DiscoverAll Things Policy
All Things Policy
Claim Ownership

All Things Policy

Author: IVM Podcasts

Subscribed: 773Played: 37,593
Share

Description

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.

615 Episodes
Reverse
India’s armed forces have provided an ideal example of a military staying away from the corridor of politics. While the armed forces must absolutely stay away from civilian affairs, Lt. General Prakash Menon argues it is perhaps time for India to have a defence minister with a military background. Ameera Rao joins Lt Gen Prakash Menon and Ruturaj Gowaikar to discuss how this could work.Lt. General Menon’s column:https://theprint.in/opinion/a-defence-minister-with-military-background-a-risk-india-needs-to-take/651599/You can follow Gen. Prakash Menon on twitter: @prakashmenon51(https://twitter.com/prakashmenon51)You can follow Ameera on twitter: @AmeeraRao(https://twitter.com/AmeeraRao)You can follow Ruturaj on twitter: @RuturajGowaikar(https://twitter.com/RuturajGowaikar)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
Truckers are the unsung heroes of the Indian economy, working gruelling hours and spending weeks at a time travelling the country's vast highways. And yet most of us know very little about their lives and stories. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to journalist and author Rajat Ubhaykar, author of Truck De India!: A Hitchhiker's guide to Hindustan, about his months spent travelling the country with truckers and what it taught him about India, their journeys, and the policy challenges that these transporters face.You can buy Truck De India here: https://www.amazon.in/Truck-India-Hitchhikers-guide-Hindustan-ebook/dp/B07Y8R2YXYYou can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)You can follow Rajat on twitter: @rajatub(https://twitter.com/rajatub)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
Finland has come out with its first ever public military intelligence review. The document comes after Finland put in place legislation that provides civilian oversight over military intelligence activity. The review identifies Finland’s primary concern as Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea but acknowledges its interests are global. Aditya Pareek joins Aditya Ramanathan to talk about Finland’s approach to great powers and changing geopolitics.Link to Finnish Military Intelligence Review 2021 document:https://puolustusvoimat.fi/documents/1948673/74055459/PV_sotilastiedustelu_raportti_www_ENG.pdf/2ffb6a29-cabd-b852-7ba0-83892580c632/PV_sotilastiedustelu_raportti_www_ENG.pdf?t=1620281555293You can follow Aditya Ramnathan on twitter: @adityascripts(https://twitter.com/adityascripts)You can follow Aditya Pareekh on twitter: @CabinMarine(https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)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
China has reinvigorated its Health Silk Road (HSR) during the ongoing pandemic, with the country’s leadership promoting it as essential to building a “global community of common destiny”.Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss the drivers of China’s HSR and the implications it will have on the geopolitics of the subcontinent.Link to Manoj's newsletter - https://manojkewalramani.substack.com/You can follow Manoj on Twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Suyash 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
Liberty is dependent on two components: the state and society. But neither can ensure liberty by itself. In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the book "The Narrow Corridor", which examines the specific state-society dynamics needed for liberty to flourish.Link to the book - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/555400/the-narrow-corridor-by-daron-acemoglu-and-james-a-robinson/You can follow Apurva on twitter: @apurva_kr(https://twitter.com/apurva_kr)You can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)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
An undiplomatic tweet by the foreign minister of the Philippines brought to light the regular forays of Chinese vessels into contested waters in the South China Sea. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Ruturaj Gowaikar to examine the events leading up to the minister’s outburst and place it in the context of the rise of China’s Maritime Militia and Philippines’ relations with China and the United States.You can follow Manoj on Twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Suyash on Twitter: @Suyash_Desai(https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)You can follow Ruturaj on Twitter: @RuturajGowaikar(https://twitter.com/RuturajGowaikar)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
Public health-related events can have local origins but if not contained can have global implications. There are a small handful of organizations that monitor such events around the world. Shambhavi Naik and Ruturaj Gowaikar discuss the origins of these organizations, how they function, and why they were not enough to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.You can follow Ruturaj on twitter: @RuturajGowaikar(https://twitter.com/RuturajGowaikar)You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic(https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)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
Russia’s relations with Western states receive a great deal of attention but its eastern frontiers are as consequential. Professor Artyom Lukin of Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University joins Aditya Pareek and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss Russia’s geopolitical ambitions in this sparsely populated region and how they could impact both East Asian states and the Arctic region.You can follow Artyom Lukin on Twitter: @ArtyomLukin(https://twitter.com/ArtyomLukin)You can follow Aditya Pareek on Twitter: @CabinMarine(https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)You can follow Aditya Ramanathan 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
