title

Pontificating Across The Pond

Somanna

0
Followers
0
Plays
Pontificating Across The Pond
Pontificating Across The Pond

Pontificating Across The Pond

Somanna

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Back in the day while we were roommates in Chennai and Bangalore, we would have many long debates and conversations on the country and the many forces making it what is today. Now, with a pond separating us with Uday in London, and me in Bangalore, we want to continue these conversations, over a podcast so we can have you join in with your views. We intend to come back with an episode as often as we can, the moment we find matters that require pontificating across the pond.

Latest Episodes

Episode 8 - Houston, we have Modi and a CDS

"India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi went on a charm offensive in the US. Som and Uday discuss what this means for India's foreign policy, that is, if it means anything at all. But more importantly, how India might be using a civilisational approach to her diaspora. In his Independence speech, Modi also announced the creation of the role of a Chief of Defence Staff - a recommendation of the Kargil War Committee from 2001. The history of this role, though, goes much deeper. Lord Mountbatten wanted India to continue to have a Commander-in-Chief, but the politicians of the day scuttled it. Is the CDS a C-in-C's new avatar or will it be a watered down post in an environment of single service primacy? "

46 MINOCT 5
Comments
Episode 8 - Houston, we have Modi and a CDS

Episode 7 - Kashmir in the Shah era

The Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted Jammu & Kashmir special status, on 5 August 2019. This historic move has seen many reactions and repucussions - but Som and Uday delve deeper into why the Western press has seen fit to be (intentionally) one sided and omit key facts, why the Kashmiri identity is NOT threatened and how the "Kashmir issue" is truly an internal issue, or at best bilateral. Of course, the government did not get everything right and that includes parliamentary discourse. We decouple Patel and Nehru's successes and failures at our own peril - because nation building continued well into the 1960s. Here are Uday's writings on Kashmir; http://bit.ly/TNIXXXI, http://bit.ly/TNIXXIX, http://bit.ly/TNIXIX

59 MINAUG 13
Comments
Episode 7 - Kashmir in the Shah era

Episode 6 - War and Peace since Kargil

Operation Vijay - the operation to evict Pakistani infiltrators from the commanding heights in Drass, Kargil, Leh and Mushkoh valley was successfully concluded on 26 July 1999. Som and Uday, in this episode, discuss the events leading up to Kargil, but from a Pakistani point of view. India debunked some Pakistani assumptions emphatically - while falling prey to a 20 year old template in late 2001. The global media lapped up images from the India side and this was the genesis of the American and Israeli shift towards India - decisively. All these facets go beyond the individual stories which the media chooses to focus on; but these are the broad contours which are at play in times of War and Peace. Uday's story on the gensis of Kargil and Bofors can be found here - http://bit.ly/TNIXXX and http://bit.ly/TNIXV"

52 MINJUL 31
Comments
Episode 6 - War and Peace since Kargil

Episode 5 - Breaking down a pivotal budget and the most important company in the world!

In this episode, Som and Uday delve deeper into the budget - not the 'bahi-khata', but its contents. Uday tries to explain why lowering the fiscal deficit target in a slowing economy is seldom a good move, but with states spending massively and the large off-budget spending, the meaning of the fiscal deficit itself is diluted. Over at the RBI - an institution which is supposed to regulate the lifeblood of the economy, the Banks and NBFCs, we lose another capable (deputy) governor. Monocle isn't a name which instantly springs to mind when you talk about travel, leisure or even civic activism - but Som tells us why creating a space for conversations and reverting to print are just two reasons we should respect the various forums Monocle operates. And yes, he thinks it is one of the most important companies in the world today.

