This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by the Indian Express executive editor Ritu Sarin.
They discuss “Uber Files”, the investigation into the American taxi service by the International Consortium of Investigative journalists, in which the Indian Express is a partner. “We have done larger investigations in the past, but this one was still important enough to be told at this stage,” Ritu says.
Pointing out that the investigation sheds light on Uber’s handling of the rape of a passsenger by one of its drivers in Delhi in 2014, Manisha says, “Instead of comforting the victim at that time, Uber was more concerned about how to maintain its records which is where we understand the company’s mindset.”
They also talk about the dissension within AIADMK, the controversy over the national emblem installed atop the new parliament building, and Karnataka’s position paper on the National Education Policy.
This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.
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