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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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English


Episodes

Ep. 293: The Geopolitics of Covid-19

3/30/2020
How is the Covid-19 pandemic reshaping the Sino-US relationship? Are we witnessing a geopolitical realignment in Europe? Is China’s influence growing or are its early failures and aggressive propaganda attracting a backlash? Manoj Kewalramani talks to Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMFUS, about all this and more. Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on...

Duration:00:33:34

Ep. 292: Sandalwood: A Sad Story

3/27/2020
What happens when the government takes away your property rights? Why does the state government own all sandalwood trees in Karnataka? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane discuss the fascinating story of sandalwood regulations and its regressive effects on India's sandalwood production. You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas) You can follow our host Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur) You can...

Duration:00:28:38

Ep. 291: Pandemic Winners

3/26/2020
While the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a gloom over the global economy, there are some sectors and companies that continue to thrive. Rohan Seth and Nischitha Suresh join Manoj Kewalramani to talk about why certain firms are growing and how others are adapting. Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) 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...

Duration:00:23:02

Ep. 290: Tech in the Time of Corona

3/25/2020
A number of states have leveraged technology solutions to combat the Covid-19 outbreak. What have they done? What can India learn from their experiences? And what are the long-term implications of these tech interventions? Prateek Waghre, Rohan Seth and Manoj Kewalramani discuss all this and more. Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:...

Duration:00:31:28

Ep. 289: Viral World Order

3/24/2020
We are probably still in the early days of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. What human and financial toll will it take? And what sort of a world will we inherit when this pandemic is over? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan take a sobering (and occasionally optimistic) look at some possible scenarios. Follow Aditya Ramanathan on Twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts) Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can...

Duration:00:23:10

Ep. 288: The Two Ns Meet: The End of Pandemics?

3/23/2020
Could we be experiencing the last global pandemic? Will revolutions in computing and synthetic biology transform the way we deal with contagious diseases? In this episode, Takshashila's founders, Nitin Pai and Narayan Ramachandran discuss the prospects for containing future outbreaks and the surprising obstacles that could come in our way. Nitin’s Mint article: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/why-the-current-pandemic-may-perhaps-be-the-world-s-last-one-11584281852511.html You can...

Duration:00:40:30

Ep. 287: Narratives of COVID-19

3/20/2020
As Covid-19 cases spread around the world, China says it has ‘turned the tide’ to contain the outbreak. Anirudh Kanisetti and Manoj Kewalramani discuss how Chinese officials and media are now seeking to shift focus from China’s early failures to showcase the country as a responsible global power. Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can listen to this show...

Duration:00:24:48

Ep. 286: Ruling the World-Island

3/19/2020
President Vladimir Putin is consolidating his power both internally and along Russia's peripheries. Is there a method that underlies Moscow's behaviour? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan dive into the world of Russian ideologue Alexander Dugin and look at what it might tell us about Russian politics and strategy. Why didn’t Vijayanagara have a Navy?: https://soundcloud.com/takshashila-institution/why-didnt-vijayanagara-have-a-navy Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti...

Duration:00:38:18

Ep. 285: Stocking up on Oil: India's Strategic Petroleum Reserves

3/18/2020
India is one of the most oil-dependent countries in the world. But what can it do when hydrocarbon supplies are disrupted? Anupam Manur and Narayan Ramachandran talk about their new research into how India can build its Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR), and prepare for the worst. An Indian Approach Towards Strategic Petroleum Reserves: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-discussion-document-an-indian-approach-towards-strategic-petroleum-reserves/ You can follow our host Narayan on...

Duration:00:24:07

Ep. 284: Making Sense of China's Military Modernization

3/17/2020
The military reforms initiated by President Xi Jinping have brought sweeping changes to the People's Liberation Army (PLA). But are these measures making China more secure? In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss their new research on Chinese military modernization. Research SlideDoc: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-slidedoc-securing-china-an-assessment-of-xis-military-reforms/ Active...

