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English Bulletins All India Radio
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6/24/2018 9:22:20 PM
Saudi Arabia Lifts Its Ban On Women Drivers
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time19 hours ago
Another step in the sweeping changes in Saudi Arabia. Also: Tens of thousands march in London over Brexit and final rallies before elections in Turkey.
एनएल चर्चा 26: जम्मू-कश्मीर, एयरटेल विवाद, हापुड़ और अन्य
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time2 days ago
बीते मंगलवार को जम्मू-कश्मीर में भाजपा का पीडीपी से गठबंधन खत्म कर राज्य में राष्ट्रपति शासन लगाया जाना, हापुड़ में गोकशी के नाम पर भीड़ द्वारा कासिम की हत्या, एयरटेल द्वारा पूजा सिंह नाम की युवती की आपत्ति के बाद मुस्लिम धर्म के कस्टमर केयर एग्जेक्यूटिव की जगह हिंदू कस्टमर केयर एग्जेक्यूटिव मुहैया करवाया जाना, जज लोया की स्टोरी करने वाले पत्रकार निरंजन टाकले का करीब आठ महीने से बेरोजगार होना व अन्य मुद्दे रहे इस हफ्ते चर्चा के मुख्य विषय. चर्चा के मुख्य अतिथि रहे बचपन बचाओ आंदोलन से जुड़े अनिल पाण्डेय, न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री संवाददाता अमित भारद्वाज और उपसंपादक रोहिण कुमार. चर्चा का संचालन न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री के कार्यकारी संपादक अतुल चौरसिया ने किया.
Trump itensifies trade row with threat of car tariffs
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time2 days ago
Shares in European carmakers dip after Trump announces new tariff, also: Italy says Malta refuses to accept ship with 234 migrants and: a diplomatic row surrounding Boris Becker
UN says Rule of Law 'Virtually Absent' in Venezuela
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time2 days ago
Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN says in a new report. Also: Italy moves to seize migrant rescue ships and studying disco music of the 1970's.
Hafta 174: Major Gogoi, #TejpalTapes, Cobrapost​​ and Assam's Citizenship Bill
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time2 days ago
This Hafta episode unpacks major developments and incidents that have rocked the media over the past week. While Major Gogoi topped the panel's agenda, Tejpal tapes aired by Times Now also caught their attention. Cobrapost's Operation: 136 is also discussed because it seems to have “made headlines only on social media”. Pranab Mukherjee’s tentative visit to RSS headquarters as well as backlash in Assam against the Citizenship Bill feature in this Hafta. Taking up the issue of Major Gogoi, Abhinandan asks the panel, “What do you make of it?”. Our expert on Northeast issues, Samrat, says, “In places like Kashmir, you have to be sure what exactly is going on." He also adds, “If one of the persons involved was a minor then it is a problem…[otherwise it is the] business of those two individuals and nobody else." Madhu shares her concerns over honey trapping of our Army men in all these high-security areas. She adds, “I really don’t get excited about stories like this…identity of the girl for me is important." The Tarun Tejpal tapes from 2013 surfaced in the media two days after Cobrapost's sting. The tapes were released by Times Now. Madhu feels, “Showing it [the tapes] like this, by slanting the [perception of the] viewers…this is the worst thing to do." Manisha adds, “It is not fair to the girl also." Samrat states “these sort of stories are always reported so sensationally”. Abhinandan comments, “Times Now has found a new low.” The groundbreaking discoveries revealed by the Cobrapost sting Operation: 136 has the entire panel pondering about what is yet to come. Manisha gives a clear context of the sting. She states, “Basically he [Pushp Sharma, Cobrapost's reporter] had 3-point agenda. The first phase was obviously soft-Hindutva, the second was to attack Opposition leaders and the third was to polarise and communalise." Speaking of the sting, Abhinandan talks about Paytm’s involvement in the entire debacle and how “that’s huge”. Shekhar Gupta’s recent article on sting operations being different than journalism ensues a debate amongst the panel. Abhinandan asks, “I want to know why because I think stings are journalism." Madhu clarifies, “Sting journalism is fine with the caveat that it's a story that you wouldn't be able to prove otherwise”. Samrat concurs with Madhu and adds, “A widely-known truth that, unfortunately, can only be brought to the attention of a larger audience by these means, so in that case, I think its alright." Abhinandan and Samrat talk about the controversial Citizenship Bill in Assam. Samrat says, "The Citizenship Bill, basically, tries to ease the process by which members of religious communities other than Muslims from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh can obtain Indian citizenship." He adds, "It exempts people of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Christian groups from these communities from being cheated as illegal immigrants. The reason you're getting a pushback from the other end of the country (Assam) is because alleged illegal migration from Bangladesh has been part of the politics of Assam since before partition." Samrat proceeds to speak comprehensively on the issue from historical context. Samrat says, "The biggest issue that exists between the Bengali and Assamese communities in Assam is about the alleged imposition of the Bengali language on Assam as the official language by the British administration around 1837." He adds, "The Assam agitation was basically about chasing out the Bengalis. Now what has happened, with the BJP making in-roads there, is that they are trying to re-configure the politics from linguistic basis to religious basis."
