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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...

All Things Policy: Huawei To Hell

 Is the US-China trade war entering its final phases? Huawei will not be able to purchase components from American suppliers – and will be excluded from future versions of Google’s Android OS. But this costs the US $11 billion...

All Things Policy: Cab Apps and Congestion

 With Uber and Ola having gamechanging effects on urban mobility, how can urban planning authorities account for the sharp hike in road congestion with a view to make transport as efficient as possible? Pranay Kotasthane and Anupam Manur join...

The Compound Eye – Food Special

PPFVR Act, 2001:  The Protection Of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPVFR) Act came into effect in 2001. It has been in recent news as under the aegis of the this Act, PepsiCo filed a case against potato farmers in...

All Things Policy: Mainstreaming Counterculture

 How does Che Guevara’s face end up on mass-manufactured t-shirts? How did superheroes go from comic books to blockbuster film franchises? How do counterculture movements end up as part of the mainstream? Asawari Ghatage, Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti...

All Things Policy: A War of Ideas

Does the notion of a “clash of civilisations” really explain the competition between major powers today? Shambhavi Naik talks to Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify or...

All Things Policy: China’s Naval Might

China’s navy marked its 70th anniversary with a four-day-long celebration last week. The festivities included a parade, which showcased the Liaoning aircraft carrier and the navy’s newest destroyer, the Nanchang. In this episode of All Things Policy, Shambhavi Naik talks...

The Compound Eye – May the Force be with Science

Nanopharmaceuticals to the Rescue:  The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in collaboration with Indian Society of Nanomedicine have released draft guidelines for evaluation of nanopharmaceuticals in India. The formation of the guidelines has involved members from AIIMS, CDSCO, THSTI, CDRI, DBT,...

All Things Policy: Bubble Boy

 A revolutionary new gene therapy hijacks the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus to cure inherited immune disorders such as SCID – also known as Bubble Boy Disease. Is this the start of a bold new age in healthcare? Shambhavi Naik...

All Things Policy: Belt And Road Forum II

 The second summit of the Belt and Road Initiative began on 25th April 2019. Will this summit, attended by more than 37 heads of the countries and several other delegations, bring clarity from China on issues like Transparency and...
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