Spotlight: India Today Conclave – Bassem Raafat Mohamed Youssef

The India Today Conclave is back, with its theme of ‘Brand Bharat: An Assertive Nation in an Uncertain World’. The 21st edition of the conclave is all set to redefine India’s narrative on the global stage on March 15-16, 2024 in New Delhi. The India Today Conclave presents a symphony of influential voices converging from various sectors, expressing India’s dynamic evolution amidst the ever-shifting currents of global challenges.

The India Today Conclave will host thought-provoking discussions, exploring how India, with its political stability and unique social vibrancy, can ascend to the forefront of geopolitics and business. The event promises a concise yet impactful debate on India’s role in shaping the global landscape.

The distinguished speakers at the conclave include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Sadhguru – Founder, Isha Foundation – among several other high-profile personalities. This diverse group of speakers is set to provide insights into the nation’s future trajectory.

The India Today Conclave 2024 promises to be a catalytic moment in shaping the narrative of “Brand Bharat.” This gathering of influential minds, spanning politics, business, sports, and entertainment, is set to illuminate the trajectory of India’s role on the global stage.

Bassem Raafat Mohamed Youssef

Bassem Raafat Mohamed Youssef, born 22 March 1974, is an Egyptian-American comedian, television host, and surgeon. Beginning his career with The B+ Show after being inspired during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, he later gained national prominence as the host of Al Bernameg (2011–2014), a satirical comedy show focused on Egyptian politics.

Bassem was named as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by Time magazine in 2013. His life and career was profiled in the 2017 American documentary film Tickling Giants and he also authored Revolution For Dummies in the same year.

He practiced as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Egypt for 13 years, until his move into comedy and political satire. Youssef used social media to showcase his talent and his show gave a voice to the millions of Egyptians who were seething with anger from the traditional media’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution.

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