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There is a world of difference between the theory we learnt in school and the reality we experience everyday. This is especially true about Civics. This podcast lays bare the gap between what textbooks preach to school kids about politics and what we actually see in Indian politics.

Starting with the 8th Grade CBSE CIvics textbook ( https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1x21Px3Cj8JJ3PvdahlHCcDJFajAKtiIQ?usp=sharing ), every episode will have a guest who will talk about their reflections, doubts and takeaways from reading the chapter. The podcast will be hosted by Meghnad S and co-hosted by Shreyas Manohar. Every episode situates the guest at their hang-out spot from 8th grade, and recreates the vibe of friends revising for an exam moments before it starts.

So let's get schooling, let's get schooled and let's learn how to citizen!

How to Citizen IVM Podcasts

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There is a world of difference between the theory we learnt in school and the reality we experience everyday. This is especially true about Civics. This podcast lays bare the gap between what textbooks preach to school kids about politics and what we actually see in Indian politics.

Starting with the 8th Grade CBSE CIvics textbook ( https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1x21Px3Cj8JJ3PvdahlHCcDJFajAKtiIQ?usp=sharing ), every episode will have a guest who will talk about their reflections, doubts and takeaways from reading the chapter. The podcast will be hosted by Meghnad S and co-hosted by Shreyas Manohar. Every episode situates the guest at their hang-out spot from 8th grade, and recreates the vibe of friends revising for an exam moments before it starts.

So let's get schooling, let's get schooled and let's learn how to citizen!

    Ep. 10: Chapter 10 - Law and Social Justice with Kunal Kamra

    Ep. 10: Chapter 10 - Law and Social Justice with Kunal Kamra

    "If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."
    - Louis D. Brandeis
    The Final episode of How To Citizen deserves a good quote, amirite? Yes, we've reached the end of a ten episode long journey of this Podcast which delves into our lovely 8th Grade CBSE civics book.
    Sadface
    In this season finale, Meghnad & Shreyas have instigator-in-chief as their guest: Kunal "Wah-Modiji-Wah" Kamra. He talks to our hosts about 'Law & Social Justice's where they discuss how absolutely crappy the enforcement of our laws is, how there is an elitist bias in pretty much everything and how Social Justice is kind of an unrealistic concept in present day India. This is even more true, according to our Civics book, because it gives the example of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy to prove a point.
    If you have just discovered this podcast, you're in luck! There are 9 whole episodes for you to binge now! Oh and don't forget to have an immersive experience of this podcast. Visit this link: https://ivm.today/2JG55O3 and download the chapters for ultra-funz.
    See you next season!
    You can catch all our previous episodes here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/how-to-citizen
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 09: Chapter 9 - Public Facilities with Ashish Shakya

    Ep. 09: Chapter 9 - Public Facilities with Ashish Shakya

    We are done with confronting people! Hush.
    After some intense episodes, How To Citizen takes another dramatic turn with the penultimate chapter: Public Facilities. Meghnad and Shreyas are joined by comedian, columnist and writer, Ashish Shakya as they unleash and epic battle between the Delhi Metro and Mumbai Local. Hint: Delhi Metro Wins. Always. Forever and ever.
    The trio discuss why Government exists and why its primary job is to provide basic facilities to its citizens. Listen to this hour long answer to the profound question: "If not the Government, then who?"
    If you wish to have an immersive experience of this podcast and journey through Chennai with the protagonists in this book, go to this link: https://ivm.today/2Fk3VU4 and download the chapter. Read along with us!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 08: Chapter 8 - Confronting Marginalization with Joel Pereira

