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Bharatvaarta Weekly #91 | The Economist's Article On PM Modi, Delhi Mundka Fire, Gyan Vapi Mosque
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
39:18
May 15, 2022
185 - Indian Space Exploration | Koushik Vishwanathan | Aloke Kumar | Policy | Bharatvaarta
The ISRO human space program began as the Indian Human spaceflight  programme in 2007. This began the development of technology needed to  launch crewed orbital spacecraft into low earth orbit. In 2018, the  government approved a further $1.5bn for a 7 day crewed flight. Now  known as the Gaganyaan programme, the programme aims to send two  unmanned missions and one manned flight mission into low earth orbit by  2023.   PM Modi launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) in late 2021 as a  way to contribute towards the accelerated development of India's space  industry. Speaking on the occasion, the PM said that this undertaking  will give the India space sector "new wings". It removes the  restrictions on space access, previously only given to ISRO and a select  few institutions. ISpA aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian  Space industry.   In the light of these advancements and India's new found enthusiasm for  the space race, we decided to dive deep into Indian space exploration.  To shed some light on this exhaustive subject, we invited guests Aloke  Kumar and Koushik Vishwanathan.   Aloke Kumar is the Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of  Science Bangalore. He has also worked in many teams exploring  applications of science to make space exploration easier. Koushik Vishwanathan is also an assistant professor at IISc, with an  interest in advanced manufacturing and finishing processes. He has  worked with Aloke on many of his projects regarding space exploration.
41:54
May 14, 2022
184 - The Scale Of Poverty In India | Surjit Bhalla | Karan Bhasin | Nirav Kanodra | Bharatvaarta
Poverty has been ever-present in India since Independence, but recent  policy stands to change the status quo. Multiple undertakings and  initiatives have raised the standard of living for those below the  poverty line, but narratives continue to emerge that India's poor are  getting poorer.   A paper, written by Arvind Virmani, Surjit Bhalla, and Karan Bhasin,  aims to find the poverty and distributional consequences of the  government's pandemic support measures. The main argument of the paper  is that extreme poverty was kept low in India despite the pandemic. It  presents estimates of poverty and consumption inequality in India from  2004-05 to 2020-21.   Surjit Bhalla is an Indian economist, author and columnist, who is  currently the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary  Fund. He was also the part-time Member of the Economic Advisory Council  to the Prime Minister. Karan Bhasin is a New York-based researcher with  interests in Macroeconomics, Indian Economy, Institutional Economics  and Political Economy. He has also appeared on multiple Bharatvaarta  episodes speaking about his papers and findings in the economic field.  In this episode, they speak about their paper, findings, methodologies  and of the state of poverty in India.
44:40
May 11, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #90 | PM Modi's Visit To Germany, RBI Hikes Rates, Tajinder Bagga Arrest
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
29:56
May 08, 2022
183 - India-UK Relations | History, Policy, & Future | Nirav Kanodra | Sunil Sharma | Bharatvaarta
India-UK relations have a history from the times of the Mughal empire. Now, the heads of state of these historical countries have taken another step into solidifying the relationship with an upcoming free trade agreement. In this special episode covering Indo-UK relations, we have Nirav Kanodra, who is an investment banker based out of Singapore with extensive experience in sales and trading and Sunil Sharma, the Chief Operating Officer at the Conservative Friends of the Commonwealth, an organization supporting an outward-looking Britain. Together with Roshan Cariappa, follow along as our guests break down significant parts of the Indo-UK relationship such as its long and storied history, the various possible synergies between the two nations, the significance of British PM Boris Johnson's visit, key features of the 2030 roadmap, and more.
