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    Chota Hafta 392

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 20:41

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Jayashree Arunachalam, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan of Newslaundry are joined by senior journalist Monideepa Banerjie.To listen to the full Episode,subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Hasan Bilal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 391

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 20:11

    To listen to the full Episode,subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Hasan Bilal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 390

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 23:17

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan are joined by journalist Krishn Kaushik. To listen to the full Episode,subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Saif Ali Ekram & Hasan Bilal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 389

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 20:17

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by the Indian Express executive editor Ritu Sarin. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry.Download the Newslaundry app. Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Hasan Bilal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 388: Religious intolerance in India, SC on Nupur Sharma

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 29:53

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Mehraj D Lone, and Anand Vardhan are joined by author Hilal Ahmed. They discuss rising religious intolerance and visible polarisation in India. “India is a highly diverse country to lead to such a situation,” says Hilal, responding to Abhinandan's question about whether the country was hurtling towards genocide. RecommendationsHilalNacohusIslam and Controversy: The Politics of Free Speech After Rushdie Main Azaad HoonManishaThe history of the politics of blasphemy in the Indian subcontinentBhadas4Media: Hindi media watchdog that thrives on guts and gossipMehrajDo we need a new theory of evolution?AnandStates, freebies and the costs of fiscal profligacyFact-Checking the Fact-CheckersRamanInside the Alt News office after Mohammed Zubair's arrestFunding to 'non-cooperation': One-sided reportage on Zubair, with help from anonymous sourcesZubair insulted ‘respected religious leader' Bajrang Muni's followers: UP police argue in Supreme CourtAbhinandanWhy Supreme Court's Nupur Sharma remarks are dangerousSocial Media Outbursts On Judges – Impact On Dispensation Of JusticeName's Bond, EM Bond: Like Roger Moore's spy roles, emerging markets deserve a fresh review. They are set for another solid run See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 387

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 16:34

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by editor of EastMojo Amit Kumar and Rajasthan-based journalist Tabeenah Anjum. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan. Edited by Saif Ali Ekram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 386

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 23:06

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone and Anand Vardhan are joined by Sudhir Suryawanshi, author and journalist at the New Indian Express. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan. Edited by Saif Ali Ekram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 385

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 23:37

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by senior journalist Ajai Shukla. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan; edited by Saif Ali Ekram and Samrendra K Dash. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 384

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 18:51

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone and Raman Kirpal are joined by journalist Seema Guha.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 383

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 16:26

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Jayashree Arunachalam, Mehraj D Lone and Raman Kirpal are joined by journalist and author Aarish Chhabra. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 382

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 18:27

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Raman Kirpal are joined by author and professor Jabin Thomas Jacob.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 381

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 22:11

    This week on NL Hafta, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone and Raman Kirpal of Newslaundry are joined by Fahad Zuberi, researcher in architecture and city studies. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 380

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 17:35

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone and Anand Vardhan are joined by Lubhyathi Rangarajan, a lawyer and researcher, and Nikhila Henry, head of the Quint's South India bureau.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 379: India's heatwave, Prashant Kishor's ‘padyatra', US abortion law

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 28:25

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam, are joined by Lou Del Bello, an energy and climate change journalist.The panel discusses the ongoing heatwave in India and how climate change is missing from mainstream media headlines or prime time debates. “Every single decision in the newsroom has to be very intentional when it comes to climate change,” Bello says. They go on to discuss how to make climate change an issue of interest for the general public in a more proactive way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 378

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 15:30

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Raman Kirpal are joined by Dhanya Rajendran, editor in chief of the News Minute, and Abhishek Baxi, a freelance tech journalist.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 377

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 17:22

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by Himanshu, an associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 376

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 15:01

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by journalist Abhilash Khandekar and South Asia expert Michael Kugelman.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 375

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 15:01

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Meghnad S are joined by journalist Saqib Tanveer from the Independent Urdu.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 374

