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The Radio Recap

This episode traces the evolution of the earliest broadcasting medium- Radio. It features Dr. Ujjwala Barve in conversation with Sneha Gore Mehendale where they do a succinct recap of the All India Radio (AIR). Dr. Barve talks about her own...

History in Cinema: The Indian Partition

History in Cinema: The Indian Partition

The partition of India in 1947 remains a major event in the Indian history. It deeply affected a whole civilization. This episode traces the portrayal of partition in the Indian cinema and discusses some other issues related to it.

History IN Cinema: I

This episode moves away slightly from any history of cinema. It talks of history as depicted IN cinema. In the first part of this three-way conversation, a film-maker and a film scholar discuss various related issues. ‘Historical...

The Doordarshan Diaries

Doordarshan (DD), India’s public service broadcaster is six decades old. And boy, what changes has Doordarshan seen during these years! From twice a week, educational broadcast to a 24- hour channels and a dense network of correspondents, DD...

Data Privacy’s Long Haul- I

Privacy as a concept comes in all forms and shapes in India. Dacoits appealed to the court in one era, that the police cant tail them because of privacy. From there, to the supreme court declaring the right to privacy as a fundamental one in 2017...

Foodie By-Lanes: Then and Now

Mumbai’s old by-lanes of Bhendi Bazaar and Muhammad Ali Road are most known for its offering of lip-smacking food during Ramadan. Needless to say, it is a part of personal history of many people. As this area gets ready for massive renovation...

Shifting Cinema: The Rural-Urban Circle

Cinema is a ‘reflection of the society’, yes. And hence, it is also a moving document of our history. . This episode traces the evolution of settings of Hindi Cinema. From being village-centric to urban, to even being set in other...

Glocal Food: The Outgoing Edition

We continue the conversation on the amazing history of food exchange with chef and food entrepreneur Keertida Phadke. This second part traces it the other way round. We discuss food items which are native to India, but have ventured outside and have...

Glocal Food: The Incoming Edition

Food is fluid. It moves with time, with people, with cultures. Food exchanges only enrich a culture and most of the food exchanges are so well assimilated that it is impossible to say that they once belonged somewhere else. This episode traces food...

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