FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities?

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FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities?

A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's top priorities.

10:58 PM, May 29, 2014
FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment?

Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNN-IBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment.

10:30 PM, May 27, 2014
Shabana Azmi defends Ananthamurthy, says Modi must control fringe mobs

Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has found a voice of support in veteran actress Shabana Azmi after he was targeted by the supporters of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi. The actress said that the PM-elect must control the fringe groups who threaten and abuse.

07:59 AM, May 22, 2014
FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now?

Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive e-mails and threatening messages by loyalists of PM-designate Narendra Modi. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated now.

11:12 PM, May 21, 2014
FTP: Is Modi's oratory the hallmark of his leadership?

An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Minister-in-making. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether Modi's oratory is the hallmark of his leadership. Narendra Modi will swear in as the Prime Minister of the country along with other Cabinet ministers at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM on May 26.

11:02 PM, May 20, 2014
FTP: Did social media play an important role in verdict 2014?

The elections for the 16th Lok Sabha were fought very aggressively on social media as well. The platform not only created the buzz but also helped in connecting with the millions on a click. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether social media played an important role in verdict 2014 or not.

10:59 PM, May 19, 2014
FTP: Is this election going to be marked by a culture of violence?

The day the Election Commission announced the dates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether this election going to be marked by a culture of violence.

10:57 PM, Mar 05, 2014
FTP: Are celebrities trying to create sympathy for Subrata Roy Sahara?

Subrata Roy's friends especially from film industry has extended their support to the Sahara chief. During a special press conference in Mumbai, they conveyed their personal opinion on the Sahara chief.

11:40 PM, Mar 04, 2014
Face The People: Is AAP still mainly Delhi phenomenon?

The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national ambitions seems to have taken a serious beating in the last two months in 6 states. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS election tracker, the AAP vote share has declined in (survey was conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra) in the last two months.

11:26 PM, Mar 03, 2014
FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance?

BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked the students whether the BJP should given a chance.

11:01 PM, Feb 27, 2014
FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system?

Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system.

11:08 PM, Feb 26, 2014
FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians?

The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians.

11:05 PM, Feb 25, 2014
FTP: Telangana Chaupal from Hyderabad

CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Hyderabad to gauge the mood of the public especially after the creation of Telangana.

11:13 PM, Feb 21, 2014
FTP: Does Tarun Tejpal have a valid case to project himself as a victim?

After being charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman by the Goa Police on Monday, Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement on Tuesday evening alleging political vendetta. Tejpal has also got no relief from custody as his bail plea has been adjourned till March 4.

11:10 PM, Feb 19, 2014
FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians?

The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs and many others started coughing and sneezing. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose takes calls from across the nation and discusses the issue with the panel.

11:10 PM, Feb 13, 2014
FTP: Attacks on Northeast students: Time for icons of the region to speak up?

With the reports of attack on Northeast people in the last week and the death of Arunachal Pardesh boy Nido Taniam, serious questions have been raised over their security. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if the time has come for icons of the region to speak up or not.

11:16 PM, Feb 12, 2014
FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents?

Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites.

11:10 PM, Feb 11, 2014
Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate

The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country.

10:59 PM, Feb 10, 2014
FTP: Is Hasiba Amin being targeted for appearing in Rahul Gandhi ad?

Hasiba Amin, who is the face of Congress party's pre-election TV commercial 'Yuva Josh', is being targeted on social media. People allege she is a tainted Congress worker. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed with a panel of experts whether Hasiba Amin is being targeted as she featured in a Rahul Gandhi ad.

11:21 PM, Feb 04, 2014
FTP: Do residents from N-E face racism, discrimination across metros?

After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh and assured strict action against the culprits, CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose spoke to the students from the region.

11:15 PM, Feb 03, 2014

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