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Grand Tamasha

Grand Tamasha

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



Each week, Milan Vaishnav and his guests from around the world break down the latest developments in Indian politics, economics, foreign policy, society, and culture for a global audience. Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times. And you are listening to Season 6.

This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

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48:05
The End of the Electoral Bond Era
EPISODE 134

Two weeks ago, a five-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court ruled that electoral bonds—a controversial instrument of political giving introduced by the Narendra Modi government—viol ... Read more

28 Feb48 MINS
51:59
A Fresh Look at India’s Neighborhood First Policy
EPISODE 133

With general elections just months away, it is the era of the ten-year retrospective—a chance for India watchers to reflect on what has changed over the past decade under the Naren ... Read more

21 Feb52 MINS
40:44
Pakistan’s Political Earthquake
EPISODE 132

Last Thursday, voters in Pakistan went to the polls in the country’s first general elections since the July 2018 election that brought former prime minister Imran Khan to power. In ... Read more

14 Feb41 MINS
41:51
Separating Fact from Fiction
EPISODE 131

From the Obama “birther” movement in the United States to the fringe politicians who believe congestion pricing in London is part of an international “socialist plot,” it is no exa ... Read more

07 Feb42 MINS
56:05
India and the Emerging Chip Race
EPISODE 130

It seems like you cannot open a newspaper, listen to a foreign policy podcast, or open Twitter/X without somebody somewhere sounding off on the emerging geopolitical battle over se ... Read more

31 Jan56 MINS
50:39
Governing India's Digital Revolution
EPISODE 129

This week, Grand Tamasha kicks off its eleventh season with a special return guest to the podcast. The Third Way: India’s Revolutionary Approach to Data Governance is an important ... Read more

24 Jan51 MINS
22:48
Grand Tamasha Unveils the Best Books of 2023
EPISODE 128

Back in 2019, we started the Grand Tamasha podcast on a whim. India’s 2019 general elections were around the corner, and we sensed that there might be a (temporary) marketplace for ... Read more

20 Dec23 MINS
50:20
What the 2023 State Elections Tell Us About 2024
EPISODE 127

On December 3, votes were finally tallied in four Indian states which went for elections this past month—the last test parties and candidates will face before the general elections ... Read more

06 Dec50 MINS
42:06
Tackling India’s Air Pollution Crisis
EPISODE 126

Anyone who has even casually glanced at the news over the past several weeks would be hard pressed to miss the plethora of headlines about north India’s air pollution crisis. Every ... Read more

29 Nov42 MINS
55:30
The Downfall of India's Princely States
EPISODE 125

One of the most remarkable episodes in modern Indian history is the story of how the leaders of over 550 sovereign princely states were convinced that they should give up their ind ... Read more

22 Nov56 MINS
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