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No Final Frontier
A Point of View BBC
access_time3 days ago
Sara Wheeler has just been appointed the authorised biographer of the travel writer, Jan Morris. But she faces a dilemma. She's concerned that she is 'effectively appropriating the story of a woman who appropriated hundreds of other stories'. How, she wonders, can she navigate this tricky territory. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Is the declining rupee a crisis or an opportunity?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time4 days ago
The rupee’s steep slide to the 79-to-a-dollar range is bound to impact importers, widen the current account deficit (CAD) and spur the value of India’s external debt. But how much of a problem is this going to be for the Indian economy, given that the rest of the world is facing economic challenges as well?  Here we discuss whether the declining rupee presents a crisis or an opportunity.
Books & Authors podcast with Dr Pallavi Joshi, author, Fast but Lost; Overcoming Depression in City Life
"Being female puts you at a much higher risk of depression. Typically, the challenges that women face in each decade are really different - from puberty to childbearing and menopause. Now, for men, testosterone itself is a very potent antidepressant. But even if they do suffer from depression, in the Indian scenario, it is tough for them to admit it because men are expected to be strong." - Dr Pallavi Joshi, author, 'Fast but Lost; Overcoming Depression in City Life' talks to Manjula Narayan about virtual fatigue, avoiding negativity, the growing incidence of depression in India and ways to cope with the stress that could lead to it on the Books & Authors podcast.
Coonoor with Ayush Kumar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ayush Kumar, solo traveller and photographer as he takes us to the hill town of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu! Today's destination: Coonoor, Tamil NaduNearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport - CJBNearest Railway Station: Coonoor Railway Station (ONR)Prerequisites - N/APacking - Pack warm clothes, depending on the time of the yearTime of the year - Summers (March to May) and winters (October to February) are ideal time to visitLength of the itinerary: 3-5 daysItinerary Highlights: Ayush takes us to the quaint little hill town of Coonoor on the podcast today - we begin the journey on the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nilgiri Mountain Railway or popularly known as the toy train. The train runs from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam or Ooty, making stops at several beautiful stations, including Coonoor. Make sure to book the tickets well in advance as the demand is very high during the tourist season! The toy train runs 3 times a day between Ooty and Mettupalayam, and is one of the steepest lines that is run on a narrow gauge rail line supported on a rack and pinion mechanism. The journey takes about 5 hours, and is one of the few lines that still runs on a steam engine (for a part of the journey). Other stations in the journey include Runnymede, Ketti, Hillgrove, Lovedale and Wellington. The railway line has also been featured in a number of popular movies including the SRK/Mailaika song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” and Kamal Hasan/Sridevi starrer Sadma. The Nilgiri biosphere is also an ecological hotspot that is teeming with wildlife and hundreds of species of flora and fauna. The western ghat formation is believed to be at least 150million years old, making this a significant part of the Indian subcontinent. After enjoying the train ride, Ayush covers off the touristy places in Coonoor including Sim’s Park, Lamb’s Rock and Dolphin’s nose to get a view of the beautiful Catherine Waterfalls. As you are visiting these spots, make sure to visit tea estates in the vicinity like Glen Morgan, Homedale, Glen Mark, Highfield tea estate, Guernsey Tea factory etcOther places Ayush explores include Tiger Hills and the cemetery, Wellington, Kotagiri among some of the other places. From a local cuisine perspective, make sure to check out Ramachandra restaurant (hotel) for some mouthwatering local dishes. Cafes include Cafe Diem, La Belle Vie, Bird house cafe, Crown bakery, Indian Bakery, Ayush shares his experience being stung by a honey bee as well as the trip to the nearby town of Wellington!Wellington is popular as the HQ of the Madras Regiment and its famous alumni include Field Marshall KM Cariappa. The trip also includes a visit to the Defence college, Wellington Lake and the Wellington Station. Other points of interest in the vicinity include Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur Tiger reserve and Kotagiri. Links:Ayush’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soul.traveller.kumar/Ayush’’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ayush.kumar.737448Ayush’s previous episodes:Bhubaneshwar - https://open.spotify.com/episode/3j9rNyQ9FUVrJJoSD4tcDP?si=6528696138dc4a01Puri - https://open.spotify.com/episode/2qlot1VdxOHoUsQhxGYPTc?si=50710e9bb1c44d43BBC Documentary on Indian Railways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpoQO9ggzC4&list=PLwOyHkOUH9wKRF46cU7Pzxc4U1eE0RPstThe Musafir Stories on Audible: Ooty - The Queen of Hills!https://www.audible.in/pd/Ooty-The-Queen-of-Hills-Podcast/B09F1PLKF7?ref=a_pd_The-Mu_c0_lAsin_0_3&pf_rd_p=fb415642-61ca-48d1-82f5-1e0dcaa1f83f&pf_rd_r=JP0AVEWDCXJYSEJ7B0XKImage Credit - Ayush KumarFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featuredDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastshttps://www.instagram.com/ivmpodcasts/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/ivmpodcasts/Follow the show across platforms:Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon MusicDo share the word with you folks!
