Foreign Policy is a Big Deal

So much of the lives of common people depends on the relationships between nations. But is foreign policy an arcane subject, meant only for wonks and elites? No! Pranay Kotasthane and Manoj Kewalramani join Amit Varma in episode 170 of The Seen and the Unseen to demystify international relations.

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Taking Stock of Covid-19

How should India handle Covid-19? Every option on the table carries huge costs, and will take countless lives. Shruti Rajagopalan joins Amit Varma in episode 169 of The Seen and the Unseen to help navigate the complex decisions that policy makers are being forced to make with little information.

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ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊರೋನಾದ ಗಣಿತದ ಮಾದರಿ ಬೇಕು! Modeling COVID-19 for Karnataka.

How will #COVID19 spread across India after the lockdown? How much can it be controlled through stringent testing & action? Vishwesha Guttal talks to host Pavan Srinath about disease modeling & shares a new INDSCI-SIM model – customised for Indian states. On Episode #62 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಪ್ರಭಾವಗಳನ್ನ ಗಣಿತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಮಾದರಿಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೇಗೆ ನೋಡಬಹುದು? ಈ ಮಾದರಿಗಳಿಂದ...

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What Does it Take for a Mission Mode Health Response to COVID-19 in India?

Can India’s health and healthcare systems ramp up on mission mode to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic? What should we know about India’s messy public and private healthcare systems before we think about a pandemic response? Listen to Yamini Aiyar’s conversation with Pavan Srinath on Episode 135 of The Pragati Podcast.  Yamini Aiyar from the Centre for Policy Research...

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The Art of Translation

There are over 6000 languages in the world. How can we possibly understand one another? Arunava Sinha joins Amit Varma in episode 168 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain the importance of translation, and literature itself, in these divisive times.

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