Who Moved My Science?

While India has successfully sent a mission to Mars and has a globally competitive tech sector back home, we still struggle to do great scientific research in the country. Sunil Laxman comes onboard to discuss how to increase the batting average of science in India.

Sand, Sanitation and Subsidies

Can we use sand in India without having to deal with a sand mafia? Why do Indians have toilets at home, but defecate outside? And does anyone ever use a toilet for health reasons? Thejaswi Udupa and Nidhi Gupta join hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan for episode 15 of the Pragati Podcast.

Kabuliwaala, Trump and the GDP

Is the Indian economy doing all right? Is it suffering from something worse than the painful effects of Demonetisation? Is 2017 the beginning of a new chapter between India and Afghanistan? Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane are our featured guests in episode 14 of The Pragati Podcast.

Of Tax Reforms and Secularism

Have the photos of food on your timeline been replaced by photos of bills? In the ninth episode of The Pragati Podcast, Hamsini Hariharan sits down with Anupam Manur, Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution to break down the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

ISRO, Indian Ocean and Infrastructure

This is Episode 08 of the The Pragati Podcast, hosted by Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan. [iframe src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5488336/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/” height=”90″ width=”640″] Will ISRO be relevant in ten years? Will Britain give up its last colony in the Indian Ocean? How should India think China’s infrastructure projects? In the eighth episode of the The Pragati Podcast, Hamsni …

Ms.Robot, I have a doubt

In Episode 7 of The Pragati Podcast, Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath discuss shows that break down American and British politics. Then they are joined by Amit Varma and Ramez Naam in a discussion on education and AI.

Till Divorce do Us Part

In the sixth episode of The Pragati Podcast, Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan talk about where the jobs have gone, the crackdown on conjunctions at World Bank, civil-military relations and Shuajiao Baba. And also, Triple Talaq.

The Illicit Episode

Pavan and Hamsini catch up on some reading while the hullaballoo of the GST and the One Belt, One Road Project reverberates in the background. Then, Devanghsu Datta joins them to talk about when why they can’t host the podcast, smoking ganja and drinking alcohol in Gujarat while betting on the IPL.

Right Wing, Left Wing or Wrong Wing?

Left or right? Liberal or conservative? Paper or plastic? Political identities and political labels are becoming popular these days, whether someone is describing themselves or labeling someone else. Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan discuss what these labels are, and whether they are relevant for India.

The Answer is Tourism

In Episode 2 of The Pragati Podcast, Alex Tabarrok tells Amit Varma why he feels that tourism could be “India’s leading export sector,” and what the Indian government needs to do to make it happen.

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

As Pragati relaunches, editor Amit Varma gets together with founder Nitin Pai and frequent contributor Pavan Srinath in Episode 1 of The Pragati Podcast. They discuss the changes in the political landscape in the last 10 years. How has the political discourse changed? What are the challenges that lie ahead of us?