Hafta 126: Spirited debate on ‘Lynchistan’, #NotInMyName, Air India and presidential candidates

Hafta 126: Spirited debate on ‘Lynchistan’, #NotInMyName, Air India and presidential candidates

The podcast where we discuss news of the week.

By NL Team

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The Central government has decided to sell debt-ridden Air India. Will the government have to ‘pay’ to sell Air India? Govindraj Ethiraj, journalist and founder of IndiaSpend.com, joins the regular gang of Hafta as we discuss Air India’s fate. Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan and Manisha Pande, along with our guest, also discuss the presidential picks by both the governing coalition and the opposition; the Modi and Trump meet: how fruitful was it for India? And, finally, has India become ‘Lynchistan’ or was it like always this? Is data being used to justify the lynchings under the current regime? Listen up, there’s a song dedication in the end too.

For references:

  1. A review of #NL Hafta from Prateek Sachan, Vidhi and Badhri
  2. NewslaundryCauvery Chronicles: A basin on burn
  3. Newslaundry: Is the President a rubber stamp? Not quite! Could even prosecute PM
  4. Newslaundry: Farook And The Art of Selectivity
  5. Newslaundry: Let’s be clear, Junaid Khan’s murder is a hate crime
  6. Jeremy Corbyn high-five goes horribly wrong
  7. NPR: Episode 779: Shrimp Fight Club
  8. Radio Open Source: Something’s Happening Here by Christopher Lydon
  9. Swarajya:  Air India Isn’t Worth Rescuing; It’ll Take The Industry’s Fortunes Down With It
  10. Caravan Magazine: “Mulleh, Kattale shaley. Maro sabko. Maaro. Maaro”: How passengers on a train compartment discarded their humanity
  11. The New Yorker: My Dentist’s Murder Trial
  12. Mark Mason: The surprising benefits of being (slightly) crazy

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