The Pragati Podcast

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

India Putting the Jumbo in Shrimp

India is one of the largest producers of frozen shrimp in the world, and may take the top spot from China in 2018 or 2019. Industrialist and shrimp exporter Aditya Dash talks to Pavan Srinath and Anupam Manur on aquaculture, the seafood industry and trade disputes on Episode 72 of The Pragati Podcast.

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10 Years Later: The 26/11 Attacks

On 26/11/2008, ten terrorists killed over 174 people in Mumbai, and committed the one of the worst acts of terror on Indian soil. Dheeraj PC joins the hosts to analyse the events of 26/11, the strategy of the terrorists, and the Indian response.

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Why Do We Elect Criminals?

Why do we vote criminals and corrupt politicians into power? Can politicians really buy the votes of Indians? Does good governance translate into electoral victories? Milan Vaishnav joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 69 of The Pragati Podcast to explain elections, money and crime in India.

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Myths About China

Most Indians know more about USA and Europe than our northern neighbour China. This two-part series on The Pragati Podcast will bust myths about China and the Chinese government.

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The Many Indian Genomes

Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj joins Pavan Srinath and guest host Dr Shambhavi Naik on Episode 61 of the Pragati Podcast to talk about all things India, genes, history and health challenges.

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Trump’s New Washington DC

It's been almost two years since Donald Trump was elected the President of the United States of America. What has happened to the Washington DC ecosystem since then? In Episode 59 of The Pragati Podcast, Soren Dayton joins hosts Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath.

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A Thin Svaraj

If Swaraj is your birthright, do you have it? What does Swaraj even mean? Do we have different concepts of self-rule? And how do we even spell the word -- sva or swa?

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A Brave New World Order

Everyone from Henry Kissinger and Donald Trump to Solomon Lane in the new Mission Impossible movie cares about the the end of the old world order. What is a world order? How is it changing? Most importantly, what should India be doing about it?

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Privacy for 21st Century India

Did Pakistan get a privacy law before India? What's a data protection law, and how is that different from a privacy law? Rahul Matthan, author of Privacy 3.0, is a guest in this two-episode special on privacy and data protection on the Pragati podcast.

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