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23: Vistara CSO Vinod Kannan on flying during the pandemic
On The Record
access_time5 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury talks to Vistara CSO Vinod Kannan. He breaks down the impact of the COVID pandemic on the aviation industry into financial and socio-cultural parameters. He also explains the scientific safety measures that are taken when flying during the pandemic.
22: Only 18% Indian homes have tap water, is washing hands a luxury?
On The Record
access_time10 days ago
In an interview with Hindustan Times' National Political Editor Sunetra Choudhury, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat admitted that washing hands is a challenge in some areas. The Union Minister also spoke on the three visible causes of water pollution - sewage, industrial effluents, and human interactions.
21: Justice Abhay Thipsay's (retd.) on advising Nirav Modi's lawyers
On The Record
access_time16 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury talks to Justice Abhay Thipsay (retd.). The BJP has called the involvement of Justice Abhay Thipsay (retd.), an INC member, in the Nirav Modi extradition case, an example of the grand old party trying to shield the fugitive. Amid the war of words, Justice Thipsay presents his side of the story.
55: Pataal Lok: Gul Panag, Jaideep Alahwat and Neeraj Kabi reveal the inspiration behind the characters.
Aur Batao
access_time16 days ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao', RJ Stutee talks to the cast of Pime Video's Paatal Lok - Gul Panag, Jaideep Alahwat and Neeraj Kabi. The actors break down their characters and reveral their cravings during lockdown.
20: ‘Waiting list of 3 lakhs to get trains’: Former migrant worker
On The Record
access_time17 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks to a former migrant labourer Sanjay Sahni who is receiving more than 200 calls daily from migrants across country. Sahni describes how and why labourers are moving and how difficult it is for them to take trains after the government announced special services.
19: ‘Was the government blindsided on migrants’: CEA answers
On The Record
access_time27 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks to Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy V Subramanian. During the interview, Subramanian said that the second economic stimulus package can be expected ‘very soon’ however he declined to put a time-frame or a magnitude to it. When asked if the lockdown was ill-planned, Subramanian said the govt is responding to their needs in the best possible manner.
54: Manoj Bajpayee, Jacqueline, Mohit reveal secrets about each other | Mrs. Serial Killer
Aur Batao
access_time30 days ago
Manoj Bajpayee, Jacqueline Fernandes, Mohit Raina get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. RJ Stutee talks to the cast of Netflix’s Mrs. Serial Killer. The actors reveal their lockdown routine, unknown secrets about each other, and more.
17: TM Krishna, author of Sebastian & Sons (Part2).
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
TM Krishna's new book on mridangam makers highlights the central role of these dalit master craftspersons in Carnatic music, and examines the complex relationship they share with upper caste mridangam players.
16: TM Krishna, author of Sebastian & Sons (Part1).
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
TM Krishna's new book on mridangam makers highlights the central role of these dalit master craftspersons in Carnatic music, and examines the complex relationship they share with upper caste mridangam players.
53: Maska: Manisha Koirala on acting with just Javed Jaffrey’s photograph
Aur Batao
access_time1 month ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee gets candid with the cast of Netflix's Maska. Javed Jaffrey, Manisha Koirala, Prit Kamani, Shirley Setia and Nikita Dutta spoke on their new Netflix series. Veterans Javed Jaffrey and Manisha Koirala talked about working with young talents.
15: Rajat Ubhaykar on his book 'Truck De India- A Hitchhiker's Guide to Hindustan' (Part-2)
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
Dhaba food, blingy truck bodies, infernal heat, the generosity of truck drivers, and the ubiquity of corruption, Rajat Ubhaykar's book combines sociological and cultural insights with anecdote and reportage to give you a vivid picture of the lives of Indian truckers.
14: Rajat Ubhaykar on his book 'Truck De India- A Hitchhiker's Guide to Hindustan' (Part-1)
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
Dhaba food, blingy truck bodies, infernal heat, the generosity of truck drivers, and the ubiquity of corruption, Rajat Ubhaykar's book combines sociological and cultural insights with anecdote and reportage to give you a vivid picture of the lives of Indian truckers.
