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Even today, India’s armed forces largely conduct their operations in silos. It is for this reason that the Chief of Defence Staff position was created and specifically mandated to create integrated theatre commands that would allow systematic cooperation of all three forces in large numbers during war. So in this Puliyabaazi, we are joined by Lt Ge…
 
It’s rare to find a narration of earthshaking political events by a commoner of those times. That’s precisely why Vishnu Bhat Godse Varsaikar’s Maazaa Pravaas is special. This book provides an eyewitness account of the 1857 mutiny. In this puliyabaazi, we discuss a few counter-intuitive and lesser-known facts from that era based on Varsaikar’s acco…
 
Indian governments run hundreds of policies in the name of social protection. Given the adverse economic impact of COVID-19, the focus is back on these policies to provide some relief to the worst-affected. So this episode is all about understanding social protection policies better. Joining us is Saksham Khosla (@khoslasaksham), Associate Consulta…
 
This Puliyabaazi is a deep dive on the Hindi language - the origins, relationship with Urdu and Sanskrit, and about concerns over its imposition. We are joined by Abhishek Avtans (@avtansa), a linguist and lecturer of Hindi at Leiden University. Abhishek also gives a fascinating account of the politics of language in India. यह है पुलियाबासी पुलियाब…
 
Why is India’s foreign policy the way it is? What are the principles and interests underlying India’s relationship with the world? What influence has the colonial rule had over India’s foreign policy conduct? Listen in to this puliyabaazi on foreign policy with Dr Aparna Pande (@Aparna_Pande) to find out. Aparna is Director, Initiative on the Futur…
 
Between 1915 and 1941, Gandhi and Tagore wrote many letters to each other freely expressing viewpoints and often disagreeing with each other on core issues such as nationalism, charkha, reason, and swaraj. Eight decades later, these discussions are still relevant in understanding India better. Not only are the debates engaging, they are also a less…
 
Chinese Taipei. Republic of China. Taiwan. All refer to the same country that has stood up to the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance in recent years. So in this episode, we discuss all things Taiwan with Sana Hashmi (@sanahashmi1), Taiwan Fellow at the National Chengchi University and a scholar of Chinese Foreign Policy. In this conversation, w…
 
षि जिनपिंग-संचालित चीन के अहंकार को तोड़ने के लिए भारत के पास क्या विकल्प है? चीनी कम्पनी के ऐप्प बैन करने के कदम के क्या फ़ायदे-नुक़सान है? आर्थिक क्षेत्र में चीन से लड़ाई में कितनी समझदारी है? इन्हीं सवालों पर सुनिए पुलियाबाज़ी सौरभ और प्रणय के साथ| What are India’s options against the People’s Republic of China’s arrogance? What are the costs and ben…
 
In this episode, we spoke to Manoj Chandran (@manoj1chandran), CEO of White Swan Foundation — a not-for-profit organisation that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health. Manoj busts many myths about mental health, and illness. Going beyond the clinical aspects, Manoj talks about the role of individuals, society, and the state, in imp…
 
In this episode, we discuss India’s economic trajectory before, during, and after COVID-19 with Ajit Ranade, Senior Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. Ajit talks about the factors that derailed the Indian economy and suggests concrete actions that Indian governments can take to bounce back from the economic crisis. Listen in! इस एपिसोड में चर्च…
 
In this episode, we discuss how COVID-19 is likely to affect geopolitical and geoeconomic trends. Pranay and Saurabh discuss how the world might change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how this new world order will affect India, the domestic policy reforms needed to prosper in this world, and India’s foreign policy outlook for a changed world. कोविड-1…
 
How and why do Indian political parties use digital platforms such as Twitter even though only a small percentage of the Indian population is on this platform? Is a techno-savvy image a bane or a boon for a politician in India? Are different social media platforms suited for different kinds of political uses? Listen to this Puliyabaazi with Joyojee…
 
Pavan Srinath (@zeusisdead) returns as a guest to discuss three key elements for overcoming Covid-19: testing strategies, vaccination development, and societal immunity. यह एपिसोड है कोविड-१९ का ख़ात्मा करने के लिए ज़रूरी तीन चीज़ों पर: टेस्टिंग, टीकाकरण, और इम्युनिटी| पवन श्रीनाथ (@zeusisdead) के साथ इस चर्चा में आपको मिलेगा उत्तर इन सवालों का: 1. कि…
 
