in conversation with Rohan and Susheel
Childhood - The TV Shows & Movies that Moulded Us
Growing up in the 80s in India was quite the experience. You had just 2 TV channels, would rent VCRs to watch movies on VHS tapes, and absorb every bit of entertainment because there was (relatively) so little of it available. Then satellite TV came, you grew up, and decades later revisited those childhood shows, […]
Tolerance - Should we argue, or just Unfriend each other?
We live in an increasingly polarized world where facts and opinions get tangled up with emotions and identity. How do we navigate all this? Should we be fighting for our beliefs? Or is it smarter to just ‘unfriend’ people and move on? In this episode, Susheel and Rohan explore what ‘tolerance’ looks like (or perhaps […]
Stress in the Time of COVID-19: Why We're Stressed & How We Can Cope
The pandemic is stripping us of many of our coping strategies for stress. We're in lockdown, we're getting crazier deadlines, and there's a virus spreading in our community. But do we need to be spiralling out of control? In this episode, Susheel and Rohan explore these issues and then invite neuropsychologist Anirudh George to share his take on them.
The Fear of Missing Out [FOMO]: An Amusing (But Very Real) 'Lockdown' Anxiety
The COVID-19 lockdown has us swinging between paralyzing anxiety and a gnawing feeling that we should be ‘doing more’ with our newly gifted time at home. But what exactly are we afraid we’re missing out on? And will we really be happier once we find it? 00:00 – Opening question: How do you make […]
Minimalism: "How Many Things Am I Allowed to Own?"
Is minimalism just about getting rid of stuff? And if you want to be a minimalist, are you allowed only 1 spoon, 1 bowl and 2 t-shirts? In this episode, we debunk some of these mainstream myths, explore what minimalism could be about instead, and offer some real-world examples of how it can change your […]
COVID-19: The Swedish Conundrum
“Why has Sweden’s response to COVID-19 been so much less restrictive than the rest of the world’s? Has their strategy worked? And, should India act similarly?” In this episode, Dr. Prathap Tharyan returns to answer these questions posed by a friend of the show. And he unpacks the issues involved in his trademark systematic, comprehensive, […]