Newslaundry Podcast

Five states are gearing up for legislative assembly elections next month, including Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Goa. Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of The Caravan, joins us on this episode to talk about the ground situation in Punjab, while. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, consulting editor of Newslaundry, tells us about Manipur elections. Along with Bal and Bhattacharjee, we have Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan and Manisha Pande on the panel this week to discuss attack on Bela Bhatia’s house in Chhattisgarh, Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance in UP and Shah Rukh Khan’s piece in The Indian Express. All this and a lot more discussed and dissected on this episode. Listen up!

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here’s a little sneak peek into what was discussed on this episode. Neha Dixit joined us and we talked about Uttar Pradesh elections, Narendra Modi taking digs at media, Sagarika Ghose's attempt at humour, and lots more.

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Uttar Pradesh is going through legislative elections, but the media has been busy with the political fiasco that's been unfolding in Tamil Nadu. The action in UP elections hasn't enjoyed as much spotlight on prime time news as a result. Independent journalist Neha Dixit joins us this week on Hafta to talk about the profile of Mayawati she wrote for The Caravan magazine and what is happening on the ground along in Bundelkhand. Our regular Hafta gang of Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Deepanjana Pal and Manisha Pande are all present. We also discuss Indian Space Research Organisation's launch of 104 satellites in a single mission and Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking a dig at the media, asking scientists to be ready with proof. Sagarika Ghose's attempt at humour has everyone rolling their eyes and our panel has some strong words for the Guntur collector who said Rohith Vemula's mother must prove she belongs to a Scheduled Caste.

All this and a lot more, discussed and dissected on this episode. Listen up!

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