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Leading voices within various fields share their thoughts on Norway-India.

Leading voices within various fields share their thoughts on Norway-India.




Leading voices within various fields share their thoughts on Norway-India.




The Modern India Podcast #29 - ESG Risks in Supply Chain

It was fantastic to have Atle Vidar Nagel Johansen, EVP & CEO for Orkla Foods, with us for our upcoming podcast on ESG.(#Environmental #Social #Governance). 🇳🇴🇮🇳 Atle has worked 25+ years in various leadership positions in the Orkla Group; - in finance, marketing and general management. He served on the Executive Management #Board of Orkla as EVP since 2012. In January 2021, Atle took on the responsibility as CEO for the merged Foods business area. Orkla Foods is the largest business...


The Modern India Podcast #28-‘Phase Out’ to ‘Phase Down’

At COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference, countries committed to new, ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions this decade. Delivering on these promises will rely on the development, financing and scale up of green technologies. China and India, the two biggest producers, consumers and importers of coal, sparked the last-minute drama at the COP26 talks by forcing a compromise that led from "phase out" to be changed to "phase down." What does this mean? And what about Norway...


The Modern India Podcast #27-Posten + Infosys & TCS = NextGen ITSM

We have with us Chief Information Officer of Posten Norge, Arne Erik Berntzen. ARNE ERIK BERNTZEN is the CIO at Posten Norge. His passion is the interaction between technologies and business development and how compnaies can grow in a sustainable way. He has experience from consulting services and different roles within postal and logistic operations. He is skilled in IT Strategy, IT System Development, IT Operations, IT Cost Management, e-commerce and digital innovation. He works hard to...


The Modern India Podcast #26-India: The 5th largest stock market by 2024?

We have with us Abhishek Thepade. Abhishek Thepade comes from India and Joined DNB Asset Management in 2008. He is currently the portfolio manager for Emerging market funds at DNB. He has over 12 years of experience in investing and currently is responsible for investments into Asian markets like India, China, Korea and Taiwan. HE has a MSc in Financial analysis and Fund management from University of Exeter, UK. He is being interviewed by Rina Sunder. It will be interesting to see if...


The Modern India Podcast #25-DFAVO:Helping students grow faster, smarter & together worldwide

Dfavo® - formerly known as - has developed a fast, easy to use online service that enables access to education worldwide. By digitizing the application services the team have developed a popular solution to make international student recruitment both secure and transparent. This is clean and efficient Scandinavian communications design that improves the experience for applicant, counsellor, and university. We have with us Pål Kvalheim and Harinder Aulakh, the founders of...


The Modern India Podcast #24-Foodtech:A foundation boon to sustainable food system

DMI invited Ganesh Shenoy, Chair of the Board of the Norwegian Business Association of India (NBAI)for a c-suite conversation on Foodtech: a foundation boon to sustainable food systems. Shenoy is also CFO & VP IT, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd (owned by Orkla). Here is what was discussed: •What is FoodTech? How it has emerged and secured its place on the the market? •COVID-19 is changing how we work, travel, communicate, shop and more, but how has it shifted the focus of consumers with respect to...


The Modern India Podcast #23-India’s Population Policy

India has given the world many of its leading intellectuals. We are proud to have with us Dr. Parakala Prabhakar , a well known Indian political economist, political commentator, economic, and social affairs. Dr Prabhakar was an advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government from 2014 to 2018 and he is the Managing Director of RightFOLIO. Dr Parakala Prabhakar does not shy away from being critical of the government while being the Finance Minister’s husband. By 2030, the two countries will...


The Modern India Podcast #22-How India will redesign the World

The Modern India was honoured to hold 3 events at Arendalsuka 2021. Day 1-How India will redesign the World The world was last designed seventy-five years ago. This is the time to look at a world redesign beyond the narrow national interests, to one which would serve the best interests of people and our planet. In the late nineteenth century, the three great powers were imperial Britain, the United States, and a rising Germany. In the mid-twentieth century, the US, Britain and the Soviet...


Det Moderne India Podcast #21 - Politics that works

Norway serves as an exemplary model for widespread adoption of EVs, achieved through a combination of smart incentives, infrastructure, and benevolent conditions. DMI invited the following for a seminar on Clubhouse to discuss the successful model of EV adoption in Norway. - Ola Elvestuen is a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party. He served as Minister of Climate and Environment from 2018 to 2020. - Jasmeet Khurana manages the mobility decarbonization project at the World Business...


Det Moderne India Podcast #20 - The digital revolution in agriculture



Det Moderne India Podcast #19 - Norway - the EV capital of the world



Det Moderne India Podcast #18 - Should India strive for westernization or modernization?



Det Moderne India Podcast #17 - 1814 and the Constitution of Norway



India's past, present and future - Dr. Parakala Prabhakar



Det Moderne India Podcast #15 - Children and poverty in the face of Covid-19



Det Moderne India Podcast #14 - Red Cross and Norway support India



Det Moderne India Podcast #13 - Indian Brain Drain



Det Moderne India Podcast #12 - Kinas femårsplan og Atmanirbhar Bharat

One of Norway's leading experts on China, Knut Sørlie, joined us in this podcast episode. Listen to the episode and hear what he and Rina Sunder have to share when it comes to: Why does China have a 5 year plan? What is the status of the plan? Is India operating with a 5 year plan? Who has adopted the plan? We often hear Modi talk about a self-sufficient India. What does that entail? What is the main element of the plan? China and India's relationship seems conflicted. Can India...


Det Moderne India Podcast #11 - Norway-India cooperation and different leadership styles

In this episode Wayne Cheong and Rina Sunder are discussing


Det Moderne India Podcast #10 - Hvem har hovedansvaret for å redde verden?