Ill-informed vaccine opinions, news and mental health, government land

Pricey all,

That is in response to Mehraj’s touch upon how the US’s institution is all the time liberal no matter the Republican or Democrat events.

I wish to share this text with all of you and I wish to know what you all take into consideration this.

Here is the hyperlink.

I really feel being a liberal has turn out to be a handy stand level for the privileged within the nation and infrequently we fail to be essential.


Meghashyam V


Pricey NL group,

That is Vasudha. I am a latest subscriber, and like your work lots.

In Hafta 314, Vivek Kaul talked about how the federal government has a whole lot of unused land mendacity in prime areas, and the way the federal government promoting this land is nice. There was additionally a short dialogue on reasonably priced housing. I needed to attract your and your listeners’ consideration to what’s taking place within the identify of promoting authorities land.

In Delhi, the DDA was supposed to construct homes for individuals who come to the town. As per the Grasp Plan 2001, DDA was supposed to construct 16 lakh homes, however constructed 5.6 lakh. For MPD 2021, DDA was supposed to construct 24 lakh homes. Attributable to this, persons are pressured to reside in slums. Folks often blame slums for encroaching, however an attention-grabbing determine is the whole space below unauthorised parking is double the world of all slums in Delhi. Ninety 9 % of those slums are on governmental land. And to promote governmental land, these slums might be evicted.

For instance, the railways is likely one of the largest landowning businesses by way of India, and it is usually attempting to dump land. About 50,000 households, or about 2.5 lakh individuals, reside on railway land in Delhi in slums formally. The precise determine will most likely be a lot bigger. In August final 12 months, the Supreme Court docket gave an order to evict all these households, in a case relating to air air pollution, and a few evictions additionally started in the midst of the pandemic in some locations. There are different encroachments on railway land, nevertheless, that is the land that’s being cleared first.

Sharing a report:




Pricey Abhinandan,

I’m on the finish of my talents to clarify to my family and friends (WhatsApp teams, clearly) that organising a protest requires planning and documentation.

What Greta by accident shared is often how protest organisers must work, to ensure extra voices are raised in tandem. However everybody appears to be satisfied that the doc Greta shared is “proof” of a worldwide conspiracy in opposition to our nice nation.

Are you able to please talk about that doc on Hafta? (Though the unique doc is deleted, you will discover it on some archives.)

Additionally, if it is attainable, are you able to share on Twitter related documentation/references from the IAC motion? As a result of that might imply the Congress’s loss and the BJP’s victory in 2014 was additionally an ideal conspiracy to destabilise and destroy INDIA.


Swapnil Luktuke


Pricey Hafta group,

Writing my first mail after subscribing in Could final 12 months.

I turned 24 this 12 months and have been following politics and information actively for a minimum of an entire decade now. As an individual with an anti-establishment bent, I used to be very vocal concerning the poor governance and Lokpal-Anna protests throughout UPA II. The individuals’s blind devotion from 2014 onward has truthfully been unnerving for me. However for a while now, the seeds of divisiveness have grown immensely in our society.

As a Punjabi, I’ve grown up listening to horror tales of hate and division from dad and mom and kinfolk of the Seventies-80s. Though on this farm difficulty, I’ve seen unity from individuals of Punjab at massive, however caste, class or faith. However the bigger nationwide propaganda of divisive politics and spiritual profiling brings these unlived horrors again to many people blissfully born within the Nineties after the Punjab terrorism. This week has been notably taxing for me mentally. For the primary time in my life, I’m actively contemplating taking a full sanyas from following politics which I by no means did even throughout my tenth and twelfth boards, entrance exams, and Diploma.

My two questions are:

(1) What % of regular and VIP individuals do you assume genuinely imagine in all of the right-wing propaganda? For instance, #ArnabGate exhibits that even he consciously knew some issues have been baloney however selected to profess in any other case? However I additionally really feel that many individuals (some very well-educated individuals I personally know are bhakts) like Sardana genuinely imagine in right-wing ideology?

