Newslaundry Podcast

Development writer and international negotiations watcher, Biraj Swain discusses the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi with farmer and Farmers' Forum editor Ajay Vir Jhakar, trade analyst and journalist Devinder Sharma, Third World Network's Ranja Sengupta and CUTS International's Executive Director Bipul Chatterjee. They discuss the wins and losses at the WTO Summit, the fate of Indian agriculture and India public stock-holding for food security, the hard game that US and EU played and why did India give in. They wrap up with some crystal ball gazing if the market access obsession has killed multilateralism and international solidarity forever and the road ahead for Doha Development Agenda.

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In this episode of NL Hafta, Ramanathan S, partner and journalist at The News Minute, joins us as we discuss the Chennai flood coverage and the relief and rescue work done by the News Minute team. Then, the team moves on to discuss the new Juvenile Justice Bill. We also discuss Facebook’s campaign to push Free Basics in India, Kirti Azad’s suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bajirao Mastani and more. It’s Christmas, so we have a special song for our listeners.

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A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. #SalmanKhanVerdict, Sonia Gandhi’s "jaanta hai main kaun hoon" defiance and an exclusive interview with her, Sushma Swaraj's Pakistan visit, Barkha Dutt's subtle ways to promote her book, visa denial to Times Now, Fuckwah Award and more.

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Barkha Dutt talks about her new book, This Unquiet Land. She clears the air on the Radia Tapes controversy and addresses the accusations made against her about her reportage on the Kargil War. She also talks about the mistakes the TV media made while covering 26/11 terror attacks and the lessons learnt. In a candid conversation, she also talks about dealing with sexual abuse as a child and an abusive relationship in college.



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Hindol Sengupta talks about his new book, Being Hindu, the concept of soul and conscience, the debate on intolerance and more.

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In this episode of NL Hafta, we discuss the Central Bureau of Investigation raid on the Delhi secretariat and Aam Aadmi Party’s allegations against Arun Jaitley. We then move on to discuss the attention Barkha Dutt’s book has been getting on Amazon. The team debates whether the word “presstitute” is offensive or not, and we also discuss the larger issue of taking offence. Was the cartoon in the Australian newspaper racist? We give our take on what constitutes stereotyping and racism. Madhu Trehan also shares with us her experience of being on the cover of India Today. In the end we dedicate a song to a bunch of people who have been making and breaking the news lately.

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Development writer and international negotiations watcher Biraj Swain discusses the recently concluded climate change conference at Paris with Mukul Sanwal, India's first chief COP negotiator, Darryl D' Monte, veteran environmental journalist, Aditi Kapoor of Alternative Futures, Raman Mehta of Climate Action Network South Asia. They discuss the outcomes of the conference, the stand-off between United States-European Union and rest of the world, the role India and China played. They also discuss India's pitch and participation and how does India's global championing of equity square up with its gross in-country inequity. They conclude with some crystal ball gazing on the road ahead beyond Paris. Please visit Newslaundry website for the reference links. Produced by Kartik Nijhawan
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In this episode of NL Hafta, Kanwar Sandhu, founder of Free Media Initiative, joins us as we discuss his cover story in Outlook magazine, “Confessions Of A Killer Cop”. Sandhu in his story gets Gurmeet Singh Pinky, a former “encounter specialist” of Punjab Police, to reveal in detail how hundreds were eliminated in staged killings as a preventive measure to tackle Sikh militancy after 1984. The team also discusses the uproar in Parliament over the National Herald case and whether the blanket coverage it received in the media was owing to a change in the government. We also discuss Delhi government’s recently-announced “odd-even formula” to tackle pollution in the capital and whether women should be exempt from it. Then we move on to discuss BJP MP Chandan Mitra’s remarks on Twitterati and NDTV’s report from drought-hit Bundelkhand. Finally, we discuss the Salman Khan verdict and dedicate a song to him.

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The filmmaker talks about his new documentary on Sunny Leone and why Leone chose to be an adult film star.


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A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. Bihar elections and the media’s faux pas on the result day, career options for Chirag Paswan, Pahlaj Nihalani’s song for Modi, media coverage of Modi’s UK visit, Fuckwah award and much more.


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