Chhota Hafta – Episode 177
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time2 days ago
NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek into the complete episode where we discuss the BJP-PDP breakup, Shujaat Bukhari's murder, the Airtel row and more. You can listen to the full Hafta here (https://bit.ly/2tlmrFf).
#JustSports 85: 2018 FIFA World Cup special
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time2 days ago
Rahul Puri and Samar Khan bring you the first podcast since the FIFA World Cup 2018 kick-off. Samar begins with a remark, “It has been a crazy kind of a World Cup. It has been different from the others, it has been a li'l bit of a wake-up time for the big boys?!” Rahul agrees, “I don’t think anybody would’ve even picked the results that happened in the first round of matches. Argentina being held to a draw. Brazil being held to a draw. Germany losing to Mexico being the big shock in the World Cup ” Rahul observes that it has been a World Cup of penalties (fouls). Samar says, “The amount of penalties that have been given -- in a way it’s a good thing in a way it’s a bad cup.” Rahul says, “It has been a fairly clean World Cup. The referees have been reluctant to hand out cards. We’ve only had one red card. Let’s face it, it was a stone-cold red.” The duo debates the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system that has seen differing opinions across the football spectrum. Comparing with the review system in cricket, Samar says, “In cricket, the team can ask for a review. Over here, the VAR is still pretty much in the grey area.” Rahul replies, “I, at the moment, can’t see how the system does anything to help the match.” He says, “The big problem with VAR is that I don’t think anybody quite knows how VAR can be used.” He also questions the use of VAR as the lack in clarity of assessing a situation whether it qualifies for it or not. Samar says, “The people who are monitoring the VAR are supposed to be referees. Now, if they are referees, then they should have the same rights as the on-field referee.” The duo proceeds to examine the performances of various teams and their key players.
US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Texas Child Detention Centre
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time3 days ago
Mrs Trump said she wanted to help reunite families separated by US immigration laws. The Justice Department has asked a federal court to ease restrictions on how long children can be detained alongside their parents. Also: mystery ape found in ancient tomb and the debate over eating dogs in Asia.
Italy wants EU Partner on Migrant Deal
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time3 days ago
Italy says curbing the boatloads of Mediterranean migrants is the priority. Also: Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud and Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California.
