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Cigarette butts are the most littered form of plastic in India
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Ashraf Engineer August 27, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. What’s the most littered form of plastic in India? Take a wild guess. Believe it or not, it’s cigarette butts. Every year,...
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‘Nationhood is a journey; concept underscored by justice, dignity’
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Ashraf Engineer August 24, 2022 What exactly is nationhood? How has it evolved in India and what does it mean in these tough, divisive times, to different groups? Priyadarshini Singh – Research Fellow at the State Capacity Initiative at the...
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World’s largest democracy is among the worst for journalists
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Ashraf Engineer August 20, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. On Independence Day, a little girl stood on her school stage and said: “I am Mehnaz Kappan. Daughter of journalist Siddique Kappan,...
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‘We are witnessing the decay of the Indian judiciary in real time’
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Ashraf Engineer August 15, 2022 The steady decline of democracy, institutions and freedoms in India over the past eight years has been a matter of great concern to Indians and governments across the world. Interestingly, many of the trends witnessed...
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Why there is opposition to mergers, privatisation of public sector banks
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Ashraf Engineer August 13, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The government wants to kickstart the next round of public sector bank mergers hoping, ultimately, to have only four or five such...
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‘Definition of forests changed to show more cover, suit biz lobby’
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Ashraf Engineer August 10, 2022 The government claims forest cover has risen by 2,261 sq km, but the figure is hotly contested by experts. They point out that, shockingly, it’s the result of the legal definition of a forest being...
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India’s made a start; what should it do now to become a sporting superpower?
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Ashraf Engineer August 6, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT km Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of recording this episode, India had won 18 medals at the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham. No...
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‘Hate content on FB so toxic, it was like PTSD hit us when we studied it’
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Ashraf Engineer August 3, 2022 Recently, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, released its first annual human rights report that covers the use of its platform for hate speech – especially in India – and the action taken to curb it. However,...
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Twitter case verdict will indicate future of free speech in India
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Ashraf Engineer July 30, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Twitter has sued the Indian government This is an escalation of its battle with the Narendra Modi government as the latter tries...
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‘Job contracts that stop you from working for competition can’t always be enforced’
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Ashraf Engineer July 27, 2022 No-poaching agreements and clauses that forbid employees from moving to competitors are common. They can artificially depress salaries and suck away competition from the talent market, enabling corporations to get richer at their employees’ expense....
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