Is Facebook the new TikTok?
Facebook recently proposed a new set of changes to its algorithm and user interface. People were quick to notice that these new "Proposed" changes seem to have a resemblance with TikTok! In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh tries to decode what facebook is trying to do with the new changes and how it will impact the creators on the platform, and the consumers of content on facebook. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The power of Community building
In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth explains the idea of building a small but strong community, of say, a 1000 true fans, and how it can help in growing the brand exponentially bigger. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
A photographic journey through the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan | Kiana Hayeri
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
Exposing what life looks like in Afghanistan after a 20-year US occupation and the Taliban's stunning and rapid takeover, TED Fellow and documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri captures harrowing glimpses and multifaceted realities of a war-torn country. Through the lens of her camera, she documents devastation and deferred dreams -- but also resilient hope and spirit.
Dance Cocky
A Point of View BBC
access_time10 days ago
From boyhood, through young adulthood, to the present day, Howard Jacobson ponders his relationship with dancing. As summer festivals get underway across the UK, Howard tries to understand the attraction. 'I didn’t dance to Paul McCartney in the 60s, and I’m not going to start now dancing isn’t what I do,' he says. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Solar energy saves lives in hospital during Assam Floods
Climate Emergency Suno India
access_time10 days ago
One of the main problems during the floods is the complete disconnection of essential services. Electricity disruption in hospitals and a lack of fuel for running generators have become a yearly problem in Assam. To address this World resources institute, India has piloted a project on adding solar panels to provide uninterrupted electricity to hospitals and the difference has been noticed this year during the floods. So talk about this, the host of Climate Emergency Podcast, Rakesh Kamal, spoke with Masfique of WRI and Mr Johnson Singson from  Burroughs Memorial Christian hospital society.See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
How the US fails working parents -- and what they need to thrive | Reshma Saujani
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
The pandemic brought into sharp focus the crisis in caregiving in the United States, which woefully under provides support for parents. Activist and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani has a proposal to address that -- something she calls the Marshall Plan for Moms -- and she unpacks how it aims to build radically different systems in order to empower working parents. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event on March 23, 2022. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)
Books and Authors podcast with Meeti Shroff-Shah, author, The Death of Keerti Kadakia
"Plotting is important in the murder mystery genre, but there have been times when my characters have done things I hadn't planned for them to do, and these have been the most rewarding moments in my writing" - Meeti Shroff-Shah, author, The Death of Kirti Kadakia.
Are Push Notifications a good marketing strategy?
How many times has it happened that you're busy with something or trying to concentrate on a task, and suddenly your phone starts beeping with push notifications? all of us have experienced it at some point. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh tries to decode if push notifications are a good strategy for marketing. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The US can move past immigration prisons -- and towards justice | César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
Imagine seeking safety abroad and instead being detained and forced to defend yourself in a high-stakes legal battle — alone. Law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández explains how the asylum process in the US became warped into what we know today and poses a question that could lead the country out of its labyrinthian policies: In place of investing in more steel doors and barbed wire, what if immigration law was infused with support and justice?
Could a DAO build the next great city? | Scott Fitsimones
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
Could DAOs, or "decentralized autonomous organizations", be the key to building the next great city? Experimental urbanist Scott Fitsimones shares how these mission-driven, blockchain-governed, collectively owned organizations could increase the speed and efficiency of building cities (among many other applications) -- all while pooling decision-making power in a radically collaborative way. Hear about how he started a "crypto co-op" that bought 40 acres of land in Wyoming and learn more about the potential for DAOs to get things done in the future.
Should you wait for the muse?
