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The Suno India Show

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The Suno India Show is a show which looks at the big news of the week.
25 Episodes
The Government came out with the budget on Friday which focused on infrastructure and financial sector reforms.  While allocations for agriculture have gone up, most of it has been assigned for PM Kisan Yojana scheme with structural reforms sidelined yet again. The Suno India Show reached out to GV Ramanjaneyulu, agricultural scientist and Executive Director for Centre for Sustainable Agriculture to discuss this and more.
On 24th June, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Aadhar Amendment Bill 2019 in the Parliament. Termed as a 'people-friendly' Aadhar, the new provisions on use of Aadhar has garnered much attention. The Suno India Show reached out to Srinivas Kodali, a data scientist and an independent researcher to understand more if the new Amendment truly makes Aadhaar ‘People Friendly’. We also spoke to him about the ongoing conversation around data localization among other related topics.
In the past few weeks, more than 140 children have died in Muzaffarpur,  a district in Bihar due to the outbreak of a disease called Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. Many have attributed the deaths to consumption of litchis. But is that the sole reason? Our contributor Manish Shandilya brings us this ground report from Muzzafarpur.
Doctors in Kolkata have now been protesting for over six days since the assault of Dr Paribaha Mukherjee who was grievously injured in a mob attack by family members of a 75-year-old patient who died, allegedly due to medical negligence, at the NRS hospital, Kolkata. This episode is among a spate of violent attacks on medical professionals that take place regularly in the country. On an average, India has 1 doctor per 1700 people. Some studies have shown that those providing emergency services are the ones who face most violence with close to 49% of such incidences being reported from ICUs or after a patient has undergone surgery. Responding to a call by the Indian Medical Association, a national strike by doctors is set to begin on Monday, June 17, 2019. However, doctors in West Bengal on Sunday softened their stance and have said they are ready for talks with the government & the Mamta Banerjee government has given the striking doctors a 3 pm appointment to break the impasse. The Suno India Show reached out to senior doctor Sanjay Nagral to talk about the factors which lead to such violence. Sanjay Nagral has experience working in both public and private health sector and also is on the editorial board of Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.
For this week’s episode of ‘The Suno India Show,’ we reached out to Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, ( a public health professional who has extensive experience tackling issues on Right to Health and Right to Food, especially for the marginalised communities. Dr Sylvia talks about the origin & mission of the mid-day meal scheme, centralised and de-centralised kitchens in the schools, the importance of having onion and garlic in the meals and also how the guidelines designed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development has made it clear that the NGOs or the Civil Society Organizations providing the mid-day meal should not use them for the propagation of any religious practice and answers all the questions related to the issue. She also highlighted how the minority is dictating the needs of the majority and the solutions to tackle the issue.
In this podcast episode of The Suno India Show, Padma Priya, editor, Suno India reached out to Meeta Sengupta, an education strategist and policy analyst to get more insights on the draft NEP.
A month ago, a woman employee of the Supreme Court of India accused the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment at the workplace. An hour after the story broke in the media, the CJI constituted a special hearing wherein he called the allegations against him a 'bigger plot to deactivate the office of CJI'. Three days later, a committee with sitting judges junior to the CJI began investigating into the complainant's allegations. On May 6th, the in-house committee gave a clean chit to CJI. The Suno India Show reached out to Nikita Saxena, Staff Writer for The Caravan who broke the story for the magazine on the allegations and the subsequent clean chit and what this could potentially mean to women across the country who are victims of workplace harassment.
In this episode of The Suno India Show podcast, we ask reached out to Mr Ranjan Panda, Country Manager - India at Climate Scorecard Project and Convenor at Water Initiatives Odisha & Combat Climate Change Network to discuss the aftermath of Cyclone Fani. He told us how the State managed to evacuate 1.2 million people in a short span of time while also highlighting the need for improving relief and rehabilitation efforts. The host Rakesh Kamal also asked Mr. Panda about the impact of climate change in changing patterns of cyclones and what more needs to be done to mitigate the impact of climate change.
On April 18th, the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education exams results were announced. Soon after, it was revealed that 3 lakh of the nearly 10 lakh students who had appeared for the examinations had failed the exams. Over 100 students were also declared absent even though they appeared for the exams. Since the results were announced, 20 students have killed themselves, allegedly dejected with the marks they received. In this episode we spoke to Padmaja Shaw, an independent journalist and academician from Hyderabad about this fiasco. She explained how the culture of coaching classes, lack of proper infrastructure and high aspirations of parents too are contributing factors which is leading to student suicides.
About 10 activists from the Fluorosis-hit areas of Nalgonda in Telangana and Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh are filing nominations papers in Varanasi to contest against PM Narendra Modi We spoke to Sudheer Jalagam, a social activist fighting for those afflicted with Fluorosis to know more about this decision to take on PM Modi head on.
Comments (2)

ayush sharma

Audio quality is really poor

Jun 24th

Suno India

ayush sharma hi yes as we mentioned in the episode- the interview was recorded over phone and therefore we couldn't provide highest quality

Jun 24th
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