49:56
May 04, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #89 | Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Coal Shortage, PM Modi Sikh Outreach
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
29:01
May 01, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #88 - Boris Johnson In India, PM Modi's Red Fort Speech, Bulldozer Controversy
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
34:09
April 24, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #87 - Jaishank ar & Blinken, India At G7, Ram Navami Celebrations
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
34:09
April 17, 2022
182 - Economic Reforms 2.0 | FTAs And More | Nirav Kanodra | Rahul Bajoria
Free trade agreements are the cornerstone of any strong economy. With  India's policymaking and foreign policy shifting toward becoming the  next manufacturing hub, FTAs are integral for our growth into the next  global superpower.  Today, we have our guests Rahul Bajoria and Nirav Kanodra. Rahul is the  Chief Economist at Barclays, focusing on Asia–Pacific, with a special  emphasis on India’s macroeconomy and policy making. Nirav is an investment banker based out of Singapore with extensive  experience in sales and trading. He is also considered a prominent voice  when it comes to macroeconomic issues.  In this episode, they speak about topics such as the significance of  FTAs and their use as a strategic tool, how FTAs can ensure optimal  economic growth, Indo-Australia agreement, future FTAs that India might  sign, and more.
52:04
April 13, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #86 | XE Variant, Wendy Sherman on India, India Helps Sri Lanka, and more
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
42:25
April 10, 2022
181 - US-China Nuclear Relations | David Santoro | Velina's Talk
For decades, nuclear weapons have been largely peripheral to U.S.-China  relations, but the nuclear relationship is now growing more competitive  as both countries pursue major programs to modernize their forces.  China’s efforts to strengthen its relatively small nuclear arsenal seem  largely oriented toward improving survivability and do not appear to  constitute a shift away from the country’s long-standing No First Use  (NFU) policy. Nevertheless, the improvements are provoking anxiety in  Washington, which has long resisted acknowledging a state of mutual  nuclear vulnerability with China.  David Santoro is the President and CEO of The Pacific Forum and a  published author. His latest work, 'US-China Nuclear Relations: The  Importance Of Strategic Triangles', handles the sensitive matter of  regulation concerning nuclear weapons.
01:04:17
April 10, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #85 | India - Australia FTA, Highest GST Collections, Daleep Singh's Comments
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
28:19
April 03, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #84 | Yogi Adityanath Sworn In, Wang Yi's Visit To India, GDP Growth Downgraded
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
01:10:14
March 27, 2022
180 - Disruption of Global Supply Chains | Ross Kennedy | Velina's Talk
COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains around the world. But they’ve also  been a vital lifeline to support the response, keeping essential medical  supplies, food and other key necessities flowing where they’re needed  most. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has tested the ingenuity,  resilience and flexibility of supply chain leaders globally, as they  have sought to maintain essential operations.  Ross Kennedy is a professional logistician and strategist with more than  fifteen years' experience, covering a broad spectrum of supply chain  roles. He is the Director of Global Logistics and Supply Chain for an  international food and animal feed ingredient manufacturer, and founder  of Fortis Analysis, a strategic advisory service tightly focused on the  nexus of geopolitical trends and decentralized supply chains./  In this livestream, he will speak about how global supply chains have  been disrupted due to COVID and other geopolitical events.
01:29:41
March 26, 2022
Bharatvaarta Sports - IPL 2022 Preview | Abhishek Paul | Mahek Vyas | Nirav Kanodra | Rajesh Tiwary
The 2022 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 15 or Tata IPL 2022,  is scheduled to be the fifteenth season of the Indian Premier League  (IPL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board  of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament is  scheduled to start on 26 March 2022, and conclude with the final on 29  May 2022. The group stage of the tournament will be played entirely in  the state of Maharashtra, with Mumbai and Pune hosting the matches. The  full schedule of the tournament was announced on 6 March 2022.  The season will see the expansion of the league, with the addition of  two new franchises. This will make it the second season to have ten  teams, after the 2011 tournament. Chennai Super Kings are the defending  champions, having won their fourth title during the previous season.  In this livestream, Abhishek Paul, Mahek Vyas, Nirav Kanodra, and Rajesh  Tiwary speak about the upcoming teams in IPL 2022 and their takes on  the squad compositions. They will also talk about their favourites in  the upcoming tournament and take questions from the audience in this  engaging livestream.