We have all heard the story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise won the race thanks to his persistence towards continuing to walk, without getting distracted. But can persistence alone help artists or people with a creative profession in creating art? or should they wait for "the muse" to strike them with a moment of inspiration? In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh discusses what "The Muse" is, and how it impacts our work. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The future of fashion -- made from mushrooms | Dan Widmaier
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
Your closet is likely full of all kinds of materials -- leather, cotton, nylon and polyester, to name a few -- that contribute to fashion's sustainability crisis. Biomaterials investigator Dan Widmaier explains how we could look to nature for sustainable replacements for these much-used materials and introduces a leather alternative made from mushrooms that looks great and doesn't harm the environment. "We can make fashion sustainable, and we're going to do it with science," Widmaier says.
Climate Change and the Fall of Icarus
A Point of View BBC
access_time17 days ago
Tom Shakespeare decided several years ago he was no longer going to fly for pleasure. But his father's cousin - who lives in the US - has just turned 90 and he'd love to see her again. He describes his fraught decision - as he grapples with his environmental conscience. Reading from WH Auden's poem, 'Musée des Beaux Arts'. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
A new understanding of human history and the roots of inequality | David Wengrow
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
What if the commonly accepted narratives about the foundation of civilization are all wrong? Drawing on groundbreaking research, archaeologist David Wengrow challenges traditional thinking about the social evolution of humanity -- from the invention of agriculture to the formation of cities and class systems -- and explains how rethinking history can radically change our perspective on inequality and modern life.
How schools can nurture every student's genius | Trish Millines Dziko
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
Forget home economics and standardized tests, education visionary Trish Millines Dziko has a much more engaging and fulfilling way for students to develop real-world skills. Get schooled by Dziko as she shares how project-based learning can transform public education and unlock genius for the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, ideators and leaders.
What can the world do to help Sri Lanka?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time18 days ago
On July 20, acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected the President of Sri Lanka. The Indian government, which held an all-party meeting on the crisis in the island nation, said that “fiscal prudence and responsible governance” are the lessons to be learnt from the crisis in Sri Lanka and that there should not be a “culture of freebies”. India promised to be supportive of Sri Lanka, which is struggling to deal with the devastation caused by the economic crisis. In such a scenario, what must the world, and India in particular, do to help Sri Lanka? Guests: Nirupama Rao, D. Subba Rao Host: Suhasini Haider
Books & Authors podcast with Kubbra Sait, author, Open Book
"I felt I had the courage to own up to who I am and to my truest authentic self. And that is a superpower." - Kubbra Sait, actor and author, 'Open Book; Not Quite a Memoir', talks to Manjula Narayan about playing Cuckoo in Sacred Games, overcoming being abused as a teen, and keeping calm in the competitive Bollywood #BooksAndAuthors podcast.
Kedarkantha Trek with Surya Raju
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Surya Raju who was the very first guest on the podcast when we started more than 5 years ago talking about her experience on the Kedarkantha Trek! Today's destination: Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand!Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport (DED)Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)Prerequisites - Permit requiredPacking - Pack trekking gear and warm clothesTime of the year - DecemberLength of the itinerary: 6 daysItinerary Highlights: Surya talks about the USP of the trek, as well as the difficulty level and preparation required. The railway head for the trek is Dehradun from where the trek company takes the team to Sankri, the starting point of the trek. Sankri is a small village that serves as the base camp for a lot of treks including Harki Dun, Rupin pass along with Kedarkantha trek. It is situated at about 200kms from Dehradun and some buses ply to this little village. The first day’s trek involves trekking for about 5 hours and camping at the Juda Ka Talaav - a high altitude alpine lake. This is the first pitstop and provides some wonderful views with the stunning alpine lake surrounded by trees and some dense forests. The stop is a great chance not just to rest and recoup from the first day’s trek but also acclimatise with the altitude and get to know your trekking group. The next day’s trek is fairly easy and the team gains relatively less in terms of elevation. The destination of the second day’s trekking is the Kedarkantha base camp. The team not only rests here, but also prepares for the snow trek with microspikes to ensure grip. The final day of trekking starts very early in the morning, as early as 1AM when the team sets off for the Kedarkantha peak. This is the most strenuous of days given that the team has to not only summit the peak but also return to the base camp at Sankri. The trek involves an ascent in sub zero temperatures on very narrow ridges and severe conditions. However the views once you reach the summit are worth every bit. One gets a view of neighbouring Himalayan peaks including Nanda Ghunti, Swargarohini, Kalanag peak, Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges amongst others. The descent involves taking the same route back to the Kedarkanta base camp followed by a descend to Sankri, usually through a different route. Links:Surya’s podcast: Travel Rope - You Inspire Me - https://open.spotify.com/show/7vkwapzVBv2adt3qCjcLzlSurya’s blog - https://travelrope.comSurya’s’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/travel_ropeSurya’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/travelrope/Surya’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thetravelrope/Surya’s episode on Sikkim with The Musafir Stories: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YI3FaVMG1QqCQOC6rdRr3Image Credit - Photo by Vivek Sharma on UnsplashFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featuredDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastshttps://www.instagram.com/ivmpodcasts/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/ivmpodcasts/Follow the show across platforms:Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon MusicDo share the word with you folks!
