Indicast # 167: Olympic Stories

Friday, 27 July 2012 05:30 Written by
The presidential post in India is largely a ceremonial role. But when Pranab Mukherjee took oath as the 13th president of India, the top bosses at Congress must have slept well that night. With the prospect of hung parliament alive and well, Pranab da can exercise his presidential powers. In…

Indicast # 166: Tarun Sehrawat RIP

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 05:30 Written by
This week Tarun Sehrawat, a 22 year old photographer from Tehelka died of malaria. He picked up the germ while reporting from Jharkhand for the magazine. Ghazal myestro Mehndi Hassan passed away. In some encouraging news, three young Indians were shortlisted by Google for its annual science fair contest. In…

Indicast # 165: Sportomania week

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 05:30 Written by
The world is in a sportive mood this week with Saina Nehwal winning the Thailand Open and Sania Mirza and Bhupati taking the French Open. Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix becoming the seventh new winner in as many races. This episode we also talk about Krishna Poonia, India's…

Indicast #164: Is India shining?

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 05:30 Written by
People are beginning to ask the question that every Indian dreads. Is India really shining? or is it being too pessimistic to keep expecting India to continue on its growth number while the world goes through a slowdown? The Indian government is doing its best defend the growth numbers, falling…

Indicast #163: India downgraded

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 05:30 Written by
For the first time in many many years, Standard & Poor downgraded India's rating from stable to BBB nevative and our politicians rehearsed their typical reaction of being "shocked" at this. In other news, a few politicians are miffed at the Haj subsidy which is an annual freebie given to…