Narendra Modi

Audio podcast: How India messed up its vaccine strategy
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Ashraf Engineer May 22, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It would be comical if it wasn’t so tragic that the Narendra Modi government opened up COVID-19 vaccinations for roughly 960 million...
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Audio podcast: Mamata destroys myth of Modi invincibility
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Ashraf Engineer May 8, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The recent Assembly election results have put the wind back in the Opposition’s sails. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which hoped to increase...
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Audio podcast: Amid under-reporting of cases, India gasps for breath
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Ashraf Engineer May 1, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of making this episode, India had reported 18 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. As if that wasn’t...
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Audio podcast: COVID second wave – government checks out, citizens check in
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Ashraf Engineer April 24, 2021 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As I record this episode, India is in the midst of the devastating second wave of COVID-19. The healthcare system has collapsed....
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Audio podcast: How Delhi’s voters were rendered irrelevant
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Ashraf Engineer April 3, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As the Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, India slid further down the democracy scale. The...
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Audio podcast: Why the NRC is a threat to the idea of India
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Ashraf Engineer March 24, 2021 The National Register of Citizens, or NRC, makes it extremely tough to prove citizenship – often disregarding documents generally considered valid for it. Those excluded from the NRC are to be lodged in detention centres,...
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A selective commemoration of Chauri Chaura: The rewriting of the Freedom Movement by the Sangh
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Tushar Gandhi March 19, 2021 Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the centenary commemoration of the Chauri Chaura incident – a year in advance. Interestingly, last year was the centenary of the Non-Cooperation Movement –the first non-violent Satyagraha for freedom...
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Audio podcast: Time to throw out the sedition law
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Ashraf Engineer March 6, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Sedition is the buzzword of these times. The charge has been slapped against climate activists, journalists, social activists, comedians, politicians, student protestors and authors....
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Audio podcast: Disha Ravi shows us what courage is
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Ashraf Engineer February 27, 2021 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. “If highlighting farmers’ protests globally is sedition, I am better off in jail.” With this sentence, 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi showed...
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Audio podcast: Free Nodeep Kaur
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Ashraf Engineer February 13, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Who exactly is Nodeep Kaur and why has her arrest during the ongoing farmer protests in Delhi sparked an international outcry? What...
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