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War Room of Modi

BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi uses social media for election campaigning. A team of 100 members work for internet campaign of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi.

posted on 17th October 2016

Follow-Up : Rubin Report Fan-Show

It started on Rubin Report but it didn't end there! Kushal & Sumeet from India, Can from Turkey, Brendan from Ireland, Adam from Sweden and Felix from Germany. An Indian, Irish, Turkish, Swedish, German perspective on the refugee crisis as well as the future and consequences of immigration.

posted on 19th May 2016

Rubin Report Fan Show: Egypt, India, Texas, Brussels, Canada

20 fans from 15 different countries join Dave for our first ever Rubin Report Fan Show. Part 3 includes viewers from Egypt, India, Texas, Brussels, Canada.

posted on 26th May 2016

My conversation with Vamsee Juluri

Published on 11 Aug 2017 What is Hinduism? What is it to be a Hindu? Do we even categorise it as an "Ism"? The world where we are constantly bombarded with so many definitions that come out of a very distinct euro centric world view sometimes it is a struggle for eastern cultures to explain themselves to the supposed other from the west. I try to get some answers about these issues as I chat with Vamsee Juluri about his book Rearming Hinduism. You can buy Vamsee Juluri's books: http://www.amazon.in/Vamsee-Juluri/e/... You can follow Vamsee Juluri on Twitter @VamseeJuluri You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 11th August 2017

My conversation with Sidin Vadukut

I chat with Sidin Vadukut about his new book Bombay Fever. We also chat about the media scene in general in India. We touch upon the fake news controversy, the assault on truth and the role of the internet in terms of the Indian media scenario.

You can buy here Sidin's book here https://www.amazon.in/Bombay-Fever-Si...

You can follow Sidin on Twitter @sidin
You can follow me on twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 4th August 2017

My conversation with Jaideep Prabhu

What is nuclear energy? How does a nuclear power plant work? Are nuclear power plants safe? What are the benefits? What does it cost? What is Homi Bhabha’s three-stage nuclear programme? What happened at Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island? Why is there so much agitation over nuclear power? What do we do about the fear psychosis associated with nuclear energy? Is it even worth pursuing? I try to address these with Jaideep Prabhu. You can follow Jaideep on Twitter @orsoraggiante You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Dimple Kaul

How did Islam spread in Kashmir? What is Kashmir's Hindu past? What is Kashmiriyat and what do Kashmiri Hindus think about it? Has Kashmiriyat now become Haivaaniyat and Shariat? What is Panun Kashmir? I try to address these issues with Dimple Kaul. I also chat with Dimple Kaul about her book "Soul Call, Of Love and More!" You can buy Dimple's book here www.amazon.in/Soul-Call-Tribute-…book/dp/B06XFVZTDX Dimple's website is www.dimplehere.com
You can follow Dimple on twitter @dimple_kaul
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Hindol Sengupta

What is it to be a Hindu? If you are a Hindu have you ever given it a thought? Is Hinduism just a way of life? And what is this way of life? Didn't Hitler have a way of life too? I try to answer these questions and much more when I chat with Hindol Sengupta as we discuss his two books "Being Hindu" & "The Modern Monk".
You can buy Being Hindu here www.amazon.in/Being-Hindu-Hindol…ds=hindol+sengupta
You can buy The Modern Monk here www.amazon.in/Modern-Monk-Hindol…ds=hindol+sengupta
You can follow Hindol on Twitter @HindolSengupta
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Abhijit Chavda

Tony Joseph recently said the genetic evidence clinches the case in favour of the Aryan Invasion theory in his article in The Hindu. So what does the genetic evidence say about the Aryan Invasion Theory? I try to discuss this subject with Abhijit Chavda.
You can follow Abhijit on Twitter @IndianInterest
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra
You can read Abhijit's articles over here indiafacts.org/author/a-l-chavda/

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Venkat Dhulipala

Why was Pakistan formed? What role did the Muslim League play in this process? What were the Ulama saying? Was the demand for Pakistan a pan-India movement, or it was an elitist imposition of a few Anglicised Muslims over the larger Muslim population of British India? I try to address this and many other issues as I chat with Venkat Dhulipala about his book "Creating a New Medina".
You can buy his book here www.amazon.in/Creating-Medina-St…ating+a+new+medina
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Ashish Dhar

As Hindus who stay in majority Hindu areas, we actually don't know the feeling of what it is to be a minority. But there are some Hindus who experience/have experienced this reality in India. I try to understand what it is to live like a Kashmiri Pandit with Ashish Dhar. We also discuss Ashish's current venture Pragyata www.pragyata.com/
You can follow Ashish on Twitter @Infinitchy
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra
You can read Ashish's articles here www.pragyata.com/author/ashish-68

