India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2011 highlights

first_imgHighlight159: Bedi leads pledge against corruption. Then bands are back.#Highlight158: Bedi on copy-cat fasts: Politicians can choose their moments. Indian politics is all about this.#Highlight157: Q – What makes you sure Jan Lokpal Bill will not become corrupt? Bedi – It’s very transparent. It has search committee and is very accountable. All its functioning will become website-oriented. It’s the harbinger of change.#Highlight156: Kallie – Like Pandavas, did Team Anna have its weak moments? Bedi – There were many. We feared violence even.#Highlight155: Kallie – Did people have guts to bribe you? Bedi – People find ways, but you build a reputation, draw a line, which needs to be kept sharp.# Highlight154: Q – Are you supporting Rahul’s candidature? Bedi, who said earlier the next election will throw young leadership, says, “I’m not.”#Highlight153: Bedi – We are voting without asking questions. It’s herd mentality. We need the right to reject. Then we will see voting percentage going up to 90%.#Highlight152: Every citizen will be benefited by the anti-corruption movement. Even lawmakers, who have young children, will be benefited from it.#Highlight151: Bedi – In winter session, we need a strong law. We don’t need any reward, because the movement is for the love of people of the country.#Highlight150: Bedi – The government was protective about – against re-opening – old cases if CBI came under the Lokpal.#Highlight149: Bedi – The youth movement was a success, because of you. Full credit to Anna Hazare.#Highlight148: Bedi – At the end, you live with your convictions. I was overlooked for the post of Delhi police commisioner. Had I got it, there would not ne false policing.#Highlight147: Bedi – I saw the sabotage of police reforms by the Home Ministry.#Highlight146: Bedi – The biggest thing for me is transparency.#Highlight145: Bedi – Today policing is a different story, with corruption eating away the system. These is no discussion..saying no is not allowed.#Highlight144: Bedi – What you did at teen age returns to you at 20-23.#Highlight143: Bedi – One has to prove oneself at every stage…I was never in doubt what I wanted to do.#Highlight142: Bedi – Had I not been somebody, I would have been nobody. So, I never lost track of my priority. At 16, I knew when to say yes, when to say no.#Highlight141: Bedi – When I was your age, I was bundle of energy. I realised then I would be the woman in-charge, while my friends sought security.#Highlight140: Bedi – I belong to the youth.#Highlight139: Kallie Purie on Bedi – She has the courage to bring about the revolutionary change.#Highlight138: Kallie Purie – Bedi had been dissuaded from taking the job, but she went ahead. The rest as they say is history.#Highlight137: India Today Group Chief Creative Officer Kallie Purie to introduce former IPS officer Kiran Bedi.#Highlight136: Ranbir says ‘I have no six-pack abs’ and bares his chest amid cheering girls.#Highlight135: Ranbir on his future life-partner – she should be nice and do something in life, instead of sitting at home, and respect my/her parents.#Highlight134: Ranbir on charity – It should come naturally just like Salman Khan does it. Unless you have belief in what you do, everything is pointless.#Highlight133: Q – How do you concentrate on your work amid commotion at the film shooting. Ranbir – I get paid for that.#Highlight132: Ranbir on dream role – cinema itself is a dream. The actor also says support staff help an actor be what he/she is.#Highlight131: Ranbir – If I have link-ups, I will not hide. I am very open… I don’t feel bogged down by comparisons. I’m a good actor, do hard work.#Highlight130: Ranbir – Not Lady Gaga, but Kiran Bedi. Do things with right heart and right intention. Just be honest. Re-invention no, but you can’t bore the audience. It’s important to do everything.#Highlight129: Koel – In this age of Lady Gaga, reinvention is the only way to survive?#Highlight128: Ranbir – I want to be a great actor. But it requires hard work. And it’s not that easy, thinking building body will make one a big star. Acting is beyond that.#Highlight127: Ranbir – I liked Devdaas and decided to go, assist Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make him like me…I was at the right time.