Tejasvi Surya

Tejasvi Surya is the Member of Parliament from Bengaluru South constituency, often referred to as India’s Silicon Valley. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2019 general election. In 2020, Surya took over as the National President of the BJP’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

A lawyer by training and profession, Surya had a deep interest in history, philosophy, science and civilisational studies from a young age. Ever since he was elected, Surya has taken up Bengaluru’s urban mobility crisis on a war footing, and has worked to get speedy clearances of big-ticket public transport solutions for the city.

Surya has also worked to develop Bengaluru South as a centre for innovation and research. He constantly engages with start-ups and entrepreneurs to tinker and innovate on digital technologies. He also runs a project known as the Bengaluru South Education and Social Transformation programme, to improve the standing of students and the academic infrastructure of schools in the constituency.

As a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology and Office of Profit, he also performs the role of parliamentary oversight.


Rahul Bajoria

Rahul Bajoria is a Managing Director and Chief Economist for India at the Antipodes. Based in Mumbai since 2019, Rahul also leads the economics team covering EM Asia (ex-China) and is responsible for driving thematic research across Asia-Pacific. Rahul joined Barclays in 2009 in Singapore, covering economies across the Asia-Pacific region. In 2008, he completed his Master’s Degree in Economics at the National University of Singapore. Rahul has also worked at INSEAD, Singapore and NUS Business School. In 2018, he published “The Story of the Reserve Bank of India,” an in-depth history of India’s central bank.