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संवाद # 19: Harsh Madhusudan on why India remained poor and how it’s changing now for good

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संवाद # 88: Historian Jay Vardhan Singh on why Magadh rose to become strongest empire in ancient India
संवाद # 88: Historian Jay Vardhan Singh on why Magadh rose to become strongest empire in ancient India
Jay Vardhan Singh is currently doing his PhD in Ancient Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His area of interest includes the Ancient and early medieval history of the Indian subcontinent. Follow Jay’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@JayVardhanSingh
01:31:06
January 30, 2023
संवाद # 87: Vikas Manhas narrates heartbreaking stories of sacrifices by Indian soldiers & their families
संवाद # 87: Vikas Manhas narrates heartbreaking stories of sacrifices by Indian soldiers & their families
Since 1999, Vikas Manhas has been visiting families of soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have given ultimate sacrifice for the nation. Every year, he devotes a significant amount of time traveling across the country and visiting and revisiting the families of our immortals. He has visited over 500 families of so far and built long lasting familial relationships with them.
01:29:36
January 30, 2023
संवाद # 86: Rohit Pathania on Jammu history, from golden times of Dogra rule to 2nd class treatment
संवाद # 86: Rohit Pathania on Jammu history, from golden times of Dogra rule to 2nd class treatment
Rohit Pathania is an author, analyst and observer with varied interests in politics, history and environment.
01:24:55
January 30, 2023
संवाद # 85: Aashish Chandorkar on 'Behind the scenes' of India's Covid-19 vaccine story
संवाद # 85: Aashish Chandorkar on 'Behind the scenes' of India's Covid-19 vaccine story
Aashish Chandorkar works as counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He is a lateral entrant to the government, having spent more than two decades in the management consulting and financial services industries working around the world. He has been writing on public policy in the domestic and international media for several years. His writings have focussed on the positive India stories and the possibilities that lie ahead for the country. His book 'Braving a viral storm: India's Covid-19 vaccine story' is now out.
01:09:17
January 30, 2023
संवाद # 84: Pratap Somvanshi in conversation with Vaibhav Singh & Arihant Pawariya on Indian journalism, Ravish Kumar, Godi/Pidi media | Collab with DO News
संवाद # 84: Pratap Somvanshi in conversation with Vaibhav Singh & Arihant Pawariya on Indian journalism, Ravish Kumar, Godi/Pidi media | Collab with DO News
Vaibhav Singh, founder of Defensive Offence, DO Politics & DO News, and Arihant Pawariya of Vaad interview Pratap Somvanshi, Hindustan Hindi daily newspaper's executive editor who has 32 years of experience in journalism.
58:22
January 04, 2023
संवाद # 83: Sanjay Kumar of CSDS on how Indian voter has changed in last 25 years, analysis of Gujarat & Himachal results
संवाद # 83: Sanjay Kumar of CSDS on how Indian voter has changed in last 25 years, analysis of Gujarat & Himachal results
Sanjay Kumar is Professor and Co-Director of Lokniti, a Research Programme at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. His core area of research is Electoral Politics, but using survey method as research tool he has been engaged in conducting research on very wide range of themes-Indian Youth, State of Democracy in South Asia, State of Indian Farmers, Slums of Delhi and Electoral Violence.   He has published widely, written several books, edited volumes, contributed chapters for several edited volumes, published articles in various national and international research journals. His most recent book is Elections in India: An Overview. His other publications include Post Mandal Politics in Bihar: Changing Electoral Patterns, Changing Electoral Politics in Delhi: From Caste to Class, (with Praveen Rai) Measuring Voting Behaviour in India, Women Voters in Indian Elections: Changing Trends and Emerging Patterns, Youth in India: Aspirations, Attitudes, Anxieties,  Indian Youth and Electoral Politics: An Emerging Engagement, (with Suhas Palshkar and Sanjay Lodha) Electoral Politics in India: Resurgence of the Bhartiya Janata Party, (With Christophe Jaffrelot) Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies and (with Peter R deSouza and Sandeep Shastri) Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions.   Besides his academic writing he writes regularly for both national and regional newspapers, both in English and Hindi languages. His articles are published regularly in The Hindu, Indian Express, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicles, Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika and The Mint. He is also a well know face on Indian Television as Psephologist and Political Commentator. He has also been an international election observer in many countries.
58:05
January 04, 2023
संवाद # 82: Krzysztof Iwanek on his first lesson in Bhagwad Gita to doing a PhD on RSS schools
संवाद # 82: Krzysztof Iwanek on his first lesson in Bhagwad Gita to doing a PhD on RSS schools
Krzysztof Iwanek is a South Asia expert. From 2014 to 2016, he taught Hindi at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. He holds two MA degrees: in History and in South Asian Studies, and a PhD in Cultural Studies.  His main area of interest is contemporary Indian politics and political ideologies. He has also co-authored a book titled Indie. Od kolonii do mocarstwa.1857-2013 (“India. From a Colony to a Power. 1857-2013″) with Adam Burakowski.
57:03
January 04, 2023
संवाद # 81: Aravindan Neelakandan on being Hindu, difference in Hinduism & Hindutva, Hindu Rajya
संवाद # 81: Aravindan Neelakandan on being Hindu, difference in Hinduism & Hindutva, Hindu Rajya
Aravindan Neelakandan is a co-author of the hugely successful and bestseller book, Breaking India. He has done a Cultural Economics project from the Junior Research Fellowship from Department of Culture, Government of India on the ruins of Kanyakumari district and has field experience of culture conservation. His best seller book, ‘Breaking India’ explores the historical development of fabricated fault lines threatening the unity of India. Other books authored by him in Tamil explore culture, history, science and technology. As the contributing editor of Swarajya he focuses mainly on culture, science, philosophy of science and history. His latest book 'Hindutva: Origins, Evolution & Future' is out. You can order your copy here: https://www.amazon.in/Hindutva-Origin-Evolution-Aravindan-Neelakandan/dp/9392209061/ref=sr_1_1?crid=27HV5V5FF3NG8&keywords=aravindan+neelakandan&qid=1670596168&s=books&sprefix=aravindan%2Cstripbooks%2C210&sr=1-1
01:26:04
January 03, 2023
संवाद # 80: Pradeep Bhandari decodes exit polls for Gujarat, Himachal & MCD; AAP Vs Congress Vs BJP
संवाद # 80: Pradeep Bhandari decodes exit polls for Gujarat, Himachal & MCD; AAP Vs Congress Vs BJP
Pradeep Bhandari is an author, entrepreneur, psephologist, founder & MD of Jan ki Baat and hosts a prime time show at India News.
01:11:19
January 03, 2023
संवाद # 79: India’s Minority-First Policies Are Anti-National | Durga Nand Jha
संवाद # 79: India’s Minority-First Policies Are Anti-National | Durga Nand Jha
Durga Nand Jha is Executive Chairman at Centre for Policy Analysis, a think-tank in Patna, Bihar.
01:01:41
December 06, 2022
संवाद # 78: Ami Ganatra on Vikas Divyakirti 'Kand', gives real feminist take on Ramayan & Mahabharat
संवाद # 78: Ami Ganatra on Vikas Divyakirti 'Kand', gives real feminist take on Ramayan & Mahabharat
Ami Ganatra is an alumna of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). A management professional, she is also a devout yoga practitioner, a certified yoga instructor, and a student of Sanskrit and Indian knowledge systems.   In her latest book, 'Ramayana Unravelled: Lesser Known Facets of Rishi Valmiki’s Epic', Ami attempts to address some key concerns: How did his childhood and youth shape Rama? Why did Rama agree to go on vanvas – was it only to obey his father or was there more to it? How was the relationship of Rama and Seeta? Is the Ramayana inherently misogynist, considering the characterisation of Seeta, Shurpanakha, Kaikeyi and Tara? What led to the downfall of Ravan? and more.   Her earlier book 'Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History' brought to light fascinating details and aspects of the people and events in the great epic not commonly known and answered some often-asked questions and clarified prevalent myths.
