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Each week, Milan Vaishnav and his guests from around the world break down the latest developments in Indian politics, economics, foreign policy, society, and culture for a global audience. Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times.
 
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One year ago, Chinese and Indian forces traded blows in the remote Galwan Valley—resulting in the first deaths along the Line of Actual Control since 1975. Months later, India would be hit by the coronavirus, whose precise origin story in China we still do not fully understand. Indian public opinion towards China has soured and Beijing has nervousl…
 
Over the last two-and-a-half years, Milan and his guests have spent a lot of time on the podcast talking about some of the biggest questions facing Indian society. What is driving an increase in religious nationalism? To what extent is religious intolerance on the rise? Is caste morphing from a marker of hierarchy to a marker of difference? And wha…
 
Note: Milan’s interview with Arora Akanksha took place on June 18. On June 19, the United Nations General Assembly formally approved a second term for the incumbent António Guterres—officially bringing the selection process to a close. Earlier this month, the United Nations Security Council recommended the reelection of António Guterres as secretar…
 
In India, there are growing signs that the country is slowly exiting the second wave of the COVID crisis as people get back to work, localities lift lockdown restrictions, and markets reopen. But the second wave leaves behind a trail of devastation, loss, and widespread anger. And Indians may not have much time to enjoy a return to normalcy, as gov…
 
Antony has been in private practice for over 28 years and is one of the most experienced Registered Nutritional Therapists in the country. He is one of the first practitioners to implement the principles of Functional Medicine in the UK, since 1992. Antony has seen over 18.000 clients and has learned much from the experiences. Each person is unique…
 
A troubling surge in hate crimes and discrimination targeting Asian Americans has hit the headlines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The violence has cast a newfound spotlight on the bigotry many Asian immigrant populations experience in the United States. While Indian Americans have not borne the brunt of the discrimination of the COVID era, …
 
This week on the show, Milan is joined by Grand Tamasha news round-up regulars Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution. This week, Milan, Sadanand, and Tanvi discuss the political state of affairs in India in the wake of recent state elections, the foreign policy r…
 
Dr Leke Asong is a classically trained medical doctor, GP and functional medicine practitioner. Having gone through his own health problems and gut condition, he became interested in the field of functional medicine. Through his formal training and additional study, he finally managed to heal his gut and eliminate his chronic symptoms. He is now kn…
 
In the early 1990s, India legislated sweeping new gender quotas in local government in the hopes that women’s political empowerment would help to rectify centuries-old social and economic inequalities. But, despite these moves, we know surprisingly little about whether and how quotas have undone entrenched social, political, and economic hierarchie…
 
One of the enduring puzzles about the tragic second wave of COVID is how India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, faces an alarming shortage of vaccines. A new essay by the journalist Samanth Subramanian for the online news organization Quartz argues that there’s no single answer, but rather a “timeline of dysfunction” marked by what he calls “…
 
More than fifteen years ago, India’s parliament passed a sweeping piece of legislation known as the Right to Information Act—a law that transforms the way ordinary citizens access the inner workings of government, offering them an unprecedented glimpse into how policy is made, how funds are allocated, and how interests are served. A new book by the…
 
Nilesh is a wonderfully warm individual and is a certified high-performance coach, speaker and medical doctor. He works as a director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and sits on the national sleep steering committee. His mission is to inspire a community to “Believe In Growth”. Through his work, he aims to spread a message of compassi…
 
On Sunday, the highly anticipated results from five state assembly elections across India were announced. These results come at a time of great uncertainty in India as the country is in the throes of a devastating second wave of the coronavirus, which is racking up nearly 400,000 new cases every day. To help make sense of these elections and how th…
 
It has been a harrowing week for India. The country is reeling under the effects of a devastating second wave of the coronavirus, which is responsible for more than 300,000 new cases a day and more than 2,000 fatalities. And these official numbers are almost certainly a dramatic undercount. To understand what is driving this new second wave of the …
 
