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eShe is an international women’s magazine and blog based in New Delhi that amplifies women’s voices and stories about our shared humanity.
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One in five Indian women is subjected to marital rape; Indian courts turn a blind eye, again
Despite an opportunity to correct course, Indian law continues to safeguard the right of husbands to force wives into non-consensual sex. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/05/24/indian-law-marital-rape-delhi-high-court-split-ruling/
05:09
May 24, 2022
Ambition, power, whim – behind the world’s most famous fashion magazine
The 130-year-old history of Vogue is not just a study in brand-building but also an overview of issues that have plagued Western society in this period – from war widows to consumerism, racism and sexism. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/05/23/glossy-the-inside-story-of-vogue-by-nina-sophia-miralles/
06:25
May 23, 2022
Actor-producer Emily Shah on her film Jungle Cry and her mixed American-Indian heritage
Actor-producer Emily Shah talks to eShe TV about the making of her new film 'Jungle Cry', working with Abhay Deol, growing up with mixed parentage, and living her dream by believing in herself and her power. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/05/19/jungle-cry-actor-producer-emily-shah-on-eshe-tv/
20:37
May 19, 2022
One-Eyed Mama visits an Ayurvedic centre in Kerala to heal her eyesight
One-Eyed Mama aka Aekta Kapoor heads to an Ayurvedic health centre in Kerala to see if the ancient Indian science of life could cure her vision loss. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/05/13/one-eyed-mama-visits-an-ayurvedic-centre-in-kerala-to-heal-her-eyesight/
05:41
May 15, 2022
How do we ensure gender justice in Indian colleges and universities? This book shows the way forward
How does gender shape university and college campuses in India? A new book by WISCOMP suggests gender-audit processes along with success stories. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/05/10/wiscomp-navigating-the-terrain-of-gender-justice-a-handbook-for-gender-audits/
16:05
May 10, 2022
Edelweiss CEO Radhika Gupta on leadership, risk-taking and being the 'girl with the broken neck'
In the latest episode of eShe TV, Edelweiss MD and CEO Radhika Gupta talks about diversity in workplaces, her top tips for leadership, her new book 'Limitless', and the new enterprise of motherhood that she is about to embark on. Follow us on YouTube or Facebook @esheworld for more conversations with inspiring women.
24:51
May 05, 2022
Author and motivational speaker Samra Zafar on single motherhood, freedom and fearlessness
Samra Zafar escaped a teen marriage and fought a suppressive culture to earn her dignity and education; now she inspires women to live their truths. On this podcast, the Pakistani-Canadian author and motivational speaker shares her experience and what she learnt in her journey.
22:15
May 01, 2022
One-Eyed Mama learns equipoise and fills her empty nest with Sat-chit-ananda
Aekta Kapoor, aka One-Eyed Mama, attempts to follow truth, consciousness and bliss to heal from her attachments and suffering. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/29/one-eyed-mama-learns-equipoise-and-fills-her-empty-nest-with-sat-chit-ananda/
06:45
April 29, 2022
‘The Black Magic Women’: Dr Moushumi Kandali on Northeastern women, myths and discrimination
Dr Moushumi Kandali's new book takes up the biases that people from India’s Northeast, particularly Assamese women, face in the rest of the country. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/23/the-black-magic-women-dr-moushumi-kandali/
08:25
April 23, 2022
“Cancer was like a gift for me”: Immunologist and spiritual teacher Dr Monica Gulati
Facing cancer helped immunologist Dr Monica Gulati awaken to her life's purpose eight years ago. Since then she has been helping others awaken to their own truths. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/19/cancer-was-like-a-gift-for-me-dr-monica-gulati/
35:35
April 19, 2022
What One-Eyed Mama learnt after making her way home in the snow
One-Eyed Mama aka Aekta Kapoor sets out on a daring journey and finds that physical challenges are a small matter when one is on a mission of love. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/15/what-one-eyed-mama-learnt-after-making-her-way-home-in-the-snow/
06:14
April 15, 2022
“Reclaiming your own narrative is the ultimate power move” – Aparna Shewakramani
Aparna Shewakramani's character in the Netflix reality show 'Indian Matchmaking' was presented as too strong-headed for a potential Indian bride. But that's the same reason she now has legions of fans. She talks to us about the show and her new memoir 'She's Unlikeable'. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/12/reclaiming-your-own-narrative-is-the-ultimate-power-move-aparna-shewakramani/
05:12
April 12, 2022
Memories of Rawalpindi, Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, and an interfering kitten
Author Aneela Babar shares memories of going from Rawalpindi to Melbourne, learning of Benazir Bhutto's death, and how a little kitten tried pawing into a young couple's romantic sojourns. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/09/aneela-babar-on-rawalpindi-benazir-bhutto-and-cats/
06:32
April 09, 2022
“The pandemic saw the art community band together like never before”: Nupur Dalmia
Director of Gallery Ark in Vadodara, Nupur Dalmia is harnessing her heritage as art patron and skills as a corporate leader to develop her city's image as a centre for the arts and culture. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/06/the-pandemic-saw-the-art-community-band-together-like-never-before-nupur-dalmia/
06:49
April 06, 2022
One-Eyed Mama grows a mighty heart as her chick flies the coop
In the second part of her column One-Eyed Mama, Aekta Kapoor writes about learning to let go of those she loves the most, armed with faith and surrender. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/04/01/one-eyed-mama-grows-a-mighty-heart-as-her-chick-flies-the-coop/
06:11
April 01, 2022
“The biggest challenge is doing justice to personal histories that are within living memory”: Neema Shah
Author Neema Shah on her debut novel 'Kololo Hill', a family drama set against an important episode in Ugandan history when Asians were ordered to leave the country within 90 days. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/29/the-biggest-challenge-is-doing-justice-to-personal-histories-that-are-within-living-memory-neema-shah/
04:43
March 29, 2022
Yoga, culture, lovemaking: The space Delhi’s historical parks occupy in public life today
Delhi's iconic parks and monuments are used in myriad ways by the city's residents and visitors today - from musical events to outdoor gyms to entertainment. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/25/delhis-historical-parks-and-public-life-today/
09:33
March 25, 2022
One-Eyed Mama gets her Covid booster vaccine just in time
The first in Aekta Kapoor’s new column ‘One-Eyed Mama’ where she shares the everyday miracles she encountered while dealing with vision loss and an empty nest – both at the same time. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/22/one-eyed-mama-gets-her-covid-booster-vaccine-just-in-time/
07:40
March 22, 2022
Suleika Jaouad on vulnerability, isolation and writing about the “in-between places”
An interview with Emmy Award-winning columnist, TED speaker and bestselling author Suleika Jaouad on life after cancer and writing stories of our shared humanity. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/19/suleika-jaouad-between-two-kingdoms/
09:04
March 19, 2022
“As independent artists on streaming platforms, we’re playing a game where the rules constantly change” – Shilpa Ananth
Multilingual vocalist and composer Shilpa Ananth shares her journey as a musician and educator, and challenge of balancing her soul's calling with the demands of streaming platforms. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/14/epop-stars-shilpa-ananth/
07:08
March 14, 2022
Vulnerability, illiteracy, neglect: A heart-wrenching snapshot from a women’s prison in India
This excerpt from the new book ‘Hope Behind Bars’ takes us into the personal spaces of women incarcerated in jails in India, cut off from basic human dignities and bereft of support from the outside world. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/10/hope-behind-bars-notes-from-indian-prisons/
05:23
March 10, 2022
My undoing project: Letting go of the ‘ideal woman’ in my pursuit of authenticity
Bengaluru writer Salini Vineeth shares how she let go of traditional Indian definitions of the 'ideal woman' to discover, and accept, her true self and happiness. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/07/salini-vineeth-letting-go-of-the-ideal-woman-in-pursuit-of-authenticity/
05:28
March 08, 2022
“Using religion as a political tool will make the youth of the country averse not only to religion, but also to spirituality”
Educationist and entrepreneur Chitwan Mittal’s publishing house has set out to bring the wisdom of ancient South Asian saints closer to the hearts of consumer-age kids. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/06/chitwan-mittal-adidev-press/
10:39
March 06, 2022
The future is Dalit female: Artist Osheen Siva is painting ‘Tamil Futurism’ with feminist hues
