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The Suno India Show

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The Suno India Show’ is a news show by Suno India combining slow journalism with under-represented and under-reported stories. Covering the diverse range of topics like politics, technology, education and society, the host brings in informative interviews and engaging discussions with experts. The show not only shines a spotlight on stories that matter but keeps the listeners up to date with the latest national news.

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    Beyond elections, what’s in store for the future of farmers?

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    The Cabinet has approved a bill to repeal the three farm laws in the upcoming winter session. In this episode of The Suno India Show, we will get an expert view on why the laws are being repealed and what’s in store for the future of farmers.  Our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Surinder S Jodhka, an author and a Sociology professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. They explore how the repeal will help BJP in upcoming state elections, how Sikhs played a crucial role in the protests and what are the reforms needed in agriculture now.   Show Notes: Woman farm leader reacts to laws repealed, fight for MSP guarantee to continue | TSIS Why are the farmers of Punjab protesting? Surinder S Jodhka Farm laws repeal wasn't about UP, Punjab elections. The answer lies in what Savarkar wrote | The Print  Daasi - Nooran Sisters (Full Video) Guru Ravidass Bhajan See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Back to school - How the gap in schooling has caused an education emergency in India

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    The school closures in India due to the COVID-19 Pandemic have been among the longest in the world. For close to 18 months, 265 million students have not been to school.  The report, “A FUTURE AT STAKE -Organizing the Education Recovery for the Most Vulnerable”  states that India is facing an education emergency like none other since independence. The report was released by The National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE), a network of  like-minded organisations that have come together to address the problems created by school closure for the past nearly two years. And as the schools are gradually re-opening, a new concern has crept up in the minds of educators and parents alike, how will children cope up with the vast gap that has developed in their academics?  This is the second episode in the two-part series on schools reopening all over the country. In this episode of The Suno India Show, host Kunika Balhotra speaks with Dr Sajitha Bashir, the author of the report, to understand what steps schools and governments should take to address this education emergency. Dr Bashir is a former Adviser in the Office of the Global Director of the Education Practice in the World Bank, where she led the work on Digital Skills. She co-authored the regional publication The Converging Technology Revolution and Human Capital: Potential and Implications for South Asia. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was head of the national research and evaluation unit within the Government of India’s national District Primary Education Program. She is a core member of the National Coalition on the Education Emergency in India.  Show Notes A FUTURE AT STAKE -Organizing the Education Recovery for the Most Vulnerable Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2021 Locked Out: Emergency Report on School Education See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Back to school - What you should need to consider before sending your children to school

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    For about 18 months, children in India have not gone to school. The school closures have been among the longest in the world. This month, many state and local governments opened physical schools for children. Yet, private schools have not fully reopened as parents are reluctant to send their children to school and want to continue online education. We at Suno India want to address the various questions that parents, school staff and administrators have in mind when it comes to school reopening. How do we ensure that children, school staff and people at home are safe. What should be a cause of worry and what should not be To answer these questions, Suno India’s Menaka Rao spoke to Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, a medical doctor who works in the field of public health policy and health systems. He has co-authored the book Till We Win: India's Fight Against The COVID-19 pandemic, with Dr Randeep Guleria, the director of AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Gagandeep Kang, professor of Microbiology at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has recently been writing and tweeting extensively advocating for schools to reopen. Show Notes: Delhi’s private schools take cautious steps towards reopening Online Education: कोरोना काल में कैसे पिछड़े स्कूल जाने वाले बच्चे Delhi’s private schools take cautious steps towards reopening https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/reopening-schools?utm_source=website&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=category&utm_content=Covid-19 Kids and COVID: why young immune systems are still on top Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs - Updated Over 70% patients above 40 yrs in both waves: ICMR SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in India, August–September, 2020: findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey 6th Delhi sero survey shows 97% prevalence of antibodies covid-19 update https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-children-and-masks-related-to-covid-19   See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Woman farm leader reacts to laws repealed, fight for MSP guarantee to continue

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    November 19, 2021, on Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the three controversial farm laws will be repealed in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament. In this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Jasbir Kaur Nat, a state committee member of Punjab Kissan Union. Jasbir was on a bus to Chandigarh to organise more women protestors when she heard the announcement. She says that it is a partial victory as farmers have also been demanding Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee. Tune in.  Show notes: Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomes repealing of farm laws Centre brings in new law to tackle Delhi air pollution, Rs 1 crore fine, 5 years jail for non-compliance See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Delhi case against SciHub and LibGen will decide the price of knowledge

