The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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Apr 30, 2018

The State of the Economy 2

What does our economy look like today? Vivek Kaul joins Amit Varma in episode 66 of The Seen and the Unseen, as they talk about Air India, cash shortages, the jobs crisis and other such miscellanea. Also check...

65 mins

Apr 23, 2018

The Future of the Internet

The internet has empowered us all beyond belief -- but is there a flip side to this? Does it need to be regulated? Nikhil Pahwa and Amit Doshi have a lively conversation with Amit Varma in episode 65 of The See...

58 mins

Apr 16, 2018


What does it mean to be free? What is the basis of individual rights? Episode 64 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, as Amit Varma tells Pavan Srinath what it means t...

43 mins

Apr 09, 2018

Foreign Policy

We all have our own guidelines for how individuals should treat each other. But how should nations behave with other nations? Foreign Policy Realist Nitin Pai joins Libertarian Amit Varma to explain the evoluti...

52 mins

Apr 02, 2018

Judicial Reforms

India's judicial system is broken. How can we fix it? Legal expert Alok Prasanna Kumar joins Amit Varma in episode 62 of The Seen and the Unseen. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM...

58 mins

Mar 26, 2018


According to media commentator Nikhil Pahwa, Aadhaar is a subject on which "what we do will impact generations." Nikhil joins host Amit Varma on episode 61 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain how Aadhaar thre...

63 mins

Mar 19, 2018

India's Water Crisis

We take water for granted, but India might be entering a full-blown water crisis. Water evangelist Vishwanath S ( joins Amit Varma in episode 60 of The Seen and the Unseen to shed...

43 mins

Mar 12, 2018


Protectionism is on the rise across the world, which is bewildering, given how harmful it is. Economist Anupam Manur joins Amit Varma in episode 59 of The Seen and the Unseen to bust eight common myths about pr...

42 mins

Mar 05, 2018

Misogyny and our Legal System

As three recent cases show, misogyny exist not just in our outdated laws, but also in the minds of our lawmakers and the judiciary. Legal expert Madhav Chandavarkar and feminist Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varm...

42 mins

Feb 26, 2018

India's Maldives Dilemma

There is turmoil in the Maldives, as a tyrant unfriendly to India cozies up to China. Do we need to intervene? Foreign policy expert Pranay Kotasthane joins Amit Varma to give his point of view in episode 57 of...

28 mins