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S02 E09: Can We Cut the Content Clutter?
On this episode, Sid looks at the current perspective on creating content on social media. He also takes it apart, and proposes a better solution.Tune into the episode to know more.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Remembering climate change ... a message from the year 2071 | Kim Stanley Robinson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time21 hours ago
Coming to us from 60 years in the future, legendary sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the "history" of how humanity ended the climate crisis and restored the damage done to Earth's biosphere. A rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time.
In the Dingle Peninsula
A Point of View BBC
access_time4 days ago
'In the dog days of the pandemic,' writes John Connell, 'I decided the place to recharge my spirit was the mountains and oceans of Ireland's west coast.' John sets off in the footsteps of the famous Irish monk and journeyman, St Brendan, in an attempt to recover a sense of 'wonder'. Producer: Adele Armstrong
Are the Taliban returning to Kabul?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time4 days ago
After 20 years of fighting, the U.S. is set to end its military operations in Afghanistan by August 31. Since May 1, when U.S. troops started withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban have made rapid territorial gains in the country. They have taken control of dozens of northern districts and several of the country’s key border crossings, mounting pressure on the Ashraf Ghani government. Here we discuss the Afghan situation, India’s options, and the prospects for a peaceful settlement. Guests: Avinash Paliwal, Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute, London; Jayant Prasad, a former Indian civil servant, who had served as India’s envoy in Kabul. Host: Stanly Johny Read the Parley article here. You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
The informal settlements reshaping the world  | Jota Samper
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
Creative, sustainable solutions find their home in the thousands of informal neighborhoods across the world. Urban planner Jota Samper believes these often overlooked settlements (also known as slums) should be regarded as hubs of innovation and shares three reasons why giving them the attention they deserve could help change the way humanity coexists -- and cities evolve -- on a global scale.
Books & Authors with with Coomi Kapoor, author of The Tatas, Freddiw Mercury & Other Bawas; An Intimate History of the Parsis
Why Ratan Tata and Nusli Wadia fell out, Cyrus Mistry's connection to Mughal-e-Azam, Bhikaiji Cama and other fiery Parsi women, intermarriage, orthodoxy, and dwindling numbers - Coomi Kapoor, author of The Tatas, Freddie Mercury & Other Bawas; An Intimate History of the Parsis talks to @utterflea about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
S02 E08: Why Should you Teach your Parents Technology?
Teaching has always been considered as a responsible and important job. But, teaching someone like your parents about digital things is very frustrating.But but, did you know teaching your parents can be rewarding too. As you teach and you learn.Tune into the episode to learn more.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Researchers debunk 185-year old name mix-ups in snake species
Climate Emergency Suno India
access_time6 days ago
While scientists discovered a new snake species in the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu, little did they know that this discovery would unearth a 185-year old problem of name mix-ups done in the past. In 2016, Deepak Veerappan, working with the Natural History Museum in London, received a new snake species from Tamilnadu. It was considered similar to banded racer (a widespread species). For this, they had to describe the snake, look at finer details, and also compare it to a banded racer. When they looked at the morphology and DNA of the new species, they found it to be different from banded racer. When they probed further into banded racer for comparisons, they found that banded racer was wrongly classified in the category of wolf snake. And all this mix-up happened due to Albert Gunther, a scientist, working with the Natural History Museum between 1875 and 1895. The specimens, snakeskin collection and paintings in the Natural History Museum, London and Bodleian Library, Oxford University among other repositories were analysed to deconstruct this. Though discovering a new species is not uncommon among researchers, this research traces back to historical archives and modern science to break a taxonomic confusion. The story is based on a research paper published in the journal of ‘Vertebrate Zoology. Sharada Balasubramanian, an environmental journalist, spoke to authors Deepak Veerasamy and Surya Narayanan, and renowned herpetologist Varad Giri, for this story. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
The radical, revolutionary resilience of Black joy | Miracle Jones
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time7 days ago
In the face of trauma, happiness is resilience: a revolutionary act of thriving despite all odds, rather than wilting or surrendering. Community organizer and activist Miracle Jones offers a heart-to-heart meditation on the role of joy as a form of radical resistance, survival and protection for Black folks in the US and across the world. A warm reminder about embracing the guiding light of hope in the presence of darkness.
S02 E07: How Useful is Groupthink?
Thinking has always been an important part of human life.We often think in a group or think as an individual.Which method do you use from the above options and when?You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
3 rules for a zero-carbon world | Nigel Topping
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
Every human and natural system -- from oil extraction to the flight of a flock of starlings -- can be seen as a set of repeating patterns. These patterns can be disrupted for good or for bad, says Nigel Topping, the High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He shares three rules of radical collaboration that could positively disrupt the patterns of the global economy and help humanity tackle the world's greatest threat: climate change.