(2) As I mentioned, I really feel fatigued and emotionally/mentally exhausted now. I do know it is your job however how do all of you genuinely address all this gaslighting and faux information to try in the direction of the reality, day in and time out? What do you’re feeling about younger adults and youngsters who’ve solely grown up on this period of hate and divisiveness? What would it not imply for them to see all of the media and public and well-known stars supporting the federal government? Perhaps anybody on the panel may convey up related data and experiences from the Emergency period?

PS: Please learn out my first mail 😛 If it is getting too lengthy for the podcast variant, you could possibly edit out the highlighted textual content.

Thanking you,

Please sustain the great work.


Whats up Newslaundry group,

I’m a comparatively new subscriber. I’ve two issues which I’m elevating on this mail.

Podcast is a medium consumed by a overwhelming majority of individuals whereas participating in different actions, like jogging, cooking, driving, and so forth. I found NL by way of podcasts.

Now, your podcast participant has too many points which makes it unimaginable for me to entry whereas I drive. And after I raised the problem and requested for assist, your group got here up with some short-term answer which does not work.

I’m paying for my subscription. Whereas I’m a subscriber supporting you, I’m additionally a buyer consuming your content material. A really sad buyer who isn’t capable of devour the content material which I’ve paid for.

On high of that, you might be discriminating subscribers into “premium” subscribers and “unusual” primarily based on paying capability. That is purely ridiculous. I’ll get to take heed to what I’ve paid for provided that I pay extra to make it play from a good podcast participant which helps a primary perform like enjoying it in a automobile. Both you provide you with an answer like an app or please do not put it behind the paywall till you provide you with it. I’ll fortunately preserve paying my subscription whereas accessing the content material by way of my very respectable podcast participant.

Secondly, that is concerning the feedback made over the past two Haftas in opposition to the Covid vaccination. I’m a physician who has acquired my first shot of vaccine which is Covishield. Even when it was Covaxin, I’d take my shot. I’m a lactating mom who can also be a frontline employee and so, I made a decision to take the shot. Please be aware there may be completely no knowledge obtainable for its security in being pregnant and lactations. The rules are to depart it to the knowledgeable determination of the healthcare employee on this scenario and to not deny a vaccination to a healthcare employee simply because she is pregnant or lactating.

So, I’ve determined to take it as we’re in an emergency scenario. I need the panel to grasp that emergency use of vaccination means releasing a vaccine to be used when no different safer options can be found in emergency conditions like a pandemic. (Please discuss with the FDA’s web site for extra data on what it means. I hope you perceive what a Part 3 trial means.) These are extraordinarily untoward conditions. In such conditions, we must always have really accelerated the trials by giving vaccination to check and management inhabitants and uncovered them to Covid.

Please be aware: this isn’t my private opinion. That is the opinion of many consultants within the healthcare system with extra related experience whom I carefully comply with. There are a superb quantity volunteers who’re prepared for such trials. Setting that aside, we now have probably not executed any of these worldwide. However a minimum of when a vaccine has gone by way of Part 3 trial and is made obtainable, why are you hesitant to take it?

Abhinandan had no hesitation to show his Covid complacency on air method again earlier than he himself received Covid (you have been ranting about enjoying soccer, if you happen to do not bear in mind). Pricey Hafta panelists, your ill-informed private opinions about vaccine isn’t what try to be saying out loud twice in an esteemed platform like Hafta. You’re heard by thousands and thousands. You’re simply including gasoline to the already current vaccine hesitancy. Please be accountable. In a pandemic scenario like this, which has shaken lives, the vaccine is the easiest way ahead to deal with this. As a result of whether or not you settle for it or not, people are extraordinarily complacent creatures. We aren’t going to curb the pandemic by individuals following Covid protocols. The second wave may occur any time. I hope all of you’re taking the vaccine when your flip comes.

I’m extraordinarily sorry concerning the vaccine hesitancy which was created by the speedy and shady approval of Covaxin. They might have simply waited for a few months to approve Covaxin. All of us have been simply ready for the vaccine and now when the vaccine has arrived, the turnout is pathetic. All I can lament about is that it was unlucky. And I’d take it even whether it is Covaxin as I’m in the midst of a pandemic and this is likely one of the emergencies. We aren’t speaking a few cervical most cancers vaccine right here.

I do know this mail is effectively previous your phrase restrict. However I hope you learn it on air. And please skip my identify as a result of nature of the non-public data concerned.


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