BRAINS TRUST: Great Minds Build Bridges with Knowledge
Preeti Reddy tells the story of the Indian consumer market.
It’s size, character, opportunities it offers.
The Indian consumer is very resilient. They have seen many economic downturns in the past and they have carried on so it seems like post this pandemic now, they are back on the consumption journey.
Joanna Roper CMG was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in October 2020. Previously, Joanna was the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality from April 2017 until July 2020.
Watch her speak about enabling policies to create an environment that provides gender equality.
Creating Human Capital with Prakash Iyer
In a free-flowing conversation, Prakash Iyer talks about his experiences from his younger days starting as a management trainee in Hindustan Lever. In a rapidly growing economy requires leaders at all levels, he dwells upon creating human capital. This requires robust training program and a culture of mentoring young talent.
Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, talks about the two areas of the India-China border. Firstly, that part of the Western sector, which lies to the east of the Karakoram Pass. And secondly, the eastern sector that is the McMahon line. He delves into the history of these borders.
Click on the links below and watch the episodes on our Brains Trust India channel.
The Peninsula Studios Music, Theatre and Emperors of Melody.
Tappa singing has complex Taans.
Set to 'Punjabi taal' in Raag Khamaj with the lyric - 'Bhanda ve Mehboob Piyara', the lyrics are sung in irregular speed and pronunciation.
This style of Tappa singing is a specialty of Gwalior gharana, with its beautification with Geetkari, Khatka, Mukri and Harkat
Shashwati Mandal is a fine exponent of the Gwalior style.
Enjoy her rendition of this classic.
She is accompanied on Harmonium by Paromita Mukherjee, on Tabla by Prashant Pandav.
We record all our music @ The Peninsula Studios, watch all the music videos on our Youtube channel.
Thought Leaders Of The Month - Click, Watch, Share
Brains Trust is a confederacy of thought leaders from the UK and India who tell a story which we record and film.
This season we present a series of documentaries in which veterans of the battles of 1971 are narrating the events.
These are part of the larger military history project of “Stories from the battlefield. Each video takes up a specific battle, produced by The Peninsula Studios.
This brings alive some of the most important battles on the 1971 campaign. It is perhaps the first time that stories from the Army, Navy and the Air Force are being brought together and narrated by officers who commanded squadrons or companies. They drove the tanks, flew jets and helicopters and did hand-to-hand combat.
The series covers the entire spectrum of conflict. It narrates how the 20 Squadron of the Indian Air Force — then based at Pathankot — and commanded by Wing Commander Cecil Parker carried out audacious raids deep inside west Pakistan, including one over Peshawar.
One of his pilots was a naval aviator on an exchange programme with the IAF, who later rose to be the Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash. He narrates his experience of the 20 Squadron IAF 1971.
Lt Gen Shammi Mehta dwells on the larger issues of the war, humanism over barbarism, liberation over occupation, democracy over military rule, manoeuver over attrition in his episode of ‘Just and Unjust Wars’. Great commanders like Lt Gen Sagat Singh, Major Gen Ben Gonsalves, Group Capt Chandan Singh and several others we tend forget come to life through these stories.
Artists Of The Month
Dialogue With Peers
Dialogue With Peers is a conversation with leaders from the world of industry, agriculture and commerce. You will meet professionals who have provided leadership to large businesses. They will share their ideas, beliefs, and concerns.
In The News
Brains Trust - in the news
Brains Trust India initiative of producing the documentaries on stories from the battlefield was covered by The Tribune Chandigarh. This support goes a long way in taking our documentaries to newer and wider audiences.
If any of you can assist us in getting some coverage in the media we would be grateful for your support.
Click Here to see a feature on Brains Trust in The Tribune.
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