Express Adda was back in Mumbai with a very special guest: Former Union Minister and The Indian Express columnist - P Chidambaram. The Adda was held at Express Lawns, Express Towers, Mumbai on Friday, March 18.
Mr. Chidambaram, who is just out with his latest book, 'Standing Guard - A Year in Opposition', shared his views on a range of issues including the country’s current social, economical and fiscal challenges.
The discussion was moderated by National Opinion Editor, Vandita Mishra and National Affairs Editor, P Vaidyanathan Iyer, The Indian Express.
The evening saw a huge turnout, with the city’s "matteratti" including Former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, Zia Mody, Managing Partner, AZB and Partners, Rama Bijapurkar, Management and Market Research Consultant, Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group to name a few among the corporate leaders, diplomats, industrialists and intellectuals in the audience.
Among the other guests, who attended this adda event were Anand Jain, Director, Jai Corp, Adfactors PR Chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi, Adfactors PR MD Madan Bahal, Ambi Parameswaran, Executive Director and CEO, Draftfcb-Ulka, Amit Tandon, MD at IiAS (left), Anirudha Dutta, Macro Analyst (India), Capital Group, Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Resources Plc and Chairman Emeritus, Vedanta Ltd, Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary (Industries), Maharashtra, Bazil Shaikh, former Chief General Manager, RBI, Feroz Abbas Khan, Theatre and Film Director, Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor, Divya Marathi, M V Nair, Chairman, CIBIL, Malini Shankar, Principal Secretary (Environment) Maharashtra, Neelkanth Mishra, India Equity Strategist for CreditSuisse, Rohini Salian, public prosecutor, Meera Borwankar, DGP (legal and Technical), Maharashtra Police, Sandra Shroff, Vice-Chairman, UPL and TJ Ravishankar, Director JN Tata Endowment Trust.
The Adda, now a keenly awaited fixture on the social calendar of Delhi and Mumbai, has earlier featured politicians Kapil Sibal and Arun Jaitley, superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, ambassadors Richard Verma, cutting edge filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, sportspersons Saina Nehwal, Viswanathan Anand and Virat Kohli, and intellectuals Dr. Amartya Sen, Thomas Friedman, Martin Wolf and Fareed Zakaria among others.