The Big Picture – CBI: Should it be within the ambit of RTI and Whistleblower laws?

Summary: As many the controversial cases the CBI has been investigating it seems to be involved in as many controversies itself. The CBI director is accused of meeting the persons who are friends or relatives of those accused under the cases being investigated. According to a former CBI director, it is not appropriate to receive …

The Big Picture – Scotland Vote: What does it imply?

Summary: Why they demanded Independence ? It is said that working class in particular demanded independence and upper class was quite happy with the united system. Growth of nationalism and assertion of identity politics has led to the demands for smaller states wanting to rule themselves. Many Scotts felt that they are being suppressed by the British. In the …

VIDEO – State of the Economy- with Gita Gopinath

[youtube=] SUMMARY : The current video discusses the current global economy scenario and its effects on Indian Economy. The guest i.e. Ms Gita Gopinath is a professor of economics at Harvard, US. The discussion is more about the loopholes in Indian economy and talks about the causes and remedies of current economic dip in Indian …

VIDEO – State of the Economy – Migration of the Agricultural Labour, Food Habits in the Lower Strata of the Pyramid,

In this episode of State of the Economy, Mr. Santosh Mehrotra (Director General, Institute of Applied Manpower Research) talks about the changing trends in the economy like the migration of the agricultural labour, food habits in the lower strata of the pyramid, etc; emergence of the reality sector; the rate of job creation required for …

VIDEO: India’s World – Political Crisis In Bangladesh

Guests: Rana Banerjee (Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat) ; Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty (Former Secretary, MEA) ; Deb Mukherjee (Former Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh) Anchor: Bharat Bhushan [youtube=]   Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

VIDEO – Policy Watch – India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar

Topics: India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; government’s decision to grant interest-free loan to UP sugar millers and Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar. Guest: Harvir Singh (Senior Editor, Business & Economy, Amar Ujala) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

The Big Picture – Free Trade Agreements: Harmful or Helpful to Build?

Guests: Ajay Dua (Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry) ; Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty (Former Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs) ; S K Sarkar (Chairman, Economic Affairs Committee, PHD Chambers of Commerce) [youtube=] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Video- Policy Watch : Stock Market Volatility; RBI’s recent Paper on Wholly Owned Subsidiaries Model for Foreign Banks in India

Topics: Stock market volatility; RBI’s recent paper on wholly owned subsidiaries model for foreign banks in India & the recommendations of the telecom commission on spectrum auction. Guest: Jagannadham Thunuguntla (Equity Head, SMC Capital) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Video – Policy Watch – Burden of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs); Inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank

Policy Watch analyses the major economic developments that have taken place in the country with an expert. The Topic – the growing burden of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs); inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank, India’s first all women bank and the deregulation of diesel prices. Guest: Subhomoy Bhattacharjee (Deputy Editor, The Indian Express) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=] …

The Big Picture – Nelson Mandela: How Gandhi influenced his life and times

A discussion on how Gandhi influenced Nelson Mandela’s life. Guests: K Natwar Singh (Former External Affairs Minister) ; Sitaram Yechury (CPI(M) Leader, Rajya Sabha and Politburo Member) ; R K Bhatia (Former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa) ; John Cherian (Associate Editor, Frontline) [youtube=] Source and Couresy: Rajya Sabha TV