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Bharatvaarta podcast is a commentary on politics, policy and culture focused on India. The podcast brings together people from different walks of life who have varied and interesting perspectives on whats happening around us.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #67 | Norovirus, Ambush In Manipur, Khel Ratna Awards
    50 min 5 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was.  This week we spoke about the Norovirus making rounds in  Kerala, the Padma and Khel Ratna awards, Indias IPO rush. We also  discussed the protests in Maharashtra, the ambush in Manipur, and the  revised GDP forecast.   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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • 156 - Election Analysis - By-Elections November 2021 Explained With Rohit Jayaraman | Bharatvaarta
    52 min 6 sec

    The results of all the bypolls held in 29 assembly seats and three Lok  Sabha seats are in. The Trinamool Congress swept all four assembly seats  in West Bengal with Udayan Guha winning the Dinhata seat, previously  held by the BJP, by a margin of 1,63,005 votes.Meanwhile, the Congress  party swept the Himachal and Rajasthan bypolls. The party wrested the  Mandi Lok Sabha seat from the BJP and won all three assembly seats in  Himachal Pradesh. In Rajasthan, the party won both the Dhariawad and  Vallabhnagar assembly constituencies with margins of 18,725 and 20,606  votes, respectively. It also reclaimed Madhya Pradesh’s Raigaon, a  traditional BJP seat, after 31 years, besides bagging one seat each in  Karnataka and Maharashtra. However, it lost Jobat, a reserved ST seat,  and the Prithvipur assembly seat in MP to the BJP, which also retained  its Khandwa Lok Sabha seat. The BJPled alliance claimed victory in all  five assembly seats in Assam. The saffron party also wrested Telangana’s  Huzurabad from the ruling TRS, while securing a win in Karnataka’s  Sindagi.  Rohit Jayaraman, our resident political expert, breaks down the  significance of the by poll elections and what they portend for the  coming elections. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #68 | Vir Das Controversy, Delhi Lockdown, Farm Laws Repealed
    43 min 9 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was.  This week we spoke about the Vir Das controversy,  delivery of the S400 air defence systems from Russia, Delhi lockdown due  to smog, repeal of the farm laws, and more.   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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #72 | Court Blast at Ludhiana, Omicron Spike, Good Governance Day and Christmas
    58 min 15 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 164 - Will The Stock Market Crash? | Nimish Joshi | Rajeev Mantri | Bharatvaarta
    50 min 55 sec

    Domestic equities rose to their peak levels in October on strong global cues with P/E multiples touching 31 for the Sensex. This then prompted a selloff by foreign investors, prompting them to pull a whopping ₹13,550 crore from Indian equities during the month. Indian stocks have witnessed a heavy outflow of foreign investment a key driver for domestic equities over the past two months.  Benchmarks like Sensex have corrected nearly 10 per cent from their record high levels. Both the Sensex and Nifty tanked about 2.5 each as concerns about risks from the rapid spread of the omicron coronavirus variant prompted selling in global equities. The Reserve Bank of India is forecast to hike its repo rate by 25 basis points in Q2 2022, its first increase in more than three years,  In this episode, we have experts Nimish Joshi and Rajeev Mantri speaking about these events and more, and gauging their short, medium, and long term impact on the Indian stock market. They spoke about what actually happened in the market correction, IPO market post the underwhelming PayTM IPO, the near future outlook, the influence of macro factors on stock prices, and more.

  • 21 Moments from 2021 | Bharatvaarta | Politics | Policy | Culture
    1 hr 8 min 2 sec

    On this special episode, we look back at 21 moments from 2021 across 86  episodes covering Politics, Policy, and Culture. Watch this video and  check out our best moments from the last year.  Jeffrey Archer Why He Releases in India First   https://youtu.be/l4E3BOvdEyMVijay Gokhale How Does China Negotiate https://youtu.be/jgEv4C86HFkVelina New Geopolitical Order PostTrump https://youtu.be/jrtW5rHJfSsHizbu Humanitarian Situation In Afghanistan https://youtu.be/EiZR1EOfo5kSanjeev Sanyal Economic Recovery PostCOVID https://youtu.be/3RJ8ppoSpwNimish Startup Boom in 2021 Explained https://youtu.be/OBI3rl5VdDkRajeev Mantri India Startup IPOs After Zomato https://youtu.be/OBI3rl5VdDkHarsh Gupta Economic Impact Of 2nd Wave https://youtu.be/8oNDuDMUxKERuchir Sharma Foreign Press against Modi  https://youtu.be/rydhfyKATFwAnand Ranga Justification for Farm Laws https://youtu.be/yTjBYG0NXDYJayant Sinha Being Competitive While Being Sustainable https://youtu.be/IS6HLVVefLkRameesh Kailasam How Should Regulators Approach Cryptocurrency https://youtu.be/uKLANrQFzQ0Sridhar Vembu Developing Indigenous Capabilities for Atmanirbhar Bharat https://youtu.be/bDRTcRqzVcShailesh Pathak Global best practices that can be used in India https://youtu.be/7P5d6PMN9UURajiv Malhotra Impact of AI https://youtu.be/xNbCLELGobgAmish Tripathi Individuality vs. Collectivism https://youtu.be/K0xfcAf47WIAnand Ranganathan Freedom Of Speech In The Social Media Era https://youtu.be/YZUDfRY6QMoShakti Sinha Shri. Atal Behari Vajpayees significance https://youtu.be/JQjIXLI1FmI Vivek Counterfactual: What if Bose had come back to India https://youtu.be/xzt0TrXtNnUNitin Gokhale Manohar Parikkars Informal Style https://youtu.be/dr53ylSfcIIShridhar Venkat How Akshaya Patra Helps Children Realize Their Dreams https://youtu.be/8cuUA5M2Sg0   Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Sports - India-SA Test Series | Abhishek Paul | Mahek Vyas | Nirav Kanodra
    1 hr 4 min 40 sec

    India have lost yet another series away from home, this time against South Africa / Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain yesterday  Besides the batsmen’s failures, Kohli listed inconsistency, lack of application, lapse in concentration and their inability to seize the crunch moments as reasons for the loss. South Africa won the series 21. Also, yesterday Virat Kohli announced on social media that he will be stepping down as Test Captain. On this livestream, Abhishek Paul, Mahek Vyas, and Nirav Kanodra will talk about the team and the way forward.

  • 167 - Goa Assembly Elections Decoded | Rohit Jayaraman | Nimish Joshi | Bharatvaarta | Politics
    1 hr 3 min 23 sec

    Legislative Assembly elections will be held in Goa on 14 February 2022 to elect 40 members of the Goa Legislative Assembly. The votes will be counted and the results will be declared on 10 March 2022. In this election, we are seeing major parties from all over the country such as BJP, Congress, TMC, and AAP competing for seats in the first assembly elections of 2022.   We have our resident political experts, Rohit Jayaraman and Nimish Joshi, break down the various parties and players they bring to the table. They also discussed the history of politics in Goa, the role of Manohar Parrikar in the politics of the state, the shift against Bahujan politics and more. They also provided insights into voting tendencies of the population, and into the chances that the various parties have in the state in this comprehensive deep dive on Goa politics.

  • 170 - The Strategy Of Denial With Eldridge Colby | Velina Tchakarova | Velina's Talk
    1 hr 15 min 56 sec

    Elbridge Colby is cofounder 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 20182019 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 20172018. 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.

  • 173 - India And The Central Asian Republics With Rashmini Koparkar | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    55 min 43 sec

    Indias 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 Indias relationship with the central  asian republics. Central Asia is central to Indias 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, NorthSouth corridor, the power of Russia,  USA, and China in the region, the role of Afghanistan in relations  going forward, and more.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #79 | Charanjit Channi Controversy, Singapore PM's Remarks, Nepal Adopts UPI
    41 min 31 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #80 | Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, Air India Evacuation Flight, NSE Scam, and more
    51 min 53 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 177 - India's Path to a Hydrogen-Fuelled Future? | Rajat Seksaria | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    1 hr 6 min 7 sec

    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 202122 budget allocated Rs. 1500 crore for renewable energy  development. Issues faced with current systems include high ATC  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  interstate 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 Indias push towards green energy, and  more.

  • Bharatvaarta Sports - IPL 2022 Preview | Abhishek Paul | Mahek Vyas | Nirav Kanodra | Rajesh Tiwary
    1 hr 46 min 36 sec

    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.

  • 180 - Disruption of Global Supply Chains | Ross Kennedy | Velina's Talk
    1 hr 29 min 41 sec

    COVID19 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #86 | XE Variant, Wendy Sherman on India, India Helps Sri Lanka, and more
    42 min 26 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #89 | Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Coal Shortage, PM Modi Sikh Outreach
    29 min 1 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 183 - India-UK Relations | History, Policy, & Future | Nirav Kanodra | Sunil Sharma | Bharatvaarta
    49 min 57 sec

    IndiaUK 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 IndoUK 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 outwardlooking Britain.Together with Roshan Cariappa, follow along as our guests break down significant parts of the IndoUK relationship such as its long and storied history, the various possible synergies between the two nations, the significance of British PM Boris Johnsons visit, key features of the 2030 roadmap, and more.

  • 188 - End Of The Dollar As A Reserve Currency | Mohal Joshi | Nirav Kanodra | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 2 min 12 sec

    The US is currently the worlds defacto global reserve currency, and is used for trading between most nations. It began with the Bretton Woods system established after World War 2, wherein a group of 44 nations agreed to peg their currencies to the USD, and the US would peg the USD to gold.However, due to spending in the vietnam war, the USD lost a lot of its value in the early 1960s and was seen as overvalued. This led to a run on its gold reserves, which then prompted President Nixon to declare a suspension of the Bretton Woods system and then replace it with a freely floating fiat currency system.In this episode we have guests Mohal Joshi and Nirav Kanodra.  Mohal Joshi is a columnist and podcaster with the India Rising Podcast. He is interested in geopolitics, defense, politics, and macroeconomics. Nirav Kanodra is an investment banker based out of Singapore with extensive experience in sales and trading. Nirav is a regular on the Weekly and on many Economy related podcasts.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #94 | Singer KK Death, Sidhu Moose Wala Case, C-19 4th Wave, and more
    28 min 53 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #98 | Change Of Power In Maharashtra, Rupee Slides To Lowest, Nupur Sharma
    56 min 43 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 193 - The Maharashtra Drama Explained | Rohit Jayaraman | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 3 min 32 sec

    The power structure in Maharashtra has seen a major shift in the last week. Eknath Shinde is now the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, replacing Uddhav Thackeray, who resigned after a weeklong drama. To break down this intense scenario, we have our resident expert Rohit Jayaraman. In this deep dive, he spoke about topics such as a summary of recent events, reasons for fissure in the Shiv Sena, the role of each of the players in the drama, and more. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #99 | Shinzo Abe Shot Dead, Boris Johnson Resigns, Twitter Vs. Indian Government
    37 min 43 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week we spoke about Shinzo Abes assassination, Boris Johnsons resignation, Twitters lawsuit against Indian government, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #101 | India's New President, Sonia Gandhi In Herald Case, Adani 4th Richest Man
    22 min 6 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week we spoke about Droupadi Murmu being elected as the President, Sonia Gandhis involvement in the National Herald case, Gautam Adani becoming the worlds 4th richest man, monkeypox declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 196 - Pasmanda Movement In India | Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie | Sharan Setty | Bharatvaarta
    42 min 48 sec

    Muslims in India are broadly categorised into three social groupings — Ashraf the noble or honourable ones, Ajlaf backward Muslims and Arzal Dalit Muslims. ‘Pasmanda’, a Persian word, means the ‘ones left behind’, and is used to describe depressed classes among the Muslims, while underlining their deliberate or conscious exclusion. Ashraf are seen as the traditionally dominant social group. Scholars believe that this group comprises families that can either trace their lineage to Muslim conquerors or were upper caste Hindus that converted to Islam very early on.Ajlaf and Arzal are collectively known as the Pasmanda a Persian word meaning “left behind”. It is a term used for Other Backward Class OBC Muslims comprising economically and socially backward members of the community. Leaders of Pasmanda Muslims claim that nearly 85 of the Muslim population in India is Pasmanda while the remaining are Ashrafs. They claim that out of the roughly 400 Muslims elected in the first 14 Lok Sabhas, only 60 were from Pasmanda background. To speak about this topic, we invited Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie. Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie is an sociopasmanda Activist medical doctor by profession. He is also an author, translator and a columnist speaking on issues faced by the Pasmanda community in India.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #105 | PM Modi's Speech, Rohingyas In Delhi, Raigan Suspicious Boat Case
    34 min 51 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #106 | Adani NDTV Takeover, Land-For-Job Scam, Twitter Vs. Indian Parliament
    42 min 9 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 198 - The Great Tribal Warriors Of Bharat | Tuhin Sinha | Ambalika | Vivek Khaitan | Bharatvaarta
    46 min 1 sec

    In fact, tribal mutinies against the British began at least 75 yearsbefore the 1857 revolution. These battles were fought with traditional bows andarrows and spears, and predated the reported political movement that came tothe fore in the latter part of the nineteenth century.we complete 75 years ofIndependence, it is only fair to acknowledge that a parallel freedom movementhad existed in our farflung villages and jungles, away from the mainstreamfreedom movement acknowledged in the books of history.The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat is a humble attempt to honour these largely unsung heroes of an epochal movement, whose contribution remains largely unacknowledged. The book begins with Tilka Manjhi, who unleashed guerilla warfare to combat the British, and includes Jaipal Singh Munda, one of the most nuanced speakers of our Constituent Assembly, tracking the trajectory of this movement. These brave warriors came from all parts of India, including the Northeast and the South, and from all tribes existing in the country. The book is a rare collection and a journey into selfdiscovery for our civilization turned nation.To speak about their latest book, we invited Tuhin A. Sinha and Ambalika. In this episode, they tackled topics such as connotations of the term Adivasi, the issues faced by the tribal freedom fighters, the state of tribals post independence, and more. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #110 | India exports Missile to Armenia, Putin Annexes Parts of Ukraine & more
    45 min 9 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • #033 - Ram Janmabhoomi Movement | Vivek Khaitan | Rohit Jayaraman
    1 hr 4 min 34 sec

    In this episode, Roshan Cariappa talks to Vivek Khaitan Pharma Entrepreneur and history enthusiast and Rohit Jayaraman Public Policy Commentator about the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement. They trace the origins of this issue, its cultural significance and how it became a peoples movement. Rohit and Vivek offer varied perspectives from a cultural, political and historical viewpoint.Listen to this fascinating episode on all your favourite platforms including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor among others. If you liked the episode, then dont forget to rate, subscribe, and share

  • #035 - National Education Policy | Prof. Rakesh Upadhyay | Shri. Ramanand Nand | Aashish Chandorkar
    1 hr 1 min 16 sec

    In this episode, we talk about the draft National Education Policy with Prof. Rakesh Upadhyay Centennial Chair, Centre for Indic Studies, BHU and Shri. Ramanand Nand Director, Centre for Policy Governance, Aashish Chandorkar Author, Columnist and Public Policy Analyst. They talk about the Why behind the NEP and the potential long term benefits of the NEP. They also talk about the importance of vocational education and the need to let children attain skills and knowledge in multiple languages in addition to a lot of other important issues related to education.