The real Power of the Metaverse
As our reality becomes more "Virtual" every passing day, understanding the way metaverse and gamification works has become extremely important. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh indicates the impact the metaverse and the power of gamification will have on our regular lives. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
Why fun is the secret to a healthier life | Catherine Price
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time19 days ago
Have you had your daily dose of fun? It's not just enjoyable, it's also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun -- what she calls "true fun" -- and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life.
How hip-hop can make climate action cool | Samir Ibrahim, MyVerse and Kristen Warren
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
Music can amplify social issues and inspire people to care about new (and sometimes unexpected) topics. But can it take something as dire as climate change and make it mainstream? With artists MyVerse and Kristen Warren as an inspiring opening act, social entrepreneur Samir Ibrahim suggests hip-hop and its stars can help us move from talking about the problem to rapping about (and acting on) solutions.
The art of Visualisation
In the 1993 film 'Groundhog Day', the lead character Phil finds himself trapped in a strange phenomenon where he wakes up to experience the same day, over and over again. We often find ourself trapped in similar situations, where we keep going round and round and fail to find a way out. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh explains what is the art of visualisation, and how it can help us to stop going in loops. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
A 3-part plan to take on extreme heat waves | Eleni Myrivili
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time21 days ago
The deadliest severe weather phenomenon is something you might not realize: extreme heat. Eleni Myrivili, chief heat officer of the city of Athens, Greece, explains that extreme heat and heat waves are often overlooked because they're not as dramatic as flooding or hurricanes – and breaks down three approaches to keep cities cool in a time of rapid global temperature rise. "Cranking up the air conditioner is just not going to cut it," she says.
Chance and Opportunity
A Point of View BBC
access_time24 days ago
As the Tory leadership election highlights questions of social mobility, David Goodhart looks at why some people seem to have more luck than others. To what extent can we create our own opportunities, regardless of background? What role does personality play? And is it really possible to engineer and cultivate our own luck by being open to chance encounters? Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
How to write less but say more | Jim VandeHei
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
As the saying goes, less is more. The same goes for words. Listen as Politico and Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei shares what he's learned leading two media companies -- and how to radically rethink the way you write to keep people's attention in a distracted digital world.
Books & Authors podcast with Rajeev Shukla, politician, journalist and author, Scars of 1947: Real Partition Stories
Scars of 1947 is a book based on the real stories of India's Independence and everything it costed to the people of both the sides. The fears, the cries of help and a lot more that has affected the lives of many. In the stories collected by Rajeev Shukla for his book "Scars of 1947" you will get to know about the deep grief of people who were affected by the Partition of India and also some great inspiring tales of love & the perseverance of the human spirit.
Is protectionism compatible with liberalisation?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time25 days ago
At a time when the Central government says it is liberalising India’s economy, its economic policymaking on the external front has been marked by rising protectionism. With policies such as Atmanirbhar Bharat, there seems to be a conscious effort to protect the domestic economy from foreign competition. This raises questions on whether the government’s external protectionism is compatible with its promise of liberalising India’s economy.  Here we discuss the model of industrial policy that should be the way forward.  Guests: Ajay Shah, Research Professor of Business at Jindal Global University; Biswajit Dhar, Professor at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University Host: Prashanth Perumal
The profound power of gratitude and
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
Why do we often wait so long to recognize each other's gifts? Why are the truest compliments for the people we love often said only after they're no longer around to hear and savor them? Andrea Driessen makes the case for writing eulogies for the living, sharing the power of "grace notes" to offer connection on a deeper level and dispel any regrets of waiting until a loved one's death to appreciate their presence in your life.
How to build Trust?
Have you heard of the phrase "Trust in God but lock your car"? the element of trust is incredibly important in forming any groups, communities and society at large! in this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh explains the role that "trust" plays in building communities, and how one can become more reliable and trustworthy. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
Where on Earth will people live in the future? | Parag Khanna
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
From the return of nomadic living to a climate-disrupted world, author and global strategist Parag Khanna has some predictions for humanity. Get a fascinating glimpse at the future as he tackles an urgent question: Where on Earth will eight billion humans live in the uncertain times ahead? (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)
The eco-creators helping the climate through social media | Zahra Biabani
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
"Climate doom-ism," or a pessimistic outlook on the future of the planet, rivals climate denialism in holding up the fight against climate change, says activist Zahra Biabani. Illuminating how hope combats inaction, she takes us inside the world of eco-friendly content on TikTok -- and shows that we all have what it takes to make real change.
