20 episodes

What's it like being in a polyamorous relationship? How can you make your international love story last? What are some dating red flags to look out for? Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of love and dating — with juicy insights from celebrities, experts, influencers and friends.


Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, and new mother Evelyn Sharma dives deep with her fabulous guests, who open up about their relationship experiences and share their stories and advice with listeners.  

This podcast is a space to connect, laugh and talk openly about sex, dating, mental health, self-love, parenthood, the patriarchy and everything in between. Tune in! And if you have a burning relationship question that you want featured, email us at lovematters@dw.com.

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What's it like being in a polyamorous relationship? How can you make your international love story last? What are some dating red flags to look out for? Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of love and dating — with juicy insights from celebrities, experts, influencers and friends.


Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, and new mother Evelyn Sharma dives deep with her fabulous guests, who open up about their relationship experiences and share their stories and advice with listeners.  

This podcast is a space to connect, laugh and talk openly about sex, dating, mental health, self-love, parenthood, the patriarchy and everything in between. Tune in! And if you have a burning relationship question that you want featured, email us at lovematters@dw.com.

    Heartbreak: How to have it, how to heal it ft. Dr. Shyam Bhat

    Heartbreak: How to have it, how to heal it ft. Dr. Shyam Bhat

    As just about anyone who has ever been in love knows, heartbreak hurts. A lot. But it can also help you grow, if you really take the time to process the pain. In this episode, psychiatrist and author Dr. Shyam Bhat talks to Evelyn about what happens when your heart breaks, and how you can emerge from the experience a stronger and more empathetic person.

    Show notes:
    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram
    Shyam Bhat’s Instagram

    Produced by: Axel Scheele, Sally McGrane
    Research & guest acquisition: Sana Rizvi
    Sound Engineer: Gerd Georgii
    Project Manager: Sonja Kaun-Trenkler
    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi
    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 24 min
    International Love: When you fall for someone from abroad ft. Kalki Koechlin

    International Love: When you fall for someone from abroad ft. Kalki Koechlin

    What do you do when you fall for someone who really fits the bill, but comes from a whole different part of the world? How do you decide where and how to live together? In this episode, Evelyn, who is German-Indian, talks to French-Indian actress Kalki Koechlin about the highs and lows of merging different cultures, traditions, dreams and languages to make love work with their international partners.

    Show notes:
    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram
    Kalki Koechlin’s Instagram

    Produced by: Jennifer Collins, Charli Shield
    Research & guest acquisition: Sana Rizvi
    Sound Engineer: Gerd Georgii
    Project Manager: Sonja Kaun-Trenkler
    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi
    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 26 min
    Office affairs: How to make it work at work ft. Pallavi Pareek

    Office affairs: How to make it work at work ft. Pallavi Pareek

    We all spend a lot of time at work. So it’s not inconceivable that, if you’re single, you might just find yourself having feelings for a colleague. This can be tricky terrain, as corporate inclusion expert Pallavi Pareek explains. From how an office flirt could affect your career to when it’s time to talk to HR, this episode helps us understand how we can make romance work, at work – and when it might be better just to walk away.

    Show notes:
    Ungender: https://www.ungender.in/
    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/
    Pallavi Pareek’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pareek.pallavi/?hl=de

    Produced by: Sally McGrane, Axel Scheele
    Research & guest acquisition: Sana Rizvi
    Sound Engineer: Gerd Georgii
    Project Manager: Sonja Kaun-Trenkler
    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi
    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 30 min
    Interfaith relationships: The politics of love ft. Shruti Seth and Danish Aslam (Rerun)

    Interfaith relationships: The politics of love ft. Shruti Seth and Danish Aslam (Rerun)

    While the Love Matters team takes a short break at the end of the year, we’re playing one of our favorite episodes from Season 1 about the controversial topic of interfaith relationships in India. Such unions are rare: Less than 2% of couples who tie the knot are from interfaith backgrounds. Inter-religious relationships are often shunned, and those who are vocal about celebrating their love publicly can face a backlash.

    Evelyn speaks to actor Shruti Seth and her director husband Danish Aslam about the social media trolling they've faced for their interfaith marriage, as well as the importance of celebrating love in the face of hate and why their daughter gives them hope for the future.

    Show notes:

    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram

    Shruti Seth’s Instagram

    Danish Aslam’s Instagram

    Produced by: Jennifer Collins, Nicolas Martin
    Research & guest acquisition: Sana Rizvi
    Sound Engineer: Thomas Schmidt
    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi
    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 30 min
    Masculinity disrupted: "For men to just 'be,' it's hard" ft. Rajat Mittal

    Masculinity disrupted: "For men to just 'be,' it's hard" ft. Rajat Mittal

    If it's not bringing in the money, lifting heavy things and never shedding a tear, what does it mean to be a 'man' in India today? For many men, this is an increasingly hard question to answer. As we move away from the harmful gender stereotypes that restrict what girls and women can and cannot do, more and more men are realizing that they too suffer from patriarchal ideas about how they should lead their lives.

    In this episode, Evelyn chats to writer and creator of the 'Boyish' newsletter Rajat Mittal about what holds men back from opening up, feeling their emotions and bonding with each other. And how becoming a father gave Rajat the courage to feel and speak about things he never had before.

    Show notes:

    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/
    Boyish newsletter: https://boyish.in/

    Rajat Mittal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeinafolder/?hl=en


    Produced by: Jennifer Collins, Charli Shield

    Sound Engineer: Robin Funke

    Project Manager: Sonja Kaun-Trenkler

    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi

    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 25 min
    Polyamory: Is three the magic number? ft. Tanisha RK & Shweta Sangtani

    Polyamory: Is three the magic number? ft. Tanisha RK & Shweta Sangtani

    What’s life like in a ‘throuple’? That’s just one of the questions this episode dedicated to polyamory explores. Our guests Tanisha RK and Shweta Sangtani are in a committed relationship with each other and a third partner—who they also run a business with. They open up about common misconceptions -- like the idea that a polyamorous relationship involves less commitment than a monogamous one. They also share some of the best parts about being poly, which for them includes a focus on communication, emotional honesty, and taking time for yourself.

    Get in touch with your relationship questions or thoughts on this week's show on lovematters@dw.com. And if you like what you hear, help others find the podcast by liking, reviewing, subscribing and sharing our episodes!



    Show notes:

    Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/

    Sangya Project Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sangyaproject/

    Tanisha RK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharkhootery/?hl=en

    Sangya Project: https://sangyaproject.com/


    Produced by: Jennifer Collins, Sally McGrane, Axel Scheele, Charli Shield

    Sound Engineer: Gerd Georgii

    Project Manager: Sonja Kaun

    Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava, Anant Nath Sharma, Khyati Rajvanshi

    Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Life & Style

    • 32 min

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