Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

AllenSolly_210x140_0Manjeet Kripalani is the co-founder of Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and acts as the executive director of the institution. 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 (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. Click here to download high-res image

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Last modified: November 23, 2017

Recent projects

18 May 2017 Gateway House

Pakistan: riding high

The Indian government must be commended for staying away from the Belt & Road Forum in Beijing this week on the basis of principled objections. However, the forum has robust global participation – 30 heads of state attended the meeting, as did the chiefs of the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). India was the only country in the world that was invited, but refused to participate
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9 November 2016 Gateway House

Trump: a win for the New World Order

The victory of Donald Trump for the White House is a turning point in America – it’s a vote against the establishment and vested interests that have dominated Washington for decades. It also shows America following the global trends of strong leaders with a new electorate in the post World War II Order
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15 September 2016 Gateway House

India Trilateral Forum: building bridges

The 11th India Trilateral Forum, a meeting series between India, Europe and the U.S., reflects a more confident India from whom expectations – especially to counter China – are high. This will require a realistic re-labelling of India by the Western powers.
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13 August 2016 Gateway House

Populism as a threat to the UN

Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, delivered a speech at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) India Leadership Forum, in Hyderabad on 13 August 2016.
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7 June 2016 Gateway House

Geopolitics meets business in Mumbai

On 13-14 June, Gateway House, along with the Ministry of External Affairs, will host The Gateway of India Dialogue, a seminal foreign policy conference in Mumbai. Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Gateway House, discusses the Dialogue, and its relevance to Mumbai and India.
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2 June 2016 Gateway House

The sanctioned, sleeping beauties awake

The crippling effect of American sanctions are thorough; designed to strangle economies and bring entire nations to a halt. However, they unknowingly pull people together, imparting a deep sense of patriotism and often sparking innovation which can quickly surpass any other world power. With sanctions being lifted on nations like Myanmar, Iran and, hopefully, Cuba, the question remains whether they will retain their uniqueness or fall into line with the rest?
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5 May 2016 Gateway House

Winds of change in India’s states

The five on-going state elections in India hint at a shift away from old established players who have failed to recognise the dreams of the youth. This is part of a global trend, from the Arab upheavals, to Hong Kong's Umbrella protests, to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the U.S.