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Sunny Side Up Episode 15 | Positivity for good health

10/5/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 15 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Gratitude strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and reduces symptoms of illness. Anu Hasan compares a person's attitude to a muscle. The more you exercise your 'positivity muscle' with gratitude and positive thoughts, the stronger your ability to remain grateful and positive, even during difficult times.

Duration:00:09:34

Sentiment analysis for seamless governance by Usha Ramanathan

9/26/2018
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Lawyer Usha Ramanathan has been one of the most vociferous voices against the Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhaar project. She represented petitioners in one of the many cases against the UIDAI that the Supreme Court collectively heard arguements this May. At a public talk, hosted by the Centre for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore, Ramanthan spoke about the numerous problematic facets of the biometric-based Aadhaar project. This 5-part series highlights some of those...

Duration:00:10:29

Aadhaar, a noose for transgender community by Jayna Kothari

9/26/2018
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Jayna Kothari is a co-founder of the Centre for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore and practices as a Counsel in the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court of India. In this 5-part series on the Aadhaar project by UIDAI, Kothari explains the impact of Aadhaar's mandatory gender disclosure clause on the rights of the sexual minorities of the country. Have you ever wondered if declaring your gender a violation of privacy? Transgender and intersex individuals go through multiple gender...

Duration:00:10:05

Death by Aadhaar by Usha Ramanathan

9/26/2018
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Lawyer Usha Ramanathan has been one of the most vociferous voices against the Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhaar project. She represented petitioners in one of the many cases against the UIDAI that the Supreme Court collectively heard arguements this May. At a public talk, hosted by the Centre for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore, Ramanthan spoke about the numerous problematic facets of the biometric-based Aadhaar project. This 5-part series highlights some of those...

Duration:00:06:29

Trickle Up theory and the 'death of privacy' by Usha Ramanathan

9/26/2018
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Lawyer Usha Ramanathan has been one of the most vociferous voices against the Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhaar project. She represented petitioners in one of the many cases against the UIDAI that the Supreme Court collectively heard arguements this May. At a public talk, hosted by the Centre for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore, Ramanthan spoke about the numerous problematic facets of the biometric-based Aadhaar project. This 5-part series highlights some of those...

Duration:00:11:25

The U in UIDAI by Usha Ramanathan

9/26/2018
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Lawyer Usha Ramanathan has been one of the most vociferous voices against the Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhaar project. She represented petitioners in one of the many cases against the UIDAI that the Supreme Court collectively heard arguements this May. At a public talk, hosted by the Centre for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore, Ramanthan spoke about the numerous problematic facets of the biometric-based Aadhaar project. This 5-part series highlights some of those...

Duration:00:09:32

Sunny Side Up Episode 14 | Commitments and your self-esteem

9/14/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 14 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Keeping commitments, while sometimes stressful, has well established perks, but did you know that it is also an important tool towards self-esteem? Anu Hasan tells us how keeping our commitments can teach us about ourselves, our failures and our relationships, in episode 14 of Sunny Side Up.

Duration:00:09:02

Sunny Side Up Episode 7 | My 8 secrets to happiness

5/31/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 7 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. The search for happiness is a journey we are all on in our own unique way. Anu Hasan shares 8 lessons from her life that have helped her stay happy- some obvious, and some unexpected.

Duration:00:08:50

Happyness Episode 1 | My search for happiness

5/24/2018
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Happyness Episode 1 India’s leading anti-drug crusader, Dr Yusuf Merchant, explains the concept of happiness and how we can achieve it in our lives. Dr Yusuf Merchant searched 40 years for happiness. Before telling us where and how he found it, he tells us where he didn’t.

Duration:00:07:50

Sunny Side Up Episode 6 | To be able to laugh at your mistakes is to learn without fear

5/17/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 6 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. To be able to laugh at your mistakes is to learn without fear, says Anu Hasan, as she goes back in time to remember a valuable lesson she was taught by a 12 year old girl.

Duration:00:08:32

TheWord | SouthWord debates Mango

5/16/2018
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TheWord Episode 1 The SouthWord office podcast on things big and small. Is it the Alphonso of Ratnagiri or the Imam Pasand of Trichy that takes the crown for the tastiest mango, the delightful summer fruit? This week, we brought the good ol' mango debate to SouthWord.

Duration:00:16:54

Sunny Side Up Episode 5 | Happiness is where we chose to find it

5/4/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 5 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Living in the present, for most of us, is easier said than done. Anu Hasan reminds us that happiness is where we chose to find it, and when we do find those crystals of happiness, we must hold it to the light and admire it, even if just for a few seconds.

Duration:00:07:39

T M Krishna on Reshaping Art | Who can reshape art?

5/3/2018
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T M Krishna on Reshaping Art Episode 3 TM Krishna talks about the complexities of creating exchanges between artists, musicians particularly, of different communities, caste groups and genders. He talks about the depersonalization that one goes through when in the holds of an overwhelming art performance. Finally, who has the power to reshape art? Everyone, says T M Krishna.

Duration:00:14:54

T M Krishna on Reshaping Art | Where does art belong?

5/3/2018
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T M Krishna on Reshaping Art Episode 2 TM Krishna believes art belongs to the public space rather those places that exclude some from partaking in the artistic experience. In this context, he speaks about the Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha, one such experiment he is associated with. The fishing village in the heart of Chennai has hosted an arts festival for the past four years. Art should facilitate larger conversations, Krishna says, talking about how the Vizha may have helped in the village get...

Duration:00:12:54

T M Krishna on Reshaping Art | Conflation of caste, religion, gender and art

5/3/2018
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T M Krishna on Reshaping Art Episode 1 T M Krishna talks about the Carnatic music culture he grew up in and calls it an 'undeniably brahmanical culture'. He talks about the conflation of caste, gender, religion and art. Can you really separate these entities, should you separate them, and why?

Duration:00:13:53

The Pipette Episode 6 | DNA

4/27/2018
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The Pipette Episode 6 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. The scientific impact of the discovery of the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) structure has been compared to the breakthroughs that led to the splitting of the atom and the invention of the computer. Prof Balaram tells us about the scientists, their times, and the developments that led to the discovery of the DNA.

Duration:00:20:27

A tribute to Muthuraju, the man, and Rajkumar, the star

4/24/2018
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In a special interview, to mark the 89th birth anniversary of actor Rajkumar, veteran journalist and SouthWord. editor Sugata Srinivasaraju marvels at how a young artist from the Gubbi Drama Company became a giant Karnataka icon and a superstar.

Duration:00:23:28

Sunny Side Up Episode 4 |The importance of small courtesies

4/20/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 4 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Amidst the daily bustle, a simple act of greeting your building security guard, or a heartfelt thanks to your waiter could do wonders to improve your day as well as their’s. Anu Hasan talks to us about the joys of small courtesies.

Duration:00:08:10

Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 5 | The importance of consuming fats

4/18/2018
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Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 5 Food technologist KC Raghu on health, nutrition and sustainable food practices. Fat as a food group has a bad reputation. However, just like carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins, fats serve important functions towards a healthy body, specifically a healthy brain. K C Raghu shares some science on fat, types of fat and different sources of fat to help us make right choice when selecting foods from this vital group.

Duration:00:15:05

Poeseme | Concomitantly: December 6 by Namdeo Dhasal

4/13/2018
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Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem a week to confront the times we are living in. Namdeo Dhasal was a Marathi poet, writer and activist. Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem by Dhasal from his 1995 volume Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Naahi, translated from the Marathi by Dilip Chitre. Although written over two decades ago, this poem still finds resonance with the events in the country today.

Duration:00:04:32