Goa-based multidisciplinary artist Osheen Siva's Tamil heritage and Dalit identity show up in various ways in her bold, feminist-themed artwork. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/03/02/osheen-siva/
03:48
March 02, 2022
“It should not be about viral reels or TikTok algorithms, but real talent and humility” – Teen music sensation Kiara Chettri
In the second of our series 'ePop Stars', we speak to young singer Kiara Chettri about viral fame and the confluence of social media and the music industry. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/02/26/epop-stars-kiara-chettri/
04:32
February 26, 2022
These Karachi tech professionals are using internet tools to empower women entrepreneurs in Pakistan
CaterpillHERs, an online career accelerator by Karachi-based Hira Saeed and Faiza Yousuf, aims to equip women entrepreneurs in Pakistan with internet skills and a powerful network. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/02/25/22106/
05:38
February 25, 2022
The founder of comedy channel Pocket Change on democracy, humour and Indian politics
Founder of production house Civic Studios Anushka Shah talks about their YouTube Hindi comedy channel 'Pocket Change', the state of Indian politics and the power of humour for a healthy democracy. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/02/24/anushka-shah-comedy-channel-pocket-change-on-democracy-humour-and-indian-politics/
22:58
February 24, 2022
What Shah Rukh Khan means for Indian women’s freedom and the economy’s gender crisis
Feminist economist Shrayana Bhattacharya's new book maps the economic and personal trajectories of ordinary Indian women united by their love for film idol Shah Rukh Khan. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/02/16/shrayana-bhattacharya-desperately-seeking-shah-rukh/
08:50
February 16, 2022
New anthology of stories by women writers condenses complex lives in short, compelling tales
The recently released 'Anthology of New Writing: Select Short Stories by Women Writers' edited by Shireen Quadri features 18 women writers from India and around the world. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/02/12/anthology-of-new-writing-select-short-stories-by-women-writers/
08:07
February 12, 2022
A journalist and ‘reluctant mother’ on the icky parts of Indian parenting no one talks about
Journalist Zehra Naqvi’s debut book 'The Reluctant Mother' chronicles her personal struggles of motherhood in a world that constantly tries to define her and who she should be. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/26/book-review-zehra-naqvi-the-reluctant-mother/
05:29
January 27, 2022
“Gender games exist, but a woman musician who transcends this creates phenomenal longevity in her work life” – Vasundhara Vee
In the first of our new series ‘ePop Stars’, RnB singer-songwriter and author Vasundhara Vee talks about indie pop in the times of Spotify and YouTube. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/25/epop-stars-vasundhara-vee/
07:20
January 26, 2022
“I had to develop the gall and conviction to defy discrimination and societal prejudice” – tabla player Anuradha Pal
Anuradha Pal​'s musical journey has been remarkable not only because she broke social boundaries and records as a tabla player but also because she paved the way for other women to take the stage. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/19/tabla-player-anuradha-pal/
05:35
January 20, 2022
Why India’s 2020 migrant-worker exodus needs to be recorded along with other historical mass migrations
Award-winning journalist Puja Changoiwala's new book aptly captures the stark reality of millions of migrant labourers who had to trudge hundreds of miles to reach their homes after India's 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/13/puja-changoiwala-author-interview-homebound/
05:58
January 13, 2022
“Indian children are among the most sleep-deprived in the world”: New book for Indian parents offers baby-sleep guidance
Blending traditional wisdom and modern sleep research, this new book aims to be a sleep bible for modern Indian parents struggling with their child’s bedtime needs and habits. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/10/sleeping-like-a-baby-book-review/
05:11
January 11, 2022
A beautiful year for Aries, opportunities for Leo – what the cards predict for 2022
What do the cards hold for 2022? Here’s your annual forecast for the year ahead by Mumbai-based tarot card reader Karishmma Mmakhija. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/02/tarot-prediction-2022/
11:16
January 08, 2022
“In a society that is becoming more and more unequal, the internet has not been of help in equalizing the gaps” – Vaasanthi
An interview of bilingual author Vaasanthi whose latest book lays bare the gender, caste and class inequalities in the country while offering a ray of humanity and hope. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2022/01/07/vaasanthi-author-interview-gangas-choice-and-other-stories/
09:38
January 08, 2022
India’s biggest loss as a democracy is that for 74 years we haven’t heard women’s issues: Tara Krishnaswamy
Founder of non-partisan activist group Political Shakti, Tara Krishnaswamy shares the challenges women face in Indian politics. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/12/10/tara-krishnaswamy-political-shakti/
08:40
December 11, 2021
How to become a global stock photo and other adventures in the time of the internet
In her new memoir, Durban writer Shubnum Khan shares how her face got plastered on billboards across the world, and other fascinating stories from her colourful life. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/12/03/how-to-become-a-global-stock-photo-and-other-adventures-in-the-time-of-the-internet/
06:17
December 03, 2021
An event to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence and a tribute to Kamla Bhasin
Senior journalist Beena Sarwar shares her memories of late activist Kamla Bhasin and details of a global event to be held in her honour this Sunday. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/11/27/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-violence-and-a-tribute-to-kamla-bhasin/
11:34
November 27, 2021
“Desires by women are rare in most cultural constructions of Indian society”: Princess Pea
Anonymous visual and performance artist Princess Pea holds art-based workshops to empower women in Bihar with self-care tools and self-awareness techniques. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/11/22/princess-pea-khud-se-pooche/
08:57
November 22, 2021
An exploration of India’s rich tribal culture, and a taste of mesmerising tribal dance
eShe attended the National Tribal Dance Festival organised by the state of Chhattisgarh recently - here are lush glimpses from the vibrant event. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/11/20/chhattisgarh-tribal-dance-festival/
04:47
November 20, 2021
The 3 lead actors of award-winning short film ‘Cheepatakadumpa’ on taboo topics and feminist storytelling
Meet actors Annapurna Soni, Bhumika Dube and Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, the three powerful women behind the award-winning feminist short film ‘Cheepatakadumpa’. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/11/16/cheepatakadumpa-actors-annapurna-soni-bhumika-dube-and-ipshita-chakraborty-singh/
18:20
November 20, 2021
This Bhopal techpreneur’s app helps people track their cars, valuables and even their kids’ school buses!
Young technology entrepreneur Shivangi Jain has developed an app called TrackAlways that helps people with tracking and anti-theft solutions for safety and security. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/11/13/shivangi-jain-trackalways-app/
05:08
November 13, 2021
At 87, eco-feminist artist Mira Lehr is still making waves with her environmental art
Environmental artist Mira Lehr's artworks will dominate the city of Miami at upcoming prestigious art festivals and events next month. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/31/mira-lehr-artist-eco-feminist/
06:13
October 31, 2021
Tribal dance festival begins today in Chhattisgarh, featuring artists from India and the world
A three-day extravaganza showcasing and celebrating tribal dances begins today in Chhattisgarh, and promises to be a treat for art and culture lovers. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/28/national-tribal-dance-festival-chhattisgarh/
03:30
October 28, 2021
Dwelling on a Google doodle and coming to terms with vision loss
A Google doodle on Otto Wichterle, the inventor of the soft contact lenses, brings up an eyeful of memories for Aekta Kapoor. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/27/otto-wichterle-contact-lenses-vision-loss/
05:03
October 27, 2021
These 7 young Indian climate-change activists are fighting for a greener future
Meet 7 young Indian women who are raising awareness about climate change and sustainable development through their initiatives and enterprises. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/26/7-climate-change-youth-activists-from-india/
17:17
October 26, 2021
These women have set out to empower humanistic political leaders of tomorrow
Four powerful women from South Asia and the diaspora discuss innovative approaches for empowering humanistic leaders who put people before politics. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/23/these-women-have-set-out-to-empower-humanistic-political-leaders-of-tomorrow/
07:17
October 23, 2021
“Governments in South Asia are making a blunder by bringing education back to religious roots”
