India

7 ways you can beat inflation
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Ashraf Engineer June 25, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. I record this episode a day after I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Thank God for technology, which lets me put together the...
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LIC stock shock could set back disinvestment push
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Ashraf Engineer June 18, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Are you among those who have invested in the Life Insurance Corporation IPO? Since its listing on May 17, the shares have...
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Why the Arab backlash against Prophet comments rattled Modi
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Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, shows no remorse when its leaders indulge in Islamophobia, minority bashing and hate politics. In...
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Audio podcast: ‘Digitisation would lower farm costs by 25%’
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Ashraf Engineer June 8, 2022 If India is to maintain a growth rate of 8%-10%, agriculture must grow at 4% at least. We need to significantly grow farmers’ incomes too. For this, digitisation is critical – not just in planting...
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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: ‘Financial literacy can be a life-changer for the less privileged’
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 Ashraf Engineer June 1, 2022 It is estimated that only 27% of Indians are financially literate. Also, India has more than 275 million households and 100 million of them are set to become savers for the first time. However,...
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Audio podcast: Welcome to shrinkflation
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Ashraf Engineer May 28, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Does that packet of biscuits you just bought seem lighter than it normally does? And is your soap lasting for fewer days?...
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Audio podcast: ‘Govt must have sensed SC would review or throw out sedition law’
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Ashraf Engineer May 25, 2022 Dr Kumar Askand Pandey, Associate Professor of Law at Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, points out that sedition cases rose sharply after 2014, gravely threatening civil liberties. Though the sedition law has...
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Audio podcast: India’s heatwave: how soaring temperatures impact you and society
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Ashraf Engineer May 14, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It’s been a cruel, cruel summer. Satellite images showed that surface land temperatures exceeded 60 degrees Celsius in some parts of North India at...
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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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