Ep 209: Two Girls Hanging From a Tree
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In 2014, a photograph of two girls hanging from a tree in an Indian village went viral. Sonia Faleiro joins Amit Varma in episode 209 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the years she spent researching their story, and the complex layers of truth she uncovered. And also, how the larger crime is the one our society commits on itself. Also check out: 1. The Good Girls -- Sonia Faleiro. 2. Beautiful Thing -- Sonia Faleiro. 3. 13 Men -- Sonia Faleiro. 4. Sonia Faleiro's website. 5. Lessons in Investing (and Life) -- Episode 208 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Deepak Shenoy). 6. The Art of Narrative Nonfiction (+ JBS Haldane) -- Episode 183 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Samanth Subramanian). 7. Random Family -- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. 8. Yuganta -- Irawati Karve. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Check out their course, How Digital Technology Shapes Us. For free unlimited access for a month, click here. You can now buy Seen/Unseen swag. And do check out Amit’s online courses, The Art of Clear Writing and The Art of Podcasting.

Grand Tamasha
Grand Tamasha
Milan Vaishnav
Sonia Faleiro on Life and Death in India’s Heartland
One night in the summer of 2014, two teenage girls living in a remote village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh went missing. Hours later, they were found dead and hanging from a tree in a mango orchard. A media frenzy ensued that propelled the case to the front pages of national newspapers and prime time cable news. It was quickly decided that this was another clear-cut case of rape and murder in India’s heartland. A haunting new book, _The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing_, by the author Sonia Faleiro reveals that the truth, however, is far murkier. Sonia is Milan’s guest on the podcast this week and the two discuss the origins of _The Good Girls_, the notion of honor in contemporary Indian society, the pervasiveness of caste in the Hindi heartland, the troubled state of policing, and the battle Indian girls face even before leaving their homes. Parul Sehgal of the _New York Times_ has this to say about _The Good Girls: _“‘The Good Girls’ is transfixing; it has the pacing and mood of a whodunit, but no clear reveal; Faleiro does not indict the cruelty or malice of any individual, nor any particular system. She indicts something even more common, and in its own way far more pernicious: a culture of indifference that allowed for the neglect of the girls in life and in death.” Episode notes: * Parul Sehgal, “A Double Tragedy in India and the Search for Elusive Answers,” _New York Times_. * Rafia Zakaria, “Death in the Mango Orchard,” _The Baffler_
41 min
States of Anarchy with Hamsini Hariharan
States of Anarchy with Hamsini Hariharan
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 72: It’s A Real Realist World
What is the theory of realism? What are ‘pawns’ in proxy wars? On episode 72, host Hamsini Hariharan answers questions about the state of the world. 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 QnA segment of States of Anarchy which appears every fortnight! Reading List: - Politics Among Nations - Hans Morgantheau https://www.amazon.in/Politics-Among-Nations-Hans-Morgenthau/dp/007289539X * Man, State and War, Kenneth Waltz: https://amzn.to/37Da37N * Realism and Security - Stephen M. Walt https://oxfordre.com/internationalstudies/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.001.0001/acrefore-9780190846626-e-286 * Realism - Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic/realism-political-and-social-science * Introducing Realism in International Relations Theory - Sandrina Antunes and Isabel Camisão https://www.e-ir.info/2018/02/27/introducing-realism-in-international-relations-theory/ * Political Realism in International Relations - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/realism-intl-relations/#pagetopright * Cold War- Britannica https://www.britannica.com/event/Cold-War * Why engage in a proxy war? A state’s perspective https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/05/21/why-engage-in-proxy-war-a-states-perspective/ * What went wrong in Vietnam? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/26/what-went-wrong-in-vietnam * Why be a pawn to a state? Proxy wars from a proxy’s perspective https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/05/22/why-be-a-pawn-to-a-state-proxy-wars-from-a-proxys-perspective/ 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.
