The All India Bakchod Boys are back with a brand new show that’s, wait for it, NOT a roast! Watch Rohan, Ashish, Tanmay and Khamba take on issues that the nation really wants to know about in On Air With AIB in Hindi and English.
In the seventh episode of On Air with AIB, the hosts ask the media to tastefully cover disasters like the Chennai floods. Later, they discuss Delhi's pollution and how it got that way. Also, On Air correspondents Zakir Khan and Abhishek Upmanyu attend the national musical chair championship.
In the main episode, the boys talk about the CBFC's latest proclamations on the moral health of the country by Pahlaj Nihalani - an old friend of the show. Our Deep Dive this week is a look at the subject of nationalism, and one of the obvious conclusions- let's all calm down. Political Acronyms Are Dumb: In this segment, we are looking at the Uttar Pradesh elections where we have noticed a strange phenomenon: super lame acronyms. We are asking politicians this week, Can You Not? If you need to come up with an acronym for SCAM, surely you can do better than Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh and Mayawati. Back To School With Kanan & Biswa: This week we debut Off Script, a brand new segment featuring the boys from AIB chatting with Biswa Kalyan Rath and Kanan Gill. With final examinations beginning around the country, we've got AIB talking about their own experiences with college and exams.
In this week's episode, the boys discuss how Indians are getting creative with making their voices heard through protests in the Topical-ish segment. Later, the Deep Dive dissects the all-pervasive misogyny that runs through some of the biggest colleges in India. Pseudoscience: In this week's Can You Not, we take down the propagators of pseudoscience, especially at prestigious conferences like the Indian Science Congress. Trip Talk with Rahul: With summer vacations just around the corner, the boys from AIB get together with comedian Rahul Subramanian to talk about their best and worst (but mostly worst) vacation stories. SPOILER ALERT: Goa gets mentioned. A lot.
In the fourth episode of On Air with AIB, the hosts address the social media silliness that followed the Paris terror attacks. For the main story the boys need a place to chill, but can't find any. Where have all the public spaces gone? The boys also take on Modi superfan Pahlaj Nihalani's fawning tribute video to Narendra Modi.
In this week's episode, the boys talk about some incidents in the Topical-ish segment where impatient crusaders decided that their sentiments have been hurt even before a film has been released. Later, the Deep Dive analyses the government’s newest way of subverting democracy – Internet shutdowns. There have been over 60 incidents since 2012 where the government has disabled mobile internet services, and they look into whether this is a trend that is feasible in ‘Digital India’. Chaddi Chor: In this week's Can You Not, we talk about how people are coming up with distinctive uses for their underwear. It is a uniquely disturbing trend we have noticed, and among them are people trying to smuggle contraband into the country. Started From the Bottom with Abish: In this week's On AIr Off Script, with the summer break coming up and internships about to begin, the boys from AIB get together with Abish Mathew to talk about their own experiences with internships, first jobs, and what it takes to intern with All India Bakchod.
Right To Troll: When people in India are pissed off by the government, sometimes they riot, sometimes they strike, sometimes they call for a bandh. But then there are the people who take being upset by the government to elevated levels, by trolling the authorities using the RTI. In this week's Topical-ish, Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba are looking at some of the funnier cases. Unhappy Hours: Prohibition seems to be the go to solution for all of society's problems these days. Domestic Violence? Prohibition. Drunken driving? Prohibition. On the main story this week, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya take a closer look at prohibition to find out if it actually works. National Awards: Filmstar and International man of mystery Akshay Kumar won the National Award last week, and social media erupted with outrage. On Can You Not this week, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya are asking, can we stop outraging about film awards just because it has the word national in it? Indian Pop Culture with Anuvab & Azeem: Indian pop culture is filled with artificial, stilted caricatures of youth that kids would have to struggle to identify with. In this week of Off Script, the boys from AIB are chatting with Anuvab Pal and Azeem Banatwala about how Indian pop culture gets young people so wrong.
