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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


Ep. 77: Education in India

According to education scholar and activist Amit Chandra, education in India is a fraud committed on the people of this country by the state. He joins Amit Varma in episode 77 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why.

Also check out: The Profit Motive in Education: Episode 9 of The Seen and the Unseen (

The Right to Screw up Education: Episode 19 of The Seen and the Unseen (

Data on School Closures (

Our Unlucky Children -- Amit Varma (Jan 2008)(

Annual Status of Education (ASER) Report 2017 (

The Aggregate Effect of School Choice -- Karthik Muralidharan & Venkatesh Sundararaman (

A political economy of education in India: The case of UP -- Geeta Kingdon & Mohd. Muzammil (

Teacher Absence in India: A Snapshot (

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