Newslaundry Podcast

We try to agree with a disagreeable Tavleen Singh as she talks about news media, crony capitalism, NGOs, full disclosure and disdain worthy left leanings of the anchor. She throws up a Hindi challenge too. How? Watch.

Direct download: Tavleen_I_agree.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am IST

NDTV’s Ravish speaks to Madhu Trehan about “Lutyen’s journalism” and how the government prefers speaking to the English media, social media’s role in empowering women, the PMO’s twitter account, the response to media coverage of Bal Thackeray’s death, and more…

Direct download: Ravish_Kumar.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm IST

HT Political Editor Vinod Sharma goes from beatific to belligerent while talking about his Centrist position, why he celebrated Vajpayee, being “separated at birth”, the Singhvi CD & chastity belts, and whether he’d ever accept a Rajya Sabha nomination.

Direct download: Vinod_Sharma_CYTI.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm IST

Kanchan Gupta, Associate Editor of Pioneer speaks to Madhu Trehan on his journalism, being viewed as a “bigoted fundamentalist”, the Hindutva movement, his disillusionment while working with the government and how Narendra Modi would never want to fuse faith with politics.

Direct download: kanchan_gupta.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm IST

He is the new Editor of The Hindu. Siddharth Varadarajan talks about controversies preceding his appointment, the menace of paid news and credibility crisis in media. Constituents and deterrents of riot system and The Hindu’s yardstick for handling Wikileaks data.

Direct download: CYTI_sidhartha_vardharajan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm IST

His journey from a small town to the bright studio lights of TV journalism. Ashutosh shares his views on Hindi-English divide in news media, the elitism in advertising, freedom and constraints of editorial space and more. Does he reaveal his surname?

Direct download: Ashutosh.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm IST

Karan takes up Devil’s case relentlessly, but how does he take to role reversal? Watch Madhu Trehan give him a dose….. of his own medicine. Can Karan take it?

Direct download: Karan_Thapar.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm IST

Punya Prasun Bajpai, Consulting Editor, Zee News talks about the attempt of the government to limit coverage on Team Anna, the need to have a media watchdog, corporatisation and corruption in journalism, and why journalists should stay away from politicians. Don’t miss it.

Direct download: prasun_Bajpai.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm IST

Arun Shourie speaks to Madhu Trehan on “being sacrificed” by Ramnath Goenka, fatwas and kaafirs, the Manu Smriti and the need for a Hindu soul with an Islamic body, the culture of appeasement, Modi and the “coup against Vajpayee”, BJP not being a particularly religious party and more.

Direct download: Arun_Shourie.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm IST

Interview with Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose talks about Ram Jethmalani, how politicians and journalists can never be friends, faux ‘live’ telecasts and whether she’d carry a negative story on Mukesh Ambani, now that he owns a stake in Network 18.

Direct download: Sagarika_Gosh.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm IST