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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted China’s economy? Are we likely to see a swift recovery or a lengthy period of stops and starts? And what’s likely to be the impact on the global trading order? Manoj Kewalramani discusses all this and more with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Nick Marro.Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Why do we know so little about how the coronavirus pandemic is hurting Pakistan? In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane, Sarthak Pradhan and Sakshi Arora discuss Takshashila's new strategic assessment of Covid-19's impact on Pakistan, and the political dynamics shaping the crisis.Takshashila Strategic Assessment:https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-strategic-assessment-the-economics-and-politics-of-pakistans-covid-19-response/You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
The Russia-Saudi face-off on oil production combined with the global pandemic has sent crude prices plunging. What's the global impact of low energy prices and what can India do? Anupam Manur, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan discuss.Follow Anirudh Kanisetti on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)Follow Aditya Ramanathan on Twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)Follow Anupam Mannur on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is considered to be China's path to carving a new world order. But who conceptualized it first? And how do the Chinese actually think about their place in the world? In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Nadège Rolland, a senior fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) to discuss the origins of BRI and Chinese perspectives on world order.1- China's Vision for a New World Order https://www.nbr.org/publication/chinas-vision-for-a-new-world-order/2- China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative https://www.nbr.org/publication/chinas-eurasian-century-political-and-strategic-implications-of-the-belt-and-road-initiative/3- Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: China's Evolving Military Engagement Along the Silk Roads https://www.nbr.org/publication/securing-the-belt-and-road-initiative-chinas-evolving-military-engagement-along-the-silk-roads/Follow Suyash Desai on Twitter: @Suyash_Desai (https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
How is the Covid-19 pandemic reshaping the Sino-US relationship? Are we witnessing a geopolitical realignment in Europe? Is China’s influence growing or are its early failures and aggressive propaganda attracting a backlash? Manoj Kewalramani talks to Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMFUS, about all this and more.Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
What happens when the government takes away your property rights? Why does the state government own all sandalwood trees in Karnataka? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane discuss the fascinating story of sandalwood regulations and its regressive effects on India's sandalwood production.You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)You can follow our host Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a gloom over the global economy, there are some sectors and companies that continue to thrive. Rohan Seth and Nischitha Suresh join Manoj Kewalramani to talk about why certain firms are growing and how others are adapting.Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
A number of states have leveraged technology solutions to combat the Covid-19outbreak. What have they done? What can India learn from their experiences? And what are the long-term implications of these tech interventions?Prateek Waghre, Rohan Seth and ManojKewalramani discuss all this and more.Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
We are probably still in the early days of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. What human and financial toll will it take? And what sort of a world will we inherit when this pandemic is over? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan take a sobering (and occasionally optimistic) look at some possible scenarios.Follow Aditya Ramanathan on Twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Could we be experiencing the last global pandemic? Will revolutions in computing and synthetic biology transform the way we deal with contagious diseases? In this episode, Takshashila's founders, Nitin Pai and Narayan Ramachandran discuss the prospects for containing future outbreaks and the surprising obstacles that could come in our way.Nitin’s Mint article:https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/why-the-current-pandemic-may-perhaps-be-the-world-s-last-one-11584281852511.htmlYou can follow Nitin on twitter: @acorn (https://twitter.com/acorn)You can follow Narayan on twitter: @kludein (https://twitter.com/kludein)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
As Covid-19 cases spread around the world, China says it has ‘turned the tide’ to contain the outbreak. Anirudh Kanisetti and Manoj Kewalramani discuss how Chinese officials and media are now seeking to shift focus from China’s early failures to showcase the country as a responsible global power.Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
President Vladimir Putin is consolidating his power both internally and along Russia's peripheries. Is there a method that underlies Moscow's behaviour? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan dive into the world of Russian ideologue Alexander Dugin and look at what it might tell us about Russian politics and strategy.Why didn’t Vijayanagara have a Navy?:https://soundcloud.com/takshashila-institution/why-didnt-vijayanagara-have-a-navyFollow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)Follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
India is one of the most oil-dependent countries in the world. But what can it do when hydrocarbon supplies are disrupted? Anupam Manur and Narayan Ramachandran talk about their new research into how India can build its Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR), and prepare for the worst.An Indian Approach Towards Strategic Petroleum Reserves:https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-document-an-indian-approach-towards-strategic-petroleum-reserves/You can follow our host Narayan on twitter: @kludein (https://twitter.com/kludein)You can follow our host Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
The military reforms initiated by President Xi Jinping have brought sweeping changes to the People's Liberation Army (PLA). But are these measures making China more secure? In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss their new research on Chinese military modernization.Research SlideDoc:https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-slidedoc-securing-china-an-assessment-of-xis-military-reforms/Active Defencehttps://www.amazon.com/Active-Defense-Military-Princeton-International/dp/0691152136Military Balance 2015:https://www.iiss.org/publications/the-military-balance/the-military-balance-2015Military Balance 2019:https://www.iiss.org/publications/the-military-balance/the-military-balance-2019Chairman Xi Remakes the PLA:https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Publications/Books/Chairman-Xi-Remakes-the-PLA/China’s Defence White Paper 2019:http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/24/c_138253389.htmFollow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)Follow Suyash Desai on Twitter: @Suyash_Desai (https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
The Yes Bank crisis has spurned the government to send State Bank of India (SBI) to its rescue. This has led to a further consolidation of public sector banks in India. Why are some banks struggling? In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane sits down with Anupam Manur to understand the roots of the current crisis, its impact on the banking sector and the reforms needed to fix it.You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)You can follow our host Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
From the COVID-19 outbreak to the Yes Bank crisis, the Indian and the world economy are being buffeted by relentless waves of crises. Anupam Manur talks to Takshashila's founders, the two Ns: Narayan Ramachandran and Nitin Pai, to take stock of the tumult and assess the prospects for the future.You can follow Nitin on twitter: @acornYou can follow Narayan on twitter: @kludeinYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Is the global Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic? What must India do to contain its fallout? Nitin Pai and Shambhavi Naik join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss this unprecedented health crisis and what we can expect next.You can follow our host Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)You can follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
VP Menon rose from nothing to become a critical figure in both the transfer of power from the British and the integration of India's states. In this episode, historian Narayani Basu joins Anirudh Kanisetti, Sowmya Nandan and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about Menon's extraordinary life and his role in shaping modern India.Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)Follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)Follow Sowmya on twitter: @sowmyanandan (https://twitter.com/sowmyanandan)
In the murky depths below Asia's oceans, competition is brewing between major powers as they seek to protect and expand their fleets of ballistic missile submarines. What's driving this competition? And what role does geography play? Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti and Pranav R.S. discuss China's nuclear submarines, their utility and India's response.Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)Follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts)Follow Pranay on Twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)
From Wuhan to Chennai, both China and India have reiterated that they must not let differences turn into disputes. But strategic competition in the Indian Ocean Region appears unavoidable, given China expanding presence. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss all this and more in this special episode with journalist and author Bertil Lintner.Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)Follow Suyash Desai: @Suyash_Desai (https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)
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Comments (12)