48:43
December 06, 2022
संवाद # 77: Make Temples Great Again | Pankaj Saxena on past & future of role of temples in society
संवाद # 77: Make Temples Great Again | Pankaj Saxena on past & future of role of temples in society
Pankaj Saxena is Co-Founder, Bṛhat and Director, Cultural Research, Bṛhat. He is an author who writes on Hindu temples, Indian art, literature, history and culture. He is also deeply interested in cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and ecology. He has visited more than 600 ancient Hindu temples on his temple trails.
01:14:32
November 17, 2022
संवाद # 76: Vande Bharat's creator Sudhanshu Mani explains the biggest problem with the train
संवाद # 76: Vande Bharat's creator Sudhanshu Mani explains the biggest problem with the train
Sudhanshu Mani is a former officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, where he served for 38 years. He retired as the general manager of the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, where Train 18 was built from design to development in record 18 months under his leadership.
01:02:03
November 15, 2022
संवाद # 75: Dr Vikram Sampath tells the tales of warriors of Bharat who stood up to invaders
संवाद # 75: Dr Vikram Sampath tells the tales of warriors of Bharat who stood up to invaders
Historian Vikram Sampath is the author of seven acclaimed books, including Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars; My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician; Voice of the Veena: S Balachander: A Biography; Women of the Records and Indian Classical Music and the Gramophone: 1900-1930. His latest books, published by Penguin Random House India, are the two-volume biography Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past and Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966. Both the volumes have gone on to become national best sellers.   In 2021, Vikram was elected as fellow to the prestigious Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi's first Yuva Puraskar in English literature and the ARSC International Award for excellence in historical research in New York for his book on Gauhar Jaan. The book has also been adapted to theatre as a play Gauhar by Lillette Dubey and is being adapted to a Bollywood film by Ashutosh Gowariker. Vikram was among the four writers and artists to be selected as a writer-in-residence at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2015. Vikram has a doctorate in history and music from the University of Queensland, Australia, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. He is also an Aspen Global Leadership Fellow and an Eisenhower Global Fellow 2021. An engineer/mathematician from BITS-Pilani and with an MBA degree in finance from S. P. Jain, Mumbai, Vikram is also a trained Carnatic vocalist. He has established the Archive of Indian Music, India's first digital sound archive for vintage recordings. He is the founder-director of the Bangalore Literature Festival and curates the ZEE Group's ARTH-A Culture Fest.   His latest book 'Bravehearts of Bharat' is out.
01:03:28
November 15, 2022
संवाद # 74: Why India should be reorganised into 75 states | Prof. Gautam Desiraju on his book 'Bharat 2.0'
संवाद # 74: Why India should be reorganised into 75 states | Prof. Gautam Desiraju on his book 'Bharat 2.0'
Gautam R. Desiraju is a structural chemist who has been in the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India since 2009. Prior to this, he had been in the University of Hyderabad for 30 years. He has played a major role in the development and growth of the subject of crystal engineering. He is one of the most highly cited Indian scientists with more than 450 research papers, 60000+ citations and an h-index of 100. At present, he is the chairman of the Governing Council of the Bose Institute, Kolkata.  His recent book “Bharat: India 2.0“ is his first publishing venture outside the scientific domain and is concerned with the constitutional history of India and the re-imagination of India as a civilizational state rather than a nation-state.
01:10:48
November 15, 2022
संवाद # 73: Deep dive with J Sai Deepak on his book 'India, Bharat & Pakistan' & the brilliance of Kantara movie
संवाद # 73: Deep dive with J Sai Deepak on his book 'India, Bharat & Pakistan' & the brilliance of Kantara movie
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications.  India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution. Sai's second book of the Bharat trilogy 'India, Bharat and Pakistan: The Constitutional Journey of Sandwiched Civilisation' is also out.
01:42:46
November 15, 2022
संवाद # 72: Why Indians need to read Chanakya, the political economist | Sriram Balasubramanian
संवाद # 72: Why Indians need to read Chanakya, the political economist | Sriram Balasubramanian
Sriram Balasubramanian is a reputed Economist and Author whose key areas of interest include global macroeconomics, economic trends in emerging markets, new growth models, Indic/Dharmic culture & an innate passion for India’s socio-economic happenings.   He has authored two books ‘Jamba-The Joint Family’ and ‘The Wizards’ (US version).   His latest book is an analysis of Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ which was in the works for half a decade. You can order your copy here: https://www.amazon.in/Kautilyanomics-Modern-Times-Sriram-Balasubramanian/dp/9354350364
01:12:32
October 27, 2022
संवाद # 71: Rohit Pathania on Himachal's unique culture, history & politics, links with Jammu-Punjab
संवाद # 71: Rohit Pathania on Himachal's unique culture, history & politics, links with Jammu-Punjab
Rohit Pathania is an author, analyst and observer with varied interests in politics, history and environment.
01:21:17
October 25, 2022
संवाद # 70: Is Pastunistan biggest security threat for Pakistan? Top expert Tilak Devasher explains
संवाद # 70: Is Pastunistan biggest security threat for Pakistan? Top expert Tilak Devasher explains
Tilak Devasher retired as Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat Government of India in 2014. He is currently a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and also a Consultant with the Vivekananda International Foundation.   During his professional career Tilak served in J&K, Delhi and abroad. He specialized in security issues, especially pertaining to India’s neighbourhood. Post retirement, he has continued to take a keen interest in such issues with special focus on Pakistan.   He is the author of four widely acclaimed books on Pakistan. His book ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ (December 2016) was termed ‘easily the best book on Pakistan’ by a noted Pakistani commentator – Khaled Ahmed.   His latest book is titled 'The Pashtuns: A Contested History' (https://www.amazon.in/Pashtuns-Contested-History-Tilak-Devasher/dp/9394407634)
01:02:48
October 13, 2022
संवाद # 69: Why Israel became a Jewish state but India chose secularism | Jaideep A. Prabhu
संवाद # 69: Why Israel became a Jewish state but India chose secularism | Jaideep A. Prabhu
Jaideep A. Prabhu is a scholar of diplomatic history and nuclear policy though he has a wide range of scholarly interests from the Classics, ethics, history, law, literature, political philosophy, religion, and security. His regional interests, however, are limited to Western Europe and the Greater Levant. Prabhu has three Masters’ degrees in the humanities despite an engineering background, and has written for several periodicals as well as appeared on national television as an expert commentator.   Presently, Prabhu is based in Israel and conducting research at Ben Gurion Research Institute (BGRI) on religion, secularism, and nationalism, making Israel’s early state-building and foreign policy a case study. The research also touches upon a brief comparative analysis of Zionism and the idea of a Jewish state on the one hand with Hindutva and India on the other.   Prabhu spends his spare time engaged in martial arts, cooking, flamenco, travelling, and scuba diving; he is also an avid fan of football and tennis.
