HTLS 2018 Day 1 concludes, next session to resume at 10am tomorrow
The first day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018 started with Congress president Rahul Gandhi delivering the keynote address, and ended with actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh dancing to ‘Khalibali’ from their movie Padmaavat.
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The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018 got off to a start with the keynote address by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the government for dividing people and spreading hatred.
Other prominent speakers who attended the much-awaited annual summit are Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, legendary footballer Pele among others.
Here are the highlights of the day:
Day 1 of HT Leadership Summit 2018 concludes
Day 2 of HT Leadership Summit begins at 10am on October 6.
Deepika yin to my yang, says Ranveer: Some special moments
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone dance together on the HTLS stage
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone on the #MeToo movement
Harassment anywhere and in any form is wrong: Ranveer Singh.
It takes a lot of courage to come out and speak about harassment, but if it has actually happened. It is wrong and I condemn it: Ranveer Singh
The #MeToo movement isn’t just about gender, it’s about right versus wrong, says Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer does a Thangabali impression
Deepika’s first impression of Ranveer Singh
Deepika is the classiest chic I have met in my life: Ranveer
Deepika is the classiest chic I have met in my life: Ranveer Singh.
Deepika on how she prepares for a role
Every film requires preparation, but different actors prepare in different ways. For me it’s more internal. I think a lot: Deepika Padukone.
Me and Sanjay Leela Bhansali share a chemistry. We look at each other and know what the other one wants, says Deepika.
Ranveer Singh on how he prepared for his first movie
I spent an entire week incognito as a Delhi University student before Band Bajaa Baraat released. I attended classes, participated in events as Bittu Sharma: Ranveer Singh.
Didn’t think Ranveer would become a big star: Deepika
Before I saw Band Bajaa Baraat, I didn’t think Ranveer Singh would become a big star: Deepika Padukone
Always wanted to be ‘The Hero’: Ranveer Singh
I always wanted to be a Hindi film ‘Hero’ and not just an actor: Ranveer Singh
Ranveer and Deepika on marriage plans
On being asked if a November wedding has been pushed to December, both Ranveer and Deepika dodge the question.
“Whenever it will happen, you’ll be the first to know,” says Ranveer Singh.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the house
Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will make the final address on Day 1 of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Kamal Haasan on possibility of allying with BJP
If my DNA is not going to be tampered with, then no one is politically untouchable: actor-politician Kamal Haasan on possibility of allying with the BJP
I see Rahul Gandhi as a possibility for the country: Kamal Haasan
‘Kamal Haasan or Rajinikanth?’
People should choose the right candidate and not personality, says Kamal Haasan on being asked to make a pitch to people of Tamil Nadu on why they should choose him over Rajinikanth.
Factories needed, but environmental rules should be followed: Kamal Haasan
We are not against big factories, we need it. But there are certain rules, you cannot violate: Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan on what he aims to achieve through politics
Tamil Nadu deserves it place within India. We could have been there 30-40 years ago. My goal right now is Tamil Nadu.
I’m not in the business of PR. I’m going to speak for Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan.
My properties were almost seized: Kamal Haasan
I have been troubled by politicians just for a comment, says Kamal Haasan
My properties was almost seized--it was to teach me a lesson,adds Haasan.
Nascent doesn’t mean naive: Kamal Haasan
15-20 years ago my films became more political. It was seen in my acting, says Kamal Haasan.
I am enjoying my new role in politics: Kamal Haasan at HTLS 2018
Kamal Haasan says he is enjoying his new role in politics.
My party (Makkal Needhi Maiam) is still setting its goals. We are still starting out--we have the best people advising us: Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan to address the gathering shortly
Actor and founder of the political party Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan will be making the next address at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Former CJI Dipak Misra on the Sabarimala verdict
You cannot keep the women of a particular religion out of a temple. Women are to be respected, says Dipak Misra.
Women have to be equal partners in life: Dipak Misra.
An article called me as the warrior of gender justice. I am happy. Women are to be respected. Where woman is respected, there lies that home. A woman is an equal partner in life: former #CJIMisra #HTLS2018 @ashhokbaggriya @BhadraSinha— Richa Banka (@RichaBanka) October 5, 2018
Dipak Misra on state of Indian judiciary
Chanakya was a prominent advisor to Chandragupta Maurya: Dipak Misra
History depicts Chanakya as a cruel man. I don’t think that way. I always think that he was a prominent advisor to the then emperor Chandragupta Maurya, says Dipak Misra.