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 28:15

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by professor, writer and economist R Ramakumar and journalist Puja Mehra.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 373: The Kashmir Files, reportage on the Kashmiri Pandits, Congress party's survival

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 98:27

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by senior journalist and writer Alpana Kishore.The panel delves into the chaos surrounding The Kashmir Files and what it means in terms of propaganda. may never exist.”The panel also discusses what ails the Congress party in India and how long it can survive. Listen.Hafta letters: Abhinandan on millennials, western reaction to Russia-Ukraine, The Kashmir FilesReferencesHafta 372Hafta 362Reporting from Kashmir :Alpana KishoreMP govt to issue notice to IAS officer Niyaz Khan over tweets on ‘The Kashmir Files'PM Modi hails 'The Kashmir Files' movie, says 'campaign being run to discredit the film'Kashmir's Standstill AgreementRecommendationsAlpana“Who will tell them this land belongs to your father when I die?”AnandVillainy RamanLimitlessOn Kashmir, listen to all those who sufferedMP quota for Kendriya Vidyalaya admissions must goAbhinandanRace, racism, and tax lawHow 'shock therapy' created Russian oligarchs and paved the path for PutinCheck out previous Hafta recommendations.Produced and Recorded by Lipi Vats and Tehreem Roshan, edited by Umrav Singh and Saif Ali Ekram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 372: Sanctions against Russia, Karnataka High Court on hijab, future of Congress party

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 20:36

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Suhasini Haidar, diplomatic affairs editor of the Hindu.The discussion starts with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, India's stance, and responses in terms of foreign policy. Suhasini explains the various sanctions being imposed on Russia and suggests that the world may “be divided into two parts, the dollar- and non-dollar transactions, after this war”.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 371: Dissecting the BJP triumph, Cong rout and AAP wave

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 23:20

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan are joined by Jatinder Kaur Tur, journalist at the Caravan, and Sandesh Prabudesai, editor of Goa News and author of Ajeeb Goa's Gajab Politics - Goa Elections: A Perspective.Discussing the election results, Jatinder Kaur Tur says that people in Punjab were disillusioned with Captain Amarinder Singh for “not living up to his promise and consorting with the Akalis”, but that the Congress should have given him an honorable exit. While Abhinandan disagrees, Manisha adds that a Dalit CM candidate by the Congress might not have helped the party as “Dalits don't consolidate in Punjab as they do in UP” and “Jat Sikhs control narratives and panchayats”.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 370

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 10:37

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by Happymon Jacob, writer and JNU professor, and Rahul Verma, fellow at the Centre for Policy Research.The panel talks about the Indian government's delayed evacuation of Indian students in Ukraine. Anand says dispatching ministers at a time like this “is not always a bad move depending on the person's capabilities”, but not everyone agrees. Happymon says, “India is the only country to be in the good books of all. Yet it only cares about itself.”On the final phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, the panel discusses the situation on the ground and how experts are confused as to which party will emerge the winner. This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 369

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 13:14

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri and Raman Kirpal are joined by Nishtha Gautam, senior editor at the Quint, and Scroll.in journalist Arunabh Saikia.The discussion starts with the invasion of Ukraine which has been termed as a “special military operation” by Russia. The panel talks about US president Joe Biden's recent speech and threats of sanctions against the Russian government. Raman calls Vladimir Putin's orders the “work of a mad man”.The conversation shifts to polling in Uttar Pradesh as the panel discusses the role of caste. They speak about BSP chief Mayawati's impact despite her party being a weak opposition. “BSP supporters will vote for Mayawati regardless of the people in power,” Arunabh says.They also talk about the recent murder of a Bajrang Dal activist in Karnataka's Shivamogga district.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chota Hafta 368

