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2019 Audio News and Interviews from the British Automobile Racing Club / BARC First formed in 1912 as The Cyclecar Club, today the British Automobile Racing Club organises races at almost every venue in Britain, including meetings at Anglesey, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Castle Combe, Croft, Donington Park, Knockhill, Lydden Hill, Oulton Park, Pembrey, Rockingham, Silverstone, Snetterton, and of course the BARC’s home circuit, Thruxton.
 
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In this episode, the host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Ayush Tiwari. From a buffalo’s funeral in Meerut to BJP MP Hema Malini’s ignorant comments about the farmers -- the trio share a few laughs talking about the most bizarre news stories they heard during the week. The conversation then moves to the farmer protests. S…
 
In this episode, the host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Akanksha Kumar. The conversation starts off with some bizarre news stories and quickly moves to Basant’s report on the association of right-wing groups with most cases registered under the new anti-conversion law in Uttar Pradesh. The discussion then shifts to Akan…
 
Not a single year goes by when some part of our country is struck by a natural disaster. This year was no different, with floods, cyclones, droughts, and wildfires. Add to that the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode, the host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Assam correspondent, Supriti David, to discuss the devastating annual floods in As…
 
In this episode, the host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh and The Hindu’s Uttar Pradesh correspondent, Omar Rashid. The conversation starts off with the panelists sharing the strangest news stories they heard during the week. They then move on to discuss what the bogey of Love Jihad really means? “Basically it’s a political l…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Anna Priyadarshini. The conversation hits off with the bizarre news stories, from a fisherman finding the world’s biggest blob of whale vomit worth 2.4 million pounds to a wife of a dead Patiala man receiving a ‘sample-collected’ SMS on her husband’s phone. The discuss…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Supriti David and Scroll’s Arunabh Saikia . Through the length of the episode, the panel discusses the Baghjan oil field fire in Assam, its consequences and the role of Oil India Limited. All this and a lot more as they talk about what made news this week, what didn’t, and what shouldn…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Nidhi Suresh. Through the length of the episode, the panel discusses several aspects of the farmers’ protest. They shed light on the media’s coverage, the farmers’ perspective, the role political parties are playing, and the steps taken by the government to resolve the…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Akanksha Kumar “if you give birth to a girl, we will not let you or her stay alive.” This is what young Pappi Devi’s in-laws told her before she and her newborn baby girl died in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district. The conversation begins with Akanksha narrating …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Nidhi Suresh. The conversation begins with Ayush’s report on the Broadcast Audience Research Council and why its audience measurement system is “rotten”. The panel discusses how BARC’s functioning and systems are “highly manipulative” and “not accurate”. On the organis…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and BBC’s Neeraj Priyadarshi. The conversation begins with the Bihar election results, and Basant describes his experience of covering the election on the ground. Throughout the election, he says, people made their discontent clear against the Nitish Kumar government. “I w…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Prateek Goyal The conversation hits off with the arrest of Arnab Goswami by Mumbai police. For the first time in the country, some of the most important ministers of the union cabinet came together and called for press freedom to condemn the event. Considering the nume…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Akanksha Kumar and Ayush Tiwari. From a warmongering senior politician from Uttar Pradesh to a recently-formed “nationalist” digital media association, the conversation hits off with some bizarre news stories. The discussion moves on to Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri--a place that has…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh and Basant Kumar. The conversation begins with Basant’s coverage of the Bihar assembly election. Despite the incumbent government’s claims of making bihar free of open defecation, Basant points out how, barely 500 meters from the deputy chief minister’s house, the resident…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Gaurav Sarkar, Senior Reporter at Mid-Day, along with Newslaundry’s Akanksha Kumar. The conversation hits off with the bizarre news stories, from Jeff Bezos’ New Shephard to the Tanishq ad controversy. The discussion then moves on to the TRP scam. Gaurav says a certain section of the media, however …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Damini Kain, a student activist and academic researcher on issues related to caste and gender, along with Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Nidhi Suresh. The conversation begins with UP government’s denial of rape in the Hathras case. Nidhi begins the discussion by highlighting, on the basis of medical…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh and Akanksha Kumar. This time, the trio skip the bizarre news section to discuss the most horrific story of the week: the Hathras case. A 19-year-old Dalit woman succumbed to injuries at a hospital in New Delhi after she was gangraped by four Thakur men in Uttar Pradesh’s …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and former Newslaundry reporter Rohin Verma. The discussion begins with Rohin’s report on Laungi Manjhi from Bihar’s Gaya. The man worked alone for thirty long years and dug out a three-kilometre-long canal to bring water to his village in southern Bihar, a region prone to…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Supriti David and Ayush Tiwari. The conversation hits off with the most bizarre news story: Sudarshan TV’s show on ‘UPSC Jihad.’ Last month, the Delhi High Court had put a stay order on the hate-mongering channel after the notorious #UPSC_Jihad promo caused an outrage on social media. …
 
