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Akkad Bakkad

Akkad Bakkad

By Posham Pa
Akkad Bakkad is a podcast initiative of the Hindi literary platform, Posham Pa, to venture into different forms of art and discuss their impact.

It is conceptualized as a series where we will read books together, see films together and then sit together to share what we feel about them—the overall experience of that art form, the emotions it succeeded or failed to invoke, the craft employed, and its location within progressive politics.

The literature we explore will range from stories, plays, novels, poetry to films and series.

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Movies: Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) and Twelve Years A Slave (2013)
The inhuman system of slavery that caused one person be owned by another was a system of racial dominance. Dominance that exists to date in Western societies and penetrates all institutions from education to law to media to cinema. In the fresh episode of Akkad Bakkad, Vijay Sharma, Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discuss two films depicting the horrors of slavery, made on the same novel 'Twelve Years A Slave', by two different directors in different years. The films are 'Solomon Northup's Odyssey' and  'Twelve Years A Slave' and they traverse the life journey of Solomon Northup, who is kidnapped and pushed into slavery. Do watch the films and tune in to listen to this podcast. पोषम पा के पॉडकास्ट अक्कड़ बक्कड़ में सुनिए विजय, सहज और पुनीत को बात करते हुए दो फ़िल्मों पर, जो एक ही किताब 'ग़ुलामी के बारह साल' पर आधारित हैं। ये फ़िल्में हमें बारह साल के उस काल-खण्ड में ले जाती हैं, जिसमें सोलोमन नोरथप नाम के अफ़्रीकी-अमेरिकी व्यक्ति को ग़ुलाम बनाकर क़ैद रखा जाता है। साथ ही ये फ़िल्में हमें सोलोमन की आज़ादी से ग़ुलामी और फिर से आज़ादी तक की इस यात्रा की भयावह तस्वीरें दिखाती चलती हैं! Watch Solomon Northup's Odyssey here! Follow: Puneet Kusum Sahej Aziz Vijay Sharma Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:07:23
September 07, 2021
Books: Do Log | a novel by Gulzar
In the ninth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, tune in to listen to Sahej Aziz, Pathik Gheewala and Puneet Kusum discussing the novel 'Do Log' written by Gulzar, a novel on what the India-Pakistan Partition entailed for ordinary people of both the countries. पोषम पा के पॉडकास्ट 'अक्कड़ बक्कड़' के नवें एपिसोड में, सुनें गुलज़ार द्वारा लिखित उपन्यास 'दो लोग' पर बात करते हुए, सहज अज़ीज़, पथिक और पुनीत कुसुम को। भारत-पाकिस्तान के बँटवारे की पृष्ठभूमि पर लिखा गया यह उपन्यास हमें उन परिस्थितियों से अवगत कराता है जो किसी भी देश में पनपती-फैलती साम्प्रदायिकता के बीच उस देश के आम नागरिकों को झेलनी पड़ती हैं। Buy 'Do Log' here: Do Log Follow: Pathik Gheewala Puneet Kusum Sahej Aziz Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:11:19
August 18, 2021
Books: Ek Bata Do | a novel by Sujata
In the eighth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, tune in to listen to Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discussing the novel 'Ek Bata Do' written by Sujata. The book explores the tricky terrain that is revealed to women through the journey of married life. Through the life stories of the women depicted in the novel, Sahej and Puneet also discuss everyday forms of patriarchy, viewed from the location of heterosexual men. पोषम पा के पॉडकास्ट 'अक्कड़ बक्कड़' के आठवें एपिसोड में, सुनें सुजाता द्वारा लिखित उपन्यास 'एक बटा दो' पर बात करते हुए, सहज अज़ीज़ और पुनीत कुसुम को। यह पुस्तक उन मुश्किल क्षणों की पड़ताल करती है जो वैवाहिक जीवन की यात्रा के मध्य स्त्रियों के सामने आते हैं। उपन्यास में चित्रित स्त्रियों की जीवन-कथाओं के माध्यम से, सहज और पुनीत पुरुषों की लोकेशन से दिखने वाले पितृसत्ता के विभिन्न स्वरूपों पर भी चर्चा करते हैं। Buy 'Ek Bata Do' here: Ek Bata Do Follow: Puneet Kusum Sahej Aziz Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:02:60
July 23, 2021
Movies: Sherni (2021)
In the seventh episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Shiva, Sonal and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'Sherni', latest Vidya Balan starrer. The film touches upon the subject of developmeny-nature-livelihood conflict through the struggles of upright forest officials caught in an environment of intense contradictions. The discussion treads from the cinematic experience of the film to the complex jungles of the issue it attempts to portray. Follow: Shiva Sonal Sahej Aziz Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:03:49