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 14:09

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Jayashree Arunachalam and Anand Vardhan are joined by Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of the Caravan.The discussion starts with senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar quitting the party and whether this will impact the Congress's future prospects. Abhinandan calls it “one of the best things that could have happened to the Congress in years”, while Raman describes Kumar and other senior leaders as “dead wood”.The conversation shifts to the assembly election in Punjab, particularly the chief minister's comments on keeping “bhaiyas” from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar out of the state. The panel analyses how cultural stereotypes are used and why they are problematic. Moving on to Karnataka, the panel talks about the hijab row and whether it will impact the assembly elections.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 367

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 15:12

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri and Raman Kirpal are joined by part of the team covering the elections for NL: Nidhi Suresh from Goa, Ayush Tiwari from Punjab, Basant Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, and Hridayesh Joshi from Uttarakhand.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 367: Modi's Parliament speech, Assembly elections, hijab row

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 87:50

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri and Raman Kirpal are joined by part of the team covering the elections for NL: Nidhi Suresh from Goa, Ayush Tiwari from Punjab, Basant Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, and Hridayesh Joshi from Uttarakhand.The panel also talks about prime minister Narendra Modi's recent speech in the Parliament and his interview with ANI. They discuss the hijab row in Karnataka and debate on whether it will impact the elections.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.Hafta letters: Song: DifferenceReferencesThe Supply Chain DebacleCanada's “Freedom Convoy” Is a Front for a Right-Wing, Anti-Worker AgendaWhy and how we make election endorsementsConsti-tuition #NLat10 Art AuctionSena Assembly Elections 2022 RecommendationsAyushIn Memory of FriendsDespite the State: Why India Lets Its People Down and how They CopeBasantRTI se Patrkarita: Khabar Padtaal Asar NidhiThe Journalist and the MurdererHridayeshLapoojhannaBabban CarbonetRamanIn Prayagraj, students struggle to find jobs amid UP govt promises‘भर्ती नहीं आने से ओवरएज होने वाले युवा कर रहे आत्महत्या'‘आवारा पशुओं और बेरोजगारी के मुद्दों पर खरी नहीं उतरी BJP' l Another Election ShowAbhinandan#NLat10 Art AuctionCheck out previous Hafta recommendations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 366: Ten years of Newslaundry, Rahul Gandhi's speech in Parliament, Karnataka hijab row

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 120:31

    This week on NL Hafta, it's an all-Newslaundry panel with Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Anand Vardhan, Jayashree Arunachalam and Mehraj D Lone.The discussion starts with Rahul Gandhi's speech in the ParliamentThe panel talks about the hijab row in Karnataka. Since it's 10 years of Newslaundry, the panelists also talk about the journey so far and what to look forward to in the future.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.Recommendations:JayashreeThe Last WatchBudget 2022: Why the budget speech makes for a bad WhatsApp forwardManishaAjeeb Goa's Gajab Politics | Morning Show Ep 6 ft Sandesh Prabhudesai ‘Is a political party bribing journalists in Goa?' | Morning Show Ep 2MehrajPartisan Disagreement: The Role of Media, Personal Networks and Gender in Forming Political PreferencesThe Nuclear Family was a MistakeAnandUnderstanding India's new Political EconomyThe Regional Roots Of Development Politics In IndiaRamanToo many candidates, too few berths: BJP's problem of plenty in Manipurखुद को BJP का 'कट्टर समर्थक' बताने वाले Agra के जूता व्यापारी क्यों कर रहे हैं Election का बहिष्कार?My Son's FatherNever at HomeGone AwayShark TankAbhinandanHow Wordle's Creator Feels About Selling His Viral GameCheck out previous Hafta recommendations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota hafta 365

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 16:43

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Jayashree Arunachalam and Anand Vardhan are joined by author and journalist Nisha Susan.The conversation starts with a brief discussion on Nisha's new book, which is a collection of short stories about relationships in post-internet India. The panel then moves on to discuss cases of sex crimes. Jayashree recollects the sexual assault case against Malayali actor Dileep, and the acquittal of bishop Franco Mulakkal who was accused of raping nuns. In light of these cases, Nisha explains how Dileep's case is of “rape by supari”. “Rape the person and film it for revenge.”“I hope these nuns get some sort of justice with these letters, because otherwise it would be really hard to live in this world,” Nisha says.They talk about the railway exams and the protests by students while highlighting the lack of adequate media coverage in the issue. They also discuss the Uttar Pradesh poll campaign and the BJP's bid to polarise. This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 364

