All Indians Matter

Audio podcast: The agrarian crisis and you
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Ashraf Engineer September 28, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Protests against three new farm laws have rocked India. On September 25, highways and railway tracks were blocked and some state borders were sealed as thousands...
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Audio podcast: How three new farm laws impact you
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Ashraf Engineer September 23, 2020  Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Farmers across India are protesting. They are blocking roads, burning effigies of Prime Minster Narendra Modi and setting alight copies of three new laws. These laws...
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Audio podcast: The UAPA sword hanging over our freedoms
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Ashraf Engineer September 22, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The recent arrest of Indian student activist Umar Khalid (pictured above) brings into focus yet again the controversial and draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, better...
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Audio podcast: A high-stakes, high-altitude standoff
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Picture: On Finger 4, north of Pangong Tso lake (above), Indian and Chinese troops were deployed a few hundred metres apart. On its south bank, they were occupying heights that overlooked each other’s camps and vital road links. Podcast transcript...
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What we destroy in the name of development
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Tushar Gandhi September 15, 2020 The hymn Take thou a lesson from the trees is worth laying to one’s heart. The trees bear the fierce heat of the sun and yet provide cool shade to us. But what do  we...
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Audio podcast: Unemployment pandemic could be worse than COVID-19
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. As the economy contracts, India’s job crisis expands. As news that the Indian GDP had contracted 23.9% rolled in, it was inevitable that there would be bad news on the jobs...
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Modi’s ineptness has left the economy in tatters
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Ashraf Engineer September 3, 2020 Narendra Modi rode to power in 2014 claiming he would fix the economy – that wasn’t really broken in the first place – and unleash a wave of prosperity. He spoke often about providing jobs...
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Audio podcast: How soaring government debt, inflation, fuel prices affect you
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Here’s what a badly planned lockdown and mismanaged economy can do to you. A few days ago, India woke up to the news that government debt is likely to hit a...
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Audio podcast: Facebook allowing hate speech undermines India’s democracy
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The Wall Street Journal recently exposed how Facebook turned a blind eye to hate speech by BJP lawmakers and Hindutva groups in India. Former Facebook employees told the newspaper that the...
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Audio podcast: For ‘aatmanirbharta’, a forest under siege
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. What lies above the ground in a forest are trees, wildlife and an ecology vital to indigenous communities and their age-old culture. While they have seamlessly become part of this ecosystem, what lies below is...
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