Welcome to LIFEFORCE where we explore the cosmic forces that awaken our lives. We dive into the realm of fearlessness, conscious dying, making our dreams come true, awakening our spiritual powers, healing ourselves, and rising up out of struggle.
My name is Shilpa Agarwal. I am an international bestselling novelist, TV writer, global radio host, and certified healer. Each episode is an offering of my own lifeforce to you. My mission is to help you connect to your own lifeforce, which is your guide to an awakened, meaningful, and joyful life.
Season 2 of the Netflix/Shondaland hit show BRIDGERTON introduces the Sharma family from India into the world of the Bridgerton siblings and Regency-era England. Join me to hear writer Geetika Lizardi talk about writing for the show and holding steady to her dreams, passions, and vision as a storyteller.
The Forgotten Spy
Almanya Narula, actor, fight choreographer, and writer, speaks about her solo show, Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy, playing the Hollywood Fringe Festival. In 1943, Noor became the first woman and Indian to be sent out as a spy & wireless operator under Churchill’s orders in Nazi France. Her story is one of bravery and betrayal.
Storytelling: Beyond Western Narratives
Storytelling: Beyond Western Narratives, the third episode in The Artists's Journey series, is now available on Spotify, Apple, Google, rukusavenueradio.com, and most podcasting platforms.
In this jam-packed 14-minute episode, I explore two common western narratives and their complicity in the colonial enterprise. I also explore three non-western story structures (more to come in part II).
LIFEFORCE airs regularly on Sundays @ 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm GMT, and Monday 1:30pm IST at rukusavenueradio.com
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Last Film Show
International award-winning filmmaker and director, Pan Nalin, speaks about his latest film, LAST FILM SHOW, the Opening Night movie at the 2022 Indian Film Festival Los Angeles. LAST FILM SHOW is the story of 9-year-young Samay falling in love with filmmaking and how friendships and love collude to help him achieve his dreams despite all odds.
Pan Nalin’s previous films include ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES, SAMSARA, VALLEY OF FLOWERS, FAITH CONNECTIONS, and many others.
Storytelling: Planting Psychological Seeds
Join me in the second episode of our Storytelling series. Today we speak about vasansas, a Sanskrit term meaning psychological seeds. In storytelling, these types seeds shape your characters' psyches and motivations, and they are also the unconscious motivations or tendencies behind all actions.
I Am Belmaya
Documentary Film Director, Sue Carpenter, and Co- director Belmaya Nepali, speak about the making of their 2021 feature film, “I am Belmaya,” which is a story of Belmaya’s own journey from a conservative hill village of Nepal to self-discovery, creativity, and agency. The film has won numerous international awards, including Best Documentary at the UK Asian Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Pame International Film Festival in Nepal. Ending song "Stronger" by Simi Carpenter from the 3min film Stronger, about women in Nepal wanting to break free from family and societal chains, and to be themselves.