On today's show of New Kids On The Block, our student leaders look at three top stories of this week - a 'Bharat Bandh' called by 10 trade unions shut down Kerala and much of Karnataka, but didn't have much impact in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Are bandhs an outdated form of protest?
Also on the show, has the government misread the Indian ethos on the surrogacy Bill? Minister Anupriya Patel defends the government's bill saying poor tribal women are exploited in the name of surrogacy. Is the new surrogacy bill protecting rights of women or denying choice? Has it become a class battle?
And finally, Vatican seems to be calling as our netas make a beeline for the trip to Rome for Mother Teresa's sainthood. Is there a need for such a huge delegation of ministers to take a trip on taxpayer's money or is there a Goa poll connection to the trip?