COVID-19

Audio podcast: The flight of capital from India
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Ashraf Engineer June 4, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Reserve Bank of India data tells us that India’s capital account has been negative over the past three years. In layman’s terms,...
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Audio podcast: ‘Sex workers’ bodies are viewed as currency, even for medicines’
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Ashraf Engineer May 4, 2022 Healthcare is crucial for sex workers, exposed as they are to poverty and sexually-transmitted diseases. Recent reportage by journalist Shalini Singh, for the People’s Archive of Rural India, revealed that sex workers in Delhi are...
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Audio podcast: ‘COVID changed crowdfunding in India’
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Ashraf Engineer April 6, 2022 At a time when the underprivileged are suffering the most because of the economic impact of the pandemic, when credit remains tough to get and when monetary pipelines are squeezed, can crowdfunding fill the vacuum?...
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Audio podcast: ‘Teaching infrastructure doesn’t begin with technology but human resources’
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Ashraf Engineer March 9, 2022 It wasn’t just students; even teachers struggled as classes moved online during the COVID-19 lockdown. Lack of training added to the problem of poor digital infrastructure. How can teachers be readied for a new age...
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Audio podcast: State polls a bellwether for our democracy, semi-final for 2024
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Ashraf Engineer February 19, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. 2022 is a key electoral year for India. Five states go to the polls, and there is the Presidential election too. There is no...
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The post-COVID economic dichotomy of two Indias
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Amit Sahita February 14, 2022 COVID-19 and its aftermath have led to the emergence of two distinct Indias. Many families have lost their earning members, faced pay cuts, faced job losses or incurred heavy medical expenses. All these situations have...
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Audio podcast: Union Budget – the juggling act is on
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Ashraf Engineer January 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Even as the first advance estimates peg India’s economic growth for 2021-22 at 9.2%, there are a couple of factors looming over...
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Audio podcast: ‘Lockdown led to a sharp rise in underage marriages’
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Ashraf Engineer December 8, 2021 The lockdown imposed forced many families into debt and poverty. Unable to care for their children, many considered the weddings of their underage girls as necessary for survival. According to the Union Ministry of Women...
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Audio podcast: No respite from rising prices
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Ashraf Engineer November 20, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. There’s no respite from rising prices. India’s wholesale inflation rate soared to a five-month high of 12.54% in October compared to a...
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Audio podcast: 5 years on, the failures of demonetisation are even more stark
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Ashraf Engineer November 13, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Fact No 1: On November 4, 2016, just four days before a disastrous demonetisation was inflicted on India, the value of currency notes in...
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