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This podcast examines challenges faced by today's Indian woman & proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context on a wide variety of topics, from identifying passion to better productivity & parenting. It features interviews with women with sharing of what worked & what didn’t, for them. If you are trying to manage your responsibilities better & looking at ways to realize your potential, you would love this. Visit www.thenewindianwoman.com
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The pandemic has made devices easily accessible, even a necessity, amongst children across all age groups. We did not have enough time to prepare for this, fully understanding the pros and cons of it. Before March 2020, discussions around device usage happened with the context that device usage is optional, for children.  That is no longer the case. Do we have time to discuss, debate and figure out what steps we need to take when the children already have access ? Or, is it OK to not bother about it ?   In this episode, we have Aruna Sankaranarayanan, an author and psychologist who has done a lot of research in this area.  Her first book, Zero Limits: Things Every 20 Something Should Know, which will be published by Rupa Publications, includes a chapter on the responsible use of digital technology.   We explore questions around device usage across various age groups. If you do an Internet search, you are likely to come across suggestions for device usage amongst young children. What about older children ? What is relevant and practical in today's scenario ?  If you are looking for best practice  recommendations, do not miss this episode.    Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We start by defining what device usage means and whether we should be concerned about children's device usage.   Some of the questions she responds to and pointers she shares are : The maximum permissible daily limits of device usage for different age groups It is not enough to look at this in terms of minutes/hours, but how it is spent These limits are based on what kind of impact Whether usage with headphones or earphones are OK How to handle the issue of privacy when it comes to usage by teens Importance of looking at child's overall development and is a mother best placed to assess this How to talk to older children about appropriate usage and Things parents should never do How to handle the scenario of cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate content Is it possible and OK to put barriers ? How to realize if the child has become addicted to devices ? Importance of arriving at rules, together with children and the need for parents to also adhere to these rules How to handle violation of device usage related rules How parents can influence good device behaviour We then examine how parents can use the device itself  to engage with the child and what could be the golden rule here..   Aruna then talks about how her upcoming book will help the young adults.   There are tons of valuable and actionable steps for you, the New Indian Woman, from this episode. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest and to read her articles Visit www.arunasankaranarayanan.com   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
If the HR/Personnel department comes and asks you for one wish to be granted, what would that be ? This is the question in this episode of New Indian Woman podcast.   The few women who feature in this episode, very clearly, have never been asked this question. But they have their wish ready. Is the HR ready to listen ?   Would you like to add yours to this list ? You are most welcome..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We start with why it is important for HR to provide additional support for women at workplace. It is not just about policies, but about creating a culture where women feel supported. Then we listen to response from a few working women across age groups as to what their wish from HR is.   To this list, I add a few more. But this in no way makes the list complete. In fact, this is just the start of a long list. What would you wish from HR? Not something generic applicable to many women, but what is most relevant for you based on what you face today ?   Please write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com or reach out to our social media pages and add to the list with the hashtag #SheAsksHR.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.     Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Listen to Part 2 of the  chat with Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, popular singer and composer.  She has won National Award and Filmfare award as best playback singer for a Kannada film she composed and sung songs for. She has chosen to follow her passion and strived to explore different avenues and genres in music, from Kabir to several women poets across the centuries. In this episode we talk about what it means to be a musician couple, creativity and spontaneity vs planning, what a musician's daily life looks like, do they really live in a different realm and lots more… In Part 1,  we focused on her initial training in music and many other areas, what it means to try out various things and what influences our individual journeys. She talked about winning the award, discovering Kabir and the power of music, as well as facing judgements. Part 1 is available in Episode 37 and the link to the web version is here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/podcast/episode/2ca5cab1/chat-with-the-renowned-musician-bindhumalini-part-1-episode-37 Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   Bindhumalini talks about what it means for her and her husband to be in the musical field and the advantages and the constant learnings that it entails. Then we move on to discussing the daily life and if music is an intrinsic part of her day.   We discuss the relevance of spontaneity vs planning, where what is required. Is planning a challenge for someone in creative space. All of you who give your reasons for the chaos out there, you need to listen to this part of the episode definitely. Bindhu talks about the need to harness spontaneity and she talks about how responsibility plays a role in this. Then we explore about music and art forms, whether they exist in a different realm, away from the real world.   