Each week, Milan Vaishnav and his guests from around the world break down the latest developments in Indian politics, economics, foreign policy, society, and culture for a global audience. Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times.
Vinay Sitapati on the Political History of the BJP Before Modi
For the last episode of season 4, Milan sits down with Vinay Sitapati about his blockbuster new book, Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi.
Ravinder Kaur on India’s “Brand New Nation”
Ravinder Kaur joins Milan on the show this week to talk about how brand-building is displacing nation-building in the 21st century and who the makers of India’s “new brand” actually are.
Chinmay Tumbe on India's Age of Pandemics: Then and Now
Milan talks to author Chinmay Tumbe about India's three forgotten pandemics—cholera, the plague, and influenza— and what we might learn from them.
Evan Feigenbaum on Asia's Fragmented Future
Evan Feigenbaum joins Milan to discuss how U.S. president-elect Joe Biden may deal with China—and how that relationship may have significant consequences for India.
Sadanand Dhume and Tanvi Madan on Biden, Bihar, and U.S.-India Bonhomie
Sadanand Dhume and Tanvi Madan join Milan to talk about Biden, Bihar, and U.S.-India bonhomie.
Viral Acharya on India’s Quest for Financial Stability
This week, Milan sits down with Viral Acharya, former Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to discuss India's financial stability.
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Very informative and engaging. My only quibble is that there are more episodes of Grand Tamasha on YouTube lately than on the podcast so I can’t listen while walking or driving. But that’s a “good problem”—your audience wants more!
Good overview of Indian politics and foreign policy
I started following this podcast around April of this year. Milan interviews some of the key players and commentators who influence foreign policies of India primarily. He provides a balanced viewpoint. I’ve enjoyed it and as an Indian living in US and Canada I can relate to the viewpoints provided outside in.
If you are interested in Indian politics, this is the podcast for you. Informative, entertaining, and timely. Five stars.