This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by journalists Alpana Kishore and Quratulain Rehbar.
Quratulain explains how she was one of the people featured in the “Bulli Bai” app, and talks about how Muslim women are targeted. “I have been trolled for my journalism before but that hasn’t been offensive because there is a reason: of difference of opinion,” she says. “But here, it’s a plain attack and objectifying women.”
“It’s a misogynistic, patriarchal society,” Alpana adds, “which tries to put women down at every step of life, especially when they have an opinion of their own.”
On the Central Vista project, Alpana takes the panel through her recent series for Newslaundry. “I don’t know how to reconcile the part where an architect, who studied at an Ivy League institute, is ready to shake hands with the Indian government in demolishing museums and buildings of significance – just for this government’s comfort,” she says. “How morally correct is that?”
The panel also discusses the media’s dramatic coverage of the prime minister’s security breach in Punjab, Novak Djokovic’s visa and vaccine row in Australia, and what the Meghalaya governor said about Modi.
This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.
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