Ep. 85: विद्रोह डॉट कॉम. Radically Networked Protests.

Last few days witnessed two significant moves by radically networked societies. Retail investors rallied around a stock to take on a hedge fund management company in the US. Meanwhile, tweets by US celebrities on the ongoing farmer protests in northern India put the government on the defensive. So in the #By2, Pranay and Saurabh discuss how radically networked societies are challenging the State...

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ಭಾರತದ ಬಜೆಟ್ 2021. Budgeting during a Pandemic.

Hosts Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath dissect the Government of India’s 2021 Budget, the first annual exercise since the COVID-19 pandemic started ravaging the world. ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಭಾರತ ಸರಕಾರದ 2021 ಬಜೆಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಗಳನ್ನು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಪಿಡುಗು ಜಗತ್ತಿನಾದ್ಯಂತ ತಂದಿರುವ ಹಾನಿಯ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಮುಂಗಡ ಪತ್ರವು ವಿಶೇಷ ಮಹತ್ವ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯು ಗಂಭೀರ ವಾದದ್ದು: ಭಾರತದ...

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Ep. 84: डेटा शोषण से बचे कैसे

Economist Ronald Coase said that “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.” With data being used in narratives all around us, this quote has never been more salient. So in this episode, Karthik Shashidhar (@karthiks) returns to Puliyabaazi to discuss some common pitfalls of data analysis and how to avoid them. आंकड़ों का सहारा लेकर कई सच्ची झूठी कहानियाँ बनाई जा सकती हैं। इसीलिए डेटा...

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ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಗೀತ ದರ್ಶನ. The Indian Music Experience.

Musician and Museum Director Manasi Prasad talks to host Pavan Srinath about the history of Indian music, and how an interactive museum can inform and inspire a new generation of musicians and music lovers. ಸಂಗೀತ ವಿದುಷಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಾಲಯ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕಿ ಮಾನಸಿ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ಅವರು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಗೀತದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಆಸ್ವಾದಿಸುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಸಂದರ್ಶಕರಿಗೆ ಸ್ಪಂದಿಸುವ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಾಲಯವೊಂದು ಹೇಗೆ...

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Ep. 83: गुपचुप बातें. Politics of Secure Messaging.

WhatsApp’s change in privacy policy attracted a lot of attention over the last couple of weeks. While some people migrated to Signal, most others ended up with all three — WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal — on their phones. So in this #By2 episode, we discuss the narratives surrounding privacy in India. We also discuss if mandating interoperability of messaging platforms is a way out of...

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Ep. 82: एक जन संविधान. A People’s Constitution.

Contrary to some notions that the Indian Constitution is as an elitist document far removed from the Indian populace, the document in fact profoundly transformed everyday life of ordinary Indians, in mostly desirable and sometimes unintended ways. In this episode, Pranay and Saurabh speak to Rohit De (@itihaasnaama) — author of A People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian...

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