In the 40th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the hype around triple talaq and Forbes magazine listing Mumbai and New Delhi in their list of 5 most polluted cities in the world.
Katha Kathan, a Mumbai-based storytelling group, aims to revive Indian literature through audio recordings and dramatised readings of literary works in their original languages.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
Since 2015, about 12 people have died due to cow vigilantism while the government and police remain a mute witness to such events.
In the thirty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the centre opposing the PIL seeking ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls, and the decision to ban the use of red beacons on cars.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, in conversation with Leena Menghaney from Doctors Without Borders India.
In the thirty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about President Pranab Mukherjee’s acceptance of most of the recommendations made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s Youth In India-2017 survey.
Founding editor of The Wire M.K. Venu interviews Ashish Khetan, senior spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party and chairman of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi about Vijay Mallya’s arrest and the fight against corruption in big business.
In the thirty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the current situation in Kashmir and Pew Research Center’s report on religious hostilities.
Having witnessed B.R. Ambedkar in person, Ramesh Tukaram Shinde’s collection of books and acute memory of a long-gone era are a gift for both scholars and the public.
In episode 32 of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses recent controversies around EVM machines and inflammatory political statements.
Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced to death by Pakistan. Siddharth Varadarajan and Devirupa Mitra discuss how this decision may impact Indo-Pak relations.
In episode 31, Vinod Dua talks about the Supreme Court reserving its judgment in the Babri Masjid case, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, and how women are fighting back against online trolling.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Abhijit Banerjee, economist, professor and co-founder of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) talk about poverty and economic development in India.
In episode 28, Vinod Dua talks about the racial attacks against African students in Greater Noida and the views, attitudes and aspirations of our country’s youth as assessed in a recent survey.
Aadhaar is premised on the infallibility and security of an individual’s biometric data – her fingerprints and iris scans. But that is just a myth.
The Association of African Students in India responds to the racist attacks that have taken place in Greater Noida over the past week.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Rajeev Gowda, member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha, discuss the Finance Bill.
In episode t24 of Jan ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the Finance Bill and the ban on illegal slaughterhouses imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government.
What should you do if you don’t want to sign up for Aadhaar?
In the 23rd episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Uma Bharti’s comment on VIP culture and Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad’s assault on airline employee.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Anuj Srivas give a breakdown of the amendments in the new Finance Bill 2017.
In the twenty-first episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s observation that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and where India ranks on the World Happiness Index 2017.
In the twentieth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the news about farmers from Tamilnadu protesting at Jantar Mantar, and the progress report of the Modi government.
A brief look at how the the militant ‘yogi’ has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu are protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against state apathy towards their concerns.
In the nineteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the rumours in mainstream media regarding a fatwa on Nahid Afreen and the law ministry’s own TV channel.
In this video interview to The Wire, Krishen Khanna looks back on his evolution as a painter and recalls his compatriots from the Progressive Art Group in the 1940s and 1950s.
The Wire’s founding editor, Siddharth Varadarajan, and Aziz Ahmed Khan, former Pakistan high commissioner to India, discuss the future prospects for India-Pakistan relations.
In the eighteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the roles and responsibilities of the parliamentary opposition and explores why Irom Sharmila lost in the Manipur assembly elections this year.
In the seventeenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua reminds Narendra Modi of his yet to be fulfilled promises and discusses Mamata Banerjee’s autocratic decisions in West Bengal.
The touching relationship between one of the last Jewish residents of Kochi and her Muslim caretaker.
In the sixteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua and Siddharth Varadarajan take stock of the current political scenario in all five states before the results come in tomorrow.
The conviction of G.N. Saibaba by the Gadchiroli district court in Maharashtra on March 7, 2017, has revived questions around India’s anti-terrorism laws.
In the women’s day special episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the global gender wage gap and union minister Maneka Gandhi’s comment on curfew timing for women in hostels.
On International Working Women’s Day, Pinjra Tod organised a march to Shastri Bhawan.
The noted economist says the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals is illegal and will cause disruption.
Our live coverage of the citizen’s march to parliament against ABVP’s violence in Ramjas college of Delhi University.
In the twelfth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the GDP numbers for the financial quarter affected by demonetisation, the debate around nationalism, and a BJP leader’s arrest for being involved in child trafficking.
In the eleventh episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the march against ABVP in Delhi University and Varun Gandhi’s ‘Right to recall’ Bill.