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The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has confirmed that his government will provide Ukraine with some of its Leopard- Two battle tanks, and allow other countries to do likewise. Also on the programme, the Indian government attempts to crackdown on screenings of a documentary which examines Prime Minister Modi's time as Chief Minister of Gujarat. And, five months after North Korea declared "victory" over covid, there are reports that a five-day lockdown has been ordered in Pyongyang because of an unnamed "respiratory illness". (Photo: Session of questions addressed to the Federal Government at the German parliament 25/01/2023 European Pressphoto Agency)
Facts & Spin for January 21, 2023 top stories: An investigation fails to identify the source of the SCOTUS draft leak, Google's parent Alphabet says it will cut 12,000 jobs, Germany comes under more pressure to provide tanks to Kyiv, the IMF chief says the global economic outlook is ‘less bad' than feared, Usain Bolt loses $12M in an alleged scam, police and protesters clash in Peru as thousands try to ‘take Lima,' India denounces a BBC documentary on Modi's alleged role in the Gujarat riots, Trump and a lawyer are fined nearly $1 million for a lawsuit against Clinton, a US judge orders Boeing to be arraigned on MAX fraud charges, and a new program lets private citizens sponsor refugees in the US. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/ Brief Listener Survey: https://www.improvethenews.org/pod
Dr. Aajay Shah is a board certified cardiologist that specializes in pacemaker implants, cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, as well as nuclear and vascular studies. Originally from Gujarat, Dr. Shah moved to the United States after graduating from Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India in 1986. He started his medical residency at McNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL and later continued his cardiology fellowship at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center before entering private practice in Okemos, MI. Dr. Shah is a very passionate doctor when it comes to cardiac health. Cardiac health is so important to him that he founded "Healthy Living with Dr. Aajay Shah" a short 4 months ago and have already grown to over 8400 followers. He promotes healthy lifestyle changes to his patients, family, and friends daily but his main goal is much bigger. He wants to change our community, then Michigan, and eventually the world. His mission is to help those that are struggling to gain control of their lives; to teach proper nutrition, effective exercises, and positive thinking. Dr. Shah resides in Okemos with his wife of 34 years. They have two children; a son that is a lawyer in Maryland and a daughter that is a Medical Student in Philadelphia. Healthy recipes definitely plays a big part in his new movement. People aren't educated enough to know how to eat healthy, what to buy, and how to make it. We launched a "Healthy Recipes with Dr. Aajay Shah" on Instagram to merely focus on healthy recipes. We post up to 5 times daily. The recipes that we promote are strictly vegan, no oil, or salt. Dr. Aajay Shah is very passionate about this type of diet because it is the healthiest. Dr Aajay Shah Board certified Cardiologist for 25 years and Board Certified Lifestyle Physician 3 years. Very big interest in prevention and reversal of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and many more. His Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/HealthyLivingwithAajayShahLLC/ His YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl3w3yO_Zq6T5Rpv6SKc_VQ Thank you for watching. Love & Kale, Chef AJ
Former Italian politician Pier Panzeri promises to tell investigators who else was involved. Also: aid agencies partially resume work in Afghanistan, the funeral of an LGBTQ activist in Kenya, and a BBC documentary brings fresh insight into the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Aadit Kapadia is joined by Rohit Pathania as they discuss the BJPs historic mandate in Gujarat-.The margins, wins and the critical seats. They also discuss the himachal pradesh elections and The Congress winning in Himachal Pradesh and Rahul Gandhi's bharat jodo yatra.
Aadit Kapadia is joined by political analysts and podcasters Kishor Narayan and Mohal Joshi as they discuss 2022 and the political, geopolitical events that shaped the year. From movies like kantara, to Russia-Ukraine, IPL, BJP's win in UP and Gujarat and more. Do Tune in.
While I'm stiffening up in the greatest city in the world (officially!) Sach is loosening up to the ways of Gujarat and Kej is getting “icky icky” (junglist massive!) We're catching up online whilst Sach is abroad for the next two weeks but as always, there's essential information to be shared in the things we learnt and the antics of Desi people in Surat!
