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81 All Out
South Africa pull off series win for the ages

81 All Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 122:26


We review the third and final Test between South Africa and India in Cape Town - which South Africa won by seven wickets and rounded off a monumental series win. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee's classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore in Bangalore. They are happy to courier copies to those outside Bangalore if you write in at: Thebookstore@attagalatta.com (You can also tweet at their handle: https://twitter.com/AttaGalatta) Outside India, War Minus the shooting is available as a paperback and e-copy on Amazon. Talking Points: South Africa's stirring victory against India's best bowling attack A fast bowling shootout - with South Africa's attack tailor-made for the Newlands pitch Rabada's stupendous spell, and the absorbing battle with Kohli Keegan Petersen coming of age in Test cricket South Africa reaping the benefits of their long-term selection policy Rahane and Pujara - the end of the road? Rishabh Pant's exceptional innings on a tricky pitch The Elgar DRS moment - and the outrage around the lbw decision Kohli's chat via the stump mic - and angst against the broadcaster Participants: Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview) Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd) Ashoka (@ABVan) Related: A second-innings triumph for South Africa - Kartikeya Date - A Cricketing View The rise of Petersen, the wisdom of Elgar and a great SA victory - Firdose Moonda and Karthik Krishnaswamy - ESPNcricinfo South Africa needed Rabada at his best to stop Kohli - Telford Vice - Cricbuzz Petersen the hero of South Africa's iconic home victory - Firdose Moonda - ESPNcricinfo Temba Bavuma, a cricketer with principles - Niren Tolsi - Newframe Why Virat Kohli is unlikely to get banned for his Cape Town outburst - Ben Gardner - Wisden What do broadcasters have to do with ball tampering? - Sidharth Monga - ESPNcricinfo Crime and Punishment - Alok Prasanna Kumar on penalties and breaches under the ICC's code of conduct- The Cricket Monthly

81 All Out
South Africa's triumph in Wanderers dogfight

81 All Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 99:53


We review the second Test between South Africa and India - which South Africa won by seven wickets. This was India's first loss at The Wanderers ground, and South Africa's first Test win against India in six Tests. [podcast_subscribe id="1595"] Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee's classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore in Bangalore. They are happy to courier copies to those outside Bangalore if you write in at: Thebookstore@attagalatta.com (You can also tweet at their handle: https://twitter.com/AttaGalatta) Outside India, War Minus the shooting is available as a paperback and e-copy on Amazon. Talking Points: South Africa's fast bowlers more suited for the conditions than India's India's lack of height in the fast bowling department Olivier's lack of pace and what he brings to the attack India's fast bowlers offering lessons in the nuances of fast bowling Shardul's terrific spell and his ability to hit the cracks Elgar v Pujara - similar batsmen who chose different methods in this match Did Kohli's absence hurt India? Making sense of Pant's approach and shot selection Participants: Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview) Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd) Ashoka (@ABVan) Related: Looks fast, feels faster - why the speed gun is only part of the story - Cameron Ponsonby - ESPNcricinfo How South Africa won the pace-bowling battle at the Wanderers - Karthik Krishnaswamy - ESPNcricinfo Here comes Elgar's moment of truth - Telford Vice - Cricbuzz Resolute van der Dussen plays forgotten hero - Firdose Moonda - ESPNcricinfo 'The hardest part is to leave out a senior player' - Trevor Hohns interview - Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - ESPNcricinfo Javagal Srinath on Jasprit Bumrah - Sandip G - Indian Express

81 All Out
A special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test review

81 All Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 95:05


We review the first Test between South Africa and India - which India won by 113 runs. This was only South Africa's third defeat in Centurion across 27 Tests. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee's classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore in Bangalore. They are happy to courier copies to those outside Bangalore if you write in at: Thebookstore@attagalatta.com (You can also tweet at their handle: https://twitter.com/AttaGalatta) Outside India, War Minus the shooting is available as a paperback and e-copy on Amazon. Talking Points: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal - and adjusting bat-speeds across formats India's bowlers adjusting to the conditions - and finding the right length to bowl Bumrah's trick-shots, Shami's consistency, Siraj's relentlessness Temba Bavuma's strokeplay - and how his Test record is similar to KL Rahul's Rahane's 48 - an innings in keeping with his style of attack Pujara and Kohli - and the expectations from each Playing Ashwin v playing an extra fast bowler Quinton de Kock's sudden retirement from Tests Participants: Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview) Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd) Ashoka (@ABVan) Related: The Wrong Model - Kartikeya Date on the contest between bat and ball - A Cricketing View substack Javagal Srinath on Jasprit Bumrah - Sandip G - Indian Express Leave it to KL - Karthik Krishnaswamy - ESPNcricinfo Could de Kock retirement breathe new life into CSA-players' relations - Firdose Moonda - ESPNcricinfo The Ashwin interview - Sidharth Monga - ESPNcricinfo The open-chested predator - Sriram Veera - Indian Express The fast bowler's snarl ft. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav - Karthik Krishnaswamy - ESPNcricinfo

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition
Indian neobank Jupiter raises $86 million to launch lending and wealth management services

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 3:23


Industry veteran Jitendra Gupta's consumer-focused neobank Jupiter has raised about $86 million in a new financing round as the Bangalore-based startup gears up to offer its customers lending and wealth management services.

Eyeway Conversations
Eyeway Conversations with Moses Chowdari

Eyeway Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 29:21


In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Moses Chowdari who is a person with low vision, working with Enable India in Bangalore. Moses was born to a farmer family in a village in Andhra Pradesh and his vision impairment was detected when he was three months old. Growing up, his family wasn't sure what life had in store for him, assuming that blind people generally end up singers or musicians. But his hard work took him to a college in Hyderabad, where Moses relied on his friends to help him study.  Frustrated with such dependence, he turned up for computer training at Enable India. From this point on, his life took a completely new turn, one which he didn't imagine. Today, Moses is well versed with technology and wishes to see a world where the next generation of blind people can independently read and write. A staunch advocate of digital literacy, his work involves skilling and placing persons with disabilities in the corporate sector.  Tune in to find out how he turned his life around! To access the podcast transcript, click on link: https://otter.ai/u/QQ2lbRgnud_cK_-B_Bt8f2e5N2U This podcast is supported by BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Melting Pot
Smita Tharoor Founder Tharoor Associates