UK civil servant, lawyer and policy advisor Juhi Javed Husain talks about modernising education, enhancing internet safety, and social-media accountability in South Asia. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/22/juhi-javed-husain-on-internet-safety-and-education-policy/
07:26
October 22, 2021
These educationists are equipping South Asian children for a digital future
Educationists from South Asia discuss how to prepare children for the demands of a digital world, and the role that technology can play in innovative learning. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/21/pathbreaking-education-raising-global-citizens-of-a-digital-world/
06:48
October 22, 2021
“Economic empowerment is the answer to caste discrimination”: The making of a female Dalit industrialist
Founder of an all-women beauty company that supplies soaps to the Indian Air Force, Saka Shailaja has empowered thousands of underprivileged women with training and jobs. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/20/saka-shailaja-rojas-group-of-industries/
07:13
October 20, 2021
Their app has automated everyday tasks for 1.5 lakh students and hostels in India
Techpreneurs Madhavi Shankar and Indu Navar developed SpaceBasic to automate the routine tasks and communications needs of over 60 student-housing communities in India. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/18/madhavi-shankar-and-indu-navar-spacebasic-app/
05:19
October 18, 2021
Her father's daughter: Salima Hashmi on following Faiz Ahmed Faiz's footsteps in art, peace and humour
Artist and peace activist Salima Hashmi on South Asian history, the lure of Lahore, and growing up as the daughter of legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/16/salima-hashmi-on-her-father-faiz-ahmed-faiz-and-his-legacy-of-peace/
15:05
October 16, 2021
Para swimmer Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu and her legacy of determination
In her autobiography ‘Swimming Against the Tide’, para swimmer Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu shares her remarkable journey of battling obstacles and emerging a winner. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/14/para-swimmer-madhavi-latha-prathigudupu-and-her-legacy-of-determination/
05:21
October 14, 2021
Her film on Delhi’s 2012 rape case shook the world. She’s now working to undo gender violence at the roots
The award-winning filmmaker of 'India's Daughter', Leslee Udwin is laying the roots for gender equality and empathy through a school curriculum for little children in 19 countries. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/14/leslee-udwin-on-indias-daughter-and-think-equal/
07:42
October 14, 2021
These web warriors are arming girls and young women with internet tools and infrastructure
Four web warriors came together from across South Asia to talk about why arming girls and young women with internet tools is the key to women's empowerment. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/09/web-warriors-arming-girls-with-internet-tools-and-infrastructure/
07:09
October 09, 2021
“The human, financial, social and cultural cost of conflict is not sustainable any longer”
New York-based impact-investment consultant Fawzia Naqvi talks about her decade of travel and work in India as a woman of Pakistani origin. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/08/fawzia-naqvi-on-working-in-india-as-a-woman-of-pakistani-origin/
05:10
October 09, 2021
Their books offer a sassy, unconventional approach to a zero-waste lifestyle
Environmentalists Srini Swaminathan and Shubhashree Sangameswaran offer practical tips for an eco-friendly lifestyle in their two new books. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/09/srini-swaminathan-and-shubhashree-sangameswaran/
04:42
October 09, 2021
Why South Asian “traditions” need to be redefined to ensure equality and justice
For South Asians, tradition is everything, but traditions and customs can also be cruel, misogynistic, divisive and inhumane. It's time for new ones, say these scholars and activists. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/10/07/the-burden-of-tradition-gender-equality-and-social-justice-in-south-asia/
08:05
October 09, 2021
“Afghanistan is going back to an era where women are silenced again”
Speaking at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Afghan-origin journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee and policy researcher Mariam Safi voiced concerns about the future of Afghan women under the Taliban. This episode is also available on eShe's website: http://eshe.in/2021/10/05/najiba-laima-kasraee-and-mariam-safi-on-taliban-takeover-of-afghanistan/
05:54
October 05, 2021
“When you aren’t part of the dominant majority, your art becomes an act of activism” – Michele Lee
Award-winning Hmong-Australian playwright Michele Lee talks about the sense of ‘being othered’ that follows immigrants, and her new play RICE. Watch the video here: https://eshe.in/2021/10/04/playwright-michele-lee/
24:52
October 05, 2021
Peacebuilder Dr Scilla Elworthy opens South Asia Union Summit Led by Women
Author, peacebuilder and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy inaugurates eShe's South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, where 50 eminent women from 13 countries came together to discuss solutions for peace, gender equality and social justice in South Asia. Watch the video here: https://eshe.in/2021/09/30/peacebuilder-dr-scilla-elworthy-opens-south-asia-union-summit-led-by-women/
20:14
October 05, 2021
“Women in South Asia have a hard time convincing their families that they want a career in tech”
Sadaffe Abid's social tech-enterprise CIRCLE Women aims to empower one million Pakistani women with basic digital literacy and business skills. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/29/sadaffe-abid/
07:12
September 29, 2021
“Women cannot be forced to toe the line of tradition” – Mandy Sanghera
Human-rights campaigner Mandy Sanghera believes tradition is used to oppress women in South Asia, and women in positions of power should lead the call for change. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/26/women-cannot-be-forced-to-toe-the-line-of-tradition-mandy-sanghera/
07:15
September 26, 2021
“She lives through the generations she ignited!” Tributes for Kamla Bhasin from around the world
Friends and followers from around the world share their heartfelt tributes to Kamla Bhasin, an icon of peace, feminism and social justice in South Asia. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/25/kamla-bhasin-tributes-from-across-south-asia/
09:45
September 25, 2021
A Lebanese-Canadian’s search for ‘home’ through poetry, forgiveness and self-love
Poet-activist Najwa Zebian’s debut book draws life lessons from her experiences as a Muslim immigrant seeking the essence of 'home' all through her growing years. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/24/lebanese-canadian-activist-najwa-zebian-debut-book-welcome-home/
04:34
September 24, 2021
“Education is the ticket towards self-reliance and financial independence for women in South Asia”
Young changemaker Faiza Yousuf talks about her initiatives WomenInTechPK, the biggest community for women technologists in Pakistan, and CodeGirls, a coding boot-camp. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/23/faiza-yousuf-founder-of-womenintechpk-and-codegirls/
06:21
September 23, 2021
“The criminal justice system in South Asia is not neutral or objective but is discriminatory and violent”
Sri Lankan lawyer-activist Ambika Satkunanathan believes South Asian countries need to introspect on how our societies and laws are perpetuating crime instead of curbing it. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/22/ambika-satkunanathan-on-prison-reform/
08:18
September 22, 2021
“While we have these restrictive national borders, who really benefits from them?”
One of the most vocal advocates for India-Pakistan peace, Beena Sarwar shares her thoughts on bridging divisions and her vision for a visa-free South Asia. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/20/beena-sarwar-south-asia-peace-action-network/
09:12
September 20, 2021
“I think women are women’s best supporters”: Dolly Thakore
Actor and casting director Dolly Thakore on the "conditioning of silence over generations" of women, and her new tell-all memoir. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/18/i-think-women-are-womens-best-supporters-dolly-thakore/
08:13
September 18, 2021
Sarita Kumari Sodha on her Rajput heritage, Indo-Pak history, and being an ambassador of peace
Philanthropist and peacebuilder Sarita Kumari Sodha's work and identity are an emblem of India and Pakistan's cultural bonds and shared history. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/16/sarita-kumari-sodha-ghanerao/
07:28
September 16, 2021
“Indian women are individually strong but socially vulnerable”: Namita Gokhale
Renowned author and festival director Namita Gokhale was recently awarded the Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2021. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/14/indian-women-are-individually-strong-but-socially-vulnerable-namita-gokhale/
04:36
September 14, 2021
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy on taking risks and choosing possibility, even if it’s just 1% at a time
Tech entrepreneur Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks to eShe TV about her experiences in Silicon Valley, risk-taking from a gender perspective, and her new book 'Choose Possibility'. Follow us on YouTube or Facebook @esheworld for more conversations with inspiring women.