#Highlight126: Ranbir – It was very demotivating that I was not good at school. But I told my dad even if I failed as an actor, I would still struggle.#Highlight125: Ranbir – There was never a moment in my life where I said this is the Eureka moment.#Highlight124: Koel – While Ranbir is always compared with Khans and the Kapoor clan, luck is on his side and it helps he has a ‘little talent’ too.#Highlight123: Koel – Ranbir has the rare quality of his grandpa, the great RK, to connect with the ordinary people.#Highlight122: Here cometh the heartthrob of millions of girls – actor and TV anchor Koel Purie Rinchet will introduce Rockstar actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is on stage.#Highlight121: Zarina – Our role models have changed. You judge success from your personal measures.#Highlight120: Zarina – Being jugadu is bending the rules, not breaking it…take some money from your father and start a business you are passionate about.#Highlight119: Zarina – Unprecedented access to the world (I get irrrated at “idiot box”)…that is the power of television. Net is not that penetrative.#Highlight118: Zarina Mehta – I had no clue what I wanted to do while young…the generation of the last five years is “fundamentally different”.#Highlight117: UTV co-founder Zarina Mehta – this is the best time of your life. You guys have really have the power.#Highlight116: Q – Any plans for Kiran Rao to pair with Aamir? A – Thanks for the vote of confidence. I would love to act with my husband.#Highlight115: Kalikesh – Don’t lose faith in democracy, though we have to improve it (our democracy).#Highlight114: Kalikesh – The biggest change, while dealing with corruption, comes from the people of India, who need to take informed decisions.#Highlight113: Kalikesh – I support Anna Hazare for centre-staging corruption as an issue. I may or not agree with the entire Jan Lokpal bill, but we must give him credit.#Highlight112: Kalikesh – Politics gives you platform to be an agent of change. Lots of politicians cut party lines for good cause too – be it HIV issue or climate change.#Highlight111: BJD MP Kalikesh Deo – No other field is as least paying, while being so satisfying, as politics is while you connect with people.#Highlight110: BJD MP Kalikesh Deo – I made up my mind 18…I was very clear I wanted to enter politics.#Highlight109: Divya Narendra – Keep your eyes open as India continues to grow.#Highlight108: Divya Narendra – India is an incredible place. There is so much opportunity…so much untapped opportunity. When you see problem, do something about it.#Highlight107: Divya Narendra – Be able to do away with barriers. Come up with new solutions; try to come up with something new.#Highlight106: Divya Narendra – The key aspect of success is persistence. It’s particularly important to be persistent.#Highlight105: Divya Narendra – There are various ways of entrepreneurship..there are many untapped markets.#Highlight104: Subodh Gupta showcases his talent as one feels one is on a world tour.#Highlight103: Subodh Gupta displays his art work, telling stories about his experiences as a travelling artist.#Highlight102: Subodh Gupta – I learnt from students in hostels and not teachers. I studied art by travelling, by seeing things.#Highlight101: Kiran Rao – I wanted to tell stories, which interested me. So, it has been an exciting journey. I don’t think road less travelled is always hard.#Highlight100: Kiran Rao – Each one of us is special…I challenged myself. Dhobi Ghat was road less travelled.#Highlight99: Kiran Rao – I had hardly seen 10 Bollywood films when I came to Mumbai and wrote to Subhash Ghai.#Highlight98: Filmmaker Kiran Rao – Cinema was not my first choice. After Jamia, I knew I wanted to make films.#Highlight97: Filmmaker Kiran Rao – I consider myself quite young. I’m not used to speaking. My parents wanted a steady job for me.#Highlight96: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, artist Subodh Gupta, BJD MP Kalikesh Deo and Divya Narendra of SumZero website being introduced.#Highlight95: Next session – The Road Less Travelled – set to begin.#Highlight94: Yuvi – Indian women are the most beautiful. I have not found the right partner. She should be easy-going, understanding and love travelling.#Highlight93: Chetan – How is  it like hanging out with Pak players? Yuvi – We have same language. They want to play IPL, but things are not in our control.