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What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday
 
The strength of Tribal Sovereignty not only rests with Tribal leaders and their communities, it's also dependent on its recognition by our Nation's leaders. Tribal sovereignty is expressly recognized in the United States Constitution, and American Indian Advocacy holds this Nation and its leaders accountable for honoring this sovereignty, as well as the treaty and trust responsibilities owed to Indian Country. This podcast series will speak to the importance of this advocacy, alongside curre ...
 
All Indians Matter is a digital home for conversations with and about India on the issues that truly matter. For most of our post-Independence years, this was done by the news media. However, in recent times, the media have been found wanting. As a result, the issues that should be highlighted are sidelined and the voices that should find a megaphone are muffled. This podcast is an effort to engage with everyone who cares about India, its Constitution, its liberal and secular values. All Ind ...
 
In American Notes, Rudyard Kipling, the Nobel Prize-winning author of the Jungle Book, visits the USA. As the travel-diary of an Anglo-Indian Imperialist visiting the USA, these American Notes offer an interesting view of America in the 1880s.Kipling affects a wide-eyed innocence, and expresses astonishment at features of American life that differ from his own, not least the freedom (and attraction) of American women. However, he scorns the political machines that made a mockery of American ...
 
My name is Ian and I am fascinated with constitutional law. This podcast examines constitutional issues surrounding the governmental “lockdown” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast will also feature discussions about COVID-19 legal issues in the workplace. It is easy for people to say laws are unconstitutional but it is hard to understand why. I hope you learn more about our countries history and constitution so you can better understand the issues we face today.The information ...
 
This book features a series of short stories collected by renowned ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft. The stories are adapted from old Native American legends with the aim to protect their authenticity from future contamination. Schoolcraft made it his duty to learn the Native American folklore, after living among them in the Great Lakes region and experiencing their culture firsthand. The allegorical collection include tales of adventure, whilst offering exciting explanations for natural phe ...
 
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All the food that we have ever eaten is archived in our memories. This is one of the central ideas behind Edible Archives, a restaurant-cum-research centre in Goa. The project has been spearheading a new way to think about food memory, food heritage, and food biodiversity. In this episode, Sandip talks to its co-founder Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar and …
 
With the second wave of COVID-19 here, India’s preparedness is in question. We’re a vaccine manufacturing powerhouse but we suffer from a severe vaccine shortage. This has been compounded by a shortage of Remdesivir, the injectable anti-viral repurposed to treat COVID-19. It’s a double whammy that has implications not just for public health but for…
 
Feminism is about ensuring all people are equal, regardless of gender. It is about women having power over themselves, about getting rid of dominance. In this context, parenting assumes great significance. Kiran Manral – author, TedX speaker, mother to a 17-year-old son – speaks to All Indians Matter about the role of parenting in relation to femin…
 
The government slashed interest rates offered by small savings schemes such as the Public Provident Fund and the National Savings Certificate, but hurriedly withdrew after realising it could anger voters in key states such as West Bengal and Tamil Nadu which were going to the polls. Why are these schemes important? And why are they politically sens…
 
India’s abysmal record on hunger has intensified after the COVID-19 pandemic after being worsened by demonetisation. A survey showed that 77% of tribal families, 76% of Dalits and 54% of Adivasis said their food consumption decreased in September-October 2020 as compared to the pre-lockdown period. Meanwhile, anaemia among women of reproductive age…
 
How far does tribal sovereignty extend when it comes to law enforcement, the identification of crimes, protection of the community, and integrity of tribal governance. The facts of the case now before the Supreme Court in US v. Cooley exposes the Court to a complicated and confusing web of federal law and case law when in comes to inherent sovereig…
 
West Bengal is perhaps the most highly contested state this poll season. The results of this election could change the fate of the two main parties involved - TMC and BJP. But what’s really at stake in these polls? Why is the BJP rolling out the big guns for one state election? And will Mamata Banerjee's slew of welfare schemes help her beat back a…
 
