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Conversations at Takshashila: India’s Responses to Sub-conventional Warfare by Pakistan

On 14th February 2019, a CRPF convoy was attacked by a vehicle-bound suicide bomber near Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. In this episode Nitin Pai, Manoj Kewalramani, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss Pakistan’s objectives behind such attacks and India’s responses to sub-conventional...

The Pragati Podcast: From Academia to Entrepreneurship

How can great academic research lead to building a great tech company? Listen to Vijay Chandru talk about his life, work and journey as one of India’s first academic entrepreneurs on Episode 84 of The Pragati Podcast. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted...

Conversations at Takshashila: Security vs Privacy in a Digital Economy – Social Credit Edition

Social Credit System is the umbrella term to describe the multiple reputation systems being experimented by Chinese companies and local governments. It is being promoted as a means to improve trustworthiness in a digital economy. So in this episode, Manoj Kewalramani, Nitin Pai, Manasa Venkatraman, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss this...

Conversations at Takshashila: Key Insights from the ASER 2018 Report

ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) is an annual survey that provides annual estimates of children’s schooling status and basic learning levels for each state and rural district in India. (ASER Centre). In this episode, Nidhi Gupta, Anupam Manur, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss key insights from the latest edition of...

Thalé-Haraté: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ 2019 ಬಜೆಟ್

ಮೈತ್ರಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಪೂರ್ಣ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದ ಬಜೆಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಎಚ್. ಡಿ. ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿಯವರು ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 8ರಂದು  ಮಂಡಿಸಿದರು. ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಸುಮಾರು ರೂ.2.34 ಲಕ್ಷ ಕೋಟಿಗಳ ಖರ್ಚಿನ ಅಂದಾಜು ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ – ಅಂದರೆ ತಲಾ ರೂ. 34,000. ಇದು ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಪ್ರತಿ ನಾಗರೀಕನ ಮೇಲೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಖರ್ಚಿಗಿಂತ 50% ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಮತ್ತು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಕಾರ್ಯ ವ್ಯಾಪ್ತಿಯು  ನಮ್ಮ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಜೀವನಕ್ಕೆ ಹತ್ತಿರವಾದ ನಂಟಿದೆ : ರಸ್ತೆಗಳು, ನೀರು...

Conversations at Takshashila: How Does an Angel Tax Affect the Indian Economy?

Angel tax, levied on angel investment in startups, has been in news recently for tax notices slapped on a large number of startups. (Economic Times, 9 Feb 2019). In this episode, Yazad Jal and Anupam Manur analyse the impact of this increased tax scrutiny on the Indian economy. Subscribe and...

Conversations at Takshashila: Do We Need A Ministry of Culture?

Acclaimed actor and director Amol Palekar was repeatedly interrupted during his speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai when he criticised the Ministry of Culture for reportedly scrapping the advisory committees at the gallery’s Mumbai and Bengaluru centres. (NDTV, Feb 10, 2019). This incident sparked a...

Conversations at Takshashila: Chinese Apps in India and Regulating Fake News

Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti discuss India’s draft regulations for Chinese social media apps, as well as startup ecosystems, how to think about China’s presence in India’s app market, and some off-the-beaten-track ideas on regulating fake news. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts or any other podcast app.

Puliyabaazi: लश्कर-ए-तय्यबा: कब, क्यूँ, और कैसे

26 नवंबर 2008, मुंबई की दर्दनाक तस्वीरें आज भी दिल दहला देती हैं | इस हमले को अंजाम दिया था पाकिस्तान सेना के पसंदीदा आतंकवादी गुट – लश्कर-ए-तैयबा ने | इस हादसे के 11 साल बाद भी, हम कम ही जानते है कि यह संगठन शुरू कैसे हुआ, किस मक़सद से...

The Pragati Podcast: Voicing India

Podcasts are all about voices and conversations, but how did India’s own voice-over industry evolve? On Episode 83 of Pragati Podcast, Shammi Narang and Dishant Narang share their personal journey from the early days of radio ads in India to the rapidly growing industry that is voice-acting today. Shammi and Dishant Narang run Pindrop Media in...
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