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On Interpreting India, every week, we bring in voices from India and around the globe to unpack how technology, the economy, and foreign policy impact India’s relationship with the world. Interpreting India is a Carnegie India production hosted by Srinath Raghavan.
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In this episode Rohit Chandra joins Srinath Raghavan to analyze the relationship between state and capital in India. References: Seminar Issue 734: Untangling Business-State Relations in India by Rohit Chandra and Rahul Verma Big potential, big risks? Indian capitalism, economic reform and populism in the BJP era by Rohit Chandra and Michael WaltonWinner takes all: Big fish swallow the small ones amid demand slowdown by Krishna Kant  
Radhika Pandey joins Srinath Raghavan to analyze India's inflation targeting system. They assess how the system has fared since 2015, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. References:Moving to Inflation Targeting  by Ila Patnaik and Radhika Pandey. Higher Inflation Doesn't Mean RBI's Monetary Policy Committee Should Increase Interest Rates by Ila Patnaik and Radhika PandeyInflation Targeting in India: An Interim Assessment by Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta, Rishabh Choudhary 
Anatol Lieven and Rudra Chaudhuri join Srinath Raghavan to analyze the implications of the recent intra-Afghan negotiations. Are the negotiating parties well-poised towards building a peace deal? How has South Asia been involved in this arduous process? And finally, what are the prospects of talks leading to a successful peace deal in Afghanistan?    References   Dealing With the Taliban: India’s Strategy in Afghanistan After U.S. Withdrawal by Rudra Chaudhuri and Shreyas Shende.  It's Time to Trust the Taliban by Anatol Lieven.  Afghanistan, Then and Now by Anatol Lieven.  Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation by  Anatol Lieven, Rudra Chaudhuri, Michael Semple, Theo Farrell.   
In this episode Sushant Singh joins Srinath Raghavan to discuss the latest developments in the Sino-Indian border conflict along the LAC. They analyse the current military positions of both sides and the prospects of conflict. What Rajnath Left Out: PLA Blocks Access to 900 Sq Km of Indian Territory in Depsang by Sushant SinghCan India Transcend its Two-Front Challenge? by Sushant SinghLAC Rivers in Spate, Army Prepares for October when Weather Improves by Sushant Singh   
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Professor Irudaya Rajan as they discuss India's remittance economy. They analyze the coronavirus pandemic's impact on remittance income from a national and regional perspective and try to chart the  future of this institution in a post-pandemic world.   Emigration and Remittances: New Evidences from the Kerala Migration Survey 2018  by S. Irudaya Rajan & K.C. ZachariahWhat is the Future of Migration from Kerala by S. Irudaya Rajan Gulf revisited: Economic consequences of emigration from Kerala, emigration and unemployment  S. Irudaya Rajan & K.C. Zachariah 
Chinmay Tumbe joins Srinath Raghavan as they discuss  India’s migrant crisis.  They assess its implications on India's domestic and urban labor markets, and what the crisis holds for India's long-standing traditions of internal migration.  References: Migration persistence across twentieth century India by Chinmay Tumbe Missing men, migration and labour markets: evidence from India  by Chinmay Tumbe  India Moving: A History of Migration by Chinmay Tumbe,  
In this episode, Srinath Raghavan speaks to Bhargavi Zaveri as they unpack India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). They examine how India's existing regulatory framework might fare for bankruptcies in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. References:Covid-19: Making A Bankruptcy Law Work In A Pandemic by Bhargavi Zaveri and Harsh Vardhan BloombergQuint, 24th April 2020.Covid-19 Impact: A Relief Strategy For Distressed Businesses Seeking IBC Restructuring, by Bhargavi Zaveri and Harsh Vardhan BloombergQuint, 2nd May 2020.IBC: Unknot The Bankruptcy Law, Don’t Suspend It, by Bhargavi Zaveri and Harsh Vardhan BloombergQuint, 14th May 2020. Loan Moratorium: Supreme Court Asks Government To Consider Waiving ‘Interest On Interest’ by Arpan Chaturvedi    
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Anit Mukherjee as they discuss India's defense sector. In their conversation, they explore some of the underlying problems plaguing India's defence institutions and the extent to which the government’s recent reforms address these issues.References:Facing Future Challenges: Defence Reform in India by Anit MukherjeeFighting Separately: Jointness and Civil-Military Relations in India  by Anit MukherjeeThe Absent Dialogue by Anit Mukherjee
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Constantino Xavier as they discuss the relationship between India and Nepal. In doing so, they contextualize the recent border tensions that erupted at the Indo-Nepalese border in May 2020.    Interpreting the India-Nepal Border Dispute by Constantino XavierHow Nepal and India can Keep Their Relationship Special by Constantino Xavier