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, shifts the balance of power from a duly elected government to the Lieutenant-Governor, a Central Government appointee. This makes the votes of Delhi’s citizens meaningless. It’s an assault on India’s democracy and federal structure.…
 
Recently, the V-Dem Institute declared India an ‘electoral autocracy’, pointing to a sharp decline in democratic freedoms. This is in line with what we’re seeing on the ground – the space for dissent, opposition, freedom of speech and other Constitutional rights is shrinking fast in India. Renowned rights and peace activist Harsh Mander decodes why…
 
The new Medical Termination of Pregnancy law has some valuable provisions but why should women have to also justify their decision to abort a foetus and seek permission from others? It could also impose extra hardship and costs on women and, ultimately, bury their rights over their own bodies under layers of procedure. Please listen to the latest e…
 
The National Register of Citizens, or NRC, makes it extremely tough to prove citizenship – often disregarding documents generally considered valid for it. Those excluded from the NRC are to be lodged in detention centres, reminiscent of concentration camps. With the Assam Assembly elections scheduled for mid-April, the NRC is again being used to po…
 
One of India’s best-selling writers, known for her romantic comedies like Those Pricey Thakur Girls and The Zoya Factor, recently released her first murder mystery titled – Club You To Death, which is set in an elite Delhi club. In this episode, Anuja joins Sandip to talk about the new novel, the politics of Delhi (and Bangalore) clubs, the perils …
 
There’s bad news on the employment front – India’s urban unemployment rate was 20.9% for the quarter ending June 2020. But, even these numbers might not capture the full extent of the turmoil in labour markets. India’s jobs landscape is tremendously fragile.על ידי Ideabrew Studios
 
How COVID-19 affected slum-dwellers didn’t receive the attention it deserved. Loss of livelihood and congested conditions made them vulnerable on multiple levels. No wonder it was estimated in mid-2020 that 57% of slum-dwellers could be positive for coronavirus antibodies. Salma Memon, founder of the UMEED Foundation, who works extensively in the s…
 
Expect better network coverage and data speeds, while 2G and 3G subscribers will get great offers to switch to 4G. But, are we also witnessing an emergence of a duopoly in India’s telecom market? Listen to the latest episode of All Indians Matter.על ידי Ideabrew Studios
 
The new rules governing digital content, news platforms and social media will fundamentally alter your internet experience and impact your rights. The key is the shift from regulation to control over digital news platforms, OTT content providers and social media. No wonder there are fears over the rules undermining free speech and privacy. Prasanth…
 
As multiple states get ready for elections this year, there is a lot that they can learn from this year's polls in Bihar and how politics in the region has evolved over the years. In this episode, Sandip talks to Indian Express' Associate Editor Santosh Singh, who has been following Bihar politics for over two decades, about what Bihar politics wil…
 
In recent times, sedition cases have been filed against climate activists, journalists, social activists, comedians, politicians, student protestors and authors. Often, it’s used to discredit those that oppose the government or to silence dissent. What exactly is sedition and why is the law such a danger? Listen to the latest episode of the podcast…
 
We’re barely into 2021 but already, there have been at least eight internet shutdowns in India. The latest round followed the protest by farmers against three new agriculture laws. India shuts down the internet more than any other country – 106 times in 2019 with Venezuela, an authoritarian regime, a distant second with just 12 such instances. Most…
 
As Congress begins its work, what's in it for Indian Country? Pandemic Relief has been leading congressional activity in 2021... so what does Congress have in store for Tribal communities? The new Administration has promised better relations with Indian Country, and evidence emerges showing that to be true. And finally, what should the 117th Congre…
 
“If highlighting farmers’ protests globally is sedition, I am better off in jail.” With this, perhaps the most brave words spoken in India in the past seven years, 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi showed the country what courage is all about. A Delhi court granted her bail but it came only after she had spent several days behind bars after b…
 
Perhaps never before have majoritarian forces been on the ascendant in this manner. One of the results of this is the systematic expansion and normalisation of communal violence. There is an urgent need to restore positive inter-faith relations but is that even possible when the government prides itself as a champion of majoritarian politics? Anirb…
 
