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Mridula Chari: Why Many Indians are Still Famished?

Episode 1, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2021
Podcast I 22 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee
Journalist Mridula Chari talks about her recently published long-form essay ?Famished?, a meticulous documentation of the hungry millions in India in www.fiftytwo.in.

Targeting of Dissenters, Political Opponents in India

Episode 3, ‘Deconstruct’ I September 2021
Podcast I 30 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee
Ajoy Ashirwad, The Wire?s political affairs' editor, details a surveillance operation that was uncovered as part of an international collaboration of journalists working on a list of phone numbers...Read More  

A Fracture and A Truce

Episode 3, 'A Fracture and A Truce' I April 2022
Podcast I 30 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
In the late 1990s, an injured Jarawa boy from the jungles of Andaman islands was medically cared for by settlers. That interaction set off a domino of changes; both good and bad.

Tribal Agency

Episode 4, 'Tribal Agency' I June 2022
Podcast I 30 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Indigenous communities need to have a say in changes being made to their land. An anthropologist, a doctor and a filmmaker who have interacted closely with them, tell us why.

Kamala Thiagarajan: Climate Change and the Poor.

Episode 4, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2022
Podcast I 24 Minutes
By Chetan Ashish
In a recent British Medical Journal article, Madurai, South India-based freelance writer Kamala Thiagarajan underlines how climate change is also about our economy. Her story holds a stethoscope...Read More  

Surabhi Yadav: Leisure is a Feminist Issue

Episode 5, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2022
Podcast I 24 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
Surabhi Yadav may be an engineer by education but it is her photography that has cast the spotlight on her. Through an Instagram page filled with pictures of women watching a movie, wearing a...Read More  

Ojaswwee Sharma: Every Right Has a Gender

Episode 6, ‘Deconstruct’ I August 2022
Podcast I 20 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
Transgender people face many atrocities if they choose to live a normal life attending school and College. Ojaswwee Sharma talks about a documentary he made on Dhananjay who battled prejudices...Read More  

Shrayana Bhattacharya: Shahrukh, Women and Economics

Episode 7, ‘Deconstruct’ I August 2022
Podcast I 20 Minutes
By Madhura Sen
Economist Shrayana Bhattacharya speaks about her book "Desperately Seeking Shahrukh" and how Shahrukh Khan transformed into a research method to understand the economic lives of women in India.

Anirban Dutta Gupta: Films That Provide Tribal Agency

Episode 8, ‘Deconstruct’ I September 2022
Podcast I 31 Minutes
By Madhura Sen
Anirban Dutta Gupta talks about how he filmed the isolated Jarawa tribe in Andaman Islands collecting honey and hunting for pig. We have lessons to learn from their practices that also emphasize the need for tribal agency.

Rakshita Shekhar's Autism Story

Episode 1, ‘Extraordinary ’ I September 2022
Podcast I 20 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Rakshita was always labeled as different. At the age of 34 she was diagnosed with autism. She was thrilled!

Paromita Vohra on Writing the Film 'Khamosh Pani'

Episode 9, ‘Deconstruct’ I September 2022
Podcast I 28 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
Filmmaker and writer Paromita Vohra will walk you through the experience of writing the 2003 film Khamosh Pani that spotlights violence on women during the partition and the impact on their lives...Read More  

The Haze Lifts

Episode 5, ‘Outvoted’ I October 2022
Podcast I 23 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
Emotionally-strung and experimental youth are easy baits for drug peddlers selling cheap and dangerous concoctions filtering in from failed states. A desperate mother shocked to see the...Read More  

Rishabh Chakraborty's Autism Story

Episode 2, ‘Extraordinary’ I October 2022
Podcast I 27 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Rishabh Chakraborty always wore headphones to avoid the cacophony on Kolkata streets. Three years ago, he found out why through cues in an online comedy drama.

Anand Balasubramanian's Autism Story

Episode 3, ‘Extraordinary’ I December 2022
Podcast I 18 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Anand has studied immunology and knows to read, write and speak several languages. But he has chosen not to work for the last few years as the workplaces he joined weren?t empathetic to autistic people.

Dirty Rotten Secrets

Episode 7, ‘Outvoted’ I January 2023
Podcast I 18 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural 
Chandigarh may win laurels of being one of India's cleanest cities. But step into its outskirts and another truth is revealed through foul-smelling air and a mountain of garbage in an area called Dadu Majra.

