Episodes
Did growing a full beard protect men's jaws from being broken in fist fights with rivals? How does the beard fit into the story of human evolutions. This episode of #PureScience with @MohanaBasu talks about the research that won this year's Ig Nobel Peace Prize. Brought to you by  @Kia India 
Published 09/13/21
Can Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer. Watch Shekhar Gupta in #NationalInterest Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read this week's National Interest here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/3-questions-for-those-dreaming-of-beating-narendra-modi-but-answer-the-third-first/731726/
Published 09/11/21
Something called the Havana syndrome has kept the international spy talking about it for five years. Russians call it a mere tabloid fantasy, it looks like one, but now Blinken & Biden have spoken on it, a top intel committee in Washington is probing it and Kamala Harris delayed her visit to Hanoi on this fear. Shekhar Gupta takes us through the growing mystery. Episode 832 of #CutTheClutter
Published 09/10/21
Sachin Waze, now dismissed from Mumbai Police, was looking to ‘regain his lost glory’, NIA says in probe into recovery of explosives outside Mukesh Ambani’s home.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/india/14-benami-sim-cards-5-cars-nagpur-ammo-how-sachin-waze-planned-super-cop-conspiracy/730976/
Published 09/10/21
While the Taliban leadership would conceal their AK47s before going around with a begging bowl, they would have no control over the trigger happy radical groups.   Read the full article here:  https://theprint.in/opinion/biden-just-listed-taliban-terror-threat-as-non-priority-thats-invitation-to-second-9-11/731032/
Published 09/10/21
A powerful 3-judge SC bench, led by the Chief Justice India, confronts the Modi government over appointment of members to the many Tribunals. Shekhar Gupta explains who, what & how of the latest SC judgement giving Modi government an ultimatum as Tribunals remain burdened with enormous amount of cases. Also, are Taliban right to call music un-Islamic? Here’s what Ustad Bismillah Khan said. Episode 831 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by  @Kia India 
Published 09/09/21
Labour organisations say it isn’t govt’s money, but minister Shivaram Hebbar says ‘what’s wrong in wanting to ensure the health, life and livelihood of our labourers?’----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/india/outrage-in-karnataka-as-govt-uses-workers-fund-to-buy-covid-vaccines-from-pvt-hospitals/730223/
Published 09/09/21
For a government that has defined its image on counter-terror, the silence over Taliban is telling, and for all the wrong reasons. ----more---- Read the full article here : https://theprint.in/opinion/world-wanted-a-berlin-moment-in-afghanistan-it-got-a-taliban-flag-over-panjshir-instead/730321/----more----
Published 09/09/21
Edible oil prices hit all time high as global prices rise & India remains important-dependant as for petroleum. Shekhar Gupta explains the how, why and what-next of the scourge ruining middle class and poor household budgets & Modi government's 11,000 cr national mission on oil palms. Also, a post-Oval As a new phenomenon in Indian cricket led by 'marauding pace cavalry'. Episode 830 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read The Indian Express editorial here:...
Published 09/08/21
Pakistan foreign ministry cited 3 instances of such smuggling, but in 2 of them, Indian investigation agencies found the material was not radioactive and in 1 it was 'weakly radioactive'. Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/india/pakistan-exposed-as-allegation-of-theft-sale-of-radioactive-material-in-india-falls-flat/729400/
Published 09/08/21
Pakistan’s interest in an influential role for the Haqqani group in a Taliban government is on account of its anti-Indian agenda. We must be prepared.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/pakistan-china-are-preparing-for-taliban-govt-they-dont-trust-so-should-india/729631/
Published 09/08/21
Millions of light years away, a star first stole matter from its companion star and then collapsed into the latter — triggering a large explosion 480 million light years away from the Earth. Watch this episode of PureScience with Mohana Basu. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read the full paper here: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abg6037
Published 09/08/21
In this edition of #ThePrintUninterrupted, noted South Asian expert on political-military affairs and professor at Georgetown University, C Christine Fair tells ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra that the visit of ISI chief Faiz Hameed to Kabul last week was to plan and operate the Panjshir offensive and that the new Taliban government demonstrates that Afghanistan has become the new sanctuary for terrorists.
Published 09/08/21
Who’s Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or KSM, key plotter whose trial begins on eve of 20th anniversary of 9/11? Shekhar Gupta explains and draws a connection between 9/11, 1993 Bombay blasts, IC 814 Hijack and Daniel Pearl killing as the trial of the most significant terrorist in the world in custody today is about to begin. 
Published 09/07/21
The trend of relatively well-off people buying gold comes at a time when poorer Indian households continue to pawn their meagre gold for funds. 
Published 09/07/21
Ten scholars from Western universities—from Columbia to Rochester—write and oppose what they understand are disturbing assertions on Hinduphobia.
Published 09/07/21
As Taliban claim Panjshir & lack of clarity remains, Shekhar Gupta explains the greater game opening out as ISI chief Lt-Gen. Faiz Hameed lands in Kabul, shares Amrullah Saleh's message to India, and explains the power tussle within the Taliban as the world awaits their government in episode 828 of CutTheClutter
Published 09/06/21