01:46:35
March 24, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #83 | Kashmir Files' Success, Gandhis' Resignation Rejected, India-Russia Oil
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
41:16
March 20, 2022
179 - Leading India Through The COVID-19 Crisis | Priyam Gandhi-Mody | Policy | Bharatvaarta
The pandemic has altered the destinies of not just people worldwide but  of entire nations. Many developed countries despite having superior  infrastructure and significant investments in public health haven’t been  able to tackle the onslaught of the pandemic. It was in this backdrop  that India’s ability to rise to the challenge had been written off  entirely by many leading ‘experts’. Doomsday predictions were made which  included mass deaths and anarchy.  However, Prime Minister Modi’s robust grip on the administration changed  India’s fortunes in the fight against the virus. He took absolute  control of the country’s response mechanisms and streamlined systems to  cut red-tape. Led by fact-based scientific advice, the Indian government  galvanized their inheritance of less-than-adequate resources, augmented  capacities rapidly and prudently spent its reserves on the most  effective solutions.  Hence, even after three waves of the pandemic, India has managed to save  more lives than most countries in the world. The country has proved the  cynics wrong with one of the lowest fatality rates. As a testament to  its scientific and technological prowess, the nation has not only  developed multiple indigenous vaccines but is running the world’s  largest vaccination drive supported by superb infrastructure. True to  our nature as a nurturer, our country has been acting as the ‘pharmacy  of the world’ by providing life-saving drugs and medical equipment to  other nations. With a staunch resolve to help all of humanity emerge out  of the pandemic, India has committed over five billion vaccine doses in  2022 for countries in need and intends to provide more until every  human being is secure. A Nation to Protect is a definitive account of India’s pandemic response  from the top echelons of leadership and government.
41:41
March 18, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #82 | Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, India's Misfired Missile, Election Results
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
01:06:10
March 13, 2022
178 - Exploring The Creation Of The Indian Bridge Management System With Vaibhav Dange | Policy
The Indian Bridge Management System is one of the most advanced public  infrastructure databases in the world. The IBMS creates an inventory of  all bridges in the country and rates their structural condition so that  timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on the  criticality of the structure. It is the largest platform in the world  owned by a single owner, with a database that could exceed 1,50,000  bridge structures.  The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has inventorized 1,72,517  bridges/structures under this initiative. Under the system, bridges are  given a structural rating number; based on its structure; and a  socio-economic rating number which measures its importance in relation  to it's vicinity.   With an MBA degree under his belt, Vaibhav Dange devoted his knowledge  in management to implementing processes in ensuring speedy redressal of  issues in all spheres of activity. From 2014 to 2019, he was the Private  Secretary to the Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin  Gadkari, and was very closely associated with all development works  related to the national highways. During this tenure, he got involved in  the IBMS project, and his deep knowledge and insight resulted in many  innovations within the IBMS. He is associated with various  infrastructure projects undertaken by the National Highways Authority of  India (NHAI).
28:32
March 09, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #81 | Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, Shane Warne Death, Fuel Price Increase
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
43:34
March 06, 2022
177 - India's Path to a Hydrogen-Fuelled Future? | Rajat Seksaria | Bharatvaarta | Policy
India unveiled its first National Hydrogen Policy in January this year  with an aim to boost production and use of cleaner sources of energy.  The 2021-22 budget allocated Rs. 1500 crore for renewable energy  development. Issues faced with current systems include high AT&C  losses, inefficient distribution, and billing, The plan will focus on generation of hydrogen from green power resources  and on linking India’s growing renewable capacity with the hydrogen  economy. It will also effectively integrate renewable energy in the  present energy mix. This will be done by scaling up the gas pipeline  infrastructure across the country and introducing smart grids. Green hydrogen (GH) producers are to be exempt for 25 years from paying  inter-state transmission charges. Bulk consumers will now also be  exempted from paying ISTC till 2045. The MOP policy assures GH producers  open access to renewable energy generators anywhere in the national  grid. Currently, all of India’s hydrogen, about 6 million tonnes  annually, is gray. By 2050, nearly 80% of India’s hydrogen is projected  to be ‘green’. To speak about this emerging topic, we have Rajat Seksaria, CEO at Acme  Solar which is among the largest Renewables company in India. In this  episode, he speaks about topics such as additions that can be made to  the national hydrogen policy, pros and cons of hydrogen as a fuel, how  the hydrogen policy fits within India's push towards green energy, and  more.
