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Only around 6% of Indians have been fully vaccinated. While there are supply-side constraints, demand-side bottlenecks such as vaccine hesitancy are a challenge. With a new virus variant hitting several countries, vaccine hesitancy in a vast country like India can reverse the gains made in the past few months. One of the factors that are driving vaccine hesitancy is incorrect information about the efficacy of vaccines and its side effects.Kamesh Shekar and Apurva Kumar discuss how mis/disinformation leads to vaccine hesitancy and what steps can be taken to address the problem.Kamesh is a technology & policy researcher. He is currently pursuing his PGP in Public Policy at Takshashila Institution. His research interests are data protection, intermediary liability, issue of mis/disinformation on social media, AI in media, etc. You can read his work here- https://kameshsshekar.in/writing/Further readings:Takshashila blog post on tackling disinformation on vaccine hesitancyBBC article on fake newsIndia Spend article on how health workers are fighting vaccine hesitancyThe Wire article on vaccine hesitancy in IndiaIf these All Things Policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's courses. Admissions are now open and the application deadline for our upcoming cohort is 28th August, 2021.Find out about our courses over here - https://bit.ly/ATP-GCPP Follow Kamesh Shekar on Twitter - https://twitter.com/kameshsshekar?s=20Follow Apurva Kumar on Twitter - https://twitter.com/apurva_kr?s=20You 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 largely peaceful anti-government protests in Sri Lanka became violent earlier this week after the clashes between the government’s supporters and the protestors. Nine people lost their lives in the resulting violence, including two policemen. After the angry crowd burnt Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ancestral home, he had to resign and is now living in Trincomalee naval base. His brother, President Gotabaya, remains in power, even as the protests continue with the slogans of #GoGotaGo. Priyal Lyncia D’Almeida talks to Shrey Khanna to discuss how the latest events in Sri Lanka impact India and what New Delhi can do for the Sri Lankan democracy.Follow Priyal on twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/lynciapriyalFollow Shrey on twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/ShreywaCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
China has tried to define and project itself as a democracy as opposed to the general conception of China as an authoritarian political system. These attempts seem to be not just to highlight China's democratic system, but also to highlight how different it is from the western conception of democracy. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr. Sungmin Cho about China's attempts to define its own version of democracy.Dr. Sungmin Cho is a Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) since August 2018. His research interests cover China-Korean Peninsula relations, North Korea’s nuclear program, Korean unification, and the US alliance in East Asia. He also closely follows the domestic politics of China and North Korea.Cleck here to read Dr. Cho's paper on Why Non-Democracy Engages with Western Democracy-Promotion Programs.Check out Megha’s newsletter here - China Tech Dispatch.Follow Megha on twitter : https://twitter.com/pardhimegha21 Follow Sungmin on twitter : https://twitter.com/sungminchohiCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
In the ongoing Ukraine conflict, the use of space has played a key role on both sides.With fears of the conflict extending into space, the status of private companies and their space assets being seen as legitimate targets by belligerents has entered the discourse.The latest economic sanctions and tech. export controls imposed on Russia have also derailed space cooperation between Russia and many Western countries and private companies. The potential fallout may also usher in delays for India’s space activities and possibly decline for Russia’s own space programme. Aditya Pareek joins Aditya Ramanathan to discuss the future direction of impact on space activities around the world in light of the ongoing hostilities in Ukraine. Follow Aditya Pareek on twitter : https://twitter.com/CabinMarineFollow Aditya Ramanathan on twitter : https://twitter.com/adityascripts Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) the unemployment rate in Goa has increased from 11.6% to 15.5% in the last 3 months, which is higher than the national average. The mining ban and loss of tourist influx over the last two years are the main reasons for these numbers.Sridhar Krishna and Sudisha Mishra discuss these reasons behind the unemployment rate, what can possibly boost employment in Goa, and how to get tourism to create more jobs in India.Suggested Readings:Employment rate has fallen in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab since the last pollsContinuous suspension of mining in Goa a threat, says industryFactories in Goa allowed to have 12-hour working shiftFollow Sridhar on twitter : https://twitter.com/sridhar_kriFollow Sudisha on twitter : https://twitter.com/sudishamishra Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Since the 2017 relaunch of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), it has been popular in the discourse on Indo-Pacific in India. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr Brendon Cannon on various aspects of Quad in the Indo-Pacific and the future of Quad.Dr. Brendon J. Cannon earned a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations at the University of Utah, USA (2009). His research interests include contextualizing domestic, regional and international relations in eastern Africa, regional security in the Gulf and western Indian Ocean region, the political economy of ports, bases and airports, as well as the Indo-Pacific strategy of India, Japan, the US and Australia as well as China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as they relate to and are operationalized in Eastern Africa. He is the author of multiple articles and books on Indo-Pacific.Click here to read Dr Brendon Cannon and Ash Rossiter's paper: Locating the Quad: informality, institutional flexibility, and future alignment in the Indo-Pacific.Follow Megha on twitter : https://twitter.com/pardhimegha21Follow Brendon on twitter : https://twitter.com/cannon_brendonCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
The Roe v Wade Debate

