Tag - India

Ep. 711: Dissent on The Personal Data Protection Bill

The Data Protection Bill is supposed to be up for discussion in the winter session of Parliament. Jairam Ramesh, an MP and a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee has made public a dissent note to the committee chairperson. Rohan Seth talks to Sapni G K and Prateek Waghre to discuss. Sign up for Takshashila’s courses – school.takshashila.org.in Link to the sources mentioned in...

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Ep. 656: What makes democracies tick?

In recent times, there have been apprehensions about the future of democracy. In this episode, Apurva and Sarthak talk about the factors and circumstances that might breed support for democracies. Click here to read the paper referred in the podcast Suggested readings: Aisi Taisi Democracy Pew Research Centre report – Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working...

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Ep. 648: An Indian 5G Standard?

Arjun Gargeyas, Research Analyst with Takshashila’s High-Tech Geopolitics programme, wrote an article about 5Gi, India’s domestic 5G standard. Using a unique feature called Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC), which significantly enhances the signal transmission range of a base station for a service provider, 5Gi, attempts to address a crucial challenge to technology accessibility in India. But do the...

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Ep. 645: Vaccinating Kids: A Parent’s Perspective

Since the early days of the pandemic, parents have been taking some comfort from the fact that SARS-CoV-2 is much less likely to cause serious illness in children than it is in adults. As India’s vaccination drive progresses, it has sparked a conversation about the issue of vaccinating children. Since children are legal minors, vaccination-related decisions will be taken by legal guardians/...

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Ep. 642: India’s Reverse Migration

According to the latest CMIE estimates, there has been a reverse migration of labour from the manufacturing sector to the agriculture sector due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The loss of jobs in small and medium manufacturing units have resulted in people going back to their farms and thus engaging in less productive employment. In this episode, Suman Joshi and Apurva Kumar discuss...

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Ep. 641: The PLA and India

The People’s Liberation Army is a unified organisation of China’s land, sea, and air forces. It is one of the largest military forces in the world and traces its roots back to 1927. The PLA celebrated its 94th anniversary on August 1, and now, under Xi Jinping, it has undertaken military reforms intended to make it fully informatised by 2035, and a ‘world-class’ force by 2049. Click here to read...

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CA ಆಗುವ ಬಗೆ. Becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Who or what is a Chartered Accountant, and why is becoming a CA a lucrative and enriching career choice? Listen to Surya Prakash on Thale-Harate.  [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Who or what is a Chartered Accountant, and why is becoming a CA a lucrative and enriching career...

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ಅಭಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ vs ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ. Freedom or Expression?

Deepika Kinhal and Alok Prasanna Kumar talk to host Pavan Srinath about how Indians like Disha Ravi are being arrested for speaking out. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಜನರನ್ನು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ್ರೋಹದ ಆರೋಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯಯುತ...

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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=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಲಸಿಕೆಗಳ ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ಸುದ್ದಿಗಳು, ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ...

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ಎಸ್.ಪಿ.ಬಿ.: ಎದೆ ತುಂಬಿದ ಹಾಡುಗಳು. The Life and Legacy of SP Balasubrahmanyam.

Deepa Ganesh celebrates the life, the music, and the legacy of SP Balasubrahmanyam on Episode 83 of The Thale-Harate kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಎಸ್. ಪಿ. ಬಾಲಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯಂ ರವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೇಳದಿರುವವರು ಯಾರಿರುವರು. ಸಿನೆಮಾ ಸಂಗೀತ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಶ್ವತವಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು...

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ಸ್ತನ ಕ್ಯಾನ್ಸರನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸೋಣ! We Can Fight Breast Cancer.

Geetha Manjunath is on Episode 82 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast to share how Breast Cancer can be safely managed in 2020 with early detection and regular screenings. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ ತಿಂಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ತನ ಕ್ಯಾನ್ಸರ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ...

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ನಮ್ಮ ಕಾಮಿಕ್ಸ್. Comics in India.

Gautham Shenoy returns to Thale-Harate to transport listeners to the world of Phantom, Indrajal Comics, Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, and more. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ನಾವು 2020 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಮಿಕ್ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯೋಚಿಸಿದಾಗ, ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮಾರ್ವೆಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಡಿಸಿ ಕಡೆಗೆ ತಿರುಗುತ್ತದೆ...

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ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ಮತ್ತು ಸುಧಾರಣೆ. Tradition and Reform.

AP Ashwin Kumar raises important questions about tradition, reform, and how to think about them better, on Episode 77 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಶಬರಿಮಲೆ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ. ಮಡೆ ಸ್ನಾನ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೇ ಜಾರಿ ಮಾಡಲಾದ ಮೂಢ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳ ವಿರುದ್ಧ...

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The Unfinished Journey of Women’s Property Rights

Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to secure property rights and land ownership in India. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to...

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ಜನ-ಮಾಪಣೆ. Exploring India’s Demography.

Dr. Shivakumar Jolad unpacks India’s demography, debunks various myths about populations, and explains the challenges of ageing societies on Episode 75 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಜನಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯ ಆತಂಕ ಅನೇಕ...

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ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜಕೀಯದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ. Karnataka’s Political History

Dr. A Narayana dives into the first half of independent Karnataka’s political history, from 1947 to 1984, on Episode 73 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲವು ಘಟನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಗತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಮೀರಿ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ ನಂತರದ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ...

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ಓರಿಯೆಂಟಲಿಸಂ ಮತ್ತು ಸಮಾಜ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಗಳು. Orientalism and the Social Sciences.

Dr. Vivek Dhareshwar talks to hosts Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath about how social science research in India needs to transcend orientalism. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಭೌತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಗಳನ್ನು ನಮಗೆ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಾಗಲೇ ಕಲಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು. ಆದರೆ ಸಮಾಜ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಏನು...

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Police Reforms in India and Beyond

Ameya Naik and host Pavan Srinath discuss long-overdue police reforms and provide a primer on how to reimagine policing in India in the 21st century, on The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Ameya Naik and Pavan Srinath record Episode 146 of The Pragati...

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#68: ताईवान: चीन की दुखती रग

[iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Chinese Taipei. The Republic of China. Taiwan. All refer to the same country that has stood up to the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance in recent years. So in this episode, we discuss all things Taiwan with Sana Hashmi (@sanahashmi1)...

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