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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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Why did the Competition Commission of India rule in favour of Amazon in an antitrust case brought by a fashion brand? Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre discuss this ruling and its implications.The CCI order can be found here:(https://www.cci.gov.in/sites/default/files/09-of-2020.pdf)You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)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.
Why did the United States aid and abet China's rise instead of "strangling the baby in the cradle"? Manoj Kewalramani, Pranay Kotasthane, and Aditya Ramanathan discuss the arguments of political scientist David Edelstein, who offers fascinating explanations for why rivals cooperate.You'll find a pithy explanation of David Edelstein's framework on Pranay's newsletter:https://publicpolicy.substack.com/p/70-concentrated-costs-diffused-benefitsYou can read Aditya's review of the book here:https://takshashila.org.in/why-great-powers-procrastinate/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.
From 1939 to 1945, the Royal Indian Navy fought on the high seas in the greatest conflict in human history. In this episode, Commodore Odakkal Johnson, director of the Maritime History Society joins Aditya Ramanathan and Aditya Pareek to talk about the Royal Indian Navy's exploits and its legacy.Commodore Odakkal Johnson’s Book:(https://amzn.to/3kO59sD)You can follow Johson on twitter: @johnsonindia(https://twitter.com/johnsonindia)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.
The Internet in India is governed by the IT Act. But the powers this law gives the state need to be balanced with due process and adequate safeguards. Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre are joined by Gopal Jain, a Supreme Court advocate and advisor to the Esya Centre to talk about reforming the IT Act in an increasingly networked society.Gopal’s op-ed:https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/internet-has-its-own-basic-structure-that-must-be-kept-intact/2074289/Esya Centre:https://www.esyacentre.org/https://twitter.com/esyacentreYou can follow Prateek on Twitter: @prateekwaghre(https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre)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.
Recent Pentagon reports indicate that China is quickly leveling the scales against the US by building up its military. New frontiers in military technology are constantly being pushed, from hypersonic missiles to satellite-based systems. Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti take a step back to understand the phenomenon of military revolutions and how they've shaped global and Indian history.Check out Anirudh and Aditya's military history podcast, YUDDHA, for more on the 16th-century military revolution that shaped the Deccan: (https://ivmpodcasts.com/yuddha-episode-list/2020/9/16/yuddha-season-finale-cities-of-victory-the-deccan-military-revolution-and-the-fall-of-vijayanagara-feat-srinivas-reddy)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.
India's national and state/city level serosurveys have come up with concerning results. The disparity between the estimated number of cases based on seroprevalence and the actual number of cases reported is, in some cases, nearly 500 to 600 times off the mark, with serious implications on our knowledge of how the pandemic is spreading and how to fight it. Shambhavi Naik, Sunila Dixit, and Anirudh Kanisetti discuss the implications of these findings and why India needs to focus on aggressive testing and contact-tracing strategies.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.
Ever since Xi Jinping assumed power in China in late 2012, concerns about domestic stability, external challenges, and the resilience of Party rule have led to the building of a national security state. How has the Chinese constructed this apparatus? What role do the anti-corruption and rectification campaigns play? Aditya Ramanathan speaks to Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani about two new research papers that address these issues.You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts(https://twitter.com/adityascripts)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.
Do statues, monuments and buildings represent history? Or just the preoccupations of those that erected them? Should statues of problematic figures be taken down? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan join Manoj Kewalramani to debate the vexed questions around the commemoration of the history and the modern politics of statues.You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @Akanisetti(https://twitter.com/Akanisetti)You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts(https://twitter.com/adityascripts)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.
CIB or Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour is a precise-sounding term that remains imprecise. As the recent Buzzfeed exposé on Facebook highlights, platform action against such activities is often subjective and haphazard. How are narratives manipulated on platforms? How can platforms address this? What could be the consequences? Manoj Kewalramani discusses with Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre.Referred Links:(https://bit.ly/33w8ZzW)(https://bit.ly/33BX7fs)(https://bit.ly/3iA0nyw)(https://amzn.to/32zFcXv)You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Rohan on Twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)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.