You cannot allow criminals to govern: Dipak Misra
You cannot allow criminals to govern, says Dipak Misra.
Constitution behaviour should be observed: Dipak Misra
No Indian should feel the Constitution is alien to him: Dipak Misra
As a citizen of India, no one should feel that the constitution is alien to him nor should he ever feel that he is not a part of it: former CJI Dipak Misra
Be an incurable optimist: Dipak Misra
I urge everyone present here to be an incurable optimist, says former CJI Dipak Misra
Hope must be concretised. Hope must become practical reality and that why attempts are being made by the courts to realise this hope: Dipak Misra.
Dipak Misra on the idea of constitutional morality
I am here to speak on the idea of constitutional morality, says Dipak Misra.
Former chief justice on India Dipak Mishra to speak next
Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra to speak with Hindustan Times Legal Editor Ashok Bagriya. This is his first public address after retiring as the Chief Justice of India.
BJP will come back with 300+ seats: Piyush Goyal
The BJP will come back with 300+ seats and the NDA will get a two-thirds majority: Union Minister Piyush Goyal responds at HT Leadership Summit 2018
In Maharashtra, the BJP is the numero uno party. We are far ahead of ahead of others. It will be a clean sweep in the elections--in alliance: Piyush Goyal.
Piyush Goyal’s riposte to Rahul Gandhi’s jibe
We are working on the imagination of Mahatma who called for Congress to wind up and the development of India: Union Minister Piyush Goyal responds to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments at HT Leadership Summit 2018
Piyush Goyal responds to Rahul Gandhi’s comments
I’m sure it was in the imagination of 1.3 billion Indians to have better healthcare, access to power and healthcare: Union Minister Piyush Goyal responds to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments at HT Leadership Summit 2018
A better future remained an imagination:’ Piyush Goyal added.
We inherited economy in shambles: Piyush Goyal
We inherited an ecomomy in shambles, we have strengthened it, says Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal on state of Indian economy
We have absolutely not lost the narrative on economy: Union Minister Piyush Goyal at HT Leadership Summit 2018 on job creation
PM Modi, Finance Minister have successfully steered the economy to strength: Piyush Goyal
Nature of jobs is changing: Piyush Goyal
Nature of jobs in the world is changing. Everybody wanted to join railways, govt: Union Minister Piyush Goyal at HT Leadership Summit 2018
This govt is focused on encouraging entrepreneurial spirit: Piyush Goyal
If you are driving an Uber in Delhi, you are providing a service. This govt is encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation
Over 2.5 million people working in Railways ecosystem: Piyush Goyal
Our initial assessment is that 2.5 million people working in the ecosystem of the railways, says Piyush Goyal.
Piyush Goyal on state of Indian railways
We overloaded the railways system to the point of breaking: Union Minister Piyush Goyal at HT Leadership Summit 2018
Bring charm back to rail travel: Piyush Goyal
It’s been 366 days since I took over as Railways minister. I have had one mantra - To bring the charm back to rail travel, says Piyush Goyal.
Rahul Gandhi takes on demonetisation and GST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioned the motive behind demonetisation and GST.
ICYMI: Here’s a throwback to the morning session
HT Leadership Summit will resume at 2.10 pm. In the meanwhile, here’s a look at what the speakers said in the morning session:
Cannot allow anyone to promote violence: Rajnath Singh at HTLS 2018
‘Will come together for 2019 polls’: Rahul Gandhi on tie-up with Mayawati
Piyush Goyal to address the gathering at 2.10pm
Union Railways minister Piyush Goyal will make a special address at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Never had the talent for acting: Twinkle Khanna
I never had the talent for that: Twinkle Khanna on why she doesn’t get back into acting.
Twinkle Khanna on #MeToo movement in Bollywood
I am not a representative. I felt strongly about it, and I spoke up on it, says Twinkle Khanna.
I spoke in support of Tanushree Dutta and said that she is very brave and paving the way for all of us: Twinkle Khanna.
Twinkle Khanna’s take on feminism
The chaffing between what a woman is and what she is meant to be is something we have to explore, says Twinkle Khanna.
Twinkle Khanna says there are two sorts of feminists - 1) I have had the privilege of living life on my own terms and I will let people draw inspiration. 2) I have had the priviege of living life on my own terms and I will do something to improve the lifes of other women
Is it time to reimagine how women are written about?
