Leadership: Portraits of Power

Portraits by Reuben Singh

Visionaries photographed on the sidelines of the 2016 Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

amitabh bachan

Amitabh Bachchan


“Insecurity in our profession is an insistent fear that makes us wonder if we will get our next job…but they help you perform better.”


Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Yogi and author

“Life-giving things on the planet have been turned into commodities, because of our urge to conquer the air that we breathe and the food that we eat.”

Akhilesh Yadav

Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister of India

“Demonetisation will make political funding more transparent.”

Paul krugman

Dr. Paul Krugman

Nobel Laureate

“Currency war is the last war; that’s not the war we must be fighting right now.”

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Former cricketer

“‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Swasth Bharat’ go hand in hand, you can't be healthy without cleanliness.”

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav

Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh

“The road in politics is uneven. What one can do is to ensure that one finds a smooth way along this path.”

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Best-selling author and alternative medicine advocate

“Give a person a feeling of fullness and you can teach them to eat right. If someone does not want to eat, you can make them feel hungry.”

amarinder singh

Capt. Amarinder Singh

Former Chief Minister, Punjab

“This is my last year in politics, my last opportunity to set things right in Punjab.”

sukhbir badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab

“Captain (Amarinder Singh) put me in jail, but I still touch his feet. It’s in our culture. It makes me a leader, too.”

Chandrababu Naidu

N. Chandrababu Naidu

Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh

“I want to be the 'elder' of every family in Andhra Pradesh: a well-wisher, who helps, supports and rescues them.”

Karan Johar

Karan Johar

Film director

“I can tell halfway through if a project will bomb.”

Paul krugman

Masayoshi Son

Founder and CEO of SoftBank

“India has the best opportunity ahead of us. That is why I am here today.”

Karan Johar

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“I think the answer is you have to condemn the racism, the xenophobia, the discrimination, but you have to take away from the populists the mainstream issues that give them a proper platform.”

Produced by Sahiba Chawdhary