New Indian Woman
Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 2 -   Episode 46

Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 2 - Episode 46

July 24, 2021

We continue our chat with Tina Katwal, who discovered quilting by chance and later went on set up a quilting related store and a design studio. And no, she didn’t stop with that, she went on to conduct the first ever India International Quilting Festival, in 2019, along with 2 of her friends.

 

This is Part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Tina. She talks about the challenges they faced and how they overcame them and what was that secret that that made it possible. You will also get to hear about the Quilting Festival itself plus lot of tips from this inspiring person..And scroll down below for the links to see the quilts from the festival..

Listen to Part 1 here  https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/podcast/episode/2f215c7b/chat-with-tina-katwal-from-hobby-to-business-and-design-studio-to-an-international-event-part-1-episode-45  - in case you missed 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 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:

 

Tina talks about Quilting being a community activity and how they felt there is a need to make India visible in the international scene. What does planning for such a huge event entail ? She says they never expected it to be so big!! And she goes on to define what big is, in this context…

 

She then talks about having virtual event as Plan B, for the festival in 2021 and how they were better prepared because of the Plan B.

 

She then goes on to explain about the importance of planning, not just Plan A but plan B as well. She also talks about knowing the rules so that you are well equipped to break the rules to unleash your creativity.

 

She shares some of her secrets on being calm and on having fun and what procrastination, patience and discipline means, in the context of quilting. She has a very different take on how to keep herself motivated on a bad day.

 

She signs off with a beautiful message for all women, especially for young listeners.

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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To see the quilts at the India International Quilting Festival -

 

IQF 2019 - Quilt Show Competition Entries

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=indiaquiltfestival&set=a.362810714331587

 

IIQF2021 gallery. Can use filter and see category wise - http://iiqf.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery

 

 

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Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 1 -   Episode 45

Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 1 - Episode 45

July 10, 2021

She started a hobby a decade back and today she is one of the core team behind the India International Quilt Festival! In this episode, we meet Tina Katwal, who discovered quilting by chance and later went on set up a quilting related store and a design studio. And no, she didn’t stop with that…

 

This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tina. We chat about the first ever India International Quilting festival held in Chennai in 2019 and then she shares her journey with us. And yes, of course, she tells us what quilting is, clarifies some of the misconceptions around quilting and tells us how each of us can start to quilt..

 

 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:

 

Tina starts with how she is enjoying her new found empty nester status and what this means for her. She then introduces us to quilting - what quilting is, the history of quilting and how is has evolved from being just a utilitarian item designed to reuse every bit of fabric, to craft to its current status as an art form.

 

She dispels misconception around having lot of time as a prerequisite to quilting - she says 15 minutes of me time is all you need and it is therapeutic.

 

She then shares her own journey of choosing to be a Stay at Home mom, starting to make her own garments and then chancing upon quilting. But then, she moved on to using Facebook as a tool, searching for and finding a community of quilters and later started her own community called desiquilters on Facebook.

 

And then started her own Design Studio for quilting as well as a retail store. But then, she didn’t stop with that. She, along with a few friends decided to do something bigger.. And what exactly is that ?

 

 

Yes, this is just Part 1..stay tuned for Part 2.

 

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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Tips to lighten the burden of Cleaning -   Episode 44

Tips to lighten the burden of Cleaning - Episode 44

June 26, 2021

Most of us would have found cleaning a burden under regular circumstances itself, not to speak of the lockdown period imposed due to the pandemic.

 

 In this episode, we look at why we should examine our approach towards cleaning and the 3 reasons why you would be interested in this. The focus is on figuring out your optimum level for your home and to be happy about it.

 

 If you are looking for simple actionable steps in this area, 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 with the first step in your approach to cleaning - to have a vision for your home. We examine the extremes and then look at how to have a vision for each room, within these extremes and what all factors we need to consider in arriving at this vision.