52: Four More Shots Please! and some household chores in S2
Aur Batao
access_time1 month ago
Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo & Kirti Kulhari get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. As India continues to reel under lockdown, in this special episode – ‘Lockdown Diaries’, RJ Stutee talks to the cast of Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots Please! The actors reveal their lockdown routine and more.
13: In conversation with Sunil Gupta, Sunetra Choudhury on Black Warrant (Part-2)
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
Continuing their conversation from the previous part, our guests talk about what is it like to witness a hanging? Was Ram Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya case, murdered in prison? What were Afzal Guru's last moments like? Sunil Gupta, who worked at Tihar for 35 years, and journalist Sunetra Choudhury, who helped him put down his story, talk about their sensational book, Black Warrant.
12: In conversation with Sunil Gupta, Sunetra Choudhury on Black Warrant (Part-1)
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
What is it like to witness a hanging? Was Ram Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya case, murdered in prison?  What were Afzal Guru's last moments like? Sunil Gupta, who worked at Tihar for 35 years, and journalist Sunetra Choudhury, who helped him put down his story, talk about their sensational book, Black Warrant.
11: In conversation with Shubha Mudgal (Part-2)
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Books And Authors with Manjula Narayan | Shubha Mudgal's Looking for Miss Sargam, a book of short stories about classical musicians, of 'music and misadventure', is both funny and full of pathos. Tune in to listen to the part-2 of the conversation.
10: In conversation with Shubha Mudgal (Part-1)
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Books And Authors with Manjula Narayan | Shubha Mudgal's Looking for Miss Sargam, a book of short stories about classical musicians, of 'music and misadventure', is both funny and full of pathos. Tune in to listen to the full interview
51: What it means to be a 'female comic'? Kaneez, Prashasti, Supriya & Niveditha answer
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
What does it mean to be a 'female comic'? In the latest episode of Aur Batao, RJ Stutee speaks to Kaneez surka, Prashasti Singh, Supriya Joshi and Niveditha prakasam who answer what is really means to be a female comic.
18: Decided on curfew within 1 hr': IAS Tina Dabi on stemming Covid in Bhilwara
On The Record
access_time2 months ago
With count of Covid-19 cases rising across the country, all eyes have turned to Rajasthan's Bhilwara where the administration was able to control the spread of the Sars-Cov-2 virus with some quick, effective steps. With the 'Bhilwara model' being the talk of the town, Hindustan Times' National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury, spoke to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tina Dabi to understand what the administration did right.
50: Adnan Sami on CAA, his Indian identity and why that upsets Pakistanis
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks to singer Adnan Sami about his views on the amended citizenship law. RJ Stutee and Adnan get candid over why the latter’s Indian identity upsets Pakistanis and more. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show but makes hanging out with celebs a different (and fun) ballgame.
9: In conversation with Namita Gokhale, author of Jaipur Journals
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Namita Gokhale, director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, talks about her metafictional novel, Jaipur Journals, which looks at writers with both wicked humour and deep sympathy.
49: Taapsee Pannu on still getting scolded by parents; why 'Thappad' is a special film
Aur Batao
access_time3 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks to actor Taapsee Pannu about her latest film ‘Thappad’ which is based on domestic violence. RJ Stutee and Taapsee get candid about why the film is special, on being called the ‘female Ayushmann’, getting scolded by her parents and more.
48: Vicky Kaushal on phobias & one thing that’s better than good sex l Bhoot l
Aur Batao
access_time3 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks to actor Vicky Kaushal about his upcoming movie Bhoot Part One. Vicky opens up about his relationship with brother Sunny Kaushal and what scares him in real life. 
47: Sara Ali Khan on chemistry with Kartik Aaryan, her competition | Love Aaj Kal |
Aur Batao
access_time3 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks to Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan about their new movie, Love Aaj Kal. Sara opens up on her chemistry with Kartik and also reveals who she thinks is her competition.