Manjunatha Bhatta

RBI hinting depositors would ha have caused a run on the bank earlier.

Mar 16th
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Manjunatha Bhatta

Why two laymen are talking? I thought the idea is to have an expert. And what is Capital Adequacy again?

Mar 16th
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Anand sharma

hello guys, can you please induct Q&A from your listen and allot 5 mins of each podcast in answering those queries. thank you Anand Sharma

Mar 12th
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Manjunatha Bhatta

Eye opening..good job

Feb 12th
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Manjunatha Bhatta

It's Kyasanoor not Kainasoor. It's a place near Jog Falls, Malnad region.

Feb 12th
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Anand sharma

very comprehensive conversation :)

Feb 7th
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Vithiyapathy Purushothaman 李拯

Interesting, Impressive and Inspiring 👍👍👍

Feb 4th
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Dr Chaitanya Koduri

great podcast! I didn't know about the green revolution causing air pollution

Jan 31st
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shikha sourav

I am glad you mentioned the temporality of the process in the discussion. good discussion. thank you

May 10th
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Raghu Nandan

certainly one of the best podcasts I have listed to

May 8th
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Parul Shanker

Very nerdy, very informative and very cool. One of the best professional podcasts from the Indian policy world - I'd highly recommend!

Apr 25th
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Ravi Kumar Tiwari

this podcast is not available.

Jan 5th
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