Manthan, a forum for public discourse, is organising a dialogue with Barun Mitra on the topic of "From Nandigram To Nuclear Deal – The Tragedy of Indian Politics", on 8th September, at the Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad in Hermitage Complex, Hillfort Road.
Barun Mitra is an engineer by education, who has evolved into a liberal activist. He co-founded the Liberty Institute in 1996, an independent, non-profit think-tank which primarily seeks to explore new horizons in public policy discussions, with the hope of expanding the spectrum of discourse, and with the aim of "empowering the people by harnessing the power of the market". Liberty Institute strongly believes in the four institutional pillars of free society – individual rights, rule of law, limited government and free market.
His works have been published in a range of Indian and international publications, and he has appeared in quite a few current affairs programmes on TV channels. He has written on a large number of issues, from economics to environment, trade to technology. Currently, one of his key concerns is to try and save the tiger in the wild, by harnessing the power of commerce.
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The interactive session is open to all. Please contact M R Vikram at 2781-3222 or Ajay Gandhi at 6666-9260 for further details.