Saturday, 20 February 2016 20:55

Indicast #210: Make in India

"Make in India" week was kicked off in Mumbai to a mixed response. Modi flagged off the event along several industry leaders. We spend some time talking about TRAI's decision against differential pricing effectively shutting down Free Basics and the reaction to it. Abhishek geeks out on gravitational forces and how it is a BIG thing in understanding the very beginnings of the earth. The other topics include Brendan McCullum retiring, Eagles being trained to bring down drones and BCCI banning Asad Rauf.

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  1. Make in India Week
  2. TRAI Says no to Differential pricing
  3. Gravitational waves discovered
  4. McCullum reitres    

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

Indicast #209: India's Smart Cities

The last time we were on air, Sania had won her first doubles Grand Slam title with Martina Hingis. In this episode we talk about her winning her third. But before that we get into India's urban development minister announcing the first batch of 20 cities to be converted in to smart cities, Delhi's "Odd-Even" policy to counter being world's most polluted city, and the man who almost conquered Antartica's 1000 mile journey alone.  

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Sunday, 27 April 2014 05:30

Indicast on CNN IBN

Five years India breaks its own record of successfully conducting the world's biggest general elections. In this one we doff our topis to India's election commission. In related news, two new books on Congress give us a glimpse of what Dr Manmohan Singh went through in his two terms. We talk a bit about where he will go from now. Aditya narrates a list of interesting candidates that the elections have thrown up including the usual suspects like Mr. LK Adwani, who will contest yet again at 86. We round it off with some superstitions that our politicians like to obey and how, after relentless efforts, India is now finally polio free. (Picture credit: Reuters)

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 05:30

Indicast # 191: The Missing Plane

The case of the missing plane gets mysterious by the day. Twenty six countries including India are involved in search operations. Subrata Roy, owner of Sahara Parivar pulls off a multi-crore scam which lands him in jail. The general election voting season kicks off soon and IPL, which is scheduled around the elections will be played in two countries. Before signing off, Aditya regales us with updates on his two month old kid. (Picture credit: PopSugar.com

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Sunday, 16 February 2014 05:30

Indicast # 190: The Kejriwal connundrum

Arvind Kejriwal's life in the fast lane came to an abrupt end when he resigned as the Chief Minister of Delhi on Friday. Another star who stole the show a few weeks back was Rahul Gandhi. His impeccably eventful performance on his first big TV interview baffled one and all. In sports, we have the Sochi Olympics, IPL auctions, England cricket team's woes and India's tour of New Zealand. And oh Aditya is now a brand new daddy. Hurray! (Picture credit: Reuters

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Edward Carr, The Economist's Foreign editor takes us through his brilliant special report on America's foreign policy in which he argues that despite experiencing a dreadful decade abroad, Americans are unduly pessimistic about their place in the world. China's rise as a formidable player in world affairs is undisputed, but its economic heft doesn't yet qualify it to be a geopolitical influence that America wields.

In this podcast he talks about some of important keywords that have bothered US in the last few months: Syria, spying, counter insurgency and what are some of the alternatives, if any, to an American dominated international world order. And he does incredibly well in the rapid fire round, right at the end, which is reserved for our friends at The Economist.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:30

Indicast # 189: The new king of chess

In sports, everyone loves a good contest. And when Magnus Carlsen, the 22 year old Norwegian prodigy beat India's Vishy Anand, chess entered a new era. In this podcast we talk about how these giants of the game prepare to get there. Another prodigy, Prithvi Shaw smashed 546 in the 2013 Harris Shield tournament. We also talk a bit about the Bharat Ratna debate. This week marks the 50th anniversary of India's first rocket launch from Thumba, a small hamlet in south India. And why kids today are not as fit as their parents were at the same age. (Picture credit: Reuters

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