Interviews

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Why Community Libraries Matter

How are community libraries changing the way children access education? What kind of a role can they play in a community's life? And how does one go about setting up a community library? Let's find out.
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India’s Space Aspirations, Uncovered: Part I

India's growing space sector has a crucial role to play in the country's development. Here's how.
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It’s Time to Take Long COVID Patients Seriously

What has the experience of treating Long COVID looked like in India, and how can our public health system rise to this real and growing challenge?
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Unveiling the Hijab Controversy with Warisha Farasat and Rajeev Bhargava

The Karnataka High Court’s interim ruling on 10th February 2022 banning all students “regardless of their religion or faith from wearing saffron shawls, scarfs,...
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Mobile Gaming: The Indian Revolution

How big is the mobile gaming economy in India? How fast is it growing? What's driving its growth? And how can it be supported?
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Should Voter ID Data Be Linked to Aadhaar? Episode 4 of The Impact

Why does the government want to link your Aadhaar with the electoral roll? How does this affect the logistics of elections, and what challenges are on the horizon?
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The Case Against Internet Shutdowns — Episode 3 of The Impact

Why does the government shut down internet services? Why do these shutdowns seem more likely to happen in specific parts of the country? What do they have to do with maintaining 'security'?
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On The Fence: Making Sense of LIC’s IPO

From improving insurance penetration to the government's goal of raising money for national investment, we explore the debate around LIC's upcoming IPO.
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The Facts Around Fake News — Episode 2 of The Impact

How does Fake News get circulated in India? Who produces this content and who does it benefit? What can be done to curb it?
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The Indian Surveillance Story — Episode 1 of The Impact

In what ways has the Indian state been surveilling its own citizens? What are some of the underlying frameworks that enable such surveillance? And will privacy matter enough for citizens to impact who they vote for?