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    ThePrintPod: India must take strong view of attack on Hindus but not with an ‘anti-Bangladesh' mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 6:34

    Hindus in Bangladesh as well as the small group of pro-democracy civil society leaders are the best guarantee for an India-friendly neighbour in the East. Don't let them quit.

    ThePrintPod: In 2 years of MVA, Uddhav-Pawar ties deepen but Sena & NCP cadre not ready to be friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 12:37

    Over the last 2 years, there have been at least 8 instances where NCP and Sena leaders have publicly clashed over local issues or acrimonious statements made by one party against the other.

    Pure Science: Astronomers discover faster than usual Fast Radio Bursts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 10:34

    Astronomers have recorded over 1600 Fast Radio Bursts — mysterious, high energy radio pulses coming periodically from a spot in the sky — in under 60 hours. Where these radio signals come from and what causes them is a mystery. ThePrint's Sandhya Ramesh explains the observations, which pose more questions than answers to our understanding of these high energy phenomena. 

    ThePrintAM : Why is Delhi University first choice of students despite 100% cut-offs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 7:13

    Cut The Clutter: Vaccine confidence vs hesitancy as India takes 100-cr mark on its stride & Russia stutters & stalls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 23:13

    As India crosses the mark of 100 Crore vaccine doses, Shekhar Gupta finds, how various states compare. Also, a case study of vaccine confidence versus hesitancy as mighty Russia stalls, sees record cases & deaths. Episode 862 of CutTheClutter

    India says given all Covaxin data to WHO, expect positive outcome at meeting next week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:38

    Long wait for Covaxin's emergency-use listing has perplexed many. The issue was discussed at great length during Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's meeting with WHO Director-General Tuesday.

    ThePrintPod : Calling BSP ‘BJP's B-team' shows caste bias. Here are four reasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:09

    In this article, I assess the most common claims being made vis-a-vis BSP's political strategy in Uttar Pradesh as well as the party's preparations.

    ThePrintAM : What‘s behind the unseasonal floods in Kerala and Uttarakhand?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:06

    Cut The Clutter: Congress seeks allies as they steal its votes & ground slips in Punjab. And who are the Nihangs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 28:09

    As Amarinder Singh tells Shekhar Gupta that he is floating his own party, a trend of Congress losing its voters to allies can be picked from UP, Goa and Tamil Nadu as well. And who are the colourful Sikhs of Nihang sect, what is 'Sarbloh Granth', and the controversy surrounding its ‘sacrilege.' Episode 861 of #CutTheClutter

    PureScience: Our planet‘s earthshine is declining & this is why it matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 6:34

    When you look up at a crescent moon, there's a blurry, dimly lit outline that isn't quite as bright as the crescent. This is FROM earthshine -- the sunlight reflected from Earth onto darker parts of the moon. Scientists have discovered that our planet's earthshine has been declining, and one of the reasons for this could be climate change. In this episode of PureScience, Simrin Sirur explains the significance of earthshine and why it could be shrinking. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Supplementary readings Study: warming "hiatus": decadal oscillation:

    ThePrintPod: India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi's Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 6:59

    In India, where the right hand often doesn't know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.----more----Read article here:

    ThePrintPod : Is it brinjal or tomato? No, it's ‘Brimato', just like ‘Pomato' grafted by Varanasi scientists

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 4:21

    ICAR-IIVR says each Brimato plant can yield 3-4 kg brinjal and 2-3 kg tomato. It will help grow more in smaller spaces like semi-urban and urban areas, and reduce costs.

    Cut The Clutter : Key new India-Israel-US-UAE alliance in Middle East & why some call the Quad to India's west

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 22:54

    As India, US, Israel and UAE form a new alliance, Shekhar Gupta explains if it is truly a 'new quad' or a 'Middle Eastern quad' as it comes one year after the significant Abraham Accords. And a look at India's relations with Israel over the years. Episode 860 of CutTheClutter

    ThePrintPod: Indian healthcare is missing out on talents not inclined to join medical profession

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:28

    Long training period, lack of commensurate remuneration and shortage of opportunities for professional growth are hampering student entry into the medical field. Here's the way out.----more---- Read the full article here:

    Politically Correct: Rahul Gandhi's impending return as president is a win-win for both Congress and BJP

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 19:46

    CWC choice of Rahul Gandhi as party president isn't about the fight against BJP. It was about the Gandhi dynasty's crown jewel, Congress, and they have secured it. Watch ThePrint's Political Editor DK Singh explain in #PoliticallyCorrect

    ThePrintPod: Lashkar offshoot circulated ‘how to target non-locals' document month before Kashmir killings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 5:55

