Podcast States of Anarchy

The Intolerance of the Intolerant

This is Episode 39 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Aersh Danish joins host Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how social media affects national security and democracy.  Read More:  The Man Who Built the Retweet General Data Protection Regulation Sri Krishna Committee Report Personal...

Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

The Business of Books

How has Indian publishing evolved in the last few decades? What does India read, and why? Publisher VK Karthika joins Amit Varma in episode 150 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about what she learnt in her years in Penguin, Harper Collins and (now) Westland.

Podcast States of Anarchy

How to Build a Nation

This is Episode 38 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Narayani Basu joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about VP Menon and the process of consolidating 565 princely states into modern India.      Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division – Patrick French     ...


A Life in Indian Politics

Jayaprakash Narayan was trained as a physician, served in the IAS, and went on to start a political movement. JP joins Amit Varma in episode 149 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his insights on Indian politics, the nature of the state and what we need to do to change India for the better.

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Around the World in 30 Minutes

This is Episode 37 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan.
This is a special roundup of all the news on the global stage from the last month. In November, the RCEP, BRICS, Katarpur, Impeachment and student protests dominated the headlines.
For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on Instagram @statesofanarchy.

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The Bombzooka Question

In episode 148 of The Seen and the Unseen, host Amit Varma invokes a fictional super-weapon to build an argument against gun rights in India. Guests Shubho Roy and Sudhanshu Neema disagree with him, and each other, most vigorously.

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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 More: The Fog of Peace: A Memoir of International Peacekeeping in the 21st Century The Utility of...

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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, but on his human side, endearing and infuriating in equal measure.

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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 classic Thinking, Fast and Slow. The work in this book was instrumental in creating a new discipline of...

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