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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

    Ep. 466: Lessons to Learn on Big Tech Regulation

    Ep. 466: Lessons to Learn on Big Tech Regulation

    Both the US and Europe have attempted to regulate 'Big Tech' effectively. Soon, it will be India's turn to work out new ground rules for these novel technologies and business practices. Atish Padhy and Saurabh Modi join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss what India should learn from the Western experience, and how can it approach the regulation of "Big Tech" companies with more nuance.
    Read Atish's oped for the Deccan Herald: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/what-we-don-t-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-big-tech-919796.html
    You can follow Atish on twitter: @socratishh(https://twitter.com/socratishh)
    You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 465: Should 2020 be a Zero Year for Education?

    Ep. 465: Should 2020 be a Zero Year for Education?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened inequalities in India's education sector. While many schools and colleges have resorted to online classes, millions of students struggle to get access to the required technology. Should India consider declaring 2020 a zero year, requiring all students to repeat this academic year in 2021-22? Saurabh Modi and Atish Padhy join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss the possible costs & benefits of such a drastic measure.
    You can follow Atish on twitter: @socratishh(https://twitter.com/socratishh)
    You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 464: How Effective Are the New COVID Vaccines?

    Ep. 464: How Effective Are the New COVID Vaccines?

    How is vaccine effectiveness calculated? Should ministers be part of vaccine clinical trials?
    Sunila Dixit is joined by Ameya Paleja and Shambhavi Naik to discuss the latest developments in vaccines to combat COVID-19.
    Ask us your questions about COVID-19 vaccines by emailing us at research@takshashila.org or tweet to us @TakshashilaInst
    You can follow Ameya on twitter: @AmeyaPaleja(https://twitter.com/AmeyaPaleja)
    You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic(https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic)
    You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 463: How Not To Regulate Disinformation

    Ep. 463: How Not To Regulate Disinformation

    The Kerala State government has backed down from amending its Police Act to include imprisonment for social media posts considered "offensive" or "defamatory". But different efforts to tackle disinformation across the country throughout 2020 indicate that we risk short-term responses without considering the long-term fall out. In this episode, Rohan Seth talks to Prateek Waghre about how we should not regulate disinformation and principles we could use to approach this question.
    Referred Links:
    https://techpolicy.substack.com/p/of-regulating-information-and-disorder
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/disinformation-age/1F4751119C7C4693E514C249E0F0F997
    https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre/status/1269275993073577984
    https://techpolicy.substack.com/p/of-the-state-and-states-of-information
    Note:This episode was recorded before the Amendment was formally withdrawn. However, our discussion of the principles of disinformation regulation still hold true.
    You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)
    You can follow Prateek on twitter: @prateekwaghre(https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 462: The World Health Assembly Meets Amid a Pandemic

    Ep. 462: The World Health Assembly Meets Amid a Pandemic

    While the pandemic rages on without end, the 73rd World Health Assembly has passed important resolutions relating to vaccination, food security, and other diseases. Manoj Kewalramani and Sunila Dixit talk about the recent resolutions as well as the controversial resolution passed in May calling for an investigation into WHO handling of the crisis.
    Referred link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/world/who-china-coronavirus.html
    You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude(https://twitter.com/theChinaDude)
    You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)
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    • 25 min
    Ep. 461: India's Marathon: Surya Prakash BS on Reimagining India's Revenue

    Ep. 461: India's Marathon: Surya Prakash BS on Reimagining India's Revenue

    The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India's Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive.
    In this episode, lawyer and accountant Surya Prakash BS joins Pranay Kotasthane to talk about how India's byzantine revenue system can be revamped to create a more effective tax regime that charges citizens accurately for government services rather than relying disproportionately on regressive taxes.
    Read Surya's full chapter, and many more, in India's Marathon. You can buy the Kindle edition at bit.ly/IndiasMarathon
    You can follow Surya on twitter: @SuryaPrakashBS(https://twitter.com/SuryaPrakashBS)
    You can follow Pranay on twitter: @pranaykotas(https://twitter.com/pranaykotas)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    • 41 min

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