Livestreaming the launch event today (Aug 30) of ‘Staggering Forward’

The launch of my book ‘Staggering Forward’, published by Penguin, will be  livestreamed from seminar rooms # 1, 2, & 3, 1st floor, the new multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Thursday, today (August 30). The event will feature, among other things,a panel discussion with the veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, the Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, the former National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon, ex-navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) and the author, and moderated by Col. Ajai Shukla (Retd.), consulting editor on strategic affairs for the ‘Business Standard’. This should be a lively affair.

Livestreaming may be accessed through the CPR website at



About Bharat Karnad

Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, he was Member of the (1st) National Security Advisory Board and the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and author, among other books of, 'Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy', 'India's Nuclear Policy' and most recently, 'Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)'. Educated at the University of California (undergrad and grad), he was Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, and Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
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11 Responses to Livestreaming the launch event today (Aug 30) of ‘Staggering Forward’

  1. AD says:

    Would be interesting to hear your co-panelists explanations for Modi allowing a pipsqueak like Yameen to keep on insulting him.

  2. Viky says:

    Dear sir, is there any registration required to attend the event at IIC?

  3. Reasoned says:

    You’re going to be in a room full of anti-Modi anti-bjp forces, except Admiral Arun Prakash who seems neutral, almost everyone their will be cackling in the same tune with slight variation. I’m surprised that you could not find a single pro-Modi pro-bjp thinker who also happens to be well versed in realpolitik.

    As someone who carries the monicker of ’21st century Kautilya’ it’s surprising to see you falling for such an obvious PR blunder, or maybe I’m prejudging and you have other events lined up with thinkers who are closer to this government.

  4. Mr Karnad,

    Congratulations for this new book. Looking forward to this interesting discussion. Meanwhile one of your suggestions seems to be bearing fruit. DRDO leasing its latest technologies to private industry.

  5. vivek says:

    audio is not very clear. Please share any other like (with better audio) if u have.

  6. Mr Karnad,

    I read the introduction of new book staggering forward. One sentence I noted is perhaps not correct. Cow protection, Temple, Grooming (love Jihad) are not really fringe hindu issues they are Core religious issues for the Hindu vote base of BJP and I think they understand it’s vote potential but don’t/won’t do anything meaningful about it.

    I am not convinced that the shrill English media noise on occasional violence related to these issues is a reflection of any increase of actual incidents after BJPs ascendancy. Only an objective data analysis can show us a reasonable picture. The media noise is quite selective hence not convincing.

    • Shankara says:

      Cow protection ?

      Which cow BJP wants to protect?
      They can make a deal with muslims to only stop eating boss indicus and vis torous breed and ask to eat what other forign breeds are there

      Temple independent movement is only on paper

      Not even BJP ruled states it’s achived

      Bharat joker’s party plays jokes on hindhus
      For Elections then forget promises made overnight

      • Shankara says:

        BJP and RSS have bought more enemies to hindhus than. Friends..
        . being 10 million peoples organization
        What has RSS done for sanskrit

        Not even single University like what Christian’s or. Muslims do

        We are jokers only on election will remember and fed with false. Promises

        Motormouths of BJP spent 4 years. Time with media bringing more enemies to hindhus than slhelping us.

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