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Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a lot more brain fodder at www.thinkpragati.com.
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Air pollution in our cities, vanishing groundwater, disappearing lakes and global climate change. What is common to all of them is that they suffer from the tragedy of the commons. Lingaraj Jayaprakash joins us on the Pragati Podcast to help us think about the commons better. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Starting this week, The Pragati Podcast will be airing every Wednesday instead of every Thursday. Lingaraj Jayaprakash is a researcher at the Sustainable Futures Lab at McGill University who works on environment and development. He has just submitted his doctoral thesis on development and conservation in peri-urban Bengaluru. He is also popular on twitter as @vktkv. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
On the 100th episode of The Pragati Podcast, the tables have been turned. Host Pavan Srinath occupies the guest seat today, with Winona Laisram talking to him about his last decade of working in public policy, and recording one hundred episodes of The Pragati Podcast. Winona Laisram is a Visual Designer and Communicator, who has also shared the last four years of Pavan's journey as his partner. Winona works extensively on branding and design for non-profits, startups and others, and was the Art Director for *Namma Pride 2016. If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
The world today is broadly organised into sovereign nation states, and we all believe that the Indian Nation exists and is thriving. But what is nationalism, at its core? How did nationalism really evolve in Europe, and are ideas like Indian nationalism and Tamil nationalism quite the same? Dr AP Ashwin Kumar joins us on Episode 99 of The Pragati Podcast to unpack nationalism, language and identity. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Starting this week, The Pragati Podcast will be airing every Wednesday instead of every Thursday. AP Ashwin Kumar is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Learning Futures at Ahmedabad University. Ashwin has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Manipal University, and has 10 years’ experience in teaching and research in Cultural Studies.   If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
Ep. 98: Where is the Brexit?

Ep. 98: Where is the Brexit?

