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Hafta 478: TM Krishna awards row, Kejriwal’s arrest and PMLA Act

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, and Manisha Pandey are joined by music producer and public health consultant Dr Aiswarya Rao.

On the controversy around TM Krishna being conferred the Sangita Kalanidhi award by the Madras Music Academy and the Carnatic music fraternity’s response, Rao says it is an “intra-Brahmin musician dispute”. One faction wants to “take Carnatic music to the masses”, while the other wants to maintain its “hegemony”.  

On Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, Manisha says the PMLA Act is “scary”. “You cannot get bail in PMLA till the court is satisfied that there is prima facie no case.” 

This and a lot more. Tune in!

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00:05:40 - Headlines

00:12:20  - TM Krishna’s Sangita Kalanidhi award controversy

00:31:32  - Arvind Kejriwal arrest

00:59:57  - Letters

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Produced and recorded by Aryan Mahtta, edited by Hassan Bilal. 


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