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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.

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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.

    Vipul Mudgal on India’s Policing Challenge

    Vipul Mudgal on India’s Policing Challenge

    The Indian police face a reckoning. Milan talks to Vipul Mudgal, the Director of Common Cause, to discuss challenges facing Indian police, their contested role in the COVID pandemic, and a reform blueprint. 

    • 39 min
    Binalakshmi Nepram on the Realities of India’s Oft-Forgotten Northeast

    Binalakshmi Nepram on the Realities of India’s Oft-Forgotten Northeast

    To enlighten us--and to educate us--about the often overlooked Northeast corner of India, social activist and indigenous leader Binalakshmi Nepram joins Milan on the show this week.

    • 42 min
    Roshan Kishore on India’s flagging economy, the impacts of the lockdown, and the government’s policy response

    Roshan Kishore on India’s flagging economy, the impacts of the lockdown, and the government’s policy response

    Two weeks ago, the Modi government announced a series of economic measures intended to get the Indian economy back on track after the country’s prolonged lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
    Over five days, the Finance Minister addressed a series of daily press conferences in which she outlined the government’s plan of action to assist the country’s poorest citizens, reform the country’s regulatory framework, and stimulate new investment.
    To break down the meaning of these latest moves, Roshan Kishore, Data and Political Economy editor at the Hindustan Times, joins Milan this week on the show. The two discuss India’s long-term economic downturn, the immediate impacts of the nationwide lockdown, the Modi government’s economic relief package, and the state of the political opposition.

    • 42 min
    COVID-19 Fallout: Migrants, the Economy, and Foreign Policy (Live from Zoom!)

    COVID-19 Fallout: Migrants, the Economy, and Foreign Policy (Live from Zoom!)

    This week, Milan sits down with podcast regulars Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution for a special live edition of the Grand Tamasha news round-up. The three discuss India's emerging response to the coronavirus, its economic fallout, and the ramifications for India's foreign policy. The trio also answered viewer questions, recommended their favorite quarantine binge-watches, and debated the role of peas in keema. Watch the livestream here.

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    Special Event: #GrandaTamashaLive

    Special Event: #GrandaTamashaLive

    The gang's all back together for a special live event, tomorrow, May 19, at 11 am EST / 8:30 pm IST. Join at www.grandtamasha.com/live

    • 2 min
    Journalist Sopan Deb on Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Him

    Journalist Sopan Deb on Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Him

    Milan talks with New York Times journalist Sopan Deb--author of the brand-new memoir, Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Bubba83467 ,

Sync with YouTube

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!

SXM on the road ,

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.

Indian Politics Junkie ,

Highly recommended

If you are interested in Indian politics, this is the podcast for you. Informative, entertaining, and timely. Five stars.

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