20 min
Law & Behold! Judgments from Indian Courts
Law & Behold! Judgments from Indian Courts
Gaurav
Crime & Commerce Ft. Mohit Negi
The transaction relating to goods took place in Gujarat, the representations and meeting took place in Gujarat, the goods were shipped from a port in Gujarat, bill of ladings were released from Gujarat, the invoices were raised by the entity based out of Gujarat and the jurisdiction of such invoices were subject to the court of Gujarat. But the FIR was registered in Delhi! As per Section 177, CrPC, an inquiry and trial with respect of an offence is to be conducted by the court within whose local jurisdiction occurrence is said to have taken place, and the cause of action has arisen. Sections 178 and 179 are merely exceptions to the principle laid down in Section 177. Their scope should not be enlarged on analogous consideration. Ordinarily, the case is to be tried by the court in whose local limits the offence was committed, which in the present case is the state of Gujarat. In addition, for determination of offences alleged to have been committed under Section 406, IPC, Section 181, CrPC lays down that the jurisdiction lies with court where the offence was committed or any part of the property which is the subject of the offence was received or retained. Join is as we discuss this and lots more with Mohit Negi. Ramesh Boghabhai Bhut v. State and Another Crl.M.C. 1616/2020 & Crl.M.A. 10307/2020 2020 SCC OnLine Del 1475 Link to Judgment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1brwFF_SlpjMfnJZK9jnISO3i61JpT086/view?usp=sharing https://www.instagram.com/lawandbehold/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lawandbehold/message
27 min
The Cārvāka Podcast
The Cārvāka Podcast
Kushal Mehra
Taliban – A Mentality Not An Ethnicity
In this podcast with Abhijit Iyer, we talk about his latest paper on the Taliban that was written post his visit to Afghanistan from March to April 2019. We touch upon their mindset, their worldview, and what could be the potential lessons for India in dealing with the Taliban. Follow Abhijit : @Iyervval Link to the paper: https://chanakyaforum.org/taliban-a-mentality-not-an-ethnicity-a-ground-report-from-afghanistan/ #Taliban #Islamism #Pakistan ------------------------------------------------------------ Listen to the podcasts on: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kushal-mehra-99891819 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1rVcDV3upgVurMVW1wwoBp Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-c%C4%81rv%C4%81ka-podcast/id1445348369 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-carvaka-podcast ------------------------------------------------------------ Support The Cārvāka Podcast: Become a Member on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPxuul6zSLAfKSsm123Vww/join Become a Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/carvaka To buy The Carvaka Podcast Exclusive Merch please visit: http://kushalmehra.com/shop UPI: kushalmehra@icici ------------------------------------------------------------ Follow Kushal: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kushal_mehra?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KushalMehraOfficial/? Koo: @kushal_mehra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarvakapodcast/ Inquiries: https://kushalmehra.com/ Feedback: kushalmehra81@gmail.com
1 hr 12 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 Suno India Show
The Suno India Show
Suno India
What Nodeep Kaur’s arrest says about plight of landless farmers
On 12th January, the Haryana police arrested Nodeep Kaur, a Dalit labour activist while she was protesting against the non-payment of wages at Kundali industrial area (KIA) at Sonipat, Haryana. Kaur is from Punjab and the leader of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, who is supporting ongoing farmer’s protests at the Haryana and UP border. US Vice President's niece Meena Harris tweeted her picture asking her to release brought her to notice. Farmer’s uprising circling National Capital got momentum and support across the globe, which asked the Central government to repeal three farms laws, which was passed through ordinance last year. United farmers organizations had 11 rounds of talks with the government and submitted 8 point charter. That demand includes the law on Minimum Support Price or MSP and repeals those three laws, which are related to open market trading, contractual farming, and excluding many products from the essential commodity list. The one issue, which is still missing from the farmer’s protest and on their agenda is Landless farmers or farm laborers issues. The 2011 census data shows that 71% of Dalits are landless laborers. In rural areas, 58.4% of Dalit households do not own land at all. Landless farmers belong to Dalit and Backward community with depressed wages and vulnerable to caste atrocity on daily basis. The host of this episode of The Suno India Show, Prashant Kanojia spoke to Nodeep Kaur’s sister, Rajvir Kaur and her mother, Swarnjit Kaur. We also spoke to farmer leaders and protestors from the protest site and a journalist from Bihar. While explaining how the farm laws would affect landless farmers, they also highlighted the issues related to landless farmers and labourers, which has been undermined and is not on the agenda of the ongoing protest. They explain how these farmers are not recognized as farmers and how they could widen the protest across India.  See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
31 min
Shunya One
Shunya One
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 118: Ajey Gore Operating Partner - Technology Sequoia Capital, India/Building Companies to IPO and Beyond
On Shunya One Podcast this week, We have Ajey Gore Operating Partner - Technology Sequoia Capital, India/Building Companies to IPO and Beyond, Ajey talks to us about how he has always been uncomfortable, how that's what led him from one thing to another and what his next steps will be. He also talks about how he started his career as a graphics designer, then did screen printing, and then moved on to selling computers, etc. Ajey also speaks to us about how, in 2014 & 2015, there were many software startups coming up in India and what it was like when so many people around knew how to write software but didn't have the skills to take it into production. Shiladitya asks Ajey about his 5 years working with Go-Jek, how that road was full of challenges and hard work, and also discuss the kind of decision-making mechanism they used for privatization, handling so many products with different teams and much more. Ajey Gore on LinkedIn & Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajeygore/ https://twitter.com/AjeyGore Tweet to hosts @shiladitya & @doshiamit for your questions or reactions to this episode. To join the Shunya One slack channel, request for an invite here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/shunyaone 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/
50 min
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