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The Bad and Complex Tax

GST was supposed to be a Good and Simple Tax, but has ended up as just the opposite. This is hurting the poor the most. Economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Amit Varma in episode 74 of The Seen and the Unseen to suggest a way out.

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चीन, एक खोज – भाग 2

कहने के लिए तो चीन हमारा पडोसी देश है पर वास्तव में हम चीन के बारे में बहुत कम जानते है | इस जानकारी के अभाव के कारण लोग या तो चीन की तरक्की से मंत्रमुग्ध हो जाते है या फिर उसे एक जानी दुश्मन का दर्जा दे देते है | यह दोनों दृष्टिकोण हमें चीन की असलियत से और दूर ले जाते है | तो चीन को कुछ गहराई से समझने के लिए हमने बात की मनोज केवलरमानी से |

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20 Million Jobs

Does India really need to create 20 million jobs a year? How well are we doing now? Economist Anupam Manur joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to help size up the most pressing challenge in India: job creation at an unprecedented scale. 

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चीन, एक खोज – भाग 1

चीन को कुछ गहराई से समझने के लिए हमने बात की मनोज केवलरमानी से, जो तक्षशिला इंस्टीटूशन में भारत-चीन संबंधों पर काम करते है |

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My Rupee, My Pride

Does a weak rupee mean a weak economy? In this episode of the Pragati Podcast, economist Anupam Manur joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to talk about exchange rates and all things rupee.

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GDPR Ahoy!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has just been passed in Europe. What are its Unseen Effects? What can India learn from it? Legal expert Manasa Venkataraman joins Amit Varma in episode 72 of The Seen and the Unseen to demystify this subject.

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You’re Scaring the Nipah Out of Me!

What is the story behind the Nipah virus that has claimed 16 lives in Kerala? Where did it come from? How can we prevent it? Dr Shambhavi Naik joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the nitty-gritties of this new disease. 

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Torture the Data

The Indian government has a disturbing tendency to cherry-pick data. Vivek Kaul joins Amit Varma in episode 71 of The Seen and the Unseen to catch them with their pants down.

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Should We Pay for the Kaveri?

This is a rebroadcast of Episode 32 of the Pragati Podcast, where Nitin Pai joins Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to discuss water, Bangalore and the Kaveri. Nitin Pai is the co-founder and director of The Takshashila Institution.

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युवा भारत क्या चाहता है?

पुलियाबाज़ी के इस एपिसोड में सौरभ और प्रणय ने बात की पत्रकार और लेखक स्निग्धा पूनम से - जिनकी नयी किताब “Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World” भारत के कुछ महत्वाकांक्षी युवक-युवतियों की ज़िन्दगी पर प्रकाश डालती है |

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Our Eternal September

The internet was supposed to bring us all together -- but instead, is it driving us apart? Reddit moderator Nikhil X joins Amit Varma in episode 70 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the changing shape of online conversations -- and society.

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The Magic Number to Elections

What is the answer to the ultimate question of politics, elections and voting? Karthik Shashidhar joins hosts Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath to discuss election polling, what works and what doesn't.

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Immigration. Outsourcing. Trump

Donald Trump had two simple answers to everyone who complained about jobs in America. One: Immigrants are taking your jobs. Two: Your jobs are being shipped overseas. Trump was wrong. Gaurav Sabnis joins Amit Varma in episode 69 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why.

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भारत और अफ़ग़ानिस्तान: काबुलीवाला से तालिबान तक

क्या एक R&AW अफसर की जिंदगी "टाइगर" के सलमान जैसी होती है? तालिबान की बर्बरतापूर्ण सरकार को अफ़ग़ानिस्तान से हटाने में भारत का क्या योगदान था? पाकिस्तान तालिबान को किस तरह समर्थन देता है?

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The Art of the Deal

Walmart buys Flipkart. Trump backs out of the Iran Nuke deal. Trump bats for a North Korea Nuke Deal. Hosts Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath round up the news from India and around the world.

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The Regulators Are Coming

The government of India recently broached the possibility of regulating online content -- even more than it already does. What does this mean for our freedoms. Nikhil Pahwa joins Amit Varma in episode 68 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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The Rockets’ Red Glare

What connects the American national anthem with battles fought in Mysore? What was military innovation like in South India on the eve of the Industrial revolution? Ram Ganesh Kamatham joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to talk about innovation, ingenuity and wars in Mysore.

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सभी का ख़ून है शामिल यहाँ की मिट्टी में

राहत इंदौरी के शब्दों में - 'सभी का ख़ून है शामिल यहाँ की मिट्टी में, किसी के बाप का हिन्दोस्तान थोड़ी है'| पिछले ७-८ सालों में आयी जेनेटिक क्रांति राहत इंदौरी के इस कथन का प्रमाण दे रही है | और इसलिए हमने पुलियाबाज़ी के इस अंक में डेविड राइख की किताब 'Who We Are and How We Got Here' के भारत पर आधारित अध्याय पर चर्चा की | इस एपिसोड में जानिये क्यूँ हर भारतीय का ९००० साल पहले ईरान से आये हुए लोगों से...

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