#Highlight92: Yuvi – Healthy criticism is not bad. Media should be lenient with young players.#Highlight91: Clubbing – It’s pretty natural to see the other part of other countries, says Yuvi.#Highlight90: Gautam – There is no better feeling than representing the tricolour.#Highlight89: Gautam – There is a lot of hue and cry on “short balls”. Let’s not focus on negatives.#Highlight88: Yuvi & Gautam duck query on the RTI issue.#Highlight87:Playing against Pakistan is different. I did not sleep the night before the WC clash – Yuvi.#Highlight86: It’s fun to play against Pakistan and beat them in a WC.#Highlight85: Boys are not going to sit back, they are not going to make friends on the field, when England visit India, say Yuvi and Gautam.#Highlight84: Too much cricket – Gautam stresses ‘rotation” , says “player management” is very important “to keep performances going”.#Highlight83: Winning the WC was a dream come true for Indians and the Indian team, says Yuvi.#Highlight82: Gautam – The biggest motivation for me was 2007 WC when I was dropped, then destiny changed everything.#Highlight81: Gautiam – I was told if I didn’t perform, I would be dropped. Ian Chappell slamming me in his write-up motivated me.#Highlight80: Yuvi – There was a time when I wondered if I should be playing for India. Those were the worst days as I was getting criticism.#Highlight79: Q – What keeps you on the top? Yuvi – A lot of mental strength, lots of courage and determination and sweat. Gauti says passion.#Highlight78: Here come World Cup 2011 Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh & Gautam Gambhir.#Highlight77: I’ll never win a Man Booker Prize. I will win hearts, says Chetan.#Highlight76: Chetan – If the structure is in place, good people can make good money. There is no Western sociery. It’s a freer society.#Highlight75: Chetan – Only people with hungry stomach can make revolutions.#Highlight74: Chetan – My sales force are my readers, and I have huge.#Highlight73: If I become a youth icon, people will say ‘behave’. Youth icons are not babas, says Chetan Bhagat.#Highlight72: Don’t be serious, be sincere. It’s great to be young. I am 37, but the journey has just started.#Highlight71: Chetan – I am used to people not knowing what I’m doing.#Highlight70: Chetan – PM saying he has to compromise due to coalition politics was awkward. Compromise with what: truth?#Highlight69: Chetan – ‘Can I change the way people think’ is far more important than if I can make them laugh .#Highlight68: Chetan: This generation is far more ambitious, which requires opportunity. When there is none, there is frustration, and Anna happens.#Highlight67: Chetan – Love is practical these days: This is my love, that is my back-up. And a lot of back-ups.#Highlight66: Chetan: Bollywood thinks me as a high-literature person.#Highlight65: Chetan: Those who thought youth don’t read books now were proved wrong.#Highlight64: Chetan: I felt I was not good. But there is something in me that sets me apart. I don’t give up easily.#Highlight63: Chetan Bhagat: Initially, I went to nine different guys for my book publishing, all said no.#Highlight62: Chetan Bhagat: My art was equated with junk food.#Highlight61: Chetan Bhagat: I get extreme reactions.#Highlight60: Chetan Bhagat: I like the drummer.#Highlight59: Rahul Kanwal introduces Chetan Bhagat.#Highlight58: Sport has a great future in India, says Bindra.#Highlight57: Bindra – My biggest competition is myself.#Highlight56: Bindra – You don’t learnt anything when you win, but you learn a lot when you lose.#Highlight55: Success is inspirational: Bindra.#Highlight54: I love my sport. It has given me a sense of contentment.#Highlight53: Bindra: All my life all I wanted is my destiny should be in my hands.#Highlight52: Bindra: I want to be a yogi, but a yogi with a gun.#Highlight51: In sport you have one per cent inspiration and 99% perspiration.#Highlight50: Margin of error is least in my sport: Bindra.#Highlight49: Focus, attitute and hard work are what I owe my success to: Bindra.#Highlight48: What is important is struggle to keep your focus alive and you focus on struggle.#Highlight47: Bindra: Success loses its meaning over time; you are doing same thing again and again.#Highlight46: Bindra: There is another news though. There is no instant in success. There is no short cut to success.#Highlight45: Abhinav Bindra: Instant is the buzz word.