How is it that Indian governments are good at conducting elections and organising Kumbh Melas but are terrible at maintaining public infrastructure? Why does the Indian State seem to be omnipresent and inadequate at the same time? These are some questions that ‘State Capacity’ literature deals with. So in this episode, we discuss insights on Indian…
 
Karl Popper once said “We are all philosophers; we all accept certain philosophical theories, if only unconsciously.” But what does the formal academic discipline of philosophy entail? How does a philosophical inquiry help us resolve some fundamental dilemmas in our minds? This is the focus of this puliyabaazi with Sushruth Ravish, research scholar…
 
The world is still trying to figure a way out of the coronavirus outbreak. So in this episode, we take a step back and discuss common epidemics in India — their reasons, cures, and preparedness. Joining us is Shambhavi Naik, a cancer biologist and fellow at Takshashila Institution’s Technology Policy Programme. वायरस क्या हैं और इतने घातक क्यों हैं…
 
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Extended Reality — these terms have been the town of the tech town for over half a decade now. So in this geeky episode, we discuss how these technologies are changing the world of entertainment and education. Joining us is Vineet Devaiah, Founder of TeliportMe, a virtual reality content company. V…
 
Street vendors are a quintessential part of Indian cities. Yet, their right to carry out their trade in public spaces is hampered by inherent class bias and state corruption. So in this episode, we speak to Prashant Narang, lawyer and Associate Director at Centre for Civil Society in Delhi. Prashant is the mind behind the Street Vendor Compliance I…
 
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019 “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. This experimental approach — Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) — is an alternative paradigm for conducting economics research. Adopted from medicine, RCTs are arguably referred to as the ‘gold stan…
 
What does the future of electric vehicles and electric storage in India look like? Charging stations or battery swapping - which model is better for Indian conditions? What role can the government play to encourage this industry? We take stock of the EV revolution in India with Rahul Raj, co-founder of energy storage solution company, Inverted Ener…
 
2019 was a record-breaking one for Indian startups. Across sectors, companies raised more than $4 billion in venture capital last year. In fact, the first three quarters of 2019 alone witnessed the emergence of eight new unicorns (valuation > $ 1billion). So, in this episode, we take a close look at the world of venture capital which invests risk c…
 
The Preamble of the Indian Constitution has become a rallying point for lakhs of anti-CAA and NRC protesters across India. The preamble is being read out every single day on the streets of several cities. However, the Hindi version of the Preamble is hardly being read out, possibly because it uses ornate and archaic Hindi. So in this special episod…
 
In this episode, Saurabh and Pranay discuss how the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register for Indian Citizens is likely to work on the ground. They also discuss the ways in which these moves will hurt the Indian national interest. ये नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम आख़िर है क्या? इसका NRC से क्या रिश्ता है? इसी विषय पर विस्तार से चर्चा इस पुलियाबा…
 
Energy security — what does it really mean? Can a country like India, heavily dependent on imports for its energy demands ever become energy secure? What are the global trends on oil, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable sources of energy? These are some themes we explore in this episode with Siddharth Singh @siddharth3, a climate change and energy …
 
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria finally met its demise with the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 26th. So in this episode of Puliyabaazi we take a look at ISIS, its recruitment methods, its use of technology, and its bureaucracy. We also discuss cases in the Indian sub-continent that claimed links with the ISIS. Joining us for this conv…
 
Puliyabaazi is fifty episodes old now! To mark this occasion, we return to discussing a foundational text. In this episode, we discuss insights from Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman’s classic Thinking, Fast and Slow. The work in this book was instrumental in creating a new discipline of economics known as behavioral economics. The central thesi…
 
In episodes 11 and 12 we discussed contemporary China from a political and economic angle. So this episode is about China’s society. We discuss the lived experience of an Indian in smaller cities of China and try to understand the similarities and differences in the two societies. Joining us for this Puliyabaazi is Sunny Mewati, academic director o…
 
The future of mobility is autonomous. But it’s hard to imagine that future in Indian conditions where roads occupy spots between potholes, the traffic pattern is Brownian, and non-verbal communication is a lead indicator of vehicular movement. So in this episode, we speak about Indian challenges and opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space. Ex…
 
Fake news, disinformation, misinformation, and social media manipulation — these are elements of perhaps the most significant global story of these times. And yet, this phenomenon remains underexplored. We do not fully understand what causes people to generate, share, and believe in fake propaganda. So in this episode, we discuss the anatomy of fak…
 
The events surrounding Chandrayaan-2’s landing attempt captured India’s imagination earlier this month. This also gave us a reason to talk about Space on Puliyabaazi again. In our previous episode on space, we discussed the story of ISRO. In this episode, we explore the world of rocketry — the enabling technology for space exploration. Joining us i…
 
The National Registry of Citizens (NRC) has been in the national news recently. So in this episode, we take a step back to understand the causes and dynamics of insider-outsider tensions in North-East India. Joining us is author and journalist Samrat, who has co-edited a book with Preeti Gill on this topic, titled Insider-Outsider: Belonging and Un…
 
बलोचिस्तान आजकल भारत में एक बहुचर्चित विषय हो गया है | प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने तीन साल पहले अपने स्वतंत्रता दिवस भाषण में इसका उल्लेख किया | इससे पहले पाकिस्तान ने भारत के एक नागरिक कुलभूषण जाधव को ईरान से कब्ज़े में ले लिया और आरोप लगाया कि भारत की ख़ुफ़िया एजेंसी R&AW बलोचिस्तान में आतंकवादी गतिविधियों को बढ़ावा दे रही है | तो इस बार की पुलियाबाज़ी बलोचि…
 
बौद्धिक सम्पदा: पेटेंट, कॉपीराइट, और ट्रेड सीक्रेट की कहानी कोका कोला के ट्रेड सीक्रेस्ट फॉर्मूले की कहानियाँ तो सभी ने सुनी है | पर यह कॉपीराइट, पेटेंट, और ट्रेड सीक्रेट आख़िर है क्या? बौद्धिक सम्पदा (Intellectual Property) के अधिकार के यह सभी साधन एक अर्थव्यवस्था के लिए क्या फ़ायदे-नुक़सान लाते हैं? इसी विषय पर सुनिए अगली पुलियाबाज़ी मिहिर महाजन के स…
 
The debate on governmental reform often takes one of these three turns: privatization, nationalization, or devolution. But none of the three narratives provides a comprehensive framework for reforming government organisations. For example, privatization might not always be possible nor advisable. Similarly, devolution of policy and regulatory roles…
 
The semiconductor microchip is perhaps the greatest modern-day innovation breakthrough. It made radios, TVs, computers, and phones happen. Today, a processor microchip has billions of components and is created using a complex supply chain involving thousands of specialised companies cutting across the globe. This trade network with nodes spread all…
 
The tussle between the Reserve Bank of India and the Union government has only intensified over the last two years. Governor Urjit Patel resigned in December 2018 and Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigned earlier this week. Though both of them cited personal reasons there are speculations that the stand-off related to excess funds on RBI’s balance…
 
भारतीय राष्ट्रवाद की ख़ासियत यह है कि वह शुरुआत से ही उदारवादी रहा है | लेकिन आज के ध्रुवीकृत वातावरण में इन दोनों शब्दों को विरोधाभासी समझा जाने लगा है | कुछ राष्ट्र के स्वनियुक्त रक्षक लिबरल विचारधारा को ज़हरीला मानते है तो खुद को लिबरल मानने वाले राष्ट्रवाद नाम से ही कतरा जाते है | तो हमने पुलियाबाज़ी की तक्षशिला इंस्टीटूशन के डायरेक्टर नितिन पई के…
 
क्रिकेट एक ऐसा विषय है जिसमे हम सभी ज्ञानी है | लेकिन क्या आपको पता था कि डेटा साइंस के प्रयोग से क्रिकेट के स्तर में निरंतर सुधार आ रहा है ? डेटा एनालिसिस टीमों का एक अभिन्न अंग बन चुका है यहाँ तक कि इंग्लैंड क्रिकेट बोर्ड ने तो अब एक चीफ डेटा अफसर भी नियुक्त किया है | तो इस एपिसोड में हमने क्रिकेट के इस नए पहलू पर पुलियाबाज़ी की कार्तिक शशिधर से |…
 
