Building Sports Ecosystems

Can India ever be a sporting nation? What will it take to get there? Joy Bhattacharjya, who started up Kolkata Knight Riders, brought the u-17 Football World Cup to India and is CEO of the Pro Volleyball League, sure thinks so. He joins Amit Varma in episode 126 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his passion and vision for Indian sport.

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A Long Strange Trip in Public Policy

This is Episode 100 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. On the 100th episode of The Pragati Podcast, the tables have been turned. Host Pavan Srinath occupies the guest seat today, with Winona Laisram talking to him about his last decade of working in public policy, and recording one hundred episodes of The Pragati Podcast. Winona Laisram is a Visual Designer and Communicator, who has...

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ಕವಡೆ ಆಟವಯ್ಯ. Board Games of India.

This is episode 26 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಚೌಕಾಬಾರ, ಅಲುಗುಳಿಮನೆ, ಪಗಡೆ, ಇಂತಹ ಹಲವಾರು ಆಟಗಳು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳೆದಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಈಚೀನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಆಟಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಇವೆಲ್ಲ ಮರೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಹಲವು ತಲೆಮಾರುಗಳಿಂದ ಬಂದ ಈ ಆಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ ನೀಡಿರುವವರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬರು ಶ್ರೀರಂಜಿನಿ ಅವರು. ಶ್ರೀರಂಜಿನಿ ಅವರು ‘ಕವಡೆ’ ಎಂಬ ಒಂದು...

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The Importance of Finance

People often talk of the world of Finance as a giant casino, where sociopathic bankers gamble with the livelihoods of real people. Economist Ajay Shah joins Amit Varma in episode 125 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why this is a misconception, and why Finance is at the heart of our progress.

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Questioning Nationalism

This is Episode 99 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The world today is broadly organised into sovereign nation states, and we all believe that the Indian Nation exists and is thriving. But what is nationalism, at its core? How did nationalism really evolve in Europe, and are ideas like Indian nationalism and Tamil nationalism quite the same? Dr AP Ashwin Kumar joins us on Episode...

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