Kashmir through the eyes of a young woman, with Farah Bashir
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time9 days ago
In this episode Sandip talks to author Farah Bashir about her memoir, Rumours of Spring, which is an intimate history of Kashmir told through the eyes of a young girl.
Trolls Running Riot
A Point of View BBC
access_time11 days ago
Bernardine Evaristo argues that the racist abuse levelled at England players after the final of the Euros has troubling ramifications. She says it's the kind of "vile, in-yer-face bile many of us thought we'd left behind decades ago." The essay contains very strong racist language. Producer: Adele Armstrong
Will the new e-commerce rules really favour consumers?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time11 days ago
In June, the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry came out with a list of proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection Act of 2019. These include appointment of a Chief Compliance Officer and a Resident Grievance Officer, provisions of fall back liability, registration of e-commerce entities and seeking an end to flash sales. The Centre claims that these amendments try to rein in unfair trade practices adopted by e-commerce companies and intend to take care of the interests of consumers. But not everyone agrees. Here we discuss the proposed amendments in a conversation moderated by. Guests: Prithwiraj Mukherjee, an Assistant Professor at IIM, Bangalore; Anupam Manur, an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. Host: Prashanth Perumal J Read the Parley article here. You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
Are wild animals really
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
Human activity is affecting the planet in dramatic, unsustainable ways -- including destroying the habitats of wild animals. Considering our obligation to care for the creatures we've impacted, environmental writer Emma Marris dives into the ethics of wildlife management, zoos and aquariums, offering her thoughts on how we can help Earth's wildlife flourish. (This conversation, hosted by TED science curator David Biello, was part of a TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)
Books & Authors with Vikram Sampath, author, Savarkar; A Contested Legacy 1924-1966
"There's been a shocking lack of academic curiosity or scholarly evaluation of Savarkar," says @vikramsampath, author of 'Savarkar; A Contested Legacy', the second part of his two-volume biography of the father of Hindutva. On this week's Books&Authors podcast, he talks to @utterflea about the dialogue between Ambedkar and Savarkar and the surprising similarity of their views, about the contribution of violent revolutionary activity during the freedom struggle, and the still unacknowledged anti-Brahmin pogrom in Maharashtra following the assassination of Gandhi.
The ancient origins of the Olympics | Armand D'Angour
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Educator Armand D'Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics. [Directed by Diogo Viegas, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Cem Misirlioglu and Brooks Ball].
How every child can thrive by five | Molly Wright
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. She's joined onstage by one-year-old Ari and his dad, Amarjot, who help illustrate her big ideas about brain science. (This TED Talk was produced in collaboration with Minderoo Foundation as an educational tool for parents and caregivers around the world and is supported by UNICEF.)
Ep. 109: Chikhaldara with Jasod Motwani
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Jasod Motwani as he takes us to the hill station of Chikhaldara in Maharashtra! Today's destination: Chikhaldara, MaharashtraNearest Airport: Shioni airport, AKDNearest Railway Station: Badnera Jn, BDPrerequisites -  NAPacking - Pack according to the weather, don't forget your rain gear during the monsoons!Time of the year - June to SeptemberLength of the itinerary: 2 - 7 daysItinerary Highlights: Jasod starts off by discussing the geographical location of Chikhaldara and its USP as the only hill station in Vidarbha region in Maharashtra as well as the only place in Maharashtra with coffee plantations. The name Chikhaldara is a corruption of Keechaka Daara, which translates to the valley of Keechaka - an evil chieftain who was killed by the strongest of the Pandavas, Bhima, for harassing DraupadiThe region was discovered by Captain Robinson of the Hyderabad regiment in 1823, who was mesmerized by the beauty of the region. The first point of interest is the Melghat Tiger reserve, one of the first tiger reserves of Maharashtra, and is home to over 80 tigers and covers about 1600 square kilometers. The tiger reserve offers a variety of safaris and other sighting and adventure activities along with some good stay optionsAfter wildlife, the next important point of interest on the itinerary are the forts of Gwalighar and Narnala forts. Gwalighar fort is named after the gawlis or shepherds of the region, it was first constructed by Ahmed Shah Wali in the 15th century. It has since been ruled by the Marathas and the British and has also been the scene of several key battles between the Marathas and the British. Shahnoor or Narnala fort was built by the Gond dynasty in the 10th century AD, but was later on ruled by Mughals and Rao Rana Narnal Singh after whom it is named. Look out for the wonderful fort gate as well as the huge cannon in the fort premises!Other attractions in the region include Saakhar lake and Devi point which is of religious significance. Other lakes include Bir lake as well as Kaala pani lake. Also an important feature of the region are the view points, the famous among them being the Hurricane point, Mojiri point and Panchbol - an echo point. Important waterfalls in the region include Bhimkund, where Bhima is believed to have killed Keechaka, which we referred to earlier in the episode. Other important waterfalls include Bakadari and kalalkund waterfalls, which also offer some great trekking opportunities. Finally, Muktagiri is a complex of about 52 jain temples that is also a religiously significant place that has a lot of devotees visiting around the year and is situated about 50kms from Chikhaldara. Links:IG: https://www.instagram.com/jasod_m/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasod.motwani  Follow the Musafir stories on:Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=enwebsite: www.themusafirstories.comemail: themusafirstories@gmail.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
S02 E06: What's the Future of Clubhouse?
