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Sunny Side Up Episode 2 | A little kindness goes a long way
Sunny Side Up Episode 2 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. In this day of transient relationships, distant families and sporadic friendships, kindness and empathy are qualities we need more than we ever did, says Anu Hasan on the second episode of Sunny Side Up.
Poeseme | The Wretched of the Earth by César Vallejo
Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem a week to confront the times we are living in. As a tribute to the 40,000 farmers in Maharashtra who marched a distance of 200 kilometers to be heard by their own government, this is Sugata Srinivasaraju reading 'The Wretched of the Earth' by Peruvian poet César Vallejo.
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 4 | The Inimitable Potato
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 3 Food technologist KC Raghu on health, nutrition and sustainable food practices. How did potato growing on the lakeside of the Andes in South America spread to the rest of the world? Did potato contribute to Europe's industrial revolution? Is potato really compatible with the Indian diet? In this episode, KC Raghu educates us about the humble but inimitable potato.
The Pipette Episode 4 | History of climate change discovery
The Pipette Episode 3 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. Veteran scientists have encountered carbon dioxide (CO2) in many discussions for much of their scientific career, but have scarcely thought of CO2 as a molecule that would one day occupy the attention of the world's politicians, a molecule that today stands charged with almost single-handedly being responsible for global warming and climate change. Prof Balaram takes us through the scientific...
Sunny Side Up Episode 1 | Body positivity
Sunny Side Up Episode 1 Celebrated TV presenter, actor and author Anu Hasan on her life experiences and how to maintain a positive outlook. Less than two weeks ago, social media was abuzz with expressions of shock and mourning over the death of beloved superstar Sridevi. Embedded among these expressions were remarks on her body, her facial features and on the choices she made on her appearance. In the first episode of Sunny Side Up, actor Anu Hasan makes a case for body positivity by...
Poeseme | The Vices of the Modern World by Nicanor Parra
Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem a week to confront the times we are living in. NIcanor Parra was a Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist, and a contemporary of Pablo Neruda. He recently passed away on 23 January 2018, at the age of 103. Sugata reads his poem 'The Vices of the Modern World'.
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 3 | Sugar
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 3 Food technologist KC Raghu on health, nutrition and sustainable food practices. Many have a complicated relationship with sugar. However, a lack of restrain and willpower may only be slightly to blame the next time you find yourself succumbing to the dessert counter. Ancestry, genetics and childhood practices play a key role in food habits, especially when it comes to consuming sugar.
The Pipette Episode 3 | Chemophobia
The Pipette Episode 3 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. In the late 1990s, a petition by a school student in the US to ban the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) received 43 out of 50 signatures. This chemical is simply, water, and the petition, a social experiment. P Balaram talks about chemophobia, or the fear of chemistry and chemicals, and its prevalence in today's times, where consumers are chasing products labelled 'herbal' and 'chemical-free'.
Poeseme | My Faithful Mother Tongue by Czeslaw Milosz
Sugata Srinivasaraju reads a poem a week to confront the times we are living in. Czeslaw Milosz was a Polish poet who migrated to the United States. Sugata reads his poem 'My Faithful Mother Tongue' on the occasion of International Mother Language Day.
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 2
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 2 Food technologist KC Raghu on health, nutrition and sustainable food practices. How can we improve our eating habits? What should we keep in mind when shopping for a new diet plan? KC Raghu reminds us to escape the propaganda of carbohydrate crusaders and millet marshals, and seek a sustainable and diverse food habit.
The Pipette Episode 2
The Pipette Episode 2 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. Sambhu Nath De went largely unrecognized by the Indian scientific community, for his discovery of cholera toxin in the 1950s. In this episode, Prof Balaram speaks about Dr De, his life, and contribution towards the field of microbiology.
The Pipette Episode 1
The Pipette Episode 1 Small doses of science and society by Padma Bhushan awardee Prof P Balaram. Is there a need for society to have an appreciation for science? Should governments support science education and research with public funds? What is the return on investment from science?
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 1
Rice, Ragi & Roots Episode 1 Food technologist KC Raghu on health, nutrition and sustainable food practices. Why is it important to think of food beyond calories and taste? There are many reasons, says KC Raghu : how we produce and consume our food affects the ecology and moulds our culture and heritage.
Akumal's Karma Episode 1
Akumal's Karma Episode 1 Art promoter and Bangalorean, Akumal Ramachander, on his encounters with famous personalities of the art world. Akumal reveals that his unveiling of painter Harold Shapinsky to the world wouldn’t have happened if he were not friends with poet, translator and scholar, A K Ramanujan, and his wife, Molly Daniels.