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All Things Policy: Upheaval in Hong Kong

The mass protests against Hong Kong’s new extradition law turned violent on Wednesday. As tensions boiled over, Hong Kong police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, injuring over 70 people. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai...

The gene of prejudice in gender determination

From impeding track stars like Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand to laws restricting bathroom access and a proposal in the US for genetic determination of sex, the issue of gender identity remains mired in controversy. Can there be a sensible...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 5

Shambhavi Naik, Pranay Kotasthane and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to discuss the latest section of the Economist. Today’s podcast includes the economics behind plant activity, the legality of certain drugs, Mohammed Salah’s contribution to dispelling Islamophobia in the UK,...

All Things Policy: Anti-Abortion Laws | Legality and Consequence

With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in the US, the right of a woman to bodily autonomy is being attacked. Shambhavi Naik is joined by Nidhi Gupta, Anirudh Kanisetti and Yazad Jal to discuss the effects of abortion laws....

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 4

 Shambhavi Naik and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to explore the latest section of the Economist and discuss the nuances of its most intriguing articles. Listen in to hear about how intestinal bacteria can reduce the symptoms of autism,...

Biological Weapons: The Impact of New Technologies

In June 2018, German police arrested a Tunisian man in Cologne for trying to build a biological weapon using the deadly toxin, ricin.1   In October 2018, researchers flagged a US agricultural program funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)...

All Things Policy: The Promise of BIMSTEC

 With BIMSTEC leaders attending the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Shambhavi Naik to talk about how the organisation could help rewire the geopolitics of India’s neighbourhood. Subscribe and listen to the...

Time India Lay’s eyes on Pepsi potato case

A multinational giant using all its might to crush four small farmers for an alleged patent infringement: this is how PepsiCo’s decision to sue a group of Gujarat farmers for Rs 1 crore each played out in the media early...

The Compound Eye – US is investigating scientists of Chinese Descent

A fortnightly newsletter keeping an eye on science policy and news from around the world. The Biological Diversity Act, 2002:  The Biological Diversity Act was enacted to meet India’s international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Act’s has two main purposes: ...

All Things Policy: Quotas – Are They Hurting The Prospects of Social Equity?

 Nidhi Gupta, Pranay Kotasthane and Ananya Iyer join Shambhavi Naik to discuss the recent news coverage surrounding the cut-off and quota measures in Karnataka Pre-University colleges. Can quotas be replaced by other measures to achieve social equity? Subscribe and...
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