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A weekly discussion from the editors of Contrivers' Review. Cover Art: This photograph is part of the Fonds André Cros, preserved by the city archives of Toulouse and released under CC BY-SA 4.0 license by the deliberation n°27.3 of June 23rd, 2017 of the Town Council of the City of Toulouse.
 
Out of Order is a German Marshall Fund podcast about how our world was, is, and will be ordered. From the way the pandemic is shaping geopolitics; to the dark side of tech for democracy; to the political movements, elections and uprisings changing global governance; the podcast brings together international experts from inside and outside of GMF to help us understand our disordered world. In addition to Out of Order episodes, GMF also produces topical mini-series including Post-Pandemic Orde ...
 
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I speak to Mahua and Soumyadipta from The YouTube and Instagram Page, "Stories of Bengali Hindus", and Samir Kalra From The Hindu American Foundation, about the atrocities committed by the Pakistani army on mainly Hindus in now Bangladesh in 1971. According to many estimates, 2-3 million people lost their lives, around 10 million(mostly Hindus) wer…
 
Today, Sham, Kushal, and Abhijit discuss the attack on the Dalit community in Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi, simply for the crime of a Dalit Hindu man marrying a Muslim woman. Jai Bheem Jai Meem is well and truly dead. We also discuss the Hinduphobic Oxford faculty, against whom no action has been taken despite the deeply bigoted and sexist things he ha…
 
Lawmakers Call for Green 'Due Diligence' in Supply Chains (Euractiv) MEPs: Hold Companies Accountable for Harm Caused to People and Planet (European Parliament) #WeSeeYou: COVID-19 and the Fashion Retail Industry (Blog post by Laura Basagni, Trade Experettes) Video: Rana Plaza Collapse: The Deadly Cost of Fashion (The New York Times)…
 
I speak to Oxford student Rashmi Samant who was forced to resign from her position as the President of the Oxford Students' Union after she was attacked for some old social media posts. We get Rashmi's side of the story, and discuss the rampant trend of cancel culture and Hinduphobia in universities. Rashmi and I also discuss how free speech is def…
 
Sham, Kushal, and Abhijit discuss the case of the attack on the Muslim boy Asif in a temple. Does this story need context? Did the liberals jump the gun? Also, Kushal and Abhijit's differing views on how India's Ministry of External Affairs handles attacks on India. ------------------------------------------- Follow Sham: Facebook: https://www.face…
 
Related Reading: Netherlands Election: Mark Rutte and Europe's New Awkward Squad (Financial Times) "Frugal Four" Propose "Loans for Loans" Approach to Coronavirus Recovery Fund (Politico EU, May 2020) Netherlands Election: Mark Rutte Set to Win Big-- But What Next? (The Guardian, March 2021) Nederlanders zijn niet de nieuwe Britten (Caroline de Gru…
 
Dr. Koenraad Elst is a Belgian Indologist, historian, and writer. He is the author of over twenty books on Indian history, Hinduism, and Indian politics. I talk to him about his books, BJP, and the difference between position and power. We also discuss Hindutva, its future, and the use of Postmodern language to engage and defeat the anti-Hindu SJWs…
 
This is the end: the end of the legislative session, the end of Utah’s mask mandate, hopefully(!) nearly the end of the pandemic itself. Is it also the end of Blacksite Podcast? Kind of! You’ll have to tune in to find out. Trina Perez, owner of Salt Lake City’s Buzzed Coffee truck joins us to talk about what the mask mandate has meant for her busin…
 
Sham, Kushal and Abhijit discuss the Oxford-Rashmi Samant issue, and the harassment that she has face simply for being Hindu. They also discuss how Rutgers University completely disregarded the sentiments of Hindu students under the excuse of free speech, despite their employee Audrey Truschke constantly denigrating and abusing Hinduism. One sincer…
 
Paper: "Flexible Security Arrangements and the Future of NATO Partnerships" (Steven Keil and Sophie Arts, GMFUS.org) Op-Ed: "New Possibilities Open for the U.S.-Poland Relationship" (Michal Baranowski, RealClearWorld) Policy Brief Series: "Agenda 2021: A Blueprint for U.S.-Europe-India Cooperation" (Garima Mohan, GMFUS.org)…
 
Sham, Abhijit and Kushal Discuss the sudden interest by celebrities and influences like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and Mia Khalifa in the farmers protests. They also look at leaked documents from Greta Thunberg's tweets that reveal a pre-planned strategy to attack India and question her democratic credentials from far-left and other anti-India organiz…
 
