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Kalki Presents: My Indian Life

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Life for young Indian adults in the 21st century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.

Life for young Indian adults in the 21st century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.
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Life for young Indian adults in the 21st century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.

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English


Episodes

LIVE from Mumbai

10/19/2018
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The big end of season show! Kalki is joined by guests Insia Dariwala, Rahul Sonpimple and Diskit Angmo at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where they talk to students about being a young adult and Indian in the 21st century. Includes some difficult issues. #MyIndianLife The My Indian Life team: Presenter: Kalki Koechlin Senior Producer: Geeta Pandey Producer: Medhavi Arora Music: Aditya N Audio Mixing: Prabhjit Bains Live Events: Jim Frank and Aashish Yadav Editorial Advice: Cathy Derrick...

Duration:00:26:25

LIVE from Delhi

10/12/2018
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A special episode recorded with university students in Delhi. Singing, dancing and a whole bunch of questions with guests Eshan Hilal, Mallika Taneja and Aditya N at St Stephen's College. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:27:13

India on Ice

10/5/2018
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In a mostly tropical country, an ice hockey player has Olympic dreams. She converts frozen lakes into rinks, endures broken bones and apathy in a nation obsessed with cricket. How far would she go to fulfil her sporting ambition? Kalki meets Diskit Angmo. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:23:07

The Sexpert

9/28/2018
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Sex advice for the land of the Kama Sutra. This episode discusses sex in a detailed way. Kalki meets Dr Mahinder Watsa, the 94-year-old who writes the sex advice column in The Mumbai Mirror. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:18:43

The Goddess of Big Things

9/21/2018
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What happens when you don't feel comfortable in your own skin? This is the story of the transformation of a small-town boy into a diva who is setting the ramp on fire as a transgender, plus-size model. Kalki meets Mona Varonica Campbell. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:20:24

A Question of Caste

9/14/2018
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The man refusing to fit in with an ancient class hierarchy. From the bottom of the caste system to fighting for a more equal society - Kalki meets Dalit activist Rahul Sonpimple. Please tell us your stories of being young and Indian in the 21st century – head here to leave us your message https://bbc.in/2OmbcoK

Duration:00:23:04

The Kids Are Not Alright

9/7/2018
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India’s child sexual abuse problem. This episode discusses important but difficult issues. Insia Dariwala was sexually abused as a child and is now helping other children in India. If you need to talk about something that is affecting you, do speak to someone you trust or find a recognised organisation that is there to help.

Duration:00:24:43

Rocket Woman

8/31/2018
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From India to Mars, how a leap of faith became a journey into space. Kalki meets rocket scientist BP Dakshayani, from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who programmed a satellite on its mission to the red planet. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:24:43

Peace and protest

8/24/2018
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She is a student activist who finds herself at the heart of the Kashmir dispute. Death threats on one side, support on the other. Kalki meets Gurmehar Kaur. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:23:37

Singing to a different tune

8/17/2018
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He struggles to speak but has found his voice. The story of a Bollywood singer, composer and music producer. Kalki meets Aditya N. #MyIndianLife

Duration:00:26:07

A body of protest

8/10/2018
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Standing stark naked - a woman fights back. Kalki meets Mallika Taneja, who is using her own body in protest against gender inequality, sexual harassment and assault in India. #MyIndianLife Contact us: www.bbcworldservice.com/myindianlife

Duration:00:24:30

Dancing to his own beat

8/3/2018
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“You’ve brought me shame”. The belly dancer’s story. Dreams threaten to tear a family apart. Kalki meets Eshan Hilal. #MyIndianLife www.bbcworldservice.com/myindianlife

Duration:00:25:28

Preview: Introducing My Indian Life

7/17/2018
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Kalki Koechlin presents a new podcast aimed at young Indian adults. It's raw, it's painful, it's joyful. It's real-life India in the 21st century. Episode 1 will be available from 4 August 2018.

Duration:00:03:48