Melting Pot

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 34:30


Smita Tharoor is the founder of Tharoor Associates, a training, coaching andorganisational development company that understands the importance of theunconscious bias. She is a thought leader on unconscious bias, a keynote speaker,trainer and coach who understands the importance of stories – both personal andcorporate- and its role in defining an organization's identity and practices.She is the recipient of the “Global Diversity Leadership” Award at the 2017 World HRDCongress. She is a consultant with the Disability Arts, Culture & Human Rights groupTogether!2012. Smita provides training for Warwick University's Executive LeadershipProgramme and is a visiting lecturer for MBA students at Jindal Global University, India.She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an NLP(Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Coach, Mentor and MindfulnessPractitioner.Smita is a motivational keynote speaker and trainer. Whether it's speaking to 350women at a gender conference in Philadelphia or Penang, at a BAME (Black, Asian,Minority Ethnic) conference in London or to a group of IT professionals in Bangalore,Smita is empowering and inspiring. She connects with the audience on a personal leveland people remember the talk long after it was given.Growing up in pluralistic India taught her the value of tolerance and the appreciation ofaccepting differences. She is passionate about unconscious bias and how it impacts onall aspects of leadership development. Her experience working in the UK, India, Europe,Asia and the USA gives her a unique advantage in understanding the expectations andneeds of different cultures.Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ .. . .-Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms.-Audio post production at HNM Studios New Delhi India. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/melting-pot. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
ನಮ್ಮ ಲಾಲ್‌ಬಾಗ್ ನ ಕಥೆಗಳು. The Stories of Lalbagh with Suresh Jayaram

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 47:29


ಕಲಾವಿದ, ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಮತ್ತು ಲೇಖಕ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಜಯರಾಮ್ ಅವರು ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್‌ನ ಕೆಲವು ಕಥೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ.Artist, photographer and author Suresh Jayaram shares a few stories and some history of Lal Bagh, one of the two lungs of the city of Bangalore.ಸುರೇಶ್ ಜಯರಾಮ್ ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆಯ 124ನೆ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರುಪಕರಾದ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಕುರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅವರು ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದೆ ದಿನಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್ ಹಾಗು ತಿಗಳ/ತಿಗಳರ್ ಸಮುದಾಯ ನಡುವೆಯ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಹಾಗು ಅವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಜರ್ಮನ್ ಸಸ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞ ಜಿ.ಎಚ್ ಕೃಂಬಿಗಲ್ ನಗರಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!Announcement! You can now watch new Thale-Harate episodes on YouTube with video! Visit https://ivm.today/haratevideo to see all Thale-Harate video episodes.Lal Bagh occupies an important space in the geography of Bengaluru as well as the hearts and minds of Bangaloreans. Over 200 years old, Lal Bagh is a premier botanical garden in India today and has played numerous roles in the lives of millions of citizens over generations.Suresh Jayaram talks to hosts Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath on Episode 125 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast about the Lal Bagh, its history and shares several stories. He shares his earliest memories of growing up near the gardens, talks about the Thigala / Tigalar community and their role in keeping Lal Bagh flowering, the contributions of the German botanist GH Krumbiegal to the city, and a lot more.Suresh Jayaram is an artist, photographer, art curator and author. His latest book is titled 'Bangalore's Lalbagh: A Chronicle of the Garden and the City (2021). He has previously written the book, 'G H Krumbiegel - Whatever He Touched He Adorned' in 2010. He is the founder-curator of the art space 1Shanti Road and is the former principal of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/.ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/.You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!

Juicebox Radio
Juicebox Radio 050 - MONé

Juicebox Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 66:26


The 4-hour celebratory 50th edition of Juicebox Radio welcomes four artists from India - Sunny Trehan, Funksun, Neil C. and MONé. Born & raised in Kuwait & currently residing in Bangalore, Sooraj Sivadas aka MONé has been into DJing & music production since a long time drawing inspiration from John Digweed, Praveen Achary, Maceo Plex to name a few. He has also released an EP on KitchenSync Records and remixed the amazing "Mist..." by Feeling Sunsets. We're excited to have MONé on Juicebox Radio with an exclusive one hour mix. Enjoy! // Tracklist // 01. ID - ID (MONé Remix) 02. ARTN - Passenger (Ampish Remix) [Sidra] 03. Simos Tagias - The Purge (Dmitry Molosh Remix) [Juicebox Music] 04. EANP - Stereograms [Replug] 05. EMPHI - Stockholm Syndrome [Deepwibe Underground] 06. Roumex - Illusion (EMPHI Remix) [Somatic] 07. Second Sine - I Was There [YOMO] 08. Sudhaus, The Wash - Meridian (Solid Stone Remix) [YOMO] 09. Tinlicker, Run Rivers - Vanishing (Dosem Extended Mix) [Anjunabeats] 10. Teleport-X - TX800 [Mango Alley] 11. Simos Tagias - Deception [Mango Alley] 12. Rauschhaus - Moonbeam (Oovation Remix) [Mango Alley] 13. Edu Imbernon - Love Attack [Bedrock] 14. Blue Amazon, Enrico Ponti - Shazz (Inkfish Remix) [Resonate Together] // Links // Follow MONé on Facebook, Instagram & SoundCloud Follow Juicebox Music on Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, Beatport & Spotify

The Grand Indian ODI Celebration
Episode 34, India v Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka tour of India, Third One-day International, Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, Bangalore, September 26, 1982

The Grand Indian ODI Celebration

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 4:24


The 34th episode of this series is about the third -and final - match of the ODI leg of Sri Lanka's tour of India in 1982. It took place at Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, Bangalore, on September 26, 1982.

81 All Out
K-drama lead up to mouthwatering contest: South Africa v India, series preview

81 All Out

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 84:07


We preview the three-Test series between South Africa and India - a golden chance for the Indian team to win their first Test series there. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee's classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore in Bangalore. They are happy to courier copies to those outside Bangalore if you write in at: Thebookstore@attagalatta.com (You can also tweet at their handle: https://twitter.com/AttaGalatta). Outside India, War Minus the shooting is available as a paperback and e-copy on Amazon. Talking Points: Kohli v Ganguly - and the controversy vacuum in Indian cricket Can a tree stump captain India (and other philosophical questions) Is this saga the new Chappell-Ganguly? Will it have lasting implications? Memories of India's past tours to South Africa - Kapil, Amre, Prasad, Sreesanth... The panelists pick their favourite Indian innings in South Africa A battle of the bowling - and which batting line-up can resist best? Shreyas or Vihari or Rahane? Ashwin or no Ashwin? Can we expect pitches like we saw in 2018? Participants: Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview) Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd) Ashoka (@ABVan) Related: Virat Kohli calling out Sourav Ganguly and the clashing storylines - Sharda Ugra - Hindustan Times Virat Kohli's biggest gamble yet - Sidharth Monga - ESPNcricinfo Was India's hardness forged at the Wanderers? - Telford Vice - Cricbuzz.com Tendulkar and the totemic number - Mahesh Sethuraman - Medium India v New Zealand series review - 81allout podcast Couthtalk with WV Raman - Subash Jayaraman's interview - Couchtalks VVS Laxman's 32 at Bloemfontein in 2001 - YouTube Sreesanth 8-99 in Wanderers in 2006 - YouTube

