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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 is vaccine effectiveness calculated? Should ministers be part of vaccine clinical trials?Sunila Dixit is joined by Ameya Paleja and Shambhavi Naik to discuss the latest developments in vaccines to combat COVID-19.Ask us your questions about COVID-19 vaccines by emailing us at research@takshashila.org or tweet to us @TakshashilaInstYou can follow Ameya on twitter: @AmeyaPaleja(https://twitter.com/AmeyaPaleja)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.
The Kerala State government has backed down from amending its Police Act to include imprisonment for social media posts considered "offensive" or "defamatory". But different efforts to tackle disinformation across the country throughout 2020 indicate that we risk short-term responses without considering the long-term fall out. In this episode, Rohan Seth talks to Prateek Waghre about how we should not regulate disinformation and principles we could use to approach this question.Referred Links:https://techpolicy.substack.com/p/of-regulating-information-and-disorderhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/books/disinformation-age/1F4751119C7C4693E514C249E0F0F997https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre/status/1269275993073577984https://techpolicy.substack.com/p/of-the-state-and-states-of-informationNote:This episode was recorded before the Amendment was formally withdrawn. However, our discussion of the principles of disinformation regulation still hold true.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.
While the pandemic rages on without end, the 73rd World Health Assembly has passed important resolutions relating to vaccination, food security, and other diseases. Manoj Kewalramani and Sunila Dixit talk about the recent resolutions as well as the controversial resolution passed in May calling for an investigation into WHO handling of the crisis.Referred link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/world/who-china-coronavirus.htmlYou can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, lawyer and accountant Surya Prakash BS joins Pranay Kotasthane to talk about how India's byzantine revenue system can be revamped to create a more effective tax regime that charges citizens accurately for government services rather than relying disproportionately on regressive taxes.Read Surya's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathonYou can follow Surya on twitter: @SuryaPrakashBS(https://twitter.com/SuryaPrakashBS)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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, author Kunal Singh, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, joins Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about how India can leverage its relationship with the United States to increase its security.Read Kunal's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathonYou can follow Kunal on Twitter: @d_extrovert(https://twitter.com/d_extrovert)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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Anupam Manur to talk about how India's population is one of its biggest assets. Integrating India's markets and making it easier for goods to move across the country can unleash a wave of economic growth as India struggles with its most challenging economic downturn in decades.Read Shruti's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathonYou can follow Shruti on twitter: @srajagopalan(https://twitter.com/srajagopalan)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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, author Raja Karthikeya, a UN diplomat, joins Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about how international mediation can amplify India's global clout. Does India has a history of mediation, and why did it stop? Is there a case to be made for India as a mediator on the global stage, despite its domestic challenges?Read Raja's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathonYou 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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, author Ameya Ashok Naik joins Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about the rules-based international order. Is upholding it in India's best interests? Why do nations choose to abide by or break international rules?Read Ameya's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathon You can follow Ameya on twitter: @Kianayema (https://twitter.com/Kianayema)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.
The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.In this episode, author Alok Prasanna Kumar joins Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about the issues that India's institutions - legislature, executive, and judiciary - face, and the challenges that will result in the coming years.Read Alok's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathonLink to our podcast on “State of India’s Judiciary” -https://takshashila.org.in/all-things-policy-state-of-indias-judiciary/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.
What does Pfizer’s announcement about its COVID-19 vaccine mean? Why did Brazil halt China’s SinoVac vaccine trial? When will Serum Institute’s vaccine be ready? Manoj Kewalramani is joined by Ameya Paleja and Sunila Dixit to talk about progress being made towards workable vaccines for COVID-19.You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)You can follow Ameya on twitter: @AmeyaPaleja(https://twitter.com/AmeyaPaleja)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.
