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Distilled, a Firstpost podcast: Maya Tudor talks about nations and the surge of nationalism that is currently besieging the planet
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Distilled, a Firstpost podcast: Maya Tudor talks about nations and the surge of nationalism that is currently besieging the planet

Distilled is a new podcast series from Firstpost, which introduces us to innovative, cutting-edge thinking about our world, and the issues it confronts, through conversations with some of the most highly-regarded experts in India and the world.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Sana Iltija dismisses claim that Article 370 hindered progress in Kashmir as 'propaganda'
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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Sana Iltija dismisses claim that Article 370 hindered progress in Kashmir as 'propaganda'

Iltija responded to questions on various issues, ranging from the appointment of Girish Chandra Murmu as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to the allegations that regional leaders were responsible for the current predicament of Kashmir

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent

Wednesday marked the 80th day of the communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, and while postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional in the restive region.

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Over two months on, public transport remains off roads; people still lack access to vital services
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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Over two months on, public transport remains off roads; people still lack access to vital services

One of the biggest reasons that normalcy still evades Kashmir is because public transportation remains completely off the roads

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri diaspora weighs in on Centre's 'preventive measures' as blockade enters 78th day
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri diaspora weighs in on Centre's 'preventive measures' as blockade enters 78th day

The Centre-imposed restriction on communications and public movement in Jammu and Kashmir entered the 78th day on Monday. While postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid mobile services are still down.

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Ladakh's Buddhists disappointed about lack of legislature under UT status, say Centre's move 'won't help much'
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Ladakh's Buddhists disappointed about lack of legislature under UT status, say Centre's move 'won't help much'

The demand to be designated as a separate Union Territory has been made by the Buddhist-dominated Ladakh since the 1940s.

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kargil decries unfair treatment, 'bias' as govt decides to shift Ladakh's administrative unit to Leh
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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kargil decries unfair treatment, 'bias' as govt decides to shift Ladakh's administrative unit to Leh

As per this order, the headquarters of the Ladakh Affairs Department has been shifted from Kargil to Leh district

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Violence against non-locals mars apple trade in Kashmir as transporters, traders fear for their lives
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Violence against non-locals mars apple trade in Kashmir as transporters, traders fear for their lives

These killings have sent shockwaves across Kashmir; markets have shut down and transporters and traders alike, fear for their lives

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: What about the Gujjar-Bakarwal tribes of Jammu and Kashmir?
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: What about the Gujjar-Bakarwal tribes of Jammu and Kashmir?

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, now in its last two weeks, is home to a diverse set of people. The Gujjar and Bakarwal communities are the muslim nomadic tribes of this state, who have been waging their own battle over the decades since independence.

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri women bore maximum brunt of State's clampdown on state, says local journalist
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri women bore maximum brunt of State's clampdown on state, says local journalist

Rehbar narrates how women are in despair and are left to fend for themselves because their family members are under arrest. Besides, the Valley being a strife-torn region, there are many families that constitute only women.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Kashmiris stay indifferent to State's outreach, call restoration of post-paid services 'too little too late'
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Kashmiris stay indifferent to State's outreach, call restoration of post-paid services 'too little too late'

Voices from the Lockdown is a Firstpost podcast that aims to bring to the fore voices from Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh in the face of restricted communication channels in the state

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: 'Never before', say Kashmiri journalists about reporting under communication blockade since 5 August
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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: 'Never before', say Kashmiri journalists about reporting under communication blockade since 5 August

The 5 August announcement to abrogate Article 370 and downgrade Jammu and Kashmir into Union Territories came with massive curbs — all of Kashmir was shutdown with huge deployment of the armed forces along with a 100 percent clampdown on communications — no landlines, no mobile services, no internet.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Losses to Kashmir economy due to communication shutdown cross Rs 5,000 crore
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Losses to Kashmir economy due to communication shutdown cross Rs 5,000 crore

The communication blockade imposed in Jammu and Kashmir entered its 70th day, even as restrictions on civilian population continued. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries has estimated that the losses caused to the economy due to the lockdown has crossed Rs 5,000 crores.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Division of J&K splits Ladakh down the middle as Leh, Kargil regions have different aspirations
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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Division of J&K splits Ladakh down the middle as Leh, Kargil regions have different aspirations

While the situation in the Kashmir Valley continues to be grim, neighbouring Ladakh is in the middle of a crisis of its own

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Blockade hits access to healthcare, cancer patients forced to walk miles to reach hospital, says Kashmiri journalist
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Blockade hits access to healthcare, cancer patients forced to walk miles to reach hospital, says Kashmiri journalist

This new Firstpost podcast—which drops at 8 am every day — entitled Voices from the Lockdown seeks to explore the ground realities in Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu through conversations with journalists and experts from the Valley.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Zero communication between families causing angst in Valley, says Srinagar journalist
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Zero communication between families causing angst in Valley, says Srinagar journalist

This new Firstpost podcast—which drops at 8 am every day — entitled Voices from the Lockdown seeks to explore the ground realities in Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu through conversations with journalists and experts from the Valley.

Voices from the Lockdown: Firstpost's podcast explores the situation in J&K and Ladakh post-Art 370 abrogation
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Voices from the Lockdown: Firstpost's podcast explores the situation in J&K and Ladakh post-Art 370 abrogation

In the first episode of Voices from the Lockdown, Javid Ahmad informs Firstpost's Greeshma Kuthar about the condition of transport and trade, gives an overview of the effects of the communication blockade on the local people and journalism, details casualties of the blockade and protests, and explains the anxieties of the people.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 234: Aaron Finch guides Australia to win in ICC Cricket World Cup, Italy enter FIFA Women’s World Cup quarters and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 234: Aaron Finch guides Australia to win in ICC Cricket World Cup, Italy enter FIFA Women’s World Cup quarters and more

Aaron Finch guides Australia to win in ICC Cricket World Cup, Italy enter FIFA Women’s World Cup quarters and more in this episode of Spodcast

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 222: India beat Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 222: India beat Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open and more

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 222: India beat Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open and more

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 56 of Spodcast where we discuss Tushar Mane's silver at Youth Olympics, India's win at U-19 Asia Cup and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 56 of Spodcast where we discuss Tushar Mane's silver at Youth Olympics, India's win at U-19 Asia Cup and more

India's Tushar Mane wins silver at Youth Olympics, India win at U-19 Asia Cup cricket and more on our daily Spodcast