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Nithin Sridhar

What is Dharma? Why do you call yourself a Hindu? After all, what is the Hindu view on certain issues? Is there a distinct Hindu gaze? Also, is that gaze a fixed rigid gaze? Or is it something that keeps evolving from time to time? Isn't that the question that bothers all of us. I try to chat about some of these things with Nitin Sridhar as we chat about his book Musings on Hinduism. You can buy Nitin's book here www.amazon.in/Musings-Hinduism-N…dhar/dp/9383826304
You can read Nitin's IndiaFacts articles hereWhat is Dharma? Why do you call yourself a Hindu? After all, what is the Hindu view on certain issues? Is there a distinct Hindu gaze? Also, is that gaze a fixed rigid gaze? Or is it something that keeps evolving from time to time? Isn't that the question that bothers all of us. I try to chat about some of these things with Nitin Sridhar as we chat about his book Musings on Hinduism. You can buy Nitin's book here www.amazon.in/Musings-Hinduism-N…dhar/dp/9383826304 You can read Nitin's IndiaFacts articles here http://indiafacts.org/author/nithinsr...
You can follow Nitin on Twitter @nkgrock
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra.
You can follow Nitin on Twitter @nkgrock
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Amrita Bhinder

I discuss Modi, BJP, Armed Forces, Congress, Feminism with Amrita Bhinder. The only thing we did not discuss was her NikonD7000.
You can follow Amrita on Twitter @amritabhinder
You can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra
You can read Amrita's articles @ swarajyamag.co

posted on 30th July 2017

My Conversation with Nupur

Have right wing women internalised misogyny? Are they crazy Modi fans who lack individuality? What does feminism mean in the Indian context? I try to chat about some of these issues with Nupur Sharma.
You can follow Nupur on twitter @UnSubtleDesi
You can follow me @kushal_mehra
You can read Nupur's articles @ swarajyamag.com/author/18837/nupur-j-sharma

posted on 30th July 2017

My Conversation with Anjali George

What defines modernity? What kind of freedoms do "religious" entities have in this day and age? What is #ReadyToWait? I try to understand the entire online campaign along with Anjali George. What is the whole issue when it comes to Sabarimala? Also, what is happening in Kerala on a grander scale? How has the change in demography affected the Hindus in Kerala? What problems do they face? What % of the Muslim society do you think are radicalised in Kerala? Also, what is the way forward? What do we do about this conundrum? Also, is the problem in Kerala a case of the lack of law and order or it is a clash of differing ideologies?
Follow Anjali George on twitter @Kuvalayamala
Kushal Mehra @kushal_mehra
You can read Anjali's articles here swarajyamag.com/author/141332/anj…e-and-jayashankar

posted on 30th July 2017

Islam, it's issues and the the way forward as suggested by some of it's reformers.

Can Islam be reformed? I recently finished reading three books written by Shadi Hamid, Maajid Nawaz/Sam Harris & Ayaan Hirsi Ali on this subject. I try to share some of the views of the authors along with my personal views. You can buy the books here:
www.amazon.in/Islamic-Exceptiona…ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
www.amazon.in/Future-Tolerance-S…d+nawaz+sam+harris
www.amazon.in/Heretic-Why-Islam-…ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

posted on 30th July 2017

Ujwala Yojana & The Liquor Bans around India.

What is the Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana? What are the targets set by the government? What targets have been achieved by the government? How many of us have bothered to research about these things? I sit down with Mukul Agarwal to discuss how this scheme of the current government has been a game changer in rural India. We also discuss the issue of liquor bans in different states and their effectiveness.

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Shrikant Talageri

What is the Aryan Invasion Theory? What is the basic premise? What are the problems associated with this theory? Can there be another alternative? I try to discuss this and some other related issues with Shrikant Talageri. You can read Shrikant Talageri's work at talageri.blogspot.in/
You can buy his books here www.amazon.in/Rigveda-Avesta-Evi…=shrikant+talageri
www.amazon.in/Rigveda-Historical…=shrikant+talageri

