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FTP: Telangana Chaupal from Hyderabad

CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Hyderabad to gauge the mood of the public especially after the creation of Telangana.

11:13 PM, Feb 21, 2014
FTP: Does Tarun Tejpal have a valid case to project himself as a victim?

After being charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman by the Goa Police on Monday, Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement on Tuesday evening alleging political vendetta. Tejpal has also got no relief from custody as his bail plea has been adjourned till March 4.

11:10 PM, Feb 19, 2014
FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians?

The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs and many others started coughing and sneezing. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose takes calls from across the nation and discusses the issue with the panel.

11:10 PM, Feb 13, 2014
FTP: Attacks on Northeast students: Time for icons of the region to speak up?

With the reports of attack on Northeast people in the last week and the death of Arunachal Pardesh boy Nido Taniam, serious questions have been raised over their security. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if the time has come for icons of the region to speak up or not.

11:16 PM, Feb 12, 2014
FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents?

Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites.

11:10 PM, Feb 11, 2014
Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate

The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country.

10:59 PM, Feb 10, 2014
FTP: Is Hasiba Amin being targeted for appearing in Rahul Gandhi ad?

Hasiba Amin, who is the face of Congress party's pre-election TV commercial 'Yuva Josh', is being targeted on social media. People allege she is a tainted Congress worker. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed with a panel of experts whether Hasiba Amin is being targeted as she featured in a Rahul Gandhi ad.

11:21 PM, Feb 04, 2014
FTP: Do residents from N-E face racism, discrimination across metros?

After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh and assured strict action against the culprits, CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose spoke to the students from the region.

11:15 PM, Feb 03, 2014
FTP: 30 years since 1984 anti-Sikh riots, does justice continue to elude the victims?

Following anger among the Sikh community over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited Tilak Vihar area in Delhi to meet the widows of those of died in the riots.

11:50 PM, Jan 30, 2014
FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice?

Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play a part. The Delhi gangrape victim could have gone for the 9:00 pm show. Why did she go for the late show?"

11:38 PM, Jan 29, 2014
FTP: One month of AAP government in Delhi: Is AAP honeymoon over?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government completes one month on Tuesday. The AAP government has been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons ever since it took charge on December 28.

06:07 PM, Jan 28, 2014
FTP: Birbhum gang rape: Is the Khap mentality spreading across India?

The 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a Panchayat as punishment. The investigation officer, Bahadur Mondal, a sub-inspector with Labhpur PS, Birbhum, has been removed following criticism over the initial goof-up in the investigation.

10:56 PM, Jan 27, 2014
FTP: Khirki Chaupal: Is moral policing the correct way to make cities safe?

CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar which is the epicentre of the controversies surrounding Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti. While some women activists argued that Bharti should have followed the law, many residents defended his decision to conduct a midnight raid at the house of Ugandan nationals over alleged sex and drug racket.

11:49 PM, Jan 23, 2014
Watch: Khirki Extension residents defend Somnath Bharti raid

CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose gauges the public mood at Khirki Extension, where Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti carried out a midnight right on complaints of sex and drug racketeering against the African nationals residing there.

07:11 PM, Jan 23, 2014
FTP: Ugandan women speak out: Do attitudes to Africans living in India smack of racism?

The Ugandan women who were allegedly mistreated by AAP supporters have now identified Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as the person leading the mob against them in Khirki village. Public pressure is mounting against Bharti to resign. Does Bharti's behaviour show that racism against Africans is a deep-rooted malaise in our society? That's the debate on Face The People.

11:28 PM, Jan 22, 2014
FTP: Can AAP style protests bring real change?

The AAP dharna was called off on Tuesday evening only after high drama on the streets of Delhi with AAP supporters breaking barricades at several places and clashing with the police. 15 people, including some policemen, were injured in the scuffle. AAP leaders claimed that those who spurred the violence were not party workers and urged the crowd to rally peacefully. The Chief Minister called it a victory of people of Delhi and added that the Lieutenant Governor had assured a judicial enquiry into the matter.

11:24 PM, Jan 21, 2014
FTP: Do private lives of politicians affect their public image?

The very public tweets and comments on the personal lives of Union HRD Minister Shashi Tharoor, his wife Sunanda Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar have become a sensation on social media. Do the private lives of politicians affect their public image?

12:59 AM, Jan 16, 2014
FTP: Modi's Salman moment: Will the photo-op benefit Modi?

Actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday seen flying kites with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Was that just a photo-op or a clever political move that will no doubt benefit Modi?

07:47 PM, Jan 15, 2014
FTP: Is AAP becoming the new left?

The Aam Admi Party government in Delhi has rolled back foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail in Delhi. It is perhaps too early to judge but is the AAP all set to pursue a Leftist economic agenda. Is the party the new left?

11:33 PM, Jan 14, 2014
FTP: Educated professionals in AAP: Can they really make a difference?

AAP boasts of a bevy of professionals like Yogendra Yadav, former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan and senior journalist Ashutosh. CNN-IBN probes if they can really make a difference.

07:34 PM, Jan 13, 2014