PuliyaBaazi

Fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane & Saurabh Chandra. Out every alternate Tuesday.

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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स्वचालित गाड़ी भारत में चलेगी?

This is Episode 48 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The future of mobility is autonomous. But it’s hard to imagine that future in Indian conditions where roads occupy spots between potholes, the traffic pattern is Brownian, and non-verbal communication is a lead indicator of vehicular movement. So in this episode, we speak about Indian...

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झूठी खबरों का असली सच

This is Episode 47 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. Fake news, disinformation, misinformation, and social media manipulation — these are elements of perhaps the most significant global story of these times. And yet, this phenomenon remains underexplored. We do not fully understand what causes people to generate, share, and believe in fake...

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रॉकेट रॉकेट

This is Episode 46 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The events surrounding Chandrayaan-2’s landing attempt captured India’s imagination earlier this month. This also gave us a reason to talk about Space on Puliyabaazi again. In our previous episode on space, we discussed the story of ISRO. In this episode, we explore the world of rocketry —...

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पूर्वोत्तर भारत – अंदर कौन और बाहर कौन?

This is Episode 45 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The National Registry of Citizens (NRC) has been in the national news recently. So in this episode, we take a step back to understand the causes and dynamics of insider-outsider tensions in North-East India. Joining us is author and journalist Samrat, who has co-edited a book with Preeti Gill...

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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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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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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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सेमीकंडक्टर दंगल: अमरीका, चीन और सिकिया पहलवान भारत

This is Episode 41 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The semiconductor microchip is perhaps the greatest modern-day innovation breakthrough. It made radios, TVs, computers, and phones happen. Today, a processor microchip has billions of components and is created using a complex supply chain involving thousands of specialised companies cutting...

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टिकट ख़रीदा रिज़र्व बैंक ने पर क्या लॉटरी लगेगी सरकार की?

This is Episode 40 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The tussle between the Reserve Bank of India and the Union government has only intensified over the last two years. Governor Urjit Patel resigned in December 2018 and Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigned earlier this week. Though both of them cited personal reasons there are speculations...

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क्या राष्ट्रवाद भी लिबरल हो सकता है?

This is Episode 39 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. भारतीय राष्ट्रवाद की ख़ासियत यह है कि वह शुरुआत से ही उदारवादी रहा है | लेकिन आज के ध्रुवीकृत वातावरण में इन दोनों शब्दों को विरोधाभासी समझा जाने लगा है | कुछ राष्ट्र के स्वनियुक्त रक्षक लिबरल विचारधारा को ज़हरीला मानते है तो खुद को लिबरल मानने वाले राष्ट्रवाद नाम से ही कतरा जाते है | तो हमने...

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रन-नीति : क्रिकेट में डेटा क्रांति

This is Episode 38 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. क्रिकेट एक ऐसा विषय है जिसमे हम सभी ज्ञानी है | लेकिन क्या आपको पता था कि डेटा साइंस के प्रयोग से क्रिकेट के स्तर में निरंतर सुधार आ रहा है ? डेटा एनालिसिस टीमों का एक अभिन्न अंग बन चुका है यहाँ तक कि इंग्लैंड क्रिकेट बोर्ड ने तो अब एक चीफ डेटा अफसर भी नियुक्त किया है | तो इस एपिसोड में हमने...

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