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Likh: The Process

The Indian Express

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The process of writing is complicated and intense, and often not at all what you expect it to be. Join Joshua Thomas every Wednesday as he profiles a wide spectrum of artists showing you how they have honed their craft and how they sustain themselves through their art.
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30%3A+The+end+for+now
access_time2 months ago
In the final episode of this series, I'll be going over what the future has in store .
You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
29%3A+Sahil+Horane+on+stand-up+in+Pune+and+work-life+balance
access_time2 months ago
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to stand-up comedian and part-time producer, Sahil Horane. He talks about how he got into comedy, organising open mics and developing the Pune scene. 
You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
Balamurali+Krishna+on+music+training%2C+logic+and+practice
access_time3 months ago
Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Kunnakkudi Balamurali Krishna talk about the Margadi festival, how he prepares for his live performances, his early days training and more.
Brinda+Manickavasagam+on+carnatic+music%2C+practice+and+emotion
access_time3 months ago
Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Brinda Manickavasagam talk about what she puts into her practice, how she chooses to master a musical piece, her live performances and what she tries to bring to her music.
Sathekaraman+on+performing+live%2C+carnatic+music+and+why+he+loves+music
access_time3 months ago
Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Sathekaraman talk about how he tries to gauge his audience, what live performance means to him, as well how the discipline of carnatic music allows for expression.
Sanjay+Subrahmanyan+on+why+he+sings%2C+Tamil+songs+and+carnatic+music
access_time3 months ago
Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan talk about why he loves carnatic music, his love for Tamil as well as the current state of carnatic classical music.
Punit+Pania+on+stand-up+comedy%2C+producing+events+and+gatekeepers
access_time4 months ago
Listen to stand-up comedian and event producer Punit Pania talk about writing, why he loves stand-up comedy, gatekeepers and how running comedy events can be sustainable.
Rahul+Hota+on+co-writing+a+comedy%C2%A0series
access_time4 months ago
Comedy writer Rahul Hota talks about the origins of comedy collective Them Boxer Shorts, how they wrote comedy sketches and breaks down the writing process behind comedy web series Better Life Foundation.
Deep+Chhabria+on+doing+stand-up+and+the+Indian+comedy%C2%A0scene
access_time4 months ago
Listen to stand-up comedian Deep Chhabria on how his material has changed over the last 7 years, how he constructs his sets, how his approach to comedy has changed, and what he’s learned and observed while performing in the New York comedy circuit.
For+the+love+of%C2%A0Improv
access_time4 months ago
Discover what improv is, how it facilitates the writing process (especially for comedy), different types of improv and why some people love it and some are averse to it.
Announcements%2C+future+guests+and+open+mic%C2%A0submissions
access_time5 months ago
There'll be some changes to the show, I talk about what it's been like so far, as well as upcoming interviews and also an addition to the format of the show which I am excited about. Listen in to see how you can get involved!
Marathi+playwright+Yugandhar+Deshpande+on+why+he%C2%A0writes
access_time5 months ago
Listen to marathi playwright Yugandhar Deshpande discuss how he dropped out of engineering college and moved to Bombay, organising his own storytelling events and the process of writing his plays.
Comedian+Pavitra+Shetty+on+stand-up%2C+writing+jokes+and+the%C2%A0scene
access_time5 months ago
Listen to comedian and writer Pavitra Shetty talk about her first open mic, how she balanced her daily corporate IT job with writing jokes, how she picked up tools of the comedy trade and also steps taken to address sexual harassment in the wake of the recent #metoo movement in India.
Comedian+Kaneez+Surka+on+Improv+skills%2C+Comicstaan+and+Live%C2%A0shows
access_time5 months ago
Listen to Kaneez Surka. We discuss how she ended up pursuing comedy, doing improv, working on shows like ‘Queens Of Comedy’, ‘Comicstaan’ and ‘Improv All Stars’ and her own live Improv shows.