The Man Eater

Episode 1, ‘Radio Local’ I January 2023
Podcast I 24 Minutes
By Dipin Augustine
In mid 2020, 23-year-old Shivakumar Madhavdas stepped into the surrounding rainforests to chop some firewood. He never returned. The reason was wild, literally, and spoke volumes about the human-wildlife conflict in these jungles.

The Man Eater - Malayalam Version

Episode 1, ‘Radio Local’ I January 2023
Podcast I 24 Minutes
By Dipin Augustine
In mid-2020, 23-year-old Shivakumar Madhavdas stepped into the surrounding rainforests to chop some firewood. He never returned. The reason was wild, literally, and spoke volumes about the human-wildlife conflict in these jungles.

Food Poisoning

Episode 2, ‘Radio Local’ I March 2023
Podcast I 25 Minutes
By Haseena Shaik 
Chilli farmer Rammohan Rao suffered immensely as he switched to organic farming in 2012. His yields dropped and he dug into his savings to survive. But he has no regrets as he did so to save his family's life.

Food Poisoning - Telugu Version

Episode 2, ‘Radio Local’ I March 2023
Podcast I 25 Minutes
By Haseena Shaik 
Chilli farmer Rammohan Rao suffered immensely as he switched to organic farming in 2012. His yields dropped and he dug into his savings to survive. But he has no regrets as he did so to save his family's life.

Starved

Episode 3, ‘Radio Local’ I April 2023
Podcast I 23:00 Minutes
By Jeenath Rabiya
Allauddin looked like he was 10 years old. Many children from impoverished families in India tend to be small-built. Allauddin was no different. He was actually much older.

Merry Barua on Neeraj’s Autism Story

Episode 3, 'Extraordinary' I April 2023
Podcast I 14 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Merry Barua heads Action for Autism that fervently advocates for and supports people with autism. The germ of this journey was sown through her son Neeraj who she strived to understand and learn from.

Malati Rao: Tracing a Geshema’s Journey

Episode 10, 'Deconstruct’ I March 2023
Podcast I 24 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
As far as one could remember only men could earn the highest monastic qualifications. Malati Rao's 'The Geshema is Born', follows the life of Namdol Phuntsok, the first woman ever to be awarded the Geshema degree.

Fishy Business

Episode 4, ‘Radio Local’ I April 2023
Podcast I 14 Minutes
By Sathya Malireddy


Korangi village is an ocean of paddy fields. But in recent years blotches of fish farms are polluting water sources and hurting agriculturalists.

Rajani Mani: The Declining Bee Population

Episode 11, 'Deconstruct’ I May 2023
Podcast I 22 Minutes
By Shiksha Jural
Float like a butterfly, pollinate like a bee. Rajani Mani would probably change the famous Ali quote as she fights for the rights of these productive critters through her documentary.

Starved - Tamil Version

Episode 3, 'Radio Local’ I May 2023
Podcast I 16 Minutes
By Jeenath Rabiya



Allauddin looked like he was 10 years old. Many children from impoverished families in India tend to be small built. Allauddin was no different. He was actually much older.

Fishy Business - Telugu Version

Episode 4, 'Radio Local’ I May 2023
Podcast I 12 Minutes
By Sathya Malireddy
Korangi village is an ocean of paddy fields. But in recent years blotches of fish farms are polluting water sources and hurting agriculturalists.

Unscientific

Episode 5, 'Radio Local’ I May 2023
Podcast I 16 Minutes
By Sunil G



Akshay aspired to be a doctor but he ended up studying finance and accounting. What stoked this change of mind? This is the story of India's public schools and what it offers children from poor families.

Unscientific - Kannada Version

Episode 5, 'Radio Local’ I May 2023
Podcast I 23 Minutes
By Sunil G



Akshay aspired to be a doctor but he ended up studying finance and accounting. What stoked this change of mind? This is the story of India's public schools and what it offers children from poor families.

Religious About Jabs

Episode 2, ‘Keeping the Faith’ I November 2021
Podcast I 12 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Jinesh Shah heads an initiative that tirelessly works to accommodate covid vaccination camps at a Jain temple in India's westernmetropolis, Mumbai. The initiative looks beyond people's caste or religion, offering help even to the homeless. (The series has been produced with our publishing partner Religion Unplugged.)