On Air with AIB is back with a new season. They are crispier, healthier and baked, not fried like other snacks. We begin this week with the ever rising fuel prices. We're taking a look at the mostly hilarious protests to the fuel price hikes. Good Indian, Dead Indian: Ashish and Rohan examine the polarisation of Indian society through online propaganda. From fake news to assassination attempts, this episode deals with the crazy side of hate and othering. Guilty Pleasures with Rahul & Srishti: On the first Off Script this season, AIB is chatting with comedian Rahul Subramanian and Buzzfeed India's Srishti Dixit about guilty pleasures when it comes to music, movies and life in general.
In this week's Topical-ish, Tanmay and Khamba are looking at sedition, a law created in 1870 by the British rulers to pipe down anyone who questioned their authority. It's been almost 70 years since the British left, but this colonial law still exists. Weed Like To Talk About It: Rohan and Ashish take a deep dive into the conversation about cannabis, and more importantly, why we aren't even having one. The world over, cannabis is being decriminalised and even made legal for recreational purposes, while in India, it's EVIL. Social Media Habits with Rega & Urooj: On this Off Script, AIB is chatting with the ex-editor of Buzzfeed India Rega Jha and comedian Urooj Ashfaq about their social media habits and addictions. Sure thing guys, re-liking that Insta image to restart a conversation is totally normal.
In this week's Topical-ish, Ashish and Rohan talk about the Indian travellers who travel 10,000 miles to meet other Indians, but also leaving destruction in their wake.
In the first episode of On Air With AIB, the hosts wonder ‘Why be Good?’ We hate corruption, yet the whistleblowers are met with terrible consequences. Among other things, Abhish Mathew also chats up the Limca Book record holder – Dr. K Padmarajan for losing the most elections!
On Air with AIB this week, the hosts are talking about the most recent entertaining spectacle on TV-- the Bihar elections. Also, a deep look at the police force, exploring the endemic nature of police brutality; from the outdated laws to the government's apathy! Also, a look at the recurring phenomenon of Internet rumours like Neil Nitin Mukesh's casting in Game of Thrones!
In the second episode of On Air With AIB, watch the hosts talk about fire safety- one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in India. Also, with the festive season on the way, AIB rants about our pet Diwali peeves, and send their congratulations to Doordarshan, the new number one channel in India.
Science, Bitch!: In this week's Topical-ish segment, in an increasingly depressing world with ISIS and Donald Trump, the boys from AIB find the last remaining bright spot for humanity - Science. Aadhar ya Na-dhaar:In this week's main segment, the AIB boys talk about the Aadhar Card. This identification system promises to change the way India interacts with the government, but are we jumping into something whose risks aren't fully understood? Pedo Media: In this week's Can You Not, the boys of AIB talk about clickbait. Who doesn’t want to know about make up hack or other best hangover cures? But, sometimes clickbait can be downright creepy, especially when you encourage readers to perv on minors. Ishq Vishq with Kaneez & Sumukhi: In this week's Off Script segment, the boys from AIB host Kaneez Surka and Sumukhi Suresh to talk about love, sex, relationships and everything in between.
VIP Culture: In this week's Topical-ish segment, the AIB boys discuss VIP Culture in India. There are people like us, who mostly follow the rules, and then there are VIPs, who are the heaven born, who don't bother. Only question, why? Puppy Love: In the main story of this week, the boys talk about how pugs are super cute dogs and so are Spaniels and St Bernards. But if you want a pet and a companion, does breed really make a difference? Oh Snap: This week, AIB delves deeper into the matter of how Indians are world champions at getting their feelings hurt, and they outrage at the smallest little things. On Can You Not this week, can we all ease up on the mindless outrage? Desi Comedy Nostalgia with Varun: In this week's Off Script segment, the boys have a sit down with comedy genius, lyricist, writer and National Award winner Varun Grover to talk about the origins of Indian comedy. Remember Dekh Bhai Dekh? Well, they do!