Reporters Without Orders Ep 24: #BJPDumpsPDP, Shujaat Bukhari, #PlotToKillPM, Jharkhand and more
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time3 days ago
This episode of Reporters Without Orders begins with a farewell to Nidhi, our Kashmir correspondent. We are sad to see her go but wish her the best for her future endeavours. Also on the panel, we have Cherry, Amit, Rohin and Sumedha. The discussion kicks off with Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's press conference in the aftermath of Bharatiya Janata Party’s withdrawal of support. Nidhi, who was at the press conference, commenting on the nature of the relationship between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP, says, “From day one, it has been a tough marriage. Especially, in the last few months, there have been mounting disagreements between the two parties, especially post-Kathua and the ceasefire, and Shujaat Bukhari’s killing. I spoke to one of the senior members of the PDP, and they basically said that it is not shocking.”  Speaking of her own experiences in the aftermath of Bukhari’s murder, Nidhi says, “ today, I was going to Pulwama to cover another incident and three to four taxi drivers cancelled on me. Locals were unwilling to come with me because they don’t want to be seen with an Indian journalist.” She adds, “Other journalists have also been warned not be seen with a non-local out in the field because now you never know who is watching.” Assuming that the ‘Plot to Kill Prime Minister’ news story would be over, Sumedha watched TV news. She says, “What caught my eye was that there were these promos talking about this big exposé, telling you who the masterminds are. So I thought, I should definitely look for what the exposé has to bring to me.”  She adds, “Unfortunately, even after an hour, I couldn’t find what the exposé was trying to establish. It was a hollow exposé, and a lot of noise for nothing.” Rohin shares the story of a medical student who left a shocking note before committing suicide. The victim was unable to pay high fees and was allegedly subjected to harassment on behalf of the college administration. He says, “The reason is that when the fees were raised, she had approached Jabalpur High Court, after which the college administration started harassing her on a personal level.” He adds, “Because she was a middle-class person and she couldn’t pay that kind of fees, she wrote a letter to her parents saying she didn’t want to trouble them, which is why she committed suicide. This is nowhere to be found in mainstream media.” Amit talks about Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to revoke his dharna. Voicing his opinions on Kejriwal’s supposed obstructionist behaviour, Amit says, “When the IAS officers are saying that there is no strike in Delhi, they are partially correct, because the AAP is saying the IAS officers are on ‘partial’ strike. All these officers are coming to work, they are reporting to the secretariat, but they are Amit asks, “Is there any sentiment amongst the locals that this whole idea of using violence to achieve your ultimate goal that is Azadi is useless Even the voices like Shujaat Bukhari are being allegedly murdered by these gangs.” Cherry speaks about a report in The Hoot which revealed that the main accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhaumik has allegedly threatened the prime witness in the case. Cherry also speaks about a plethora of hashtags floating around the BJP-PDP break up. She observes, “As soon as the news broke that the BJP was withdrawing its support from the PDP, hashtags like #BJPdumpsPDP or #BJPdisownsPDP were being circulated but #BJPabandonsKashmir was given a miss." Listen up!
Trump Reverses Migrant Separation Policy
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time4 days ago
US President signs an executive order promising to keep families together. Also, the British government avoids defeat over Brexit and scientists create pigs that are resistant to a highly infectious disease by editing their DNA.
Hungary Outlaws Helping Illegal Migrants
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time4 days ago
The government says the new laws are needed to protect Hungary's security and identity. Critics say they demonise asylum seekers and will be used to target human rights activists and civil society groups working with migrants. Also: An inquiry into the deaths of elderly people at a hospital in southern England has concluded that more than 450 patients died as a direct result of being given powerful painkillers without medical justification, and China opens a research facility to continue the conservation of pandas and try to replicate the success with other threatened species.
