Ep. 09: Of Tax Reforms and Secularism

Have the photos of food on your timeline been replaced by photos of bills? In the ninth episode of The Pragati Podcast, Hamsini Hariharan sits down with Anupam Manur, Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution to break down the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In the second half of the podcast, Pavan Srinath and Madhav Chandavarkar discuss the church, the state and how we draw the line between the two.

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Ep. 08: ISRO, Indian Ocean and Infrastructure

Will ISRO be relevant in ten years? Will Britain give up its last colony in the Indian Ocean? How should India think China's infrastructure projects? In the eighth episode of the The Pragati Podcast, Hamsni Hariharan and Pavan Srinath swap news from June that may matter more than you know. In the second half, Hamsini sits down with contributing editor, Pranay Kotasthane and one of India's foremost experts on China, Dr. Alka Acharya, to contemplate how India approaches China.

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Ep. 07: Ms. Robot, I Have a Doubt

Not sure which TV show to pick up next? In the 7th episode of the Pragati Podcast, Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath discuss a number of shows that break down American and British politics. In the second half they are joined by Amit Varma and Ramez Naam in a discussion on how our education systems can be improved through the integration of artificial intelligence.

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Ep. 06: Till Divorce do Us Part

In the sixth episode of The Pragati Podcast, Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan talk about where the jobs have gone, the crackdown on conjunctions at World Bank, civil- military relations and Shuajiao Baba. In the second half, Pavan sits down with the Takshashila lawyer, Madhav Chandavarkar to discuss the current controversy surrounding triple talaq.

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Ep. 05: The Illicit Episode

Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan catch up on some reading while the hullaballoo of the GST and the One Belt, One Road Project reverberates in the background. Then, Devanghsu Datta joins them to talk about when why they can't host the podcast smoking ganja and drinking alcohol in Gujarat while betting on the IPL. It's the week of victimless crimes at Pragati (https://www.thinkpragati.com/) and you can read Devangshu's three-part series here (https://www.thinkpragati.com/opinion/1416/gamble-make-legal/).

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Ep. 04: Right wing, left wing or wrong wing?

Left or right? Liberal or conservative? Paper or plastic? Political identities and political labels are becoming popular these days, when someone is describing themselves or labeling someone else. Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan discuss what these labels are, and whether they are relevant for India. In the second half of the podcast, they are joined by Amit Varma and award-winning author Ramez Naam to discuss the future of energy in India and the world. Visit thinkpragati.com to read more about coronary stents , artificial intelligence and the future of the Indian republic this fortnight.

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Ep. 03: Budgets at Home and Military Ops Abroad

The first full Pragati Podcast covers everything from swimming pools in Udupi to Indian military adventures in West Africa. As the budget season comes to a close, Pavan Srinath, Hamsini Hariharan and Amit Varma discuss the importance of state government budgets. In the second half, Pavan Srinath talks to army officer-turned-journalist Sushant Singh, on his new book, Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military (http://www.amazon.in/Mission-Overseas-Daring-Operations-Military/dp/9386228173)

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Ep. 02: The Answer is Tourism

The American economist Alex Tabarrok, who is in Mumbai these days, feels that tourism could be "India's leading export sector." In his piece in Pragati, 'Let the World In' (https://www.thinkpragati.com/opinion/937/let-the-world-in/), he discusses some of the reforms India needs to carry out to make this happen. Alex discusses those reforms with Pragati editor Amit Varma. Snake charmers and sim cards also feature in this episode!

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Ep. 01: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Welcome to the first episode of The Pragati Podcast. As Pragati relaunches, editor Amit Varma gets together with founder Nitin Pai and frequent contributor Pavan Srinath to discuss the changes in the political landscape in the last 10 years. How has the political discourse changed? What are the challenges that lie ahead of us?

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