#Highlight44: Next session – the speaker is shooter Abhinav Bindra and the moderator is Headlines Today sports editor Gaurav Gala.#Highlight43: Birla: Had I had my own dream, I don’t know what would have happended. I always wanted to be in business.#Highlight42: Koel Purie: Didn’t you wish to pursue your own dreams? Birla – I had no talent, was no rockstar.#Highlight41: Birla: When we started the cement business, we were told it was a complete no-no.#Highlight40: Cultural differences: It takes a lot of time. Sometimes it creates awkward situation for us; is a huge challenge for us, says Birla.#Highlight39: People are taught basic nuances of the language.#Highlight38: How do you manage teams with cultural differences? Birla: This needs to be handled carefully.#Highlight37: Birla says, in an answer to a Q, that the press stopped short of calling him a donkey; was written off while taking over the reigns after his father.#Highlight36: You won’t find skeletons in our cupboard – look at our figures, the website: Birla.#Highlight35: Q – What is the unique thing for Birla? A – We are as transparent as one could be: Birla.#Highlight34: At the end of the day, it’s a very decentralised organisation: Birla.#Highlight33: I spend 40% of time on people, 20% on growth: Birla.#Highlight32: CEO must spend time on people, is it true?: Mr Purie.#Highlight31: Leadership can be learnt through observation: Birla.#Highlight30: When one begins a trade, he needs to be aware of surroundings, time management etc.#Highlight29: Gen Y doesn’t think much what will happen ahead.#Highlight28: Gen Y a much larger part of population in our organisation: Birla#Highlight27: When we enter a new sector, we want to be on top: Birla#Highlight26: We have entered also service-oriented business: Birla#Highlight25: Amid challenges, our efforts are bearing fruition: Birla.#Highlight24: We have to manage people’s expectations: Birla.#Highlight23:Either you learn to swim or you sink, I had no option: Birla.#Highlight22:Kumar told the Chinese that AV Birla Group may sponsor the Conclave but it doesn’t interfere in the editorial content.#Highlight21:Birla fully capitalized on the mood of economic liberalization of the ’90s and methodically restructured his group.#Highlight20: Mr Purie introduces Kumar Mangalam Birla.#Highlight19: This is a great time to be young in India. You are in the right place at the right time.#Highlight18: When I was growing up, our horizons were limited because of our controlled, closed economy.#Highlight17:When I was growing up, our horizons were limited because of our controlled, closed economy.#Highlight16:The Commonwealth Games scam embarrassed us in front of the world.#Highlight15:Aroon Purie, Editor in Chief, India Today Group, welcomes guests.#Highlight14:Agrath sings who’s your….#Highlight13:Agrath rocks, giving the event a great start.#Highlight12:Agrath, the band from Jalandhar, which won the Mind Rocks auditions begins performance.#Highlight11:Invitees trickle in for the last few seats before the rock performance begins.#advertisementadvertisementadvertisementHighlight10:Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will speak on how change has to be brought about with grit and determination.#Highlight9:Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor will speak on the importance of being grounded in a larger than life profession.#Highlight8:UTV Co-Founder Zarina Mehta will speak on how television has managed to keep Generation Y glued to their TV sets.#Highlight7:The session on careers will have artist Subodh Gupta, film director Kiran Rao, BJD MP Kalikesh Deo and SumZero website founder Divya Narendra speak on following one’s heart while choosing a career.#Highlight6:The cricket session will have Team India members Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh will speak on how to retain success.#Highlight5:Author Chetan Bhagat will deliver the lunch keynote speech.#Highlight4:Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will deliver the keynote address on what it takes to be a hotshot.#Highlight3:Aditya Birla Group chairman Kuma Mangalam Birla will deliver the inaugural address on nurturing an international empire.#Highlight2:India Today Group Editor in Chief Aroon Purie makes the welcome address.#Highlight1:The Mind Rocks India Today Youth Summit 2011 begins at Hotel Le Meridien in New Delhi.#last_img

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