Newslaundry Podcast (general)

Chitra Subramaniam on the pulls and pressures of working on the Bofors exposé. The importance and limitations of journalists. And why India still doesn’t know the truth about Bofors.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm IST

Tunku Varadarajan, Editor-Newsweek International, speaks to Madhu Trehan on the Newsweek-Daily Beast merger, sloppiness in Indian journalism, being accused of racism, Going Muslim, US’ admirable restraint after 9/11, the Hindu Taliban, Modi, Manmohan Singh and more…

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm IST

Kamin Mohammadi has a rare vantage point to talk about the state, gender issues, civil rights, history and Western prejudices. She is an Iranian journalist-cum- travel writer living in UK. She tells us why she chose Iran to be the subject of her latest book. And what she thinks about women and their rights in Iran? Watch.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm IST

NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain speaks to Madhu Trehan about the Ambanis and Birlas investing in media, editorial freedom at NDTV, lecturing the audience at the GQ awards, the media blind-spot while reporting on Dhoble and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm IST

Editor of Open Magazine, Manu Joseph speaks to Madhu Trehan on the source of the Radia tapes, how unpleasant it is to expose journalists, why he never called Barkha before the story broke and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm IST

He is a rockstar for college and school going book readers in India, but makes news for his remarks too. In this candid interview, he talks about his recent remarks on Salman Rushdie’s absence from Jaipur Literature Festival, high brow literary custodians, 3 Idiots credit controversy, news media and a lot more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am IST

There are few who make news while reporting it. Barkha Dutt is one of them. And if she’s here, can controversies be far- Kargil war, 26/ 11 Mumbai siege reporting and of course, the Radia tapes.  Madhu Trehan engages her in this probing interview about all the controversies that have been raining for ‘Barkha’.  And yes, she also talks about all that you want to know from her- the online hate campaign against her, Chaitanaya Kunte’s blog, what Arnab Goswami means for news space in television, her views on paid news, and why TV journos have become our punching bags. Can Barkha take it?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am IST

On self-censorship, almost always being in the pink, the future of ‘alternative media’ and her favourite publication.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:08am IST

Aman Sethi speaks to Manvi Dhillon about his book, azaadi, oral history, breaking from the journalistic trope, being obsessed with what people “do”, suspension of judgment while writing and making A Free Man as “porous” as possible, hitting the circuit and returning to journalism.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am IST