“Pitta Goda” is a Telugu phrase that literally means a “parapet”, a kind of wall, where sometimes neighbours gather to gossip.
Figuratively, we at Pittagoda take it to mean a place where people come to express their opinions irrespective of whether anyone is actually hearing them. Kind of like an FMS group discussion.
In our podcast, we bring you conversations - about cinema, books, life and more. Please subscribe to our podcast if you like what you heard!
Lockdown Chronicles: Telugu Corona Cinema
How would a Telugu movie tackle the Covid situation? How will the hero save the masses from the pandemic? Will he use ancient Indian wisdom or modern science? Will there be two heroines or three?
At Pittagoda, we imagine a whole new (or maybe not) reality. Hopefully, it will never be made into a movie!
Featuring the Pittagoda gang, Ravi, Sarat, Jayanth and Deepa
Music credits: Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod
Pittagoda Book Reviews: Before We Visit The Goddess
Deepa talks to Sarat about the book "Before We Visit The Goddess", written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The book is a tale of mother-daughter relationships across three generations. It is essentially a tale of loss and pain, while also being a chronicle of the women's respective journeys of triumphing over their circumstances.
Note: This episode has spoilers.
Sarileru Neekevvaru: Through a Fan's Eyes and Ears
Deepak Karamungikar, a self-confessed Mahesh Babu fan, talks to Sarat about what he felt about Sarileru Neekevvaru. They also chat up about Maharashi, Mahesh Babu's potential, Rajendra Prasad, and what limits our beloved actors/"heroes" from doing more.
Cycling for Dummies: Lessons from Hyderabad
For endurance cyclists Gokul Krishna and Raman Garimella, a hundred-kilometre ride is a walk in the park. Literally.
Gokul and Raman, both of whom are from Hyderabad, pursued their passion for cycling in their own unique ways. They have also cycled together and worked together. They now bring their collective experience to a book called "Escape Velocity: The Definitive Desi Guide to Cycling" for anyone who is a cycling newbie. In this episode, they talk about their book, their cycling adventures; and which desi cyclist's story is complete without a shout-out to Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Maga Maharaju, Race 3 and Srimanthudu?
Gokul also co-owns The Bike Affair, a bicycle store in Hyderabad. Also, if you want to listen to more of him, head to his podcast: https://anchor.fm/theindiancyclingpodcast
Pittagoda Books: Habibi
Sangeetha and Rohit discuss the graphic novel Habibi, written by Craig Thompson.
Set in a fairy tale landscape, a strange and timeless place called Wanatolia, Habibi tells the story of two individuals - Dodola and Zam, both orphaned at a young age and brought together through chance, circumstances and shared misery. They grow up through the book and discover their love changing from that of a mother-child (as a provider-dependant) to siblings (as playmates) to lovers.
Ever since its publication, Habibi has been called mysterious, racist and everything in between. Listen to this conversation about this controversial book.
Pittagoda Plays : Maidaanam
హైదరాబాద్ లో తెలుగు నాటక ప్రదర్శన అంటే, ఔనా... నేనెప్పుడూ వినలేదే అనే ఈ కాలంలో, నాటకానికి ఇద్దరు వెళ్లి దాని గురించి మన తో సంభాషించారు... అనితర సాధ్యమైన ఈ కార్యాన్ని సాధించిన ఘనత మా పిట్టగోడ కే చెల్లింది... మీరు వినండి మరి
voice over credits : Jayashree Raj
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Also try to cover Hindi movies... would love to hear from you on what your group thinks about movies like Manikarnika, Bajirao..., Barfi