Anticipating The Unintended
#152 2021 Ends

Anticipating The Unintended

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 20:37


Programming Note: Anticipating The Unintended will be on its annual year-end break for the next two weeks. Normal services will resume from Jan 9, 2022. Happy Holidays.This is the last edition for 2021. There’s always a temptation to look back at the year gone and arrive at some kind of things-we-learnt-this-year list. As much as we’d like to do that, we really have nothing insightful to offer. It wasn’t a great year for most part because of the pandemic and it is ending on a foreboding note. Anyway, so what do we have in this year-end edition? We start with talking about the one overriding emotion that the two of us had through the year. What’s that one constant feeling that summed up our view of most events during the year? We then move on to the predictions we had made at the start of 2021 and see how each of us fared. And we close out with books, newsletters, podcasts or videos that we enjoyed greatly. That’s what is on the menu today.The 2021 State Of MindRSJ: Through the year my mind went back to the lines from one of my favourite poems, The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats. It is somewhat apposite too. Yeats wrote the poem just after WW-1 had ended and during the Spanish flu pandemic. His pregnant wife contracted the flu and survived after a harrowing time. Yeats paints a bleak landscape of disorder and anarchy with warring factions and a divided world order. The voices of reason lack moral strength because the false convictions of the passionate have taken over. To quote Yeats:“The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.”That’s how I felt most of 2021. Funnily enough, I started noticing many variations of these lines over the past months. I guess I lived through the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon on this one. I have collated them here. Back in 1871, in the introduction to his book, Descent of Man, Charles Darwin wrote:“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”In his 1931 essay, The Triumph of Stupidity, Bertrand Russell wrote:“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. Even those of the intelligent who believe that they have a nostrum are too individualistic to combine with other intelligent men from whom they differ on minor points. This was not always the case. A hundred years ago the philosophical radicals formed a school of intelligent men who were just as sure of themselves as the Hitlerites are; the result was that they dominated politics and that the world advanced rapidly both in intelligence and in material well-being.It is quite true that the intelligence of the philosophical radicals was very limited. It is, I think, undeniable that the best men of the present day have a wider and truer outlook, but the best men of that day had influence, while the best men of this are impotent spectators. Perhaps we shall have to realise that scepticism and intellectual individualism are luxuries which in our tragic age must be forgone, and if intelligence is to be effective, it will have to be combined with a moral fervour which it usually possessed in the past but now usually lacks.”In his essay, A Cult of Ignorance, published in the Newsweek (1980), Isaac Asimov wrote:“Anti- intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.Now we have slogans on the part of obscurantists: "Don't trust the experts!"... We have a new buzzword too, for anyone who admires competence, knowledge, learning and skill, and who wishes to spread it around. People like that are called 'elitists'....What shall we do about it? We might begin by asking ourselves whether ignorance is so wonderful after all, and whether it makes sense to denounce 'elitism'. I believe that every human being with a physically normal brain can learn a great deal and can be surprisingly intellectual. I believe what we badly need is social approval of learning and social rewards for learning.”Of course, all of this culminated into a wonderful paper by David Dunning and Justin Kruger titled, “Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments”. Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Dec 1999, the abstract of the paper asserted:“People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it.”Thus was born the Dunning-Kruger effect. It owned 2021.Pranay:As for many of you, 2021 was my first year, in many many years, spent entirely at home. Until 2021, there were two neat compartments in my head: a ‘professional’ one and a ‘personal’ one. I associated terms such as ambition, learning, and planning only to the ‘professional’ compartment. On most issues outside that sphere, I thought I could just wing it. To use RSJ’s framing, it was the Dunning-Kruger effect at play in one compartment of life. So, 2021 has been about trying to unlearn many erroneous conclusions I had reached about wellbeing (physical and mental), parenting, relationships, and self-worth. There’s a lot to learn. But just the dissolution of the false assumption that two very different approaches apply to the two spheres of life is liberating. Our Predictions Report CardAt the start of this year, we were foolhardy enough to make a few predictions. We will see how we fared on them.RSJ:Pranay had made an important point about predictions then:“... predictions are susceptible to what Philip Tetlock calls ‘outcome-irrelevant learning’ — a situation wherein no matter the reality, people are in an excellent position to explain that what happened was consistent with their view.One way to check outcome-irrelevant learning is first to make specific, measurable predictions and then reflect on real-world outcomes at the end of the prediction horizon. Which, for this newsletter, means we will do another post at the end of 2021 reflecting on our hits and misses.”I must admit my 10 predictions didn’t exactly fit Pranay’s definition of being specific and measurable. So, as I look back, you can accuse me of conveniently retrofitting the actual outcomes to them. FWIW, let’s see how I fared.Prediction 1: By the end of 2021, we will all realise we overrated the long-term impact of the pandemic on everything. There won’t be any ‘new normal’ to write home about. Things will be more of the same.Outcome: Largely true, I would think. Maybe 6/10 on accuracy. No dramatic shift seen on anything yet. Prediction 2:  The size of the stimulus in most developed economies and the amount of liquidity pumped into the system will mean two things – eventual inflation and a repeat of the taper tantrum in future. Deficits have come to mean nothing and any future slowdown in the economy or fall in markets will mean more stimulus.Outcome: Not bad. I guess 7/10 on this.Prediction 3: The stock markets are in bubble territory now. But there won’t be any reckoning in 2021. The stocks doing well during the pandemic will continue to do well. The divergence between the real economy and the street will continue to confound all of us.Outcome: Cannot complain. 7.5/10Prediction 4: The early signs are of a K-shaped recovery around the world. This will be strengthened in 2021. A small set of companies and people will see a rising graph of growth and prosperity. The long-term impact of the pandemic will be to worsen inequality. The early but definite signs of this will show up in 2021.Outcome: Again 7.5/10Prediction 5: Credit offtake will be weak and the revival of consumption story will be dampened because of this. Private investments were trending downwards anyway before the pandemic. Its revival seems unlikely in 2021.Outcome: Maybe 7/10Prediction 6: The Chinese economy will lead the global growth engine. Despite its misadventures during the pandemic, China will continue its rise to the top. The Biden administration will take a more accommodative stance towards China. The trade war will subside and the EU will continue to strengthen its relationship with China. Outcome: Mostly wrong. China has continued to do well but it has its problems. 