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Episode 688 January 9, 2020

India’s forest cover, Delhi elections, Deepika Padukone at JNU

The biennial State of Forest Report, which was released last week by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, announced an overall increase in forest cover in India since 2017, At the same time large tracts of dense forests have become “non-forests”. Jay Mazoomdaar explains how India’s forest cover is measured and why, despite an increase, the picture is not all rosy. Next, Mallica Joshi, gives a primer on the Delhi elections and what is at stake for the BJP, AAP and Congress. Last, Ektaa Malik discusses why Deepika Padukone’s decision to visit JNU has had such impact and the history of Bollywood actors taking political stands.


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India’s forest cover, Delhi elections, Deepika Padukone at JNUThe biennial State of Forest Report, which was released last week by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, announced an overall increase in forest cover in India since 2017, At the same time large tracts of dense forests have become "non-forests". Jay Mazoomdaar explains how India's forest cover is measured and why, despite an increase, the picture is not all rosy. Next, Mallica Joshi, gives a primer on the Delhi elections and what is at stake for the BJP, AAP and Congress. Last, Ektaa Malik discusses why Deepika Padukone's decision to visit JNU has had such impact and the history of Bollywood actors taking political stands. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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