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    Chhota Hafta 323: Covid surge, assembly elections, and Scania scandal

    Chhota Hafta 323: Covid surge, assembly elections, and Scania scandal

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Kavita Murlidharan, an independent journalist.
    Kavita speaks about what’s driving the assembly election campaign in Tamil Nadu. "It's difficult to understand the mood of the people this time because we don't have Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha. They have been driving the elections in Tamil Nadu for the last 50 years. There's no clear replacement yet," she says.

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    Chhota Hafta 322: Assembly elections, Covid surge, Myanmar crisis

    Chhota Hafta 322: Assembly elections, Covid surge, Myanmar crisis

    This week on Hafta, host Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Raman Kirpal, Anand Vardhan and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry, and Shoaib Daniyal of Scroll.
    Shoaib begins by discussing the ongoing Bengal election, which he’s covering for his news platform. The panellists also discuss the Myanmar coup and India's role as the crisis-struck country’s neighbour. "India has its part in not antagonizing the affairs in Myanmar," Anand argues, while quoting Aung San Suu Kyi's observation that “India, being a great regional power, must shoulder responsibility”.

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    Chhota Hafta 321: Misleading ads, Delhi amendment bill, Bengal election

    Chhota Hafta 321: Misleading ads, Delhi amendment bill, Bengal election

    This week on NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Raman Kirpal.
    In context of the recent Newsance episode, the panel discusses a recent ad of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. Manisha, speaking to the woman in the advertisement, found out that she has not been given a house to live in. A picture of her was taken while she was working as a labourer and that was used without her prior permission. “The story came to us after it went to media outfits in Bengal. No one wanted to carry the story that shows  a woman in the prime minister’s ad,” shares Abhinandan, emphasising how important it is to keep news media free. Raman further shares that he did not see any print or TV media covering this story, except NDTV.

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    Chhota Hafta 320: Assembly elections, Delhi Amendment Bill, BARC case

    Chhota Hafta 320: Assembly elections, Delhi Amendment Bill, BARC case

    This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Jayashree Arunachalam, Anand Vardhan and Raman Kirpal are joined by veteran journalist and political commentator Aarti Jairath. 
    Aarti discusses the complexity of the Indian elections and the need for a “grey area” while reporting on it. “One of the temptations that should be resisted is to jump to the conclusion,” she says. The panel follows up on the saga of Bollywood stars in politics. Aarti emphasises Mamta Banerjee's weakness of “glamour girls” and Jayashree brings out the comparative of star power in Tamil Nadu politics.

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    Chhota Hafta 319: Mithun Chakroborty, Supreme Court’s observations, E Sreedharan

    Chhota Hafta 319: Mithun Chakroborty, Supreme Court’s observations, E Sreedharan

    This week on NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Raman Kirpal.
    In the light of Mithun Chakroborty joining BJP in Kolkata, Abhinandan lauds his “amazing success story”. “His entire rise has been phenomenal. Govinda was called the poor man’s Mithun,” he added. Manisha also points out how the BJP used left rally’s pictures as their own and circulated them to show the number of people that had turned up for Modi’s rally.

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    Chhota Hafta 318: Digital media rules, E Sreedharan and the BJP in Kerala, and CJI Bobde’s remarks on rape

    Chhota Hafta 318: Digital media rules, E Sreedharan and the BJP in Kerala, and CJI Bobde’s remarks on rape

    This week on NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Anand Vardhan.
    Abhinandan explains India’s new digital media rules and their implications on organisations like Newslaundry. Manisha notes that such stringent laws are not in place for the television media, while Jayashree and Mehraj point out why these are “rules” and not “laws” because the government did not get them ratified in the Parliament. Mehraj quotes from Caravan’s story on a government report on how the Centre “consulted” with journalists and editors while identifying its media strategy.

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4.6 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Anex16 ,

The best!

Great analysis of the week’s news and its coverage. By the most passionate group of journalists around.

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Just heard your latest episode where you grouped all of the Punjab farmers as hooligans and stated that they can’t have civilized protests as some people from the South. How about you try to inform the public about why there are protests happening rather than influencing other people’s views in a highly negative way? Shame.

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