How does France view its relationship with the world’s oceans? And how does that shape maritime cooperation with India? In this episode, Dr Virginie Saliou, Research Professor at France’s naval school, discusses her country’s unique approach to maritime affairs, its enduring presence in the Indian Ocean, and shared goals with India.This episode is part of the Takshashila India-France dialogue, which will involve online events and podcasts exploring various facets of the strategic relationship between India and France.You can follow École Navale on twitter: @Ecole_navale(https://twitter.com/Ecole_navale)You can follow 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
Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election in November 2020 led to much debate about the future of American engagement in the Indo-Pacific. However, the first 100 days of his administration indicate strategic continuity with some key adjustments. Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan talk to Suyash Desai about Biden's approach to the Indo-Pacific and the opportunities and challenges it presents for India.Link to the document:https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-document-examining-bidens-evolving-indo-pacific-policy/You can follow Suyash on twitter: @Suyash_Desai(https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow 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
The recent deadly ambush of CRPF personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh came even as a former DGP alleged corruption by a senior member of the Maharashtra government. Do the challenges faced by India’s police and paramilitary forces have their roots in politicisation? If so, how can this problem be tackled? Ameera Rao discusses with Lt. Gen Prakash Menon and Ruturaj Gowaikar.Read Lt Gen Prakash Menon's recent article in ThePrint on politicisation of police forces:https://theprint.in/opinion/time-to-depoliticise-indian-police-it-can-be-modis-sudarshan-chakra/642317/You can follow Lt. Gen. Prakash on twitter: @prakashmenon51 (https://twitter.com/prakashmenon51)You can follow Ameera Rao on twitter: @AmeeraRao(https://twitter.com/AmeeraRao)You can follow Ruturaj on twitter: @RuturajGowaikar (https://twitter.com/RuturajGowaikar)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
There are laws to govern almost every aspect of our lives but finding out what they are can be a challenge. One solution would be to create a single source for laws. In this episode, P R Sandhya of DAKSH talks to Takshashila's Sarthak Pradhan about the idea of “a single source for laws” and how it can be designed.P R Sandhya is a Senior Research Fellow at DAKSH. Recently she has authored a paper "Single Source for Laws". She is a graduate of ILS Law College and University College London. DAKSH is a civil society organisation that undertakes research and activities to promote accountability and better governance in India.Link to the paper - https://dakshindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/FINAL-Daksh-Paper-March-3-.pdfYou can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)You can follow Sandhya on twitter: @legallethargy(https://twitter.com/legallethargy)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 recent military build-up on the Russia-Ukraine border has reignited the debate on Russian active measures and subversion. It is no secret that the US and NATO also engage in subversion tactics and measures short of war, to achieve their geopolitical goals. Ruturaj Gowaikar joins Aditya Pareek for a discussion on Russian and Western Active Measures.Links to resources mentioned in the episode:1) Free Russia Forum’s Putin’s List - https://www.spisok-putina.org/en/personas/2) Michale Koffmann’s 2018 analysis -https://russianmilitaryanalysis.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/is-a-russian-military-operation-against-ukraine-likely-in-the-near-future/3) Mark Galeotti’s in Moscow’s Shadow and “we need to talk about Putin” book -https://inmoscowsshadows.wordpress.com/https://www.penguin.com.au/books/we-need-to-talk-about-putin-97815291035954) Mikhail Zygar’s All the Kremlin’s Men - https://www.coleurope.eu/all-kremlins-men5)Meduza English -Meduza.io/en6) Kevin Rothrock’s podcast -https://www.buzzsprout.com/11089647) Rpolitik by Tatiana Stanovaya -https://www.rpolitik.com8) NYU Study on reception and impact of Russian propaganda -https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/04/03/when-does-russian-propaganda-work-and-when-does-it-backfire-heres-what-we-found/9) Commentary published by Leonid Kovachich, Andrei Kolesnikov examining if Russia is copying China’s digital-authoritarianism -https://carnegie.ru/2021/04/21/digital-authoritarianism-with-russian-characteristics-pub-84346You can follow Aditya Pareek on twitter: @CabinMarine (https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)You can follow Ruturaj on twitter: @RuturajGowaikar(https://twitter.com/RuturajGowaikar)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 voluntary disclosure by Twitter revealed that it had been directed to restrict/remove posts critical of India's COVID-19 response. The Union government later confirmed that it had also directed Facebook and Instagram to take action on content that "spread fake or misleading information". How social media platforms respond in India has been termed as one of the defining battles for free speech on the Internet. Manoj Kewalramani and Prateek Waghre discuss what this means for the information ecosystem in India.Links:- https://www.medianama.com/2021/04/223-twitter-mp-minister-censor/- https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/govt-orders-removal-of-posts-on-covid-19-terms-it-inflammatory-content-101619289601923.html- https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre/status/1386251363055665161You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Prateek on twitter: @prateekwaghre(https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre)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
