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A catalogue of all Newslaundry podcasts and shows that hadn't found a home of their own yet. NL vs NL, NL Interviews, NL Reports, and much more. See for privacy and opt-out information.

A catalogue of all Newslaundry podcasts and shows that hadn't found a home of their own yet. NL vs NL, NL Interviews, NL Reports, and much more. See for privacy and opt-out information.




A catalogue of all Newslaundry podcasts and shows that hadn't found a home of their own yet. NL vs NL, NL Interviews, NL Reports, and much more. See for privacy and opt-out information.






NL Interview: Kabir Bedi on his autobiography, interviewing the Beatles, and cinema culture

In this episode of NL Recess, actor Kabir Bedi joins Abhinandan Sekhri to discuss his autobiography Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor. Kabir opens up about his unconventional upbringing and his journey of finding true companionship. He talks about his experiences in cinema in different countries, about the time he persuaded the manager of All India Radio to land himself an interview with the Beatles and a lot more. To watch the full unedited interview, subscribe to...


NL Interview: Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita on prison, state repression, and UAPA

In May last year, student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita were arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the Delhi riots. One year later, on June 15, they were granted bail and released. Natasha and Devangana are both students at Jawaharlal Nehru University and members of Pinjra Tod, a women’s collective. In this interview with Nidhi Suresh, they talk about their experience in prison, state repression, and Pinjra Tod’s participation in the...


NL Interview: AS Bhasin on his latest book and the trials of researching the 1962 Sino-Indian War

Avtar Singh Bhasin is a writer and historian. In this interview with Newslaundry’s Shardool Katyayan, he talks about his latest book Nehru, Tibet and China, which explores the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian War and its aftermath. Bhasin talks about the time and effort he spent researching the book, and how most government documents and records about the 1962 war are classified. “Since independence,” he says, “nothing has been thrown open though it is against the archival rules which...


India’s Covid vaccination policy just became political and perverse

Having different procurement channels and varying prices for vaccines threatens to undermine the inoculation programme. See for privacy and opt-out information.


Webinar: Why does Kobad Ghandy keep landing in prison?

Why does Kobad Ghandy, one of India’s most prominent communist activists and ideologues, do what he does? Why does he keep landing in prison, again and again? What’s he fighting for? What keeps him going? To discuss Kobad’s life through the prism of his book Fractured Freedom: A Prison Memoir, three schoolmates whose lives took dramatically varying paths were brought together by Roli Pulse, the digital arm of Roli Books, in partnership with Newslaundry. Kobad, Ishaat Hussain and Gautam...


NL Reads: ‘Can anyone keep a Brahmin’s daughter?’: In UP’s Sitapur, manhunt for a ‘love jihad’ couple

The Hindu Yuva Vahini is involved while a former VHP leader plans to do a ‘purification’ ceremony once the woman is found. See for privacy and opt-out information.


NL Reads: How UP police are using the ‘love jihad’ law arbitrarily

In at least two cases they have applied it retrospectively. See for privacy and opt-out information.


NL Reads: ‘We saved a girl’s honour’: How Hindu Mahasabha stopped an interfaith marriage in Lucknow

The Hindutva group plans to ‘monitor’ Muslim areas and encourage Hindus to buy guns for their ‘security’. See for privacy and opt-out information.


Moradabad ‘love jihad’: What killed Muskan’s child?

Rashid and Muskan are the first interfaith couple to be held under Uttar Pradesh’s ‘love jihad law’. He spent two weeks in jail, she miscarried in a women’s shelter home. See for privacy and opt-out information.


‘Divide and rule won’t work’: Farmers at Tikri border have another reason to be angry

The farmers feel the Modi government is trying to ‘tear them apart’ by sowing discord. See for privacy and opt-out information.


‘We’ll turn Delhi into Punjab’: Meet Singhu’s women protesters

In spite of all odds, they are determined to stay put until their demand to repeal the new farm laws is met. See for privacy and opt-out information.


