IBNLive Chat

  • View chat: Post-Budget, where to invest? March 4, 2010

    Now that the Budget is over, what should your financial planning be like? Is this the right time to invest in a house? What tax-saving benefits does this Budget have for the common man? Live web chat with Personal finance expert & CEO, Apnapaisa.com Harsh Vardhan Roongta at 3 pm. ...
  • View chat: With Subhash Lakhotia on Budget February 26, 2010

    What are you expecting from Pranab Mukherjee's Budget? What tax benefits can the common man look forward to? Post your queries. Tax expert Subhash Lakhotia will field your queries. ...
  • View chat: with Overdrive Editor on small cars February 24, 2010

    The Indian auto market is brimming with small cars. Almost all big international names are looking at India with great interest. What makes India a hot destination? Is there room for growth? Or is there a problem of plenty? Join Overdrive Editor Sirish Chandran in a live webchat at 1400...
  • View chat: With Dr Jayprakash Narayan on Telangana February 22, 2010

    The demand for Telangana has divided the Andhra consciousness into two -- those who want a separate state of Telangana and those who don’t. Over the past two months, the demand has seen protests, agitation and fierce activism, on the streets of Andhra Pradesh and in the corridors of power....
  • View chat: Bhupendra Chaubey on Jaswant's sacking August 20, 2009

    Ask National Bureau Chief what it means for Jaswant and the party. ...
  • View Chat with Sagarika: Kalam frisking episode July 24, 2009

    There is collective political outrage and angst at former president A P J Abdul Kalam being made to pass through security checks on a flight from New Delhi to the US on the American airline, Continental. While Kalam himself didn’t say anything about the incident except that “it was a...
  • View Chat: With Diptosh Majumdar on PM's new team June 1, 2009

    Manmohan Singh has assumed office with 78 ministers in tow. The technocrat Prime Minister, while setting the agenda for his new team has made it clear that Team Manmohan has to either perform or perish. He has also cited the high level of expectations that the common man has from...
  • How BJD won Orissa: View Chat with MP Jay Panda May 29, 2009

    For the BJD, severing its decade-old ties with the BJP did not affect its political fortunes. Instead, the party beat anti-incumbency at the state level and returned to power triumphant. The party also managed to increase its LS tally from 9 to 14. How did the party manage to pull...
  • View Chat with Mayawati's biographer Ajoy Bose May 28, 2009

    The BSP, which was part of the Third Front in the Lok Sabha elections, has announced unconditional outside support of its 21 MPs to the Congress-led UPA government. Not long ago, the Mayawati-led BSP had pitched itself as part of the Third Front, projecting itself as a national alternative to...
  • View Chat: With Sagarika on poll race so far April 17, 2009

    Phase 1 of the 15th Lok Sabha is over. The first phase of the month-long elections was marked by incidents of Naxal violence in four states even as political bigwigs like Lalu Prasad, S Jaipal Reddy, Renuka Chowdhury and Murli Manohar Joshi had their big day on Thursday. As the...
  • View Chat: Biographer Ajoy Bose on Maya's future April 14, 2009

    The author-journalist will answer your questions on the BSP leader. ...
  • Chat on Friday: With Sagarika Ghose on 'spoilsport' EC April 2, 2009

    Is the Election Commission spoiling the fun of elections? Chat with CNN-IBN senior editor Sagarika Ghose on the issue. ...
  • IBNLive Chat: Amar Singh on being kingmaker April 1, 2009

    Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh says he is just selfless worker of his party and has no ambition of playing kingmaker or peace broker between the Congress and the BJP. “It is rather difficult to do any brokerage when there is no meeting ground,” he told IBNLive readers in a...
  • View Chat: With Rajdeep Sardesai on Lok Sabha polls March 27, 2009

    As the date of democracy nears, the action is building up. The week saw a war of words between Manmohan Singh and L K Advani. It also had the Election Commission asking the BJP to refrain from giving Varun Gandhi a ticket. Did the EC act in haste in the...
  • View chat with MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on polls March 24, 2009

    The past decade has seen the emergence of coalition politics in the country. Coalition politics has its own demands and parties try to push their individual agenda, often at the cost of stability. Should a common minimum programme be made mandatory for all parties contesting in the electoral fray? ...
  • View chat: Mallika Sarabhai on fighting Advani March 23, 2009

