Saturday, August 26, 2006

Podcast: Chat with Karti P Chidambaram - Part # 1

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I met up with Karti P Chidambaram in his office in Nungambakkam for a very interesting conversation. He is young, ambitious and comes from a influential family. But most importantly he has vision and talent. We will be hearing lot more about Karti Chidambaram in the coming days at state and national level.

We had good discussion on a range topics from Local Politics to Foreign Affairs to Globalization and many things in between. He didn't mince words in answering questions and he readily said 'don't know' for questions he didn't have an answer..

In the first edition of the 3 part series, we talk about local & national politics and also about cola controversy.

Please listen in..

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In part # 2 - We talk about affirmative action in India and his ideas to fix some glaring deficiencies.


  1. Ram, very lively discussions. Looking forward to Part 2 and 3.

  2. Good interview, Ram. I am impressed at how candid and at the same time realistic, Karthi is. It seems to me that he would be a breath of fresh air in politics. I especially liked his thoughts on full time politicians and his "socially left and economically right" position. Looking forward to the other two installments.

  3. Ram,
    I would say, this is, by far the most interesting interview. Karthi came across as a straight shooter and at the same time willing to entertain questions. Kudos to him!!! His creamy layer idea did catch my attenntion. Given the lack of fresh/rational ideas on this debate, his proposal was quite reasonable for any one to entertain.

    Keep it up!! Who is your next target? Perhaps, you should try out a sports personality..


  4. Raman, Raj, Nithya & Chandra