Newslaundry Podcast (general)

Saket Bahuguna, ABVP's National Media Convener talks to Abhinandan Sekhri on student politics; the ABVP's stand on various student issues, Golwalkar's Bunch of Thoughts and the controversy surrounding the screening of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai in Kirori Mal College. He talks about the media bias against the ABVP, the definition of Hindu Rashtra, JNU's role and how student politics can become better if there was less interference from mainstream political parties.

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Bharatiya Janata Party made a clean sweep in the recent UP assembly elections, but practically no one in the media called it. What gives? Mayawati alleged the EVMs had been tampered and this allegation was echoed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal later when he spoke to the press about Aam Aadmi Party's dismal performance in the Punjab elections. J Gopalakrishnan, Special Correspondent with The Pioneer and the man who broke 2G scam, joins us on Hafta this week to discuss the news of the week. We also have regulars Abhinandan Sekhri, Anand Ranganathan, Deepanjana Pal and new edition to the NL Team, Anand Vardhan. We also discuss the sexual harassment allegations against The Viral Fever's founder Arunabh Kumar, Modi’s recent speech at BJP headquarters, the appointment of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga as BJP’s Delhi spokesperson, the vandalism on Sanjay Bhansali's Padmavati's sets, and a whole lot more. Listen up!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm IST

NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here’s a little sneak peak to the complete episode where we discuss beef politics, public health care in India, Jethmalani vs Arun Jaitley & lots more.

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This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Rahul Bose's Poorna, Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra's Meri Pyaari Bindu. The two also debate Marna Mana Hai, an episode from the web series "Phir Se Ramsay", written and directed by Sasha Ramsay. Pal had lots to say about the new Vicks' ad Generations of Careand the director Neeraj Ghaywan. Shilpa Shetty has a new cooking show and the two have a lot to say about that. All this and more discussed and dissected on this episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm IST

The tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) kickstarts this week and Rahul Puri and Samar Khan could not be more excited. However, they are a bit worried about this season, as a couple of Indian, as well as foreign cricketers have taken time off to prepare for the Champions Trophy that kicks off immediately after it. That includes the likes of Ashwin, Jadeja & even Virat Kohli for some time. Rahul Puri & Samar Khan discuss all this & more on #JustSports.


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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 episode where we discuss the case of The Quint journalist Poonam Agarwal being booked under the Official Secrets Act, UP's Anti-Romeo Squads, the finance bill & lots more.


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Last week, two 'lady-oriended' movies, to quote the Central Board of Certification, were released and of course our two culture vultures have a lot to say about both of them. Rajyasree Sen was surprised to find she really enjoyed Anuskha Sharma's new film with Diljit Dosanjh, Phillauri. Deepanjana Pal has a few bubbles to burst as far as Swara Bhaskara's Anaarkali Of Aarah is concerned. Yet, for all its flaws, it warms the cockles of Pal's feminist heart. Find out what Sen and Pal think of Durex's new product, Durex Jeans, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and a lot more on this episode of Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

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Despite India's win in the four-match India vs Australia Test series, Virat Kohli's behaviour is all that anyone can focus on. Lionel Messi gets banned for four games and Argentina struggle without him. Is this the year that Ferrari makes a Formula One comeback? Rahul Puri and Samar Khan discuss all this and more on #JustSports


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Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm IST

NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here’s a little sneak peak to the complete episode where we discuss the 17 amendments to the finance bill, Yogi Adityanath’s elevation to the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister & lots more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm IST

This week, there are beasts and heroes popping up all over the world of pop culture. The new version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is raking in the moolah across the world. Find out what Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen thought of the retelling of this beloved fairy tale. Hint: they're not very impressed with Belle. However, they've got a lot enthusiasm for the leading ladies of Feud and Big LIttle Lies. As far as Aparna Sen's new film Sonata is concerned, they're a tad bit dubious. Find out why. Sen and Pal also discuss Chetan Bhagat's new plan to become India's Elon Musk and develop an electric car. There's scandal in Bollywood with Nawazuddin Siddiqui taking on Filmfare, a Times of India publication, and asking for an apology because the magazine claims his marriage is on the rocks. Sen is very excited about Spirited Traveller, a new cooking show anchored by chef Kiran Jethwa. All this and more, discussed and dissected in this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. 

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