Category: Podcast

#47 Indo-Norway Partnership:

26/01/23
Administration
co-creating the energy transition  The Standing Committee on Energy and Environment of the Norwegian Parliament visited India last week. Our guest for the latest podcast is Nikolai Astrup. Nikolai is a MP, a Norwegian politician representing the Conservative Party. He is part of the Standing Committee on Energy and Environment of the Norwegian Parliament. Astrup - and […]
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#46 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

09/01/23
Administration
The founder of Det moderne India, Rina Sunder, was invited to NewsX, India's leading English News Channel, to share how she has built bridge between Norway and India, and added knowledge about India in Norway. Sunder highlighted the text book, Det modere India and the NGO The Modern India (Det Moderne India)  omong chairing the Norway […]
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#45 World Denounces Bilawal Bhutto

18/12/22
Administration
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistans foreign minister has irked India with his recent remarks on PM Narendra Modi. Rina Sunder was invited to NewsX to discuss how India should respond to this.  Sunder pointed out the following facts:  There was a long and thorough investigation on Modi's role in the Gujrat riots. The party in the […]
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#44 Driving a transition to clean construction

24/11/22
Administration
Our built environment is also one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and drives a significant  amount of air pollution in our cities.  The ‘Clean Construction’ approach promotes the reduction of air pollutants from construction activities. The Government of India launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), in 2019, that aims to […]
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#43 United in action C40 & COP27

16/11/22
Administration
The whole world have their eyes on COP27 these days.  Three quarters of C40 cities are reducing emissions faster than their respective nation states.  Mayors from around the world have a clear message for global leaders at #COP27: The best way to protect people everywhere from rising prices, pollution, extreme weather and more is to […]
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#42 Giga battery production in India

21/10/22
Administration
A few weeks back Beyonder and Midwest Energy entered into an agreement to start planning giga scale battery production in India, Det moderne India podcast had to invite two front runners from Beyonder and Midwest Energy to the podcast!  We asked Kristin Skofteland, Chief Commercial Officer & Legal Counsel for Beyonder AS and Soumya Kukreti, […]
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#41 Save Soil Debate at Arendalsuka

21/09/22
Administration
Did you miss our Save soil debate at Arendalsuka?  We are happy that 250+ enjoyed the Save Soil debate onat Arendalsuka.  For this debate we had with us: Heidi Bade from Norad Torleiv Ness Ugland, CEO, Terramarine AS Ashish Sahu, Marketing Manager, Cambi AS Kathrine Sund-Henriksen, CEO, Forum for Utvikling og Miljø Feel free to view the stream here. Please note that […]
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#40 Reverence for nature needs to be rekindled

07/09/22
Administration
This episode is the speech by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the International Climate Summit 2022 held in Bergen on 30-31st August. International Climate Summit 2022 is an initiative of the Indo-Norwegian partnership with a special focus on exploring ‘Opportunities for Green Hydrogen in India’. It aimed to present the next-generation opportunities for Bi-Lateral […]
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#39 Save Soil

15/08/22
Administration
Did you know that 52% of agricultural soils are already degraded? We are extremely proud that we will have with us Sadhguru and Erik Solheim at our Save Soil debate at Arendalsuka.  Save Soil is a global movement launched by Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for […]
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#38 Make in India

24/07/22
Administration
The Make in India initiative was launched by Prime Minister Modi in 2014. The aim is to make and encourage companies to develop, manufacture, and assemble products made in India and incentivize dedicated investments into manufacturing. Four weeks back, Cochin Shipyard sent two Autonomous Electric Barges from India to Norway. This made headlines in media […]
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#37 Klemetsrud: world’s first CO2 capture and storage 

06/07/22
Administration
The Klemetsrud CO2 capture and storage project will be the world’s first waste-to-energy plant with full-scale CCS by 2026. Our guest for the this episode was Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås So much is happening in the Carbon capture landscape!  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equinor ASA, the Norwegian […]
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#36 C40 and City Diplomacy

01/07/22
Administration
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is an association of 97 cities from around the world, aimed at fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thus mitigating climate risks. The group represents one-twelfth of the world population and a quarter of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  The goal of the C40’s initiative is […]
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#35 Oslo - charting a path forward for the world

15/06/22
Administration
We invited Heidi Sørensen who is the Director of the Climate Agency, City of Oslo for a podcast conversation. A few of the questions we asked Heidi: - Oslo is the first city in the world with its own Climate Budget. What is the climate budget? - The City has developed and adopted the Oslo Climate and […]
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#34 Beyond the Binary Gender: Transgender Inclusion

12/04/22
Administration
We invited  Chisom Udeze, founder of Diversify and Her space, as host for our conversation with Celia Sandhya Daniels.  Chisom asked Celia the following:  1. What is your experience of the world as a woman, and in particular, a transwoman? 2. What can companies/workplaces do to be more inclusive of transgender people? - with intersectionality and equity […]
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#33 Men who support women - part two

28/03/22
Administration
Our guest for this conversation is the President of the Parliament of Norway. Masud Gharahkhani is what we would describe as a male ally: A man who will advocate for women even when there are no women in the room.  We cannot achieve the SDGs without gender equality. In order to achieve gender equality, we […]
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#32 Men who support women

08/03/22
Administration
Women will drive India´s future as India now officially has more females than males. In Norway, many high profile leaders have joined the Norwegian campaign #arnekampanjen.   The information campaign is inspired by a Dutch LinkedIn campaign called Peter. There are more leaders in the Netherlands named Peter than there are female leaders in total. As […]
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#31 India - A Secular Nation?

