The Nobel Pursuit of Science
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Professor Gautam Menon talks to host Pavan Srinath about the Nobel Prize, what they mean for scientists, and how they shape science. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/ICpv78it30LSMXcr’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In episode 155 of The Pragati Podcast, Gautam and Pavan discuss the outsized role that the Nobel Prize plays in being an aspirational goal for young scientists, how they create role models, the work and the people who win the awards, and the dynamics at play. Gautam I Menon (@MenonBioPhysics) is a Profe ..read more
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The Role of an RBI Deputy Governor
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Economist Viral Acharya talks to host Pavan Srinath about his tenure as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on Episode 154 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IH7uppSeto8wt4CE’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This is the second of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast with Viral Archarya. He recently published his book, The Quest for Financial Stability in India. The book can be purchased at SAGE’s BIG Book Festival Sale. On Episode 154, Viral talks about his role as a deputy governor and his ..read more
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Fixing Indian Banking’s NPA Problem
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Listen to Former RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya talk to host Pavan Srinath on understanding and fixing India’s persistent bank NPA crisis, on Episode 153 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IdbQV7MpIuUZNPOr’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] This is the first of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast where Viral Archarya talks about his new book, The Quest for Financial Stability in India. The book can be purchased at SAGE’s BIG Book Festival Sale. On Episode 153, Viral unpacks the problem of NPAs or Non Performing Asset ..read more
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The Safety of a Good Pension
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Economist Renuka Sane is on Episode 152 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about pensions, their roles, types, and their evolution in modern India. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IRYFJNo772KyRKqe’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Whether in 1980 or in 2020, the idea of a good, assured pension is an incentive like few others. Economist Renuka Sane talks to host Pavan Srinath on Episode 152 of The Pragati Podcast on pensions, their roles, types, and their evolution in modern India. Renuka Sane is an Associate Professor ..read more
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Questioning Tradition
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
AP Ashwin Kumar returns to The Pragati Podcast on Episode 151 to discuss traditions, how to understand them better, and confronts the challenges of reform. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IeG1GeSkQynjHMK4′ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talk show on public policy, economics, and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Dr AP Ashwin Kumar is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Learning Futures at Ahmedabad University, and has previously been a guest on both Pragati and th ..read more
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What’s Happening in China?
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Foreign policy wonk and podcaster Hamsini Hariharan returns to Episode 150 of The Pragati Podcast to discuss China’s internal issues and news in 2020. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IhEjc70Y0UegJ87l’ style=”min-height: 600px; max-width: 400px” width=’100%’ height=’100%’ title=”Adori web Player” frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Indians and Indian news outlets are rightfully concerned with the ongoing Chinese aggressions in Ladakh and the India-China border conflict that could escalate any day. On Episode 150 of The Pragati Podcast, Hamsini Hariharan helps listeners ..read more
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Creating Social Infrastructure for Our Cities.
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
V Ravichandar returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the dire need to create more public spaces and social infrastructure in Indian cities. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IXJCiZxgpwe7omSi’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] V Ravichandar returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the dire need to create more public spaces and social infrastructure in Indian cities. He talks to host Pavan Srinath on Episode 149 about the role that governments, citizens, and the city elite can play in making urban lives richer. Ravichandar is the Ho ..read more
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The Unfinished Journey of Women’s Property Rights
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to secure property rights and land ownership in India. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IVa8kMZML9aCbqD6′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Shipra Deo and Devendra Damle talk to host Pavan Srinath about the long struggle for women to secure property rights and land ownership in India. On Episode 148 of The Pragati Podcast, they discuss what progress has been made over the last century, and the vast pending scope of legal and societal challenges. Ship ..read more
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Eye Care in India: Evolution, Access and Affordability
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Dr. Gullapalli N Rao, Founder of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, talks about human vision, eye health, and the transformation of eye care in India on Episode 147 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IC1mZD7frw7f6KvD’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Dr. GN Rao talks to host Pavan Srinath about how myopia is a growing challenge across India and the world. They discuss how India’s opthalmological practice leads the rest of healthcare in various aspects, how eye care in metropolitan India is now comparable to anyw ..read more
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Police Reforms in India and Beyond
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by Pragati Staff
2y ago
Ameya Naik and host Pavan Srinath discuss long-overdue police reforms and provide a primer on how to reimagine policing in India in the 21st century, on The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IEjAzN2HrohFjMT4′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Ameya Naik and Pavan Srinath record Episode 146 of The Pragati Podcast at a time when there are daily reports of police brutality on minorities and peaceful protestors in the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile in India, the Lathi remains the default instrument of policing ..read more
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