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All Things Policy: Where No Tourist Has Gone Before

 India’s tourism industry is not in the best of shapes – Times Square in New York alone gets more than the entire country. Some places get way too much traffic and strain their infrastructure to breaking point. Others get...

All Things Policy: Affairs of the Heart

 In Israel last week, a team of scientists created the first functioning 3D-printed artificial heart made of biological materials. This is potentially a huge leap forward for synthetic biology – and perhaps even a step towards the ever-elusive quest...

All Things Policy: Coming Home

 Why do migrants return home? What makes people make the arduous shift back after settling in a new place? Three migrants who returned home to India: Nidhi Gupta, Yazad Jal and Shambhavi Naik discuss these issues in light of...

All Things Policy: The Politics Of National Security

In the first episode of our relaunched podcast, All Things Policy, Lt Gen Prakash Menon and Pranay Kotasthane join host Yazad Jal to discuss how India’s leading political parties deal with national security issues. Subscribe and listen to the podcast...

All Things Policy: To Gene Or Not To Gene

 Shambhavi Naik, Yazad Jal and Anirudh Kanisetti discuss the contentious issue of germline gene editing. Eminent scientists have called for a five year moratorium on clinical applications of germline (concerning reproductive cells) gene editing. Such a move will reduce...

All Things Policy: Great Wall of Trade

The recent EU-China summit has resulted in unprecedented concessions from China that could have long-lasting implications for the global economy. What are they? Is this a watershed in relations between the PRC and the West? Manoj Kewalramani joins Yazad Jal...

All Things Policy: Fixing Indian PhDs

The Indian government recently stated that PhDs would only be offered on subjects of “national interest” (though it later backtracked). Are there better ways to nurture research in India and address some of the structural problems of the academic environment?...

Conversations at Takshashila: Manufacturing

 What kind of reforms would be required to make Indian manufacturing globally competitive? In this episode of our Dream Manifesto series, Anupam Manur discusses his wish list with Yazad Jal. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox...

Conversations at Takshashila: Dream Manifestos | Agriculture

In the first of our election special series, Yazal Jal joins Pranay Kotasthane to discuss a dream manifesto to address the woes of Indian agriculture.

Conversations at Takshashila: Brexit And Its Implications

 UK Prime Minister Theresa May just lost another vote in parliament on Brexit. What happens next? Will there be a “hard” Brexit? Or no Brexit? What about other allied issues like the Irish backstop? Anupam Manur joins Yazad Jal...
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