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Listen to the unheard stories of the defiers of the status quo of Indian society. Personalities who are trying to make India better every day.

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Listen to the unheard stories of the defiers of the status quo of Indian society. Personalities who are trying to make India better every day.

    #62 Indian Rap Culture Ft. Naveen Koomar

    #62 Indian Rap Culture Ft. Naveen Koomar

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    Naveen Koomar is an Indian rap artist soon moving to Mumbai from Delhi. He has released many hit tracks like Baarishein, Kho Gaya, Dilli-18, Jalwe and many more.
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    2:15
    Understanding Naveen’s journey
    26:40
    How did Naveen meet his better half?
    37:15
    Is there a deep emotion in art?
    45:35
    Jab tak hum Zinda hai. Naveen’s alternative hip-hop
    61:30
    Battling that desire to be famous
    1:10:45
    What does it take to be a lyricist?
    1:16:25
    How can a budding artist start Rapping?
    1:22:15
    Indian music industry and its gatekeepers

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #61 India's Nutrition and Health with Dipa Sinha

    #61 India's Nutrition and Health with Dipa Sinha

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    Dipa Sinha has done her MA in Economics from JNU, MSc in Development Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and Ph.d from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has worked on issues related to food rights, nutrition and public health.

    3:10 Understanding Dipa’s journey
    5:40 What is right to food?
    8:25 How do we measure hunger?
    11:00 How is India’s progress in this area?
    16:05 State intervention in this area
    18:40 Role of Union and State Government
    20:55 Malnourishment basis groups
    24:50 How do different governments approach this issue?
    37:25 The impact on women
    50:25 The biggest battle that India is fighting when it comes to public health
    1:05:10 The fragmented model of public health in India
    1:06:50 Aam Admi Party’s model of governance
    1:08:10 Health outcomes in North vs South

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #60 Breaking Binaries with Shashi Ashish Choudhary

    #60 Breaking Binaries with Shashi Ashish Choudhary

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    Shashi Ashish Choudhary (they/them/they) is queer Bahujan poet and designer currently based in Chennai.

    Show Notes

    04:00
    Welcoming Shashi

    08:00
    Shashi asks questions to Vandit

    28:00
    Shashi’s life history, Jatt identity and other things

    1:03:50
    Shashi’s affiliation with Army

    1:20:50
    Bahujan identity and its politics

    1:34:00
    Caste in town planning and urban design

    2:00:00
    Culturally how is Chennai

    • 2 hr 14 min
    #59 Last Among Equals : The Story of Bihar with M.R. Sharan

    #59 Last Among Equals : The Story of Bihar with M.R. Sharan

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    Mamidipudi Ramakrishna Sharan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Sharan's research centres around questions in development economics and political economy.

    Last Among Equals https://www.amazon.in/Last-Among-Equals-Politics-Villages/dp/9390679664

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    3:00
    Sharan’s journey
    10:15
    Difference between north and south villages
    13:50
    When did Sharan have his cast realization?
    17:20
    When Sharan reached Bihar and the story behind Last Among Equals?
    26:30
    Any stereotypes on Bihar you carried?
    28:50
    How will you define a village in Bihar?
    38:50
    The politics of the village
    43:00
    Reaching Muzaffarpur
    49:50
    The story of Sanjay Sahini
    61:50
    The role of civil society in such movements?
    1:04:00
    The corruption in NREGA
    1:10:00
    Sanjay’s support system in the Sangathan
    1:13:10
    Thoughts on NREGA?
    1:25:20
    Sharan’s meeting with the Mukhiya
    1:29:30
    How Sanjay Sahini challenges the system?
    1:48:00
    The Musahar Wedding
    1:58:55
    Meeting Prashant Kishor
    2:03:00
    The following steps for Sanjay Sahini
    2:07:00
    Public grievances system in Bihar
    2:12:00
    Nitish vs Lalu
    2:17:00
    The time when Sanjay Sahini decides to file an MLA nomination
    2:49:20
    The Big Indian State

    • 2 hr 57 min
    #58 Decoding the Left Wing with Dr Rehna Raveendran

    #58 Decoding the Left Wing with Dr Rehna Raveendran

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    Rehna Ravindran is an Assistant Professor, at the University of Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from JNU, New Delhi. She extensively writes on issues related to caste, gender, and politics.

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    3:00
    Welcome Dr. Rehna

    11:00
    How the caste question never came in Kerala?

    16:40
    What is the fundamental difference between Right and Left?

    30:30
    Is the Left movement progressive on the question of Gender?

    51:45
    Key differences between southern and northern states?

    1:03:30
    The caste assertion of north vs south

    1:08:30
    Being anti Anti caste vs Anti Brahmin

    1:22:30
    Thoughts on BHIM Army

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #57 The Land of the Dravidian Movement with Shalin Maria Lawrence

    #57 The Land of the Dravidian Movement with Shalin Maria Lawrence

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    About Shalin

    Shalin is an activist, Intersectional feminist, writer, and orator.
    Shain has published two books in Tamil, in the year 2018 “Vadachennaikari “ (Feminist take on subaltern history and culture) and “Jency en Kuraivaaga paadinaar “(Feminist Take on cinema). Shalin is a regular writer in popular Tamil magazines and portals on social issues, especially feminism and caste.


    Timestamps

    2:45
    Introducing Shalin

    9:05
    What does it mean to be free?

    13:45
    How did your relationship change since the time you started taking such a bold stance?

    17:00
    Be a feminist and be alone or be less feminist and not so alone

    19:10
    Marriages where men are feminist and the woman is not

    27:45
    Can men be feminists?

    35:10
    Problems with Tamil cinema

    43:45
    Pa Ranjith

    55:15
    The political climate of Tamil Nadu

    1:06:15
    Is Tamil Nadu politics ideological?

    1:16:15
    Is Brahminism defeated in Tamil Nadu?

    Show Notes

    Vadachennaikari “ (Feminist take on subaltern history and culture)

    https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07RLJJQPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_VKCAR94M1CB0WY0GCFT9

    • 1 hr 30 min

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