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  • Sagar is a writer and journalist currently working with The Caravan. In this episode he discuss in detail about the ideas, legacy and pragmatism of Saheb Kanshi Ram. Kanshi Ram is one of the biggest name in the Dalit movement in India’s political landscape. He launched the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1984, which went on to form the government in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh on four occasions.

    To call Manyavar Kanshi Ram, only a politician would be very much of an understatement. He was a disruptor who dislocated the Indian political landscape and gave power to one of the most oppressed people in this country. 

    Sagar discusses not only about the times when Bahujan politics was at its peak but also these bleak times when the entire foundation on which Kanshiram laid his ideas are on shaky grounds. What has worked, what has changed, and what can we learn from the past to understand our present better, we discuss it all in this episode. 

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    Sagar’s work: https://caravanmagazine.in/author/915

    Sagar’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sagar_reporter

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

    Episode Art designed by Siddhesh Gautam (@bakeryprasad) : https://www.instagram.com/bakeryprasad/?hl=en 

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  • Vijeta teaches English at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. She is also a writer and has written for Firstpost, Huffpost India, India Today, The Hindu Business Line, Deccan Herald, amongst other platforms. She writes extensively on her blog, which is titled as rumlolarum which has a dedicated following and admirers. In this podcast, we discussed her recent article about the discipline of words, about the personality of Banglore city, on evolving ideas about Dalit literature and how social media algorithms distort our ideas of pleasure in life.

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    The article we discussed in podcast: https://thethirdeyeportal.in/praxis/hiding-behind-language/ Vijeta’s blog: https://rumlolarum.wordpress.com/ https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/what-if-trigger-warnings-dont-work https://theprint.in/opinion/for-vickat-rajasthan-an-ultimate-wedding-destination-for-dalits-its-most-dangerous/785927/

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  • Here, we talk about the meaning of labour in art and who controls the power to define the ‘pure’ culture. The reasons for marginalization of folk performances in India. How the idea of taste in art is shaped by the role of caste and class.

    Prof. Brahma Prakash is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He is the author of the book Cultural Labour (OUP, 2019). His research interest lies in regional cultural performance traditions from northern India with a special focus on the question of aesthetics, marginality and cultural justice.

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    1 What is the meaning of the often misunderstood term Aesthetics?

    2. What is the meaning of 'taste' that defines good and bad art? How does the position of caste and class in this concept of 'taste?

    3. What is the meaning of cultural labour?

    4. Has the form traditionally belonged to Dalits and was considered 'low art', but then Upper Caste appropriated it and made it 'high art'?

    5. How folk art is used as a device to play a transformative and revolutionary role in society.

    6. Connections between art, leisure and creative boredom. Can working-class people who don't have the luxury of free time produce high-quality artwork?

    7. What is the cultural capital of art in an age when socio-political realities have changed? In the times of social media, people from marginalised communities have used social media platforms such as TikTok and insta reels to express themselves and find a vast audience.

    8. The sad reality of Brahmanical appropriation of all local festivals, customs and diety.

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    Link to Prof. Brahma Prakash book:  https://www.amazon.in/Brahma-Prakash/dp/0199490813/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=1FVS7DTG21SIH&keywords=cultural+labour+brahma+prakash&qid=1663859520&sprefix=cultural+labour+%2Caps%2C774&sr=8-1

    Read more works  by Prof Brahma Prakash:  https://jnu.academia.edu/BrahmaPrakashSAA

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    Brahma Prakash’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bprakash2020

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  • At the tender age of 13, Bhanwar Meghwanshi started attending the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's shakhas in Rajasthan without any idea about the organization. Meghwanshi began to take immense pride in his Hindu identity and wished to dedicate his life to RSS's ideology. But one incident shook him immensely, and his entire life changed afterward.

    Meghwanshi is now a journalist and an activist. His book Main Ek Karsevak Tha—I Was a Karsevak—was first published in Hindi in 2019, and its English translation, I Could Not Be Hindu: The Story of a Dalit in the RSS, was published by Navayana in January this year.

    In this podcast, he decodes the mystery surrounding one of the most powerful organisations in India.

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    Link to Bhanwar Meghwanshi's book:  https://www.amazon.in/Could-Not-Be-Hindu-Story/dp/8189059939/ref=asc_df_8189059939/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=397081287344&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=304937717683021178&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062011&hvtargid=pla-863824551511&psc=1&ext_vrnc=hi 

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    Bhanwar Meghwanshi’s Twitter: https://instagram.com/nocturnal.nawab?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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  • Born in 1975 in Rajasthan, Bhanwar Meghwanshi is a journalist and an activist who has been part of the Dalit movement in Rajasthan for many decades. His recent book is: I Could Not Be Hindu: The Story of a Dalit in the RSS, Published by Navayana Publishing House.

