The Pragati Podcast

Weekly podcast hosted by Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath. Out every Thursday.

Afghanistan: A Republic in Peril

This is Episode 96 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Afghanistan was all set to go to elections this summer, but Afghanistan, its State and its people are all in peril. The Taliban are now on the negotiating table with global powers, often without the presence of the legitimate government of Afghanistan. Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane share how Afghanistan has been faring over the...

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Working with Government

This is Episode 95 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Bangalore has at least a 20 year legacy of private citizens working with city and state governments in a variety of ways. V Ravichandar symbolises that, as over the last 19 years, he has worked with governments, has driven change while being completely outside government, and has opposed government policies effectively as well. V...

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Freedom on the Internet

This is Episode 94 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Internet access is an essential part of many of our lives. And in 2019, there are more than 500 million broadband internet connections in the country. While celebrating this success, we also need to ask how our rights and freedoms must be protected on the internet. Net neutrality, internet shutdowns, website blocks, online...

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Markets in Space

This is Episode 93 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Space exploration was unthinkable for anyone except the US and the USSR in the early 1960s. Today, students and startups can launch satellites into space. Narayan Prasad joins us on the latest episode of The Pragati Podcast to tell us about this amazing transformation of human activities in space. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly...

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Public Choice, Voting and Governance

Is it rational to vote? Is it rational for us to think about government as a benign entity? Amit Varma is back on Episode 92 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about public choice theory and how it can inform our thinking about governments and public decision-making.

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Meet an Astronaut

This is Episode 91 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Do astronauts grow up dreaming of going to space? What makes human spaceflight special? Listen to astronaut and former head of NASA Charlie Bolden on Episode 91 of The Pragati Podcast. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly show on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Major General Charles Frank...

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The Growth of Indian E-Commerce

Akshay Alladi talks about the business and the public policy challenges of e-commerce on Episode 87 of The Pragati Podcast.The Pragati Podcast is a weekly show on public policy, economics and international

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