35:06
September 11, 2021
Her ‘Building Bridges Movement’ is out to enable change-leaders in creating sustainable impact
Dutchwoman Nienke van Bezooijen is out to identify and sponsor five global projects to build peace and sustainable impact through her Building Bridges Movement. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/10/nienke-van-bezooijen-building-bridges-movement/
05:45
September 10, 2021
‘Food is an integral part of our culture, and to let that go away uncelebrated is a tragedy’: Sudha Menon
Author, model and motivational speaker Sudha Menon interviewed several famous personalities on their favourite food memories and recipes for her new book. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/07/food-is-an-integral-part-of-our-culture-and-to-let-that-go-away-uncelebrated-is-a-tragedy-sudha-menon/
07:15
September 07, 2021
“Women in AI today is a bit like women in engineering in the early ’90s”: Spriha Biswas
AI expert Spriha Biswas on gender bias in algorithms, creating an inclusive space for women in tech startups, and her first encounter with coding. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/04/spriha-biswas-on-artificial-intelligence-and-human-centric-ai/
09:49
September 04, 2021
A Journey into Arunachal Pradesh Through Women’s Poetry, Fiction, Essays and Art
The new book 'The Inheritance of Words: Writings from Arunachal Pradesh' brings together diverse writings of women from this northeastern Indian state. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/02/book-review-the-interitance-of-words-writings-from-arunachal-pradesh/
06:50
September 02, 2021
Indian Government Has Failed to Protect Dalit Women from Caste-Based Sexual Violence, Says NCWL
The National Council of Women Leaders has released a series of recommendations for India’s government on tackling gender-based violence targeting Dalit women and girls. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/09/01/indian-government-has-failed-to-protect-dalit-women-from-caste-based-sexual-violence-says-ncwl/
05:35
August 31, 2021
A ‘Dating Detox’ and a Woman’s Quest to Awaken the Divine Feminine Energy Within Her
Natasha Scripture’s intriguing memoir 'Man Fast' takes us through her romantic trysts and spiritual quest as she travels the globe for work and self-discovery. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/30/a-dating-detox-and-a-womans-quest-to-awaken-the-divine-feminine-energy-within-her/
04:12
August 30, 2021
New Fellowship Offers High-School Girls the Chance to Learn From India’s Top Business Leaders
Author-entrepreneur Varsha Adusumilli has tied up with eminent personalities from India’s corporate and creative sectors for the Wonder Girls Student Leaders Fellowship. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/27/wonder-girls-student-leaders-fellowship-varsha-adusumilli/
08:56
August 27, 2021
This Foundation Aims to Create Work Opportunities for Women in India’s Hills
On a mission to empower Indian women in the Himalayas with work and job opportunities, Giri Foundation announced the launch of its India chapter this week. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/26/giri-foundation-launch-event/
03:08
August 26, 2021
Thought-Provoking Stories That Make You Question the Ideologies Imposed on You
'Big Mistake', a new anthology of essays by writers, influencers and pathbreakers, reminds us of all those difficult journeys we navigate at some point while growing up. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/25/book-review-big-mistake-an-anthology-on-growing-up-and-other-tough-stuff/
04:31
August 25, 2021
eShe TV: Actor Sudha Bhuchar on Her Role in ‘Into Dust’ and Her Wish for Indo-Pak Peace
Actor and playwright Sudha Bhuchar talks to eShe TV about her new film ‘Into Dust’ and her why the cause of India-Pakistan peace is a personal one for her. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/24/eshe-tv-actor-sudha-bhuchar-into-dust/
15:21
August 24, 2021
22 Fantastic Books for Indian Kids and Tweens That My Daughter and Nephews Love
Book reviewer Neha Kirpal lists the top 22 latest books her bibliophile daughter (age four) and nephews (age seven and 10) can't stop re-reading. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/22/22-top-new-books-for-indian-kids-and-tweens/
12:54
August 22, 2021
How Speaking Up Set Me Free from the Prison of My Past
Author and life coach Mala Mansukhani shares how expressing herself clearly and openly with her loved ones helped her deal with trauma, shame and social ostracism. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/21/mala-mansukhani-speak-up/
04:40
August 21, 2021
Meet the Bird Steward Behind the Viral Photo of a Bird Feeding a Cigarette Stub to Her Chick
Bird steward Karen Mason on why she wants to save the birds on Florida’s coasts and her viral photo of a bird feeding her chick a cigarette stub. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/20/karen-mason-viral-photo-of-a-bird-feeding-a-cigarette-stub-to-her-chick/
05:06
August 20, 2021
“Women Have Already Changed Considerably – Now It’s Time for Men to Change”: Pushpa Kurup
Author Pushpa Kurup on the most intriguing women from Indian mythology and the lesser-known stories of love and betrayal from the epics. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/19/author-interview-pushpa-kurup/
07:52
August 19, 2021
Her Global Platform Empowers Women Artists with Visibility and Finance
Michigan-based artist and entrepreneur Svitlana Martynjuk is determined to facilitate fair representation of women in the global art scene. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/18/art-entrepreneur-svitlana-martynjuk-all-she-makes/
05:32
August 18, 2021
eShe TV: Why One Needs a Mighty Heart to Stand Up for Peace
eShe's founder Aekta Kapoor talks to peacebuilder Dr Scilla Elworthy and coaches Nienke van Bezooijen and Kawtar El Alaoui about self-transformation, inner work and effortless action. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/17/eshe-tv-mighty-heart/ and on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AMdzVQ3Xg7w
37:33
August 16, 2021
A Mystery in History: Two Suspense Novels with Fabulous, Flawed Female Protagonists
Reviews of 'The Bombay Prince' by Sujata Massey set in pre-Independence India, and 'Small Pleasures' by Clare Chambers set in the suburbs of 1950s London. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/15/a-mystery-in-history-the-bombay-prince-and-small-pleasures/
05:31
August 15, 2021
Nidhie Sharma Was 13 When She Got Lost in a Jungle, Her New Book Recounts the Harrowing Tale
Writer-director Nidhie Sharma's memoir 'Invictus' recounts an episode from her teens when she, along with five other kids, got lost in a jungle in Arunachal Pradesh. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/13/nidhie-sharma-memoir-invictus/
04:02
August 13, 2021
“It’s Easier for Women to Lead, They Just Need a Platform to Perform”: Management Consultant Seema Rekha
Management consultant Seema Rekha on why employee mental health is vital for company growth and why women are natural leaders. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/12/management-consultant-seema-rekha-women-leadership-employee-wellbeing/
05:48
August 12, 2021
Photo Feature: A Photographer’s Ode to Her Mom, an Ex-Cop in Kolkata
Photographer Debalina Bhatta’s photo feature following her mother’s daily routine is an homage to mothers everywhere. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/10/debalina-bhatta-photo-feature/
03:33
August 10, 2021
Fear, Grief, Inequality: Two Artists Give a Glimpse into Their Pandemic Art
Two young Indian painters Aditi Purwar and Shivangi Kalra take us through the ups and downs of their artistic journeys through the pandemic. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/06/artists-aditi-purwar-shivangi-kalra-pandemic-art/
07:17
August 06, 2021
I’ve Forgotten What School Feels Like, But I Value My Friendships More Than Ever
High-schooler Lakshyaa Arya recounts her mental and emotional trauma during India’s second Covid wave and the lessons she learnt. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/05/ive-forgotten-what-school-feels-like-but-i-value-my-friendships-more-than-ever/
04:11
August 05, 2021
“To Survive, Women Have Had to Deny Their Power” – Nirupama Subramanian
Leadership coach Nirupama Subramanian is using Indian archetypes that were used to suppress women as a source of energy to empower them instead. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/04/nirupama-subramanian-powerful/
05:35
August 04, 2021
Truths Pushed Through the Sieve of Fiction: Rijula Das on Her Debut Novel Set in Shonagachhi
Rijula Das's new novel brings up many facets of Kolkata's red-light district, from corruption and gender violence to the effect of demonetisation on the flesh trade. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/03/truths-pushed-through-the-sieve-of-fiction-rijula-das-on-her-debut-novel-set-in-shonagachhi/
05:50
August 03, 2021
Winning Despite the Odds: South Asian Women Athletes Show the Way
Victories at the Tokyo Olympics by Indian sportswomen mask the fact that the obstacles South Asian women athletes face are far greater than their male counterparts. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/08/02/winning-despite-the-odds-south-asian-women-athletes-show-the-way/
07:12
August 02, 2021
She Has Created a Platform for Indian Classical Music in the Netherlands
Mahesvari Autar’s events platform DesiYUP showcases live performances of Indian classical ragas and mantra music to audiences in Holland. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/31/mahesvari-autar-desiyup-indian-classical-music-in-holland/
04:49
July 31, 2021
God on the Tip of Our Tongues: How the Pandemic Normalised Spiritual Discourse
Religious references are making their way into everyday conversations, and spiritual discourse has become commonplace in the pandemic, says Aekta Kapoor. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/30/how-the-pandemic-normalised-spiritual-discourse/
03:38
July 30, 2021
Arundhathi Subramaniam’s Encounters with 4 Women Mystics Who ‘Wear Only Themselves’
Acclaimed poet Arundhathi Subramaniam​’s new book features four contemporary women who have unapologetically chosen to transcend social barriers and walk the spiritual path alone. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/29/arundhathi-subramaniam-women-who-wear-only-themselves/
05:14
July 29, 2021
