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32 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Malnutrition in India Part II
39 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Smart City Mission in India: The Past, Present and Future
In this episode of Lets Talk Policy, Uttara joins us to reflect upon the Indian smart city mission.We discuss the primary objective of the smart cities' mission in India, the effects of including private stakeholders, the shift to a data-centered city planning, and critically analyze the dichotomies of local governance models in corporate style governance.Uttara provides insights into the growing relationship between the government and the corporate sector and its implication on the citizenry. Here is the list of readings mentioned in the podcast:1. Taraporevala (2018): https://bit.ly/2CXKMZs2. HLRN (2018): https://bit.ly/3eWBtHv3. Green (2019) Smart Enough City: https://bit.ly/2D65K8J4. Eubanks (2018) Automating Inequality: https://bit.ly/2YT4JsU5. Zuboff (2018) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: https://bit.ly/3eXfiku6. Purandare (2019): https://bit.ly/2ZCe6we
32 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Malnutrition in India: The Wicked Problem
In this week’s episode of Lets Talk Policy, we focus on Malnutrition in India. Our guest is Dr. Sujeet Ranjan who has been associated with the public health sector for more than two decades. His experience includes leading and managing large scale programs, policy advocacy, and partnership management. In the episode, Dr. Ranjan will reflect upon the challenges children, and their families face due to malnutrition. We also discuss possible solutions to deal with the wicked problem of malnutrition. We investigate some of the key policy initiatives that the government has undertaken against malnutrition. We critically reflect these policies and identify the policy gaps that need to addressed immediately.In the end, Dr. Ranjan also highlights the importance of civil society during and post COVID-19 era to tackle malnutrition in India.For more information about the podcast and the guest, please visit our website Lets Talk Policy. We publish new episodes every week, so don't forget to check us out.
37 minutes | May 28, 2020
In this episode of Lets Talk Policy, Kanthi Swaroop joins us to reflect upon the structural challenges that a manual scavenger faces in India. We discuss the factors responsible for the continuing practice of manual scavenging in our country, popular issues or characterisation of a manual scavenger, and critically analyze the key interventions that the government introduced to address the problems of manual scavengers.Kanthi provides insights into the historical backdrop of how caste is associated with manual scavengers and also highlights their genuine demands.Here is the list of readings mentioned in the podcast:1. Unseen: The truth about India's Manual scavengershttps://amzn.to/2ZJTnbF2. India Stinking: Manual Scavengers of Andhra Pradesh and their workhttps://amzn.to/2B6ab2c3. Cleaning Human Waste: Manual Scavenging and Discrimination in Indiahttps://bit.ly/2ZY4Y7h4. Scavenging Profession: Between Caste and Class?https://bit.ly/2zF7og85. Muzzled by Sympathyhttps://bit.ly/2XBHKAQ6. The Pariah People: An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh https://amzn.to/2XDpKWXFor more information about the podcast and the guest, please visit our website Lets Talk Policy. We publish new episodes every week, so don't forget to check us out.
35 minutes | May 20, 2020
AI Policy Landscape In India
In this episode of Lets Talk Policy, we will look into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy landscape of India. We will understand what exactly is AI.We will look into the key AI policy initiatives (Niti Ayoga's AI for All, AI task force).Critically analyze the Indian Data Protection Bill in comparison to GDPR.Shed some light on global AI policy initiatives. Doing a case comparison of the USA, China, and the EU.We will discuss one of the possible approaches that India could take in this field.To join me in this discussion we have Prof. Anupam Guha.For more information about the podcast and the guest please visit our website Lets Talk Policy. We publish new episodes every week so don't forget to check us out.
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