The Roe v Wade Debate

2022-05-0925:49

The US Supreme Court's decision to potentially overturn the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict has sparked off discussions on how this might impact abortion rights in the US. Arjun Gargeyas talks to Megha Pardhi and Priyal D'Almeida on the history and context behind the verdict along with future implications of the court's recent decision.Follow Megha on twitter : https://twitter.com/pardhimegha21Follow Priyal on twitter : https://twitter.com/LynciaPriyalCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
The country’s plan to implement a Health Star Rating(HSR) system for packaged food items has been a long due move. The aim is to make customers aware and capable of making informed food choices. However will HSRs be enough still remains a question. Mahek Nankani and Dr. Harshit Kukreja discuss in detail the Front-Of Pack Labels in India.Follow Mahek on twitter : https://twitter.com/maheknankaniFollow Harshit on twitter : https://twitter.com/harshitk43Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
With the latest retail inflation figures coming in at 6.95%, the focus should shift to inflation and monetary policy. The RBI is bound by an inflation targeting mechanism, where it is accountable to parliament when inflation is in excess of 6% for three consecutive quarters. Anupam Manur and Mihir Mahajan discuss the evolution of central bank mandates, the inflation targeting mechanism and why the RBI has been let-off easily this time despite inflation breaching the comfort zone. Notes:Deccan Herald report on inflation Hindi Films adjusted for inflation [cartoons] Petrol prices [twitter thread by James Wilson]Follow Anupam on twitter : https://twitter.com/anupammanurFollow Mihir on twitter : https://twitter.com/mihirmahajanCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Till now, conversations around web3 have revolved around crypto, but they’re not changing with the influx of NFTs, DAOs, and smart contracts. We are still in the nascent stages of the revolution as it unfolds. NFTs can be a part of land contracts, elections, a new financial system, and everything that is connected to ownership. What could be the implications of accepting this and taking large strides in this space? Aarushi Kataria talks to Aritra Sarkhel (Director, Public Policy and Governance at WazirX) about the implications acceptance of NFTs could have on India’s policies.Follow Aarushi on twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/aarushi_katariaFollow Aritra on twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/aritra_7Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
73 Years of PLA Navy