01:06:07
March 04, 2022
176 - Russia's War Against Ukraine | Bruno Maçães | Velina Tchakarova | Velina's Talk
In March and April 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the  Russian military to begin massing thousands of military personnel and  equipment near its border with Ukraine and in Crimea, representing the  largest mobilization since the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.  This precipitated an international crisis and generated concerns over a  potential invasion. Satellite imagery showed movements of armour,  missiles, and heavy weaponry. The troops were partially removed by June.  The crisis was renewed in October and November 2021, when over 100,000  Russian troops were again massed surrounding Ukraine on three sides by  December.  The ongoing crisis stems from the protracted Russo-Ukrainian War that  began in early 2014. In December 2021, Russia advanced two draft  treaties that contained requests for what it referred to as "security  guarantees", including a legally binding promise that Ukraine would not  join the NATO as well as a reduction in NATO troops and military  hardware stationed in Eastern Europe, and threatened unspecified  military response if those demands were not met in full.   NATO has rejected these requests, and the United States warned Russia of  "swift and severe" economic sanctions should it further invade Ukraine.  Bruno Maçães is a Portuguese politician, consultant and author. He is a  nonresident senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is a former  Secretary of State for European Affairs in Portugal. In this livestream,  he will speak on the Russo-Ukraine crisis and more.
49:50
March 01, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #80 | Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, Air India Evacuation Flight, NSE Scam, and more
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
51:53
February 27, 2022
175 - India And West Asia With Dr. Alvite Ningthoujam | Bharatvaarta | Policy
Historically, India has depended on West Asian countries for energy  dependency. Moreover, due to budding business in the region, especially  in UAE, around 7 million Indians live here. This has also been a point  of discussion in bilateral talks and agreements in the past. Since the  election of the Modi government, India's discourse with the Middle East  and the rest of West Asia has revolved around topics such as  counterterrorism, security, defense cooperation and non-oil trade.   Dr. Ningthoujam is a strategic researcher, focusing on India-Middle East  relations, Israeli foreign policy, Israel’s ties with the  Southeast/East Asian countries, its military exports, geopolitics of  Middle East, International Terrorism, and Middle East-China relations.  He also holds a Ph. D., from the Centre for West Asian Studies, School  of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for my  doctoral thesis on Israel’s Arms Exports.  In this deep dive on Indo-West Asia relationships, Dr. Alvite speaks  about topics such as the similarities and differences between various  West Asian countries, the various developmental projects undertaken by  India in the region, and the change towards West Asian relationships  with the election of PM Modi.
01:02:02
February 22, 2022
174 - State Elections Q&A With Rohit Jayaraman | Bharatvaarta | Politics
The legislative assembly elections are all set to get underway in 4 of  India's biggest states. We will see voting on caste lines, party lines,  and district favorites. From Uttar Pradesh, to Uttarakhand, to Punjab  and Goa, our resident political expert Rohit Jayaraman will take up a  LIVE Q&A to delve deep into the specifics of each of these states  and provide insights on India's complex electoral systems. 
