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The Pragati Podcast

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Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything fromRead more

Popular episodes

Ep. 157: The Science and Magic of Indian Food with Krish Ashok

Jan 28 • 01:37:09

Krish Ashok and Pavan Srinath explore the science, knowledge, and the wonder of Indian home cooking, on Episode 157 of The Pragati Podcast....

Ep. 156: How Does a Bill Become a Law?

Dec 10 • 01:24:36

Kaushiki Sanyal explains how bills become laws in India, on Episode 156 of The Pragati Podcast. ...

Ep. 155: The Nobel Pursuit of Science

Nov 12 • 59:16

Professor Gautam Menon talks to host Pavan Srinath about the Nobel Prize, what they mean for scientists, and how they shape science....

Ep. 154: The Role of an RBI Deputy Governor

Nov 5 • 42:27

Economist Viral Acharya talks to host Pavan Srinath about his tenure as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India....

Ep. 153: Fixing NPAs in Indian Banks

Oct 29 • 01:21:04

Former RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya talks to host Pavan Srinath about understanding and fixing India's persistent Bank NPA problem....

Ep. 152: The Safety of a Good Pension

Oct 22 • 01:24:03

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....

Ep. 151: Questioning Tradition

Oct 8 • 01:04:47

AP Ashwin Kumar returns to The Pragati Podcast to discuss traditions, how to understand them better, and confronts the challenges of reform....

Ep. 150: What's Happening in China?

Oct 1 • 01:01:34

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....

Ep. 149: Creating Social Infrastructure for Our Cities

Aug 27 • 46:41

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....

Ep. 148: The Unfinished Journey of Women's Property Rights

Aug 21 • 01:09:43

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....

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