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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

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Episodes

Ep. 498: How Not to Secure Women's Liberty

1/22/2021
The Madhya Pradesh government recently proposed that women living away from home must register with police stations to be tracked. This may have serious implications for the mobility and privacy of millions of citizens. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Asmita Ghosh, Digital Campaigner, and former Campaign Lead at Feminism in India, to understand the impact of the proposed policy and what it tells us about the way that the Indian state views women. Read FII's toolkit on media reportage of...

Duration:00:34:56

Ep. 497: The Vaccine Update: India's Rollout and Beyond

1/21/2021
As India launches the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme, Shambhavi Naik talks to Rohan Seth about domestic and international developments, India's vaccine diplomacy, and the crucial question of efficacy. You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist (https://twitter.com/thesethist) You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:...

Duration:00:34:00

Ep. 496: Launching India's Space Start-ups into Orbit

1/20/2021
As Bengaluru-based start-up Pixxel prepares for the launch of its first satellite into space, we talk to its CEO, Awais Ahmed, about India's growing commercial space sector, the promise it holds, and the challenges it faces. You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts) You can follow Pradeep on twitter: @pradx (https://twitter.com/pradx) You can follow Awais on twitter: @awaisahmedna (https://twitter.com/awaisahmedna) You can listen to this show...

Duration:00:31:34

Ep. 495: Declassified: The US’ Indo-Pacific Strategy

1/19/2021
In an unexpected move last week, the US National Security Advisor declassified the Trump administration’s 2018 U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. What does this tell us about America’s approach to the region? What does it mean from an Indian perspective? And how will this impinge on the new Joe Biden administration? Aditya Ramanathan discusses these questions with Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani. The declassified document can be found...

Duration:00:30:46

Ep. 494: Jack and the Ant: A Fairytale that's Ending?

1/18/2021
China’s financial sector is making global news. Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, Alipay and Ant Group, has not been heard from recently, while Chinese regulators are reportedly talking about breaking up his fintech empire. Rohan Seth talks to Manoj Kewalramani to understand what led to the Xi Jinping administration targeting China's most famous entrepreneur. Links mentioned in the...

Duration:00:33:10

Ep. 493: Can India Displace China in Global Supply Chains?

1/14/2021
The rise in international tensions and the decline in economic globalisation are often touted as opportunities for India to become a critical part of global supply chains as businesses exit China. But how many enterprises are actually leaving China? Are they looking to India? And what can India do to become a more attractive destination for such businesses? Manoj Kewalramani and Sarthak Pradhan join Aditya Ramanathan to bust the myths and examine India's options. You can read the document...

Duration:00:39:06

Ep. 492: What Biden Means for India

1/13/2021
How will Joe Biden's administration approach relations with India? Should Delhi be worried? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan discuss the prospects for India-US ties in the post-Trump era. You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:29:13

Ep. 491: Trustbusters! What the Microsoft Case Teaches Us About Antitrust

1/12/2021
Modern tech monopolies are being subject to antitrust investigations in the US and in India. There are lessons they can learn from Microsoft in the 1990s. Rohan Seth talks to Mihir Mahajan on Microsoft’s antitrust troubles and what they tell us about the present. Mihir Mahajan is an expert in intellectual property matters and has previously worked for an economics consulting firm, specialising in antitrust matters. You can follow Rohan on twitter:...

Duration:00:44:25

Ep. 490: What was China’s PLA up to in 2020?

1/11/2021
The year 2020 was critical for the Chinese armed forces. Its goal of achieving mechanisation was delayed, as were recruitment reforms. Meanwhile, assertion with regard to territorial disputes intensified. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani talks to Suyash Desai about all the developments related to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2020 and what we can expect in 2021. Links of articles mentioned in the discussion: -...

Duration:00:34:35

Ep. 489: What's Going to Happen in 2021?

1/8/2021
2020 was one of the most turbulent years in recent history. What's 2021 going to look like? Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane speak to Anirudh Kanisetti about their big economic and geopolitical predictions for the next year. We'll revisit this in 2022 to see if they managed to get anything right! Join Takshashila's PublicGyaan prediction market if you'd like to make predictions on our ever-changing world. Head over to takshashila.cultivateforecasts.com and use the following admit key:...

Duration:00:40:07

Ep. 488: Can you Speed up Vaccine Approval?

1/7/2021
India's approval of two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use has received mixed responses. Shambhavi Naik, Anirudh Kanisetti and Sunila Dixit discuss the approval process, the possible consequences of speeding things up and the potential impact on public confidence. You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) You can follow Sunila on twitter:...

