The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 181: Criminal UK, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, and more

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The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 181: Criminal UK, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, and more
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Talking about the Bhojpuri Rap ‘Bambai Main Ka Ba’:

Rohit: Abhinandan, I’m not being a linguist because Bhojpuri is not my first language but it’s not Bambai Main Kaaba, it is Bambai Main Ka Ba.

Abhinandan: Oh, I thought Kaaba.

Rajyasree: Kaaba, as in the Islamic structure?

Abhinandan: As Jagjit Singh said, “Kaabe se parda mat uthao varna wa bhi vahi...”

Rohit: No, no, no! “Khuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim.”

Rajyasree: Even that’s incorrect! Very good!

Rohit: Oh, my God! Brilliant! So, we are on top of the things already.

Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.

This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri, Rajyasree Sen and Newslaundry subscriber Rohit Mehrotra discuss the series Criminal UK, PariWar, and Tehran; Manoj Bajpayee's Bhojpuri rap Bambai Main Ka Ba; Dua Lipa’s New Rules for Covid Dating; Ali Sethi’s Pehla Qadam; and Mariah Carey’s memoir.

Tune in!


0:08: Introduction

03:36: Bambai Main Ka Ba

07:49: New Rules For Covid Dating by Dua Lipa

14:42: Pehla Qadam by Ali Sethi

19:44: Paar Chanaa De by Shilpa Rao and Noori

29:34: Letters from listeners

31:57: Criminal UK Season 2

38:01: PariWar

49:13: Oppo ad #BeTheInfinite

55:35: Cred Series

1:00:55: Tehran

1:07:08: The Meaning of Mariah Carey


Bambai Main Ka Ba

Dua Lipa: New Rules For Covid Dating

Ali Sethi: Pehla Qadam

Shilpa Rao & Noori: Paar Chanaa De

Saieen Zahoor, Abrar-ul-Haq: Allah Hu

Noori and Saieen Zahoor: Aik Alif

Criminal UK Season 2


#BeTheInfinite feat


The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Recorded and produced by Jude Weston, edited by Samarendra K Dash.

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