NL Hafta

Newslaundry.com

Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

read less

Hafta 412: The ‘most satisfying’ career and all the FIFA controversies
24-12-2022
Hafta 412: The ‘most satisfying’ career and all the FIFA controversies
It’s an all-Newslaundry panel this week with Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone and Anand Vardhan. The conversation begins with speculation about Mehraj’s future career choices. Anand mentions bureaucracy while Manisha talks about the media. “If money isn’t your main priority, teaching is the best. The most satisfying in the long run,” adds Abhinandan. Then discussion shifts to what Abhinandan calls “the most exciting FIFA ever”, as the panel discusses all the controversial headlines, Messi’s big win and Qatar’s management of the tournament. “What was the stated objective of Qatar behind FIFA and was it counterproductive,” asks Abhinandan. Tune in!Hafta letters: NL interviews, renouncing citizenship, podcast player issuesSong: Auld Lang SyneTimecodes00:00:00 - Introduction00:02:42 - Headlines00:12:26 - Mehraj’s Future00:40:02 - Qatar and Fifa00:58:19 - Subscriber mails01:08:53 - RecommendationsRecommendationsManishaMunir Niazi - Aj da din Bob Dylan on Music's Golden Era vs. StreamingHighway 61 Revisited The Physical Genius AnandHow to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention EconomyMehrajIn Praise of IdlenessLionel Messi winning World Cup would define him but he’s already among the greatest of all‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian villageAbhinandanThe Genius of Lionel Messi Just Walking AroundThe Last CupCheck out our previous Hafta recommendations.Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Hassan Bilal.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Hafta 400: Hindi ‘imposition’ in India, Congress presidential polls
01-10-2022
Hafta 400: Hindi ‘imposition’ in India, Congress presidential polls
This week to celebrate 400 episodes of NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel featuring Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Mehraj D Lone, Jayashree Arunachalam and Anand Vardhan.The discussion begins with the “imposition” of Hindi in India, Amit Shah’s comments at Hindi Diwas on the promotion of Hindi, and whether India needs a “link language” to tie people together.Jayashree thinks English is a suitable link language, if India needs one, but Manisha disagrees. Anand says non-Hindi speakers should continue taking up Hindi naturally without any immediate imposition by the government, which he deems unconstitutional.The panel also talks about the drama surrounding the Congress president election. The Media Rumble is back in its sixth edition! Register here to attend: https://twagateway.com/themediarumble/ticketBookings/Tickets 00:02:00 - Headlines00:41:51 - Language imposition 01:32:00 - Congress presidential polls01:44:19  - RecommendationsJayashreeAfter Decades In Jail, A 95-Year-Old Terror Convict Mounts A Legal Battle To Go Home To DieModi Has Destroyed More Temples Than Aurangzeb: Vishwanath Temple MahantManishaA Sibling Disappears, and the Mystery Repeats ItselfWhat’s ‘stopping’ India Inc from investing in India?AnandHis story is China’s history: Xi uses versions of historical analysis to serve the party as well as his personal ambitionsMehrajPostmodernism disrobedThe Forgotten Lessons of the Recovered Memory MovementRamanSidneyAbhinandanOracle India Paid US$400,000 to Railway Company Officials for a Contract in 2019: US SECReal Dictators: Lenin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.