Publications

All Things Policy: India’s Economic Slump

Various indicators strongly suggest India’s economy is in trouble. Pranay Kotasthane and Anupam Manur talk about India’s economic challenges and some possible solutions. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on:...

All Things Policy: A Medieval Trade War

The 21st century isn’t the first time China has been embroiled in a trade war. 1000 years ago, the Chola dynasty of South India attacked Southeast Asia because of the...

Threatening to use nukes never works. Here’s why…

If you have nuclear missiles to deter your enemy, you’d better be ready to launch them first. Weapons like that must be a great way to get what you want...

All Things Policy: The Future of Jammu & Kashmir

What does the dramatic transformation of Jammu and Kashmir’s status last week mean for India? Nitin Pai, General Prakash Menon and Anand Arni debate the problems, opportunities, and prospects. Takshashila’s...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 12

A brewing Sino-US currency war, the challenge of space debris and Brexit’s impact on consumers. Anupam Manur, Manoj Kewalramani and Shambhavi Naik talk about all this and more from this...

All Things Policy: Bartering Privacy?

Privacy is dying. But can we use data as a bargaining chip with the tech behemoths? Aditya Ramanathan, Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth debate the options. Rohan’s op-ed: theprint.in/opinion/privacy-is-…aining-chip/267743/ Subscribe and...

All Things Policy: Decoding The Chinese Art of Strategy

From Confucius and Sun Tzu to Han Fei Zi, China has been home to many great strategists. In this special episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Dr Chao...

All Things Policy: The Clash of the Titans

In this special episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Dr Chao Xie about the US-China trade war, its implications for India, and how China perceives it. Subscribe and...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 11

The burning Arctic, how China pursues diplomatic victory with chairs, the promise of making electricity from moisture, and the bloody history of the mosquito. Manoj Kewalramani, Shambhavi Naik, and Aditya...

All Things Policy: The Wealth of Nations

What does the evolution of China’s political economy have in common with European dominance of sea-based trade in the 18th-19th centuries? They challenge our notion of what is modern, and...

All Things Policy: The Twilight of Arms Control

The Cold War-era INF Treaty died this week. In its wake, we might see a new arms race fuelled by international tensions and technology. Pranav R.S. and Aditya Ramanathan talk...

All Things Policy: Politics of Afghanistan

In this episode on Politics of Afghanistan, Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane discuss the latest developments in the ongoing talks between the US and Taliban. Subscribe and listen to the...

All Things Policy: Witnessing China’s Transformation

On this special episode, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to N. Jayaram, a veteran journalist who’s reported on China for decades. They talk about China’s transformation since the 1980s,...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 10

BoJo’s plans to make Britain Great, Trump devaluing the dollar and the worry about zombie trees. Anupam Manur, Manoj Kewalramani and Shambhavi Naik talk about all this and more from...

All Things Policy: Shaking Up the Labour Market

Andhra is seeking to reserve jobs for locals, while the Modi government is proposing modest labour reforms.India is still a long way from freeing up its labour markets. To understand...

All Things Policy: The Death of Privacy

Artificial intelligence poses a mortal threat to the privacy of our data, but there may be some ways to ameliorate the problem. Rohan Seth, Manoj Kewalramani, and Aditya Ramanathan discuss....

All Things Policy: China’s Military Ambitions

China has released its first Defense White Paper after four years, the first since its latest military reform. Manoj Kewalramani, Pranav R.S. and Suyash Desai unpack everything that’s been said...

All Things Policy: DNA Dilemmas

With India’s ambitious plans to catalogue human genomes set to get underway, Shambhavi Naik and Anirudh Kanisetti join Aditya Ramanathan to unpack the opportunities and perils involved. Subscribe and listen...

All Things Policy: Ending an Estrangement?

Does Imran Khan’s meeting with Donald Trump on Monday herald an upswing in US-Pakistan ties? General Prakash Menon and Pranay Kotasthane join Aditya Ramanathan to make sense of Khan’s visit...

All Things Policy: Pacific Ream

China has reportedly struck a secret deal to set up a naval base in Ream, Cambodia. Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what that means for...

All Things Policy: Do These Genes Fit?

As DNA testing becomes cheaper, more countries and societies are starting to use it to tackle congenital disorders – the latest being Nigeria. How might such policies work in India?...

All Things Policy: The French Digital Tax

Is France’s recently announced the GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)tax a viable model for taxing the tech giants? Is it something that India could implement? Anirudh Kanisetti, Anupam Manur and...

All Things Policy: Parched Nation

India can manage its chronic water crisis. But doing so will require it to out a price on water. Anupam Manur, Nitin Pai talk to Aditya Ramanathan about this issue....

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 9

Do travelers in Antarctica annoy penguins? Is there a global recession coming? And does happiness make you vote better? Anupam Manur, Manoj Kewalramani and Shambhavi Naik talk about all this...

All Things Policy: Sri Lanka’s Uncomfortable SOFA

A political storm is brewing in Sri Lanka over military agreements with the United States like SOFA and ASCA. Manoj Kewalramani, Pranav R.S. and Aditya Ramanathan examine the causes of...

All Things Policy: Access DNAed

The Lok Sabha is deliberating the DNA Technology Regulation Bill – a legislation that, though ostensibly meant to lay down guidelines for the usage of DNA in judicial procedures, also...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 8

How could the world address the water crises? How is Brexit going and who are the key players in Libya today? Anupam Manur, Gayatri Ganpule and Manoj Kewalramani discuss this...

All Things Policy: Inside Indian Diplomacy

On this special episode of All Things Policy, Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti and Manoj Kewalramani have a fascinating conversation with Times of India’s diplomatic editor Indrani Bagchi on how India’s...

All Things Policy: Learning From War

Twenty years on, can the Kargil war offer us lessons for more recent India-Pakistan crises? Aditya Ramanathan, Pranav R.S. and Samir Kumar critique three new articles on Kargil and the...

All Things Policy: Weapons, Diplomacy and Mobs

Did America’s policy of engagement with China really fail? How does military technology affect domestic politics? And can publicity really help stop lynchings? Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan...
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