Ep. 76: सरकार और बाज़ार: कभी नीम नीम कभी शहद शहद

In this episode, political scientist and economic historian Rohit Chandra (@rohitreads) gives an account of business-state relations in India over the last two decades. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss trends of market concentration since 2014, the state of public sector units, small businesses, and the state of banking among other things. Rohit, together with Rahul Verma...

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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. 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 models, the work and the people who win the awards, and the dynamics at play. Gautam...

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ಎಸ್.ಪಿ.ಬಿ.: ಎದೆ ತುಂಬಿದ ಹಾಡುಗಳು. The Life and Legacy of SP Balasubrahmanyam.

Deepa Ganesh celebrates the life, the music, and the legacy of SP Balasubrahmanyam on Episode 83 of The Thale-Harate kannada Podcast. ಎಸ್. ಪಿ. ಬಾಲಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯಂ ರವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೇಳದಿರುವವರು ಯಾರಿರುವರು. ಸಿನೆಮಾ ಸಂಗೀತ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಶ್ವತವಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು ಉಳಿಯುವಂತಹ ಸಾಧನೆ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರು. ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ ಗಾಯಕರಾಗಿಯಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಹಲವು ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ಕೆಲವು ದಿನಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು...

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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. This is the second of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast with Viral Archarya. He recently published his book, The Quest for Financial Stability in India. The book can be purchased at SAGE’s BIG Book Festival Sale. On Episode...

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Ep. 75: भारत में बैंकिंग: हुंडी से सरकारीकरण तक

What’s the history of banking in India? Do bank deposits lead to bank loans or is it the other way around? Why did coastal Karnataka spring up so many private banks? In this episode, Amol Agrawal (@mostlyeconomics), Assistant Professor at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, gives us a tour de force of the history of banking in India. Amol also runs Mostly Economics, one of...

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