South Asia Chaat
Episode 21: Flushing Out India’s Water Needs

Episode 21: Flushing Out India’s Water Needs

September 20, 2019

Is India facing a water crisis and, if so, will it get worse? What are the factors influencing India’s water issues at the moment? We speak to Professor Robin Jeffrey, ISAS Visiting Research Professor, to distill these issues for us.

Episode 20: Boosting India’s Retail Sector

Episode 20: Boosting India’s Retail Sector

September 5, 2019

With the Indian government relaxing some rules on single-brand retail in India, we discuss with ISAS Senior Research Fellow Dr Amitendu Palit if this move will allow the Indian retail sector to woo much needed foreign investment.

Episode 19: The Indian Economy - Rebounding ?

Episode 19: The Indian Economy - Rebounding ?

September 2, 2019

With the Indian economy showing signs of concerns, former Indian Comptroller and Auditor-General Mr Vinod Rai assesses the issues present and possible solutions to help the economy rebound.

Episode 18: The G7 Summit - India Enters the Ring

Episode 18: The G7 Summit - India Enters the Ring

August 30, 2019

Hot off the heels of the conclusion of the G7 Summit in France, ISAS Research Fellow Dr Karthik Nachiappan discusses the outcomes of the discussions and how India played a role and could be impacted by its presence there.

Episode 17: Mr Arun Jaitley - The Consensus Builder

Episode 17: Mr Arun Jaitley - The Consensus Builder

August 29, 2019

In this episode, we pay tribute to the former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who passed away last weekend. Talking to former Indian Comptroller and Auditor-General Mr Vinod Rai, we discuss the lawyer-turned-politician’s legacy, contributions and working style as a consensus builder and a philanthropic individual. In this episode, we pay tribute to the former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who passed away last weekend. Talking to former Indian Comptroller and Auditor-General Mr Vinod Rai, we discuss the lawyer-turned-politician’s legacy, contributions and working style as a consensus builder and a philanthropic individual.

Episode 16: Whose Cake is it ?

Episode 16: Whose Cake is it ?

August 28, 2019

Earlier this week, the RBI announced that they will be giving a portion of their surplus to the Indian government for their expenditure. We speak to two Indian economic stalwarts – former Comptroller and Auditor-General Mr Vinod Rai and former Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr S Narayan on whether the Indian government should get a slice of the RBI pie and what they may do with it.

Episode 15: Imran Khan’s First Year in Office

Episode 15: Imran Khan’s First Year in Office

August 23, 2019

On 18th August, Imran Khan clocked his first year as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. How has he fared? We talk to ISAS Visiting Research Associate Professor Iqbal Singh Sevea who provides a report card of the economic, domestic political and foreign policy contributions of the cricketer-turned-politician.

Episode 14: Article 370 - What next for India?

Episode 14: Article 370 - What next for India?

August 8, 2019

ISAS Senior Research Fellow Dr Ronojoy Sen analyses the strategies that the Indian government will need to take in the immediate term in the aftermath of amending Article 370.

Episode 13: Ecommerce in India

Episode 13: Ecommerce in India

August 8, 2019

ISAS Senior Research Fellow Dipinder Singh Randhawa talks shop in this episode as he analyses the factors, impact and regulatory reaction arising out of the growing ecommerce sector in India.

Episode 12: China and the US in South Asia - Conflicting Interests?

Episode 12: China and the US in South Asia - Conflicting Interests?

August 2, 2019

In the 2nd part of our podcast interview with Prof Guo Xuetang from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, we discuss the China-US relationship, whether the two powers have conflicting interests in South Asia and if Beijing is uncomfortable by closer ties between India and the US.