Cover art for podcast The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

244 EpisodesProduced by Amit VarmaWebsite

The Seen and the Unseen, hosted by Amit Varma, features longform conversations that aim to give deep insights into the subjects being discussed. Timeless and bingeworthy.


Ep 181: The Dragon and the Elephant

Why is there this tension between China and India? To understand that, we must uncover many layers of the past. Foreign Policy scholars Hamsini Hariharan and Shibani Mehta join Amit Varma in episode 181 of The Seen and the Unseen to share their insights on the rich history of the interactions between these two great civilizations.  Also check out: 1. What Does China Want? -- Episode 143 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Manoj Kewalramani). 2. Chinese Foreign Policy -- Episode 81 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Manoj Kewalramani). 3. Foreign Policy is a Big Deal -- Episode 170 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pranay Kotasthane & Manoj Kewalramani). 4. Understanding Foreign Policy -- Episode 63 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Nitin Pai). 5. The Geopolitics of the Bangladesh War -- Episode 113 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Srinath Raghavan). 6. The India-Pakistan Conflict -- Episode 111 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Srinath Raghavan). 7. War and Peace in Modern India -- Srinath Raghavan. 8. China's Influence in South Asia -- Episode 22 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pranay Kotasthane). 9. India's Maldives Dilemma -- Episode 57 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pranay Kotasthane). 10. India's China War -- Neville Maxwell. 11. China's Indian War -- Bertil Lintner. 12. Strong Borders, Secure Nation -- M Taylor Fravel. 13. From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy -- Matthew Mosca. 14. Watershed 1967 -- Prabal Dasgupta. 15. Making it Count -- Arunabh Ghosh. 16. The Stories Behind the Numbers -- Episode 52 of States of Anarchy. 17. A Tale of Two Kingdoms -- Episode 32 of States of Anarchy. 18. China Through Indian Eyes -- Episode 361 of All Things Policy. 19. China's Ambitions in the Subcontinent -- Episode 359 of All Things Policy. 20. Should We Be Aatma Nirbhar? -- Episode 1 of Econ Central. 21. Ban on Chinese apps: Sending a strong message to ourselves -- Hamsini Hariharan. 22. Ladakh's position in the Sino-India border issue -- Hamsini Hariharan. 23. What India Can Learn From China -- Hamsini Hariharan. 24. Wilson Center Digital Archive (and the Mao-Nehru conversation). 25. Eye on China -- Manoj Kewalramani's newsletter.

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens