Episodes
Published 12/09/22
Dr. Harshit Kukreja and Mahek Nankani discuss the challenges of substandard quality checks, poor recordkeeping and implementation loopholes in the Indian drug regulatory ecosystem.
Published 12/09/22
Manoj Kewalramani and Kingshuk Saha analyse Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in this episode. They discuss why the Indo-Pacific pivot to global geopolitics and Canada’s challenges and opportunities in the Indo-pacific region.
Published 12/08/22
Out of pocket healthcare expenses form a large chunk of people's budget. Healthcare expenses have been pushing lakhs of people back in poverty. In this episode of All Things Policy, Harshit Kukreja and Mahek Nankani discuss medical crowdfunding and its need, the pros and cons, government intervention and much more.
Published 12/07/22
In this episode, Rohan Pai, Bharath Reddy and Rahul Poruri introduce our listeners to open tech and its features. They discuss why it is in prominence today and what considerations need to be made in designing an open tech strategy for India.
Published 12/06/22
In this episode, Carl Jaison & Shrikrishna Upadhyaya briefly discuss the history of the equal pay movement, why women get paid less than men and the reason why the proposed hike in match fees by the BCCI is really just a drop in the ocean.
Published 12/05/22
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is a fairly new Ministry founded to coordinate skill development efforts across India. Sowmya Prabhakar and Sudisha Mishra invite Mahatma Gandhi National Fellows Navaneeth and Priyanka Patil to discuss some of the skill development efforts being carried out by the Ministry.
Published 12/02/22
Missiles are intimately tied to the nuclear arms race. For the first time in 40 years, the Russian military has given the public an unprecedented look into the design of its nuclear-armed missiles. Shrikrishna Upadhyaya takes this opportunity to quiz Pranav Satyanath on the history of rockets during the Cold War, differences in the Soviet and American approaches to building missiles, and the future of missile programmes.
Published 12/01/22
Over the past week, cities across China saw unprecedented demonstrations, as people took to the streets to call for an end to the country's zero-Covid policy. What's driving these protests and what do they mean for the future of COVID containment and politics in China? Manoj Kewalramani and Pranav R. Satyanath discuss.
Published 11/30/22
The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has released the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 for public consultation. This long awaited bill is the fourth iteration of the draft data protection law and is intended to bring in much needed reforms that will protect personal data of individuals.
Published 11/29/22
Kinship explains a lot of costly endeavours that people do. A lot of informal financing takes place through kin based networks. In this episode of All Things Policy, Harshit Kukreja and Carl Jaison discuss kinship, financing, MSMEs and much more.
Published 11/28/22
In India, the Union and the State Governments play a role in the health sector. How are the responsibilities divided? What are some of the issues arising out of the allocation? Dr Harshit Kukreja and Sarthak Pradhan discuss.
Published 11/25/22
Karthik Srinivasan, renowned social media consultant and author, speaks with Sachin Kalbag on what Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter means for political discourse in particular and the evolution of social media in general.
Published 11/24/22
A loss of language is accompanied by a loss of history, heritage, cultural expression and identity. Nearly half of the world’s languages are endangered today and Indian languages form the largest group among the endangered languages.  In the words of our guest, “Losing a link with one’s own language is like losing a slice of culture every day. Slowly. It is like the peanut butter you started slathering on the kids’ bread, instead of the sugar inside the hot ghee-filled chapati amma...
Published 11/23/22
Australia has emerged as a key actor shaping the future trajectory of the Indo-Pacific. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, about the principles underpinning the country’s approach to the region, developments related to the Quad and AUKUS and the future of the India-Australia relationship. You can follow Tim Watts on twitter: https://twitter.com/theChinaDude You can follow Manoj Kewalramani on twitter:...
Published 11/22/22
Malathi Renati, Associate Dean of Takshashila's Policy School and a sportsperson who has represented Karnataka in three sports, speaks with Pranay Kotasthane about designing sports policies that encourage participation of women. You can follow Pranay Kotasthane on twitter: https://twitter.com/pranaykotas Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/ You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or...
Published 11/21/22
India has a long tradition of different systems of medicine. Medical pluralism looks at integrating these systems with modern evidence-based medicine. Mahek Nankani and Dr. Harshit Kukreja discuss AYUSH, Covid-19 and the potential of India’s traditional knowledge.
Published 11/18/22
Sudisha Mishra and Sowmya Nandan talk to Uthara Narayanan, founder of Buzz Women, an organization that works towards providing knowledge, skills, and tools to rural women at the doorstep.
Published 11/17/22
Rohan and Mahek discuss the recent paper published by RBI, and deconstruct the 'hidden' costs of UPI.
Published 11/16/22
The 103rd Amendment to the Constitution of India dealing with reservations for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) was upheld by the Supreme Court last week. Shrikrishna Upadhyaya and Suman Joshi discuss in this episode.
Published 11/15/22
Xi Jinping won an unprecedented third term as General Secretary at the Communist Party’s 20th National Congress in late October. This cemented his hold on power for the foreseeable future.
Published 11/14/22
In this episode, Pranav Satyanath talks to Aditya Ramanathan about his new discussion document, which questions the possibility of a Quad space station.
Published 11/11/22
In this episode Shrikrishna hosts Aaditya Dighe to discuss foreign investment in the telecom sector, domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment, the challenges in the ongoing 5G roll-out, and alternatives like satcom based internet services.
Published 11/10/22
Can Indian States compete with each other for investment and development? If so, how do we ensure that States - big & small and developed & underdeveloped - compete on an equal footing?
Published 11/09/22
The Competition Commission of India has imposed fines and several restrictions in two antitrust verdicts against Google for abusing its market dominance in the Android operating system and app store markets.
Published 11/08/22