47 MINJUL 19
Comments
Episode 5 - Breaking down a pivotal budget and the most important company in the world!

Episode 4 - A view of Kashmir and the journey of Political Satire

In this episode, Som and Uday discuss Kashmir - the past which brought us to the present and what the future holds as Sardar Patel's second coming assumes the Home Affairs portfolio. Political satire has a rich and long history in democracies across the world, but what role does it play when truth becomes the best form of political satire? Uday's writings on Kashmir can be found here - http://bit.ly/TNIXIX, http://bit.ly/TNIXXIX and http://bit.ly/Balakot

40 MINJUN 27
Comments
Episode 4 - A view of Kashmir and the journey of Political Satire

Episode 3 - The AFSOD, the Elections Finale and our Leadership Crisis deep dive.

In this episode, we talk about the new Armed Forces Special Operations Command (AFSOD) and what it means for our security architecture. Why the high hopes for Modi 2.0 are justified and what economic and social agenda are high priority. Leadership and why oranizations can become rudderless under ineffectual leaders - bonus points for linking this to Congress' abject electoral performance. Links to the articles referenced from Uday’s blog : The National Identity XIV: Inside the Special Forces’ identity crisis - https://bit.ly/2WroF6w The National Identity XXV: Doval Durbar - https://bit.ly/2F5G6iH

68 MINJUN 6
Comments
Episode 3 - The AFSOD, the Elections Finale and our Leadership Crisis deep dive.

Episode 2 - Masood Azhar, Indian Web Series and the Elections

In this episode we break down the Masood Azhar story and it’s impact on India and it’s neighbors, and the world as a whole. We also talk about Indian web series that are piquing our interest and the countdown to the results of India’s most defining elections.

51 MINMAY 22
Comments
Episode 2 - Masood Azhar, Indian Web Series and the Elections

Pontificating Across The Pond - Ep 1 - Balakot, Elections and Things We Are Watching

Back in the day while we were roommates in Chennai and Bangalore, we would have many long debates and conversations on the country and the many forces making it what it is today, right from politics to culture to it's history. We used to also have long conversations over many cups of coffee on the many happenings across the world. All in all, it's a well researched conversation on our worlds and it's moving wheels. So we thought, we should continue the conversation over a podcast and involve you in some of our thoughts. We intend to come back with an episode as often as we can, the moment we find matters that require some pontification across the pond.

84 MINMAY 5
Comments
Pontificating Across The Pond - Ep 1 - Balakot, Elections and Things We Are Watching
the END

Latest Episodes

Episode 8 - Houston, we have Modi and a CDS

"India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi went on a charm offensive in the US. Som and Uday discuss what this means for India's foreign policy, that is, if it means anything at all. But more importantly, how India might be using a civilisational approach to her diaspora. In his Independence speech, Modi also announced the creation of the role of a Chief of Defence Staff - a recommendation of the Kargil War Committee from 2001. The history of this role, though, goes much deeper. Lord Mountbatten wanted India to continue to have a Commander-in-Chief, but the politicians of the day scuttled it. Is the CDS a C-in-C's new avatar or will it be a watered down post in an environment of single service primacy? "

46 MINOCT 5
Comments
Episode 8 - Houston, we have Modi and a CDS

Episode 7 - Kashmir in the Shah era

The Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted Jammu & Kashmir special status, on 5 August 2019. This historic move has seen many reactions and repucussions - but Som and Uday delve deeper into why the Western press has seen fit to be (intentionally) one sided and omit key facts, why the Kashmiri identity is NOT threatened and how the "Kashmir issue" is truly an internal issue, or at best bilateral. Of course, the government did not get everything right and that includes parliamentary discourse. We decouple Patel and Nehru's successes and failures at our own peril - because nation building continued well into the 1960s. Here are Uday's writings on Kashmir; http://bit.ly/TNIXXXI, http://bit.ly/TNIXXIX, http://bit.ly/TNIXIX