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 25:50

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Meghnad S are joined by Dr Sumaiya Shaikh, founding editor of Alt News Science, and independent journalist Samarth Bansal.The discussion starts with Omicron cases in India, and whether the strain is “milder” than previous variants. Sumaiya says, “This new infection is not ‘mild' in theory. But because of vaccinations, it has turned mild.” When Raman asks about data on Omicron cases, she says, “The biggest problem in India regarding data is that there is none.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 363: Inflation and its impact, BJP resignations in Uttar Pradesh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 130:06

    Timecodes:4:03 - Headlines8:40 - Inflation29:55 - UP politics 56:43 - Punjab campaigns59:40 - Saina Nehwal, Decoupled1:48:43 - Subscriber letters2:11:47 - RecommendationsThis week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan are joined by author Chetan Bhagat. The discussion starts with the inflation rates in the US and India. Chetan says, “You can't see the true suffering of a common man in the stock market because it's an evaluation of the big companies in India. And that is why it is so disconnected from the actual world.” The panel also discusses happiness and wellbeing indices in the context of Pakistan being “happier” than India, according to a recent survey. On ministers and others quitting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Manisha says, “All mainstream media have run the BJP statement which says these ministers weren't performing well.” Raman says the “caste equation is going a bit wrong” with these resignations, and that the BJP “will lose vote count”. Chetan doesn't fully agree, saying Adityanath “does have popularity, so a few resignations won't matter that much”.The conversation also spans the Punjab election campaigns, actor Siddharth's comments on Saina Nehwal, and more.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.RecommendationsChetanHuberman LabDecoupledAnandRevised SOP on preventive measures to be followed while conducting examinationsThe Great Hindu Civilisation: Achievement, Neglect, Bias and the Way Forward RamanManisha14 Peaks: Nothing Is ImpossibleThe Tender BarAbhinandanMedia experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled contentAfter Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 362: ‘Bulli Bai' case, Central Vista, PM's convoy row

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 24:18

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by journalists Alpana Kishore and Quratulain Rehbar.Quratulain explains how she was one of the people featured in the “Bulli Bai” app, and talks about how Muslim women are targeted. “I have been trolled for my journalism before but that hasn't been offensive because there is a reason: of difference of opinion,” she says. “But here, it's a plain attack and objectifying women.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 361: Covid surge, doctors' protest, attacks on minorities in India

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 23:42

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan are joined by Naresh Fernandes, editor of Scroll, and Jammi N Rao, independent public health physician and epidemiologist.The discussion starts with the surge in Covid cases worldwide, and how holiday celebrations might increase community-based transmission. “The vaccine does not guarantee that you won't be infected again,” Jammi says. “But what it does guarantee is that you won't be hospitalised or seriously ill.” Check out our Christmas offer here​​.Gamechanger subscribers, click here to get a private RSS link to listen to NL Hafta on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castro, Pocket Casts. Alert us at subscription@newslaundry.com if you face any problems.Click here to register for upcoming sessions of NL Recess. Join our Discord server for subscribers so you don't miss any Recess mailers or updates.We've a new page for subscribers to send letters to our shows. If you want to write to Hafta, click here.We have the new Newslaundry Nirvana face masks in our store. They are antiviral, UV sterilised, and reusable and washable. Flaunt your love for independent media, and stay safe. Grab yours now at www.newslaundry.com/store. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 360: House sessions, Karnataka's conversion law, Punjab lynchings, and HC remarks on duty to laugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 136:17