Actor Santhy Balachandran on Anthropology and Her Surreal Music Video Experiment
Malayalam film actor and Oxford graduate Santhy Balachandran used her anthropology background to conceptualise an avant-garde music video. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/27/actor-santhy-balachandran-on-anthropology-and-her-surreal-music-video-experiment/
03:54
July 27, 2021
“We Have Taught Girls to Suppress Their Anger, Even If It Is Legitimate” – Soraya Chemaly
Washington DC-based author and feminist activist Soraya Chemaly believes women’s anger can be a powerful force for social justice. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/26/soraya-chemaly-feminist-activist-cover-story/
07:17
July 26, 2021
“Love in One’s 30s is a Different Kind of Story from Falling in Love in One’s Teens or 20s”: Anjali Joseph
Novelist Anjali Joseph on her new novel ‘Keeping in Touch’, long-distance love, stereotypes about people from northeast India, and the quiet life of writers. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/21/author-interview-anjali-joseph-keeping-in-touch/
07:40
July 26, 2021
The (Erased) Histories of Women Doctors in India
India's pioneering women doctors have made it to a new book by Kavitha Rao and even a Google doodle, but the ground reality remains that there are no hospitals or medical colleges named after women doctors in India. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/18/the-erased-histories-of-women-doctors-in-india/
05:15
July 18, 2021
Two Best Friends in a Room, They Might Discuss Perimenopause
Hit with pre-menopausal symptoms at 41, Aruna Joshi turns to her gynae friend Dr Bhavini Shah for answers. Turns out, her condition is more common than women expect. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/17/aruna-joshi-and-dr-bhavini-shah-on-menopause/
08:43
July 17, 2021
SABERA Awards 2021 Dates and Jury Announced, eShe to Be Partner
The SABERA Awards acknowledge responsible businesses, social enterprises and purpose-driven leaders. This is the second time that eShe will be e-magazine partner. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/15/sabera-awards-2021-dates-and-jury-announced-eshe-to-be-partner/
04:15
July 15, 2021
‘Sara’S’ Movie Review: Abortion, Women’s Choices, and Unfulfilled Potential
While the central idea of the new Malayalam film Sara’S is a powerful one about a woman’s right to her body, the film misses its mark by ignoring vital aspects of an issue as complex as abortion. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/14/saras-movie-review-abortion-choice/
04:36
July 14, 2021
How a Women’s Group in Uttarakhand Saved Their Village from Forest Fires
The long-term sustainable practices of a women’s self-help group in the hills of Kumaon served to protect the area from the wrath of this year’s forest fires. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/12/uttarakhand-umang-women-self-help-group/
08:33
July 12, 2021
A Generation Paused: How Young Adults Are Coping with Their Careers in a Pandemic Limbo
Millennials and Gen-Zs are stuck in a pandemic time warp, their education and careers on pause until lockdowns ease. How are they coping? We find out. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/09/a-generation-paused-how-young-adults-are-coping-with-their-careers-in-a-pandemic-limbo/
11:21
July 09, 2021
Digital Entrepreneur and Insta-Poet Ayesha Chenoy on Luck, Bestsellers and Bite-Sized Wisdom
Former investment banker and founder of one of India's top digital marketing agencies RepIndia, Ayesha Chenoy talks about her new role as poet and author. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/05/digital-entrepreneur-and-insta-poet-ayesha-chenoy/
05:01
July 05, 2021
Filmmaker Geeta Malik on ‘India Sweets and Spices’ and What It Means to Live a Truthful Life
Indian-American filmmaker Geeta Malik shares the inspiration behind her new film 'India Sweets and Spices', and why feminism is the driving theme of her work. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/07/02/filmmaker-geeta-malik-on-india-sweets-and-spices-and-what-it-means-to-live-a-truthful-life/
07:08
July 02, 2021
The Brown Box ep.5: Entrepreneurs Tanu Ganguly and Suparnaa Chadda on Following Your Heart
In episode 5 of ‘The Brown Box’ podcast for eShe, host Rani Jeyaraj speaks to media entrepreneurs Suparnaa Chadda and Tanu Ganguly on following their passion and carving their own path in life, driven by the will to create value in the world. Read more on eShe.in.
23:44
June 28, 2021
Amanda Craig’s ‘The Golden Rule’ Book Review: A Feminist Thriller with a Political Twist
British author Amanda Craig's ninth novel 'The Golden Rule', longlisted for this year's Women Prize for Fiction, is both an imaginative thriller and a political commentary. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/25/amanda-craig-the-golden-rule-book-review/
02:58
June 25, 2021
Recognising the Economic Value of Housework Can Pave the Way to Gender Justice
It is high time that methods are devised to estimate the monetary value of household tasks so that women are empowered socially and financially, says gender economist Prof Dr Rameeza A Rasheed. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/23/economic-value-of-housework-and-gender-justice/
07:59
June 23, 2021
These 11 ‘Listening Hearts’ Are Giving Free Mental and Emotional Support During India’s Covid Crisis
Life coach Nasreen Khan got together a group of counsellors, coaches and therapists to support those facing loss and grief during India's second Covid wave. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/21/nasreen-khan-listening-hearts-free-counselling-service-during-pandemic/
06:48
June 21, 2021
The Pandemic Through the Eyes and Reading List of a Bibliophile
From children's books to romances to essays of healing and hope, Dr Shalini Mullick takes us through her reading list that evolved as India's Covid crisis hit a peak.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/19/dr-shalini-mullick-bibliophile-pandemic-reading-list/
06:32
June 19, 2021
‘Skater Girl’ Director Manjari Makijany on Fuelling Teen Dreams and Building India’s Largest Skatepark
Award-winning US-based filmmaker Manjari Makijany shares her inspiration behind the new Netflix release 'Skater Girl' and the challenges of building Rajasthan's first skatepark. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/18/skater-girl-director-manjari-makijany-on-fuelling-teen-dreams-and-building-indias-largest-skatepark/
06:59
June 18, 2021
This Hypnotherapist Helps Midlife Women Achieve Weight Loss and Wellness
Having overcome her own emotional issues after years, Jodi Clarke took up clinical hypnotherapy to help women above 40 heal wounds and achieve wellness. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/17/jodi-clarke-hypnotherapist/
05:49
June 17, 2021
Celebrating ‘Raja Parba’, the Odisha Festival That Breaks Menstruation Taboos
Odias believe that Mother Earth goes through her menstruation cycle during the Raja Parba in mid-June, and she needs time to regenerate before the monsoon. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/16/raja-parba-the-odisha-festival-that-breaks-menstruation-taboos/
03:28
June 16, 2021
The Brown Box ep.4: Ritu Goyal Harish and Smitha Murthy on Travel and Personal Growth
In episode 4 of ‘The Brown Box’ podcast for eShe, host Rani Jeyaraj speaks to travelpreneurs Ritu Goyal Harish and Smitha Murthy about their fondest memories as travellers and why travel is as much about inner journeys as external ones. Visit eshe.in for more.
25:16
June 14, 2021
‘Shiva Baby’ Review: Adolescence, Bisexual Explorations and a Jewish Family Drama
Young Canadian writer-director Emma Seligman's feature film debut juxtaposes traditional Jewish upbringing with female sexual liberation. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/11/film-review-shiva-baby-emma-seligman/
03:40
June 11, 2021
I Joined the All-Female eXXpedition to Study and Create Awareness About Plastic Pollution in the Oceans
On World Oceans Day, Kay Newton shares her experience of joining the virtual version of eXXpedition, which has been creating awareness about plastic waste in the oceans since 2014. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/08/all-female-expedition-to-create-awareness-about-plastic-pollution-in-the-oceans/
04:56
June 08, 2021
The Brown Box Ep.3: Suparna Sharma and Kirthi Jayakumar on Gender Equality at Home and Work
In episode 3 of ‘The Brown Box’ podcast for eShe, host Rani Jeyaraj speaks to senior journalist Suparna Sharma and feminist activist Kirthi Jayakumar about gender equality and the looming threat of sexual harassment at the workplace. Visit eshe.in for more.
33:29
June 07, 2021
“My Cousin Was Raped, Killed in West Bengal – Social Media Made It a Political Issue”
Last month, a 20-year-old student was raped and killed in her own home in West Bengal. Elements on social media misused the news for political propaganda. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/06/jamna-midnapore-west-bengal-student-rape-murder-case/
13:15
June 06, 2021
Feminist Poet Usha Akella’s Book ‘I Will Not Bear You Sons’ Is a Scathing Indictment of Patriarchy
Austin-based poet Usha Akella's new book of feminist poems puts the spotlight on cultural traditions that perpetuate patriarchy and social evils like female foeticide. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/05/feminist-poet-usha-akella-i-will-not-bear-you-sons/
07:36
June 05, 2021
Croatian Study Finds 73 Percent of Women Have Faced Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
The problem of sexual harassment at the workplace is far more rampant than expected. A new study points at the systemic flaws that leave women vulnerable. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/03/croatian-study-sexual-harassment-at-the-workplace/
06:07
June 03, 2021
2 Modern Fashion Labels Keeping Alive Rajasthan’s Traditional Textile Legacy
Labels Kriya by Kadambari Rathore in Jodhpur and Rekh by Rohini Singh in Jaipur are keeping alive their region’s unique textile heritage. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/06/02/fashion-labels-kriya-by-kadambari-rathore-jodhpur-rekh-by-rohini-singh-jaipur/
07:01
June 02, 2021
The Brown Box Ep.2: The Cause and Effect of Gender Violence in India
In episode 2 of ‘The Brown Box’ podcast for eShe, host Rani Jeyaraj speaks to actor-filmmaker Dr Lakshmi Devy and renowned activist Smita Bharti about gender violence in India. Visit eshe.in for more.