First, the Indian Express' Sushant Kulkarni joins us to talk about a case of a switched identity, a staged accidental death, and an affair gone wrong in Pune. Second, the Indian Express' Parimal Dabhi tells us about the Jain community protests in Jharkhand and Gujarat. (12:51)And in the end, we give an update about the Haldwani eviction case. (22:14) Hosted by Rahel Philipose Produced and scripted by Utsa Sarmin and Anwiti Singh Edited and mixed by Suresh Pawar
Sanjay Kumar is Professor and Co-Director of Lokniti, a Research Programme at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. His core area of research is Electoral Politics, but using survey method as research tool he has been engaged in conducting research on very wide range of themes-Indian Youth, State of Democracy in South Asia, State of Indian Farmers, Slums of Delhi and Electoral Violence. He has published widely, written several books, edited volumes, contributed chapters for several edited volumes, published articles in various national and international research journals. His most recent book is Elections in India: An Overview. His other publications include Post Mandal Politics in Bihar: Changing Electoral Patterns, Changing Electoral Politics in Delhi: From Caste to Class, (with Praveen Rai) Measuring Voting Behaviour in India, Women Voters in Indian Elections: Changing Trends and Emerging Patterns, Youth in India: Aspirations, Attitudes, Anxieties, Indian Youth and Electoral Politics: An Emerging Engagement, (with Suhas Palshkar and Sanjay Lodha) Electoral Politics in India: Resurgence of the Bhartiya Janata Party, (With Christophe Jaffrelot) Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies and (with Peter R deSouza and Sandeep Shastri) Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions. Besides his academic writing he writes regularly for both national and regional newspapers, both in English and Hindi languages. His articles are published regularly in The Hindu, Indian Express, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicles, Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika and The Mint. He is also a well know face on Indian Television as Psephologist and Political Commentator. He has also been an international election observer in many countries.
Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil risked everything when he faced his parents and society He was next in line to a centuries-old royal dynasty in the Indian state of Gujarat - and grew up in the 1970s in a gilded cage. His family's desire to keep his blue blood away from what they called ‘commoners' meant that, growing up, he missed out on formative experiences like making friends. After a failed marriage to a princess, Manvendra finally shed his royal cocoon and was determined to break out and explore the world, and his sexuality. With the help of his new friend Ashok, a gay rights activist, the prince began a process of self-acceptance that would be put to the ultimate test. Presenter: Mobeen Azhar Producer: Edgar Maddicott Editor: Munazza Khan
Hello You, do you have a moment for us to talk about our lord and savior because the second part of our year in review episode is here. The gang looks back at the beginning of Amritkal, the Gujarat elections and all the antics of our Cutie Ji and all his sidekicks.
