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Sunny Side Up Episode 12 | Overcoming hurt and disappointment

8/10/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 12 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Moments of hurt and disappointment are inevitable in life. Our success in navigating our relationships during such times depends not on the number of battles we fight and win, but on how much bitterness we chose to harbour, says Anu Hasan on episode 12 of Sunny Side Up.

Duration:00:08:56

Sunny Side Up Episode 11 | Money and happiness

7/27/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 11 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. "Anyone who knows my family background, knows that I have not been as prodigious an actor as some in my family. I am not as rich as some of them, I am not as good looking as some of them or as clever as some of them. But despite this, I am very confident of my place in this world..." Anu Hasan tells us about the source of her self-assured happiness in...

Duration:00:08:15

The Pipette Episode 7 | Is economics a science?

7/17/2018
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The Pipette Episode 7 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. The methods of science have clearly made inroads into the domains of economics and finance. Physicians and mathematicians have been employed in large number by western financial institutions. Behavioural economics is a discipline that draws its essential elements from psychology. In this episode of The Pipette, Prof Balaram considers a questions that is often asked. Is economics a science? And...

Duration:00:18:52

Sunny Side Up Episode 10 | Society and You

7/13/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 10 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. "As long as I wasn't breaking the law, there was nothing wrong in being different. There is nothing wrong in doing something that other people aren't doing. All that matters is whether you are happy and content", says Anu Hasan urging us to live our lives on the the strength of our own convictions and not others' expectations.

Duration:00:10:31

Happyness Episode 6 | Coping with randomness

7/6/2018
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Happyness Episode 6 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 we cope with the randomness that is inherent in the world around us? Events, environment and people are all outside our realm of control and the key to happiness is to find a certainty from within. Dr Yusuf Merchant tells us how to do this with three simple exercises.

Duration:00:08:32

Sunny Side Up Episode 9 | Coping with the past

6/29/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 8 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. How often have we heard the statement, "Oh we all make mistakes, it's ok"? But do we always believe that? Some of the mistakes we have made in the past shame us and often come back to haunt us with refrains of 'if only' and 'how I wish I hadn't'. Anu Hasan talks to us about her experiences of coping with her past mistakes.

Duration:00:09:07

Happyness Episode 5 | The meaning of life equals happiness

6/29/2018
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Happyness Episode 5 India’s leading anti-drug crusader, Dr Yusuf Merchant, explains the concept of happiness and how we can achieve it in our lives. What is the meaning of life? A loaded question that many of us wonder, sometimes even ask aloud, but mostly shelve for another time. The answer to the meaning of life and the meaning of happiness is one and the same, says Dr Yusuf Merchant as he takes us through his experience of finding a suitable answer to this unique query.

Duration:00:07:55

The Mandate Episode 3 | Is the Proportional Representation suitable for India?

6/26/2018
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The Mandate Episode 3 The Mandate is a three part series by Harish Narasappa on the history of the two dominant electoral systems: first-past-the-post system and proportional representation system, and its implications in India. Mr Narasappa is a lawyer and member of the Karnataka Election Watch and the National Election Watch. Will the Proportional Representation method work in the political climate of India? Mr Narasappa highlights the challenges towards incorporating this method in the...

Duration:00:07:01

The Mandate Episode 2 | Why did India chose the first-past-the-post system?

6/26/2018
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The Mandate Episode 2 The Mandate is a three part series by Harish Narasappa on the history of the two dominant electoral systems: first-past-the-post system and proportional representation system, and its implications in India. Mr Narasappa is a lawyer and member of the Karnataka Election Watch and the National Election Watch. Why did the drafters of our constitution adopt the first-past-the-post system? Can the proportional representation system solve India's electoral problems? Mr...

Duration:00:10:01

The Mandate Episode 1 | First-past-the-post & Proportional Representation

6/26/2018
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The Mandate Episode 1 The Mandate is a three part series by Harish Narasappa on the history of the two dominant electoral systems: first-past-the-post system and proportional representation system, and its implications in India. Mr Narasappa is a lawyer and member of the Karnataka Election Watch and the National Election Watch. In this episode, Mr Narasappa talks about the differences between the first-past-the-post system and the proportional system used for conducting elections.

Duration:00:05:52

Poeseme | Refugee by Jon Veinberg

6/21/2018
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Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem a week to confront the times we are living in. More people have now been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. More recently, the United States' "zero-tolerance" immigration policy saw thousands of children forcibly separated from their parents at the Mexican border. Jon Veinberg was a poet born in Germany in 1947 after his family fled Soviet occupied Estonia. Around 1950, they emigrated to the United...

Duration:00:02:44

Happyness Episode 4 | Self fulfilling beliefs

6/21/2018
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Happyness Episode 4 India’s leading anti-drug crusader, Dr Yusuf Merchant, explains the concept of happiness and how we can achieve it in our lives. "If you plant a chikoo seed, you will not get a mango tree", says Doctor Merchant emphasising the significance of self fulfilling beliefs in our journey towards achieving happiness.

Duration:00:07:12

Sunny Side Up Episode 8 | Life and plans

6/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:07:36

TheWord | Changing surnames after marriage

6/14/2018
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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?

Duration:00:16:43

Happyness Episode 3 | Happiness is a choice

6/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:08:33

Happyness Episode 2 | The 3 definitions of happiness

6/5/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:00:07:58

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, 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.

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