75 episodes

Bharatvaarta podcast is a commentary on politics, policy and culture focused on India. The podcast brings together people from different walks of life who have varied and interesting perspectives on what's happening around us.

Bharatvaarta Bharatvaarta

    • News Commentary
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Bharatvaarta podcast is a commentary on politics, policy and culture focused on India. The podcast brings together people from different walks of life who have varied and interesting perspectives on what's happening around us.

    Weekly | 26/11 Attack Anniversary | Maradona | FII inflows cross 50k Cr. | Nov 29

    Weekly | 26/11 Attack Anniversary | Maradona | FII inflows cross 50k Cr. | Nov 29

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was.   

    This week (November 22nd - 29th), we speak about the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Cyclone Nivar, and FII inflows crossing over 50k crore in November.  

    If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and @bharatvaarta on Instagram).

    • 33 min
    #068 - Banking Regulation - Way Ahead | Nirav Kanodra | Karan Bhasin

    #068 - Banking Regulation - Way Ahead | Nirav Kanodra | Karan Bhasin

    The internal working group of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come up with a slew of recommendations around letting NBFCs above a certain size acquire a banking license, letting Payments Banks and Small Finance Banks become full-fledged banks and letting certain large corporates set up banks  

    In this episode, we have Nirav Kanodra (Investment Banker) and Karan Bhasin (Economist & Researcher) walk us through these recommendations. We start off by analysing these recommendations and what is the potential impact of these regulations. They then discuss the need for these regulations and how changes in technology will shape regulation in the coming years. They then talk about some of the challenges when it comes to letting corporates run banks and how some of these challenges can be addressed through regulation. Finally they talk about corporate owned NBFCs, how they can be converted to banks and what can we learn from other countries. Finally, they share their views on the safeguards that the RBI should set up in order to make this move a success.  

    This is an insightful deep dive into the structure of banking, supervisory oversight and how a credit starved nation like India should proceed towards building strong banks that work towards democratizing credit while ensuring that systemic risks are handled to ensure that depositors and small savers are protected.  

    The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #067 - Agriculture in India | Sivakumar Surampudi (Group Head, Agri & IT Business, ITC)

    #067 - Agriculture in India | Sivakumar Surampudi (Group Head, Agri & IT Business, ITC)

    In this episode, we discuss the Indian Agriculture sector with Mr. Sivakumar Surampudi, Group Head – Agri & IT Business at ITC Limited, which is one India’s best-known conglomerates. Mr. Surampudi is a renowned thought leader with interests in agribusiness, rural marketing, retailing, infrastructure, and poverty alleviation. He led the World’s largest rural digital infrastructure program, ITC eChoupal, which empowers over 4 million farmers across the country.

    In this discussion, he discussed the challenges facing the Agriculture sector, the impact of recent reforms, technology interventions to enable personalization at scale, ITC’s journey of building the eChoupal platform, and how India can move up the value chain to become a strong Agricultural exporter. This episode is a fascinating deep dive into a sector that employs about 60% of the country and is in the throes of revolution.

    The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

    • 57 min
    Weekly | Laxmi Vilas Bank Collapse | Parler Growth | BPCL Divestment | Twitter Apology | Nagrota Encounter | 22nd Nov

    Weekly | Laxmi Vilas Bank Collapse | Parler Growth | BPCL Divestment | Twitter Apology | Nagrota Encounter | 22nd Nov

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was.   

    This week (November 15th - 22nd), we analyse the collapse of Laxmi Vilas Bank, Twitter's apology on the India map, BPCL divestment, growth of Parler and more.  

    If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and @bharatvaarta on Instagram).

    • 31 min
    #066 - Politics Post-Bihar | Aashish Chandorkar, Rohit Jayaraman, & Vivek Khaitan

    #066 - Politics Post-Bihar | Aashish Chandorkar, Rohit Jayaraman, & Vivek Khaitan

    It has been a busy couple of weeks, with elections in Bihar and Bypolls in 56 Assembly seats across 11 states.   

    In this episode, our resident political commentators, Aashish Chandorkar, Rohit Jayaraman, and Vivek Khaitan, discuss how these elections have panned out and their political significance. We cover the various political parties’ performance in Bihar and the future for Nitish Kumar and the NDA. We move on to BJP’s performance in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, and other important results in Dubbakka (Telangana), Baroda (Haryana), and RR Nagar/Sira  (Karnataka) constituencies.   

    We end by discussing what the future holds for the Indian National Congress after yet another poor showing in stark contrast to the continued popularity the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the rise of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen or AIMIM and their consolidation of the Muslim vote bank. This is a fantastic deep dive that colors the results with rich, insightful perspectives on what these results actually mean beyond just the numbers.   

    The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then don’t forget to rate, subscribe and share! For more information, check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

    • 1 hr
    #065 - UPI's Growth & Future | Deepak Abbot & Nikhil Kumar

    #065 - UPI's Growth & Future | Deepak Abbot & Nikhil Kumar

    In this episode, we discuss the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), India’s ubiquitous digital payments system that recently crossed 2 billion transactions in a month.   

    Joining us in this discussion are Deepak Abbot, Co-founder of indiagold and former head of Product and Growth @ Paytm – India’s most valued payments company, and Nikhil Kumar, Co-founder of Setu and former Head of the Developer Ecosystem for India Stack (iSPIRT Foundation). Nikhil describes the conception of UPI in 2016 and its vision then, Deepak speaks about UPI’s growth on the P2P (People to People) and P2M (People to Merchant) fronts and how UPI impacted the payments industry. Nikhil and Deepak then discuss policy and regulation, how banks have responded to this innovation, and interesting use cases that would expand the scope and impact of UPI. We end the podcast with a vision for the future on how we can spur similar innovation in other important axes to accelerate the country’s progress.   

    This is a fascinating discussion on perhaps, the most impactful innovation India has produced in the last decade from two people who have had a ringside view of its growth! The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In News Commentary

Listeners Also Subscribed To