Right to Education and Phones

Episode 3, ‘Keeping the Faith’ I November 2021
Podcast I 12 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran and Sayantan Banerjee
As schools in India take the online route due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economically poor children without smartphones feel abandoned by the system. But Anjali Gurmukhani Sharma, who's from Charter...Read More  

A Roll Call for Help

Episode 6, 'A Roll Call for Help' I March 2022
Podcast I 11 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Syed Azharuddin is part of the Students? Islamic Organisation or SIO. During the pandemic many college students studying out of hostels away from home were stranded by the lockdowns. The SIO...Read More  

Welfare for All

Episode 7, 'Welfare for All' I March 2022
Podcast I 13 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Indepreet Singh volunteers with the Hemkunt Foundation, a philanthropy that is run by people following the Sikh religion. During the pandemic, volunteers worked to construct makeshift clinics and...Read More  

Ultimate Airbenders

Episode 3, ‘Games of Chance’ I November 2021
Podcast I 19 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran, Sayantan Banerjee
Ultimate frisbee fumigates mouldy sports norms. The mixed-gender, self-refereed sport is proving to be a game changer for underprivileged girls in fishing and tribal hamlets of India's Tamil Nadu state.

Deshi Matchups: Bangladesh’s women slam dunk gender biases

Episode 2, ‘Games of Chance’ I November 2021
Podcast I 21 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee
A spirited Bangladeshi sportswomen duo shouldered the responsibility of mentoring young female basketball players. This episode navigates their hurdle-riddled path to the basketball ring where they...Read More  

Empathy douses Hatred and Hunger

Episode 4, 'Empathy douses Hatred and Hunger' I March 2021
Podcast I 14 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Karwan-e-Mohabbat is an organisation trying to fight bigotry with empathy and solidarity for families of people killed or lynched in the name of religion. During a complete shutdown of the country...Read More  

Death Does Not Do Us Apart

Episode 1, ‘Keeping the Faith’ I November 2021
Podcast I 12 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Tanveer Ahmed is helping bury and cremate people of all religions dying from the novel coronavirus when their families cannot do so. He is one of the volunteers from Mercy Angels, a philanthropy...Read More  

A Stitch in Time

Episode 5, 'A Stitch in Time' I March 2021
Podcast I 10 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Delhi, India-based Jesuit Refugee Services(JRS) has been working towards a better life for Afghan and Myanmar?s Chin refugees, who find it tough to earn a livelihood as they are shunned as unwanted...Read More  

The Return of the Spotted Cat

Episode 4, ‘Will the cheetah change its spots?’ I October 2021
Podcast I 26 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran, 
Sayantan Banerjee
The first few cheetahs get captured in South Africa ahead of their Indian odyssey. Will this wildlife experiment prove to be a boon or a bane for these spotted felines?

Land, Lions and Losses

Episode 2, ‘Will the cheetah change its spots?’ I October 2021
Podcast I 28 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran, 
Sayantan Banerjee
A sanctuary in Central India was readied for lions but the prides never arrived. In 2020, African cheetahs were proclaimed as the new tenants. Unfortunately, displaced indigenous communities bore the brunt of this dilly-dallying.

A Passage to India

Episode 3, ‘Will the cheetah change its spots?’ I October 2021
Podcast I 27 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran, 
Sayantan Banerjee
Grasslands are the favoured habitats of cheetahs. Will the reintroduction of these speedsters revive this much-neglected ecosystem?

End of an Era

Episode 1, ‘Will the cheetah change its spots?’ I October 2021
Podcast I 23 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran, 
Sayantan Banerjee
Cheetahs were docile, beautiful cats that many royals in India chose to capture. This greed for game hunting predators proved to be a death knell for the spotted cats in the South-Asian country.

Surrogate Mothers and the Pandemic

Episode 6, ‘Positive’ I September 2021
Podcast I 13 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Pinky and Meena didn?t imagine that one could conceive a baby without sexual intimacy. Then the financial torment of the pandemic brought them to surrogacy. Dr. Nayana Patel, who runs the hospital...Read More  

Rukmini S. on Coronavirus Deaths in India

Episode 2, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2021
Podcast I 25 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee
Data journalist Rukmini S. at Scroll.in unearths facts that signalled a clear spike in deaths due to the coronavirus. A mix of on-the-ground reporting and data analysis tells us what the government didn?t want us to know.
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