Podcast States of Anarchy

The Lassitude of International Law

This is Episode 36 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Ameya Naik joins host, Hamsini Hariharan to discuss international law and how it measures up in the current geopolitics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read...

Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

Jahangir the Curious

Jahangir is often considered a lightweight Mughal emperor, an ineffectual drunkard sandwiched between his father and his son, Akbar and Shah Jahan. But this is an unfair view. Parvati Sharma joins Amit Varma in episode 147 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on not just Jahangir as an emperor...

Podcast PuliyaBaazi

सोचे तो सोचे कैसे?

This is Episode 50 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. Puliyabaazi is fifty episodes old now! To mark this occasion, we return to discussing a foundational text. In this episode, we discuss insights from Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman’s...

Podcast States of Anarchy

When 5G Runs the World

This is Episode 35 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Munish Sharma joins Hamsini Hariharan on a new episode of States of Anarchy to discuss 5G technology and it’s associated risks. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on...


India’s Sedition Law

Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code is an archaic law and needs to go. But what is the historical background of our sedition law? What are the political and social contexts in which it evolved and thrived? Chitranshul Sinha joins Amit Varma in episode 146 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss his book on the subject, The Great Repression.

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Around The World in 45 Minutes

On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In September, attacks on oil fields, Howdy Modi, the economy and Israeli elections dominated the headlines.

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The Indian Conservative

Is there such a thing as Indian conservatism? What does it mean and where did it come from? Jaithirth Rao joins Amit Varma in episode 145 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss his latest book.

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कानपुर से चीन तक

This is Episode 49 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. In episodes 11 and 12, we discussed contemporary China from a political and economic angle. So this episode is about China’s society. We discuss the lived experience of an Indian in smaller cities of China and try to understand the similarities and differences in the two societies. Joining us...

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Connecting The Dots

This is Episode 33 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Connectivity has become an important aspect of international relations. Ritika Passi joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss different connectivity projects and their geopolitics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: Reconnecting Asia China Research by AIDDATA China...

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Women in Indian History

The history of humanity is more than just the history of men. Historian Ira Mukhoty joins Amit Varma in episode 144 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about going beyond the male gaze to write history. She also discusses Daughters of the Sun, her account of the rich and complex world of Mughal women.

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