Bindhu talks about challenges that people in music and performing arts face and what we, as listeners, should or should not do. We discuss the importance of reflection and how it can influence our daily life. Gender and the culture of women having to sacrifice, how our relevance keeps changing and the need to adapt to it and what freedom means - these are interesting topics where we get to hear Bindhu's thoughts.   And towards the end, Bindhu, true to her character, ignores the minimal audio setup for this podcast and sets out to sing and there too she makes a conscious choice of what to sing.   And with this, we end the 2 Part series on Bindhumalini! Hope you enjoyed this episode.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest or to know more about Bindhumalini   https://www.facebook.com/bindhumalini.N  Kabir song(just one of them) Video link: 'Naiharva' by Bindhumalini & Vedanth Album Threshold : The Threshold (Bindhumalini and MD Pallavi) performance at the Kochi Biennale   National Award winning song: Maayavi Manave | Nathicharami | Sruthi Hariharan & Sanchari Vijay | Bindhumalini     Book on Kabir referred in the episode, written by her sister: https://www.tulikabooks.com/general-fiction/kabir-the-weaver-poet-english.html   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Listen to a detail chat with Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, popular singer and composer.  She has won National Award and Filmfare award as best playback singer for a Kannada film she composed and sung songs for. She has chosen to get trained in Carnatic and Hindustani as well as many other art forms and pursued multiple academic paths as well.   She has chosen to follow her passion and strived to explore different avenues and genres in music, from Kabir to several women poets across the centuries.   As a huge fan of her music, I feel so happy to present this chat over 2 episodes. In the first episode, we focus on her initial training in music and many other areas, what it means to try out various things and what influences our individual journeys. She talks about winning the award, discovering Kabir and the power of music, as well as facing judgements, in this first part.    Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   Bindhumalini starts with her journey into the world of music  and her formal education across 2 graduate degrees, a Post Graduate Degree and a Diploma across various areas. She chooses to analyse these trials  from different perspectives and makes this very clear message - "How I apply skills and what I use it for is very important for me". The learning for us starts, right from the first few moments of this episode! And there's more to come..   Some of the questions she responds to and thoughts she articulates are : Trials and failures - or is there something called failure - importance of having fun What made her choose the not so convention route in music ? Questions on who I am and why certain things are done, need to look at music from a fresh perspective. The need to break things down and then reconstruct and the exciting possibilities that emerge Being immersed in music also creating a demand Curiosity vs rebellion Importance of saying "I don’t know" to children What Kabir means to her and how her sister's book helped in that How she sees music and the importance of lyrics How it is important to listen to music for anyone to be able to produce music   She then shares how she felt when she heard about winning the National Award and how something like this can never be a goal. And why she is extra happy about that particular song and movie! We then chat about the topic of judgements and stereotypes and the questions these trigger…   Yes, of course, the chat continues and you need to wait for Part 2 to listen to her talk more - on topics you rarely get to hear from renowned people!   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest or to know more about Bindhumalini   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnubhutiTrust/ Kabir song(just one of them) Video link: 'Naiharva' by Bindhumalini & Vedanth Album Threshold : The Threshold (Bindhumalini and MD Pallavi) performance at the Kochi Biennale   National Award winning song: Maayavi Manave | Nathicharami | Sruthi Hariharan & Sanchari Vijay | Bindhumalini     Book on Kabir referred in the episode, written by her sister: https://www.tulikabooks.com/general-fiction/kabir-the-weaver-poet-english.html   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Welcome to a chat on looking at festivals, the need to reimagine and adapt them to today's context. I invite you to this chat with my friend Srividya where we explore our memories of festivals, what they mean to us and how we can play a role in creating memories for our children and enjoy it differently.   Does this mean we stop celebrating our traditional festivals ? Definitely not. Don’t we have enough festivals to start thinking about new ones ? Do they sometimes feel as a burden for the busy Indian woman ? Do they sometimes feel just a ritual, having lost their meaning ? How to make sure festivals help us find the laughter, fun, love, sharing and gratitude in today's context ?   If these are the questions in your mind, you would love this chitchat. You may get some ideas to try out with your family. And of course, we are waiting to hear your ideas on this topic.    Listen on .. What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   My friend Srividya and me relive an earlier chat we had on this topic of festivals. We start with the intent of festivals and what comes to our mind. We look at whether it means the same for our children.   What about the smaller festivals for which we may not know the meaning ? We then discuss the feedback from children on festivals - these sure are pointers for you to have such a discussion at home.   We explore the concept of picking up a new "festival" or "special day" to try out or reimagine. We discuss examples of trying this out instead of the routine shopping as per the various festival sales or  eating out. Or, doing these itself in a different way.   We then move on gifting, connecting across generations and even playing games as a family. And of course, exploring interesting outings. Plus, we look at doing something over a long period of time, questioning festival as an event associated with a day or a few days.   Then, we get into the practical ways of going about it, if you want to start trying this.   