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651: The 'Tandav' of 13 FIRs: Discussing Aparna Purohit's SC Hearing
The Big Story
access_time1 day ago
Amazon Prime's Tandav, a nine-episode political thriller, began streaming online in mid January and ever since its release, it has received backlash from different parts of the country, especially in the form of 13 FIR’s filed against Aparna Purohit, Amazon Prime Video's India creative head, the creators of the show and the cast. The Supreme Court on 5 March granted interim protection from arrest to Aparna Purohit, stating that she will not be arrested provided she cooperates with the investigation. But earlier on 25 February, an Allahabad High Court single-judge bench rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by Purohit for allegedly “promoting religious enmity” through the show and further stating in its 20-page order that and I quote “the conduct of the applicant shows that she has scant respect for the law of the land and her conduct further disentitles her to any relief from this court." So for today’ episode, we will go through what the entire Tandav case is about, what the Allahabad High Court judgement said, what the SC ruling was today and whats next for the case. Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Karan Tripathi, Legal Consultant for The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
650: Decoding VK Sasikala’s Political Saga, and Her Exit from Politics
The Big Story
access_time2 days ago
In what can be called as a major plot twist in Tamil Nadu politics, ousted former chief of ruling AIADMK VK Sasikala, who was released from Bengaluru jail on 27 January and was widely expected to take control of her party, the AMMK and contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, announced that she would be stepping aside from politics and public light on 3 March.  In a press release issued last evening Sasikala, the closest aide of the late former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, asked supporters of AIADMK to stand united and fight against the DMK in the Assembly elections, slated to take place on 6 April. In her statement she said and I quote “all true followers of Jayalalithaa need to act with wisdom to ensure the DMK, that ‘Amma' identified as our common enemy, is kept out of power.”  While her exit may help the AIAMDK in the polls, it has certainly given a jolt to her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, whose party AMMK is also contesting in the elections. The surprise move comes as the central leadership of the BJP - which is allied with the AIADMK in the poll bound state- has been mounting pressure on the AIADMK to work with Sasikala and the AMMK. So in today’s episode we will discuss in detail who Sasikala is , her exit from politics, what it means for the AIAMDK, the AMMK and how will this move affect the upcoming elections? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Sumanth Raman, Senior Journalist and Political Analyst and Nikhila Henry, South Bureau Chief for The Quint. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
649: How Significant is AAP’s Victory in Delhi Municipality Bypolls?
The Big Story
access_time3 days ago
The Aam Aadmi Party’s victory parade has slid into another week of celebrations as the party won four of the five wards on Wednesday, 3 March, in the Delhi Municipal bypolls. The Congress secured the remaining one ward, while the Bharatiya Janata Party drew a blank. The ruling party won from Kalyan Puri and Trilokpuri in the East Delhi Municipal Corporation and Rohini-C and Shalimar Bagh in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. BJP’s loss at the Shalimar Bagh seat came as a surprise to many, since it is considered a stronghold of the party. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal congratulated his party for the win in a tweet stating that "the people of Delhi have once again voted in the name of work. The public has been upset with the 15 years of misrule of the BJP in the MCD. The people want to establish Aam Aadmi Party's rule in the MCD as well." For a party which has had an arguably lukewarm stance against political issues in the past, it has now achieved success beyond its home turf, in Goa and most recently in Gujarat and also publicly stated aspirations to contest in the Northeast, which does bring up the question on where AAP stands in terms of its ambition to become a national party. So, in today’s episode, we will breakdown AAP’s win the Delhi MCD elections. How worrying is AAP’s win for the BJP? And, can the AAP model of governance resonate across the country in the coming state elections? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Aditya Menon, Political Editor for The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
648: Was China Behind Mumbai’s Power Failure in October 2020?
The Big Story
access_time4 days ago
Amidst arguably tense border situations between India and China, a recent study by a US company, named Recorded Future, published on 1 March claimed that last year's massive power outage in Mumbai, which grounded the entire city for nearly 24 hours in October amid the pandemic, was a result of an alleged cyber attack by a Chinese state backed hacking group. This story was first reported by The New York Times on 1 March. According to the study, Recorded Future observed an increase in targeted cyber intrusion from mid-2020, by Chinese state sponsored groups on critical Indian civil infrastructures organisations. While the report has given evidence of the Chinese malware intrusions in India, it has stated the link between the power outage and the intrusions remains “unsubstantiated”. While the Centre has stated that there has been no evidence of a possible Chinese involvement, the Maharashtra government has launched an inquiry into the issue. China, on the other hand, has denied the comments of it trying to bully India and have stated that such claims were “irresponsible”. How vulnerable is India's critical infrastructure to cyber attacks from foreign threat actors? And what would be the perceived benefit of attacking India’s civil infrastructure? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Jayadeva Ranade, President of the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy and Mr Vineet Kumar, President of the Cyber Peace Foundation. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
647: Decoding India’s COVID Variants and Surge with Dr RR Gangakhedkar
The Big Story
access_time5 days ago
The two big headlines on 1 March 2021 were first, that the Indian government began its second phase of vaccinations against COVID-19 with people above the age of 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities who are now eligible to get the vaccine  The second headline, and the more worrying one, is the slow and steady resurgence of COVID-19 cases across six states in India over just the last two weeks, raising concerns of a possible new wave.  India on 1 March reported 15,150 new COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the active cases number to 1,68,627.  Maharashtra, the state which has reported the highest new cases so far, is slowly inching back to its worst phases of cases last year. The state reported 8,293 new COVID-19 cases  in the last 24 hours, more than half of the total cases reported nationally. In previous episodes, we have discussed in detail with experts on the spike in cases in Maharashtra and also how to register for vaccinations in the second phase. For today’s episode, we had the opportunity to speak to Dr RR Gangakhedkar, who is former head of Epidemiology and Communicable diseases and was the face of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in the initial months of the pandemic on what is causing the rise in cases in India, about the new indigenous variants discovered and how concerned should we be. Answering Your Questions About India’s Phase 2 COVID Vaccine Plan (https://www.thequint.com/podcast/answering-your-questions-about-indias-phase-2-covid-vaccine-plan) What Has Led to Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra?  (https://www.thequint.com/podcast/what-has-led-to-spike-in-covid-19-cases-in-maharashtra) Host: Vaishali Sood Guest: Dr RR Gangakhedkar, former Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Producer: Himmat Shaligram Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
646: ‘Against Indian Ethos’: Centre Opposes Same-Sex Marriages in HC
The Big Story
access_time8 days ago
Only a biological man and a biological woman, in other words, a husband and a wife, make a family. That was the crux of the Centre's response to petitions seeking recognition and registration of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act, and the Foreign Marriage Act. On 25 February, as the Centre opposed the pleas, it said: “Living together as partners and having sexual relationship with same sex individual is not comparable with Indian family unit concept of a husband, wife and children, which necessarily presuppose a biological man as 'husband', a biological woman as 'wife' and children born out of union.” And finally, any judicial interference would cause and I quote, “a complete havoc with the delicate balance of personal laws in the country”. With the matter now listed for 20 April, let's take a step back to understand who are the petitioners in the case, what are they demanding, what are the arguments made by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, and why some of the arguments do not hold for the LGBTQI+ community. And to discuss all this, in today’s episode you will hear from Akshat Agrawal, a research fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Anjali Gopalan, Human Rights Activist, and Director of The Naz Foundation, and Karan Tripathi, Legal Consultant for The Quint. Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Akshat Agrawal, Research Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Anjali Gopalan, Human Rights Activist and Director of The Naz Foundation, and Karan Tripathi, Legal Consultant for The Quint. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
645: Answering Your Questions About India’s Phase 2 COVID Vaccine Plan
The Big Story
access_time9 days ago
India is all set to begin the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations from 1 March and people above 60 years of age and those above 45 with co-morbidities are now eligible to get the vaccine. India will also become perhaps the largest country to allow vaccines to be purchased at private hospitals. According to an announcement made by Union Minister Prakash Javdekar on 24 February, the second phase will also include the involvement of the private sector. There are certain co-morbidities classifications under which the over-45 age group are eligible, and the final list is yet to released by the Health Ministry. It is important to note that the second phase will have a self-registration step where vaccine beneficiaries will be required to download the Co-WIN 2.0 app and register for the vaccination. However, there are several media reports which have stated that on-site registration at the centers will also be available. Undoubtedly, there are several questions regarding how the vaccine registration will work, and what documents are required. Can one just walk in and register for a vaccine or how much will it cost? So to dispel the rumors regarding the second phase of vaccination, in today’s episode we spoke with Dr RS Sharma, who is the Chairman of the Empowered Panel for COVID-19 Vaccination in India, and also the man behind setting up the entire digital infrastructure for vaccine drive. Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Dr RS Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Panel for COVID-19 Vaccination in India. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
644: What Led to Aam Aadmi Party’s Surat Win in Gujarat Civic Polls?
