HTLS 2020 highlights | 'I don't find millennials shallow,' says Prateek Kuhad about his fans
The prestigious summit is being held virtually amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to discuss the new realities with its theme of 'Defining a New Era'.
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The last day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 concluded with a live concert of singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad. The evening saw several global icons talking about subjects including the way ahead in India-US ties as president-elect Joe Biden seeks to take over the White House soon, the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health and the evolution of cinema.
Mark Warner, who was re-elected for a third term in the US Senate in November and is vice chairman of the Senate select committee on intelligence, was in conversation with Dr Mukesh Aghi, the president and chief executive of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Apart from the state of US politics, they discussed the standoff between India and China and also Biden’s likely stand against the latter.
Hindustan Times’ health and science editor Sanchita Sharma conducted the second session with Vikram Patel, professor of global health at Harvard Medical School, who said the extraordinary certainties due to the pandemic have impacted everyone.
The next was a very lively session conducted by managing editor, entertainment And lifestyle, Sonal Kalra with actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and multi-award-winning singer, songwriter Nick Jonas who spoke about the importance of giving back to society and using her platform as a global icon.
The summit concluded with a brief conversation with singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad who said while writing songs he ends up sticking to concepts that are universal. He then performed a medley of his songs for HT viewers.
The prestigious summit is being held virtually amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to discuss the new realities with its theme of 'Defining a New Era'. The live discussions were spread over four weeks starting November 19 and were held every Thursday and Friday.
Here are the highlights of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020:
Prateek Kuhad begins his acoustic concert
Prateek is single a medley of his songs for HT viewers. The singer said he decided which songs to perform on his way over to the event in his car.
Prateek Kuhad on catering to different age groups
"A lot of the songs I write, I end up sticking to concepts that are universal," Prateek says about the songs he writes.
Prateek Kuhad on who is his competition
"There is a lot of room for a lot of people to survive," says Prateek about his competition.
Prateek Kuhad on his writing
"It kind of comes in waves. It's like a cycle, it evens out, you absorb life a bit more," says Prateek about how his writing changes over times.
Prateek Kuhad talks about his songs and inspiration
"I know so many people who are millennials and I don't find them to be shallow," says Prateek Kuhad.
Priyanka shares her leadership advice
"I was thrown into the deep end. I didn’t know the technique of anything. I come from a family of physicians. The one thing I learnt was to be a student of life, we can’t know everything," says Priyanka Chopra.
Nick shares his leadership advice
"I am really fortunate to have an amazing leader in my life. My father is an exceptional man with a wealth of knowledge. One of the things he always said was to walk with humility even in leadership," says Nick Jonas.
Nick Jonas reveals his favourite Priyanka movies
"Oh, I have watched quite a few now. DDD (Dil Dhadakne Do), Barfi, which I love. She’s got, what, 70 movies. So I have got quite a few to watch still. Quite the career,” Nick says about the latest movies of Priyanka that he has watched.
Nick Jonas talks about his Indian connect
"We (Jonas Brothers) never made it to India. It is special and significant that my first trip was with Priyanka," Nick Jonas said.
Priyanka Chopra on working with UNICEF
"Honoured my platform was chosen by them," says Priyanka Chopra about being a UNICEF global ambassador.
Nick Jonas talks about returning to the movies
"Once life gets back to a version of normal, I am excited about going back to a theatre," says Nick Jonas.
Priyanka Chopra wants more South Asian representation in Hollywood.
"It is really my quest to try and influx Hollywood with Indian talent, as much as I can,” says Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra talks about turning producer
"I became a producer after my mother told me that I may not have a career as an actor after I turn 30," says Priyanka Chopra.
Nick Jonas talks about shooting for The Voice
"It's great to be back. I started a month ago and wrapped up in time to join Priyanka here in London to get her set up as she begins shooting here," says Nick Jonas on how he had been shooting for The Voice.
First published: Dec 11, 2020 17:46 IST