Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

Participatory Democracy

In India, we have government of the people and for the people, but not by the people. How can we fix this? Polymath thinker Ashwin Mahesh joins Amit Varma in episode 160 of The Seen and the Unseen to chat about participatory democracy, India Against Corruption, the Aam Aadmi Party and what makes a...

Podcast Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast

ಅಂತರಿಕ್ಷ ಸಂಚಾರ. Space Exploration in the 2020s.

Space entrepreneur Narayan Prasad talks to Pavan Srinath and Ganesh Chakravarthi about space exploration and breaks down rocket science and space economics on Episode 57 of the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast.  ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಬರಿ ಐ.ಟಿ. ಸಿಟಿ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತರಿಕ್ಷದ ನೆಲೆ ಕೂಡ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಬರಿ ಇಸ್ರೊ...

Podcast The Pragati Podcast

The Science of Economics

Ajay Shah talks to Pavan Srinath about the scientific pursuit of economics on Episode 129 of The Pragati Podcast.  The science of economics can often be misunderstood. Economics as a discipline is riddled with paradoxes. We often want economics to be able to predict the next crisis, while...


ಯಂತ್ರಗಳ ಬುದ್ಧಿವಂತಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲಿಕೆ. Machine Learning and Intelligence.

Avinash Ambale talks to Surya Prakash BS and Pavan Srinath about cognition, learning and the quest for Artificial Intelligence on Episode 56 of the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast.  ಬುದ್ಧಿವಂತಿಕೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು? ನಾವು ಕಲಿಯುವುದನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತೇವೆ? ಆರ್ಟಿಫಿಶಿಯಲ್ ಇಂಟೆಲಿಜೆನ್ಸ್ (AI) ಈಚೆಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೂ ಕೇಳಿಬರುವ ಪದ. ಆದರೆ ನಿಜವಾಗಿಯೂ ಎ.ಐ. ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯವೇನು? ದೃಶ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮೂಡುವ ಮಾದರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ (ಪ್ಯಾಟರ್ನ್) ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು...

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प्रयोगशास्त्र: रैण्डमाइस्ड कंट्रोल ट्रायल की कहानी

यह चर्चा है रैण्डमाइस्ड कंट्रोल ट्रायल (RCT) के बारे में, एक ऐसी प्रक्रिया जिसने अर्थशास्त्र करने का तरीका ही बदल कर रख दिया | यह प्रकिया मेडिकल रिसर्च में उपयोग की जा रही थी लेकिन अब इसका प्रयोग गरीबी उन्मूलन के लिए भी हो रहा है| इस सोच के लिए अभिजीत बैनर्जी, एस्थर डूफ्लो, और माइकल क्रेमर को इस साल का नोबेल पुरस्कार भी मिला | तो हमने चर्चा की अपूर्व कुमार के साथ RCT के उपयोग, दुरुपयोग, और...

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Getting Back to Economic Growth

Anupam Manur talks to Pavan Srinath about India’s falling economic growth and how to get back on track on Episode 128 of The Pragati Podcast.  India’s economic growth dips below 5% per annum again, less than a decade after the previous economic crisis. Is 5% growth for a country like India all but a recession? Anupam Manur returns to The Pragati Podcast in Episode 128 to talk to Pavan...

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Radically Networked Societies

From the Arab Spring to Shaheen Bagh, radically networked societies are rising up to express themselves. What do they have in common? How will a hierarchical state deal with a networked society? Pranay Kotasthane shares his insights with Amit Varma in episode 158 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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