The Big Story
access_time10 days ago
The Bhartiya Janta Party on 23 February put up its best performance in the two decades by sweeping all six municipal corporations in the Gujarat Urban local body elections. The ruling party won comfortable majorities in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar corporations. And the numbers speak for themselves. BJP improved on its 2015 tally of 389 seats out of total of 572 to as many as 483 out of 576 this time. However, on the other end, the Congress party took a nosedive in this election, from 174 seats in 2015 to just 55 in 2021.  While the BJP did cement its domination in urban Gujarat, what gave a jolt to both the BJP and Congress was the performance by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who won 27 seats in Surat, a number so staggering for the debutant party that it even led to BJP Gujarat President CR Patil terming AAP’s victory as a “nail in the golden plate”.  Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of Gujarat on Twitter for “the beginning of a new politics”, and is also expected to arrive in Surat to participate in a victory rally on 26 February. In today’s episode, we will go through what was exactly at stake in this election, what led to AAP making in-roads in Gujarat and how important is their win? and does the Congress loss mean an end of a support in the state? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Aditya Menon, Political Editor for The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
643: ‘Not One Iota of Evidence’: Disha Ravi Gets Bail in ‘Toolkit’ Case
The Big Story
access_time11 days ago
Delhi’s Patiala Court on Tuesday, 23 February, granted bail to Bangalore-based climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested on 14 February in connection with a toolkit on the farmers' protest that was tweeted by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. In his order granting bail, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said, “Considering the scanty and sketchy investigation, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who has absolutely no criminal antecedents.” Ravi has been directed to furnish two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each for her release, responding to which her lawyer Siddharth Agarwal argued that her family was in no position to pay as much. However, the court denied this request. Ravi has also been directed to cooperate with the ongoing Delhi Police investigation and not leave the country. Ravi was also produced before a magistrate in the same court for remand hearings. Upon being told that Judge Rana had granted her bail, the magistrate said that he will dispose of the matter. As per the Delhi Police, Ravi edited the ‘toolkit’ containing ‘anti-India content at the behest of pro-Khalistani organisations,’ which sought to trigger violence amid the farmers' protests. However, Judge Rana in his bail order noted the Bombay High Court ruling which previously held that, “conspiracy cannot be proved merely on the basis of inferences. The inferences have to be backed by evidence.” And that the lack of evidence by the prosecution is what was highlighted by Judge Rana in his bail order as well. In today’s episode, we will tackle the big questions: What were the claims in Delhi Police’s FIR? How did Judge Rana respond to the key contentions of the parties and where does the case stand right now? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Vakasha Sachdev, Legal Editor, The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
642: What Has Led to Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra?
The Big Story
access_time12 days ago
Stopping just short of a lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, 21 February announced a slew of new rules given the consistent rise of COVID-19 cases in the state. The state has been consistently reporting cases over 6,000 for the past three days and recorded 6,971 new cases on Sunday -- the highest one-day spike in last 121 days since 23 October when the state clocked 7,347 cases. Issuing an ultimatum to people in his 30-minute address on Twitter on 21 February, CM Thackeray warned them of a lockdown if COVID-19 protocols were not followed.  “It all depends on you, whether you want a lockdown or you are ready to follow the norms to avoid it,” he said in his address. As of now, districts such as Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Pune, Nashik, Parbhani have restricted movement of the people. Amravati city has been placed under lockdown for a week starting 22 February with only essential services allowed to function during the lockdown. The state government has also banned all political, religious and social gatherings in the state and Pune district administration has also imposed a curfew and announced closure of schools, colleges and private coaching classes till 28 February. What has caused this sudden spike in cases in Maharashtra? Is this spike an indication of a second wave? Does this indicate a new COVID-19 variant? And are the current vaccines available in India, Covishield and Covaxin, effective on the new variants? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Dr Subhash Salunke, Technical Advisor on COVID-19 to Maharashtra government. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
641: Why Did Facebook Ban News Content in Australia Amid a Pandemic?
The Big Story
access_time15 days ago
If you are a Facebook user in Australia, you may have woken up to a very different news feed on 18 February. And don’t worry, your account was not hacked. The social media giant took the nuclear option in response to the Australian government’s proposed law that would require big tech platforms like Facebook and Google to reach commercial agreements and strike revenue deals with news outlets whose content drives traffic on these platforms. And in the early hours of 18 February, Facebook actually followed through on its earlier threat that it will ban all news websites and also the option for users to share news links. But the move inadvertently also resulted banning Facebook pages of government health departments, fire and rescue, Suicide Prevention Australia, charities and somehow, Facebook’s own official page as well. And this is a cause of concern because Australia is actually a few days away from a national COVID-19 vaccine rollout. However, executives at Facebook were quick to realise of this fumble and apologised for the error. But, according to Facebook, the pages of government departments will take at least a week to come back. In today’s episode, we will go through why Facebook has banned news in the middle of a pandemic. Will misinformation and conspiracy theories fill the void that news outlets left and what does this step mean for other countries like India? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Udhbhav Tiwari, Police Advisor at Mozilla Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
640: Do Punjab Civil Poll Results Project What the State Thinks of BJP?
The Big Story
access_time16 days ago
In the backdrop of the farmer's agitation at the borders of the capital, the Congress party made a clean sweep in Punjab’s seven of the eight municipal corporation elections on 17 February which are Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, Bathinda, and now Mohali as well, which went into a re-poll and the Congress emerged victorious there on 18 February when the results were declared. In the final count, the Congress won 1,399 of the 2,165 wards in municipal councils and 271 of the 350 municipal corporation seats. The most stunning victory came from Bathinda, where the Congress party is set to elect a mayor for the first time in 53 years, a city which has been the bastion of the Shiromani Akali Dal. On the other side, the BJP had a disappointing day since it is considered as an urban party in Punjab but came in with only 38 seats in the municipal wards and 20 of the municipal corporation seats. BJP's defeat in the elections does send a clear message to the Centre from the people of Punjab in the context of farms laws and the handling of ongoing farmers protest. The rest of the seats were won by the SAD which trailed at 289 and 33, and the Aam Aadmi Party at 57 and 9, respectively. How important is this victory is for the Congress, how big was the defeat for the BJP, and does this shed any light on the 2022 Assembly polls? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Aditya Menon, Political Editor at The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
639: #MeToo: MJ Akbar Loses Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani
The Big Story
access_time17 days ago
Following a trial which lasted almost two years and became one of India’s most high-profile cases arising out of the #MeToo movement, a Delhi trial court on Wednesday, 17 February acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union Minister MJ Akbar. In the criminal defamation suit, Akbar had claimed that an article by Ramani, written for Vogue in 2017 amid the #MeToo movement, and a subsequent tweet about him in 2018 when the movement was sweeping India, caused damage to his “stellar reputation”. Ramani had contested these claims pleading truth, good faith, public interest and public good as her defences in the defamation trial – and as the court pronounced its verdict on 17 February, it observed that these defences raised by her were justified in light of systemic abuse of women at the workplace. The acquittal order was scheduled to be pronounced by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey at 2 pm. However, the parties were asked to reconvene in 30 minutess by the judge to make some minor corrections to the verdict. When the court reconvened, Judge Pandey noted the following in the order: “Right of reputation can't be protected at the cost of right to dignity” The judge also noted that a man of "stellar reputation" can also be a sexual harasser and that “the Indian Constitution allows a woman to put forward her grievance before any forum, and at any time, even after decades.” What does this victory mean? What next for MJ Akbar? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Priya Ramani, the defendant in the case and a senior journalist, Vakasha Sachdev, Legal Editor for The Quint and Karan Tripathi, Legal Consultant for The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
638: Toolkit Controversy: Who Are Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk?
