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China and the World

How does China see its place in the world? What are its foreign policy objectives? Should India be worried? China expert Manoj Kewalramani joins Amit Varma in episode 81 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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A Brave New World Order

Everyone from Henry Kissinger and Donald Trump to Solomon Lane in the new Mission Impossible movie cares about the the end of the old world order. What is a world order? How is it changing? Most importantly, what should India be doing about it?

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India in the Nuclear Age

India as a nuclear power is a different force from what it was before we went nuclear. Lt Gen Prakash Menon joins Amit Varma in episode 80 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe how War and Statecraft have been redefined by nuclear weapons.

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एक डॉक्टर और

भारत में हर 1668 लोगों के लिए सिर्फ एक डॉक्टर है । इस अभाव के बावजूद मेडिकल कॉलेजों में सीटें इस साल घटा देने का कारण क्या है? राज्य और केंद्र सरकार क्या कर सकती हैं अच्छे डॉक्टरों की संख्या में इज़ाफ़ा करने के लिए, जानिए इस एपिसोड में।

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Privacy for 21st Century India

Did Pakistan get a privacy law before India? What's a data protection law, and how is that different from a privacy law? Rahul Matthan, author of Privacy 3.0, is a guest in this two-episode special on privacy and data protection on the Pragati podcast.

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Privacy 1.0 to 3.0

Did walls create privacy, and is the internet going to destroy it? Is Privacy a western idea, being imported to India? Rahul Matthan, author of Privacy 3.0, is a guest in this two-episode special on privacy and data protection on the Pragati podcast.

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The Two Pakistans

Is there really democracy in Pakistan? What were these elections all about? Pranay Kotasthane and Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varma in episode 79 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the two Pakistans, and what lies ahead.

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A Tale of Two Nukes: North Korea (Part 2)

If Donald Trump wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, how come he met with the 'Little Rocket Man' in June? Why does it seem like the world has forgotten the nuclear non-proliferation treaty? In the second of a two-part series, Ameya Naik joins Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to discuss what’s happening with negotiations between North Korea and America and the current debates on...

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The Violence of Crowds

More and more, across this country, violent crowds are taking the law into their own hands. What's going on? Legal experts Madhav Chandavarkar and Alok Prasanna Kumar share their insights with Amit Varma in episode 78 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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तारीख़ पे तारीख़

हमारे न्यायतंत्र की ढ़िलाई से शायद हर इंसान वाक़िफ़ है | तो पुलियाबाज़ी के इस अंक में हमने ग़ोता लगाया इस ढ़िलाई के कारणों को समझने में, सूर्य प्रकाश के साथ|

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The Fraud of Indian Education

According to education scholar and activist Amit Chandra, education in India is a fraud committed on the people of this country by the state. He joins Amit Varma in episode 77 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why.

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Eminence Before Institution

Jio Institute. Eminence tags for only IITs Bombay and Delhi, not Chennai and Kanpur. Elections in Pakistan, after Nawaz Sharif failed to become the first ever Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.

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Claiming Your Space

Misogyny is ubiquitous. Women begin life with the odds stacked against them. Aditi Mittal joins Amit Varma in episode 76 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss how hard it was for her to claim her space.

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जो मेरा है, क्या वो सच में मेरा है?

Property Rights का भारत में एक पेचीदा इतिहास है | यह एक ऐसा अधिकार है जिसके बिना बाकी सारे संवैधानिक अधिकार बेअसर हो जाते है | इसके बावजूद हमने बार-बार प्रॉपर्टी पर अधिकार को बलि पर चढ़ाया है, जिसका खामियाज़ा हम आज तक भुगत रहे है | तो इस बार की पुलियाबाज़ी प्रॉपर्टी के अधिकार पर | इस विषय को सुलझाने के लिए हमने बात की श्रुति राजगोपालन से, जो स्टेट यूनिवर्सिटी न्यूयॉर्क में अर्थशास्त्र पढ़ाती है और...

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The Rightness of Rights

Is a negative right a positive idea? Why is a Right to Education problematic, but a Right to Information perfectly alright? Yazad Jal joins hosts Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath to discuss negative and positive rights.

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These Funny Times

"Comedy is tragedy plus time." Aditi Mittal joins Amit Varma to elaborate on this in Episode 75 of The Seen and the Unseen. Abbas Momin sits in as well, as the conversation spins from the evolution of stand-up in India to the challenges it faces.

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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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