01:44:27
October 12, 2022
संवाद # 68: Jaideep A. Prabhu on why India needs hundreds of nuclear reactors, addresses concerns around safety, nuclear waste, myths around Chernobyl
संवाद # 68: Jaideep A. Prabhu on why India needs hundreds of nuclear reactors, addresses concerns around safety, nuclear waste, myths around Chernobyl
Jaideep A. Prabhu is a scholar of diplomatic history and nuclear policy though he has a wide range of scholarly interests from the Classics, ethics, history, law, literature, political philosophy, religion, and security. His regional interests, however, are limited to Western Europe and the Greater Levant. Prabhu has three Masters’ degrees in the humanities despite an engineering background, and has written for several periodicals as well as appeared on national television as an expert commentator.   Presently, Prabhu is based in Israel and conducting research at Ben Gurion Research Institute (BGRI) on religion, secularism, and nationalism, making Israel’s early state-building and foreign policy a case study. The research also touches upon a brief comparative analysis of Zionism and the idea of a Jewish state on the one hand with Hindutva and India on the other.   Prabhu spends his spare time engaged in martial arts, cooking, flamenco, travelling, and scuba diving; he is also an avid fan of football and tennis.
01:16:03
October 04, 2022
संवाद # 67: Dr Prasanna Tantri on loan write offs, corporate tax cuts, Modi’s biggest reform, revadi culture, GST reform, inflation, problem with export-import imbalance
संवाद # 67: Dr Prasanna Tantri on loan write offs, corporate tax cuts, Modi’s biggest reform, revadi culture, GST reform, inflation, problem with export-import imbalance
Dr Prasanna Tantri is an Associate Professor in the Finance area and Executive Director of the Centre for Analytical Finance at ISB. His research areas include- banking, financial inclusion, financial contagion, regulation, and the relationship between politics and finance. He teaches a course on Indian financial systems.
01:14:18
September 30, 2022
संवाद # 66: Lawyer Ananth Krishna explains the problem with Waqf boards and much needed reforms
संवाद # 66: Lawyer Ananth Krishna explains the problem with Waqf boards and much needed reforms
Ananth Krishna is lawyer, author and commentator. He has a deep interest in constitutional law and follows the politics and culture of Kerala closely. Ananth is on Twitter @Ananth_Krishna_
59:19
September 30, 2022
संवाद # 65: Hukumdev Narayan Yadav on his favorite PMs, problem with our democracy, caste, Hindutva
संवाद # 65: Hukumdev Narayan Yadav on his favorite PMs, problem with our democracy, caste, Hindutva
Hukmdev Narayan Yadav is a politician from Bihar, who has been Union Minister of State. He is the recipient of Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award. He represented the Madhubani constituency of Bihar in 1977, 1999, 2009, and 2014. He was with Socialist Party in 1960s and various faces of Janata Dal and its off-shoots in 1980s, but later he joined Bharatiya Janata Party.   Yadav is known for his fiery speeches in the parliament. In August 2018, Yadav was recipient of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2014-2017 period and was felicitated at an event at the central hall of Parliament.
02:03:37
September 30, 2022
संवाद # 64: Acharya Radhavallabh Tripathi on why Mahabharat is the biggest discourse on Dharma
संवाद # 64: Acharya Radhavallabh Tripathi on why Mahabharat is the biggest discourse on Dharma
Radhavallabh Tripathi is one of the senior-most professors of Sanskrit in the country.  Widely acclaimed for his original contributions to the study of Natyashastra and Sahityashastra, he has published 129 books, 187 research papers and critical essays as well as translations of more than 30 Sanskrit plays and some classics from Sanskrit into Hindi. He has received more than 25 national and international awards and honours for his literary contributions.   He has been authoritatively referred in various research journals on Indology. Some literary journals have published special numbers dedicated to his life and writings.
01:13:48
September 06, 2022
संवाद # 63: J Sai Deepak on Bharat's struggle between ideas of India & Pakistan, his latest book
संवाद # 63: J Sai Deepak on Bharat's struggle between ideas of India & Pakistan, his latest book
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications.   India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution. You can order your copy here: https://www.amazon.in/India-that-Bharat-Civilisation-Constitution/dp/9354352499 Sai's second book of the Bharat trilogy 'India, Bharat and Pakistan: The Constitutional Journey of Sandwiched Civilisation' is releasing on 23rd August. Order your copy here: https://www.amazon.in/India-Bharat-Pakistan-Constitutional-Civilisation/dp/9354353010
01:07:42
September 06, 2022
संवाद # 62: Pankaj Saxena on problem with Hindu society & way forward
संवाद # 62: Pankaj Saxena on problem with Hindu society & way forward
Pankaj Saxena is Co-Founder, Bṛhat and Director, Cultural Research, Bṛhat. He is an author who writes on Hindu temples, Indian art, literature, history and culture. He is also deeply interested in cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and ecology. He has visited more than 600 ancient Hindu temples on his temple trails.
01:15:21
August 01, 2022
संवाद # 61: Ami Ganatra tells real real tales of Valmiki Ramayan & its characters, busts popular myths
संवाद # 61: Ami Ganatra tells real real tales of Valmiki Ramayan & its characters, busts popular myths
Ami Ganatra is an alumna of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). A management professional, she is also a devout yoga practitioner, a certified yoga instructor, and a student of Sanskrit and Indian knowledge systems.   In her latest book, 'Ramayana Unravelled: Lesser Known Facets of Rishi Valmiki’s Epic', Ami attempts to address some key concerns: How did his childhood and youth shape Rama? Why did Rama agree to go on vanvas – was it only to obey his father or was there more to it? How was the relationship of Rama and Seeta? Is the Ramayana inherently misogynist, considering the characterisation of Seeta, Shurpanakha, Kaikeyi and Tara? What led to the downfall of Ravan? and more.   Her earlier book 'Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History' brought to light fascinating details and aspects of the people and events in the great epic not commonly known and answered some often-asked questions and clarified prevalent myths.
02:03:02
July 28, 2022
संवाद # 60: Kaushal Inamdar on beauty & degradation of Indian music, ‘plagiarism’ by musicians, why music is so fast these days
संवाद # 60: Kaushal Inamdar on beauty & degradation of Indian music, ‘plagiarism’ by musicians, why music is so fast these days
Kaushal S. Inamdar is an Indian music composer and singer in Marathi and Hindi movies. His work in music spans from composing music for films, television, drama to events, concerts in Hindi and Marathi, composing music for ballets, advertisements, and also albums. 0:00 Introduction 1:26 नए संगीत जैसी कोई चीज नहीं है? 5:04 सारा खेल 12 सुरों का है 6:28 🎵 पंछी बनूँ उड़ती फिरूँ 🎵 8:14 🎵 कजरारे कजरारे तेरे कारे कारे नैना 🎵 11:13 क्या सभी संगीतकार धुनें चुराते हैं? 12:17 लता जी Vs मदन मोहन जी 🎵 माई रे 🎵 19:35 Musicians don’t get angry if you accuse them of plagiarism 20:38 क्या महान संगीतकार भी धुन उठाते हैं? 27:37 बॉलीवुड में संगीत का एकीकरण हो गया है - गानों में फ़र्क़ ही नहीं पता चलता 29:13 आज संगीत इतना तेज क्यूँ हो गया है? पहले slow म्यूज़िक होता था 33:59 क्या भारतीय संगीत का पतन हो रहा है? 38:00 भारतीय संगीत का भविष्य 44:55 Lack of talent in Bollywood music 46:00 संगीत का पंजाबीकरण 51:15 Popular music is immoral 53:01 ऐसा कोई नहीं है जिसको म्यूज़िक की समझ ना हो 1:03:04 Lyrics and Music don’t go together these days!
