Newslaundry Podcast

PM Narendra Modi hit backs at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Neech’ remark by stating that Mani Shankar Aiyar portrays the Congress’ ‘Mughlai mindset.’  Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Manisha Pande and Atul Chaurasia try to analyse what is election campaigning and what is not? Abhinandan does an analysis of how Indian political leaders behave differently when they are with US leaders and when they are in India. Madhu Trehan discusses Nitish Kumar’s opinion of nation-wide alcohol ban and what it can lead to? Manisha points out that the condom ad by Sunny Leone was the idea behind the condom ad ban between 6 am to 10 pm. Atul feels it was actually a solution to a nationwide problem as the condom was a dogma in previous times which got removed due to such advertisements. Anand Ranganathan talks about Ram Setu bridge and how it has been reported as man-made by a US science channel. The panel discusses TV news in India and how the opinion polls, exit polls, and polls of polls are a useless discussion including their favourite channels, Republic and Times Now. Listen up, there is a song dedicated in the end to all our wonderful subscribers.

Reference links:

1) A review of NL Hafta by Prateek, Bimal and Dhiraj

Abhinandan Sekhri:

2) Is Justice Revenge?

3) Time: The Last Temptation of Michael Flynn

4) The Print: Why are Hindus trying to prove that they can become ISIS-like extremists: Taslima Nasreen

Anand Ranganathan: 

5) Dunkirk

6) New Scientist: What do the new ‘gay genes’ tell us about sexual orientation?

Manisha Pande: 

7) The New Yorker: Cat Person

8) The New Yorker: The Case for Not Being Born

Madhu Trehan:

9) The Economic Times: Why there is so much more at stake than Gujarat

10) The Guardian: Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

Atul Chaurasia: 

11) Independent: Rohingya crisis: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed in one month, says Doctors Without Borders

Others: 

The Times Of India: Criminal politicians: Centre agrees to special courts to deal with cases against MPs, MLAs

Livemint: HDFC Bank Q2: Rising NPAs a smudge on an otherwise stellar record

The Indian Express: A meeting, a conspiracy

The Free Press Journal: Ram Setu is man-made, says the new Science Channel show ‘What on Earth’

Science Channel: Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are.

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Produced by Shubham Mishra. Recorded by Anil Kumar.

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly roundup of sports. In the world of cricket, they talk about India's loss to Sri Lanka and discuss how it will help in preparing for the next series with South Africa. In the world of hockey, they talk about India's bronze medal at Hockey World League 2017. In the world of football, they talk about the Premier League and Champions League. They discuss Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and others in detail. They also give their predictions for the next round. All this and more on this week's Just Sports.

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek of the complete episode where we discuss Babri demolition, Rajasthan hacking, Libyan slave trade, Trump on Jerusalem, Shashi Kapoor and more.

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. In the world of football, they talk about the Premier League. Samar does not see the two Manchester clubs not finishing the top two. Rahul talks about Chelsea and Arsenal playing really well. In the world of cricket, they talk about the Ashes, where Samar feels that England should have won the Brisbane test. Rahul talks about how England threw their advantage and Australians blew away the tale. They talk about the difference between the Ashes and India vs Sri Lanka series. All this and more on this week's Just Sports. Listen up.

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. The Ashes has started and they discuss Australia trying to be very hostile and England is pretty gracious about it. Moving on, they discuss the first test match between India and Sri Lanka and the whole DRS fiasco which happened once again. They think that DRS is something which needs to be relooked at. Both Rahul and Samar agree that there has to be some kind of limit to sledging. In the world of football, they talk about ISL and the buzz around it. Samar says he would not watch a single match as an audience. All this and more on this week's Just Sports.

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek of the complete episode where we discuss Padmavati controversy and more. Abhinandan reads two mails, especially for mufatkhors.

Produced by Shubham Mishra. Recorded by Anil Kumar.

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round -up of sports, they talk about Gianluigi Buffon and his style of goal-keeping, and the professionalism he displays while playing.

They also discuss how the FIFA Football World Cup is going to be weird as there won’t be big teams like Italy, the Netherlands and Chile. They talk about how Italy lost out as they were playing almost without any striker, and hence were not able to score goals.

The discussion on mind games before the Ashes, and the bowling of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in foreign conditions, if right, can take England towards victory. Also, they talk about how it’s an open series and both the teams have a chance to win. They discuss how both batting orders can be got out, leaving the bowlers with a rare advantage.

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek of the complete episode where we discuss  #DelhiSmogged, Ryan Murder, #ParadisePapers, Kamal Haasan entry into politics & more.

Reference links:

Newslaundry: Times Now ‘exclusive’ is eight years late

NPR: Your Cell Phone's A Snitch

Why supporters pay for journalism (hint: it’s not about exclusive access)

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. They start the discussion with cricket where they talk about MS Dhoni and why Virat Kohli needs him in the T20 team. Is it time for Dhoni to be replaced by someone like Rishabh Pant? Samar feels that Virat needs Dhoni to play in the international series as he is performing well in ODIs. Samar says Dhoni is not going anywhere until World Cup 2019. In the world of football, they discuss the issue with Jose Mourinho and why he needs to evolve. What is the reason behind the frustration of Manchester United fans? At last, they talk about Burnley manager Sean Dyche and David Moyes who has returned as West Ham's new manager. Will he be able to prove a point? All this and more on this week's Just Sports.

 

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek of the complete episode where we discuss Vande Mataram lessons, Raya Sarkar's list, Gujarat election advertisement and more.

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