    In this podcast, he decodes how in Rajasthan, behind the glitch and glamour of beautiful locations, exists a different kind of archaic world where caste dictates everything and how in this state exists not only a real desert but also an intellectual desert.

    This podcast is recorded in person, so a video version of the podcast is also available exclusively on Patreon.

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    Link to Bhanwar Meghwanshi's book:  https://www.amazon.in/Could-Not-Be-Hindu-Story/dp/8189059939/ref=asc_df_8189059939/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=397081287344&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=304937717683021178&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062011&hvtargid=pla-863824551511&psc=1&ext_vrnc=hi 

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    Bhanwar Meghwanshi’s Twitter: https://instagram.com/nocturnal.nawab?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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  • Umar is an aeronautical engineer working in New York, USA. He is originally from Lahore.

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    Some of the topics discussed during the podcast:

    Decoding the cultural symbolisms of USA and beyond.

    What is the meaning of cultural shock.

    Why the US is not the country that is known for ‘etiquettes’.

    The abundance of Resources in 3rd world countries and how does it differ in a first world nation.

    What is the definition of consumer culture and difference between consumer culture of US and Indian and Pakistan.

    Social and psychological reasons behind gun control laws.

    Military-Industrial Complex

    How the layer of orthodoxy runs in the seemingly progressive country like USA. Umar explains by telling the story of American hinterlands where he met an average American.

    A story about how he dealt with Islamophobia in America and how he was able to change the views of a conservative American.

    Idea of a personal bubbles that restricts our open understanding of the world.

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    Umar’s Insta: https://instagram.com/nocturnal.nawab?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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    The Mixing & Mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.

    Credit for the Music:  Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker

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  • Season 2 of AMV podcast with Neeraj Ghaywan. 

    Neeraj is an Indian film director and writer who works in Hindi films. He is the winner of several accolades including a National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards. Neeraj made his directorial debut in 2015 with Masaan which received wide acclaim and won two prizes at the Cannes Film festival including the FIPRESCI Prize.

    His acclaimed 2017 short film Juice won him the Filmfare Award for Best Short Film-Fiction. Ghaywan then co-directed the second season of Netflix's series Sacred Games with Kashyap in 2019 and Geeli Pucchi from the anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans in 2021.

    Neeraj also assisted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Ugly (2013).

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    Some of the topics discussed during the podcast

    About Passion for Cinema, a blog run by dedicated cinephiles, that was active once upon a time. How Neeraj quit his well-paying corporate job and started his filmmaking journey. 10 years of Gangs of Wasseypur and Neeraj's experience of assisting on this film. Process of writing Masaan's screenplay and shooting experience in Banares. Experience of Gurrella shooting style during the time of Ugly (2013) where he worked as Second Unit Director. Difference between passion, inspiration, and training. Can many kinds of limitations sometimes push one to make better films? In 2022, which approach might be good if one wants to make a feature film. Meaning of filmmaker's eye and gaze in cinema. Does socially relevant sometimes limit the artists in exploring various themes, especially in the case of the artists who come from marginalized backgrounds. Issues around representation in Bollywood and comparisons with Hollywood.  Advice to upcoming screenwriters.

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    Neeraj Ghaywan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghaywan

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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    The Mixing & Mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.

    Credit for the Music:  Way Home by Tokyo Music Walker

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  • Season 2 of AMV podcast with Rofl Gandhi. 

    Rofl Gandhi is one of the best Indian satirists. He challenges the ruling party's propaganda through his sharp wit and political humor. He has gained a massive audience on Twitter who always wait for his unique takes on the contemporary socio-political situation in the country.

    Rofl Gandhi is one of the best Indian satires who through his sharp wit and humor challenges the propaganda of the ruling party.

    This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here:

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    Some of the topics discussed during the podcast

    The story about Vaccine certificate Viral Video of Modi in New York’s Blues Club. Countering the Right-Wing Trolls and propaganda through Satire. Spread of Misinformation in Social Networks and limits of countering misinformation by fact-checking websites. Agniveer scheme and the bleak situation of unemployment in India Rofl’s advice to maintain mental health on the internet amidst all the vicious trolling Can BJP be lauded for Droupadi Murmu’s selection, who is all set to become the first-ever tribal woman president?

    Links of Videos Discussed during the podcast:

    Zee News and Sudhir Chaudhary’s response to my video:  https://youtu.be/K2wyWcdY02g

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    Rofl Gandhi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoflGandhi_

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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  • Season 2 of AMV podcast with Lifafa. In 2013, Suryakant started recording jazz music for Peter Cat Recording Co., a New Delhi hemp jazz outfit. It is one of the most unique and experimental bands to emerge from India. A few years back, Suryakant started his solo electronic project called Lifafa.

