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Audio podcast: What is the ‘Gupkar Gang’?
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Ashraf Engineer December 12, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. A new term has been introduced into the political lexicon – ‘Gupkar Gang’. What exactly is the meaning of this term coined...
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Audio podcast: The lack of women in positions of power
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By Ashraf Engineer December 9, 2020   In India, and across South Asia, the representation of women in positions of power is appallingly low. In a 2017 study, India ranked 149th in a list of 193 countries in terms of women’s...
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Protesting farmers, the satyagrahis amongst us
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Tushar Gandhi, December 3, 2020 A hundred years after two of the most crucial pre-Independence farm satyagrahas lead by Mahatma Gandhi, the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 and the Kheda Satyagraha in 1918, India is witnessing another major farmer satyagraha. It...
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Audio podcast: Menstrual hygiene, health and the environment
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  Ashraf Engineer December 2, 2020 India faces a dilemma. Its girls collectively miss an estimated 80 million months of school every year because of the lack of menstrual hygiene facilities. At the same time, sanitary napkins are swamping our...
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Audio podcast: India’s first ever ‘technical recession’
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Ashraf Engineer November 30, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India’s economy contracted 7.5% between July and September 2020, coming on the back of a 23.9% contraction in the previous quarter. This...
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Audio podcast: Poetry as a form of dissent
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  Ashraf Engineer November 25, 2020 Why do poetry and protest go hand in hand? What makes it such a powerful and effective form of dissent? We’ve seen it giving expression to the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the...
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Audio podcast: The false war against imaginary love jihad
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Ashraf Engineer November 20, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh is introducing a ‘love jihad’ law, ostensibly to discourage conversions at the time of...
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Audio podcast: The intersection of caste and technology
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Ashraf Engineer November 18, 2020 The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced caste-based...
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Audio podcast: Censorship monster creeps up on digital content
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Ashraf Engineer November 13, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Indian government’s move to bring digital content companies, from OTT platforms to news providers, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting...
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Audio podcast: Why Goa is up in arms against coal
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  Ashraf Engineer November 11, 2020 The government has initiated a series of infrastructure projects – from port dredging to rail track doubling – as it pushes to make Goa a coal hub. Goans say it will destroy forests, fishing,...
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