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Hyderabad sees the finest event of the year on October 2, every year. The Finest Minds from across the world come together On Things That Matter. It is a festival of thoughts and ideas.

Manthan Samvaad is a landmark event in the city’s calendar and is keenly looked forward to by citizens of Hyderabad.
Over 1500 people attend the day-long event with complete engagement.

Manthan Samvaad

What is Manthan Samvaad?

  • K V Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor: ‘5 Trillion Economy’
  • Srinath Raghavan, Historian: ‘Kashmir: The State & The Status’
  • Sudarshan Iyengar, Gandhian: ‘Gandhi Now’
  • Menaka Guruswamy: ‘My Constitution’s Country’
  • Azeem Banatwalla, Standup Comedian: ‘Live’
  • Divya Dwivedi & Shaj Mohan, Philosophers: ‘Gandhi’s Truth’
  • Vivek Kaul, Economist: ‘The Great Economic Slowdown’
  • Sagarika Ghose, Journalist: ‘Big State and Liberties’
  • A R Shervani, Educationist: Bhagwad Gita in Urdu
  • Justice A P Shah, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court (Retd), ‘The Intolerant Republic’
  • Amit Chandra, MD, Bain Capital: ‘How Indians Can Build India’
  • Shashi Tharoor, Politician: ‘Why I am a Hindu’
  • Daniel Fernandes, Standup Comedian: ‘Shadows’
  • Tejal Kanitkar, Scientist: ‘Climate Change’
  • Kanhaiya Kumar, Student Activist: ‘Sach ki Parchhaiyan’
  • Justice Chelameswar, Supreme Court Judge: ‘Rule of Law’
  • Yashwant Sinha, Former Minister: ‘Kashmir – Now & Way Forward’
  • Sucheta Mahajan, Professor of History: ‘Making & Unmaking of the Nation’
  • Varun Grover, Lyricist & Comedian: ‘Satya Kintu Vichitra’
  • Nitin Pai, Founder Takshashila Institution: ‘Where The Mind Is Without Fear’
  • Nikhil Dey, Co-Founder MKSS: ‘Transparency to Accountability’
  • Ravish Kumar, Sr Executive Editor NDTV: ‘Gandhi & The Dimensions of Truth’
  • Dr YV Reddy, Former Governor RBI: ‘Centre State Relations’
  • Aakar Patel, ED Amnesty International India: English and its influence on our national priorities’
  • Bezwada Wilson, Magsasay Awardee: ‘’Democracy, Human Dignity & Manual Scavenging’
  • Sofia Ashraf, Rapper & Activist : Rhyme & Reason – A Musical Autobiography’
  • Josy Joseph, Journalist: ‘Vultures of Modern India’
  • Manoj Saxena, Entrepreneur & Investor: ‘Artificial Intelligence & Its Impact on How we Live, Work & Play’
  • Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder Ashoka University: ‘World Class Higher Education in India’
  • Mallika Sarabhai, Dancer & Activist
  • Hindol Sengupta, Author: ‘How Entrepreneurs Can Change Everything You Hate About India’
  • TM Krishna, Vocalist, Writer: ‘Culture, Society & The State’
  • R Chandrashekhar, President NASSCOM: ‘Startups: The Silver Bullet?’
  • Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate: ‘Constitution – The Lost Religion’
  • Mallika Sarabhai, Dancer & Activist: ‘Gender Conundrum’
  • Arun Maira, Public Intellectual: ‘Reforming Our Institutions’
  • KT Ravindran, Architect: ‘Future of our cities’
  • Shekhar Gupta, Journalist: ‘When aspirational turns illiberal: rise of an impatient new India’
  • Vandana Shiva, Activist: ‘What future of agriculture: GM or ecological?’
  • Yogendra Yadav, Politician: ‘Future of Alternative Politics’
  • Kalpana Kannabiran, Activist: ‘A bill of rights of women’
  • Prof U R Rao, Scientist: ‘Challenges in Space’
  • Venu Srinivasan, Industrialist: ‘Assertive World Economy?’
  • Arvind Datar, Senior Advocate: ‘Toxic Taxes & Lethal Laws’
  • Arun Shourie, Public Intellectual
  • Ajai Sahni, Security Expert: ‘India’s Fault Lines’
  • Anil Gupta, Prof, Innovations Expert: ‘Frugal Innovations at Grassroots’