27:35
May 31, 2021
3 Mantras That Gave Me Strength and Courage During India’s Second Covid Wave
Faced with Covid in her own close family, eShe's editor Aekta Kapoor, too, like many others, descended into the hell of uncertainly, fear, helplessness, desperation and panic. These 3 mantras gave her strength. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/29/3-mantras-that-gave-me-strength-and-courage-during-indias-second-covid-wave/
06:14
May 29, 2021
“The More Disconnection There Is to the Self, the More Fear” – Holistic Psychologist Dr Nicole LePera
Holistic psychologist Dr Nicole LePera has promoted self-healing to her 3.7 million Instagram followers for years; she’s now written a book on it. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/27/the-more-disconnection-there-is-to-the-self-the-more-fear-holistic-psychologist-dr-nicole-lepera/
05:47
May 27, 2021
“Many Men Want to Change, But They Don’t Know How”: Dr Deepa Narayan
Award-winning author and one of the world's most influential thinkers, Dr Deepa Narayan shares thoughts on masculinity, gender equality, and her new podcast 'What's a Man?' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/26/dr-deepa-narayan-podcast-on-masculinity-and-gender-equality/
09:19
May 26, 2021
Struck by Covid, I Realised How the Pandemic Is Creating a Wave of Awakening in Humanity
Covid survivor Shoneeka reflects on the coronavirus pandemic - is it a rise or a fall? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/25/shoneeka-the-pandemic-is-creating-a-wave-of-awakening-in-humanity/
05:45
May 25, 2021
A Woman’s Search for Meaning: This Feng Shui Healer Is Driving Across Europe Seeking Stories
Slovakian transformational guide and web show host Slavomira Harcegova is driving across Europe in search of inspirational stories. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/24/a-womans-search-for-meaning-slavomira-harcegova/
05:10
May 24, 2021
The Brown Box: Rani Jeyaraj Talks to Authors Gayatri Jayaraman and Koral Dasgupta about How Books Shaped Their Lives
'The Brown Box' podcast is where host Rani Jeyaraj discusses the good, the bad and the crazy that make up the country we love, India. In the first of this series made in collaboration with eShe magazine, Rani speaks to authors Gayatri Jayaraman and Koral Dasgupta about growing up as Indian girls surrounded by books. Read more on eShe.in.
28:45
May 23, 2021
Life Lessons From a 56-Year-Young Woman I Met on a Mountain Trek
A chance meeting on a mountain trail with an extraordinary woman leaves a young management consultant with inspiration for life. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/22/life-lessons-from-a-56-year-young-woman-i-met-on-a-mountain-trek/
05:04
May 22, 2021
“Those Who Stay Positive and Connected with Family Recover Faster from Covid” – Kerala Doc Shares Home-Isolation Tips
A Kerala government doctor who has been on Covid duty since the first wave shares tips for quicker recovery if you are in home isolation. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/21/those-who-stay-positive-connected-with-family-recover-faster-from-covid/
06:03
May 21, 2021
“The Feminine Principle Leads from Respect for Diversity and Inclusivity” – FemmeQ Founder Karen Downes
Leadership consultant and agent of change Karen Lee Downes believes it is time for leaders and organisations to tap into their feminine intelligence. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/20/karen-lee-downes-on-conscious-leadership/
06:28
May 20, 2021
Book on 5 Rape Survivors Exposes How Indian Rape Culture Protects Men and Disadvantages Women
Journalist Urmi Bhattacheryya’s hard-hitting new book looks at the aftermath of sexual assault for five girls and women in India. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/19/book-on-5-rape-survivors-by-urmi-bhattacheryya/
09:15
May 19, 2021
This Dubai-Based Feminist Publisher Is Using Digital Media to Initiate Inclusive Conversations
UAE-based feminist publisher Sabin Muzaffar is documenting female trailblazers and empowering women and girls globally through her digital platform Ananke. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/18/feminist-publisher-sabin-muzaffar-ananke/
05:36
May 18, 2021
The Homogenisation of Language Is a Political Issue: Linguist and Author Peggy Mohan
Linguistic expert and author Peggy Mohan traces the history of the Subcontinent through its languages, and notes how homogenisation of language reflects centralisation of power. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/17/linguist-author-peggy-mohan/
10:14
May 17, 2021
Hereabouts, Thereabouts: An Ordinary Reader’s Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Whereabouts’
A diehard fan of award-winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri checks out her new book 'Whereabouts', and is somewhat taken aback. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/14/review-of-jhumpa-lahiris-whereabouts/
04:30
May 14, 2021
When Love is Separation: A Doctor’s Homecoming in the Time of a Pandemic
Coming home to parents is now picking the packed boxes left outside the door. It is being close enough to see their silhouettes in the balcony but not letting the children visit them. A doctor's story. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/13/when-love-is-separation-a-doctors-homecoming-in-the-time-of-a-pandemic/
04:36
May 13, 2021
“Reimagining Mythology Is Part of Hindu Tradition” – Novelist-Filmmaker Trisha Das
Filmmaker and bestselling author Trisha Das’s novels present a comical, feminist take on the Mahabharata. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/12/novelist-trisha-das-reimagining-mythology/
05:15
May 12, 2021
A Girl with Brain Damage, a Mother’s Love, Classical Dance and Modern Medicine
A young girl suffers brain injury; her mother determines to bring her daughter back to life through love, care, surgery and Bharatanatyam. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/11/nirmohi-anil/
04:44
May 11, 2021
This Lawyer-Instagrammer Is Inspiring India's Youth with Motivational and Patriotic Poems
Legal regulation strategist Naina Pachnanda is out to motivate India’s youth through Instagram inspiration and her new book of patriotic poetry.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/10/naina-pachnanda/
06:13
May 10, 2021
Industrialist Dipali Goenka on Crisis Leadership and Pandemic Survival Strategies
Dipali Goenka, CEO and joint MD of Welspun India, exemplifies how compassionate leadership during a crisis can be a formula for growth. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/08/dipali-goenka/
08:53
May 08, 2021
Reading a Caste Angle in an Agnostic Work is Limiting for Literary Freedom
In response to a reviewer reading a caste angle in a book that is largely unspecific about caste, Dr Bhargavi Chatterjea Bhattacharyya defends her literary freedom. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/05/01/bhargavi-chatterjea-bhattacharyya/
04:49
May 01, 2021
Survivors of Sexual Violence in South Asia Denied Justice Due to Systemic Failures
A new report reveals how laws on rape in six South Asian are insufficient, inconsistent, and poorly enforced, putting women and girls at heightened risk of sexual violence. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/29/sexual-violence-in-south-asia/
05:56
April 29, 2021
How I Went from Homemaker to Diver and Artist Specialising in Coral Reefs
Homemaker Uma Mani started painting at 45, deep-sea diving at 49, and starred in a documentary on her work in her 50s. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/28/uma-mani/
05:16
April 28, 2021
5 Steps I Took to Take Charge of My Health and Life Before Turning 40
Bengaluru-based mother of two Prachi Bansal decided to take charge of her health, finances and life, so that she could face her 40s with power and purpose.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/27/prachi-bansal/
05:08
April 27, 2021
“The Pandemic Has Shrunk the Imagination”: Author Dharini Bhaskar
Dharini Bhaskar talks about going from a publisher to an author, her acclaimed first novel, and how the pandemic has affected her writing process. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/26/dharini-bhaskar/
07:01
April 26, 2021
When My Eye Problem Led Me to an ‘Opening of the Eyes’
One morning, waiting for her turn in a crowded ophthalmologist's office amidst all the noise and mayhem, Aekta Kapoor had an opening of the eyes. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/25/when-my-eye-problem-led-me-to-an-opening-of-the-eyes/
03:27
April 25, 2021
Her Wheelchair-Enabled Cabs Help the Elderly and Disabled Go to the Hospital or Market
Chandigarh entrepreneur Sartaj Lamba runs a fleet of wheelchair-enabled cabs that offer mobility to the elderly and disabled in seven north Indian cities. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/23/her-wheelchair-enabled-cabs-help-the-elderly-and-disabled-go-to-the-hospital-or-market/
04:42
April 23, 2021
Meet the Founder of India’s First Matchmaking App for the LGBTQ+ Community
Co-founder of Mobikwik.com, UX designer Sunali Aggarwal has now launched India's first homegrown dating app for the LGBTQ+ community. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/22/sunali-aggarwal/
04:05
April 22, 2021
‘We Love Ourselves by Paying Attention to the Quality of Our Thoughts, Words, and Actions” – Sharon M Koenig
Puerto Rican author Sharon M Koenig on her new book, meeting Dada JP Vaswani, and finding God. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/21/sharon-m-koenig/
06:21
April 21, 2021
This Indian Artist Has Taken Dravidian Art to Australian Shores