    In the document, The Resistance Front (TRF) also threatened to target civilians who help non-locals, & officials who help them get domicile certificates. ----more---- Read the full article here :

    ThePrintAM: What is the role of TRF in civilian killings in Kashmir?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 6:29

    Cut The Clutter: Why has China‘s nuclear capable, hypersonic missile launch has shaken the strategic world

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 24:36

    News has just broken that China launched  launching a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. Shekhar Gupta explains why this is a concern for the strategic world when Russia & US already possess hypersonic capabilities. What are ICMB, HGVs and where does India stand in the race of hypersonic missile systems. Episode 857 of CutTheClutter

    ThePrintPod: From cricket & trade to strategic allies — the 14-year switch in India-Australia relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 9:07

    Bilateral ties started to evolve as Australia's relationship with China began deteriorating, after a period of steady economic relations between Beijing and Canberra.----more----Read article here:

    ThePrintAM: Did CWC meet help address Congress leaders' grievances?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 6:20

    ThePrintUninterrupted: How to stand up to a dictator? Nobel laureate-journalist Maria Ressa on facts, trust & social media

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 42:19

    #NobelPeacePrizeWinner #MariaRessa In this edition of #ThePrintUninterrupted, Nobel Peace Prize winner journalist Maria Ressa tells ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra how social media giants have aided and abetted the rise of populist leaders across the globe while creating fractured societies with manipulated realities based on twisted half-truths. The co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a news website based in the Philippines, also discussed how people speaking the truth to the power are being intimidated at various levels.

    NationalInterest: Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 21:22

    India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read this week's National Interest here:

    ThePrintAM: Why have prices of tomato, onion, potato surged 100%?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 5:22

    CutTheClutter: Why India slipped to 101 out of 116 countries as latest global hunger Index holds up a rude mirror

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 29:21

    India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index rankings, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Shekhar Gupta looks into this alarming report that raises questions on our nutrition, 75 years after Independence. Does this report mean India is starving and how is hunger defined? Episode 858 of CutTheClutter Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read Ivica Petrikova and Arvind Kumar's article here: Episode 295 of Cut The Clutter here:

    ThePrintPod: It's not such a happy Dussehra or Diwali this year as tomato, onion, potato prices surge 100%

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 6:26

    Red the full story here:

    ThePrintPod: The spirit of my great-grandfather, a shareholder of Air India, is now resurrected

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 8:00

    By resurrecting Air India, the present dispensation has finally undone the mistake that we can attribute to Nehru or his advisors.   Read the full article here:

    ThePrintAM: Why Delhi‘s smog towers are unlikely to help fight air pollution

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 6:35

    Cut The Clutter: Return of old ‘normal' in one aspect of India-China ties, trade booming, deficit reaching all-time high

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 23:22

    India's trade with China is poised to cross a record $ 100 bn but the deficit also seems breaching the earlier record of $ 62.9 Bn. Economic dependence on Chinese exports versus the dream of aatmanirbharta. And Pakistan's internal politics just got curiouser as ISI chief appointment is stalled.  Shekhar Gupta also comments on Aryan Khan's case for bail. Episode 857 of CutTheClutter

    ThePrintPod: Mamata & Governor keep it civil in public, but letters show sparring is still on

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 7:11

    Letters exchanged between governor and chief minister this week deal with Dhankhar's concerns regarding violence that followed West Bengal assembly elections earlier this year.   Read the full article here:

    ThePrintPod : Can't silence cases. As more women join, Indian military must address sexual assault problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 7:56

    A primary concern of the public and military fraternity about women in the armed forces has been torture and rape at the hands of the enemy. But what about colleagues?

    Why has West Bengal Covid R value gone up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 5:02

    CutTheClutter: Why Air India sold to Tata signals big shift from 70 yrs of economic destruction masked as socialism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:52

    As Ratan Tata says "Welcome back, Air India". Shekhar Gupta analyses the tumbling flight taken off by Air India led by Nehru and all other governments to follow. What was the mindset of Indian government over the years and why is this privatisation so significant. Episode 856 of CutTheClutter. Additional Research by Sukriti Vats and Amogh Rohmetra Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read Gautam Chikermane's article here: Anil Swarup's article here: Shekhar Gupta's articles on CAG here: ----more---- the CAG report here:

    Coal India has become the whipping boy in coal crisis but Modi govt can't escape blame

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 8:20

    The coal crisis is reminiscent of the shortage in 2014, which was managed through a meticulous plan and execution. There is a roadmap to deal with it. Read the full story here:

    Hathras to Lakhimpur Kheri, opposition is only relying on BJP missteps, not setting agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 6:24

    The opposition in UP has found its voice, but it needs to dig its own language and agenda, not merely beat the anti-Modi tin drum. Watch News Editor Ruhi Tewari in #PoliTricks. To know more, read:

    The GlobalPrint: Why China believes it is a much stronger power than India & why LAC disengagement talks have failed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 14:47

    In this edition of #GlobalPrint, ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra explains the breakdown in talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China on the Line of Actual Control on Sunday and why China believes it is more powerful than India and on par only with the US.

