Ep. 114: A Bottom-Up Look at India's Judiciary

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India's judicial system operates at three levels: the Supreme Court at the national level, High Courts at the state level, and city or district level courts at the local level. A lot of the public interest in how India's courts are doing is largely directed at High Courts and the Supreme Court, but the most impactful judicial reforms have to start at the local level.

Surya Prakash BS joins Pavan Srinath on Episode 114 of The Pragati Podcast to help us understand the functioning of the subordinate judiciary.

The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.

Surya Prakash BS is Fellow & Programme Director at Daksh, a Bengaluru-based think tank focused on judicial reforms in India and to enable the speedy delivery of justice for all. Surya also hosts the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast along with Pavan Srinath and Ganesh Chakravarthi.

Recently, Daksh released a report on the litigation landscape of Bengaluru rural courts: http://dakshindia.org/litigation-landscape-bengaluru-rural/

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Ep. 95: Working with Government

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Bangalore has at least a 20 year legacy of private citizens working with city and state governments in a variety of ways. V Ravichandar symbolises that, as over the last 19 years he has worked with the government, driven change while being completely outside government, and has opposed government policies as well.

V Ravichandar joins host Pavan Srinath on Episode 95 of The Pragati Podcast to share his experience of working with governments, and sheds light on the challenges and constraints faced by government agencies, bureaucrats and politicians.
Ravichandar is Chairman, Feedback Consulting. He was a key member of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) during 2000-04. He also help make a case for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JN-NURM). Since 2006, he has been evangelizing the idea of City Connect (now in 5 cities) involving business, civil society and government. As a part of the Bangalore City Connect, Ravi helped conceive the Tender S.U.R.E initiative, which reimagined how roads were designed in Bangalore. Ravi was also part of the 3-member Government Expert Committee tasked with reimaging governance and administration for Bengaluru.

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Ep. 63: Modern Cuisine meets 19th Century Governance

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There are restaurants at every corner in a city like Bangalore, but they are never easy to run. Governments make the lives of restaurateurs more difficult in a million ways. Banning 'dance bars', regulating signboards or controlling liquor licenses make dining out more expensive for customers, create uncertainty for businesses and put jobs at risk.
Chef extraordinaire Manu Chandra and Pragati's own Madhu Menon join host Pavan Srinath on episode 63 of The Pragati Podcast. Manu also heads the Bangalore Chapter of the National Restaurant Association of India The episode focuses on Bangalore and its unique challenges and opportunities, but the story is not too different in other states and cities.

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Ep. 16: The Perfidy of Parking

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Why should Indian cities consider paid parking as a solution to improve traffic? Should curbside parking be priced? In this episode of of the Pragati Podcast, hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan discuss the practicalities of paid parking in India. Have questions or comments? Share them with us at @HamsiniH and @zeusisdead on twitter.

Also, we have a huge announcement: The Pragati Podcast is now weekly!

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