  • #037 - India @ 73 | Karan Bhasin, Ashutosh Muglikar, & Aashish Chandorkar
    1 hr 6 min 58 sec

    As India turns 73 this week, we look at the challenges and opportunities ahead for the nation. We’re joined by Karan Bhasin Researcher, Economist, Ashutosh Muglikar “Gareebon ka Economist”, and Aashish Chandorkar Author, Columnist to discuss the current state of the Economy, Culture, and Politics in India and what they are optimistic for going forward. In a free wheeling conversation, Karan, Ashu, and Aashish cover the structural reforms GST, Banking reform, etc. and infrastructure development that will improve productivity, digital access and the JAM Jan Dhan Aadhaar Mobile trinity that will help capitalize on the demographic dividend, the breaking away from the Nehruvian state and the collective awakening of a civilizational ethos, the participative and robust political democracy which will help mobilize change with greater speed, and much more. Listen to this podcast on all of your favourite platforms including YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, and Stitcher. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and share.

  • #038 - Ganeshotsav - History and Significance | Amit Paranjape | Vivek Khaitan
    47 min 1 sec

    In this episode, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Amit Paranjape Entrepreneur Advisor and Vivek Khaitan Pharma Entrepreneur as they talk about the importance and significance of Ganeshotsav, one of Indias favourite festivals. They talk about the evolution of the Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav and how festivals were an important part of Indias freedom struggle.  Listen to this podcast on all of your favourite platforms including YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, and Stitcher. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and share.  Bharatvaarta BVCulture Ganeshotsav

  • #039 - Investing & Finance | Monika Halan (Consulting Editor, Mint & Author, "Let's Talk Money")
    56 min 25 sec

    In this episode, Roshan  Cariappa speaks to Monika Halan Consulting Editor, Mint Author of ‘Let’s Talk Money’ about creating wealth sustainably.   Monika has over two decades of experience covering business, economy, and personal finance in India. In this episode, she discusses how Indian investor’s attitudes have changed over the years, the foundations of managing money, investing in equity markets, rise of Fintechs and new assets, how monetary policy affects people’s savings, what the Government should do to transition us from a “buyer beware” market to a “seller beware” market, and why she is optimistic going forward for the Indian Economy.   The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Breaker, Anchor and YouTube. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to rate, subscribe, and share.  Bharatvaarta BVPolicy IndianEconomy

  • #043 - FinTech Landscape In India | Monica Jasuja | Mandar Kagade
    1 hr 0 min 42 sec

    In this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Monica Jasuja Fintech Industry leader and Mandar Kagade Fintech Public Policy Consultant to discuss the thriving space of fintech Financial Technology in India.   In the race of: will banks adopt tech sooner than tech companies learn banking, the banks have done eminently well. Better than what the pundits expected, atleast In this wide ranging conversation, Monica and Mandar discuss the various innovations in the fintech space and how stakeholders are responding. Fintechs are solving for Financial Inclusion, Credit, Personal Finance Management, and more. They have been ably supported by the Government’s JAM Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile trinity and the India Stack unified software platform for digital services. As Fintechs become more relevant in a postCOVID World what are the challenges and opportunities ahead for them Join Monica, Mandar, and Roshan as they discuss all this and more.   This is a fascinating primer for anybody interested in the space The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share  Bharatvaarta BVPolicy Fintech

  • #044 - Tourism in India | Anuradha Goyal (IndiTales) | Karan Cariappa (GoMowgli)
    49 min 31 sec

    Like many, if you have been isolated at home for all of this year then this episode is a must listen Roshan Cariappa is joined by Anuradha Goyal awardwinning blogger IndiTales, Author Speaker and Karan Cariappa Avid Traveler Cofounder, GoMowgli, who paint a rich tapestry of cultural travel across the length and breadth of the India.   Find out what courting rituals the Bhils in Madhya Pradesh share with the people of Biligiri Ranga Hills, about the boat races in Alleppey and their significance, the magnificence of the Kumbh Mela, travel to Ladakh, and much more. Along the way, Anuradha and Karan also describe the various stakeholders in the travel ecosystem and what the Government can do to attract more tourism.   The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and shareBVCulture Bharatvaarta Tourism

  • #047 - Conversation on youth in politics | Shri. Tejasvi Surya
    56 min 36 sec

    Shri. Tejasvi Surya of the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP is the honourable Member of Parliament from the Bengaluru South constituency.   In this freewheeling conversation with Bharatvaarta’s Roshan Cariappa he discusses his journey from being inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda and working with the Sangh Parivar at an early age to now being one of the youngest elected MPs in the Lok Sabha.  We hear insights into how BJP’s party functioning, it’s processes, and code of ethics, how youth  can affect change in Politics, how the ideology of Hindutva is relevant today, how politics has changed post PM Modi’s rise to power in 2014, and governance during the times of COVID.   Listen to this inspiring fascinating podcast on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then don’t forget to rate, subscribe and share  Bharatvaarta BVPolitics TejasviSurya

  • #054 - Social Entrepreneurship, Bollywood and more | Kunal Kapoor
    45 min 56 sec

    Kunal Kapoor is an actor, writer, producer, and entrepreneur. He made his Bollywood debut as the male lead opposite Tabu in Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities in 2004. His next film, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti, won him accolades for his acting, including a nomination in the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award category. The movie went on to become a cult classic. Acting aside, in 2012, Kunal cofounded Ketto.org, an online fundraising platformm, and has championed numerous social causes.In this free wheeling conversation with Roshan Cariappa, Kunal talks about his journey from Bollywood to Ketto and beyond, about his movies and the roles he’s played, on diversity of ideas and why it’s important to explore them through art, and more.The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share Do check out www.bharatvaarta.in to learn more about us.  Bharatvaarta BVCulture KunalKapoor Ketto

  • #055 - Pune - Problems & Opportunities | Shri. Siddharth Shirole (Hon. MLA - Shivaji Nagar, Pune)
    34 min 6 sec

    Aashish Chandorkar speaks to Siddharth Shirole, Member of Legislative Assembly MLA from the Shivajinagar constituency in Pune. This conversation is about Mr Shrioles work during the Coronavirus pandemic, of which Pune has been a global hot spot. We also talk about the firsttime MLAs vision for Pune and take a peek in his personal life.  Shri. Siddharth Shirole is the son of veteran Bharatiya Janata Party BJP leader Mr Anil Shirole, who was a Member of Parliament from Pune for a term. Siddharth completed his engineering and had been running a restaurant business, before entering politics as a corporator. His political entry was criticized given his family links to the BJP, but in a short span of three years as corporator and now MLA, he has emerged as the political face for the Pune city.  Mr Shirole talks about the relief work he undertook not just in the constituency but in the city as a whole. He touches upon the need for an economic rebuilding, issues faced by businesses and his vision for Pune.  Bharatvaarta BVPolitics Pune

  • #057 - Bihar Elections 2020 - Deep Dive | Aashish Chandorkar, Vivek Khaitan & Rohit Jayaraman
    51 min 38 sec

    Voting in the Bihar State elections begins on October 28th and India’s 3rd most populous state goes to polls. Sentiment for the current National Democratic Alliance NDA, a coalition of Janata Dal United JD U and Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, led by Nitish Kumar is mixed. While popular consensus is that governance over the last five years has been ordinary, Bihar is among the least affected States in the current COVID crisis. The State has numerous parties, key among them the BJP, JD U, RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal, LJP Lok Janshakti Party, and the Indian National Congress INC, and has also seen complex political alliances.We begin this election analysis by looking at the voting patterns of the 2015 elections and then progress to discussing key stakeholders such as the current CM, Nitish Kumar, LJP’s Chirag Paswan, RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav, and his son, Tejasvi Yadav, and their strategy and influence. This is a comprehensive, datadriven electoral analysis of Bihar and is of interest to anyone who is associated with the State or of Indian Politics, in general.The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share Do check out website – www.bharatvaarta.in – for more information.    Guests: Aashish Chandorkar, Rohit Jayaraman, and Vivek Khaitan.   Host: Roshan Cariappa

  • #060 - Kashmir post Article 370 | Sunanda Vashisht & Sreemoy Talukdar
    1 hr 15 min 4 sec

    It has been over a year since the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.   To discuss what has happened since, and how things might pan out going forward, we are joined by Sunanda Vashisht, an Author and Columnist with family ties to Kashmir, and Sreemoy Talukdar, Senior Editor with Firstpost and a writer on foreign policy, politics and defence. Sunanda and Sreemoy begin the discussion with the significance of Article 370 and it’s impact on Jammu Kashmir over the course of the year, including the recent decision by the Government to open buying land for all citizens. They then discuss the social reform required to balance the political and policy changes in the region we delve into the history of militancy in Kashmir, starting with the JKLF insurgents to the current Burhan Wani inspired internet militants. We move onto politics of the State, how the central government has handled JK over the years, how local political parties are strategizing, strife within the PDP, the Gupkar declaration and the possibility of a reversal of this decision by alternate Governments at the centre. We end this podcast on an optimistic note on how the region can attract investments, industry, tourists, and indeed – displaced refugees.   This is a comprehensive overview of how things have changed for Jammu Kashmir since that historic moment in August 2019.   The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share. For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #062 - India: Public Policy Failures and Solutions | Shankkar Aiyar
    51 min 13 sec

    Shankkar Aiyar is a veteran journalist and author. In a career spanning over three and half decades, Shankkar has worked for leading publications like the Indian Express and India Today. His 1991 story on Indian government pledging the gold reserve highlighted the severe balance of payment crisis faced by India then and shot him to national limelight.   His most recent book The Gated Republic: Indias Public Policy Failures and Private Solutions talks about areas like healthcare, education, security, power and water. These are basic utilities the provision of which over the years has lagged the demand, despite their essential nature. Due to the failures of government and administrative machinery, private players have intervened to fill gaps, often hurting the marginal sections of the society on pricing.   Shankkar talks about his view on how effective public – private partnerships could have evolved in these areas with government oversight but haven’t. He also describes the meticulous research he has put in to write the book in a few months.  Before The Gated Republic, he wrote Aadhaar: A Biometric History of Indias 12Digit Revolution. Shankkar talks about how this book was received personally by Late President Shri Pranab Mukherjee, exPrime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh and the incumbent Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.   We also cover the content of his very first book Accidental India, where he wrote about governments using moments of crisis for fundamental reforms long before the concept was widely talked about in Delhi. He makes a few suggestions for the government to reimagine governance using technology coming out of the current pandemic.  This discussion is conducted by Aashish Chandorkar, who is a public policy analyst and author based in Pune. Aashish has known Shankkar for about a decade now and Shankkar had bounced some ideas related to The Gated Republic with Aashish while he was writing the book.

  • #064 - Ambedkar, Nehru, & Patel | Legacy, Significance, & Counterfactuals
    1 hr 0 min 16 sec

    Babasaheb Ambedkar, Pandit Nehru, and Sardar Patel are among the foremost architects of modern India. They are also among the most debated personalities for the farreaching consequences of their actions and ideologies even today.  In this episode, Harsh Gupta Author, Investor and Abhinav Prakash Singh Professor, Columnist discuss the legacy and significance of these stalwarts and debate the counterfactuals. What would Patel have been like as India’s first Prime Minister How would Ambedkar reconcile with the contrasting views of their supposed followers Would we judge Nehru as harshly if his family abstained from Politics Would the Kashmir conflict exist today if Patel and not Nehru had led reunification And could the partition of India have been avoided Along the way, Harsh and Abhinav discuss the contributions of these leaders and they have shaped the country as we know it. This is a fascinating episode that brings alive the history of modern India from the lens of 3 people who had the closest view of how this republic 300 million people would evolve.    The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #065 - UPI's Growth & Future | Deepak Abbot & Nikhil Kumar
    1 hr 5 min 40 sec

    In this episode, we discuss the Unified Payments Interface UPI, India’s ubiquitous digital payments system that recently crossed 2 billion transactions in a month.   Joining us in this discussion are Deepak Abbot, Cofounder of indiagold and former head of Product and Growth Paytm – India’s most valued payments company, and Nikhil Kumar, Cofounder of Setu and former Head of the Developer Ecosystem for India Stack iSPIRT Foundation. Nikhil describes the conception of UPI in 2016 and its vision then, Deepak speaks about UPI’s growth on the P2P People to People and P2M People to Merchant fronts and how UPI impacted the payments industry. Nikhil and Deepak then discuss policy and regulation, how banks have responded to this innovation, and interesting use cases that would expand the scope and impact of UPI. We end the podcast with a vision for the future on how we can spur similar innovation in other important axes to accelerate the country’s progress.   This is a fascinating discussion on perhaps, the most impactful innovation India has produced in the last decade from two people who have had a ringside view of its growth The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Weekly | Laxmi Vilas Bank Collapse | Parler Growth | BPCL Divestment | Twitter Apology | Nagrota Encounter | 22nd Nov
    31 min 58 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was.   This week November 15th 22nd, we analyse the collapse of Laxmi Vilas Bank, Twitters apology on the India map, BPCL divestment, growth of Parler and more.  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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • #067 - Agriculture in India | Sivakumar Surampudi (Group Head, Agri & IT Business, ITC)
    57 min 39 sec

    In this episode, we discuss the Indian Agriculture sector with Mr. Sivakumar Surampudi, Group Head – Agri IT Business at ITC Limited, which is one India’s bestknown conglomerates. Mr. Surampudi is a renowned thought leader with interests in agribusiness, rural marketing, retailing, infrastructure, and poverty alleviation. He led the World’s largest rural digital infrastructure program, ITC eChoupal, which empowers over 4 million farmers across the country.In this discussion, he discussed the challenges facing the Agriculture sector, the impact of recent reforms, technology interventions to enable personalization at scale, ITC’s journey of building the eChoupal platform, and how India can move up the value chain to become a strong Agricultural exporter. This episode is a fascinating deep dive into a sector that employs about 60 of the country and is in the throes of revolution.The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • 142 - Inside India's Vaccination Drive with Dr. Yogesh Panchwagh | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    21 min 49 sec

    India on Monday has once again achieved a milestone by administering  more than 1 crore Covid vaccine doses for the third time in the last 11  days. A total of 1,05,76,911 doses were administered on Monday,  officials said, adding that the figure is expected to increase with thecompilation of the final reports.Dr.  Yogesh Panchwagh is a doctor in Pune, working as a frontline healthcare  worker during both peaks of the pandemic in Pune. In this special  episode, he spoke about how the vaccine effort has been progressing in  Pune, the role of technology in combating the pandemic, vaccination  efforts as a publicprivate partnership, and under16 vaccination.He  also tackled topics such as Indias earlier efforts in inoculating the  population and how it has helped in combating the pandemic and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • 143 - Startup To IPO | Rajeev Mantri | Nimish Joshi | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 7 min 31 sec

    This year, India is witnessing an increasing number of highprofile  internet startups going public. Food delivery giant Zomato listed its  shares on the public markets earlier in July and saw its market cap  hitting USD 13 billion. Other big wig companies like digital payments  firms Paytm and MobiKwik, omnichannel beauty product retailer Nykaa,  online travel booking firm ixigo, and digital insurance marketplace  PolicyBazaar, among others, have already filed with the Indian market  regulator to get listed.  The market for initial public offerings in India is turning into a  feeding frenzy. The amount of money raised in IPOs this year has reached  8.8 billion, already surpassing the totals of the past three years  though its only August. At the current pace, 2021 would exceed the  alltime record of 11.8 billion.  In this live episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Rajeev Mantri and  Nimish Joshi speak about the process of growing as a startup to going  public in an IPO. Tune in with your questions on the IPO boom and  discuss the golden age of going public in India.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #60 | Mega Airline Deal, Joe Biden And PM Modi Meet, Mega Airline Deal, And More
    29 min 39 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • 148 - Bringing Back Our Gods | S. Vijay Kumar | India Pride Project | Bharatvaarta | Culture
    57 min 58 sec

