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Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance — as well as science and technology.
 

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    The Modi Raj 5: Development man

    The Modi Raj 5: Development man

    Modi’s economic programme focuses on infrastructure spending and protectionist policies. India is on track to become the world’s third biggest economy, but what are the risks to Modi’s model?

    This episode draws on audio from the following publishers: PMO India, Property Transaction Guru, Sansad TV, and Narendra Modi YouTube.

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    The Modi Raj 6: NaMo

    The Modi Raj 6: NaMo

    Modi embraces technology to solve some of India’s biggest problems: the vast informal economy, low tax revenues, and getting welfare to the needy. But is tech the answer?

    This episode draws on audio from the following publishers: PMO India and Prime Video India.

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    The Weekend Intelligence: No short-cuts

    The Weekend Intelligence: No short-cuts

    Mass hair cutting has become a ritual for feminists in South Korea. When a woman is attacked for her appearance they protest by chopping off their locks. It is a bold move in a culture obsessed with rigid ideas of beauty.

    Over the past decade, Korean feminists have pushed for more protections for women, but recently this activism has faced a backlash from some men, who find support at the highest levels of the government.

    Moeka Iida travels to South Korea to explore this anti-feminist wave and find out why both sides are entrenched in their views.

    Music credit: Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound

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    Argentina turning? Milei’s surprising political success

    Argentina turning? Milei’s surprising political success

    Since his election last year, President Javier Milei has enjoyed some economic and political wins in Argentina. But his toughest fight is yet to come. On Britain’s general election trail, our correspondent found voters less keen on the prospect of a Labour victory than on punishing the Conservative party at the polls (10:00). And remembering Birubala Rabha, who campaigned against witch-hunting in India (18.35).
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    Grand Old Plans: Republican ideas for Congress

    Grand Old Plans: Republican ideas for Congress

    Republicans are expected to retake control of the Senate in January. There are big questions on the table, from the extension of Trump’s tax cuts to American foreign aid and the possible confirmation of new Supreme Court justices. Who will replace Mitch McConnell as leader? And what could a Republican Senate do?

    Charlotte Howard hosts with Adam O’Neal and Idrees Kahloon. Paul Winfree of the Economic Policy Innovation Center and The Economist’s James Bennet also contribute.

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    Empire of the sun: a solar power revolution

    Empire of the sun: a solar power revolution

    No energy source has ever increased as fast as solar photovoltaics. The technology will transform humanity’s energy consumption–even when the sun doesn’t shine. Many people associate champagne with success but wine collectors often shun it. Now global sales are fizzing (10:51). And many chief executives are early birds, not night owls. Does it really pay to be up with the larks (18:32)?
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Gaslighting Americans on behalf of Biden

A few weeks ago, there was an episode where they discussed why Americans perceived the economy as being so bad when "really" it was actually doing well.

I think we know what we're experiencing with the economy. That episode was just an attempt to gaslight us to try to get people to have a more favorable view of Biden.

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