3/10Prediction 7: Technology sovereignty will be a key theme in 2021. Countries across the western world will assert their technology independence. The most common form this will take is in keeping Chinese technology companies out of strategic sectors like telecom and finance infrastructure services. Or you could expect heavy fines for restrictive or anti-competitive practices and heavier hand of regulations on these (big tech) companies.Outcome: Largely right. China itself came down heavily on its tech giants while Lina Khan, the chair of FTC, continued her tirade against Big Tech. 6/10Prediction 8: How to vaccinate India will be a policy question that will keep everyone busy in the first half of 2021. Everything about vaccines – procurement, pricing, storage, administration and safety – will test our policymakers. My guess is we will do quite well in this entire exercise. Outcome: I guess we did better than what we expected at the start of 2021. We are still behind on booster doses and vaccines for kids though. 7/10Prediction 9: It won’t be a great year for reforms. The wrong lessons will be learnt from the protests against farm law reforms. Plus, the usual set of assembly elections and the weak economy post the pandemic will continue to weigh on the government. So good, bold and much-needed reforms across sectors will again go into the backburner. Outcome: Cannot disagree. Barring Air India sale and some boost to manufacturing, not much happened here. The start-up story isn’t really a government story to own. Then there was the farm law repeal. Enough said. 7/10Prediction 10: The BJP election machine will have a mixed year. Barring Assam where it should keep its majority and some gains in West Bengal, it won’t see much success. The campaign and the narrative building leading up to elections in Assam and West Bengal will not be for the faint-hearted. There will be a plethora of fake news, violence and no-holds-barred Muslim bashing. The signs are already there on the news channels. The opposition will remain largely ineffective with some kind of split happening in the Congress during the year. But there will also be the earliest sign of some kind of coming together of regional parties to counter BJP in 2024. This seems inevitable.Outcome: Well, that looks fairly accurate. So 8/10.Overall, not bad but I will try to be more specific about next year’s predictions.Pranay:This is the report card of the five predictions I made at the start of 2021. Prediction 11: Petrol prices in Bangalore will hit ₹100 at least once before the end of 2021.Outcome: Petrol prices were at ₹86.47 in Bengaluru on 1st Jan 2021. The prediction was based on the reasoning that excise duties on petrol and diesel are the superhero of last resort for state and union governments. As public spending rose in the backdrop of the second wave of COVID-19, both union and state governments took the easy route of increasing taxes on petrol and diesel. Petrol prices hit the hundred mark in June and galloped to ₹113 by November. Since then, they have settled to just above ₹100. Of course, there were no nationwide protests over the issue. No electoral results were attributed to this price hike, even though the rising inflation would have hit many people hard. Prediction 12: A maximum of 2 CPSUs will be privatised by the end of 2021.Outcome: The backdrop of this prediction was the buzz surrounding the union government’s grand scheme to sell its stake in over 25 CPSUs. The Ministry of Finance’s reply in the Lok Sabha has the details. And from what I can gather, just two CPSUs have found a buyer this year — Air India and Central Electronics Limited.Prediction 13: GST will continue to have the current five tax slabs.Outcome: My reasoning behind this prediction was that the fiasco on the GST compensation cess has broken the trust between union and state governments, and the latter will not welcome any further changes in the GST regime this year. Prediction 14: The status quo at Ladakh in terms of territorial control will continue.Outcome: Just yesterday, the Indian Air Force Chief had this to say: “the standoff does continue. Disengagement has taken place in certain areas in Eastern Ladakh. But, the complete disengagement has not yet been done I would not like to go into the details, but suffice to say we are deployed, we are prepared to take on any challenge that may face us in that area with the shortest of notice.”Prediction 15: The number of US service personnel in Afghanistan will fall below 2500 by the end of 2021.Outcome: The prediction turned out to be true of course. But little did I expect that the withdrawal would put the Taliban in full control of Afghanistan. Finally, I also had a note related to RSJ’s prediction on US and China. The Biden administration has, indeed, continued key elements of the previous administration’s trade policies on China. In the high tech domain, the restrictions are likely to tighten further.These were my five predictions. In retrospect, it looks like I made some safe (and obvious?) bets. Read, Saw Or HeardWe will close with our top recommendations of books, podcasts, newsletters et al, that we came across in 2021. RSJ: In no particular order, here are mineThis Is How They Tell Me The World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race. A riveting take on global cyber warfare by Nicole Perloth that reads like a thriller. Deservingly won the 2021 Financial Times Business Book of the Year award.The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Walter Issacson’s book couldn’t have been more timely. The history of gene editing, development of CRISPR and how all of it came together to create vaccines for Covid-19 are all part of this absorbing and informative book. The Light that Failed: A Reckoning. Krastev and Holmes on why liberal democracy faltered in eastern Europe. There are lessons for everyone there. India’s Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy. Madhav Khosla’s wonderful narration of the people, the ideas and the debates that went into the creation of our Constitution. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages by Peggy Mohan. A forensic on Indian languages and what they tell us about our history and the evolution of our culture. Civilisation and reclaiming of it is often thrown about loosely in India these days. Our languages hold the secrets of our civilisation. Understanding them may be a useful precondition to whatever it is we are trying to reclaim. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. A peek into our future where kids are kept company by artificial friends but love still makes the world go round. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. A ‘howdunit’ that keeps you engrossed till the end though you figure out the climax two-thirds of the way. Surprising that way.The Reith Lectures: Pranay introduced them to me and I have been hooked since.The Lex Fridman Podcast: The ‘Amit Varma, Sam Harris and Russ Roberts rolled into one’ of science and tech podcasting. Long episodes (many over 5 hours) about deep tech, AI, string theory, ultramarathons, truck driving and whatever else that catches Lex’s fancy.Ideas of India by Shruti Rajagopalan: Great conversations and a much needed platform to hear from young scholars about their work on India. Newsletters: Noahopinion by Noah Smith (original and insightful) and Chartbook by Adam Tooze (the best place to find out about new books and interesting ideas). Also, Strange Loop Canon by Rohit (no idea about his last name) and SneakyArt Post by Nishant Jain - two newsletters from Indians based abroad that I found interesting. Read them.There were other books (esp fiction) and interesting podcast episodes to share but maybe some other time Pranay:Humankind: A Hopeful History challenged my Bayesian priors like no other book this year.The Quillette online magazine usually has pieces that go against the prevailing dominant narratives. Womaning in India newsletter taught me a lot. Anirban Mahapatra’s Gyandemic newsletter is full of TILs on new science findings.Your Undivided Attention Podcast convinced me that our information environment is polluted and we need to take charge of our consumption choices. Take care. Stay safe. See you in 2022. Subscribe at publicpolicy.substack.com

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
ಭಾರತದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಪ್ರಚಾರ. Doing Justice to Indian History ft. PL Udaya Kumar