    Shri. S. Vijay Kumar is a Singaporebased finance and shipping expert  who is general manager of a leading ocean transportation company. In  2007–08 he started a blog on Indian art and thereafter in 2010 got  involved with both Indian and United States law enforcement agencies  that were investigating cases of idol theft and smuggling. His book The  Idol Thief is based on his association with these agencies. Vijay has  played a role in the arrests of several idol thieves and smugglers. He  has also successfully matched several stolen idols with pieces that have  been acquired by museums, thereby ensuring their repatriation to India.   In this episode, we speak about the returning of artefacts to India by  President Joe Biden, and the journey of how they were brought to India.  We also explored the changing global mindset and many topics on artefact  theft.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #61 | Indo-UK Vaccine Spat, Coal Shortages, Ordinance Board Dissolved
    30 min 58 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #62 | Air India Returns To Tata, Insurgency in Kashmir, CWC Meeting
    41 min 34 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 151 - India-US Relations, Quad, Aukus, And More | Sreemoy Talukdar | Policy
    45 min

    The speech by Mr Modi at the UNGA spoke not only about the demographics of India but also the various sectors in which we are quickly gaining ground over international competitors.   This was a meeting to further strengthen bilateral ties between India and the US. PM Modi also spoke about the five Ts Tradition, Talent, Technology, Trade, Trusteeship to redefine the nature of IndiaUS ties.  India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving IndoPacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region.  The Quad vaccine rollout will definitely strengthen relationships with all members. The Quad leaders also spoke about a series of measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure.   In this episode, Sreemoy Talukdar spoke about all these topics and more, giving us insights into the current state of geopolitics between the India and the US.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #64 | 100 Crore Vaccinations, Amit Shah In Kashmir, T20 World Cup
    32 min 24 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 154 - India's Path Towards A $5 Trillion Economy With Dr. Aruna Sharma | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 27 min 21 sec

    India is the world’s largest and most vigorous democracy. Today’s new economic balance of power has given the country a chance to reclaim much of its earlier glory when it was one of the world’s richest civilizations. In the current context, India’s fundamentally vital indicators reflect the country’s potential as an economic powerhouse.  As Indians, we have proved ourselves in almost every sphere within and outside our country. We have all the ingredients of a resilient society, backed by strong societal support but not social security, a conservative economic system which is to an extent recessionproof but not transparent, and a great talent pool but with limited opportunities for nurturing those skills. What we lack is the right approach to policy making and the development of an ecosystem to harness our immense potential.  Dr Aruna Sharma is an Indian Administrative Officer of 1982 batch Madhya Pradesh Cadre retired  after her work in Steel and Information Technology in government of India. She has always  focused to have holistic approach and establish system in all her postings for ensuring  sustainable quality outcomes. She has two books reaching the Last Beneficiary: Resource  Convergence Mantra Model 2008 and Impact of Recourse Convergence in Policy Making, Program Design and Execution 2014 released by UNDP. FAO has also published her work on  food security.

  • 207 - Changing times in the UK | Sunil Sharma | Bharatvaarta | Politics
    30 min 12 sec

    Britain is undergoing massive changes from a new monarch to a new Prime Minister. For 7 long decades the Queen was the symbol of stability for Britons, with her passing, her son Prince Charles ascended the throne to become King Charles III. The country also found itself with a new Prime minister amid several scandals and crises. In this episode Sunil talks about what the Monarchy means to Britain, the Queens legacy, the new Prime minister of Britain and her political journey, road ahead for Britain, the violence in Leicester, Britains allies and alliances and moreTopics:00:00 Sneak Peak01:03 Introduction01:53 The Queens legacy and her significance03:24 Roles and Responsibility of the Monarch05:16 How will King Charles III be different08:33 Indias Relationship with the British Monarchy10:56 Liz Truss Political journey so far14:32 Bringing Britains economy back under control16:42 What can India expect from Liz Truss19:09 Leicester Violence: Why did it happen22:56 Whos responsible for the Violence26:12 Important Geopolitical Alliances for the UK

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #114 | Elon Musk Takes over Twitter, UN Counter Terrorism Committee meet & more!
    46 min 28 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #121 | India-Pak at UNSC, Tawang Clash, RRR joins RaGa at BJY & more!
    31 min 54 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 218 - Awakening Civilizational Consciousness | Pankaj Saxena | Raghava Krishna | Sharan Setty
    46 min 14 sec

    Raghava has spent 21 yrs in game development, learning and entrepreneurship. He was the cofounder and Assoc Dean academics at Rashtram school of public leadership. He is currently the founder and CEO of Brhat.Pankaj is the Cofounder and Director at Bṛhat, an author on Hindu temples, arts, literature, history and culture. He has a deep interest in cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and ecology, and has visited more than 1200 Hindu temples.In this conversation they talk about the cultural engine to power creatives, research and design rooted in the Indian civilizational consciousness with Sharan Setty. Topics:00:00 Sneak Peak01:30 Introduction02:24 What is Brhat07:28 Brhats understanding of Culture 16:49 Importance of inculcating culture in our policies30:54 Importance of aesthetics in culture and policy 39:16 The plan ahead for Brhat45:39 Closing commentsJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/joinThis episode is in partnership with   Swarajyamag 

  • 219 - Braving a Viral Storm | Aashish Chandorkar | Suraj Sudhir | Policy
    1 hr 15 min 48 sec

    Aashish Chandorkar works as counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He is a lateral entrant to the government, having spent more than two decades in the management consulting and financial services industries working around the world. He has been writing on public policy in the domestic and international media for several years.Suraj Sudhir works in the field of computer systems and machine learning in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He has maintained an avid interest in modern global and Indian economic history, with a particular focus on understanding the quantitative underpinnings of development. During the Covid19 pandemic, he tracked and wrote extensively about the progress of the Indian vaccination effortIn this episode we talk to them about Indias fight against a raging pandemic and how policies, the government and the public came together in a time of crisis. Buy Braving a Viral Storm here: https://www.amazon.in/BRAVINGVIRALSTORMCovid19Vaccine/dp/9355209746Topics: 00:00 Sneak Peak01:00 Introduction02:32 How Aashish came to write the book06:22 Challenges and constraints in vaccine development09:30 Early days of the vaccine drive15:12 Learnings from previous vaccination efforts 18:28 Traditional vaccines v/s mRNA vaccines21:35 Importance of having an indigenous vaccine25:24 Strategy behind Vaccine procurment35:30 Challenges in Vaccine Administration40:09 India the US contrast in approach towards vaccine drives46:40 What went right52:17 Role of Public digital infrastructure54:42 What did the naysayers miss58:39 Benefits of Vaccine Maitri01:01:24 Leadership lessons from the vaccine drive01:06:57 Key Personalities in the vaccine drive01:12:01 Aashish and Surajs most memorable moment while writing the bookJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #124 | BBC's Documentary, WEF Davos Summit, WFI Protests & more!
    44 min 22 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 220 - Is the Constitution Still Relevant? | Shubhendu Anand | Sarthak Raizada | Policy
    1 hr 21 min 41 sec

    Shubhendu Anand is a lawyer, practicing primarily in the Supreme Court of India. He was Chamber Junior to the Additional Solicitor General of India at the Supreme Court. He regularly writes legal columns for leading magazines and his research articles have been published by leading journals of the country. An avid quizzer, Shubhendus research interests include policy and regulatory laws, constitutional law and law making.Sarthak Raizada is an LLM Student at Georgetown Law. Previously, he was practising as an Advocate in New Delhi.Topics: 00:00 Sneak Peak01:55 Introduction02:54 Circumstances in which the constitution was drafted17:11 Underlying philosophies of the constitution28:31 Contribution of women to the constitution31:21 Dr. Ambedkars role in drafting the constitution37:54 Scope and purview of the judiciary42:22 Does constitution allow courts to interfere in arbitrary issues 47:43 How does Indian constitution stand out from the rest55:10 Is the consitution still relevant01:00:58 Colonial hangover in the constitution 01:05:06 Significant amendments to the constitution01:13:09 Will the constitution evolve for the India Decade01:16:36 Books recommendationJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 221 - Becoming a Vishwaguru - India's rise in Geopolitics | Shashank Mattoo | Politics
    46 min 26 sec

    Shashank is a foreign affairs correspondent at LiveMint. Prior to this he was a research associate in the strategic studies programme at Observer Research Foundation. In this episode Sharan and Shashank talk about Indias rising power in geopolitics and the narrative shift around India as the next superpower. Topics:00:00 Sneak peak01:20 Introduction01:41 Research v/s Journalism03:43 Challenges in uncovering new stories05:07 PMOs role in foreign affairs07:15 Shifting from non alignment to multipolarity10:22 Strategic ambiguity in Indias foreign policy15:01 What options does India have to increase influence22:54 Is there space for institutionalization of policies in India27:16 Balancing relations with SEA and China32:38 Indias Infrastructure developments in other countries35:14 IndoRussian ties going forward38:49 How will IndiaChina relations evolve42:52 How Aware is India of the threats it facesJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • #071 - Significance of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Polls | Rohit Jayaraman & Sudhir Kumar
    45 min 55 sec

    In this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast we analyse and discuss the significance of the recently concluded Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation GHMC Polls, where the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS emerged as the singlelargest party, winning 55 of the 150 wards in a closelyfought election. The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP made huge gains to bag 49 wards, followed by The All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen AIMIM which trailed with 44 wards. The Indian National Congress finished with only 2 seats.   Our guests, political commentators, Rohit Jayaraman and Sudhir Kumar, define the broader trends at play – TRS’ waning popularity, BJP’s gaining dominance, AIMIM’s polarising influence, Congress’ perennial losses, media’s flawed narratives, and the significance these hold in the Politics of Telangana and the rest of the country. This is a fascinating deep dive into an election that could be a milestone moment in Politics.   This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share. For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.  Bharatvaarta BVPolitics GHMCElections

  • #074 - How did India liberate Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971? | Aadit Kapadia & Mohal Joshi | Geopolitics | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 14 min 48 sec

    Revolutions are impossible when they begin and inevitable at the end. The liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 is one such revolution. You have heard facts and figures before about the war, but learn from our experts Aadit Kapadia Cofounder, MyIndMakers and Mohal Joshi Host, India Rising Podcast about the circumstances leading up to the war, what really happened in the 13 days that went by, who were the heroes of that very significant moment in history, and what has happened since then.Aadit and Mohal begin by explaining the Political and Military significance of the war and how Indira Gandhi’s political mandate and influence impacted her decisions.Mohal speaks about key events in the war such as the Tangail air drop, Operation Trident, the bombing of the Governor’s office in Dakha. Aadit speaks about the role of the US, USSR, and China in this geopolitical drama.Aadit speaks about the role of the Mukti Bani in the liberation, and how the presence of General Yahya Khan influenced the politics in Bangladesh. They then then explore the political impact of the liberation war on Pakistani power structures.Aadit and Mohal end the podcast with learnings from the war and play out some interesting counterfactuals in terms of what would have happened if alternate actors had been involved and events had materialized.This is a rich, insightful episode on a very significant period of history. The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #20 | Wistron Disturbance, GDP Forecast Update, 30 GW Renewable Energy Park, and more
    32 min 36 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was. This week, well be talking about the Wistron disturbance  in Karnataka, the revised GDP forecast, the 30GW renewable energy plant  in Kutch, and more.  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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • #076 - Power Sector in India - Way Ahead
    1 hr 13 min 33 sec

    Indias power sector is going through major transformation. A focus on clean and sustainable power generation sources has been driving this transformation over the last few years. Increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in the coming decades will mean that India will need access to reliable and clean power. As of September 2020, Indias renewable capacity stood at 89.22 GW with a target of 227 GW by FY22.In this episode we have Mudit JainHead of Research Tata Cleantech and Rajat Seksaria CEO Acme Solar talk to Srivatsa Subbanna about the challenges facing the distribution companies and why they continue to be lossmaking, they then talk about the opportunities in the renewable sector and how the sector has evolved over the last decade. They then talk about the amendments to the Electricity act and how the government is looking to solarize agriculture potentially adding to new capacity generation and end with sharing their thoughts on the way ahead when it comes to the privatisation of discoms.This episode is a fascinating deepdive into the power sector, its structure and how the entire industry has gone through a transformation and how the changes could shape the industry over the coming years.The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #24 | Tesla in India, Air Force Procures Tejas Jets, Whatsapp's Privacy...
    30 min 41 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the RBI committe on digital lending platforms, the Indian Air Force acquiring Tejas jets, Teslas subsidiary in India, WhatsApps privacy issues, and more.   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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • #084 - India In The Foreign Press | Ruchir Sharma, Vishal Ganesan
    1 hr 23 min 38 sec

    India’s coverage in the foreign media is subject to much debate – we often cringe or complain about the vast divergence between reality and perception.  Is this a recent phenomenon or is there a historical precedence What is the impact of this coverage Are there state policies invested in what is seen and heard about India Will we move away from the motifs of “caste, cows, and curry” What can India do to control its narrative How can “reverse the gaze”  Joining us for this fascinating conversation are Ruchir Sharma Media Critic, Popular Commentator and Vishal Ganesan Curator of HindooHistory, who take us through the depths and nuances of the matter. While Ruchir brings in contemporary references of how and why foreign media covers India the way it does, Vishal retraces back to how India has been portrayed in the West over hundreds of years and draws upon philosophical and theological references. This is a rich, insightful discussion about India that is a must listen for everyone.  This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Sports | Ind.-Aus. Series, Ind.-Eng. Series, IPL Squad Changes, and more...
    1 hr 34 min 44 sec

    Bharatvaarta Sports is our reaction to the latest in the world of sports. In this episode, well be talking about the IndiaAustralia Test series results, the IndiaEngland series recap, and IPL squad changes. This episode features Mahek Vyas and Rajesh Tiwary. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • #086 - The Life & Times of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose | Vivek Khaitan, Abhishek Bannerjee
    52 min 17 sec

    Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism  made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid  India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan  left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji, first applied in early  1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion  and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India  in Berlin, was later used throughout India.   On the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, we put together a  special panel of guests to remember Netajis impact on nascent India.   In this special episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Vivek Khaitan and  Abhishek Bannerjee deconstruct the life and deeds of Subhash Chandra  Bose, from his relationship with the Indian National Congress to his  death, which is shrouded in mystery to this day. We also explore some  interesting counterfactuals, such as Bose holding on to the INCs  leadership position or him returning to India after his death.  We also look into Boses infamous relationship with the Axis powers, the  formation of the INA and the role it played in the freedom struggle,  and his significance in modern India. We end by exploring the current  effort to resurrect his legacy by the ruling BJP party.   This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.  Bharatvaarta BVPolitics SubhashChandraBoseJayanti 

  • #088 - Wall Street Bets v/s Hedge Funds: Short Selling & more | Bharatvaarta
    43 min 2 sec

    Social media has been abuzz about Redditors on a forum called “WallStreetBets”, banding together and buying up stock in a gaming merchandise retailer called GameStop. They are orchestrating a “short squeeze” against hedge funds that had taken a short position on the stock. Melvin Capital, one of the prime targets, lost over 30 of it’s AUM and required an emergency infusion of 2.75 billion from fellow hedge funds Citadel and Point72. This is being seen as a triumph of the retail investors against institutions that purport to manipulate markets at the cost of smaller investors. To give us an insider’s perspective on what is happening, we are joined by experienced traders, Rajiv and Dhiraj anon, who speak about the significance of these events while also explaining concepts related to short selling, how it is different in India, what retail investors should beware of, and much more. This is a must listen episode for those interested in diving deeper on recent events and developing an understanding of markets and finance. The Bharatvaarta podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #26 | Republic Day Parade, Padma Awards, Israeli Embassy Incident, and more...
    34 min 58 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the Republic day parade, the Republic Day protests, Padma award recipients, Power Grid InvIT, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • #089 - National Budget 2021: Decoded | Aashish Chandorkar, Karan Bhasin, Nirav Kanodra
    1 hr 17 min 14 sec