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    In December 2020, three academic publishing giants—Elsevier, American Chemical Society and Wiley—moved the Delhi High Court against Sci-Hub and LibGen. These pirate websites make academic papers free for all. Academic publishers do not pay authors and make more profits than tech giants. Developing countries like India cannot afford the bulk of this research and the prices keep rising. India has the second-largest number of Sci-Hub users in the world. On this episode of The Suno India Show, reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to SciHub founder Alexandra Elbakyan, her lawyer Nilesh Jain, science activist and Newsclick editor Prabir Purkayastha who is an intervenor in the case, and also Suno India editor Menaka Rao who is an avid user of SciHub and LibGen. Tune in as we explore what this case means for the future of Indian research. Show notes: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? The Guardian Should Knowledge Be Free? Medlife Crisis Lawrence Liang: “The Delhi University Photocopy Case” See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Do we really know what goes into our food?

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    The Indian food industry is the third-largest in the world. But the country’s awareness related to food safety is severely lacking. When you enter a store and pick up a food item, do you wonder if the claims made on the label are true? To find out who regulates India’s food safety and how effective the regulatory mechanisms are, Suno India's Co-founder Tarun Nirwan spoke to Ramesh Bhat. Bhat is a former scientist working at the Drug Toxicology Research Centre at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. He has worked with the World Health Organization and other United Nations agencies in various aspects of food safety. He has also consulted government organizations from Asian countries on how they can enhance food safety mechanisms. He has co-edited a book called Street Foods on street foods of the world. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    No land, loan or relief Fate of women farmers in the pandemic

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    Almost 75% of Indian farmers are women and they produce up to 80% of India’s food, according to British non profit group Oxfam. But one-third of this vast number are unpaid laborers working on family farms. Women own just 12.8% of the country’s land. Without land, women are not officially recognised as farmers. This proved to be an immense problem in the pandemic where they missed out on government relief schemes. Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch or MAKAAM released a study of the challenges faced by women farmers in the context of COVID-19, ‘Long road to recovery.’ On this episode of The Suno India Show, reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to MAKAAM’s researchers Gargie Mangulkar, Manavi Das and Roshan Rathod about the needs of women farmers today. They explore how the already vulnerable state of women farmers in India has been worsened by the pandemic. Show notes: Pioneering women farmers in India | BBC Hindi A Female Farmer Describing Women’s Plight in Agriculture | Centre for Civil Society Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on PM Garib Kalyan Yojana MAKAAM Case story: Tiya Zhabarkha Bhosle  See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    How does the wage gap operate within the household?

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    A recent global study conducted by researchers Deepak Malghan and Hema Swaminathan titled “Global trends in intra-house gender inequality” in 45 countries. They found that there is no single nation where wives earn as much as their husbands, even when both are employed. The study covers the time period of four decades, between 1973 and 2016 with a sample size of 2.85 million households across 45 countries. According to the study, the intra-household gender inequality has declined by 20%. To understand more about the study, income inequality and the differences in engagement in the labor market amongst spouses, Kunika Balhotra spoke with Hema Swaminathan, one of the authors of the study.  Hema is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Her broad interests are in the areas of poverty and inequality using a gender perspective. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Sparkle goes out in India’s fireworks capital Shivakasi

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    Firecracker bans help cities breathe easy, but it’s not the case for vulnerable communities dependent on the industry. As politicians play it safe and do not want to rock the boat and develop a transition plan, workers and small business owners are left to bear the brunt of clampdowns on fireworks imposed by State governments and local administrations.  In this episode of the Suno India show, Hariprasad Radhakrishnan travels to Sivakasi, the fireworks manufacturing hub of India and speaks with labourers and factory owners grappling with the lack of demand for fireworks. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
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    Back to the roots for tribal children in Nilgiris

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    A break from schools due to Covid-19 serves as a blessing in disguise for Irula tribal children who get to learn traditional ways of life from their elders through village elder programmes. For this episode of The Suno India Show, Independent Journalist, Arathi Menon, travelled to the Nilgiris to see how in the absence of schools for long periods of time during Covid-19, tribal elders are imparting traditional knowledge to the children. The elders take the children to the forest and teach them about medicinal plants, traditional games and much more.  See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.

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