2019-06-0601:03:011

51.9 per cent of the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016. A country divided, Brexit is still in the works three years later and it has cost them two Prime Ministers. Anupam Manur talks to Pavan Srinath on Episode 98 of The Pragati Podcast on everything we need to know about Brexit. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Starting this week, The Pragati Podcast will be 0airing every Wednesday instead of every Thursday. Anupam Manur is an economist at the Takshashila Institution who works on employment, market regulations and trade. This episode of The Pragati Podcast is brought to you by Savaari. Savaari cabs are perfect for weekend trips out of town or a day in the city full of meetings. Savaari cabs are available in 98 Indian cities, and you can book your cab at the Savaari.com website, the Savaari App or by calling 090-4545-0000. Use the coupon code IVMTravel for Rs 250 off on your next rental, and get another 300 rupees as cashback on Amazon Pay If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
The Narendra Modi-led NDA has won an unprecedented mandate for a second term in office. With a new cabinet being sworn in and 100 day plans being drawn up, what should be the top priorities of the new Government of India? Narayan Ramachandran returns to The Pragati Podcast to discuss what should be on top of the agenda for NDA 3.0. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. In Episode 97, Narayan and Pavan discuss employment creation, banking reform and agricultural reform as the most pressing concerns for incoming government. Narayan Ramachandran is co-founder and Fellow at the Takshashila Institution, formerly Chairman of RBL Bank, a social entrepreneur and an emerging market investor. He writes a regular column in Mint called A Visible Hand. Also check out: Previous episodes of The Pragati Podcast with Narayan, #38 on India's Banking Crisis, India's Economic Goals and on the Rupee in Flux. Narayan's latest op-ed in Mint: The New Government Must Focus on Structural Reforms. This episode of The Pragati Podcast is brought to you by Savaari. Savaari cabs are perfect for weekend trips out of town or a day in the city full of meetings. Savaari cabs are available in 98 Indian cities, and you can book your cab at the Savaari.com website, the Savaari App or by calling 090-4545-0000. Use the coupon code IVMTravel for Rs 250 off on your next rental, and get another 300 rupees as cashback on Amazon Pay Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
It's Election week in India, and as we wait to see who will form the next union government and who will become our prime minister, it's a great time to listen to the words of Dr Jayaprakash Narayan again. This is a rebroadcast of Episode 76 of the Pragati Podcast. ow should we think about India as a republic and as a democracy? What has India succeeded in doing, and where do we still have a long way to go? Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, known to all as Dr JP, shares his realism and his optimism with host Pavan Srinath in the first Pragati Podcast episode of 2019. Dr JP has been at the forefront of reform and change in India, as an outstanding IAS officer, as the founder of the Lok Satta Party, as an MLA in Andhra Pradesh, as a member of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission, as the founder of the Foundation for Democratic Reforms, and as a lot more. His contributions are visible in numerous legislations and a few constitutional amendments, along with decades of public debates and action. This episode of The Pragati Podcast is brought to you by Savaari. Savaari cabs are perfect for weekend trips out of town or a day in the city full of meetings. Savaari cabs are available in 98 Indian cities, and you can book your cab at the Savaari.com website, the Savaari App or by calling 090-4545-0000. Use the coupon code IVMTravel for Rs 250 off on your next rental, and get another 300 rupees as cashback on Amazon Pay Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
Afghanistan was all set to go to elections this summer, but Afghanistan, its State and its people are all in peril. The Taliban are now on the negotiating table with global powers, often without the presence of the legitimate government of Afghanistan. Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane share how Afghanistan has been faring over the past two decades on Episode 96 of the Pragati Podcast. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations, hosted by Pavan Srinath. Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow and Advisor at the Takshashila Institution, and retired as Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. He served for over 37 years in the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency. He was a part of the hostage rescue team during the Flight IC814 hijacking crisis. Pranay Kotasthane is Fellow and Head of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Also listen to: Afghanistan before 9/11, Episode 86 of The Pragati Podcast Behind the Scenes of a Hostage Rescue Mission, Episode 70 of The Pragati Podcast Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere. This episode of The Pragati Podcast is brought to you by Savaari. Savaari cabs are perfect for weekend trips out of town or a day in the city full of meetings. Savaari cabs are available in 98 Indian cities, and you can book your cab at the Savaari.comwebsite, the Savaari App or by calling 090-4545-0000. Use the coupon code IVMTravel for Rs 250 off on your next rental, and get another 300 rupees as cashback on Amazon Pay. You can also check them out on Facebook: :https://www.facebook.com/savaari/ & Instagram: Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/savaaricarrentals/
Bangalore has at least a 20 year legacy of private citizens working with city and state governments in a variety of ways. V Ravichandar symbolises that, as over the last 19 years he has worked with the government, driven change while being completely outside government, and has opposed government policies as well. V Ravichandar joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 95 of The Pragati Podcast to share his experience of working with governments, and sheds light on the challenges and constraints faced by government agencies, bureaucrats and politicians. Ravichandar is Chairman, Feedback Consulting. He was a key member of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) during 2000-04. He also help make a case for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JN-NURM). Since 2006, he has been evangelizing the idea of City Connect (now in 5 cities) involving business, civil society and government. As a part of the Bangalore City Connect, Ravi helped conceive the Tender S.U.R.E initiative, which reimagined how roads were designed in Bangalore. Ravi was also part of the 3-member Government Expert Committee tasked with reimaging governance and administration for Bengaluru. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere. 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. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
This is a rebroadcast of Episode 69 of The Pragati Podcast with Pavan Srinath. Milan Vaishnav joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 69 of The Pragati Podcast to explain elections, money and crime in India. Milan is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics. The book recently won the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 If you have any questions for Milan or the hosts, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com and have it answered in a future episode. If you are interested in public policy or international relations, check out courses by the Takshashila Institution at takshashila.org.in/education. Several courses are starting in January 2019. Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkpragati/ 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. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Internet access is an essential part of many of our lives. And in 2019, there are more than 500 million broadband internet connections in the country. While celebrating this success, we also need to ask how our rights and freedoms must be protected on the internet. Net neutrality, internet shutdowns, website blocks, online censorship, and free speech are critical issues as almost all of India comes online. Apar Gupta joins host Pavan Srinath The Pragati Podcast is a weekly show on public policy, economics, and international relations. Apar Gupta is a Supreme Court Lawyer and the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation and was one of the key people behind the Save the Internet campaign. Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pragatipod Follow Pragati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkpragati Follow Pragati on Facebook: https://facebook.com/thinkpragati Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn, Spotify, Castbox, Google Podcasts, AudioBoom, YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere. 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/ios You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
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Comments (36)

Sheik Muhideen

This episode was riveting (despite the duration!). Thanks for the content.