    The Union Budget of India, also referred to as the Annual Financial  Statement in the Article 112 of the Constitution of India, is the annual  budget of the Republic of India. The Government presents it on the  first day of February so that it could be materialised before the  beginning of new financial year in April. In this deep dive, we have Aashish Chandorkar, Nirav Kanodra, and Karan  Bhasin, along with Roshan Cariappa, who will discuss the finer points of  the National Budget 2021. We will also explore how this can revitalize the COVIDstruck economy and infuse energy into India. This livestream  will have a QA at the end, so make sure to stick around. 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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta Budget2021

  • #090 | Why Is Preethi Kasireddy Optimistic About India? | #LongIndia Series | Bharatvaarta
    42 min 25 sec

    Preethi Kasireddy is an entrepreneur, investor, writer and a popular commentator on social media. Preethi is passionate about various aspects of India – from our culture to our thriving startup ecosystem.In this conversation on the LongIndia series, we understand the reasons for her optimism, why she thinks India should adopt crypto, how Indian startups have changed over the last five years, what opportunities have emerged for Indian post COVID, what we can learn from America’s cultural decline, why we should recognize our strengths and encourage startup innovation.This is a fascinating outsidein perspective on India’s growth prospects in the coming new decade. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #093 | Why Radhika Gupta (MD & CEO, Edelweiss MF) Is Optimistic About Indian Markets |#LongIndia Series
    43 min 3 sec

    Radhika Gupta is the MD CEO of Edelweiss Mutual Funds. She is India’s only woman head of a major asset manager and is a very popular voice on social media, as well – LinkedIn recognized her recently as among the top 10 voices on Finance and Economy in the World.  In this conversation, Radhika describes why she is optimistic about India this new decade, how India’s perception has changed over generations, how the retail investor’s confidence has increased tremendously in that time, and finally – what she sees as opportunities for young Indians. This is a fascinating conversation, one that will leave you with a lot of hope and optimism for the country. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • 224 - FinTech Landscape In India | Monica Jasuja | Mandar Kagade | Sumita Kale | Policy
    47 min 57 sec

    This episode is an update to an older episode on the landscape of Financial technology, regulation and inclusion in India. We discuss what opportunities and challenges lies ahead for regulators and financial companies.Topics:00:00 Introduction02:23 Exciting fintech developments in past 1218 months04:29 Updates on the fintech regulations06:15 How will the next 400500 mn users come into the fintech ecosystem09:00 Roadmap to UPI 2.011:53 Regulation hurdles for neo banking15:20 Banking for gig workers and blue collar workers18:08 The state of neobanks23:19 Does Banking for Bharat 2.0 need Govt. thrust25:40 Is BNPL sector heading towards Consolidation28:59 How will Account Aggregator network help credit30:41 Where is policy headed for BNPL33:59 Did cheap capital spur innovation37:06 Govt.s initiatives to protect consumers38:50 Mandars thoughts on Crypto ban41:04 Monicas Wishlist for the RBI43:30 Sumitas Wishlist45:45 Mandars WishlistJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #132 | Dr. S Jaishankar's comments, Amritpal's arrest, Gay Marriage, US Banking crisis and more!
    35 min 52 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #135 - Is India the Next Space Superpower? Xi Jinping meets France and EU Presidents and more!
    29 min 9 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Weekly #137 - Is the west racist or just out of touch? Operation Kaveri saves thousands of lives, BCI opposes SC and more!
    24 min 54 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 227 - Karnataka Elections 2023 with Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya (BJP)
    44 min 31 sec

    With the elections in Karnataka only a few days away, the campaigns from all racing to the top has kicked in full swing. Tejasvi Surya, the youngest member of parliament to represent BJP talks about Karnataka Elections with Roshan Cariappa.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 228 - Karnataka Election Analysis with Rohit Jayaraman and Prasanna Vishwanathan
    1 hr 33 min 1 sec

    With the elections in Karnataka coming closer, the battle between parties is heating up and the states mood can swing either way. To make a better sense of what the outcome of this election might be, Roshan Cariappa sits down with Rohit Jayaraman and Prasanna Vishwanathan as they analyse and disect Karnatakas political landscape as it currently stands.

  • Weekly #138 - Unrest in Manipur, Pakistan FM Visits India, Europe buys Indian Oil and more!
    39 min 6 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 119 - Early Cancer Detection | Ashish Tripathi | Anish Tripathi | Bharatvaarta
    48 min 43 sec

    Tzar Labs and Epigeneres Biotech have jointly developed a new cancer  test, which is noninvasive, has diagnostic as well as prognostic value  and is easy to administer and scale up. They have conducted trials on a  large sample of 1000 cases and their test has worked very well.Ashish  Tripathi of Tzar Labs and Anish Tripathi of   Epigeneres   spoke to Bharatvaarta about their innovation and answered many  questions posed specifically by medical professionals, which  Bharatvaarta had crowdsourced.The two  brothers are passionate about the social impact of an early cancer  diagnosis and prognosis this not just helps families control their  medical expenses but also provides lifespan longevity to the impacted  patients. The test is named HrC and there is a deeply personal story  behind this, which was also covered by the Tripathi brothers.Ashish  has been an investment banker working across multiple countries while  Anish is a supply chain expert and consultant, also with extensive  global and India expertise. They plan to launch the test in India first,  although this has a huge global impact.Will  an Indian innovation in healthcare leave a lasting impact on the way the  world fights with cancer Hear from the two individuals who may be at  the cusp of making history.

  • 120 - Discussing the Covid 19 Second Wave in India | Anil Padmanabhan | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    51 min 27 sec

    Over the last couple of months, the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic  has ravaged through India. It has been a difficult time for all of us  and indeed, most of us have been personally affected. There is plenty of  interest both at home and abroad about the status of the pandemic and  the measures taken by the Modi administration to combat it.  In this special episode of Bharatvaarta, conducted in collaboration with  Conservative Friends of the Commonwealth, we spoke to veteran  journalist Anil Padmanabhan. He has written for publications such as the  Economic Times, Open Magazine, Khaleej Times, Mint, and India Today. He  is also a Nieman Foundation Fellow. With his educated view, we cut through the clutter and see things the  way they are. We began the discussion with an introduction to the second  wave, exploring whether we were unprepared for the resurgence of the  pandemic. We then went on to discuss changes taht can be made to the  federal structure to increase effectiveness in such situations.   We also discussed media coverage of the second wave, parallels between  the UK and India, and possible steps that the government can take to  reduce the impact of the third wave. We ended by decoding the political impact of the second wave of COVID and the economic future of  India.   This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • 122 - Blockchain and eGovernance | Prof. Abhay Karandikar | Krishna Vishwanath | Bharatvaarta
    55 min 4 sec

    IIT Kanpur hosts Indias National Blockchain Project which is working on  several eGovernance ideas. This discussion features two experts related  to eGovernance.  Professor Abhay Karandikar is best known for his work in the  telecommunications sector in India. Professor Karandikar is an engineer  who taught for several years at IIT Bombay, has been associated with  institutions like CDAC, Telecom Standards Development Society of India  and is a part time member of TRAI. He has been the Director at IIT  Kanpur since 2018. With IIT Kanpur hosting the National Blockchain  Project, there’s no better person than him to understand what India  plans to use Blockchain for the eGovernance space.  Krishna Vishwanath is an entrepreneur and investor based out of Pune. He  calls himself a student of Blockchain, by which he means a PhD student  at Symbiosis. Before he got enamoured with Blockchain, Krishna has  worked extensively in the Indian capital markets. He was one of the  first investment bankers in the country when ICICI got into the  traditional merchant banking business and is an alumnus of IIM  Ahmedabad. Krishna is also the exboss of two of the Bharavaarata  cofounders Aashish and Srivatsa.  We talked about the concept of Blockchain at a very fundamental level  how it relates to the way humans organize. We explored if the  distributed, permissionless concept can be fitted in the centralized  governance structures we have evolved over time. Many initiatives are  being led by IIT Kanpur using the concept of Blockchain and there was a  detailed discussion on evolution of these.   We also talked about how some of these academic innovations are used by  the government and the industry. The guests discussed the broad process  of commercialization of the research and development work done by the  academia.  Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #44 | Lab Leak Theory | GDP Data Decoded | China's Three Child Policy
    33 min 24 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • Bharatvaarta Sports 6 - World Test Championship Preview
    52 min 52 sec

    In line with ICCs goal of having one tournament for each format of the  game, the World Test Championship is a biennial tournament to find the  best test team in the world. Earlier attempts to hold this tournament  had failed, this is the first time a team will be declared as World  Test Champions. India and New Zealand go headtohead in the first  World Test Championship final to be held at the Ageas Bowl from 19th  June 2021.  To understand the signficance of this event and analyse the teams, we  speak to Chetan Narula. Chetan Narula is a wellknown  sportswriter/journalist. He was written on cricket, F1 and football at  various avenues not only in India but also in USA and UK. He also worked  as cricket commentator voice at ESPN  and has authored multiple books  on Cricket and Formula 1.  In this episode, we talk to Chetan about the significance of the  tournament and its history. We also do a deepdive of the strengths and  weaknesses of each team. We also look at how both teams have evolved and  flourished in the last few years and end with Chetan giving us his  predictions on the game.  This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #47 | NATO's Withdrawal From Afghanistan, PM Meets Kashmir Leaders | COVID-19
    30 min 24 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • 128 - The Future of Jammu and Kashmir | Dr. Surinder Kaul | Shri. Virinder Kaul
    52 min 4 sec

    Much has changed in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. We did a podcast earlier last year featuring Sunanda Vashist and Mr. Sreemoy Talukdar detailing some of the societal changes that have happened since. In this episode, we have two prominent voices in the Kashmiri pandit community, Dr. Surinder Kaul and Shri Virinder Kaul. Shri. Virinder Kaul is an activist who has been involved in the Kashmiri pandit communitys struggles since 1990 in Jammu. He was part of a dedicated team of volunteers who started interacting on a personal level at refugee camps in Nagrota, Muthi, Mishriwalla and Purkhoo. He also organised many protests and rallies to highlight the subpar living conditions of their community. Dr. Surinder Kaul, MD is a cofounder of the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora and a board certified internist in Houston, Texas. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Texas. He, along with others in the GKPD are working on establishing genocide of our community, bringing our perpetrators to justice, protection of our temples and shrines in the valley.They are vocal activists from the global Kashmiri pandit diaspora focused on protecting their community’s unique culture, religious practices and literature. In this episode, we delved deep into the current situation in Kashmir and the significance of these events. We began by discussing the sitation in Kashmir after its declaration as a Union Teritorry. Then, we explored the impact of the abrogation of Article 370. We then spoke about the role of the worldwide Kashmiri pandit diaspora in bringing attention to the issues faced by residents of the erstwhile state. We also spoke about the attitude of media towards the situation in these states. Then, we explored the political stance that the central government has taken towards JK. We concluded by discussing the goals of the Kashmiri pandit diaspora and what it aims to achieve. 

  • 130 - Can Social Media Survive Regulation? | Abhishek Asthana | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    46 min 41 sec

    Of late, we dont just see debate on social media, but debate about it. There has been plenty of controversy about regulation, freedom of speech, big tech,  sovereignty and so on. In this podcast, we explored some of these nuances with Abhishek Ashtana.  Abhishek Asthana is an entrepreneur and founder of Ginger Monkey LLP and is a social media influencer with over 1Million followers on twitter. In this wideranging podcast, we tackled issues such as the influence and power of social media. We delved into how it has evolved and grown over the past 10 years, along with discussing the nature of social engineering that allowed them to reach the ubiquity they boast today. We also discussed the nature of social media platforms, weighing whether they are platforms or publishers.We also discussed nuanced subjects such as the problem of regulating content, establishing redressal mechanisms and other similar systems, as well as how brands are viewing social media today. Finally, we concluded with discussing Indias role as a market for  Big Tech companies and developing indigenous social media platforms. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #49 | Moderna EUA | Kerala COVID-19 Hotspot | Delay In Monsoon, and more...
    31 min 46 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 132 - Rise of Independent Media | Dr. Haritha Pusarla | Pramod Buravalli | Bharatvaarta | MyIndMakers
    1 hr 1 min 41 sec

    The media landscape has changed drastically in the last 10 years with  the rise of independent media that offers an alternative to mainstream  media narratives. MyIndMakers, started in 2015, is one of the most  eminent examples of this movement. It has become one of the most popular  news sources for the Indian diaspora and beyond. In this episode, we  hosted Dr. Haritha Pusarla and Shri. Pramod Buravalli, two of the  founders of the site.

  • 135 - Pegasus Expose Explained | Surya Kanegaonkar | Karan Datta | Bharatvaarta | Culture
    56 min 7 sec

    The Pegasus expose has caused a huge scandal for Indian journalists and  politicians. With the hightech modern approach of this virus, we need  to take a bigpicture geopolitical view of this complex situation.  Today, our guests are Surya Kanegaonkar and Karan Datta. Surya is a  finance professional passionate about Indic culture and global  geopolitics, and a columnist for many prominent news outlets. Welcome to  the podcast Surya.  Karan has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Service industry  and has held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, Axis Mutual, and  more. He is also a speaker on India and prominent geopolitical issues.

  • Weekly #55 - Taliban in Afghanistan, New COVID-19 Vaccine, CCP Against Tech Companies
    31 min 15 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram. Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • Weekly #56 - Narayan Rane Arrest, India @ The Paralympics, Kabul Airport Attack
    24 min 14 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • #001 - Bharatvaarta - #NamasteTrump & More
    28 min 4 sec

    Episode 1 of the Bharatvaarta Podcast with Roshan Cariappa, Rohit Jayaraman, and Aashish Chandorkar Namaste Trump the significance of the visit  Policies H1B Visa, GSP, Defense Procurement  PM Modi’s objectives a potential trade deal Timing of the visit wooing Indian American votes  US election update Sanders wins Nevada  Democratic Nominee frontrunners  Trump vs. Sanders/ Bloomberg / Biden  What this means to India

  • #002 - Bharatvaarta - Delhi Governance - Structure, Challenges & Solutions
    33 min 28 sec

    In this episode, we cover Delhis Governance Structure, associated challenges, and alternative solutions.  History of Delhis threelayer management Central Govt., State Govt., and Municipal Corporations Challenges of the model how this plays out in todays context some examples from the rest of the World  Solutions should we move the capital / have multiple capitals / what are some alternates to consider

  • #008 - Bharatvaarta | India's Economic Growth - leveraging debt, building production capabilities, urbanizing villages, reviving Dharma, and more | Harsh Gupta | Sridhar Vembu | #PurvaPaksha
    1 hr 27 min 52 sec

    Namaste In the first of our PurvaPaksha series, we bring together two eminent personalities – Harsh Gupta and Sridhar Vembu, to speak about India’s Economic growth.Harsh is an Investor and Author. He has a deep understanding of Politics, Governance, and Culture that grounds his views on Economics in reality. He believes that India is underleveraged on our debt and that it is critical to our growth – that we cannot wait for people to buy things cash down to fuel growth.”Sridhar is one of India’s bestknown technology entrepreneurs and is an original thinker on a variety of topics ranging from technology and business to science and culture. He believes India should focus on production capabilities instead and the debtfuelled consumption mode of growth would be a “recipe for disaster.” In this episode of Bharatvaarta, Harsh and Sridhar speak about, why they are optimistic about Indias Economy, key policy measures that can spur growth, making our villages selfsustaining, reviving the Dharmic basis for prosperity, among other things.It was a fascinating experience listening to the two of them approach ideas from different perspectives. If you love longform conversation, you’re in for a treat You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts and more.

