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Chhota Hafta 310: Capitol riots, Julian Assange, and approval to the Central Vista project

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  • 12 days ago
  • 24:52

This week on NL Hafta, it's an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, Anand Vardhan, and Jayashree Arunachalam.The conversation starts with the big news of Trump supporters storming the Capitol in Washington DC. Abhinandan and Raman discuss the news coverage and the speech Trump made prior to the siege. The panelists also discuss the stand that the American media took on the issue, the attack on journalists, and how social media banned Trump.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chhota Hafta 309: Kashmir elections, Rahul Gandhi, ‘love jihad’ laws, and highs and lows of 2020

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  • 19 days ago
  • 26:51

This week on NL Hafta, it's an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Jayashree Arunachalam.The conversation starts with Mehraj explaining how the recently concluded District Development Council elections in Kashmir were aimed primarily at "depoliticising" the region's politics.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chhota Hafta 308: New strains of Covid, government responses to the pandemic, justice in India, and Rajinikanth

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  • 26 days ago
  • 25:41

This week on Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Priyanka Pulla, an independent journalist, and Jammi N Rao, an independent public health physician.The conversation begins with the detection of new strains of Covid in the UK and South Africa. Jammi points out that the two variants are “very different” with different mutations. He believes it was the “hard work of the scientists” that led to it being found in the UK first, and also because the UK has “one of the most advanced labs in the world”. Manisha asks Priyanka about the highs and lows of the Indian government’s response to the pandemic. “There was too much denial regarding Covid,” Priyanka says. “Till date, the government has not agreed to community transmission.” India did “ramp-up tests when we got down to it”, she says, but communication was a big failure on the part of the government.To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chhota Hafta 307: Farmer protests, Bodoland accord, and parliament session cancelled

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 23:13

This week on Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kripal and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Patricia Mukhim, the editor of the Shillong Times. The conversation begins with Patricia explaining why she resigned from the Editors Guild of India. The guild had shown her no support when she was targeted for questioning the authorities over inaction in a case of ethnic discrimination and violence in Meghalaya. She also explains the importance of the Bodoland Territorial Council in protecting the rights of the Bodo community in Assam. She praises the change in leadership of the council from Hagrama Mohilary to Pramod Boro, and says it will help bring peace to the community. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chhota Hafta 307

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 23:13

This week on Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kripal and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Patricia Mukhim, the editor of the Shillong Times. The conversation begins with Patricia explaining why she resigned from the Editors Guild of India. The guild had shown her no support when she was targeted for questioning the authorities over inaction in a case of ethnic discrimination and violence in Meghalaya. She also explains the importance of the Bodoland Territorial Council in protecting the rights of the Bodo community in Assam. She praises the change in leadership of the council from Hagrama Mohilary to Pramod Boro, and says it will help bring peace to the community. To listen to the full episode, subscribe to Newslaundry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.