The Finest Minds.

On Things That Matter.

02 October 2019


Shilpakala Vedika


Presented By

Manthan Samvaad 2019 - 1 Day, 9 Powerful Speakers

On October 2, every year since 2013, the finest minds come to deliver talks on things that matter. This is a festival of thoughts and ideas! 

This year too is bound to be both exciting and stimulating. Do not miss it.

KV Subramanian
Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India
Talk: India - A 5 Trillion Economy
Menaka Guruswamy
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
Talk: My Constitution's Country
Srinath Raghavan
Prof of International Relations and History
Talk: Kashmir - the State and the Status
Divya Dwivedi
Talk: Gandhi’s Truth
Shaj Mohan
Talk: Gandhi’s Truth
Sagarika Ghose
Journalist & Author
Talk: Liberty and the Big State
Vivek Kaul
Talk: The Great Economic Slowdown
Azeem Banatwalla
Talk: Azeem Banatwalla Live
Sudarshan Iyengar
Former Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith
Talk: Gandhi Now
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Principal Sponsor


Manthan is proud to have Karvy as the principal sponsor of Manthan Samvaad 2019.

Karvy is a diversified services group close to 40 years of experience and ranks among the top 5 in most of its business verticals.  Starting of as one of the largest financial services businesses in 1982, Karvy is today diversified into many exciting new age businesses such as e-governance, data analytics, market research, e-commerce services, IT infrastructure services and renewable energy. The Karvy Group has a pan India presence with over 1800 offices and employees strength of  over 30,000

Trust, reliability and customer focus are the hallmark of the Karvy group that also supports several philanthropic endeavors as its corporate social responsibility.

Hospitality Partner
Logistics Partner

About Manthan

Manthan is a forum to promote public discourse. It aims to promote vibrant, meaningful, intelligent conversations in many ways. It is one-of-its-kind initiative in the country which aims to engage citizens from all walks of life.

In 14 years, since 2005, it has hosted 275+ talks by Thought Leaders from across the world, on the widest variety of subjects. Countless debates happen daily on all kinds of issues. Manthan is apolitical, non-partisan, and a voluntary initiative. It has over 20,000 opt-in members.


All events of Manthan, including Manthan Samvaad, are free to participate by anyone without payment of any kind. Manthan does not charge a membership fee.


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Previous Speakers

Manthan Samvaad Speakers from Previous Years
Dr Shashi Tharoor
MP & Award winning author
Ravish Kumar
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Bezwada Wilson
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Mallika Sarabhai
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Kanhaiya Kumar
Former President, JNU Students Union & Author
Josy Joseph
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Kalpana Kanniran
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T M Krishna
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Pramath Raj Sinha
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Aakar Patel
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Arun Shourie
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Vandana Shiva
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Amit Chandra
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Dr Tejal Kanitkar
Asst Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Justice A P Shah
Chief Justice of Delhi High Court (Retd)
Sucheta Mahajan
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Manthan is a distinctive and impressive platform. I have not come across anything like this in India. It is quite unbelievable that Manthan has built such a following and sustained it. I hope Manthan becomes a movement across our country.


What an event! And what a privilege!


Manthan, I believe, is one of the finest civil society organizations which we probably have anywhere in the country.


We are in dire need of a platform like this to encourage us to think beyond the rigid paths we are expected to tread and view the world through a variety of lenses. I hope to see Manthan spirit become synonymous with Hyderabadi spirit.

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