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Drishti Talk

13 EpisodesProduced by ekDrishtiWebsite

Drishti talk is a podcast covering governance, policy, news & events in India. Each episode covers a topic with subject matter experts.

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#16: Budget 2018—Overall

March 9th, 2018


Chirag chats with Shashank Chowdhury for an accounting perspective on the Union Budget 2018 & a recap of the other reviews we’ve done:

* [Health](
* [Defence](
* …

#15: Budget 2018—Defence

February 19th, 2018


Col. Rakesh Sharma (retd.) joins us to review the Defence allocations & implications within the Union Budget 2018.

#13: Budget 2018—Healthcare

February 13th, 2018


We review the healthcare aspects of the Union Budget 2018 with Dr. Jagadish Hiremut.

112: “Considerable silence”, RTE with Hariprasad N.

December 21st, 2017


Hariprasad N joins us to discuss Right to Education (RTE) Act. We cover issues with the law itself, the resultant decline in educational quality and …

110: ‘From the top the target has been set’, with Vijay Chada

November 6th, 2017


Special Guest & data guru [Vijay Chada]( joins the show to talk about India’s jump in rankings in the recently released World Bank Doing Business Report 2018.

* [World Bank Doing …

109: “A woman who can fight with a prosthetic leg”, with Saiswaroopa Iyer

September 25th, 2017


Special guest & author [Saiswaroopa Iyer]( joins the show to talk about her latest book “ _Avishi”_ , self-publishing and the rise of Dharmic fiction.


108: Nuclear Energy in India

September 11th, 2017


Special guest Bhushan Shah returns to the show to talk nuclear power in energy, why we’re faltering on our targets set in 1950 and the mysterious …

107 (Bonus): “Who do you want to raise? Zombie kids?” RTE Act, with Dimple Kaul

August 26th, 2017


In continued conversation with Author Dimple Kaul on the perils of and exceptions under the Right to Education Act, 2009. Our full conversation is …

105: 'Loan Waiver Epidemic', with Bhushan Shah

July 1st, 2017


Special guest and Civil Services aspirant [Bhushan Shah]( returns to the show to talk about the Presidential race and the farmer loan waiver epidemic across the country. But first, a …

104: 'The Cows Come Home', with Girish Alva

June 1st, 2017


Special guest Girish Alva joins me on the show to talk about the new Rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the slaughter of a calf in …

103: 'Indian Apparel', with Bhushan Shah

May 18th, 2017


Special guest and spiring civil servant [Bhushan Shah]( joins me to talk about labour reforms for the textile industry and we also catch up on the mobile phone tower portal, the newly …

102: 'National Civil Aviation Policy', with Bhushan Shah

May 5th, 2017


Special guest and Civil Services aspirant Bhushan Shah joins me to talk about India's three-year action agenda and the National #CivilAviation Policy.

101: 'Who Moved My Law & Order', with Bhushan Shah

April 21st, 2017


Special guest and aspiring civil servant Bhushan Shah joins me to talk about 30 days of the new Uttar Pradesh Government and a look at the increasing foreign investment being picked up by state governments recently.

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