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Past Mahindra Lectures

TM Krishna, musician and vocalist

The Social Texture of an Artist: Listening and Empathy, 2016/17

Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition, as well as a renowned and respected public speaker and writer. Read more.


Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder of Infosys

Aadhaar, 2014

Nandan Nilekani is an Indian industrialist and former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. Read more and watch the video.


Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC

Poverty and Development in South Asia, 2014

Read more and watch the video.


Raghu Rai, photographer and photojournalist


Read more and watch the video.


Dr. A.P.J Kalam, 11th President of India

Empowering Three Billions, 2011

A career scientist who became a statesman, Dr Kalam played a key role in India’s defence and space programmes for four decades. Read more and watch the video.


Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India

India’s Global Role, 2009

Nirupama Roa joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973 and served in various world capitals, including Washington, Beijing and Moscow.  She then began a two-year term as the Ambassador of India to the United States in September 2011.


P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, Government of India

Poor Rich Country: The Challenges of Development, 2007

P. Chidambaram is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress and a former Union Minister of Finance.


Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Defense, Government of India

India’s Security Perspective, 2006

Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th President of India. He was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, 2014


Raghu Rai, 2013