Ep 5: The Content Creator Giving Us Hacks To Learn, Satshya Tharien.
In our season finale, we chat with Satshya Tharien…the content creator giving us laughs, hacks to learn, simple recipes & essential know-how on social media. Satshya is a journalist (who has worked with The Hindu, CNN IBN, Network18 Media & Investments Limited) & now an independent content creator who grew her audience from 5000 to over 40,000+ people during the tumultuous year that was 2020. Not only does she enlighten us on how to do more & better with less through her content but her career embraces this motto as well. The influencer economy is an interesting one & in this episode, I had the opportunity to learn about it through Satshya's eyes; an influencer who has made a deliberate set of choices to use her platform to amplify a positive message & just have a really good time. To Satshya, Jugaad is part & parcel of your life given how resource-constrained we are. Learn why.
February 25, 2021
Ep 4: Maker's Asylum, Vaibhav Chhabra & Richa Shrivastava
In Episode 4, we explore the maker movement with Vaibhav & Richa from Maker's Asylum (a key player in the movement). Maker's Asylum is a learning playground where you can get your hands dirty, make, break, create. When India went into the biggest ever national lockdown on March 23rd, 2020, they decided to self isolate at their space & keep making! Maker's Asylum led a community-powered initiative called the M-19 initiative that saw the creation of over 1 million face shields in 49 days to help frontline workers at a time of need & severe PPE shortages. Their meaningful work was celebrated widely & is the perfect case study for how a jugaad mindset can save lives. To Vaibhav & Richa, jugaad is making faster, better & cheaper tools. Jugaad is an indomitable spirit, open to anyone. Learn why.
January 09, 2021
Ep 3: Director of JUGAAD, Susannah Heath-Eves
In Episode 3, we chat with documentary film-maker & former journalist, Susannah-Heath Eves. Her 2017 debut independent film, JUGAAD, is streaming globally on Netflix. The outsider-filmmaker non-judgmentally captures the emotional essence of an important & complex urban centre while reflecting on how we survive our paradoxical world. To her, Jugaad is the connective tissue of the city and is at the crux of survival in our world today. We explore her evolving relationship with India, jugaad (the film & the mindset), how she leaned into jugaad to make jugaad, the responses to the film & finally how technology is making her field more accessible while creating more space for creativity, flexibility & frugal innovation.
December 02, 2020
Ep 2: Co-Authors of Jugaad Innovation, Jaideep Prabhu & Navi Radjou
In Episode 2, we speak with Jaideep Prabhu & Navi Radjou, co-authors of the globally best-selling book, “Jugaad Innovation” (over 250,000+ copies sold) & "Frugal Innovation". Jaideep is a Professor of Indian business at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Navi is an Indian-French-American Scholar, based in the United States. They have spent a large chunk of their careers promoting & exploring jugaad, innovation & the intersection between the two, across companies of all sizes, in all industries, globally. How might we apply jugaad thinking to solve the biggest challenges of our lifetime? Why does Jugaad receive criticism (especially from those within our own South Asian communities)? What role will Jugaad play in the economic recovery ahead of us post-COVID-19?
November 16, 2020
Ep 1: India's Composting Queen, Vani Murthy.
In Episode 1, we kick off our journey to understand modern-day Jugaad, starting with Vani Murthy. If Jugaad is about doing more with less, how can we lean into recycling, reusing & composting to do more for ourselves & do less damage to our planet. Vani (famously known as @wormrani on Instagram) is one of Bangalore's most active campaigners (of successful campaigns like "2 Bins, 1 Bag" and "Swachagraha"), a passionate citizen leader & renowned urban farmer.
September 30, 2020