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Israeli Envoy's Open Letter To Compatriot Over 'The Kashmir Files' Remark
Israel's ambassador to India today publicly denounced a filmmaker from his country who called 'The Kashmir Files' a "propaganda" and "vulgar movie" at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. Envoy Naor Gilon also apologized to India in an "open letter" on Twitter, a day after filmmaker Nadav Lapid, who is heading the festival jury, slammed the movie at the closing ceremony of the festival. While the remarks have sparked a row, Anupam Kher says it has brought India and Israel together. Watch Left Right and Centre for more.
Historic Uprising In China, First Ever Since Tiananmen Protests
China is witnessing massive protests against the government's draconian 'Zero Covid' policy. Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in cities across the country against Chinese President Xi Jinping's strategy, with some of them even calling for his removal. According to several reports and videos shared online, students chanted "democracy and the rule of law, freedom of expression" during demonstration at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University. Are China's anti-Covid protests now turning into a democracy movement? Watch Left Right & Centre.
From Gujarat To Delhi, Political Leaders Turn Up Campaign Volume
It was a super political Sunday, from Gujarat to Delhi. Top politicians slugged it out in both states. With just four days to go for the Gujarat assembly election, contenders are going all out to campaign with top leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal went to Surat, which will vote in the first phase in Gujarat. In Delhi, the BJP rolled out big leaders to campaign for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, or MCD, election.
"Down With Xi": China's Unending Covid Curbs Backfire?
Unprecedented protests have broken out across China as people's patience with the country's unending Covid curbs wears thin. Protests have now spread to many cities in China against draconian restrictions as part of China's zero-Covid policy even as the country saw record number of infections.
13 Measles Deaths Reported In Mumbai This Month
There have been at least 13 deaths of children due to measles in Mumbai and the alarm bells are ringing. In a letter to all the states and Union Territories, the Health Ministry said the measles case surge is of particular concern. Increasing measles cases in several states have raised concern whether it could spread to more areas.
Shraddha Walkar Sent SOS To Police 2 Years Ago, It Was Ignored
Two years ago, Shraddha Walker had written a letter to the Mumbai Police saying her boyfriend Aaftab Poonawala would kill her and chop her body. Shraddha Walkar was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend earlier this year. He also allegedly cut up her body. On Left Right and Centre we not only take on the question of why was Shraddha Walkar's SOS was ignored, but also the need to put light on an issue like domestic violence.
Why Hindi in NDTV English
Why do you encourage Hindi in NDTV English. Seems to be very disrespectful to non-Hindi speaking Indians. I would encourage all Tamizh speakers who join this program to speak only in Tamizh.
I'm really excited by the content and structure of this podcast; as an Indian living outside the country, unique ways of keeping up with the talk of the nation are critical. The show addresses really interesting and relevant topics and has the right idea in terms of equitably introducing differing viewpoints on a subject (similar to KCRW's Left, Right and Center). Just a couple of remarks: although I appreciate that the host is female and has a great handle on acting as moderator, I have trouble with her frequent interjections while a contributor is speaking ("Okay", "Alright") that take away from the speaker's point - I think she really needs to give these contributors space to make their case. I understand why she needs to do this though, but I think it is the prerogative of the contributors to be aware of their time and their positions. They are not invited to talk and yell over each other as if this was daily TV news reporting. They should be better open to giving the stage to each other so that a healthier discusssion can be had - this would take some pressure off the moderator and enable a healthier, more robust "discussion" between perspectives, rather than the Q-and-A style that the podcast has become.
Leftist Lootyens Loony Tunes
The anchors have only one interest: virtue signalling.