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 59:07


ಪಿ.ಎಲ್. ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರು ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಚರ್ಚೆ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿದೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಹೇಗೆ ಅದನ್ನು ಸುಧಾರಿಸುವುದು ಎಂಬ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.Technologist and History researcher PL Udaya Kumar talks about Indian history focusing excessively on kings, kingdoms, and broad regions, and how history can be communicated much better and in different forms.Announcement! You can now watch new Thale-Harate episodes on YouTube with video! Visit https://ivm.today/haratevideo to see all Thale-Harate video episodes.ಭಾರತೀಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮಿತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದ ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ರಾಜರು, ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ವ್ಯವಹಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಅಷ್ಟೊಂದು ಗಮನ ಏಕೆ ಕೊಡುತ್ತೆವೆ? ಬರಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ, ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಮೇಲೆ ನಾವು ಮಾತ್ರ ಏಕೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ?ಒಂದು ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಎಂದರೆ ಹೇಗಿರಬೋಡಹು? ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಭಾರತೀಯರಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಬಹುದು? ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ನಿವಾಸಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರಚಾರಿಸಿಬೋಹುದು?ಪಿ.ಎಲ್.ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆಯ 123ನೆ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಇದೆಲ್ಲದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಉದಯ ರವರು ದಿ ಮಿಥಿಕ್ ಸೊಸೈಟಿಯು ಶಾಸನಗಳ 3ಡಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಯೋಜನೆಯ ತಂಡದ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಹಲವಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ 'ಇನ್ಸ್ಕ್ರಿಪ್ಷನ್ ಸ್ಟೋನ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು' ಎಂಬ ನಾಗರಿಕ ಗುಂಪಿನ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನವಂಬರ್ 2021ರಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ತಂಡ 'ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ವೈಭವ' ಎಂಬ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ಮಾಸಿಕ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಲ್ಲಿಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!India is replete with layers upon layers of deep history, and historical stories are all around us. But do we as a society and as a scholarly community communicate history well, in a manner that is to the benefit of all people? PL Udaya Kumar returns for a second consecutive week (and for his fourth episode overall) on Episode 123 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast to talk to host Pavan Srinath about how too much of Indian history is obsessed with kings, kingdoms and their doings. However, political history is but a sliver of all of history – which ranges from understanding ancient society, deep local roots and institutions, economic changes, of locally pivotal individuals, culture and more. Udaya speaks in his personal capacity on this episode and is currently the Honorary Project Director of the Mythic Society Inscriptions 3D Digital Conservation Team, who are digitally scanning and conserving all surviving inscription stones in the greater Bengaluru region. They have recently published a new magazine – Bengaluru Itihaasa Vaibhava, or Bengaluru's Glorious History, in both Kannada and English. The second issue of the magazine will zoom in and focus on Jakkur.Related Links:- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ವೈಭವ - 1 - ಸಿಂಗಪುರ | Feedback Link- Bengaluru Itihasa Vaibhava - Issue 1 - Singapura | Feedback Link- Facebook group: Inscription Stones of Bangalore- PL Udaya Kumar on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram- Mythic Society: Website | Facebook PageRelated Episodes:- ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ. 3D Digital History Conservation (with Udaya)- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಪ್ರಥಮ ನಾಗರಿಕ. Inscription Stones of Bengaluru (with Udaya)- ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ. Traditional Indian Architecture & Conservation (with Yashaswini Sharma)- ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ವೀರಗಲ್ಲುಗಳು. Karnataka's Veeragallus (with R Seshashastry)- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಂದ ಅಳೆದ ಎವರೆಸ್ಟ್ ಪರ್ವತ. The Great Trignometric Survey (with Udaya)ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/ .ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/ .You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ. 3D Digital History Conservation ft. PL Udaya Kumar

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 58:15


ಪಿ.ಎಲ್. ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಶಾಸನಗಳ 3ಡಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಜನಪ್ರಚಾರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.Technologist and History researcher PL Udaya Kumar talks about how modern, digital 3D scanning technology can be used to conserve Bengaluru's rich heritage of inscription stones.Announcement! You can now watch new Thale-Harate episodes on YouTube with video! Visit https://ivm.today/haratevideo to see all Thale-Harate video episodes.ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಮನುಷ್ಯರು ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ವಾಸವಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ 8ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಿಂದ ನಾಮಿಗೆ ಶೀಲಾ ಶಾಸನೆಗಳು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿವೆ. ಆಯಾದರೆ ನಗರಾಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ, ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗಳು, ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಧ ಬಡಲಾವಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಆಧಾರಗಳನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ.ಆಯಾದಹುಣಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ, ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಹೊಸ ಉಪಆಕ್ರಮವಿಂದ ನಾವು ನಮ್ಮ ಊರಿನ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಬಹುದೇ? ರಕ್ಷಿಣೆ ಜೊತೆ ಹೊಸ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಅನ್ವೆಷಿಸಿ, ನಾವು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ನಿವಾಸಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಚಾರಿಸಿಬೋಹುದೆ?ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ದಿ ಮಿಥಿಕ್ ಸೊಸೈಟಿಯು ಶಾಸನಗಳ 3ಡಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣಾಯೋಜನೆಯ ತಂಡದ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಹಲವಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ 'ಇನ್ಸ್ಕ್ರಿಪ್ಷನ್ ಸ್ಟೋನ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು' ಎಂಬ ನಾಗರಿಕ ಗುಂಪಿನ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 122ನೆ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉದಯವರು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಅವರ ಮಹತ್ವಾಕಾಂಕ್ಷೆಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ನವಂಬರ್ 2021ರಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ತಂಡ 'ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ವೈಭವ' ಎಂಬ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ಮಾಸಿಕ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಲ್ಲಿ. ಆವರ ಮೊದಲ ಸಂಚಿಕೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ 'ಸಿಂಗಾಪುರ' ದ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೋಧಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ, ಓದಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲಿಯಿರಿ!The Greater Bengaluru region (the old Bangalore district) has seen human habitation for at least 2,500 to 3,000 years, if not much longer. The oldest inscription within Bengaluru goes back to the 8th Century CE, discovered a few years ago in Hebbal. However, as Bengaluru continues its rapid urbanisation, all known and yet-to-be-documented historical inscriptions stand at great risk of destruction, weathering, and loss – which would be an incalculable loss to the region's history.PL Udaya Kumar is the Honorary Project Director of the Mythic Society Inscriptions 3D Digital Conservation Team, and they have already finished digitally scanning all surviving 110 inscription stones in the Bengaluru City (BBMP) area, and are in the process of doing the same across the modern districts of Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara. Apart from digitally conserving, and where possible physically securing the inscription stones, their team of five researchers and scholars are also publishing a new magazine – Bengaluru Itihaasa Vaibhava, or Bengaluru's Glorious History, in both Kannada and English.On Episode 122 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast, Udaya speaks to host Pavan Srinath about how their digital conservation project started, what they have set out to do, the role technology can play in modernising historical research, and how they are reaching out to inform local residents and citizens about their own local history. Related Links:- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ವೈಭವ - 1 - ಸಿಂಗಪುರ | Feedback Link- Bengaluru Itihasa Vaibhava - Issue 1 - Singapura | Feedback Link- Facebook group: Inscription Stones of Bangalore- PL Udaya Kumar on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram- Mythic Society: Website | Facebook PageRelated Episodes:- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಪ್ರಥಮ ನಾಗರಿಕ. Inscription Stones of Bengaluru (with Udaya)- ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ. Traditional Indian Architecture & Conservation (with Yashaswini Sharma)- ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ವೀರಗಲ್ಲುಗಳು. Karnataka's Veeragallus (with R Seshashastry)- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಂದ ಅಳೆದ ಎವರೆಸ್ಟ್ ಪರ್ವತ. The Great Trignometric Survey (with Udaya)ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/ .ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/ .You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!