 

Then we focus on the need to identify the current level vs the target level we want w.r.t our vision. As part of this, we examine the 4 levels, right from the very basic to the ultimate picture worthy version. We examine practical steps involved in each of these levels so that it is easy for you to figure out where you are now, where you want to be and how to reach there. There are many steps you may like to adapt and customize for your context, right here.

 

Then we move on to who all should be responsible in your house. We examine the importance of involving family members and especially, children. Once again, we look at what you should be doing and more importantly what you should stop doing and why.

 

Then we discuss tips on how to achieve the vision for your house. Did you know the most important tip has nothing to do with any gadgets or techniques ? Here, we look at more deeper stuff.

 

Yes, there are actionable tips for you, the New Indian Woman, from this episode, across all of the above areas. Some of this you may already be doing and some may be new. If you have any questions or you would like to share your experiences in this area, please feel free to write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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Life lessons and parenting tips from Dr Lalitha Regi  - Part 2 -   Episode 43

Life lessons and parenting tips from Dr Lalitha Regi - Part 2 - Episode 43

June 12, 2021

Dr.Lalitha Regi chose to live life and rear her children in a remote village. What did it mean for her, as a woman, as a mother ? And that too, while being active and busy saving the lives of hundreds of people over several villages, in so many different ways.

 

In Part 1, i.e., Episode 42, we talked about her engagement in the community as a medical Dr, growing a mud single room hospital to a 35 bedded Tribal Health centre, focussing on community health and then moving on to Farmers groups engaged in Organic agriculture and revival of the Lambadi art thru Porgai, thereby touching the lives of people in 20+ villages.

 

In reflecting on her life and the challenges she faced as well as her current dreams and aspirations, she shares important tips for all of us. If we are able to imbibe some of these into our lives, in terms of how we view challenges, how we view our finances, the struggles of daily life, our perspectives and focus on our children's education, indeed, there is a lot that can happen!!

 

 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:

 

Dr. Lalitha  shares it is quite natural for us to face ups and downs, but the conviction of doing right is what keeps us going. She refers to getting satisfaction out of doing right catering to the needs of others, as selfishness!

 

She talks about the challenges of raising children without being dependent on  the larger family's support, the courage it takes to not send to school and to allow education from the larger community. She surprises us by happily sharing how she and her husband played only a small part in their children's education.

 

Then she talks about the financial aspects, how they were fortunate to be in a position where they just had to focus on themselves and not the larger family. At the same time she once again surprises us by sharing how they choose to use the fellowship they received to give salaries to staff. We see the positiveness in her attitude when she says there is lot of goodwill circulating - this comes from having done many projects without any finances at the start, but having surplus towards the end.

 

In the context of finances she shares the importance of learning to live within one's resources, focus on basic needs and how they chose not to worry about children's education, but to trust things will happen as what they were doing was right.

 

She talks about the need to constantly evolve, adapt, learn and how that helped her to focus on running a hospital, community health, farming, craft, business. She shares the importance of understanding what is the need and responding to the need, with focus on training oneself, to be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills.

 

Once again she surprises us by her conscious choice to lead a simple life and to nurture humility - she shares the influence her father had on this decision.

 

She shares how she handles her bad days - yes, there is a valuable tip here, for all of us.

 

She then shares her current dreams and also ends the conversations with 2 strong messages for all of us, for us to implement in our life.

 

I enjoyed recording this episode and learnt so many valuable lessons from this one discussion. I invite you to listen to this wonderful episode.

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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https://porgai.org/

 

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Chat with Dr Lalitha Regi - saving lives in more ways than one - Part 1 -   Episode 42

Chat with Dr Lalitha Regi - saving lives in more ways than one - Part 1 - Episode 42

May 29, 2021

How often do you get to meet a doctor who chose to be a physician for people with limited or no access to medical facilities ? And who feels, this was the most obvious choice for her right from her teens! Though ensuring medical facility is what brought her to this remote village, she chose to dream so much more and continues to do so. And in the process, she has touched the health and lives of hundreds of people across many villages. And if she is not featured in New Indian Woman, who else can be ?

