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ರಾಜ್ಯ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ. The Science of Politics.

This is episode 33 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ರಾಜ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ಜನ ಏನನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕುತ್ತಾರೆ? ನಮ್ಮ ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವರುಣ್ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ, ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಅನುಭವಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ವರುಣ್ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಅವರು ರೋಚೆಸ್ಟರ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ...

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Unlocking Medical Education in India

This is Episode 108 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. India has fraction of the doctors and medical professionals it needs, even as healthcare is increasingly becoming a politically important issue. In this context, the Government of India recently passed the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act 2019, which wants to usher in a new regulatory apparatus for medical education in the...

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Fighting Fake News

We live in a world besieged by falsehood -- but there is a growing resistance movement. Pratik Sinha of Alt News joins Amit Varma in episode 133 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about disinformation, misinformation and why the truth will prevail.

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बौद्धिक सम्पदा: पेटेंट, कॉपीराइट, और ट्रेड सीक्रेट की कहानी

One of the issues in the ongoing US-China trade conflict is rampant intellectual property theft by China. This term — intellectual property rights — is one of those which we often hear about but know very little about. Why are such rights important? How do citizens benefit from a sound intellectual property regime? Are anti-trust laws and patent regulations antagonistic to each other? We discuss...

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ಊರು ಕೇರಿ ಮರ. A City and Its Trees.

This is episode 32 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಉದ್ಯಾನಗಳ ನಗರಿ (ಗಾರ್ಡನ್ ಸಿಟಿ) ಅಂತ ಕರೀತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಒಂದು ಉದ್ಯಾನ ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು? ಮನೆಯೊಳಗಿನ ಗಿಡಗಳೆ, ವಿಶಾಲವಾದ ತೋಟವೆ, ಅಥವಾ ದಟ್ಟವಾದಂತಹ ಮರಗಳ ಸಂಗ್ರಹವೇ? ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಡಿದು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿರುವಂತಹ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಮರಗಳಿದ್ದರು, ಇವೆಲ್ಲರ ಜೊತೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರದ ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಸಂಭಂದವಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಡಾ||...

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Regulating DNA Tech

This is Episode 107 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. DNA samples can today be used for creating a unique fingerprint or ID, for diagnosing cancer and heritable diseases, for telling you your ancestry or even paternity. The cost of sequencing the full genome of any human cost over a $100 million dollars at the start of the 21st century, and today costs just a few hundred dollars. In...

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Women at Work

There is a crisis in India today. There are not enough women taking up paying jobs -- and their unpaid labour at home continues to be taken for granted. Journalist Namita Bhandare joins Amit Varma in episode 132 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the state of women in India today.

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ದಖನಿ ಕಹಾವತೇ.The Dakhini Language.

This is episode 31 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ದಖನಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿನ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಭಾಷೆ. ನಮಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವರಿಗೆ ಇದರ ಪರಿಚಯವಿದ್ದರೂ ಇದರ ಹೆಸರು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕತೆಯ ಅರಿವಿಲ್ಲ. ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, ಆಂಧ್ರ ಪ್ರದೇಶ, ತೆಲಂಗಾಣ, ತಮಿಳು ನಾಡು ಮತ್ತು ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತವಿರುವ ಉರ್ದು ಭಾಷೆಯ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಭೇದ. ದಖನಿಗೆ 600 ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಗಿಂತಲೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿದ್ದು...

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The State of Higher Education

This is Episode 106 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Can India’s higher education system thrive when the teaching profession has lost most of its status in society? What is necessary for India to educate millions of its citizens who turn college-going age every year? Pushkar joins Pavan Srinath on Episode 106 of The Pragati Podcast to share his thoughts. The Pragati Podcast...

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July: A month of escalation

On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In July, the case of Kulbhushan Jadav, relations between Iran and the US and, the protests in Hong Kong dominated the headlines.

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Political Ideology in India

The usual spectrum of left and right does not apply to Indian politics. But does that mean that our politics is based on identity and patronage, and not ideology? Not quite, says political scientist Rahul Verma, as he joins Amit Varma in episode 131 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain the two ideological cleavages that divide India.

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सरकारी काम इतना रुलाते है, सब बेच डालें क्या?

This is Episode 42 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The debate on governmental reform often takes one of these three turns: privatisation, nationalisation, or devolution. But none of the three narratives provides a comprehensive framework for reforming government organisations. For example, privatisation might not always be possible nor...

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The Anti-Defection Law

This is Episode 105 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. How has India’s anti-defection law undermined democracy in the country? How do we tackle endless horse-trading of elected representatives in India? The Anti-Defection Law stifles intra-party democracy and dissent, and is also undermining the stability of elected governments. How do we fix a solution that has grown bigger...

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ಕಥಾ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ. The Power of a Narrative.

This is episode 30 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ರಾಮಾಯಣ, ಮಹಾಭಾರತ, ಹ್ಯಾರಿ ಪಾಟರ್, ಒಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಕಥೆ ಜೀವನ ಪರ್ಯಂತ ನಮ್ಮೊಂದಿಗೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಕಥೆಗಳು ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಕೋನವನ್ನೇ ಬದಲಾಯಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಈ ಕಥೆಗಳು, ನಿರೂಪಣೆಗಳು, ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ  ಪ್ರಭಾವ ಬೀರುತ್ತೆ? ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ರವರು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ರವರ ಜೊತೆ...

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Demystifying GDP

In recent times, the GDP has become less of an economic measure and more of a political tool. Economist Rajeswari Sengupta joins Amit Varma in episode 130 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain what the GDP is, what it is good for, what it is not good for and what the fuss over this figure in India is all about. This episode has immeasurable value.

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Addictive Dollar Bonds

This is Episode 104 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The Government of India has announced that it will start issuing Overseas Sovereign Bonds, thereby allowing the government to borrow in dollars from foreign lenders. With falling savings rates in India and the little money available to the private sector to borrow locally, is this a solution that can help kickstart the economy...

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ಬ್ಯುಖಾನನ್ ರವರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪಯಣ. Buchanan’s Journey.

This is episode 29 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಇನ್ನೂರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೀವನ, ಸಮಾಜ ಮತ್ತು ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಹೇಗಿತ್ತು? ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರ ಆಳ್ವಿಕೆಗಿಂತ ಮುಂಚೆ ರಾಜ್ಯಭಾರ ಹೇಗೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು? ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಸುಲ್ತಾನಿನ ಸೋಲಿನ ನಂತರ ಈಸ್ಟ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಕಂಪನಿಯ ಕೋರಿಕೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಬ್ಯುಖಾನನ್ ರವರು ಮೈಸೂರು ದೇಶವನ್ನು ಸಂಚಾರ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಸುಮಾರು 4,000...

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