You should use the past to power the future. I feel strongly about how women are treated in our society. It is not going to get solved with 1 book, but the society need to work on it, says Amish Tripathi.
Laxman Rekha is not there in the original Ramayana. In one other version of Ramayana, Sita killed Ravana. Throught my stories, I am just trying to bring that out: Amish Tripathi.
Twinkle Khanna on why everybody needs a wife
Twinkle Khanna says that
Our scriptures greatest source of wisdom: Amish Tripathi
I genuinely believe that there is wonderful wisdom in our scriptures. One of the misfortunes of India is that liberals of India have not read any of these, but still dish them out: Amish Tripathi.
I build my column around 3 jokes: Twinkle Khanna
My deadline is Friday afternoon. I start writing on Monday. I like to have 3 jokes in my column. The rest of the column is built around those: Twinkle Khanna.
Twinkle Khanna on her writing style
Millions of people watch cricket, doesn’t mean they can play. So when I started writing, I wasn’t sure if I would do well, says Twinkle Khanna.
I always look for news ways to express myself in my columns: Twinkle Khanna.
Twinkle Khanna and Amish Tripathi on how they become authors
People have a concept about identity. But in my head, Identity is like a snake which keeps shedding skin: says Twinkle Khanna.
I was a banker for 14 years.I was always passionate about reading. It is not like I aspired to be a writer. There was an idea and I was writing for myself, says Amish Tripathi.
Rajnath Singh on action against mob lynchings
Tackling mob lynchings is a state subject. The central govt can only issue advisories to states, tell them what to do: Rajnath Singh
BJP-PDP experiment was not successful: Rajnath
I will admit the experiment of BJP, PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was not successful: Home Minister Rajnath Singh at HT Leadership Summit 2018
Rajnath Singh on Kashmir issue
There were 6,000 terror incidents in 1995. There were approximately 360 such incidents in 2017, says Rajnath Singh.
Nobody in this country should be allowed to promote violence: Rajnath
Home minister Rajnath Singh says that Naxalism is the biggest challenge the nation faces today.
He adds that nobody should be allowed to promote violence in the country.
Need to strengthen rural economy
Farmers are the biggest producer and consumer, but not enough has been done to solve their problems: Home Minister Rajnath Singh at HT Leadership Summit 2018.
The government will fulfill its commitment of doubling farm income by 2022, says Rajnath.
Rajnath Singh on farmers protest
I invited protesting farmers at Delhi, UP border and had discussions with them for 2-3 hours: Home Minister Rajnath Singh at HT Leadership Summit 2018.
What the government has promised to protesting farmers will be fulfilled, says Rajnath.
Home minister Rajnath Singh at HTLS
Rajnath Singh hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s comments saying that BJP government is strengthening institutions as that is an important aspect for democracy.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s allegation that BJP is taking over institutions is baseless. He should given at least one example of where this has happened, says Rajnath.
Messi or Ronaldo?
It is difficult to compare Messi and Ronaldo. Their styles are different.
If I had to decide for my team, I would choose Messi, says Pele.
Pele on state of Indian football
One decision you would take to improve Indian football: Youngsters should spend three months in Brazil.
#HTLS2018 | Help me in starting #Pele foundation in India. I got everything from football, my family was poor. I want to do something for the children: #Pelé— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 5, 2018
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Pele on Brazil ruling the football stage
‘God coaches Brazil’, says Pele on how Brazil produced great footballers year after year
Pele’s favourite footballer from his era
Zico, Socrates are the players I would buy a ticket to go and watch, says Pele
Pele on his favourite teammates
There were many. Didi, Garrincha, Falcao are some of the great players who helped me: Pele
Pele on his first World Cup call up
Pele on getting call up for 1958 World Cup: The president of the Santos club was a friend of my father and although I wanted to join Corinthians, my father asked me to join Santos. A year later I was called up to the national team for the World Cup.
When my friends told you have been selected for the national team of Brazil for the world cup in Sweden, I said you are joking, says Pele.
#HTLS2018 | @Pele on going to the 1958 World Cup: I was surprised to see the plane that was to take us to Sweden. It was huge. #HTLS— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 5, 2018
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Pele on his first football coach
I think my father was a bit jealous of my first coach Waldemar de Brito. de Brito discovered me and helped me enormously. I thank god for putting de Brito in my life: Football legend Pele at HTLS 2018
My father was my inspiration: Pele
My father was the person who encouraged me to play football. He was my inspiration, says Pele at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.