Sergey Musienko is a bioinformatician with over a decade’s worth of experience using technology to address healthcare needs. In this episode, we dive into The uses and benefits of microbiome testing The potential uses for artificial intelligence in healthcare What influences the microbiota diversity and gut health and much much more. https://atlasb…
 
This month, voters are going to the polls in five Indian states to select the members of their respective state assemblies. These polls are being seen as a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and the ability of the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to grow or further consolidate its popularity in the eastern and southern parts of …
 
Most people who work on India regularly refer to India as the world’s largest democracy and the most enduring democracy in the developing world. However, they often have to footnote such statements with the caveat that India experienced a twenty-one-month period of Emergency Rule in the late 1970s during which democracy was placed in cold storage. …
 
Dr Tom O'Bryan is a world-renowned speaker and educator with expertise in food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases. Dr Tom holds teaching positions at The Institute for Functional Medicine and has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the im…
 
Few regions of the world have gotten more attention in the first few months of the Biden administration than Asia. And, within Asia, top leaders from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to President Joe Biden himself have singled out the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in particular. To discuss why this regi…
 
The Biden administration has been in office for just a little over two months but India has already emerged as an important foreign policy priority for the president and his new team. But what do the United States and India seek to do together? What is the significance of this month’s leadership-level Quad summit? And, at a time when democracy is u…
 
In this two-part podcast, we dive into the world of endometriosis and discuss nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve outcomes. We also talk about common signs, symptoms and share some practical takeaways. Lorna has over a decade of experience as a clinical Nutritional Therapist, in women's health, with particular focus and expertise in En…
 
In this two-part podcast, we dive into the world of endometriosis and discuss nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve outcomes. We also talk about common signs, symptoms and share some practical takeaways. Lorna has over a decade of experience as a clinical Nutritional Therapist, in women's health, with particular focus and expertise in En…
 
Rasputin, Lucifer, Evil Genius, Sombre Porcupine, The World’s Most Hated Diplomat. These are just some of the choice names that people have given for the former diplomat and politician V.K. Krishna Menon. Menon is, in many ways, one of the most consequential figures in post-Independence India and he is the subject of a recent book by the politician…
 
Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you so that you have full control over your own biology. Tim is considered 'the UK's Leading Biohacker' and is the founder of the Health Optimisation Summit. After Tim spent many years healing his body through chronic health conditions using a combination of natural…
 
This week on the podcast, Milan is joined once more by Grand Tamasha “news round-up” regulars Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution. This week, the trio discuss three topics: last week’s heads-of-state summit of the “Quad” countries; recent, controversial assessm…
 
The contested borders between India, China, and Pakistan render the Himalayas one of the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoints in the year 2021. A new book by the journalist Myra MacDonald, White as the Shroud: India, Pakistan and War on the Frontiers of Kashmir, takes readers inside the long-simmering conflict over the Siachen glacier—on…
 
Marek Doyle is a nutritional therapist whose own metabolic problems forced him to see to see the disconnect between the scientific literature, the medical model and real-life outcomes. From his 13 years of experience and reconciling the data from over 2000 patient outcomes and 9000 test results, he utilised a personalised nutrition approach. He aim…
 
In September 2020, Indian lawmakers approved three controversial agriculture bills amidst an uproar on the floor of Parliament. That uproar would soon manifest outside of Parliament as tens of thousands of farmers took to the streets on the outskirts of Delhi to protest the passage of these laws. Today, the government and the farmers are locked in …
 
One night in the summer of 2014, two teenage girls living in a remote village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh went missing. Hours later, they were found dead and hanging from a tree in a mango orchard. A media frenzy ensued that propelled the case to the front pages of national newspapers and prime time cable news. It was quickly decided…
 
Dr Elisabeth Philipps is a neuropharmacologist and Functional Medicine practitioner with over 18 years of experience. Elisabeth has extensive academic experience with training in Biomedical science from Kings College London, a PhD in neuropharmacology from The University of Oxford, a further bachelors in Nutritional Medicine and further functional …
 
