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Audio podcast: What the return of bird flu means
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Ashraf Engineer January 16, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Roughly one and a half years after India declared itself free of bird flu, we are once again in the midst of...
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Audio podcast: The unending trauma of an acid attack
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  Ashraf Engineer January 13, 2021 India has the dubious distinction of recording the most number of acid attacks in the world - 1,483 victims between 2014 and 2018. Despite stricter laws and harsher punishments, the number of such attacks...
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Why the RSS needs to invent a Sanghi Gandhi
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Tushar Gandhi, January 12, 2020 The book released by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The ideology that murdered Mahatma Gandhi is now desperately attempting to bastardise his principles. On January 1, 2021, Mohan Bhagwat, the supremo of the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh...
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Audio podcast: What to expect from Budget 2021
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  Ashraf Engineer January 9, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Few Budgets would have been as critical as the one Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present on February 1, 2021. India...
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Audio podcast: Man-environment conflict in India on the rise
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Ashraf Engineer January 6, 2021 As human populations expand, there is pressure on natural habitats. They are looked upon as sources of natural resources that can fuel economic growth and help national missions like poverty reduction. As natural habitats shrink...
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Audio podcast: CSR in India – today and the future
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Ashraf Engineer December 30, 2020 CSR spending by corporate India is rising significantly. In 2018, companies spent 47% more compared to the amount in 2014-15, contributing $1 billion to CSR initiatives. Over the past year, listed companies spent $1.4 billion...
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Audio podcast: Your take-home salary is about to shrink
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Ashraf Engineer December 28, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. If you’re a salaried employee, your take-home salary could reduce from the next financial year. Under the Narendra Modi government’s new compensation...
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Audio podcast: Battling hunger on our streets
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Ashraf Engineer December 23, 2020 The sudden, poorly-managed lockdown earlier this year resulted in a massive internal migration as lakhs of workers left cities for home. Hunger was their constant companion as they walked, in many cases, a thousand kilometres...
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Audio podcast: One year of the CAA
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  Ashraf Engineer December 21, 2020 AUDIO CLIP Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It’s been a year since the Indian government introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA, which sparked protests across the...
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Audio podcast: The barbaric practice of female genital mutilation
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Ashraf Engineer December 16, 2020 According to UNICEF data, at least 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have suffered female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or FGC. If they were to form a country, it...
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