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1. “Powers of the RBI have been Whittled Down” – Former RBI Deputy Governor
Dr. Mohan, a senior economist, has spent a significant amount of time at both the RBI and India’s finance ministry. In an wide-ranging interview with The Wire, the former central bank deputy governor talks about why India’s manufacturing story never took off, how the 1991 reforms ignored the agriculture sector and why the central bank’s powers have reduced over the last decade.
2. Why Journalists Are Under Attack in Turkey
17 journalists and executives of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet are on trial since July 24 on accusations of terror charges. Journalists and media have faced severe repression as part of the post-coup crackdown and growing authoritarianism in Turkey. For many, the Cumhuriyet trial is seen as a test for press freedom in an unsteady democracy.
3. Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 92: Indians in Panama Papers List and Military Veterans’ Letter to Modi
Vinod Dua discusses how Indians named in Panama Papers have faced little scrutiny even as Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been forced to resign for the same, and reads out an open letter that 114 veterans of the Indian armed forces have written to Modi.
4. The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist
On July 27, judges of the prestigious Man Booker Prize unveiled their longlist. Gathering the best works of fiction in the English-speaking world, this year’s selection is particularly diverse and creative, and includes popular Indian writer Arundhati Roy.
5. Giving Old Theatre Memories a Second Life
Jana Natya Manch, Delhi’s radical street theatre group, gave away decades-old props and costumes on July 12. In 1989, its founder Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked during a performance. Also known as Janam, the group is passing on its legacy to a new generation.
6. मीडिया बोल, एपिसोड 08: बिहार में सियासी उलटफेर
मीडिया बोल की आठवीं कड़ी में वरिष्ठ पत्रकार उर्मिलेश, देशबुंध अख़बार के कार्यकारी संपादक जयशंकर गुप्ता और वरिष्ठ पत्रकार नीरजा चौधरी के साथ बिहार में हुए सियासी उलटफेर की मीडिया कवरेज पर चर्चा कर रहे हैं.
7. In Illustrations: Why We Should Worry About Aadhaar-Related Privacy Concerns
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.