Newslaundry Podcast

This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Sanjay Leela Bhansali being assaulted and the demands of the Karni Sena that is offended by Bhansali's Padmavati. Did you think there would come a day when a Hindu Right-leaning group would raise hell to defend the honour of a Sri Lankan princess as imagined by a Sufi Muslim poet? Sen and Pal certainly hadn't. Find out what our resident culture vultures think of Kaabil, Raees and the much-awaited new film from the MSG series. There's also David Harbour of Stranger Things, who brought down the house at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Shah Rukh Khan's free-wheeling interview with AIB on a podcast that's actually a video. Finally, there are two books that have caught Sen and Pal's attention: The Corpse That Spoke by Sidin Vadukut and Dear Left Sock And Other Letters, by (Khushnaz) Lala. From murder mysteries to kiddie books, who else will bring you a range like this? All this, discussed and dissected in this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

Direct download: The_Aweful_and_Awesome_Episode_-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm IST

Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round up of all things sporty. This week, they talk about two of the greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Khan and Puri also discuss the devaluation of FA Cup. Nobody seems to be taking it seriously these days. The other big news from the world of sports was the appointment of four new administrators for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). There's disagreement between our two hosts on the inclusion of historian Ramachandra Guha in this interim panel. Listen up.

Direct download: Just_Sports_Episode_-_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm IST