Clubhouse seems to have made everyone and their uncle a podcaster.Or has it really? What does the future hold for the audio only social network and what will its impact be on podcasts?Tune into the episode to know more.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
The (de)colonizing of beauty | Sasha Sarago
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
Beauty is about more than the body you inhabit -- it's a way of being that goes beyond genetics or societal ideals. Aboriginal writer and former model Sasha Sarago invites you to decolonize beauty, moving away from the monolithic Eurocentric archetype and towards a more essential, authentic understanding of self that belongs to everyone.
S02 E05: Is Netflix the New Amazon?
Netflix is getting into the E-commerce business. Will it compete well with Amazon? And, what will Amazon do to tackle it's new competitor?A fascinating fight awaits us, tune into episode to know more.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Why COP26 is our best chance for a greener future | Alok Sharma
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
Something powerful is happening around the world. The issue of climate change has moved from the margins to the mainstream, says Alok Sharma, the President-Designate of COP26, the United Nations climate conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He unpacks what this shift means for the world economy and the accelerating "green industrial revolution" -- and lays out the urgent actions that need to happen in order to limit global temperature rise.
Is the Indian stock market in a bubble?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time15 days ago
Since the nationwide lockdown announced by the Prime Minister in March 2020, the Indian economy has faced its worst contraction in history. Yet, the country’s stock indices, the Sensex and the Nifty, have almost doubled in price from the low that they hit in April 2020. Many analysts and even the Reserve Bank of India now believe that stocks are in a bubble. Here we discuss the current state of Indian markets. Guests: Alok Jain, a SEBI-registered investment adviser and a momentum investor; Anand Srinivasan, a value investor and the author of Ordinary Stocks, Extraordinary Profits Read the Parley article here. You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
Verrucas Optional
A Point of View BBC
access_time18 days ago
'I object to the demotion of the noble art of indoor swimming,' writes Sara Wheeler, 'in the current frenzy to leap into the nearest river.' Sara explains why she has little time for the new fad of wild swimming and sings the praises of those gorgeous pools that sprang up around the UK from the nineteenth century. Producer: Adele Armstrong
3 myths about racism that keep the US from progress | Candis Watts Smith
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
Racism morphs, spreading and hiding behind numerous half-truths and full-blown falsities about where it lives and who embodies it. In this actionable talk, political scientist Candis Watts Smith debunks three widely accepted myths about racism in the US and calls for a nuanced, more expansive definition to support this new era of anti-racist action.
Books & Authors with Pallavi Aiyar, author of Orienting; An Indian in Japan
"Ladoo-loving Ganesh in India has transformed into mooli-loving Binayaka in Tokyo!" @pallaviaiyar, author of Orienting; An Indian in Japan, talks to @utterflea about Japanese versions of Hindu deities, the society's surprising lack of tech saviness, its obsession with fantastic toilets, its unacknowledged caste system, and it's surprisingly empowered women on this week's Books & Authors podcast
S02 E04: What's More Deadly? Noise vs Bias
Daniel Kahneman, Israeli psychologist says we are very very afraid of artificial intelligence creating errors but we accept human errors.Between noise and bias one of them is solvable and one is completely not solvable. Tune into this episode to know more.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
We've misplaced the building blocks of the cosmos -- and particle physicists like Claire Malone are on a mission to find them. Despite scientists hitting a "major snag" in uncovering what exactly makes up dark matter and dark energy, she explains how questioning our fundamental understanding of nature itself invites a different, more meaningful perspective universally.
3 ways to create a menopause-friendly work culture | Andrea Berchowitz
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time21 days ago
Hot flashes, joint pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping -- these unforgiving menopause symptoms directly impact work but often go overlooked and under-discussed as a taboo topic, says entrepreneur Andrea Berchowitz. She gives practical advice on how to create a menopause-friendly work culture that supports gender equity and diversity retention in the workplace.