01/03/22
Administration
A big thank you to everybody who joined us and brought such great energy to the event which made it a success!  India is a multi-religious, multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-cultural country. Its secular status is, however, a heated topic for debate today.  India has a long and mostly honorable tradition of using soft power in its […]
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#30 Women will drive India´s future

30/01/22
Administration
Sustainable development depends on women. We cannot achieve the SDGs without gender equality. A big thank you to to the 60+ who joined our event. Also a big thank you to Norad, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, who was our co-host for this event. India now officially has more females than males. There has been a […]
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#29 ESG Risks in Supply Chain Management

17/01/22
Administration
Businesses today are expected to have an extra layer of ethics and moral duty towards the society.   ESG is gaining traction as an important strategy for long-term value creation of businesses all over the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) framework as a key to long term […]
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#28 Phase out to phase down

28/11/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 60+ participants of our seminar Phase out to phase down.  While many of countries have doubled-down on their commitments to reducing forest-loss and emissions, China and India sparked the last-minute intervention to water down language on phasing out coal. China and India are the two biggest producers, consumers and importers of […]
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#27 Posten Norge + Infosys & TCS = Next Generation ITSM

09/11/21
Administration
Two weeks ago, we received news that Posten had chosen Infosys, an Indian multinational IT consulting company, as its supplier. We invited Erik Berntzen, CIO of Posten for a live c-suite conversation. Outsourcing has become one of the most effective tried-and-tested models for profitable business operations. To outsource is to move a business function/service/process to an […]
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#26 DNB: India - the 5th largest stock market by 2024?

24/10/21
Administration
Investors have been pouring money into India’s stock market, and it could grow to more than $5 trillion to become the fifth largest in the world within three years, according to Goldman Sachs. We invited Abhishek Thepade from DNB, Norways largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region, for a podcast conversation. Abhishek […]
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#25 Dfavo: helping students grow faster, smarter & together

07/10/21
Administration
Access to quality education is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better future for all. The world is desperate for new solutions and startups are the driving force for innovation. Scaling a business internationally is an exciting opportunity to reach new consumers and unlock new revenue streams.  Dfavo is a Norwegian Edtech […]
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#24 Foodtech: a foundation boon to sustainable food systems

19/09/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 50+ to the who attended our seminar on Foodtech. DMI invited Ganesh Shenoy, Chair of the Board of the Norwegian Business Association of India (NBAI) for a C-suite conversation on Foodtech. Shenoy is also CFO & VP IT, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd (owned by Orkla).  Here is what was discussed:  What is […]
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#23 Indias population policy

01/09/21
Administration
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 […]
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#22 How India will redesign the world

31/08/21
Administration
The world was last designed seventy-five years ago. 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 Union formed the dominant troika. As the twenty-first century enters its second quartile, the three most important nations will be […]
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#21 Politics that works: MP Ola Elvestuen

31/08/21
Administration
Did you know that over 54% of all new cars sold in Norway in 2020 were battery electric vehicles (EVs). The Norwegian national ambition is that all new cars sold by 2025 should be zero-emission (electric or hydrogen). Redesigning cities to promote sustainable and safer forms of transport must start from the top. Norway serves as an exemplary model for […]
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#20 Yara: the digital revolution in agriculture

31/08/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 50+ who attended this seminar. Did you know that Yara have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the food value chain to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production? DMI invited Sanjiv Kanwar, the country manager, India for […]
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#19 Norway the EV capital of the world

31/08/21
Administration
The electrification of the global transport sector is driving demand for lithium-ion batteries, and Norway is leading the way in sustainable, circular battery production. We invited Jan Tore Gjøbyand Dhivik Ashok along to disuss how Norway is building a circular ecosystem for industrial battery production. Jan Tore Gjøby is an eMobility educator and advisor in Norway. His wide experiences […]
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#18 Should India strive for westernization or modernization?

31/08/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 90+ who attended this seminar  क्या आधुनिकीकरण के लिए पश्चिमीकरण की आवश्यकता है? क्या आधुनिकीकरण के लिए पश्चिमीकरण की आवश्यकता है? जानिए भारत का नजरिया! Westernisation is about adopting western values whereas modernisation is a change or transformation process of adapting something to modern needs or habits. What should […]
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#17 1814 and the Consitution of Norway

31/08/21
Administration
In this special May 17th podcast episode we have with us the Director of Eidsvoll 1814, Bård Frydenlund. We touched up on why Eidsvoll Manor House is one of Norway’s most important national symbols, why we ended up celebrating our National Day on May 17th, what is written in the Constitution of Norway and when Norway became a democracy. As […]
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#16 Indias past, present and future

