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.

Jun 17, 2021

Indian Renewables post Covid: Sunset or Silver lining? | Episode 8
Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a crushing impact on economies around the world including India. Facing an economic crisis never seen since Independence, the central and state governments are realigning the...

51 mins

Mar 22, 2022

At In the Field, we’re very interested in the debates around gender and work. We know that women face a number of constraints while running their businesses, and women are constantly strategizing on how to bala...

34 mins

Oct 14, 2020

Kaalavastha - Resilience
Across the world, there is a space where the battle against COVID -19 rages. This frontline of the pandemic is the local government, which faces an unprecedented challenge. So what’s happening at Kerala’s front...

30 mins

Sep 10, 2020

Kaalavastha - Taking people along
As Kerala today thinks about how to reduce its reliance on remittances, and on how to revive the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, agriculture is one place where many say there is huge potential. But reorienti...

30 mins

Nov 30, 2022

Why has the government put the census on hold?
Description The last government of India census was conducted in 2011, and the next exercise was to have taken place in 2021. The government could not meet the 2021 timeline because of the Covid pandemic. But...

16 mins

Jan 02, 2023

Abby Philips Fights for Science and Medicine
Known online as The Liver Doctor, he's a crusader against quackery of all sorts. Cyriac Abby Philips joins Amit Varma in episode 310 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe his journey to becoming a doctor-scien...

265 mins

Jan 23, 2023

The Long Road From Neeyat to Neeti
Public policy may seem arcane and complicated, a field only for geeks. But all our lives are shaped by it. Pranay Kotasthane and Raghu S Jaitley join Amit Varma in episode 313 of The Seen and the Unseen to desc...

255 mins

Jan 31, 2023

Talking Right: Migrant crisis and how one IAS officer tackled it with effective interstate communications
The Sirens of ambulances and mortuary vans, relatives of patients running around with Oxygen cylinders, and empty roads because of lockdowns. Were some unforgettable scenes from the COVID lockdown in March 2021...

53 mins

Jan 31, 2023

Talking Right: Why is it important to place community first when communicating?
In this episode, Suno India editor-in-chief DVL Padma Priya spoke with Dr Mittali Sethi, an IAS officer from the 2017 batch. When the lockdown was imposed Dr Sethi was posted as the Project Officer for the inte...

53 mins

Jan 31, 2023

Talking Right: How did India fare in communicating during a pandemic?
his episode sets the context about why it is important to communicate well during a pandemic like COVID-19 and features discussions between Suno India editor-in-chief DVL Padma Priya and Prof Anant Bhan, a rese...

36 mins