Wednesday, 14 November 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
New Delhi

India is the world’s largest democracy, its economic power could soon rival China’s. BBC World Questions is coming to Delhi to debate India’s prospects, and some of the issues that may still hold it back. Are longstanding problems such as corruption, poverty, religious intolerance, and the exploitation of women being tackled effectively?   

The BBC’s Anu Anand is joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers and a public audience at the British Council in Delhi, for a debate on India’s future lead entirely by questions from the audience.

Join the audience and have your say in a debate that will be heard around the world.

The programme will be recorded at British Council New Delhi, on 14 November 2018. Guests are requested to arrive from 6.00 pm. Whilst we hope to accommodate everybody, please arrive on time to be sure of a seat. For organisational reasons we cannot allow entry before 6.00 pm.


  • Sharmistha Mukherjee - Chief Spokesperson for the Congress Party for Delhi state and President of Delhi Mahila Congress
  • Gurcharan Das - philosophical author and former businessman 
  • Saba Naqvi - journalist, author and political commentator 
  • Sambit Patra - National Spokesperson for the BJP

About BBC World Questions

BBC World Questions is a series of events delivered in partnership with the British Council.

As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.

BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in English and 41 other language services, on radio, TV, and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 269 million. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences. The BBC attracts a weekly global news audience of 346 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel, and

How to attend?

Entry to the event is free; prior registration is required. Whilst we hope to accomodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.


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