We examine the scope for reimagining along with our traditions as well!   And of course, we would like to hear from you on what you have tried out or your ideas. Head over to our facebook page or twitter handle to share your ideas and experiences! Together we can arrive at a wonderful list of "Ideas for Reimagining festivals".   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   Get in touch Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Welcome to Planner World! If you are someone busy chasing deadlines and making sure the most urgent tasks are done, this episode is for you. On the other hand, if you are someone who diligently keeps track of to do lists and get a kick out of crossing off items in the to do list, this episode is for you as well. Whether you are someone who is very systematic or you revel in creative chaos, you would definitely gain from using a planner. Confused ??? And, what exactly is a planner ? How to use a simple notebook as a planner ? Is it too complicated ? What is the biggest advantage of using a planner ?   I try to answer many of these questions and also introduce you to how I plan in this short episode.  Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:    In this episode we look at how having a planner will help you focus on what you want to do. If you already feel you are there, focussing on what you want to do, then, using a planner will definitely give you peace of mind. We examine how in this episode.   If you are someone who wishes there was more than 24 hours in a day OR If you are waiting for some day in the future when you will have more time to pursue your passion project or hobby OR If you are someone who wonders how someone else is able to pack so much in their life whereas you are barely there OR If you are someone who is trying to keep track of what all needs to be done today or this week… OR Let me stop here..I hope you got the general idea..   If you are new to the word Planner, let  me tell you, it is just a book, like a diary. We get into the details of why and how it is different from a diary.   I go thru my planner, share examples of how it is different from keeping track of to do items and how it helps me.. And how to recover from those periods when life takes over and you need to start again..   And, of course, there is no expectation for you to buy a planner - you could start with a simple note book!!   Listen to lot of practical tips on using a planner in this short episode.   I welcome you to the planner world!     If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.     Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
This is the narrative version of Episode 33, recorded in English. If you know Hindi, suggest you listen to Episode 33. And if you don’t understand Hindi at all, listen to this episode.   What does it take to start from a place where one is most disadvantaged at multiple fronts, to run an organization that focusses on youth leadership and community development ?   We meet Deepa Pawar, founder of Anubhuti, an organisation working in the area of Youth Leadership. She is from one of the nomadic tribes that is Economically, socially and  intellectually challenged. She struggled to complete her education, started working from the age of 14 and eventually earned her post graduate degree, becoming the first person to do so from her community. She faced a lot of challenges from within her community.   She works as trainer and counsellor with the most vulnerable communities, as well as with government officials and corporates. She is a published author, poet and a member in many committees. In Anubhuti team, Deepa handles visioning, project designing, trainings, module-making, networking and advocacy. Anubhuti is formed and self-led by women, who have dealt with caste, class, gender, language and ethnicity based discrimination.   Deepa talks about the importance of youth intervention, challenges faced at the grass roots level as well as youth from privileged backgrounds, what does discrimination mean and how we may be perpetuating it, on feminism, on freedom and the importance of knowing the essence of constitution and where we could start our journey to become a socially aware citizen and encourage the youth around us in this direction.    Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   Deepa starts with the reasons why she chose to continue in the development sector and then she talks about what Youth Leadership actually means.   Some of the questions she responds to are : What does development mean ? Is youth from privileged community individualistic ? What should be our priorities ? How privilege is relative ? Why we should know about discrimination ? Where does awareness start ? Are we aware of our child's dignity ? Are we aware of the daily violence we engage in ? How do we address this ? What should be our approach to the mental health of the youth around us ? What kind of issues are there in privileged classes that are not seen at grass roots level ?   She then talks about her ideas of feminism and freedom and how she loves to dream and shares her dreams, they are very different indeed! And then, she has a very special message for us..   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest or to know more about Anubhuti   Website: https://www.anubhutitrust.org/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/anubhutitrust/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnubhutiTrust Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnubhutiTrust/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPEXCJ_WsBg&feature=emb_logo   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
