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Two Economic Crises (2008 & 2019)

Mohit Satyanand saw the 2008 crisis coming and put his money where his mouth was. Now he says we're in the middle of another crisis. He joins Amit Varma in episode 135 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain what exactly went wrong in 2008, and what's gone wrong now.

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दास्ताँ-ए-बलोचिस्तान

This is Episode 44 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. बलोचिस्तान आजकल भारत में एक बहुचर्चित विषय हो गया है | प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने तीन साल पहले अपने स्वतंत्रता दिवस भाषण में इसका उल्लेख किया | इससे पहले पाकिस्तान ने भारत के एक नागरिक कुलभूषण जाधव को ईरान से कब्ज़े में ले लिया और आरोप लगाया कि भारत की ख़ुफ़िया एजेंसी R&AW बलोचिस्तान में आतंकवादी...

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ಸಮಾಜ-ಸಂಶೋಧನೆ. Society, Research & Truth.

This is episode 34 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನದ ಆಡಳಿತ ಗಾರರ ಮತ್ತು ದೊರೆಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯ ಕಲ್ಪನೆ ಏನಿತ್ತು? ಭಾರತದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುವಾದಗಳ ಪಾತ್ರವೇನು? ಪಬ್ಲಿಕ್ ಇಂಟಲೆಕ್ಚು ಯಲ್ ಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಅವಕಾಶ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸ ಬೇಕು? ಡಾ. ಚಂದನ್ ಗೌಡ ರವರು ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಬಿ.ಎಸ್. ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ರವರ ಜೊತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಚಂದನ್ ರವರು ಅಜೀಂ...

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Cybersecurity: From Company to Country

This is Episode 109 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Companies around the world have been learning how to manage the safety and security of their digital assets. Can the cybersecurity logic of a private corporation be expanded to that of a nation-state? Sandesh Anand joins Pavan Srinath on Episode 109 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about how India can think about cybersecurity. The...

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Kashmir and Article 370

Kashmir is in lockdown, and Article 370 is history. What does this mean for Kashmir -- and for India? Historian Srinath Raghavan joins Amit Varma in episode 134 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the historical, geopolitical, ideological and moral questions at the heart of the Kashmir problem.

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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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