Jun 17th
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Pavan Srinath

Sheik Muhideen Thank you so much!

Jun 18th
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ashutosh pandey

Loved the episode.. More power to you 👍👍

Jun 1st
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Pavan Srinath

ashutosh pandey Thank you so much, Ashutosh!

Jun 7th
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hemal shah

Thanks for various highlights. 1. Section 144 2. How TRAI is regulating and it's role 3. Shutdown is not a solution. and many more points are covered. Various sites are blocked but what about web series. There is no regulation.Many web series are using adult content and slang language.

Apr 25th
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ashutosh pandey

Very good episode..

Apr 11th
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rishi kesh

Great episode! Loved every bit of it

Apr 2nd
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Pavan Srinath

rishi kesh Thank you, Rishi!

Apr 5th
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Keshav Prabhat

Good Insights pavan. Also please do an episode regarding 'Policing in India'.

Mar 29th
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Ajai Music

Keshav Prabhat very good podcast thanks keshav for sharing

Apr 11th
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Pavan Srinath

Keshav Prabhat Thank you, Keshav. And that's a great suggestion.

Apr 5th
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Rajat Raj Yaduvanshi

It would be great if you can bring back Hamsini Hariharan as co-host, please

Feb 16th
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Rajat Raj Yaduvanshi

Rajat Raj Yaduvanshi sure,I have find it

Apr 7th
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Pavan Srinath

Pavan Srinath Hi Rajat, do check out Hamsini's new show States of Anarchy. It's now up and out every week!

Apr 7th
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K Muzaffar

Awesome

Jan 31st
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Pavan Srinath

K Muzaffar Thank you!

Feb 25th
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K Muzaffar

please make more episodes like this one.

Jan 7th
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Pavan Srinath

K Muzaffar Thank you, Muzaffar!

Jan 12th
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K Muzaffar

awesome work

Jan 7th
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ashutosh pandey

Loved the episode...

Jan 2nd
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Pavan Srinath

ashutosh pandey Thank you, Ashutosh!

Jan 12th
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Sai Chavali

another amazing episode with ep71! Real story is that the Indian forces saved 800+ lives while we werent prepared as a nation to save the 161+ lives that we lost (mostly in the first hour)!

Dec 5th
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Pavan Srinath

Sai Chavali Thank you, Sai! Dheeraj really provides perspective on how to think about what happened.

Dec 21st
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Sai Chavali

loved ep65 as it was practical advice for Indians sick of the Bullshit from TOI and many national newspapers. Will spread the good word on TheNewsMinute

Oct 23rd
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Pavan Srinath

Sai Chavali TNM is fantastic. There's still some honest journalism out there. And I'd say, some great journalists across various media houses.

Oct 24th
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Sheik Muhideen

Thanks for the quality conversations, guys.

Aug 17th
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Pavan Srinath

Sheik Muhideen Thank you so much, Sheik Muhideen. Glad you liked the episode.

Oct 20th
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Milan Ajay

Amazing episode!

Jul 23rd
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Pavan Srinath

Milan Ajay Thank you, Milan!

Oct 20th
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ashutosh pandey

Superb episode Loved it

Jul 2nd
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Pavan Srinath

ashutosh pandey Thanks Ashutosh. I'm lucky to have a fantastic guy like Anupam as my colleague. Do check out other episodes with him as a guest.

Oct 20th
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Sai Chavali

loved the red rocket red flare latest episode as of may 12! such fascinating research that shows history is not black and white.

May 12th
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Pavan Srinath

Sai Chavali Thank you, Sai! Ram Ganesh has pieced together the history really well.

Oct 20th
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Ujjwal Seth

So important 😊

Apr 1st
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unnati bose

so good.

Jan 1st
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