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ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ಪ ನಗರ! Bengaluru: The Startup Capital.

Entrepreneurs Geetha Prabhu and Nikhil Jois join host Pavan Srinath to talk about startups, and how they’ve seen Bangalore becoming India’s startup capital with a thriving ecosystem. 15-20 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ ಎಂಬ ಪದ ಬಳಕೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಇವತ್ತು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ಪ್ ಗಳ ರಾಜಧಾನಿಯೇ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು, ಕೊಟ್ಯಾನ್ತರ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೂಡಿವೆ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಜನರು ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ...

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Bringing Podcast Tech to the 2020s

Why is podcasting technology stuck in the early 2000s, and how can the medium be modernised? Kartik Parija of Adori Labs joins host Pavan Srinath to both tell us and show us how. Episode 143 of The Pragati Podcast is a special, experimental episode that goes beyond regular audio. A request for all listeners: please try listening to the episode on the IVM Podcast App (ivm.today/android), the Adori...

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Land and Reforms in 2020

What land reforms are necessary in 2020 in India? How can we think about property rights, and a complicated legislative history and ground reality in India? Shekhar Shah and Pranab Ranjan Choudhury give host Pavan Srinath a masterclass on land and reform on Episode 142 of The Pragati Podcast. Shekhar Shah and Pranab Ranjan Choudhury give host Pavan Srinath a masterclass on land and reform on...

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ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು. Confronting India’s Mental Health Challenges.

Ranjitha Jeurkar and Dr Sowmya Krishna return to the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast to speak about how national policymaking, the medical fraternity, communities and workplaces need to come together to confront India’s mental health challenges. ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗತವಾದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯೊಂದೇ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಸಮಾಜದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಗಗಳೂ – ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳು, ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳು, ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು, ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು  – ಇದನ್ನು ಸಮರ್ಥವಾಗಿ...

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Voicing India (Rebroadcast)

As podcasting in India gets into a new gear in 2020, host Pavan Srinath talks to pioneering voice artists Shammi and Dishant Narang share their personal journey and the evolution of India’s voice industry, on The Pragati Podcast. Podcasts are all about voices and conversations, but how did India’s own voice-over industry evolve? This is a rebroadcast of Episode 83 of Pragati Podcast...

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#65 भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में जान कैसे फूंके?

In this episode, we discuss India’s economic trajectory before, during, and after COVID-19 with Ajit Ranade, Senior Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. Ajit talks about the factors that derailed the Indian economy and suggests concrete actions that Indian governments can take to bounce back from the economic crisis. Listen in! इस एपिसोड में चर्चा भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था पर जाने-माने अर्थशास्त्री...

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ಒಬ್ಬ ಕೃಷಿಗಾರನ ಜೀವನ. Agriculture: Life and Reforms.

How difficult is agriculture in India today, and are the recent reforms enough to make a difference? Farmer & Entrepreneur Aruna Urs talks to host Pavan Srinath about life as a farmer on Episode 68 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯವಸಾಯ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಕಷ್ಟವೇ ಹೌದು. ಈಚೆಗೆ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿರುವ ಸುಧಾರಣೆಗಳು ಎಷ್ಟರ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಪರಿಣಾಮಕಾರಿಯಾಗಬಹುದು? ಅರುಣ ಅರಸ್ ರವರು ಕೃಷಿಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ಯಮಿ. ಅವರು ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿನ...

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A 21st Century Justice Platform for India

Leah Verghese and Surya Prakash from Daksh India talk to host Pavan Srinath about how a 21st-century justice platform can transform access to justice for Indians, on Episode 141 of The Pragati Podcast. In 2020, it is impossible for migrant workers who have gone back to their home states to go to court over unpaid salaries and wages. It is impractical for a startup to file a civil case to recover...

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The Environment in India’s Law & Courts

Can India’s courts and laws protect the country’s environment? Pavan Srinath on Episode 140 of The Pragati Podcast revisits the topic on World Environment Day 2020 with Supreme Court Lawyer Ninad Laud. Ninad Laud was previously on Episode 73 of The Pragati Podcast to discuss the legal history of environmental challenges in India from the 1990s to 2018. This episode includes sections...

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ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ. Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health.

Ranjitha Jeurkar and Dr Sowmya Krishna unpack mental health challenges faced by millions of Indians every year, on Episode 67 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. They speak to hosts Ganesh Chakravarthi and Pavan Srinath about stigmas that need to be dismantled, common myths that need to be demolished, and give practical suggestions for how people can seek help. ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಅರೋಗ್ಯವನ್ನು ದೈಹಿಕ...

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Palliative care: Treating the Person, Not the Disease

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal of Pallium India talks to host Pavan Srinath about Palliative care, what it means and how we can ease suffering and pain for millions of Indians, on Episode 139 of The Pragati Podcast. Palliative care focuses on quality of life of patients, especially those facing life-threatening illnesses, and involves treating pain, alleviating suffering and managing other challenges...

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#64 पाताल की होड: कोविड-19 और नई विश्व व्यवस्था

In this episode, we discuss how COVID-19 is likely to affect geopolitical and geoeconomic trends. Pranay and Saurabh discuss how the world might change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how this new world order will affect India, the domestic policy reforms needed to prosper in this world, and India’s foreign policy outlook for a changed world. कोविड-19 की वजह से विश्व व्यवस्था में कई बड़े बदलाव आ रहे...

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ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದ ಕನಸು. The American Dream.

Washington D.C. based journalist & author Chidanand Rajghatta talks to host Pavan Srinath about the American dream that fueled the prosperity of several million Indians, and how the American Dream is shadowed by doubt and uncertainty in the coming months and years. Listen to Episode 66 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. ಅಮೆರಿಕಾಗೆ ವಲಸೆ ಹೋದವರ ಕನಸು ಏನಿದ್ದಿತು? ಕಳೆದ ಶತಮಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಈಚಿನ ಕೆಲವು...

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ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳು: ಸ್ಥಿತಿ, ಗತಿ? The State of Kannada Media.

Journalist & Editor Krishna Prasad talks to hosts Surya Prakash BS and Pavan Srinath on the dire state of Kannada media today, with a special focus on Kannada print media. Media ownership, advertisement-led-models, political affiliations and more might have put Kannada media in the ICU even before COVID-19.  ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಹೇಗಿದೆ? ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಗಿಂತ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ...

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Building Online News Media in India

Do we know what truly online, digital-first journalism looks like? What will it take to create an online house of journalism in India in 2020? Prem Panicker joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 138 of The Pragati Podcast to tell us how. India’s news houses are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown, the dwindling circulation of print newspapers, and the loss of advertising revenue...

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Vaccines and Immunity against COVID-19 (BIC Talks)

Award-winning medical scientist, Dr Gagandeep Kang, talks to host Pavan Srinath about the development of vaccines, ongoing efforts on COVID-19, and the challenges of developing immunity and resistance against the virus, on Episode 137 of The Pragati Podcast.  This episode is a rebroadcast of Episode 8 of Bangalore International Centre‘s BIC Talks Podcast, ‘The Quest for...

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A Yam Between Two Boulders

This is episode 49 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Gaurab Thapa joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss Nepal’s Foreign Policy. For questions or comments, reach out to the host on twitter @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Essays in Nepal’s Foreign Affairs by Yedunath Kamal Nepal Word View by Madhu Raman Acharya Nepal: Strategy for Survival by Leo E Rose Foreign...

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