Indicast is India's longest running and most popular Indian podcast network. This is the mother feed of all the shows produced by Indicast including a current affairs new show, a business news show, a tech show from an Indian perspective, a bollywood movie review show and a conversational interview show. Expect a good discussion with few laughs in our special India focused content. Individual show feeds are available at http://www.theindicast.com
Indicast # 225: The Great Indian Vaccine Roll out
Few countries can match India on scale and complexity of a nationwide rollout of any item under the sun. Be it the general elections or the covid-19 inoculation plan of over 300m citizens by the end of the summer. India faces a daunting task but appears to be up for it. Covaxin, the home-grown vaccine has kicked up some controversy.
Indicast # 224: India thump Australia
A depleted Indian team beat a full-strength Australian line up in what will rank as among the best Test Series of all time. For those who grew up in the 1990s watching India struggle against the Aussies, this was a moment to cherish. A second-rung team of folks as old as 21 years old put their hand up and performed. This podcast is a tribute to those the young lads with humble backgrounds, making it big on the biggest stage there is.
Indicast # 223: Crazy stock market valuations
Burger King's stock climbed by over 265 per cent soon after its IPO. Breakdance will feature as a sport at the Olympics in Paris 2024. Gitanjali Rao won the first Time Kid of the Year. And finally, do you dare to eat Fugu?
Indicast #222: A vaccine, finally
The Pfizer BioNtech vaccine was authorised in the UK and the US. The worlds most exceptional teacher was awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale, a 32 year old teacher from Solapur. Dharampal Gulati, owner of the iconic MDH masala died this month. Bob Dylan sold his catalogue of nearly 600 songs to Universal Music. A firm in Japan now sells bullying insurance to cover legal and medical costs.
Indicast #221: RIP Diego Maradona
Jadhav Payeng, the forest man of India made it in the curriculum of an American school, giving us an excuse to talk about him. Diego Maradona passed away. The Undertaker resigned after a career in wrestling that lasted over 30 years. And a train in Japan barks like a dog to keep deers from being overrun.
Indicast #220: Get married. Get paid
The Odisha government announced an incentive of Rs. 250,000 to promote inter caste marriage. Same sex couples tied the knot for a first time in Taiwans mass military wedding ceremony a year after it legalised gay weddings. Meanwhile, in a quirk of evolution, not all of us will get wisdom teeth. And Indian Super League that begins later this month, gives us an excuse to talk about the rich and illustrious history of Indian football.
just came across podcasts (I was living under a rock).. this is one of the first podcasts i heard.. its really amazing.. informative yet humours.. and i like their take on subjects.. :)
Our Own homegrown swadesi
Many years back, almost 15 yrs, I picked my first copy of The Lonely Planet Guide to India which opened the vision for my own country the way I had never seen it. And to acknowledge that, in the first few scores of pages somewhere describing the Hows an Whats and Whichs, the authors pointed out that more Indians were now using LP to explore their own country.
It kinda stung me as to why can't I use a foreign guide to learn more about my own country. The truth was that not too many Indians were doing much on the subject.
Moving on to read more profound subjects on the country I chose I read Mark Tully with his non stop full stops in slow motion, and also a bit of Edward Luce ( though missed William Dalrymple) to understand deeper dynamics of India and Indian Culture. Here though, I had wider choice but I chose western authors.
But ever since I hooked to the electronic media on Podcasts, I have been on the edge of euphoria with my own people doing the so called white thing. Aditya and Abhishek have always managed to touch upon things that touch everyday India.
Would love to see you more often, atleast once a week if not more. Don't tell me you don't have masala. I guess you guys are busy with other stuff. Nonetheless, you are very good and have wishes from Punjab to stay good.
Great Job! Its good to see the kind of intellectual topics that you put up! I'm a fan of yours! Keep up the good work!!