59 episodes

The Ganatantra podcast is about politics in India, but steering clear of intrigue and personalities, and the everyday news cycle. Join political science thinker Dr Sarayu Natarajan, the founder of Aapti Institute, a think tank which looks at issues of technology and policy; and policy lawyer Alok Prasanna Kumar, Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy in Bengaluru, as we bring data, academic works and nuanced perspectives into understanding how politics in India works, apart from identifying and making sense of the broader trends taking place.

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    • 3.6 • 15 Ratings

The Ganatantra podcast is about politics in India, but steering clear of intrigue and personalities, and the everyday news cycle. Join political science thinker Dr Sarayu Natarajan, the founder of Aapti Institute, a think tank which looks at issues of technology and policy; and policy lawyer Alok Prasanna Kumar, Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy in Bengaluru, as we bring data, academic works and nuanced perspectives into understanding how politics in India works, apart from identifying and making sense of the broader trends taking place.

    S02 E30: Season Finale and Wrap Up

    S02 E30: Season Finale and Wrap Up

    This week on Ganatantra Sarayu Natarajan and Alok Prasanna Kumar discuss the second season of Ganatantra and how Covid19 has impacted the subjects they spoke about.

    • 32 min
    S02 E29: Policy in the shadow of Covid 19

    S02 E29: Policy in the shadow of Covid 19

    This week on Ganatantra Sarayu Natarajan and Alok Prasanna Kumar discuss the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on public policy.

    • 34 min
    S02 E28: Politics in West Bengal (feat. Shaoib Daniyal)

    S02 E28: Politics in West Bengal (feat. Shaoib Daniyal)

    This week on Ganatantra Sarayu Natarajan and Alok Prasanna Kumar welcome back Shoaib Daniyal to talk about the politics of West Bengal.
    If you would like to hear Shoaibs previous appearance you can find that here: https://ivmpodcasts.com/ganatantra-episode-list/2019/5/5/ep-13-west-bengal-polarization-and-mobilization-feat-shoaib-daniyal

    • 59 min
    S02 E27: Federalism in India (feat. K K KAILASH)

    S02 E27: Federalism in India (feat. K K KAILASH)

    This week on Ganatantra Sarayu Natarajan and Alok Prasanna Kumar talk to Dr. Kailash in their continuing series on Federalism in India.

    • 27 min
    S02 E26: Delhi Politics and the rise of the AAP (feat Dr Manisha Priyam)

    S02 E26: Delhi Politics and the rise of the AAP (feat Dr Manisha Priyam)

    In this week's episode, Dr. Manisha Priyam joins us to discuss Delhi politics. She walks us through her fieldwork and her prediction of the rise of the AAP, the new politics of Delhi post the violence at JNU and the deeply communal campaign, and the importance of urban services in thinking about political change in India.

    • 46 min
    S02 E25: India's new party system (feat Rahul Verma)

    S02 E25: India's new party system (feat Rahul Verma)

    As a recent set of results shows, India's voters choose very differently in state and national elections. What explains this pattern across the country and what implications does it have for federal politics?
    In this episode, hosts Alok and Sarayu are joined by Rahul Verma of CPR, co-author of "Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India"  to talk about India's party systems.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

khatan ,

Good content, terrible production

What the headline says – I enjoy the content whenever I can understand it, but there have been multiple episodes where the audio production has been bad that the podcast is unintelligible. Invest in better audio equipment.

OrangeYellowRed ,

Plase fix guest speaker sound

Whie the content is interesting, sound engineering needs a lot of improvement. Of the two latest episodes, the giest speaker cannot be understood at all on one episode, and can barely be understood in the next. Please use a better quality of speakers for your guests, and please listen to the episode as a quaity check before publishing.

Kumar-S ,

NPR from India

I was pleasantly surprised by the in-depth analysis, learned guests and a coherent look at various institutions in India.

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