This is a quirky, liberal take on all that's farcical, absurd and depressing in 'New India'. From cricket to science, entertainment to politics, the old Indians take on the new Indian narrative. Listen to some hard-hitting but mostly sane take on the happenings from Aryavrat.
This week we talk of the gullible Marathi icon, Modiji dressing up as a Sikh this time. Also, a detailed discussion of what could be the plot of the upcoming Akshay Kumar film - Ram Setu. A tangent about the OG Pan Masala-verse hero. Have you ever asked yourself about your favourite Jyotirling?
In this week's episode, we talk of the bulldozing of hope, democracy and livelihoods of the innocent. Also, more rants about the Indian middle-class. Listen to this episode to find out why Nita Ambani is middle-class.
This week we talk about the Ram Navami Festivities, India's love for bullies, Tejusu's potential and Shiv Sainiks in Twitter Spaces.
In this week's episode, we discuss the overestimation of our collective self-worth as a nation in the context of SL and Ukraine. Also, Is Madhu Aunty a friend or a for? What is the Sanghi endgame?
This week, we discuss the future National Award-winning film, the recent election results as well as the argument that the opposition is ineffective. BJpod Abhi Zinda Hai!
In this episode, we again talk about the Karnataka hijaab ban and how 'middle-class' India has embraced bigotry. Also, some more discussion around the elections.
This week, we discuss some insights from the BJP Rajasthan Twitter group. Also, what exactly is the statue of equality? Also, the Hijaab ban and Islamophobia that followed Lata Mangeshkar's demise.
This week we discuss the Republic Day celebrations and India's obsession with laser shows. Also, where does Nandu see himself in 5 years?
This week's podcast is all about nationalism. We review the Rohit Shetty cop-verse movie Suryavanshi and Kabir Khan's 83. This Republic Day, come soak in some patriotism.
This episode is all about Modiji's struggles with flyovers, Indian tech innovation, Satyapal Malik, and more flyover talk.
We discuss the major talking points of 2021. In RSS's words, so much hua tha, kitna kiya hai.
In true Modiji style, we mark the new year with the best of Bhajapod from the year gone by. Self promotion is the best promotion.
This week we discuss some latest developments from UP. Also, a lot of Quora.
This week we discuss Modiji repealing the farm laws and the reactions to this big news. Also, we discuss some leading RW thinkers of our age. Also, answers to profound questions such as "Modiji ko kya chahiye life sey?" and "Did Chandragupta have a nickname?".
In this episode, we have Aakar Patel, former executive director of Amnesty International India, an author of several books, including the latest 'Price of the Modi Years'. We discuss his personal interactions with the Supreme Leader during his Guj days, his great ability to absorb information across disciplines (masala kya hai?) and the way his ten…
In this week's episode, we have Ahmer Naqvi, to talk about how Pakistan was always living in the future. We discuss how Bollywood looks like to someone from across the border. Ahmer also talks about how several liberal democracies have shown great readiness to embrace majoritarian politics. We then go on to discuss how jingoistic narratives get ret…
We talk about the fastest 1 billion jabs, the FabIndia boycott, the continuing Aryan Khan case. We also go on a tangent and discuss Hedgewar, Golwalkar and how they inspired RSS supremos of the future.
We discuss the idea of a deshbhakti curriculum and the kattar deshbhakts that it would produce. Also, a detailed analysis of what Nanduji's post PM days might look like, and the Aryan Khan episode.
We review Nanduji's UP trip and AOK's desperate attempt to find a silver lining.
This week we celebrate the Supreme Leader's B'day & look at some Twitter tributes to the great man. Come, join us to celebrate this momentous occasion.
In this week's Newsein, we talk of the Jalianwala Baug reimagined, twitter influencas not having heard of the Cholan empire, and Techbro economics. Also, Prayagrajiya's interview with Malhotraji reviewed. All this and more on this week's BJPod.
In this episode, we return after a longish break, with a new section called the tweet of the month (this week's segment is dedicated to https://theprint.in/india/who-will-you-oppress-how-twitter-reacted-to-island-for-all-the-worlds-brahmins/717823/). Also, our tribute to Nandu's idea of a khel utsav, and how it shaped India's Olympic athletes. Also…
In this episode of 'Newsein Aur Thoughtein', we discuss Mohan Bhagwat's idea of a progressive India. We then move on to discussing why Indian cities never look clean even in comparison to cities with fewer resources elsewhere. Also, we discuss the ever-expanding idea of Akhand Bharat.
In this week's Newsein aur Thoughtein, we discuss Kejriwal's IIT Days, Modiji's G7 address, Uddhav the artist and the alleged Ram Mandir scam.
In this episode, we review Nanduji's appearance in Man vs Wild. See Nandu put the wild in Man vs Wild. Listen to us deconstruct Nanduji's washing techniques, respect for the forest, obsession with the Himalayas and a lot more. Also, a lot of Nandu philosophy.
In this episode, we discuss Ramdev's recent comments, Nupur's 'puncturewaalah' remark, lack of understanding of privilege and a lot more. Also, random gossip from RW Twitter Spaces and CH rooms.
In this episode, we talk about how successful Indian TV shows such as Tarak Mehta and the Ekta Kapoor slowly but surely prepared an audience for the propaganda of today's politics. We talk of how these shows evade issues such as caste and present a homogenised view of society. We then discuss how the decade of the 2000s is actually the period when …
In this week's episode, we give our non-expert take on the assembly election results, primarily focusing on WB. Also, who will you vote for, if the two candidates are Nandu and Ajay Beast?
