Ep. 76: Claiming Your Space

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Misogyny is ubiquitous. Women begin life with the odds stacked against them. Aditi Mittal joins Amit Varma in episode 76 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss how hard it was for her to claim her space.
Guest appearance: Swati Bakshi.

Also read: 
Misogyny is the Oldest Indian Tradition-Amit Varma (http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/misogyny-is-the-oldest-indian-tradition/)

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Ep. 75: Stand-Up Comedy in India

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"Comedy is tragedy plus time." Aditi Mittal joins Amit Varma to elaborate on this in Episode 75 of The Seen and the Unseen. Abbas Momin sits in as well, as the conversation spins from the evolution of stand-up in India to the challenges it faces.

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Ep. 74: The Bad and Complex Tax

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GST was supposed to be a Good and Simple Tax, but has ended up as just the opposite. This is hurting the poor the most. Economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Amit Varma in episode 74 of The Seen and the Unseen to suggest a way out.

Also check out:
-Simple Rules for a Complex World  - Shruti Rajagopalan

-GST -- Episode 3 of The Seen and the Unseen with Devangshu Datta

-GST Revisited 

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Ep. 73: Trade Deficits (and Trumpism)

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The US has a trade deficit with China. Trump is worried. Trump is nuts. Vivek Kaul explains why to Amit Varma in episode 73 of The Seen and the Unseen.

You can listen to the episode on 'Protectionism with Anupam Manur here: https://bit.ly/2JEXu1J

You can listen to the 'Easy Money' episode with Vivek Kaul here: https://bit.ly/2yfeS7X

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Ep. 72: The GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has just been passed in Europe. What are its Unseen Effects? What can India learn from it? Legal expert Manasa Venkataraman joins Amit Varma in episode 72 of The Seen and the Unseen to demystify this subject.

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Ep. 71: Data and the Government

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The Indian government has a disturbing tendency to cherry-pick data. Vivek Kaul joins Amit Varma in episode 71 of The Seen and the Unseen to catch them with their pants down.

Also read:

'How to cherry-pick data, Arvind Panagariya-style' - Vivek Kaul

'How to Manage Jobs Data, Modi Govt Style' - Vivek Kaul

'If Tax Collections Have Improved, why is Govt Trying to Tax Free Services of Banks?' - Vivek Kaul

'Budget 2018: India's unpaid subsidies time-bomb just keeps ticking away' - VIvek Kaul

Beware of the Useful Idiots(https://www.thinkpragati.com/editorial/1971/beware-useful-idiots/) - Amit Varma

You can buy Vivek Kaul's Easy Money trilogy here 

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Ep. 70: Online Conversations

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The internet was supposed to bring us all together -- but instead, is it driving us apart? Reddit moderator Nikhil,X joins Amit Varma in episode 70 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the changing shape of online conversations -- and society.

Also check out:

You’re From The Mutton Lobby - Amit Varma

What We Talk About When We Talk About Politics - Amit Varma

The Future of the Internet  - Episode 65 of The Seen and the Unseen

The Regulators Are Coming  - Episode 68 of The Seen and the Unseen

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Ep. 69: Immigration and Outsourcing

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Donald Trump had two simple answers to everyone who complained about jobs in America. One: Immigrants are taking your jobs. Two: Your jobs are being shipped overseas. Trump was bullshitting. Gaurav Sabnis joins Amit Varma in episode 69 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why.

Also check out:

Facts Don't Matter. Stories do  -- Amit Varma
Ep.4 of The Seen and the Unseen: Immigration
Ep 59 of The Seen and the Unseen: The 8 Myths of Protectionism 

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Ep. 68: Online Content Regulation

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The government of India recently broached the possibility of regulating online content -- even more than it already does. What does this mean for our freedoms. Nikhil Pahwa joins Amit Varma in episode 68 of The Seen and the Unseen.

Check out the previous episodes where Amit had Nikhil Pahwa as a guest:

Ep. 61: Aadhaar
Ep. 65: The Future of the Internet 

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Ep. 67: Ask Me Anything

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This is an AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode, in which host Amit Varma answers questions from both in-studio guests and Twitter and Facebook users.

Also check out:

Episode 64: Libertarianism 

Episode 50: The State of Indian Politics 

Episode 26: The Right to Property 

Episode 18: Restaurant Regulations 

Episode 65: The Future of the Internet 

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Ep. 66: The State of the Economy 2

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What does our economy look like today? Vivek Kaul joins Amit Varma in episode 66 of The Seen and the Unseen, as they talk about Air India, cash shortages, the jobs crisis and other such miscellanea.

Also check out

Episode 56: The Age of Easy Money 
Episode 53: A Deep Dive into Pakodanomics
Episode 40: The State of the Economy
Episode 32: The DNA of the NPA 
Episode 25: Farm Loan Waivers 
Episode 23: Public Sector Banks 
Episode 20: The Coming Jobs Crisis 
Episode 19: The Right to Education 
Episode 18: Restaurant Regulations 
Episode 2: Demonetisation

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Ep. 65: The Future of the Internet

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The internet has empowered us all beyond belief -- but is there a flip side to this? Does it need to be regulated? Nikhil Pahwa and Amit Doshi have a lively conversation with Amit Varma in episode 65 of The Seen and the Unseen

Also read: 'Facts. Don't. Matter'  -- Amit Varma

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Ep. 64: Libertarianism

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What does it mean to be free? What is the basis of individual rights? Episode 64 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, as Amit Varma tells Pavan Srinath what it means to be a libertarian, and why it all boils down to one word: Consent.

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Ep. 63: Foreign Policy

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We all have our own guidelines for how individuals should treat each other. But how should nations behave with other nations? Foreign Policy Realist Nitin Pai joins Libertarian Amit Varma to explain the evolution of foreign policy through the ages, and its imperatives today.

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Ep. 62: Judicial Reforms

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India's judicial system is broken. How can we fix it? Legal expert Alok Prasanna Kumar joins Amit Varma in episode 62 of The Seen and the Unseen.

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Ep. 61: Aadhaar

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According to media commentator Nikhil Pahwa, Aadhaar is a subject on which "what we do will impact generations." Nikhil joins host Amit Varma on episode 61 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain how Aadhaar threatens our freedoms, and why we need to take it seriously.

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Ep. 60: India's Water Crisis

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We take water for granted, but India might be entering a full-blown water crisis. Water evangelist Vishwanath S joins Amit Varma in episode 60 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed light on this.

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Ep. 59: Protectionism

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Protectionism is on the rise across the world, which is bewildering, given how harmful it is. Economist Anupam Manur joins Amit Varma in episode 59 of The Seen and the Unseen to bust eight common myths about protectionism.

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Ep. 58: Misogyny and our Legal System

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As three recent cases show, misogyny exist not just in our outdated laws, but also in the minds of our lawmakers and the judiciary. Legal expert Madhav Chandavarkar and feminist Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varma in episode 58 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss Triple Talaq, Hadiya and the Mahmood Farooqui case.

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