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Parley is a weekly podcast from The Hindu that brings together subject experts to discuss issues of public interest in-depth and from multiple perspectives.

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Parley is a weekly podcast from The Hindu that brings together subject experts to discuss issues of public interest in-depth and from multiple perspectives.

    Are the Taliban returning to Kabul?

    Are the Taliban returning to Kabul?

    After 20 years of fighting, the U.S. is set to end its military operations in Afghanistan by August 31. Since May 1, when U.S. troops started withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban have made rapid territorial gains in the country. They have taken control of dozens of northern districts and several of the country’s key border crossings, mounting pressure on the Ashraf Ghani government.

    Here we discuss the Afghan situation, India’s options, and the prospects for a peaceful settlement.

    Guests: Avinash Paliwal, Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute, London; Jayant Prasad, a former Indian civil servant, who had served as India’s envoy in Kabul.

    Host: Stanly Johny

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    • 31 min
    Will the new e-commerce rules really favour consumers?

    Will the new e-commerce rules really favour consumers?

    In June, the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry came out with a list of proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection Act of 2019. These include appointment of a Chief Compliance Officer and a Resident Grievance Officer, provisions of fall back liability, registration of e-commerce entities and seeking an end to flash sales. The Centre claims that these amendments try to rein in unfair trade practices adopted by e-commerce companies and intend to take care of the interests of consumers. But not everyone agrees.

    Here we discuss the proposed amendments in a conversation moderated by.

    Guests: Prithwiraj Mukherjee, an Assistant Professor at IIM, Bangalore; Anupam Manur, an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution.

    Host: Prashanth Perumal J

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    • 40 min
    Is the Indian stock market in a bubble?

    Is the Indian stock market in a bubble?

    Since the nationwide lockdown announced by the Prime Minister in March 2020, the Indian economy has faced its worst contraction in history. Yet, the country’s stock indices, the Sensex and the Nifty, have almost doubled in price from the low that they hit in April 2020. Many analysts and even the Reserve Bank of India now believe that stocks are in a bubble.

    Here we discuss the current state of Indian markets.

    Guests: Alok Jain, a SEBI-registered investment adviser and a momentum investor; Anand Srinivasan, a value investor and the author of Ordinary Stocks, Extraordinary Profits

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    • 47 min
    Should only elected legislators be eligible for chief ministership?

    Should only elected legislators be eligible for chief ministership?

    The option provided in the Constitution should be used with honesty, not just to tinker with politics.

    The sudden exit of Tirath Singh Rawat as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, a development the Bharatiya Janata Party sought to explain in terms of a constitutional roadblock to being elected as a legislator with in six months, has led to thickening speculation about the fate of West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, another unelected Chief Minister.

    Here we discuss the road ahead.

    Guests: M.R. Madhavan, is President and co-founder of PRS Legislative Research, a public policy research institution; S.Y. Quraishi, served as 17th Chief Election Commissioner of India from July 2010 to June 2012.

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    • 31 min
    Can the CBSE’s plan objectively assess students of Class 12?

    Can the CBSE’s plan objectively assess students of Class 12?

    The CBSE has prepared a tabulation scheme to determine the marks that students of Class 12 will be awarded in this pandemic year, upon completion of schooling. How reliable is such a scheme against the backdrop of the digital divide, and can it be improved?

    Here we discuss the road ahead for assessing students.

    Guests: Uday Gaonkar, a teacher in a rural school in Karnataka’s public system who has worked in science teaching and learning; Anita Rampal, Professor and former Dean, Faculty of Education, Delhi University.

    Host: G. Ananthakrishnan

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    • 37 min
    Should India accept Islamic State returnees?

    Should India accept Islamic State returnees?

    In 2016-18, four women from Kerala accompanied their husbands to join the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan's Khorasan Province. Their husbands were killed in different attacks and the women are now lodged in an Afghanistan prison. Authorities in Afghanistan want to return the women to India, but the Indian government has not indicated what it proposes to do in this matter.

    Sources say security agencies have advised against taking them back. What do international laws say about foreign fighters returning to their countries? Here we discuss the question.

    Guests: Kabir Taneja, a Fellow with the Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation and author of The ISIS Peril; K.P. Fabian, a former diplomat author and Professor at the Indian Society of International Law.

    Host: Suhasini Haidar

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    • 34 min

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