In September 2020, a multi-disciplinary team at Takshashila came out with a policy proposal to vaccinate 80% of India's population by December 2021. Seven months down the line, co-authors Shambhavi Naik, Mihir Mahajan, and Pranay Kotasthane reflect on the government's vaccine deployment strategy and compare it with Takshashila's recommendations. They also discuss ways to accelerate vaccination going forward.If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here.Read more:A COVID-19 vaccine deployment strategy for India. Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc, September 2020 - https://takshashila.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-19-Vaccine-Strategy-for-India_TDD_SN-et-al_04092020.pdf A COVID-19 vaccine deployment strategy for India. Indian Public Policy Review, Vol 1 No 2, pg 42-58 - https://ippr.in/index.php/ippr/article/view/20/11You can follow Shambhavi Naik on Twitter: @TheNaikMicYou can follow Mihir Mahajan on Twitter: @mihirmahajanYou can follow Pranay Kotasthane on Twitter: @pranaykotasYou 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 PLA Navy is now the world's largest in terms of pure numbers. While some of China's rivals enjoy advantages in terms of technology, overseas bases and expeditionary capabilities, this edge may not last for long. Aditya Pareek joins Suyash Desai and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss.If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here - www.takshashila.org.in/coursesYou can follow Aditya Pareek on Twitter: @CabinMarineYou can follow Suyash Desai on Twitter: @Suyash_DesaiYou can follow Aditya Ramanathan on Twitter: @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
As urgent requests for convalescent plasma, Remdesivir and Tocilizumab increase, Ruturaj Gowaikar and Shambhavi Naik discuss the application of these therapeutics and the unnecessary shortage caused by poor public engagement over their utility.If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here - www.takshashila.org.in/coursesYou can follow Ruturaj Gowaikar on Twitter: @RuturajGowaikarYou can follow Shambhavi Naik on Twitter: @TheNaikMicYou 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 Indian government is reportedly planning to hike the FDI limit in the pension sector from 49% to 74%. A bill to this effect is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the next session. Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Anupam Manur about the implications of this planned decision.If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here - www.takshashila.org.in/coursesYou can follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter: @theChinaDude You can follow Anupam Manur on Twitter: @anupammanurYou 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 new strategy document outlines the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard's joint vision for winning the contemporary great power competition. Titled Advantage at Sea, the document details actions that are needed to enhance US naval power, deepen cooperation with allies, and pursue the modernisation of America's naval force. Ameera Rao joins Aditya Pareek for a brief on the concepts the document highlights.Links to the resources mentioned in the episode:Advantage at Sea, the US Tri-Service Naval Strategy Document: https://media.defense.gov/2020/Dec/16/2002553074/-1/-1/0/TRISERVICESTRATEGY.PDF Congressional Research Service Assessment of Chinese Naval Modernisation: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf To Provide and Maintain a Navy by Capt. (Dr.) Henry J Hendrix(Retd.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56463799-to-provide-and-maintain-a-navy 2034 A Novel of the next world war: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54211065-2034If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here - www.takshashila.org.in/coursesYou can follow Ameera Rao Twitter:https://twitter.com/AmeeraRao?s=09You can follow Aditya Pareek on Twitter:https://twitter.com/CabinMarine?s=09You 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
Earlier this month, the Union government passed the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance to eliminate several appellate bodies, one of which is the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). The stated reason of the ordinance is to streamline the appeals process. In this episode, Mihir Mahajan speaks to Pranay Kotasthane about the implications of this move on India's intellectual property protection regime.Read more:IPAB Power and Constitution: https://www.mondaq.com/india/trademark/611548/the-intellectual-property-appellate-board-power-constitution             Indian Patents Act: https://ipindia.gov.in/acts-patents.htm     IPAB To Be or Not To Be: https://mailchi.mp/742ab19cccee/letter-from-indiaPrivatising Film Certification: Towards a Modern Film Rating Regime, A Takshashila Discussion Document: http://takshashila.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TPA-Privatising-Film-Certification-MC-AA-SP-SG-2016-03.pdfIf these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. Applications for the monsoon cohort close soon. You can check out our courses here - www.takshashila.org.in/coursesYou can follow Mihir Mahajan on Twitter:https://twitter.com/mihirmahajan?s=09You can follow Pranay Kotasthane on Twitter:https://twitter.com/pranaykotas?s=09You 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
loading
Comments (15)

Hiten Marathe

Felt as if podcast was sponsored by Uber and Ola

Dec 3rd
Reply

Ashay Dalvi

It's not about the privacy issue it's about fair trade which China doesn't allow other countries app. So cut this crap of not being like another China. We shd fight it on all fronts

Jul 11th
Reply

Manjunatha Bhatta

We all understand that these are unusual times with unusual challenges. But there is no point in coming up with a podcast episode if listeners can't listen.

Jun 26th
Reply

Manjunatha Bhatta

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

Mar 16th
Reply

Manjunatha Bhatta

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

Mar 16th
Reply

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
Reply

Manjunatha Bhatta

Eye opening..good job

Feb 12th
Reply

Manjunatha Bhatta

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

Feb 12th
Reply

Anand sharma

very comprehensive conversation :)

Feb 7th
Reply

Vithiyapathy Purushothaman 李拯

Interesting, Impressive and Inspiring 👍👍👍

Feb 4th
Reply

Dr Chaitanya Koduri

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

Jan 31st
Reply

shikha sourav

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

May 10th
Reply

Raghu Nandan

certainly one of the best podcasts I have listed to

May 8th
Reply

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
Reply

Ravi Kumar Tiwari

this podcast is not available.

Jan 5th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store