Indicast # 214: Of Indian Education and Nuclear fusion

Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:06 Published in Indicast

India's National Education Policy of 2020, announced a few days ago, promises to ditch rote learning in favour of conceptual clarity. There's more to it, of course. In this podcast, we compare what it was like growing up in our existing system and what it promises to be under the new regime. And in other news, how could we not talk about the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor in France which took baby steps to begin its five-year assembly phase? Expect some science chatter as we discuss the mind-boggling project that is considered by some as the "most complex engineering endeavour in history.

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Indicast # 213: Love in the time of Coronavirus

Monday, 27 July 2020 00:12 Published in Indicast

It has been a while. Now under lockdown and nowhere to go, we are back with a new episode after taking a four-year vacation. We yap a bit about what's been going on in our lives before talking about how coronavirus has changed the way we live and behave with others. How has it impacted various professions? What does it mean for love at first sight? What are some of the novel ways in which folks are falling in love all over again?

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Indicast #212: Brexitayanamaha

Thursday, 28 July 2016 23:47 Published in Indicast

Brexit will change the course of Britain and Europe in the coming months and years. Dattu Bhokanal, an army man from the drought prone region of Talegaon, once afraid of water, qualifies for the Olympics in water sports. England and Pakistan go at each other in a tightly contested Test series. And what lies beneath Cambodia?

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Indicast #211: Raghuram Rajan exits

Saturday, 25 June 2016 21:49 Published in Indicast

Raghuram Rajan becomes the first governor since 1992 not to be given a customary 2 year extension. He quits under the most dubious circumstances. Where does that leave India? Meanwhile, India's attempt to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group crashes yet again. Mohammad Ali, the greatest athlete of all time passes away and Anil Kumble is India's new head coach. 

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Indicast # 208: India's Wimbledon moment

Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00 Published in Indicast

Sania Mirza and Leander Paes win Wimbledon titles by pairing with Martina Hingis. In cricket, Bangladesh is on a high and so is match fixing in the IPL. Old Monk, the iconic Indian rum needs some reviving. Iran and US ink a historic nuclear deal. And El Shorty Chapo escapes from Mexico's most secure prison.

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You need not be big to be good. In this episode, deputy editor N Madhavan talks about India's super 50 companies.

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How simple ideas make great investments. In this podcast, editor finance Pravin Palande summarises the views of some top fund managers who believe that keeping things simple is a great hallmark of investments.

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The $40 billion Aditya Birla Group is quietly building a financial services superstore. Can it succeed?

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