01:35:52
February 20, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #79 | Charanjit Channi Controversy, Singapore PM's Remarks, Nepal Adopts UPI
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
41:31
February 20, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #78 | Udupi Hijab Row, Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting, BharatPe Founder Scandal
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
35:42
February 13, 2022
173 - India And The Central Asian Republics With Rashmini Koparkar | Bharatvaarta | Policy
India's ties with Central Asia can be traced back to the ancient Silk  Road, along which goods, people, and ideas flowed. Under the Modi  government, there is a renewed effort to reconnect India with the  region. During a recent summit, India expressed a need to boost its ties with  all five central Asian nations – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The five Presidents also decided to set up a  joint working group on Afghanistan.   PM Modi outlined 3 focus areas for India's relationship with the central  asian republics. Central Asia is central to India's vision of an  integrated and stable extended neighborhood and cooperation for regional  security and prosperity.  Second is to establish a framework of regular interactions, and third is  to create an ambitious roadmap for future cooperation.   China has aggressively wooed the CARs through its Belt and Road  Initiative to make their dream of a new and improved Silk Road a  reality. Chinese anxiety to consolidate its links with CARs and disallow  India from taking any initiative in the region is shown by its haste to  hold a summit with the leaders of Central Asian countries. On the other  hand trade between India and Central Asia lies at a insignificant $2  billion compared to Chinese trade with the CARs, which roughly amounts  to $100 billion. India could increase bilateral trade through energy  requirements. CARs are rich in resources such as oil, natural gas, and  uranium.   Giving us the insights on this complex geopolitical situation, we have  Rashmini Koparkar, an assistant professor at JNU and an avid follower of  central Asian politics. She is a student of International Relations,  especially those pertaining to Central Asia & Eurasia. She is also  passionate about Indian history, politics, and society.    In this episode, she speaks about topics such as the history of India  with central Asian republics, North-South corridor, the power of Russia,  USA, and China in the region, the role of Afghanistan in relations  going forward, and more.
55:43
February 09, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #77 | Quad Meeting In Australia, Budget 2022-23, Indo-US Vaccine Partnership
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
59:21
February 06, 2022
172 - A Look Through Indian History In Conversation With Dr. Vikram Sampath | Culture | Bharatvaarta
Vikram Sampath is an esteemed historian and the author of five acclaimed  books: Splendours of Royal Mysore, a biography of Gauhar Jaan, S  Balachander, and a two-volume biography of Savarkar. In 2021, Sampath  was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is a former  senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, and has many  many more achievements under his belt. Welcome to the podcast.  As the intellectual fountainhead of the ideology of Hindutva, which is  in political ascendancy in India today, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is  undoubtedly one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders  of the twentieth century. Accounts of his eventful and stormy life have  oscillated from eulogizing hagiographies to disparaging demonization.  The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between and has unfortunately  never been brought to light. Savarkar and his ideology stood as one of  the strongest and most virulent opponents of Gandhi, his pacifist  philosophy and the Indian National Congress.  Dr. Sampath has written a two-part biography on this unseen hero of the  Indian independence movement; the focus of this conversation. In this  episode, our hosts Roshan Cariappa and Amit Paranjape bring up topics of  Savarkar as a successor to Lokmanya Tilak, the relation between Subhash  Chandra Bose and Savarkar, and his forward-looking thoughts on  geopolitics and foreign relations. They also spoke about history as an  art; whether there is such a thing as objective history and how we  should look at idolized historical figures.   This episode is sure to be a treat for history buffs and fans of Dr.  Sampath alike. Viewers can also find this this episode on all audio  platforms.
01:12:17
February 05, 2022
171 - Land Of The Gods: The Story Of Haryana | Arjun Singh Kadlan | Ami Ganatra
The great war of right versus wrong was fought here. It was from this  land that Lord Krishna’s wisdom—the universal truth—spread across the  globe. It is the cradle of the ancient Indus-Saraswati civilization,  with the sacred river Saraswati, glorified in the Rig Veda, flowing in  its full might across the plains and onward.  Kings and emperors used this place to expand and consolidate their  empires. The East India Company, and later the British Crown, played  their games here, manipulating and managing their colonial affairs. The  much-ridiculed ‘Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram’ political epithet originated here.  This land gave the nation a number of stalwarts of the Independence  movement. And, it became the address for a cocktail of regional and  national political manoeuvrings, impacting national politics in major  ways.  In his debut book, Land of the Gods: The Story of Haryana, Arjun Singh  Kadian takes the readers through a fascinating journey of Haryana which  offers new insights and delightful nuggets.  His work has been described as  an ambitious book that engages with a  region and people who have defined the subcontinent for over five  millennia. In this episode, hosted by Ami Ganatra, he tackles topics  such as the medieval history of Haryana, how ancient Haryanvis led their  lives in one of the most war-struck parts of India, and more. This  episode is sure to be a treat for history buffs.
