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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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Agricultural markets in India have long been characterized by multiple trade barriers and uncompetitive policies. The Union government has passed three ordinances permitting trade outside the physical boundaries of the Agricultural Produce Market Committees, facilitating contract farming and easing restrictions under the Essential Commodities Act. Sarthak Pradhan and Anupam Manur analyze the potential impact of these reforms and what challenges may lie ahead.Here’s the link to the ordinancesThe Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 - http://agricoop.nic.in/sites/default/files/219745.pdfThe Farmers (Empowerment And Protection) Agreement On Price Assurance And Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 - http://agricoop.nic.in/sites/default/files/219750.pdfThe Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 - https://consumeraffairs.nic.in/sites/default/files/file-uploads/essential-commodities-order/EC_Ordinance.pdfYou can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)You can follow 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.
Facial recognition technology and its applications have been advancing, even in the absence of adequate privacy laws. Facial data is personal, sensitive, and potentially permanent - and it is being used for a wide range of applications in India and around the world. But are we addressing the challenges that come with this technology? Anushka Jain from the Internet Freedom Foundation joins Rohan Seth to talk about the problems with facial recognition and the impact it can have on privacy.Project Panoptic is scheduled to launch on September 1. Here are links to IFF’s work on facial recognition:https://internetfreedom.in/we-have-written-to-the-government-seeking-a-3-year-moratorium-on-government-use-of-facial-recognition-technology-in-india-projectpanoptic/https://internetfreedom.in/iffs-legal-notice-to-the-ncrb-on-the-revised-rfp-for-the-national-automated-facial-recognition-system/https://internetfreedom.in/update-on-iffs-projectpanoptic/You can follow Anushka on twitter: @anushkaj11(https://twitter.com/anushkaj11)You can follow Internet Freedom Foundation on twitter: @internetfreedom(https://twitter.com/internetfreedom)You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)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.
Amid the standoff at the LAC, the Indian government is reportedly reviewing the work of Confucius Institutes in the country. These institutes have come under increasing scrutiny around the world over the past few years. But what do we know about their operations? Is a crackdown in India warranted? And what could be the consequences? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Hamsini Hariharan, Pranay Kotasthane, and Suyash Desai.You can follow Manoj Kewalramani on Instagram @theChinaDude(https://www.instagram.com/@theChinaDude/)You can follow Hamsini Hariharan on Instagram @lady_baritone(https://www.instagram.com/lady_baritone/)You can follow Pranay Kotasthane on twitter: @pathikotas(https://twitter.com/pathikotas)You can follow Suyash Desai on twitter: @suyashashokdesai(https://twitter.com/@suyashashokdesai)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.
Are Indian cities equal spaces for everyone? Do social expectations determine how accepting an urban space is to people of different genders? What do gender relations in our homes have to do with the way we live in cities? Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Roshni Kannan of CEPT Ahmedabad to find out.You can follow Roshni on Instagram @roshnikannan(https://www.instagram.com/roshnikannan/)You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)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 technology to modify the human genome is here, potentially signaling a transformation of societies and economies. In the light of WHO's draft framework on governing human gene editing, Anirudh and Shambhavi discuss the ethical dilemmas, scientific challenges, and opportunities in store, and what India needs to do about them.You can follow Aniruddh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)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.
Tech clusters play a leading role in fostering innovation, creating jobs, and attracting investments. In this episode, Sarthak Pradhan and Pranay Kotasthane discuss what makes tech clusters work, whether we have them in India, and what governments can do to encourage them.This is the NBER paper on tech clusters:https://www.nber.org/papers/w27421.pdfYou can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)You can follow 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.
Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos attended an antitrust enquiry last week. The tech giants were grilled on issues ranging from conservative bias to platform neutrality. The results of this enquiry may very well signal the beginning of the end for big tech as we know it. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth give us a breakdown.You can read Anupam’s Paper and Rohan's columns here:https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-review-paper-regulating-multi-sided-platforms-challenges-in-the-indian-context-2/https://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/010820/tech-this-week-what-we-learned-from-the-us-antitrust-inquiry.htmlhttps://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/250720/tech-this-week-apples-anti-trust-hearing-may-be-an-exercise-in-cr.htmlYou can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)You can follow 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 India and China are in talks to disengage in Eastern Ladakh, what are the long-term implications of the standoff for bilateral ties? Manoj Kewalramani talks to Ambassador Nirupama Rao and Lt. General Prakash Menon on the measures that India should adopt to ensure security and stability with regard to the China challenge.You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Nirupama on twitter: @NMenonRao(https://twitter.com/NMenonRao)You can follow Lt. Gen Prakash on twitter: @prakashmenon51(https://twitter.com/prakashmenon51)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 2017 India-China standoff in Doklam, at a crucial trijunction between India, China, and Bhutan, was widely hailed as a victory for India. But was it? In the light of new satellite imagery, Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Lt General Prakash Menon about India and China's takeaways from the standoff, and how they continue to influence the strategies of both countries today.Read our Discussion Document here: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-document-the-doklam-imbroglio/You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)You can follow Lt Gen Prakash on twitter: @prakashmenon51(https://twitter.com/prakashmenon51)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 past few weeks have been tough for Huawei, as the UK and France have moved to reduce their dependence on it for their 5G networks. What’s prompted this change? Is India also likely to follow suit? Manoj Kewalramani and Pranay Kotasthane talk about recent developments and their implications.You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow 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.
Twitter’s recent hack has raised concerns about data protection. But would the current Indian Data Protection Bill, which is being reviewed by Parliament, have been effective in tackling these concerns? Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth examine the fine print.Bill Summary:(https://www.prsindia.org/node/843845/chapters-at-a-glance)Check out Rohan’s article over here: (https://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/180720/tech-this-week-the-personal-data-protection-bill-in-the-context-of-t.html)You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)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 should India care about what happens in the polar regions? And why has it sought greater influence in Arctic governance? Aditya Ramanathan talks to Anirudh Kanisetti about India's fascinating history of polar diplomacy.You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts(https://twitter.com/adityascripts)You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)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 the Second World War, Japan tried to develop a whole class of submarines that worked as small aircraft carriers. Why did the idea not catch on after 1945? Why do some military innovations reach a dead-end? Anirudh Kanisettti and Aditya Ramanathan delve into this fascinating case study.You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)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.
Why do diaries written in times of tumult have such appeal to us even today? What place do they hold in history? Manoj Kewalramani and Ganesh Chakravarthi discuss how personal, anecdotal, and first person perspectives shape our understanding of the past.You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Ganesh on twitter: @craynonymous(https://twitter.com/craynonymous)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.
Economic interdependence was supposed to bring peace but it also gives states the leverage they can use to coerce each other. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Pranay Kotasthane and Aditya Ramanathan about how economic coercion works and what lessons countries like India can learn.You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas(https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)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.
Even as China seeks to enforce its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the United States has reacted strongly. What are China's aims in the region? And how should India react? Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani join Aditya Ramanathan to examine the current situation and discuss India's role in it.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 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 COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on school education. But if schools can't open, how can students continue their education in a country with limited Internet access? Takshashila's Sunila Dixit talks to Prateek Waghre about some concrete steps authorities can take to get children back to learning.You can read Sunila's writing on this subject here:https://www.thequint.com/news/education/alternative-to-online-teaching-during-covid-19You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)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.
India has no shortage of diagnostic labs but it isn't testing enough people for COVID-19. To understand why, Takshashila's Pranay Kotasthane talks to NIPFP researchers Harleen Kaur and Siddhartha Srivastava and molecular biologist Ameya Paleja about the complex regulatory and legal tangle around testing and what can be done about it.You can follow Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas(https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)You can follow Harleen on twitter: @Harleen_arora(https://twitter.com/Harleen_arora)You can follow Siddhartha on twitter: @siddhartasri(https://twitter.com/siddhartasri)You can follow Ameya on twitter: @AmeyaPaleja(https://twitter.com/AmeyaPaleja)
The ICMR recently stoked controversy by asking hospitals to participate in clinical trials for developing a COVID-19 vaccine by August 15. Is this a realistic deadline? What does it tell us about the state of scientific research in India? How close are we, really, to a vaccine, and how will it be deployed? Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Shambhavi Naik and Sunila Dixit in search of answers.You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic(https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)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 do China's public policy thinkers and strategic community view India's rise? How did social media in China react to the Galwan clash? Delhi Policy Group's Antara Ghosal Singh joins Takshashila's Manoj Kewalramani to talk about her research into Chinese debates on the relationship with India.You can follow Antara on twitter: @antaragsingh(https://twitter.com/antaragsingh)You can follow Manoj 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.
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Comments (14)

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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