Information disorder took center-stage in the 2020 US elections, with mass-media and social media platforms both amplifying and containing narratives. What lessons can the information ecosystem in India learn from them? Prateek Waghre is joined by Devika Khandelwal from 'Logically' and Himanshi Dahiya from 'The Quint' to talk about this.Relevant Links:1. https://thewire.in/tech/2020-us-elections-information-ecosystem-social-media2. https://www.logically.ai/articles/bihar-elections-how-reliable-polls3. https://twitter.com/himansshhi/status/1326038194597498880You can follow Prateek on twitter: @prateekwaghre(https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre)You can follow Devika on twitter: @DevikaKhandelw8(https://twitter.com/DevikaKhandelw8)You can follow Himanshi on twitter: @himansshhi(https://twitter.com/himansshhi)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.
Will a Biden administration get tougher on Beijing? Will it ease the pressure? Or will it be more of the same? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what the coming years might hold for US-China relations.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.
Cleopatra, the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt is closer to our time than the Great Pyramid of Giza was to her time. How did ancient Egypt last so long? And how did it combine dynamism with endurance? Anirudh Kanisetti joins Aditya Ramanathan to discuss the origins, ascent, and eventual decline of this astonishing civilization and why it matters to us.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.
The cutting edge features in naval submarines today are the legacy of Cold War-era technologies that were, in turn, derived from both Axis and Allied efforts from the 1930s. Suyash Desai and Aditya Pareek discuss the fascinating history of how today's submarines came to be.You can read Aditya Pareek's blog post on the subject here:https://takshashila.org.in/design-and-construction-of-submarines/https://takshashila.org.in/space-matters-3/You can follow Aditya on twitter: @CabinMarine(https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)You can follow Suyash on twitter: @Suyash_Desai(https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)
China held the fifth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party Central Committee last week. The primary task was to assess the results of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) and consider the draft proposal for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). What were the major takeaways from the plenary session? What are the significant economic, military, and technological objectives for the next 10-15 years? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Suyash Desai.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.
Social mobility refers to a change in one's social status relative to one's current social location. What are the factors impacting social mobility? What is the extent of social mobility in India? What are its impact on society, politics, and the economy? In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan analyse some recent academic literature that tries to answer these questions.The following are the articles/papers referred to -https://gentleleviathan.substack.com/p/dispatch-6-indias-precocious-developmenthttp://www.dartmouth.edu/~novosad/anr-india-mobility.pdfhttps://www.ideasforindia.in/topics/poverty-inequality/rags-to-riches-understanding-social-mobility-in-india.htmlhttps://wid.world/document/growing-cleavages-in-india-evidence-from-the-changing-structure-of-party-electorates-1962-2014-wid-world-working-paper-2019-05/https://opportunityinsights.org/https://www.vox.com/2020/4/15/21214734/deaths-of-despair-coronavirus-covid-19-angus-deaton-anne-case-americans-deathshttps://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/bihar-elections-caste-obc-mandal-6929329/You can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19(https://twitter.com/PSarthak19)You can follow Apurva on twitter: @apurva_kr(https://twitter.com/apurva_kr)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 US Senate questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google on whether Section 230- which shields them from liability for the actions of online users - enables their own 'bad behaviour'. What's driving this new bout of scrutiny? And how will this affect the policy landscape in India? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre.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.
Stubble burning in the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh contributes to air pollution in North India during the wintertime. Sowmya Nandan talks to Sunila Dixit about the causes behind the stubble burning and the policy actions taken by the state governments to curb it.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.
In a historic development, Australia will join the Malabar naval exercise in November along with India, the US and Japan. High Commissioner Barry O'Farell joins Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane to talk about the exercise, bilateral ties with India, and the future of the Indo-Pacific.You can follow Barry O’Farrell on twitter: @AusHCIndia(https://twitter.com/AusHCIndia)You can follow Nitin on twitter: @acorn(https://twitter.com/acorn)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.
The United States, the Afghan government, and the Taliban are vying for advantage in the ongoing talks. In a conversation with Pranay Kotasthane and Aditya Ramanathan, Takshashila's distinguished fellow, Anand Arni dissects the strategies of various players and what they mean for India.You can follow Anand on twitter: @anand_arni(https://twitter.com/anand_arni)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.
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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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