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Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Shashank Bhargava and Arun George talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it

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3 ThingsOur flagship daily news show, where hosts Shashank Bhargava and Arun George talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
Episode 982 August 3, 2020

Why China doesn’t clarify on LAC, Railways’ ‘private’ plans, what is abetment of suicide

Why China has been reluctant to clarify on the LAC, why Indian Railways is entering into a public-private partnership (10:16), and what is abetment of suicide (21:42).

Episode 981 July 31, 2020

The Catch Up: 31 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 980 July 31, 2020

Decoding India’s new education policy, Delhi professor’s arrest, Saifuddin Soz

In today’s episode we’re decoding the new National Education Policy, the arrest of a professor from Delhi University and outrage over Saifuddin Soz not being allowed to leave his home.

Episode 979 July 30, 2020

The Catch Up: 30 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 978 July 30, 2020

Why Gehlot won’t say ‘floor test’, milk prices hurt farmers, sharing ‘non-personal’ data

Why Ashok Ghelot won’t talk about a floor test and what the role of the governor should be in a political crisis like the one Rajasthan, how the falling milk prices are hurting dairy farmers...

Episode 977 July 29, 2020

The Catch Up: 29 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

IPL opening ceremony
Episode 976 July 29, 2020

Why the IPL’s going to UAE, low testing in Bihar, results of a COVID-19 survey in Mumbai

In today’s episode we’re looking at why the IPL’s set to go to the UAE, how Bihar’s struggling to deal with rising COVID-19 cases, and the findings of a survey in Mumbai.

Episode 975 July 28, 2020

The Catch Up: 28 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 974 July 28, 2020

The threat of rising NPAs, ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Ram Temple, Railways ends dak messengers

How the rise in NPAs will impact the economy, how the UP government is preparing for the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya (14:28), and why the Railways is ending the ‘dak’ messenger...

Episode 973 July 27, 2020

The Catch Up: 27 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 972 July 27, 2020

What a survey says about the spread of COVID-19 and achieving herd immunity

In today’s episode, we’re looking at what serological tests say about the spread of COVID-19 and whether India can hope for herd immunity.

Episode 971 July 24, 2020

The Catch Up: 24 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 970 July 24, 2020

India-US step up collaboration, how effective is plasma therapy, a journalist’s killing

Why India and the US are increasing military collaboration, understanding how effective plasma therapy is (09:45), and what led to the killing of a journalist in UP (19:32).

Episode 969 July 23, 2020

The Catch Up: 23 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 968 July 23, 2020

The race for a vaccine, Pune sees a COVID-19 spike, India’s young athletes struggle

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the race to develop a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a spike in COVID-19 cases in Pune and junior athletes who are struggling to continue training.

Episode 967 July 22, 2020

The Catch Up: 22 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 966 July 22, 2020

Delhi’s remarkable COVID-19 recovery, Assam Floods hurt (and help), Varavara Rao’s case

How Delhi has managed to make a remarkable recovery in its COVID-19 situation, why the annual Assam floods hurt and help the state (11:26), and understanding who poet-activist Varavara Rao is (16:42).

Episode 965 July 21, 2020

The Catch Up: 21 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Healthcare workers in Bengaluru
Episode 964 July 21, 2020

Bengaluru struggles against COVID-19, BJP’s silence in Rajasthan, Oxford vaccine progress

In today’s episode, we’re looking at why Bengaluru is struggling to handle rising COVID-19 cases, BJP taking it slow in Rajasthan and a positive development on vaccine development for COVID-19.

Episode 963 July 20, 2020

The Catch Up: 20 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 962 July 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan relief done wrong, Iran-China ties, 3 ‘smugglers’ killed in Assam

Glaring irregularities revealed by an Express Investigation into the Cyclone Amphan relief, understanding why Iran-China ties are worrying India (13:04), and why three Bangladeshi ‘smugglers’ were killed in Assam (25:00).

Episode 961 July 17, 2020

The Catch Up: 17 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Election Commission office in New Delhi.
Episode 960 July 17, 2020

Next Chief Election Commissioner leaves, Jio’s deals, a constable stands up to authority

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the departure of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, the impact of the many investments into telecom giant Jio, and a Surat constable who was the subject of a widely shared...

Episode 959 July 16, 2020

The Catch Up: 16 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 958 July 16, 2020

How China surprised India at the border, why UGC wants college exams, lockdown in Bihar

Why the standoff with China came as a surprise to India despite there being intel about it, why the University Grants Commission (UGC) is insisting that university final exams take place in September (10:45), and...