The Big Story
access_time18 days ago
A day after Delhi Police arrested Bengaluru-based climate activist Disha Ravi on charges of sedition for having allegedly edited a toolkit which Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg shared on Twitter, two more activists came under the spotlight –– Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk.  Who are they and what is the police alleging? Nikita Jacob is a practicing lawyer in the Bombay High Court and Shantanu Muluk is an environmentalist who had quit his aerospace engineering job around six months back, to focus on the parched regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada.  From the press conference held on 15 February, we know that the Delhi Police had named the three accused –– Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob and Shantanu –– as the editors and creators of the toolkit who laid out an “action plan” for 26 January. Their aim? To create misinformation and disaffection against the lawfully enacted government. The police further revealed that a Zoom meeting took place on 11 January, attended by Jacob and Shantanu, and organised by the Poetic Justice foundation, which the police deems as a pro-Khalistani organisation, in which ‘the modalities of the Global Day of Action were worked out’. In her defence, Nikita Jacob has stated that the toolkit was simply an information pack, that her intent was never to incite violence and there was nothing illegal in what she did. Shantanu Muluk, who was granted transit anticipatory bail on 16 February after a Delhi court issued a non-bailable warrant against him, had said in his bail plea before the Bombay High Court:  " Vendetta has trickled down from politics to the house of a common man making a mockery of the rights and principles enshrined in the Constitution of India. That such vendetta, which is the dark face of authoritarianism, is the real ‘toolkit’ for devastation of not only of democracy but also basic human rights.” Naturally, the statements of the police and the accused contrast so in this episode we are going to try and see where the law stands on toolkits and sedition, and how the law should treat Shantanu and Nikita Jacob's case. Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Vakasha Sachdev, Legal Editor for The Quint Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
637: What Does Disha Ravi's Arrest Mean for the Future of Activism?
The Big Story
access_time19 days ago
In a move that has triggered anger and disbelief in equal parts across social media by legal experts, the opposition parties, climate activists and even the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Delhi Police on 13 February arrested 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi from her Bengaluru residence on charges of creating and sharing  a toolkit on the farmers’ protest that was posted by international climate activist Greta Thunberg. Disha Ravi’s arrest marks the first arrest in an FIR filed by the cybercrime unit of the Delhi Police, which was registered against the creators of the ‘toolkit’ on 4 February. Delhi Police’s statement claimed that Ravi was a ‘co-conspirator’ in the toolkit's formulation –– and ‘in this process’ collaborated with ‘pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State’. Ravi has denied being part of any conspiracy and said that she didn't create the toolkit and just made two edits to it. She was produced before a magistrate in Delhi on Sunday, 14 February, who remanded her to five days police custody. Disha Ravi’s case raises questions on the legality of her arrest – and the process which the Delhi police followed – over and above questions about whether the offences that she and others are accused of are even made out. Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Dr NC Asthana, a retired IPS officer and the former DGP Kerala, and Rebecca John, a senior law advocate Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
636: Does Disengagement Mean an End to Hostile India-China Relations?
The Big Story
access_time22 days ago
In a major breakthrough in talks to resolve the standoff between Indian and Chinese armed forces at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, China’s Defence Ministry and Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 10 and 11 February respectively announced that Indian and Chinese troops on the southern and northern shores of Pangong Tso lake have begun a phased, coordinated and verified disengagement. The consensus was reached during the ninth round of previously held military commander-level talks. According to the agreement, both forces will move back to their traditional bases on the north bank of Pangong Tso. Significantly, both sides will stop patrolling to the extent of their respective claims in the area. The development comes after months of stand-offs between India and China at the LAC, during which a violent face-off last year between the two sides at the Galwan Valley led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an undisclosed number of Chinese troops. The last standoff between the two Asian giants was in late August 2020 when India occupied certain peaks on the south bank, which were previously unoccupied by either side. Does this disengagement mean an end to the hostile environment in relations between the two countries? or is it just another addition to a long list of landmark standoffs that are yet to be negotiated? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Former Army Commander Lieutenant General AK Singh, also served as the Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry and Manoj Joshi, senior journalist and a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
635: Did Bharat Biotech Follow Covaxin Clinical Protocols in Bhopal?
The Big Story
access_time23 days ago
On 3 January 2021, Covaxin became India's first indigenously produced vaccine against the novel coronavirus to get 'emergency approval in public health interest in clinical trial mode.’  The vaccine is jointly made by Bharat Biotech, Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology.  However, its approval raised many questions, especially since phase 3 clinical trials were still ongoing and no efficacy data had been published. Several media outlets in January 2021 reported on the vaccine’s clinical trial at People’s Hospital Bhopal, one of the several sites where phase 3 trials are taking place. The reports pointed to how poor people were lured without any understanding that they were taking part in a vaccine trail and not a vaccination drive.  There has been one death and several participants have reported illnesses at this site.  Why are there fears of ethical breaches in the clinical trail and what does it mean for Covaxin? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Priyanka Pulla, freelance science journalist Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
634: Ghulam Nabi Azad Exit From Rajya Sabha: What Next for Congress?
The Big Story
access_time24 days ago
After almost half a century of service in Indian politics, outgoing Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress parliamentarian Ghulam Nabi Azad signed off from the upper house on 9 February. While Mr Azad's touching speech left Rajya Sabha members emotional, a teary-eyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Mr Azad’s replacement will have a tough time filling his shoes. A Congress loyalist from the start since he was a block committee chairman at 24,  Mr Azad has been a close confidante of the Gandhi’s, and in the recent days even a critic of the Congress' lack of leadership. In the shadows of lingering leadership crisis, his exit from the Rajya Sabha signifies a big change for the Congress party. What does this mean for the Congress? Is there any possibility of a comeback? If not, who are the frontrunners who can take up the mantle? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Senior journalist and political commentators Arati Jerath and Javed Ansari. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
633: How Prepared is the Department of Telecommunication to Rollout 5G?
The Big Story
access_time25 days ago
Laidback, insufficient, and unprepared are just some of the words used in a report by the Parliamentary Committee of IT to describe the efforts of the Union Communications Ministry's in rolling out 5G technology. 5G trials in India are set to launch in March. But the 125-page report, titled “India’s Preparedness for 5G”, released on 8 February and prepared by a 31-member committee comprising members across party lines, from both Houses of Parliament, concluded that India has not gone beyond the initial stages of preparation as compared to other countries, so much so that, India may actually “miss the 5G bus.” The Committee also states that its concerns for 5G deployment are enhanced by the fact that previous network technologies like 2G, 3G, and 4G were all deployed later in India when compared to the rest of the world. The Committee has raised several issues with the DoT’s current preparedness on 5G, one of the biggest being the unit price of spectrum, which is in the range of 3-70 times more when compared to other countries. While some countries like the US, UK, Australia have already introduced 5G services, India is running behind all other players. Where does India stand in 5G deployment, what are the obstacles, and by when should we expect it in India? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Sanjay Kapoor, former CEO of Bharti Airtel India. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
632: Uttarakhand Glacier Break: Climate Change or Human Development?
The Big Story
access_time26 days ago
Is it a landslide or a glacial burst or a man-made disaster that triggered the sudden flash floods in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district? It is yet to be ascertained as to what exactly caused the disaster that led to the death of at least 19 people, while around 200 others are reported missing as of Monday, 8 February. All hands are on the deck to rescue those who are feared to be trapped in the Tapovan tunnel - the ITBP, the Indian Army, the IAF, the NDRF and the NCMC have been deployed for the search and rescue operations. The death toll is expected to rise as bodies of the labourers working in the flood path are still being recovered. At least two under-construction hydro power projects in Chamoli district were severely impacted by the flood, with fatalities reported among personnel deployed at these sites. Several other projects on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basins in northwestern Uttarakhand have also been impacted by the flood. While the central government has stated that the a landslide at a high altitude caused the flash flood, several experts have pointed their fingers towards developmental projects like hydro plants,  which may be causing harm to the ecology of the Uttarakhand region. What led to this disaster? Could it have been caused by climate change or human interventions? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Dr Anjal Prakash, Research Director and Adjunct Associate Professor, ISB Hyderabad Dr Farooq Azam, Assistant Professor, Glaciology & Hydrology, IIT Indore and Bahar Dutt, award winning environment journalist Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
631: Is the Press Free in India to Report on Farmers Protest?