01:06:40
July 09, 2022
संवाद # 59: Dr Amit Thadani explains why Modi government's Ayushman Bharat scheme failed
संवाद # 59: Dr Amit Thadani explains why Modi government's Ayushman Bharat scheme failed
Dr Amit Thadhani is a practising general surgeon and Director, Niramaya Hospital, Kharghar Navi, Mumbai, a 75-bed hospital that was a dedicated COVID-19 Hospital during the pandemic.  0:00 Intro 1:32 Why Ayushmann Bharat failed to live up to expectations 3:32 Compensation rates for most procedures are outrageous 7:35 Understanding the economics of complicated economic procedures 9:00 Why private hospitals conduct so many tests of patients 11:55 Violence against doctors is more in Govt hospitals 16:06 Cost of an ICU patient per day - How govt harasses private hospitals 19:52 Doctors aren’t looting - People don’t understand costs of hospitals 23:41 Why costs are less in govt hospitals 26:39 Why govt is imposing 2011 rates in 2022 30:06 Side effects of bad govt policies in medical sector 35:11 Ayushman Bharat rates are 1/10th of market rates! 36:14 Govt rates are decided without applying common sense 40:15 Why some private hospitals are part of Ayushman Bharat 43:45 How govt should’ve decided rates 48:19 Scheme failed to expand medical infra 50:52 How to make Ayushman Bharat successful 54:15 Modi govt has done good work in public health 57:30 How tough govt regulations stifle medical infra capacity in India
01:01:09
July 09, 2022
संवाद # 58: Ratan Sharda on how Eknath Shinde saved Shiv Sena; contribution of RSS to Hindu society
संवाद # 58: Ratan Sharda on how Eknath Shinde saved Shiv Sena; contribution of RSS to Hindu society
Ratan Sharda has been awarded a PhD for his thesis on RSS. He is an author, columnist and renowned TV panelist. He has written 9 books of which 7 are on RSS, one on Guru Nanak Dev and one on Disaster Management; translated two books about RSS – The Incomparable Guruji Golwalkar and M S Golwalkar: His Vision and Mission, from Hindi to English; written by the foremost RSS thinker Shri Ranga Hari. He has edited/designed 12 books.   His most popular books on RSS are RSS360 degree, Sangh & Swaraj, RSS – Evolution from an Organisation to a Movement, Prof Rajendra Singh Ki Jeevan Yatra and Conflict Resolution: The RSS Way.
01:18:24
July 04, 2022
संवाद # 57: Nityānanda Miśra explains the best way to learn Sanskrit
संवाद # 57: Nityānanda Miśra explains the best way to learn Sanskrit
Nityānanda Miśra is an author based in Mumbai. He works in the investment banking industry. He has edited and authored eight books in Sanskrit, Hindi, and English. Born in Lucknow, Misra is an MBA fro
58:42
July 04, 2022
संवाद # 56: Ex-AAP leader Mayank Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal's character, politics & ideology
संवाद # 56: Ex-AAP leader Mayank Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal's character, politics & ideology
Mayank Gandhi is a social activist who was previously a member of core committee in the India Against Corruption movement and a National Executive Member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).   Presently he is the chief trustee and founder of the non-governmental organization Global Vikas Trust which aims at transforming the drought-hit villages of Marathwada, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, by aiming to increase the income of India's farmers.
01:13:49
July 04, 2022
संवाद # 55: The problem with Kerala, explained | Gold Scam | Beef festivals | Communists & Islamists
संवाद # 55: The problem with Kerala, explained | Gold Scam | Beef festivals | Communists & Islamists
A Microbiologist turned Development Economist,  Ravishankar is a social commentator  and a political enthusiast. An alumnus of IIT Guwahati and St Berchmans College, he is into Socio politics of Kerala, environmental issues and genetics. Ravi is on Twitter @oru_pavam_nair.   Ananth Krishna is lawyer, author and commentator. He has a deep interest in constitutional law and follows the politics and culture of Kerala closely. Ananth is on Twitter @Ananth_Krishna_
01:20:32
June 23, 2022
संवाद # 54: Dr Balram Shukla on how Sanskrit kept India united for thousands of years
संवाद # 54: Dr Balram Shukla on how Sanskrit kept India united for thousands of years
Scholar and Poet of Sanskrit and Persian languages, Dr. Balram Shukla has University degrees in both with gold medals. He values necessity of these source languages to identify India in its integrity. For his outstanding and promising presence in these fields of studies, he has been conferred with many awards amongst which President of India award – “Badarayan Vyasa Samman” and “Kalidasa Sammana” (Uttar Paradesh Sanskrit Sansthan) are notable. Presently he is teaching in Sanskrit Department, University of Delhi.
01:31:10
June 15, 2022
संवाद # 53: Rashmi Samant on subtle proselytism, woke culture, racism against Indian students abroad
संवाद # 53: Rashmi Samant on subtle proselytism, woke culture, racism against Indian students abroad
Rashmi Samant is one of the leading young voices for Hindu Human Rights. She was the first Indian to get elected as Oxford University's Student Union President. Through her plight, she highlighted the discrimination and harassment vocal and politically aware Indians have to endure in foreign university campuses. She has written for Firstpost, Sunday Guardian, and The Times of India to name a few, and has appeared on national and international news portals like CNN-News18, Republic World, Times Now, India Today among others.
01:02:54
June 15, 2022
संवाद # 52: Rohit Pathania explains popularity of Sidhu Moose Wala, hold of gangsters on Punjabi music industry, role of Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar
संवाद # 52: Rohit Pathania explains popularity of Sidhu Moose Wala, hold of gangsters on Punjabi music industry, role of Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar
Rohit Pathania is an author, analyst and observer with varied interests in politics, history and environment.
01:08:34
June 06, 2022
संवाद # 51: Dr Prasanna Tantri on Modinomics, UPA's biggest fraud & stock market investment strategies
संवाद # 51: Dr Prasanna Tantri on Modinomics, UPA's biggest fraud & stock market investment strategies
Dr Prasanna Tantri is an Associate Professor in the Finance area and Executive Director of the Centre for Analytical Finance at ISB. His research areas include- banking, financial inclusion, financial contagion, regulation, and the relationship between politics and finance. He teaches a course on Indian financial systems.
01:39:33
June 05, 2022
संवाद # 50: ‘The Good JNU’ Vlog
संवाद # 50: ‘The Good JNU’ Vlog
For 50th episode of संवाद series, we visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to talk to students and understand their idea of JNU, their views on various issues and the work they are doing. 0:00 Introduction 6:13 From Bihar to JNU 11:21 JNU - A place in decline? 16:27 The JNU Experience - Being a women 27:33 Discovering a conspiracy theory 29:36 American Studies at JNU 43:37 UPSC culture at JNU 45:49 The idea of JNU 56:10 How did JNU respond to its image problem 1:01:10 Change and continuity at JNU - A Baba view 1:06:47 The intellectual decline in Indian universities 1:08:16 The social science problem in India 1:12:42 Role of social sciences in India  1:14:54 The infamous 2016 incidents at JNU  1:18:19 'Kanhaiya Kumar effect' in JNU politics  1:20:31 Why some JNU leaders love jails so much  1:31:35 Seeding intellectual spaces in JNU  1:34:42 - Scientists at JNU: A Professor's perspective  1:46:10 - Scientists at JNU: Research Scholars speak 2:09:52 - Conclusions
02:16:33
June 05, 2022
संवाद # 49: IIM Prof. B Mahadevan on how to Indianise our education & lessons from Bhagavad Gita
संवाद # 49: IIM Prof. B Mahadevan on how to Indianise our education & lessons from Bhagavad Gita
B. Mahadevan is a professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. Professor Mahadevan has more than 27 years of wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, consulting, and academic administration at IIM Bangalore and other reputed institutions such as IIT Delhi and XLRI, Jamshedpur.   Professor Mahadevan’s research interests include researching the possibility of using ancient Indian wisdom to address contemporary concerns, spirituality in the work place, and management paradigms from Bhagavad Gita.   Professor Mahadevan was the founder Vice-chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a University for applied Sanskrit and Indian Wisdom during 2016 – 2018.
