Newslaundry Podcast

This week on NL Hafta, Garima Chitkara, a freelance journalist covering Asian financial markets, banking and regulation, joins us to discuss top ten names on the RBI defaulters list accessed by newslaundry. Garima and our very own Manisha Pande share their experience of working on this list. Why LIC’s name on the list of lenders is a big deal? Is ‘JNU a den of organised sex racket’? We ask Anand Ranganathan. Is Krishna Godavari basin scam really a scam, as claimed by Jairam Ramesh, or just a failed project? For political parties kya scam hi scam ko kat-ta hai? Listen up and Enjoy.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NLHaftaEpisode65.mp3
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This week on NL Hafta, Vivekananda Nemana tells us about his two-year-​long investigation into how malaria cases are diagnosed as “cold and flu” in India. We talk about the second round of odd-even traffic rationing in Delhi. Is it a failure? What’s going on with surge pricing? Meanwhile, Giriraj Singh does it again, this time to keep Hindu daughters safe. And we’ve got some questions for you too, dear subscribers, about comments and what Newslaundry’s policy should be. Listen up and enjoy.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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NDTV's reporter confuses Holi for Halloween, Rakhi Sawant has cracked the problem of people committing suicide and a TV news channel found a scoop where there was none! All this and more journalistic SNAFU at its comic best, for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

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Did NDTV get it all wrong while covering the Assam elections? And what about The Times of India's  example of hard-hitting journalism while covering the British royals' visit? Is there gossip in Tavleen Singh's new book? Aside from searing issues like these, we also discussed the tragic Kollam temple fire, remembered Dr BR Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary and the persistent horrors of caste. Listen up to NL Hafta, episode 63.  

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NLHafta_63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm IST

On this week's NL Hafta, we welcome our new Editor, Collaborations and Partnerships, Karuna John and discuss the latest happenings in the world. Things got heated as we sink our teeth into the Bigoted Vs Secular debate inspired by Charlie Hebdo's editorial, the importance of caste identity and more food for thought.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: Hafta_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm IST

Siddharth Bhatia, founder editor of The Wire, joins this week's Hafta to talk about the crisis in Uttarakhand, what became of The Sun's selfie contest and much more. From Sanjay Dutt's appeal to reform jail manuals, Shoaib Akhtar and Virendra Sehwag sniping while doing commentary, and the dangerous but ignored shortage of water in India, there's much food for thought. Plus, a sneak peek into a possible NL Presidential candidate list (Hint: His name has a big B in it.)

 

For reference links visit http://www.newslaundry.com

Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NLHafta61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am IST

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