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The Suno India Show is a show which looks at the big news of the week.
49 Episodes
A discussion featuring guest host Srinivas Kodali & cybersecurity expert Anand Venkatanarayan where they discuss the cyber attack on Kudankulam nuclear plant. They also discuss the controversy surrounding the breach of WhatsApp accounts held by Indian activists, journalists and politicians by Pegasus an Israeli malware and it's implications for the data privacy of individuals in India as well as the geopolitics of cyberspace.For more stories like this, you can listen to ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
Did you know that cancer in children constitutes 5.5% of total cancer cases in India according to the Indian Council for Medical Research? A study published in 2016 stated that this percentage has more than doubled from the previous decade. However, only a small percentage of children suffering from cancer receive or are able to complete the treatment. While cure rates for common childhood cancers are over 80% in the developed world, in India, they hover around 30%. On the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day, we bring this special episode featuring a conversation with Dr. Sudha Sinha, Medical Oncologist, American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad.For more stories like this, you can listen to ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
On Thursday, the election results for 286 assembly constituencies of Maharashtra were declared. The Bharatiya Janta Party secured a total of 105 seats and its alliance partner Shiv Sena 56 seats. The Congress won 44 seats and The nationalist congress party led by Sharad Pawar won 54 seats. Despite the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance bagging majority seats, the tussle for power continues with Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray wanting a chief ministerial position for Aaditya Thackerey in two years time. On Saturday, while addressing party MLAs, Thackrey also hinted that the party would explore other options if the BJP didn’t honor the 50-50 power-sharing agreement, presumably agreed upon during the Lok Sabha elections.  Hardening stand on an equal division of the chief ministerial tenure, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut last night told NDTV and I quote "We will see how they do not share the post of the chief minister. Both the parties agreed on 50:50 power-sharing formula. There is no need to explain it in detail."To understand more about what these results mean for the politics of Maharashtra, The Suno India Show reached out to Tushar Dhara, a journalist with the Caravan magazine.Even as we air this interview, it is to be noted, that Shiv Sena has got support from two legislators - PJP MLA Omprakash alias Bachhu Kadu and Rajkumar Patel - from Prahar Janshakti Party (PJP), taking its total seat tally to 60.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
On Thursday, Haryana ended with a hung assembly with the ruling party BJP emerging with 40 seats but still six short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government. The split verdict triggered hectic political activity with two independents, the infamous Gopal Kanda and Ranjeet Singh boarding flights to Delhi for a meeting with BJP leadership.  By Friday afternoon, things had progressed quite a bit with the independents pledging their support to BJP thereby paving way for Khattar-led BJP party to stake claim to form the government again. The Congress won 31 seats, the Jannayak Janta Party won 10 seats in its maiden elections and the Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit party one each. Aam Aadmi Party which contested 46 seats was completely decimated. Eight ministers of the state cabinet lost the elections and only 2 out of 10 ministers who were fielded by the BJP will be returning to the state assembly.The Suno India Show reached out to Ajoy Ashirwad, Deputy Editor of The Wire who has extensive political reporting experience to understand more what the Haryana results mean for the BJP and for the future of Congress party led by Bhupinder Hooda in Haryana.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
On August 31, Government of India published the final National Register of Citizens also known as NRC for the state of Assam. This highly controversial register is a part of a Supreme Court-monitored process that catered to the long-standing demand by several organizations for detection of foreigners living in the state.  This episode of the podcast is reported by Anupam Chakraborthy, an independent journalist based in Guwahati in Assam. He traveled to Bongaigaon district in Lower Assam to hear the plight of a family whose nine-year old girl was declared a foreigner even as her parents are Indian citizens. He also brings to fore the story of Asbahar Ali, who was taken to the detention camp allegedly for assuming an identity of another person. To discuss NRC in detail and the effect it is having on families and children, Anupam also spoke with Syed Burahun Rahman Advocate, Guwahati High Court. For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
Since Oct 5, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation workers have been striking for 26 demands of theirs to be heard. Telangana government led by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao came down heavily on the employees, firing 48,000 employees who participated in it. The primary demand of the employees is that they want TSRTC to be merged with the state government and their salaries be paid on time. They also want the buses rechecked and allowances fairly given among other things. The Telangana high court has ordered the government and TSRTC management to begin talks with the union leaders to end the ongoing stalemate and to be concluded within three days, and a detailed report of the talks to be submitted by October 28th.In this episode of The Suno India Show, we try and understand what led to this situation. For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
It has been two months since the Indian government shut down the internet and stopped mobiles phones in Kashmir. While officials cite statistics to maintain all is well in Kashmir, doctors, hospital staff, attendants of those in hospitals in Srinagar, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama say accessing health care has become harder. Critically ill patients cannot get timely care or emergency services.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
Rethinking Mental Health

Rethinking Mental Health


Mental health is an integral part of health and is more than the absence of mental illnesses. According to a report by the World Health Organisation, 7.5 percent of the Indian population suffers from some form of mental disorder.  ( talk more about mental health and it’s current scenario in India, we reached out to Tanmoy Goswami, the Sanity correspondent for a transnational publication called The Correspondent. He also shares his own journey of dealing with and talking about mental illness.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
Know your Mental Health Act

Know your Mental Health Act


In India, The Mental Health Care Act was passed on 7 April 2017 and came into force from 29th May, 2018. This Act aims to provide mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services.  Ahead of the World Mental Health Day, we reached out to Dr Soumitra Pathare, Director for the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy at the Indian Law Society to know more about this act and the legal aspects of mental health in India.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
In this week's episode, we bring to you an interview with Kannan Gopinathan, an IAS officer who resigned from his position as secretary, power department of Daman and Diu following the communication blockade in Kashmir. With Kashmir being on lockdown for over 53 days, Mr Gopinathan tells us why dissent is key for any healthy democracy. Over the course of the interview, Mr Gopinathan also asked one question repeatedly -if we truly care enough for the nation and asks why not many Indians were raising voice against the continuing violation of rights of the Kashmiris.Kannan Gopinathan, who was earlier District Collector of Dadra and Nagar Haveli had shot to the limelight for his selfless work during Kerala floods. He kept his identity anonymous while working for flood-affected people, till another officer recognized him.For more stories like this, you can listen on ( . Also follow us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .
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Rahul Kapoor

good conversation

Aug 16th
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ayush sharma

Audio quality is really poor

Jun 24th
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