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What does Sabarimala mean for the future of Kerala politics?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time3 days ago
The Travancore Devaswom Board says it is willing to file for a review petition against the Sabarimala verdict, India wins 13 individual medals at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and ND Tiwari passes away at 93.
How things turned violent at Sabarimala?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time4 days ago
Violence breaks out at Sabarimala, Delhi air deteriorates to "very poor" category for the first time this season and MJ Akbar resigns from his post.
The Zika virus outbreak in India
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time5 days ago
What the Rajasthan government is doing to contain the outbreak of the Zika virus, the reality of 100% electrification in Chattisgarh and the re-naming of Allahabad.
Public health and the choices we make with Dr KS Reddy
Glimpses of the Future The Indian Express
access_time6 days ago
Dr KS Reddy, the president of Public Health Foundation of India, joins us to talk about how the health system affects individual lives and why we need to invest a lot more on prevention and health awareness than on treatment.
What can the government do about the fuel price rise?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time6 days ago
Why the cut in fuel rates got erased in just ten days, the search for the Yavatmal tigress, a Punjab farmer who only allowed his son to get married on one condition.
Titli and the hidden costs of a cyclone
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time7 days ago
Death toll due to Cyclone Titli reaches over twenty in Orissa, Facebook reveals new information about the data breach last month and #metoo movement reaches the sports industry as allegation against the CEO of the BCCI emerges on Twitter.
How whistle-blowers shape history | Kelly Richmond Pope
TEDTalks News and Politics TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they've shared information that has shaped society -- and why they need our trust and protection.
What happens when a minor commits a crime?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time10 days ago
What happens when a minor commits a crime, the government introduces new measures to stop farmers from burning crop stubble and Durga puja committee in Kolkata has decided to dedicate this year’s pandal theme to the struggle of sex workers.
How do you recognize sexual harassment in the workplace?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time11 days ago
Imminent lawyer and human rights activist, Vrinda Grover, joins us to talk about what counts as sexual harassment at the workplace, how we can recognize it and what organizations should do being in the present scenario.
Are we headed for a Climate Crisis?
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time12 days ago
In this special episode, we discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, why India is vulnerable to climate change and the way forward.
The emperor’s new clothes: Education in India with Madhav Chavan
Glimpses of the Future The Indian Express
access_time13 days ago
Madhav Chavan, co-founder and CEO of Pratham, joins us to explain why the current system is incapable of dealing with the challenges of today and asks us to consider that we might not need it at all.
The case of the missing JNU student
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time13 days ago
The JNU student who went missing two years ago, the current status of the Sabarimala Temple case and local body elections are taking place in Jammu and Kashmir after more than a decade.
MeToo movement rages on in Indian media
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time14 days ago
Allegations of sexual misconduct against men in Indian media, why migrants are fleeing Gujarat, party alliances that are forming for the upcoming state assembly polls.
How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee
TEDTalks News and Politics TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects on the public safety challenges faced by both the police and local neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, as well as the opportunities we all have preserving dignity and guaranteeing justice. "We must move forward together. There's no more us versus them," Keesee says.
Did the global response to 9/11 make us safer? | Benedetta Berti
TEDTalks News and Politics TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
If we want sustainable, long-term security to be the norm in the world, it's time to radically rethink how we can achieve it, says TED Fellow and conflict researcher Benedetta Berti. In an eye-opening talk, Berti explains how building a safer world has a lot less to do with crushing enemies on the battlefield and a lot more to do with protecting civilians -- no matter where they're from or where they live.
Hafta 179: Supreme Court on Kejriwal-LG standoff, NRC in Assam, WhatsApp and more
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time3 months ago
This week on NL Hafta, with special guest Amitoj Singh, we discuss the Supreme Court’s judgment on the power tussle between the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and Arvind Kejriwal, as well as its interpretations. We also discuss reports of the President being mistreated at Jagannath Temple, WhatsApp rumour-triggered mob lynchings, and finally, the National Register of Citizens, which is creating quite a ruckus in Assam. Meghnad breaks down the SC judgment: “What this judgment has solved is, essentially, that they have to communicate their decisions to the LG, but don’t have to wait for his approval. If the LG feels that they have taken a decision that is unconstitutional, that is when he has to step in, so he can’t just sit on files.” Amitoj offers his thoughts on the judgment. “The language of this 535-page order is so complicated, it is making lives suffer…from all the interpretations of all my colleagues…there is not a single word of reprimand for the 3.5 years of the loss of [governance and] for the people of Delhi, that was stalled by the LG. This one keyword, is the real issue out here—‘interpretation’.” The panel then points out some humorous sections from the judgment. The panel also talks about why it took four days for the President’s office to clarify that the President wasn’t, in fact, mistreated at the Puri temple, even when it dominated national headlines. Madhu joins the panel to weigh in on the Kejriwal issue. “He really doesn’t know that to get work done you actually have to get along with people.” Amitoj says, “Whenever you are kind and whenever you are diplomatic, things slow down, and that’s not his style.” Madhu insists that she is “not asking him to be diplomatic, but strategic”. Meghnad agrees, adding, “Sure, there might be some level of vindictiveness from the Central government as well, but at the end of the day, you have to figure out how to get work done, that’s what governance is all about.” Abhinandan takes a firmer stance on AAP, stating, “Unless they can shake the system to the core, they should disband. I don’t want a male Sheila Dixit.” Madhu feels that unless “you shake up the system to make the bureaucrats more responsive it is not beneficial to anybody".  Amitoj makes a case for Kejriwal, “He is not doing things which he wants to do perhaps which other states can.” Abhinandan feels that the Washington model is “too radical for the way the system is right now”. The panel subsequently speaks about WhatsApp rumour-triggered mob lynchings that are taking place across the country. Meghnad provides context on one such viral forward. “One video being circulated was done by a charity fighting to save abducted children in Pakistan. Their end message—which is ‘Save Children in Karachi from Getting Kidnapped’ has been cut off—and only one portion, a mock-thing about 2 adults lifting children, is getting circulated everywhere, along with photos of random people and number plates.” Madhu offers her thoughts. “To me, WhatsApp by itself has become a lynch mob. People are mindlessly forwarding things…in the 40s and 50s, moral character was held up as something to aspire to….ab toh puri sharam utar gayi hai." She feels that the crux of the problem lies in the fact that “it’s so acceptable to do these things”. The solution she proposes? “Rather than asking WhatsApp to control it…I think the government would be fully authorised and supported to do propaganda on Doordarshan. Instead of putting out stories on the achievements of the government….this is their opportunity to even create a serial based on the damage WhatsApp can do.” For more, listen in!
Chhota Hafta – Episode 182
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
access_time3 months 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 the panel discusses everything from elections in Pakistan to recent lynching in Alwar, No Confidence Motion, Rahul Gandhi’s hug and wink and more.