This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan are joined by journalist Krishn Kaushik.
They discuss the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, how it came about, and what its implications could be for the country and beyond. Describing how the people are dealing with the crisis, Krishn says, “The daily life seems to be okay for an outsider but price rise is the biggest issue right now." He points out that “it’s not Sri Llanka as a country that has failed but the government", with different governments over the past 15 years enacting "different bad policies".
The panel also discuss the protest organised by the Congress party while its president Sonia Gandhi was being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, and the fallout from it. “It’s good that they are protesting about something and exercising their rights but they couldn’t have chosen a worse issue,” says Krishn.
The discussion also spans the topics of Indian philanthropy in light of Gautam Adani becoming the world's fourth richest person.
This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.
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