What does it take to start from a place where one is most disadvantaged at multiple fronts, to run an organization that focusses on youth leadership and community development ?   We meet Deepa Pawar, founder of Anubhuti, an organisation working in the area of Youth Leadership. She is from one of the nomadic tribes that is Economically, socially and  intellectually challenged. She struggled to complete her education, started working from the age of 14 and eventually earned her post graduate degree, becoming the first person to do so from her community. She faced a lot of challenges from within her community.   She works as trainer and counsellor with the most vulnerable communities, as well as with government officials and corporates. She is a published author, poet and a member in many committees. In Anubhuti team, Deepa handles visioning, project designing, trainings, module-making, networking and advocacy. Anubhuti is formed and self-led by women, who have dealt with caste, class, gender, language and ethnicity based discrimination.   Deepa talks about the importance of youth intervention, challenges faced at the grass roots level as well as youth from privileged backgrounds, what does discrimination mean and how we may be perpetuating it, on feminism, on freedom and the importance of knowing the essence of constitution and where we could start our journey to become a socially aware citizen and encourage the youth around us in this direction.   And this is a special episode for New Indian Woman podcast as for the very first time we have a bilingual episode with Deepa talking in Hindi and me in English. The narrative all English version is available in episode 34..    Listen on .. What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   Deepa starts with the reasons why she chose to continue in the development sector and then she talks about what Youth Leadership actually means.   Some of the questions she responds to are : What does development mean ? Is youth from privileged community individualistic ? What should be our priorities ? How privilege is relative ? Why we should know about discrimination ? Where does awareness start ? Are we aware of our child's dignity ? Are we aware of the daily violence we engage in ? How do we address this ? What should be our approach to the mental health of the youth around us ? What kind of issues are there in privileged classes that are not seen at grass roots level ?   She then talks about her ideas of feminism and freedom and how she loves to dream and shares her dreams, they are very different indeed! And then, she has a very special message for us..     If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest or to know more about Anubhuti   Website: https://www.anubhutitrust.org/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/anubhutitrust/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnubhutiTrust Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnubhutiTrust/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPEXCJ_WsBg&feature=emb_logo   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
With the ever increasing number of women around us affected with breast cancer, it is very important for us to pay more attention to breast health.   In this episode Dr. Geetha Manjunath explains to us on the many contradictions about breast cancer. It is one of the most curable cancer but typically gets diagnosed very late. She explains what each one of us should know and how we should take care of ourselves.   And if you are someone who has experienced the pain of mammograms, you should listen to this episode.   She also introduces us to a new screening technique that is painless and so much more.    Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We talk about what made Dr. Geetha move into this area of research and arrive at an option that caters to women of all ages.   She shares with us what we should do as part of monthly self-examination, what we should do yearly and how this goes a long way in ensuring timely detection of breast related issues.   There is also an opportunity for any of you who is wanting to promote this method of screening in your neighbourhood.   Of course, considering even our doctors may not have heard of this new screening option, she gives us references for us to discuss with our doctors and then take a decision.   You could use the  links given below to get more information on what is discussed in this episode.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest or to know more about NIRAMAI   Website: https://www.niramai.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/niramai-health-analytix/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/niramaianalytix?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niramaianalytix/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=givUDKQ8xS4   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
In Part 1 we examined challenges faced by young Indian women at workplace. What about older women ? What kind of challenges do they face ? Does it vary based on their age or their childrens' age or their work profile ?  When they get more senior, does the gender matter ? Do you think there are women specific challenges in our cities in large organisations that talk about having women friendly policies ?   Are there ways to address some of the challenges ? Are there learnings that one can use in one's own context ? Listen on .. What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We speak to 3 women from different profiles - one from a Finance background, another an Assistant Professor in an Engineering College and a senior manager from IT background working in a large Multi National Company(MNC).   These are women with children in different age groups. They talk about the very specific challenges they face - something that may impact ones career or something that may impact one's day to day life - the range is enormous.   Apart from just the challenges, they talk about how they faced these challenges.   You, the listener, would be able to relate to these and may even want to share the challenges you have faced or you are currently facing.  Or, you may have responded to these or other challenges in a different way. Please reach out to us to share, to exchange ideas.   This is part 2 of a series exploring the challenges women face.Regardless of your age and profile, you will find either new information or you may relate to these challenges and get inputs on how to address them.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
What kind of challenges do women face at workplace ? Is it the same for all ? Does it change based on age, profile, stage in life etc? Interaction with a few women on what they face and how they overcome the challenges. Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We speak to two young women from the IT industry and it is amazing to hear from them what they consider are the challenges. What does it mean to be a young woman in today's workspace ? Do they feel freedom ? Do they get reminded of their gender when it comes to day to day life ? And what are the steps they have taken ?   This is just part 1 of a series exploring the challenges women face. In a subsequent episode we will speak to women of a different profile.   Regardless of your age and profile, you will find either new information or you may relate to these challenges and get inputs on how to address them.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