    Ep. 08: Chapter 8 - Confronting Marginalization with Joel Pereira

    After Understanding Marginalization in the last episode, and much talk about Pterodactyls and Capitalism, now it's time to Confront Marginalization. To achieve this oh-so-important deed, Meghnad and Shreyas talk to Joel Parriera, show-runner, director and doer of all things media. Also, as he points out, a minority.
    Joel talks about his experience coming to India from Saudi Arabia, from a Monarchy to a Democracy. But the fun thing is he was talking about the Indian Democracy while he lived in a Monarchy. Quite an awkward situation IRL.
    The trio discuss reservations and why we need them, try to bust some common upper-caste myths about the issue and also discuss the recent 10% general category quota.
    To listen to this episode AND have an immersive experience, please download the chapter here: https://ivm.today/2J6wd8z. Let's get schooling and let's get schooled!
    Oh and our host got really schooled in this one.
    If you liked this episode check out the other IVM shows Joel Pereira has been on:
    Cyrus Says ep. 309: https://ivm.today/CS-309
    Cyrus Says - Cock & Bull ep .310: https://ivm.today/CS-310
    The Pragati Podcast Ep. 39 - Of Jesters and Stand-up comics: https://ivm.today/2KboRgr
    IVM Daily Ep. 205 - Election Frenzy: https://ivm.today/2F3Y8Ca
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
    or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 07: Chapter 7 - Understanding Marginalization with Urooj Ashfaq

    Ep. 07: Chapter 7 - Understanding Marginalization with Urooj Ashfaq

    What is the relationship between Pterodactyls, tribals in Madhya Pradesh and Marginalization? The answer is: this episode of How to Citizen.
    Meghnad and Shreyas are joined by comedian Urooj Ashfaq to discuss Chapter 7: Understanding Marginalization. Bringing in Urooj for this chapter was purely coincidental and had nothing to do with her being a Muslim Woman...
    Nah. It was totally intentional. Together, these three discuss what is Marginalization, what did it look like in schools and how can we deal with it. Is capitalism the answer? Seriously, is it?
    For an immersive (and explosive) experience of this podcast, visit this link - https://bit.ly/2C2Bp7J and read the chapter while the hosts banter with the guest about it.
    Follow Urooj on twitter @RogueAF 
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
    or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 06: Chapter 6 - Understanding our Criminal Justice System with Aishwarya Mohanraj

    Ep. 06: Chapter 6 - Understanding our Criminal Justice System with Aishwarya Mohanraj

    Aishwarya Mohanraj loves a lot of people. This includes her school principal, her domestic help and Salman Khan... in no particular order.
    It's episode 6 of How To Citizen and the hosts, Meghnad and Shreyas, are joined by comedian Aishwarya Mohanraj. Together, they do an extra dramatic reading of a longest comic they have encountered till date in 8th grade civics. A comic that deals with our broken justice system and how police operate. The comic is so long that Meghnad starts thinking about how there is an inbuilt Marvel Universe style crossovers happening between chapters. Our hosts are clearly super obsessed with this book.
    For this episode, we highly recommend you head over here: https://ivm.today/2EuycPD and download chapter 6 from our CBSE Civics Book. We promise you a highly immersive experience in this particular episode.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
    or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 05: Chapter 5 - Judiciary with RJ Rohini Ramanathan

    Ep. 05: Chapter 5 - Judiciary with RJ Rohini Ramanathan

    It's episode five and we're going to do some justice to Chapter 5, Judiciary. This time Meghnad and Shreyas joined by RJ Rohini Ramanathan who talks about our courts, how they function, how justice delayed is justice denied and a bunch of banter on Aadhaar. They also touch upon the changes and repercussions brought about by the #MeToo movement.
    To have an immersive experience of this chapter, visit this link: https://bit.ly/2Ij52Hiand be enthralled as we banter about a 4 page comic book from this chapter.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
    or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

T.Mohan ,

Civics 101

I think this is a good start for people starting to understand how India works.

Abhignayss ,

Unprofessional

Nice initiative, when I listened the chapter 01 episode, I was expecting intellectuals but I had to listen to boys, I couldn’t force myself listen to any longer, If you love unprofessional, and can bear talks of school boys and their vocabulary with curse words then this podcast is for you, if you are expecting an intellectual and professional then it better to download the social textbooks from NCERT website, and read those. Anyway nice idea and Aesthetics.

Ausho ,

Needs a lot of improvement. You are wasting listeners’ time.

Nope. Not upto mark. Not concise. Not concentrated. Feels like i am listening to cyrus says which is equally disappointing. If you want a tip then please listen to ‘the seen and the unseen’.

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