July 11, 2021
Books: Jadu Ka Kaaleen | a play by Mridula Garg
In the sixth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Puneet Kusum and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'Jadu Ka Kaaleen', a play by Mridula Garg. This play exposes the political and administrative corruption while talking about child labor. The carpet that the children weave, is the medium of their exploitation, and also a medium of their imaginations of freedom. The characters of the play are children but the play is more for adults for they are the ones who have constructed and have to break this cruelty. Buy 'Jadu Ka Kaaleen' here: Jadu Ka Kaaleen Follow: Puneet Kusum Sahej Aziz Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
27:34
June 29, 2021
Documentary Film: A Syrian Love Story (2015)
In the fifth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Puneet Kusum and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'A Syrian love story', a documentary film that portrays complex human emotions, relationships, aspirations in a conflict-torn space, through the story of Raghda and Amer. The documentary is directed by British filmmaker Sean Mcallister. Follow: Puneet Kusum Sahej Aziz Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:05:39
April 11, 2021
Movies: Paterson (2016)
Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson' is the story of a man who is a bus driver, a poet and also a part of the imaginative universe of his own favourite poet. In telling the story of this man, the film sometimes becomes a canvas painted in a hundred colours and sometimes a poem adorned with a hundred metaphors.    What impact did the poetic tones of the film have on Sahej, Puneet and Anand Priya—listen from them in the fourth conversation of 'Akkad-Bakkad'.  Let us know what other films on poetry/literature we can watch. Follow: Aanand Priya Sahej Aziz Puneet Kusum Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:24:04
April 02, 2021
Stories: Discussing the 'Middle Class' through three Hindi stories
What is the 'middle class'? What are its moralities, hypocrisies, inconsistencies?  We explore these questions as we discuss three Hindi stories— 'Kutte Ki Poonchh' by Yashpal, 'Dilli Mein Ek Maut' by Kamleshwar and 'Traas' by Bhishm Sahni. These stories reflect different qualities of people constituting the middle class and bring out interesting nuances. Tune in the discussion and share your thoughts with us! Read: 'Traas' 'Dilli Mein Ek Maut' 'Kutte Ki Poonchh' Follow: Sahej Aziz Sonal Shiva Puneet Kusum Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:16:52
March 26, 2021
Books: Vaidhanik Galp | a novel by Chandan Pandey
For the second episode of Akkad Bakkad, Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discuss 'Vaidhanik Galp'. 'Vaidhanik Galp' is a novel by Chandan Pandey; published in 2020 from Rajkamal Prakashan. Sahej and Puneet read the book and are meeting for the first time since then to discuss how they liked it. As the discussion proceeds, they not only reflect on Vaidhanik Galp as a piece of literature but also on some of the debates in literature that this book embodies. Listen to find out, and share with us what you think. Follow: Sahej Aziz Puneet Kusum Connect with us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
55:45
March 14, 2021
Books: Antima | a novel by Manav Kaul
For the first discussion of Akkad Bakkad, we have with us Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum to discuss 'Antima'. 'Antima' is the first novel by Manav Kaul, a renowned actor, writer, poet; published in 2020 from Hind Yugm Publication. Sahej and Puneet read the book and are meeting for the first time since then to discuss how they liked it. As the discussion proceeds, they not only reflect on Antima as a piece of literature but also on some of the debates in literature that this book embodies.  Listen to find out, and share with us what you think. Follow: Sahej Aziz Puneet Kusum Connect with us:  Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Telegram Anchor Spotify JioSaavn Google Podcast
01:08:42
March 05, 2021