  • #010 - Bharatvaarta | Health & Immunity | How do you improve immunity? | Exercise and Weight Training
    1 hr 10 min 30 sec

    In this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, we are joined by Jagatjit Sahu, a practitioner when it comes to fitness and fasting. This episode discusses the factors affecting immunity and steps one should take to improve ones inbuilt immunity. Jagatjit also talks about the importance of strength training and how it helps in fat loss. Tune in to this fascinating episode to get an insight into what it takes to build strenght and immunity. We must caution you that the purpose of this episode is to seed ideas and that listeners should exercise their own discretion and consult qualified health professionals before adopting the ideas discussed here.

  • #014 - Bharatvaarta | Mental health | Smita Barooah
    1 hr 1 min 40 sec

    In this episode, we will uncover fascinating insights on how you can track your mental health, the mindbody connection, the spiritual cultural basis for mental health, coping with addiction, anxiety, and stress, and much more. Join Roshan Cariappa as he talks to Smita Barooah, noted counsellor on these issues.

  • #015 - Bharatvaarta | Rise and Fall of Communism in India | Impact on Politics and Culture | Scope for Revival and more
    1 hr 2 min 17 sec

    On International Workers’ Day or May Day as it is more popularly known, Aashish Chandorkar Public Policy Commentator, Harsh Madhusudhan Economist, Investor, Author, and Rangesh Sridhar Political Expert speak to our host, Roshan Cariappa, about the history of Communism in India, its overlapping with the Indian freedom movement, the influence of the Left on Nehruvian politics, the rise to power thereafter through the support of the Indira Gandhi government, the impact of the left on our culture, the lefts administration of states like West Bengal, global dynamics the rise of wokeness and the New Left, scope for political revival, and much more. This podcast is available on all popular platforms.

  • #024 - Bharatvaarta | Reviving Indian Classical Music |Pandit Prem Kumar Mallick | Raksha Rao | Skanda Murthy
    1 hr 10 min 21 sec

    In this epidsode of the Bharatvaarta Podcast, Roshan Cariappa moderates an episode about how artists and entrepreneurs are reviving classical music and making it more relevant to the current generation. We are joined by Pandit Prem Kumar Mallick, from the distinguished Darbhanga gharaana, Raksha Rao a Carnatic Singer and Skanda Murthy  Founder Shaale.com

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #29 | China Admits Galwan Clash, Telecom PLI Scheme, Punjab Local Polls, and...
    32 min 18 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about China releasing images of the Galwan clash, Telecom sector PLI scheme announcement, E Sreedharan joining BJP,  Punjab local polls, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta​ BVWeekly

  • #095 - Battleground Kerala: Will Pinarayi Vijayan return? | Bharatvaarta | Politics
    55 min 15 sec

    Kerala is scheduled to go to the polls in May. Politically, it has  largely been bipolar, with power alternating between the CPIMled  Left Democratic Front and the Congress led United Democratic Front.  While the Pinarayi Vijayanled 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 Manis 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 2,000MW PugalurThrissur 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #30 | Gujarat Polls, Indo-Pak Ceasefire, Narendra Modi Stadium, and more...
    32 min 3 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was. This week, well be talking about the results of the  Gujarat Municipal polls, the IndoPak ceasefire, the Narendra Modi  stadium, positive GDP growth in Q3, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • #096 - Regulation of Social Media and OTT Content | Policy | Aashish Chandorkar, Neha Joshi
    52 min 28 sec

    The Indian Government has released guidelines for regulating OTT streaming platforms and digital news media. Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and Prakash Javadekar ji, said these are for “empowering the ordinary users of social media.” Joining us in discussing the impact of this, are Neha Joshi, Social Activist and the National Media CoIncharge of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and Aashish Chandorkar Author, Columnist, Social Media Commentator. They explain the proposed regulations, background to why this was necessitated, the argument of free speech and cost of compliance, the nuances of significant and nonsignificant platforms, challenges in grouping of digital news outlets with OTT platforms, and what this signals going forward in terms of relations between the Government and digital platforms. This is a comprehensive discussion on an important policy measure with wideranging implications. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #1YearOfBharatvaarta - The Way Forward | Roshan Cariappa
    33 min 1 sec

    It has been a year of Bharatvaarta we published our first episode  “Namaste Trump” on Feb 25th 2020. Since, we have recorded over 125  podcasts, interviewed the likes of Amish Tripathi, Sridhar Vembu, and  Smriti Irani, and covered various topics within Politics, Policy, and  Culture. In this episode, Ravi Shankar Author, Columnist, PR Expert  talks to Bharatvaarta Host, Roshan Cariappa, about the genesis of  Bharatvaarta, what makes the podcast unique, and what we have coming up  in the future.  This one is for our community Thank you for all of the love and  support. We will continue to bring you more enriching perspectives on  important matters in the time to come. This Bharatvaarta podcast is  available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and  other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate,  subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #097 - International Women's Day Special | Pratyasha Rath | Monica Verma
    1 hr 13 min 42 sec

    Ahead of International Women’s Day March 8th, we speak to a couple of outspoken voices on social media, Monica Verma Researcher, Political Economy and Pratyasha Rath Researcher, Behavioural Science about the challenges that women face and potential social and political solutions to alleviate their experience. Monica and Pratyasha begin by discussing women’s participation in politics, why there is a lack of adequate representation, what can be done to increase the same, and also how women’s votes can impact can cause a significant impact.We then move on to discussing the various womencentric welfare programs launched by the government in recent times such as the Swachch Bharat Mission, Ujjwala Yojana, Saubhagya, PM Awas Yojana, Kudumbashree, and others. Along the way they discuss how these programs could be better designed to cause the maximum impact on the ground. We end the podcast with Monica and Pratyasha talking about their vision for women’s welfare in India over the next ten years as India aims to become a superpower in the World. This is a rich, insightful discussion that covers various perspectives, both, social and political and addresses key issues for the development of women in our country. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #101 - Nurturing India's Brightest Chess Talents | Ramesh RB
    47 min 32 sec

    In its original form, Chess originated in the 6th century in India. However, India produced its first International Master only in 1961. In 1997, India had only 3 Grandmasters. This number has risen to 87 including 20 Women GMs thanks to the stellar work of organisations such as Chess Gurukul.  In this episode, we talk to Ramesh RB Grandmaster Founder Chess Gurukul about Indias chess ecosystem, the approach Chess Gurukul takes when it comes to nurturing young talent, some of the key players from Chess Gurukul including the second youngest Grandmaster ever Praggnanandhaa and how the government and private sector can help build Indias chess ecosystem. We also talk to Ramesh about his role as official commentator in the 2013 Chess World Championship Match.  We round off by talking about womens chess and listen to Ramesh share his outlook on Indian chess and what can be done to make Chess more spectator friendly.   This podcast is also available on all leading podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #34 | Suez Canal Blockage | GNCTD Bill | H&M & Nike's Chinese Boycott
    34 min 12 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the Suez Canal blockage, HM and Nikes Chinese boycott, Lloyd Austins India visit, the MMDR bill, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • #105 - Indian Foreign Policy | Gautam Bambawale | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    49 min 55 sec

    Gautam Bambawale is a retired Indian diplomat with a distinguished  career in key foreign missions like the USA, China, Pakistan and  Germany. Mr Bambawale retired in 2018 from the Indian Foreign Service  and is now settled in Pune. His last posting was Indias Ambassador to  China,  Mr Bambawale has had several difficult situations in his career to deal  with. He was in Beijing during Indias nuclear tests in 1998. He was  again in Beijing when the Doklam crisis unfolded in 2017. He was in the  USA around the time Indian nuclear deal was signed.  Mr Bambawale has  had an exemplary career guiding Indian diplomacy through choppy waters.  In this episode, Mr Bambawale spoke about these experiences but also  more broadly about Indias foreign policy imperatives especially with  China and Pakistan. He explained the border situation on both the fronts  in detail.  Mr Bambawale also spoke about how India can engage the  Biden administration further. The discussion was conducted by Amit Paranjape, who you have heard on  several Bharatvaarta podcasts earlier, and Aashish Chandorkar, who is  part of the Bharatvaarta team.  Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #35 | Yoga Ban | Highest Ever Exports | Punjab's Bonded Labourers
    15 min 30 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the Yoga ban in Alabama, Indian Railways electrification, highest ever exports in March 2021, and more.  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: Were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • #106 - India-UK Relations with Hon. MP Bob Blackman
    53 min 12 sec

    Robert Bob Blackman is a Conservative Party leader from the United Kingdom, who has served as the Member of Parliament from Harrow East since 2010. He has also served as the Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee since 2012.   Bob is a great friend of India, representing a constituency, where a third of his voters are of Indian origin. He has made great attempts to integrate and assimilate his constituents of the Indian origin in the business, social and political mainstream over the years. In the Labour dominated politics of the London area, he is one of the few Conservative MPs who win consistently with his strong local connect.  Bob understands the UK India relations very well. He has been advocating a trade deal between the two countries. He tweeted the myths being spread on the recent Indian farm reforms and appealed to his fellow British MPs to not fall to the propaganda being spread about these laws. Bob had met PM Narendra Modi one on one during his last UK visit.  Bob was awarded the Padma Shri for exemplary public service in 2020. In this wide ranging conversation, we discussed IndiaUK relations and what the future holds.

  • #107 - The Life and Times of Shri. Manohar Parrikar | Nitin Gokhale
    46 min 8 sec

    Manohar Parrikar was Indias first IITqualified Chief Minister. But that description doesnt capture even a fraction of his achievements. He used his natural brilliance to serve the country, first as a committed grassroots volunteer, then as fourtime popular Chief Minister of Goa and finally contributed to strengthening Indias national security as Defence Minister between November 2014 and March 2017.  Nitin Gokhale, one of South Asias leading strategic and defence analysts, became acquainted with Parrikar quite by accident during the latters stint in New Delhi, but by sheer coincidence the two became very close friends. This book is as much a personal tribute by the author to his friend, as an honest attempt to capture the persona of Parrikar the man,the politician and patriot. Through the eyes of his family, friends and countless admirers the book dwells deep into his early influences, his journey from a small village in Goa to one of the highest posts in the country.

  • #108 - Exploring Indian Railways' Heritage & Culture | Vinita Srivastava
    36 min 58 sec

    The Indian Railways are the backbone of the country, connecting the various remote parts of our country. It is the largest network in the world by size. Beyond the immense utility of the railways, there is also a rich cultural and historical significance to it. In this episode, we delve deeper into the history and culture of the Indian Railways.An officer with the Indian Railways, Vinita Srivastava is presently the Executive Director, Railway Heritage heading the Heritage Directorate of the Railway Board in Rail Bhavan, New Delhi. Ms Srivastava qualified as a Mechanical Engineer IMechE in 1996, and studied for an Executive Masters in Management from IIM Ahmedabad in 2011. More recently, in 2017 she became a Chevening Science and Innovation Fellow from St Cross College, Oxford University.Her work experience spans two decades in rail transportation and her previous posting was in the Ministry of Culture where she developed her knowledge of cultural studies, museology and conservation architecture. She took up her present post in April 2019 after three years  administrating the National Mission on Cultural Mapping and the IGNCA.  In 2018 she was instrumental in developing a bilateral MoU for cultural and conservation information for the UNESCO WHS temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Her remit includes the UNESCO protected Railway Industrial Heritage sites like the CSMT building and the Mountain Railways of Darjeeling, Shimla the Nilgiris.

  • #110​ - India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive | Aashish Chandorkar | Vivek Khaitan | Amit Paranjape
    1 hr 19 min 51 sec

    India reported over 15 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus  COVID19 as of April 18, 2021. Out of these, over 12.9 million  patients had recovered, while 178 thousand cases were fatal. The number  of people infected with the virus was growing and the government had  swung into action to curtail further spread of the outbreak. Globally,  over 141 million cases of the coronavirus were reported as of April 18,  2021.   India expanded its vaccination programme to include all adults over the  age of 18 starting 1 May amid a deadly second wave of infections. India  has so far administered more than 127 million doses of a coronavirus  vaccine in what is the worlds largest inoculation drive.   India launched its vaccination drive on 16 January, restricting it to  healthcare workers and frontline staff a sanitation worker became the  first Indian to receive the vaccine. The drive gradually expanded to  other age groups from 1 May, those above 18 years will be the latest  group to become eligible.   In this special live episode of Bharatvaarta, we are decoding Indias  massive COVID19 vaccination drive. Joining us will be Aashish  Chandorkar, Vivek Khaitan, and Amit Paranjape to delve deep into the  unknown variables of the worlds biggest vaccination drive.

  • Bharatvaarta Sports - 4 - IPL 2021
    41 min 13 sec

    The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off on 9th April. There have been a few surprises, with RCB leading the points table and winners of the last two editions Mumbai Indians losing 3 out of the 5 games they have played so far.  With about a quarter of the games in the group stage completed, and teams moving to a different venue, we look back at the games so far with Abhishek Paulabhility, Mahek Vyasmahektetweet, Nirav Kanodra niravstoons Srivatsa Subbanna ssrivats. They also analyse what teams have done right so far and what do they need to do to improve going ahead.  This episode is part of an ongoing series where will be analysing the key games, performances and moments each week.

  • #111 | West Bengal Elections Decoded | Adv. Lokenath Chatterjee
    37 min 12 sec

    Advocate Lokenath Chatterjee is the BJP candidate for the Ballygunge  assembly constituency in the ongoing West Bengal assembly elections. His  seat went to polls on April 26th in the seventh phase of the election,  He is an alumnus of Don Bosco, Park Circus and prestigious law  university NUJS.  Adv Chatterjee has worked with the BJYM, the youth wing of his party and  was a lawyer for several key cases in the cultural sphere since 2016.  His association with cases around Durga Puja immersions and Ram Navami  rallies helped him shine to the limelight.   Adv. Chatterjee talks about his vision for Kolkata, his political  journey, the impact of the pandemic on the West Bengal elections and the  main issues involved in this state election.

  • #112 | Impacting Grassroots Level Education | Binu Verma & Ramesh Balasundaram (Bal Utsav)
    45 min 10 sec

    In this episode of the LongIndia series we speak to Binu Verma and Ramesh Balasundaram, Founders of of Bal Utsav. Binu and Ramesh quit their corporate careers and have spent over a decade working to reform government schools in Karnataka, enabling children to access quality education through their NGO, Bal Utsav. They are trying to affect change along the four key axes of financing, infrastructure, teaching, and community development.  In this episode, we speak about their journey thus far, the challenges in public school Education in India, how technology has impacted last mile education, working with the government and other key stakeholders to impact change, and many other facets.   This is a fascinating podcast that uncovers the nuances of public school Education in India. Available now on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.  For more information about Bal Utsav, please visit https://balutsav.org/.