It's a full-house this week as Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar host all the other NL reporters. 00:00:00 - Introduction00:02:51 - Punjab and Gujarat coverage 00:10:31 - Rajasthan's Caste violence00:18:09 - Smriti Irani and Disha Salian reports00:31:17 - Pawan Jaiswal's death00:35:37 - Caste based garveyards00:47:26 - Wire vs Meta00:53:08 - Kerala Protests00:59:38 - Swaraj Show and NDTV debacle01:10:26 - Yogi who has it all01:17:03 - ICHRAkankshaThe 2000sThe CrownDoes Secularism Have A Place In Ritualistic India?ShivThe Great Indian FraudPrateekKhakeeAditiQalaTop Gun: MAverickGlass OnionAlenAriyippuAnmolMonalisa Hans Rahi ThiTanishkaGood BonesOur Last WeekAshwineDoctor GQalaAyushBilqis Understanding CasteBasantDoctor GQala Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Le 1er décembre, l'Inde a pris pour un an la présidence du G20. C'est une fierté pour ce pays émergent, que le gouvernement de Narendra Modi veut également utiliser pour promouvoir sa version de l'histoire au service de sa propre idéologie nationaliste. L'un des slogans mis en avant est en effet que l'Inde est la « mère de la démocratie ». Une affirmation contestée par beaucoup d'historiens indiens et qui dénote avec les atteintes portées aux droits démocratiques dans le pays. Avec notre correspondant à New Delhi, On voit sur une vidéo de promotion du gouvernement indien le Premier ministre, Narendra Modi, prendre symboliquement le bâton de la présidence du G20 – ce groupe des 20 pays les plus industrialisés, devenu de plus en plus important sur la scène mondiale – au nom de l'Inde. Ce pays y est décrit comme « la mère de la démocratie ». On retrouve cette appellation à de nombreuses reprises dans la communication indienne. Elle est justifiée par New Delhi, en s'appuyant sur un livre qui vient d'être publié par le Conseil indien de la recherche historique, sous la coordination de son secrétaire, le professeur Umesh Ashok Kadam. « Des éléments de démocratie sont présents en Inde de manière continue depuis l'époque védique, soit plus d'un millénaire avant notre ère. Mais cela n'a pas été compris par les colons. Ils ont exclu les textes religieux, qu'ils considéraient comme des textes épiques et non de l'histoire, alors que ces écrits montrent qu'il y avait des conseils de village où toute la communauté participait », explique ce dernier. ► À lire aussi : Inde : les laissés-pour-compte du « modèle du Gujarat » « Réécrire l'histoire de manière glorieuse dans le but d'inspirer les générations futures » Ce sont les mots du ministre de l'Intérieur, lors d'une déclaration récente, et c'est dans ce sens que travaille ce centre de recherche public. Avec un risque : celui de tordre la réalité. Car ces conclusions sont contestées par beaucoup d'historiens indiens, comme Mahalakshmi Ramakrishnan, professeure d'histoire ancienne à l'université Jawaharlal Nehru. « Il est connu qu'au Xe siècle, un village du Tamil Nadou organisait l'élection d'un conseil de représentants. Mais c'est un village de brahmanes, les élites et prêtres locaux. Ce n'est même pas au niveau régional, et encore moins généralisé à la société indienne. Ce n'est donc pas la même chose que de parler de démocratie telle qu'on la perçoit aujourd'hui », rectifie la chercheuse. Cet exemple dévoile notamment à quel point, pour les nationalistes hindous au pouvoir, l'histoire est un outil politique qui peut être remodelé pour servir leur idéologie. C'est l'analyse Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, écrivain spécialisé dans le mouvement nationaliste hindou : Ces gens ont une vision qui place les hindous au centre de l'Histoire. Ils modifient le passé pour démontrer que les musulmans sont des étrangers et des traîtres dans ce pays, et s'en servent pour glorifier l'histoire hindoue. Pour ce faire, ils utilisent les textes mythologiques comme preuves historiques. Par ce slogan, l'inde se targue aussi d'être un modèle de démocratie. Or depuis huit ans que Narendra Modi est au pouvoir, les arrestations d'opposants au régime ont explosé et les journalistes sont poursuivis pour leurs écrits, ce qui indiquerait plutôt un déclin de la pratique démocratique en Inde. ► À lire aussi : Inde : le BJP de Narendra Modi remporte une victoire écrasante dans le Gujarat
