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All Things Policy is a podcast on subjects ranging from the challenge of job creation to the latest developments in space warfare. We're a bunch of public policy nerds based in Bangalore and we like bringing fresh perspectives to Indian affairs, as well as an Indian perspective to global affairs. All Things Policy is brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, a centre for research and education in public policy.
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Financing India's Defence

Financing India's Defence

2019-08-2200:20:08

The cabinet has approved changes that will allow the Fifteenth Finance Commission to set up a defence and internal security fund. But will this really help India’s police and armed forces? Pranay Kotasthane and General Prakash Menon discussPranay's article: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/finance-commission-s-new-problem-separate-defence-fund-753535.htmlDr. Govind Rao's article: https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/centre-wants-special-funds-for-security-even-as-its-defence-spend-on-gdp-ratio-has-shrunk/1667000/
On Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would soon have a chief of defence staff. General Prakash Menon and Nitin Pai join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss why the new appointment is critical and what more needs to be done.
India's Russia Conundrum

India's Russia Conundrum

2019-08-2000:40:46

Why does Russia do as Russia does? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan are joined by scholars from the Indian Council of World Affairs to understand it. Dr Indrani Talukdar and Dr Chandra Rekha discuss everything from Russia's defence industry to the career of Vladimir Putin in this special episode.
Various indicators strongly suggest India’s economy is in trouble. Pranay Kotasthane and Anupam Manur talk about India’s economic challenges and some possible solutions.
A Medieval Trade War

A Medieval Trade War

2019-08-1600:24:13

The 21st century isn't the first time China has been embroiled in a trade war. 1000 years ago, the Chola dynasty of South India attacked Southeast Asia because of the Chinese economy. How? Why? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan discuss.
What does the dramatic transformation of Jammu and Kashmir’s status last week mean for India? Nitin Pai, General Prakash Menon and Anand Arni debate the problems, opportunities, and prospects.Takshashila's discussion document: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-document-jammu-kashmir-the-way-forward/
A brewing Sino-US currency war, the challenge of space debris and Brexit’s impact on consumers. Anupam Manur, Manoj Kewalramani and Shambhavi Naik talk about all this and more from this week's edition of "Reading The Economist".
Privacy is dying. But can we use data as a bargaining chip with the tech behemoths? Aditya Ramanathan, Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth debate the options.Rohan's op-ed: https://theprint.in/opinion/privacy-is-dead-so-its-time-to-turn-data-into-a-bargaining-chip/267743/
From Confucius and Sun Tzu to Han Fei Zi, China has been home to many great strategists. In this special episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Dr Chao Xie about China’s strategic culture and how it impacts present-day foreign policy.
In this special episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Dr Chao Xie about the US-China trade war, its implications for India, and how China perceives it.
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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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