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The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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All public policies -- indeed, all actions by humans -- have two kinds of effects: the effects that are intended, and visible; and unintended consequences, which are invisible. The Seen and the Unseen is a podcast that aims to examine both the seen and the unseen effects of our actions.Presented by … read more

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Ep 190: Queeristan

Whatever you say of India, an old cliche goes, the opposite is also true. India has always been homophobic -- but it also contains Queeristan. Parmesh Shahani joins Amit Varma in episode 190 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his long ongoing battle for LGBTQ inclusion in corporate India -- and much beyond. Also check out:  1. Queeristan -- Parmesh Shahani. 2. Gay Bombay -- Parmesh Shahani. 3. Godrej India Culture Lab. 4. Being Gay, Loving Books -- Episode 141 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vivek Tejuja). 5. Being Gay in India -- Episode 84 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Navin Noronha). 6. Habiba -- Bappi Lahiri. 7. Blank Noise. 8. India’s Problem is Poverty, Not Inequality -- Amit Varma. 9. On Inequality -- Harry Frankfurt. 10. On Bullshit -- Harry Frankfurt. 11. An Empty Shell of a Gangster Film -- Amit Varma's review of Raees.12. Films, Feminism, Paromita -- Episode 155 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Paromita Vohra). 13. Women at Work -- Episode 132 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Namita Bhandare). 14. A Life in Indian Politics -- Episode 149 of The Seen and the Unseen (w JP Narayan). 15. Project Bolo with Parmesh Shahani.

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