The Big Story
access_time29 days ago
While barricades are being put up in a bid to crackdown on farmers' protest, simultaneously there have been FIRs and cases of sedition against several journalists over their reportage of the protest. Since the incident of the Red Fort violence, over the past couple of weeks, Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath, Anant Nath, Vinod K Hose had cases against them for allegedly misreporting the events and promoting disharmony. In a separate instance, freelance journalist Mandeep Punia who's a contributor to the caravan, was arrested while reporting at the Singhu border for allegedly misbehaving with the police. While visuals of the police manhandling him at the protest site went viral, prompting the media fraternity to demand for his release, Mr Punia was kept in judicial custody for 14 days without being allowed to see his lawyer until he received his bail on 3 February. After his release, Mr Punia alleged that he was falsely accused of assaulting the police, and was given a brutal treatment in custody.  As these kind of incidents have been spiking over the last few years, India has also been sliding down the ladder of the world press freedom index. In 2020, india ranked 142nd out of 180 countries. Is India turning hostile towards free press? What challenges are journalists facing on the ground from the state?  Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Mandeep Punia, a freelance journalist and contributor to The Caravan and  Patricia Mukhim, a veteran journalist and  Editor of The Shillong Times Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
375: मनदीप पुनिया: मिलिए जेल में बैठ कर रिपोर्टिंग करने वाले पत्रकार से
Big Story Hindi
access_time29 days ago
30 जनवरी की शाम स्वतंत्र पत्रकार मनदीप पूनिया को दिल्ली पुलिस गिरफ्तार करती है, करीब 12 घंटे बीत जाने के बाद तक मनदीप के परिवार, दोस्तों, साथी पत्रकारों को कोई खबर नहीं दी जाती है कि मनदीप कहां है, इस दौरान मनदीप के साथ मार-पिटाई की जाती है, उनका कैमरा, मोबाइल छीन लिया जाता है. उसे एक थाने से दूसरे थाने में घुमाया जाता है. जब मनदीप को कोर्ट में पेश करने की बारी आती है तो दिल्ली पुलिस बिना कानूनी सहायता के ही मनदीप को कोर्ट में पेश कर देती है. और इसके बाद उन्हें तिहाड़ जेल भेज दिया जाता है. लेकिन इस सब के बाद भी मनदीप को जब बाद में जमानत मिलती है तो वो जेल के अंदर से भी अपनी रिपोर्ट अपने शरीर पर लिखकर ले आते हैं. आज के पॉडकास्ट में दिल्ली में चल रहे किसान प्रदर्शन के दौरान गिरफ्तार किए गए पत्रकार मनदीप पुनिया से उनके साथ हुई ज्यादती पर खुलकर बात करेंगे.
630: Are Blockades at Farmer Protest Sites Needed and Legal?
The Big Story
access_time30 days ago
Unlike the regular mobile barricades set up by the police to restrict foot traffic, vehicle movement, the police blockades at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri, where scores of farmers are currently protesting, are more permanent in nature. Apart from the internet shutdown that was imposed after the Red Ford violence, video footage and photographs from these areas now show cement walls being constructed, spike wire on top of steel obstacles, iron nails bolted to the road to prevent advancement. But the barricading has also led to larger consequences. It has been reported that these barricades have cut off farmers access to water and sanitation facilities, which they had access to previously. But is this level of blockade legal? Do they violate any human rights law? Are barricades of this scale necessary and what do the farmers feel about them? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Dr N C Asthana, who is a retired Indian Police Service officer, Vakasha Sachdev, The Quint’s Legal Editor, Shadab Moizee, Senior Correspondent for Quint Hindi  And voice of protesters from Ghazipur. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
374: दिल्ली की सीमाओं पर 'जंग' जैसी तैयारी क्यों? क्या कहता है कानून
Big Story Hindi
access_time30 days ago
26 जनवरी को किसान ट्रैक्टर रैली के हिंसक हो जाने के बाद से किसान आंदोलन को लेकर दिल्ली पुलिस सख्त हो गई. लेकिन सख्ती ऐसी कि जिसने भी देखा वो बिना कुछ कहे नहीं रह पाया. दिल्ली की सीमाओं की तुलना पाकिस्तान और चीन के बॉर्डर से होने लगी. ये सब इसलिए हुआ क्योंकि दिल्ली के बॉर्डर पर कई लेयर में बैरिकेडिंग, बैरिकेडिंग के ऊपर और बीच में कंटीली तारें, सड़कों पर सीमेंट से दबाई गईं लंबी कीलें और भारी संख्या में सुरक्षाबल तैनात कर दिया गया. जिस पर लोगों ने सवाल उठाए कि ये तैयारी किसी दुश्मन के लिए है या फिर कृषि कानूनों के खिलाफ प्रदर्शन कर रहे किसानों के लिए. आज के पॉडकास्ट में हम बात करेंगे दिल्ली में चल रहे किसान आंदोलन को रोकने के क्रूर सरकारी तरीकों के बारे में. सरकार ने किसान आंदोलनों की जिस तरह से किलेबंदी की है, आजाद भारत के इतिहास में जितने भी आंदोलन हुए हैं शायद ही इस तरह की तस्वीरें देखने को मिली हैं. पुलिस ने दिल्ली की बॉर्डर्स पर किसानों को रोकने के नाम पर जो भी इंतजाम किए ये किस कानून के तहत आते हैं? क्या पुलिस की ये हरकतें कानून के दायरे में आती हैं? मानव अधिकारों के पैमाने पर ये व्यवस्था कहां खड़ी होती हैं. इन सवालों पर करेंगे बात. पॉडकास्ट में बात करेंगे हमारे ग्राउंड रिपोर्टर शादाब मोइजी से, जो गाजीपुर बॉर्डर गए थे और वहां के  हालातों का उन्होंने जायजा लिया. बात करेंगे रिटायर्ड IPS अधिकारी एनसी अस्थाना से, और उनसे समझेंगे कि पुलिस ने जो किया है वो क्यों गलत है और किस तरह कानून के खिलाफ है. इसके अलावा क्विंट के लीगल एडिटर वकाशा सचदेव से बात करेंगे और जानेगें कि पुलिस के पास ये सब करने के लिए अधिकार किस कानून के तहत आते हैं और इसके मानवीय पहलू क्या हैं
629: Will Rihanna’s Tweet Become a Turning Point for Farmers’ Protest?
The Big Story
access_time1 month ago
Just as farmers have been accusing the Centre of harassing them in a bid to shutdown their protest, the whole movement against the centre's controversial farm laws got a fresh impetus as it gained an overwhelming international attention. On 2 February, when Singer and actor Rihanna shared a report by CNN on the internet blockade imposed around Delhi, on her Twitter asking her 100 million strong followers “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest” — barely hours within posting the tweet, a huge amount of global support came pouring in from international icons, journalists, activists, advocacy groups and legislators too. Rihanna's tweet is perhaps not all that suprising since she has frequently spoke up about human rights issues such as Black Lives Matter and even the recent coup in Myanmar. But immediately after Rihanna's tweet, teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg also tweeted saying, "We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India." British MP Claudia Webbe retweeted Rihanna's post and wrote: "Solidarity to the Indian Farmers. Thank you Rihanna. In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward." US Vice President Kamala Harris's niece Meena Harris wrote, “It's no coincidence that the world's oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault. This is related. We all should be outraged by India's internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters." Is this renewed international support going to be a significant turning point in the farmers' protest? Tune in to The Big Story! Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Vishnu Prakash, former High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador to South Korea and Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, Senior Journalist  Sayani Gupta, Bollywood Actor Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
373: ग्लोबल हुआ किसान आंदोलन, 'डैमेज कंट्रोल' में जुटी सरकार
Big Story Hindi
access_time1 month ago
पिछले करीब दो महीने से किसान आंदोलन सुर्खियों में है, फिर चाहे वो नवंबर के महीने में दिल्ली की सीमाओं पर किसानों की धमक हो, या फिर गणतंत्र दिवस के मौके पर हुई हिंसा, किसान आंदोलन की चर्चा लगातार होती रही. लेकिन अब किसान आंदोलन ग्लोबल बनता नजर आ रहा है, दुनियाभर के लोग अब इस आंदोलन को अपना समर्थन दे रहे हैं और पूछ रहे हैं कि इस बार आखिर बात क्यों नहीं हो रही है? कुछ छुटपुट आवाजें भले ही विदेशों से उठ रही थीं, लेकिन हॉलीवुड पॉप स्टार रिहाना के एक ट्वीट ने किसानों के मुद्दे को ग्लोबल बनाने का काम कर दिया. रिहाना के बाद किसानों के समर्थन में क्लाइमेट चेंज एक्टिविस्ट ग्रेटा थनबर्ग, अमेरिकी उपराष्ट्रपति कमला हैरिस की भांजी, मीना हैरिस, पूर्व पॉर्न स्टार मियां खलीफा जैसे तमाम लोगों ने इसी मुद्दे पर ट्वीट किए. अब इस सबके बाद भारत के विदेश मंत्रालय ने एक बयान जारी किया, जिसमें ये लिखा था कि कुछ लोग इस विरोध प्रदर्शन का फायदा उठाते हुए भारत के खिलाफ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समर्थन जुटाने की भी कोशिश कर रहे हैं. वो कौन लोग हैं, हालांकि उनके नाम स्टेटमेंट में नहीं थे. इसके बाद बॉलीवुड के कुछ एक्टर भी एक्टिव हुए और उन्होंने सरकार को समर्थन देते हुए विदेशी हस्तियों के ट्वीट्स की अलोचना कर डाली. अब सवाल ये उठता है कि किसी दूसरे देश की पब्लिक फिगर के एक ट्वीट पर भारत सरकार की इस प्रतिक्रिया का क्या मतलब है? इसी पर आज पॉडकास्ट में बात करेंगे.
