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All Things Policy: Behind the Scenes at All Things Policy

On 27 January, All Things Policy, the world’s only daily public policy podcast, marked 500 episodes. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti about the surprising origins of the podcast, its evolution over the last two years, and...

All Things Policy: The Vaccine Update: India’s Rollout and Beyond

 As India launches the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme, Shambhavi Naik talks to Rohan Seth about domestic and international developments, India’s vaccine diplomacy, and the crucial question of efficacy.

Will Indian Scientific Temper Survive 2021?

(This article was first published in The Wire) 2020 was a disaster year for almost everyone – but it was a unique opportunity for Indian science. An oft-neglected enterprise, it received unprecedented attention as scientists tried to innovate in the...

All Things Policy: Can you Speed up Vaccine Approval?

 India’s approval of two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use has received mixed responses. Shambhavi Naik, Anirudh Kanisetti and Sunila Dixit discuss the approval process, the possible consequences of speeding things up and the potential impact on public confidence.

Takshashila Blue Paper — A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India

Download the Blue Paper in PDF [430 KB] This Blue Paper was prepared as a result of a roundtable discussion organised by the Takshashila Institution on 15 December 2017, based on the Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing....

No matter what Bharat Biotech says, Covaxin is just not ready for approvals

Bharat Biotech got an approval for its COVID-19 vaccine and along with it came a lot of flak from critics who believe that the process was rushed for no valid reason. Dr Krishna Ella, the founder and chairman of Bharat Biotech,...

All Things Policy: Should AYUSH Doctors Perform Surgeries?

A recent notification from the Ministry of AYUSH says post-graduate AYUSH doctors will be trained to perform 39 types of surgeries. The notification has caused discontent among modern medicine doctors and led them to go on strike. Anirudh Kanisetti talks...

All Things Policy: Surprises in the National Family Health Survey

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the findings of the first phase of the National Family Health Survey 5. While indicators on family planning and vaccination have improved, the trends of nutrition are concerning. Anirudh Kanisetti talks to...

All Things Policy: Is India Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine Soon?

 Vaccines are being approved for emergency use in countries like the UK and Canada. Can India do the same? Sunila Dixit talks to Shambhavi Naik about the status of various vaccine candidates, a planned app to ease tracking of...

All Things Policy: Is India Really Closer to Achieving its Sanitation Goals?

 A new WHO report, State of the World’s Sanitation, reveals what progress has been made and what remains to be done. What are the social factors affecting the utilisation of sanitation facilities? Is India actually 100% open-defecation free? Shambhavi...
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