Opportunity cost is the value of the next best alternative that is foregone when exercising a particular option. Any good public policy needs to take this into account, to avoid an inefficient allocation of scarce resources. Pranay Kotasthane and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the concept of opportunity cost neglect and its public policy implications across sectors.The paper "Opportunity cost neglect in public policy" can be found here:(https://bit.ly/3hwXJIt)You 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.
Once a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 is available, who should get inoculated first? And how will India vaccinate at least 800 million of its citizens? Shambhavi Naik and Ameya Paleja discuss their new vaccine strategy with Anirudh Kanisetti.Read our slide doc here: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-slidedoc-a-covid-19-vaccine-deployment-strategy-for-india/You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic(https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)You can follow Ameya on twitter: @AmeyaPaleja(https://twitter.com/AmeyaPaleja)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.
Is the joint statement between India and China on 10th September a sign that the two sides are finding a way to end their standoff on the LAC? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Aditya Ramanathan to analyse the ground situation, the diplomatic maneuvers, and the prospects for defusing the ongoing crisis.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 Imjin War of the late sixteenth century changed the fates of Japan, Korea, and China. But what was it all about? And why does it have such a powerful grip on modern imaginations? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Pareek join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what modern scholarship tells us about this pivotal conflict.You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)You can follow Aditya Pareek on twitter: @CabinMarine(https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)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.
Reports suggest that India is looking to formulate guidelines for consistent content moderation across social media platforms. What triggered this development? Is it better than the status quo? Will uniform rules lead to content cartels? Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre join Sowmya Nanadan to discuss.Rohan’s column: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/050920/tech-this-week-should-india-have-its-own-social-media-content-modera.htmlYou can follow Sowmya on twitter: @sowmyanandan(https://twitter.com/sowmyanandan)You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)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.
As India struggles with the COVID19 pandemic, questions about the capacity of the state have come to the forefront. What are the factors which influence state capacity? What can we do to bolster it? Policy wonks Shruthi Badri and Rachit Seth talk to Sarthak Pradhan on the current scenario and possible solutions to improve it.You can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)You can follow Shruthi on twitter: @shruthibadri(https://twitter.com/shruthibadri)You can follow Rachit on twitter: @rachitseth(https://twitter.com/rachitseth)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 new National Health Data Management Policy creates a framework for collecting citizens' medical data. Sunila Dixit, Shambhavi Naik, and Prateek Waghre discuss the provisions of this policy, and what it means for health and privacy.You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic(https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)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.
The Pentagon’s 2020 China Military Power report emphasizes the advances made by the Chinese armed forces towards achieving "world-class" force status. Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Suyash Desai to get a breakdown of the key aspects covered in the report.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.
In a landmark speech last week, China's President Xi Jinping laid out Beijing's strategy for securing Tibet. What do China's plans mean for the people of Tibet? And what could be the impact on India? Manoj Kewalramani talks to Aditya Ramanathan.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 United Nations has released its first-ever guidelines on making justice systems more accessible to people with disabilities. India has the Right to Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, but its implementation is patchy. Sowmya Nandan talks to Sunila Dixit about the UN guidelines and how they contrast with the realities that the disabled face in India.You can follow Sowmya on twitter: @sowmyanandan(https://twitter.com/sowmyanandan)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.
As the Indian economy struggles with the aftermath of lockdowns and preexisting problems, COVID-19 has now spread across the length and breadth of the country. One of the most serious consequences of the pandemic is the way it has impacted women: India already had one of the world's lowest female labour force participation rates, which has only worsened now. Today, millions of Indian women are at serious risk of food and economic insecurity. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Head of the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE), to understand the scale of the problem and what needs to be done to tackle it.Read IWWAGE's policy briefs on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted India's women here:https://iwwage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Policy_Note.pdfhttps://iwwage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Food-Security.pdfYou can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)You can follow What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) on twitter: @IWWAGEIFMR(https://twitter.com/IWWAGEIFMR)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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