    Lifafa carries a unique sound and aesthetics. It flows smoothly between various genres such as jazz, retro Bollywood, lo-fi, soul, and RnB funk. NME, in their review, perfectly describes his style, "The chill, textured music invokes feelings of long-lost lovers, of fleeting moments of sadness."

    Some of the topics discussed during the podcast:

    Difference between the taste of Indian and European Audience. Why, as an artist, he likes to perform more in India. He explains the enigmatic process of art. Strange incidents while playing a late-night gig in Gurgaon. Nostalgic lanes of Delhi ft Hauz Khas Village, Barasati house and My Bar, Paharganj. Why does he consider Goa a unique space for an artist. Concept of 'Dopamine Fasting' in the age of social media. The idea of creative boredom Why youtube is one of the best mediums of expression and community on the internet. Vipassana mediation and expansion of consciousness in the artistic journey.

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    Lifafa’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LIFAFA

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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    Credit for the Music: Jaago by LIfafa ( Used under the fair use)

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  • Season 2, Episode 50 with Syed Mohd Irfan. He is the host of a popular show named Guftagoo.  An interview format show started in 2011 on Rajya Sabha TV. Guftagoo is an explorative-inquisitive and intimate conversation with celebrated personalities from various fields of Cinema, Theatre, Visual Arts, Literature, and Culture.

    As a host and media personality Irfan has been a remarkable communicator. As a television host, his appeal exists from art and culture doyen to all people together, evolved.

    After completing its 10 vibrant years the show is now being streamed weekly on Jashn-e-Rekhta’s OTT platforms as Guftugu.

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    Links to topics discussed during the podcast:

    Irfan’s Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1NvD4VuHk7t33JhgXXJI92 The untold story of Music Arrangers and Musicians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkW9rE7sA0&t=1937s&ab_channel=Paraspar Jackie Shroff’s Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef3zTBkrXI4&ab_channel=SansadTV

    Irfan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/irfaniyat

    Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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  • Nalin Yadav is a stand-up comedian who was co-accused in a case where he was arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, for the jokes he didn’t even crack. This incident turned his life upside down and forced 25-year-old Nalin Yadav to quit his passion as a stand-up comedian and work as a laborer for many days. He was arrested along with five others including Comedian Munnnawar Faruqui and he spent 57 days in Indore jail.

    This episode is about his early life before he started comedy, how his life changed on that infamous night when he was arrested, he narrates the fascinating and tragic details about 57 days that he spent in the prison and which in a way tells us first-hand account about prison system of India.

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    Nalin’s profile and his fundraiser:

    https://twitter.com/NalinSaaheb/status/1498637805354123266?s=20&t=2zBOUNKutOOXqBYbSr4j1A

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  • This is a special two-part podcast. In part one Major Priyadarshi Chowdhury dissects the current situation and gives us an insider view of these kinds of wars and operations.

    In Part two Ananta Barvey tells her story about how she has been able to cross the border from the warzone and the situation of the students who are still stuck in Ukraine.

    This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here:

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    Twitter of Major Priyadarshi Chowdhury:  https://twitter.com/MajChowdhury

    Twitter of Ananta: https://twitter.com/tendercrimes

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  • Recorded the podcast with Ananta Barvey, a 21-year-old student at National Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    She, along with many students, is currently stuck at the hostel where they are hiding in underground bunkers. In this podcast, she narrates the human story of living in the middle of a War. 

    Students are currently seeking help in amplifying their voices so that they can be evacuated as soon as possible. 

    Guest Profile (Ananta):https://twitter.com/tendercrimes

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  • In this episode, we discuss the nuances of the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, its implications, Propaganda of Russian Media, the danger of dissent in Putin’s Russia, Putin’s fantasy of bringing back the glory of civilization and so much more

    Zbigniew Janic (Zibi). He was born in Poland and grew up in London. Studied international relations in Eastern Europe at LSE (London School of Economics) and UCL (University College, London). Spent the past 7 years living and working in Moscow. Currently in Berlin.

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  • In this episode, we discussed the various facets of anti-hijab politics and Muslim identity with Heba Ahmed and Shireen Azam.

    Heba is Ph.D. Student at the Centre for Political Studies, JNU. Her thesis is on Bihari labour migration in colonial Calcutta. Pursued M.Phil from the same center in JNU and MA in International Relations from Jadavpur University.

    Shireen Azam is a PhD researcher at the University of Oxford, where she works on caste among Indian Muslims. She co-runs India Ink, a platform that creates videos on Indian history based on academic research, in an attempt to counter right-wing and Brahminical history writing in India.