Pele on what he wanted to be as a kid
First time I went to the airport, I went to sell peanuts. When I saw a plane I said I want to be a pilot one day, says Pele.
Pele on how he got the name
My father gave me the name after Thomas Edison.
Pe in Portugese means ‘foot’. On the football field, they would call me Pele.
Bhaichung Bhutia welcomes Pele
Welcome back to India, you first came to India in 1977 to play against Mohun Bagan, says Bhaichung Bhutia.
In reply Pele says, “I Used to make a joke, I was in India earlier. I was born in a small town. Thank you India for the all the love.”
Pele, more than just a football legend
Named one of the “Top 20 Most Important People of the 20th Century” (Time Magazine) and “Football Player of the Century” (FIFA), Pele today maintains his commitment to the sport and to society by fulfilling various roles as spokesperson, ambassador and philanthropist.
Next session with Football legend Pele
Football legend Pele will be in conversation with Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia shortly.
No special person in my life: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi speaks at HTLS 2018
A vision that’s attempting to capture institutions of the country is dangerous: Rahul Gandhi at HTLS 2018
I have a thinking that everybody has a perspective about the world. I don’t get agitated when I am criticized or attacked: Rahul Gandhi.
A mother-daughter moment at #HTLS2018 | UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 5, 2018
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Expect to win a lot of seats in 2019: Rahul Gandhi
On being asked how many seats he expects to win in 2019 elections, Rahul Gandhi says ‘A lot’.
India needs 21st century institutions: Rahul Gandhi
The country needs to build 21st century institutions: Rahul Gandhi at HTLS 2018
3 things that Rahul Gandhi would do if voted to power
1) I will strengthen the small and medium enterprise.
2) I will make farmers feel they are important
3) I will build a low cost-high quality medical and education infrastructure.
Rahul Gandhi on his leadership style
On being asked How Rahul Gandhi’s leadership style is different from mother Sonia?
He says, ‘She goes on feeling, I go on thinking.'
Rahul Gandhi on India's foreign policy
You cannot disconnect what’s happening in the world with what’s happening in the country. Foreign policy has no strategic thought. You do something on Doklam--then you do something else. Nepal is gone, Maldives is gone: Rahul Gandhi at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018
Two central problems in India: Rahul Gandhi
There are two central problems. One is there are no jobs. Open up small, medium businesses. But the govt is attacking them, says Rahul Gandhi.
Congress the ideological centre fighting BJP
The ideological centre that is fighting the BJP can only be the Congress: Rahul Gandhi at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.
The idea of the RSS is to take over all institutions in the country, says Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi on his temple visits
I have been going to temples, gurdwaras, mosques for years. Suddenly it has become publicised--I guess BJP doesn’t like it. It infuriates them, says Rahul Gandhi
Maybe BJP feels only they can go to temples, adds Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi on Congress-BSP alliance
I don’t see the (Congress) alliance with BSP not working out impacting us in elections, says Rahul Gandhi at HTLS 2018.
Rahul Gandhi on Demonetisation and GST
Demonetisation wiped out 2% of the GDP. We had a different concept of the GST too, but the government did not listen to us, says Rahul Gandhi.
Govt has gone on war with people: Rahul Gandhi
The government has gone to war with the people, says Rahul Gandhi at HTLS 2018.
Rahul Gandhi speaks at HTLS 2018
India is a partnership between all its peoples. We don’t believe in binaries: Rahul Gandhi at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018
We must re-imagine that India where the mind is without fear, says Rahul Gandhi
Today India is in fear: Rahul Gandhi
A single, suffocating ideology is being imposed upon 1.2 bn Indians: Rahul Gandhi at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018 in Delhi
What is a country if it’s not about conversation, Gandhi adds.
Rahul Gandhi begins keynote address
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is the first speaker at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.
Bhaichung Bhutia in the house
Former Indian Football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia has arrived at the HTLS summit. He will be in conversation with Pele at 11.05am today.
From the archives: Hindustan Times Leadership Summit over the years
From Obama to Arnold Schwarzenegger, here’s a montage of all the prominent speakers that have graced the summit.
As guests eagerly await to enter the hall and hear Rahul Gandhi deliver the keynote address, take a look at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit venue.
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Rahul Gandhi to deliver keynote address at 10am
Rahul Gandhi is president of the Congress and the main opposition party’s voice, articulating its views and leading its attack on the government.