46: 'You can't be grateful & unhappy at the same time' Mandira Bedi
Aur Batao
access_time4 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee is in conversation with actor Mandira Bedi. Speaking on her recently-launched book 'Happy For No Reason', the 47-year-old actor said that wherever there's gratitude, there's no place for unhappiness. Listen to the podcast to know more.
45: What Neena Gupta never discussed with Kangana Ranaut during Panga
Aur Batao
access_time4 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks with Neena Gupta and Panga director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari. Neena Gupta defends her statement about not wanting a child outside wedlock and shares her experience of working with Kangana Ranaut. While director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari talks about breaking gender norms in her upcoming movie. 
44: Sunny Leone on her favourite food, film genre | Ragini MMS Returns Season 2
Aur Batao
access_time5 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks with Bollywood actor Sunny Leone. Sunny gets candid with Stutee and reveals what her favourite movie genre is. Sunny also spoke about how she has a sweet tooth and what food is her favourite. Listen to this entire episode to know more. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show but makes hanging out with celebs a different (and fun) ballgame.
43: Sharad Kelkar| Jimmy Shergill | Sushant Singh | Rangbaaz Phirse |
Aur Batao
access_time5 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks with Rangbaaz Phise actor Jimmy Shergill Sharad Kelkar and Sushant Singh. The actors get candid about the choices of film and how they were attracted to Rangbaaz Phirse. Sushant Singh reveals who among Sharad and Jimmy is more ‘Rangbaaz’. Listen to the entire podcast to know more. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show but makes hanging out with celebs a different (and fun) ballgame.
42: Kriti Sanon reveals Arjun Kapoor’s hidden talent
Aur Batao
access_time6 months ago
In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee speaks with Panipat actors Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. The actors get candid about their journey in the period drama and the complexities involved while playing historical characters on screen. Kriti also revealed Arjun’s unique hidden talent which gives her goosebumps whenever she thinks about it. Listen the entire episode to know more. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show but makes hanging out with celebs a different (and fun) ballgame.
61: Bonus Episode - CM Arvind Kejriwal on a better tomorrow for Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal spoke at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Time Leadership Summit. He listed his achievements of the past years and said that they have proved honest politics is possible. Also, click to hear the Delhi CM take a jibe at the BJP over the upcoming Delhi polls.
60: Pollution today due to Delhi's own sources, says CM Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the audience on the last day of the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. When questioned about the perpetually high pollution in Delhi despite claims that stubble burning has reduced in Punjab, Kejriwal admitted that sources of the pollution being experienced currently are located in the national capital itself. Listen to how the Delhi government plans to own up responsibility and take action to eliminate this issue.
59: Punjab not to blame for Delhi pollution, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit said that Punjab should not be blamed for Delhi’s pollution. He said, “This morning I couldn’t come from Chandigarh by chopper because of the pollution in Delhi and Punjab had bright sunshine.” Listen to what he thinks is causing Delhi Pollution.
58: To eat wheat or not, Big dietary puzzle now solved
At the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Dr. David Ludwig - best-selling author, Endocrinologist, and Nutrition Researcher - finally put an end to the debate about whether choosing wheat also means choosing a healthy dietary lifestyle. Listen to what he has to say.
57: Nepotism, curse or gift? Michael Douglas in conversation with Anil Kapoor
Having acclaimed fathers who have achieved much in the movie business, Anil Kapoor and Michael Douglas have more than carved a special niche for themselves in show biz. Did they have to work twice as hard or was the foundation already set for them? Listen to the veteran actors address the controversial topic at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
56: Which movie is Catherine Zeta Jones' favourite? Hint - It's got SRK
Oscar-winning actor Catherine Zeta-Jones said at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit that she would love to work in a Bollywood movie and that she is in awe of the Indian film industry. She also revealed her favorite movie of all time and guess what? It is from Bollywood! Click to hear Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones get candid with Anil Kapoor at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
55: Always listen to your wife, Michael Douglas's mantra for a happy married life
Married for 20 years and despite an age gap of 25 years, celebrated actor Michael Douglas said at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit that the key to his marriage with Catherine Zeta-Jones is always listening to her. Click to find out what Michael said to Catherine when he first met her and how Catherine reciprocated to uphold the promise of marriage.
