The surprise election result in India leaves the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi missing a chunk of voter support and at the helm of a tricky coalition. Will this new configuration loosen the screws on Indian media and give them space to reinvest in journalism rather than the sycophancy that dominated the airwaves so much of the time this past decade?


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Nishtha Gautam – Columnist, NDTV

Sreenivasan Jain – Host, The India Report

Mukul Kesavan – Historian and novelist

Fatima Khan – Journalist, The Quint

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