Ep. 77: भारत में बैंकिंग: राजे-रजवाड़ों से उदारीकरण तक

In this second and final episode on India’s banking system, we pick up some more interesting strands of India’s monetary history. We are joined again by Amol Agrawal (@mostlyeconomics), Assistant Professor at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University. In episode #75, Amol began with the Hundi system in India and ended at the nationalisation …

Ep. 76: सरकार और बाज़ार: कभी नीम नीम कभी शहद शहद

In this episode, political scientist and economic historian Rohit Chandra (@rohitreads) gives an account of business-state relations in India over the last two decades. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss trends of market concentration since 2014, the state of public sector units, small businesses, and the state of banking among other things. Rohit, together with …

Ep. 75: भारत में बैंकिंग: हुंडी से सरकारीकरण तक

What’s the history of banking in India? Do bank deposits lead to bank loans or is it the other way around? Why did coastal Karnataka spring up so many private banks? In this episode, Amol Agrawal (@mostlyeconomics), Assistant Professor at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, gives us a tour de force of the …

Ep. 74: भारतीय सेनाएँ ताल से ताल कैसे मिलाएँ?

 Even today, India’s armed forces largely conduct their operations in silos. It is for this reason that the Chief of Defence Staff position was created and specifically mandated to create integrated theatre commands that would allow systematic cooperation of all three forces in large numbers during war. So in this Puliyabaazi, we are joined …

Ep. 73: 1857 की लड़ाई का आँखों देखा हाल

  It’s rare to find a narration of earthshaking political events by a commoner of those times. That’s precisely why Vishnu Bhat Godse Varsaikar’s Maazaa Pravaas is special. This book provides an eyewitness account of the 1857 mutiny. In this puliyabaazi, we discuss a few counter-intuitive and lesser-known facts from that era based on Varsaikar’s …

#72: आपातकाल की नीति

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I7VwmPskoRnryd8F’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Indian governments run hundreds of policies in the name of social protection. Given the adverse economic impact of COVID-19, the focus is back on these policies to provide some relief to the worst-affected. So this episode is all about understanding social protection policies better. Joining us is Saksham …

#71: हिंदी-उर्दू: इतिहास और राजनीतिकरण

This Puliyabaazi is a deep dive on the Hindi language – the origins, relationship with Urdu and Sanskrit, and about concerns over its imposition. We are joined by Abhishek Avtans (@avtansa), a linguist and lecturer of Hindi at Leiden University. Abhishek also gives a fascinating account of the politics of language in India. यह है …

#70: भारतीय विदेश नीति: आधारस्तम्भ और प्रभावस्त्रोत

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ISYf5V9mhOwEeSSP’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Why is India’s foreign policy the way it is? What are the principles and interests underlying India’s relationship with the world? What influence has the colonial rule had over India’s foreign policy conduct? Listen in to this puliyabaazi on foreign policy with Dr Aparna Pande (@Aparna_Pande) to find …

#69: गांधी टैगोर की पुलियाबाज़ी

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IyYi1y599yMKQiUA’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Between 1915 and 1941, Gandhi and Tagore wrote many letters to each other freely expressing viewpoints and often disagreeing with each other on core issues such as nationalism, charkha, reason, and swaraj. Eight decades later, these discussions are still relevant in understanding India better. Not only are the …

#68: ताईवान: चीन की दुखती रग

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IPv44u3fvbUpBjg4′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Chinese Taipei. The Republic of China. Taiwan. All refer to the same country that has stood up to the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance in recent years. So in this episode, we discuss all things Taiwan with Sana Hashmi (@sanahashmi1), Taiwan Fellow at the National Chengchi University and …

#67: चीन से कैसे निपटे?

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IetUqchi1V5WO4sX’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] षि जिनपिंग-संचालित चीन के अहंकार को तोड़ने के लिए भारत के पास क्या विकल्प है? चीनी कम्पनी के ऐप्प बैन करने के कदम के क्या फ़ायदे-नुक़सान है? आर्थिक क्षेत्र में चीन से लड़ाई में कितनी समझदारी है? इन्हीं सवालों पर सुनिए पुलियाबाज़ी सौरभ और प्रणय के साथ| What …

#66 मानसिक आरोग्य और हम

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I8vO3GlO1iFF69ZQ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In this episode, we spoke to Manoj Chandran (@manoj1chandran), CEO of White Swan Foundation — a not-for-profit organisation that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health. Manoj busts many myths about mental health, and illness. Going beyond the clinical aspects, Manoj talks about the role of …

#65 भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में जान कैसे फूंके?

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IN5dqM09fVa5qcmT’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In this episode, we discuss India’s economic trajectory before, during, and after COVID-19 with Ajit Ranade, Senior Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. Ajit talks about the factors that derailed the Indian economy and suggests concrete actions that Indian governments can take to bounce back from the economic crisis. …

#64 पाताल की होड: कोविड-19 और नई विश्व व्यवस्था

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IdXdacWLoiTfekg9′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In this episode, we discuss how COVID-19 is likely to affect geopolitical and geoeconomic trends. Pranay and Saurabh discuss how the world might change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how this new world order will affect India, the domestic policy reforms needed to prosper in this world, and …

#63 राजनैतिक दल, सोशल मीडिया, और टेक्नोलॉजी

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/Iq7aG2ouvaDsCWlw’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] How and why do Indian political parties use digital platforms such as Twitter even though only a small percentage of the Indian population is on this platform? Is a techno-savvy image a bane or a boon for a politician in India? Are different social media platforms suited for …

#62 टेस्टिंग, वैक्सीन, और इम्युनिटी: कोविड१९ इन्फेक्शन को ख़त्म कैसे करें?

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I1QH0GcY5Qnkcb3o’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Pavan Srinath (@zeusisdead) returns as a guest to discuss three key elements for overcoming Covid-19: testing strategies, vaccination development, and societal immunity. यह एपिसोड है कोविड-१९ का ख़ात्मा करने के लिए ज़रूरी तीन चीज़ों पर: टेस्टिंग, टीकाकरण, और इम्युनिटी| पवन श्रीनाथ (@zeusisdead) के साथ इस चर्चा में आपको …

#61 सरकारी तंत्र की काबिलियत के मायने

How is it that Indian governments are good at conducting elections and organising Kumbh Melas but are terrible at maintaining public infrastructure? Why does the Indian State seem to be omnipresent and inadequate at the same time? These are some questions that ‘State Capacity’ literature deals with. So in this episode, we discuss insights on …

फिलॉसफी का फ़लसफ़ा

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ImYTiC3UgO9kKcMa’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Karl Popper once said “We are all philosophers; we all accept certain philosophical theories, if only unconsciously.” But what does the formal academic discipline of philosophy entail? How does a philosophical inquiry help us resolve some fundamental dilemmas in our minds? This is the focus of this puliyabaazi …

महामारियों का कहर और भारत की तैयारी

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IFcfAhXCQEjjEvoS’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] The world is still trying to figure a way out of the coronavirus outbreak. So in this episode, we take a step back and discuss common epidemics in India — their reasons, cures, and preparedness. Joining us is Shambhavi Naik, a cancer biologist and fellow at Takshashila Institution’s …

डिजिटल मायाजाल: वर्चुअल रिएलिटी

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I6gmZBMp89WziTC6′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Extended Reality — these terms have been the town of the tech town for over half a decade now. So in this geeky episode, we discuss how these technologies are changing the world of entertainment and education. Joining us is Vineet Devaiah, Founder …