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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 13 | Identity and your self-esteem

8/24/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 13 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. At some point or another, each one of us gets compared to someone else - someone more successful than us, smarter than us or better looking than us. Anu Hasan shares her stories on being the subject of innumerable comparisons, and tells us how she sailed through them without denting her self-esteem.

Duration:00:09:29

Sunny Side Up Episode 9 | Coping with the past

6/29/2018
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Sunny Side Up Episode 9 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 States....

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 2 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 to...

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