Ep. 602: Investigating the Wuhan Lab Leak

In May, US President Joe Biden ordered an intelligence probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. Suspicions that the virus potentially leaked from a lab in Wuhan could have consequences for China. But countries must focus on a science-based investigation rather than politicizing the issue. What is the best way to get closer to the truth? And what should be India’s stance? Lt. Gen Prakash Menon discusses with Ameera Rao.
Read Lt. Gen Prakash Menon’s article over here – https://theprint.in/opinion/high-time-indian-foreign-policy-jettisons-dont-annoy-china-notion/677070/?amp

ಕೊರೊನ ಕಾಲದ ಬಜೆಟ್. Karnataka Budget 2021.

Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath discuss how the Government of Karnataka’s budget has shaped up for 2021.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IC9UCPBDbue9nxcb’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದ 2021 ಮುಂಗಡ ಪತ್ರದ ರೂಪು ರೇಷೆ-ಗಳನ್ನು ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ರವರು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣವು ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಆರ್ಥಿಕತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬಜೆಟ್ ಅನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ರೂಪಿಸಿದೆ, ಹಿಂದಿನ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಗಳು ಹೇಗೆ ಮುಂದೂಡಲಾಗಿದೆ, ರದ್ದುಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಅಥವಾ ಪ್ರಗತಿಯನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬುದರ …

ಭಾರತದ ಬಜೆಟ್ 2021. Budgeting during a Pandemic.

Hosts Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath dissect the Government of India’s 2021 Budget, the first annual exercise since the COVID-19 pandemic started ravaging the world. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IUVH62C03z8eIEuW’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಭಾರತ ಸರಕಾರದ 2021 ಬಜೆಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಗಳನ್ನು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಪಿಡುಗು ಜಗತ್ತಿನಾದ್ಯಂತ ತಂದಿರುವ ಹಾನಿಯ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಮುಂಗಡ ಪತ್ರವು ವಿಶೇಷ ಮಹತ್ವ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. …

ಕರೋನ ವ್ಯಾಕ್ಸೀನ್ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ! COVID-19 Vaccines are Coming.

Pavan Srinath talks about the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines, how they were developed, the science of how they work, and the road ahead. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IxOTYI89k5EiBMtk’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಲಸಿಕೆಗಳ ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ಸುದ್ದಿಗಳು, ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ, ಅವುಗಳ ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂದಿರುವ ಹಾದಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್‌ಕಾಸ್ಟ್‌ನ …

ಕರೋನ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ. Karnataka & Bengaluru’s Response to COVID-19.

State Technical Advisory Group member Dr. Pradeep Banandur talks about how the state and the city of Bengaluru are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, on Episode 71 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IR7rk6C6cotZno4h’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ನಗರದ ಆಡಳಿತಗಳು ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯಿಸಿವೆ? ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಸಲಹಾ ಮಂಡಳಿಯ ಸದಸ್ಯರಾದ ಡಾ. ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ …

ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ. Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health.

Ranjitha Jeurkar and Dr Sowmya Krishna unpack mental health challenges faced by millions of Indians every year, on Episode 67 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. They speak to hosts Ganesh Chakravarthi and Pavan Srinath about stigmas that need to be dismantled, common myths that need to be demolished, and give practical suggestions for how people …

Vaccines and Immunity against COVID-19 (BIC Talks)

Award-winning medical scientist, Dr Gagandeep Kang, talks to host Pavan Srinath about the development of vaccines, ongoing efforts on COVID-19, and the challenges of developing immunity and resistance against the virus, on Episode 137 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IdIhGIDAsmxiEVgb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This episode is a rebroadcast of Episode 8 of Bangalore International Centre‘s BIC …

The SARS-COV-2 Virus: Mutations & Evolution

How is the SARS-COV-2 virus mutating and evolving? Why is one sub-type, A2a becoming more common across COVID-19 infections across the world? What impact does the defining D614G mutation have on the infection? Distinguished genomics researcher Partha P Majumder joins host Pavan Srinath to explain the science, and share his latest research on Episode 136 …

ಕರೋನ ವೃತ್ತಾಂತ. COVID-19 Biology, Testing & Cure

Shashi Thutupalli and Pavan Srinath have a comprehensive discussion with Ganesh Chakravarthi on the science around COVID-19 on Episode 64 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. They discuss virus biology, how diagnostic tests work, how to think about human immunity, and what vaccines and drugs are being developed across the world to tackle the ongoing pandemic. …

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. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IMZf9QF6ClmF04zM’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ …

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.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IVKtfkEeWgqTTrPc’ width=’100%’ …

Modeling the Spread of Epidemics

Srini Venkatramanan of the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute explains how the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 can be modeled, and how insightful models can inform public action, on Episode 133 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IZsCZDwXzioB4jJZ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] How are infectious diseases and pandemics modeled? How can we model and …

ಕೊರೋನ – ವೈದ್ಯ. A Private Practitioner & COVID-19.

What is it like to be a practicing doctor and family physician in Bengaluru during COVID-19? Pavan Srinath talks to Dr Srinand Srinivas on Episode 61 of Thale-Harate.    [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IPNbBJcscZxbSAZ5′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಕೊರೋನ ವೈರಸ್ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಕೋಣೆ ಕೋಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಹರಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಔಷಧಿಗಳು ಪರಿಹಾರಗಳು ಇನ್ನೂ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆ. ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ …

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ 2020 ಬಜೆಟ್. How does Karnataka Budget for a 250 Billion Dollar Economy?

Pavan Srinath chats with Ganesh Chakravarthi on whether Karnataka’s budget meets the aspirations of its $250 Billion economy on Episode 60 of the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast.   [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IYxgd7F6IiOBhl47′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ 250 ಬಿಲ್ಲಿಯನ್ ಎಕಾನಮಿ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಈ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಪರಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆಯೆ? ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅತಿ …