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Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a lot more brain fodder at www.thinkpragati.com.

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Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a lot more brain fodder at www.thinkpragati.com.

    Ep. 126: US-China Trade Wars: What Next?

    Ep. 126: US-China Trade Wars: What Next?

    On January 15, 2020, the United States of America and the People's Republic of China and Xi Jinping signed the "Phase One Trade Deal" after more than a year of protracted negotiations.
    On the Pragati Podcast in January 2019, Manoj Kewalramani and Anupam Manur had established that what we are seeing currently is a US-China trade battle, happening under the shadow of a much longer war for technological dominance.
    In Episode 126, Manoj Kewalramani returns to The Pragati Podcast to tell us the terms of the trade deal, how impactful they may be, and which conflicts remain unsolved. Manoj also gives a quick rundown of the highlights of what happened in China in 2019.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow for China Studies at the Takshashila Institution. In the past, Manoj spent several years working in China in journalism, manufacturing and more. He writes a weekly newsletter called Eye on China, which is a must-read for anyone interested in tracking China. Subscribe to it at bit.ly/EyeonChina
    And don't miss previous episodes on China with Manoj:Ep. 77: The US-China Trade Battle: https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/6749/the-us-china-tariff-battle/Ep. 78: The US-China War for Technology: https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/6754/the-us-china-war-for-technology/Ep. 112: The 2019 Hong Kong Protests: https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/8238/2019-hong-kong-protests/Ep. 66: Myths About China: https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/5907/myths-about-china/Ep. 67: No, China Isn't Taking Over the World: https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/5989/no-china-isnt-taking-over-the-world/
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    Ep. 99: (Rebroadcast) Questioning Nationalism

    Ep. 99: (Rebroadcast) Questioning Nationalism

    The world today is broadly organised into sovereign nation states, and we all believe that the Indian Nation exists and is thriving. But what is nationalism, at its core? How did nationalism really evolve in Europe, and are ideas like Indian nationalism and Tamil nationalism quite the same? Dr AP Ashwin Kumar joins us on Episode 99 of The Pragati Podcast to unpack nationalism, language and identity.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Starting this week, The Pragati Podcast will be airing every Wednesday instead of every Thursday.
    AP Ashwin Kumar is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Learning Futures at Ahmedabad University. Ashwin has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Manipal University, and has 10 years’ experience in teaching and research in Cultural Studies.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 125: Learning From The Assam NRC

    Ep. 125: Learning From The Assam NRC

    A nation-wide NRC is an unknown beast of unknown dimensions. Real world examples of the NRC come from Assam, where close to 19 lakh residents of the state were left out of the NRC list brought out in August 2019.
    How do you prove your citizenship in India, where most people do not have basic personal documents? Journalist Rohini Mohan  joins Pavan Srinath to discuss Assam's unique history, how the NRC was rolled out in Assam, and what a nation-wide NRC might look like.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Rohini Mohan is a journalist and author, who has been reporting extensively from Assam over the last few years, covering the NRC, foreigners' tribunals, and the struggles of stateless residents of India.
    Recommending reading and listening:
    Rohini Mohan: Inside India's Sham Trials For Citizenship. https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/3k33qy/worse-than-a-death-sentence-inside-indias-sham-trials-that-could-strip-millions-of-citizenship
    Rohini Mohan: Inside the Foreigners Tribunals in Assam. https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/08/05/what-s-going-on-is-really-unfair-inside-the-foreigners-tribunals-in-assam_a_23496313/
    Pragati Podcast #119: Refugees in the 21st Century. https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/8293/refugees-in-the-21st-century/
    If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 124: Nuclear War, Deterrence and Peace.

    Ep. 124: Nuclear War, Deterrence and Peace.

    Nuclear war feels unthinkable, but how much peace does nuclear deterrence guarantee? Do nuclear programmes truly deter or compel adversaries in the real world? And can we imagine a world where 20+ countries have nuclear weapons?
    Vipin Narang joins Pavan Srinath on Episode 124 of The Pragati Podcast to dive into the world of nuclear weapons and strategy. He shares the evolution of our understanding of nuclear strategy from early ideas of mutually assured destruction.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Programme. He published his first book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era in 2014, and is currently working on his second book, Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation, in which he explores how states pursue nuclear weapons. He is on Twitter at @NarangVipin.
    Also check out:
    Pragati Podcast 29: Firing on the Line of Control, with Lt Gen Prakash Menon. https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-pragati-podcast-episode-list/2018/2/1/ep-29-firing-on-the-line-of-control
    51: A Tale of Two Nukes: Iran. https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-pragati-podcast-episode-list/2018/7/19/ep-51-a-tale-of-two-nukes-iran-part-1
    52: A Tale of Two Nukes: North Korea. https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-pragati-podcast-episode-list/2018/7/26/ep-52-a-tale-of-two-nukes-north-korea-part-2
    If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. To learn more about the campaign, visit abmeribaari.in.
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    • 54 min
    Ep. 123: Growing Up In Patriarchal India

    Ep. 123: Growing Up In Patriarchal India

    The Republic of India is often a Republic of men. While men and women nationally enjoy the same rights, we are yet to solve many of the social failures from decades ago. Child marriage for women remains the norm in many parts of the country, many girls drop out early from education, and women's participation in the labour force is dropping drastically.
    Understanding the challenges faced by adolescent women in India can help us unpack why Indian society and governments are failing half the population in so many ways. Shireen Jejebhoy, Manisha Gupte and Richa Patel join Pavan Srinath on the Pragati Podcast to help with just that.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    This episode was made possible thanks to the Ab Meri Baari campaign run by the Dasra 10 to 19 Collaborative. The campaign aims to improve the lives of adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19, and empower them. As a part of the campaign, 300 girl champions were selected across Jharkhand and Rajasthan to conduct a social audit of all government services directed towards them. Dasra is a philanthropic organisation that facilitates social change by driving collaborative action between funders, development organisations and communities.
    Shireen Jejeebhoy is a demographer and social scientist whose work has focused on young people's health and development. Manisha Gupte has been part of the women's and health rights movements in India since the mid-1970s, and co-founded MASUM -- a rural women's organisation in Maharashtra that has been active since 1987. Richa Patel is a communications specialist and a team lead at Dasra, who's also instrumental in making this and the previous episode possible.
    Also check out:
    Pragati Podcast #122: The Adolescents of India: https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-pragati-podcast-episode-list/2019/12/11/ep-122-the-adolescents-of-india
    Report: The Situation of Adolescents in Jharkhand. https://www.dasra.org/resource/the-situation-of-adolescents-in-jharkhand
    If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. To learn more about the campaign, visit abmeribaari.in.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 122: The Adolescents of India

    Ep. 122: The Adolescents of India

    India has made strides in improving the health, well-being and lives of infants and expecting mothers over the last several decades. But once children enter school and enter adolescence, they get lost as a public priority till they enter adulthood.
    Adolescence is a time of great physical, physiological and intellectual development and upheaval for all of us. Adolescents also need special protection of their rights, especially their sexual and reproductive health and rights. On Episode 122 of The Pragati Podcast, Dr. Lakshmi Lingam, Dr Rama Shyam and Gurpriya Singh talk to host Pavan Srinath about the challenges faced by adolescents across India, especially girls.
    This episode was made possible thanks to the Ab Meri Baari campaign run by the Dasra 10 to19 Collaborative. The campaign aims to improve the lives of adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19, and empower them. As a part of the campaign, 300 girl champions were selected across Jharkhand and Rajasthan to conduct a social audit of all government services directed towards them. Dasra is a philanthropic organisation that facilitates social change by driving collaborative action between funders, development organisations and communities.
    Dr Lakshmi Lingam is a Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a gender-specialist. Dr Rama Shyam runs the Empowerment, Health & Sexuality of Adolescents (EHSAS) programme at SNEHA, Mumbai and is the co-founder of SAFER - the Society for Awareness, Harmony and Equal Rights. Gurpriya Singh is a development professional working at Dasra, where she has most recently been working on the Ab Meri Baari campaign implementing social and behavioral change strategies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan.
    If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com. To learn more about the campaign, visit abmeribaari.in.
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    Subscribe & listen to The Pragati Podcast on iTunes, Saavn , Spotify , Castbox , Google Podcasts , YouTube or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

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