The secret to Mr. Beast's success
Be it charlie Dmelio, mr Beast, or infosys. For any creator or company to succeed in the market, one of the most crucial factors is timing. But does timing alone suffice for a creator or a company to succeed, or is time in the market also equally important? In this weeks episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh explains the difference and importance of time in the market vs timing in the market.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
How we could solve the dark matter mystery | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time28 days ago
The universe that we know, with its luminous stars and orbiting planets, is largely made up of elements we can't actually see -- like dark energy and dark matter -- and therefore don't fully understand. Theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein takes us inside the search for this cosmos-shaping invisible matter and explains how, with the help of a new generation of telescopes, we could be closer to demystifying it than ever before. "The universe is more queer and fantastical than it looks to the naked eye," she says. (If you want to hear more from Prescod-Weinstein, check out her episode on "The TED Interview" podcast.)
Books & Authors podcast with Deepti Naval, actor and author, A Country Called Childhood; A Memoir
Growing up in Amritsar in the 1960s, watching jets flying overhead during the 1965 war, being struck by Hindi film lyrics, domestic tragedies, the contrasting milieu at home and at school, fighting street sexual harassment, and memories of school friends Actor Deepti Naval talks to Manjula Narayan about her memoir A Country Called Childhood, which recreates a vanished time in India's recent history.
The Meanings of Conservatism
A Point of View BBC
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'We're witnessing a major change in British politics,' writes John Gray. 'But to what?' With Boris Johnson on the way out, many Conservatives, he says, believe the party needs a new 'big idea'. But that is a fundamental error, he believes. 'What the party needs is not another new philosophy but a healthy dose of pragmatism new thinking, but not some grand new theory'. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Penny Murphy
My 105 days in Taliban prison -- and a call to aid Afghanistan | Safi Rauf
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Sharing his experience of being held captive in a Taliban prison for 105 days, humanitarian Safi Rauf talks about his life's mission to get food, medicine and other critical supplies to Afghans in need -- and urges the world to bolster aid and establish a peaceful presence in the country during these extraordinarily difficult times. (This talk was recorded on April 12, 2022)
Should the ATP and the WTA merge?
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In April 2020, just after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roger Federer floated the idea of merging the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the governing bodies of men’s and women’s tennis, respectively. Billie Jean King founded the WTA in 1973 after failing to persuade the men to create a joint venture. Nearly five decades on, the idea to project tennis’s progressive face, of men and women competing together and as equals, and thereby creating a big enough product that is financially self-sufficient, is taking shape again. It doesn’t necessarily mean a merger of the two competitions, but of the calendar, governance structures, decision-making, sponsorships, etc. A year ago, investment group CVC Capital Partners, a private equity company which has bought stakes in Spanish football’s LaLiga and has a presence in the IPL with the Gujarat Titans, had floated a potential $600m agreement at turning the tours into a single commercial entity. As if on cue, on Tuesday, The Times (London) reported that CVC had struck a deal with the WTA for a 20% stake (about $150 million). There are expectations of a similar agreement with the ATP.  Here we discuss various facets of the potential merger. Guests: Ankita Bhambri, a former tennis player and most recently the coach of the Indian Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) team; Sunder Iyer, secretary of the Maharashtra Lawn Tennis Association, which has hosted both ATP and WTA tournaments Host: N. Sudarshan
How ethics can help you make better decisions | Michael Schur
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What would Immanuel Kant say about a fender bender? In a surprisingly funny trip through the teachings of some of history's great philosophers, TV writer and producer Michael Schur (from hit shows like "The Office" and "The Good Place") talks through how to confront life's moral dilemmas -- and shows how understanding ethical theories can help you make better, kinder decisions.