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Sankrant Sanu

How many times in your life have you been taunted for speaking in improper English? And as you are being taunted about that how many times in a day have you observed that someone speaking to you in your own mother tongue or in any Indian regional language keeps making errors after errors and no one says anything about it? Why do we as a people single out mistakes committed by our fellow sapiens in English while the self-inflicted balaatkaar of our languages happens without anyone raising any objection? I try to decode this peculiar trait and the vast array of problems associated with the "English Language Medium" with Sankrant Sanu.
You can buy his book here: www.prabhatbooks.com/angreji-madhya…-bhramjaal.htm
The English version of the book can be bought here: www.amazon.in/English-Medium-Myt…nguage+medium+myth

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Ratan Sharda

What is the RSS? What is their origin? What kind of social work are they involved in? Why is the RSS so media shy? Why is there is no clarity on what the RSS stands for? What is the view of RSS on section 377 and homosexuality? What is the view of the RSS on 295A and the whole issue of freedom of speech at large? What is happening to RSS members in Kerala? What is the basic relationship between the RSS and the BJP? I try to find answers to these questions as I chat with Ratan Sharda of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

posted on 30th July 2017

My conversation with Anuraag Saxena

What is our track record when it comes to handling the artefacts that represent our ancient civilisation? What kind of a job have we done to make sure that the representations of our past are kept intact? I try to find answers to these questions in a conversation with Anuraag Saxena #BringOurGodsHome
Follow me on twitter: @kushal_mehra
Follow Anuraag on twitter: @anuraag_saxena
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Learn more: www.ipp.org.in

posted on 29 th July 2017

Unreal Aliens

For the first time in human history, a nation is playing host to an alien delegation. And it is Modi-led India that has this high honour. Prime Minister Modi rolls out the red carpet for the aliens. He receives them at the airport, shows them the sights in Delhi and convinces them to invest in the Make in India campaign. The leader of the alien delegation even holds a broom to promote Swachh Bharat. But what is the real reason the aliens have come to India? Are they friends? Or will they turn foes? Read this hilarious, rib-tickling novel from the author of Unreal Elections to find out. Available on www.amazon.in/Unreal-Aliens-Kart…xman/dp/014342310X Please follow us on Twitter for more insights and other podcasts: Kushal Mehra: @kushal_mehra Karthik Laxman: @karthlax

posted on 29 th July 2017

Demonetisation

Ever since it was announced on the night of 8th November, demonetization has become the talk of the town. Some are hailing it, while some are opposing it. With conflicting views from all sides, confusion prevails amongst the common citizens. What is demonetization? How does it affect our lives? What are the facts and which part of it is fiction? As we go through this churn, there are many questions that are left unanswered. To make it simple for you and easy to understand, listen to this conversation where we try to simplify the concept of demonetization, explain its pros and cons and the overall impact on the economy. Please follow us on Twitter for more insights and other podcasts: Kushal Mehra: @kushal_mehra Alok Bhatt: @alok_bhatt Ashutosh Muglikar: @muglikar_

posted on 29 th July 2017

My Conversation with Alok Bhatt

Do we have free speech in India? Can gender rights be selective? Do we let go of our fundamental human rights because someone's religious sentiments are hurt? Is Gender Equality subject to religious values? These questions should be asked by all of us today. What was Alok's fault? Is caring for the rights of crores of Muslim women in India a crime?

posted on 28 th July 2017

The Status of Muslim women in India and how the liberals and the larger society has betrayed them.

Do you believe in gender equality? If yes, why don't you speak about the plight of Muslim Women in India? When will Muslim women get their basic human rights in India? The Law commission of India has asked us to share our views on the issue of Triple Talaq/Polygamy and some other issues via this survey docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQL…/viewform?c=0&w=1 Please fill this form and email it to lci-dla@nic.in. If you want to send it via post the address is Law Commission of India, 14th Floor, H.T House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110001

posted on 28th July 2017

Wannabe Atheism

Are you an atheist? If yes do you know what it means? Do you think it is cool to call yourself an atheist? Is wannabe atheism fine? I try to address some of these issues by discussing a tweet of @thetanmay. twitter.com/thetanmay/status/779563592395870208

posted on 28 th July 2017

Surgical Strikes in POK

Indian armed forces carried out early morning surgical strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir. The attacks have lead to varying reactions from all sides within and outside India. The Indian Left being true to itself has once again tried to play the "Aman Ki Asha" card. Why do Indian Leftists have such a deep rooted Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to dealing with Pakistan?

posted on 28 th July 2017

Desi Liberals and the URI attacks

Armed Militants attacked an army base in Uri, Kashmir. 17 brave Indian soldiers have lost their lives. Once again there is a clear Pakistani connection. And as usual, the Desi Liberals are toeing the Pakistani line. Why are Desi Liberals the way they are?

posted on 28 th July 2017
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