A short episode on how you can craft your day - yes the 24 hours are there for you to craft it. What does it mean ? Is it even possible ? And why should you do it ?  Listen on ..   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We all do what we have to do and what we need to do. How about what we want to do ? Is it possible to incorporate that in our day ? Listen to these tips and also use the template available here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/free-downloads.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
A volunteering opportunity that does not require any skillset, but just your intention to participate and give. Is that possible ? Listen to this wonderful opportunity from Dr Shambavi Rajagopal of Save Scrap and Sew. No, you don’t need to know sewing to participate in this! Plus, you will be impacting people's lives and even contributing to the environment. You could do it for just a couple of hours per week sitting in your house or walking across to a neighbour's house. You could choose to participate or even start something in your neighbourhood - it doesn’t cost a thing - just the intention to contribute.. And Dr. Shambavi will guide us through her journey.  Interested ? Listen on   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We start with a brief introduction of Save, Scrap and Sew and move on to the impact this has had until now. Then Dr. Shambavi takes us through the journey of this "movement", right from its birth to its recent 5th birthday!   She talks about the importance of starting somewhere with the right intention and how things come together as we go along. She explains how this works - across countries, in multiple locations. How the model of engagement doesn’t require any specific skillset and hence how people of all ages come together and make it more like a community event, with focus on having fun together. She talks about how setting aside just 2 hours a week can create so much impact.   We move on to talking about perfection and how we tend to be harsh on ourselves.  And finally, she shares a very interesting message with all women.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest   Mail to :  savescrapnsew@gmail.com   Website : http://www.savescrapnsew.com/ Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenewindianwo1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thenewindianwoman   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Ever wondered how to engage differently and make your skills available  to a larger group of people ? And that too without any expectations in return ? Welcome to this episode on volunteering - we start with what we mean by this word and why YOU should consider volunteering. Is this something to be examined later when you are less busy ? Or is it just enough to give money for charity ? And then, of course, some practical examples of where you could start and the biggest barriers you are likely to face. Listen to this episode and I invite you to share your experience in this journey.   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   We examine the common questions around volunteering - what it is and more importantly, what it is not. We also discuss why you should consider volunteering and when is a good time to start. You may think you are already volunteering, but are you ? .   How to identify areas and how to start - regardless of who you are, how busy you are. We look at practical options and if this gives you ideas or you want to share more, yes, let us do that in the facebook page.  And why you need to start now and not sometime in the future.   Something is holding you back ? We examine the barriers we face, especially in the Indian context and how to overcome.   I also share a small anecdote that changed my outlook around volunteering completely. Yes, do not miss this episode.   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.     Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Experience this very special episode with Usha Mukunda, who is a mentor for librarians across India. Listen to her talk about a few books she has specially curated for this episode and why she recommends these books. Each of these books can be read as an adult or with the children in your life. Is that possible ? Yes, and she tells you why.   She introduces us to some very special authors and where we can get books set in the Indian context in regional languages. She also explains how we can engage with the children and adults in our lives thru books.   And if you are new to reading, you could not have asked for more. She guides us on what books to start reading and how to make it a joyful experience.   And if you are already into reading, she shares how you can play a role in your community/neighbourhood.   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode: We start with an introduction on the kind of books Usha Mukunda has carefully chosen for this episode. The first is a book from the famous Mahashweta Devi and Usha Mukunda explains what the book is about, relevance of this book, the illustrations and why this book should be seen in the context of who the author is.  She even shares Mahashweta Devi's views on why one should read books.  Usha then goes on to share why Mahashweta Devi is her heroine.       Then she talks about the role of illustrators and how they influence and lift the story and our imagination. Thru the next children's book she shares about equality and  how activism need not be at the cost of one's family.   The conversation moves on to how some books need to be read again and again over many years and the importance of books in regional languages and set in Indian context.   We examine the next book that also talks about history and start discussing on reading aloud to children.   Then she shares valuable tips on how to start reading or introduce reading to your children. She then gives recommendations to find good books - where to look for them, what all to try out, she even suggests wordless books!! And then, even if you don’t read she suggests you do something else.. For this and even wonderful tips on how to engage with your neighbourhood govt school through reading, listen on.   Then she moves on to share a very different kind of book and explains why she chose it..   And guess what, she would be happy to interact with you and suggest books for you. What do you need to do ? Yes, listen to the episode for the next steps.   Scroll down to see the beautiful covers of the books and  links to buy these books and other links referred in this episode.     If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest Mail to :  usha.mukunda@gmail.com   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw         Links for you to check out these books and also of Pratham books -  https://www.tulikabooks.com/wordbird-books/the-why-why-girl-english.html https://www.tulikabooks.com/in-verse/malu-bhalu-english.html https://www.tulikabooks.com/general-picture-books/mukand-and-riaz-english.html https://ashanehemiah.com/2018/05/07/writing-a-story-on-domestic-violence/   Pratham Books - https://store.prathambooks.org/
