Post Pandemic Recovery: Is there a case for growth through equity? Former chief economist at the World Bank and Professor of Economics at Cornell University Dr Kaushik Basu speaks to Odisha Dialogues on the state of the Indian Economy and what lies ahead. In a free-wheeling conversation with the forum’s founder director Rajesh Mahapatra, he talks about a wide-range of issue from the importance of investing in public goods to the new opportunities in a fast digitalising world. He tells us why we cannot, and must not, take our eyes off the challenges of equity while exploring pathways to reviving growth. He remains hopeful of India’s future, but is also concerned that the politics of the day could be a spoiler.