Category: Videos
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Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
June 6, 2021

Jessica Seddon is the Global Lead, Air Quality at World Resources Institute and Visiting Fellow, Chadha Center on Global India and Princeton University. Her work and leadership focus on developing and implementing social innovations to respond to environmental change.

Recorded online in May as a part of our fourth issue “Ensuring a Sustainable Future”, Jessica spoke on the topic “Information and Institutions: Some Possibilities”. She spoke to the cohort about leveraging data for better environmental policies and governance.

Author:
Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
April 8, 2021

Shilpa is a Professor at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She is co-author of the critically acclaimed book, ‘Why Loiter: Women & Risk on Mumbai Streets’ (Penguin-Random House) which examines women’s access to public space. She is co-director of the documentary, Under the Open Sky (2017). She has published widely both academically and in popular media. Her areas of interest include cities and public spaces, middle-class sexuality, practices of consumption, feminist pedagogy, feminist mothering, young women’s relationship with feminism, online public spaces.

Recorded online in March as a part of the speaker series for our latest issue on gender and development, Shilpa spoke to the cohort about the women’s right to loiter and its neglect in urban policy. This lecture was conducted in collaboration with the Women in Public Policy group at ISPP.

Author:
Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
April 8, 2021

Rukmini S is an independent data journalist based in Chennai. She was the first Data Editor of The Hindu and HuffPost India. She writes on socio-economic and political issues, with a focus on inequality, gender and caste. She is a recipient of a Likho Award in 2019, an Honourable Mention at the Chameli Devi Jain Awards for Outstanding Women Journalists in 2020, and an Emergent Ventures Covid-19 India Prize in 2020.

Recorded online in March as a part of the speaker series for our latest issue on gender and development, Rukmini spoke to the cohort about ‘Gender Data in India: Reading Between The Lines’, covering what data can tell us about gender disparities, and what it cannot.

Author:
Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
February 4, 2021

Daljit Mirchandani is a Graduate Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology. Driven by the need for Systemic change for learning equity and excellence in K-10, he started Gyan Prakash Foundation in 2012. Through a collaborative model of working with the Government Education system at the State level and with NGOs in India and the USA, the Foundation has been able to bring changes to the classroom processes that build a child’s curiosity and ability to explore, discover, collaborate and innovate. 

Recorded online in February, Sagarika Unnikrishnan talks to Mr. Mirchandani about the objective of education, the New Education Policy and associated challenges, COVID-19’s impact on education, and much more!

Author:
Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
February 4, 2021

Rameesh Kailasam has over 25+ years of experience in the technology, governance, and policymaking space. Mr. Kailasam is the CEO of IndiaTech.org, an association started by founders of Indian startups, founders, and investors. Indiatech has key members such as Makemytrip, Ola, Hike, redBus, InShorts etc. and has been working closely for the past few years with various Ministries and regulators on issues concerning start-ups.

Recorded online in February, Nipun Rathi talks to Mr. Kailasam about the budget, its impact on startups, digital businesses, and much more!

Author:
Editor: Sagarika Unnikrishnan
December 20, 2020

In conversation with Sagarika Unnikrishnan, Public Relations Editor at ISPP Policy Review, Amit Varma, writer and the host of the popular podcast “The Seen and the Unseen”, asks eight questions to aspiring policymakers and shares his productivity hack. He also talks about his North Star, and why incentives are important to think about, amongst many other things in this hour-long session. This interview was recorded in December 2020.

In conversation with Paavi Kulshreshth, Commissioning Editor at ISPP Policy Review, Srikanth Viswanathan, Chief Executive Officer of Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, talks about some of the biggest urbanisation challenges and opportunities that India is likely to witness in the years to come. This interview was recorded in December 2020.

In conversation with Shefali Srivastava, scholar at ISPP, Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, makes pointed predictions about the evolution of foreign policy post the detection of COVID-19 in China. He also talks about India’s trade policy under the present government. This interview was recorded in January 2020 with inputs from Shahaji Kadam, staff writer, and researcher at IPR

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