Mihir Sharma, opinion editor at Business Standard, joins the Newslaundry team as we speak about Grexit and St. Stephen’s never ending controversies. Here, Mihir recounts an encounter with Stephen’s Principal Valson Thampu as a student in the college. We also discuss whether Shivraj Singh Chauhan should resign in light of the new revelations in the Vyapam scam. Then we talk about Chetan Bhagat’s recent piece on the “anatomy” of an Internet troll even as we try to reach a consensus on the definition of a troll.
1. Newslaundry’s Conflict of Interest List.
2. Jayati Ghose’s column in The Indian Express: Unhappy European Marriage
3. The podcast Abhinandan spoke about: Oxi Means… “Maybe”: The Vote in Greece
4. Shivam Vij’s piece: How Chetan Bhagat can inspire Modi bhakts to troll themselves
5. Rajiv Malhotra’s piece: Rajiv Malhotra says those accusing him of plagiarism are really out to silence his voice.
6. Mihir Sharma’s piece: The Rajiv Malhotra issue is a cautionary tale for publishers
7. Abhinandan’s piece on Modi supporters: Statistically speaking
8. Livemint’s profile of a troll: The tale of a troll
Listen to NL Hafta Extra– Episode 24 here