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M J Akbar gives viewers the inside dope on politics on Star News

MUMBAI: 24-hour Hindi news channel Star News has announced that it will launch Akbar Ka Darbar on 25 May. The show will air every Sunday at 8 pm. Best described as 'Inside Politics', the one hour weekly aims at redefining the way the viewer looks at political events. After hearing the 'what' in the news, viewers can now learn the 'why'.

The show host is columnist and well known author M J Akbar, the founder and editor of The Asian Age, as well as the founding editor of Sunday India's first political weekly.

On the programme, he takes on politicians, legal luminaries, business tycoons and high flying journalists that haunt the corridors of North and South Block on issues that dominate the Indian political scene.



The highlight of the show is Capital Gang which has Akbar with his colleagues from the media in animated discussion on the inside track of our politicians - a satirical view of who moved up and who moved down that week. Other segments include Your Story - the personal story of an Indian citizen which in its larger perspective has a bearing on the system, and On the Boil - about a festering problem that eludes an easy solution.

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