Control the Controllables
Episode 144: Rohan Bopanna - First-time Grand Slam Champion at 37

Control the Controllables

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 75:25


Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has achieved so much in his playing career. A Grand Slam champion, he has also reached multiple Grand Slam finals, and reached number 3 in the world in doubles. On top of this, he is already looking ahead to help the next generation of Indian tennis players through the Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy in Bangalore. He balances this with his own coffee brand, Maverick & Farmer. Rohan is a delightful man, with messages that are important to be heard. He is a big supporter of the PTPA and what could happen if they are able to push their voice through. He discusses all of this and more in another must listen episode! Links mentioned in this Episode:- Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy SotoTennis Academy Maverick & Farmer Coffee Episode 143: Keith Reynolds - Are we selling the game of tennis the right way? Connect Follow Rohan on Twitter: @rohanbopanna Follow Rohan on Instagram: @rohanbopanna0403 Follow SotoTennis Academy on Instagram: @sototennis

New Books Network
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Anthropology
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books in Anthropology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

New Books in South Asian Studies
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books in South Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/south-asian-studies

New Books in Public Policy
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books in Public Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/public-policy

New Books in Architecture
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books in Architecture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/architecture

New Books in Sociology
Jisha Menon, "Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:34


Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Indian City (Northwestern UP, 2021) follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life. Jisha Menon conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing—transformed by nostalgia, narcissism, shame, and the spaces where they dwell and work. Sketching out scenes of urban aspiration and its dark underbelly, Menon delineates the creative and destructive potential of India's lurch into contemporary capitalism, uncovering the interconnectedness of local and global power structures as well as art's capacity to absorb and critique liberalization's discontents. She argues that neoliberalism isn't just an economic, social, and political phenomenon; neoliberalism is also a profoundly aesthetic project. Sneha Annavarapu is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College. To know more about Sneha's work, please visit www.snehanna.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books Network
Priyanka Sacheti, “Oman is Mars: An Alien All Along” The Common magazine (Fall 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 20:11


Priyanka Sacheti speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Oman is Mars: An Alien All Along,” which appears in a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf, in The Common's fall issue. In this conversation, Priyanka talks about her feeling of not belonging anywhere—born in Australia to an Indian family, but growing up in Oman as a third culture kid. She also discusses her work as a poet and an artist, and her experience being stranded between countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priyanka Sacheti is a writer and poet based in Bangalore, India. She grew up in Oman and was educated at the Universities of Warwick and Oxford in the UK. She has been published in many publications with a special focus on art, gender, diaspora, and identity. Her literary work has appeared in many literary journals, such as Barren, Parentheses, Jaggery Lit, and The Lunch Ticket, as well as various past and forthcoming anthologies. She's currently working on a poetry and short story collection. Read her essay in The Common at thecommononline.org/oman-is-mars-an-alien-all-along. Follow Priyanka on Twitter at @priyankasacheti. The Common is a print and online literary magazine publishing stories, essays, and poems that deepen our collective sense of place. On our podcast and in our pages, The Common features established and emerging writers from around the world. Read more and subscribe to the magazine at thecommononline.org, and follow us on Twitter @CommonMag. Emily Everett is managing editor of the magazine and host of the podcast. Her stories appear in the Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, Tin House Online, and Mississippi Review. She holds an MA in literature from Queen Mary University of London, and a BA from Smith College. Say hello on Twitter @Public_Emily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Priyanka Sacheti, “Oman is Mars: An Alien All Along” The Common magazine (Fall 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 20:11


Priyanka Sacheti speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Oman is Mars: An Alien All Along,” which appears in a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf, in The Common's fall issue. In this conversation, Priyanka talks about her feeling of not belonging anywhere—born in Australia to an Indian family, but growing up in Oman as a third culture kid. She also discusses her work as a poet and an artist, and her experience being stranded between countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priyanka Sacheti is a writer and poet based in Bangalore, India. She grew up in Oman and was educated at the Universities of Warwick and Oxford in the UK. She has been published in many publications with a special focus on art, gender, diaspora, and identity. Her literary work has appeared in many literary journals, such as Barren, Parentheses, Jaggery Lit, and The Lunch Ticket, as well as various past and forthcoming anthologies. She's currently working on a poetry and short story collection. Read her essay in The Common at thecommononline.org/oman-is-mars-an-alien-all-along. Follow Priyanka on Twitter at @priyankasacheti. The Common is a print and online literary magazine publishing stories, essays, and poems that deepen our collective sense of place. On our podcast and in our pages, The Common features established and emerging writers from around the world. Read more and subscribe to the magazine at thecommononline.org, and follow us on Twitter @CommonMag. Emily Everett is managing editor of the magazine and host of the podcast. Her stories appear in the Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, Tin House Online, and Mississippi Review. She holds an MA in literature from Queen Mary University of London, and a BA from Smith College. Say hello on Twitter @Public_Emily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

PharmaTalkRadio
How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating Better Clinical Trials, with Saama

PharmaTalkRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 29:00


About the Episode: How can artificial intelligence maintain the pace of clinical trials from the COVID-19 pandemic to bring therapeutics to patients faster? Suresh Katta, CEO and founder of Saama Technologies, sits down to discuss exactly how artificial intelligence can be utilized to design better trials from the start, reduce costs and benefit patients and pharma in the long run.    Key Takeaways: How to create broader adoption and change management of new technologiesCreating the best protocol design from the start, without pricey and time-consuming amendmentsHow AI can reduce costs, as well as timelines About the Speaker: Suresh Katta founded Saama Technologies in 1997, well before the collective global corporate conscience was aware of the extraordinary opportunities – and significant challenges – inherent in big data. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and a featured speaker at industry conferences. He earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Southwest Louisiana, and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering at the University of Bangalore.   For more information: About disruptive innovations in clinical research, click here.  For more information about PharmaTalk Radio, visit theconferenceforum.org.