59:22
February 01, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #76 | New Chief Economic Advisor, Budget 2022-23, Air India In Tata Hands
The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe  to our channel and share this content. You can stay updated with  everything at Bharatvaarta by following us on social media: we're  @bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  @bharatvaarta on Instagram).
01:00:56
January 30, 2022
170 - The Strategy Of Denial With Eldridge Colby | Velina Tchakarova | Velina's Talk
Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a  policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the  United States for an era of sustained great power competition. He is the  author of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great  Power Conflict (Yale University Press), which The Wall Street Journal  selected as one of the top ten books of 2021.  Previously, Colby was from 2018-2019 the Director of the Defense Program  at the Center for a New American Security, where he led the Center’s  work on defense issues.  Before that, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for  Strategy and Force Development from 2017-2018. In that role, he served  as the lead official in the development and rollout of the Department’s  preeminent strategic planning guidance, the 2018 National Defense  Strategy (NDS). The NDS shifted the Department of Defense’s focus to the  challenges to U.S. military superiority and interests posed by China in  particular followed by Russia, prioritizing restoring the Joint Force’s  warfighting edge against these major power competitors. He also served  as the primary Defense Department representative in the development of  the 2017 National Security Strategy.
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January 29, 2022
169 - The Future Of Semiconductors | Gaurav Goel | Arun Mampazhy | Bharatvaarta | Policy
The 2020–2022 global chip shortage is an ongoing crisis in which the  demand for integrated circuits (commonly known as semiconductor chips)  is greater than the supply, affecting more than 169 industries[3] and  has led to major price increases, shortages and queues amongst consumers  for automobiles, graphics cards, video game consoles, computers, and  other products that require semiconductors.[4][5][6] Commonly cited  causes for the shortage include the COVID-19 pandemic, the China–United  States trade war, and various severe weather incidents.   The Indian government has announced a 76,000 crore scheme to boost  semiconductor and display manufacturing in the country. We're also  seeing inter-country talks between India and Taiwan, with TSMC and UMC  looking to set up a facility in India. Can this lead to India being the  hub for semiconductors in the future?  Our guests for this episode are Gaurav Goel and Arun Mampazhy. Gaurav is  a micro architect with two decades of experience in the semiconductor  field. He has worked with prominent companies like Intel, Synopys, and  is currently working at AMD.   Arun has a BTech from IIT-M and MS from University of Maryland in  semiconductor fabrication and over a decade of industry experience. He's  also keeping a keen eye on semiconductor manufacturing in India.    Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd-1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join
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January 25, 2022
Bharatvaarta Weekly #75 | Canadian Border Incident, Anti-Indian Channel Blocked, Netaji @ India Gate
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January 24, 2022
168 - Responding to COVID In 2022 With Shamika Ravi | Policy | Bharatvaarta
Prof. Shamika Ravi is VP @ ORF, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings  Institute, and a former member of the Economic Advisory Council to the  Prime Minister of India. She is one of the most recognized people in  Developmental Economics in India today.   We hosted Prof. Ravi in Aug 2020 for a data-led analysis of the COVID-19  pandemic; she spoke about the rising infections, impact of lockdowns,  how various states have performed, impact on healthcare infrastructure,  innovation and economy, and the way out.   In this conversation we look at the current state of the pandemic and  how States should formulate a policy response in light of the 3rd Wave.  Prof. Ravi speaks about the impact of vaccinations, how we can sustain  our economy, the focus on healthcare, and more.  Follow