Beyond Nation and State

The podcast ‘Beyond Nation and State’ is about international affairs from a South Asia perspective. As the title indicates, we will not only talk about nations and states, but go beyond. Discussions about international affairs tend to be mostly about rivalries between nations, border disputes and war.

This podcast is interested in all of that, but will particularly emphasise the role of people, business corporations, movements and resistance, international organizations and institutions. It will also feature discussions on identity, literature and culture. Suno India's Beyond Nation and State is an attempt to broaden the meanings of internationalism and globalism as we know it.

Show Host: Urvashi Sarkar

Season 1

The unbridled power of corporations and why we should be worried

The unbridled power of corporations and why we should be worried

Increasingly powerful and wealthy corporations are challenging the might of the state, though in most cases, states facilitate their rise to those powerful positions. In many cases, corporations also behave…

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Spotlight on the Rafale deal

Spotlight on the Rafale deal

Defence modernisation is a declared priority of successive Indian governments. When some years ago, the Indian Air Force sought to replace its outdated aircraft, major defence equipment manufacturing companies put…

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Its now or never: the urgency of climate action

Its now or never: the urgency of climate action

The Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change strongly concludes that human beings are almost wholly responsible for climate change and its calamitous effects. The Conference of Parties (COP), an annual…

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A Woman Walks Kabul

A Woman Walks Kabul

Despite the presence of and intervention from foreign forces, the people of Afghanistan have always sought peace, which continues to evade them. In attempting to make sense of events in…

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