31/08/21
Administration
A big thank you to the 80+ people who joined our seminar: Indias past, present and future with Dr. Parakala Prabakar. Dr Parakala Prabhakar is an Indian political economist and political commentator in economic and social affairs. He served as Communications Advisor and held a cabinet rank position in the Andhra Pradesh Government between July 2014 and June 2018. He is […]
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#15 Children and poverty in the face of COVID-19

31/08/21
Administration
India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 41 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age. The health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision, for its progress and development. Doctors and health care professionals are often the first point of contact […]
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#14 Red Cross and Norway support India

31/08/21
Administration
Norway provides NOK 20 million in humanitarian aid to India due to the corona pandemic. Norwegian authorities believe that a persistent crisis in India will have negative global ripple effects. The money will go through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Red Cross. The Norwegian support will, among other things, contribute to ambulance services […]
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#13 Indian Brain Drain

31/08/21
Administration
According to the United Nations, India has the largest diaspora (17.5 million) in the world. There’s a reason the Indian diaspora is the largest in the world. “Non-residential” Indians are becoming “not-returning” Indians, and even the “reverse brain drain” has stopped.  Over the years, millions of young talented Indians from various disciplines have left their soil in search […]
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#12 Kinas femårsplan og Atmanirbhar Bharat

31/08/21
Administration
One of Norway's leading experts on China, Knut Sørlie, joined us for this podcast episode. Listen to the episode and hear what he and Rina Sunder have to share when it comes to the questions:  Why does China have a 5 year plan? What is the status of the plan? Status on India. Is India operating with […]
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#11 Norway - India cooperation and different leadership styles

31/08/21
Administration
In this episode Wayne Cheong and Rina Sunder are discussing  How Det moderne India is using podcasting as the medium for leading voices within various fields to share their thoughts on Norway What are the challenges of being an Indian leader in Norway or a Norwegian leader in India, and overcoming them Why India-Norway is an […]
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#10 Who's responsibility is it to save the world? The West, China or India? And what about poor countries?

31/08/21
Administration
On episode 10 of the DMI Podcast, we have two experts in this field, research Director at NUPI, Ole Jacob Sending and Director of climate, energy and the environment at Norad, Stig Traavik. Eradicating all forms of poverty continues to be one of humanity's greatest challenges. China has lifted 600 million people out of poverty since the 1980s, and […]
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#9 What does the UNSC have to do with business?

31/08/21
Administration
What business does business have in the UNSC? We invited Ole Jacob Sending to talk on What does the UNSC have to do with business? What business does business have in the UNSC? These are complex questions that many people might not have been able to answer, or they would shy away from answering. However, Mr Sending was spot on with the questions and answered […]
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#8 Health diplomacy: Norway & India

31/08/21
Henrik
We are honored to have with us Norways first Ambassador for global health,  John-Arne Røttingen , for our Republic Day Podcast episode. Norway is one of the largest donors to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which works to improve access to vaccines and strengthen vaccination programmes and health systems in low-income countries. In the budget proposal for 2021, the Government proposed […]
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#7 Space Exploration: The Big Picture

31/08/21
Henrik
India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole.  We are honored to announce that we have  Marianne Vinje Tantillo  together with our host and group leader,  Bjørn […]
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#6 Espen B. Eide: Norway and India in the UNSC together

31/08/21
Henrik
A month from now, on 1 st January 2021, Norway and India will both take a seat for two years as elected members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – the most important and powerful international decision-making body in the world. For Det Moderne India , with our vision and mission to promote the relationship between Norway and […]
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#5 Norway can indeed make a difference at the UNSC

31/08/21
Henrik
It is not going to be easy dealing with the high-powered “P5” at the tallest table in the world. But when Norway joins the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 1st January 2021, we can absolutely make a positive difference – possibly with India – in promoting human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and social […]
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#4 The race for space data

31/08/21
Henrik
New data is made available by innovative new satellites that could benefit both societal needs and new business plans. It is important to merge data available from ground with space data in order to enable new services in various fields like maritime surveillance, property monitoring, agriculture, construction, finance and insurance. Space solutions, satellites and launchers […]
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#3 Good Guys Go Global!

31/08/21
Henrik
What happens when you put two global guys - one from metropolitan New Delhi, the other from a village in the North of Norway - on the same rooftop in the Barcode of Oslo? They solve all the world’s problems. At least for a moment. That’s what occurred the other day, when  Det Moderne India  invited Sony Kapoor, […]
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#2 India-Norway: An innovative partnership

31/08/21
Henrik
It was a pleasure meeting and having the Ambassador as our guest. In our podcast episode he talks about India-Norway: an innovative partnership. We thank Ambassador Bala Bhaskar and Sundeep Singh for their time and an insightful podcast episode 
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#1 Statkraft: Being a Norwegian leader in India

31/08/21
Henrik
Bredo Erichsen (MD og Managing Director, Statkraft India) og Navreet Kaur diskuterer hvordan det er å være en norsk leder i India, og hans erfaringer med indisk versus norsk arbeidskultur. Lytt til vår podkast for å høre hvordan Bredo opplever og beskriver den indiske kulturen, og hvordan han sammenligner den med den norske. 
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