Ep 195: Memories and Things
2 hr 2 min

Decades after the trauma of separation, Partition remains with us. Aanchal Malhotra joins Amit Varma in episode 195 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about her work in excavating the memories of Partition survivors through the objects they carried with them -- and their resonance in these modern times.  Also check out: 1. Aanchal Malhotra's website. 2. Remnants of a Separation -- Aanchal Malhotra.   3. Museum of Material Memory. 4. Profile of Aanchal Malhotra by Mayank Austen Soofi, 2010. 5. Nanak Was Here -- Episode 166 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Amardeep Singh). 6. Imaginary Number -- Vijay Seshadri. 7. Punjabi Tappe on YouTube. 8. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Trucker -- Episode 192 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rajat Ubhaykar). And do check out Amit’s online course, The Art of Clear Writing.

The Big Story
The Big Story
The Quint
587: From Resistance to Negotiation: How Farmers Shook Up the Govt
For more than a week now, the farmers' protests against the Centre's new farm laws have continued unabated. In what seems to be the second massive protest against the Centre in the capital, after the anti-CAA and NRC protests from 2019, thousands of farmers have been staging protests at Tigri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders amid heavy police deployment leading to the shutdown of the Delhi-Noida link road. As the protest fast turns into a movement with support from all quarters, it also gained prominent international attention. From Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to British and Australian MPs – a lot of foreign leaders have vocally extended their support and said that the situation in India is concerning. Other than politicians, English international Sikh cricketer Monty Panesar, film director Gurinder Chadha have raised concerns about farmers' treatment at the protest site where they were tear gassed and water cannoned. Around 30 ex-sportsmen from Punjab have decided to return their medals in solidarity with the farmers. But, even as they resist the calls to repeal the farm laws, the government is now down to negotiations. Even as the first round of talks remained inconclusive, the Centre is now ready to hold a fresh round of talks with the protesters on 3 November. What changed the government’s outlook and what have been the recent developments to add to the government’s woes? Tune in! Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
12 min
NL Hafta
NL Hafta
Hafta 304: Cyclone Nivar, farmer protests, and ‘love jihad’ laws
Timecodes 4:14 - Headlines 7:51 - Cyclone Nivar hits Chennai and Puducherry 14:43 - Kerala withdraws Police Act amendment 28:57 - Farmer protests 44:05 - Jallikattu goes to the Oscars 47:24 - UP brings ‘love jihad’ ordinance 1:12:15 - ED summons Shiv Sena MLA 1:16:57 - Subscriber mail 1:27:47 - Sushil Modi accuses Lalu Prasad Yadav of running political show from behind bars 1:32:23 - Recommendations This week on NL Hafta, it is an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Anand Vardhan. The discussion opens with Jayashree talking about the Tamil Nadu government’s response to Cyclone Nivar. Comparing it with the handling of the 2015 Chennai floods, she says, “The government response, clearly learning its lessons from the past, has been great. As early as November 23, they had gotten in place national disaster relief forces...relief camps were set up, and the communication from the government has been extremely clear. This was one of their huge failures during the Chennai floods.” Speaking about the Kerala government withdrawing the controversial Kerala Police Act amendment that sought to punish anyone who posted social media content “with an intention to intimidate, insult or defame any person”, Abhinandan says, “This is what separates the political left in India from the political right. I know for a fact that several spokespersons of the left parties refused to come on news panels defending this...and because of the backlash they withdrew it whereas the political right in India don’t give a fuck. You can keep jumping, but if Modi has given the nod everybody will fall in line and say it’s a great idea!” Responding to Abhinandan, Anand says, “No, in universities and academia, the political left is as intolerant as the political right. I think it has to do with their disciplinarian, cadre-based organizations. You have more to lose in a cadre-based organization if you go against the line.” Talking about the ongoing farmer protests, Raman says, “I am all for this protest. Of course, protest is an integral part of democracy and it should happen but you should see the protest that happened around Delhi, there was so much hooliganism.” Manisha concurs, “Yeah, that has to be stopped. I mean the Jat protests were famously known for complete vandalism, looting and even molestation.” The panel also discuss the “love jihad” ordinance passed by the Uttar Pradesh government and the Indian judiciary’s handling of “forcible conversions” cases.  Tune in! Recommendations  Manisha Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti Right-Wing Social Media Finalizes Its Divorce From Reality Jayashree Remember This Much. The Sea Will Eat You   Rivers Remember Raman Two deaths, no FIR: How UP’s criminal justice system failed Pappi Devi and her baby Anand Commonwealth of Cricket It’s dishonest to deny the realities of Lalu’s misrule and lawlessness. Here’s why Abhinandan All Your Genes Are Belong To Us Diego Maradona See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 45 min
The DeshBhakt With Akash Banerjee
The DeshBhakt With Akash Banerjee
The DeshBhakt
Dream 11: Making India’s Best Cabinet in Times of a Crisis | The Deshbhakt with Akash Banerjee
