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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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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

 

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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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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

 

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Reimagining Festivals -   Episode 36

Reimagining Festivals - Episode 36

February 27, 2021

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".

 

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A Quick Introduction to Planners plus My Planning Story -   Episode 35

A Quick Introduction to Planners plus My Planning Story - Episode 35

February 13, 2021

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!

 

 

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Journey to social awareness - with Deepa Pawar (English)-   Episode 34

Journey to social awareness - with Deepa Pawar (English)- Episode 34

January 30, 2021

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..

 

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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

 

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