Sunny Side Up Episode 8 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. What do you do when a plan, a life goal that you worked on doesn’t materialize the way you intended it to? Anu Hasan tells us about some plans that she has made in the past, and how she deals with the disappointment of not being able to fulfill them.
TheWord Episode 2 The SouthWord office podcast on things big and small. Bollywood actress and self-proclaimed feminist Sonam Kapoor recently got married and received some backlash for changing her instagram name to add her husband’s surname. So we wondered - how do we feel about women opting to keep their maiden name after marriage? Does everyone have that option? Would the extended family look down upon it? What is in it for a woman?
Happyness Episode 3 India’s leading anti-drug crusader, Dr Yusuf Merchant, explains the concept of happiness and how we can achieve it in our lives. It is a complicated idea that happiness is a choice. Why would anyone chose to be unhappy, you might ask. Dr Yusuf Merchant stresses on cultivating gratitude and finding your own inner compass towards happiness.
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. How do you define happiness? Surely, we all have our own definitions. A great family, a new car, a promotion, a home. But here are three ways Dr Yusuf Merchant describes happiness - happiness is contentment with what we have, happiness is a byproduct of a good value system and happiness is a choice. Surprised? Listen to episode 2 of Happyness...
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.
Happyness Episode 1 India’s leading anti-drug crusader, author and psychiatrist, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 2 Kishori Amonkar was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Jaipur gharana who passed away on 3 April 2017. Although she was known primarily for her skillful singing of classical khayal songs set in the traditional ragas of Hindustani music, she also performed the classical thumri repertoire, bhajan devotional songs, and film music. Regardless of musical genre, her performances were marked by vitality and grace. Dr Gurinder Singh heads the department of music at Janaki...
Sunny Side Up Episode 3 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. We have all met people who are habitually discouraging, mean or toxic in one way or another. If we are lucky, they are people who are passing through, although many times they could be part of your family or a workmate. This week, Anu Hasan shares some pointers on dealing with toxic people.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi recently said he had forgiven his father’s assassins completely. We discussed the idea of forgiveness in the Indian context with well-known psychiatrist Sanjeev Jain in light this statement. In the previous part of this conversation, Sanjeev Jain spoke about how India was yet to resolve the guilt and forgiveness of Partition, which saw quarter of a million people killed in riots. He felt there had not been sufficient debate socially on happened and Indians...