NL Interviews: Pushyamitr on his book on Bihar, Ruktapor, and what ails the state

बिहार के जाने माने लेखक और कई बड़े अखबारों में रिपोर्टिंग कर चुके पुष्यमित्र जिनकी हाल ही में 'रुकतापुर' बिहार जहां थम जाता है पहिया बदलाव की हर गाड़ी का, किताब राजकाल द्वारा प्रकाशित की गई है. यह किताब बिहार के अलग-अलग चेहरे, किस्सों तथा इसके समकालीन इतिहास से लबरेज़ है. इस किताब में बिहार की समस्याओं का विस्तार से विवरण है. न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री... चित्रांशु तिवारी ने पुष्यमित्र से खास बातचीत की है. See for privacy and opt-out information.


NL Interview: Mihir Srivastava on his ‘love jihad’ book and how media propped up this bogey

Mihir Srivastava is a journalist and writer. Formerly with Open and Tehelka, he currently works with the Patriot as a senior associate editor. In this interview with Chitranshu Tewari of Newslaundry, Mihir talks about his latest book, Love Jihadis, written with photojournalist Raul Irani, which breaks down the “love jihad” bogey in the context of western Uttar Pradesh. See for privacy and opt-out information.


A matter of trust: Why farmers want MSP written into law

The Modi government maintains it has no intention of doing away with MSP for crops. Farmers say the new laws are designed to achieve precisely that. See for privacy and opt-out information.


‘Media has lost our trust’: Why protesting farmers are angry with ‘Godi media’

‘Some powerful media houses have made things worse. It would have been better if they hadn’t bothered covering us.’ See for privacy and opt-out information.


‘I am fighting betrayal’: Meet the farmers marching on Delhi

What’s driving them? See for privacy and opt-out information.


वेबिनार: ग्रामीण अर्थव्यवस्था के डाटा का संग्रह है इंडिया डाटा पोर्टल

ग्रामीण अर्थव्यवस्था पर हो रही रिपोर्टिंग में सबसे महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा है डाटा. यह डाटा, अलग-अलग विषयों पर उपलब्ध है जो रिपोर्ट में सभी तथ्यों को पूरा करता है. इसी विषय पर न्यूज़लॉन्ड्री ने यह वेबिनार आयोजित की, जिसमें विस्तृत रूप से इस मुद्दे पर बात की गई. इस वेबिनार में मेहमान के तौर पर आईआईटी दिल्ली की एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर और लेखक रीतिका खेड़ा, गांव कनेक्शन के एसोसिएट एडिटर अरविन्द शुक्ला, स्वतंत्र पत्रकार पुष्यमित्र, पीपल आर्काइव ऑफ़ रूरल इंडियन से जुड़ीं पत्रकार मेधा काले और भारती...


Webinar: How India’s media covers agriculture and how a data-led approach can help

Newslaundry, in collaboration with the India Data Portal project of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB, is organising a series of monthly webinars on specific datasets created by the platform, which is a one-stop open-access portal for journalists to use, interact with and visualise information, data and knowledge on agriculture and financial inclusion. The second webinar, titled “A data-led approach to India’s agri-economy”, was organised on September 25. Moderated by...


NL vs NL Ep 21: Will AI help or harm humanity?

Tired of loud frothy-mouth, potty-mouth debates on primetime TV? Tired of sad character-limited fights on Twitter where you don't really learn anything? We have something that might excite you. Newslaundry presents a new podcast: NL vs NL. Let's make debates great again! In this episode of NL vs NL, Newslaundry subscribers Atif Adam and Aprajita Singh debate whether the development of artificial intelligence will end up benefiting or harming humanity? Atif argues it will help, Aprajita...


NL Interview | Max Abrahms on the US election, Trump’s chances, and the role of the media

Max Abrahms is an author, associate professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University in the United States, and non-resident scholar at the Quincy Institute. In this interview with Shubh Soni, Max discusses the impending American presidential election, especially in the context of foreign policy, and the influence wielded over it by the news media. Watch the full video on See for privacy and opt-out information.