The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
Bounce's first electric scooter features swappable battery, costs less than $500

The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 3:39


Bangalore-based Bounce on Thursday priced its first electric scooter at as low as 36,000 Indian rupees ($480), considerably undercutting the heavily-backed rival Ola as the mobility war intensifies in the world's second most populous nation.

Ascend UX
What do you need to become a product designer?

Ascend UX

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:28


Ep. 10 - What do you need to become a product designer?[00:00:00] Jaivardhan: I think if it's a general interest about solving problems, it's a great place to be in because you will be solving problems. And a lot of times people question that how can somebody who just changes the shape of a button can change the world?" But you actually can do that.[00:00:18] Evan: Howdy friends, this is the Ascend UX podcast. A show about the experience of user experience design. I'm Evan Sunwall.[00:00:44] Ayan: And I'm Ayan Bihi.[00:00:45] Evan: You know, the funny thing about UX and the design domain is the number of job titles out there, right? Have you encountered anything like this in your journey, Ayan, about the confusing world of design job titles?[00:00:58] Ayan: Oh, for sure. There are so many titles, and you just don't know if it's a facade, or are people actually doing different things, or are we all just doing the same thing, but different titles.[00:01:08] Evan: It's rather confusing. You have UI/UX designers, you have UX/UI designers, product designers, usability consultants, human factors engineers, information architects, UX engineers — there a ton out there and it's really hard to parse what is the right job for you, what are the right responsibilities that match up to your strengths and your interests? So we're going to start digging into some of these job titles. We're going to start digging into what people are actually doing in this role.[00:01:36] Evan: And our first one today is a product designer. This is a flexible job, it has a lot of responsibilities and it can vary a lot across companies, but the responsibilities generally include facilitating or helping to define business objectives for new products and services or features — these folks typically have some domain knowledge or they understand a market or a customer fairly well. Perhaps not to the same level as a business analyst or a product manager, but pretty good. They all also focus on the user-centred design process. So that's everything from user research and interviewing users, prototyping, conceptualizing solutions, and testing them with those users and then iterating based on that feedback. And this is the part that typically encompasses the UX designer job.[00:02:22] Evan: And then lastly, we have, the third part of the process, which is helping engineering put together and make these products a reality and that could be either delivering high-fidelity designs or maintaining style guides and reusable UI components that are commonly called design systems and so, they have a wide breadth of responsibility.[00:02:42] Evan: In the industry, there is a common term called UX unicorns, which some people criticize or it's really contentious topic. And it really speaks to this mythological person who is business-savvy and user-centred and they're capable of designing in any fidelity. And they also can, code what they design. And if there was ever a job title that really embodies that idea, it is probably the product designer job.[00:03:07] Ayan: So as we can't really travel today due to the current circumstances, Evan, we've traveled digitally to better understand not only this role, but also how people in different parts of the world are practicing it.[00:03:18] Ayan: So for today's episode, we'll be taking you with us to Beirut, then to Barcelona, and lastly, we're going to New Delhi in India. There's going to be a lot of diversity in our discussion, not just geographically, but also in the roles, responsibilities and pathways of the product designer's job. So once again, we're traveling the world, pack your bags, hope you have your passport, and let's go.[00:03:42] Evan: I'm excited! I got my tray table in the upright position. I buckled up. Let's do this![00:03:48] Ayan: Take off! So, Evan, our first destination is Beirut, Lebanon, where we'll be meeting Alaa.[00:03:55] Alaa: I have a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut class of 2009. I currently run a small design studio that's based in Beirut, in Lebanon. We try our best to focus on digital projects, mainly web design and animation, but we also take projects and branding and publication design.[00:04:13] Ayan: Next we'll be making a stop in Barcelona where I'd like to introduce you to Marynes[00:04:18] Marynes: I'm from Venezuela. But I've been living in Barcelona, Spain for 15 years. I call myself now a UX and circular economy consultant. The idea of circular design is to maximize the experience, the quality, the value of the product. So when we are designing, we need to think about everything — like, okay, where is this material coming from? How people are going to use this? What people are going to do with this product after the life cycle when this goes to the end?[00:04:52] Ayan: And last stop, we're going to meet Jay who's based in New Delhi in India.[00:04:57] Jaivardhan: I take a lot of different titles. The most commonly used title that I use is a New Media UI/UX Designer. I attach the word new media" because while I work a lot with conventional interfaces and experiences like websites and apps, I also work a lot with new media devices like augmented reality and virtual reality, mixed reality.[00:05:20] Jaivardhan: I tried to expand my horizons and see where all I can take my knowledge of user experience and user interface and how interaction design can be integrated into these upcoming technologies.[00:05:34] Evan: So these are all folks with product designer in their job title — at least in their past. And what's really fascinating is the diversity of their experiences. And none of them actually got a formal UX degree from a university.[00:05:51] Ayan: Yeah, for sure. At least at the beginning, and then maybe perhaps complemented it later, which we'll go into after, but I think what's really interesting is that seeing these different job titles — especially when you're entering the career and you don't really understand what is expected of you — it can be very intimidating.[00:06:07] Ayan: So to understand that people can have different ways of applying that job title that kind of can reflect their different experiences can be quite encouraging for somebody who's getting into the field.[00:06:18] Evan: I think that makes a lot of sense too, because if this product designer job is this really hybrid role that reaches a lot of different areas in a company, it rewards, or it's really helpful to have that kind of broad experience to bring to the table and do the job successfully.[00:06:35] Ayan: That's also kind of the catch of UX design is that we really have yet to formalize what we do and have this really definition, for example, as a chemist would, but that's also the beauty is that it allows so many other people to come in with different backgrounds and apply their skills and experiences into the field.[00:06:54] Evan: There was another interesting aspect, to their stories is that they typically started in graphical or media arts too.[00:07:00] Ayan: Yeah, exactly as we just discovered Marynes and Alla, they both studied graphic design. I believe Marynes went back to get a UX degree and her master's, but it's interesting, I thought is because graphic design is usually our first introduction into the realm of design, perhaps graphic and fashion. So it's normal for people to kind of go into that field, maybe with an inkling of interest. And maybe once they're learning, they're like actually, there's more that I'd like to learn about this field." So it just kind of having one moment that sparks that interest and going for it.[00:07:30] Evan: That's a great point. If someone out there has a similar background and is anxious about it or feels kind of unqualified or out of their element, a lot of people have had that similar experience and have successfully done it. That's a great insight.