In this episode, host Basant Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Ashwine Kumar Singh and freelance journalist Umesh Kumar Ray.
They talk about Umesh’s on liquor trade in Bihar where alcohol is prohibited. “The liquor prohibition act has left manufacturers helpless," says Umesh, pointing to those who are forced to manufacture and sell booze due to lack of employment. “The government has not compensated anyone despite its promise," he says, adding that “villagers haven't been able to reap the benefits of any government welfare scheme”.
They also discuss Ashwine Kumar Singh's on the ED investigation against Rahul Gandhi and the Congress’s protests. The Congress says that “the investigation is taking place now to distract people from other issues, including inflation, unemployment and rising communal tensions," says Ashwin.
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: