Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray
By 4spire podcasts
Attention Pliss! with Arnab RaySep 24, 2023
#186 - Justin Trudeau
Arnab talks about Mr. Trudeau and his face-off with India
#185 - The Jawan Review
Suhel joins Arnab in this discussion on Jawan. #SpoilerAlert
#184 - Rajdeep Sardesai and the Middle Class
Is the Middle Class communal? Why is Rajdeep Sardesai angry at the middle class?
#183 - Lust Stories 2
Arnab reviews Lust Stories 2.
Warning: May contain spoilers.
#182 - There is no data breach
Arnab talks about the two tech topics of the day: The "alleged" data breach of Cowin and Why aren't Indians producing innovation "allegedly"?
#181 - IPL Roundup
A negativity-filled roundup of this year's IPL with max
#180 - Killer robots are coming
Elon Musk wants a 6 month moratorium on AI research. The godfather of AI sounds a dire warning on AI. Will ChatGPT destroy the world?
#179 - Removing the Mughals from history
In which I deal with the controversy of "reduction in syllabus" for NCERT history text books.
#178 - The Oscars So Woke...No It Really IS NOT
If the Oscars genuinely consider diversity to be objective, they need to remove their colonial lens on other cultures like Indian. No, RRR is NOT Bollywood, one can get Indian dancers in LA to do a 15-second routine, and we make good content that is not people dancing or elephants. Also, please NO Jimmy Kimmel of the Man Show
#177 - Cinema Marte Dam Tak
An interview with the director of Cinema Marte Dam Tak, Vasan Bala, where we talk about the beautifully poignant documentary on the so-called "B-grade" movie industry.
#176 - Budget 2023 Analysis with Dr. Alok Ray
Dr. Alok Ray discusses 2023 Budget, the effect of Adani, and other things.
#175 - How to Manage Being Laid Off
As Big Tech lay off employees by the thousands with a "sorry", here are some tips for managing the pain of being laid off
#174 - IPL Auctions with Maxdavinci
Indian Premier League 2023 Auction Roundup with MaxDaVinci.
Recorded before Rishabh Pant's accident.
#173 - Birthday 2023
Arnab answers listener (and viewer) questions.
#172 - Working Hardcore at Twitter
Elon Musk wants Twitter engineers to work hardcore, to put in more hours. Is he exploiting labor? #SpoilerAlert, the answer is NO.
#171 - On Kantara
Where Radhakrishna (a new guest on my podcast) and I discuss the underlying themes of Kantara, and why it works as well as why Bollywood does not.
#170 - Twitter, Amazon, and Meta
Bloodbath in tech, but the smartest people in the world want you to believe they innocently overestimated how much they would grow. All of them.
#169 - On Rohit Sharma
#168 - World Cup T20 Semi-finals predictions
Worldcup predictions and round-up.
#167 - The Wire Does a Ranaji Maaf Karna...
The Wire apologizes for its Meta story and the apology is an apology.
#166 - Being Happy During Festivals
Arnab talks about happiness and Durga Pujo for people who are no longer young (ahem middle aged).
#165 - Indian Matchmaking
The cringe fest on Netflix is actually a takedown on traditional Indian/Hindu marriage. I wonder why no one gets that.
#164 - Rant on India's Elimination
I told you so.
#163 - Has Bollywood lost it?
Diptakirti Chaudhuri, Bollywood expert, is the guest today where we discuss the diminishing returns of Bollywood blockbusters and whether boycotts do work and the controversies of Bollywood narratives.
#162 - Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Why Rana Ayyub's writing is like Mithunda movies in his Ooty years, the need for national symbols, historic falsehoods on Twitter, and why we need to remember.
#161 - Jamie Alter interview
Arnab talks with Jamie Alter on the relevance of ODIs, India's chances in the T20 World Cup and our favorites.
#160 - Partha Chatterjee
Arnab talks about Partha Chatterjee's interrogation by ED, the cash found in the house of his confidante, and what it says about corruption in Bengal.
#159 - Attacked by liberals and IT cell
Arnab talks about the brouhaha over his viral Tweet thread.
#158 - IPL 2022 Roundup
A season closing analysis of the IPL teams of 2022.
#157 - Gyanvapi mosque
Gyanvapi Mosque controversy; should we correct history & if so how?
#156 - Freedom of speech
Freedom of Speech and Why It Should Apply To Twitter
#155 - Kashmir Files
Arnab talks about the reviews and reactions to Kashmir Files
#154 - No time to die
Bond goes out with a whimper, let down by lazy writing.
#153 - Putin And The Attack on Ukraine
Why is Putin Attacking Ukraine and Why Now
#152 - Budget 2022 with Dr. Alok Ray
Dr. Alok Ray, who has been a professor of economics at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Cornell University, University of Pittsburgh among other places, analyzes Budget 2022. And for those who dont know, Dr. Alok Ray is Arnab's father.
#151 - Kohli “leaves” the Indian captaincy
Arnab talks about Kohli and his legacy as a captain and the politics behind his departure.
#150 - Birthday cake and answers to your questions
#149 - Munawar Faruqui and Freedom of Speech
Arnab talks about the double standards of what you can say in India and what you can’t.
#148 - Farm Bills withdrawn and what it says about BJP
In this episode, Arnab analyzes the withdrawal of the 3 farm bills and why this marks the lowest point of the BJP government at the center (no wonder Mamata Banerjee is making a play for the throne right now !)
#147 - Vir Das and Kangana
Arnab discusses Kangana Ranaut and Vir Das and personal brand creation in the world of social media eco-chambers.
#146 - India's Performance in T20 World Cup
Arnab analyzes India's performance in the ongoing T20 world cup and looks at the *cricketing* reasons (you need to say this nowadays) why India is on the verge of elimination; still hoping they make it to the semi-finals.
#145 - India Pakistan World Cup T20 game analysis
Arnab analyzes the India Pakistan T20 game, reminding viewers of what he had predicted before the game, but also accepting that there is no joy in "I told you so" when India loses to Pakistan.
#144 - India Pakistan T20 World Cup Game--Pre-Game Thoughts
Why Pakistan start favorites in the India Pakistan T20 World Cup Round of 12, & should India play Pakistan in ICC tournaments
#143 - Squid Games
Arnab deconstructs Squid Game, the global pop culture phenomenon, and tries to analyze the metaphors behind each of the games, and for the narrative in general. #SpoilerAlert
#142 - IPL 2021, How did the teams do
Recorded before the thrilling playoffs, Arnab looks at how the teams did In 2021 and retentions going forward.
#141 - The True Legacy of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Arnav tries to forge a middle path in assessing Gandhi's contribution to history between the extremes of unquestioned devotion and trenchant criticism
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #140
New Zealand and England withdraw from touring Pakistan, Mumbai Diaries on Amazon Prime is terrible, and George W Bush is now a progressive.
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #139
On AOC and her appearance at the Met, and why this is not something that should make socialists happy.
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #138
India loses to England, 3rd Test, and why Kohli should not be captain.
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #137
Arnab talks about why the US had to go into Afghanistan? Is there any negotiating with the Taliban? Who benefits from eternal war?