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The Suno India Show is a show which looks at the big news of the week.
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On Monday, September 16, nearly 400 students of St Francis Women's College in Hyderabad protested against the college administration's bizarre dress code which prohibited them from wearing kurtas above knee length. The dress code was brought in mid-year in August and had been a point of contention over the past few weeks. Things came to a turn when last week videos of Sister Sandra, the principal of the college checking the length of the girls' kurtas near the college gate the went viral. The videos showed students being stopped at the gate and turned away from attending classes and parents being screamed at. The college had also appointed female security guards to enforce the dress code strictly. Calling the administration's practices regressive and a violation of their basic rights, the students collectively demanded for the dress code to be lifted. But this is not the first time that St Francis College has been in the news over its controversial dress code or its need to control the students agency over their body. In this episode of The Suno India Show we bring to you voices of students who participated in the protest and also that of Dipanjali Rao, an alumnus of St Francis College who had written about the dress code and moral policing by the college nearly 2 decades ago. Many colleges take to shaming the students when the rules aren’t being followed. When approached, the college authorities were not open for comments.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
News behind the barbed wire

News behind the barbed wire

2019-09-1300:32:30

The continuing information and communication clampdown in Kashmir has it made it difficult to get voices from the ground. To take stock of the situation, two journalists Laxmi Murthy and Geeta Seshu from the Network of Women in Media and Free Speech Collective spent five days between August 30 and September 3 in the Valley. Titled 'News Behind the Barbed Wire: Kashmir’s Information Blockade', their report paints a grim picture, that includes undermining of local journalists, self-censorship, alleged intimidation of reporters by police and politicians, as well as human rights violations.The Suno India Show's host Padma Priya reached out to Laxmi Murthy to know more about what they saw in the Valley in the five days she spent there.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has angrily opposed the medical journal Lancet’s editorial piece on the revoking of Article 370 by the Indian government. The editorial covered how the military presence has impacted the Kashmiris' access to health and also commented on the impact on mental health, referring to the UN High Commission's comments and an independent mental health survey carried out by the independent medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières'/Doctors Without Borders study.  However, the IMA blamed the Lancet for 'editorialising unproven issues in a science journal'.At the time of publication of this episode, the government announced that postpaid mobile phone services will be restored. News reports suggest mobiles of officials catering to essential services have also been activated but the status of other areas remains unknown.For this episode of The Suno India Show, Menaka Rao- a senior health reporter spoke to the ex-secretary general of IMA, Dr K K Aggarwal on why the IMA reacted to the Lancet article and why they disagree with it.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
A study conducted by Safe In India, an NGO found that out of more than 1300 workers with crush injuries in Gurugram Manesar area's automobile industry had injuries due to lack of safety measures. The report found 52% of the accidents took place on power press machine & 83% of all machines lack proper safety sensors.In this episode of The Suno India Show, Safe In India’s co-founder and CEO shares his insights on their plight and the role of the authorities in it.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
For this special report of The Suno India Show, our reporter Vaishali visited Nashik district in Maharashtra, where WaterAid India (https://www.wateraidindia.in/) along with local partners have taken on the onerous challenge of revamping the water and sanitation facilities of tribal schools called Ashram Shalas. They aim to reach at least 172 schools and nearly 70,000 school children through this project, which not only involves rehabilitation of infrastructure, but is also working onspreading awareness and enabling children to take charge of their personal hygiene by breaking myths around menstruation. An interesting aspect of this programme is how the community and schools are using recyclable materials to build toilets and also embracing other innovations for sewage treatment. Note: WaterAid India facilitated the conveyance for this report.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
Today marks the 10th day of complete communication shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir. Even as relaxations are being announced in some parts of the State, a vast majority of the population living in the Kashmir valley continue to remain cut off from accessing telecommunication services including landlines, mobiles and internet services. This happens to be the 51st time just in this year that access to the internet which has been declared a basic human right by the United Nations has been suspended in the State. Official Data is hard to come by for shutdowns like this.The Suno India Show reached out to Apar Gupta, Executive Director for Internet Freedom Foundation to understand more how these shutdowns take place and its impact on people and whether there are any legal and civil challenges ordinary citizens could mount against internet shutdowns.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
In the row of bills introduced by the government, the National Medical Commission Bill is an important one. A bridge course for AYUSH students, exit test for the medical students, regulating private and deemed institutions MBBS and postgraduate fees and the government control over the NMC members are the major themes brought up. It will majorly impact the medical education, trained doctors and other medical caregivers. It will also repeal the Medical Council of India and replace it with the National Medical Commission, that will be chaired by a government nominated personnel. The dynamic changes to higher central government control, when the medical community has been demanding a more transparent governing body.The bill introduces a Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) which will conduct an assessment of the medical colleges and develop a system of ranking the institutes. Doctors feel that this bill will encourage quackery, Community Health Providers will be allowed to practice medicine at mid-levels, under the supervision of higher level medical practitioners. On this episode, our editor Padma Priya speaks with Ms Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, to understand what these changes will mean.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
Voice of a Kashmiri

