Publications

All Things Policy: When Xi Met Modi

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit seemed to herald new thinking on Sino-Indian relations. But will it amount to anything? Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss. Subscribe...

All Things Policy: India Needs GMOs

Despite India’s ban on genetically modified crops, hundreds of farmers in Akola are planting them anyway. Why are GMOs banned in the first place? Will India roll back the ban?...

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...

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...

All Things Policy: Grossly Doubtful Production | A Mis-estimation of India’s GDP Growth Rate

A recent paper by former Chief Economic Advisor of India, Arvind Subramanian made a shocking claim that India’s GDP growth between 2011-12 and 2016-17 was 4.5 per cent per year,...

All Things Policy: A Master Class on Sea Power | Talking With Rear Admiral Shrikhande

In this special episode, Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande talks about how maritime power has shaped our world, from ancient Greece to the 21st century Indo-Pacific. In conversation with Aditya Ramanathan...

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...

All Things Policy: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy | Discussing America’s Plan

The US has a new Indo-Pacific strategy. What does it mean for the region? What’s China’s response it? And how does it impact India? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join...

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...

All Things Policy: The Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tiananmen Square massacre is still an extremely controversial topic in China 30 years on. What led to the mass protests at the time? How does the Chinese Government still...

All Things Policy: A National Security Doctrine for India

The Takshashila Institution released a National Security Doctrine for India on 3rd June 2019. In this episode, Lt Gen Prakash Menon, Nitin Pai, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss what this doctrine...

All Things Policy: Voting With Your Wallet

Brands are becoming increasingly outspoken about their political values and so are consumers. Are we in an era of ethical consumerism? What does this mean for manufacturers and workers? Ananya...

All Things Policy: Understanding Chinese Power

In today’s Thoughtful Thursday episode, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss China’s international political machinations and its military strategy through the lens of two new...

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...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 3

In this week’s episode, Anupam Manur, Yazad Jal and Gayatri Ganpule discuss the booming job market in rich countries, disruption of the interlinkages in the tech industry and welfare-motivated sin...

All Things Policy: The Case For Defence Reforms

What should be on the agenda for the new government as it sets about reforming defence? General Prakash Menon and Nitin Pai join Yazad Jal to discuss. Subscribe and listen...

All Things Policy: Will RuNet Ruin The Net?

Will Russia’s new internet regulations end the global internet as we know it? Does China have its own internet? Should states rule over the internet? Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth...

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...

All Things Policy: Butcher and Bolt

Surgical strikes are back in the news. But what are these surgical strikes really? Do they help reduce terrorism? Are they being exploited for political purposes? General Prakash Menon discusses...

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...

All Things Policy: Examining The Economist 2

Yazad Jal and Manoj Kewalramani join Nitin Pai discuss the nuances of the articles in the latest edition of The Economist (May 18th). Tune in for insights on the US-China...

All Things Policy: Politicising The Military

Has politicisation affected the Indian military? Should our senior officers have a “cooling off” period before they’re allowed to join a political party? Gen. Prakash Menon joins Pranay Kotasthane and...

All Things Policy: Teaching Soldiers

How have India and China tried to educate their military personnel? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan join Yazad Jal to talk about two different studies on the subject. Check out...

All Things Policy: Examining The Economist

Yazad Jal and Anupam Manur join Nitin Pai to dive into the latest edition of The Economist and discuss the nuances of the articles that they found the most intriguing....

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...

All Things Policy: Need Jobs? Build Cities.

Can relocating state capitals create jobs and give the economy a boost? Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane join Yazad Jal to discuss. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes...

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...

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...

All Things Policy: Pakistan’s Nuclear Bluff

Pakistan’s Nasr rocket was supposed to “pour cold water” over the Indian Army’s Cold Start doctrine. But Aditya Ramanathan and Kunaal Kini drop a truth bomb over Pakistan’s overheated claims....

All Things Policy: Justice Denied

The Supreme Court’s in-house probe panel has given a clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi after allegations of sexual harassment against him. But the probe ignored the well-established Vishakha guidelines...
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