A HANG­OUT FOR THE HIP AND HAP­PEN­ING

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HOOMAN MAJD

The Ira­nian-Amer­i­can au­thor talked about the con­ven­tional por­trayal of Iran in the West.“Amer­ica tends to need an en­emy. Iran, with its nu­clear power, has be­come what Soviet Union used to be ear­lier.”

ARVIND PANA­GARIYA

The In­dian-Amer­i­can econ­o­mist talked about the chang­ing mind­set of the In­dian voter.“As

In­dia grew very rapidly, for­tunes im­proved. Now vot­ers are much more de­mand­ing. They

are go­ing to force gov­ern­ments to deliver.”

KALKI KOECH­LIN

The ac­tor, who rep­re­sents the un­con­ven­tional face of Bol­ly­wood, said she be­gan act­ing to be able to pay rent.“I would like to be more calm, pa­tient,” she replied, when asked if she would like to change any­thing about her­self.

HEN­RIK SCHÄRFE

The Dan­ish sci­en­tist, who came with a ro­bot that looks and acts like him, said there will be

mul­ti­ple ‘Yous’ in the fu­ture: “The real ‘You’ can per­form the most im­por­tant task at hand while oth­ers can per­form additional chores.”

MAYSOON ZAYID

“My dream was to be an ac­tor,” said the stand-up come­di­enne.“But what chance does a brown-skinned woman with disability have? So I looked around for in­spi­ra­tion and found co­me­di­ans.”

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