Cricket and Politics in India have many things in common. With the latest edition of Indian Premier League, a new trend of fantasy team is on the rise. Fans get to customize their own team on the basis of performance and not 'teams' and 'sides' In this Episode of the Deshbhakt, we replicate the same idea in politics and customize a dream cabinet for India. Selection criteria is simple: Proposed candidates must be par excellence in their specific field.  Who do you think made it to the team? Watch this Episode to find out! Chapter Heads: 00:00 - India's Best Cabinet 1:00 - Jio Ministry 1:46 - MINISTRY OF FINANCE 2:26 - Ministry of Chankaya Neeti 2:59 - MInistry of  Mahi-ways 3:37 - Minister of Road and Off Roading 4:20 - Ministry of Fakeeri Affairs 4:50 - Ministry of Migrant Justice 5:27 - MInistry of Human Resource and Dictionary 6:09 - Ministry of Textile and Fashion 6:40 - Ministry of Margdarshan 7:16 - Ministry of Law and Lawyer 7:39 - Ministry of Aviation & Travel Ban 8:04 - Dep of Space and Aliens 8:38 - NCB chief 8:50 - NSA Whatsapp Division 9:27 - Ministry of agriculture *** Subscribe to #TheDeshBhakt to unlock Discord / Exclusive Chats / Content *** PATREON MEMBERSHIP - https://www.patreon.com/thedeshbhakt (International Credit Card / Debit Card) JOIN MEMBERSHIP ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/thedeshbhakt/... INSTAMOJO - https://imjo.in/XU5arJ (Phone Pe / G Pay / PayTM / BHIM / CC / DC / Netbanking) PAYPAL - https://www.paypal.me/thedeshbhakt  ****** Get the New DeshBhakt Merch! ******* India Shipping Only - https://kadakmerch.com/thedeshbhakt *********Follow us on ************ YouTube: - https://youtube.com/thedeshbhakt Twitter :- https://twitter.com/thedeshbhakt Instagram :- https://instagram.com/akashbanerjee.in Facebook :- https://www.facebook.com/akashbanerje... SoundCloud :- https://soundcloud.com/thedeshbhakt ********** More DeshBhakt Videos:************ The Deshbhakt Episodes: https://bit.ly/3eLgvLv EMERGENCY: https://bit.ly/3dM4Bj8 Bhakt Banerjee Rocks: https://bit.ly/2VuFQlf B&D Media and the Public: https://bit.ly/389jjzw India explained with TheDeshbhakt: https://bit.ly/2ZjNVKD Akash-Vaani: https://bit.ly/3eKvN3h --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedeshbhakt/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedeshbhakt/support
11 min
Bangalore International Centre
72. Girls Out of School
Jyotsna Jha talks to host Pavan Srinath about how Indian girl children have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jyotsna and her colleagues have published a new study on how children’s education is faring amidst deep economic uncertainty faced by millions of Indian families, by surveying over 3,100 households across 4 states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Telangana. In this episode, Jyotsna shares the state of the gender gap in education and society before the pandemic, and how girls are faring now, with schools shut down and families in economic crisis. Things look dire, with girls losing their freedom of movement, with limited phone access and uncertainty over ever going back to school. She also shares how boys are also adversely affected and goes beyond the study to discuss what is likely to happen in the future. Jyotsna and Pavan also discuss what should be immediate and medium-term priorities for India’s schooling system and getting children back to school. Jyotsna Jha is the Director of the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, a Bangalore-based think tank focused on policy research and advocacy. Jyotsna has a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Her research primarily focuses on education and gender. She has actively worked with educational policy planners, administrators, teachers, and professionals at various levels both nationally and internationally. BIC Talks is brought to you by the Bangalore International Centre. Visit the BIC website to learn more about the guest and for links to the full study. The full study is titled: Neha Ghatak, Achala S Yareseeme and Jyotsna Jha, (2020). “Life in the time of Covid-19: Mapping the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of school-going children especially girls in India”. Centre for Budget and Policy Studies and India Champions for Girls’ Education.
33 min
Econ Central
Econ Central
Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul
Ep 15: Goodbye and All That
Sad news, folks: this is it for Econ Central. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul explain why they are ending this show at just episode 15 -- and also recommend a whole bunch of books to read as a goodbye gift. Also check out: 1. Moonflower Murders -- Anthony Horowitz. 2. The Paper Menagerie -- Ken Liu. 3. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories -- Ken Liu. 4. The Nothing Man -- Catherine Ryan Howard. 5. Netherland -- Joseph O'Neill. 6. The Thursday Murder Club -- Richard Osman. 7. The Bear Came Over the Mountain -- Alice Munro. 8. Runaway -- Alice Munro. 9. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage -- Alice Munro. 10. All Alice Munro's books on Amazon. 11. How to Make the World Add Up -- Tim Harford. 12. Archives of Dear Economist. 13. Dear Undercover Economist -- Tim Harford. 14. Collected Poems -- Mark Strand. (A sample.) 15. The Best of It: New and Selected Poems -- Kay Ryan. 16. The Housekeeper and the Professor -- Yoko Ogawa. 17. The Blank Slate -- Steven Pinker. 18. How Innovation Works -- Matt Ridley. 19. The Innovator's Dilemma -- Clayton M Christensen. 20. The Myth of Basic Science -- Matt Ridley. 21. The Evolution of Everything -- Episode 96 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Matt Ridley). 22. That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen -- Frédéric Bastiat. 23. The Law -- Frédéric Bastiat. 24. The Deficit Myth -- Stephanie Kelton. 25. Rathin Roy's sarcy tweet. 26. That Will Be England Gone -- Michael Henderson. 27. Essays -- George Orwell. 28. Politics and the English Language -- George Orwell. Amit and Vivek will continue to do whatever else they are doing. You can keep listening to Amit's podcast, The Seen and the Unseen, and reading The India Uncut Newsletter. Do also check out his online course, The Art of Clear Writing. Vivek writes regularly at vivekkaul.com. Do browse all his books on Amazon or elsewhere.
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