Episode 347: India’s Massive Pensions Crisis

It might seem to be a subject that would interest only wonks and retirees, but “pensions can reshape an entire society.” Ajay Shah and Renuka Sane join Amit Varma in episode 347 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why — and to take a deep dive into the crisis India is facing right now.

Also check out:
1. Ajay Shah on Twitter and Substack.
2. Renuka Sane on Twitter and The Print.
3. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Ajay Shah: 123456789101112.
4. In Service of the Republic — Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah.
5. XKDR Forum (where Ajay Shah is co-founder).
6. TrustBridge (where Renuka Sane is research director).
7. The Project Oasis Report (2000).
8. A sustainable and scalable approach in Indian pension reform (2005) — Ajay Shah.
9. Towards estimating India’s implicit pension debt on account of civil service employees (2006) — Gautam Bhardwaj and Surendra A Dave.
10. Pension guarantees are subtle (2006) — Ajay Shah.
11. Understanding the Indian financial environment (2015) — Ajay Shah.
12. The way forward with one-rank-one-pension (2015) — Ajay Shah and Renuka Sane.
13. Stay the course on the NPS (2018) — Ajay Shah.
14. Fund management that you buy (2022) — Ajay Shah.
15. The NPS challenge (2022) — Ajay Shah.
16. Jayaprakash Narayan Wants to Mend Our Democracy — Episode 334 of The Seen and the Unseen.
17. The Greatest Productivity Mantra: Kaator Re Bhaaji! — Episode 11 of Everything is Everything.
18. Whose Money is it Anyway? — Amit Varma.
19. What is Libertarianism? — Episode 117 of The Seen and the Unseen (w David Boaz).
20. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on GST: 123.

Amit Varma and Ajay Shah have launched a new video podcast. Check out Everything is Everything on YouTube.

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Episode art: ‘Wilderness’ by Simahina.