On Interpreting India, every two weeks, we bring in voices from India and around the globe to unpack how technology, the economy, and foreign policy impact India’s relationship with the world. Interpreting India is a Carnegie India production and is hosted by Carnegie scholars. In season 3, Srinath Raghavan passes the mic to a new generation of hosts, his colleagues at Carnegie, who will explore the questions that hold the potential to alter India’s trajectory through the coming decade.
Amit Bhatt on Effective Ways to Achieve Cleaner Transportation
In this episode of Interpreting India, Amit Bhatt joins Sayoudh Roy to discuss issues pertaining to clean transportation. What does the Delhi state EV policy get right? What are some legal pathways available to us to implement low-emission zones or zero-emission zones? Why must trucks be included in the conversation about the electrification of vehicles?
D. Shyam Babu on Caste Census and the Politics of Social Justice in India
In this episode, D. Shyam Babu joins Suyash Rai to discuss the complexities and implications of conducting a caste census in India. Despite the changes in India’s ruling parties and their corresponding ideological differences, why has the country not seen a nation-wide caste census since 1931? How will a nation-wide caste census help the Indian state with efficient public administration? How has the politics of social justice evolved in India?
Devashish Dhar on Understanding the Indian City
In this episode of Interpreting India, Devashish Dhar joins Anirudh Burman to discuss one of the most enduringly important subjects of modern India: the Indian city. How are India’s cities doing? What role will they play in India’s growth story? Is low-quality urbanization a binding constraint on India’s long-term development?
Stephen Ezell on Cultivating a Robust Semiconductor Environment
In this episode of Interpreting India, Stephen Ezell joins Konark Bhandari to discuss the semiconductor ecosystem. What is stopping India from cultivating a local chip design ecosystem? Why is it unable to leverage its considerable talent pool, which constitutes approximately 30 percent of the global chip design talent? Is India's aim of setting up a fabrication facility too ambitious?
Emmanuel Lenain on the India-France Strategic Partnership and G20
In this episode, Emmanuel Lenain joins Anirudh Suri to discuss India-France relations. What are the recent economic, military, and geopolitical developments involved in this relationship? What were some of the major accomplishments from the French premier’s India visit and PM Modi’s visit during the Bastille Day celebrations? What are the challenges involved in taking this relationship to the next level?
Manoj Kewalramani on How China Views the Indo-Pacific Region
In this episode of Interpreting India, Manoj Kewalramani joins Shibani Mehta to discuss how China views the Indo-Pacific region. As the geopolitical competition between China and the United States intensifies, how does China conceptualize its role in this region? How will Beijing’s foreign policy choices impact the region’s security environment? What can India learn from the "mental map" through which China views the Indo-Pacific?
Dr. Srinath Raghavan is such an amazing historian. Wonderful podcasts 👌
It is a great show. I love it. My only suggestion is to close not so abruptly. Ask your last question and give the guest the opportunity to articulate his/her final thoughts. I have hear very abrupt end to the show. Hope you sincerely look at this suggestion and try to make appropriate change.
Host has ulterior motive
The anti-BJP bias and ulterior motive of the host is quite apparent. Nothing wrong with that, but it should be stated. This show is a false interpretation of India.