Episode 261: Rukmini Sees India’s Multitudes

You may think you have India figured out — but do you? Rukmini S joins Amit Varma in episode 261 of The Seen and the Unseen to speak about the many layers of India she has uncovered by looking closely at data, and the stories that lie beneath.

Also check out:
1. Whole Numbers and Half Truths — Rukmini S.
2. The Importance of Data Journalism — Episode 196 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rukmini S).
3. The Loneliness of the Indian Woman — Episode 259 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shrayana Bhattacharya).
4. The White Album — Joan Didion.
5. The world’s most expensive coffee, made from poop of civet cat, is made in India — Hindustan Times news report.
6. A Life in Indian Politics — Episode 149 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Jayaprakash Narayan).
7. What Have We Done With Our Independence? — Episode 186 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pratap Bhanu Mehta).
8. The Business of Books — Episode 150 of The Seen and the Unseen (w VK Karthika).
9. Munni Badnaam Hui.
10. Beautiful Thing — Sonia Faleiro.
11. The Good Girls — Sonia Faleiro.
12. Two Girls Hanging From a Tree — Episode 209 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Sonia Faleiro).
13. Daily Rituals — Mason Currey.
14. Daily Rituals: Women at Work — Mason Currey.
15. Pramit Bhattacharya Believes in Just One Ism — Episode 256 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. Food and Nutrition in India: Facts and Interpretations — Angus Deaton and Jean Dreze.
17. The Three Languages of Politics — Arnold Kling.
18. Modeling Covid-19 — Episode 224 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Gautam Menon).
19. The Practice of Medicine — Episode 229 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Lancelot Pinto).
20. Sample SSR conspiracy theory: He’s alive!
21. The Case Against Sugar — Gary Taubes.
22. The Big Fat Surprise — Nina Teicholz.
23. The Obesity Code — Jason Fung.
24. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on the creator ecosystem with Roshan AbbasVarun DuggiralaNeelesh MisraSnehal PradhanChuck Gopal and Nishant Jain.
25. Steven Van Zandt: Springsteen, the death of rock and Van Morrison on Covid — Richard Purden.
26. Ravish Kumar’s Instagram post on Rukmini’s book.
27. Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) — Christian Rudder.
28. Everybody Lies — Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.
29. The Truth About Ourselves — Amit Varma.
30. Posts by Amit Varma on Mahindra Watsa: 123456789.
31. The Kavita Krishnan Files — Episode 228 of The Seen and the Unseen.
32. One Bad Law Goes, but Women Remain Second-Class Citizens — Amit Varma.
33. The papers on declining labour force participation of Indian women by Ashwini Deshpande and Sonalde Desai.
34. Amit Varma’s provocative tweet on Urdu poetry.
35. If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai — Srinath Perur.
36. Ghachar Ghochar — Vivek Shanbhag (translated by Srinath Perur).
37. Girl No.166: Will this retired cop ever stop looking for Pooja? — Smita Nair.
38. Private Truths, Public Lies — Timur Kuran.
39. Group Polarization on Wikipedia.
40. Where Anna Hazare Gets It Wrong — Amit Varma.
41. Superforecasting — Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner.
42. Think Again — Adam Grant.
43. Ideology and Identity — Pradeep K Chhibber and Rahul Verma.
44. Political Ideology in India — Episode 131 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rahul Verma).
45. Population Is Not a Problem, but Our Greatest Strength — Amit Varma.
46. The Ultimate Resource — Julian Simon.
47. The Simon-Ehrlich Wager.
48. India Moving — Chinmay Tumbe.
49. India = Migration — Episode 128 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Chinmay Tumbe).
50. Unemployment rate at four-decade high of 6.1% in 2017-18: NSSO survey — Somesh Jha.
51. Consumer spend sees first fall in 4 decades on weak rural demand: NSO data — Somesh Jha.
52. Raag Darbari (Hindi) (English) — Shrilal Shukla.
53. The Competent Authority — Shovon Chowdhury.
54. Despite the State — M Rajshekhar.
55. Ponniyin Selvan (Tamil) (English) (English audio) — Kalki R Krishnamurthy.

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