25 episodes

All Indians Matter is a digital home for conversations with and about India on the issues that truly matter. For most of our post-Independence years, this was done by the news media. However, in recent times, the media have been found wanting. As a result, the issues that should be highlighted are sidelined and the voices that should find a megaphone are muffled. This podcast is an effort to engage with everyone who cares about India, its Constitution, its liberal and secular values.


All Indians Matter is the creation of Ashraf Engineer, who was a senior journalist with some of India’s leading newspapers for 17 years. His media work included a stint in 2011 in Afghanistan, where he trained and mentored journalists. He subsequently quit the news media and is now part of the brand communication industry.


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You can reach Ashraf Engineer at: editor@allindiansmatter.in.


He is also active on social media:


Twitter: @allindianscount


Instagram: @allindiansmatter


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/All-Indians-Matter-116123149932432

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    • 3.3 • 35 Ratings

All Indians Matter is a digital home for conversations with and about India on the issues that truly matter. For most of our post-Independence years, this was done by the news media. However, in recent times, the media have been found wanting. As a result, the issues that should be highlighted are sidelined and the voices that should find a megaphone are muffled. This podcast is an effort to engage with everyone who cares about India, its Constitution, its liberal and secular values.


All Indians Matter is the creation of Ashraf Engineer, who was a senior journalist with some of India’s leading newspapers for 17 years. His media work included a stint in 2011 in Afghanistan, where he trained and mentored journalists. He subsequently quit the news media and is now part of the brand communication industry.


-x-x-x-


You can reach Ashraf Engineer at: editor@allindiansmatter.in.


He is also active on social media:


Twitter: @allindianscount


Instagram: @allindiansmatter


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/All-Indians-Matter-116123149932432

    Poetry as a form of dissent

    Poetry as a form of dissent

    Why do poetry and protest go hand in hand? What makes it such a powerful and effective form of dissent? We’ve seen it giving expression to the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the trauma of brutalised Dalits and the despair of tribals displaced from their lands.


    In a delightful, lyrical conversation on the All Indians Matter podcast, poet Hussain Haidry explains why poetry resonates so strongly during mass movements, why it knows no boundaries and its cathartic nature during times of strife.

    • 53 min
    The false war against imaginary love jihad

    The false war against imaginary love jihad

    Several BJP-ruled states are planning a law against ‘love jihad’, never mind the fact that the Central Government led by their own party denies any such thing exists or that any such cases have come to light.


    The law is clearly a move to deter inter-faith marriages – a long-standing demand of extremist saffron outfits. It also flies in the face of Constitutional rights and existing laws that permit marriages between consenting adults of different faiths. 

    • 6 min
    The intersection of caste and technology - Part 2

    The intersection of caste and technology - Part 2

    The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced caste-based exclusion and affected caste narratives.


    Dr Murali Shanmugavelan, London-based researcher and consultant – whose work looks at the disavowal of caste in media and communication studies and digital cultures – sheds light on the issue in this conversation with All Indians Matter.

    • 23 min
    The intersection of caste and technology - Part 1

    The intersection of caste and technology - Part 1

    The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced caste-based exclusion and affected caste narratives.


    Dr Murali Shanmugavelan, London -based researcher and consultant – whose work looks at the disavowal of caste in media and communication studies and digital cultures – sheds light on the issue in this conversation with All Indians Matter.

    • 25 min
    Censorship monster creeps up on digital content

    Censorship monster creeps up on digital content

    If the government decides what we can watch, read and say, how long before it can tell us what can and cannot think?

    • 6 min
    Why Goa is opposing coal - Part 2

    Why Goa is opposing coal - Part 2

    Goans are up in arms against the government’s plans to turn the state into a coal hub. The infra push may destroy the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, damage the state’s waterways, impact fishermen’s livelihoods, and displace several local families.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

rk070586 ,

Audio quality

The audio quality was substandard, it needs a major revamp. Content was somehow okay, but the average audio quality could not keep me glued to this episode for long.

SumanthMP ,

This podcast was utterly a waste of my time

Information provided is ridiculously senseless

AkhilBansal ,

Good content

Heard the podcast with Rajesh Jain, the depth is something not found elsewhere

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