Ep. 595: The Challenges of Governing States

India’s states have often followed very different trajectories. In this episode, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the performance of some states, their capacity for governance, and the challenges they face.
This episode is based on the book “Despite the State: Why India Lets Its People Down and how They Cope” by M. Rajshekhar –

Cybersecurity: From Company to Country

This is Episode 109 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10926887/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] Companies around the world have been learning how to manage the safety and security of their digital assets. Can the cybersecurity logic of a private corporation be expanded to that of a nation-state? Sandesh Anand joins Pavan Srinath on …

A Long Strange Trip in Public Policy

This is Episode 100 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10223609/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] 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 …

2019 ಚುನಾವಣೆ: ಏನು? ಏಕೆ? ಹೇಗೆ? 2019 Elections Unpacked.

This is episode 24 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10057658/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಯವರ ನಾಯಕತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನ್.ಡಿ.ಎ. ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆಡಳಿತಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ ಹರಟೆ ಪೋಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ ೨೪ ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಲೋಕ್ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ಮತ್ತು ಸರಯೂ ನಟರಾಜನ್ ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮೊಡನೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. …

Public Choice, Voting and Governance

Is it rational to vote? Is it rational for us to think about government as a benign entity? Amit Varma is back on Episode 92 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about public choice theory and how it can inform our thinking about governments and public decision-making.

ಪ್ರಜಾತಂತ್ರ, ದೇಣಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಹೂಡಿಕೆ. Philanthropy, Impact Investing & More.

This is episode 17 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9236435/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ಎಂ.ಪಿ. ಮತ್ತು ಎಂ.ಎಲ್.ಎ.ಗಳು  ಶಾಸಕಾಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ದಕ್ಷವಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲು ಏನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು? ದೇಣಿಗೆ ನೀಡುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಪರಿಣಾಮಗಳನ್ನು ತರಲು ಹೊರಟಿರುವ ಹೂಡಿಕೆ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಹೇಗೆ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಯನ್ನು ತರಬಹುದು? ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ! ಸಿ. ವಿ. ಮಧುಕರ್ ರವರು ಒಮಿಡ್ಯಾರ್ ನೆಟ್ವರ್ಕ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. …