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The Suno India Show’ is a news show by Suno India combining slow journalism with under-represented and under-reported stories. Covering the diverse range of topics like politics, technology, education and society, the host brings in informative interviews and engaging discussions with experts. The show not only shines a spotlight on stories that matter but keeps the listeners up to date with the latest national news.

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The Suno India Show’ is a news show by Suno India combining slow journalism with under-represented and under-reported stories. Covering the diverse range of topics like politics, technology, education and society, the host brings in informative interviews and engaging discussions with experts. The show not only shines a spotlight on stories that matter but keeps the listeners up to date with the latest national news.

    All you need to know about Omicron Symptoms, Treatment, Precaution

    All you need to know about Omicron Symptoms, Treatment, Precaution

    On this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Dr Dileep Mavalankar, the Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, and Member Secretary of Gujarat State Task Force for COVID. 

    They discuss how omicron is different from earlier variants of the coronavirus, from symptoms, treatment to precaution. And how this varies depending on comorbidities and vaccination. Tune in to hear how you can take care of yourself in this wave. 

    Show notes:

    Early third wave data from Mumbai: Severity low, oxygen needs low, but puzzling hospitalisation rate
    'Who will treat patients?': Staff shortages loom as Omicron infects doctors and hospital workers
    As patients and staff infect each other, hospitals struggle to contain spread of Covid-19



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    • 18 min
    Lived experiences shaping mental health care - the story of Jacklin & Amali

    Lived experiences shaping mental health care - the story of Jacklin & Amali

    Jacklin and Amali, two sisters who battled mental illnesses, are at the heart of an initiative to provide housing to women like them — those who suffer from mental ailments, grief, and homelessness. Their lived experiences breathe love and empathy into this initiative, which recently found a mention in a World Health Organisation report!

    The host of this episode, Hariprasad Radhakrishnan, travels to Tiruchi to understand the challenges in access to mental health care in rural areas and why the housing model is unique.

    He also spoke with Dr Pallab Kumar Maulik, Deputy Director and Director of Research, the George Institute of Global Health, Javits J. Rajendran, Associate Director, Partnerships and Communication at The Banyan and Rashi, Director (Communication and Strategy) at The Alternative Story to understand the range of sociological factors that make women more vulnerable to mental health illnesses and how the ‘Home Again’ model developed. 

    Show notes:
    Gender and women’s mental health



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    • 21 min
    From Sulli Deals to Bulli Bai, how the police traces anonymous criminals online

    From Sulli Deals to Bulli Bai, how the police traces anonymous criminals online

    As Mumbai police and now Delhi police catch alleged masterminds of the apps that virtually auctioned Muslim women, what took so long? Is it simply public pressure that led to the breakthroughs this time around? Or is the delay due to the difficulty of catching anonymous perpetrators online? 

    For an answer to these questions, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee spoke to Karan Saini, a security researcher and a public interest technologist for this episode of The Suno India Show. Karan takes us through his own research of Sulli Deals and Bulli Bai, and what the police can do in this case involving US-based internet platforms.



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    Amravati's Gully Boys are rapping about caste

    Amravati's Gully Boys are rapping about caste

    On this episode of Suno India, reporter Prashant Rathod profiles a rap band from Amravati. The band, Raptoli, includes Vipin Tatad, Tausif Khan, Mangesh Ingole and Gaurav Ingole. All four have grown up in Amravati's slums living the hard life as daily wage labourers. 

    The group sings about living in a slum, casteism, communalism, living in poverty, and even touches on national issues such as the farmers’ protest, lockdown woes of labourers and other issues. 



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    • 40 min
    Custodial Torture: Why we don’t take police violence seriously

    Custodial Torture: Why we don’t take police violence seriously

    Indian films with hero cops often glorify police violence. At times, encounter killings are celebrated by the public at large. According to NHRC data, there are five custodial deaths in India every day. The minister of state for home affairs, Nityanand Rai has said that there have been 151 custodial deaths in 2021. 

    On this episode of the Suno India Show, reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Ameya Bokil, a legal researcher and co-founder of Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project. They discuss how custodial violence started in India, why it is so common and what some of the legal remedies are. Tune in.

    Show notes:

    Death Due To Custodial Torture: State Government To Pay 5 Lakhs To Family Of Minor Victim; Madras High Court Adjourns The Matter | Live Law
    Problems of Violence, States of Terror: Torture in Colonial India – Anupama Rao
    Police’s Continued Victimisation of ‘Denotified’ Tribal Communities Can No Longer Go Unchallenged | The Wire
    Over-policing in India is not the answer to COVID-19 | OpenGlobalRights 



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    Why is India spending less on healthcare?

    Why is India spending less on healthcare?

    In November this year, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Accounts estimates for 2017-18. These estimates reveal that the total government health expenditure has decreased from 3.8% in 2016-17 to 3.3% in 2017-18 and that the share of government health expenditure in the Gross Domestic Product or GDP of the country has increased to 1.35% in 2017-18 from 1.15% in 2013-14.

    According to these estimates, the out of pocket expenditure or money spent by households on healthcare decreased from 58.7% in 2016-17 to 48.8% in 2017-18. 

    To make sense of the national health accounts estimates 2017-18 and to get a health economist’s perspective, host Kunika Balhotra spoke with Dr Indranil Mukhopadhyay. 

    Dr Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat. He has a PhD in public health and health economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. 

    He has led several research studies supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; WHO, International Labour Organisation (ILO) and has several international and national publications.

    Show Notes
    National Health Accounts Estimates



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    • 33 min

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Afghanistan

Superb Podcast which brings alive normal life and aspirations in Afghanistan.

PriyaMirza ,

pressing issues, well explained

Found the one on the Indian economy and the cuts in health care insightful; and the episodes on SMA and love jihad very well put together.

Harrrypot ,

Good content, presentation can be better

I really enjoy the topics and guests. Very educative and informative. The one area I feel this could really improve in the presentation style - given it’s an audio medium it’s imperative the host is articulate and professional sounding. Most of the hosts that I have listened to sound like 10 year old learning to read. A tweak on that will make this just great.

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