Gurmehar brings you the news from Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and China.Produced by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Satish Kumar. Research assistance by Aarav Gupta.You can get updates about all our podcasts via Twitter and Facebook. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tanishka brings you the news from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and the US.Produced by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Samarendra K Dash.Research assistance by Gurmehar Kaur. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode Notes Astha is an actress in Telugu films, Chandrahas and Pellaina Kothalo and a worldwide recognized dancer for her talent in Kathak dancing. She exhibits her passion for Sufi dancing in Kathak at various festivals like Jahan-e-Khusrau where she performed first in 2013 and then subsequent years after. She has performed at the National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing as well as the Royal Opera House in Oman and Kuwait, and the world famous Baalbeck festival in Lebanon and festivals promoting culture through the Ministry of India. She is also a choreographer of many musicals and ballets theme-based in the Mughal times where she is the lead dancer. She has studied Kathak from her Gurus, Harish Gangani and Malti Shyam in New Delhi, India. She is a computer engineer from UCLA and left a promising corporate career to pursue her passion for dance and acting. She has penned her Memoirs in her new book, Door to Heaven, which is running for best-seller status. The book has already got noticed in the non-fiction category and has received high-flying reviews from book-readers and book-reader's clubs. Book is available on Zorba Books: - Amazon: - Flipkart: - She is a TEDx Speaker having had the honor of performing a dance routine along with her speech in at TEDx Conf in Gujarat. She was voted Best Dancer and Choreographer by the The Variety Club. She has received accolades for her classical dancing style such as Nritya Utsav given to her by the organizers of festivals. She is currently active in teaching and choreographing group dances in Orlando. She is excited to lead the future generations into their awareness of dance and culture of India so they can expand their talents through her website www.asthadance.com . Follow the exciting events and projects that Astha is currently working on at:
Our last episode of 2022 brings together experts from across the world to explore how far climate mitigation action can respond to pervasive urban poverty in the global South – seen in a lack of housing and basic services such as water, sanitation and energy – and contribute to more just and equitable cities. This special episode is hosted by Anna Walnycki, principal researcher in IIED's Human Settlements research group. Alongside two IIED colleagues, principal researcher Aditya Bahadur and researcher Tucker Landesman, she is joined by two experts working on urban mitigation projects. Bijal Brahmbhatt is executive director of the Mahila Housing Trust in Gujarat, India; Daniel Kozak is senior researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina and director of the Research Center Habitat and Energy.
The Pappu of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto made fool of himself as Dr. S. Jaishankar took on his goofy Pakistani counterpart Bilawal and shamed him before a world audience. Bilawal's ugly diatribe against PM Modi also exposed him as a juvenile, rather than foreign Minister of a responsible nation. Sanjay Dixit discusses.
Aban Usmani brings you the news from Delhi, Gujarat, Punjab, and the US.Produced by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Chanchal Gupta.You can get updates about all our podcasts via Twitter and Facebook. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
First, Indian Express' Kaunain Sheriff talks about how investigation into the AIIMS cyber attack has traced the attack originated in China, and how vulnerable data might have been compromised. Second, Indian Express' Eeshanpriya MS joins to discuss how and why the panel to collect information about couples in interfaith couples in Maharashtra was announced this week. And, in the end, Indian Express's Parimal Dhabi talks about the second smallest BJP cabinet in Gujarat, and what it means for the party's roadmap for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.Host: Anwiti Singh Script: Anwiti Singh and Shashank BhargavaLead producer: Shashank BhargavaAssistant producer: Anwiti SinghEditing and mixing: Suresh Pawar and Abhishek Kumar
To commemorate the season finale of Season Eight of Grand Tamasha, Milan welcomes back show regulars Sadanand Dhume (American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal) and Tanvi Madan (Brookings Institution) to discuss the latest developments in the world of Indian politics and policy. The trio discusses the recent elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi, and what, if anything, they tell us about the political landscape heading into the 2024 general election. They also review Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra and debate the future of the Congress Party. Finally, they discuss the significance of India's G20 presidency and its domestic political salience.Milan, Tanvi, and Sadanand wrap up the show by highlighting one India-related trend they'll be keeping their eye on in 2023. “A Test of the BJP's Dominance in Gujarat (with Mahesh Langa),” Grand Tamasha, December 6, 2022. “Previewing India's G20 Agenda (with Karthik Nachiappan),” Grand Tamasha, November 30, 2022.“Congress Drama, Indian Diplomacy, and the Diaspora (with Sadanand Dhume and Tanvi Madan),” Grand Tamasha, October 12, 2022.