Four months after the first lockdown, Srinath Raghavan is joined by Pranjul Bhandari as they assess how India's macroeconomic responses have aged through the pandemic. References:A case of wilful spenders turning into forced savers by Pranjul BhandariWill today's economic scratch leave a scar? by Pranjul BhandariThe art of winning trade deals post the pandemic by Pranjul Bhandari
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Shyam Saran as they discuss the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the Sino-Indian border. They look at the way in which the LAC impacts, and is impacted by the relationship between New Delhi and Beijing. References: How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century by Shyam Saran As the LAC heats up, reading China’s playbook by Shyam Saran A Clash in the eastern Ladakh by Shyam Saran  
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Ashley J. Tellis as they discuss the origins and nature of the current Sino-Indian border confrontation. They situate the crisis in the context of broader geopolitical developments and assess its impact on Sino-Indian ties. References: Hustling in the Himalayas: The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation  by Ashley J. Tellis  United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China by The White House, United States of America
To help take stock of India's pandemic strategy, Srinath Raghavan speaks to K. Sujatha Rao. They discuss the impact of India's nationwide lockdown, center-state public health relations, and the way forward. References:Do We Care? India's Public Health System by K. Sujatha Rao2nd Joint Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic in India by the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) & Indian Association of Epidemiologists Members of PM's COVID-19 Task Force Say Lockdown Failed Due to Unscientific Implementation by Vidya Krishnan and Aathira Konikkara
Srinath Raghavan and Himanshu discuss the state of India’s agrarian economy, agricultural reforms, and the impact of coronavirus on this crucial sector. References:Hardly the 1991 moment for agriculture by Himanshu Reducing farm distress during a pandemic by HimanshuHow Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics by Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholar Stern
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Michael Pettis as they discuss the various facets of the Chinese economy and Beijing’s attempts to set itself on the path to economic recovery post-coronavirus.  References:Why Higher U.S. Savings Won't Save the Pandemic-Hit Economy by Michael PettisWhy a Savings Glut Does Not Increase Savings by Michael PettisChina Financial Markets by Michael Pettis 
As India enters week 8 of its lockdown, the country's economy has reached a grinding halt. To better understand the impact of the pandemic – especially on the labor and household sectors– Srinath Raghavan speaks to Mahesh Vyas about the long-term repercussions of the lockdown on the Indian economy. References: A Third Shock by Mahesh Vyas Sharp Slowdown in Project Completions by Mahesh VyasHow are Indian Households coping under the COVID-19 Lockdown? 8 Key Findings by Marianne Bertrand, Kaushik Krishnan, and Heather Schofield
Srinath Raghavan speaks to Maja Daruwala, chief editor of the India Justice Report—a first-of-its-kind study— which assesses the state capacity of India’s police force and identifies key areas where reforms are most urgent. The report also focuses on the other three pillars of justice in India, which are the judiciary, prisons and legal aid. References:India Justice Report 2019 by the Tata Trusts
Srinath Raghavan and Reetika Khera discuss the impact of India's "triple crisis" - health, economic, and humanitarian crises - stemming from the rampant coronavirus pandemic, and the way forward for India. References: 1. Covid-19: What can be done immediately to help the vulnerable population by Reetika Khera2. Viable solutions to PDS portability are being ignored in the push for Aadhar by Reetika Khera3. Cash Flow is Flawed. Use "Odisha Model" Instead by Reetika Khera4. From Apathy to Action by Reetika Khera 
Srinath Raghavan is  joined by Evan Feigenbaum to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the geopolitical and economic competition between the US and China and their prospects for cooperation. References:A Tale of Two Asias by Evan A. Feigenbaum and Robert A. Manning
Srinath Raghavan is joined by Ananth Krishnan to discuss the trajectory of COVID19 in China, Beijing’s strategy to contain the virus, and the lessons India can learn from China in its own fight against the pandemic. References:India to get 15 million PPE kits from China by Ananth Krishnan
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Ansh Nasta

audio quality is very poor

Sep 30th
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