Newslaundry Podcast

This week on NL Hafta, journalist and author Rahul Pandita talks about the condition of scribes in Bastar and the recent arrest of a reporter, Prabhat Singh. We talk about state intimidation in Chhattisgarh and what it means to be a stringer there. Pandita also talks about why being called a Kashmiri Pandit has more resonance for him than being called a Kashmiri Hindu. Moving on, we discuss the image of the Jet Airways flight attendant that has become the symbol of the Brussels blasts. Was it ethical for the media to publish the picture? We also look into what turned Microsoft’s AI bot, Tay, into a racist, holocaust denier. And, finally, we suggest some good reads we came across over the week.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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What happens when RSS switches fashion and how is it a Newslaundry impact? Why is Sudhir Chaudhary's JNU coverage one level deeper than the third level of Nolan's Inception? Everything from Sri Sri Ravishankar's riverside party to Subhash Chandra's cameo on Zee News, here is everything from the news worth a good facepalm over, only on Clothesline.

 

 

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Are there times in a marriage when 'no' doesn't really mean 'no'? Is the controversy over Bharat Mata exposing India's ugly side? And what is going on with this Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan scandal? This week film critic and author ​Mayank Shekhar joins us as we weigh in on the topics that made news. From Shaktimaan and animal cruelty to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Delhi's posh set cheering for Amit Shah, we ask questions and get some answers on this edition of Hafta.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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Italian filmmaker Ruben Lagattolla talks to Manisha Pande about his film Young Syrian Lenses based on ‘media activists’ of Aleppo, the excesses of the Assad regime and the price people paid to fight a dictatorship.

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This week, Hindol Sengupta, editor at large of Fortune India, joins us on Hafta ​to talk about​ Kanhaiya, Karan Johar,​ crony capitalism, crony socialism and much more. Tune in to get a new perspective on communism, and we wonder if Vijay Mallya is just another brick in the wall of unpaid bank loans. We've also got our eye on Raj Thackeray's call to burn autos and the top generator of news stories this week, Sri Sri Ravishankar.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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Abhinandan Sekhri talks to Kanhaiya Kumar about sedition, being attacked inside Patiala House, whether he’ll join politics,​ and more.

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What's going on with the EPF? Vivek Kaul (author, journalist and economic commentator) joins us this week and demystifies the budget. No mysteries as far as JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail order is concerned. Everyone on the team has an opinion. What is a mystery, however, is the Ishrat Jahan case and none of the revelations are making anything clearer. And it's the battle of the speeches: Rahul Gandhi versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Guess whose speech Madhu Trehan liked more? Actually, don't guess. Listen to this week's Hafta and find out. Bonus: join in as we do a sing-along to welcome our new managing editor Deepanjana Pal to the Newslaundry fold.

For reference links visit www.newslaundry.com

Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. With things unfolding at lightning speed in and around JNU campus, Newslaundry brings you Indian media's tryst with Sanju baba, the ephemeral bond between lawyer Yashpal Singh and Sunny Deol, thought experiments that will let you wrap your head around the curious case of Kanhaiya Kumar and the 'appeal for azadi', a debate that never happened but should have, and other moments from news world worth lol-ing over.

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