The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 75: #Gold, Lust Stories, #FIFAWorldCup2018 and more
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time4 days ago
On this podcast, Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss celebrities, controversies, review the promo of Gold starring Akshay Kumar and Netflix's Lust Stories. Rajyasree felt that Atul Kochhar’s reaction to Quantico was extreme, to put it mildly. She also comments, “He’s a bit of a fool also because he’s sitting in Dubai, an Islamic country and you’re trash talking Muslims without thinking that there’ll be some repercussions.” Abhinandan adds, “Not only is he a bigot, he's also an idiot!” Rajyasree recaps the whole episode of Virat Kohli’s video post of his girlfriend Anushka Sharma rebuking a person for littering the road.  As an experienced A/V professional, Abhinandan says, “Even when you consume video you must always question when you see a video what happened exactly fifteen seconds before this and what happened fifteen seconds after this.” He proceeds to explain his point by recreating a hypothetical dialogue. He concludes, “In this whole episode, no one comes out looking good. So next time, you have to do a good deed, do it and shut up.” Rajyasree talks about The Graham Norton Show episode in which Rihanna was light-heartedly called a ‘wine glass thief’. The episode quickly became a meal for media houses in India who ran it with horrible headlines, and the duo discusses the merit of the media coverage.   Abhinandan describes the promo release of the film Gold. The duo finds the promo utterly bad. They talk about the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in which Robbie Williams who performed, showed his ‘middle-finger’ on air. Expressing dissatisfaction on his short appearance, Rajyasree says, “I thought it was blah He just sang four songs and he left.” Rajyasree also talks about how Robbie Williams once fit one of the ‘Spice Girls’ - his then-girlfriend in a suitcase to evade media. Speaking of the World Cup anthem, Abhinandan says, “It’s a shit World Cup song.” They discuss the new Netflix film-series, Lust Stories. Abhinandan says, “Either the directors did not get the brief, that this is lust stories or they made four films on whatever the fuck you want and then Netflix said let's club them together and call them Lust Stories.” He adds, “Putting in a random sex scene in an otherwise complicated relationship kind of defining film does not become a lust story. If you’re calling something Lust Stories you should explore lust.”  He proceeds to enumerate his observations on the film and delivers a rant on Karan Johar. Rajyasree speaks about the fact that after 32 years of operation, Pixar Animation Productions has finally released a short film directed by a woman.
Trump Defends Separating Immigrant Families Amid Outcry
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time5 days ago
President Trump had earlier sparked outrage for tweeting that undocumented immigrants would "infest" the US. Also: General Electric drops out of Dow index and medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed in UK.
Italy's Criticised for Threat over Roma Community
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time5 days ago
Italian Minister says he'll count Roma and potentially deport those without citizenship. A UN human rights official has condemned Matteo Salvini's comments as racist. Also: a controversial rapper is shot dead in Miami, and how Syrian schoolgirls continued their education in defiance of IS.
Trump Defends Immigration Policy
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time6 days ago
President Trump says he won't let the US become a migrant camp. Also, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel wins breathing space in immigration row. And the 'Paris Spiderman' who saved a child dangling from a balcony given a hero's welcome in his native Mali.
Spanish King's Brother-in-Law Jailed in Spain
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time6 days ago
Iñaki Urdangarin was permitted to choose where to serve his reduced sentence of five years and ten months. Also: Syria blames US for deadly air strike and gaming becomes the latest addiction.
एनएल चर्चा 25: राइज़िग कश्मीर के संपादक शुजात बुख़ारी की गोली मारकर हत्या
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time6 days ago
श्रीनगर में गुरुवार की शाम राइजिंग कश्मीर के संपादक और उनके साथ मौजूद दो निजी सुरक्षाकर्मियों की अज्ञात हमलावरों ने गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी. बताया जा रहा है शुजात अपने दफ्तर से घर जाने के लिए निकले ही थे तभी उन पर यह हमला हुआ. सुनिए शुजात बुखारी की हत्या और कश्मीर में पत्रकारिता की चुनौतियों पर क्या है पत्रकारों की राय. इस सप्ताह चर्चा के पैनल में शामिल थे विस्फोट डॉट कॉम के संपादक संजय तिवारी, ओपिनियन लेखक आनंद वर्धन और न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री रिपोर्टर अमित भारद्वाज. अतुल चौरसिया, न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री के कार्यकारी संपादक ने चर्चा का संचालन किया.
Ivan Duque Wins Colombia's Presidential Election
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time7 days ago
The conservative candidate secured fifty four per cent of the vote. Also, President Trump's wife, Melania, has entered the debate about illegal immigration and three ships carrying more than six hundred migrants who were rescued off the coast of Libya eight days ago have arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia.
Death toll mounts in anti government protests in Nicaragua
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time8 days ago
Peace talks resume in Nicaragua despite protests over deadly arson attack which killed six members of the same family; The former head of France Telecom to stand trial over his alleged role in a series of staff suicides; Ethiopia and Somalia to work together to invest in four sea ports and build a road network linking the two countries.
