Newslaundry Podcast (general)

This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer MOM and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sen and Sekhri also discuss Amazon Prime's first Indian web series, Inside Edge starring Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadha; Meena Kandasamy's book When I Hit You, a book written by an anonymous author for Bloomsbury, The Incest Diary and the storm it has created before its release, a music video from The Hamilton MixtapeImmigrants(We Get The Job Done).All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Entertainment Wrap.

 

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Amit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party's president, called Gandhi a 'chatur baniya' and that kicked up quite a storm in the media. Did Shah's remark get unnecessary media attention or was it important to discuss the implications of it considering the position he holds? T R Vivek, journalist and author, joins the Hafta gang to discuss this, along with Ramachandra Guha's column in The Indian Express stating that Gandhi had transcended caste and a rebuttal to his piece by Newslaundry columnist Tejas Harad. Abhinandan Sekhri, Anand Ranganathan, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan, along with our guest, Vivek, discuss the Cauvery issue, farmers protests in Madhya Pradesh and loan waivers announced by the state governments. Are loan waivers a feasible solution? The team also discusses Information & Broadcasting ministry's decision to deny a certificate to three films for screening at Kerala festival and more. And there are two song dedications too.

 

 

 

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here’s a little sneak peak of the complete episode where we discuss GST roll out; is it really a 'One Nation One Tax', Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Israel visit, Sikkim standoff and more.

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Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. They talk about Wimbledon 2017 where Samar feels that the final is shaping up to be between Federer and Nadal. On the other hand, Rahul thinks that if the weather is good, Nadal has more than a good chance.In the world of cricket, they talk about the England-South Africa series.Both of them agree on the fact that it won't be a difficult series for England. They also talk about the the Indian team doing extremely well in the ICC Women's World Cup and feel the women's cricket team should be an inspiration for girls in the country. All this and more on this week's Just Sports.

 

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This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Cars 3, Netflix's recent release Okja and a short film presented by Imtiaz Ali, Bruno and Juliet. The two also discuss Hulu's series The Handmaid's Tale by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood of the same name, Netflix's new series Gypsy starring Naomi Watts and Poorna Jagannathan and journalist Sagarika Ghose's new book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister,did we really need another book on Indira Gandhi? Finally, the two discuss Serena Williams' pregnant photo shoot for Vanity Fair, is it stretching a trend too far? All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

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The week started with the news of Central Bureau of Investigation raiding the residence of NDTV Co-Founder Prannoy Roy. Questions were raised on the motivation of the raids -- is the government trying to muzzle dissenters?

Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, joins us as we analyse the CBI's case against NDTV. We also discuss Arnab Goswami's strange obsession with The Wire.

Abhinandan Sekhri, Anand Ranganathan, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan also discuss farmers’ protest in Madhya Pradesh, Trump pulling out of the Paris agreement and more.

And there's a song dedicated to Rahul Gandhi!

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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 the government's decision to sell Air India, presidential picks of both the governing coalition and the opposition, has India become Lynchistan or was it like this forever? and more.

 

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 Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. They both have great respect for Anil Kumble but Samar feels that unlike football, cricket is a captain's baby. On the other hand, Rahul says that it is not Kohli's job to keep coming up with choices for a team coach. It is BCCI's job to select a coach and every person has his job roles. On the John McEnroe vs. Serena Williams row, Samar Khan says that it is futile to argue on the fact that women's tennis can bring the same revenue as men's tennis while Rahul feels that this is the case with every sport not just tennis. In the world of football, Samar feels that the main players do not take the Confederation cup seriously.All this and more on this week's Just Sports.
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This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Salman Khan's Tubelight and how it failed to do well at the box office despite being an Eid release. The two also discuss the trailers for Madhur Bhandarkar's Indu Sarkarand Arjun Rampal's Daddy, and discuss Pahlaj Nihalani's absurd response to Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma's Jab Harry Met Sejal.  They weigh in on the new Netflix documentary, Nobody Speak, on the trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media and how it brought down a media empire. And who is Banksy? All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. 

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India's fourth-quarter GDP growth fell to 6.1 per cent, lower than China's. What are the methods used to gauge GDP numbers? Are there any flaws in the whole process? Journalist & economist Mihir Sharma joins Abhinandan Sekhri, Atul Chaurasia, Anand Ranganathan and Manisha Pande as we delve into India's GDP growth. We also discuss the fiasco in Aligarh Muslim University -- the story that non-Muslim students are supposedly forced to starve. Plus, can KPS Gill be given all the credit for crushing the militancy in Punjab? The team also talks about outgoing Rajasthan High Court judge's idea of the cow as a national animal and asexual peacocks, beef-fests in Kerala and how PSUs have always been cash machines for the government. Listen Up, there's a song dedication too.

 

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