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Audio podcast: Why India wants to focus on multidisciplinary education
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Ashraf Engineer January 26, 2022 India’s higher education system is at an inflection point. With at least 30 million students, India’s is the third largest higher education system in the world. However, it is characterised by low to average standards....
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Audio podcast: Where are the jobs? Part 1: Unemployment numbers keep climbing
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Ashraf Engineer January 22, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India simply can’t seem to make a dent in soaring unemployment numbers. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, unemployment hit...
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Audio podcast: ‘My name was listed on Bulli Bai; I feel dehumanised’
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Ashraf Engineer January 19, 2022 All Indians Matter speaks to Sadaf Jafar, who was among the Muslim women targeted through the Bulli Bai app - she and several others were 'listed' for auction. The posts were clearly meant to harass...
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Audio podcast: Union Budget – the juggling act is on
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Ashraf Engineer January 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Even as the first advance estimates peg India’s economic growth for 2021-22 at 9.2%, there are a couple of factors looming over...
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Audio podcast: ‘Carbon capture technology can help India balance emissions’
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Ashraf Engineer January 12, 2022 Air pollution in India is so bad that it could be reducing life expectancy of millions by up to nine years. One of the solutions could be carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology as a...
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Our hate will destroy us
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Tushar Gandhi January 10, 2022 Hate is growing. It does not bode well. We see hate between religious groups, ideological groups, nations and races. Hate, unfortunately, seems to have become second nature for people. Seeds of hate were sown in...
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Audio podcast: Record number of tiger deaths in 2021
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Ashraf Engineer January 9, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. One hundred and twenty six tigers died in India in 2021, the most since the National Tiger Conservation Authority, or NTCA, began...
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Audio podcast: ‘Wastewater contributes most to climate change, impacts GDP and health greatly’
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Ashraf Engineer January 5, 2022 Increasing demand and rapid urbanisation has resulted in an exponential rise in wastewater generation. Metros generate a staggering 220 litres per capita per day of it, and 70% of it flows untreated into rivers and...
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Audio podcast: ‘There is a clear link between higher education and social justice’
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  Ashraf Engineer December 29, 2021 Education, especially higher education, fosters an egalitarian society. However, a large number of students from marginalised communities continue to be excluded from higher education, thus cutting them off from key economic, social, political and...
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