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Hafta 468: Congress and Ram Mandir, no snowfall in Himalayas, India’s cheetahs

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by author, translator and journalist Sugata Srinivasaraju and journalist Rishika Pardikar.

On the Ram Mandir consecration in Ayodhya, Sugata explains the universalisation of Ram and the role played by the BJP and opposition in this phenomenon. The panel talks about the importance of culture in politics and how it measures up to economic considerations.

Rishika critiques the reintroduction of cheetahs to India, saying the government should have consulted with outside experts among other conservation priorities. She then explains why there’s less snowfall in the Himalayan regions this year, and why this should be a major cause of concern.

This and a lot more. Tune in!

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