16 episodes

At Aneka, we attempt to answer the unanswerable. Through discussion, we explore metaphysics with scientific, religious, ethical, and philosophical perspectives. Lots of questions. Occasionally answers. Always fun.

Aneka Young Jains of America

    • Religion & Spirituality

At Aneka, we attempt to answer the unanswerable. Through discussion, we explore metaphysics with scientific, religious, ethical, and philosophical perspectives. Lots of questions. Occasionally answers. Always fun.

    #12: New Clothes?

    #12: New Clothes?

    As Shikhar helps Vishwa revamp her wardrobe, they begin to question the ethics of fashion, 401ks, and...everything.


     


    How far can and do we go to avoid harm to others?


    Audio Credits: Ketsa, Donnie Ozone, Cardi B

    • 36 min
    #11: Everyone has a plan....

    #11: Everyone has a plan....

    In a continuation of the previous episode on self-defense, we try and individualize scenarios, and see what drives us to specific actions when faced with threats. 


     


    Audio Credits: Ketsa

    • 38 min
    #10: In Defense of Oneself

    #10: In Defense of Oneself

    When is self-defense....defense? What makes one person feel threatened may not phase another.


    Join us as we delve into what self defense entails in a religion that prioritizes non-violence.


     


    Audio Credits: Ketsa, TV9 Gujarat

    • 40 min
    #9.5 an interview with Dr. Brianne Donaldson

    #9.5 an interview with Dr. Brianne Donaldson

    Remember episode #6: The Pandemic Problem? We talked to Dr. Brianne Donaldson about whether viruses were considered living according to Jainism. Since they had the chance to chat, Shikhar talked to her about much more. Check out this full interview!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #9: culture: it's not just for yogurt

    #9: culture: it's not just for yogurt

    Today, we talk about culture: what it is and how/why it changes. Through musical metaphors and scientific analogies, join us as we break it down — what does it mean for society, and how does it affect us individually?


     


    Audio Credits: Ketsa, Keeping it Kozy, The Simpsons

    • 43 min
    #8: who-man?

    #8: who-man?

    How different are we, today, from our ancestors that were living in 1921? What about our descendants in 2121? 3021? In exploring this question of the future, we delve into our past to identify what makes humans, human.


     


    Audio: Bio Unit, Lobo Loco, Ketsa, Ennio Morricone, The Alan Parsons Project, Shaolin Dub, Community, CNN

    • 35 min