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Ideas of India Summit 2023Naya India: Looking Inward, Reaching Out

The second edition of the ABP Network Ideas of India Summit takes place at a time of extraordinary global churn. It's a churn brought about by nature untethered from its routine cycle. It is a period of agitation when history is being challenged by forces seeking retribution and renewal. It is a time when science is achieving the impossible as technology continues to democratise society.

In Europe, reluctant young men march towards their doom in a war unleashed by one man's vision of being the modern Czar of an old super power. In inscrutable China, grumbles emerge over the iron fisted handling of a devastating epidemic. In Iran, chador clad brave women reveal their resolve to fight oppression. In North America, forces of social conservatism threaten the very foundations of a liberal democracy. In South Asia economic instability derails expectations, opening up ruling regimes to scrutiny of intent. Where at home issues of employment and rising costs continue to agitate, across borders spanning continents, refugees endlessly await entry, having risked life for liberty. At the heart of all this churning, is a change in the axis of power, a questioning of old alliances and a challenging of received wisdom.

Where does India stand at this moment in world history, a year away from another General Election? A busy calendar of events for 2023 with elections to nine states, a resurgent southern India, a revitalised political opposition and a whole new generation impatient to lead across sectors.

In the second edition of the ABP Network Ideas of India Summit, we celebrate Naya India: Looking Inward, Reaching Out, with thought leaders, business icons, cultural ambassadors, and politicians.

Gallery of Ideators

Session Chairs

Our Esteemed Partners



Day 1

February 24

09.40 AM - 09.45 AM | Duration 5 Mins
09.45 AM - 09.50 AM | Duration 5 Mins
Welcome Address
Avinash Pandey
CEO, ABP Network
09.50 AM 10.00 - AM 10 Mins | Duration 10 Mins
Saraswati Vandana
Sanjeevani Bhelande
Singer & Team
10.00 AM - 10.45 AM | Duration 45 Mins
India and the WorldThe New Power Player
Liz Truss
Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
10.45 AM - 11.15 AM | Duration 30 Mins
The civilisation conundrumClash or Collaboration
Krishna Gopal
Sah Sarkaryawah, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)
11.15 AM - 11.45 AM | Duration 30 Mins
India and Japan Seventy Years of Friendship Konnichiwa, Namaskar
Yasukata Fukahori
Consul-General of Japan in Mumbai
11.45 AM - 12.15 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Brand India Ready for the World
Shashank Srivastava
Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
12.15 PM - 12.45 PM | Duration 30 Mins
The Epic Stories Why Our Myths are Still Alive
Devdutt Pattanaik
Mythologist, Author, Illustrator, and Speaker
12.45 PM - 1.15 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Sunoh! Lucky Ali In Words and Music
Lucky Ali
Singer, Songwriter and Actor
01.15 PM - 02.00 PM | Duration 45 Mins
02.00 PM - 02.45 PM | Duration 45 Mins
Life at the Movies Revisiting the Magic
Asha Parekh
Actress, Film Director and Producer
Zeenat Aman
02.45 PM - 03.15 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Crisis in the Global Economy India's Survival Guide
Surjit Singh Bhalla
Former Executive Director, IMF for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka
Dharmakirti Joshi
Chief Economist, CRISIL
03.15 PM - 04.00 PM | Duration 45 Mins
Last Mile Mobility Connecting the Dots
Ashwini Vaishnaw
Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India
04.00 PM - 04.30 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Crash Course Lessons in Learning
Avadh Ojha
Founder, Ray(Renaissance & Youth), Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Senior Faculty - Yatharth IAS & Iqra IAS
04.30 PM - 05.00 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Young India Making the Right Choices
Khan Sir
Teacher & Social Worker, Khan GS Research Centre
05.00 PM - 05.30 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Many Avatars, Many Roles The importance of brilliance
Manoj Bajpayee
Actor & Producer
05.30 PM - 06.10 PM | Duration 40 Mins
Learning from a Legend Lessons, Good and Bad
Javed Akhtar
Poet & Author
06.10 PM - 06.40 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Naya Bharat Reinventing Punjab Beyond Guns and Drugs
Bhagwant Mann
Chief Minister, Punjab
06.40 PM - 07.10 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Gateway to India Reorienting the City by the Sea
Eknath Shinde
Chief Minister, Maharashtra
07.10 PM - 07.25 PM | Duration 15 Mins
Being Unique The Colours of Music
Shilpa Rao
Indian Playback Singer
07.25 PM - 07.40 PM | Duration 15 Mins
From Ayodhya to Mumbai The Reality of Indian Idol
Rishi Singh
07.40 PM - 08.20 PM | Duration 40 Mins
Mr. Original Changing Bollywood One Film at a Time
Ayushmann Khurrana
08.20 PM - 08.55 PM | Duration 35 Mins
Representing the New Gen Movies and Stardom in the age of Social Media
Sara Ali Khan
08.55 PM - 09.30 PM | Duration 35 Mins
Citizen First The Extraordinary Journey of the Aam Aadmi
Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister, Delh
09.30 PM - 10.15 PM | Duration 45 Mins
Fight Like A Woman Guts, Grit and Glory
Ashwini Nachappa
Former International Athlete and Arjuna Awardee
Jwala Gutta
Badminton Player, Arjuna Awardee and Commonwealth Gold Winner
Joshna Chinappa
Pro Squash Player and Arjuna Awardee and Commonwealth Gold Winner
Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
Indian Field Hockey Player
Vinesh Phogat
Indian Wrestler, Arjuna Awardee and Commonwealth Gold Winner
10.15 PM Onwards