Duration:00:32:31

Ep. 487: Great Books From a Year of Reading

1/6/2021
2020 has been a strange year. One thing that remained constant at Takshashila was our love for reading. Manoj Kewalramani joins Nitin Pai and Rohan Seth to talk about their reading lists and learnings from tech, policy, fiction, and beyond. Link to the latest edition of Rohan’s newsletter: https://pdfchomper.substack.com/p/hand-me-the-paper-2?r=5dfoh&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy Link to Rohan’s reading list: 2021-...

Duration:00:40:53

Ep. 486: How Britain Spied on the Seas

1/5/2021
The Royal Navy has been one of the most formidable forces ever to put to sea in history. Through modern times, the Royal Navy has been served by a well-oiled intelligence machine made of many cogs. Aditya Pareek talks to Aditya Ramanathan about Andrew Boyd's recent book, British Naval Intelligence Through the Twentieth Century, and what it tells us about how navies gather information about their enemies and friends. You can follow Aditya Pareek on twitter:...

Duration:00:26:37

Ep. 485: The Curious Case of Markets, Masks and Hand Sanitisers

1/4/2021
The availability and quality of face masks and hand sanitisers have improved many times over since the pandemic began. How did this happen? Sarthak Pradhan joins Saurabh Modi to discuss how markets solved the problem of scarcity with urgency and innovation. You can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19 (https://twitter.com/PSarthak19) 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...

Duration:00:34:36

Ep. 484: Civilisation: What Ancient Mesopotamia Tells Us about India

12/28/2020
The Indian Subcontinent had some of the oldest cities in the world - but we know almost nothing about the urban culture of the Indus Valley, especially compared to its contemporaries in ancient Mesopotamia. In our last episode of 2020, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan take a step back to see what the origins of cities, religions, and kingship in Mesopotamia tell us about how Indian civilization might have evolved - from the earliest farmers and towns to the extraordinary empires of...

Duration:00:40:00

Ep. 483: Quad and the Semiconductor Value Chain

12/24/2020
The semiconductor value chain is one of the most diverse supply chains in the tech world. No one country has been successful in having a completely domestic supply chain. Could collaborations within international groupings such as the Quad improve supply chain resilience?. Anirudh Kanisetti talks to Pranay Kotasthane and Rohan Seth about how such an approach would work. Link to Pranay and Rohan’s...

Duration:00:36:24

Ep. 482: How Can Citizens Make Cities Better?

12/23/2020
While Indians lavish attention on general and state elections, democracy at the municipal tends to be ignored or hijacked by extraneous issues. In this episode, Suman Joshi, programme manager for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, makes the case for 'active citizenship' as a possible way of engaging in city-level issues and fixing India's urban centres. Suman is in conversation with Atish Padhy and Aditya Ramanathan. Link to our podcast where we discuss, reforming the...

Duration:00:30:50

Ep. 481: Should AYUSH Doctors Perform Surgeries?

12/22/2020
A recent notification from the Ministry of AYUSH says post-graduate AYUSH doctors will be trained to perform 39 types of surgeries. The notification has caused discontent among modern medicine doctors and led them to go on strike. Anirudh Kanisetti talks with Shambhavi Naik and Sunila Dixit about the decision and what it means for the practice of medicine in India. You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) You can follow Shambhavi on twitter:...

Duration:00:31:42

Ep. 480: Europe's China Dilemma

12/21/2020
Even as incoming US President Joe Biden vows to craft a "coherent strategy" on China, the European Union is trying to clinch a trade deal with Beijing. How do Europeans view the rise of China? And how can Europe balance its American alliance with its desire for strategic autonomy. Manoj Kewalramani unpacks the dynamics of the US-Europe-China triangle and gives us the lowdown on the strategic calculations and diplomatic gaffes that make it so fascinating. You can read Manoj's article...

Duration:00:34:23

Ep. 479: What are China's Lunar Ambitions?

12/18/2020
China's Change 5 mission returned to Earth after a 23-day mission to the moon during which it collected two kilograms of lunar samples. What does this mission tell us about China's lunar program? And how does India's own moon exploration program stack up? Pradeep Mohandas talks to Aditya Ramanathan. You can follow Aditya Ramanathan on Instagram: - @adityaramanathan (https://instagram.com/adityaramanathan?igshid=1n9tu2eipxqez) You can follow Pradeep Mohandas on Twitter: -...

Duration:00:23:30