Chhota Hafta — Episode 227

Chhota Hafta — Episode 227

A snippet of NL Hafta for non-subscribers.

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NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here’s a little sneak peek into the complete episode.

In this week’s episode, Manisha Pande wears the host’s hat and is joined by Newslaundry’s Raman Kirpal and guests Nitin Sethi and Hridayesh Joshi to discuss climate change and environment reporting in India, among other topics.

The discussion kicks off with Nitin discussing his latest story in Business Standard on how Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has crept into the Aravalli hills. The area bought spans across 400 acres which amount to “one-third of a village”. Nitin says the land is forested land which cannot be used for commercial purposes. In the context of environmental journalism, Hridayesh talks about how locals and committed on-ground reporters who take journalists to ground zero and give them all the information are not mentioned in the national media. Discussing Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement to make bus and metro rides free for women in Delhi, Raman thinks it’s a “good idea” and “definitely political”, though it does not solve the issue of security.

Listen to the full Hafta here.

Produced by Kartik Nijhawan, recorded by Anil Kumar and edited by Samarendra K Dash.

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