All Indians Matter

Audio podcast: Mamata destroys myth of Modi invincibility
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Ashraf Engineer May 8, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The recent Assembly election results have put the wind back in the Opposition’s sails. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which hoped to increase...
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Audio podcast: Opportunities and challenges before Indian philanthropy
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Ashraf Engineer May 5, 2021 India’s wealthy have taken to philanthropy in a big way. Big philanthropy has the power to influence the development agenda of civil society. But how effective it will be in achieving societal goals depends on...
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Audio podcast: Amid under-reporting of cases, India gasps for breath
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Ashraf Engineer May 1, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of making this episode, India had reported 18 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. As if that wasn’t...
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Audio podcast: Why India must get urban transportation right
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Ashraf Engineer April 28, 2021 India’s urban centres are expanding at breakneck speed, but its creaking transport systems are struggling. Traffic congestion, poor road safety, air pollution and lack of parking space are challenges that m ust be solved if...
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Audio podcast: COVID second wave – government checks out, citizens check in
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Ashraf Engineer April 24, 2021 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As I record this episode, India is in the midst of the devastating second wave of COVID-19. The healthcare system has collapsed....
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Audio podcast: Women informal workers face a double whammy
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Ashraf Engineer April 21, 2021 Informal employment is largely the norm in India. While women make up only 23% of India’s informal employees, up to 91% of women in paid jobs are in the informal sector. This is a huge...
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Gandhi had warned us about corruption in elections
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Tushar Gandhi April 19 , 2021 We need an electorate which is impartial, independent and intelligent. If the electors do not interest themselves in national affairs and remain unconcerned with what goes on in their midst, and if they elect...
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Audio podcast: Why India is struggling with a COVID vaccine shortage
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Ashraf Engineer April 17, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We are well and truly in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19. From roughly 11,000 new cases every day in February, India...
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Audio podcast: Author Kiran Manral on parenting and feminism
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Ashraf Engineer April 14, 2021 Feminism is about ensuring all people are equal, regardless of gender. It is about women having power over themselves, about getting rid of dominance. In this context, parenting assumes great significance. Kiran Manral – author,...
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Audio podcast: Why small savings schemes matter
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  Ashraf Engineer April 10, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Recently, the Finance Ministry announced a slashing of interest rates offered by small savings schemes such as the Public Provident Fund...
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