 

 

In this episode,  we chat with Dr. Lalitha Regi from Sittilingi. We start from her current engagement with Porgai craft centre, yes, craft centre led by a medical doctor. And then we move to the past and Dr. Lalitha shares her challenging but wonderful journey over the last almost 3 decades. Her thoughts, what led her to make such daring choices. She shares what  is the toughest aspect of pursuing a dream and why only some people manage to do that..

 

This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with this amazing lady. There are a lot of learnings for us in Part 2 as well. For now, don’t miss this Part 1 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 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:

 

Dr. Lalitha Regi starts sharing her current primary roles and that is not a small list to start with! If you think being a senior Dr in a hospital in a remote village itself can be demanding, then listen to her introduction of her primary roles!

 

Then she starts introducing Porgai to us and shared about how she has gone about reviving an ancient type of embroidery. And this is not about it being an area of interest. Dr. Lalitha, thru this intervention of revival, has focussed on helping women artisans earn from their home and have a healthy and more dignified life. And, please don’t forget to check out the beautiful hand embroidered items you can buy - the website shows just a sample though!

 

She talks about how she and her husband chose this village(you will be surprised by the criteria), set up a 1 room mud and thatch clinic that has now grown into a 35 bedded secondary hospital with 95% staff from the tribal community itself.

 

If achieving this itself is great, wait…. She then talks about their decision  to explore after the first 10 years and how they did it. And what this resulted in - again, something touching the lives of hundreds of people differently. Yes, organic farming.

 

We then move on to looking at this journey from a personal context in terms of what led her to these decisions, what kind of challenges they faced and especially, she, as a woman..

 

But then, did she feel tempted to come back to the "regular medical profession" ??

 

In the process of listening to her life, there are valuable insights for each one of us. We are bound to reflect on what it means to look at challenges from this perspective, what it means to live in response to needs of people around us.

 

Yes, this is just Part 1..stay tuned for Part 2.

 

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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https://porgai.org/

 

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Tips to relive good memories -   Episode 41

Tips to relive good memories - Episode 41

May 15, 2021

Don’t you love taking photos ? How often do you go back to see and relish the photos taken by you or your loved ones ? By the way, did you know that Google is changing their policy around storage and it may impact how you take and store photos on your mobile ?

 

 In this episode, we look at how we can use this as a mechanism to stay positive, revisit good memories and more. We are not talking about digital photos alone here - there are tips around the physical photos lying around your house too. In fact, we go beyond photos to other kinds of memories.

 

  If you are looking for simple actionable steps in this area, 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 with the recent announcement by Google and how that triggered examining photos and why we hang on to them. We examine how photos were handled earlier vs now and then what to do about this problem of plenty.

 

And then it is not about tips on how best to store photos, but to examine 3 areas

 

Collate or Gather, Relish or Enjoy and finally, about creating memories.

 

 

In these dark times that we live in, we could choose to Relish or Enjoy the time we spent with our loved ones and also focus on creating more memories with the people around you.

 

 

There are actionable tips for you, the New Indian Woman, from this episode, across all of the above areas. Some of this you may already be doing and some may be new. If you have any questions or you would like to share your experiences in this area, 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.

 

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Best practices for Device Usage across age groups -   Episode 40

Best practices for Device Usage across age groups - Episode 40

April 24, 2021

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

 

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Visit www.arunasankaranarayanan.com

 

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What do women wish for at their workplace - SheAsksHR -   Episode 39

What do women wish for at their workplace - SheAsksHR - Episode 39

April 10, 2021

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.

 

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Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 2 -   Episode 38

Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 2 - Episode 38

March 27, 2021

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.

 

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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

 

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Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 1 -   Episode 37

Chat with the renowned musician Bindhumalini - Part 1 - Episode 37

March 13, 2021

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!

 

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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

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