The Nobel Pursuit of Science

Professor Gautam Menon talks to host Pavan Srinath about the Nobel Prize, what they mean for scientists, and how they shape science. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/ICpv78it30LSMXcr’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In episode 155 of The Pragati Podcast, Gautam and Pavan discuss the outsized role that the Nobel Prize plays in being an aspirational goal for young scientists, how they create role …

The Role of an RBI Deputy Governor

Economist Viral Acharya talks to host Pavan Srinath about his tenure as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on Episode 154 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IH7uppSeto8wt4CE’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This is the second of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast with Viral Archarya. He recently published his book, The Quest for …

Fixing Indian Banking’s NPA Problem

Listen to Former RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya talk to host Pavan Srinath on understanding and fixing India’s persistent bank NPA crisis, on Episode 153 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IdbQV7MpIuUZNPOr’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This is the first of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast where Viral Archarya talks about his new book, …

Questioning Tradition

AP Ashwin Kumar returns to The Pragati Podcast on Episode 151 to discuss traditions, how to understand them better, and confronts the challenges of reform. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IeG1GeSkQynjHMK4′ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talk show on public policy, economics, and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Dr AP Ashwin Kumar is a Senior Fellow at the …

What’s Happening in China?

Foreign policy wonk and podcaster Hamsini Hariharan returns to Episode 150 of The Pragati Podcast to discuss China’s internal issues and news in 2020. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IhEjc70Y0UegJ87l’ style=”min-height: 600px; max-width: 400px” width=’100%’ height=’100%’ title=”Adori web Player” frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Indians and Indian news outlets are rightfully concerned with the ongoing Chinese aggressions in Ladakh and the …

Creating Social Infrastructure for Our Cities.

V Ravichandar returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the dire need to create more public spaces and social infrastructure in Indian cities. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IXJCiZxgpwe7omSi’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] V Ravichandar returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the dire need to create more public spaces and social infrastructure in Indian cities. …

The Unfinished Journey of Women’s Property Rights

Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to secure property rights and land ownership in India. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IVa8kMZML9aCbqD6′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to secure property rights and land ownership …

Eye Care in India: Evolution, Access and Affordability

Dr. Gullapalli N Rao, Founder of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, talks about human vision, eye health, and the transformation of eye care in India on Episode 147 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IC1mZD7frw7f6KvD’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Dr. GN Rao talks to host Pavan Srinath about how myopia is a growing …

Police Reforms in India and Beyond

Ameya Naik and host Pavan Srinath discuss long-overdue police reforms and provide a primer on how to reimagine policing in India in the 21st century, on The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IEjAzN2HrohFjMT4′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Ameya Naik and Pavan Srinath record Episode 146 of The Pragati Podcast at a time when there are daily reports of …

Science: From Publishing to Communication

Neuroscientist and Science Communicator Shruti Muralidhar talks to host Pavan Srinath about science publishing, and how science communication can be transformed in India, on Episode 145 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IOpZJl7ggFJtXxqu’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] 6200+ pre-prints have been published on the biology and medicine of COVID-19, as of early July, 2020. How …

IN-SPACe and Space Reforms in India

Space law expert Ranjana Kaul and space entrepreneur Narayan Prasad discuss space reforms and the recent Indian IN-SPACe announcement with host Pavan Srinath on Episode 144 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I0JrUJk8z35A3bhF’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] On June 24, 2020, the Cabinet of the Govt of India met to approve the setting up of …

Bringing Podcast Tech to the 2020s

Why is podcasting technology stuck in the early 2000s, and how can the medium be modernised? Kartik Parija of Adori Labs joins host Pavan Srinath to both tell us and show us how. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I95HiKKokaYAOn3M’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Episode 143 of The Pragati Podcast is a special, experimental episode that goes beyond regular …

Land and Reforms in 2020

What land reforms are necessary in 2020 in India? How can we think about property rights, and a complicated legislative history and ground reality in India? Shekhar Shah and Pranab Ranjan Choudhury give host Pavan Srinath a masterclass on land and reform on Episode 142 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/Iq6FuIU1PEZV3pov’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ …

Voicing India (Rebroadcast)

As podcasting in India gets into a new gear in 2020, host Pavan Srinath talks to pioneering voice artists Shammi and Dishant Narang share their personal journey and the evolution of India’s voice industry, on The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IVG5GbSppE7TLSuG’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Podcasts are all about voices and conversations, but how did …

A 21st Century Justice Platform for India

Leah Verghese and Surya Prakash from Daksh India talk to host Pavan Srinath about how a 21st-century justice platform can transform access to justice for Indians, on Episode 141 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IYd6N9FqcXGmIp8A’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In 2020, it is impossible for migrant workers who have gone back to their home …

The Environment in India’s Law & Courts

Can India’s courts and laws protect the country’s environment? Pavan Srinath on Episode 140 of The Pragati Podcast revisits the topic on World Environment Day 2020 with Supreme Court Lawyer Ninad Laud. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ImpIzriQcxQr97fb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Ninad Laud was previously on Episode 73 of The Pragati Podcast to discuss the legal history …

Palliative care: Treating the Person, Not the Disease

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal of Pallium India talks to host Pavan Srinath about Palliative care, what it means and how we can ease suffering and pain for millions of Indians, on Episode 139 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ImpIzriQcxQr97fb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Palliative care focuses on quality of life of patients, especially those facing …

Building Online News Media in India

Do we know what truly online, digital-first journalism looks like? What will it take to create an online house of journalism in India in 2020? Prem Panicker joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 138 of The Pragati Podcast to tell us how. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IdIhGIDAsmxiEVgb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] India’s news houses are in crisis. …

Vaccines and Immunity against COVID-19 (BIC Talks)

Award-winning medical scientist, Dr Gagandeep Kang, talks to host Pavan Srinath about the development of vaccines, ongoing efforts on COVID-19, and the challenges of developing immunity and resistance against the virus, on Episode 137 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IdIhGIDAsmxiEVgb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This episode is a rebroadcast of Episode 8 of Bangalore International Centre‘s BIC …