एनएल चर्चा 25: शुजात बुख़ारी की हत्या, अरविंद केजरीवाल का धरना, अखिलेश यादव व अन्य
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time9 days ago
राइजिंग कश्मीर के संपादक शुजात बुखारी की अज्ञात हमलावरों द्वारा गोली मारकर हत्या, अखिलेश यादव पर सरकारी बंगले को क्षतिग्रस्त करने का आरोप, दिल्ली में आम आदमी पार्टी की सरकार और गवर्नर के बीच तनातनी, अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम विश्वविद्यालय में स्नातक की छात्रा पर धार्मिक भावनाएं आहत करने का मुकदमा आदि इस हफ्ते न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री चर्चा के प्रमुख विषय रहें. इस सप्ताह चर्चा के पैनल में शामिल थे विस्फोट डॉट कॉम के संपादक संजय तिवारी, ओपिनियन लेखक आनंद वर्धन और न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री रिपोर्टर अमित भारद्वाज. अतुल चौरसिया, न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री के कार्यकारी संपादक ने चर्चा का संचालन किया.
US separates almost 2,000 migrant children since April
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time9 days ago
President Trump considers immigration policy as new figures reveal the scale of family separations on the US-Mexico border. Also: Portugal's Parliament votes to legalise marijuana-based medicines and why a visit to India 50 years ago had such an impact on The Beatles.
Trump Puts 25% Tariff on Chinese Goods
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time9 days ago
President Trump unveiled the tariffs on $34bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Also: US strike targets Pakistan Taliban chief and stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey.
Chhota Hafta – Episode 176
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time9 days ago
NL Hafta has gone behind the paywall, but we love our listeners. So, here's a little sneak peek into the complete episode where Manisha is back as host. And we have two guests on the panel to discuss #UrbanNaxal, plot to kill the PM, Assam lynching and Atul Kochhar’s tweets.
Trump Foundation Faces New York Lawsuit
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time10 days ago
New York's attorney general alleges "extensive and persistent" law breaking and also includes the President himself and three of Mr Trump's children. The Foundation denies the charges and says they're politically motivated. Also: Argentina's lower house votes to legalise abortion up to 14 weeks and a gadget has been invented to detect malaria without drawing blood.
US Warns North Korea Sanctions Will Not be Lifted Before Denuclearisation
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time10 days ago
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has said all three countries he's been briefing on the Singapore summit have agreed to maintain sanctions on North Korea for the time being. Also: memorial service held for Grenfell anniversary and Mars rover 'should ride out storm'.
Aids agencies warn of humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time11 days ago
UN Security Council to meet in emergency session to debate the crisis, also: Volkswagen fined more than a billion dollars and the raccoon that climbed a skyscraper in Minnesota
Battle Starts for Lifeline Port in Yemen
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time11 days ago
Rebel-held Hodeida is the main entry point for aid needed by millions of Yemenis at risk of starvation. Also: President Trump declares that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat and Banksy artwork originally rejected for Royal Academy summer exhibition.
