Newslaundry Podcast

In this special segment, Kishalay Bhattacharjee, journalist, author & consulting editor with Newslaundry, joins Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Deepanjana Pal & Abhinandan Sekhri to discuss Michelle Obama, Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton’s speeches at the Democratic National Convention. We take a shot at guessing who the next President of the United States of America may be and explore that one important question: Is America really the greatest country in the world?

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After the apex court allowed a rape survivor to terminate her pregnancy post the mandated 20 weeks, we asked our panel: Shouldn’t abortion be a woman’s prerogative? Is it Barkha vs Arnab or the media vs Arnab? What led Irom Sharmila to break her 16-year-long fast? Why Prime Ministers, from Nehru to Modi, have continued with Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA)? Why are AAP and BJP always at loggerheads? Kishalay Bhattacharjee, journalist, author & consulting editor with Newslaundry, joins Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Deepanjana Pal & Abhinandan Sekhri to discuss all this & a lot more. We also have an extra on the American elections, in which our panel talks about the Republican and Democratic Conventions, and which is the greatest country on the earth.

 

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Did you miss Comic-Con in America? Don’t worry, we have it covered for you. What is right or perhaps wrong with Tata Salt’s campaign #NamakKeWaastey? In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen review Kabali, Wonder Woman’s new trailer, Sherlock Holmes Season 4, Naseeruddin Shah’s comments on Rajesh Khanna & a lot more. Plus, there’s a quiz question at the end. Write to us at contact@newslaundry.com with your answers and comments.

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Should the media be blamed for Kashmir unrest? How should journalists report conflict? Who ordered the gag on media in Kashmir? Why have so few women politicians come out in support of Mayawati? Are Indians blind to Dalit oppression? Is Twitter a good place for sensible debates? We discuss all this and a lot more on this episode of Hafta. And, of course, we have a song, this time dedicated to Arvind Kejriwal.

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Have you wondered what Pokemon Go is doing to the way you see the world? Why does Qandeel Baloch deserve serious respect from all of us? In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen contemplate these questions, sex objects, Tam-Brahm boys, and more. Plus, there’s a quiz question at the end. Write to us at contact@newslaundry.com with your answers and comments.

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Why is Kashmir simmering? Was Burhan Wani a terrorist or a militant? How was militancy in Punjab different from what is happening in Kashmir? Was Rajdeep Sardesai caught on the wrong foot (again) with Sania Mirza? Who exactly is a thulla? Was Arunachal Pradesh another loss for the BJP after Uttrakhand? Will there be a case against Zakir Naik? Will Priyanka Gandhi be able to revive Congress, if given a chance? We discuss all this and a lot more on this episode of Hafta. And, of course, we have a song, this time dedicated to Modi Ji from the media. (Hint: it’s pretty meta.)

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

 

 

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Who tames the Indian male? Can Sid Mallya act his pants off? Is there an ad that you should watch? From films, books, ads, magazines, to YouTube videos, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen bring you their picks from the world of culture in The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. Sen is a consulting editor at Scoopwhoop and a longstanding member of the Newslaundry family. Pal is our managing editor. You've read them both on Newslaundry and now, you can hear them too.

In the first episode, Pal and Sen sink their claws into Sultan, cheer for the new Nike ad and tell you the truth about Bollywood award shows. Plus, there's a quiz for you at the end of the podcast. If you know the answer, mail us at contact@newslaundry.com.

Visit www.newslaundry.com for reference links.

Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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Former TRAI head talks about Manmohan Singh and Maran pressures on him to be corrupt. CBI harassed him and planted stories.

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Cabinet reshuffles, who was promoted and who was demoted? Why big media loves to hate Smriti Irani? Has The Telegraph crossed the line with their ‘Spinderella’ headline? Does the government have any business in running the media? Urmilesh, former executive editor of Rajya Sabha TV, joins us for this episode of NL Hafta. The team also discusses Ravish’s open letter to M J Akbar and terror attacks in Bangladesh. Is Zakir Naik being made a scapegoat? All this and a lot more on this episode of Hafta. We also have a song dedicated to our listeners overseas!

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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Communism, capitalism or socialism – what has worked? Or is it time we look beyond isms? Is Arnab Goswami above & beyond journalism? Why would China let India into NSG? M K Venu, founding editor, TheWire.in, joins us for this episode of NL Hafta to discuss these issues. The team also discusses big media houses’ decision to block content for ad block users. Did Essar tapes get due coverage in the media and have we forgotten the Radia tapes? Listen to find out. We also have a song dedicated to our subscribers this time.

For reference links, visit www.newslaundry.com

Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

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