628: Union Budget 2021: Breaking Down the Numbers For Key Sectors
The Big Story
access_time1 month ago
On 1 February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget for the next financial year on the back of several challenges thrown up by the pandemic. In response, Indian stock markets zoomed over 2300 points on the day and even extended their rally today. But how did everyday people and experts view the Budget? According to a Budget opinion poll by CVoter conducted on 2 February, 36.4 percent respondents said the Centre delivered "worse than expected" in the Budget. The survey also states that 25.1 percent people felt that the Budget was "better than expected" and 27.6 percent people said it was "just as expected". Experts noted the budget as bold, transparent, and a big gamble on growth revival. Among key highlights were a sharp rise in fiscal deficit, emphasis on capital expenditure, privatisation of public sector banks and primary focus on the health and wellness sector. However, digging deeper into the numbers, we noticed there's more than meets the eye. References: The Big Story episode on the health budget:   Health Budget Increased by 137 Percent But Enough for Recovery?  (https://audioboom.com/posts/7787857-health-budget-increased-by-137-percent-but-enough-for-recovery) Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Dr Rathin Roy, leading economist and Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Sanjay Pugalia, Editorial Director for The Quint,  and  Saurabh Mukherjee, Founder of Marcellus Investment Managers. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
372: वो बातें जो बजट भाषण में नहीं बोली गईं, एक्सपर्ट एनालिसिस
Big Story Hindi
access_time1 month ago
1 फरवरी को वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने संसद में बजट पेश किया. भारत का ये बजट ऐसे वक्त में आया है जब हम एक वैश्विक महामारी का सामना करके बाहर निकल रहे हैं, अर्थव्यवस्था नेगेटिव ग्रोथ में हैं और हम तकनीकी रूप से मंदी में हैं. दूसरी तरफ कई सारे लोगों की नौकरियां गई हैं, सैलरी कट हुआ है और कई लोग कम सैलरी पर काम करने के लिए मजबूर हैं. वहीं देश की राजधानी दिल्ली की सीमाओं पर किसानों का प्रदर्शन चल रहा है. तो सवाल ये है कि क्या ऐसी विपरीत परिस्थितियों में जो बजट वित्त मंत्री ने पेश किया है क्या वो जरूरत के मुताबिक सही है? आज पॉडकास्ट में हम लगातार दूसरी बार बजट पर बात कर रहे हैं. लेकिन आज हम आपको बजट से जुड़ी जानकारियां नहीं देंगे बल्कि आज हमारा जोर होगा बजट से जुड़े विश्लेषण पर.  पॉडकास्ट में हम बात करेंगे देश के बड़े अर्थशास्त्री और नेशनल इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ पब्लिक फाइनेंस एंड पॉलिसी के डायरेक्टर रथिन रॉय से. उनसे समझेंगे कि वो कौन सी बातें हैं जो बजट को डिटेल में पढ़ने पर सामने आती हैं और भाषण में जिन पर जोर नहीं दिया जाता.  इसके अलावा बात करेंगे द क्विंट के एडिटोरियल डायरेक्टर संजय पुगलिया से और समझेंगे कि सरकार ने कैसे बजट के जरिए राजनीतिक दांव चलने की कोशिश की है. साथ ही संजय जी से महंगाई पर भी बात करेंगे.
627: Health Budget Increased by 137 Percent But Enough for Recovery?
The Big Story
access_time1 month ago
In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave a fresh impetus to the Indian healthcare sector as she tabled the Union Budget 2021 on 1 February. The very first item on her checklist, the health budget –– with a total outlay of Rs 2.24 lakh crore –– witnessed a nearly 137 percent jump from last year. The finance minister said that the fight against coronavirus will continue well into 2021, as she identified "health and well-being" as one of the six pillars of the Budget. Apart from healthcare, the Budget gave major emphasis to infrastructure and agriculture sectors. Amid chants to 'repeal the farm laws' that has caused countrywide protests for more than two months now, Sitharaman said her government was "committed to the welfare of farmers.” Talking of infrastructure, the government announced investments in highways, roads, and metros in four states where Assembly elections are due soon –– Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and West Bengal. Besides, a host of announcements were made on the divestment front, including the government's decision to privatise two public sector banks and one general insurance company. Though the Budget has been received favourably by the stock market, with some saying "no bad news is good news", let's dissect some of the highlights – health, agriculture and infrastructure. Does the health budget have enough financing needed for vaccine distribution? How will the new budget allocations for poll-bound states play out for the BJP? What about India's farmers? Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Dr Amir Ullah Khan, who is Development and Trade Economist, and also an Advisor to the Bill and Melina Gates Foundation, Aditya Menon, The Quint's political editor and Kiran Vissa of the Rythu Swarajya Vedika. Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
371: बजट 2021 और आप के काम की ख़ास बातें
Big Story Hindi
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केंद्रीय बजट 2021 आ गया है. 1 फरवरी को वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने संसद में देश का पहला पेपरलेस बजट पेश किया. बजट पेश होने के बाद कॉरपोरेट दुनिया और शेयर बाजार ने तो इस बजट को सलामी दी है लेकिन दूसरी तरफ बजट में जो तेज निजीकरण करने की योजना तय की गई है उसकी कुछ लोग आलोचना भी कर रहे हैं. बजट में सरकार ने इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर, हेल्थकेयर, एग्रीकल्चर पर खासा फोकस दिया है. लेकिन इसके बदले में सरकार ने एग्री इंफ्रा सेस लगा दिया है, जिसके बाद पेट्रोल और डीजल की कीमतें बढ़ सकती हैं. कुछ लोगों का कहना है कि इसकी वजह से महंगाई बढ़ सकती है. आज पॉडकास्ट में बात होगी बजट पर. आपको बताएंगे कि बजट में क्या है आपके काम की बात. क्या-क्या बदलाव हुए हैं. सरकार का बहीखाता कैसा रहने वाला है इस पर करेंगे बात. आपको सुनवाएंगे महिंद्र ग्रुप के  चीफ इकनॉमिस्ट सच्चिदानंद शुक्ला की बात. इसके अलावा बात करेंगे क्विंट के एडिटोरियल डायरेक्टर संजय पुगलिया से. साथ ही दिग्गज निवेशक विजय केड़िया से खास अंदाज में जानेंगे कि क्यों ये बजट है 'सुपरहिट'.
370: क्या है ये 'इनिक्वालिटी वायरस रिपोर्ट', और किस के पास है इसका इलाज?
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क्या आपको  पता है कि मुकेश अंबानी जितना एक सेकंड में कमाते हैं, एक अनस्किल्ड वर्कर को कमाने में 3 साल लगेंगे. ऐसे ही कई दिलचस्प लेकिन सोचने पर मजबूर करने वाले आंकड़े ऑक्सफेम की इनइक्वालिटी रिपोर्ट में निकलकर आए हैं. ऑक्सफेम ने 25 जनवरी को अपनी एक रिपोर्ट में कहा कि कोरोना वायरस महामारी ने भारत के बिलिनेयर्स और अनस्किल्ड वर्कर्स के बीच आय असमानताओं को बढ़ा दिया है. इसके अलावा कोरोना वायरस संकट से लेकर अब वैक्सीनेशन में भी अमीर और गरीब देशों के बीच का फर्क साफ दिखा है. आज के पॉडकास्ट में बात करेंगे ऑक्सफैम की 'इनिक्वालिटी वायरस रिपोर्ट’ रिपोर्ट पर. इस रिपोर्ट में अनुमान लगाया गया कि देश के बिलेनियर्स की संपत्ति लॉकडाउन में करीब 35 फीसदी से बढ़ गई है. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया कि इसी बीच देश के 84 फीसदी घरों में अलग-अलग तरीके से आय का नुकसान हुआ.  बात करेंगे ऑक्सफैम इंडिया के सीईओ अमिताभ बेहर से. इसके अलावा बात करेंगे HSBC की चीफ इकनॉमिस्ट प्रांजुल भंडारी है, प्रांजुल समझाएंगी कि कैसे बड़ी और छोटी कंपनियों के बीच मुनाफे में भी एक बड़ा अंतर है.
626: Indian Billionaires Recovered All Their Lost Wealth During Lockdown But How?
