Nik Gowing to host panel debate
If you are a people addict and don’t want to quit, we are all set to welcome you. Europe’s largest manufacturer to committed tech founders, philanthropists to fiery activists, High Networth Individuals to an Italian professor of Hindi, an Indian opera singer to India specialists in British institutions — come and meet the shining stars in the India UK-corridor and grab a copy of our powerlist special edition, the High & Mighty.
The India Gazette London is launching its powerlist on Wednesday, 8 November, 2017, at Searcy’s at iconic London building Gherkin. The tickets will be available on
The launch will be followed by a Panel Discussion on following topic.
The great story of Indian modernity encompasses multiple realities: extreme wealth and dire poverty; kindness of its people and profound cruelty of its society; caring families and violent patriarchy; innovative tech founders and the quagmire of bureaucracy; multicultural arts and unbridled intolerance.
Weaving these conflicting realities is never an easy task. The panellists will share the challenges and charms of representing India.
Anchor: Nik Gowing: He was a main news presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News 1996-2014. He presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London, plus location coverage of major global stories. He is currently Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Nanyang University Singapore
Dr David Landsman OBE: He is the Executive Director for Tata Limited, the Tata group’s representative office for Europe. There are 19 companies within the Tata group currently operating in the UK, including well-known brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea. David Landsman is the Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Indian Business Forum in the UK and is the former British Ambassador to Greece and Albania.
Dr Nur Sobers-Khan: She is Lead Curator, South Asia Collections, British Library, London. She is the principle investigator for ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print 1713-1914,’ which will take place from 2016 to 2018 and aims to digitise in its first phase BL’s early printed Bengali collections as well as its Vernacular Tract series, totalling over 10,000 titles which will be made freely available online.
Josy Joseph: In an unparalleled career, this reporter has written stories that brought down federal governments and shook Delhi’s political and defence establishment. From the Adarsh scandal to the Navy War Room leak case, from the Commonwealth Scandal to chronicles of uses and misuses of power, Josy has many quality stories to his credit. He is now facing a civil defamation suit seeking damages worth 120 million pounds, the highest ever in the history of a free press, for writing about an alleged relationship between Jet Airways and gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
His non-fiction book, A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India, is a tour de force through the heart of modern India, weaving together the daily struggles of its poorest with the shenanigans of its rich.
Patricia Rozario OBE: She is a Bombay-born British soprano. Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music. Born and educated in Bombay, she went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has performed at the English National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the Garsington Opera in England, and has performed on stage across Europe.
Our High and Mighty List is an eclectic collection of people who you should know in the India-UK corridor. These are the men and women who have the power to bring about change, influence opinion and challenge stereotypes in 2017/18 and include an eclectic mix of High Networth Individuals, academics, business executives, consultants, writers, scientists, artists, dancers, auctioneers, curators, chefs, fashion designers, doctors, activists, lawyers, journalists.