Manjeet Kripalani

Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (BusinessweekWorth 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.
She tweets at @ManjeetKrip     Image credits: Sunhil Sippy  
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Business, Digital, G20, U.S.

Last modified: August 11, 2017

Recent projects

NY-Mumabi Courtesy: Gateway House/Google
25 January 2023 The Indian Express

Repositioning Nariman Point as education hub

India’s new policy of allowing foreign universities to set up their operations in India offers an unprecedented opportunity for Indian cities to revitalise themselves. In Mumbai, the city and state administration can reposition the central business district of Nariman Point and turn this tip of the Arabian Sea into a vibrant international education hub. The model of Lower Manhattan is applicable.
Modi and Fumio Courtesy: AP Photo/Manish Swarup
19 January 2023 Nikkei Asia

Japan and India in the multilateral hotseat

Russia has been at the center of tensions between the G7 and G20. The current G20 and G7 Presidency has put Asia at the center of global problem-solving and collaboration. India and Japan through its existing strong bilateral and converging interests like economic and financial governance, health, climate commitments and energy transition can bridge the rift between the two multilateral groupings in 2023.
Presentation1 Courtesy: DD India
5 January 2023

Indian Diplomacy: 2023 Foreign Policy Outlook

Analysis of main milestones, opportunities, challenges and threats for Indian foreign policy in the New Year live on Doordarshan. Featuring commentary by Manjeet Kripalani, Co-founder & Executive Director, Gateway House and Dr. Deepshikha Shahi, O.P. Jindal Global University

joko modi final Courtesy: Twitter @narendramodi
24 November 2022 The Indian Express

Bringing the G20 baton to Delhi from Bali

India has not invested much in multilateral rule-making institutions like the G20, but it is never too late to start. India is ahead in some aspects, particularly technology with digital public goods and its governance. But it will certainly need help and expertise.
modi-g20-summit final Courtesy: Reuters
8 November 2022 India Foundation

The Group of Twenty Today: India’s Opportunity to Lead

On Dec 1, India will take over the Presidency of the G20, the premier global forum for dialogue and cooperation on global economics and financial issues. This is a unique grouping, where developing and developed countries come together with equal status. Understanding its mission, past trajectory, institutional mechanisms, work methods, and the multiplicity of challenges it addresses, is critical today and requires a serious examination.
Putin's Speech Valdai Courtesy: Valdai Discussion Club
3 November 2022 Indian Express

At Valdai, Putin’s vision of emerging world order

The reference to India by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Valdai Discussion Club may be interpreted as encouragement to New Delhi to use its good offices to nudge the warring sides to the negotiating table. Mediation is a big power game, and this may be the right time for India, at the cusp of the G20 Presidency, to start with a record of success
Undersea Cables Courtesy: Airtel
27 October 2022 Gateway House

Space and Undersea Cables

Space and undersea cables are critical to India’s communications infrastructure. While India’s space programme has been largely successful, in undersea cables, India is barely present. As global reliance on undersea cables and the data it carries, grows, India’s security interests strategically converge with maritime cables and space, and opens opportunities for international cooperation.