  • Bharatvaarta Sports - 5 - IPL 2021
    37 min 53 sec

    This years IPL has had its share of close games and scintillating performances so far. There have been a few surprises, with CSK leading the pack after a disappointing outing last season. DC and RCB are also in the hunt for playoff places, with Mumbai having won 3 games out of the first 6.  We look back at the games from last week with Abhishek Paulabhility, Mahek Vyasmahektetweet, Nirav Kanodra niravstoons Srivatsa Subbanna ssrivats. They also look at some of the best performances and the close games from the last week. We round off this episode by looking forward to the interesting games from the last week.  This episode is part of an ongoing series where will be analysing the key games, performances and moments each week.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #39 | Cricketers Donate For India | Zomato IPO | USA's U-Turn
    29 min 38 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.   Bharatvaarta​ BVWeekly

  • #115 - Revisiting Modinomics | India's Post-Pandemic Recovery | Harsh Gupta
    1 hr 27 min 25 sec

    On this episode of the Long India Series, listen to Economist, Author,  and Investor, Harsh Gupta, speak about why he is bullish about India’s  growth. Harsh’s much acclaimed book, A New Idea of India, which he  coauthored with friend and investor, Rajeev Mantri, is a compelling  analysis of India’s social, economic, and political conditions and a  prognosis for its imminent rise to power.  In 2017, Harsh introduced ‘Modinomics’ as an overarching term to  describe Prime Minister Modi’s policies and in this conversation we  revisit its  various elements, including fiscal policy consolidation  while increasing infra spend, monetary policy hawkishness and low  inflation, structural reforms like GST, RERA, and  bankruptcy law,  formalisation of the economy through digitalisation, and state capacity  creation and smart welfare.   Along the way, we discuss how India can move on from the pandemic and  also make good on our immense potential for growth owing to the  convergence of macroeconomic, technological, and geopolitical trends.  This is a fascinating conversation for anyone interested in  understanding India’s prospects for growth this decade. You can follow  Harsh’s views on Twitter harshmadhusudan and Substack Long India.  This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.   Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 155 - Poland's Role In European And Global Affairs - Dr. Jacek Bartosiak & Velina Tchakarova
    1 hr 25 min 45 sec

    The Republic of Poland is a Central European country and member of the  European Union and NATO, among others. Poland wields considerable  influence in Central and Eastern Europe and is a middle power in  international affairs. The foreign policy of Poland is based on four  basic commitments: to Atlantic cooperation, to European integration, to  international development and to international law.  The Polish economy is fairly open and relies strongly on international  trade. Since the collapse of communism and its reestablishment as a  democratic nation, Poland has extended its responsibilities and position  in European and Western affairs, supporting and establishing friendly  foreign relations with both the West and with numerous European  countries.   In this livestream, we will speak about the geopolitical significance of  this country featuring Jacek Bartosiak. Jacek Bartosiak is an expert in  geopolitics and geostrategy and a senior analyst with Geopolitical  Futures. He is founder and owner of Strategy Future. Dr. Bartosiak  is the author of three books.  Dr. Bartosiak speaks at conferences on  the strategic situation in Central and Eastern Europe, The Western  Pacific and Asia. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and  Administration at the University of Warsaw, and is a managing partner at  a law firm dealing with business services since 2004.

  • 158 - India At COP-26 With Vaibhav Chaturvedi | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 16 min 58 sec

    For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every  country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands  for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone  from being a fringe issue to a global priority.This year will be the  26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26.   With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.In the run up to  COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to  tackle climate change. World leaders will arrive in Scotland, alongside  tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses  and citizens for twelve days of talks.Not only is it a huge task but it  is also not just yet another international summit. Most experts believe  COP26 has a unique urgency.   Vaibhav is an economist who leads The Councils work on LowCarbon  Pathways. His research focuses on energy and climate change mitigation  policy issues, especially those impacting India, within the integrated  assessment modelling framework of the Global Change Assessment Model  GCAM.  Vaibhav’s recent work includes studies on pathways and policies for  achieving India’s Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and  MidCentury Strategies within the context of sustainable development and  national priorities, the climate policy–energy–water nexus,  transportation energy and emission scenarios, HFC emission scenarios and  mitigation policy, and nuclear energy scenarios for India.  In this episode he speaks about topics such as Indias agenda at the COP  26 conference, alternative energy transitions, changes in the mobility  sector, agriculture and climate changes effect on it, and more.  

  • 159 - View From The Inside - Aashish Chandorkar | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    32 min 33 sec

    Mr. Chandorkar is director of Bengalurubased policy think tank Smahi  Foundation of Policy and Research. He was recently appointed to the post  of Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India PMI, World Trade  Organisation WTO, Geneva at DS/Director level for a period of three  years.   In this episode, he speaks about the view from the inside on the  functioning of the Indian government and geopolitics. With his  appointment to the WTO, Mr. Chandorkar expresses his unique insider  perspective on multilateral trade relations, how other countries are  dealing with a postCOVID world, how much of the perception of India is  being built by Western media and more.   This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in.  Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 160 - The Midway Battle: Modi's Rollercoaster Second Term - Gautam Chintamani (Author)
    1 hr 4 min 49 sec

    Gautam Chintamani is a film historian and the author of Rajneeti PenguinRandom House, 2019, the first biography of Rajnath Singh. He is the author of the bestselling Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna HarperCollins, 2014, The Film That Revived Hindi Cinema HarperCollins, 2016 and Pink The Inside Story HarperCollins, 2017.  About the Book: In 2019, the BJP came into power once again on the back of one of the most significant electoral mandates in recent years. Since then, the Narendra Modiled government has seen a tumultuous few years as they have implemented farreaching legislative changes including the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, triple talaq, the Citizenship Amendment Act as well as farming laws. These laws, when implemented, caused widespread protests and upheaval across the country. While the country grappled with internal strife, it also faced challenges from its neighbors in the form of one of the most intense military standoffs in decades after an unprovoked attack by China’s People’s Liberation Army at Galwan as well as a global pandemic. While the Modi government took swift steps to limit the spread of the pandemic in 2020, the second wave of COVID19 in early 2021 hit the country hard, claiming thousands of lives. Bringing a wellresearched and nuanced understanding to Modi’s second term, The Midway Battle sheds light on the sociopolitical issues facing India as it continues its struggle against enemies both known and unknown, and puts into in perspective what lies ahead for the world’s biggest democracy.   Buy the book on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/GCMidwayBattleConnect with Gautam on Twitter GChintamani or gautamchintamani.com

  • 161 - Urban Architecture And Spaces With Shirish Beri | Bharatvaarta
    30 min 20 sec

    Shirish Beri’s works have been bearing a distinct mark on modern Indian  architecture since 1975 Initially as Director Design with “Beri  architects and engineers pvt. ltd.” and later through his company  “Shirish Beri and Associates”.  His work is free, spontaneous, as it is not bound by conditioning  and  constrains of a particular style or ism. It is intensely responsive to  the site, the socio cultural behaviorvalues and Life as a whole. His  designs address his concerns in life and contribute towards a better  quality of life. Besides adding a new immeasurable dimension in the  users’ lives, these design have won him NationalInternational awards  and coverage. His deep search for meaning in life has made him explore  various mediums of understanding and expression such as painting,  poetry, philosophy, deep ecology and extensive travelling.

  • Quo Vadis, Eurodollar System? - Jeffrey P. Snider, Emil Kalinowski, Velina Tchakarova
    1 hr 20 min 6 sec

    Eurodollars are time deposits denominated in U.S. dollars at banks  outside the United States, and thus are not under the jurisdiction of  the Federal Reserve. Consequently, such deposits are subject to much  less regulation than similar deposits within the U.S. The term was  originally coined for U.S. dollars in European banks, but it expanded  over the years to its present definition. A U.S. dollardenominated  deposit in Tokyo or Beijing would be likewise deemed a Eurodollar  deposit sometimes an Asiadollar. There is no connection with the euro  currency or the eurozone. The offshore locations of Eurodollar make it  exposed to potential country risk and economic risk.  Since the Eurodollar market is not run by any government agency its  growth is hard to estimate. However, the Eurodollar market is by a wide  margin the largest source of global finance. In 1997, nearly 90 of all  international loans were made this way. In December 1985 the Eurodollar  market was estimated by J.P. Morgan Guaranty bank to have a net size of  1.668 trillion.  As Chief Investment Strategist for Alhambra Investment Partners, Jeff  directs the daytoday investment processes and spearheads the  investment research efforts while providing close contact to Alhambra’s  client base.  Emil Kalinowski, CFA, is employed in the metals and mining industry  writing about how socioeconomic and geopolitical trends affect the  supply, demand, and price of base and precious metals. His present focus  is on the 2007 malfunction of the monetary system and its continuing  disorder

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #70 | Gen. Rawat Accident, Omicron Variant Updates, Farmer's Protest Called Off
    50 min 43 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was.  This week we spoke about the new PLIs worth 76000 crore  proposed by the government, India beating New Zealand in the test  series, updates on the Omicron variant, and the farmers protest being  called off.   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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #71 | Omicron Projections, Ganguly Vs Virat, Bhutan Confers Award On PM Modi
    37 min 57 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the   week that was. This week, we spoke about the PM inagurating the Kashi  corridor, Bhutan conferring an award on PM Modi, Indian model winning  Miss Universe, the Ganguly vs Virat controversy and more.  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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.

  • 165 - The Legend Of Birsa Munda | Tuhin Sinha | Bharatvaarta | Culture
    34 min 23 sec

    Tuhin A. Sinha is an Indian author and politician. He is known for the  novels Mission Shengzhan, a topic of a previous episode on Bharatvaarta,  and todays topic of discussion, The Legend Of Birsa Munda a  dramatized account of one of the unsung heroes of Indias independence  movement.  In 19th century India, deep in the heart of what is now the state of  Jharkhand, the Adivasis have been leading a life of absolute misery and  darkness. The colonial state, with the help of its scheming local  collaborators, has cast a net of abuse and exploitation that is  tightening around these Adivasis, much like a hangman’s noose does.  Everything they hold dear – their land, homes, history, traditions,  religion, families – has fallen victim to the grand colonial plan of  building a magnificent but merciless empire for the Queen.  At the heart of the rebellion against the colonials is the  twentyfiveyearold Birsa Munda. He decides what must be done to save  his community and leads the Adivasis in fighting back to reclaim their  lives. Based on true events, this epic tale of courage is a tribute to  the life of Birsa Munda, who in his very short life, mobilized the  tribal community, rebelled against forced conversions, envisioned a  fairer, more just society and died fighting for it. The Legend of Birsa  Munda is the story of a subaltern tribal hero, whose contribution to  India’s struggle for independence must never be forgotten. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out  www.bharatvaarta.in. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 166 - Russia's Approach To The Near Abroad & Eurasia - Samuel Ramani, Velina Tchakarova
    1 hr 15 min

    Samuel Ramani is a politics and international relations tutor at the  University of Oxford, where he completed his DPhil. An associate fellow  at the Royal United Services Institute, he contributes regularly to  Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera  English and CNN International. He tweets as samramani2.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #74 | Startup Innovation Week, Omicron Cases Spike, UK-India FTA
    44 min 21 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #75 | Canadian Border Incident, Anti-Indian Channel Blocked, Netaji @ India Gate
    57 min 25 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 169 - The Future Of Semiconductors | Gaurav Goel | Arun Mampazhy | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    1 hr 0 min 8 sec

    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 industries3 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.456 Commonly cited  causes for the shortage include the COVID19 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. Were also  seeing intercountry 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 IITM and MS from University of Maryland in  semiconductor fabrication and over a decade of industry experience. Hes  also keeping a keen eye on semiconductor manufacturing in India.    Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join

  • 172 - A Look Through Indian History In Conversation With Dr. Vikram Sampath | Culture | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 12 min 17 sec

    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 twovolume 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 twopart 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 forwardlooking 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #77 | Quad Meeting In Australia, Budget 2022-23, Indo-US Vaccine Partnership
    59 min 21 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 174 - State Elections Q&A With Rohit Jayaraman | Bharatvaarta | Politics
    1 hr 35 min 52 sec

    The legislative assembly elections are all set to get underway in 4 of  Indias 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 QA to delve deep into the specifics of each of these states  and provide insights on Indias complex electoral systems. 

  • 175 - India And West Asia With Dr. Alvite Ningthoujam | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    1 hr 2 min 3 sec

    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, Indias discourse with the Middle East  and the rest of West Asia has revolved around topics such as  counterterrorism, security, defense cooperation and nonoil trade.   Dr. Ningthoujam is a strategic researcher, focusing on IndiaMiddle 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 EastChina 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 IndoWest 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #81 | Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, Shane Warne Death, Fuel Price Increase
    43 min 34 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 179 - Leading India Through The COVID-19 Crisis | Priyam Gandhi-Mody | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    41 min 41 sec

    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 redtape. Led by factbased scientific advice, the Indian government  galvanized their inheritance of lessthanadequate 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 lifesaving 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #83 | Kashmir Files' Success, Gandhis' Resignation Rejected, India-Russia Oil
    41 min 16 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #84 | Yogi Adityanath Sworn In, Wang Yi's Visit To India, GDP Growth Downgraded
    1 hr 10 min 14 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #85 | India - Australia FTA, Highest GST Collections, Daleep Singh's Comments
    28 min 19 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 181 - US-China Nuclear Relations | David Santoro | Velina's Talk
    1 hr 4 min 17 sec

    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 longstanding 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, USChina Nuclear Relations: The  Importance Of Strategic Triangles, handles the sensitive matter of  regulation concerning nuclear weapons.

  • 182 - Economic Reforms 2.0 | FTAs And More | Nirav Kanodra | Rahul Bajoria
    52 min 5 sec

    Free trade agreements are the cornerstone of any strong economy. With  Indias 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, IndoAustralia agreement, future FTAs that India might  sign, and more.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #87 - Jaishank ar & Blinken, India At G7, Ram Navami Celebrations
    34 min 10 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 185 - Indian Space Exploration | Koushik Vishwanathan | Aloke Kumar | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    41 min 54 sec

    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 Indias 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 Indias 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.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #91 | The Economist's Article On PM Modi, Delhi Mundka Fire, Gyan Vapi Mosque
    39 min 18 sec

    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: were  bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and  bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 187 - Finland's Path To NATO Membership | Alexander Stubb | Velina's Talk
    38 min 49 sec

    With Europes changing security landscape, several parties in the continent are favoring NATO membership. Both Finland and Sweden stayed out of NATO during the Cold War, maintaining a neutral stance throughout the period. However, Russias annexation of Crimea, its ongoing invasion of Ukraine and routine violations of airspace by Russian forces has prompted the nonaligned nations to rethink their security policies and consider a NATO membership.CaiGöran Alexander Stubb is a Finnish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015. He rose to politics as a researcher specialized in the affairs of the European Union and was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 as a member of the National Coalition Party. In 2008, Stubb was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs following a scandal surrounding his predecessor, Ilkka Kanerva. In 2011 Stubb stood for election to the Finnish Parliament for the first time and was elected MP with the second highest vote count in the election, which led to Stubb becoming the Minister for Europe and Foreign Trade in Jyrki Katainens cabinet.