Voice of a Kashmiri

2019-08-1000:39:54

Since midnight on August 4, Kashmir has been under lockdown. Phone lines, internet connectivity and cable channels have been suspended. A government order imposed Section 144, prohibited public meetings and restricted the movement of people. Schools and colleges continue to remain shut. Over the week before that, at least 35,000 paramilitary troops had been rushed into the Valley, one of the most militarised places on the planet. Amidst the shutdown, the state of Jammu and Kashmir had its special status revoked and bifurcated into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Ali Saifuddin is a Kashmiri folk singer who was born and raised in Kashmir. In 2016, Saifuddin rendition of Chol Homa Roshay, a poem composed by Habba Khatoon, a 16th century Kashmiri poet was used for the film No Fathers in Kashmir, which was released in April this year. Ali came to Delhi on Friday afternoon from Srinagar to buy medicines for his grandmother & to inform his family living abroad that he was alright. In this podcast episode of The Suno India Show, he describes how the curfew and complete communication blackout was taking its toll on Kashmiris.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
On August 5, 2019, India's Home Minister Amit Shah put forward a resolution signed by the President of India scrapping Article 370. The resolution came after days of heightened tension and confusion preceded by the cancellation of Amarnath Yatra and closure of schools and colleges and massive troop deployment. The resolution was accompanied by a J&K state resolution bill which effectively turned the state of J&K into two Union Territories. Apart from these two other items were also presented to the Rajya Sabha including J&K reservation bill and Constitutional Order Application to J&K. The statement by the Home Minister was supported by multiple parties. The Indian National Congress among others vehemently opposed the move and called it a 'murder of democracy'. But was this move Constitutional? Or can it be legally challenged? What will the reorganization of the State mean for its people and for the idea of federalism as a whole? To get answers to these questions, Suno India reached out to former Central information commissioner Madhabhushi Sridhar to know more.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
Why does the central government pass new labor laws in haste? Is it simplifying it for the labor or for the corporate? As part of the series of codes that merge the central labour laws, the centre has passed the Code on wages bill in Lok Sabha on 30th July 2019, and on 2nd August 2019 in Rajya Sabha. With the parliament budget session’s extension till August 7, the Modi government 2.0 has already passed more key bills, than any of the last four Lok Sabha budget sessions did.The code subsumes the Payment of Wages Act (1936), the Minimum Wages Act (1948), the Payment of Bonus Act (1965) and the Equal Remuneration Act (1976).  In this episode of The Suno India Show, Chandan Kumar, a Labour Rights Activist who works with the Working Peoples' Charter talks about it.For more stories like this, you can listen on www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .
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Rahul Kapoor

good conversation

Aug 16th
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Uday Biswas

Rahul Kapoor 👍🏻

Aug 22nd
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Suno India

Rahul Kapoor thank you!

Aug 16th
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ayush sharma

Audio quality is really poor

Jun 24th
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Suno India

ayush sharma hi yes as we mentioned in the episode- the interview was recorded over phone and therefore we couldn't provide highest quality

Jun 24th
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