This week, we're looking at fake news. Just because it worked for Donald Trump doesn't mean that it works for you. Also, we're talking about the attacks on doctors across the country, which is why Indian medics are wearing helmets along with their stethoscopes. Kangarude: In this week's Can You Not, the boys have a simple question for the Australian cricket team and their media- 'Can You Not be such whiny babies?’ 2 Fast 2 Dumb with Kenny: In this week's Off Script, snapchat heartthrob and all around motoring guy Kenny Sebastian chats with the boys from AIB to talk about cars, motorcycles, their first driving experiences and all the stupidity that ensued.
In this week's episode, we're looking at our own homes and asking one question — are you an asshole to your domestic workers? Also, UP creates a squad with the worst goals — the anti-romeo squad. Straight Outta Noida: Last week Noida saw some very ugly scenes of racism against black people, and so this week, we're asking, Can You Not be so racist? One Tip, One Hand with Varun & Neville: In this week's Off Script, the boys from AIB host cricket super fans Varun Thakur and Neville Shah to talk about the gentleman's game, and all their ungentlemanly experiences playing it in the streets.
Double Fault: In this week's Topical-ish segment, the boys investigate the fallout of the Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati - India's brightest, greatest tennis pair since god knows when. When did they turn into that couple that can barely tolerate each other? Mental Health: In the main story of this week, the boy talk about India's gravest public health care issue - the mental health crisis. Why are so many Indian students killing themselves? We Don't Need This Education:This week, we are diving deep into the cesspool of misogyny that are our high school textbooks are asking, Can you not compare donkeys to housewives? Home Alone with Zakir: In this week's Off Script segment, AIB hang with Zakir Khan to talk about moving out of home and living by themselves, like big boys. Also, did you know that Rohan has an OCD about unwashed dishes?
In the fifth episode of On Air with AIB, the hosts are talking about the extravagance and opulence of politicians' birthdays. Also, on the show, the boys take a look at how college placements strangely evoke both sentiments of chest thumping national pride and accusations of betrayal. With world AIDS day approaching on December 1, the boys talk about how India is now slipping into a full blown Red Ribbon crisis.
In the sixth episode of On Air with AIB, the hosts request us to not overreact when it comes to national pride. The boys then take a dig at arrogant politicians flying on India's national carrier. For the main story, the boys talk about the poor state of our cultural heritage, evident in the condition of our monuments and the handicapped government body, the ASI.
In the eight On Air with AIB episode, the hosts want people to not constantly ask everyone what they're doing on New Year's Eve. The boys talk about something the media barely covers - the much ignored (yet maligned) North Eastern states of India. Also on the show, a look at what's going to happen to some of Dawood Ibrahim's property that was auctioned off recently.
On Air with AIB this week, the hosts are fed up with our politicians. Can they not join the 21st century and finally make being a LGBTQ person legal? The boys also talk about Punjab's big problem, one that very few people outside the state are talking about and that’s the widespread drug epidemic. Also on the show, they bid a teary goodbye to the Great Indian Bustard, a bird that was almost our national bird but is now on the brink of extinction.
On the season finale of On Air with AIB, the hosts are fed up with all the jingoism surrounding the national anthem. Can everyone not make a big deal about the protocol surrounding it? The boys also talk about everyone's favourite dinner table conversation starter; sex. Or rather the lack of education on it. Also in the vein of all our news channels, AIB takes a look at all the impact their show has made. And to wrap things up for this season, a live performance of the title track of On Air with AIB, 'Tragedy main Comedy' by Naezy
AAP AAP Main Main: In the finale week of Topical-ish, Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba look at the Aam Aadmi Party and the very hilarious internal slap fight between its leaders. C'mon guys, can't we all just get along? No Coverage Area: The five southern states of India are among India's richest, most socially developed and also the furthest from Delhi, and by extension, the Delhi media. In the finale week's main story, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya are asking, if we can have news coverage of South India that goes beyond the cliches? AIB Impact: Over the last ten weeks we’ve talked about a range of issues, a lot of which have struck a deep, emotional chord with our viewers. And since our first episode, a lot has changed, and we're going to take credit, whether we deserve it or not. This is AIB Impact. The Indian Internet with Abish & Mallika: In the finale episode of Off Script, the boys talk to Mallika Dua and Abish Mathew about how much the internet in India has changed in the last 20 years.