25 episodi

Life for young Indian adults in the 21st Century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.

Kalki Presents: My Indian Life BBC

    • Diari

Life for young Indian adults in the 21st Century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.

    Dating special

    Dating special

    A listener emailed us about breaking-up. It was tough, so it’s time to talk about love. Students chat about relationships with Kalki and poet Priya Malik.
    This is the season finale and Kalki reveals how she has dealt with the relationship rollercoaster.
    Please send us your stories for future episodes: myindianlife@bbc.com
    And let us know what you think. #MyIndianLife

    • 46 min
    The boy who dreamt of space

    The boy who dreamt of space

    The first human on Mars - that’s Gadhadar Reddy’s goal, and he’s working on the technology to take him there. He launched a space tech company after people told him he could never do it. Now Gadhadar has made the Red Planet his next mission. “If you set a goal, say something audacious, the universe finds a way to make things happen.”
    Send us your stories: myindianlife@bbc.com
    Let us know what you think of our podcast. #MyIndianLife

    • 25 min
    The biggest brothel in Asia

    The biggest brothel in Asia

    Sonagachi in Kolkata is a hub for sex trafficking. Leena Kejriwal wants to end the exploitation of young women. “It's all happening because nobody's doing anything about it.”
    Send us your stories: myindianlife@bbc.com
    And let us know what you think of the podcast. #MyIndianLife

    • 25 min
    Saving the planet

    Saving the planet

    Two young Indians on a mission to make the world a better, cleaner place to live. Aarushi Majumder got her whole neighbourhood recycling in inner-city Mumbai. And Arun Krishnamurthy’s fight to clean waste from his village pond in rural Chennai kick-started a national campaign for cleaner water.
    #MyIndianLife
    Send us your stories: myindianlife@bbc.com
    And let us know what you think: #MyIndianLife

    • 19 min
    New York to Shimla

    New York to Shimla

    Ilma’s life was in the USA. Then a call to her mum made her decide to return home to India and find a new career - as a police officer.

    Ilma Afroz had attended the best universities, and was building an international career in the Big Apple, but she wanted India to benefit from her experience.

    “My talent, my education and my whole self is for my country,” she says.

    Send us your stories: myindianlife@bbc.com And let us know what you think #MyIndianLife

    • 21 min
    Saving Nagaland

    Saving Nagaland

    His brother died from an overdose. His dad was an alcoholic. Now Jenpu Rongmei is saving others from a similar fate. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a dropout – what matters is you are human”.
    Tell us your stories about being young and Indian in the 21st Century: myindianlife@bbc.com
    And let us know what you think of the podcast. #MyIndianLife

    • 23 min

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