Rohan+Desai+and+Shreemayee+Das+on+comedy+and+their+true+Tinder%26%23160%3Btale
access_time6 months ago
Urdu+poetry+with+lyricist+and+composer+Sameer%26%23160%3BRahat
access_time6 months ago
A+profile+of+comedian+and+improviser+Sriraam%26%23160%3BPadmanabhan
access_time6 months ago
A+profile+of+comedian+and+event+producer+Aakash%26%23160%3BMehta
access_time6 months ago
A+profile+of+stand+up+comic+Punya%26%23160%3BArora
access_time7 months ago
A+profile+of+comedian%2C+event+producer+and+promoter+Jeeya%26%23160%3BSethi
access_time7 months ago
A+profile+of+poet+and+writer+Sudeep%26%23160%3BPagedar
access_time7 months ago
A+profile+of+writer%2C+improviser+and+comedian+Radhika%26%23160%3BVaz
access_time7 months ago
A+profile+of+director+and+theatre+artist+Faezeh%26%23160%3BJalali
access_time7 months ago
A+profile+of+comedian+Navin%26%23160%3BNoronha
access_time8 months ago
A+profile+of+spoken+word+artist+and+poet%2C+Rochelle%26%23160%3BD%26%238217%3Bsilva
access_time8 months ago
A+profile+of+poet+and+curator+Ankita%26%23160%3BShah
access_time8 months ago
4%3A+A+profile+of+Hindi-Urdu+poet+Ramneek+Singh
access_time8 months ago
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to Hindi-Urdu Poet, Spoken Word Artist, lyricist and Film maker, Ramneek Singh. He’ll be talking about his early forays into poetry while growing up in Jammu, the importance of venues and community building, how the Kashmir conflict has affected his poetry and he’ll also be giving us a breakdown of the creative process behind his poem “Jhelum”. To open, he does a special performance for the show of his poem ‘Mere Kavi Dost’.
Check out the poems featured in this episode in their entirety by clicking the links below
-- ‘Paaji’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs8IUYTQBbw)
-- ‘Bhed Kavi’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O_DM8JwXc4)
Follow @expresspodcasts on Twitter or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/expresspodcasts to keep up with our shows and episodes. Find all our podcasts at www.indianexpress.com/audio (http://www.indianexpress.com/audio) .
3%3A+Aranya+Johar
access_time9 months ago
In this episode of Likh: the Process, we talk to the poet and spoken word artist behind “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender", Aranya Johar. She tells us about how she got into poetry, organising spoken word events while still going to school, and what her life and poetry have been like since she went viral. To open, she does a special performance of her poem ‘Standing Tall’.
You can listen to the full poems here:
-- ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Eh5OnNeoY)
-- ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX5soNoPiII)
-- ‘Bleeding Rani’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZq3tTDrj-k&t=)
Follow @expresspodcasts on Twitter or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/expresspodcasts to keep up with our shows and episodes. Find all our podcasts at www.indianexpress.com/audio (http://www.indianexpress.com/audio) .
2%3A+Simar+Singh
access_time9 months ago
In the opening episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to poet, spoken word artist and founder of Unerase Poetry, Simar Singh. He tells us about how he got into poetry, Unerase poetry’s humble beginnings, his curation process, and what drives him to keep writing. To open, he reads an excerpt of his poem ‘Blackboards’ as a special performance for the show.
LINKS
Check out the poems featured in this episode in their entirety
-- ‘The Legal Rapist’ by Simar Singh (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BujVLSbUmG0&t=)
-- ‘A Brown Girl’s guide to Gender’ by Aranya Johar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Eh5OnNeoY)
-- ‘The Privileges Of A Penis’ by Sudeep Pagedar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGFU3ELlhUg&t=)
Opening quote - "The Brakhage Lectures" (1970) (http://www.ubu.com/historical/brakhage/brakhage_lectures_revised.pdf) , Courtesy of the estate of Stan Brakhage.
Follow @expresspodcasts (https://twitter.com/ExpressPodcasts)  on Twitter or find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/expresspodcasts) to keep up with our shows and episodes. You can tweet to Josh on @tig3rbabu (https://twitter.com/tig3rbabu)
1%3A+Welcome+to+Likh+the+Process
access_time9 months ago
The process of writing is complicated and intense, and often not at all what you expect it to be. Join Joshua Thomas every Wednesday as he profiles a wide spectrum of artists showing you how they have honed their craft and how they sustain themselves through their art.
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