3 Things

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

3 ThingsOur flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
Episode 528 September 19, 2019

Jaishankar on PoK, Public Safety Act detentions and China on Kashmir

The significance of Jaishankar's statement on PoK, what makes PSA so draconian and China's statement on Kashmir.

Episode 526 September 18, 2019

The Tamil Nadu Premier League and how spot-fixing works in India

How spot-fixing works in India, how deep it runs and what the government can do to stop it.

Episode 524 September 17, 2019

The Chinmayanand case, annual shopping festivals and Farooq Abdullah

What the Chinmayanand case is about, can annual shopping festivals help boost the economy and why Farooq Abdullah may now remain under detention for one year or longer.

Episode 522 September 16, 2019

Understanding Mumbai’s “Save Aarey” campaign

Detailing what the Save Aarey campaign in Mumbai is about, why it illustrates the classic development vs. conservation dilemma that is reflected in disputes across the country, and how there is a parallel Adivasi struggle...

Episode 520 September 13, 2019

Reducing new traffic fines, buying Kashmir apples and Kulbhushan Jadhav update

Whether all states will eventually reduce the new traffic fines, the challenges that the government will face in procuring apples from Kashmir and the new announcement that Pakistan made in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

Episode 519 September 12, 2019

The Catch Up: 12 September

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 518 September 12, 2019

Zero Budget Natural Farming, E-Waste violation and an apology for Jallianwala Bagh

Why agricultural scientists have hit out against Zero Budget Natural Farming, how multinational giants were found to be in violation of e-waste laws and the Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend Justin Welby's apology for the Jallianwala...

Episode 517 September 11, 2019

The Catch Up: 11 September

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 516 September 11, 2019

India’s mob lynching problem

In the wake of the Tabrez Ansari case, we examine why the accused in the case are not being charged with murder, how the phenomenon of mob violence with a communal angle is being tackled...

Episode 515 September 10, 2019

The Catch Up: 10 September

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 514 September 10, 2019

Census 2021: How India will be counted

Dissecting how the second-most populous country in the world will be counted, why it's a large scale activity done in a short period, how the Census collection has changed thanks to new technology, and why...

Episode 513 September 9, 2019

The Catch Up: 9 September

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 512 September 9, 2019

What happened to Chandrayaan-2’s lander and what it means for the mission

What exactly happened on Saturday, what it means for the Chandrayaan-2 mission and whether it will affect ISRO's future projects.

Episode 511 September 6, 2019

How ‘child lifting’ rumours are causing mob violence (again)

We take a deep dive into these cases of mob violence across UP, talk about how the spread of fake news on social platforms, like Whatsapp, worsens this problem and what the police is doing...

Episode 510 September 5, 2019

The Catch Up: 5 August

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 509 September 5, 2019

30 days of lockdown in Kashmir, roti and salt midday meal and Rs 23,000 challan

What the Kashmiris are now concerned about, why the journalist who shot the UP roti-salt midday meal video has been booked and how a man was challaned for more than the cost of his scooter.

Episode 508 September 4, 2019

The Catch Up: 4 August

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 507 September 4, 2019

A tale of two captains

On this episode of 3 Things, we discuss Virat Kohli's Test captaincy record and how his legacy is different from that of MS Dhoni. We also delve into the reasons behind Mithali Raj's retirement from...

Episode 506 September 3, 2019

The Catch Up: 3 August

The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.

Episode 505 September 3, 2019

Explained: India’s GDP at a 6 year low and bank mergers

Unpacking reasons for the GDP slump and why the economic slowdown in India in may be worse than imagined, what led to the move to merge public sector banks and what the downsides of the...