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To hold nuanced conversations with scholars, exploring the intersectional nature of social science(s)…

A sub-series: KITABON KA KARWAAN

LATEST EPISODES

Exploration of Digital Marketing, Social Media and Technology

In this episode of Interlinked, our conversation largely revolves around the role of marketing and social media in an increasingly digital world, especially after the pandemic. We discuss commonly used terms like customer-centricity and network effects, alongside understanding how to use platforms more effectively to draw in a target audience. Additionally, we talk about the…

Discussing Nationalism and Identity

In this episode of our sub-series, Kitabon ka Karwaan, we hold a book talk on the recently published book “Nation and its Citizens: Tales of Bondage and Belonging” with its author, Prof Sukumar Muralidharan. In this conversation, the author gave a brief overview of the book, talking about the role of democracy and the constitution in…

Russia-Ukraine War and Northeast Asia

In this episode of our sub-series, Kitabon ka Karwaan, we discuss the recently published book “Drifts and Dynamics: Russia’s Ukraine War and Northeast Asia. The authors begin with a glimpse of their book, talking about the different aspects covered as well as the vitality of the northeast Asian region. Following that, the authors shed light on…

The Chinese Political Economy

In this episode of Interlinked, Prof Godbole sheds light on the Chinese political economy, discussing the red dragon’s role and legitimacy in the larger world affairs. He talks about the Chinese economic model’s efficacy in managing supply, investment, debt and excess capacity and looks into whether the new political impulses are affecting the country’s business…

Is China’s Political Economy Collapsing?

The discussion entailed a conversion on the so-called ‘collapse’ of the Chinese political and economic system. It included addressing the adequacy with which the country managed to deal with the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how its public policy has sustained after the ‘Zero COVID Policy’ which has quite literally locked residents of cities…

Game Theory 101: Co-opetition, Applications, Economic Behaviour & More

In this episode of Interlinked, Professor Mukherjee shares his insights on game theory and behavioural economics, one of the most upcoming and exciting topics in this domain. This conversation highlights the interdisciplinary nature of game theory by outlining basic terminology, introducing the prisoner’s dilemma (one of the most popular games to study the concept), and…

Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on the Global Food Supply

In this episode of Interlinked, Mr Sanchit sheds light on the wide-ranging impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on the international food supply. Beginning with the important role played by both countries in sustaining the global food trade to discussing the implications of port closures, military attacks and western sanctions on the wider global arena. Lastly,…

Eroding the Vulnerabilities II: Nutrition and Health Care

The podcast “Health and Nutrition” is a part of the series “Eroding the Vulnerabilities”. The podcast aimed to discuss the issue of women’s nutrition and health care. For this, our guest is Ms Shailaja Chandra, the chairman of the Governing Council of the NGO, CHETNA, which has worked for more than 40 years for the…

Eroding the Vulnerabilities I: Domestic Violence in India

The podcast dealt with the issue of domestic violence and the NGO working in the field, My Choice Foundation. Ms Farzana Khan, Operations Head of the project for ending domestic violence. The discussions revolved around the understanding of domestic violence, the actions taken by the NGO and the ways of tackling it in the light…

Reforming Agriculture

This conversation revolves around agriculture. We discuss new methodologies, processes and alternative ways of thinking in this field. The main topics addressed are regenerative farming, activism in agriculture, soil building, permaculture and sustainable agriculture. The entire conversation is around the guest’s work, experiences in all of the topics mentioned above and how his work can…

India’s Role in the Indo-Pacific

In this episode of Interlinked, we discuss the trajectory of India’s role in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr Malhotra sheds light on the evolving perceptions of India’s own role in the region and the multiple factors affecting it. In the conversation, Ishani and Dr Malhotra discuss the impact of China, the United States and other countries…

The Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan and its Implications for India

In this episode of Interlinked, we discuss the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan following the United States’ withdrawal from the country after a 20-year-long campaign. Prof. Holland sheds light on the evolving goals of the US invasion and the reasons for its failure. Following this, Prof. Holland and Ishani delved into a conversation on how the…