    To make the most of next week before the deadline, we have a discount coupon for Hafta listeners. Use code to get a flat 20 percent discount on annual and three-year plans. Check out our Christmas offer here​​.Timecodes:3:45 - Headlines6:35 - Parliamentary proceedings40: 33 - Anti-conversion bill1:17:12 - Punjab1: 32: 40 - Duty to laugh1: 35: 35 - Subscriber letters2: 09: 46 - RecommendationsThis week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Apar Gupta, writer and Executive Director of Internet Freedom Foundation, and Nitin Pai, columnist and co-founder of Takshashila Institution. The discussion starts with the parliamentary proceedings and how much attention goes into passing a bill in India. Nitin comments that the only way parliament should decide on passing bills is by some sort of “feat of force like wrestling or tug of war because it has come to that”. “Do people meet up in state legislatures before clearing any bill? No, they are not voicing the concerns,” he says. Apar points to facts. “Only one out of five bills is sent to the standing committee for approval. It's inefficient and can be made better by all means.” Abhinandan compares the legislative procedure with precedents and opens the discussion with the “unhealthy process” that exists. Jayashree adds, “All institutional checks and balances are just for show, when they (BJP) got tired with the show; they got it adjourned.”The discussion then shifts to the anti-conversion bill passed by the Karnataka government and its implications, along with references to the recent attacks on churches, which Abhinandan calls “dog whistles for the cultural agenda of BJP, because this is all they have”. The panel sifts through the governance style and gains made through the same in south India. The conversation moves to the issue of sacrilege in Punjab, the lynching cases and the recent blast in Ludhiana. The panel also talks about a statement by a Madras high court judge on the “duty to laugh”. This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.Tune in! ​​ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 359

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 22:04

    This week on NL Hafta, they discuss the upcoming election in Uttar Pradesh, Inaugural of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, Raman says,The panel talks about the updates in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and how Ajay Mishra's removal from the union cabinet has spiralled into a big issue for the opposition. The conversation also spans to the conflict between the BCCI and Virat Kohli.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 358

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 27:10

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by Karma Paljor, editor in chief of EastMojo, and Patricia Mukhim, editor of Shillong Times. The discussion begins with the killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland by security forces. Patricia says, “Until you have the army along with AFSPA, there will always be an excuse for them to kill innocents, especially when the region is declared ‘disturbed'.” The panel also compares Kashmir and Nagaland, and discusses the multiple issues with AFSPA.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 357: Munawar Faruqui quits comedy, Mamata Banerjee's politics, Sidhu Moose Wala joins Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 20:05

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Meghnad S are joined by multimedia artist Anurag Verma.While discussing Munawar Faruqui's decision to quit his stand-up comedy career, Anurag says, “The real question is of the majority's expectations, it wasn't about Munawar's identity. But the real anger was because of the expectations they have from the identity.” The panel also talks about the cancellation of comedian Kunal Kamra's shows and the backlash that Vir Das received after his ‘Two Indias' monologue at Washington DC. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 356

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 24:43

    Aakar talks about his new book, Price of the Modi Years, and highlights anti-Muslim laws that were introduced by the Modi government. “We have taken this country to a very dark place which I don't think we can ever come out of,” he says. Jayashree points out different ways in which the government targets minorities, saying, “This is a way of calling out a particular community without naming them.”On the repeal of the farm laws, Raman says there were “clear indications” that it would happen. He adds, “The media amplified this rollback to glorify Modi, whereas he just stated that the farmers failed to understand his perspective in the laws.” Aakar says, “When you pass a bill that is against the public, and the public retaliates with resistance, then it's habitual of this government to take it all back, whether publicly or not.”RecommendationsAakarGreat Singers on Great SingingRaman‘No benefit, too late': For many farmers in North Delhi, AAP bio-decomposer drive makes ‘no difference'JayashreeThe Gone WorldThe Unlikely MurdererAnand How the government lost farm reforms to rich farmersThe farmers' protest, truths and half-truthsManishaSuccession Farm laws: Sikhs being targeted by fake social media profilesTo listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 355: Tripura arrests, Tamil Nadu rains, air pollution in India, Vir Das controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 32:58

