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When Gandhi Was Mohandas

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most fascinating characters in history: complex, misunderstood, deeply impactful. Ramachandra Guha, author of two acclaimed biographies of the man, joins Amit Varma in episode 104 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the first 45 years of Gandhi's life, before he returned to India to catalyse the Indian freedom struggle.

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The Emergency and the Indian State

The Emergency of 1975 was not an aberration, but was written into the DNA of the Indian state. Historian Gyan Prakash joins Amit Varma in episode 103 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on why the framers of the constitution gave such draconian powers to the state -- and why we may not have become so free in 1947 after all.

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एक नई विश्व व्यवस्था के लिए भारत कैसे तैयारी करे?

विश्व व्यवस्था के घटनाक्रम में हाल ही तीव्रता से बदलाव हुए हैं। अमरीका और चीन के बीच में 1971 से शुरू हुआ तालमेल का सिलसिला आज एक शीत युद्ध में तब्दील हो गया है। बदलते समीकरणों के चलते अगले २५ सालों में भारत को क्या कदम उठाने चाहिए, इस विषय पर है हमारी इस हफ़्ते की पुलियाबाज़ी |

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The Paradox of Narendra Modi

Shashi Tharoor, author of The Paradoxical Prime Minister, joins Amit Varma in episode 102 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the many faces of Narendra Modi, as well as the nature of politics, the idea of India and his own journey as a politician.

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The World is Getting Better

We tend to take progress for granted, and are wired to focus on bad news instead of good. Steven Pinker joins Amit Varma in episode 101 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about why the world is getting better, and why Enlightenment values are essential for ensuring that the trend continues.

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भाग रॉकेट भाग: भारत के अंतरिक्ष प्रोग्राम की कहानी

इस बार पुलियाबाज़ी में हमने भारत के अंतरिक्ष प्रोग्राम पर खुलकर चर्चा की पवन श्रीनाथ से, जो इस विषय पर काफ़ी सालों से शोधकार्य कर रहे हैं।

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True Financial Inclusion

Malavika Raghavan has a wide-ranging conversation on financial inclusion with host Pavan Srinath and guest co-host Manasa Venkataraman on Episode 75 of the Pragati Podcast.

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The 100th Episode Ramble

The Seen and the Unseen reaches 100 episodes! Yea! Economist Shruti Rajagopalan, the most frequent guest on the show, joins host Amit Varma as they shoot the breeze about the 99 episodes before this, the horrors of 2018, and the further horrors of 2019.

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ನಮ್ಮ ರೇಡಿಯೋ, ನಮ್ಮ ಊರು

ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿಯವರು, ರೇಡಿಯೋ ಸಿಟಿ ಎಫ್. ಎಮ್., ವಸಂತಿ ಹರಿಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಜೊತೆ ರೇಡಿಯೋವಿನ ಇತಿಹಾಸ, ಪರಿಹಾಸ, ಮತ್ತು ಭವಿಷ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.

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ಡಬ್ಬಿಂಗ್ ಬೇಕೇ ಬೇಕು

This is episode 1 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ತಮಿಳು, ತೆಲುಗು, ಹಿಂದಿ, ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ವಿಶ್ವದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್-ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಬಿಡಿ, ನಮ್ಮ ಶಂಕರ್ ನಾಗ್ ಅವರ ‘ಮಾಲ್ಗುಡಿ ಡೇ’ಸ್ ಸಹ ಕನ್ನಡಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಕ್ಕಾಗಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಕರಣ ಸುಮಾರು ೫೦ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾಲ...

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