58:35
June 05, 2022
संवाद # 48: Sudhanshu Mani on 500+ Vande Bharat trains, privatisation in Indian Railways & why Kavach is bigger innovation than Vande Bharat
संवाद # 48: Sudhanshu Mani on 500+ Vande Bharat trains, privatisation in Indian Railways & why Kavach is bigger innovation than Vande Bharat
Sudhanshu Mani is a former officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, where he served for 38 years. He retired as the general manager of the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, where Train 18 was built from design to development in record 18 months under his leadership.
01:01:51
May 16, 2022
संवाद # 47: Kedar Phalke on Shivaji Maharaj, his vision for Hindu State, people, military & economy
संवाद # 47: Kedar Phalke on Shivaji Maharaj, his vision for Hindu State, people, military & economy
Kedar Phalke is a historian of medieval India who has written several books on the Maratha Empire.
01:34:23
May 16, 2022
संवाद # 46: Gopi Shankar Madurai on problem with the West’s approach to LGBTQI+ issues & need for Indian way
संवाद # 46: Gopi Shankar Madurai on problem with the West’s approach to LGBTQI+ issues & need for Indian way
Gopi Shankar Madurai is an equal rights and indigenous rights activist. He was one of the youngest, and the first openly intersex and genderqueer, candidates to contest in 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election.    Shankar’s work inspired the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) to direct the Government of Tamil Nadu to order a ban on forced sex-selective surgeries on intersex infants.    In August 2020 the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment appointed Shankar as the South Regional representative in the National Council for Transgender Persons.
57:55
May 16, 2022
संवाद # 45: Priyam Gandhi-Mody gives inside story of Narendra Modi’s thinking behind Covid-19 decisions
संवाद # 45: Priyam Gandhi-Mody gives inside story of Narendra Modi’s thinking behind Covid-19 decisions
Priyam Gandhi-Mody is a strategist specializing in political communication. She frequently writes political non-fiction and ‘A Nation To Protect’ is her third book. She’s an alumna of the University of Delaware and Florida State University. Having worked briefly at the Capitol in Tallahassee, she now lives in Mumbai with her husband, son and a golden retriever.
57:26
April 24, 2022
संवाद # 44: Vaibhav Singh on Imran Khan’s mistakes, why Army removed him & assessment of General Bajwa
संवाद # 44: Vaibhav Singh on Imran Khan’s mistakes, why Army removed him & assessment of General Bajwa
Vaibhav Singh is founder of Defensive Offence and Co-founder of DO Politics.
01:02:15
April 16, 2022
संवाद # 43: Sudhanshu Mani, creator of Train18/Vande Bharat Express & Ex-General Manager of Indian Railways
संवाद # 43: Sudhanshu Mani, creator of Train18/Vande Bharat Express & Ex-General Manager of Indian Railways
Sudhanshu Mani is a former officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, where he served for 38 years. He retired as the general manager of the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, where Train 18 was built from design to development in record 18 months under his leadership.
01:05:06
April 16, 2022
संवाद # 42: Dr Tripurdaman Singh on Indian State Vs Society, Nehru-isation of republic, Nehru Vs Jinnah, Modi’s India
संवाद # 42: Dr Tripurdaman Singh on Indian State Vs Society, Nehru-isation of republic, Nehru Vs Jinnah, Modi’s India
Dr Tripurdaman Singh is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and a Visiting Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies, Universiteit Leiden.  He is the author of ’Imperial Sovereignty and Local Politics: The Bhadauria Rajputs and the Transition from Mughal to British India, 1600-1900’ and ‘Sixteen Stormy Days: The Story of the First Amendment to the Constitution of India’. His latest book is ‘Nehru: The Debates that defined India’.
01:16:18
March 20, 2022
संवाद # 41: J Sai Deepak on success & critics, hijab issue, blasphemy, marital rape, cancel culture
संवाद # 41: J Sai Deepak on success & critics, hijab issue, blasphemy, marital rape, cancel culture
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications.   India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution.
01:11:40
March 18, 2022
संवाद # 40: Rohit Pathania decodes AAP’s landslide win in Punjab, future of Congress, BJP & Akalis
संवाद # 40: Rohit Pathania decodes AAP’s landslide win in Punjab, future of Congress, BJP & Akalis
Rohit Pathania is an author, analyst and observer with varied interests in politics, history and environment.
01:13:41
March 13, 2022
संवाद # 39: Nityānanda Miśra on gambling (dyūta) in Mahābhārata and ancient India
संवाद # 39: Nityānanda Miśra on gambling (dyūta) in Mahābhārata and ancient India
Nityānanda Miśra is an author based in Mumbai. He works in the investment banking industry. He has edited and authored eight books in Sanskrit, Hindi, and English. Born in Lucknow, Misra is an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
01:18:56
March 11, 2022
संवाद # 38: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on history of Russia-Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s war & India’s stand
संवाद # 38: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on history of Russia-Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s war & India’s stand
Abhijit Iyer Mitra is a senior research fellow at New Delhi based think tank ‘institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ where he focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, nuclear dynamics, governance issues and non-traditional security threats.   He has been a Visiting Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
01:05:30
March 02, 2022
संवाद # 37: Vivek Agnihotri on his film ‘The Kashmir Files’, why Bollywood is elitist & deracinated
संवाद # 37: Vivek Agnihotri on his film ‘The Kashmir Files’, why Bollywood is elitist & deracinated
Vivek Agnihotri is National Award winning filmmaker and bestselling author of ‘Urban Naxals’. His latest movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ releases on 11 March 2022.
01:28:44
March 01, 2022
संवाद # 36: Angad Singh on firepower of Indian Air Force, strengths and weaknesses against China, Pakistan
संवाद # 36: Angad Singh on firepower of Indian Air Force, strengths and weaknesses against China, Pakistan
Angad Singh is a Project Coordinator with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. His research focuses on defence and air power, with a focus on technology, operations and perspective planning in an air-centric defence paradigm.   He has worked as a defence journalist and commentator for seven years, and has contributed to a number of books on military aviation. Angad is presently working on a project chronicling the MiG-27’s service with the Indian Air Force.
01:29:05
February 21, 2022
संवाद # 35: Rohit Jayaraman’s deep dive into Uttar Pradesh Politics - West UP, Poorvanchal, Awadh, Bundelkhand
संवाद # 35: Rohit Jayaraman’s deep dive into Uttar Pradesh Politics - West UP, Poorvanchal, Awadh, Bundelkhand
Rohit Jayaraman is a corporate lawyer who has also worked as a political consultant.