Melbourne-based artist Anudeepa Kadiresan has created a new audience for ancient Dravidian art among modern art lovers. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/20/anudeepa-kadiresan/
03:13
April 20, 2021
This Silicon Valley Techie’s Talk Show Shatters Misconceptions About Pakistanis
California-based software engineer and talk-show host Nitasha Syed is out to shatter stereotypes about Pakistanis in the Western world, armed with a cup of chai. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/19/nitasha-syed/
06:09
April 19, 2021
Mona Rai and a Lifetime of Art, Abstraction and Love
Mona Rai’s unconventional abstract artworks are as mesmerising for the viewer as for the artist herself, revealing secrets at every step of the process. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/17/mona-rai/
02:53
April 17, 2021
Let’s Talk About Politics: Why Women Should Be More Vocal in Public and at Home
It's time women began talking more about politics - both in the public sphere and in the presence of patriarchal family members at home, says Rajitha Menon. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/16/rajitha-menon/
05:13
April 16, 2021
Using Technology and Therapy to Help the Hearing-Impaired Live Optimum Lives
Mumbai audiologist and speech therapist Devangi Dalal is out to enhance the lives of the hearing-impaired using the latest technology. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/15/devangi-dalal/
06:03
April 15, 2021
This Ex-CSO of Cisco Took Off to the Amazon Rainforest and Discovered a New Calling
Futurist and author Ayelet Baron quit the rat race of America's corporate world and became a truly global citizen connected to the people and planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/14/ayelet-baron/
04:50
April 14, 2021
These Women Are Empowering Indian Businesses with Finance and Sustainability Solutions
These women-led companies are paving the way to profitability: Amrita Malik's fintech offers payment solutions; Dr Miniya Chatterji helps brands become sustainable; and Shruti Aggarwal's app is disrupting traditional lending in India. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/13/empowering-businesses/
11:25
April 13, 2021
“Raising Boys to Be Feminists is an Act of Love and Compassion Towards Them”: Dr Sonora Jha
In her new book, Seattle University professor Dr Sonora Jha looks at notions of gender identity and equality in the modern-day context. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/12/sonora-jha/
07:17
April 12, 2021
Nadia Samdani: Making Bangladesh the Next Art Capital of the World
Philanthropist and founder of the Dhaka Art Summit Nadia Samdani is on a determined mission to put Bangladeshi artists on the global art map. his episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/10/nadia-samdani-making-bangladesh-the-next-art-capital-of-the-world/
06:55
April 10, 2021
A God’s Feisty Bride Who Held the Fort: New Novel on Rukmini Revisits a Historical Heroine
Author Saiswaroopa Iyer on her new novel, 'Rukmini: Krishna's Wife', and the towering feminist archetypes from Indian history and mythology. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/04/07/saiswaroopa-iyer/
04:55
April 07, 2021
A Doctor Goes from Rigid Routine to the Calm of Colour Through Mandala Art
Gurugram doctor Dr Shalini Mullick narrates her journey from relentless routine to mindfulness and finally meditation by immersion in colour and shapes. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/29/shalini-mullick-colouring-books/
04:39
March 29, 2021
Why the Internet Is the Definitive Tool for Women’s Empowerment in This Century
The internet has democratised accessibility and opportunity between genders, classes and age groups in India. It is the antithesis of patriarchy, says Aekta Kapoor. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/28/internet-and-womens-empowerment/
05:15
March 28, 2021
Karishma Dev Dube on Her Oscar-Nominated Film ‘Bittu’ and How Society Fails Its Most Vulnerable
An exclusive interview with award-winning New York-based filmmaker Karishma Dev Dube on her acclaimed short film 'Bittu' and on individualism versus authority. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/26/karishma-dev-dube-bittu/
05:23
March 26, 2021
5 Benefits of Being an Introvert and How I Make the Most of It
IT engineer, MBA graduate and full-time writer Divya Vartika outlines the ways that being an introvert can be an asset in life and career. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/25/divya-vartika/
05:38
March 25, 2021
From 1772 BCE to 2150 CE: A Timeline of Gender Inequality
Gender equality is a distant destination strewn with ancient codes of patriarchy and widespread discrimination even in modern times, writes Dr Shalini Mullick. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/24/shalini-mullick-timeline-of-gender-inequality/
06:33
March 24, 2021
Why the Bhagavad Gita Is Still a Relevant Self-Help Guide in the Time of Covid
Author Richa Tilokani on her new book that simplifies the Bhagavad Gita for lay readers, and why it’s more relevant than ever in modern times. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/23/richa-tilokani/
03:20
March 23, 2021
A Navratri Dance, a Teenage Role Model, and a Moment of Courage
Mumbai mother of two AV Sridevi recounts a lesson from childhood that helped her overcome a challenge in her adult life. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/22/av-sridevi/
04:26
March 22, 2021
Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is an Employment Issue, Not a ‘Woman’s Issue’ – Archana Khosla Burman
Company law expert Archana Khosla Burman on the POSH Act and empowering women in the workplace. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/20/archana-khosla-burman/
06:17
March 20, 2021
Don’t Look Back: How Sudha Mani Went from Chennai Techie to Edinburgh Business Coach
Scotland-based business mentor and digital marketing strategist Sudha Mani coaches women on developing leadership potential using lessons she has learnt from her own life. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/19/sudha-mani/
05:21
March 19, 2021
Doctor-Actor Lakshmi Devy on Gender Violence and Her Fearless Directorial Debut
Indian-American actor and filmmaker Dr Lakshmi Devy is sending out a strong message of women’s empowerment through her directorial debut. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/18/lakshmi-devy/
05:09
March 18, 2021
Sania Maskatiya and How a Luxury Fashion Label Stays Relevant in the Pandemic
Not even a pandemic could dampen the future-oriented outlook of famed fashion designer Sania Maskatiya, who has taken Pakistani crafts to New York runways. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/17/sania-maskatiya/
06:07
March 17, 2021
This Entrepreneur’s Lifestyle Brand Is Empowering Women Artisans in Muzaffarnagar
Gauri Malik’s label Sirohi provides small-town women artisans design support to make sustainable products for eco-conscious buyers in big cities. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/15/gauri-malik-sirohi/
04:08
March 16, 2021
One Woman and a Project to Educate 4 Million Youth About Child Sexual Abuse
Through the Rakshin Project, social engineer Smita Bharti is spearheading a youth-led movement to create a social tipping point to stop child sexual abuse. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/16/smita-bharti/
06:35
March 16, 2021
The Riveting History of an Indo-Pak Family in Which Women Bridge Cultures
As Priyamvada Singh's Indo-Pak family history proves, women and brides have always been the most capable ambassadors of transnational culture. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/13/indo-pak-family/
09:22
March 13, 2021
Extreme Journeys, Off-Roading Adventures, and a Day’s Work for Nidhi Salgame
Founder of an offbeat and expeditionary travel community, Nidhi Salgame exemplifies the idea of courage, fearlessness and the spirit of adventure. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/12/nidhi-salgame/
05:23
March 12, 2021
“We Need to Stop Glorifying the Sacrifices of Womxn”: Actor-Author Saloni Chopra
In her new book, actor and social-media star Saloni Chopra subverts fairytale endings and puts forward more feminist solutions instead. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/11/saloni-chopra/
10:17
March 11, 2021
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Haya Fatima Iqbal and the Art of Invisibility
Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Haya Fatima Iqbal is using her camera to highlight untold stories and unseen perspectives. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/10/haya-fatima-iqbal/
06:03
March 10, 2021
How London Techpreneur Darshita Gillies Created a Philanthropy Platform to Drive Impact
London-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Darshita Gillies is using technology to connect impact investors with those doing good in the world. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/09/darshita-gillies/
06:53
March 09, 2021
An IAS Officer, a Grassroots Worker, and a Law to Prevent Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
Political scientist Swarna Rajagopalan gives an insight into the cases that led to the POSH Act in India, a law to prevent sexual harassment of women at the workplace. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/08/safe-equal-workplaces-swarna-rajagopalan/
07:18
March 08, 2021
Alankrita Shrivastava’s ‘Bombay Begums’ and the Radical View That Women Are People Too