In this edition, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh and Basant Kumar. The trio begins with the most bizarre headlines they came across this week. Basant and Nidhi think the tussle between Shiv Sena and BJP via Kangana Ranaut is quite strange while Snigdha can’t get over ‘Faux-Bama.’ The discussion moves to Nidhi’s report on…
 
In this edition, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Prateek Goyal and Supriti David. The trio first look back at the most bizarre headlines they came across this week. Supriti chooses an awful new TikTok craze, in which certain users dressed up as and pretend to be Holocaust victims, while Snigdha briefs us on U.S. President Donald Trum…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayan Sharma and Nidhi Suresh. The episode begins with the trio sharing bizarre news stories. While Snigdha talks about an AYUSH Ministry secretary asking attendees of an online training session to leave if they did not know Hindi, Ayan shares the story of a 92-year-old Vietnamese man w…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Akanksha Kumar and Basant Kumar. The discussion begins with Akanksha’s report on the discourse over whether it was toxic TV news debates that resulted in the death of Congress spokesperson, Rajiv Tyagi. Discussing the manner in which debates are conducted on national television, Akanks…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar. They discuss Ayush and Basant’s report about what happened in Northeast Delhi on the night of Bhoomi Pujan for the Ayodhya temple. “Residents told us that people at night were raising obscene slogans like ‘Mullo bahar jao’, ‘Suaron bahar jao’, they called…
 
For this week’s episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Supriti David, a new recruit at Newslaundry and Jahnavi Uppuleti, an independent journalist who writes on caste, politics, and culture. The episode begins with the trio sharing bizarre news stories. While Jahnavi talks about a repulsive story involving a sadhu and his saliva, and Supriti sha…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar They delve into the second report of the NL Sena series by Ayush and Basant on the deadly communal carnage that engulfed the national capital in February this year. The new report deals with the murder of Shahid Alam on February 24 during the riots. The cr…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Basant Kumar, Ayush Tiwari and Ayan Sharma of Newslaundry. They begin with a discussion on Ayush and Basant’s report on the Delhi police’s investigation into February's communal carnage. They explain how the police allegedly fabricated and distorted witness statements to shield the Hindu killers of …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Revathi Pogadadanda, an independent journalist and former CEO of Mojo TV, and Newslaundry’s Anusuya Som. The episode begins with a discussion on the temporary but unexplained disappearance of Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, that fuelled the #WhereisKCR trend on Twitter. The episode re…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar in a discussion dedicated entirely to the Delhi riots and the recent charge sheets filed by the Delhi Police. Ayush and Basant recently wrote a report titled: Delhi riots: Inside the ‘Kattar Hindu’ WhatsApp group that planned, executed murders. The duo spe…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayan Sharma and Prateek Goyal. Prateek begins with a discussion about his four-part NL Sena series on the plight of Adivasis in Chhattisgarh. He describes the beautiful geography of Bastar and the many tribes that are indigenous to the area. In what can only be called a cruel irony, th…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Ayush Tiwari. Basant tells the panel about his recent report on Patanjali’s claims of having found a cure for coronavirus. He illustrates the dubiousness behind the claim based on his conversation with the Chief Medical Officer of Meerut who clearly called it a “false …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Meghnad S and Basant Kumar. They discuss mental health in light of the actor’s Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide and its coverage by the media. They talk about the condition of mental healthcare in India and the steps taken by the government to address this invisible pandemic. Th…
 
