Arnab, we will miss you! 5 kickass Newshour debates that ruled 9pm Indian TV news

We had some great times together, didn't we?!

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 11:54 am
arnab-best-vids-main_759 Each of these Newshour debates with Arnab Goswami went viral on their own right.

At 9 pm, the nation is considering observing 2 minutes of silence – at least till that familiar voice emanates from our TV sets yet again. The man who has dominated the 9 pm news slot on Indian television for the past decade or so, Arnab Goswami, has reportedly resigned from Times Now to start a venture. ‘Never ever ever ever again’ in the near future will people bear witness to debates that would challenge acceptable decibel levels, be more entertaining than an Ekta Kapoor serial, ask uncomfortable questions that Nation wants to know (whether the said Nation knew of its query or not), guests being reduced to tears on live TV or throwing mics and stomping off with such delicious frequency.

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WATCH VIDEO: Arnab Goswami: 5 Kickass Newshour Debates That Ruled 9pm Indian TV News

That will be a void that many will clamour to fill, but for now it seems like an uncomfortable quiet will rule the nights. Even Diwali has just gone by, and this explosion (as one Twitterati pointed out) came a day after. But when met with such a ‘loss’, the human tendency is to look back at the best times – and that is exactly what we’re doing here.

From when Goswami grilled Abhijit Mukherjee on his controversial comment on ‘dented and painted women’ and that awesome exchange with BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on ‘never ever ever ever again’ having to be questioned on his integrity (we thank him for the various mash-up and remix inspiration he provided) as a journalist to the very recent incident of ruthlessly asking ex-ACP Shamsher Khan Pathan to leave the triple talaq debate and not to ever forget, his propensity to always voice what ‘the Nation wants to know’!

Here’s looking at five best Newshour debates that will forever be etched in our minds in no particular order:

When Goswami kicked out ex-ACP Shamsher Khan Pathan from the triple talaq debate

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The most memorable ‘never ever ever ever…’ debate with BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi
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The one with BJP leader Kailash Vijaywargia on the Asaram Bapu rape case
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The 2012 debate with Abhijit Mukherjee on ‘Who are dented and painted women?’
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The war of words with Congress leader Jagdish Tytler
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BONUS

Then there is the ‘never ever ever ever…’ remix we love
Watch here

When Arnub came back…. (when will Arnab?)
Watch here

Which of these is your favourite Newshour debate, or do you have another? Tell us in the comments below.

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First Published on: November 1, 2016 8:10 pm
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    Citizen kane
    Nov 2, 2016 at 7:02 am
    You are a dosgrace to indian journalism. You should've quit 50 years ago. You dont even to how to anchor. All u can do make your own opinion and stand firm with that. You dont care anout other people's opinions.
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      Mahesh
      Nov 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm
      Miss Anab...hel ll no. I might have watched his show max 5 times in its entire span. It gave me hea dache. I discon nected entire indian tv channels. no indian tv. I got my peace back.
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        Seema
        Nov 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm
        Will miss you! Yes you were loud and annoying for some of your guests but people don't you think they deserved it. The bottom line is that you are patriotic and impartial, a breath of fresh air.
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          Shafi
          Nov 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm
          Good riddance, at last!!
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            Common man
            Nov 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm
            True patriotic, great analytical knowledge, deftly nation going to miss him. Hope he will be back with more explosion. And he is going to expose anti nationalists, peoples voices
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              ABHISHEK
              Nov 2, 2016 at 9:08 am
              Arnab the Nation wants to know, that when will you be back. There is no point watching news at 9, if you are not there. The Nation wants you to know, that we want you back.
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                Vineet Aggarwal
                Nov 2, 2016 at 5:15 am
                The more you hate him, the more we love him.
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                  ajay
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                  now who will entertain us at 9 pm?
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                    ashley
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm
                    biggest .
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                      tulu
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 12:10 am
                      ohh really? non channel alwayz open 2 watch and enjoy n prime time .
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                        haner
                        Nov 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm
                        Gooswami resigns...so who will be the BJP S spokes person now??
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                          G.Gopi
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm
                          A Great Anchor India will Miss.Sooner he comes back in a similar position better for the educated lot.
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                            rrao
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 7:50 am
                            He does not care for those who colour truth. E.g when he was junior, in another channel, he silenced Mr. 'Cho' Ramaswami. Mr. 'Cho' started his diatribe with his usual accusation 'mother of all corruption' against the party he wanted to oppose. Arnab, disregarding his junior status, butted in: 'with due respects, you charged the same of the party you are supporting now!'. The unsilencable was left floundering!!
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                              Haridas Rao
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 2:46 am
                              OMG ! It's India ! lt;br/gt;Phew ! that's The Congress , Triple Talaq advocates and sundry others heaving a sigh of relief - ARNAB'S OFF THE TV. !
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                                indian
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 8:26 am
                                Arnab was a man in a hurry, with no application of mind and no due diligence - the Dinesh Trivedi rly budget, the rohtak girls episode, the Kishan Kanhaiya doctored video, the OP Jaisha story etc. are some of his faux pas - can list many more. He manufactured outrage, he conducted rude and uncivil conversations, with no regard for objective and comprehensive discussion on any subject. Thank god, the noise levels will be better.
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                                  Jayesh Shah
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm
                                  OMG FINALLY!! Its about time
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                                    manikantan
                                    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:06 am
                                    Arnab was a disgrace to journalism. He first decided the result of the debate and then debated. He turned to be impotent in front of Modi where he never dared to ask any uncomfortable questions.
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                                      mathimathi
                                      Nov 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                      ARNAB's BACK
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                                        DILIP
                                        Nov 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm
                                        Tattu head
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                                          DILIP
                                          Nov 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm
                                          This is a devastating news for freedom loving Indians. There is no better anchor then Arnab, the rest are all communal appeasing licking drivel peddlers with no integrity or ethics.This is an open offer to Arnab, the man who always expressed his opinion without fear or favour, I am ready to bank roll in next T.V. venture. do not give in to shady dodgy goons.
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                                            prasad
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 6:15 am
                                            will miss his VOICE on TIMES NOW.. , as a Indian i feel , i lost something ... my own voice.. GOOD LUCK ARNAB
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