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With the entire country in a lockdown since March, with malls, offices, schools shut, salaries being slashes, people being fired from their jobs, migrants walking back home for want of employment and food, it felt like we are all in this pandemic together. However, a recent report by Oxfam states that India’s wealthiest escaped the worst of the pandemic and actually got richer in the lockdown! Sample this: India’s top 100 billionaires have seen their fortunes increase by Rs 12,97,822 crores since March, enough to give every one in India's 138 million-strong population a cheque of Rs 94,045. The pandemic has pinched more than just the pockets of many Indians. It has also revealed glaring cracks in our health care system, the access to education, the digital divide and most importantly, how the pandemic has NOT impacted us equally. So how did billionaires continue to get richer during a pandemic? And how has income inequality aggravated the general state of inequality in India and is a reform of our tax code the answer? References: Oxfam India Virus Inequality Report 2021 (https://d1ns4ht6ytuzzo.cloudfront.net/oxfamdata/oxfamdatapublic/2021-01/The%20Inequality%20Virus%20-%20India%20Supplement%20%28Designed%29.pdf?RrFsF8iTfT.g_PfT0H7HLpMvSTrb.M__) Big Story Episodes on Covid-19 Impact on Education in India: Part 1: Should India Reopen Schools or Provide Equitable Education First? (https://audioboom.com/posts/7684095-part-1-should-india-reopen-schools-or-provide-equitable-education-first) Part 2: Prolonged Shutdown of Schools Affecting Students' Health as Well? (https://audioboom.com/posts/7685088-part-2-prolonged-shutdown-of-schools-affecting-students-health-as-well) Producer and Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Amitabh Behar, Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam India Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2VqZ9ur&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
369: इकनॉमी को वैक्सीन: बजट 2021 के पास आखिर क्या-क्या हैं इलाज?
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आज के पॉडकास्ट में हम बात करेंगे आने वाले बजट के बारे में. केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री 1 फरवरी को संसद में बजट भाषण पढ़ेंगी. इसी बजट भाषण सुनने के लिए सब कान लगाकर खड़े रहते हैं. शेयर बाजार से इंटरनेशनल बाजारों तक बजट का भारी रिएक्शन देखने को मिलता है. आज के पॉडकास्ट में हम आपको बताएंगे कि अलग-अलग सेक्टर्स को बजट से क्या उम्मीदें हैं और आपको सुनवाएंगे एक्सपर्ट्स की बातें. कोटक महिंद्रा एसेट मैनेजमेंट कंपनी के एमडी नीलेश शाह से समझेंगे कि सरकार को अपनी आमदनी और खर्चों को कैसे मैनेज करना चाहिए. इसके अलावा क्विंट के फाउंडिंग एडिटर राघव बहल से समझेंगे कि इकनॉमी को बूस्ट देने के लिए उनके पास क्या आइडिया है. साथ ही बात करेंगे HSBC इंडिया की चीफ इकनॉमिस्ट प्रांजुल भंडारी से.
625: Why Are Karnataka and Maharashtra Still Fighting Over Belgaum?
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A decades-old border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has caught fire again, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray staking claims to some long-disputed territories between the states. Maharashtra, for the last 60 years or so, has been laying its claim on areas such as Belagavi, Karwar, Nippani, Vijayapura, Dharwad and Uttara-Kannada – that are currently a part of Karnataka, arguing that Marathi-speaking regions should come under Maharashtra. And recently, in a public book launch event on 27 January, as CM Thackeray revived the state governments agenda asking for the disputed areas to be made into a union territory until the problems are resolved, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi spat back at him saying that Mumbai should be made into a Union Territory. While Thackeray accused the Karnataka government of deliberately changing Belgaum's name to Belagavi even threatening to take the matter to court, Savadi condemned the statements made by Shiv Sena top brass and said that Marathi people in Belgaum are like all Kannadigas in the state. So, what is the Belgaum land dispute all about and what is fuelling it all these decades? Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests:  Deepak Pawar, Editor for the book "Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Dispute: Struggle and Pledge" Producer: Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
624: What’s Next for the Farmers Protest After Violence in Delhi?
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Just a day after mayhem broke out in Delhi as protesters and the Delhi Police clashed with each other during the Farmers' Tractor Rally on Republic Day, on 27 January Two farmers unions — the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) and Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdrew their participation from the farmers protests. Amidst a tense atmosphere at the Delhi border areas where farmers have been camping for two months, Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) said he was deeply pained by the violent sights. As the Delhi Police registered 25 FIRs, some other interesting details have come up over the role of actor Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana who have been accused of provoking the Red Fort violence. But what is the situation at the Delhi borders and what do farmers have to say about the clashes? Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests:  Asmita Nandy, Correspondent for The Quint Producer: Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
368: 'हिंसा का दाग' झेल रहे किसान प्रदर्शन में अब आगे क्या?
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करीब दो महीने से दिल्ली के अलग-अलग बॉर्डर पर चल रहे किसान आंदोलन पर 26 जनवरी को 'हिंसा का दाग' लग गया. दिल्ली की सड़कों पर हिंसा, उन्माद, तोड़-फोड़, लाठी-डंडे सब कुछ चलता दिखा. ये हंगाम-बवाल तो 10-12 घंटे में खत्म हो गया लेकिन अब इससे जुड़ी कई तरह की बातें सामने आ रही हैं. जैसे अब सबसे बड़ा सवाल ये है कि इस आंदोलन का भविष्य क्या होने जा रहा है? दो संगठनों ने आंदोलन से अलग होने का ऐलान कर दिया है लेकिन इसमें पेच है, उसके बारे में आपको बताएंगे. साथ ही पुलिस ने कहा है कि किसानों ने धोखा किया है और दोषी नहीं बख्शे जाएंगे, कई FIR भी दर्ज कर ली गई हैं. आज के पॉडकास्ट में हम बात करेंगे 26 जनवरी को किसानों की ट्रैक्टर परेड के दिन हुई हिंसा पर. आपको सुनाएंगे कुछ आंदोलनकारी चश्मदीदों की बात, इसके अलावा आपको कुछ प्रदर्शनकारियों के हमले में घायल पुलिसवालों की भी आंखोंदेखी सुनवाएंगे. पुलिस ने दिल्ली में हुई हिंसा पर क्या कार्रवाई की है आपको वो भी सारा कुछ बताएंगे.
623: Farmers Protest Turns Violent in Delhi, What Went Wrong?
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Tear gas shells, lathi charges, stone pelting and one death, what was supposed to be peaceful show of protest by the farmers on Republic Day, turned into a day of violence, rioting and damage to public property. Which begs the questions, if everything was planned, what went wrong? In a severe deviation from pre-designated routes, which were agreed upon in advance by the Delhi Police and farmer leaders,  protesting farmers reached Delhi’s Indraprastha, ITO and other parts of Central Delhi after breaking barricades at the Ghazipur and Tikri borders early morning. The farmers were then subjected to tear gas-shellings and lathi-charges by the Delhi police, even as farmer leader Rakesh Tikait told the media that the rallies are being undertaken “peacefully.”  Farmer protestors also reached and entered the Red Fort and waived flags from the ramparts of the fort.  So what exactly happened? How did this tractor rally, which was always meant to be peaceful and travel on designated routes reach the Red Fort? Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests:  Anthony Rozario, Senior Correspondent, The Quint Shadab Moizee, Senior Correspondent, Quint Hindi Nishtha Gautam, Opinions Editor, The Quint Producer: Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
367: किसानों की ट्रैक्टर परेड कैसे हुई हिंसक, क्या थे जमीनी हालात
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26 जनवरी यानी गणतंत्र दिवस को पूरा देश हर साल राजपथ पर होने वाली शानदार परेड देखता है, लेकिन इस बार देश ने राजधानी दिल्ली की सड़कों पर ऐसी तस्वीरें देखीं, जिनकी कभी किसी ने कल्पना भी नहीं की होगी. किसानों के ट्रैक्टर मार्च ने दिल्ली की सड़कों पर उतरते ही हिंसक रूप ले लिया, कुछ प्रदर्शनकारियों ने लाल किले तक पर चढ़ाई कर दी और वहां तिरंगे की जगह दूसरा झंडा फहरा दिया. दिल्ली की बॉर्डर्स पर कृषि कानूनों के खिलाफ करीब 2 महीनों से प्रदर्शन कर रहे किसानों ने तय किया था कि वो गणतंत्र दिवस के मौके पर दिल्ली में ट्रैक्टर परेड निकालेंगे. किसान नेताओं ने इस परेड के लिए पुलिस के साथ मिलकर रूट भी तैयार किए थे. पुलिस ने दावा भी किया कि सुरक्षा के पूरे और पुख्ता इंतजाम किए गए हैं, लेकिन ये सारी तैयारी, प्लानिंग धरी की धरी रह गई और कई किसान प्रदर्शनकारी आखिरकार उपद्रवियों में बदल गए, जिसके बाद उन्होंने किसान नेताओं की बात भी नहीं सुनी. उग्र प्रदर्शनकारी रास्ते में आने वाली हर चीज को अपने ट्रैक्टरों से रौंद देना चाहते थे.
