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This podcast examines challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context on a wide variety of topics, from identifying their passion to better productivity & parenting. It features interviews with women, facilitates sharing of what worked & what didn’t, for them. If you are trying to manage your responsibilities better and looking at ways to realize your potential, you would love this.

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This podcast examines challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context on a wide variety of topics, from identifying their passion to better productivity & parenting. It features interviews with women, facilitates sharing of what worked & what didn’t, for them. If you are trying to manage your responsibilities better and looking at ways to realize your potential, you would love this.

    Best practices for Device Usage across age groups - Episode 40

    Best practices for Device Usage across age groups - Episode 40

    The pandemic has made devices easily accessible, even a necessity, amongst children across all age groups. We did not have enough time to prepare for this, fully understanding the pros and cons of it. Before March 2020, discussions around device usage happened with the context that device usage is optional, for children.  That is no longer the case. Do we have time to discuss, debate and figure out what steps we need to take when the children already have access ? Or, is it OK to not bother about it ?
     
    In this episode, we have Aruna Sankaranarayanan, an author and psychologist who has done a lot of research in this area.  Her first book, Zero Limits: Things Every 20 Something Should Know, which will be published by Rupa Publications, includes a chapter on the responsible use of digital technology.
     
    We explore questions around device usage across various age groups. If you do an Internet search, you are likely to come across suggestions for device usage amongst young children. What about older children ? What is relevant and practical in today's scenario ?  If you are looking for best practice  recommendations, do not miss this episode.
     
     Listen on ..
     
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
    We start by defining what device usage means and whether we should be concerned about children's device usage.
     
    Some of the questions she responds to and pointers she shares are :
    The maximum permissible daily limits of device usage for different age groups
    It is not enough to look at this in terms of minutes/hours, but how it is spent
    These limits are based on what kind of impact
    Whether usage with headphones or earphones are OK
    How to handle the issue of privacy when it comes to usage by teens
    Importance of looking at child's overall development and is a mother best placed to assess this
    How to talk to older children about appropriate usage and Things parents should never do
    How to handle the scenario of cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate content
    Is it possible and OK to put barriers ?
    How to realize if the child has become addicted to devices ?
    Importance of arriving at rules, together with children and the need for parents to also adhere to these rules
    How to handle violation of device usage related rules
    How parents can influence good device behaviour
    We then examine how parents can use the device itself  to engage with the child and what could be the golden rule here..
     
    Aruna then talks about how her upcoming book will help the young adults.
     
    There are tons of valuable and actionable steps for you, the New Indian Woman, from this episode. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
    To Connect with the guest and to read her articles
    Visit www.arunasankaranarayanan.com
     
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    • 48 min
    What do women wish for at their workplace - SheAsksHR - Episode 39

    What do women wish for at their workplace - SheAsksHR - Episode 39

    If the HR/Personnel department comes and asks you for one wish to be granted, what would that be ? This is the question in this episode of New Indian Woman podcast.
     
    The few women who feature in this episode, very clearly, have never been asked this question. But they have their wish ready. Is the HR ready to listen ?
     
    Would you like to add yours to this list ? You are most welcome..
     
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
    We start with why it is important for HR to provide additional support for women at workplace. It is not just about policies, but about creating a culture where women feel supported. Then we listen to response from a few working women across age groups as to what their wish from HR is.
     
    To this list, I add a few more. But this in no way makes the list complete. In fact, this is just the start of a long list. What would you wish from HR? Not something generic applicable to many women, but what is most relevant for you based on what you face today ?
     
    Please write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com or reach out to our social media pages and add to the list with the hashtag #SheAsksHR.
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
     
    Get in touch
     
    Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com
    Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman
    Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman
     
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    • 23 min
    Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 2 - Episode 38

    Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 2 - Episode 38

    Listen to Part 2 of the  chat with Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, popular singer and composer.  She has won National Award and Filmfare award as best playback singer for a Kannada film she composed and sung songs for. She has chosen to follow her passion and strived to explore different avenues and genres in music, from Kabir to several women poets across the centuries.
    In this episode we talk about what it means to be a musician couple, creativity and spontaneity vs planning, what a musician's daily life looks like, do they really live in a different realm and lots more…
    In Part 1,  we focused on her initial training in music and many other areas, what it means to try out various things and what influences our individual journeys. She talked about winning the award, discovering Kabir and the power of music, as well as facing judgements. Part 1 is available in Episode 37 and the link to the web version is here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/podcast/episode/2ca5cab1/chat-with-the-renowned-musician-bindhumalini-part-1-episode-37
    Listen on ..
     
