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.