We want to keep you posted about one of the most ignored regions of the country. So, in this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Times of India correspondent Shradha Chettri, and East Mojo’s Sikkim correspondent, Pankaj Dhungel. The podcast begins with the trio talking about the number of Covid-19 cases in each region, the number of healthcar…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Ayush Tiwari. The podcast begins with Basant talking about his report on the Covid-19 outbreak at TV9 Bharatvarsh and the channel’s apathy towards its own employees. The discussion moves to press freedom in India. The context is Ayush’s report on how News 18 edited its…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayan Sharma and Hameeda Syed. Hameeda begins the podcast with a discussion on her extensive report on Narendra Modi’s redevelopment plans for Delhi’s Central Vista. She talks about various aspects of the project including its very need, cost, clearances, public consultation, and aesthe…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar. While Basant tells the panel about his report on Opindia communalising the death of a boy in Bihar’s Gopalganj, Ayush talks about his reports on the layoffs in the Times group. The trio also discuss journalists in Himachal Pradesh facing FIRs for reportin…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Makepeace Sitlhou, an independent journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, and Ri Kynti Marwein, editor of Highland Post, a newspaper published in Shillong, Meghalaya.Ri Kynti begins with a hilarious story about the kind of comments made on the Meghalaya chief minister’s Facebook lives, leading to a con…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar, Ayan Sharma, and Nikita Bishnoi. The panel, through the length of the podcast, discusses several aspects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.While Nikita talks about her report on how India has tested less than one per cent of its population, Ayan tells the panel about hi…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar, Ayush Tiwari, and Hameeda Syed.Ayush begins by discussing his reports on Arnab Goswami quitting the Editor’s Guild of India, the FIR’s filed against him by the Congress, and the fiasco that followed. Hameeda tells the panel about the strange events that led to the alleged…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Prateek Goyal. They discuss various aspects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. While Basat talks about his report on the Tihar prisoners who were released and left to walk a hundred kilometers home, Prateek sheds light on the gathering of migrant workers in Bandra, M…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Hameeda Syed, Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar. The discussion kicks off with Hameeda’s report on a petition that sought the nationalisation of private hospitals and labs, until the pandemic subsides. The panel talks about Ayush’s report on media layoffs with The Quint furloughing 45 of i…
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Prateek Goyal and Basant Kumar, along with independent journalist Anumeha Yadav. The panel, through the length of the podcast, discuss several aspects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Anumeha talks about her report from Bhilwara in Rajasthan, one of the first districts to go under …
 
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari, Hameeda Syed and Basant Kumar. The panel, through the length of the podcast, discuss several aspects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. While Hameeda talks about her report on how the pandemic might pan out, based on her conversation with Indian experts, Ayush and Basan…
 
Snigdha Sharma is joined by Ayush Tiwari and Ayan Sharma of Newslaundry. Ayush kicks the podcast off with Basaant and his report on the victims of the Delhi riots, who ended up in Delhi's 'drains of death'. They also talk about Ayan’s report on the journalists who were attacked during the lockdown and the suffering of migrant workers across India.T…
 
Snigdha Sharma is joined by Hameeda Syed, Basant Kumar and Ayan Sharma of Newslaundry. They discuss Hameeda’s report on how a peaceful protest against the citizenship law at Khureji, one of the “other Shaheen Baghs of Delhi”, was shut down by the police after the Delhi riots started. They also talk about Basant’s report on how residents of a slum i…
 
Host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Ayush Tiwari, Basant Kumar, and Anusuya Som of Newslaundry. The panel begins the podcast with Basant’s report on the life of riot victims in New Mustafabad’s Eidghah relief camp followed by Anusuya’s report on what the Aam Aadmi Party is doing to help Delhi carnage victims. Ayush shares details of his article on how…
 
Host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Ayush Tiwari and Basant Kumar of Newslaundry. They discuss the situation in Delhi in the wake of last week’s communal violence. They also talk about their experience reporting from the ground and documenting the sheer scale and horror of the tragedy.This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t,…
 
In this special episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Aishwarya S Iyer from The Quint and Newslaundry’s Ayan Sharma, Anusuya Som and Veena Nair—all of whom covered the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi last week. From sharing their first-hand experiences on the ground to the emotional toll of reporting such horrific events, the reporte…
 
A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Ayush Tiwari, Ayan Sharma and Veena Nair of Newslaundry. Ayan shares his experience covering Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony. He met tens of AAP supporters at the event who told him what they expect from the new government. Vee…
 
A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Basant Kumar, Ayan Sharma and Prateek Goyal of Newslaundry. While Basant and Ayan discuss the Delhi election, Prateek talks about his series on the status of the Koregaon Bhima controversy.This and a lot more as they talk about what m…
 
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