Sham, Abhijit, and Kushal discuss the violence and vandalism at the historic Red Fort during the Kisan Tractor Rally. We discuss whether the farmers protest loses credibility in the eyes of the people after the violent Kisan Tractor Rally. We also discuss how The journalists who attacked Trump supporters for attacking the US capitol were happy to s…
 
Sham, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, and Kushal discuss the Biden inauguration, his speech, what to expect from the Biden administration, and how the world will start to heal with Kamala Harris' love. And of course how happy Lutyens' Indians are. We also discuss the government offering to postpone the farm laws, Jack Ma's strange video, and meme review! #bide…
 
Out of Order is turning to the not-so-distant past to take stock of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which recently ended. After six months helming the EU’s policy agenda… what were the expectations and how did Germany fare? And now that Portugal has picked up the baton, what should the priorities for 2021 be? GMF’s Sudha …
 
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra and Kushal Mehra are back on The Show today to discuss the controversy around Munawar Faruqui, and his arrest for abusing Ram, Sita and for making comments against Amit Shah. We discuss the state of free speech in India in general. We also discuss Swara Bhaskar's stupid comments on the Pakistan temple Attack. Finally, we discuss …
 
Report: “A Future Internet for Democracies: Contesting China’s Push for Dominance in 5G, 6G, and the Internet of Everything” (Lindsay Gorman, Alliance for Securing Democracy) Article: "Democratic Source Code for a New EU-U.S. Tech Alliance" (Marietje Schaake and Tyson Barker, Lawfare)By Marietje Schaake, Zachary Tarrant, Sydney Simon, Lindsay Gorman
 
There has been a lot of protesting going on the Farm Bills in India, including a sustained protest from the farmers of Punjab And Haryana. But are the farm bills good or bad? Are the farmers protests right? What are some of the common objections that people have against the Bills? Economist Karan Bhasin explains some objections and offers some answ…
 
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra returns to The Show to talk about Rajnikant's new political party, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's "tax the rich" merch that only rich people can afford, and review some memes! #aoc #rajnikanth #memereview ---------------------------------------- Follow Sham: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamsharmashow/ Twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
I welcome journalist Aditya Raj Kaul to The Show to discuss the recently held District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir. We talk about the importance of these elections and the involvement of the Gupkar alliance. We also discuss the hope for representative democracy, integration with mainstream India, and normalcy in Jammu a…
 
I talk to black libertarian-conservative YouTuber, Christian Watson about US Politics. We discuss the Biden-Kamala Harris regime and what to expect. We also discuss the #blacklivesmatter protests over George Floyd, racial justice, police reform and whether more/less police is the answer. ---------------------------------------- Follow Sham: Faceboo…
 
Op-Ed: "I Helped Negotiate the Iran Deal. Here's How Joe Biden Could Revive It." (Catherine Ashton, TIME) Report: "Together or Alone: Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond." (The German Marshall Fund and the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung)By Zachary Tarrant
 
I talk to Harsh Madhusudan Gupta and Rajeev Mantri about their new book, "A New Idea Of India", which aims to help India own her status as a unique civilizational state. The book lays out some guidelines and ideas to move away from Nehruvian pseudo-secularism of COngress and other "secular" parties, towards real secularism. It aims to encourage the…
 
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra Returns to The Show to discuss Arnab Goswami's release from prison. We discuss how Leftists have turned Arnab into a Hero. Leftists are angry at Arnab that he has become successful without the help and blessing of the Established Lutyens' media and their anger just makes him stronger. #arnabisback #arnabgoswami #indiawitharnab --…
 
Related Reading: "Iran and Russia Seeks to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn" (The New York Times, October 21, 2020) "Cyberattacks, Foreign Interference, and Digital Infrastructure: Conducting Secure Elections Amid Pandemic" (The Alliance for Securing Democracy and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems) "Voting by M…
 
The media plays an essential role in every democracy; but in an election season marked with uncertainty on many different levels, the responsibility of the press corps to preserve the truth while getting the story right is even greater. Now armed with the lessons of 2016—and with disinformation and misinformation still rampant – how is one of Ameri…
 
This week, we’re handing the mic over to Josh Rudolph, the Malign Finance fellow at GMF’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and the author of the new report, Covert Foreign Money. Josh is joined by Luke Harding, best-selling author and senior international correspondent at The Guardian. Harding, who served as The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief from 2…
 
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