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All Things Policy: Women in Politics – Some Thoughts

 Globally women are underrepresented in politics. It has led to a situation where women’s voices are not heard, and demands are not met. In this episode of All things Policy, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the different dimensions...

All Things Policy: Gender roles in Indian society – PEW survey findings

 Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Pew research released its latest report titled “How Indians viewed gender roles in families and society” A lot of insights, paradoxes came to light. Sarthak Pradhan and Suman Joshi spoke to Neha Sahgal and...

All Things Policy: The Evolution of Article 21

 Article 21 of the Indian Constitution states “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”. In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the history, evolution, interpretation of article...

All Things Policy: A Repository of India’s Land Laws

 Land is an integral part of any economy and is central to individual and community identity. Thus, land disputes can hamper socio-economic development. Many conflicting land laws exist in India, and land disputes are ubiquitous. In this episode, Dr...

All Things Policy: Citizen’s Role in Availing Welfare Services

 How do citizens navigate through the complex state apparatus to acquire welfare services? What factors can facilitate this process? What obstacles do they face? In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss how citizens “claim the state”. Sources...

All Things Policy: The Case Against Prohibition

 Last year India voted in the UN to remove cannabis from the list of most dangerous substances. More recently, there was outrage with respect to the alcohol prohibition laws in Bihar. In this episode, Samparna Tripathy and Meryl Mammen...

All Things Policy: Social Networks and Indian Women

 Access to social networks could potentially benefit Indian women, but women in India tend to be isolated. In this episode, Suman Joshi, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the barriers women face in creating and accessing social networks. They...

All Things Policy: How India’s Canals Shape its Cities

 According to a recent study, towns situated close to canals in India witnessed faster urbanisation and demand for education but not industrialisation. And agriculture still remains the biggest employer in the rural areas near these canals. In this episode,...

All Things Policy: Can Fortifying Rice Tackle Malnutrition?

 India is set to fortify rice distributed through the PDS (Public Distribution System) and mid-day meal programmes to alleviate malnutrition. Will fortification achieve its aims? What will be the unintended consequences of this move? Are there better ways to...
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