, Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences IHME; aafshin@uw.edu
Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization; brancaf@who.int

Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition

Harvard University; wwillett@hsph.harvard.edu
Corinna Hawkes, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London; Corinna.Hawkes@city.ac.uk


About the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research organization at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME is committed to transparency and makes this information widely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions on allocating resources to improve population health.
About the Global Burden of Disease study
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is the largest and most comprehensive effort to quantify health loss across places and over time. It draws on the work of more than 3,600 collaborators from 146 countries and territories. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation coordinates the study. The GBD 2017 study was published in November 2018 and includes more than 38 billion estimates of 359 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors in 195 countries and territories.
…..




Dr. Arun Gupta MD FIAP
Central Coordinator, BPNI
MD, World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative(WBTi)
Regional Coordinator- IBFAN South Asia,
Convener-Alliance Against Conflict of Interest(AACI),& 
Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest(NAPi)

BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034. 

Email id : arun.ibfan@gmail.com 
Mobile: 9899676306
Tweet : @moveribfan
Skype: arungupta1696
Actress Manara Chopra celebrated Baisakhi in National Capital

Today, Zid movie actress Manara Chopra and Y. Rajeev Reddy (CMD, Country Club) witnessed Baisakhi Celebrations at Hotel Royal Plaza, Delhi. At the event, they launched the country club's “Billionaire Card”. The event also had Baisakhi Themed Fashion Show in traditional Punjabi clothes.
The Billionaire Cards are offered in two variants- Billionaire Card and Billionaire Premium. Billionaire Premium is priced at Rs 2,50,000/- and offers lifetime Country Club membership. It offers 6 nights & 7 days holidays for 30 years. Priced at Rs 1,85,000/- Billionaire Card too offers lifetime Country Club membership. Its other key features include 6 nights and 7 days holidays for 10 years.

Present at the event Mr. Reddy shared Country Club's vision, “Country Club is not just about Business, Its about peace, family and togetherness. Just after the World Trade Centre incident, we had an event in Hyderabad in which Mr. Sunil Dutt was invited and the energy in that event was fascinating. This year Holi celebrations was like human Tsunami with kids, ladies, and families. Our Target is to achieve one million membership soon.”
Actress Manara expressed her gratitude towards her association with the country club by saying “I am extremely happy to be associated with Country club from the past four years. I got associated with the country club because of my south movies. It has been a delight to be a member of the country club and this time they are organizing an amazing Baisakhi celebration which I would love to attend.”
Also, She Spoke about her upcoming Telugu movie, “ My upcoming movie is releasing on 25th April named ‘Sita’”
Centre for Policy Research and Oxford University Press cordially invite you to the Book Launch of 'Power and Diplomacy: India’s Foreign Policies during the Cold War'
Guest of Honour: Hamid Ansari, Former Vice President of India 

Panellists:
Shivshankar Menon, Former National Security Adviser of India
Suhasini Haidar, National Editor, The Hindu
Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Zorawar Daulet Singh, Author and Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Friday, 5 April 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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