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Is flying safe in India?
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Ashraf Engineer July 23, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. There’s been a series of malfunctions and close shaves involving passenger flights over the past few days, making fliers nervous and raising...
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‘Crypto investors want regulatory mechanism, lower tax rate’
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Ashraf Engineer July 20, 2022 India, with more than 10 crore investors, is the world’s most significant crypto market. But regulations have been confusing, and the government seems to have been caught unawares by the boom. For instance, it imposed...
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How does India’s external debt affect you?
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Ashraf Engineer July 16, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few days, images of Sri Lankans storming the Presidential palace and the prime minister’s home in Colombo dominated television...
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‘A job transforms a disabled youth from underdog to asset for family’
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Ashraf Engineer July 13, 2022 Officially, there are 2.68 crore disabled persons in India but that’s most likely an undercount. They need employment in order to transform their status with society and their families. A shift in employer mindsets can...
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Scrap the useless Anti-Defection Law, overhaul electoral process
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Tushar Gandhi July 12, 2022 Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram, the phrase that came to be identified with political defections, or as it is more appropriately expressed in Hindi, Dal badlu, originated from a real-life incident. A Congress MLA in Haryana,...
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Single-use plastic ban is good, but can it work?
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Ashraf Engineer July 9, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Audio clip Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. From July 1, India banned single-use plastic, prohibiting its manufacture, import, storage, distribution, sale and also the use of single-use...
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‘State is not the property of an individual; it’s an institution’
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Ashraf Engineer July 4, 2022 Professor VK Tripathi, a former plasma physicist who’s now a renowned peace activist, is well known for his walks through Delhi distributing pamphlets promoting communal harmony. He’s also become somewhat of a social media phenomenon...
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What a US recession would mean for India
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Ashraf Engineer July 2, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few weeks, talk of an ‘induced’ recession in the US has been gaining ground. What it means is that,...
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‘When I read Kasturba’s long-lost diary, it was as if she was speaking to me from 90 years ago’
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Ashraf Engineer June 29, 2022 A couple of years ago, members of the Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, found a crumbling, damaged diary at Kasturba Ashram in Indore. It turned out to be a 135-page diary written by Kasturba, between January...
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7 ways you can beat inflation
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Ashraf Engineer June 25, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. I record this episode a day after I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Thank God for technology, which lets me put together the...
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