5 episodes

Man and Woman are binaries that shape who we are, what we do, as well as the world around us. But people of all genders are questioning how limited these categories are.

In The New Manifesto, we take a close and hard look at 'manhood', 'masculinity', and 'machismo', and try to redefine these terms for the 21st century. This is a podcast for everyone who finds their socially-assigned genders limiting, and want to unshackle their identity to fully represent who they are.

A show where two men, Ashwin Chandrasekhar and Prateek Sharma, talk about masculinity - its positives and its negatives.

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Man and Woman are binaries that shape who we are, what we do, as well as the world around us. But people of all genders are questioning how limited these categories are.

In The New Manifesto, we take a close and hard look at 'manhood', 'masculinity', and 'machismo', and try to redefine these terms for the 21st century. This is a podcast for everyone who finds their socially-assigned genders limiting, and want to unshackle their identity to fully represent who they are.

A show where two men, Ashwin Chandrasekhar and Prateek Sharma, talk about masculinity - its positives and its negatives.

    Masculinity & The Impact Of Covid-19

    Masculinity & The Impact Of Covid-19

    The Covid 19 pandemic has built a chasm between us and gender quality. Instances of domestic violence are rising, women's unpaid care is on the rise, and women have lost more jobs as compared to men. This made us pessimistic.

    But on the occasion of International Women's Day, in celebration of all the advancement of the feminist movement, we had an optimistic conversation with Mr. Eric Falt, Representative South Asia at UNESCO. Eric's organization has become one of world's largest custodians of gender equality. Our conversation on masculinity and the impact of the pandemic, UNESCO's work in response, and global successes around equality gave us hope.

    Here's our special episode, in collaboration, with UNESCO New Delhi.

    To all women out there, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

    Music Credits: http://bit.ly/3kQLQAr

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    • 16 min
    Masculinity & Sexual Harassment At Workplaces

    Masculinity & Sexual Harassment At Workplaces

    Sexual harassment at work places is a grave concern. Places that are meant to make us feel safe and secure, sometimes become the breeding ground of harassing and discriminatory behavior. And this behavior usually flows from a power of position, mostly occupied by men, towards people in less powerful women, primarily women. 

    Our guest on this episode is Asiya Shervani, who is part of multiple POSH Committees and is an advisor on sexual harassment prevention. 

    Ashwin and Prateek take a look at what sexual harassment at work place means, how is it defined by law, what recourse is available through PoSH Committees to people who’ve faced such harassment and what can progressive enlightened leaders do to ensure that their organizations are free of sexual harassment. And what can we, as men, do to check our own behavior, as well as that of our other male colleagues and friends, and how do we become better allies. 

    Music Credits - http://bit.ly/3a9OXhG 

    https://motormouthpodcasts.com/thenewmanifesto 

    (c) Copyright 2021 Motor Mouth Media Pvt Ltd 

    • 26 min
    Masculinity & Parenting

    Masculinity & Parenting

    For centuries, women were queens of the home while men were the kings of work. Philosophers, religions, and everyone in between told us so. But the world is changing. Many more women are stepping outside of this age old wisdom. But as men, are we responding to this change? As more women work outside of home, are we contributing more inside of it? Data suggests that we are but incredibly slowly. Among rich and relatively equal countries, men have only increased their effort at home by 7 extra minutes in the last 15 years. And in India, women contribute 8 times more to work at home than men do. Indian men are some of least equal partners when it comes to 'splitting the list'.

    And then there is Shailesh Vaite, a 'work-from-home' dad who is proud to say that he has not missed a single important moment in his children's lives. Shailesh was around for their birth, their first steps, their first words and many more important moments. Shailesh's wife and him have agreed that he will 'split the list' and this has given his wife a full career at work, his kids two full-time parents, and Shailesh himself, some of his most meaningful and joyous moments.

    In this episode on "Masculinity & Parenting", we explore the journey of a father, husband, and man, who with his wife decided that traditional gender roles at home were not for him.

    Music Credits: https://bit.ly/S01E02MusicCredits

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    • 24 min
    Masculinity & Dating

    Masculinity & Dating

    Dating is a beautiful experience. Some people date only one person, and find that special someone for life, some go through the process multiple times. A lot of people, especially women, have experienced a rather dark side of dating - one that reeks of patriarchy and toxic masculinity. 

    Our guest, clinical psychologist Puruvi Baraya, has worked for an offline dating company. She shares her observations of behavioural patterns of men that were deep-rooted in toxic masculinity and patriarchy. She also shares tips on how men can become cognizant of such behaviours and change it for the better. 

    And based on our chat with Puruvi, we make some much needed entries in The New Manifesto, at the end of the episode. 

    Music Credits can be found here - https://bit.ly/TNMS01E01MusicCredits 

    (c) Copyright 2020 Motor Mouth Media Pvt Ltd 

    • 27 min
    The New Manifesto - Trailer

    The New Manifesto - Trailer

    For a long time now, we have heard women sharing their stories. Stories of their experiences with everyday sexism, patriarchy and toxic masculinity. They’ve said #MeToo, and they’re also saying #TimesUp... But… are men listening? 

    Sex and gender is complicated business. But, as men, we need to catch up on a lot of the syllabus. 

    For this, we will speak to experts, thinkers, people both ordinary and extraordinary, who will help us build a new manual for a new masculinity. 

    Join our journey, as we explore masculinity, its positives and its negatives. This is The New Manifesto with Ashwin Chandrasekhar & Prateek Sharma. 

    Transcript & Music Credits at: https://bit.ly/TNMS01Trailer 

    (C) Copyright 2020 Motor Mouth Media Pvt Ltd

    • 2 min

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Powerful insights!

Well needed and well done - hats of Ashwin and team!