Reporters Without Orders Ep 23: Aam Aadmi Party and the media, Aligarh Muslim University and more
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time11 days ago
On this episode of Reporters Without Orders, Cherry is joined by Rohin and Amit. Parthshri Arora from Vice India also joins the panel. Informing the panel about Delhi government’s idea of statehood, Amit says, “When covering Aam Aadmi Party, there will be very dull days and there’ll be active days, and the days when the party or its leaders are active is the best as well as the worst day for any reporter covering that beat.” Speaking of media's coverage of the issue, Amit agrees with Cherry and states that for a news piece ‘breaking’ in the city, it [Delhi statehood] should have seen more coverage. Parth says that AAP does have a history of beefing up with Big Media. To which Amit replies, “Depends there’ll be times when AAP will be cheering for news organisations and editors and there’ll be times when they’ll be completely harsh and the attack will be very below the belt.” Rohin speaks about the Aligarh Muslim University controversy where a couple of students are facing criticism and a case of blasphemy because of a picture circulated on social media. The picture showed these AMU students drinking beer at a bar during Ramazan. He expresses resentment against the university administration and says, “If a university cannot support its students by expanding their limited freedom, if it cannot encourage students to challenge established notions; then that university going on to produce meritorious PhD scholars won't matter -- because it won’t make a better society.” Amit and Rohin speak about the bias in media coverage. Rohin points out that sections of the media refrained from covering this incident despite our knowledge of their general viewpoint on such matters. He explains, “They do not want a debate on the issue. They are simply bent upon creating a demarcation. They won’t hold a talk on ‘blasphemy’. But they’d create a divide by saying things like why so much noise over a Muslim’s faith being hurt and not (when a Hindu icon is disrespected ). This only emboldens the courage of fringe groups of all sections.” Parth speaks about Priyanka Chopra-starrer Quantico and Rega Jha's from Buzzfeed India. He says, “In terms of influence, which 26-year-old has ever wielded this much influence online, on discourse, on feminist issues, on anything really And she has now built this empire, the biggest, most influential youth media company in the country and now she’s just quitting. I think that’s incredibly big news! And she will be a thought leader. She will be so many things for the next thirty years. And we’ll get to see it.” According to Amit, Akhilesh Yadav vacating his official bungalow was underplayed by sections of the mainstream media. Cherry discusses the issue of Puthiya Thalaimurai TV that was booked by Tamil Nadu police for statements made by its guest during a debate. Parth says that in online media, the op-eds are run with a disclaimer at the end. So maybe, you could run a disclaimer that panelist’s views are their own. "Even then it's a grey area," he adds. Amit brings the panel's attention back to the issue of Delhi's statehood and Parth discusses Kejriwal's media strategy. To know more, listen up!
The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 74: Kaala, #VeereDeWedding, #WorldCup and more
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time11 days ago
This week’s Awful & Awesome has our hosts reviewing Rajnikanth-starrer Kaala and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Rajyasree talks about the Netflix series, The Staircase, which is a documentary on a murder investigation spanning 16 years. Abhinandan has some thoughts to share about the latest World Cup anthem. Rajyasree also discusses, “ABC sticking their neck out” for Priyanka Chopra in the latest Quantico controversy. Abhinandan seems to be a little late to the Veere De Wedding party but can't resist sharing his views on it. He says, “I enjoyed it. I didn’t think it was great and I didn’t get knocked out." He mentions the weakness of the film being that “it's made by a guy, so it is his kind of view” about women. He adds, “While it set out to be Dil Chahta Hai, it ended up being Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara." Getting to the films, Rajyasree states, “This is the first Rajinikanth film I have watched it was surprisingly understated." Abhinandan sheds light on the plot of the film and says, "There is a character Kaala, who is the head of a slum, Dharavi, the largest slum and his battle against a powerful politician/ builder." Rajyasree lauds the director for his explicit politics portrayed in the film. Abhinandan agrees that it is a “very brave film to make”. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is next on the list. Abhinandan is definitely unimpressed. He calls it a “really crappy film” that “sucked like a vacuum cleaner”. Abhinandan talks about the Jurassic Park concept that moulded itself into a movie in 1993 and how the portrayal of the same thing has worn out the content and the audience. He adds, “Now its just a money-making thing." The suicide of chef Anthony Bourdain has left both Rajyasree and Abhinandan stunned. Abhinandan talks about Bourdain's life on the road and the possibilities of that contributing to his depression. He adds, "(It is) lonely being on the road." Rajyasree informs us that “he had referred to his depression” in an interview before. She mentions, “He was a very intense man.” The release of the new World Cup anthem, ‘Live it up’ sung by Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi hasn't impressed Abhinandan much. Rajyasree says, “I only remember Shakira and Ricky Martin had sung one." Abhinandan informs, “World Cup anthems, there is no system for them to be chosen." He also adds, “If your song gets picked, the whole fucking world knows you." Rajyasree fangirls over Will Smith. She also talks about ‘Soccer Aid’ started by Robbie Williams in 2006 through which “they raise money for UNICEF…these players play for free”. Abhinandan says, “Football does so much good in the world”. Netflix series, The Staircase has got Rajyasree raving over how good it is! According to her, the documentary “has been shot over 16 years….first 8 episodes were originally aired in 2004”. Like other murder mysteries, this also doesn't really have a conclusion” but it is “spectacular the way they follow the family and the case, Rajyasree says. Abhinandan talks about the nature of documentaries and what adds to their credibility.
