India

India will have 5 crore internal climate refugees by 2050
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Ashraf Engineer November 19, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change –...
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‘Many reasons for the Great Resignation, from self-exploration to boredom and FOMO’
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Ashraf Engineer November 16, 2022 The ‘Great Resignation’ is well and truly on. Several people are quitting their jobs, choosing to prioritise themselves, their passions or simply dump the traditional definition of achievement for whatever counts as happiness for them....
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Underperforming and underinvested, India’s infrastructure needs transformation
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Ashraf Engineer November 5, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The collapse of the bridge in Morbi, Gujarat, that killed at least 135 people and the frequent accidents befalling the Vande Bharat...
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‘Like Iran, if India becomes theocratic, there will be more moral policing of women’
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Ashraf Engineer November 2, 2022 The protests led by women, demanding the right to not wear the hijab and other freedoms, in Iran are being watched with great interest in India. In India, too, women are leading movements asserting their...
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Let’s take a look at India’s festival economy
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Ashraf Engineer October 29, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We’re just coming out of the festive season, with Christmas still to go. As always, it’s been a time to spend for...
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Time to legalise cannabis/marijuana
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Ashraf Engineer October 22, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. When US President Joe Biden recently pardoned thousands of Americans convicted of possessing marijuana, it was hailed as a positive move and...
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‘As a Dalit, I was ready to die for RSS, but they wouldn’t even touch food I had cooked’
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Ashraf Engineer October 19, 2022 This is one of a handful of episodes during the recording of which I wept. Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a Dalit, was fanatically devoted to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ready to go to war for its...
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The duality of the monsoon and how it affects you
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Indian monsoon has officially ended, with the country recording “above normal” rainfall – 6% more than the long-term average. So why...
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‘Tharoor is not elitist, has middle-class background; he’s not in the race to lose’
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Ashraf Engineer October 10, 2022 Shashi Tharoor’s campaign to be Congress president has earned him affection, support and opposition in equal measure. What sets him apart? Is he too elitist, as some people believe, or is he the answer the...
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Why India wants to be a semiconductor hub and what stands in its way
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Ashraf Engineer October 8, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. There was a furore when the Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta’s joint venture with Foxconn chose Gujarat over Maharashtra to set up a semiconductor...
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