If you were an avid reader at some point of time in your life and your life has become very busy, I bet you are wanting to read more. And more often than not, you may have tried out a few tips here and there. Still nothing worked ? Looking at practical ways to make reading a part of your life again ? Yes, this is the episode you should listen to. We discuss practical and simple steps you can try regardless of your age and profile. If you are new to reading, then, this is the time to start. These tips take into account what works in the Indian context, for today's woman!   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode: We start with what possibly is the biggest obstacle when you want to make reading a part of your life. You think it is lack of time ? No.. You think it is lack of will power ? No… It has something to do  with the changes in your life and your approach to reading. Then we move on to "What to read"  - yes, regardless of where you are - a small town or a city and adapted to today's pandemic situation where one cannot go out - there are tips on how to get hold of what you want to read. After that is the interesting set of tips on When to read ? More than the time aspect, we discuss other points about our daily life which will help us find the answer to When.. After these small steps, we move on to the next big thing. Some of you may be interested in this part alone. It is equally important to look at what not to do. And then there are tips for some of you who may be new to reading. Well, it is more than 25 tips - yes, you could pick and choose and start with a few.   These tips worked wonders for me and they were arrived at after quite a lot of research.   Listen on to get the details of each tip and examine how you want to adapt the same in the context of your life.   You want to be inspired and figure out what practical steps you want to take in your life ? Don’t miss this episode.   Listen and share with all the women in your life..   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page. Get in touch Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
From doing, nee, acing her library course despite enrolling at 40+, Usha Mukunda went on to set up an open library. She talks about how children led her path in setting up this open library and later on when she co-founded the school Centre  for Learning. And, at 60, she decided to explore a much bigger role. She talks about what led her to participate in designing the librarian course and influencing the open library movement across India. Yes, we have details about this interesting course as well. Her energy is infectious and when she talks about what is most essential to seize opportunities, yes, there is learning for each and every one of us. Hope you listened to Part 1 of this interview(click here). Could one person's life have so many variations in roles ? What does it take to reinvent again and again ?   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category. And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world. What's in this episode: Usha Mukunda talks about how after acing the librarian course she thought she will take up a prestigious role and what  influenced her thoughts on the same. And then, how she started her journey of influencing young minds by introducing them to the beautiful world of books through unconventional methods, leading to the concept of open library. She talks about open library which is bound to change one's image of a library forever.. Then she takes us through being the cofounder of a very different kind of school and how children, once again, play a role leading the teachers. Then, on reaching the age of 60, she decides to explore many questions around making open school a reality even in rural and poor settings. This leads her to designing the course for Parag for librarians, a 7 month course open to anyone interested in books and children. She talks about what it takes to be open and to look for and seize opportunities. She shares what she considers is most important for all of us women.. She would love for you to reach out to her. Do feel free to send a mail to her at usha.mukunda@gmail.com   If you have missed Part 1 of this episode, listen to it here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/podcast/episode/2b559daf/how-to-find-your-passion-and-reinvent-yourself-chat-with-usha-mukunda-part-1-episode-22   You want to be inspired and figure out what practical steps you want to take in your life ? Don’t miss this episode.   Listen and share with all the women in your life..   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   For details on the librarian course referred in this episode, click here : https://www.bookwormgoa.in/lec/   To Connect with the guest Mail to :  usha.mukunda@gmail.com Get in touch Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
Yes, it is one year of New Indian Woman podcast. 🎉🎉A big thanks to all of you for your support by listening, giving feedback and sharing with your friends and relatives. This episode lets you into some tips on how best to listen to podcasts and the simple steps you need to do for the same. We do reflect on the episodes of last year, go behind the scenes a little and  there is the single biggest learning from all the inspiring women whom we met in this past one year. Don’t miss this episode. What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world. What's in this episode: You feel some of the episodes are long? Most likely, you are not listening to podcasts in the recommended way. Or, putting it differently, there is a secret why  podcasts have become so popular the world over in recent years. Tune in, to find out what that is.. When we look back at the past year, I see 2 areas where I made mistakes. Looking back, it is funny why I made those assumptions. Interested in a snapshot of what all wonderful things we covered across the year ? Plus there are some nuggets on how the podcast thing is actually done and interesting moments out there.. And before we close, there is a wonderful tip or learning from all the amazing women we met through these episodes last year. Do not miss this episode And thanks once again. Listen and share with all the women in your life.. If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