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In this podcast, Kushal speaks with Nalin Mehta and Aadit Kapadia as they discuss the recently concluded Assembly election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. They also discuss the MCD elections in Delhi and the future of AAP as a national party. Follow them: Twitter: @nalinmehta Twitter: @ask0704 #GujaratElection2022 #AssemblyElection #BJP ------------------------------------------------------------ Listen to the podcasts on: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kushal-mehra-99891819 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1rVcDV3upgVurMVW1wwoBp Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-c%C4%81rv%C4%81ka-podcast/id1445348369 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-carvaka-podcast ------------------------------------------------------------ Support The Cārvāka Podcast: Become a Member on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPxuul6zSLAfKSsm123Vww/join Become a Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/carvaka Become a Member on Fanmo: https://fanmo.in/the_carvaka_podcast UPI: kushalmehra@icici To buy The Carvaka Podcast Exclusive Merch please visit: http://kushalmehra.com/shop ------------------------------------------------------------ Follow Kushal: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kushal_mehra?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KushalMehraOfficial/? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarvakapodcast/?hl=en Koo: https://www.kooapp.com/profile/kushal_mehra Inquiries: https://kushalmehra.com/ Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, it's an all-Newslaundry panel as Ayush Tiwari is joined by Basant Kumar and Akanksha Kumar. The conversation begins with the Gujarat poll results as Basant recalls his observations in Gujarat, including his visits to villages which have declared themselves a part of “Hindu Rashtra”. The discussion moves to the MCD election as Akanksha dissects the mandate and how voting preferences differed according to voters' age and socio-economic status. They also talk about the unprecedented attention to the civic polls in Delhi, and whether it's a dry run for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn't, and what shouldn't have. Tune in.Timecodes00:00:00 - Introduction00:01:17 - Gujarat wrap00:24:28 - Delhi MCD Elections00:40:54 - RecommendationsRecommendationsAkankshaAn Ordinary Man's Guide to RadicalismKilling EveBasantToday's Truth: The submission of India Today GroupDiuAyushToday's Truth: The submission of India Today GroupThe Intellectual Foundations of Hindutva Produced by Parikshit Sanyal, recorded by Anil Kumar, and edited by Tehreem Roshan and Hasan Bilal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Jayashree Arunachalam and Anand Vardhan are joined by Vibes of India founder editor Deepal Trivedi and Citizen associate editor Rajeev Khanna. The conversation begins with the top headlines of the week and the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly poll results. Briefing the panel on the numbers and demographics, Deepal says, “What works in Gujarat, is the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” While she talks about election narratives that favoured the BJP and AAP, Rajeev gives an insight into the stepping stones behind the Modi factor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Facts & Spin for December 9, 2022 top stories: Brittney Griner is released in a Russian prisoner swap, Putin admits the Ukraine war could be a “long-term process,” Iran carries out its first protest-related execution, more classified documents are found at a Trump storage site, Narendra Modi's BJP is set for a record win in India's Gujarat state, Pakistani investigators say journalist Arshad Sharif's killing in Kenya was “planned,” FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is said to be facing a market manipulation inquiry, the Biden admin. urges SCOTUS to hold Big Tech liable for recommending dangerous content, NFL's Dan Snyder is accused of obstructing a House probe into the Washington Commanders, and Croatia joins Europe's free-travel zone. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/ Brief Listener Survey: https://www.improvethenews.org/pod
On December 8th, while the Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory in Gujarat, the Congress registered its first single-party majority in a long time with 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh. On today's 3 Things, Indian Express' Amil Bhatnagar, Leena Misra, Liz Matthew, and Manoj CG analyse and discuss the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly election results. They discuss the individual performances of the contenders, what worked in their favour, what worked against them, and what can be the takeaways from these results. They also reflect on the Aam Aadmi Party becoming a national party. Hosted by Anwiti Singh Scripted and produced by Utsa Sarmin and Anwiti Singh Edited and mixed by Suresh Pawar ------The Indian Express has released a new history podcast show called Pages from the past. In its first season, hosts Adrija Roychowdury and Damini Jaiman explore the stories of five princely states that were reluctant to join the Indian union in 1947. You can listen to the first episode of this 5-episode season for free on indianexpress.com or download our app where all the episodes are available for free. You can find the links here:Listen to the first episode for free on The Indian Express website: https://indianexpress.com/audio/pages-from-the-past/ep-1-travancore-the-reluctant-princes-4/8307677/Or listen to all the episodes for free on The Indian Express app:iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/indian-express-news-epaper/id506351833Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?