  • 191 - The New Australian Government | Gray Conolly | Velina's Talk
    1 hr 11 min 30 sec

    Velina Tchakarova in discussion with Gray Connolly, a lawyer and writer on politics, military affairs, and geopolitics, in Sydney, Australia. Gray advises on, inter alia, energy, resources, and Admiralty law, and has advised the Australian Government on national security matters.  He previously served as a naval intelligence officer in the Royal Australian Navy.  All of Gray’s opinions are his own and not those of the Australian Government.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #96 | Indo-Russia Payments System, Agnipath Riots, Worst Week For Sensex & Nifty
    33 min 38 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #97 | Rahul Gandhi Office Attacked, Clean Chit For PM Modi, VL-SRSAM Tested
    23 min 2 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 192 - The Importance Of Mental Health in 2022 | Dr. Bhooshan Shukla | Bharatvaarta | Culture
    39 min 22 sec

    Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in people’s lives, interpersonal connections, and physical factors can all contribute to mental health disruptions.Looking after mental health can preserve a person’s ability to enjoy life. Doing this involves reaching a balance between life activities, responsibilities, and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.Dr. Bhooshan is a Child Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in Pune, India. With 23 years of clinical experience, he has worked with children, adolescents, and their families to help them deal with their personal and professional/school lives. He also creates awareness that people with mental health issues can have a meaningful life too. He has also trained various professionals who need to address mental health issues in their line of work.  In this episode of Bharatvaarta, he speaks about important topics on mental health such as how mental fitness is measured, the impact of the age of influencers on mental health, the importance of social parenting, the dangers of multitasking, and many more relevant issues. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #100 | Vijay Mallya Jailed, Indo-US CAATSA Waiver, RBI's New Rules
    43 min 49 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, we spoke about Kingfisher Tycoon Vijay Mallya’s sentencing, RBI’s new measures to position rupee as the currency for international trade, the CAATSA waiver by the US, the new nomination for the Vice President, and more.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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 195 - Investing in the Equity Markets | Abhishek Murarka | Bharatvaarta
    57 min 52 sec

    On this episode we have Abhishek Murarka he heads community and growth for Multipie, which is a social network for investors. He is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA from IIM Lucknow and has a decade’s experience across Equity Research and Investment Banking. On this episode, Abishek and Roshan spoke about personal finance and investing and how new investors can grow their wealth meaningfully. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #107 | INS Vikrant Launch, India's GDP Growth, Ganesh Festival, and more
    37 min 5 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, we spoke about INS Vikrant launch and new Navy Ensign, 13.5 GDP growth making India 5th largest economy Ganesha festival celebrations across India Opposition coalition against BJPIf 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 197 - The State Of The Economy With Harsh Madhusudan | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 13 min 22 sec

    With a GDP of 3.1 trillion, India is the worlds sixthlargest economy. Indias GDP will likely grow by 88.5 in FY22, according to the 202122 Economic Survey. India’s GDP growth has remained steady, stable and resilient. has steadily increased from 4.4 in the 1970s and 80s to 5.5 during the 1990s and early 00s, and further to 7 in the late 2010s. The countrys large spatially diversified economy, which is not dependent on a few products, commodities, or natural resources, has further added strength to it.  The Covid19 pandemic resulted in the most severe recession in the country since 1979. From April to June 2020, the GDP growth crashed by 23.9 in the wake of the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government. India’s GDP shrank 7.3 in 202021.To speak about the unique state of Indias growth trajectory, we invited CFA, investor, and author, Harsh Madhusudan to speak about this topic. In this episode, he tackled topics such as inflation, the impact of VC funding on the Indian startup ecosystem, reference points for measuring growth and progress, and his upcoming book on the future of India. 

  • 199 - Kautilyanomics With Sriram Balasubramanian | Culture | Bharatvaarta
    45 min 42 sec

    Preorder Kautilyanomics https://amzn.eu/d/d3urRWJIndia was an economic power to reckon with until its economic decline in the 18th century. What explains this long period of prosperity The answer might lie in a framework of social and economic thought that lies buried in our ancient heritage, says Sriram Balasubramanian, of which Kautilyas Arthashastra is a major example.Kautilyanomics for Modern Times seeks to do three thingsfirst, to provide a structure and a context for Kautilyas economic thoughts second, to examine his works relevance today and third, to do it in a way that a lay reader can follow and grasp easily. Kautilyas thought is mainly articulated through the prism of dharmic capitalism and its componentssome examples include his views on global economic outlook, statemarket dynamics, and sustainable growth through observance of environmental, societal and familial responsibilities.Fathoming Indias rich economic and philosophical heritage and making use of it, Balasubramanian argues, would prove to be a great asset in Indias/the countrys/the nations ascent again.In this special episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, we invited the author Sriram Balasubramanian to speak about his newest book, Kautilyanomics for Modern Times. 

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #109 | Modi-Putin Meeting, Federer Retires, PM Modi's Birthday, and more
    27 min 37 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 203 - How Does International Trade Work? | Aashish Chandorkar | Bharatvaarta | Policy
    48 min 20 sec

    Aashish Chandorkar is a Public Policy Commentator, Entrepreneur, and Management Consultant who has been published in leading media publications like BBC, Times of India, Economic Times, Swarajya, and more. Aashish has a deep interest on trade, geopolitics, and industrial policy.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBf...0:00 Sneak peek1:07 Introductions1:50 Why is trade important for economy4:31 PostCOVID trade and how India can improve exports9:06 Role of old trade linkages in the modern world21:03 India in comparision to growth of other Asian countries24:10 Import substitution explained25:47 The role of global trade organizations29:26 Constraints that international trade organizations have to handle37:20 Companies that have benefited from joining international trade organizations38:19 Indias position in global trade today40:10 Significance of FTAs for international trade41:51 Optimism for Indias trade growth45:35 Closing comments47:15 Conclusion

  • #003 - Bharatvaarta - Uttar Pradesh -Governance aspects covering development, infrastructure, law and order and healthcare
    47 min 55 sec

    In Ep. 3 of our podcast, we talk about four aspects of governance in UP.   Importance of rapidly developing UP Focus on law and order Focus on healthcare Hard infrastructure development roads, railways etc.

  • #005 - Bharatvaarta - Defining features of foreign policy, trade as a foreign policy lever, our relationships with US, China and Pakistan
    58 min 38 sec

    Defining features of our foreign policy in last few years Using trade as a foreign policy lever  Our relationship with China and Pakistan Current status, recap of last few years and what lies ahead Our relationship with USA Long term relationship, threats to the relationship and more

  • #006 - Bharatvaarta - Politics in Madhya Pradesh | Political Dynasties in the State | Way Ahead
    32 min 20 sec

    Current context on where things are with Congress Jyotiraditya Scindias revolt and subsequently Chief Minister Kamal Naths resignation Key political Dynasties the Scindias, the Singhs, the Shuklas their significance How MP impacted the Hindutva movement Congress dichotomy on State National Positioning What lies ahead for MP who might lose/gain in the State who might become Chief Minister

  • #007 - Bharatvaarta | Update on Covid-19 | Janta Curfew | Impact on Economy | India’s response | What lies ahead
    42 min 39 sec

    Impact of a lockdown on India’s economy  India’s response / what the Govt. should do How the infection could pan out in India  Media’s reporting of Covid19 globally Impact of Covid19 on Healthcare Policy

  • #016 - Bharatvaarta | The Business of Professional Sports in India with Gautam Thakar (CEO, Star Sports)
    1 hr 2 min 33 sec

    The focus of this episode is the business of professional sports in India. Our guest, Gautam Thakar, is the CEO of Star Sports – the largest sports broadcaster in the country with a revenue of over ₹9,000 crores and a viewership of hundreds of millions for some of their flagship shows. It’s highly likely you’ve watched one of Gautam’s channels this week and even more likely that someone in your family has.Gautam has a very interesting background. He has over 20 years’ leadership experience. He started his career in the dotcom era as a founding member of Bazee.com which was later acquired by eBay in 2004. He has had notable stints as CEO of Shopping.com also an eBay acquisition, at LivingSocial acquired by Groupon and spent about five years early in his career with Procter and Gamble.On this podcast, we speak about the nuances of managing a professional sports business in India, about how the experience of watching and following sports has changed, about how India’s sporting idols mirror the growing aspirations of the country, how technology and social media has spurred product and business innovation in sports, what India can do to achieve greater sporting success at the Olympics, and more.

  • #017 - Bharatvaarta - Agriculture and Labour Reforms in India | Reforms in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, & Gujarat | Way forward
    45 min 38 sec

    Agriculture employs about 50 of our country and yet produces about 15 of GDP. Industry, which is often positioned as an alternative to agriculture, employs about 2530 of the population and produces around the same as percentage of GDP. What is often said is that there’s a huge scope for improvement in both Agriculture and Industry.A major hindrance to this is that our laws are archaic and that it’s easier to just hand out doles than reform things at a more fundamental level. But, in light of Prime Minister Modi’s asking states to undertake fundamental reforms, we have seen a few states step forward and pioneer some massive Agricultural and Labour reforms, both of which could make a significant difference to the progress of people.In this fascinating episode, we are joined by Aashish Chandorkar Author, Public Policy Commentator, Rajeev Mantri Investor, Writer, and Vivek Khaitan Pharma Entrepreneur to discuss recent Agriculture and Labour reforms announced by the Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh. They discuss the context and impact of these reforms and what more can be done to improve Agriculture and Industry in India.This podcast is available on Anchor fm, Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, YouTube, and other popular platforms. Listen, subscribe, and share.

  • #021 – Bharatvaarta | Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs in a post-COVID World | Changing Business Models | Potential for Innovation in key sectors, and more...
    55 min 13 sec

    As India eases the lockdown and tries to get back to life as it was – it is infinitely clear now that there has been a fundamental shift. In this “new normal”, what are the new opportunities that Indian entrepreneurs can leverage to create wealth and lead the nation to progressOn this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Amit Paranjape Entrepreneur, Advisor, Anand Lunia Venture Capitalist, and Srivatsa Subbanna Data Science Professional to discuss,  how business models might change postCOVID the potential for innovation in key sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Travel, and Retail venture capital funding for startups possible government policy interventions, and more...This podcast is available on all popular platforms Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, and Breaker. If you like this episode, do subscribe and share

  • #022 – Bharatvaarta | The State of Healthcare in India | Dr. Bhooshan Shukla | Prachi Sinha | Varun Jhaveri
    1 hr 16 min 59 sec

    The COVID19 pandemic has brought an acute focus on our healthcare infrastructure and services. In this episode, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Dr. Bhooshan Shukla practicing Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist for over 2 decades, Prachi Sinha Head of Healthcare Investments at Axilor Ventures, and Varun Jhaveri Officer on Special Duty, National Health Authority to discuss the current healthcare ecosystem in the country and what is required to improve quality of innovation and care. Listen in to this fascinating discussion and understand diverse perspectives from a practitioner, a policy expert, and an investor. This podcast is live on all popular platforms such as Anchor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. If you like this episode, don’t forget to subscribe and share with your friends and family.

  • #023 – Bharatvaarta | Atmanirbhar Bharat | Vision and Policy
    44 min 51 sec

    In this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Aashish Chandorkar Public Policy Expert, Ashutosh Muglikar “Gareebon ka Economist”, and Srivatsa Subbanna All things Data to discus,s the vision, scope, and significance of Prime Minister Modi’s recently announced Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan or SelfReliant India Mission. We cover how this could impact industry, key aspects of reforms, and how this could transform into a people’s movement that could be of longstanding consequence to the nation. Listen in to this fascinating conversation on your favourite platform – Bharatvaarta is available on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Breaker, and a bunch of others. Do listen, subscribe and share with your friends and family.

  • #025 – Bharatvaarta | The business of Media | Prasanna Vishwanathan | Aashish Chandorkar
    53 min 49 sec

    In this episode, Roshan Cariappa is joined by Prasanna Vishwanathan CEO, Swarajya Magazine and Aashish Chandorkar Author Columnist to discuss how the media business has evolved. In a wide ranging conversation, they discuss challenges with the conventional legacy business model of advertising and the transition to readerled subscription models, how the media can balance its editorial and business priorities, and what the future looks like for the industry. The podcast is live on all popular platforms such as Anchor.fm, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you liked this episode, don’t forget to subscribe and share

  • #026 - Understanding the Rural Economy | Amit Sinha & Avinash Oza
    49 min 22 sec

    In this episode, we understand various aspects of India’s rural economy with Avinash Ozha Rural Marketing Expert and Amit Sinha Cofounder, Unnati. What comprises the rural economy Has the rural consumer’s mindset changed with the increasing access How can farmers operate as entrepreneurs Will urbanization stall postCOVID What impact has financial inclusion had on the economy How are brands investing in rural markets What can government do from a policy perspective for development All of this and more, in an interesting fireside chat with Roshan Cariappa. This podcast is available on all popular platforms including Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, and YouTube. If you liked this episode, don’t forget to subscribe, share, and rate us on your favourite platform.

  • #032 - Covid-19 - What the data reveals | Prof. Shamika Ravi
    56 min 31 sec

    In this episode, Prof. Shamika Ravi,  a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and a former member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India joins us for a discussion on the impact of Covid19 on India. She is one of the most recognized people in Developmental Economics in India today. She takes us through the statistics that shed light on the impact of COVID19 in India and our response to it. Prof. Ravi helps us understand the key events during the last few months, the impact of the lockdowns, how various states have performed, impact of ramping up tests, how healthcare infrastructure and services will change post the crisis. She also analyses the economic impact of Covid19 and what we can do to come out of this stronger. Listen to this fascinating episode on all your favourite platforms including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor among others. If you liked the episode, then dont forget to rate, subscribe, and share

  • #072 - The Rural-Urban Divide | Abhinav Prakash Singh & Rohit Jayaraman
    58 min 25 sec

    On this episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, we discuss the rural – urban dichotomies of India and challenge some long held notions about India’s politics and policy with our guests Abhinav Prakash Singh Professor, Columnist and Rohit Jayaraman Political Commentator.   Abhinav begins the discussion with laying the context for the reality the demographic numbers reflect while Rohit talks about the impact that this has had in terms of Politics and Policy. We move on to discussing urban and rural representation with the backdrop of the ongoing farmer protests in some parts of the country. Then Abhinav contrasts the Ambedkar and Gandhi vision of India and the social impact of urbanization, while Rohit adds how this issue has been represented by the media and general commentariat. We end with how our politics can better represent the Indian voter. This is a fascinating deep dive into a fundamental schism that impacts all manner of politics, policy, and culture in the country.   The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.  Bharatvaarta BVPolitics FarmerProtests

  • #073 – Is this just the beginning for the Indian Stock Markets? | Aashish Somaiyaa & Govind Agarwal
    49 min 42 sec

    In this episode, we discuss the Indian Capital Markets and investing with Aashish Somaiyaa CEO, White Oak Capital Management and Govind Agarwal Public Markets Investor. India has seen a record number of retail investors enter the markets this year around 3.4 million new DEMAT accounts were opened in the September quarter, according to the Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI data, which included 1.3 million accounts in September alone.   Aashish and Govind begin the discussion with the evolution of the Indian investor over the generations and describe those who invested in equities this year, while also covering some fundamentals of personal finance. We then discuss mutual funds, the role of fund managers, and emerging asset classes like bitcoin.   We move on to the hazard of misselling of financial products, how SEBI is trying to protect retail investors, how we can increase financialization in India without increasing systemic risks, and the role of fintechs. Finally, Aashish and Govind end with their view on the markets right now and we can look forward to in the future.   This is an insightful conversation for those looking to understand more about the markets and investing. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #075 - Why is Indian culture misrepresented in Cinema and Arts? | Kaushal Inamdar & Nivedita Tiwari | Culture | Bharatvaarta
    1 hr 58 min 16 sec

    In this episode, we speak to awardwinning musician, Kaushal Inamdar, and noted television actress, Nivedita Tiwari, about how Indian traditions and culture are depicted in mainstream arts and cinema. We begin this discussion with Kaushal ji explaining very eloquently how the representation of culture has evolved over time in our movies and music, while Nivedita ji speaks about the impact that OTT platforms have had on the kind of stories that are being told and how the focus has moved beyond metros to small towns and villages. We then discuss the politicization of arts – is this a recent phenomenon Is there scope for activism through arts Should the artist impose their own sensibilities into their art And why are so many artists now of a Leftist persuasion We end with suggestions from both guests on how we can sensitise artists and creators to native Indian traditions and culture, so there can be a more accurate reflection of the same in the mainstream arts and what the government can do to help the same. This is a fascinating, nuanced discourse in the ways art can impact society. The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • #077 - Was ABV India's Most Underrated PM? | Aashish Chandorkar, Rajeev Mantri
    1 hr 56 min 47 sec

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018 was an Indian  statesman who served three terms as the Prime Minister of India, first  for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998  to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004. A member of the  Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, he was the first Indian prime minister not  of the Indian National Congress to serve a full term in office. He was  also noted as a poet and a writer.  He was a member of the Indian Parliament for over five decades, having  been elected ten times to the Lok Sabha, the lower house, and twice to  the Rajya Sabha, the upper house. He served as the Member of Parliament  for Lucknow, retiring from active politics in 2009. He was among the  founding members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh BJS, of which he was  president from 1968 to 1972. The BJS merged with several other parties  to form the Janata Party, which won the 1977 general election. In March  1977, Vajpayee became the Minister of External Affairs in the cabinet of  Prime Minister Morarji Desai. He resigned in 1979, and the Janata  alliance collapsed soon after. Former members of the BJS formed the BJP  in 1980, with Vajpayee its first president.  During his tenure as prime minister, India carried out the PokhranII  nuclear tests in 1998. Vajpayee sought to improve diplomatic relations  with Pakistan, travelling to Lahore by bus to meet with Prime Minister  Nawaz Sharif. After the 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan, he sought to  restore relations through engagement with President Pervez Musharraf,  inviting him to India for a summit at Agra.  The administration of Narendra Modi declared in 2014 that Vajpayees  birthday, 25 December, would be marked as Good Governance Day. In 2015,  he was conferred Indias highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, by  the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. He died on 16 August 2018 of  agerelated illness.