As a new administration takes office in Washington, followers of the U.S.-India relationship are eagerly anticipating what shape ties between these two nations will take under a new president. A new book by the journalist Meenakshi Ahamed, A Matter of Trust: India–US Relations from Truman to Trump, offers a sweeping portrait of this relationship ov…
 
Indian Americans are now the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. Their growing political influence and their courtship by the Indian government raises important—as yet unanswered—questions. How do Indians in America regard India, and how do they remain connected to developments there? What are their attitudes toward Indian politics…
 
Dr Nyjon Eccles is a well respected integrative medicine physician in the UK. He holds two doctorates in both medicine and pharmacology and has been pioneering, innovative and natural healthcare over the last decade. Nyjon runs a cancer support clinic and utilises a non-invasive ThermoCheck® breast thermography scanning which helps to identify brea…
 
On Monday, the Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented one of the most highly anticipated Indian budgets in recent memory. Facing a global health pandemic, a severe economic slowdown, and continued anxieties over inflation, some commentators argued that this budget was not simply the most important of the Modi government’s tenure, it w…
 
A deep dive into the potential natural solutions for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, one of the UK’s leading nutritionists specialising in women’s health. PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Although it is always advisable to seek the advice of a medical doctor and GP, for diagnostic…
 
Introducing Dr Saul Konviser BDS MSc BSc! Saul is a lead general dentist at the Montagu Dental practice - we discuss dental health, how to it can affect your overall health and some practical tips on how to improve and maintain good oral health. We put a spotlight on sugar, jaw clenching, drinks, food and even the mental health effects of poor dent…
 
This week on the show, Milan sits down with Vinay Sitapati, political scientist and author of the blockbuster new book, Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi. Vinay’s new book gives readers the crucial backstory to understanding India’s current political moment and it is full of historical insights, colorful anecdotes, and a decent dash of insider gossip…
 
Welcoming the Mac Twins! The two DJs, Lisa and Alana Mac, are the founders of The Gut Stuff, helping to bring cutting-edge scientific information regarding gut health to the masses. We discuss practical tips for good gut health and how to optimise wellbeing whilst living a modern-day hectic lifestyle. We touch upon the importance of the microbiome,…
 
By now, we are all familiar with the catch phrases, colorful billboards, and slick branding: Incredible India. India Shining. Make in India. New India. But these are not just the frivolous creations of marketing executives and tourist brochures—they are the stuff of 21st century nation branding. This is the argument of a new book by the scholar Rav…
 
Although this history has largely been forgotten today, India was the epicenter of three major pandemics throughout the 19th and early 20th century. A new book by the economist Chinmay Tumbe, The Age of Pandemics: 1817-1920—How They Shaped India and the World, takes readers on a tour of three previous pandemics—cholera, the plague, and influenza—th…
 
Did you know: Sex more than 4 times a week lowers prostate cancer risk 3 cups of coffee a day lowers bowel cancer risk Celery and beetroot can lower blood pressure The natural chemicals in fruit and veg which help fight dementia and heart disease are called polyphenols Low vitamin D increases the risks from Covid-19 Mushrooms are good for gut healt…
 
Of the many questions being asked about U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy, chief among them is how the new president might handle relations with China. The future trajectory of U.S.-China relations matters not just for the U.S. and China, but it also has real implications for India—its economics, politics, and foreign policy. On the p…
 
Last week, the world saw two highly anticipated elections come to an end. The never-ending 2020 U.S. presidential election finally came to a close—with Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden capturing the White House. On the other side of the world, tens of millions of voters went to the polls in the north Indian state of Bihar. …
 
Transvaginal ultrasounds are among the most invasive procedures women will undergo in their lives - but, surprisingly, the healthcare practitioners performing these procedures are almost entirely self-regulated. Now, the peak bodies representing sonographers are calling on AHPRA to regulate the profession. Our reporter, Sonia Kohlbacher, has the fu…
 
Richie is an awesome individual who has made his whole life about breathwork, showing how just using your breath can help change how you perform physically, mentally and emotionally. He has travelled around the world learning different forms of breathwork and speaks about them in a way which is extremely digestible and convincing. If you are new to…
 
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