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This is Episode 51 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria finally met its demise with the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 26th. So in this episode of Puliyabaazi we take a look at ISIS, its recruitment methods, its use of technology, and its bureaucracy. We also discuss cases in the Indian sub-continent...

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ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪಟ್ಟಿ. Weather Diaries from Bengaluru.

This is episode 46 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಹವಾಮಾನ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಅನ್ನೋದು ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಬಹಳ ಪ್ರಿಯವಾದದ್ದು. ಕಳೆದ ದಶಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಳೆಗಾಲ, ಬೇಸಿಗೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಚಳಿಗಾಲದ ವಿಧಾನಗಳು ಬದಲಾದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪರಿವರ್ತನೆ, ಇಲ್ಲ ಕ್ಲೈಮೇಟ್ ಚೇಂಜ್ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವೇ? ನಮಗೆ ಹವಾಮಾನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ಗೊತ್ತು? ನಮ್ಮ ಈ 46ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್...

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Improving India’s State Capacity

This is Episode 121 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. The Indian State has incredible ambition, but often falls very short of meeting grand outcomes. The mismatch is linked to State Capacity, a nebulous concept at the best of times. Prakhar Misra is on Episode 121 of The Pragati Podcast to help us understand what state capacity is, how it could be measured, and how India can improve...

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How to Build a Nation

This is Episode 38 of States of Anarchy hosted by Hamsini Hariharan. Narayani Basu joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about VP Menon and the process of consolidating 565 princely states into modern India.      Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division – Patrick French      Twilight of the maharajas – Kenneth Samuel Fitze      The Great Divide: Britain–India—Pakistan...

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A Life in Indian Politics

Jayaprakash Narayan was trained as a physician, served in the IAS, and went on to start a political movement. JP joins Amit Varma in episode 149 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his insights on Indian politics, the nature of the state and what we need to do to change India for the better.

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ತುಳುನಾಡ ಮಡಿಲಲ್ಲಿ. Glimpses of Tulunadu.

This is episode 45 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ತುಳು ಎಂಬುದು ಬರೇ ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಆ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದರೆ ಆದ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ, ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಗಳು ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿವೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ೪೫ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ತುಳುನಾಡಿನ ವ್ಯಶಿಷ್ಯತೇಗಾಲ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತವಾದ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ್ ಮಳ್ಳಿ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ. ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ್ ಅವರು ಒಬ್ಬ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ವಿಜ್ಜಾನ...

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