01:26:14
February 17, 2022
संवाद # 34: Arjun Kadian narrates Neeraj Chopra’s journey from Panipat village to Gold at Tokyo
संवाद # 34: Arjun Kadian narrates Neeraj Chopra’s journey from Panipat village to Gold at Tokyo
Arjun Singh Kadian is an academic and policy professional. A geologist by training, he graduated from Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and is a gold medalist in his master's degree. In addition to teaching, Arjun has worked at the chief minister's office, Haryana and travelled widely across the region to understand the nuances of the state.   Arjun is an alumnus of the Observer Research Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung. He is also a fellow at Konrad-Adenanar-Stiftung. Arjun is also involved with projects like Indic Academy, Rath Foundation and has initiated the Haryana Thinkers Forum.
01:09:45
February 02, 2022
संवाद # 33: Gabbbar Singh on being funny, how ad world works and Zorro, his new social media startup
संवाद # 33: Gabbbar Singh on being funny, how ad world works and Zorro, his new social media startup
Abhishek Asthana, popularly known as Gabbbar Singh on Twitter, is a former software engineer who went on to found his own advertisement agency Ginger Monkey in 2019 and has now co-founded a social media startup Zorro.
01:24:36
February 02, 2022
संवाद # 32: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Modi’s BJP, Taliban Vs Pak, Xi’s biggest mistake, L1 reform & sad situation of arms, fighter jets procurement
संवाद # 32: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Modi’s BJP, Taliban Vs Pak, Xi’s biggest mistake, L1 reform & sad situation of arms, fighter jets procurement
Abhijit Iyer Mitra is a senior research fellow at New Delhi based think tank ‘institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ where he focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, nuclear dynamics, governance issues and non-traditional security threats.   He has been a Visiting Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
02:06:00
February 02, 2022
संवाद # 31: Ashish Dhar on real problem in Kashmir and why India needs a Hindu State
संवाद # 31: Ashish Dhar on real problem in Kashmir and why India needs a Hindu State
Ashish Dhar is the co-founder of Pragyata and Upword Foundation and the Director of Operations at The Indic Collective Trust.
01:25:47
January 18, 2022
संवाद # 30: Rohit Pathania on how Akalis & politics of religion damaged Punjab & hurt Sikhism
संवाद # 30: Rohit Pathania on how Akalis & politics of religion damaged Punjab & hurt Sikhism
Rohit Pathania is an author, analyst and observer with varied interests in politics, history and environment
01:38:43
January 16, 2022
संवाद # 29: Pradeep Bhandari on election reporting, who is ahead in Punjab & Uttar Pradesh
संवाद # 29: Pradeep Bhandari on election reporting, who is ahead in Punjab & Uttar Pradesh
Pradeep Bhandari is an author, entrepreneur, psephologist, founder & MD of Jan ki Baat and hosts a prime time show at India News.
01:19:27
January 16, 2022
संवाद # 28: Shantanu Gupta on how Yogi Adityanath is transforming Uttar Pradesh
संवाद # 28: Shantanu Gupta on how Yogi Adityanath is transforming Uttar Pradesh
Shantanu Gupta is the founder of a leading youth based organisation, Yuva Foundation, which works with youth and spreads awareness among them, on policy, politics and social issues. In the past he has worked for a renowned think tank, Center for Civil Society (CCS).    Shantanu has worked long in the hinterlands of Bundelkhand with UNICEF in Uttar Pradesh. He has also lead large-scale remedial education interventions with Naandi Foundation in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and New Delhi. Shantanu has worked for a decade as a process and management consultant in many cities in India, Switzerland, Cyprus, Hungry and Israel. He has represented India in many international conferences on economy and policy, in Germany, Malaysia and Srilanka. His latest book on Yogi Adityanath is now available for purchase.
01:21:37
December 26, 2021
संवाद # 27: Padma Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry on how to preserve and promote Indian languages
संवाद # 27: Padma Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry on how to preserve and promote Indian languages
Chamu Krishna Shastry is an Indian educationist who has been working for the revival of the Sanskrit language for the last four decades, particularly spearheading the movement to teach Sanskrit through Sanskrit. He is the trustee and Secretary of Sanskrit Promotion Foundation. He is also the co-founder of Sanskrit Bharati.  In 2017, Government of India awarded him with Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award, for his contribution towards Literature and education.   In November 2021, the Centre appointed him Chairman of high-powered committee for promotion of Indian languages.
01:11:46
December 25, 2021
संवाद # 26: Dr. Meenakshi Jain presents solid evidence in support of Sri Krishna Janmasthan at Mathura
संवाद # 26: Dr. Meenakshi Jain presents solid evidence in support of Sri Krishna Janmasthan at Mathura
Dr Meenakshi Jain is a historian interested in cultural and religious developments in ancient and medieval India. Her recent publications include Vasudeva Krishna and Mathura (2021); Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples (2019); The Battle for Rama: Case of the Temple at Ayodhya (2017); Sati: Evangelicals, Baptist Missionaries, and the Changing Colonial Discourse (2016); and Rama and Ayodhya (2013).   In 2020, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
01:09:32
December 14, 2021
संवाद # 25: Dr Anupam Singh on threat of Omicron, India’s failures in 2nd wave & lessons for future
संवाद # 25: Dr Anupam Singh on threat of Omicron, India’s failures in 2nd wave & lessons for future
Dr. Anupam Singh is a physician and MD in Internal Medicine. He is a consultant at Aarogya Hospital in Ghaziabad and also works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in SMC, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. His areas of interest are: tuberculosis, asthma, meta-research, Bayesian methods and predictive modelling in medicine. Currently he is working on validity of western cardiovascular risk scores in Indian scenario.
01:26:48
December 14, 2021
संवाद # 24: Dr Koenraad Elst on past, present, future of Hindus and Hinduism and various challenges
संवाद # 24: Dr Koenraad Elst on past, present, future of Hindus and Hinduism and various challenges
Dr Koenraad Elst (°Leuven, Belgium 1959) has a master’s in Sinology, Indology and Philosophy and a doctorate in Oriental Studies with a dissertation on Hindu Nationalism. While intermittently employed in political journalism and as foreign policy adviser in the Belgian Senate, his scholarly research findings earned him both laurels and ostracism. His numerous publications concern Asian philosophies, language policy, democracy, Indo–European origins, Vedic history and the interface of religion and politics including the Ayodhya dispute.
01:43:01
December 14, 2021
संवाद # 23: Scholar Nityānanda Miśra on the genius and beauty of Sanskrit and why it is called a scientific language
संवाद # 23: Scholar Nityānanda Miśra on the genius and beauty of Sanskrit and why it is called a scientific language
Nityānanda Miśra is an author based in Mumbai. He works in the investment banking industry. He has edited and authored eight books in Sanskrit, Hindi, and English. Born in Lucknow, Misra is an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
01:50:15
December 08, 2021
संवाद # 22: S Vijay Kumar on how his India Pride Project helps bring back India’s stolen heritage from foreign countries
संवाद # 22: S Vijay Kumar on how his India Pride Project helps bring back India’s stolen heritage from foreign countries
S. Vijay Kumar is a Singapore-based finance and shipping expert who is general manager of a leading ocean transportation company. In 2007–08 he started a blog on Indian art.    In 2010 Vijay got involved with both Indian and United States law enforcement agencies that were investigating cases of idol theft and smuggling.   Vijay has played a role in the arrests of several idol thieves and smugglers.  He has also successfully matched several stolen idols with pieces that have been acquired by museums, thereby ensuring their repatriation to India. Based on these experiences, he wrote his first book ‘The Idol Thief’.
