GST was supposed to be a Good and Simple Tax, but has ended up as just the opposite. This is hurting the poor the most. Economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Amit Varma in episode 74 of The Seen and the Unseen to suggest a way out.
कहने के लिए तो चीन हमारा पडोसी देश है पर वास्तव में हम चीन के बारे में बहुत कम जानते है | इस जानकारी के अभाव के कारण लोग या तो चीन की तरक्की से मंत्रमुग्ध हो जाते है या फिर उसे एक जानी दुश्मन का दर्जा दे देते है | यह दोनों दृष्टिकोण हमें चीन की असलियत से और दूर ले जाते है | तो चीन को कुछ गहराई से समझने के लिए हमने बात की मनोज केवलरमानी से |
Donald Trump had two simple answers to everyone who complained about jobs in America. One: Immigrants are taking your jobs. Two: Your jobs are being shipped overseas. Trump was wrong. Gaurav Sabnis joins Amit Varma in episode 69 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why.
What connects the American national anthem with battles fought in Mysore? What was military innovation like in South India on the eve of the Industrial revolution? Ram Ganesh Kamatham joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to talk about innovation, ingenuity and wars in Mysore.
राहत इंदौरी के शब्दों में - 'सभी का ख़ून है शामिल यहाँ की मिट्टी में, किसी के बाप का हिन्दोस्तान थोड़ी है'| पिछले ७-८ सालों में आयी जेनेटिक क्रांति राहत इंदौरी के इस कथन का प्रमाण दे रही है | और इसलिए हमने पुलियाबाज़ी के इस अंक में डेविड राइख की किताब 'Who We Are and How We Got Here' के भारत पर आधारित अध्याय पर चर्चा की | इस एपिसोड में जानिये क्यूँ हर भारतीय का ९००० साल पहले ईरान से आये हुए लोगों से...
What does it mean when India is considered a Sovereign Republic? How do refugee crises like the Rohingya crisis affect sovereignty? What can Wakanda and Black Panther teach us about it? International affairs and law expert Ameya Naik joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan in episode 42 of The Pragati Podcast.
What does it mean to be free? What is the basis of individual rights? Episode 64 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, as Amit Varma tells Pavan Srinath what it means to be a libertarian, and why it all boils down to one word: Consent.
We all have our own guidelines for how individuals should treat each other. But how should nations behave with other nations? Foreign Policy Realist Nitin Pai joins Libertarian Amit Varma to explain the evolution of foreign policy through the ages, and its imperatives today.
According to media commentator Nikhil Pahwa, Aadhaar is a subject on which "what we do will impact generations." Nikhil joins host Amit Varma on episode 61 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain how Aadhaar threatens our freedoms, and why we need to take it seriously.
As three recent cases show, misogyny exist not just in our outdated laws, but also in the minds of our lawmakers and the judiciary. Legal expert Madhav Chandavarkar and feminist Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varma in episode 58 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss Triple Talaq, Hadiya and the Mahmood Farooqui case.
Should India always put its neighbourhood first? Was Nehru’s foreign policy idealist or realist? How should we think of external powers acting in the the Indian subcontinent? In Episode 33 of The Pragati Podcast, Constantino Xavier joins Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath to discuss how India should tackle its neighbours.
The turbulence in the world economy today is enabled by the same phenomenon that caused the 2008 financial crisis, and was perversely also a response to that crisis: Easy Money. Vivek Kaul, author of the 'Easy Money' trilogy, joins Amit Varma in episode 56 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain the damage irresponsible governments can do to the economy.
The Budget presented by the government of India is an annual ritual that millions of people tune in to. What was the 2018 budget like? Pavan Srinath and Pranay Kotasthane, staff writers of Pragati, join Amit Varma to offer their quick analysis, and to supplement the budget coverage at Pragati.