    ThePrintPod: Why tiny Mizoram has emerged as Covid hotspot with 17% positivity rate as rest of India sees drop

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 4:53

    Officials in Mizoram's health department point to a variety of factors that could have led to the recent surge, including a large ‘vulnerable population' and ‘targeted testing'.----more----Read article here:

    ThePrintAM : Why has Mizoram emerged as a Covid hotspot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 4:55

    CutTheClutter: Good news as India dumps diesel cars — how fuel pricing led to behaviour change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 19:21

    Data identifies a positive new trend in the collapse of the sale of the more polluting Diesel cars. Shekhar Gupta explains what is the surprising correlation between the price of diesel and the sale of diesel cars since the Modi government withdrew fuel subsidy. And why the stalemate in new ISI chief's appointment underlines a power tussle in Pakistan. Episode 855 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read Nikhil Rampal's article on diesel here: Snehesh Alex Philip's article here: India's statement on 13th India-China corps commander level meeting here: China's statement on India-China military talks here:

    ThePrintPod : This story of kisan-mazdoor tussle in Western UP shows what the farmers' movement is lacking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 9:01

    The story of Bharatiya Mazdoor Union shows the ‘bhaichara' missing between kisan and mazdoor to make today's farmers' agitation successful.

    ThePrintPod: No Modi speech, no slogans, muted participation: It's a quiet Durga Puja for BJP in Bengal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 7:29

    Last year, before Bengal elections, BJP participated in Durga Puja festivities with fanfare. This time, leaders claim they're lying low because of Trinamool ‘intimidation'.  

    Politically Correct : Why PM Modi picked politicians with criminal charges to assist Amit Shah in home ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 9:11

    Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana wants to better the force's image in public. It doesn't really matter — look at India's home ministry. Watch our Political Editor D.K. Singh in #PoliticallyCorrect

    ThePrintAM: Why have Indians stopped liking diesel cars?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 8:04

    CutTheClutter: Courage that won Maria Ressa & Muratov their Nobels, and why so few journalists get it

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 21:44

    Two courageous journalists, Maria Ressa from Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov from Russia, have won the Nobel peace prize. Shekhar Gupta throws light on the significance of Nobel prize for journalists over the years. Why Nobel peace prize given for journalism is linked to global politics and the state of democracy around the world. Episode 854 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by  @Kia India 

    ThePrintPod: Back in school after lockdowns, kids struggling to adjust, teenagers don't want to open up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 6:29

    Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.----more----

    ThePrintPod: Lakhimpur Kheri is tipping point for Modi govt. Like Gandhi's Chauri Chaura was for British

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 6:35

    Until now, Modi's capture of power and ability to either ignore or dismiss his critics held total sway. Lakhimpur Kheri has changed that.----more----Read article here:

    ThePrintAM: Can Ashish Mishra's arrest pacify farmers ahead of UP Polls?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:29

    CutThe Clutter: Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistani ‘bomb,' global don of nuclear spying & smuggling passes away

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 25:17

    In the light of the passing of nuclear physicist Abdul Qadeer "AQ" Khan on Sunday morning at the age of 85, Shekhar Gupta traces the life and times of the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, from his birth in Bhopal, espionage in the Netherlands and tacit nuclear threat to India in the late 1980s. What was the AQ Khan network, footprints in Iran, North Korea, Europe. Episode 853 of #CutTheClutter

    National Interest: Why Lakhimpur Kheri to Kashmir via Punjab is the road India cannot risk taking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 20:48

    Key to handling troubles in Kashmir is Punjab at peace. 30 years back, familiar & evil outside forces were given an opening to set fire to both. India can't let this happen again. Watch Shekhar Gupta in #NationalInterest.

    ThePrintAM: Why has Supreme Court pulled up UP govt over Lakhimpur Kheri?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 4:52

    Cut The Clutter: Pakistan shifts Kabul ‘superstar' ISI chief Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed, race begins for Bajwa successor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 20:28

    As controversial ISI chief Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed is shifted out of ISI and made Corps Commander, Peshawar, Shekhar Gupta throws light on the recent reshuffle in Pakistani Army. Is his removal from the powerful post a demotion or a promotion? Also, countdown to the next Army chief.  Episode 852 of CutTheClutter.

    ThePrintPod: WhatsApp chats & 36 ‘communal' articles is what UP Police has against jailed journalist Kappan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 11:55

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