Episodes
Ahead of a crucial state election in Uttar Pradesh, multiple leaders from the ruling BJP have switched sides. Columnist Radhika Ramaseshan, veteran journalist Vasindra Mishra and Professor Badri Narayan decode what's happening.
Published 01/17/22
Published 01/17/22
As the famous boy reporter from Brussels turns 93, Amitava Sanyal speaks with graphic novelist Orijit Sen and professor Abhijit Gupta on why the Tintin comics and its iconic characters still resonate with readers.
Published 01/14/22
Actor Parvathy explains what changed - and what needs to - nearly five years after the shocking sexual assault of a Malayalam cinema star in 2017
Published 01/13/22
Neil Nongkynrih, the founder of the Shillong Chamber Choir passed away earlier this month. We speak to his pupil William Richmond, TV impresario  Siddhartha Basu and Shillong Times' editor Patricia Mukhim to understand his legacy.
Published 01/12/22
As India starts giving senior citizens and frontline workers booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines, Dr Ambarish Satwik and AccessIBSA's Achal Prabhala explain the issues at stake and how much it will help.
Published 01/10/22
TOI's Vaibhav Purandare speaks with senior journalist Sagarika Ghose on why she decided to write a biography of AB Vajpayee, and his relationship with Advani and RSS
Published 01/07/22
Will offices open this year or will waves of Covid-19 keep them shut? We look at how companies have tweaked how they expect their employees to work, perhaps for good.
Published 01/06/22
As China builds a bridge over the Pangong lake in Ladakh, defence and international affairs expert Manoj Joshi joins us to decode the latest developments on India's eastern front.
Published 01/05/22
2022 opens on a downer, with Covid-19 cases spiking across India. Epidemiologist and pulmonologist Dr Lancelot Pinto explains the risks the Omicron variant comes with and the precautions we need to take
Published 01/03/22
As 2021 comes to a close, we take a look back at the year that's passed through some of the voices that featured on our show, making sense of a tumultuous time
Published 12/31/21
As 2021 draws to a close, food writer Vikram Doctor and National Restaurant Association of India's Anurag Katriar decode food delivery trends and what it means for ghar ka khana
Published 12/30/21
As the Hindu Vahini Sena’s Haridwar conclave casts its dark shadow over India, scholar Suhas Palshikar takes the political temperature and discusses the idea of a Hindu rashtra.
Published 12/29/21
As the Omicron threat looms large, Padmapriya, one of the thousands of long-haulers, offers this harrowing account as a cautionary tale.
Published 12/27/21
With Parliament concluding a day ahead of schedule, our two in-house political watchers Subodh Ghildiyal and Rajeev Deshpande weigh in on a session that saw Opposition protest, even though Lok Sabha clocked 82% productivity and Rajya Sabha 48%
Published 12/24/21
How industrialists, actors and politicians fell for conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar's many schemes, the latest being a Rs 200 crore fraud orchestrated from inside a jail
Published 12/23/21
Understanding the implications of the new Act that seeks to link Aadhaar to voter ids and how it impacts Indian democracy. Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, ADR's Maj Gen (retd) Anil Verma, and Access Now's Raman Jit Singh Chima weigh in.
Published 12/22/21
Director Kabir Khan on ‘83', Ranveer Singh’s transformation and fanboy moments with Kapil Dev.
Published 12/20/21
Dr Shashank Joshi in Mumbai explains what we need to worry about as the highly transmissible Omicron variant makes its presence felt, and Dr Rajeev Jayadevan explains why booster shots shouldn't be our biggest concern
Published 12/17/21
A conversation with biographer Syed Badrul Ahsan on the political legacy of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and how India contributed in shaping the newly-formed country.
Published 12/16/21
Journalist and author Pradeep Magazine talks about why Virat Kohli's removal as ODI captain was a raw deal, the highs and lows of Indian cricket over the decades and about the original legends of the game.
Published 12/15/21
The Vicktrina wedding kept paparazzis at bay. How are Mumbai’s paps coping as more and more stars control access and narrative.
Published 12/13/21
TOI's Chidanand Rajghatta, journalist Snigdha Sur and author-journalist Anita Raghavan weigh in on what Parag Agrawal's elevation to Twitter CEO reveals about Indians in the US and in the world of tech.
Published 12/10/21
Retired Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur and defence analyst Rahul Bedi weigh in on the chopper crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others and the tenure of India's highest-ranking military official.
Published 12/09/21
TOI diplomatic editor Indrani Bagchi explains the significance of Vladimir Putin's visit at a time when India is moving closer to US and Russia to China, and why India-Russia relations need nurturing.
Published 12/08/21