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This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and freelance journalist Saurabh Sharma.
Ayush talks about his on how the “Hindutva takeover” of the Indian Council of Historical Research is fuelled by nepotism. “The brothers, relatives, nephews related to Hindutva organisations are being hired on temporary jobs by ICHR,” he says. “And within weeks, they are promoted to posts like deputy manager. They are giving government jobs for free.”
The discussion moves to Saurabh’s on youths migrating out of Bundelkhand in search of jobs, and how this will influence voters in Uttar Pradesh. “Unemployment issue is too big to be avoided in the state,” he says. “There hasn’t been a single week without lathicharge...on people protesting regarding jobs in UP in the last one month.”
This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
Watch a part of the conversation here:
Produced and recorded by Jude Weston and Tehreem Roshan, edited by Umrav Singh.
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