Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

Manjeet KripalaniPrior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (Businessweek, Worth and Forbes magazines, New York), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House. Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for U.S. President in New Jersey, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008 and 2014 in Mumbai. Kripalani holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University (Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts in English and History) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York. She sits on the executive board of Gateway House and is a member of the Rotary Club of Bombay.
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Business, Digital, G20, U.S.

Last modified: May 19, 2022

Recent projects

Narendra-Modi-Silicon-Valley-684x420 Courtesy: Twitter: Digital India Archives
19 May 2022 Gateway House

Digital public goods for the Indo-Pacific

With mass digitisation, India has proved that technology is not just for the educated, privileged, and wealthy. The country's open and secure digital public platforms can be significant for the Indo-Pacific, the world's most data-rich region. The Indian model is applicable because it is open-source, interoperable, auditable, and enshrines individual rights, ownership, and empowerment.
B508BED1-BCE9-4835-8B71-E687EAC37621 Courtesy: Twitter- Narendra Modi
7 May 2022 Indian Express

India and France are reliable partners

The strength and trust in the India-FRANCE bilateral was evident during the May 4th visit of Prime Minister Modi to Paris. Beyond the difficult discussions on multilateral issues, the partnership has been deepened in several key areas of cooperation, from defence to education, climate, energy, digitalisation and technical collaboration. Energy and digitalisation are two particularly bright spots for future collaboration.
03D3E8AA-D812-4E9F-BB91-5899CDC1E77A Courtesy: Gateway House
5 May 2022 Gateway House & Australia-India Institute

India-Australia: Aligning interests

The signing of the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement between India and Australia in April, shows how well Australia has understood its new economic partner. In this special podcast, Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia-India Institute, and Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, have a wide ranging discussion on areas of strategic cooperation from trade, digital governance, connectivity and maritime security, to multilateral engagement in G20 and the Quad.
SP 1 Courtesy: Gateway House
8 March 2022 Gateway House

Election Diaries 2022: The fierce battle for UP

The election in Uttar Pradesh is more important than usual. It is viewed as a preliminary indicator for the mood of the country, a lead-up to the national elections of 2024. UP is said to decide the leader of India: whoever wins UP, wins India. The stakes have always been high for a win in UP, for all of the contesting political parties and ideologies.
manjeet cover Courtesy: Routledge India
5 January 2022 Gateway House

India in the G20: Rule-taker to Rule-maker

In 2023, India will be the President of the G20, often called the world's economic steering committee. This most influential multilateral economic forum is a unique institution, where developed and developing countries have equal stature. It thereby creates opportunities for all to showcase their global political, economic and intellectual leadership, making the global economic governance agenda more inclusive. This book, a collection of analysis and studies by Gateway House since 2015, explains the G20's importance, its various parts and the contributions made by the 20 countries that comprise it. India's Presidency year provides it the opportunity to 'hold the pen, write the rules’ and lead the G20 year intellectually, financially, managerially and administratively. An excerpt.
T20 policy brief on digital transformation Courtesy: T20 Italy 2021
23 September 2021 T20 Italy 2021

T20 Policy Brief on Digital Transformation

Public digital infrastructure encourages competition, innovation and inclusion. Through India Stack and Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP), the Indian experience offers developing countries a path to leapfrog the development phase for digital platforms. Open-source systems offer countries an opportunity to establish low-cost public identity, financial and data exchange systems. This policy brief explains how the G20's support of such platforms will accelerate adoption, allowing developing countries to advance digital usage.
20 years after 9/11, has the U.S. learnt from its mistakes? Courtesy: The New York Times
16 September 2021 The Indian Express

U.S. 2001-21: Of Friends and Foes

After 9/11, the threats to America are right where they were 20 years ago: still in Afghanistan, and now backed by the strength of a state. What happened to America, that “shining city on a hill” that beckoned brightness to its shores and won allies? Some self-delusion, a belief that it was still the global monarch after World War II and the inability to distinguish between friends and foes.