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The Future of the Internet

The internet has empowered us all beyond belief -- but is there a flip side to this? Does it need to be regulated? Nikhil Pahwa and Amit Doshi have a lively conversation with Amit Varma in episode 65 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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A Six-Trillion-Dollar Goal

What does the Indian economy look like, in 2018? Does India have the institutions to manage a $6 Trillion economy in a few years? How have we done on continuing to reform governance in the country?

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What Does It Mean to Be Libertarian?

What does it mean to be free? What is the basis of individual rights? Episode 64 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, as Amit Varma tells Pavan Srinath what it means to be a libertarian, and why it all boils down to one word: Consent.

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Understanding Foreign Policy

We all have our own guidelines for how individuals should treat each other. But how should nations behave with other nations? Foreign Policy Realist Nitin Pai joins Libertarian Amit Varma to explain the evolution of foreign policy through the ages, and its imperatives today.

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भारत को इनोवेटिव कैसे बनाये

पुलियाबाज़ी के इस अंक में हमने बात की वरुण अग्रवाल से, जिन्होंने उनकी नयी किताब "Leading Science and Technology: India Next?" में भारत के रिसर्च इकोसिस्टम का विश्लेषण किया है |

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Here’s Why Aadhaar is a Big Deal

According to media commentator Nikhil Pahwa, Aadhaar is a subject on which "what we do will impact generations." Nikhil joins host Amit Varma on episode 61 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain how Aadhaar threatens our freedoms, and why we need to take it seriously.

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बिटकॉइन – एक क्रांतिकारी सोच

ऐसा क्या है बिटकॉइन में कि इस व्यवस्था ने सब सरकारों को चौकन्ना रहने पर मजबूर कर दिया है ? जानिये पुलियाबाज़ी के इस अंक में नीलेश त्रिवेदी से, जो इंडियम नामक ब्लॉकचेन डेवलपर कम्युनिटी से जुडे हुए है |

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India’s Water Crisis

We take water for granted, but India might be entering a full-blown water crisis. Water evangelist Vishwanath S joins Amit Varma in episode 60 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on this.

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The 8 Myths of Protectionism

Protectionism is on the rise across the world, which is bewildering, given how harmful it is. Economist Anupam Manur joins Amit Varma in episode 59 of The Seen and the Unseen to bust eight common myths about protectionism.

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आज उधार, कल नकद

भारत में किफ़ायती क्रेडिट का आख़िर इतना अभाव क्यों है? हर 'मदर इंडिया' जैसी कहानी में एक सुखीलाला को क्यों होता है? जानिये इस एपिसोड में प्रिया शर्मा से, जो क्रेडिट पर आधारित एक स्टार्ट-अप की सीएफओ है |

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Misogyny and Our Legal System

As three recent cases show, misogyny exist not just in our outdated laws, but also in the minds of our lawmakers and the judiciary. Legal expert Madhav Chandavarkar and feminist Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varma in episode 58 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss Triple Talaq, Hadiya and the Mahmood Farooqui case.

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No More Big Brother

Should India always put its neighbourhood first? Was Nehru’s foreign policy idealist or realist? How should we think of external powers acting in the the Indian subcontinent? In Episode 33 of The Pragati Podcast, Constantino Xavier joins Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath to discuss how India should tackle its neighbours.

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Why We Must Intervene in Maldives

There is turmoil in the Maldives, as a tyrant unfriendly to India cozies up to China. Do we need to intervene? Foreign policy expert Pranay Kotasthane joins Amit Varma to give his point of view in episode 57 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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