Duration:00:30:32

Ep. 283: Yes, Banks Fail

3/16/2020
The Yes Bank crisis has spurned the government to send State Bank of India (SBI) to its rescue. This has led to a further consolidation of public sector banks in India. Why are some banks struggling? In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane sits down with Anupam Manur to understand the roots of the current crisis, its impact on the banking sector and the reforms needed to fix it. You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas (https://twitter.com/pranaykotas) You can follow our host...

Duration:00:29:30

Ep. 282: The Two Ns Meet

3/13/2020
From the COVID-19 outbreak to the Yes Bank crisis, the Indian and the world economy are being buffeted by relentless waves of crises. Anupam Manur talks to Takshashila's founders, the two Ns: Narayan Ramachandran and Nitin Pai, to take stock of the tumult and assess the prospects for the future. You can follow Nitin on twitter: @acorn You can follow Narayan on twitter: @kludein You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:...

Duration:00:36:00

Ep. 281: The Coronavirus Update

3/12/2020
Is the global Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic? What must India do to contain its fallout? Nitin Pai and Shambhavi Naik join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss this unprecedented health crisis and what we can expect next. You can follow our host Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) You can follow our host 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:...

Duration:00:26:11

Ep. 280: VP Menon's Legacy

3/11/2020
VP Menon rose from nothing to become a critical figure in both the transfer of power from the British and the integration of India's states. In this episode, historian Narayani Basu joins Anirudh Kanisetti, Sowmya Nandan and Aditya Ramanathan to talk about Menon's extraordinary life and his role in shaping modern India. Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) Follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts...

Duration:00:37:00

Ep. 279: The Contest for Undersea Supremacy

3/10/2020
In the murky depths below Asia's oceans, competition is brewing between major powers as they seek to protect and expand their fleets of ballistic missile submarines. What's driving this competition? And what role does geography play? Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti and Pranav R.S. discuss China's nuclear submarines, their utility and India's response. Follow our host Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) Follow our host Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts...

Duration:00:28:39

Ep. 278: Bertil Lintner on India-China Rivalry

3/9/2020
From Wuhan to Chennai, both China and India have reiterated that they must not let differences turn into disputes. But strategic competition in the Indian Ocean Region appears unavoidable, given China expanding presence. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss all this and more in this special episode with journalist and author Bertil Lintner. Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) Follow Suyash Desai: @Suyash_Desai...

Duration:00:34:04

Ep. 277: The Problem of Depressed Potatoes

3/6/2020
The humble potato emerged from the mountains of Peru to become a staple food around the world. Today, the potato suffers from inbreeding or 'depression' that's reducing its nutrition and productivity. What can be done? Shambhavi Naik joins Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss the surprising past of the potato and why GM technology is crucial to its future. Follow Shambhavi Naik on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) Follow Aditya on Twitter: @adityascripts...

Duration:00:23:55

Ep. 276: Getting More Women in the Workforce

3/5/2020
India continues to have too few women at work even in white-collar jobs. What can be done to increase their numbers? Anupam Manur asks Sowmya Nandan and Shambhavi Naik why women in India find it difficult to pursue careers and how workplaces can be made more inclusive. Follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) Follow Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.com/anupammanur) Follow Sowmya on twitter: @sowmyanandan (https://twitter.com/sowmyanandan)

Duration:00:33:14

Ep. 275: Sense and Censorship?

3/4/2020
The decision by the streaming service Hotstar to withhold the show Last Week Tonight has stirred controversy. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani, Prateek Waghre and Utkarsh Narain discuss the repercussions of Hotstar's decision and the rationale behind self-censorship by media platforms. Follow Manoj Kewalramani on Twitter @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)

Duration:00:29:51

Ep. 274 What Next in Afghanistan?

3/3/2020
America's deal with the Taliban is being celebrated by some as a step towards peace. Are they right? Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane join Aditya Ramanathan to dissect the deal and highlight the many perils it is likely to bring to Indians and Afghans. Follow Anand Arni on twitter: @anand_arni Follow Pranay on Twitter: @pranaykotas Follow Aditya on Twitter: @adityascripts

Duration:00:28:37