India

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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Audio podcast: Economist Jean Drèze decodes India’s hunger crisis
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Ashraf Engineer April 7, 2020 India’s abysmal record on hunger has intensified after the COVID-19 pandemic after being worsened by demonetisation. A survey showed that 77% of tribal families, 76% of Dalits and 54% of Adivasis said their food consumption...
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Audio podcast: How Delhi’s voters were rendered irrelevant
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Ashraf Engineer April 3, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As the Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, India slid further down the democracy scale. The...
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Sedition law an imperial legacy, a tool of subjugation
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Tushar Gandhi April 2, 2021 What is the sedition law? Indian Penal Code, 1860, 71 [124A Sedition] Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred...
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Audio podcast: The space for dissent and freedoms is shrinking in India
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Ashraf Engineer March 31, 2021 Recently, the V-Dem Institute declared India an ‘electoral autocracy’, pointing to a sharp decline in democratic freedoms. This is in line with what we’re seeing on the ground – the space for dissent, opposition, freedom...
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Audio podcast: What’s wrong with India’s new abortion law?
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Ashraf Engineer March 27, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Most people don’t know this but one-third of all pregnancies in India end in abortion and roughly 47 in every 1,000 women...
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Audio podcast: Why the NRC is a threat to the idea of India
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Ashraf Engineer March 24, 2021 The National Register of Citizens, or NRC, makes it extremely tough to prove citizenship – often disregarding documents generally considered valid for it. Those excluded from the NRC are to be lodged in detention centres,...
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Audio podcast: India is experiencing labour pains
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Ashraf Engineer March 20, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer The prolonged lockdown imposed last year pushed India’s urban unemployment rate above 20% for the quarter ending June 2020, according to the Periodic Labour...
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A selective commemoration of Chauri Chaura: The rewriting of the Freedom Movement by the Sangh
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Tushar Gandhi March 19, 2021 Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the centenary commemoration of the Chauri Chaura incident – a year in advance. Interestingly, last year was the centenary of the Non-Cooperation Movement –the first non-violent Satyagraha for freedom...
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Audio podcast: What the telecom spectrum auction means for you
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Ashraf Engineer March 13, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer Recently, India auctioned telecom spectrum to service providers after a gap of five years. The sale netted far less than expected for the government...
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