Newslaundry Podcast

Vivek Kaul, author & economist, speaks to Anand Ranganathan about his new book, India's Big Government: The Intrusive State & How It's Hurting Us. Kaul talks about the Indian economy, employment and labour reforms. He also speaks on loan waivers to farmers -- is it a feasible solution?

Also, how much of the maxim "government has no business to be in business" holds true today?

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm IST

Early this week, we republished an article from Fair Observer that was based on a false report, attributing fake quotes to Arundhati Roy. In this episode of NL Hafta, the Newslaundry team of Abhinandan Sekhri, Atul Chaurasia, Anand Vardhan and Manisha Pande take stock of our current editorial filters and discuss the challenges fake news presents. The team is joined by freelance journalist Rishi Majumder to discuss this and a lot more, like the Dalit unity rally in New Delhi -- did it get enough coverage in Big Media? We also discuss the Army awarding Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for counter insurgency operations. What message does the move send out to the Valley? More importantly, has the Modi government politicised the Army? We move on to discuss the caste violence in Saharanpur, GST tax, and the Twitter furore over Paresh Rawal, Sonu Nigam and Abhijeet Bhattacharya. Listen up.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm IST

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 Amit Shah's chatur Baniya remark, farmers protests, loan waivers announced by the state governments and more. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm IST

This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan starrer, Behen Hogi Teri. Is it worth a watch? They also discuss the trailers of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Kushan Nandy's Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and Marvel's Black Panther. CNN dumping Reza Aslan for his anti-Trump tweet also finds a mention. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm IST

Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back with their weekly round-up of sports. Samar feels that Rafael Nadal is only a clay court legend but Rahul feels he is one of the all time greats. In the world of cricket, they think South Africa, as a team just dont seem to deliver. Their differ when it comes to the winner of ICC Champions Trophy. Samar bets on India while Rahul backs England. All this and more on this week's Just Sports.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm IST

Quartz Asia bureau chief Tripti Lahiri speaks to Vivek Gopal about her book 'Maid in India’ that explores the murky, unregulated world of domestic work in India. She discusses the shift in prevailing attitudes regarding labour, its often gendered recognition and ways in which power dynamics are internalised.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm IST

Arun Shourie, former Union Minister, economist, journalist and author, discusses his latest book Two Saints: Speculations Around and About Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharishi. The concept of the book is to bridge the gap between inner consciousness and science. Shourie explains his attempts at understanding faith and the psychological impact of belief. He and Trehan talk about scientific explanations for near-death experiences and the role of the human mind in supporting such acts.Shourie explains how "the government has become an event management company."

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm IST

English news channels are at war with Republic TV. News Broadcasting Association (NBA) files a complaint against Arnab Goswami's new channel and accuses Republic TV of carrying multiple frequencies across genres. But is this the first time that any channel has resorted to such tricks to gain TRPs? Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Manisha Pande and Atul Chaurasia discuss how Arnab has mastered the art of catching eyeballs and gaining TRPs.

Also, we look at Times Now's criminal complaint against Goswami for theft, International Court of Justice's order staying Kulbhshan Jhadav’s execution; the repercussions it will have, CBI raids at P Chidambaram and his son Karti's residences, President Pranab Mukherjee's remarks declaring Indira Gandhi the most acceptable Prime Minister and a lot more. Listen Up, there's a song dedication too.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm IST

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 CBI raids at Prannoy Roy's residence, farmers’ protest in Madhya Pradesh and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm IST

This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the much-heralded Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot and also Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut, Death in the Gunj. The two also try to decipher the trailer for Sridevi’s new film, MOM. Then there’s comedian Kathy Griffin’s photoshoot with a decapitated Donald Trump and the resulting fallout, Bill Maher and Delhi jazz club, Piano Man's casteist turn. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm IST