Episode 217: The Prem Panicker Files

Prem Panicker has been raising hell in Indian journalism for over 30 years: A muckraker and a pioneer, a maverick and an elder statesman, he is loved by fans and feared by the establishment. Prem joins Amit Varma in episode 217 of The Seen and the Unseen for a raw and intimate account of the wounds he got from living, and the lessons he learnt while healing.

Also check out:
1. Smoke Signals — Prem Panicker’s blog.
2. The Peepli Project — Edited by Prem Panicker
3. The State of the Media — Episode 46 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Prem Panicker).
4. Money in Cricket — Episode 41 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Gideon Haigh and Prem Panicker).
5. The New World Upon Us — Amit Varma.
6. The Glimpse — Trilok Gurtu.
7. The Out of Eden Walk — Paul Salopek.
8. A Picture of Hell, and No Kerosene — Amit Varma.
9. A World of Stopped Watches — Amit Varma.
10. Being Muslim in India — Episode 216 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ghazala Wahab).
11. One Way Ticket — Neil Sedaka.
12. The House of the Dead — Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
13. Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha — Directed by Nissam Basheer.
14. The Hunter Becomes the Hunted — Episode 200 of The Seen and the Unseen.
15. The Seen and the Unseen episodes with Deepak Shenoy and Sonia Faleiro.
16. Bhimsen — Prem Panicker (adapted from Randaamoozham by MT Vasudevan Nair).
17. How Social Media Threatens Society — Episode 8 of Brave New World (Vasant Dhar chatting with Jonathan Haidt).
18. The Windowpane channel and newsletter.
19. A Meditation on Form — Amit Varma.
20. Gell-Mann Amnesia.
21. It’s Hard to Build and Easy to Destroy — Amit Varma.

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