Mixed reactions to Singapore Summit.
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time12 days ago
Donald Trump surprises many with his promises to North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore; Greek and Macedonian leaders agree a new name for the former Yugoslav state, to end a decades' old dispute; President Macron of France criticises Italy for turning away a ship full of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Trump Claims Success after Historic Summit with Kim Jong-Un
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time12 days ago
US President and North Korean leader sign agreement after 'tremendous' talks. The document includes pledge by Kim Jong-Un to remove nuclear weapons from Korean peninsula. We assess what the talks have achieved, and the implications for the region and the wider world.
Trump and Kim Set for Historic Summit
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time13 days ago
The summit is being held at a hotel on the island of Sentosa, off the Singapore mainland. Also: Spain to accept disputed migrant ship and scientists shocked by the mysterious deaths of ancient baobab trees.
#JustSports84: All about Football madness
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time13 days ago
This week’s Just Sports is all about the World Cup and football madness. Both Samar Khan and Rahul Puri feel this World Cup is quite different because don’t have Netherlands, US, Chile and Italy playing. Rahul thinks the “number of countries in the category of 'can win it' has been reduced by two”. Clearly, this World Cup is not about the old favourites. Samar says: “It’s quite an open World Cup with many teams. The bookmakers favourite is Brazil with Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus. Brazil is the perennial favourite. But you cannot write off anyone this time. There is Germany, there is France.” Rahul agrees. He thinks the World Cup is quite open. Talking about Brazil, Rahul thinks it’s a “great offensive force” but he is sceptical that they would “play the most exciting football”. He thinks France is the most balanced side to watch out for. Rahul seems to agree: “They are a superb side, they have got goals, they have defensive solidity, midfield organisation and quality.”  But Rahul seems a little more sceptical than Samar since he thinks France can get “too defensive”. Both of them talk about critics view about “ageing players” in Germany’s team. Rahul thinks they have got the “temperament, they know how to grind off games, and they are in a crucial group”. Talking about England, Samar feels they are “a perennial hyped-up group” who have the players but don’t make it. Rahul differs from Samir’s assessment of talent in England’s team. He thinks this England team is not the best one compared to the ones they have sent for previous World Cups. Rahul strongly feels they won’t make it beyond quarterfinals. Talking of the “underdogs”, both think that Belgium is a strong challenger. Listen up.
Singapore: Countdown to Summit between US and North Korea
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time13 days ago
US Secretary of State says summit must lead to denuclearisation of Korean peninsula. Also, Spain offers to take boatload of migrants that neither Italy nor Malta want to accept, two survivors of Grenfell Tower fire write song commemorating the victims, India police arrest sixteen people for murders committed after 'child kidnap' rumours, and have scientists discovered a technique to deal with obesity ?
War of Words Erupts After Tense G7 Summit
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time14 days ago
Germany's Angela Merkel said US president's decision to reject a joint communique was "sobering" and "depressing". Also: Trump and Kim fly into Singapore for historic summit, and marches in UK celebrate women's suffrage.