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Sujit Nair, co-founder and managing editor of HW News, and independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar. Sandhya talks about floods in Tamil Nadu, and how infrastructural developments led to the issue in Chennai city. The conversation shifts to pollution in the capital and other Indian cities, and the harm it causes. “It's not just Diwali and stubble burning,” Manisha says. “It's more than that.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 354: Tripura violence, Chhath Puja in Delhi, Padma Shri awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 29:01

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Subir Bhaumik, former correspondent with BBC and Reuters, and Vivek Kaul, journalist and economics commentator. Starting with the violence in Tripura, Subir offers some background and explains the roles of social media and the state police. “Tripura's clashes have never been communal,” he says. “It's the regional differences that initiate such issues. But this time, it's clearly Hindu-Muslim...Fake news and misinformation is the core reason of any such riot in Tripura.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 353: COP26, bypoll impact and Kejriwal's free pilgrimage promise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 15:49

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Harjeet Singh, senior advisor for Climate Action Network International, and Lou Del Bello, climate and energy journalist.During a discussion on the ongoing COP26 summit, Abhinandan points out Barbados PM Mia Mottley's speech and takes a dig at issues linked to climate finance. “Rich countries don't want to give up that money, which is not aid or favour but an obligation because they are the ones who caused the crisis,” Harjeet says.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry.In keeping with the festive spirit, we're offering you free, giftable Newslaundry subscriptions along with every Diwali hamper you buy from us. We have some new products in our hampers like a Diwali special candle, fridge magnets, and the Naxalbari comic. Get your festive hamper here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 352: Sameer Wankhede and the NCB, arrests after India-Pak cricket match

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 24:24

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Sudhir Suryawanshi, assistant editor at the New Indian Express.Sudhir takes the panel through the “drug bust” on the cruise ship in Mumbai and how the Narcotics Control Bureau works.He also explains how the Aryan Khan case has “drawn the line between how things work and how they are preferably ignored with the help of power”.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 351: Fabindia's ad controversy, Aryan Khan's arrest, Savarkar and Gandhi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 22:12

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by historian S Irfan Habib.In the context of Fabindia's ad campaign “Jashn-e-Riwaz”, which the company withdrew after backlash, Irfan points out that Urdu is not a religious language. “This whole association of language with religion is a political agenda,” he says. He also explains how languages survive when they're “linked with bread and butter”. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 350: Kashmir Violence, Coal crisis and Blue origin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 21:57

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Kashmir-based journalist, Azaan Javaid. They discuss the civilian killings in Kashmir and the fear among minority Hindus and Sikhs. “A lot of families have left but we don't have the exact number because it is an embarrassment for the government as well,” says Azaan. Azaan also talks about the media in Kashmir has been covering the killings and the state of press freedom in the Valley, “They would talk about meat pickles rather than focus on real issues,” he says.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta Ep 349

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 21:58

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    Chhota Hafta 348: Modi in America, Congress crisis in Punjab, Assam eviction drive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 27:29

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Rohan Venkat, deputy editor at Scroll, and Shivam Vij, columnist at Gulf News.The conversation starts with Modi's visit to the United States and how Indian TV news made it a topic of celebration. Rohan points out that it wasn't “just an India-US story or about how the two countries met; the actual deal was the Quad summit.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 347: Amarinder Singh's resignation and job losses in media

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 20:08

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Aunindyo Chakravarty, journalist and former managing editor of NDTV Profit, and independent journalist Vrinda Gopinath. The discussion kicks off with recent data on layoffs and job losses in the media industry and what led to the losses. Aunindyo talks about how these layoffs are not related to Covid but have been happening since 2018. “Almost 78 percent of jobs were lost in the media and publishing industry in five years,” he says. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hafta 346: Newslaundry tax ‘survey' and Tamil Nadu's NEET bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 91:31