Nagpur with Amol Wanjari
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Amol Wanjari, co-founder of Orange Odyssey - a tour company specialising in curating heritage experiences around Nagpur, Maharashtra! Today's destination: Nagpur, MaharashtraNearest Airport: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (NAG)Nearest Railway Station: Nagpur Railway Station (NGP)Prerequisites - N/APacking - Pack lightTime of the year - October to February, winters are ideal time to visitLength of the itinerary: 3 hoursItinerary Highlights: Amol takes us on a guided heritage tour around the old city of Nagpur, uncovering the evolution of Nagpur. The evolution takes us from the prehistoric time to the post-independence era, unravelling a layered history of Nagpur. The first reference is of the stone circles at Junapani and Mahurjari that date back to the megalithic period. There are 300 such stone circles dating back to 3000 years ago and are believed to be burial sites of those periods. There is also a copper inscription at Devri dating back to the 10th century, probably from the Rashtrakuta period that mentions Nagpur. Then we discuss the Gond era, the Gond Fort, the foundation of Modern Nagpur, and the brief rule of Gods at Nagpur. There’s a bastion left from the early Gond period which we visit during the walk.After that, we unfold the History of Maratha's rule at Nagpur by visiting the Kalyan Dwar, a gateway of the old Rajmahal or Mahal of Nagpurkar Bhonsles, their rule & development of the city. During this layer, we visit Gol Bazaar, Kotwali Police Station, Kelibag Temple Complex, and Bakabaicha Wada (Now DD Nagar School).We then visit the site of the old palace to see the Town Hall & Native Library. We start here with the British rule & developments during the colonial period. After that, we visit Senior Bhonsla Palace, followed by the Rukmini temple complex. This temple is a masterpiece from the Bhonsle Rule.We then come to Shukrawar Darwaja, which is known as Gandhi Gate now. We talk about history from the post-independence period, discussing the Nagpur pact & the renaming of the gate & lake after Gandhi. As the walk ends here, we visit an old food establishment, to have Nagpuri breakfast of Tarri-Poha.Post that we take an overview of the structures of Civil Lines, like the Central Museum, High Court & Zero Mile Stone. We also have an overview of Weavers of Mominpura.Links:Orange Odyssey’s website - https://www.orangeodyssey.comOrange Odyssey’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/OrangeOdysseyINOrange Odyssey’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orangeodysseyindia/Orange Odyssey’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OrangeOdysseyIndia/Image Credit - Amol Wanjari, Orange OdysseyBattle music: Sota War (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/258207/ ) by YleArkisto (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/ ) is licensed under CC by 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )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/
What's a second Skill?
A doctor who has great soft skills and can comfort his patients really well, or an entrepreneur who is also good at building a personal brand along with his business. Having a second skill can prove to be a significant advantage. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh explores what a second skill is and how to identify one. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The rise of boring architecture -- and the case for radically human buildings | Thomas Heatherwick
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Where did all the lumps and bumps on buildings go? When did city architecture become so dull? Here to talk about why cities need inspiring architecture, designer Thomas Heatherwick offers us a visually stimulating path out of the doldrums of urban monotony -- so cities are filled with soulful buildings that people cherish for centuries.
How to alter the perception of mental health care in Russia | Olga Kitaina
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During the Soviet Union era, therapy was often used as a tool of political oppression. Since then, Russia has seen major reforms in mental health care -- but stigmas and distrust for the practice still live on. Psychologist and TED Fellow Olga Kitaina shares the current state of therapy in Russia (where tarot card readers and astrologers sometimes pass as psychoanalysts) and outlines her solution for getting people the professional help they need.
How to form a great partnership?
If you look at all the great partnerships in the world, be it Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak building Apple, or Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid building an innings for India. There are several factors that go behind the formation of a successful partnership. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth tries to decode the secrets to success of a partnership. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow 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 https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The blind spots of the green energy transition | Olivia Lazard
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The world needs clean power, but decarbonization calls for a massive increase in the mining and extraction of minerals like lithium, graphite and cobalt. Environmental peacemaking expert Olivia Lazard sheds light on the scramble for these precious mineral resources -- and how the countries that control their supply chains (including China and Russia) could find themselves at the center of the new global stage. Learn why Lazard thinks planetary security depends on our ability to de-escalate resource competition and avoid the same mistakes that led to the climate crisis.
This Poem Will Provoke You: Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam
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This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. This Poem Will Provoke You: Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam.
Billionaire Bashing
A Point of View BBC
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Zoe Strimpel argues that wealth creation should be the bedrock of politics. She says that while she loathes the arrogance sometimes displayed by the super rich - especially in the present climate where millions are sinking into poverty - it's not billionaires who are the problem. 'My view is that we need not fewer billionaires but more, the richer the better,' she writes. 'In fact, the more rich people the better'. Hatred of billionaires, she believes, is perplexing at a time when government can't, or won't, fill huge gaps in funding. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith.