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The Paradox of Narendra Modi

Shashi Tharoor, author of The Paradoxical Prime Minister, joins Amit Varma in episode 102 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the many faces of Narendra Modi, as well as the nature of politics, the idea of India and his own journey as a politician.

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The World is Getting Better

We tend to take progress for granted, and are wired to focus on bad news instead of good. Steven Pinker joins Amit Varma in episode 101 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about why the world is getting better, and why Enlightenment values are essential for ensuring that the trend continues.

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भाग रॉकेट भाग: भारत के अंतरिक्ष प्रोग्राम की कहानी

इस बार पुलियाबाज़ी में हमने भारत के अंतरिक्ष प्रोग्राम पर खुलकर चर्चा की पवन श्रीनाथ से, जो इस विषय पर काफ़ी सालों से शोधकार्य कर रहे हैं।

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True Financial Inclusion

Malavika Raghavan has a wide-ranging conversation on financial inclusion with host Pavan Srinath and guest co-host Manasa Venkataraman on Episode 75 of the Pragati Podcast.

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The 100th Episode Ramble

The Seen and the Unseen reaches 100 episodes! Yea! Economist Shruti Rajagopalan, the most frequent guest on the show, joins host Amit Varma as they shoot the breeze about the 99 episodes before this, the horrors of 2018, and the further horrors of 2019.

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ನಮ್ಮ ರೇಡಿಯೋ, ನಮ್ಮ ಊರು

ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿಯವರು, ರೇಡಿಯೋ ಸಿಟಿ ಎಫ್. ಎಮ್., ವಸಂತಿ ಹರಿಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಜೊತೆ ರೇಡಿಯೋವಿನ ಇತಿಹಾಸ, ಪರಿಹಾಸ, ಮತ್ತು ಭವಿಷ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.

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ಡಬ್ಬಿಂಗ್ ಬೇಕೇ ಬೇಕು

This is episode 1 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ತಮಿಳು, ತೆಲುಗು, ಹಿಂದಿ, ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ವಿಶ್ವದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್-ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಬಿಡಿ, ನಮ್ಮ ಶಂಕರ್ ನಾಗ್ ಅವರ ‘ಮಾಲ್ಗುಡಿ ಡೇ’ಸ್ ಸಹ ಕನ್ನಡಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಕ್ಕಾಗಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಕರಣ ಸುಮಾರು ೫೦ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾಲ...

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Welcome. ಬನ್ನಿ ಹರಟೆ ಹೊಡಿಯೋಣ

ಹರಟೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಯಾರಿಗೆ ತಾನೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಇಲ್ಲ? ಬೆಚ್ಚಗ್ ಕೂತ್ಕೊಂಡು, ಕಾಫೀನೋ ಟೀನೋ ಹೀರ್ಕೊಂಡು, ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕಡ್ಲೆಕಾಯಿ ಮೆಲ್ತಾ ಇದ್ರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಸರಿ. ಅದು-ಇದು, ಮಳೆ-ಬೆಳೆ, ಅವ್ರು-ಇವ್ರು ಹೀಗೆ ಲಂಗು ಲಗಾಮು ಇಲ್ದೆ ನಡಸೋ ಹರಟೆಗೆ ತಲೆ ಬೇರೆ ಸೇರ್ಕೊಂಡ್ರೆ ಹೇಗಿರುತ್ತೆ?

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The Importance of Rules and Institutions

A democracy is not merely about voting. Those who are voted into power need to be kept in check, and Rules and Institutions are essential for this. Foreign policy analyst Ameya Naik joins Amit Varma in episode 99 of The Seen and the Unseen to elaborate -- and to explain the danger that Donald Trump poses.

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The Deccan Before Shivaji

When people think of the Deccan, they think Shivaji vs Mughals. But the history of the Deccan is far richer than that -- and far racier. It's full of lust and laughter, murder and madness, sex and senselessness. Historian Manu S Pillai joins Amit Varma in episode 98 of The Seen and the Unseen to tell that fascinating story.

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India Putting the Jumbo in Shrimp

India is one of the largest producers of frozen shrimp in the world, and may take the top spot from China in 2018 or 2019. Industrialist and shrimp exporter Aditya Dash talks to Pavan Srinath and Anupam Manur on aquaculture, the seafood industry and trade disputes on Episode 72 of The Pragati Podcast.

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