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    Shireen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/shireenazam

    Heba's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heba__Ahmed

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    Music Credit 🎵 : 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license.

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  • Disha is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court. She has also headed a legal resource center set up under a project by the London School of Economics. She is co-founder of CEDE, an organization to address the problem of the under-representation of minority communities in the legal profession and the judiciary.

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    Some links and topics discussed during the podcast:

    Topics Discussed in the podcast:

    -Rarely discussed Ambedkarite history about Pune City.

    -What really happened at the Bhim Koregaon in 2018.

    -Vimukta identity and criminal act.

    -Delta Meghwal rape case and struggle of the family for justice

    -CEDE (Community for the Eradication of Discrimination in Education and Employment) is a network of lawyers, law firms, judges, and other organizations and individuals, who are committed to reforming the Indian legal profession.

    And so much more.

    Please support these fundraisers

    Delta Meghwal’s family fighting for justice: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-lehari-devi

    CEDE: https://www.cede.co.in/donate

    Social Media Handles:

    Disha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/wadekardisha

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    Music Credit 🎵 : 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license.

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  • Kaustubh is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania researching Goan history. He’s also an award-winning playwright.

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    Some links and topics discussed during the podcast:

    1. How Goan musicians created the Jazz scene in Bombay. They were also part of the orchestras which bought in the western elements in Bollywood music.

    2. Goan history and local viewpoint about the Portuguese rule.

    3. Politics of Goan Historiography: https://www.persee.fr/doc/luso_1257-0273_2000_num_7_1_1407

    4. Hippie Trail and How Goa become part of Hippie Trail: https://youtu.be/gh_7qqqGVeQ

    5. How tourism started in Goa.

    6. Sonar Kila: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonar_Kella

    7. Caricaturing of Goan Catholics in Bollywood.

    8. Where’s Sandra: https://youtu.be/ZnsAjSZSzUw

    9. Jalwa: https://youtu.be/wftKfEhIpPw

    10. Religious Friction between Hindu and Catholics

    11. Difference between Indian universities and US universities.

    Kaustubh’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/maaynaque

    My Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

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    Music Credit 🎵 : 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license.

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  • Gaurav Shinde is a sailor who is taking part in "The Golden Globe Race" which is considered one of the most dangerous sailing races in the World. We discussed in detail why it is termed as so controversial and dangerous. There are many stories of sailing , unique personalities, asteroids and kinds of life philosophies that such endurance sports teaches.

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    Some links of the topics discussed during the podcast:

    Golden Globe Race: https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/the-golden-globe-race-the-most-dangerous-sailing-event-in-the-world/

    Mysterious story of Donald Crowhurst : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst

    Bernard Moitessier: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/moitessier-bernard

    A Pale Blue Dot: https://www.planetary.org/worlds/pale-blue-dot

    Nasa launches spacecraft in first ever mission to deflect asteroid:

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/nov/24/nasa-launches-dart-mission-to-deflect-asteroid-in-planetary-defence-test

    Gaurav’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailorshinde

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    Music Credit 🎵 : 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license .

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lLfvhpPGtwd5qD25cMDcA

  • Riya is a budget analyst and Ph.D. Scholar at Ambedkar University, Delhi. Her research areas focus on Dalit women's rights, caste-based atrocities, and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

    She is a part of the Core Leadership Group in India’s single and largest Dalit women-led collective, Dalit Women Fight. She works on the ground with the survivors of caste-based atrocities of the Dalit community in six states of Northern India.

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    Music Credit 🎵 : 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license .

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  • Guests in the podcasts are Prof Laxman Yadav, Kanchana Yadav and Buffalo Intellectual. Main themes discussed in this podcast are related to various kinds of issues the marginalised section is facing in higher education in India.

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    Some of the links of the topics discussed in the podcast:

    NFS Scam : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/prayagraj-social-institute-draws-ire-after-it-leaves-obc-teacher-seats-vacant/article37907560.ece

    EWS: The Quota To End All Quotas : https://www.thesharedmirror.org/?product=ews-the-quota-to-end-all-quotas

    JNU Viva Scam: https://www.newsclick.in/JNU-Dalit-Adivasi-Aspirants-Allege-Discriminatory-Marking-Interviews-PhD

    Social Media Handle of Guest:

    Kanchana Yadav: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007470559048

    Prof Laxman Yadav: https://twitter.com/DrLaxman_Yadav?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Buffalo Intellectual : https://www.instagram.com/buffalo.intellectual/?hl=en

    My Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar

    Credit for music :

    🎵 Song: 'Tokyo Music Walker - Way Home' is under a creative commons license .

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lLfvhpPGtwd5qD25cMDcA