Join us as we decipher the untold stories of the inspiring lives of people who are game-changers of India Inc in a live discussion with Author, Journalist and Columnist Bachi Karkaria and Co-founder and Executive Director Gateway House Manjeet Kripalani. Drawing from Bachi's new book Capture the Dream:
The Many Lives of Captain CP Krishnan Nair, the speakers will trace the journeys of some extraordinary business leaders and how they created a new class of entrepreneurship and paved the way to 21st Century India.
Bachi Karkaria is a game changer in India's journalism, having helped create path-breaking brands for the Times of India Group. She is a popular columnist, bestselling author, litfest curator and international media trainer. She was the first Indian board member of the Paris-based World Editors Forum, a Jefferson Fellow from Hawaii's East West Center, and recipient of the Mary Morgan Hewitt Award for Lifetime Achievement.Read more
Manjeet Kripalani is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and acts as the executive director of the institution. Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (Businessweek, Worth and Forbes magazines, New York), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House. Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for U.S. President in New Jersey, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008 and 2014 in Mumbai. Kripalani holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University (Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts in English and History) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York. She is currently a member of the Center for American Progress' U.S.-India Task Force, as well as being a member of the Asian advisory board of the International Centre for Journalists and the Overseas Press Club, and sits on the executive board of Gateway House, the Indian Liberal Group and Emancipaction, all of which are non-profit organizations.Read more