Ep. 66: QnA Special: What's happening in Taiwan?
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In episode 66, Hamsini answers listener questions about global affairs:. How do Taiwanese hold their country against the CCP? What was Taiwan’s success story for extensive “economic growth “? What are Tsai Ing-wen’s policies?

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:
1. Taiwan in 100 Books - John Grant Ross (https://www.amazon.in/Taiwan-Books-John-Grant-Ross/dp/1788691997)

  1. A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers - Hsiao Li–hung (https://www.amazon.in/Thousand-Rivers-Modern-Chinese-Literature/dp/0231117922/)

  2. Political Development in 20th-Century Taiwan: State-Building, Regime Transformation and the Construction of National Identity - Yun-han Chu and Jih-wen Lin (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3451108)

  3. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China - Jung Chang (https://www.amazon.in/Big-Sister-Little-Red-Twentieth-Century/dp/191070279X)

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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_
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All Things Policy
All Things Policy
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 521: The Strange World of Serina
Imagine a world of endless meadow and hills, lit by the glow of a nearby gas giant. Here, over hundreds of millions of years, birds evolve into a dizzying array of strange shapes and forms reminiscent of the grandeur and diversity of life on earth. Anirudh Kanisetti joins Shambhavi Naik to talk about "Serina", a speculative evolution project by Dylan Bajda that explores the natural history of a fictional terraformed moon - and what it teaches us about life on Earth. Selected links from the world of Serina: Introduction - https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/home?authuser=0 Terrestrial birds - https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/the-hypostecene-0---15-million-years/biome-the-central-anciskan-floodplains?authuser=0 Island evolution - https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/the-tempuscene-11---50-million-years/the-little-island-of-horrors?authuser=0 Serilopes - https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/the-cryocene-50---75-million-years/serilopes?authuser=0 Serezelles - https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/the-pangeacene-188---250-million-years/serezelles-and-razorgrasses?authuser=0 You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti (https://twitter.com/AKanisetti) You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) 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.
35 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
The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma
The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma
Amit Varma
Ep 213: A Venture Capitalist Looks at the World
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2 hr 45 min
Research Radio
Research Radio
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#17: Can Social Movements Change the Balance of Power in Educational Systems?
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The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap
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Newslaundry.com
Ep 198: Framing Britney Spears, Soulmates, Rajiv Kapoor and Christopher Plummer
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1 hr 6 min
The Wire Talks
The Wire Talks
IVM Podcasts
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41 min
Bharatvaarta
Bharatvaarta
Bharatvaarta
#95 - Battleground Kerala: Will Pinarayi Vijayan return? | Bharatvaarta | Politics
Kerala is scheduled to go to the polls in May. Politically, it has  largely been bi-polar, with power alternating between the CPI(M)-led  Left Democratic Front and the Congress led United Democratic Front.  While the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government has praised for having  delivered welfare schemes efficiently during the Kerala Floods of 2018,  it’s recent mishandling of the COVID pandemic and also the spate of  scams has cast a shadow on its performance. In the UDF, the Congress’  decline politically has mirrored the rise of the Muslim League who are  now a more assertive ally, causing tensions between various allied  demographics. The Kerala Congress (Mani) split, with K M Mani's son Jose K Mani,  allying with the LDF has made matters grave. Meanwhile, the BJP has seen  a groundswell of support in recent times led by Prime Minister Modi’s  own popularity; he has inaugurated multiple infrastructure projects in  the State, recently, including the 2,000-MW Pugalur-Thrissur high  voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission corridor. On this episode, we are joined by political experts and commentators, Ananth Krishna Subhalakshmy and Rohit Jayaraman for a deep dive analysis  of what factors could influence the results of this upcoming election.  This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms.If you like this episode, then  please like, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.
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