This week we discuss everything around the politics of the Covid situation in India today. We explore the Kejru-Nandu equation, Bal Mitra and Tarak Mehta, and Nandu the PT teacher.
This week, we talk of the Uttarakhand CM, Biplab, Ajay Bisht's ANI controversy, the rising covid surge, Kumbh Mela, and a bunch of other stuff.
In this, slightly dated recording, we talk about Indian uncles and how they see themselves in Nanduji. Also, we look back at the Thaali Bajao event. Also, a tribute to Satyen Kappu, the unkil of all Indian uncles. We end with our prediction of what the story of Canada Kumar's upcoming Ram Setu would look like. Note: This episode was recorded on the…
In this episode, we review the special episode of Man vs Wild featuring Nanduji. Learn how to wash clothes with mud and salt, from the man himself. Also, Bear Grylls in "Pehle Main Bahut Pareshaan Tha" voice.
This April Fools weekend, here's a special episode, an unreleased segment from the Nanduji Biopic. Dosti Bani Rahey!
In this week's Newsein aur Thoughtein, we discuss the obsession with Gobar, AIIMS's Gayatri mantra covid research, Priyanka Chopra's association with Islam and a generous sprinkling of Sadguru.
In this episode, we discuss the Bengal elections and the launch of the BJP's toxic new sensation -- Cobra Dada. We then discuss Jaggi fans and the Venn diagram of the Jaggi-Nandu fanbases. Also, we discuss Kejru's new pilgrimage pitch. All this and more on this week's Newsein aur Thoughtein.
In this episode, we ramble about UP's porn policing, the Ayodhya airport, Guptaji, and Partlyfree-putra. Also, Chai swayamvars, Modiji's batting stance, and a lot more.
We talk of some absurd news from the week gone by from Aryvarta. This week, we talk of the Antilla letter, Bhagwat and Biplab's grand Akhand Bharat plans and Kangana's love for physics and constants.
In this episode of the BJPod, we discuss the absurd events of the week gone by -- the pinnacle of Indian innovation Koo, the legend of Dr.D.D.Who and the spilling over of New India to Indian cricket.
On the occasion of 150 years of the birth of Dr. D.D.Whopadhyay, we thought of sharing with you a sneak peak of our next episode (12 minutes) to get you the taste of how we do our pod and also the life and times of the great man or was it three men, Deen Dayal Whopadhyay
This week, we talk of the tweet that shook the Vishwaguru. We then discuss the originality of the tweets from Indian celebs, and why privileged 'apolitical' Indians so easily fall for false equivalences. Also, a lot of tangential rants along the way. Note: We had a few technical issues during the recording and might have a lot of talking over each …
In this episode of BJPod, we look at an eventful month in Indian politics, in the run-up to Republic Day. We talk about the Lal Quila incident, R-day tableaus, Whatsapp-gate, Rajdeep and Barkha's monkey balancing act and a lot more. Also, Babasaheb ke Samvidhaan and Balasaheb ka samvidaan waalon ki soch.…
In this episode, we present to you, our reimagination of a biopic that captures the majesty of our superhero, God emperor Nanduji who's life is a parable for all of us, with love, anger, conviction, and sacrifice for Bharat Mata. In this episode, we trace Nanduji's trip to Europe and how it reinforced his idea of India. Also, Nanduji's influence on…
In this episode, we present to you, our reimagination of a biopic that captures the majesty of our superhero, God emperor Nanduji who's life is a parable for all of us, with love, anger, conviction and sacrifice for Bharat Mata. In this, the first part of the story, we capture the rise of the young prodigal son who'd later go on to become the savio…
In this episode of the BJPod, we talk of i) Modi's Banaras 'Yatra' ii) Godi media's coverage of the protests and the underlying casteism behind the idea of what a farmer should look or talk like, and iii) electoral politics and what we think could work in the short (and long run) for the opposition.
In this episode, we talk about Modiji's Diwali look, the Bhakt's hatred for Kamala Harris and Obama's latest book and what it says about MMS and RaGa. Also, a long rant about STEM education and the 'Shubh Labh' view of the world.
In this episode the full BJPod house assembles to discuss the hottest development in the world of Indian and US politics this week. We discuss how Rajput College's winning streak continued in Bihar and also talk of the Viraat Hindu ancestry of America's president elect. Along the way, we discuss an Indian version of the Avengers, featuring Modiji's…
In this episode, we are joined by @vizagvala to discuss political ideologies, growing up in a communist family and political activism in general. We further discuss how political change is different to activism in politics, and how the art of making compromises becomes critical in order to make incremental progress towards a better place.…
In this episode of the BJPod, we have a special guest -- Gaurav Probir Pramanik (@gauravpramanik on twitter) -- a social, environmental activist and a twitter celeb. We talk about his life, his work with and within the LGBTQ community in India and a lot more. Also, the representation of LGBTQ community in Indian media, with a special mention to Far…
In this episode of BJPod, we begin with how #JusticeforSSR became #JusticeforKangana. We quickly move on to talking of oversimplification in Indian movies and pick out characters from three movies -- Pardes, Naayak and RDB. On the scale of Barjatiya to Johar, where does the Ghai-verse lie? Is Bauji in Pardes an upgrade of the DDLJ bauji? We then ta…
In this episode, we are joined by science fiction writer @vimoh in a free-wheeling conversation where he talks about his journey from being a BJP supporter in the past to a vocal critic of the government today. In this enriching conversation, he also talks about how the liberal strands in mythology could be used to fight this regressive wave.…