Express Adda was back in Delhi with most recognised, respected and loved faces in the world, His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader of the Tibetans who calls himself a son of India was our special guest at Express Adda, held at Hotel Taj Mahal, Delhi on May 24th, 2017.
During the discussion, His Holiness spoke on a range of subjects- the role of modern education, the need to revive traditional Indian teachings from the Nalanda school, the growing polarisation in today's world, his thoughts on free Tibet and more.
His Holiness happily engaged with the rapt audience and took several questions, his answers full of learning and wisdom.
The discussion was moderated by Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Express Group and Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express.
Among the guests, who attended this adda event were Arvind Subramaniam, Chief Economic Advisor, Parul Subramaniam, energy healer and hospice expert, Mark Tully, Author, Gillian Wright, Author, Ashok Chawla, Chairman, National Stock Exchange, Vidya Rao, Musician and Author, Sunita Kohli, Architect and Interior designer, Sudhanshu Mittal, BJP Leader, Nisha Agarwal, CEO, Oxfam India, HK Dua, Senior Journalist and former MP, Kabir Saxena, Tushita Meditation Centre, Annie Gowen, India Bureau Chief, The Washington post, Malvika Tiwari, Actor and Designer, Ira pande, Author, Shahnaz Hussain, CEO, Shahnaz Herbals, Krishna Pillai, Director, Triveda Fine Arts, Rajeev Sethi, Founder Director, The Asian Heritage Foundation, Mahendra Singh, Group CEO, Dalmia Bharat Group (cement), Radha Kapoor Khanna, Founder Indian School of Design and Innovation, Aditya Khanna, Director, ART, Special Solutions.
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.