Welcome to Season 1 of The Curio-city Collective podcast! Join us every 1st and 15th of the month to talk about well-being in cities across India. There will also be extras from when the conversations spilled over to bring you stories of the people behind the work. Over the coming months, we will explore topics of mental health, sustainable city design and planning, waste management and play in the city.
S01E18: Nurturing Transformative Change
In Episode 18, we revisit the theme that underpins all our conversations this season - transformative change and action. We unpack why this is more urgent than ever and how every action from the individual to the collective carries tremendous potential for change and creating well-being.
S01E17: A Question Of Well-being
In Episode 17, we circle back to talk about well-being and the city--the theme that led us to begin this podcast. Through a conversation on the multi-dimensionality of well-being and our reflections and learnings from the past season, we talk about why it is more crucial than ever to build collective well-being.
Extra 10: Parenting During The Pandemic
In a conversation with Jehanzeb Baldiwala, Director-Mental Health Services at the Ummeed Child Development Centre in Mumbai, we talk about how the pandemic has affected children, warning signs of distress parents can watch out for and how to respond and build safe spaces that support children's well-being.
S01E16: Children And The New Normal
In Episode 16 we talk to kids and their parents in three metro cities to understand what the pandemic induced ‘new normal’ for children looks like. Through conversations on daily schedules and outdoor play, we get a glimpse of how this time is affecting children. We also hear from parents on how they are responding, coping strategies and the everyday wisdom they have turned to. (Read transcript) Listen now!
Extra 09: Creating Space for Play
In a conversation with Kavitha Krishnamoorthy, founder of Chennai-based NGO Kilikili, we talk about creating inclusive play spaces for children of all abilities and why that's something all cities should envision and plan for. We also talk about the impact the pandemic has had on play and what parents and caregivers can do to bring fun to the everyday lives of children.
S01E15: No Child Left Behind
In Episode 15 we speak with Radhika Alkazi, founder of Delhi-based NGO ASTHA, who has been working with children with disabilities. She talks to us about how the pandemic has made children who were already on the margins, even more invisible. She also tells us about what's working, what support looks like and how safe spaces can be created for children so that they can access their rights.