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Pakistan in 2019

This is Episode 120 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. What has been happening in Pakistan after Imran Khan became the Prime Minister? Why do some people want General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure as the army chief to come to an end? Dr Christine Fair gives us a tour of Pakistani politics, geopolitics and skulduggery like no one else can, on Episode 120 of The Pragati Podcast The...

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Around the World in 30 Minutes

This is Episode 37 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan.
This is a special roundup of all the news on the global stage from the last month. In November, the RCEP, BRICS, Katarpur, Impeachment and student protests dominated the headlines.
For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on Instagram @statesofanarchy.

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The Bombzooka Question

In episode 148 of The Seen and the Unseen, host Amit Varma invokes a fictional super-weapon to build an argument against gun rights in India. Guests Shubho Roy and Sudhanshu Neema disagree with him, and each other, most vigorously.

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Refugees in the 21st Century

This is Episode 119 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. About 1% of the world’s population today are refugees, internally displaced or stateless. They live difficult, dangerous lives, have few protections and often no voice. Meanwhile, globalisation has been lop-sided. Money and goods can move relatively easily across the world, but people rarely can. Ameya Naik returns to The...

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The Lassitude of International Law

This is Episode 36 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Ameya Naik joins host, Hamsini Hariharan to discuss international law and how it measures up in the current geopolitics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: The Fog of Peace: A Memoir of International Peacekeeping in the 21st Century The Utility of...

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Jahangir the Curious

Jahangir is often considered a lightweight Mughal emperor, an ineffectual drunkard sandwiched between his father and his son, Akbar and Shah Jahan. But this is an unfair view. Parvati Sharma joins Amit Varma in episode 147 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on not just Jahangir as an emperor, but on his human side, endearing and infuriating in equal measure.

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सोचे तो सोचे कैसे?

This is Episode 50 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. Puliyabaazi is fifty episodes old now! To mark this occasion, we return to discussing a foundational text. In this episode, we discuss insights from Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman’s classic Thinking, Fast and Slow. The work in this book was instrumental in creating a new discipline of...

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ಕರ್ನಟಕ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ. Travel Tales from Karnataka.

This is episode 43 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಎಷ್ಟು ವಿಶಾಲವದದ್ದು ಅಂದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿಯ ವಾಸಿಗಳೆ ಹಲವಾರು ಸ್ಥಲಗಣಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಮ್ಮ 43 ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. Karnataka’s tourism tagline “One State, Many Worlds” is no...

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Security in the Kashmir Valley

This is Episode 118 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The State of Jammu & Kashmir as we know it has changed permanently in 2019. With the end of J&K’s special status and the restructuring of the state into two union territories under greater control of New Delhi, there have been many discussions on history, politics, law and order, human rights issues and more on...

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When 5G Runs the World

This is Episode 35 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan.
Munish Sharma joins Hamsini Hariharan on a new episode of States of Anarchy to discuss 5G technology and it’s associated risks.
For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH on Twitter or on Instagram @statesofanarchy
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The Road to 5G: Technology, Politics And Beyond

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India’s Sedition Law

Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code is an archaic law and needs to go. But what is the historical background of our sedition law? What are the political and social contexts in which it evolved and thrived? Chitranshul Sinha joins Amit Varma in episode 146 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss his book on the subject, The Great Repression.

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Around The World in 45 Minutes

On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In September, attacks on oil fields, Howdy Modi, the economy and Israeli elections dominated the headlines.

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The Indian Conservative

Is there such a thing as Indian conservatism? What does it mean and where did it come from? Jaithirth Rao joins Amit Varma in episode 145 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss his latest book.

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The Future of Indian States

This is Episode 117 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The States Reorganisation Act came into effect 63 years ago to this day, on November 1, 1956. India’s states as we know them started taking their shape then. Many states like Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and others celebrate this as a State Formation Day or a ‘Rajyotsava’ Day. How have Indian states fared...

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कानपुर से चीन तक

This is Episode 49 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. In episodes 11 and 12, we discussed contemporary China from a political and economic angle. So this episode is about China’s society. We discuss the lived experience of an Indian in smaller cities of China and try to understand the similarities and differences in the two societies. Joining us...

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ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಮುಂದಿನ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ. Karnataka: The Path Ahead.

This is episode 42 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಈ ವರ್ಷ ನವೇಂಬರಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ 63 ವರ್ಷ ತುಂಬಿದೆ. ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಎಷ್ಟು ಮುಂದು ಬಂದಿದೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂದೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಯಾವ ಗುರಿಯನ್ನು ಅನುಸಾರಿಸಿಬೇಕು? ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಬಿ. ಎಸ್. ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ತನ್ನ ಭವಿಷ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಯೋಚಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದರ ಕುರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ...

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The Syrian Civil War

This is an updated rebroadcast of episode 62 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The Syrian Civil War has been raging since 2011, and crimes against humanity are being committed even in 2019. How did a peaceful protest turn into a multi-sided war that has killed half a million people and displaced more than 10 million Syrians? This is a rebroadcast of Episode 62 of The Pragati Podcast...

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Connecting The Dots

This is Episode 33 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Connectivity has become an important aspect of international relations. Ritika Passi joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss different connectivity projects and their geopolitics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: Reconnecting Asia China Research by AIDDATA China...

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Women in Indian History

The history of humanity is more than just the history of men. Historian Ira Mukhoty joins Amit Varma in episode 144 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about going beyond the male gaze to write history. She also discusses Daughters of the Sun, her account of the rich and complex world of Mughal women.

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ನಡೆ, ಸೈಕಲ್ ಓಡಿಸೋಣ! Cycling and Walking in the City.

This is episode 41 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ನಮ್ಮ ನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾದಚಾಲಕರಿಗೆ ಮಹತ್ವ ಇಲ್ಲದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಕಾರುಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ದ್ವಿಚಕ್ರವಾಹನಗಳಗು ರಸ್ತೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿವೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಸಂದರಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೈಕಲ್ ಚಲಿಸುವುದು ಅಸಾಧ್ಯವಾದ ಕೆಲಸ. ನಮ್ಮ ಚಾಲಕರ ವಿಧಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೈಕಲ್ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ತರಹದ ಆಲೋಚನೆ ತರುವುದು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾ? ನಮ್ಮ ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ...

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