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand that have killed atleast 65 people (139 people still remain missing) were yet another wake-up call to remind us just how fragile mountains are. In this episode, Sandip talks to author Stephen Alter about his latest book, 'Wild Himalaya: A Natural History of the Greatest Mountain Range on Earth'. They discuss wh…
 
In less than three years, a three-man crew will descend 6 km into the ocean in a tiny titanium alloy submersible to kick off India’s mission to mine the mineral riches of the sea floor. How will this collaboration between agencies like ISRO and the National Institute of Technology support India’s economic ambitions? And what are its implications on…
 
When it comes to elections, the casting of the ballot is only the last piece in a jigsaw that has many interlocking pieces. The others include voter awareness, registration, motivation to vote and so on. As in all other walks of life, technology has played a growing role in each of these aspects. But it’s had its share of controversy too. Can techn…
 
In a response to enormous voter turnout in the 2020 general election, that in part has been fueled by the loud but baseless cry of voter fraud and election irregularities, state legislators across the country have introduced hundreds of bills that impact access to the ballot box… some restrictive and many expansive. So far this year, 165 restrictiv…
 
The latest update to Whatsapp’s privacy policy has been controversial, to say the least. It’s also brought under the microscope the data collected by the apps and websites you use, how it’s gathered and what it’s used for. The Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right but is your data – gathered by various entities, including the …
 
While the SARS- COV 2 virus surges around the world and mutates, India's number of COVID-19 deaths went below 100 for the first time since May. So, what's with the COVID-19 mystery in India? Are we heading towards herd immunity? In this episode, microbiologist Dr Gagandeep Kang and Sandip Roy discuss why South Asian and Sub-Saharan countries have s…
 
needed to be a blockbuster and Finance Minister sought to deliver exactly that. If India was to tackle crippling economic and job losses, she needed to step up expenditure in a big way. Union Budget 2021 Nirmala Sitharaman While she claims to have done that, what she didn’t tell you is more critical than what she did.…
 
On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that consensual same-sex acts would no longer be a crime. The historic ruling finally read down Section 377, a colonial law that should have been struck down decades ago. But more than two years later, equality and acceptance may still be elusive. Gay rights activist speaks to .Nitin Karani All Indians …
 
With the new incoming Administration, there is new hope that Indian Country needs will be properly addressed. The new Administration has pledged a commitment to Indian Country, and knowing and understanding the pledges is important to Tribal leaders and advocates as this Administration's agenda rolls out. It will be important to hold the Administra…
 
Weknow NathuramGodse as the man who pulled the trigger but he was only a means to an end. There were several conspirators in Mahatma Gandhi’s killing, each of whom played a part. Who were the people involved and what role did each one play? Find out in Episode 2 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.…
 
On Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary, launches a special six-episode series on his assassination.All Indians Matter It’s been 73 years but the details of the conspiracy, who was involved, who benefited, why some people got away, the lapses in the investigation and the limitations of the commission of inquiry are not fully understood by most Indian…
 
India’s urban population is increasing exponentially, with more than 33% of India’s 1.3 billion people now living in cities. It’s only a matter of time before a majority of Indians are city dwellers. However, urban infrastructure is not keeping pace. As a result, the quality of life is plummeting. , chief architect of the much-talked-about Bhendi B…
 
2020 was a year like no other — it saw streams of migrant workers walking home, millions dying from coronavirus and revealed India’s inadequate health infrastructure. The lockdown also forced us to stay at home, but that is a privilege that still belongs to only a select few. So what do we know about what India's lockdown meant for those without a …
 
Tesla has driven into India to much celebration. The news was a fillip to the government’s efforts to turn India into an electric vehicle country over the long term. But, once the hype winds down, there are serious challenges to be surmounted – from lack of charging stations to financing hurdles and battery manufacturing.…
 
In order to effectuate meaningful and lasting change, voices of concern must be heard. For the American Indian, all too often, tribal issues and concerns have been an afterthought. This country needs to honor its treaty and trust responsibilities to Tribal Nations, and American Indian advocacy must play the role of ensuring voices are heard, and ho…
 
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