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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. 129: The Science of Economics

    Ep. 129: The Science of Economics

    The science of economics can often be misunderstood. Economics as a discipline is riddled with paradoxes. We often want economics to be able to predict the next crisis, while dismissing sound economic insights that may be a century old.
    Where is the science in economics? How much of the discipline is experimentation, and how much is careful observation of the world?
    Economist Ajay Shah is on Episode 129 of The Pragati Podcast to talk to Pavan Srinath about the dismal science of economics.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Ajay Shah is a Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi. He is a popular columnist, a frequent blogger, and has recently authored In Service of The Republic: The Art and Science of Economic Policy along with Vijay Kelkar.
    Also check out:The Seen and the Unseen #154: The Art and Science of Economy Policy with Ajay Shah and Vijay Kelkar. https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-seen-and-the-unseen/8374/the-art-and-science-of-economic-policy/
    What is Wrong With Economics? https://blog.theleapjournal.org/2011/02/what-is-wrong-with-economics.html
    The Problem With the Economics Profession. https://blog.theleapjournal.org/2012/12/the-problems-of-economics-profession.html
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    Ep. 128: Getting Back to Economic Growth

    Ep. 128: Getting Back to Economic Growth

    India's economic growth dips below 5% per annum again, less than a decade after the previous economic crisis. Is 5% growth for a country like India all but a recession?
    Anupam Manur returns to The Pragati Podcast in Episode 128 to talk to Pavan Srinath about how India's economy can be brought back on track.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talk show on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Takshashila Institution, and a frequent guest on the show.
    Also listen to: Pragati Podcast #20: The GDP: From World War I to Today. https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/2728/gdp-world-war-i-today/
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    Ep. 127: The Rich History of Banking in India

    Ep. 127: The Rich History of Banking in India

    Is India's banking crisis the first of its kind in the country? How did banks flourish and fail a hundred years ago, and what can we learn from them?
    Amol Agarwal gives us a magesterial tour of the rise of modern banking in India, all the way up to when India's top banks were nationalised in 1969 and 1980.
    The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
    Amol Agarwal is an Assistant Professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management at Ahmedabad University. He did his FPM at IIM Bangalore, and he writes extensively on banking, history, macroeconomics and finance, and much of it for public consumption as well.
    Amol blogs actively at Mostly Economics, and has written often for Mint.
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    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/
    If you have any questions or comments, write in to podcast@thinkpragati.com.
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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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    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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