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
    Bindhumalini talks about what it means for her and her husband to be in the musical field and the advantages and the constant learnings that it entails. Then we move on to discussing the daily life and if music is an intrinsic part of her day.
     
    We discuss the relevance of spontaneity vs planning, where what is required. Is planning a challenge for someone in creative space. All of you who give your reasons for the chaos out there, you need to listen to this part of the episode definitely. Bindhu talks about the need to harness spontaneity and she talks about how responsibility plays a role in this. Then we explore about music and art forms, whether they exist in a different realm, away from the real world.
     
    Bindhu talks about challenges that people in music and performing arts face and what we, as listeners, should or should not do. We discuss the importance of reflection and how it can influence our daily life. Gender and the culture of women having to sacrifice, how our relevance keeps changing and the need to adapt to it and what freedom means - these are interesting topics where we get to hear Bindhu's thoughts.
     
    And towards the end, Bindhu, true to her character, ignores the minimal audio setup for this podcast and sets out to sing and there too she makes a conscious choice of what to sing.
     
    And with this, we end the 2 Part series on Bindhumalini! Hope you enjoyed this episode.
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
    To Connect with the guest or to know more about Bindhumalini
     
    https://www.facebook.com/bindhumalini.N 
    Kabir song(just one of them) Video link: 'Naiharva' by Bindhumalini & Vedanth
    Album Threshold : The Threshold (Bindhumalini and MD Pallavi) performance at the Kochi Biennale
     
    National Award winning song: Maayavi Manave | Nathicharami | Sruthi Hariharan & Sanchari Vijay | Bindhumalini
     
     
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    Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 1 - Episode 37

    Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 1 - Episode 37

    Listen to a detail chat with Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, popular singer and composer.  She has won National Award and Filmfare award as best playback singer for a Kannada film she composed and sung songs for.
    She has chosen to get trained in Carnatic and Hindustani as well as many other art forms and pursued multiple academic paths as well.
     
    She has chosen to follow her passion and strived to explore different avenues and genres in music, from Kabir to several women poets across the centuries.
     
    As a huge fan of her music, I feel so happy to present this chat over 2 episodes. In the first episode, we focus on her initial training in music and many other areas, what it means to try out various things and what influences our individual journeys. She talks about winning the award, discovering Kabir and the power of music, as well as facing judgements, in this first part.
     
     Listen on ..
     
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
    Bindhumalini starts with her journey into the world of music  and her formal education across 2 graduate degrees, a Post Graduate Degree and a Diploma across various areas. She chooses to analyse these trials  from different perspectives and makes this very clear message - "How I apply skills and what I use it for is very important for me". The learning for us starts, right from the first few moments of this episode! And there's more to come..
     
    Some of the questions she responds to and thoughts she articulates are :
    Trials and failures - or is there something called failure - importance of having fun
    What made her choose the not so convention route in music ?
    Questions on who I am and why certain things are done, need to look at music from a fresh perspective.
    The need to break things down and then reconstruct and the exciting possibilities that emerge
    Being immersed in music also creating a demand
    Curiosity vs rebellion
    Importance of saying "I don’t know" to children
    What Kabir means to her and how her sister's book helped in that
    How she sees music and the importance of lyrics
    How it is important to listen to music for anyone to be able to produce music
     
    She then shares how she felt when she heard about winning the National Award and how something like this can never be a goal. And why she is extra happy about that particular song and movie! We then chat about the topic of judgements and stereotypes and the questions these trigger…
     
    Yes, of course, the chat continues and you need to wait for Part 2 to listen to her talk more - on topics you rarely get to hear from renowned people!
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
    To Connect with the guest or to know more about Bindhumalini
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnubhutiTrust/
    Kabir song(just one of them) Video link: 'Naiharva' by Bindhumalini & Vedanth
    Album Threshold : The Threshold (Bindhumalini and MD Pallavi) performance at the Kochi Biennale
     
    National Award winning song: Maayavi Manave | Nathicharami | Sruthi Hariharan & Sanchari Vijay | Bindhumalini

    • 42 min
    Reimagining Festivals - Episode 36

    Reimagining Festivals - Episode 36

    Welcome to a chat on looking at festivals, the need to reimagine and adapt them to today's context. I invite you to this chat with my friend Srividya where we explore our memories of festivals, what they mean to us and how we can play a role in creating memories for our children and enjoy it differently.
     
    Does this mean we stop celebrating our traditional festivals ? Definitely not. Don’t we have enough festivals to start thinking about new ones ? Do they sometimes feel as a burden for the busy Indian woman ? Do they sometimes feel just a ritual, having lost their meaning ? How to make sure festivals help us find the laughter, fun, love, sharing and gratitude in today's context ?
     
    If these are the questions in your mind, you would love this chitchat. You may get some ideas to try out with your family. And of course, we are waiting to hear your ideas on this topic.
     
     Listen on ..
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
    My friend Srividya and me relive an earlier chat we had on this topic of festivals. We start with the intent of festivals and what comes to our mind. We look at whether it means the same for our children.
     
    What about the smaller festivals for which we may not know the meaning ? We then discuss the feedback from children on festivals - these sure are pointers for you to have such a discussion at home.
     
    We explore the concept of picking up a new "festival" or "special day" to try out or reimagine. We discuss examples of trying this out instead of the routine shopping as per the various festival sales or  eating out. Or, doing these itself in a different way.
     
    We then move on gifting, connecting across generations and even playing games as a family. And of course, exploring interesting outings. Plus, we look at doing something over a long period of time, questioning festival as an event associated with a day or a few days.
     
    Then, we get into the practical ways of going about it, if you want to start trying this.
     
    We examine the scope for reimagining along with our traditions as well!
     
    And of course, we would like to hear from you on what you have tried out or your ideas. Head over to our facebook page or twitter handle to share your ideas and experiences! Together we can arrive at a wonderful list of "Ideas for Reimagining festivals".
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
    Get in touch
    Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com
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    Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com
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    • 41 min
    A Quick Introduction to Planners plus My Planning Story - Episode 35

    A Quick Introduction to Planners plus My Planning Story - Episode 35

    Welcome to Planner World! If you are someone busy chasing deadlines and making sure the most urgent tasks are done, this episode is for you. On the other hand, if you are someone who diligently keeps track of to do lists and get a kick out of crossing off items in the to do list, this episode is for you as well. Whether you are someone who is very systematic or you revel in creative chaos, you would definitely gain from using a planner.
    Confused ???
    And, what exactly is a planner ? How to use a simple notebook as a planner ? Is it too complicated ? What is the biggest advantage of using a planner ?
     
    I try to answer many of these questions and also introduce you to how I plan in this short episode.  Listen on ..
     
    What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
    As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
     
    And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
     
    What's in this episode:
     
     In this episode we look at how having a planner will help you focus on what you want to do. If you already feel you are there, focussing on what you want to do, then, using a planner will definitely give you peace of mind. We examine how in this episode.
     
    If you are someone who wishes there was more than 24 hours in a day OR
    If you are waiting for some day in the future when you will have more time to pursue your passion project or hobby OR
    If you are someone who wonders how someone else is able to pack so much in their life whereas you are barely there OR
    If you are someone who is trying to keep track of what all needs to be done today or this week… OR
    Let me stop here..I hope you got the general idea..
     
    If you are new to the word Planner, let  me tell you, it is just a book, like a diary. We get into the details of why and how it is different from a diary.
     
    I go thru my planner, share examples of how it is different from keeping track of to do items and how it helps me.. And how to recover from those periods when life takes over and you need to start again..
     
    And, of course, there is no expectation for you to buy a planner - you could start with a simple note book!!
     
    Listen to lot of practical tips on using a planner in this short episode.
     
    I welcome you to the planner world!
     
     
    If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
     
     
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    Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com
    Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman
    Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman
     
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