Day 2

February 25

10.00 AM - 10.30 AM | Duration 30 Mins
A New Corporate Culture The Leader's Guide
N R Narayana Murthy
Founder, Infosys
10.30 AM - 11.15 AM | Duration 45 Mins
The Great Derangement Facing a Climate Catastrophe
Amitav Ghosh
11.15 AM - 11.45 AM | Duration 30 Mins
Friction, Action, Reaction How to Conquer Failure
Nitin Vijay ‘NV Sir’
CEO & Founder, Motion Education Pvt. Ltd.
11.45 AM - 12.15 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Living With Violence The Demons Within Us
Ashis Nandy
Sociologist and Clinical Psychologist
12.15 PM - 01.00 PM | Duration 45 Mins
Come Ride With Me How I Made it
Bhavish Aggrawal
Co-Founder and CEO, Ola Cabs
01.00 PM - 01.40 PM | Duration 40 Mins
Director's Cut Telling Original Stories
Mira Nair
Indian Filmmaker, Founder – Salaam Baalak Trust and Mirabai Films
Nandita Das
Filmmaker, Writer, Actor, Social Advocate
01:40 PM - 02:25 PM | Duration 45 Mins
02.25 PM - 03.10 PM | Duration 45 Mins
Art for HeartThe Healing Power of Genius
Bickram Ghosh
Shubha Mudgal
Classical Vocalist
Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash
Sarod Artists
03.10 PM - 03.30 PM | Duration 20 Mins
India Inc. Building Tomorrow's Economy
Sanjeev Juneja
Founder, SBS Group of Companies
03.30 PM - 03.45 PM | Duration 15 Mins
India Inc. Building Tomorrow's Economy
Chandra Prakash Agrawal
Chairman & Managing Director, Gallantt Group of Industries
03.45 PM - 04.00 PM | Duration 15 Mins
India Inc. Building Tomorrow's Economy
Suvankar Sen
MD & CEO, SENCO Gold & Diamonds
04.00 PM - 04.30 PM | Duration 30 Mins
The Nation State and its Permanent Minorities From the US to Israel
Mahmood Mamdani
Academician, Author, and Political Commentator, Executive Director, MISR
04.30 PM - 05.00 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Cracking the Code My Adventures in Teaching
Vikas Divyakirti
Founder, Drishti IAS
05.00 PM - 05.30 PM | Duration 30 Mins
The Many Identities of India The Pluralist Vision
Vinay Lal
Historian and Professor, UCLA
05.30 PM - 06.00 PM | Duration 30 Mins
In the top league Kriti Sanon, A force to reckon with
Kriti Sanon
06.00 PM - 06.30 PM | Duration 30 Mins
The Youtube Boom The Female Gaze
Saloni Gaur
Comedian & Content Creator
RJ Karishma
Radio Jockey, Social Media Influencer, and YouTuber
Meethika Dwivedi
Social Media Influencer
06.30 PM - 07.15 PM | Duration 45 Mins
The Future is Here Building the New Narrative
Shekhar Kapur
Filmmaker, Actor, TV Presenter and Entrepreneur
07.15 PM - 07.45 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Lay Of The Land Highway From India To Bharat
Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt of India
07.45 PM - 08.15 PM | Duration 30 Mins
Master of Spices Cooking up a Storm
Vikas Khanna
Chef, Cookbook Writer and Filmmaker
08.15 PM - 08.45 PM | Duration 30 Mins
The consistent performer with an eye for quality
Yami Gautam
08.45 PM - 08.50 PM | Duration 5 Mins
Vote of Thanks
Avinash Pandey
CEO, ABP Network
08.50 PM - 09.30 PM | Duration 40 Mins
Run-Up To 2024
Kavitha Kalvakuntla
Member of Legislative Council - Kamareddy & Nizamabad, BRS Party
Priyanka Chaturvedi
MP, Rajya Sabha and Deputy Leader, Shiv Sena UBT
Poonam Mahajan
Member of Parliament - Mumbai North Central
Raghav Chadha
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and National Spokesperson, AAP
09.30 PM Onwards
Cocktails & Dinner