CNBC-TV18 launches new series with Nandan Nilekani

MUMBAI: CNBC TV18 is launching a special weekly series Imagining India & Nandan Nilekani from 13 June. The show will air every Saturday at 10 pm and on Sundays at 7 pm.

The show marks Nilekani, following on his bestselling book ‘Imagining India,’ as guest anchor with CNBC TV18 executive editor Shereen Bhan.

The pair will be joined by guests from a gamut of fields including business leaders, venture capitalists, economists, writers, sociologists and thought leaders to discuss issues ranging from Indian infrastructure to globalisation and India, the Indian demographic dividend to primary education and more.

Some of the guests are Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej, author Sanjeev Sanyal, Feedback Ventures chairman Vinayak Chaterjee, HT Media chairperson Shobhana Bhartia, scriptwriter Jaideep Sahni (Chak De India and Khosla Ka Ghosla), Future Group chief economist and strategist Roopa Purshottam and sociologist and author Dipankar Gupta.

CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz VP marketing Neel Chowdhury said, “Nilekani is clearly a visionary leader, as was evident from the success of his book. We’re happy that India’s sharpest minds chose CNBC TV18 as a platform to debate the most powerful ideas that can change the course of the nation. We hope that this series will be an important reference point for policy makers and all stakeholders in the journey to collectively realise India’s dream of a successful and stable future.”

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