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HTLS 2020 Week 3 Live: Realised Federer was best when I faced him - Agassi

Tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf talk about impact of Covid-19 on sports.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 03, 2020 21:06 IST
HTLS 2020 Week 3 Live: Realised Federer was best when I faced him - Agassi

The first session of the third week of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 opened with Michelin star chefs and restaurateurs Gaggan Anand and Massimo Bottura in conversation with Ritu Dalmia who is an author, a chef and a restaurateur. The chefs talked about how Covid-19 pandemic hit the food industry and what all is needed to reinvent the sector.

In the second session, founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation Ashish Dhawan and former Isro chairman Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan spoke to R Sukumar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan Times.

In the third session sports writer and journalist Ayaz Memon interacted with tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.

This is the first time the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit —launched in 2003 — is being held virtually. The last seventeen Summits have been outstanding successes with attendance by leaders from India and across the world. The audience comprised of senior politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, business executives, thinkers, commentators and analysts. Over the years, the Summit has become one of India’s most prestigious and eagerly awaited for.

07:19 PM IST

More flexibility to three-language formula in NEP: Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

"We have not changed three-language formula. Now, we are covering more number of languages," says Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan.

07:15 PM IST

NEP is a landmark policy, says Ashish Dhawan

"The ball is moving forward," Ashish Dhawan says lauding the new education policy.

07:11 PM IST

Development is not uniform among youngsters, says Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

"Development is not uniform among youngsters, NEP has tried to address this," says Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, former chairman, ISRO and NEPC

07:09 PM IST

Read: Ex-ISRO chairman on future of education post Covid-19 crisis

Dr Kasturirangan emphasised the need to address the use of technology with regards to the problems faced by the country. He hailed the use of the online medium to impart education across the country but also called for a strict evaluation of the current system to further improve it. Read more

07:08 PM IST

'The silver lining is...': Ashish Dhawan on how Covid-19 brings positive changed to education system

"The first silver lining is we have better connect between teachers and parents. They now have engaged with parents. We can take advantage of this channel to build home-based tech channel. We have a real opportunity here to send parents material for them to their children. Let us not lose this opportunity. Let us build a home-based curriculum. In this covid moment, a lot of state governments have actually done a lot of teacher development in blended format. In this period, we had more than a million teachers take five plus courses online and this is something that would never have happened before. We can reimagine professional teacher development and reimagine home-based curriculum," Ashish Dhawan said.

07:05 PM IST

HTLS 2020: Discussion on NEP; Watch live

06:59 PM IST

We never reached out to parents, says Ashish Dhawan

"We were caught off guard. Many students will lose a year. The education system never had any room for home-based curriculum," says Ashish Dhawan.

06:57 PM IST

HTLS 2020: Technology, evaluation of technology important aspects of education at present, says Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

"There are many questions like whether our education system is suitable where children don't meet their teachers. But at present technology is the most important aspect," says Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan.

06:53 PM IST

HTLS 2020: Second session to revolve around NEP

The second session is around education post-pandemic, the new National Education Policy, 2020

06:47 PM IST

HTLS 2020: Second session to begin shortly

The second session in which founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation Ashish Dhawan and former Isro chairman Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan will speak to R Sukumar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan Times, to begin shortly.

06:39 PM IST

Cooking is a very simple act of love, says Massimo Bottura

We need to teach children to know food better, appreciate it, value it, Massimo Bottura said.

06:36 PM IST

Animals too eat, but we cook: Gaggan Anand

"Cooking is the most human thing. The animals and us, the only difference is that we cook. Everybody eats. We eat to have peace in our life. Animals eat in aggression, a banana or a meat," says chef Gaggan Anand

06:35 PM IST

HTLS 2020: What chef Gaggan Anand says on Indian food

06:31 PM IST

Tourism, food, travel need to be redefined, says Gaggan

"In India, it's sad to say that we give more preference to Chinese food. It's time to rediscover our food, our culture. It's time to redefine tourism, food, travel. It's a big challenge to all in the industry," Gaggan says

06:29 PM IST

HTLS 2020: Culture is very important for chefs, says Massimo Bottura

Chefs are part of culture, says Massimo Bottura talking about restaurants in post-Covid times.

First published: Dec 03, 2020 17:17 IST