  • #078 - Bharatvaarta Year-End Special | 18 Speakers | Politics, Policy, & Culture
    2 hr 59 min 20 sec

    Want to catch up on 2020s most important events Watch 18 experts speak  about a variety of topics in Indian policy, politics, and culture and  look back on the year that was.  Agenda:  Team Bharatvaarta Opening comments Introduction Roshan Cariappa Alternative Media Srivatsa Subbanna Investments in Karnataka  Aashish Chandorkar Production Linked Incentives  Ashutosh Muglikar Atmanirbhar Bharat  Karan Bhasin Agriculture Reforms  Harsh Gupta Indian Economy postCOVID  Nirav Kanodra Future of Banking in India  Rajeev Mantri Indias COVID response  Rohit Jayaraman Indian political review 2020  Vivek Khaitan Ramjanmabhoomi  Govind Agarwal Indian Equity Markets 2020  Sunanda Vashisht Kashmir beyond 370A Amit Paranjape Indian Startups 2020  Monica Jasuja Fintech Update 2020  Abhishek Paul India Sports 2020  Pallavi Kamat Books of 2020  Hemang Palan What does Bharatvaarta achieve A Listeners  Perspective

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #22 | Akash Missile Export Approval, Jio Tower Attacks, 100th Kisan Train, and more...
    31 min 46 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the Akash missile export approval, ChennaiBengaluru Industrial corridor, Jio tower attack and more.  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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram. 

  • #080 - Forgotten Warriors of the Kurukshetra War | Shivakumar GV | Ranjith Radhakrishnan | Saiswaroopa Iyer
    1 hr 0 min 22 sec

    In this special live episode of Bharatvaarta, we will be discussing the  book Unsung Valour: Forgotten Warriors Of Kurukshetra with the authors  Saiswaroopa Iyer ji, Shivakumar GV ji, and Ranjith Radhakrishnan ji. Did you know that a littleknown Panchala prince, Yudhamanyu,  singlehandedly defeated the great Duryodhana Or that Shakuni was a valiant warrior on the battlefield How did Iravan, the son of Arjuna by Naga Princess Ulupi, rout the whole  Gandhara armies all by himself And how did the ageing king Bhagadatta, perched on his famed elephant  Supratika, defeat a whole army of the Pandavas led by Bhima  The great war of Mahabharata which claimed the lives of 18 Akshauhinis  nearly 4 million warriors was not just a carnage of that order but a  battle that warrants a careful study from various angles to learn,  unlearn and relearn the dynamic and elusive nature of Dharma.  The authors quantitative study showed that the 18 day war saw about 466  individual confrontations with the Pandava camp winning a lions share  of 216 and Kaurava warriors scoring over 90 victories. It is by delving  into the perspectives of such warriors that we can get a close and yet  distant version of the legendary feud that claimed so many lives.  Indic Academy  called in for short stories about these warriors and  selected the best entries to publish the book as an anthology called  Unsung Valour.  Tune in to the livestream Tuesday, 5th January, 7 PM onwards to be a  part of this engaging discussion. We will also hold a QA section at  the end to tackle viewer questions, so make sure to ask questions in  the live chat

  • #081 - India's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout | Dr. Amit Thadhani | Amit Paranjape | Srivatsa Subbanna
    49 min 7 sec

    Earlier this month, the Indian government gave Emergency Use  authorization to two Covid vaccines Covishield and Covaxin. The  government has also shared a detailed rollout plan. We have also seen  some states conduct a dry run successfully.  In this episode, Srivatsa Subbanna talks to Amit Paranjape Tech  Entrepreneur and Dr. Amit Thadhani Surgeon about the different kinds  of vaccines, the approved vaccines, how does India handle a programme of  this scale, communication strategy and more.  The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker,  Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then  please rate, subscribe and share Bharatvaarta BVPolicy CovidVaccine 

  • #083 - "Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India" - Shakti Sinha | Rajeev Mantri
    59 min 26 sec

    Former prime minister of India and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an understated and a singular politician of the kind rarely seen in contemporary times. His patriotism was uncompromising, forged out of the paradoxes of his life: The sensitive poet who summoned nerves of Steel to conduct the Pokhranii nuclear tests the man from humble beginnings who envisioned a project as Titanic as the Golden quadrilateral highway network. Devoid of any political pedigree or patronage, he harnessed his diplomatic acumen to transform Indias relations with the United States, which had long been mired in misunderstandings rooted in the Cold War. His calculated decisions led to key strategic and economic policy achievements. in this book, Shakti Sinha, a close Associate of Vajpayee, helps us understand Vajpayee as a decisionmaker.  The narrative focuses on the political challenges Vajpayee faced, and on his key initiatives in the strategic and economic fields during his first Term as prime Minister, which have had a lasting impact. Vajpayee fleshes out not only Vajpayees political philosophy but also provides an insiders account of how the former PM thought and worked. In this episode, we will be discussing the book Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India with the author, Shakti Sinha. This episode will be hosted by Srivatsa Subbanna and Rajeev Mantri and will also include an audience QA.

  • #085 - "Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life" - Amish Tripathi & Bhavna Roy
    59 min 40 sec

    In this episode, We are joined by by the authors of the book Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life, Amish Tripathi and Bhavna Roy.  In this book, the first of a series, Amish and Bhavna dive into the ncient Indian epics, as well as some of Amishs stories to explore some important ideas of Indian philosophy.We start off by understand how the idea of the content and structure of the book came about. We then get into a deep dive into the different concepts such as Karma, Dharma and Swadharma. We explore the interplay between thought and action, understand the difference between wanting and having, anger and rage and how dichotomies such as right/ wrong arent applicable in the Indian context. We then discuss how envy is at the root of driving us away from Dharma and how traits such obedience and loyalty that are considered virtues can take us away from Dharma. We   end by asking the authors about their view on how they see the coming decade is something to look forward for India.This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #25 | Biden's Executive Actions, Mallya Seeks Asylum, Biden's Executive Actions
    33 min 23 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about the Serum Institute fire, Mallya applying for asylum in the UK, RBIs discussion paper on NBFCs, Reliances 5G tests, and more...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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • #087 - Political Debate in India | Anand Ranganathan
    1 hr 9 min 54 sec

    Anand Ranganathan is a professor, scientist, author, and also, among the most popular television commentators, renowned for his articulate and forthright views on social and political matters. In this freewheeling conversation, we talk about the state of debate in the country, the impact of television and social media, ideologies and frames of references, criticism of the government, and much more.This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.

  • Bharatvaarta Sports | India-England Test Series Preview | Abhishek Paul | Mahek Vyas
    1 hr 8 min 30 sec

    After a successul tour of Australia, India return home to face England  at home in a test series. England, buoyed by their recent success  against Sri Lanka are banking on Joe Root, Jos Buttler and their pace  attack to succeed in India.  At stake is a place in the World Test Championship final. India can  reach the final by winning the series. England will have to play out of  their skin to get to the WTC final. Join us as we are joined by Srivatsa  Subbanna, Mahek Vyas and Abhishek Paul, all ardent cricket fans, as  they dissect the squads, venues, individual players and more before the  series begins.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #27 | Twitter's India problems, Greta Toolkit Tweet, Chauri Chaura Centenary...
    31 min 28 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the  week that was. This week, well be talking about Twitters Indias  problems, Greta Thunbergs toolkit tweet, Chauri Chaura 100th year  celebrations, Indian celebrities tweets about India, and more.  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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #28 | Koo Takes Off, Ram Mandir Trust Raises 1000 Crore, Glacier Break Tragedy
    32 min 45 sec

    The Bharatvaarta Weekly is our reaction to the news headlines of the week that was. This week, well be talking about Koos competition with Twitter, Ram Mandir trust raising over 1000 cr., Uttarakhand glacier tragedy, and more. 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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram. Bharatvaarta BVWeekly

  • Bharatvaarta Sports - India-England Mid-Series Analysis, IPL Mini-Auction and more...
    59 min 58 sec

    We are at the midway point of the IndiaEngland series. In addition,  the IPL miniauction has thrown in a few surprises. In this episode, we  have Abhishek Paul abhility, Shrikant Subramanian homeropines   Srivatsa Subbanna ssrivats look back at the first two tests  and look ahead to what can be expected from the pink ball test and the  last test at Ahmedabad.We also look at how some of the new acquisitions  could affect the franchises.   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: were bharatvaarta on  Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on  Instagram.  Bharatvaarta BVSports

  • #117 - Discussing Mission Shengzan | Tuhin Sinha | Clark Prasad | Maroof Raza | Bharatvaarta
    56 min 34 sec

    Tuhin Sinha and Suraj Clark Prasad have authored a book Mission Schenzen, to be released in June 2021 by Bloomsbury. This discussion features the authors and also a conversation with Mr Maroof Raza, Indias foremost defence expert and commentator.   Tuhin and Clark talk about the limits of fiction and its resemblance with real life. Tuhin is in fact a professional script writer who has written for films and television. Suraj is a professional working with leading firms around the world and uses his masters in business administration to portend the future. They collaborated for writing the book bringing in their individual expertise.  Tuhin helped conjure up a world where bioweapons are a hazard and the world is being taken over by one country brick by brick. Using unconventional warfare, pushing its own reserve currency and making the world dependent on itself, this country has expansionary dreams. Suraj wrote the book bringing the textual imagery to a series of sophisticated plot elements which involves many countries, cities and domains of knowledge.   Mr Maroof Raza has reviewed the book and written a blurb for it. But on this podcast, more importantly, he spoke about the present global geopolitical situation. He talked about Chinas ambition to rule the world by 2050, what is QUAD doing and the ongoing Israel Palestine conflict. His insights are deep and authentic mirroring two decades of his TV appearances explaining security and foreign affairs situation on prime time night after night.  This session is presented along with News Bharati a leading digital platform and will also be available on all their digital properties. We thank the publisher Bloomsbury who via their representative Mr Nitin Valecha helped organize this event.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #42 | Cyclone Tauktae | $83 Bn Remittances To India | Kejriwal Against Singapore
    32 min 41 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #43 | Tata Big Basket Deal | Fund For COVID Orphans | Twitter Disobeys IT Laws
    32 min 5 sec

    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: were bharatvaarta on Twitter, facebook.com/bharatvaarta.in on Facebook, and bharatvaarta on Instagram.

  • 124 - Decoding Indian Bureaucracy With Avinash Dharmadikari | Policy | Bharatvaarta
    50 min

    India bureaucracy is quite unique in its structure, in that it was  created by the British for their administrative needs and in independent  India, the systems and the processes have been gradually adjusted to  align with evolving demands of statecraft. Yet there is a feeling that  these changes are neither fast enough nor adequate.  We discussed these issues with Shri Avinash Dharmadhikari. Shri   Dharmadhikari was a freelance journalist and a social activist before  writing the UPSC and entering the Indian Administrative Service. He was  in the IAS for 10 years, rising to the position of working in the  Maharashtra CM Office. He quit the service then and started Chankaya  Mandal Parivar.  Chanakya Mandal focuses on coaching the UPSC aspirants and preparing  them not just in terms of content but also personal qualities for the  services. Over the years, Shri Dharmadhikari has coached and mentored  thousands of youngsters and he is a household name in the UPSC  preparation circles, especially in Pune and Maharashtra.    In this episode, Shri Dharmadhikari shared his views on how the IAS  needs to change, how the UPSC exam itself needs to evolve, the role of  lateral entry and several other challenges to the UPSC model. His candid  and forthcoming views on enforcing greater accountability for the  bureaucracy are thought provoking. Shri Dharmadhikari also talked about  the generalization vs specialization debate.

  • 125 - Let's Talk Indian Economy With Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal | Aashish Chandorkar | Bharatvaarta
    35 min 59 sec

    Sanjeev Sanyal is the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India. He joined the government at a time Indian economy was in a transition phase. This got worse with the ongoing pandemic.  In this discussion, Sanjeev talked about the impact of the pandemic on the economy. He explained the economic difference between the first and the second waves. Sanjeev also commented on the high frequency indicators being relatively strong but the growth forecasts being muted.  Sanjeev also commented on the various reforms undertaken as part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative and how they will help long term growth prospects. He explained some key changes like the cartography and IT/BPO reforms.Sanjeev covered various policy levers available to the government to support and stabilize priorities like jobs, growth and stabilizing distressed parts of the economy.

  • 126 - Discussing Digital Payments In India | Monica Jasuja | Ritu Bhandari
    58 min 13 sec

    Monica Jasuja is a senior executive with extensive experience in building innovative digital products for the financial services industry. She is passionate about creating solutions in the digital payments space. Ritu Bhandari is Head of Research, Smahi Foundation of Policy and Research. She is a Chartered Accountant, with extensive experience working in the banking industry. She has coauthored a research report titled Digital Payments in India An Atmanirbhar India pioneering and leading the digital revolution.   In this episode, we talk to Monica and Ritu about the evolution of digital payments in India. We start off by discussing the new payment regulations and their impact. We look at whether the NUE framework is replicating the work done by NPCI and how it will work with the interoperability requirement of the RBI. We also look at the Account Aggregator framework and what are some of the things that can be done to improve the digital payments infrastructure in India.

  • Bharatvaarta Weekly #48 | Highest Ever Exports | UPI Transactions Reach ATH | Deepika Kumari Gold
    28 min 59 sec

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  • 131 - Taking Indian Artisans To The World - Shri. NK Chaudhary | Bharatvaarta | #LongIndia
    29 min

    On this episode of the LongIndia series, we are pleased to have with us  Shri. NK Chaudhary ji, who is the Chairman MD of Jaipur Rugs.  Jaipur Rugs is one of Indias biggest manufacturers of handknotted  rugs. The companys operations span across 600 villages in India, with  the product being distributed to over 40 countries. The company manages  around 40,000 artisans.    He is often held up as a prime example of social entrepreneurship one  of the main focuses of this episode. We also delved into his lifes work  as the leader of Jaipur Rugs, hoping to pick up on some of the lessons  he received from the University of Hard Rocks of Life.   In this insightful episode, we explored the unique challenges that come  with solving for lastmile connectivity