लिबरलिस्म अर्थात स्वातंत्रवाद आज एक विस्फोटक शब्द हो गया है | लेकिन ये लिबरल होने का आख़िर मतलब क्या होता है? इस प्रश्न का उत्तर खोजते हुए हम फ्रेडरिक हायेक (1899-1992) के लेख पढ़ने लगे | हायेक लिबरल विचारधारा की एक महत्वपूर्ण हस्ती है | The Use of Knowledge in Society, The Road to Serfdom और Law, Legislation, and Liberty हायेक के कुछ धमाकेदार लेख है…
 
कुछ ही महीनों पहले चीन के एक वैज्ञानिक ने जीनोम-एडिटिंग का उपयोग कर जुड़वां बच्चियाँ बनाकर पूरे जगत को हिला दिया | जीन एडिटिंग ने ‘कुदरत बनाम परवरिश’ विवाद को एक नया आयाम दे दिया है | तो इस बार पुलियाबाज़ी पर लेकर आए हैं हम एक वैज्ञानिक को जीन्स, जीन एडिटिंग बारे में विस्तार से चर्चा करने के लिए | हमारी गेस्ट है शांभवी नाईक, जो एक कैंसर बायोलॉजिस्ट …
 
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जासूसी एक ऐसा पेशा है जिसके बारे में न सिर्फ हम कम जानते है बल्कि अक़्सर सरासर ग़लत भी जानते है | फिल्मों में इस पेशे को इस तरह दर्शाया जाता है कि इंटेलिजेंस अफ़सर कई दिव्य शक्तियों के मालिक लगने लगते है | तो इस बार की पुलियाबाज़ी एक असली इंटेलिजेंस अफ़सर के साथ इस पेशे के बारे में | हमने बात की भारत की ख़ुफ़िया एजेंसी रिसर्च एंड एनालिसिस विंग (R&AW) के भ…
 
2019 मतदान क़रीब है और राजनीति की हवा किस दिशा में बह रही है, इस पर हर भारतीय का अपना एक मत तो ज़रूर है| अक़्सर लोग कहते हैं कि भारत में राजनीति विचारधाराओं से परे है ; वह केवल नेताओं के व्यक्तित्व, भ्रष्टाचार, या फ़िर जातिगत समीकरण पर केंद्रित है | पर इन आम धारणाओं में कितना सच है, इसी विषय पर इस हफ़्ते की पुलियाबाज़ी राहुल वर्मा (फेलो, राहुल सेंटर फॉर …
 
इस बार की पुलियाबाज़ी भारत के एकमात्र ग्रामीण, नारीवादी न्यूज़ चैनल - ख़बर लहरिया - के साथ | २००२ में स्थापित हुआ यह नेटवर्क अपनी बेबाक रिपोर्टिंग के लिए मशहूर है | तो हमने पुलियाबाज़ी की दिशा मलिक (मैनेजिंग डायरेक्टर) और कविता देवी (डिजिटल हेड) के साथ | पहले हमने बात की खबर लहरिया की सफलताएँ और चुनौतियाँ के बारे में | फ़िर हमने समझने की कोशिश की उत्तर …
 
भारत में तक़रीबन 90 बैंक है पर 10000 ग़ैर-बैंकिंग वित्तीय कम्पनियाँ (NBFC) हैं जबकि दोनों संस्थाओं का एक ही रोल है - किफ़ायती क़र्ज़ उपलब्ध करा पाना | कोबरापोस्ट वेबसाइट ने इनमें से एक - DHFL - पर जनवरी में आरोप लगाया था कि इस कम्पनी ने 31 हजार करोड़ रुपए का घोटाला किया है! इसे ‘भारत के इतिहास का सबसे बड़ा बैंकिंग स्कैम’ करार दिया गया था।भारत में ही नह…
 
2019 के लोकसभा चुनाव नज़दीक आ रहे है | अगले कुछ महीनों में हर नुक्कड़-गली में “कौन बनेगा प्रधानमंत्री” इसी विषय पर वाद-विवाद होगा | तो पुलियाबाज़ी में हमने इस प्रश्न से हटकर मतदान प्रक्रिया को समझने का प्रयास किया | इस पुलियाबाज़ी में हमारे गेस्ट है श्री अलोक शुक्ला जो २००९ और २०१४ के बीच भारत के डिप्टी इलेक्शन कमिश्नर रह चुके हैं | उनकी नयी किताब Elec…
 
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