38 episodes

The Indian Podcast provides a glimpse into the future by revisiting the past. Join our host, Alisha Anand (ex radio host), as she takes you on a riveting & insightful journey that bares it all on how we have evolved as a society, culturally, politically & socially. As she interview academicians, historians, anthropologists, authors and literary doyens among others, learn from their perspective on issues and stories central to understanding Indian history. These are the stories you 'want to learn' rather than you 'had to learn'.

The Indian Podcast The Indian Podcast

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The Indian Podcast provides a glimpse into the future by revisiting the past. Join our host, Alisha Anand (ex radio host), as she takes you on a riveting & insightful journey that bares it all on how we have evolved as a society, culturally, politically & socially. As she interview academicians, historians, anthropologists, authors and literary doyens among others, learn from their perspective on issues and stories central to understanding Indian history. These are the stories you 'want to learn' rather than you 'had to learn'.

    History of India's Wildlife Protection, Destruction & Extinction - Dr. M K Ranjitsinh

    History of India's Wildlife Protection, Destruction & Extinction - Dr. M K Ranjitsinh

    India, one of the mega biodiversity hotspots in the world is unique for its faunal elements which are Gondwanaian, Afrotropical, Oriental and Paleoarctic. It has a rich heritage of wildlife as well as long history and tradition of conservation. Wildlife in India also has deep cultural and religious significance. In this episode of The Indian Podcast, listen to Dr. M K Ranjitsinh who belongs to the royal family of Wankaner and is a living legend of wildlife conservation in India talking about wildlife destruction and protection in Ancient India, Mughal Regime, British India & Independent India. Also listen to his journey of how he became the prime architect of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 and much more.

    • 40 min
    What Was Life Like In 1940's Delhi - Mr. Peter Chintamani Prasad

    What Was Life Like In 1940's Delhi - Mr. Peter Chintamani Prasad

    Have you ever wondered what was life like in the 1940’s? In this episode listen to Mr. Peter Chintamani Prasad talking about how one lived in Delhi in those days. What conveniences did people have at home? How did they socialise? Where did they shop or dine? How did they commute? 1940’s was also the decade when India crossed the bridge from colonialism to independence. In this episode Mr. Prasad also shares his memories of the partition and how he got a chance to meet Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru post independence.

    • 34 min
    Meet The Dinosaur Princess: Protector Of India’s Jurassic Park – Nawabzadi Aaliya Sultana Babi

    Meet The Dinosaur Princess: Protector Of India’s Jurassic Park – Nawabzadi Aaliya Sultana Babi

    Movies like the Jurassic park have intrigued us. From professional palaeontologists to kids, there are dinosaur lovers of all ages. In this episode of the Indian Podcast, listen to Nawabzaadi Aaliya Sultana Babi of Balasinor fondly known as India’s dinosaur princess talking about how Raiyoli, a village in Balasinor, Gujarat became the third largest dinosaur hatchery in the world and how she has been protecting and raising awareness about the most significant site for dinosaur remains in India.

    • 35 min
    How To Lead A Life Based On Ayurveda - Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty (Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Physician)

    How To Lead A Life Based On Ayurveda - Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty (Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Physician)

    Ayurveda is an ancient science of life since time immemorial. It gives us guidelines on how to raise the quality of every aspect of our life. In this episode listen to renowned Ayurvedic physician with Vaidyaratnam title, Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty talking about how Ayurveda is a way of life that focusses on the health of a person and not the disease. What are the do’s and don’ts’s of healthy living which can prevent the genesis of disease. How Ahaara (food), Nidra (sleep) and Brahamcharya (sexual energy management) become the three pillars of strength in Ayurveda and various misconceptions people have related to these three pillars. Dr. Raghavan will also talk about the significance of pulse examination in diagnosing chronic and critical disorders which do not have an established cure in any system of medicine and how in Ayurveda the patient is treated.

    • 48 min
    Samugarh: The Battle That Changed The Course Of India - Mr. Murad Ali Baig (Author)

    Samugarh: The Battle That Changed The Course Of India - Mr. Murad Ali Baig (Author)

    Mr. Murad Ali Baig is a renowned author as well as a motoring and travel journalist. He has written books on history, mythology and religion such as 80 Questions to Understand India, Ocean of Cobras and Rolls-Royce and the Indian Princes to name a few.

    • 30 min
    What Is Ayurveda? Origin, Development & Principles Explained - Dr. Ravinder Kaushik

    What Is Ayurveda? Origin, Development & Principles Explained - Dr. Ravinder Kaushik

    Dr. Ravinder Kaushik MD(Ayu) currently holds the position of Director at Anantya Healthcare and is primarily involved in bringing together the
    understanding of the genetic make-up, the overall body functions, activities of various organs and administration of the Ayurvedic Medicine to ensure a healthy state of being. He has established himself as a trained pulse diagnosis expert, serving the HRV based pulse diagnosis industry for over 7 years now.

    • 30 min