59 MINAUG 13
Comments
Episode 7 - Kashmir in the Shah era

Episode 6 - War and Peace since Kargil

Operation Vijay - the operation to evict Pakistani infiltrators from the commanding heights in Drass, Kargil, Leh and Mushkoh valley was successfully concluded on 26 July 1999. Som and Uday, in this episode, discuss the events leading up to Kargil, but from a Pakistani point of view. India debunked some Pakistani assumptions emphatically - while falling prey to a 20 year old template in late 2001. The global media lapped up images from the India side and this was the genesis of the American and Israeli shift towards India - decisively. All these facets go beyond the individual stories which the media chooses to focus on; but these are the broad contours which are at play in times of War and Peace. Uday's story on the gensis of Kargil and Bofors can be found here - http://bit.ly/TNIXXX and http://bit.ly/TNIXV"

52 MINJUL 31
Comments
Episode 6 - War and Peace since Kargil

Episode 5 - Breaking down a pivotal budget and the most important company in the world!

In this episode, Som and Uday delve deeper into the budget - not the 'bahi-khata', but its contents. Uday tries to explain why lowering the fiscal deficit target in a slowing economy is seldom a good move, but with states spending massively and the large off-budget spending, the meaning of the fiscal deficit itself is diluted. Over at the RBI - an institution which is supposed to regulate the lifeblood of the economy, the Banks and NBFCs, we lose another capable (deputy) governor. Monocle isn't a name which instantly springs to mind when you talk about travel, leisure or even civic activism - but Som tells us why creating a space for conversations and reverting to print are just two reasons we should respect the various forums Monocle operates. And yes, he thinks it is one of the most important companies in the world today.

47 MINJUL 19
Comments
Episode 5 - Breaking down a pivotal budget and the most important company in the world!

Episode 4 - A view of Kashmir and the journey of Political Satire

In this episode, Som and Uday discuss Kashmir - the past which brought us to the present and what the future holds as Sardar Patel's second coming assumes the Home Affairs portfolio. Political satire has a rich and long history in democracies across the world, but what role does it play when truth becomes the best form of political satire? Uday's writings on Kashmir can be found here - http://bit.ly/TNIXIX, http://bit.ly/TNIXXIX and http://bit.ly/Balakot

40 MINJUN 27
Comments
Episode 4 - A view of Kashmir and the journey of Political Satire

Episode 3 - The AFSOD, the Elections Finale and our Leadership Crisis deep dive.

In this episode, we talk about the new Armed Forces Special Operations Command (AFSOD) and what it means for our security architecture. Why the high hopes for Modi 2.0 are justified and what economic and social agenda are high priority. Leadership and why oranizations can become rudderless under ineffectual leaders - bonus points for linking this to Congress' abject electoral performance. Links to the articles referenced from Uday’s blog : The National Identity XIV: Inside the Special Forces’ identity crisis - https://bit.ly/2WroF6w The National Identity XXV: Doval Durbar - https://bit.ly/2F5G6iH

68 MINJUN 6
Comments
Episode 3 - The AFSOD, the Elections Finale and our Leadership Crisis deep dive.

Episode 2 - Masood Azhar, Indian Web Series and the Elections

In this episode we break down the Masood Azhar story and it’s impact on India and it’s neighbors, and the world as a whole. We also talk about Indian web series that are piquing our interest and the countdown to the results of India’s most defining elections.

51 MINMAY 22
Comments
Episode 2 - Masood Azhar, Indian Web Series and the Elections

Pontificating Across The Pond - Ep 1 - Balakot, Elections and Things We Are Watching

Back in the day while we were roommates in Chennai and Bangalore, we would have many long debates and conversations on the country and the many forces making it what it is today, right from politics to culture to it's history. We used to also have long conversations over many cups of coffee on the many happenings across the world. All in all, it's a well researched conversation on our worlds and it's moving wheels. So we thought, we should continue the conversation over a podcast and involve you in some of our thoughts. We intend to come back with an episode as often as we can, the moment we find matters that require some pontification across the pond.

84 MINMAY 5
Comments
Pontificating Across The Pond - Ep 1 - Balakot, Elections and Things We Are Watching
the END
hmly
himalayaプレミアムへようこそ聴き放題のオーディオブックをお楽しみください。