Welcome to Cyrus Says, Cock & Bull! In today's episode, Cyrus is joined by Sriraam & Ayushi.Cyrus is ranting about the VVIP movement in the city, AGAIN. If he got a penny everytime he did it, he would be a millionaire. Ayushi and Sriram have no idea who is hosting the show today, and start talking about if everyone on the show were a vegetable, which one would they be. Topics discussed:Election results for MCD, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is TIME Person of the Year 2022 & India loses against Bangladesh. Tune in for this and much more! Subscribe to the Cyrus Says YouTube Channel for full video episodes!Check out the Cyrus Says Official MerchFollow Sriraam on Instagram at @sriraamp Follow Ayushi on Instagram at @ayushia9 Listen to Cyrus Says across Audio PlatformsIVM Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon MusicEmail your AMA questions to us at email@example.com Don't forget to follow Cyrus Says' official Instagram handle at @whatcyrussays for best bits from the show, memes and much more!Connect with Cyrus on socials:Instagram | TwitterAnd don't forget to rate us!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comprehensive Election Results exclusive analysis of 2022 Gujarat and Himachal elections with Bhau Torsekar, Omkar Chaudhary, Abhishek Tiwari and Mahesh Chaudhary, with focus on what future holds for the various players.
Aban Usmani brings you the news from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, US, and Iran.Produced by P Madhu Kumar, edited by Saif Ali Ekram.Research assistance by Gurmehar Kaur. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dubbed as prestige battle, Kiritkumar Keshavlal Patel & JS Patel ensure double delight for BJP. A first-time candidate, Kiritkumar records win margin of 51,000-plus votes in Unjha.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has scripted a spectacular victory in Gujarat, improving even on its 2002 election performance under Narendra Modi, who has since gone on to be the prime minister. The Aam Aadmi Party has made big gains in terms of vote share, seemingly at the expense of the Congress, which has put up its worst performance ever. The grand old party, however, is posies to defeat the incumbent BJP in Himachal Pradesh. Newslaundry editors Atul Chaurasia and Manisha Pande and reporters Ayush Tiwari, Basant Kumar and Shivnarayan Rajpurohit analyse the results.Listen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This past week, voters in the state of Gujarat went to the polls to select the 182 newest members of the state assembly. While the votes will be counted on December 8, there is an aura of inevitability around the result; journalists, pundits, and polls all point toward a decisive victory by the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Narendra Modi. But this year's contest is not without its fair share of intrigue. In what has traditionally been a two-party contest between the BJP and the Congress Party, this year Gujarat features an ambitious new entrant in the form of the Aam Aadmi Party.To talk more about this year's election and what it signifies, Milan is joined on the show this week by the journalist Mahesh Langa. Mahesh is a veteran journalist who currently serves as the Gujarat correspondent for the Hindu. He previously covered the state for the Hindustan Times. The two discuss the significance of the 2022 race, AAP's pitch to voters, and the Congress' listless campaign. Plus, the two discuss the enduring legacy of the 2002 riots and the salience of the “Gujarat Model.” Mahesh Langa, “Modest turnout of 59.11% registered in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections,” Hindu, December 5, 2022.Mahesh Langa, “Congress views terrorism from prism of vote bank, says PM Modi,” Hindu, November 27, 2022.Nistula Hebbar and Mahesh Langa, “With two Opposition firebrands of 2017 now in BJP camp, election loses its spark,” Hindu, November 23, 2022.