    Timecodes2:42 - Headlines14:25 - Tamil Nadu's NEET bill32:09 - IT ‘surveys' at Newslaundry and Newsclick56:55 - Subscriber mails1:18:43- RecommendationsThis week on NL Hafta, it's the in-house panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Mehraj D Lone.They discuss Tamil Nadu's bill exempting state board students from the national medical entrance test NEET, and what led to the government bringing it. Jayashree and Mehraj explain how and why standardised tests such as NEET tend to disadvantage students from poor and marginalised communities. The discussion then moves to last week's Income Tax “surveys” targeting Newslaundry and Newsclick. Abhinandan provides a brief account of the day the ‘survey' happened at Newslaundry and kickstarts a discussion about how the institutions of state operate in India and how they wield the power they have over the public. Gamechanger subscribers, click here to get a private RSS link to listen to NL Hafta on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castro, Pocket Casts. Alert us at subscription@newslaundry.com if you face any problems.Click here to register for upcoming sessions of NL Recess. Join our Discord server for subscribers so you don't miss any Recess mailers or updates.We've a new page for subscribers to send letters to our shows. If you want to write to Hafta, click here.RecommendationsJayashreeMadhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic NightRamanGoodnight, and GoodluckAmrullah Saleh: The last man standing against TalibanManishaBillionsMehrajDay of reckoning for the media handmaidens of warHe spent his adult life helping U.S. soldiers. Now, he's desperately fleeing AfghanistanAbhinandanThis Is Your Brain On Drug AdsSeptember 11th, 20 Years of chaos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 345: Afghanistan crisis, Karnal farmer protests, Good News Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 27:36

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kripal and Manisha Pande of Newslaundry are joined by Suhasini Haidar, diplomatic affairs editor of the Hindu. They discuss the situation in Afghanistan and how media platforms have been covering it. Suhasini points out that considering the risks involved in going to the ground, most foreign journalists have been relying on activists and a few reporters who are still in the country to get a sense of what's happening. Some foreign journalists such as Lyse Doucet and Sikander Krimani, however, have been able to report from the ground with the aid of security agencies and advisors, she says. RecommendationsSuhasiniQuest for a Stable Afghanistan: A View From Ground Zero Antonio Giustozzi: The Taliban at WarAntonio Giustozzi: The Islamic State of Khorasan The favored daughter: One woman's fight to lead Afghanistan Fawzia Koofi: Letters to My Daughters RamanPaul Theroux: Tao of Travel Upcoming Newslaundry story on Osho Ashram. ManishaThis is What Winning Looks Like 9/11 and the War on Terror The Other Afghan Women AbhinandanAll you need to know about the new Taliban government Two Indicators: Water Pressure To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 344: Jallianwala Bagh revamp, Bihar floods, India's GDP growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 25:33

    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan are joined by Govindraj Ethiraj, the founder of IndiaSpend and BOOM.The conversation begins with the floods in Bihar and Assam. While these usually dominate headlines every year, this year there's been very little attention from the mainstream media. “Only local media has been reporting on it,” Anand says, “and there have been lives lost, but maybe because of the Taliban, it has not been in the headlines.”To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chhota Hafta 343: Danish Siddiqui's death, India's silent coup, and the actual Gujarat Model

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 24:27

    This week on NL Hafta, Ahinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone are joined by Josy Joseph, an investigative journalist and author of The Silent Coup.Josy explains the central idea of his book, that India is in the hold of the “Deep State”, by citing the “actual Gujarat Model” that Narendra Modi implemented nationally after taking power in New Delhi. “Those officers who are willing to serve the causes of their political masters have great careers," he says, explaining the model. He points out, by way of an example, how the police officials who investigated the Godhra train fire and subsequent anti-Muslim carnage in Modi's Gujarat went on to have national careers.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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