Vinod Dua talks about journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bengaluru and the plight of the Rohingya refugees.
Journalist Ravish Kumar talks about the murder of Gauri Lankesh and the reactions it has got from the Hindu Right – including people Modi follows on Twitter.
Vinod Dua discusses why fuel prices keep rising despite the fall in crude oil prices globally, and state of the Indian economy post demonetisation.
In the thirteenth episode, Urmilesh discusses the business of fake and sensationalist news and the need for media regulation with Anuradha Raman from The Hindu and poet and scientist Gauhar Raza.
Vinod Dua discusses the reason behind falling GDP numbers and what to expect from the cabinet reshuffle.
A film about two emerging Dalit women leaders, Laxmiben and Madhuben, and their participation in the Azadi Kooch march.
Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, explains why she thinks marital rape should be criminalised.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest RBI data on demonetisation and appeals to the prime minister to apologise to the public.
Economist Arun Kumar explains how demonetisation failed to tackle black money, but had a severely negative effect on the unorganised sector and the white (formal) economy.
Vinod Dua discusses the motive behind PM Modi’s ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ slogan and the reason behind the continuous spate of child deaths in India.
Vinod Dua discusses the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh rape case, why people go to deras and how politicians patronised the Dera Sacha Sauda chief for vested interests.
Publisher Arpita Das and her mother recall a story of mistaken identity when her mother’s sibling was grabbed by a refugee woman who was convinced that the child was her lost daughter.
Hari Krishnan grew up in Delhi in a Tamil household in a locality of partition refugees from the Punjab on the other side. As he strolls in Karol Bagh with his childhood friend Amandeep Khurrana, they recollect how Partition shaped their lives.
Vinod Dua discusses a fresh round of swine flu outbreak that has claimed over a thousand lives and Modi’s cabinet reshuffle.
Three women who were forced to leave Pakistan for India with their families recall their journeys across the border.
In conversation with Prasanna S., one of the lawyers who assisted senior counsel Shyam Divan in representing a group of petitioners challenging the Aadhaar project.
Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court verdict on the right to privacy and the rape case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of Dera Sacha Sauda.
Vinod Dua discusses the increase in the number of train accidents, and the impact of floods in four Indian states.
Sugata Bose, professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, author and TMC MP discusses with The Wire his latest book The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood.
Vinod Dua discusses the landmark Supreme Court verdict on instant triple talaq and asks why BJP leaders keep referring to 2022.
In the eleventh episode, Urmilesh discusses how media covered the Article 35A row and the likely political repercussions if Kashmir’s special status is tampered with.
Each week, we bring you a selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
In conversation with Xavier Estupinan, International Labour Organisation’s wages specialist, about the wage trend in India, gender pay gap, role of trade unions and what the numbers tell us about wage inequality.
Vinod Dua discusses election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s recent report on the corporate funding of political parties and the development in Karti Chidambaram’s case.
Vinod Dua reads out Tripura CM Manik Sarkar’s speech that was allegedly censored by Prasar Bharati
To mark 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement, The Wire spoke to four freedom fighters from Maharashtra.
In conversation with Priyanka Pathak-Narain, the author of ‘Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, about Ramdev’s rags-to-riches story, the recent injunction on her book and more.
Vinod Dua scrutinises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from Red Fort on this year’s Independence Day, and explains why The Wire Urdu was launched.
Vinod Dua and Hamid Ansari discuss the history, relevance and importance of Urdu in India at the launch event of The Wire Urdu.
Granddaughters Aastha and Bhavya’s bedtime stories included their grandmother’s time spent in Peshawar, and because of that Peshawar felt like a place far away, belonging to a fairy tale.
In the tenth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the death of 70 children in Gorakhpur with TV journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and The Wire Hindi’s Krishnakant.
Martand Khosla was studying architecture in England where he made good friends with a student from Pakistan. Upon interactions, they discover the curious connection of Partition that binds them together across historical time zones.
Four stories that help us understand the questions that Indian Muslims were grappling with during Partition.
Aanchal Malhotra, an artist, writer, oral historian and archivist, studies the objects people took with them when crossing the border during Partition.
Vinod Dua discusses how Modi and the BJP took potshots at outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari, and where you can find over 65 lakh books for free.
Vinod Dua discusses the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s role in the Indian freedom movement and how spontaneous protests against various issues are erupting all over the country.
Ravikant, Debjani Sengupta and P.K. Dutta discuss how Partition scholarship is evolving to be more inclusive of the many lives that were irreversibly altered by the events of 1947.
Vinod Dua discusses political violence in Kerala in light of the murder of RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode, and the crisis of opposition parties in India.
The terror of Partition is signified in Bengali cinema, literature and songs through the works of Ritwik Ghatak, Amitav Ghosh, Jibanananda Das and Taslima Nasreen.
Vinod Dua discusses the stalking and alleged abduction of a woman in Chandigarh and the Maharashtra education board’s attempt to erase Mughals from school history textbooks.