S02 E03: Who's More Genuine? Celebs vs Influencers
Should people put money on influencers or celebrities?Should marketers target the influencer or celeb's community? Tune into the episode to know who is more genuine between celebrities and influencers.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram:https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter:https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Should only elected legislators be eligible for chief ministership?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time22 days ago
The option provided in the Constitution should be used with honesty, not just to tinker with politics. The sudden exit of Tirath Singh Rawat as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, a development the Bharatiya Janata Party sought to explain in terms of a constitutional roadblock to being elected as a legislator with in six months, has led to thickening speculation about the fate of West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, another unelected Chief Minister. Here we discuss the road ahead. Guests: M.R. Madhavan, is President and co-founder of PRS Legislative Research, a public policy research institution; S.Y. Quraishi, served as 17th Chief Election Commissioner of India from July 2010 to June 2012. Read the Parley article here You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
How China spun the COVID-19 narrative, with Manoj Kewalramani
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time23 days ago
Manoj Kewalramani on whether China has successfully spun the Covid-19 narrative to its advantage, and his latest book Smokeless War: China's Quest for Geopolitical Dominance.
Red Tape
A Point of View BBC
access_time25 days ago
Tom Shakespeare argues that red tape should be regarded as a force for good. From Charles Dickens' famous mention of red tape until today, making fun of red tape has been virtually a national pastime. But Tom cautions that as Britain prepares to set aside rules and regulations surrounding COVID, we shouldn't act too hastily. Producer: Adele Armstrong
Books & Authors with Vidya Dehejia, author of India: A Story through 100 Objects
From the terracotta toys of the Harappans to Shiva as Nataraj, from the pages of the Gwalior Quran to Jain scrolls and the divine body of the Buddha, Vidya Dehejia, author of India; A Story Through 100 Objects talks to @utterflea about the things that have created the multicultural medley that is India.
Documentary films that explore trauma -- and make space for healing | Almudena Toral
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
Through documentary films following survivors of trauma, TED Fellow Almudena Toral makes invisible psychological scars seen. She shares the heartbreaking story of Adayanci Pérez, a six-year-old girl from Guatemala suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to her encounter with US immigration enforcement. A powerful call to give voice to those who are silenced -- and pressure governments to change their course of action.
Making environment political: The Save Mollem movement
Climate Emergency Suno India
access_time26 days ago
In April 2020 India’s environment ministry gave wildlife clearance to two infrastructure projects waiting for approval in Goa. This was another step towards allowing trees to be cut in the forests of Mollem that is part of the UNESCO global biodiversity hotspot–the Western Ghats. In Goa, this move was met with strong resistance. What initially started out as an online campaign due to Covid-19 restrictions soon bubbled into an offline one once they began to ease. The Save Mollem movement is one of the many local citizen-led movements in India and highlights the increasing concerns of the young at a time when climate change threatens their future. In the process, the citizens of Goa also showed the rest of India how to make the environment political. A year on, we look back at the movement, and speak to Karleen De Mello, an advocate based in South Goa, on how the movement began and where it stands now. This podcast was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Julia Galef
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"
Ep. 108: Puri with Ayush Kumar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ayush Kumar as he takes us to the holy town of Puri!Today's destination: Puri, Odisha!Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI)Nearest Railway Station: Puri Railway station (PURI)Prerequisites - NA Packing - Pack according to the weather, dress code might apply at certain places Time of the year - November - January Length of the itinerary: 3-5 days Itinerary Highlights: Ayush shares his experience visiting the holy town of Puri, situated in the state of OdishaWe discuss the origins and history of the most prominent place in Puri, the Jagannath Temple, and its connection to King Indradyumna. The temple is believed to have been rebuilt in the 10th century AD by the Ganga Dynasty. The deities of the temple include Lord Jagannath, and his siblings Subhadra and Balabhadra.The unique feature of the deities is that they are all made of neem wood, unlike other deities found in prominent temples. Ayush explains the key features of the Jagannath Temple, the connection to the Odissi art forms, and the temple kitchen which is believed to be the biggest in the world. The temple kitchen is believed to have over 500 chefs and serves Chappan Bhog or 56 types of meals every day. We also discuss in detail about the iconic Rath Yatra of the temple. The Yatra happens over a period of 10-12 days and is attended by lakhs of devotees The Rath Yatra starts from the Puri temple and chariots of the 3 deities, Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra travel to the Gundicha Temple situated 3 kms away. There are several other rituals and ceremonies carried out prior to the yatra, including creating new chariots, bathing of the deities, quarantine for 14 days and many other interesting titbits. We also discuss some very interesting mysteries around the temple as well as the important ceremony of Nabakalebara, or replacing the deities with new idols. We cap off the conversation by including other places of interest, including the Puri beach, sand art by Sudarshan Patnaik, important Matthas in the vicinity, Chilika Lake, the artisan village of Raghurajpur among others.  Links:Episode 81 exploring on Bhubaneshwar: https://themusafirstories.com/podcasts/explore-bhubaneswar-with-ayush/Link to Ayush's social media:Instagram: @soul.traveller.kumar (https://www.instagram.com/soul.traveller.kumar/)Follow the Musafir stories on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=enwebsite: www.themusafirstories.comemail: themusafirstories@gmail.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
S2 E02: Why should you Keep Things Simple?
