Grand Tamasha
Grand Tamasha
Nov 24, 2020
Evan Feigenbaum on Asia's Fragmented Future
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Of the many questions being asked about U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy, chief among them is how the new president might handle relations with China. 

The future trajectory of U.S.-China relations matters not just for the U.S. and China, but it also has real implications for India—its economics, politics, and foreign policy.

On the podcast this week, Milan sits down with Evan Feigenbaum, Vice President of Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an expert on the Asia region—from China to Kazakhstan to India and Sri Lanka. 

Evan talks to Milan about the Trump administration’s Asia legacy, India’s inward turn, and the strategic relevance of the Quad. Evan also has some useful, pithy advice for how the incoming Biden administration might position itself in the Asia-Pacific.

Episode notes:

  1. Evan Feigenbaum, “Biden Faces Immediate Tests in Asia
  2. Evan Feigenbaum, “Asia’s Future Beyond U.S.-China Competition
  3. Evan Feigenbaum, Twitter thread on America’s (missing) economic strategy in Asia
  4. Hindustan Times, “RCEP would have hurt India’s economy, FTA with EU not easy: S Jaishankar
States of Anarchy with Hamsini Hariharan
States of Anarchy with Hamsini Hariharan
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 67: Reporting on the World
In Episode 67 of States of Anarchy, Sowmiya Ashok joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss foreign reporting in India, China and the United States. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Your question can be featured on the new segment of States of Anarchy which appears every fortnight! Read More: • The Others – Sowmiya Ashok (https://sowmiyashok.medium.com/the-others-f82ddd8b9b87) • Cheaper fees, easy admissions: Indian medical students shift gaze towards China – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/education/medical-university-education-china-hrd-mbbs-5857218/) • A Chinese platform that makes space for discussions on women’s sexuality – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/china-same-sex-relationships-yummy-women-sexuality-lesbian-5968934/) • The Spice Route – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/the-spice-route-2-6198408/) • River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – Peter Hessler (https://www.amazon.in/River-Town-Two-Years-Yangtze/dp/0719564808/) • Flavorful Origins (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80991060) • So Young (致我们终将逝去的青春) (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/70286328) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
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The Pragati Podcast
The Pragati Podcast
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 156: How Does a Bill Become a Law?
Kaushiki Sanyal explains how bills become laws in India, on Episode 156 of The Pragati Podcast. Kaushiki Sanyal and host Pavan Srinath discuss how legislative agendas are decided, and the varying paths that are taken in an issue giving rise to a draft bill or amendment, how that moves through the Indian legislative system, gets passed as an Act, and eventually becomes the law of the land. They also discuss the roles played by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in this process, the role of parliamentary Standing Committees and other committees, the Speaker, and more. Dr. Kaushiki Sanyal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sunay Policy Advisory, a public policy research and training consultancy and is a Senior Fellow at Policy Research and Management Network (PRAMAN), a think tank based in Gurgaon. Kaushiki has over 15 years of experience in the field of public policy and has worked with NDTV, PRS Legislative Research, and the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business. She has co-authored three books, including _Oxford India Short Introductions: Public Policy in India_ (2017), and _Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism_ (2018). For more links to books, articles, and podcast episodes related to the discussion, please visit tiny.cc/pragati156 For all queries and feedback, email us at pragatipod@gmail.com or reach out to host Pavan Srinath at @zeusisdead on Twitter: twitter.com/zeusisdead Follow The Pragati Podcast on Instagram: instagram.com/pragatipod & Twitter: twitter.com/thinkpragati & Facebook: facebook.com/thinkpragati The Pragati Podcast is made possible thanks to the support of The Takshashila Institution and the Independent Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF).
1 hr 25 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.
31 min
The Hindu - Home
The Hindu - Home
thehindu
The China factor in India-US ties under the Biden administration | The Hindu In Focus Podcast
We turn our attention to foreign policy in this episode and we’re going to be looking at the India-U.S. relationship specifically keeping the China factor in mind. These discussions take on particular significance as a new administration has just taken charge in the U.S. and that means a change in tone and style in the way that they deal with diplomatic relations around the world. Speaking at his confirmation hearing, President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, said that India is ‘bipartisan success story’, and made it clear that strategic ties with India will remain strong, especially on the Indo-Pacific and there would be continuity from the Trump administration in dealing with China’s aggressive actions. Yet, while the Trump administration maintained a consistently acrimonious relationship with China, something that suited India as it was looking for assurances on security, there are indications that the Biden administration may try something more of a balancing act, taking a hard line on some issues and seeking cooperation on others like climate change and.. What could this change in style, and the new personnel that the Biden administration will soon confirm, mean for the three way relationship between India-US and China. And as we look back on the Trump Presidency, we ask what is the legacy it has left on India-US relations and how it can be built on. Guest: Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution
29 min
In Focus by The Hindu
In Focus by The Hindu
The Hindu
The China factor in India-US ties under the Biden administration | The Hindu In Focus Podcast
We turn our attention to foreign policy in this episode and we’re going to be looking at the India-U.S. relationship specifically keeping the China factor in mind. These discussions take on particular significance as a new administration has just taken charge in the U.S. and that means a change in tone and style in the way that they deal with diplomatic relations around the world. Speaking at his confirmation hearing, President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, said that India is ‘bipartisan success story’, and made it clear that strategic ties with India will remain strong, especially on the Indo-Pacific and there would be continuity from the Trump administration in dealing with China’s aggressive actions. Yet, while the Trump administration maintained a consistently acrimonious relationship with China, something that suited India as it was looking for assurances on security, there are indications that the Biden administration may try something more of a balancing act, taking a hard line on some issues and seeking cooperation on others like climate change and.. What could this change in style, and the new personnel that the Biden administration will soon confirm, mean for the three way relationship between India-US and China. And as we look back on the Trump Presidency, we ask what is the legacy it has left on India-US relations and how it can be built on. Guest:  Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution
29 min
Research Radio
Research Radio
Economic and Political Weekly
#12: How Effective are Institutions for Climate Policy in India?
India is highly vulnerable to the effects of the global climate crises, and is simultaneously now the third largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the world. To address a crisis as complex and long-standing as climate change requires effective institutions. Shibani Ghosh and Navroz Dubash join us this week to share their research examining the effectiveness of Indian institutions and policies to address the global environmental crises. We’ll be focusing on an EPW article written by Navroz and Neha Joseph (http://bit.ly/climate-epw ). Joseph could not join us for this interview. But we'll be discussing Shibani and Navroz's article that expands on the EPW article on climate policy in India. It can be freely downloaded here. Shibani Ghosh is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India. Her work focuses on environmental law and governance. Navroz K Dubash is also with the Centre for Policy Research where he is a professor. His work focuses on climate change, air quality, energy and water, and he has played the role of researcher, policy advisor and activist for over 25 years. This is the second episode of our new season featuring a refreshed format, new graphics, and a line-up of exciting scholars. Our goal remains the same: each week, we’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of work published in EPW. We hope you tune in, and share your feedback! Audio courtesy: The last ones by Jahzzar [CC BY-SA 3.0].
42 min
BIC TALKS
BIC TALKS
Bangalore International Centre
87. Kesavananda Bharati and the Basic Structure Doctrine
Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Shruti Viswanathan unpack the enduring impact of the Indian Constitution’s Basic Structure doctrine on India’s socio-political and judicial landscape. India’s Basic Structure doctrine arose from Supreme Court’s Kesavananda Bharati judgment from 1973. It came about by a wafer-thin judgment with a margin of 7-6, and placed restrictions on the power of the Parliament to amend the Indian Constitution. In effect, this affirmed that the Constitution, not Parliament, was supreme in India. Sudhir and Shruti explore how this case came before the Supreme Court, the broad principles of the doctrine, and its evolution since 1973. The discussion will focus not just on the legal interpretation of the doctrine but also its impact on India’s political history. Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy is the Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His research focus is on constitutional law and politics and the empirical analysis of the legal system. He is also a Founder and Trustee of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore. Shruti Viswanathan is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Over the past ten years she has been working in law and policy; promoting effective design and delivery of social protection programmes. BIC Talks is brought to you by the Bangalore International Centre. Visit the BIC website for show notes, links and more information about the guests.
53 min
Naan Curry
Naan Curry
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 13: Pakode, Samose aur kya tal raha hai?
It is not fry-day yet, but our 2Gs, the Gourmands and the Geeks, Sadaf and Archit, are already frying samosa, pakoda (or bhajiya), and other fried delicacies. In this episode, they examine the tradition of frying in India through the lens of Ayurveda, history, and mythology. They also become part-time nutritionists and answer some tough questions like whether frying is healthy or unhealthy and what should we choose between kachi ghani (cold press) oil, ghee, or refined oil for frying. So sit back and relax, heat some oil in a pan, fry some pakoda and samosa, and listen to this episode. Important links to geek out more: Take pride in the bonda or pakora. It is our gift to the world (https://www.hindustantimes.com/brunch/take-pride-in-the-bonda-or-pakora-it-is-our-gift-to-the-world/story-khxwM10l0NT8HLZ8ik9G7I.html) Book: Pakodas: The Snack for all Seasons by Sangeeta Khanna (https://www.amazon.in/Pakodas-Snack-Seasons-Sangeeta-Khanna/dp/9388754271) Book: Desi Delicacies edited by Claire Chambers (https://www.amazon.in/dp/9389104572/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4.VbGbASKFV7J) The rise and fall of the biggest importers of edible oil in the world. (https://m.thewire.in/article/political-economy/india-edible-oil-self-sufficiency) India’s Colourless Revolution: Replacement of Traditional Oils by Soy and Palm Oils (https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/indias-colourless-revolution-replacement-of-traditional-oils-by-soy-and-palm-oils/) Which is the Best Cooking Oil in Indian Market? (https://youtu.be/_urKrTNH5G0) Ayurvedic Body Test in 5 Mins (https://youtu.be/wtVsFfFeYNs) You can follow Sadaf Hussain & Archit Puri on their Instagram handle: @sadaf_hussain @thehustlingglutton You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
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The Big Story
The Big Story
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621: Will The Absence of CM Face Hurt BJP's Prospects in WB Polls?
Massive road shows, sloganeering, and defections — West Bengal's politics is getting more and more competitive by the day, ahead of the upcoming state elections. In yet another concern for the TMC, another heavyweight — former West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee exited from the party on 22 January. He's the third minister to resign from the state in just the last one month. Although he did not cite any specific reason behind his actions, he told reporters that he was hurt when he learnt that he had lost his portfolio as Minister for Irrigation and was instead appointed as Minister for Forests. While TMC is witnessing a massive exodus from the party just months before the elections, the BJP is hoping to turn it into an opportunity for them to make gains in the state. Although the BJP says it'll wipe out TMC in 2021, there are several internal issues that the BJP still needs to iron out first, mainly the big question: who will be their CM face? While the top brass has shied away from naming their CM candidate insisting that their decision will only be announced after they bag the majority, who are the current prospects for CM? And why is the party unwilling to take chances with announcing a CM candidate yet?  Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Aditya Menon, Political Editor, The Quint Ishradita Lahiri, Senior Correspondent, The Quint Producer: Himmat Shaligram 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)
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