Main yahan bhi Hindi mein bol sakta hoon aap kahe toh. I just felt they were celebrating 100 years of Indians cinema : Amitabh Bachchan on opening the Cannes Film Festival in Hindi
While their mothers have chai, Waheeda's daughter Kashvi Rekhi and Bachchan beti Shweta also catch up.
NDTV welcomes Amitabh Bachchan to the summit
From the audience, Prithvi Theatre's Sanjana Kapoor gets a round of applause with: I think of all artists, theatre-wallahs are the lowest of the low. But we need to demand that systems also work for us. What is our reality is the massive organization of India and claiming our place in it. We have to demand it. We need the media to support us. Where are they supporting us? We need to be on TV and all sorts of media a huge amount more.
This is clearly the most popular panel. Every panelist gets a rousing cheer and a big hand. Zubin Mehta gets the most claps when he says he's Calcutta-born and not a Bombay boy.
In the audience, conductor Zubin Mehta with wife Nancy. He will be joining Vikram Seth in the discussion on arts and culture
Behind-the-scenes: Vikram Seth and NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain will be on stage later today discussing the arts and culture. Though Vikram Seth looks like he's begun holding forth already
In the audience, environmentalist Valmik Thapar and his actress wife Sanjana Kapoor, looking stunning in a red and beige ensemble
Rajan Anandan: Negative chatter is not the point. We've found that a large number of Indians are doing research on political parties and issues. It's a small number who are voicing their opinions. 200s of millions of Indians are making decision on information they are receiving on the Internet.
Vikram's internet experts: J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, journalist Swapan Dasgupta, Google India chief Rajan Anandan, political scientist Ashutosh Varshney, adman Suhel Seth, HSBC India chief Naina Lal Kidwai and Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta
We asked journalist Nalini Singh for her thoughts on NDTV's big day. She said: "This is how minds change. If you keep at it. And NDTV has kept at it."
And here's Omar Abdullah. Full circle.
as a tribute to prannoy roy can everyone on news channels spend a day being soft spoken, analytical and well behaved?- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 14, 2013
MS Swaminathan: Public health, hunger, education - how much are we investing in this?
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: I don't personally believe in God. I say that on national television. Audience cracks up
Happy Birthday NDTV on your Silver Jubilee Pranoy Roy and team have maintained responsible reporting a core value n I salute you for this- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) December 14, 2013
CNR Rao: In order to compete with neighbouring countries we have to do much more than we are. Lots of great people in India and many coming back from abroad
As the NDTV crew puts the final touches to the set up here at the Summit, the mood is one of excitement and pride
Between 10am and 4pm, you will hear Nobel Laureates, Bharat Ratna awardees and Oscar and Grammy winners discuss and deliver solutions to some of India's key issues.
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Tom Delhi for audience with the honourable President of India. Thanx ndtv 25 legends honours & u all for making an ordinary life so special- SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) December 13, 2013
Happy 25th bday to NDTV! Spent 11 quality years there! Tk you for that and more.- Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 14, 2013