54: Running nation, not dharamshala, says BJP MP on citizenship row
The 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit witnessed a heated debate over the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal argued that the government is there to run a country and not a dharamshala. Why though? Click to know more.
53: Are our MPs friends outside Parliament? Here’s what they think
Congress MP Manish Tewari, TMC MP Mahua Moitra and BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal spoke at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The legislators spoke about whether MPs from different parties remain friends outside Parliament. Listen to what they had to say. 
52: Islam isn't the birthplace of India, says BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal
While defending the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 Jamyang Namgyal said that Islam isn't the birthplace of India. Click to hear how he arrive at making that statement at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The Summit's theme was - conversations for a better tomorrow.
51: Ambedkar must be turning in his grave, says Congress MP Manish Tiwari
Congress MP Manish Tewari says that the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 fails the first principle of the constitution to the extent that Dr. Ambedkar must be turning in his grave. Click to hear him elaborately debate the bill at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. 
50: TMC MP, Mahua Moitra argues the unconstitutionality of the new Citizenship Bill
TMC MP Mahua Moitra engaged in a fiery debate over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit with Congress MP Manish Tewari and BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal. TMC lawmakers argued that it is unconstitutional to provide citizenship on the basis of religion. Click to find out why. 
49: My outfits represent unabashed femininity, says fashion designer Prabal Gurung
Renowned fashion designer Prabal Gurung, at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said that as a man his job is not to dictate but to give options to women. “When Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Oprah Winfrey wear my dresses, they represent what I stand for - a celebration of unabashed femininity. There is nothing more unnerving than a woman in full feminine glory to the patriarchy,” said Gurung. Click to listen to the most feminist man in fashion. #woke
48: Only Rahul Gandhi can lead Congress, says Bhupesh Baghel. Amarinder Singh differ
While commenting on the future leadership of the Indian National Congress, Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel said that only Rahul Gandhi can lead the party. Significantly, Punjab CM, Capt Amarinder Singh refrained from picking a name for the Congress President post at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019. 
47: CM Amarinder Singh says they haven't been paid the GST compensation since August
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launched a stinging attack on the finance minister over the economy and the GST issue at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He said that he has been borrowing money to run Punjab. Click to hear him lament Nirmala Sitharaman's incapability to understand the issues of the states. 
46: FM does not even understand the issue of onion price rise, says Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel attacked the actions of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the economy and the GST issue at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He said that the finance minister does not even understand the issue of onion price rise. Listen to his disgruntlement about the entire issue. 
45: CM Capt Amarinder Singh asks if the Telangana encounter was even an encounter
Captain Amarinder Singh asked, at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, if the four men accused of raping and murdering a 26-year old veterinarian were actually killed in an encounter on December 6, 2019. Listen to what he has to say about encounter killings.
44: CM Baghel was probed for truth on the Telangana encounter of the rape accused
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel commented on the four men who were accused of raping and murdering a 26-year old veterinarian and how they were killed in an encounter on December 6, 2019, at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Click to hear him talk about how the encounter killings reflect badly on the nation's mindset.
43: A Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow, chef Blumenthal on the Science of Food
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal talks about how we have evolved as a species but our food hasn't. Speaking at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Heston said he tries to personalize food via multi-sensory cooking, food pairing, and flavor encapsulation in such a way that the consumer is transported back to their past, even childhood. Click to hear him talk about the emotionality of food.
42: A Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow, Chef Blumenthal talks about Veganism
Chef Heston Blumenthal, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, talks about how there are advantages and opportunities in the perceived limitations of vegetarianism and veganism, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019. Listen to what he has to say about the fact that 60% of India is vegetarian. 
41: Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal on Molecular Gastronomy
World-renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal says Molecular Gastronomy is a misnomer at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Click to hear his rather funny explanation of what it actually is.
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