01:02:39
November 21, 2021
संवाद # 21: Arjun Kadian tells the story of Haryana, how this land of Gods became battlefield for civilisation in medieval times
संवाद # 21: Arjun Kadian tells the story of Haryana, how this land of Gods became battlefield for civilisation in medieval times
Arjun Singh Kadian is an academic and policy professional. A geologist by training, he graduated from Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and is a gold medalist in his master's degree. In addition to teaching, Arjun has worked at the chief minister's office, Haryana and travelled widely across the region to understand the nuances of the state.   Arjun is an alumnus of the Observer Research Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung. He is also a fellow at Konrad-Adenanar-Stiftung. Arjun is also involved with projects like Indic Academy, Rath Foundation and has initiated the Haryana Thinkers Forum.
01:06:39
November 14, 2021
संवाद # 20: Archaeologist & Prof. Vasant Shinde on how Rakhigarhi disproves Aryan Invasion theory
संवाद # 20: Archaeologist & Prof. Vasant Shinde on how Rakhigarhi disproves Aryan Invasion theory
Prof. Vasant Shinde is internationally renowned archaeologist and former Vice-Chancellor of the Deccan College, Pune. Prof. Shinde has been a pioneer in archaeological research for almost 40 years, specialising in the Protohistory of South Asia as well as Field Archaeology.   He has directed a vast number of excavations around the country, from Harappan sites in Gujarat and Haryana to Chalcolithic sites in Madhya Pradesh and the Deccan, to Protohistoric and Early historic Sites in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Presently, he has been directing a very prestigious research project at the largest Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Haryana.   Several crucial elements of South Asian archaeology, from hitherto unknown protohistoric cultural phases to models of urbanisation in Mewar, Rajasthan, owe their discovery to him. He has initiated several levels of International Collaboration with Institutes around the world, bringing Indian archaeology to a truly global level. He has established the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA) with a view to promoting young archaeologists and further global collaboration.
01:03:47
November 09, 2021
संवाद # 19: Harsh Madhusudan on why India remained poor and how it’s changing now for good
संवाद # 19: Harsh Madhusudan on why India remained poor and how it’s changing now for good
Harsh Gupta is a public markets focused investor who is "Long India". He was earlier with Ashika Group as chief investment officer, with Bain as a consultant focusing on DDs for PE/HF clients, and with MIT Poverty Action Lab as a research associate.   He is an INSEAD MBA and Dartmouth College Economics graduate. A CFA® charter-holder and IIT Delhi dropout, he has coauthored two books: Derivatives (Cambridge University Press) and A New Idea Of India (Westland/Amazon).
01:18:40
November 03, 2021
संवाद # 18: Rajeev Mantri on crazy evaluations of IPL teams to Startup IPOs, trust in Indian economy due to slew of reforms by Modi government
संवाद # 18: Rajeev Mantri on crazy evaluations of IPL teams to Startup IPOs, trust in Indian economy due to slew of reforms by Modi government
Rajeev Mantri is the founder and managing director of India-focused venture capital firm Navam Capital. Prior to founding Navam, Rajeev worked as a venture capital investor at New York-based Lux Capital, focusing on investments in deep technology ventures. Rajeev is widely published columnist on technology, investing, venture capital and entrepreneurship in India.   In 2020, Rajeev authored (with Harsh Madhusudan) A New Idea Of India - Individual Rights In A Civilisational State, a best-selling and widely acclaimed book on the history and future of modern India, Rajeev graduated with a BS in materials science and engineering from Northwestern Universityand earned his MBA, specializing in private equity and investment management from Columbia University.
54:01
November 01, 2021
संवाद # 17: Priya Mishra on the importance of cannabis/hemp in India, its medicinal and industrial uses
संवाद # 17: Priya Mishra on the importance of cannabis/hemp in India, its medicinal and industrial uses
Priya Mishra is India’s leading गांजा activist who has been researching its benefits over the last few years. With the help of doctors and professionals, she has helped get better scores of patients suffering from diseases that are known to respond to consumption of this medicinal plant. Almost a decade back, she cured herself with third stage Tuberculosis and that’s how and where her tryst with गांजा began.   Popularly known as Hempvati, many companies in India and abroad have engaged Priya’s expertise to develop various products - for medicinal as well as industrial uses. Her tiring efforts have started bearing fruits with many states now allowing industrial products as well as medicinal treatment with Gaanja/marijuana/bhaang/charas.
01:26:58
October 22, 2021
संवाद # 16: Padma Shree Dr Kapil Tiwari on role of oral traditions in sustaining Indian civilisation
संवाद # 16: Padma Shree Dr Kapil Tiwari on role of oral traditions in sustaining Indian civilisation
Dr. Kapil Tiwari is a 2021 Padma Shree awardee in ‘Literature and Education’ field. He received the honour for his stellar contribution over 30 years in studying and documenting oral traditions among various communities in India, especially the tribals.    Thanks to him, invaluable part of Bharat’s heritage i.e. oral tradition of folk and tribal communities is preserved in over 50,000 printed pages today.  Born in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar, Dr. Tiwari, a PhD in Hindi Literature, has edited scores of books related to folk and tribal culture. He has been the Director of Madhya Pradesh Adivasi Lok Kala Academy and is currently an advisory member of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and a member of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
01:07:57
October 14, 2021
संवाद # 15: Ami Ganatra tells real tales of Mahabharat & its characters, busts many popular myths
संवाद # 15: Ami Ganatra tells real tales of Mahabharat & its characters, busts many popular myths
Ami Ganatra is an alumna of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). A management professional, she is also a devout yoga practitioner, a certified yoga instructor, and a student of Sanskrit and Indian knowledge systems.   Her book “Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History” brings to light fascinating details and aspects of the people and events in the great epic not commonly known, to answer some often-asked questions and clarify prevalent myths.
01:35:04
October 09, 2021
संवाद # 14: Acharya Radhavallabh Tripathi on India’s glorious tradition of VAAD, relevance of Kamasutra, real tales from Ramayana, Mahabharata
संवाद # 14: Acharya Radhavallabh Tripathi on India’s glorious tradition of VAAD, relevance of Kamasutra, real tales from Ramayana, Mahabharata
Radhavallabh Tripathi is one of the senior-most professors of Sanskrit in the country.   Widely acclaimed for his original contributions to the study of Natyashastra and Sahityashastra, he has published 129 books, 187 research papers and critical essays as well as translations of more than 30 Sanskrit plays and some classics from Sanskrit into Hindi.    He has received more than 25 national and international awards and honours for his literary contributions.   He has been authoritatively referred in various research journals on Indology. Some literary journals have published special numbers dedicated to his life and writings.
01:55:28
October 09, 2021
संवाद # 13: Dr. Anand Ranganathan on Science and Politics of Covid-19 Pandemic
संवाद # 13: Dr. Anand Ranganathan on Science and Politics of Covid-19 Pandemic
Dr. Anand Ranganathan is a Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (JNU). He obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi after which he left on a Nehru Centenary Scholarship for Cambridge, UK, where he obtained his BA (Tripos) in Natural Sciences, his MA, and his PhD. After a post-doctoral stint at Cambridge, Anand returned to India to join International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi where he ran his lab for 16 years.  In 2015 he joined JNU’s Special Centre for Molecular Medicine as an Associate Professor. His laboratory works in the area of Directed Evolution and Pathogenesis, with special emphasis on Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Anand has written three books, all novels: The Land of the Wilted Rose (Rupa, 2012); For Love and Honour (Bloomsbury, 2015); The Rat Eater (Juggernaut, 2017; co-authored with Chitra Subramaniam)
01:19:45
September 25, 2021
संवाद # 12: Major Manik M. Jolly on what Army teaches you, should India have conscription, how Taliban won so easily and why Taliban is a bigger threat to Pakistan than India
संवाद # 12: Major Manik M. Jolly on what Army teaches you, should India have conscription, how Taliban won so easily and why Taliban is a bigger threat to Pakistan than India
Major Manik M. Jolly is a former Gurkha veteran with 12 years military service in the infantry and intelligence sectors. He received two gallantry awards in 2001 and 2007 in a counter terrorism role.    Major Jolly has been involved in the central organisation for Military Intelligence to enhance and optimise Cyber defence efforts. He is also a qualified ethical hacker and cyber crime investigator. Major Jolly is Alumni of the National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, and took premature retirement in March 2011.
