Ignition

10 April 2023

Experts on AI: dangers, promises, regulation

Is Generative AI the Promethean fire of technology? The explosive force sweeping the world. More dangerous than nuclear weapons? How should we rethink human creativity & consciousness? Is mass human displacement around the corner?

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9 April 2023

Actor Rajkummar Rao on his journey, craft, passion

Lover. Lawyer. Poltergeist. Terrorist. Closeted homosexual. Hinterland baddie. Earnest officer. Scheming sidekick. Mad manic. There’s no role actor RAJKUMMAR RAO hasn’t played.

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8 April 2023

Politics doesn’t have to be partisan. Or stupid.

Punchy. Thought provoking. Humorous. PTR THIAGARAJAN — Tamil Nadu Finance Minister — brings a southern perspective to national politics & economy. And decodes what’s right & wrong with it.

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22 February 2023

The scary China story we need to hear | Brahma Chellaney, Jayadeva Ranade

How do you deal with a dragon holding fire? A tech giant. An economic powerhouse. An autocracy. A country with the largest army. China’s says it has an “alternate vision for humanity”. (But spends $200 billion a year on suppressing internal dissent & ‘public safety’.)

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21 February 2023

Ektaa Kapoor on passion, feminism, spirituality. Beating the boys club

Regressive. Progressive. Diva of stereotypes. Purveyor of porn. Radical. Superstitious. A tyrant. She’s been called all of those opposites. And embraces it.

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1 February 2023

Historian Manu Pillai interview on hot history debates & colourful stories

History is not just about the hunt. Or about victors & vanquished. It’s about fascinating three dimensional characters. And the complex impacts they left in their time. And ours.

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17 January 2023

South star Rana Daggubati interview | Personal journey, tech, & mythology

Star Wars. Wild elephants. Comic books. Jungles. And, Thanos. That’s a whacky combination of influences for stardom & success. But the actor, producer, tech investor says that’s what helped pull him back from the abyss, and become who he is.

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