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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 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...

Episode 957 July 15, 2020

The Catch Up: 15 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 956 July 15, 2020

What next for Sachin Pilot, why tomato prices are up, ICMR on COVID-19 vaccine

In this episode, we look at the options before Sachin Pilot after he was sacked as deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, why vegetable prices are up and ICMR’s statement on COVID-19 vaccine

Episode 955 July 14, 2020

The Catch Up: 14 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 954 July 14, 2020

How mini-lockdowns can help, probe into Gandhi family trusts, dubious Indian apps

How mini-lockdowns can help against COVID-19, Center probes Gandhi family’s finances (13:16), and Indian alternatives to the 59 banned Chinese apps (22:20).

Episode 953 July 13, 2020

The Catch Up: 13 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

The accused arrested in the Kerala gold smuggling case
Episode 952 July 13, 2020

Kerala gold smuggling case, prosecuting police encounters, Bachchans tests positive

In this episode, we’re analysing a controversial gold smuggling scandal in Kerala, why inquiries into encounters don’t achieve much and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan testing positive for COVID-19.

Episode 951 July 10, 2020

The Catch Up: 10 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.

Episode 950 July 10, 2020

Decoding India-China disengagement, new US move hits Indian students, criminal laws overhaul

Why the Indian army remains cautious despite the process of disengagement, how the US's new immigration move will affect Indian students (11:22), and the committee looking to overhaul India's criminal laws (22:52).

Episode 949 July 9, 2020

The Catch Up: 9 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express. 

Episode 948 July 9, 2020

How a raid in Kanpur went horribly wrong, a policeman faces terror charges, Kulbhushan Jadhav

In today’s episode we’re looking at how a police raid in UP went horribly wrong, terror charges against a J&K police officer, and Pakistan’s latest claim on Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Episode 947 July 8, 2020

The Catch Up: 8 July

The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.