Manthan with Faizan Mustafa
1002 Paigah Plaza,
Hyderabad 500063, India.
The periodic Manthan meetings aim to do manthan (debate) with thought leaders from various fields. Thought leaders of the highest standards from all walks of life share their ideas, thoughts and experiences, and engage in deep conversations with citizens.
Manthan, in association with Association of Democratic Reforms (www.adrindia.org), was lead partner of the National Election Watch Andhra Pradesh which conducted Election Watch during the Lok Sabha & Assembly elections of 2009 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Manthan Ideas is an initiative to promote ideas. Ideas are presented in concise 4, 8 or 16 minute presentations and then debated intensely. Manthan believes that ideas and innovation are critical to progress and it aims to promote ideas through this focussed initiative.
Over 15000 messages on the Manthan Yahoo Group are testimony to the open, daily debates that Manthanites have done since 2005. The most vibrant debates, in an un-moderated environment, happen daily on all kinds of subjects. The debates provide members with information, thoughts and views of all hues and allow people to speak out freely and at length. This is at in.groups.yahoo.com/group/manthanhyd.
The disconnect between the state and the citizen causes considerable damage to the democratic ideal. Manthan Connect is an initiative to connect citizens with the state and increase their engagement at a deeper level. As part of the initiative, Manthan gets responsible representatives of the state to interact with the citizens on a variety of issues.