JD-ATS Mega Exit Poll is here. Bhau Torsekar, Omkar Chaudhary and Abhishek Tiwari join Sanjay Dixit to analyse the Chintamani-JD Poll on Gujarat and HP, and JD-ATS Poll on Gujarat, HP and MCD.
As Gujarat votes in the second phase of the assembly election, the Newslaundry election team discusses whether the BJP is poised to return to power. They explore why voters want to put their faith back in a party that's been in power in Gujarat for over 25 years, PM Modi's connect with the state, and why price rise and inflation don't affect his appeal to voters.The team also discusses latest entrant AAP and its potential vote bank, how this is an election where the state will choose its main opposition party, and why the Congress's campaign is so low-key.Listen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The way wind's blowing – pointers for national politics up to 2024 in exit polls for Gujarat, Delhi MCD and Himachal. Watch ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta decode in episode 1225 of ‘Cut The Clutter'. Brought to you by @KiaInd ----more----Read Shekhar Gupta's National Interest here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/gujarat-election-is-anything-but-dull-bjps-political-neurosis-about-aap-is-the-hidden-headline/1246272/----more----https://theprint.in/national-interest/a-gujarat-gamble-a-likely-reason-rahul-is-not-giving-modi-a-fight-this-assembly-election/1236197/
Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain. In this week's #NationalInterest, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta talks about the outcome of Gujarat election, 2022, that will at the very least determine who gets the right to be the main challenger to Modi and the BJP in 2024. Brought to you by @KiaInd --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/gujarat-election-is-anything-but-dull-bjps-political-neurosis-about-aap-is-the-hidden-headline/1246272/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The European Union wants India as a strategic ally. And India loves the positive attention it's getting from Europe. Both sides are trying to speed up a long stalled-trade agreement amid steadily tightening relations. But that only serves to magnify a glaring double standard in EU foreign policy. While the EU openly criticises China for abusing its the mostly Muslim Uyghur population, the EU turns a blind eye to the way India treats its own Muslim minority. The problems run deeper still. India's prime minister Narendra Modi has his roots in a fascist Hindu movement. And like Viktor Orbán of Hungary, Modi is associated with a rise in the kind of right-wing national populism that the EU supposedly deplores. So while the EU still describes India as the world's largest democracy, a looming question is how much longer that will continue to be the case. Journalist Rana Ayyub has emerged as one of the most prominent critics of Modi. She went undercover to investigate the extent of official complicity in mass killings of Muslims in Gujarat when Modi was the state's chief minister. Rana has been profiled in Time magazine and the New Yorker, and she's now a columnist for The Washington Post. She says any rapprochement with India mustn't come at the expense of the truth about Modi's authoritarian instincts and links to brutality against minorities. Also in this episode: Dutch member of the European Parliament Agnes Jongerius on her priorities for trade talks with India. Agnes represents the Socialists & Democrats group within the influential trade committee.Support the show
First, Indian Express' Shubhangi Khapre joins us to talk about the impact of Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena and Prakash Amdebkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi alliance on Maharastra's politics in the coming days.Second, Indian Express' Andrew Amsan discusses a botched-up track relaying project due to which the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi hasn't hosted any track-and-field event for almost four years now. (09:22)And in the end, Indian Express' Avinash Nair tells us about the "vote from home" initiative that has been implemented in Gujarat for the first time. (16:37)Hosted by Rahel Philipose Scripted and produced by Utsa Sarmin Edited and mixed by Suresh Pawar
First, Indian Express' Leena Mishra discusses BJP's election campaign history in Gujarat, their present strategies, and how the other parties are keeping up with the “carpet bombing” approach to the rallies.Second, Indian Express' Deep Mukherjee joins us to talk about BJP's campaign named ‘Jan Akrosh Abhiyan' in Rajasthan, aimed at highlighting the failure of the ruling Congress. (13:15)And in the end, Indian Express' Ankita Upadhyay tells us about the alleged attack on the AIIMS server and its impact on patients and the hospital administration. (21:36)Hosted by Rahel Philipose Scripted and produced by Utsa Sarmin, Rahel Philipose and Anwiti Singh Edited and mixed by Suresh Pawar