स्विट्ज़रलैंड जाने से पहले यह पॉडकास्ट जरूर सुन लें, फायदा होगा
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
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यह बातचीत 25 मई, 2018 को फ्रांस के मध्ययुगीन गांव आईवर से स्विट्ज़रलैंड के जेनेवा तक की एक छोटे से क्रूज पर यात्रा के दौरान रिकॉर्ड किया गया है. बातचीत कर रहे दोनों व्यक्ति पेशे से पत्रकार हैं और इंटरनेशनल सेंटर फॉर जर्नलिस्ट्स, वाशिंगटन डीसी की एक फेलोशिप के तहत जेनेवा गए थे. पॉडकास्ट में न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री की बिराज स्वाइं और हिंदुस्तान के स्कन्द विवेक धर अपनी यात्रा के इतर खूबसूरत स्विट्ज़रलैंड और फ्रांस के ऐतिहासिक महत्व, आर्थिक महत्व और सांस्कृतिक खासियतों पर आपस में बातचीत करेंगे. दोनों पत्रकारों की बातचीत के मुख्य विषय हैं- 1- स्विट्ज़रलैंड का ऐतिहासिक महत्व, इसकी तटस्थता के कारण क्या हैं, कि इतने सारे वैश्विक संस्थानों का मुख्यालय इस छोटे से देश में है? 2- बॉलीवुड की रोमांटिक फिल्मों खासकर यशराज फिल्म्स में स्विट्ज़रलैंड ने क्या भूमिका अदा की है? 3- इस देश का दुनिया के फार्मास्यूटिकल्स, चॉकलेट और घड़ी उद्योग में क्या योगदान है? 4- साथ में स्विस बैंको का रहस्य जहां दोनों बताएंगे कि कैसे इस देश के तमाम बैंक दुनिया के काले धन की गंगोत्री बन गए? नॉमबैड खाता क्या है, ये कैसे काम करता है? इसके अलावा दोनों 71वें विश्व स्वास्थ्य सम्मेलन का भी गहराई से विश्लेषण करेंगे.
G7 Summit: 'Extremely Productive'
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time15 days ago
The US president says relations with the G7 leaders are good, despite tensions over trade. Also, the Taliban announces a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan next week, and the deaf cat predicting this year's World Cup results.
एनएल चर्चा 24: प्रणब मुखर्जी, शिलॉन्ग हिंसा, भीमा कोरेगांव और अन्य
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time15 days ago
प्रणब मुखर्जी का संघ के तृतीय वर्ष समारोह में संबोधन, कश्मीर में सीआरपीएफ की गाड़ी से कुचलकर एक युवक की मौत, शिलॉन्ग में दलित सिख और खासी आदिवासियों के बीच झड़प और हिंसा और इसी वर्ष हुए भीमा कोरेगांव हिंसा के संदर्भ में सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं का पुलिस द्वारा गिरफ्तारी रहे इस हफ्ते न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री चर्चा के मुख्य विषय. चर्चा की विशिष्ट अतिथि थी वरिष्ठ पत्रकार मनीषा भल्ला. साथ में पैनल में मौजूद थे न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री के रिपोर्टर अमित भारद्वाज और उपसंपादक रोहिण कुमार. न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री के कार्यकारी संपादक ने चर्चा का संचालन किया.
World Leaders Try to Bridge Differences in Canada
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time16 days ago
Several nations taking part in the G7 summit said a closing joint statement was unlikely, although President Trump said he believed they would agree on one. Also: a landmark judgement made by the International Criminal Court against a former Congolese war lord is quashed, and tributes are paid to the American celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, who has died.
Trump says Russia should be added to the G7
The World Tonight BBC
access_time16 days ago
Europeans reject the idea - at a divided summit in Canada. Criticism of a CBE awarded to the Network Rail boss in the Honours List. Tributes to the American chef, author and TV presenter, Anthony Bourdain, who's died at 61. Also tonight, why Turkish entrepreneurs, based in the UK, are so angry with the British government (Photo: protesters dressed as members of the G7 in Quebec, Canada ; credit - Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images)
Leaders of the G7 nations arrive in Quebec
Newshour BBC
access_time16 days ago
We look to Canada and the G7 summit, where President Donald Trump has announced that he wants Russia readmitted to the group of industrialised nations. Other group members, though, said they remain opposed and it is only one of the issues that they disagree with Mr Trump on. Also on the programme: The story of one US diplomatic family posted to China, who've reported a series of unexplained illnesses. (Image: G7 leaders gathered, Credit: EPA)