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#16: Budget 2018—Overall

3/9/2018
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Chirag chats with Shashank Chowdhury for an accounting perspective on the Union Budget 2018 & a recap of the other reviews we’ve done: Health Defence Agriculture MSME

Duration:00:37:10

#15: Budget 2018—Defence

2/19/2018
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Col. Rakesh Sharma (retd.) joins us to review the Defence allocations & implications within the Union Budget 2018.

Duration:00:20:06

#14: Budget 2018—Agriculture

2/15/2018
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A review of the agriculture aspects of Union Budget 2018 with Dr. Nalini Ranjan Kumar, Principal Scientist, National Institute of Agricultural Economics & Policy Research

Duration:00:15:52

#13: Budget 2018—Healthcare

2/13/2018
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We review healthcare aspects of the Union Budget 2018 with Dr. Jagadish Hiremut.

Duration:00:25:42

112: “Considerable silence”, RTE with Hariprasad N.

12/21/2017
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Hariprasad N joins us to discuss Right to Education (RTE), issues with the law, the resultant decline in educational quality and the fundamental discrimination it propagates.

Duration:00:48:57

111: “Don’t call it mini!”, with Sheban Naim

11/12/2017
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Special Guest & drone specialist Sheban Naim joins us to talk about India’s draft regulations for the use of drones commercially, available for public comment until December 1, 2017.

Duration:00:53:23

110: ‘From the top the target has been set’, with Vijay Chada

11/6/2017
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Special Guest & data analyst Vijay Chada joins the show to talk about India’s jump in rankings in the recently released World Bank Doing Business Report 2018.

Duration:00:26:48

109: “A woman who can fight with a prosthetic leg”, with Saiswaroopa Iyer

9/25/2017
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Special guest & author Saiswaroopa Iyer joins the show to talk about her latest book “Avishi”, self-publishing and the rise of Dharmic fiction.

Duration:00:45:07

108: Nuclear Energy in India

9/11/2017
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Special guest Bhushan Shah returns to the show to talk nuclear power in energy, why we’re faltering on our targets set in 1950 and the mysterious deaths of nuclear scientists. We also follow up on the end of the Doklam standoff with China.

Duration:00:33:34

107 (Bonus): “Who do you want to raise? Zombie kids?” RTE Act, with Dimple Kaul

8/26/2017
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In continued conversation with Author Dimple Kaul on the perils of and exceptions under the Right to Education Act, 2009.

Duration:00:11:26

107: “Misunderstood, misinterpreted, misused, abused” secularism, with Dimple Kaul

8/24/2017
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Special Guest & Author Dimple Kaul joins the show to discuss the oftenly misunderstood and misinterpreted concept of secularism. We also chat about the journey from self to print publication of her book: ‘Soul call Of Love and More!’.

Duration:00:53:23

106: India v China, with Bhushan Shah

8/8/2017
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Special guest Bhushan Shah returns to the show to talk about everything China: the Doklam standoff and the larger implications of the Belt & Road Initiative.

Duration:00:24:58

105: 'Loan Waiver Epidemic', with Bhushan Shah

7/1/2017
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Special guest and Civil Services aspirant Bhushan Shah returns to the show to talk about the Presidential race and the farmer loan waiver epidemic across the country. But first, a shoutout to everyone who witnessed the Emergency—a sordid reminder of how bad things can be without our powerful democracy.

Duration:00:34:05

104: 'The Cows Come Home', with Girish Alva

6/1/2017
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Special guest Girish Alva joins me on the show to talk about the new Rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the slaughter of a calf in Kerala in protest and the #GiveUpAMeal campaign.

Duration:00:31:39

103: 'Indian Apparel', with Bhushan Shah

5/18/2017
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Special guest and spiring civil servant Bhushan Shah (http://twitter.com/bhs7rocks) joins me to talk about labour reforms for the textile industry and we also catch up on the mobile phone tower portal, the newly created employment data task force, health initiatives and Mumbai infrastructure. I also mispronounce meningitis.

Duration:00:37:33

102: 'National Civil Aviation Policy', with Bhushan Shah

5/5/2017
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Special guest and Civil Services aspirant Bhushan Shah joins me to talk about India's three-year action agenda and the National #CivilAviation Policy.

Duration:00:37:14

101: 'Who Moved My Law & Order', with Bhushan Shah

4/21/2017
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Special guest and aspiring civil servant Bhushan Shah joins me to talk about 30 days of the new Uttar Pradesh Government and a look at the increasing foreign investment being picked up by state governments recently.

Duration:00:29:01