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Chota Hafta 458

This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Anand Vardhan are joined by Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director for research and advocacy at the Centre for Science and Environment.


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  • Hafta 472: Electoral bonds verdict, farmers’ protest, Haldwani violence

    01:57:02
    This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Association of Democratic Reforms chief Anil Verma, The Hindu’s deputy editor AM Jigeesh and Newslaundry reporter Sumedha Mittal. Anil, one of the litigants who moved the Supreme Court against the electoral bonds scheme, delves into the significance of the top court’s verdict declaring it “unconstitutional”, and the political parties’ take on it. He says the bonds were a “win-win situation” for all political parties, but the Supreme Court has “upheld the right to information.” “There is a connection between electoral bonds and farmers’ protests,” says Jigeesh, adding that a “deep structural crisis” is plaguing India. On the farmers’ protest, Manisha says agrarian distress is written all over it. The panel also discusses the violence in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani as Sumedha recounts how the media was “cut off” from the site of demolition of the mosque and madrasa. “No story you see is coming from inside the curfew area… cops are also stationed outside the houses of the deceased.” This and a lot more. Tune in!Hafta letters: Culture wars, the fall of great empires, new website feedback   We have a page for subscribers to send letters to our shows. If you want to write to Hafta, click here. Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Download the Newslaundry app.General elections are around the corner, and Newslaundry and The News Minute have ambitious plans. Click here to support us.Timecodes00:02:58 - Headlines00:15:46 - Electoral bonds verdict 00:35:55 - Farmers’ protests01:10:29 - Jigeesh AM’s recommendations01:13:31 - Haldwani violence 01:29:11 - Letters01:44:39 - RecommendationsHafta letters, recommendations, songs and referencesCheck out our previous Hafta recommendations.Produced and recorded by Priyali Dhingra, edited by Hassan Bilal.  
  • Chota Hafta 471

    14:08
    This week, Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by journalist Nirupama Subramanian and Supreme Court advocate-on-record Anas Tanwir.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 470

    15:08
    This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Prateek Goyal are joined by cultural studies professor Ravikant Kisana aka Buffalo Intellectual.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 469

    13:24
    This week, Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Shardool Katyayan and Anand Vardhan are joined by senior journalist Saeed Naqvi.We have a new Sena project on Ram Mandir’s impact on Ayodhya’s residents. Contribute today.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 468

    14:58
    This week, Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by author, translator and journalist Sugata Srinivasaraju and journalist Rishika Pardikar.We have a new Sena project on Ram Mandir’s impact on Ayodhya’s residents. Contribute today.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 467

    13:47
    This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan are joined by Sanjay Hegde, a senior advocate at the Supreme Court. We have a new Sena project on Ram Mandir’s impact on Ayodhya’s residents. Contribute today.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Celebrate Christmas with us with exciting hampers.Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 466

    13:16
    This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Business Standard consulting editor Radhika Ramaseshan.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Celebrate Christmas with us with exciting hampers.Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 465

    11:59
    This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Anand Vardhan and Raman Kirpal are joined by Dhanya Rajendran, editor-in-chief of The News Minute.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Celebrate Christmas with us with exciting hampers.Download the Newslaundry app.
  • Chota Hafta 464

    15:05
    This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Anand Vardhan and Raman Kirpal are joined by journalist Neerja Chowdhury, author of the book How Prime Ministers Decide.Check out the Newslaundry store and flaunt your love for independent media. Celebrate Christmas with us with exciting hampers.Download the Newslaundry app.