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Police Reforms in India and Beyond

Ameya Naik and host Pavan Srinath discuss long-overdue police reforms and provide a primer on how to reimagine policing in India in the 21st century, on The Pragati Podcast. Ameya Naik and Pavan Srinath record Episode 146 of The Pragati Podcast at a time when there are daily reports of police brutality on minorities and peaceful protestors in the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile in India...

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#68: ताईवान: चीन की दुखती रग

Chinese Taipei. The Republic of China. Taiwan. All refer to the same country that has stood up to the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance in recent years. So in this episode, we discuss all things Taiwan with Sana Hashmi (@sanahashmi1), Taiwan Fellow at the National Chengchi University and a scholar of Chinese Foreign Policy. In this conversation, we discuss: What are the similarities and...

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ಕರೋನ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ. Karnataka & Bengaluru’s Response to COVID-19.

State Technical Advisory Group member Dr. Pradeep Banandur talks about how the state and the city of Bengaluru are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, on Episode 71 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ನಗರದ ಆಡಳಿತಗಳು ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯಿಸಿವೆ? ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಸಲಹಾ ಮಂಡಳಿಯ ಸದಸ್ಯರಾದ ಡಾ. ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ಬಣಂದೂರು ಅವರು ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆಯ 71ನೇ ಕಂತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪಿಡುಗನ್ನು ಪಳಗಿಸಲು ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ...

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Science: From Publishing to Communication

Neuroscientist and Science Communicator Shruti Muralidhar talks to host Pavan Srinath about science publishing, and how science communication can be transformed in India, on Episode 145 of The Pragati Podcast. 6200+ pre-prints have been published on the biology and medicine of COVID-19, as of early July, 2020. How are preprints disrupting the traditional scientific publishing cycle? How far have...

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#67: चीन से कैसे निपटे?

षि जिनपिंग-संचालित चीन के अहंकार को तोड़ने के लिए भारत के पास क्या विकल्प है? चीनी कम्पनी के ऐप्प बैन करने के कदम के क्या फ़ायदे-नुक़सान है? आर्थिक क्षेत्र में चीन से लड़ाई में कितनी समझदारी है? इन्हीं सवालों पर सुनिए पुलियाबाज़ी सौरभ और प्रणय के साथ| What are India’s options against the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance? What are the costs and benefits of banning apps of Chinese companies? Can...

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IN-SPACe and Space Reforms in India

Space law expert Ranjana Kaul and space entrepreneur Narayan Prasad discuss space reforms and the recent Indian IN-SPACe announcement with host Pavan Srinath on Episode 144 of The Pragati Podcast. On June 24, 2020, the Cabinet of the Govt of India met to approve the setting up of IN-SPACe, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre. This has been heralded as historic space...

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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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#66 मानसिक आरोग्य और हम

In this episode, we spoke to Manoj Chandran (@manoj1chandran), CEO of White Swan Foundation — a not-for-profit organisation that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health. Manoj busts many myths about mental health, and illness. Going beyond the clinical aspects, Manoj talks about the role of individuals, society, and the state, in improving mental health. मानसिक आरोग्य और शारीरिक...

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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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