The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

Amit Varma

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Sep 24, 2018

Where Are the Jobs?

India has entered a massive jobs crisis, with more than a million people coming into the workforce every month -- and not enough jobs. Will our Demographic Dividend be a Demographic Disaster? Yazad Jal of the 2...

57 mins

Sep 17, 2018

The State of Our Farmers

India's agricultural crisis has been caused by the state. Farmer leader Gunvant Patil of the Shetkari Sanghatana joins Amit Varma in episode 86 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain the many ways in which Big G...

68 mins

Sep 10, 2018

DeMon, Morality and the Predatory Indian State

Episode 85 of The Seen and the Unseen is about Demonetisation -- and a lot else. First, host Amit Varma launches into an angry monologue about how economic benefits can never justify moral costs. Then he is joi...

73 mins

Sep 03, 2018

Being Gay in India

What is it like to grow up gay in a deeply homophobic country? Writer and stand-up comedian Navin Noronha joins Amit Varma in ep 84 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his experience of growing up gay in B...

69 mins

Aug 27, 2018

Young India

India is a young country, and young Indians today are entitled and angry. Snigdha Poonam joins Amit Varma in episode 83 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the turmoil in small-town India. Also read: Snigdha...

85 mins

Aug 20, 2018

Swachh Bharat

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is short-sighted, and does not achieve its purpose. Why? What can we do? Economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Amit Varma in episode 82 of The Seen and the Unseen to break it all down. A...

66 mins

Aug 13, 2018

Chinese Foreign Policy

How does China see its place in the world? What are its foreign policy objectives? Should India be worried? China expert Manoj Kewalramani( joins Amit Varma(

62 mins

Aug 06, 2018

India in the Nuclear Age

India as a nuclear power is a different force from what it was before we went nuclear. Lt Gen Prakash Menon joins Amit Varma( in episode 80 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe h...

66 mins

Jul 30, 2018

Democracy in Pakistan

Is there really democracy in Pakistan? What were these elections all about? Pranay Kotasthane( and Hamsini Hariharan( join Amit Varma(https://twitter...

41 mins

Jul 23, 2018

Crowd Violence in India

More and more, across this country, violent crowds are taking the law into their own hands. What's going on? Legal experts Madhav Chandavarkar and Alok Prasanna Kumar share their insights with Amit Varma in epi...

65 mins