6 episodes

Hi! My name is Kalyan Sundareswaran.

This podcast is a personal journey back in time, to the things I loved doing, but forgot to engage with along the way. Things, hobbies, activities that gave me immense joy at one point, but fell between the cracks somewhere along the way as life progressed and I got more busy.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-downs presented an opportunity - to go back to those very same interests.

And from there, sprung the idea of this podcast.

In each episode, I'll go back to one such area of interest, and presnt it to you in a deep-dive fashion. I hope that together, you and I, will learn something new and make good use of the extra time these lock-downs have provided us with.

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, or tea, and let's have a conversation about what "I Went Back To..."

From Motor Mouth Podcasts.

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Hi! My name is Kalyan Sundareswaran.

This podcast is a personal journey back in time, to the things I loved doing, but forgot to engage with along the way. Things, hobbies, activities that gave me immense joy at one point, but fell between the cracks somewhere along the way as life progressed and I got more busy.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-downs presented an opportunity - to go back to those very same interests.

And from there, sprung the idea of this podcast.

In each episode, I'll go back to one such area of interest, and presnt it to you in a deep-dive fashion. I hope that together, you and I, will learn something new and make good use of the extra time these lock-downs have provided us with.

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, or tea, and let's have a conversation about what "I Went Back To..."

From Motor Mouth Podcasts.

    Fire In Babylon

    Fire In Babylon

    The sad thing about any struggle for equity and fairness is its permanence and immutability. One of the happiest things to behold in any walk of life is when something or someone stands out and asserts their dignity. And when that is done against all odds being on the wrong side of this deeply divided world with unbridgeable disparities, it creates history. 

    This is a similar story of triumph and a story that is most unlikely to be repeated. If at all there is something that I enjoy more than cricket, it is the wonder of West Indians playing it. And this is a story about them, my greatest sporting icons ever. 

    Happy listening! 

    Show Notes - https://bit.ly/IWBTS01E05ShowNotes 

    Music Credits - https://bit.ly/IWBTS01E05MusicCredits 

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd 

    • 28 min
    Train Of Thoughts Of Trains

    Train Of Thoughts Of Trains

    It's said that in the final moments of our life, people and things flash past our eyes. If it's true and if it happens to me, I know that I'll be looking out of the window of a train. It'll be a train that will carry me away and give me a glimpse of my life. This episode is about trains and Indian Railways as being the ultimate embodiment of India, as something that we ought to be but almost never are. The Indian train as the greatest and the most unassuming public servant that ever was. The Indian train that moves in every sense of the word. The Indian train as the obsessee to one of its most insignificant obsessor even before Sheldon Cooper made it seem cool. Happy listening!

    Show Notes - bit.ly/IWBTS01E04ShowNotes

    Music Credits - bit.ly/IWBTS01E04MusicCredits

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 23 min
    The High-Noon Of Her Misery

    The High-Noon Of Her Misery

    This is a deeply personal journey full of epiphanies and discoveries. And it’s got all the regular tropes of personal inspirations: art, past events & people, dreams and all of that. And yet it is nothing so singular or extraordinary that regular humans cannot feel. None of what I will say will be new or hitherto unfelt by any of us. Also, none of what I will say can be said enough.

    This time of the year, as Indians, we invoke proud memories of the architects of our independence and the warriors of its struggle.

    Today, let us also think of those who are too fighting a battle for a form of freedom many of us take for granted. These times, dark and daunting as they are even for us, are even more dispiriting for some others.

    And there couldn't be a better aid to move us than the magical and heart-breaking verse of one of the greatest poets of modern Hindi literature.

    Happy listening!

    Show Notes & Transcript can be found here: https://bit.ly/IWBTS01E03TransciptShowNotes

    Music Credits can be found here: https://bit.ly/IWBTS01E03MusicCredits

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 22 min
    The Locked-Room Murder

    The Locked-Room Murder

    If at all there was anything hopelessly morbid which one actually could look forward to in these times, it had to be a murder mystery. This is an episode which doffs its hat to that killer of a genre of crime fiction – the murder mystery. And it especially commits itself to talking about a specific sub-genre of the murder mystery, the impossible murder, widely considered to be the great grandmother of all mystery genres. Book lovers should love this, mystery lovers should love this and mystery book lovers should devour this. Happy listening!

    Music Credits & Reading Suggestions - bit.ly/IWBTS01E02CreditsAndSuggestions

    Episode Transcript - bit.ly/IWBTS01E02Transcript

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 20 min
    "What Might Have Been?"

    "What Might Have Been?"

    "What Might Have Been?" A hypothesizing game I used to play with myself and my friends. A game, where we gave ourselves an imaginary scenario and then we fantasized a situation, asking ourselves what if this scenario were to be true.

    And the scenario this time was - “What would Hindi Film Music look like if we were to erase the entire contributions of Bengal and Bengalis from it?"

    You can find the episode transcript and music credits at: https://bit.ly/IWBTS01E01

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 26 min
    Trailer - I Went Back To

    Trailer - I Went Back To

    As time goes by and life progresses, we get so entangled in our mundane daily lives that we tend to forget most of our interests and hobbies. They disappear from our lives. Sometimes, forever.

    While the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us extremely horrible things, there’s one thing that it gave us – extra time. And Kalyan, the host of this podcast, made fabulous use of this time by going back to some of his interests and hobbies that were long forgotten!

    In each episode, Kalyan, who is extremely knowledgeable, well-read and well-travelled, will take us on a trip down memory lane, to things he enjoyed doing, and will share his deep knowledge and vast understanding of varied subjects. And rest assured, we’ll all learn something new with each episode.

    From MotorMouth Podcasts, this is “I Went Back To”.

    You can find the episode transcript and music credits at: https://bit.ly/IWBTS01Trailer

    (c) Copyright 2020 MotorMouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 2 min

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