Manage episode 317607409 series 1429065
4:03 - Headlines
8:40 - Inflation
29:55 - UP politics
56:43 - Punjab campaigns
59:40 - Saina Nehwal, Decoupled
1:48:43 - Subscriber letters
2:11:47 - Recommendations
This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan are joined by author Chetan Bhagat.
The discussion starts with the inflation rates in the US and India. Chetan says, “You can’t see the true suffering of a common man in the stock market because it’s an evaluation of the big companies in India. And that is why it is so disconnected from the actual world.” The panel also discusses happiness and wellbeing indices in the context of Pakistan being “happier” than India, according to a recent survey.
On ministers and others quitting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Manisha says, “All mainstream media have run the BJP statement which says these ministers weren’t performing well.” Raman says the “caste equation is going a bit wrong” with these resignations, and that the BJP “will lose vote count”. Chetan doesn’t fully agree, saying Adityanath “does have popularity, so a few resignations won’t matter that much”.
The conversation also spans the Punjab election campaigns, actor Siddharth’s comments on Saina Nehwal, and more.
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