This week, it's an all-Newslaundry panel as Akanksha Kumar is joined by Basant Kumar and Ayush Tiwari. Basant kicks off the podcast by talking about the ongoing election season in Gujarat, the ground realities of the Gujarat model, unemployment, Narendra Modi's image, and unkept promises such as those surrounding the sugar mill in Kodinar. He explains how the closing down of one mill has compelled farmers to grow less profitable crops as compared to sugarcane. Ayush then details how the Yogi Adityanath government gave Republic TV a plot in Noida for a new studio, and how this land was leased during the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, on a day Arnab Goswami interviewed the chief minister in Ayodhya. He says the deal is not illegal but raises questions. This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn't, and what shouldn't have. Tune in.Watch the conversation here Timecodes00:00:00 - Introduction00:01:59 - Gujarat Elections00:16:37 - Basant's Recommendation 00:17:33 - Republic TV land deal00:28:29 - Recommendations Recommendations Akanksha KumarAt the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal‘स्वराज' सीरियल: न देखने वाले, न खरीदने वाले फिर भी पानी की तरह बह रहा करोड़ों रुपया Ayush TiwariChasing Bollywood dreams: How Noida's Film City became a media hubReports on Twitter by Casey Newton Basant KumarExclusive: Yogi government gives Republic TV Noida plot for new studio‘स्वराज' सीरियल: न देखने वाले, न खरीदने वाले फिर भी पानी की तरह बह रहा करोड़ों रुपयाFund our Election Coverage Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Back in the days when bands like Led Zeppelin or The Who toured America, teens lined up overnight at ticket booths, hoping for great seats when the window opened. As time went on, the queue moved to the telephone and ultimately online. All the while, one company increased its grip on the live-event market. That company is Ticketmaster. But that could change thanks to Taylor Swift. Having waited years to see her live again, millions of fans were blocked by a combination of crushing demand, technical breakdown and the ascendance of bot-buyers who funnel tickets to a secondary market that charges sky-high prices. (In the 20th century, they were called scalpers.) As reporter Augusta Saraiva explains, this consumer calamity infuriated Swift's fans, many of whom are swimming in cash saved up during the pandemic and desperate to spend it, regardless of the shaky economic landscape. This strange state affairs already has a name: “Swiftonomics.” Lawmakers have seized on the popular outrage, uniting with fans against what many have long alleged to be Ticketmaster's monopoly power. Host Stephanie Flanders speaks with Bloomberg industry analyst Eleanor Tyler about how the debacle, and its growing political exploitation, may be the tipping point for increased antitrust regulation that finally breaks Ticketmaster's spell over the live event marketplace. Then we dive headlong into a different thicket: how recycling doesn't work as advertised. Consumers may feel better about mass consumption because there's a blue bin for everything, but the hard truth is they're fooling themselves. Most of the plastics, clothes and other items they seek to recycle wind up in landfills or dumped on the developing world. Along the shoreline of Accra, Ghana, what locals call “dead white people's clothes” can be found in piles up to six feet high. Reporter Natalie Pearson explains that while fast-fashion chains like H&M and Zara encourage recycling, only a small fraction of their clothes will ever be remade into new items. Bloomberg recently surveyed the problem in Accra, where some 40% of the imported clothes end up as trash, and in the Indian state of Gujarat, where roughly one-third have no use. Finally, Flanders sits down with Bennington College Senior Fellow and visiting faculty member Judith Enck, a US Environmental Protection Agency official during the Obama administration, to discuss just how broken the recycling system is, and how it could be made to work better.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The narrow victory completes a staggering rehabilitation for the former president who was jailed for corruption. Also: A suspension bridge crowded with pedestrians has collapsed in the Indian state of Gujarat, killing at least 80 people, and to mark Halloween, we hear about the woman who collects recipes from tombstones.