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Students for Life

Studying international relations is a lifelong journey. Shibani Mehta joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about studying and researching international relations.

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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 guaranteed.

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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 decolonisation across the world, shaping the legal use of seas and oceans by all nations, and much more...

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सेमीकंडक्टर दंगल: अमरीका, चीन और सिकिया पहलवान भारत

This is Episode 41 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The semiconductor microchip is perhaps the greatest modern-day innovation breakthrough. It made radios, TVs, computers, and phones happen. Today, a processor microchip has billions of components and is created using a complex supply chain involving thousands of specialised companies cutting...

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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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टिकट ख़रीदा रिज़र्व बैंक ने पर क्या लॉटरी लगेगी सरकार की?

This is Episode 40 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The tussle between the Reserve Bank of India and the Union government has only intensified over the last two years. Governor Urjit Patel resigned in December 2018 and Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigned earlier this week. Though both of them cited personal reasons there are speculations...

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ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾಷೆ. Nationalism and language.

This is episode 27 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆಯ ನಡುವಿನ ಸಂಬಂಧವೇನು? ಯೂರೋಪಿನ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಭಾರತೀಯ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆಗಿಂತ ಹೇಗೆ ಭಿನ್ನವಾಗಿದೆ? ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 27ನೇ ಕಂತಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಡಾ| ಎ.ಪಿ. ಅಶ್ವಿನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಶ್ವಿನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ಅಹ್ಮದಾಬಾದ್...

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Protecting the Commons

This is Episode 101 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Air pollution in our cities, vanishing groundwater, disappearing lakes and global climate change. What is common to all of them is that they suffer from the tragedy of the commons. Lingaraj Jayaprakash joins us on the Pragati Podcast to help us think about the commons better. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public...

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Building Sports Ecosystems

Can India ever be a sporting nation? What will it take to get there? Joy Bhattacharjya, who started up Kolkata Knight Riders, brought the u-17 Football World Cup to India and is CEO of the Pro Volleyball League, sure thinks so. He joins Amit Varma in episode 126 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his passion and vision for Indian sport.

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A Long Strange Trip in Public Policy

This is Episode 100 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. On the 100th episode of The Pragati Podcast, the tables have been turned. Host Pavan Srinath occupies the guest seat today, with Winona Laisram talking to him about his last decade of working in public policy, and recording one hundred episodes of The Pragati Podcast. Winona Laisram is a Visual Designer and Communicator, who has...

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ಕವಡೆ ಆಟವಯ್ಯ. Board Games of India.

This is episode 26 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಚೌಕಾಬಾರ, ಅಲುಗುಳಿಮನೆ, ಪಗಡೆ, ಇಂತಹ ಹಲವಾರು ಆಟಗಳು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳೆದಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಈಚೀನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಆಟಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಇವೆಲ್ಲ ಮರೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಹಲವು ತಲೆಮಾರುಗಳಿಂದ ಬಂದ ಈ ಆಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ ನೀಡಿರುವವರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬರು ಶ್ರೀರಂಜಿನಿ ಅವರು. ಶ್ರೀರಂಜಿನಿ ಅವರು ‘ಕವಡೆ’ ಎಂಬ ಒಂದು...

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The Importance of Finance

People often talk of the world of Finance as a giant casino, where sociopathic bankers gamble with the livelihoods of real people. Economist Ajay Shah joins Amit Varma in episode 125 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why this is a misconception, and why Finance is at the heart of our progress.

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Questioning Nationalism

This is Episode 99 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The world today is broadly organised into sovereign nation states, and we all believe that the Indian Nation exists and is thriving. But what is nationalism, at its core? How did nationalism really evolve in Europe, and are ideas like Indian nationalism and Tamil nationalism quite the same? Dr AP Ashwin Kumar joins us on Episode...

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