You are here : Home » India Abroad

India Abroad

Indian-American pulls out of Wharton India Economic Forum

Thursday, 14 March 2013 | PTI | Washington
1

A noted Indian-American physician has withdrawn from the annual Wharton India Economic Forum in the wake the organiser's decision to cancel a key-note address by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

New Jersey-based eminent physician, philanthropist and publisher, Sudhir Parikh, was invited to address the WIEF conference on March 23 in place of The Wall Street columnist Sadanand Dhume, who withdrew from the conference in protest of the forum's handling the Modi affair.

"As an immigrant of over 30 years standing and dedicated to promoting the cause of India and Indian Americans, I look forward to sharing my thoughts about NRIs as ambassadors of India," Dr Parikh told WIFE.

"However, the manner in which the committee has been pressurised to rescind its invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on entirely suspicious grounds, I feel the intellectual integrity of the forum has been compromised," Dr Parikh said in his letter, a copy of which was made available to the PTI.

Parikh, who is publisher of several India American publications in the US, said as a publisher he is constrained to err on the side of the free flow of ideas and unfettered discussion public policy issue be it in academics or journalism.

"It is for this reason; I have no choice but to withdraw my name from the panel of speakers of this year's forum," said Parikh, who in 2012 was conferred with the Padma Shri award by the then President Pratibha Patil.

 
 
 
Sunday Edition

The game changers

28 Aug 2016 | Aakriti Mehrotra

Performances from Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu give us reason to be proud and buoyant about the future. Their staggering acts have given a lot of people, especially girls, a reason to go and venture into a field that is tough to break into One has to be an eternal optimist to believe that sports can be a liniment to a nation’s ills, but there is something so delightful about them...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

UP Minister Bill introduced by CM

30 Aug 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

The Akhilesh Yadav government paved the way for giving a salary raise to the Chief Minister and his ministers by introducing the UP Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill. This also ensures houses for former Chief Ministers...

Read More

SOUNDBITE

Our Constitution has no religion or caste. So there is no need to light traditional lamps during the inaugurations at state programmes or at school functions.

Kerala minister | G Sudhakaran

I can't step out of bed looking like a diva. My job is to act and not look pretty 24/7. I am not suppose to be a doll.

Actor | Kareena Kapoor

In India, we have emissions regulations. We understand this is important for public health, so we will try to go step by step to be accepted by Indian consumers.

Toyota CEO (Asia, MENA) | Hiroyuki Fukui
Page generated in 0.5772 seconds.