How often do you meet someone who has reinvented herself every 20 years or so ? Currently, she is famous in the world of librarians across India, but that is just one part of her. This is definitely a special episode of New Indian Woman - for we are chatting with someone from a different generation, who sets a very good example and gives us the opportunity to learn so much from her life, thoughts and actions. Yes, this is just Part 1 of the chat with her - you will enjoy this one for sure.   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.   What's in this episode:   Usha Mukunda talks about her current role with as much humility as she does about her early years being a celebrity in a different era. We talk about her life in 4 parts and why she epitomises the New Indian Woman. In this episode we talk  about the first 3 avataars - the challenges she faced and the learnings  from them for each of us.  We examine these questions - What prompted her to do different things and not give up ? What is the role of a supportive family and what is your responsibility ? How to look at the question "what others would say" ?  How was it even possible  for one person to reinvent so many times ? Look at her avataars -   1 Avataar - Till her 20s and beyond she was a Table Tennis Player who played at various levels - see this -   Played for Bengal from the age of 12 till the age of 19 for the National Championships. i.e.  from 1954 to 1962 Highest India ranking was No. 3 Married in 1963, went to the US and played in the US National Table Tennis Championships in 1965. Reached Semi-Finals there. Returned to India in 1967 to live in Bombay. Played for Maharashtra for the National Championships in 1969 and we won the Team Championships that year. Regained No. 3 India ranking. Moved to Bangalore in 1972. Two year stay at Chennai when she played for Tamil Nadu in the National Games in 1978.   2nd Avataar - till her 40s primarily focussing on family, but not only that!!   3rd Avataar - enrolling for full time course to become a librarian and that was just the start of a new avataar that will be explored in the Part 2 episode.   You want to be inspired and figure out what practical steps you want to take in your life ? Don’t miss this episode.   Listen and share with all the women in your life..   If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.   To Connect with the guest   Mail to :  usha.mukunda@gmail.com   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :   Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
When you hear experts in any area talk - you listen, mainly to know more. While the topic may be interesting and you get a lot of information, very rarely do they articulate what you can do in your own life. But I promise - this chat with Harini Nagendra, is something you will find extremely valuable.  She is a professor who is also a well-known  researcher , public speaker, columnist and  author who writes on ecology and environmental issues. Plus she has travelled widely across India and abroad and interacted with lots of communities.  In this episode we examine why knowing ecology is important and what we can do as an individual and as a community. For many of us who want to do something, but do not know how and where to start or feel conscious about what others will say, she has very simple and practical steps. Plus, she talks about how she adapts traditional practices to today's context in bringing up her daughter. And well, there is a surprise at the end of the episode. And does she have hope for our world, despite all the negative things we hear about the damage to the environment ? Come, listen to the episode.   What the New Indian Woman podcast is about As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.   And in the process, my aim is to help  you, the new Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world. What's in this episode: Harini introduces us to the influences that shaped her life and career choices and explains the term urban ecology and its importance - this particular section is something I am sure youngsters in your family should also listen to - yes, and also the last section which is a surprise(i.e. in case they do not want to listen to the whole episode). She talks about what we can do as an individual in our own house first, then neighbourhood and then how we can engage in public action - in small but powerful ways, based on our own areas of interest. She tells us about this in the context of cities as well as towns. She goes on to share examples of the power of community involvement across the world. On a different note, she talks about how she engages her daughter in adapting traditional practices to today's needs and shares her mantra for the same.  And then, towards the end is a wonderful surprise.  Listen and share with all the women in your life.. If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page. To Connect with the guest Follow her on social media : https://twitter.com/harininagendra?lang=en Harini's books : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45839260-cities-and-canopies   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29386799-nature-in-the-city?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=nhF5l8j8ib&rank=1   Get in touch   Website : http://thenewindianwoman.com Facebook : http://facebook.com/newindianwoman Email : krishna@thenewindianwoman.com   Subscribe Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe : Castbox :http://bit.ly/castboxniw Apple Podcast :http://bit.ly/appleniw Stitcher :http://bit.ly/stitcherniw Spotify :http://bit.ly/spotifyniw Radiopublic: http://bit.ly/radiopublicniw Podbean: http://bit.ly/podbeanniw TuneIn: http://bit.ly/tuneinniw
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Deepthi Modadugu

