Fighting Fake News

We live in a world besieged by falsehood -- but there is a growing resistance movement. Pratik Sinha of Alt News joins Amit Varma in episode 133 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about disinformation, misinformation and why the truth will prevail.

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बौद्धिक सम्पदा: पेटेंट, कॉपीराइट, और ट्रेड सीक्रेट की कहानी

One of the issues in the ongoing US-China trade conflict is rampant intellectual property theft by China. This term — intellectual property rights — is one of those which we often hear about but know very little about. Why are such rights important? How do citizens benefit from a sound intellectual property regime? Are anti-trust laws and patent regulations antagonistic to each other? We discuss...

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ಊರು ಕೇರಿ ಮರ. A City and Its Trees.

This is episode 32 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಉದ್ಯಾನಗಳ ನಗರಿ (ಗಾರ್ಡನ್ ಸಿಟಿ) ಅಂತ ಕರೀತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಒಂದು ಉದ್ಯಾನ ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು? ಮನೆಯೊಳಗಿನ ಗಿಡಗಳೆ, ವಿಶಾಲವಾದ ತೋಟವೆ, ಅಥವಾ ದಟ್ಟವಾದಂತಹ ಮರಗಳ ಸಂಗ್ರಹವೇ? ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಡಿದು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿರುವಂತಹ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಮರಗಳಿದ್ದರು, ಇವೆಲ್ಲರ ಜೊತೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರದ ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಸಂಭಂದವಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಡಾ||...

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Regulating DNA Tech

This is Episode 107 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. DNA samples can today be used for creating a unique fingerprint or ID, for diagnosing cancer and heritable diseases, for telling you your ancestry or even paternity. The cost of sequencing the full genome of any human cost over a $100 million dollars at the start of the 21st century, and today costs just a few hundred dollars. In...

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Women at Work

There is a crisis in India today. There are not enough women taking up paying jobs -- and their unpaid labour at home continues to be taken for granted. Journalist Namita Bhandare joins Amit Varma in episode 132 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the state of women in India today.

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