Why do "foolproof" systems fail? How can we avoid being a victim of our own systems?Do listen, to know how in a complex world, perhaps the system that works best is the one that Keeps it Simple!You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: @thetravellingprofessorhttps://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: @edgysidhttps://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
What should humans take to space (and leave behind)? | Jorge Mañes Rubio
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
One day, humans will explore space en masse and live scattered across the solar system on planets like Mars and beyond. Inspired by his time as artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency, TED Fellow Jorge Mañes Rubio wants to rethink what we need to bring on this grand journey -- and more importantly, what we should leave behind. Mañes Rubio takes us on an Earthbound journey through cultural practices and his own designs that blend science, art and ritual, encouraging a bold reimagining of what a future free of prejudice and exploitation could look like.
The past, present and future of Native American food | Sean Sherman
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access_time28 days ago
When you think of North American cuisine, do Indigenous foods come to mind? Chef Sean Sherman serves up an essential history lesson that explains the absence of Native American culinary traditions across the continent, highlighting why revitalizing Indigenous education sits at the center of a better diet and healthier relationship with the planet.
S2 E01: Have you Considered Adjacent Skills?
On the first episode of Smarter with Sid, he reviews David Epstein's book: "Range". He draws out an interesting insight on how to be someone who develops a set of skills to flourish in today's weird world.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: @thetravellingprofessorhttps://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessor?utm_medium=copy_linkFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: @edgysidhttps://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
A simple strategy to reclaim your time | TEDx SHORTS
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access_time29 days ago
Ashley Whillans shares strategies to help overcome "time poverty," and get the most out of our social relationships and careers. This talk was filmed at TEDxCambridge. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. Listen and subscribe to TEDx SHORTS and more podcasts from the TED Audio Collective at audiocollective.ted.com.
What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence | Kenneth C. Davis
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access_time1 month ago
In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Historian Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission. (Directed by Karrot Animation, narrated by Kenneth C. Davis)
The Boring Twenties
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Niall Ferguson argues that a post-pandemic 'Roaring Twenties' is far from certain. 'There are good reasons to doubt that the 2020s will be roaring in any sense at all, good or bad', he writes. 'Rather the remainder of the decade may prove distinctly boring.' Reflecting on his own teenage boredom, he believes - for young people - a boring decade would be the biggest disappointment of all. Producer: Adele Armstrong (Image: Niall Ferguson. Credit: Dewald Aukema)
How music streaming transformed songwriting | Björn Ulvaeus
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access_time1 month ago
Money, money, money in the music business, there seems to be little left for the songwriters that fuel it. ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus calls for the industry to support its most valuable asset, breaking down how the streaming revolution impacts creator royalties, careers and craft -- and outlines what can be done to truly thank artists for the music.
Books & Authors with Ritu Menon,  author of Zohra! A Biography in Four Acts
In her life that spanned 102 years, everyone's favourite feisty grandmother, Zohra Segal worked on stage, in film, and on television, and was successful abroad when few Indian actors were. Ritu Menon, author of Zohra! A Biography in Four Acts talks to @utterflea about Segal's difficult life, her epic perseverance, and her great spirit.
How to turn grit into a lifelong habit | Angela Duckworth | The TED Interview
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What does it take to persevere and succeed, not just in our careers but in all aspects of our lives? For psychologist Angela Duckworth, the answer can be summed up in one concept: grit. She explains the ingredients in grit and the experiences that make one person persist where another gives up -- and offers concrete steps to instill grit early in life and sustain it. Listen and subscribe to The TED Interview and more podcasts from the TED Audio Collective at audiocollective.ted.com.
Smarter with Sid: Season 2 Announcement
Season 2 Announcement: The Travelling Professor is on a mission to make smart people more smarter.Stay tuned to become smarter!You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhInstagram: @thetravellingprofessorTwitter: @edgysidYou can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/