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Have you ever woken up to a WhatsApp message and said - Arre yaar? Or dreaded chai pe charcha because who will argue with that door-ke-mamaji over a news update he forwarded? Agar haan, then this podcast is made especially for you. Join, Radio ki Hiroini, Rohini from Radio Nasha and Executive Editor, Hindustan Times, Sachin Kalbag as they come together to verify if the information that has come through the week on WhatsApp University is Jhakaas ya Bakwaas! 

This is a Radio Nasha production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

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Have you ever woken up to a WhatsApp message and said - Arre yaar? Or dreaded chai pe charcha because who will argue with that door-ke-mamaji over a news update he forwarded? Agar haan, then this podcast is made especially for you. Join, Radio ki Hiroini, Rohini from Radio Nasha and Executive Editor, Hindustan Times, Sachin Kalbag as they come together to verify if the information that has come through the week on WhatsApp University is Jhakaas ya Bakwaas! 

This is a Radio Nasha production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

    Vir Das's Wikipedia page vandalised! | President Kovind asked Kangana Ranaut to withdraw Padma Shri?

    Vir Das's Wikipedia page vandalised! | President Kovind asked Kangana Ranaut to withdraw Padma Shri?

    In this episode, our fake news busters , RJ Rohini and Sachin Kalbagh discuss about Vir Das’s 2 Indias controversy and how his Wikipedia page was vandalised to make a false claim of him being a Muslim. Later, they talk about the fake news which claimed that President Kovind asked to revoke Kangana Ranaut’s Padma Shri Award. Tune in to know the whole story.

    • 25 min
    Nita Ambani drinking world's costliest water | Sushant Singh Rajput Relatives' Car Crash

    Nita Ambani drinking world's costliest water | Sushant Singh Rajput Relatives' Car Crash

    In this episode, our fake news busters, RJ Rohini and Sachin Kalbagh talk about the viral image of Nita Ambani drinking the world's 'costliest' water and a heavily circulated image of a jeep accident where 5 relatives of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput recently lost their lives. They wrap up the episode discussing the old video of an Australian chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after the Indian cricket team defeated Australia. Tune in to know whether these viral news pieces were Jhakaas or Bakwaas!

    • 23 min
    Fake image of Diwali celebrations | 12 lakh diyas lit in Ayodhya? | Rape threats to Kohli's daughter

    Fake image of Diwali celebrations | 12 lakh diyas lit in Ayodhya? | Rape threats to Kohli's daughter

    After Diwali break, the fact check duo is back with some fake news and rumours. In this episode, RJ Rohini and Sachin Kalbag busts the fake news of a message claiming New Year celebrations video from Taiwan shared as Diwali celebrations in Mumbai. Further they clarify the pictures of Ayodhya and talk about the case of a twitter user who threatened Virat Kohli’s daughter as he came in support of Mohammed Shami. Tune in to know more.

    • 29 min
    Did NCB raided Bandra | Portrayal of Health Care Worker with inappropriate gesture to PM Modi

    Did NCB raided Bandra | Portrayal of Health Care Worker with inappropriate gesture to PM Modi

    In today’s episode, RJ Rohini and Sachin Kalbag begin with Aryan Khan’s ongoing case. A WhatsApp photo went viral where Shahrukh Khan is looking devastated after NCB raided Mannat- Bandra. The hosts also talk about a visual of a health worker showing an inappropriate finger to PM Modi.

    Tune in to know whether the news they discuss is ‘Jhakaas’ or ‘Bakwass’.

    • 26 min
    Did Sameer Wankhede slap Aryan Khan? | Anti Protest against Vaccination in Italy?

    Did Sameer Wankhede slap Aryan Khan? | Anti Protest against Vaccination in Italy?

    In today’s episode, RJ Rohini and Sachin Kalbag begin with Aryan Khan’s ongoing case. A WhatsApp message went viral that Aryan was slapped by the officer in charge during a zoom meeting in front of Shahrukh Khan. The second one being, a false rumour about a massive anti-protest against vaccines in Italy and lastly, they discuss the hashtag movement #VaccinationIsNotCompulsory.

    Tune in to know whether the news they discuss is ‘Jhakaas’ or ‘Bakwass’.

    • 25 min
    Global Facebook Outage caused by Chinese hacker? | WhatsApp viral message claim

    Global Facebook Outage caused by Chinese hacker? | WhatsApp viral message claim

    The fake news buster, RJ Rohini and Sachin are back to bust some fake news for their listeners. They begin this episode with the recent global outage which led to the shutdown of Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and other sites. Fake claims went viral saying it was done by a 13 year old Chinese hacker. A whatsapp message went viral claiming to forward it and if someone doesn't do so, his or her whatsapp account will be deactivated!

    Was the global outage caused by the young hacker? What was the whatsapp message about? Tune in as the power-packed duo discloses all the facts in front of you.

    • 25 min

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