Bimal Jalan has been a front-bencher to the Indian economy for decades – most notably of course in his two stints as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India but also in a host of other key positions that gave him deep, first-hand knowledge about the opaque structures and largely invisible workings of our economy. He’s been Chief Economic Advisor to the government, Banking Secretary, as well as Finance Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.
That makes him uniquely placed to talk the hard facts of the economy, and in Achche Din 2025?, this stalwart of India’s economy sifted hype from hope and set out the roadmap India really needs to follow.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.