COVID-19 Pandemic

Listen To Our Episodes On COVID-19 Pandemic

With India entering a critical phase in the fight against this pandemic, we are amplifying our coverage of this outbreak. Here is a list of episodes we have produced so far which looks at what COVID-19 is, what we know so far about it and India’s preparedness; how health inequities and access to health matter in times of pandemic; what social distancing potentially means for the poor of India.

Apr 25, 2021

The Saffron Trail
Trained as a medical doctor, Nandita Iyer has blazed a trail in the last 15 years creating content about food in media as diverse as blogs, Instagram, YouTube and even good old-fashioned columns and books. She...

172 mins

Apr 18, 2021

Science and Covid-19
These are difficult times. How do we make sense of what is happening around us? Well, there is science. Anirban Mahapatra joins Amit Varma in episode 221 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his insights on the...

189 mins

Feb 07, 2021

The Tragedy of Our Farm Bills
Our agriculture needs reform -- but we should be wary that our attempt to get there is not at the cost of our democracy. Ajay Shah joins Amit Varma in episode 211 of The Seen and the Unseen to share his insight...

122 mins

Jan 31, 2021

Feeding the Hungry in the Pandemic
A virus can kill you -- and so can hunger. The lockdown last year led to an explosion of hunger around the country. Where the state failed, civil society stepped in. Ruben Mascarenhas joins Amit Varma in episod...

178 mins

Jan 03, 2021

Lessons From 2020
Finally, 2020 is behind us. It changed our world, the way we live our lives, and how we relate to each other and to ourselves. Shruti Rajagopalan and Alex Tabarrok join Amit Varma in episode 206 of The Seen and...

167 mins

Dec 27, 2020

India's Tryst With Pandemics
Pandemic, lockdown, masks, vaccine, state failure, state overreach: India's been here before, and it's been worse. Chinmay Tumbe joins Amit Varma in episode 205 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss how 40 mill...

179 mins

Nov 22, 2020

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted
The tables are turned in episode 200 of The Seen and the Unseen. Host Amit Varma is in the firing line, replying to questions from 22 of his past guests and fans as Shruti Rajagopalan plays proctor. They talk a...

300 mins

Nov 08, 2020

Cities and Citizens
As our cities are growing, our citizens are growing apathetic. Can we reassert our rights and reform our governance? Ashwin Mahesh joins Amit Varma in episode 198 of The Seen and the Unseen for a wide-ranging c...

187 mins

Oct 25, 2020

The Importance of Data Journalism
Good data journalism can reveal otherwise unseen truths about our society. Pioneering journalist Rukmini S joins Amit Varma in episode 196 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the insights data brought to h...

159 mins

Aug 31, 2022

Life after Covid - How long covid left my worklife in shambles
In this episode of the Gasping for Breath. In this episode, we discuss how long covid affects your work life. Students suffering from long covid have had to delay giving competitive exams for instance. We spoke...

19 mins