    Mallika Sarabhai was offered a Congress ticket by Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 which she refused. After a gap of 25 years, this danseuse has finally entered the electoral fray. The renowned dancer-activist is contesting as an Independent from Gandhinagar against L K Advani. Ask Mallika Sarabhai what makes her take...
  • View chat with Jayanthi Natarajan: Congress' chances? March 18, 2009

    The Congress is confident that it will prove naysayers wrong and have a smooth return to power. Citing the case of a fractured NDA, the grand old party is definite that it will be able to garner the magic numbers. Can the Congress beat anti-incumbency in the 15th Lok Sabha?...
  • Pseudo-secularism, a lost cause: Sudheendra Kulkarni March 17, 2009

    There is no national wave for any political alliance in the Lok Sabha elections but a strong “below-the-surface mood” against the UPA government will ensure the NDA comes to power, says Sudheendra Kulkarni. The party leader and columnist told IBNLive readers in a web chat on Monday the BJP’s trump...
  • View chat with Sudheendra Kulkarni: Advani as PM March 16, 2009

    For former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani, this may be the last chance for becoming the Prime Minister of the country. His immense political experience notwithstanding, it remains to be seen if Advani can successfully manage a ruptured coalition and also put his own house in order. What makes...
  • Exclusive: Vote for a new India, says Nandan Nilekani March 9, 2009

    India will hold national elections in a few weeks at a time the global economic recession is getting worse. Some of the most cherished principles of free-market economy are being dumped as governments bail out big-name companies. India has been shielded somewhat but the country faces a daunting list of...
  • Chat Now: Nandan Nilekani on Elections '09 and India Inc | View Chat March 9, 2009

    In a month’s time, the entire country goes to the polls. World over, the economic meltdown has seen buoyant economies crash and established corporations seek refuge in governments. Although India Inc, largely, has managed to keep its head above water, it does have a challenging path ahead. In the backdrop...
  • Ibnlive chat: India needs a govt that governs, says Rajdeep February 18, 2009

    India would like a clear mandate when the results of General Elections 2009 are announced. A government which has a strong majority and free of the compulsions of coalition politics would enable the country to tackle the economic crisis. But are the country’s two top parties capable of winning enough...
  • View chat: CSDS's Sanjay Kumar on SOTN findings January 27, 2009

    The poll discussed terror, police, courts and governance. ...
  • Why Israel attacked Gaza: Israeli envoy explains January 19, 2009

    Over 1,200 Palestinians were killed and much of Gaza was flattened before Israel and Hamas declared a fragile truce. What Israel has achieved by attacking Gaza? Does it expect to achieve peace with the attacks? Mark Sofer, Ambassador of Israel to India, answered such answers in a chat with IBNLive...
  • View chat: With Israeli envoy on Gaza conflict January 19, 2009

    The ongoing conflict in Gaza has kicked up an international storm. What is the solution to this long-standing crisis that has seen death and destruction over the past decades? ...
  • India is a solution not the problem: Naukri COO November 19, 2008

    With recession hitting US and a large part of Europe, Indians are becoming a worried lot. Though there have not been any lay-offs in the country as yet, the financial tsunami has already claimed some victims. Naukri.com COO, Hitesh Oberoi answered queries of IBNLive readers on the job scenario in...
  • View chat: With Sagarika Ghose on 'India's Obama' November 7, 2008

    Can the world's largest democracy throw up an Obama-like figure? ...
  • View Chat: Nikhil Wagle on MNS violence October 23, 2008

    Recent times has seen Raj Thackeray emerge as the self-proclaimed champion espousing the Maratha cause. Signboards in Marathi, Mumbai for Maharashtrians only, reservation in local jobs -- the MNS chief has left no stone unturned in playing the regional card to further his political cause. Will Raj Thackeray be able...
  • Web Chat: with father of India's moon mission October 21, 2008

    India’s space research programme will take a giant leap forward on Wednesday when lunar explorer Chandrayaan 1 blasts off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. What will India gain from the lunar mission? Is India going to send an astronaut to the moon next? IBNLive readers got a chance to ask...
  • View chat: With PV Subramanyam on market meltdown October 13, 2008

    World economy is on the brink and stock market in India isn't faring too well either. In times like these, what should you do to remain insulated from the financial shocker? PV Subramanyam will take your queries on the issue. Post now. ...