622: Why The Bombay High Court’s Reading of POCSO Act is Problematic
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Does groping a minor's breasts over her clothes make it any lesser an offence than groping her without clothes? In a controversial ruling on 24th January, the Bombay High Court said that groping a minor's breast without skin-to-skin touch doesn't fall under the definition of ‘sexual assault’ under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act also known as the POCSO act. While acknowledging that such an act INDEED IS AN OFFENCE, a sitting judge of the Nagpur bench said it only amounts to molestation under the Indian Penal Code.  These observations came in a hearing of an appeal filed by a man against his conviction under POCSO charges by a sessions court after he was accused of groping a minor's breasts. Now sexual assault under POSCO is a graver offence than outraging a woman’s modesty under Section 354 of the IPC, but while observing that there was no “specific detail” as to whether the minor’s top was removed and whether there was any skin-to-skin contact or not, Justice Puspha Ganediwala of the Bombay High Court acquitted the appellant off POCSO saying that stringent punishments require stronger allegations and proof. Although the court upheld the conviction of the appellant under Section 354, the ruling almost immediately drew a lot of outrage on social media from celebrities and other citizens alike. While some pointed to the irony in the fact that the judgment came on the same day that is observed as the National Girl Child's Day, others are questioning if it's a fair deduction of the law. Doesn't drawing distinction between the gravity of groping a minor's breast with clothes and without clothes defeat the whole intention of the POCSO act?  Host and Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Seema Misra, a lawyer practising in the district and high court who's appeared in PoCso-related cases for both victim and accused Producer: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
366: क्या कपड़ों के ऊपर से ग्रोप करना महिलाओं या लड़कियों पर यौन हमला नहीं है?
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आज बात करेंगे बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट के एक अटपटे से आदेश की. आदेश में कहा गया है कि किसी नाबालिग के ब्रेस्ट को बिना ‘स्किन टू स्किन’ कॉन्टैक्ट के छूना POCSO यानि Protection of Children from Sexual Offences एक्ट के तहत सेक्सुअल असॉल्ट की श्रेणी में नहीं आएगा. हाईकोर्ट की नागपुर बेंच की जज पुष्पा गनेडीवाला ने आदेश में कहा है कि किसी भी छेड़छाड़ की घटना को यौन शोषण की श्रेणी में रखने के लिए घटना में ‘यौन इरादे से किया गया स्किन टू स्किन कॉन्टैक्ट’ होना चाहिए.  इस मामले में कानून की पेचीदगियों पर बात करेंगे क्विंट के लीगल एडिटर वकाशा सचदेव से.  साथ ही पॉक्सो कोर्ट्स में प्रैक्टिस करने वाली वकील सीमा मिश्रा से जानेंगे कि अब इस केस में आगे क्या हो सकता है.
621: Will The Absence of CM Face Hurt BJP's Prospects in WB Polls?
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Massive road shows, sloganeering, and defections — West Bengal's politics is getting more and more competitive by the day, ahead of the upcoming state elections. In yet another concern for the TMC, another heavyweight — former West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee exited from the party on 22 January. He's the third minister to resign from the state in just the last one month. Although he did not cite any specific reason behind his actions, he told reporters that he was hurt when he learnt that he had lost his portfolio as Minister for Irrigation and was instead appointed as Minister for Forests. While TMC is witnessing a massive exodus from the party just months before the elections, the BJP is hoping to turn it into an opportunity for them to make gains in the state. Although the BJP says it'll wipe out TMC in 2021, there are several internal issues that the BJP still needs to iron out first, mainly the big question: who will be their CM face? While the top brass has shied away from naming their CM candidate insisting that their decision will only be announced after they bag the majority, who are the current prospects for CM? And why is the party unwilling to take chances with announcing a CM candidate yet?  Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Aditya Menon, Political Editor, The Quint Ishradita Lahiri, Senior Correspondent, The Quint Producer: Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
365: सेंसेक्स में ऐतिहासिक उछाल के बाद निवेश किस तरह करें?
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अगर आपने कोरोना वायरस संकट शुरु होने के वक्त शेयर बाजार में 25 हजार रुपये लगाए होते तो आज वो 50 हजार रुपये हो गए होते. ये कमाल सिर्फ शेयर बाजार में ही हो सकता है. 21 जनवरी को मुंबई के शेयर बाजार सेंसेक्स ने 50 हजार का स्तर छू लिया है. 23 मार्च, 2020 को शेयर बाजार 25,900 के स्तर पर था और 10 महीने के अंदर-अंदर शेयर बाजार दो गुना हो गया है. बाजार की इस रैली ने कई लोगों के खूब पैसे बनवाए हैं. जिन लोगों ने पहले से शेयर बाजार में पैसा लगा रखा है वो तो खुशी के मारे झूम रहे हैं, लेकिन अब इस तेजी के बाद नए निवेशक शेयर बाजार में पैसा लगाने से कतरा रहे हैं. क्यों कि ऐसे महंगे बाजार में पैसा लगाने में रिस्क है, हाल में हर्षद मेहता पर आई वेब सीरीज SCAM 1992 में डायलॉग है 'रिस्क है, तो इस्क है.' लेकिन हां स्मार्ट इन्वेस्टर होने के नाते इश्क में अंधा नहीं होना है. सोचकर, समझकर, बुद्धि लगाकर ही निवेश करना है. सेंसेक्स के 50 हजार के स्तर को छूने के बाद शेयर बाजार में आगे क्या हो सकता है?, अगर शेयर बाजार में निवेश करना है तो क्या स्ट्रेटजी होना चाहिए?, म्यूचुअल फंड सही है या फिर सीधे शेयरों में पैसा लगाएं. आज इन्हीं सवालों पर करेंगे बात.
364: बाइडेन-कमला युग की शुरुआत, लोकतंत्र के लिए कैसे अच्छी बात
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अमेरिका के इतिहास में बाइडेन-कमला युग की शुरुआत हो चुकी है. शपथ लेने के तुरंत बाद अमेरिका के नए नवेले राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडेन और उपराष्ट्रपति कमला हैरिस ने अपने आधिकारिक ट्विटर हैंडल से पहला ट्वीट किया. बाइडेन ने अपने ट्वीट में सख्त, कड़े और अहम फैसले लेने के संकेत दिए हैं. ऑफिस में काम संभालते ही 17 कार्यकारी आदेशों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं. जो बाइडेन ने अपने कार्यकाल के पहले दिन कई अहम फैसलों पर हस्ताक्षर किए, वहीं पूर्व राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के कई फैसले पलट दिए. जो बाइडेन ने प्रवासियों को राहत दी है, वहीं कई मुस्लिम देशों पर लगे ट्रैवल बैन को खत्म कर दिया है. साथ ही ट्रंप द्वारा WHO से हटने के फैसले को भी बाइडेन ने पलट दिया है. आज बिग स्टोरी में बात करेंगे अमेरिका में हुए राष्ट्रपति- उपराष्ट्रपति शपथ ग्रहण समारोह की. जो बाइडेन और कमला हैरिस के पास अब यूनाइडेट स्टेट्स ऑफ अमेरिका की कमान है. पॉडकास्ट में आपको बाइडेन की शपथ के बाद दिया गया भाषण हिंदी में सुनाएंगे. इसके अलावा जो बाइडेन का राष्ट्रपति बनना अमेरिका के इतिहास में क्यों अहम है इस पर बात करेंगे क्विंट  के एडिटोरियल डायरेक्टर संजय पुगलिया से. साथ ही बाइडेन के फैसलों और आगे की योजना पर भी करेंगे बात.
620: What Policy Changes Are Expected Under President Biden?