Highly-anticipated Netflix show Bombay Begums directed by Alankrita Shrivastava just released on Women’s Day. Here's the first look! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/08/bombay-begums-review/
05:04
March 08, 2021
How I Survived Cancer and the Unexpected Benefit I Got in the Time of Covid
Educationist and writer Chandrika R Krishnan narrates her excruciating brush with cancer and the surprising advantage it gave her in the race for Covid vaccination. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/06/chandrika-r-krishnan/
04:30
March 06, 2021
Two Designers Bridging India and Pakistan Through Their Life and Jewellery
India-based Kiran Kumari and Pakistan-based Amna Shariff have lived on both sides of the border, and are now contemporising the region’s shared heritage in their jewellery designs. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/05/kiran-kumari-amna-shariff/
07:59
March 05, 2021
Sacrifice, Revenge, Villainy: The Problematic Depiction of Women with Disabilities in Mythology
Women with disabilities have a raw deal in the Mahabharata and Ramayana, whether it’s a queen like Gandhari, a princess like Surpnakha or a maidservant like Manthara.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/04/women-with-disability-in-mythology/
06:53
March 04, 2021
Why I Gave Up My Corporate Job to Become a Full-time Writer, and What I've Learnt
Engineer and writer Salini Vineeth shares her unconventional career journey and how she managed to make a profession out of her passion. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/03/salini-vineeth/
06:35
March 03, 2021
The Fiction of Colour: Review of Tanya Goel's 'Pause in a Flicker' Art Exhibition at Nature Morte
In eShe's new column Word of Art by Manasvi Jerath, we visit artist Tanya Goel's online exhibition 'Pause in a Flicker' at Nature Morte. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/02/tanya-goel-review/
03:53
March 02, 2021
Dark, Funny, Poignant: 2 Authors on Stories of Impetuous Women and Women Who Misbehave
This Women's Day, two books about rebellious women are slated to hit the stands: 'Impetuous Women' by Shikhandin, and 'Women Who Misbehave' by Sayantani Dasgupta.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/03/01/shikhandin-sayantani-dasgupta/
10:53
March 01, 2021
Gender Discrimination in the Corporate Sector? Let Me Count the Ways
Software developer Natasha Sharma lists the insidious ways that gender discrimination pervades Indian corporate workplaces. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/28/natasha-sharma/
06:55
February 28, 2021
Dr Nandita Shah on Why a Vegan Diet is Best for Human Health and the Planet
Dr Nandita Shah, founder of SHARAN, on how a plant-based diet is what appeals naturally to humans, and the ill-effects of meat and dairy on our bodies. “Instinctually, we are attracted to plant smells, not death and decay,” she says. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/27/nandita-shah/
09:54
February 27, 2021
Behind the Scenes at the First Ever Virtual Jaipur Literature Festival
Ananya Jain, a volunteer working behind-the-scenes at Jaipur Literature Festival 2021, which is completely virtual this time around, shares her unique experience. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/26/behind-the-scenes-jaipur-literature-festival/
05:49
February 26, 2021
Authors Anuja Chauhan and Shabnam Minwalla on the Stories Behind Their Thrilling New Whodunnits
Popular authors Anuja Chauhan and Shabnam Minwalla are out with exciting new whodunnits for mystery lovers. Neha Kirpal interviews them about the stories behind their books. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/26/anuja-chauhan-shabnam-minwalla/
08:32
February 26, 2021
How Ecologist Radhika Timbadia's Bookstore-Café Champaca Is Reviving Bengaluru's Reading Culture
Through her Bengaluru bookstore-café Champaca, Radhika Timbadia is creating a community space that celebrates diversity and the power of storytelling. Interview by Smitha Murthy. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/25/radhika-timbadia/
04:56
February 25, 2021
Sai Paranjpye, Maker of 1980s' Cult Classic Chashme Buddoor, on Bollywood Memories and a Creative Life
Book review of legendary Bollywood film director and screenwriter Sai Paranjpye's autobiography 'A Patchwork Quilt: A Collage of My Creative Life' by Neha Kirpal. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/24/sai-paranjpye/
04:37
February 24, 2021
Caroline Purvey's TRE Technique Employs the Body's Own Healing Mechanism to Release Stress and Trauma
UK-based yoga teacher and author Caroline Purvey​ helps people heal from stress and trauma using the body’s own powerful healing mechanism, writes Kay Newton​. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/23/caroline-purvey/
04:37
February 23, 2021
Award-winning Filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar: "You Should Make Films You Believe In; the Audience Will Come"
Acclaimed New York-based filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar talks about storytelling, female role models and Indo-Pak cinema collaborations. Interview by Aekta Kapoor. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/10/mehreen-jabbar/
05:59
February 23, 2021
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on Historical Facts and Bestselling Fiction
Indian-American novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni talks about contemporising mythology and exploring the question of identity in a globalised world. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/11/chitra-banerjee-divakaruni/
09:27
February 23, 2021
Researcher-Activist Kirthi Jayakumar on How Global Inequality Narratives Are All Tied to Gender Inequality
Feminist researcher and peace activist Kirthi Jayakumar is using stories, advocacy and technology to nudge India towards gender equality and social justice. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/12/kirthi-jayakumar/
05:39
February 23, 2021
Project Dastaan: How A Youth-Led Team Is Using Virtual Reality to Help Partition Veterans Find Closure
Saadia Gardezi and her teammates at Project Dastaan use 360 VR technology to help the Partition generation in India and Pakistan revisit the land of their birth. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/13/saadia-gardezi/
05:42
February 23, 2021
Reena Saini Kallat on Art That Challenges Borders and Notions of Nationhood
Artist Reena Saini Kallat’s work looks at social and political borders by bringing the focus on manmade barriers and symbols of nationality. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/14/reena-saini-kallat/
06:21
February 23, 2021
Avni Sethi, Founder of Conflictorium Museum, on Democracy and Conflict Resolution
Through art, dance and her Conflictorium Museum in Ahmedabad, interdisciplinary artist Avni Sethi has created a space to bring up difficult subjects of conflict, violence and democracy. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/15/avni-sethi/
05:21
February 23, 2021
Book Review of The Good Girls, Sonia Faleiro’s Chilling Chronicle of the 2014 Hanging of Two Teens in Uttar Pradesh
Award-winning author Sonia Faleiro's latest work of nonfiction follows the mysterious death of two teen girls found hanging from a tree in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in 2014. A book review by Neha Kirpal. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/16/sonia-faleiro/
05:12
February 23, 2021
Mystery Authors Viji Venkat and Sujata Sabnis on the History, Beauty and Injustice in India
Authors Viji Venkat and Sujata Sabnis not only dwell on India’s beauty and history but also the cruelty of its traditions and its social injustice in their new crime thrillers.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/17/viji-venkat-sujata-sabnis/
09:39
February 23, 2021
This Craft Revivalist Is on a Mission to Uphold Heritage and Pluralism
Author and social entrepreneur Mehr F Husain is chronicling and reviving the Subcontinent’s artisanal heritage. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/18/mehr-f-husain/
04:37
February 23, 2021
Everything Changed After That: 25 Women, 25 Stories
This new anthology of short stories is a must-have for fiction lovers and a thought-provoking, stereotype-shattering gift for Women's Day. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/18/everything-changed-after-that/
12:39
February 23, 2021
This Kerala NGO Makes Cloth Pads That Are Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly, and Generate Employment Too!
A Kerala-based social enterprise built on spiritual and humanitarian values is out to provide rural women access to low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/20/saukhyam/
09:14
February 23, 2021
The 7 Habits of Invisible Women and the Patriarchal Code of Silence
Author and social scientist Deepa Narayan’s 'Chup' is a disconcerting look into the minds and lives of Indian women who unconsciously co-opt into patriarchal systems. A book review by Swati Nair. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/21/deepa-narayan/
04:02
February 23, 2021
The Meaning of Mariah Carey: A Revealing Memoir of a Superstar and Her Complex Life
Superstar Mariah Carey’s autobiography reveals details of her rocky childhood, her dedication to her music, and her traumatic first marriage. A book review by Aekta Kapoor. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/22/mariah-carey-autobiography/
05:09
February 23, 2021
When Everyone in the Family Has a Different Definition of Adventure
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://eshe.in/2021/02/22/the-definition-of-adventure/
03:17
February 23, 2021