Boston: International leaders from government,
business, non-profit, media and entertainment sectors are meeting
here over the weekend to discuss where India stands currently and
where it is headed over the next decade.
The discussions are part of the 9th Harvard India Conference with
the theme of India: The Next Frontier, co-hosted by Harvard
Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government March
24-25 at Cambridge, Massachussetts and Boston.
The conference promises to present a clear, unbiased perspective
on where India is headed over the next decade, taking with it the
lives and destinies of a billion people and the attached fortunes
of an integrated, increasingly dependent world.
Panel discussions with experts in their respective fields would
focus on future of the Indian economy, healthcare, education,
entrepreneurship, retail and energy, according to organisers.
Hardeep Puri, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, and
Bharat Desai, chairman of Syntel Inc, are the keynote speakers at
The India-heads of Apax partners, TA Associates, TPG, New Silk
Route & Tata Capital Firms will talk about the challenges and
opportunities of the booming investing market in India.
Speakers include Nitin Nohria, Dean and Richard P. Chapman,
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and
Bollywood personalities like Abhinay Deo, director of "Delhi
Belly", and Ritesh Sidhwani, producer of "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara".
Jay Sean, popular Indian origin singer from London, will dwell on
building a brand and successful business in the biggest
entertainment market in the world.
The Tata group of companies, which gifted $50 million to the
Harvard Business School, is the title sponsor of the conference.
The South Asian Times, the popular New York-based premier
newspaper for the South Asian community, is the prime media
sponsor of this prestigious event.