Indicast # 214: Of Indian Education and Nuclear fusion Featured

Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:06 Written by

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 Featured

Monday, 27 July 2020 00:12 Written by

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 Featured

Thursday, 28 July 2016 23:47 Written by

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 Featured

Saturday, 25 June 2016 21:49 Written by

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 #210: Make in India Featured

Saturday, 20 February 2016 20:55 Written by

"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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Indicast #209: India's Smart Cities Featured

Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00 Written by

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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