01:14:22
September 22, 2021
संवाद # 11: Scientist Dr Niraj Rai explains why days of Aryan Invasion or Aryan Migration Theory are numbered
संवाद # 11: Scientist Dr Niraj Rai explains why days of Aryan Invasion or Aryan Migration Theory are numbered
Dr. Niraj Rai is a senior scientist at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow. He did his PhD from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.   Dr Niraj was one of authors of consequential paper published in 2019 in one of the world’s most prestigious publication (CELL). It was based on the DNA successfully extracted by Dr Niraj and his team from a 2500 year old woman’s skeletal found in Rakhigarhi, Haryana which was the largest site of Indus-Sarasvati Valley or Harappa Civilisation.
01:15:52
September 17, 2021
संवाद # 10: NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo on sad state of some children homes & orphanages run by NGOs or Missionaries with foreign funding
संवाद # 10: NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo on sad state of some children homes & orphanages run by NGOs or Missionaries with foreign funding
Priyank Kanoongo is Chairman of National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). In this conversation, he revealed some startling facts about India’s children homes and orphanages, the NGOs and missionaries that run some of them, their foreign funding and how they are being run - where children are being brainwashed, used for political propaganda, sexually abused and what not.   NCPCR is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development and its duty is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (0 to 18 years age group).
47:28
September 17, 2021
संवाद # 9: Dr. V. Ramanathan explains India’s contribution to Chemistry from ancient to modern time
संवाद # 9: Dr. V. Ramanathan explains India’s contribution to Chemistry from ancient to modern time
Dr. V. Ramanathan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at IIT-BHU. His areas of interest are Laser Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging and Computational chemistry. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur and two postdoctoral fellowships from the University of Basel, Switzerland and Seoul National University, South Korea.
01:10:28
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 8: Sanjeev Sanyal on need for a revamped Central Vista, what Smart Cities project is about & real Indian history missing from syllabus textbooks
संवाद # 8: Sanjeev Sanyal on need for a revamped Central Vista, what Smart Cities project is about & real Indian history missing from syllabus textbooks
Sanjeev Sanyal is the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India. He is not only an internationally acclaimed economist, best-selling author but also a well-known environmentalist and urban theorist.   Sanyal’s best-selling books include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Ocean of Churn, all published by Penguin. In addition, he had published around 200 articles, columns and reports in leading national/international publications.   In this conversation, we talked mainly about architecture of Union government’s Central Vista Project including the new Parliament of India, what the Smart Cities project really intends to achieve and the true history of India from ancient times to struggle for Independence from the British, especially those aspects which are not taught to children in school history textbooks.
01:17:43
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 7: Aditya Kuvalekar on Aurangzeb, Education in mother tongue, New Education Policy & More
संवाद # 7: Aditya Kuvalekar on Aurangzeb, Education in mother tongue, New Education Policy & More
Dr. Aditya Kuvalekar is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics at the Department of Economics at University of Essex. His broad area of interest is microeconomic theory. Primarily, he works in dynamic games, organizational economics and market design. He received his PhD in Economics from New York University in 2017.
01:03:43
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 6 (भाग 2): J Sai Deepak on disastrous impact of Christian colonialism on Indian civilisation
संवाद # 6 (भाग 2): J Sai Deepak on disastrous impact of Christian colonialism on Indian civilisation
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications. India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution.
59:21
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 6 (भाग 1): J Sai Deepak on how Christian roots of European Colonialism shaped modern world
संवाद # 6 (भाग 1): J Sai Deepak on how Christian roots of European Colonialism shaped modern world
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications. India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution.
53:16
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 5: ESPN journalist explains genius of Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat & why Sushil Kumar is G.O.A.T.
संवाद # 5: ESPN journalist explains genius of Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat & why Sushil Kumar is G.O.A.T.
Jonathan Selvaraj is a sports journalist at ESPN. Earlier, he worked at The Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience in covering non-cricketing sports, Selvaraj has a knack for providing perfect analysis of games and performance of athletes, some of whom he has been covering for years and who have won medals at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics - Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya and others.   In this conversation, he explains why top class athletes like Vinesh Phogat, Manu Bhaker and Amit Panghal couldn’t deliver on expectations while Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya proved themselves.   He also informs how wrestlers go through hell to cut weight before their bouts which has a huge impact on not only their performance in big games but also devastating effect on their long term health.   He explains in this video why Sushil Kumar’s two medals in 2008 and 2012 Olympics are more significant than PV Sindhu’s consecutive bagging of medals of same colour in 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
01:30:44
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 4: Shakti Sinha on how Atal Bihari Vajpayee changed India & urgent reforms IAS system needs
संवाद # 4: Shakti Sinha on how Atal Bihari Vajpayee changed India & urgent reforms IAS system needs
Shakti Sinha is an ex-IAS officer of 1979 batch who worked closely with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during 1996-1999. Now, he has written a memoir of that period titled Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India. Sinha is currently involved in setting up two institutions, one a think tank (Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, at MS University, Vadodara) and another, an academic Institution of Excellence (Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Delhi). Before this, he served as Director, India Foundation and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
53:28
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 3: Abhijit Iyer Mitra on degradation of Indian food, what Indians don’t understand about Taliban, Modi Vs China
संवाद # 3: Abhijit Iyer Mitra on degradation of Indian food, what Indians don’t understand about Taliban, Modi Vs China
Abhijit Iyer Mitra is a senior research fellow at New Delhi based think tank ‘institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ where he focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, nuclear dynamics, governance issues and non-traditional security threats. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
01:21:29
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 2: Rahul Roushan On Bihar & Caste, Laluwaad, Gujaratis, Godi Media & how he became a Sanghi
संवाद # 2: Rahul Roushan On Bihar & Caste, Laluwaad, Gujaratis, Godi Media & how he became a Sanghi
Rahul Roushan is a serial entrepreneur, media professional and a socio-political commentator.  Born and brought up in Patna, he went on to get his journalism diploma from IIMC in New Delhi and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Though he started his career as a television journalist but took to entrepreneurship after his MBA. He founded CricStock, a virtual cricket stock exchange, news satire website Faking News (later acquired by Network18) and web media portal OpIndia.   Rahul recently wrote a book ‘Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha’ in which he describes his ideological journey from being a Congressi Hindu to a Sanghi one, which is also the story of millions of Indians - something that makes the book stand apart from typical autobiography.
01:18:18
September 04, 2021
संवाद # 1: J Sai Deepak On Impact Of Colonialism On Indian Society, Its Constitution And Civilisation
संवाद # 1: J Sai Deepak On Impact Of Colonialism On Indian Society, Its Constitution And Civilisation
J. Sai Deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator, practising as an arguing counsel primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. he has been part of several landmark matters, such as the ones relating to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Basmati Geographical Indications.   India, That Is Bharat, his first book in a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution.
01:01:23
September 04, 2021