Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

Budget. Bollywood. Badmaashi

Like cricket and cinema, the annual budget brought out by the central government has become a national obsession. Vivek Kaul. the Shah Rukh Khan of Economics, joins Amit Varma, the Govinda of Podcasting, in episode 129 of The Seen and the Unseen to demystify the budget. Much fun is had. Blockbuster...

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The United Nations Explained

This is Episode 103 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. India was one of the founding members of the United Nations, but as a colony of the British Empire. Almost 75 years later, the UN has shaped international relations as we know it. The UN has played pivotal roles in completing...


Of Stories and Histories

Indian histories are vast and contentious. Manu Pillai joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss questions of power and legitimacy, communal relations and the intersection of the foreign and the domestic in Indian history.

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India = Migration

India is a nation on the move, and migration is in our DNA. Economic historian Chinmay Tumbe joins Amit Varma in episode 128 of The Seen and the Unseen to present the rich history of migrations into, out of and within India.

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ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಎಂದರೆ ಯಾರು? The Public in Public Policy.

This is episode 28 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ನೀತಿ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು? ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಹಿತಾಸಕ್ತಿ ಎಂದರೆ ಏನು? ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಅವರ ಮುಂದಿರುವ ನೀತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಶ್ವಿನ್ ಮಹೇಶ್ ರವರು ತಮ್ಮ 15 ವರ್ಷದ ಸುದೀರ್ಘ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಬದುಕಿನಿಂದ ಆಯ್ದ ಕಲಿಕೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ವಾರಸ್ಯಕರ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ...

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Fiscal Federalism in India

This is Episode 102 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. India is a Union of States, and Indian Republic’s federal nature has been hardcoded into the Constitution. While political federalism is important, control over the purse strings often makes or breaks federalism. Pranay Kotasthane returns to The Pragati Podcast to help us understand how fiscal federalism works in India. The...

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Our Colorful Past

Indian history is wild fun. Historian Manu Pillai joins Amit Varma in episode 127 of The Seen and the Unseen to regale him with stories from his latest book. The subjects discussed include caste, gender, narrative manipulation, mad elephants and men blown out of cannons.

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