Introducing…Grand Tamasha


This past week, we launched a new venture: a weekly podcast focused on Indian politics we’re calling “Grand Tamasha.” Each week, we will break down the news in Indian politics, and go behind the headlines for deeper insight into the questions facing Indian voters in the 2019 general elections and beyond. The podcast is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times.

Each week from now through the elections, we’ll release a new episode Wednesday morning IST (Tuesday night EST). In our first episode, Sadanand Dhume (Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Wall Street Journal columnist) and Sukumar Ranganathan (Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times) discussed the aftermath of India’s targeted military strikes against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camps in Pakistan.

I also sat down with Arvind Subramanian, the former chief economic adviser to the Government of India, about the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) for India.

You can listen to our first episode here. For more information, visit:

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