7 episodes

Countryside is the official one of its kind podcast run by The Rural Post (https://theruralpost.org). The podcast features exclusively inclusive interviews, discussions and news that can be heard at everyone's convenience. The podcast aims to propound the unheard stories, experiences, news, and insights stemming in rural India

Countryside The Rural Post

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Countryside is the official one of its kind podcast run by The Rural Post (https://theruralpost.org). The podcast features exclusively inclusive interviews, discussions and news that can be heard at everyone's convenience. The podcast aims to propound the unheard stories, experiences, news, and insights stemming in rural India

    Can rural innovations bridge Gender Gaps- a Reality?

    Can rural innovations bridge Gender Gaps- a Reality?

     Catch Srishti in a conversation with Sahithi about creating an impact, in Gender Discrimination through RURAL INNOVATIONS
    Do you believe that Development has something to do with gender sensitivity?
    Even if you don't, United Nations do!!!
    The interesting fact is that it need not be restricted to Rural or Urban Areas.

    • 26 min
    How Indian villages read, learn and adapt - A tale of rural education and skill development

    How Indian villages read, learn and adapt - A tale of rural education and skill development

    Catch Pratyasha conversing with Mr. Ashutosh Tosaria, Sr. Manager - Programmes, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives about the reasons and solutions to these problems. Where he talked about the collaboration of youth and technology, Education for children and Rural India.
    ‘In the midst of every crisis, lies an opportunity ‘  - By Albert Einstein 
    This famous quote is relevant more than ever before, the pandemic has provided us an opportunity to think about the loopholes in our system and importance of various things which we were neglecting since ages. The need of a proper infrastructure in Education and health especially in Rural India and the required skill development for the youth of the country.

    • 41 min
    Milee Bags (ft. Sanju Soman)

    Milee Bags (ft. Sanju Soman)

    Catch Mihir and Abhishek on Countryside in conversation with Mr. Sanju Soman. He is founder of SUSTERA, a non profit which focuses directly on climate change adaptation, mitigation, outreach and advocacy thus contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. In this podcast the listeners would come to understand the concept of upcycling and the wonderful initiative of SUSTERA of upcycling of sarees and other fabric into bags called Milee Bags. Tune in to know the impact of Milee bags on the local community in Kerala. He leaves us with a message that leaves a deep impression and seriously questions our actions till now. Tune in for this episode on the Countryside podcast.

    • 21 min
    Rural Arts and Crafts (ft. Dr Dori Tunstall.)

    Rural Arts and Crafts (ft. Dr Dori Tunstall.)

    Catch Pratyasha On Countryside in conversation with Dr. Dori Tunstall. She is the Dean, Faculty of Design at Ontario College of Arts and Design University, Toronto. She has been an associate professor in design anthropology At Swinburne University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked with Kutch artisans through Kala Raksha in India. Arts and Crafts has been a part and parcel of Rural India since time immemorial. The same is dying as it is not adding value to the livelihoods of the rural population. The podcast talks about how Arts and Crafts can boost up the rural economy and be a potential alternative livelihood option. It also features how the advancements in globalization and Technology benefit rural craft communities, citing examples from the western World. The industry can easily empower women as well as the upcoming generations, retaining their traditions.

    • 23 min
    Design thinking in Rural space (ft. Drs. Gauri Wagenaar)

    Design thinking in Rural space (ft. Drs. Gauri Wagenaar)

    Catch Pratyasha on Countryside with Drs. Gauri Wagenaar.
    Gauri is the founder of Danae Consultancy and a professional member of the Association of Designers of India. Currently, she holds the position as a trustee at Jai Vikaji Bhiladwala Smarak High School, Umarsadi Village, Valsad, and trains part-time at Competitiveness Mindset Institute. She founded Danae Consultancy in 1996 when she was employed at Royal Netherland Embassy to run the Netherlands Business Promotion Office. She had been a Chief Representative at The Netherlands Business Support Office for 15 years. According to her, life is about learning. Finding solutions should be the priority rather than worrying about the problems.
    Creating is bringing something into being. Designing is more than creating products and services; it can be applied to systems, procedures, protocols, and customer experiences.
    Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user (the customer).
    A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused and action-oriented. It involves both analysis and imagination. 
    Design thinking is linked to creating an improved future and seeks to build ideas up – unlike critical thinking, which breaks them down. Problem-solving is making something go away.

    • 15 min
    Sanitation and Hygiene post COVID

    Sanitation and Hygiene post COVID

    Catch shreyus from the countryside in conversation with Mr. Liby Johnson, executive director of Gram Vikas, exploring hot topics such as swatch Bharath Grameen program (Phase II), impact of COVID-19 on the sanitation ecosystem, disaster and risk mitigation measures

    Liby Johnson is the Executive Director of Gram Vikas, Odisha. He is a development management specialist with more than 22 years’ experience of grassroots/policy-level work in both the government and-government sectors. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in RuralManagement from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat. Liby coordinated Gram Vikas’ relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction activities after the 1999 Odisha Super Cyclone, and post-Indian Ocean Tsunami reconstruction efforts taken up by SIFFS(South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies) – a fisher people’s collective in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

    • 19 min

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