Newslaundry Podcast

Political commentator and journalist Kanchan Gupta joins us this week as we discuss the 40thanniversary of the Emergency and the possibility of it coming around again. The team then discusses if​  the media coverage of Yoga Day​ went overboard. We also discuss​ whether the Charleston shooting ​was an act of terrorism or a hate crime​.

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Journalist Bhupendra Chaubey joins the team and we discuss whether the television media paid enough attention to the death of a journalist in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The team, then, goes on to discuss the Sushma Swaraj–Lalit Modi row and the way the media covered the ongoing controversy.

We also discuss Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the new FTII chairman and the furore over his “pedigreed” body of work. We then move on to discuss AAP’s new television ad. Finally, Chaubey gives us a “scoop” on the ongoing Lalit Modi controversy.

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Mihir Sharma on his book Restart, the discourse around the Indian economy, favourite journalists, the truth about his middle name and whether a writer’s religion is important at all.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm IST

Hartosh Singh Bal, Political Editor of The Caravan joins us as we discuss The Caravan’s recent story about an email trail involving the Essar group that leads to the President's office. We also talk about Arvind Kejriwal’s “softball” interview with Barkha Dutt, and how controversies don’t seem to let go of the Aam Aadmi Party.  The teams, along with Bal, then proceed to dissect the Indian media’s coverage of the Indian Army’s “covert” attacks in Myanmar. The team then proceeds to weigh in on whether Messi is indeed the greatest footballer to have set foot on earth.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm IST

The "coronation" of "kings", confusion between IITand IIIT, ghar ke channels, Modi's one year in office, Amitabh Bachchan's interview spree, Aaj Tak's "Smriti Ki Pariksha" and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm IST

The Newslaundry team has a freewheeling discussion on the news of the week. In this episode, we discuss Aaj Tak's Smriti ki Pariksha, the Defence Minister's racist remarks, Maggi controversy, Yoga Day celebrations and more. We also have a special song dedication for Narendra Modi.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm IST