73 Years of PLA Navy

2022-05-0228:33

Naval branch of China's People's Liberation Army completed 73 years in service. During these 73 years, PLA Navy went on to be seen as the 'Assassin's Mace' to a key force safeguarding China's overseas interests. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Suyash Desai about PLA Navy's journey.Link to Suyash's article : https://www.news18.com/news/opinion/73-years-of-pla-navy-from-assassins-mace-to-safeguarding-overseas-interests-5037529.htmlFollow Megha on twitter : https://twitter.com/pardhimegha21Follow Suyash on twitter : https://twitter.com/Suyash_DesaiCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Gen. Curtis LeMay, one of the architects of allied victory in WWII, the Berlin Airlift and the post war US Strategic Air Command, is a figure larger than life. His contribution to techniques synonymous with strategic air campaigns and military operational art are perhaps the most significant developed in the 20th century. Aditya Pareek speaks to author Warren Kozak to explore the complex legacy and wartime actions of Gen. Curtis LeMay.Warren Kozak is an author, biographer, journalist and a regular essayist on a wide variety of issues for publications like, The Wall Street Journal, The National Review and The New York Sun. He has also lectured at prominent military education institution in the US, the US Air Force Academy and West Point. Link to Warren Kozak’s book - LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMayFollow Aditya on twitter : https://twitter.com/cabinmarineFollow Warren on twitter : https://twitter.com/WKozakCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Since 2011-12, there has not been any official estimate of poverty in India. Recently two papers (World Bank and International Monetary Fund) estimated the poverty to be around 10.2% and 0.8%, respectively. In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane and Sarthak Pradhan talk about the state of data on India’s poverty levels.Sources referred to in the podcast:Poverty in India Has Declined over the Last Decade But Not As Much As Previously Thought - Sutirtha Sinha Roy, Roy van der Weide Pandemic, Poverty, and Inequality: Evidence from India - Surjit Bhalla ; Karan Bhasin ; Arvind VirmaniFollow Pranay on twitter : https://twitter.com/pranaykotasFollow Sarthak on twitter : https://twitter.com/PSarthak19Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Indian workers, establishments, and trade unions have been demanding labour law reforms for a decade or so. Now that the new labour codes have been passed, the country has witnessed protests and discourse against the same.Sudisha Mishra sits with labour economist Professor KR Shyam Sundar to discuss how these labour law reforms affect the working class, do establishments benefit, and what we can hope for the future.Further readings:The shaky foundation of the labour law reformsLabour Law Reforms Book NLU Delhi 2021Are Labour Law Reforms for the Labour?Follow Sudisha on twitter : https://twitter.com/sudishamishraCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
The Yellow Vest Movement in France, the Farmers’ Movement in India, the Civil Rights Movement or Marriage Equality in the United States, and the Anti-Sexual Harassment movement in Pakistan have one thing in common: they were social movements that were able to affect public policy change by creating, amending or repealing legislature. Policies are made behind closed doors yet they affect people outside of these doors. One way to affect change is to intervene behind these supposed closed doors. Atish Padhy and Aarushi Kataria discuss the role of social movements in public policy through a case study of the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (AASHA) which helped bring laws against sexual harrasment in Pakistan.Follow Atish on twitter : https://twitter.com/socratishhFollow Aarushi on twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/aarushi_katariaCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
From advanced processing capabilities to solving very complex problems, Computing power has become a key determinant in many advanced computing mechanisms and scientific applications. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Arjun Gargeays about his recent discussion document with Siddharth Bannerjee which outlines a Background of India’s Position in the Advanced Computing Age.Here is the link to Arjun’s discussion document "A Background to India’s Position in the Advanced Computing Age"Check out Megha’s newsletter here - “China Tech Dispatch”Follow Megha on twitter : https://twitter.com/pardhimegha21Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
On April 12, Sri Lanka declared the default on all payments on its $51-billion external debt to save precious forex reserves to buy oil and agricultural commodities. The alarming level of food scarcity in the country has mobilized the population to demand the ouster of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa along with his family from the government. How has the situation deteriorated to such an extent? What is the role of the Ukraine War in aggravating economic instability in Sri Lanka? What is the political future of the Rajapaksa family? And What can India do to help ease the situation in the country? Aditya Pareek talks to Shrey Khanna to discuss Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and the future of the Rajapaksa family in Sri Lankan politics.Follow Aditya on twitter : https://twitter.com/CabinMarineFollow Shrey on twitter : https://twitter.com/ShreywaCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
In this episode, Mahek Nankani and Harshit Kukreja discuss how climate change induced water crisis affect young girls and their chances of getting education.Follow Mahek on twitter : https://twitter.com/maheknankaniFollow Harshit on twitter : https://twitter.com/harshitk43Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Globally women are underrepresented in politics. It has led to a situation where women’s voices are not heard, and demands are not met. In this episode of All things Policy, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the different dimensions of women’s representation in politics.Follow Suman on Twitter : https://twitter.com/sujo2906Follow Sarthak on Twitter : https://twitter.com/psarthak19Some sources referred to in the podcast:When women’s electoral representation matters Representation from below: How women’s grassroots party activism promotes equal political participationWhy Don't Women Vote For Feminist Parties?Anticipating the Unintended - Pranay’s newsletterCheck out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Technology diplomacy has become a crucial strategic tool in the current Information Age. Priyal Lyncia D'almeida talks to Arjun Gargeyas on the possibility of curating tech alliances between the states of the Indo-Pacific to counter China's dominance.Follow Priyal on Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/lynciapriyalSuggested Readings:India, Japan, Australia need tech alliance to counter China and Huawei’s monopolyhttps://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
Comments (18)

shashank sridharan

hey I learnt a lot from the sinauli episode. Can u kindly do one episode on keezhadi excavation also?

Aug 6th
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Mohit Bishnoi

ms.ahluwalia needs a better mic.

Jul 6th
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Subhashish Dutta

Good discussion Aniruddh and Rajat. I have read the book and wasn't sure if I should still spend the time listening to the podcast but I am glad I did. I liked the parts on historical aspects of Indian trucking, the difference that you saw between trucking in the north and the south, the structure of the industry and of course the characters and their stories. Rajat - Congratulations again on the book and looking forward to the next edition. There's a point in the discussion where you talk about book recommendations on the Battle of Kohima. I'd highly recommend reading "Road of Bones" by Fergal Keane (Aniruddh - you might disagree less with Subhash Chandra Bose after reading about the conduct of the Japanese soldiers and officers, at least before they started to run out of food)

Jun 2nd
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Hiten Marathe

Felt as if podcast was sponsored by Uber and Ola

Dec 3rd
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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
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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
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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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