The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma
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Presented by Amit Varma (a journalist for a decade-and-a-half, and winner of the prestigious Bastiat Prize for journalism in 2007 and 2015 -- the only person to win it twice), the show takes on a specific public policy in every episode, and dissects its seen and unseen effects. For example: the ban on surge pricing by Uber in Delhi. What is seen is that Uber no longer costs so much; what is unseen is that you cannot get an Uber at all, because of the scarcity that is a direct result of the price control. The host explains the economic reasoning at work, and talks to an expert who breaks it down further.
The host will have a panel of experts at his disposal, from a variety of disciplines, and will speak to a relevant expert in every episode. Subjects covered will range from broad ones like the state of education in India, to narrower ones like the banning of 'victimless crimes' like prostitution and gambling.
Ep. 134: Kashmir and Article 370
Ep. 133: Fighting Fake News
Ep. 132: Women at Work
Ep. 131: Political Ideology in India
Ep. 130: Demystifying GDP
Ep. 129: Budget. Bollywood. Badmaashi
Ep. 128: India = Migration
Ep. 127: Our Colorful Past
Ep. 126: Building Sports Ecosystems
Ep. 125: The Importance of Finance