The Big Story
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After one of the most hostile transfers of power ever witnessed in USA, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the country. The pandemic meant that the usual crowd of citizens at the inauguration was rather restricted this year. The swearing in ceremony of Biden and Kamala Harris took place before a thinly-populated masked gathering of Senators, Congressmen and former Presidents. But the stunning visuals of the field of flags at the National Mall to represent American citizens, the heartfelt performances by JLo, Lady Gaga, Amanda Gorman and Katy Perry more than made up for this modest ceremony that took place just two weeks after US Capitol's disconcerting siege by pro-Trump insurrectionists. And all eyes were on Biden as he took oath, with the message of Democracy's victory. Evoking Abraham Lincolns's words – “My whole soul is in this”– he vowed to bring all America together. But as difficult as it was for Biden to take office with Trump trying every trick to forestall his inauguration, the path ahead of him is going to be equally daunting if not more, as he inherits a nation ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, deep political hostility and racial inequality. While the Biden admin wasted no time after the inauguration and went onto signing a flurry of executive orders to reverse some of Trump's decisions, including one to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord, what will the first 100 days of the Biden government look like? What kind of reconfiguration of policies are we likely to see in the US? Is Biden likely to take the United States to the Obama era? Or will he carve out his own niche? Tune in we to The Big Story where we speak to Akshobh Girdhardas, a journalist based in Washington DC who writes on geopolitics, business, tech and sports. Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Akshobh Girdhardas, Washington DC-based who writes on geopolitics, business, tech and sports Editor: Riniki Sanyal References: Covid relief, economic stimulus, immigration: What to expect in Biden's first 100 days (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/covid-relief-economic-stimulus-immigration-what-expect-biden-s-first-n1254455) 10 Challenges Biden Faces in Righting the Economy (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/business/biden-economy-pandemic.html) What to Expect in Biden’s First 100 Days in Foreign Policy (https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/19/biden-first-100-days-foreign-policy-china-russia-europe-trump-climate-change/) Biden changes America in an instant -- but tougher challenges loom (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/joe-biden-president-america-change/index.html) Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
619: Creative Liberty Vs Regulation: Tandav Web Show Revives Old Debate
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Just 24 hours after premiering on 15 January, Amazon Prime’s original web series —Tandav landed straight into a controversy. After a fuming Twitterati demanded a ban on the show over the depiction of Hindu gods claiming that it hurts Hindu sentiments, the makers of the show are now looking at 4 police cases. The cases include FIR’s filed against 96 people associated with the show and also allege that the web series is “provoking communal disharmony and hurts the sentiments of Hindus.” Outrage over the series - expressed forcefully by BJP leaders- has also led to Mumbai Police increasing security outside two of Amazon India's office in the city and the residence of Saif Ali Khan, the lead actor in the show. But even after an apology issued by creators of the show, there is now a team of four police personnel in Mumbai from Lucknow for investigation following the registration of a case against the makers at the Hazratganj police station. What is the controversy about? What kind of questions does the whole backlash against the show raise about self-regulation and censorship in the digital content space? Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Ayaz Memon, sports Journalist and co-host of The Quint's Aussie Challenge Podcast. Chandresh Narayanan, sports journalist. Producer:  Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
363: क्यों बरपा है तांडव वेब सीरीज पर विवाद? रेगुलेशन की बहस शुरू
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OTT प्लेटफॉर्म अमेजन प्राइम पर 15 जनवरी को रिलीज हुई वेब सीरीज तांडव को लेकर विवाद खड़ा हो गया है. रिलीज होने के 24 घंटे भी नहीं बीते कि ट्विटर पर वेब सीरीज को बैन करने की मांग होने लगी. आरोप लगे हैं कि वेब सीरीज के जरिए हिंदू भावनाओं को आहत किया गया है. इसके बाद सीरीज के मेकर्स के खिलाफ देश के अलग-अलग हिस्सों से कई सारी एफआईआर दर्ज हो गईं. कई सारे बीजेपी नेताओं ने भी इस वेब सीरीज के कुछ सींस को लेकर नाराजगी जाहिर की है. दूसरी तरफ मुंबई में अमेजन प्राइम के दफ्तर के बाहर और एक्टर सैफ अली खान के खिलाफ पुलिस बंदोबस्त बढ़ाया जा रहा है. साथ ही एक बार फिर से OTT प्लेटफॉर्म्स के रेगुलेशन पर चर्चा शुरू हो गई है. आज के पॉडकास्ट में हम आपको समझाएंगे कि ये विवाद असल में क्यों खड़ा हुआ है, वेब सीरीज में ऐसा क्या है जो इतना हंगामा बरपा है. साथ ही हम वेब कंटेट के रेगुलेशन से जुड़े कानूनी ढांचे पर भी बात करेंगे. OTT रेगुलेशन पर हम बात करेंगे उद्भव तिवारी से, उद्भव मोजिला में पब्लिक पॉलिसी डायरेक्टर हैं. इसके अलावा हम आपको फिल्म डायरेक्टर दिबांकर बनर्जी की भी बात सुनाएंगे.
618: India’s Border-Gavaskar Win Can Rekindle Interest in Test Series’
The Big Story
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Ricky Ponting said that the Indian cricket team wouldn’t be able pick up at the Border-Gavaskar test series after the Adelaide loss against Australia. Michael Vaughan said India was going to get hammered. Michael Clarke said India was going to be in deep trouble without Virat Kohli. But in the face of all the odds, India won the highly coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy and how! Despite broken bones and some top players missing in the test series, India scripted history with a three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia thereby clinching the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1. And also broke a number of records on the way. Why is this win historic for India? What makes it so special? How can this game  change India’s team? Tune in to The Big Story! Pre Host: Himmat Shaligram Guests: Ayaz Memon, sports Journalist and co-host of The Quint's Aussie Challenge Podcast. Chandresh Narayanan, sports journalist. Producer:  Himmat Shaligram Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
362: गाबा टेस्ट में दिखा T-20 जैसा रोमांच,भारत की जीत क्यों है खास?
Big Story Hindi
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टीम इंडिया ने ऑस्ट्रेलिया के गाबा मैदान पर आखिरी टेस्ट मैच जीतकर इतिहास रच दिया है. साथ ही भारत ने टेस्ट सीरीज 2-1 से अपने नाम की है. ऑस्ट्रलिया ने इस सीरीज में सही गलत हर हथियार चलाया लेकिन आखिर कुछ काम न आया. किसी भारतीय खिलाड़ी को गाली सुननी पड़ी तो किसी को नस्लीय कमेंट का सामना करना पड़ा. एक के बाद एक अनुभवी खिलाड़ी चोटिल होते गए. ऑस्ट्रेलिया की धरती पर मिली ये जीत कई मायनों में बहुत बहुत खास है. भारत ने गाबा इंटरनेशनल स्टेडियम में खेले जा रहे चौथे टेस्ट मैच के पांचवें और आखिरी दिन आस्ट्रेलिया के 328 रनों के टारगेट को 7 विकेट खोकर हासिल कर ही लिया. पॉडकास्ट में बात करेंगे जर्नलिस्सट और क्रिकेट एक्सपर्ट अयाज मेमन से. इसके अलावा बात करेंगे क्विंट  के मैनेजिंग एडिटर रोहित खन्ना से. रोहित क्रिकेट में खास दिलचस्पी रखते हैं. इसके अलावा आपको कुछ क्रिकेट फैंस का भी मैच देखते वक्त का अनुभव भी सुनाएंगे.
617: What Does Faruqui’s Arrest Say About State of India’s Policing?
The Big Story
access_time2 months ago
Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqi has been in jail for more than two weeks. Why? Did he crack a wrong joke? Well, as the top cop of Madhya Pradesh says "it doesn't matter". Munawar was arrested along with four others by Indore police midway during a show held at a cafe in Indore, on the basis of a complaint filed by a fringe right wing group's leader for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Hindu gods and Home Minister Amit Shah. But is there any evidence of him insulting Hindu sentiments or Amit Shah? As Indore East Superintendent of Police Vijay Khatri justified, they wanted to catch Mr Faruqui in action based on "oral evidence" from his rehearsal that was overheard by the complainant. Khatri indicated that Faruqi was arrested for the jokes he intended to make, rather than what he actually said in his comedy set. But strangely even as many people criticised the arbitrary nature of his arrest, Mr Faruqui's legal ordeals are far from over. Although Faruqui is looking to getting an bail hearing in Indore, it's the UP Police is all prepared to re-arrest him in connection to a case against him from May 2020. While some say India can't take a joke anymore, others have criticised the police for Munawar's arrest saying that he's behind bars for being a Muslim. But what does this indicate about the state of policing in the country? Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests:  Shreyas Manohar, Comedian Agrima Joshua, Stand-up Comedian Vakasha Sachdev, Legal Editor, the Quint Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
361: कॉमेडियन मुनव्वर फ़ारूक़ी की गिरफ़्तारी और उससे उठते हुए एहम मुद्दे
Big Story Hindi
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आज पॉडकास्ट में बात करेंगे मुनव्वर फारुकी गिरफ्तारी के मामले की. एक हंसने-हसाने वाला युवा 15 से ज्यादा दिनों से जेल में बंद है. पुलिस उसके खिलाफ सबूत तक नहीं पेश कर पाई और अदालत ने भी उसे जमानत देने से मना कर दिया है. बात करेंगे मध्य प्रदेश के स्वतंत्र पत्रकार काशिफ ककवी से और उनसे इस केस के ताजा अपडेट लेंगे. इसके अलावा क्विंट के लीगल एडिटर वकाशा सचदेव से समझेंगे कि फारुकी के केस में जमानत याचिका खारिज होना क्यों चौंकाता हो. साथ ही कॉमेडियन संजय रजौरा से समझेंगे कि क्यों आज के दौर में कॉमेडी करना कठिन होता जा रहा है?
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