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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 1053 September 18, 2020

The Catch Up: 18 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

Episode 1052 September 18, 2020

China Watching: How big data is used to keep tabs on the world

Understanding the concerns and implications of the China Watching investigation by the Indian Express.

Episode 1051 September 17, 2020

The Catch Up: 17 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Onion trader
Episode 1050 September 17, 2020

Does onion export ban work, shortage of doctors in Gujarat, Babri Masjid verdict

In today’s episode we’re looking at why an onion export ban won’t keep prices low, how a shortage of manpower is hitting Gujarat’s battle against COVID-19 and the Babri Masjid demolition case.

Episode 1049 September 16, 2020

The Catch Up: 16 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

Episode 1048 September 16, 2020

The jobs India has lost so far, possibility of life on Venus, Rajnath Singh on China

The extent to which people have already lost jobs during the lockdown, the possibility of extraterrestrial life on Venus (16:28), and Rajnath Singh’s comments on China in parliament (25:06).

Episode 1047 September 15, 2020

The Catch Up: 15 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Delhi police personnel
Episode 1046 September 15, 2020

Delhi riots chargesheet controversy, COVID-19 worries in Tripura, export ban on onion

In today’s episode we’re looking at a Delhi Police chargesheet that lists multiple prominent names, how Tripura is dealing with COVID-19 and a ban on export of onions.

Episode 1045 September 14, 2020

The Catch Up: 14 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 1044 September 14, 2020

India-China joint statement, failures of India’s COVID-19 strategy, farmer protests

The significance of the joint statement made by India-China, the results of the first national serological survey (09:20), and the reason why farmers are protesting in Punjab and Haryana (18:08).

People walking on highway during COVID-19 lockdown
Episode 1043 September 13, 2020

The challenges of documenting a pandemic

In today’s episode we’re speaking with four of The Indian Express’s photojournalists about the challenges of covering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 1042 September 11, 2020

The Catch Up: 11 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Volunteer participates in COVID-19 vaccine candidate trial in Pune
Episode 1041 September 11, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trial paused, non-AC train coaches to get upgrade, a Rs 110 cr scam

In today’s episode we’re looking at why trials of a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate were paused, why Indian Railways wants to upgrade its non-AC coaches, and a scam in Tamil Nadu.

Episode 1040 September 10, 2020

The Catch Up: 10 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

Episode 1039 September 10, 2020

Shots fired at India-China border, missing COVID-19 deaths, music gurus sexual abuse row

The protocols that determine when shots are to be fired at the LAC, why the total deaths in Mumbai this year are a cause for concern (09:27), and allegations of sexual harassment against two fames...

Episode 1038 September 9, 2020

The Catch Up: 9 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

Jumbo hospital in Pune
Episode 1037 September 9, 2020

Pune tops COVID-19 chart, why ED arrested Deepak Kochhar, Rhea Chakraborty arrested

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the spike in COVID-19 cases in Pune, why the husband of the former ICICI Bank CEO has been arrested, and the arrest of actor Rhea Chakraborty.

Episode 1036 September 8, 2020

The Catch Up: 8 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 1035 September 8, 2020

Criticisms against Russian vaccine, COVID-19 and ‘Act of God’, Djokovic out of US Open

The criticisms against the Russian vaccine, what situations qualify as ‘Act of God’ (10:56), and why Djokovic was kicked out of the US Open (18:42).

Episode 1034 September 7, 2020

The Catch Up: 7 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Episode 1033 September 7, 2020

India-China defence ministers meet, metro services resume, COVID-19 reinfection

In today’s episode we’re talking about a meeting between India and China’s defence ministers and what it means for the border standoff. We’re also talking about how the country's biggest metro network is restarting services...

Episode 1032 September 4, 2020

The Catch Up: 4 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 1031 September 4, 2020

Telecom’s AGR crisis, what PUBG meant for esports in India, Assam gas well still burning

Why the Supreme Court judgment about the AGR crisis has come as a relief to the telecom sector, how the PUBG ban will impact India's fledging esports community (09:20), and why the Assam gas well...

Episode 1030 September 3, 2020

The Catch Up: 3 September

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

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Episode 1029 September 3, 2020

Emails between BJP-Facebook, twist in Sushant Singh Rajput case, ban on PUBG and 117 apps

In today’s episode, we’re looking at what email exchanges between a BJP leader and Facebook executives in 2019 reveal. Then, we’re looking at a twist in the narrative in the Sushant Singh Rajput probe by...