Great initiative, Krishna! if I may add, there are many to-do tasks apps available in play store. I use one of them where I can add reminders for specific dates & time. It has snooze options and all that.

Oct 30th
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Bluemadegreen

Happy to listen to this episode Krishna. Thanks for all the beautiful and useful topics that you had offered to us. All the best😊

Sep 24th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Loved this episode ❤️

Aug 10th
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Dilis Antony

Agree with you Krishna. Very apt Topic during this time. I am so Thankful to my parents especially my mother making us help in most of the house chores. This helped me to involve my children as well. This helped them to be so independent.

Jun 1st
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Manasa Hegde

loved it and completely agree with your thoughts in this regard. It's true that over parenting that spoils kid.

Apr 29th
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Pooja Mehta

Hi Krishna, you did not cover for house maker. who choose not to work after marriage for certain reasons but still looking for financial independence.

Apr 6th
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Pooja Mehta

So much there!!! it has been a year now since me and my husband following this as a lifestyle. we carry our water bottles, cloth handkerchief, our own cloth grocery bags, less online shopping so can avoid plastic packaging, reuse of old clothes and unavoidable plastics. I have started using menstrual cup instead of tampons. yet I feel I have not reached a half way, I would like to work upon my clothes buying. I just joined a group on fb shared by Prabha. one question: what do you use for laundry? I couldn't able to grasp the word. thank you!!!

Mar 26th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Blue made green is an excellent initiative!! Loved the concept 😊😊👍👍 ❣️ Thank you Prabha for sharing your beautiful journey with Blue made green 😊😊 #Creativity #Bluemadegreen #reuse #gogreen

Jan 30th
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Shruthi Ramesh

This is the golden planning that I have always adored 😍 Excellent episode..

Jan 5th
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Meena

Very inspiring. Thank you very much for your show. Organizing my mind with the help of your show being a mom of toddler. Looking forward for next episodes.

Nov 21st
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Bluemadegreen

Waiting for the second part😊

Nov 13th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Very Interesting Episode :)

Nov 4th
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srirajalakshmi

interesting, quite interesting!

Nov 4th
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Pragnya Satish

would like the link to mala giridhars work on mental health with children

Oct 30th
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Pragnya Satish

inspiring to know about open home and farm for students and yes lack of nature living in Mumbai I could totally relate to

Oct 30th
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Deepthi Modadugu

Hi Krishna....I loved the way you narrated the episode in a very simple way. Personally, my take back from the episode is to do these chores in front of the family members so that take part in the planning. 👍

Oct 30th
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srirajalakshmi

cool! Have to try this.

Oct 23rd
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srirajalakshmi

wonderful ways of organizing things.

Oct 23rd
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Bluemadegreen

Inspiring. Thank you for such episodes where we can listen to different people's story and experience of life.

Oct 21st
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Bluemadegreen

Interesting.

Oct 14th
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