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    • Society & Culture

A weekly Podcast about people, their stories, experiences and journeys of their lives.

    Kashmiri Pandit's perspective on Kashmir with Tapasya

    Kashmiri Pandit's perspective on Kashmir with Tapasya

    In this episode, we talk to Tapasya about Kashmir whose family has had to leave Kashmir during the late 80's and early 90's. We talk about the different store she has heard while growing, why does she support Azadi movement and various other things related to Kashmiri Pandits.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Criminal Justice & Police Accountability with Nikita Sonavane & Ameya Bokil

    Criminal Justice & Police Accountability with Nikita Sonavane & Ameya Bokil

    In this episode, we have two lawyers from the Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project which is based out of Bhopal, talking about the Criminal Tribes Act, the Habitual offender's act, police brutality as a phenomenon, and what does police reforms mean & what's the idea of defunding in the Indian context. 

    The website of Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project: cpaproject.in

    Some of the pieces they have written on these issues: 

    https://www.article-14.com/post/born-a-criminal-how-poverty-struck-tribals-become-habitual-offenders

    https://www.article-14.com/post/why-charan-singh-bolts-his-house-from-inside-and-out-before-he-sleeps

    https://www.article-14.com/post/indramal-bai-s-death-and-how-the-police-got-away

    https://www.thewire.in/article/video/police-brutality-reforms?utm=authorlistpage

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Carceral State in India with Saumya Dadoo

    The Carceral State in India with Saumya Dadoo

    In this episode, we have Saumya Dadoo from Detention Solidarity Network (https://detentionsolidarity.net) talking about the prison systems in India and structural issues related to it with some historical background. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Politics of Bollywood with Kamayani Sharma

    Politics of Bollywood with Kamayani Sharma

    In this episode, we speak to Kamayani Sharma, an independent writer, and researcher who works on visual culture focusing on contemporary art and cinema. We discuss the influence of Modi govt on Bollywood, politics of Bollywood, the hollow activism of various film personalities with regards to BLM in comparison to activism surrounding issues in India among many other things. 



    Kamayani's piece which we discuss: 

    https://caravanmagazine.in/perspective/how-bollywood-acted-under-modi-government



    You can find Kamayani's other work in her wesbite:  
    https://kamayanisharma.journoportfolio.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    On Philosophy of Counseling with Samir Chopra

    On Philosophy of Counseling with Samir Chopra

    In this episode, we have Samir Chopra who is a Professor of Philosophy and a Philosophic counselor. We discuss among many things, what is Philosophy of counseling, how does he approach with various clients, on philosophy of anxiety, approaching the current pandemic using tools of philosophy. 



    Samir writes at samirchopra.com.

    He has written a  series of blogs related to Philosophy of counseling: 

    https://samirchopra.com/2020/06/03/what-is-philosophical-counseling-part-one-the-basics/

    https://samirchopra.com/2020/06/04/what-is-philosophical-counseling-part-two-the-counselors-work/

    https://samirchopra.com/2020/06/08/what-is-philosophical-counseling-part-iii-dolls-that-remove-worries/

    https://samirchopra.com/2020/06/11/what-is-philosophical-counseling-part-iv-aristotle-on-effective-and-practical-knowledge/



    He has also written on anxiety at Aeon mag : 

    https://aeon.co/essays/dread-accompanies-me-through-life-but-it-is-not-without-consolation

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Inside Kashmir (Part 2) : Struggle For Freedom & the Politics.

    Inside Kashmir (Part 2) : Struggle For Freedom & the Politics.

    In the second part of the episode, Mudasir expands more on the issues related to the military siege, the struggle for freedom, and politics in Kashmir. 





    Mudasir's writings: 

    His Journal under Siege:  https://aleemudasir.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/journal-of-a-siege-11th-january-2020-kashmir/

    Resisting the Language of Occupation:  http://www.kashmirlit.org/resisting-the-language-of-occupation/ 

    Language of Resistance: http://www.kashmirlit.org/language-of-resistance/

    • 1 hr 10 min

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