[00:07:43] Ayan: And I imagine graphic design, the methodologies are the same, right? We're kind of taking a problem and we're trying to communicate a solution. It's just different forms. Perhaps there's not too much a user-based approach and graphic design, as there is with us in UX. But you know, we're all trying to make the world a better place. Just different methods.[00:08:01] Evan: Yeah. So you asked them a series of questions, right? In terms of delving into their background and their job duties.[00:08:08] Ayan: I did. And we asked them all the same question, but naturally, the responses are going to be different. So the first question, Evan, is how did they discover product design and what do they need to get into the field?[00:08:20] Alaa: My background is print-based. We learned the basics of design thinking or brainstorming. I've gained experience in interactive design or user experience or web design later, after I graduated. Actually, it started in my internship at the end of my third year in college.[00:08:39] Alaa: In my first job, I was a junior designer in a small design studio. There I got the chance to work on different kinds of projects. One particular time, I have the project that the client chose my direction. And because we're a small team, my boss asked me if I can take on the full project, like designing the full brand and the website. And this is where my first experience in actually designing the website without people around me giving me directions or helping me. This is when I started to learn from observing, from researching, from doing hands-on projects.[00:09:13] Marynes: I made my decision to study, I chose graphic design. I started working on that then I say, I prefer digital, not print." So I started to study for a master's degree and I did digital design and UX. In that place is when everything started because I like to solve problems, but not only graphic problems. So I was working on a studio, a smaller studio. I was doing a lot of things, project manager, everything.[00:09:46] Marynes: When the customers, the clients were coming to the office, they were like, no, I need a website. I need this." And talking with them, you know, going deep into the problem underneath, it was okay, you don't need a website. You need business cards or you don't need a marketing campaign. And then I was like, okay. Maybe this is my thing. I prefer to know the problem in the root and not only, okay, let's do something beautiful. It's why we are doing this. What is the goal?[00:10:17] Jaivardhan: My bachelor's back in India, Bangalore at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology I had already a limited vision of what design was when I entered it. For me, it was just graphic designing because I had seen people around me doing graphic designing. So my view on what is design was very limited, but once I started studying in my bachelor's I realized that this world of design is actually really big and it goes, as far as you want to stretch it.[00:10:46] Jaivardhan: I started understanding what technology actually is and how closely engineering and design are invigorated in the day-to-day products that we use. And it was there where I started designing experiences for people that I started designing interactions with people.[00:11:02] Evan: So there is this curiosity from all three of them about creative problem solving and taking a degree of autonomy, but also self-direction, and endeavouring to assume more responsibility on solving problems that were adjacent to what they were doing in their current job.[00:11:21] Ayan: It also seems that there is an aspect of exploration. Taking one path and ending up at the destination of UX and who knows if that's the final destination, maybe that choice of going into UX will take them elsewhere. But it's interesting that there is kind of commonalities, even though they're in different countries with different stories that their path kind of unravelled in a similar form.[00:11:42] Evan: Yeah, and they all started small. They started at startups or small studios. They didn't , make a break into a big company or a very mature design organization. They probably gave them a little bit of flexibility to even start growing in these different areas that they wouldn't have had otherwise.[00:11:59] Ayan: And that's also what I felt too, from talking with them was that as a product designer, You're playing many roles. You could be one day during research. So you're sitting down with users and hearing their pain points, and the next day you're sitting down with the stakeholders and understanding what the business goals are to formalize that into low fi or high fi prototypes. So there are so many rules and I think this is interesting for somebody who's trying to find out where they want to place themselves. You know, maybe they say, actually, I don't want to wear all those hats. I'm really just focused on research and that's all I want to do.[00:12:29] Evan: Yeah.[00:12:30] Ayan: So I think it also attracts a certain type of person, somebody who likes that versatility and is interested in adapting.[00:12:36] Evan: Yeah. That's something that often gets missed in people wanting to get jobs in high maturity, large organizations are often that hyper-specialization that starts to creep in, and it doesn't necessarily afford you that opportunity to explore and grow in different domains. Whether it be research or maybe UI design. And I think by having that kind of early formative experiences in these smaller places or startups allowed them to stretch and grow and actually become a product designer.[00:13:04] Ayan: Yeah, I know I love that versatility as a designer. I love the aspect of wearing different hats based on what your task is.[00:13:10] Evan: I agree. I think that's one of the best parts of the job, is all the creative problem solving you can do with the tools at your disposal. It makes it so interesting every day.[00:13:18] Ayan: On the note of tasks and versatility, I asked them a similar question: how do you define the product design job and what are your typical tasks?[00:13:26] Alaa: The client would come with certain features or certain solutions to certain problems and my job would be to, okay, what is the main feature of what is the main goal of this software or product? Who are the users? What are the different users that will use this product and what are the specific tasks or events or items that this user is doing at a particular time? I would dissect this content, restructure it, I'll create hierarchies within that and like build journeys accordingly.[00:14:03] Alaa: After that, the wireframing then prototyping and user interface, exporting the elements to the developers. I don't develop, so the developers would be doing their part. Then the testing afterwards. I have to be involved in this whole process, but I prefer that first part. It's more exciting to me.[00:14:23] Marynes: When I was a UX designer, I was only focused on the screens and the flows and maybe doing some UX research and talking with customers for sure. But I was a bit far from the business goals or the tech requirements.[00:14:41] Marynes: When I moved to product design and product owner, it was taking more responsibility for what I was doing. Now I can speak different languages now, not only product language or design language. I can speak tech, but I can speak business too. I think that very, very important. Like I want to design these this way because the user wants it, okay, perfect. But how are we going to pay for this? What is the outcome of these for our business? You need to learn and more things in these roles, not only design and design the screens.[00:15:15] Jaivardhan: I am currently for the past three-four years I'm working for myself. I was working as a freelancer and like now I am trying to sort of formalizing it into a studio. I have a team of developers working for me and I plan on increasing my team and increasing the kind of work that I do. What I offer to clients is a one-stop-shop.[00:15:42] Jaivardhan: Where they can come and they can get their product from scratch to finish, right from the experience to what the product should be to the design of it, to the execution of it, to the testing of it, to actually delivering it, to putting it out in the market. That's what I help my customers.[00:16:01] Evan: So you need to have a high degree of fluency with all these different domains, whether it be the developers and the engineers who are creating the product to bring it to life, but also the business stakeholders various different levels — it sounds like — to be able to do this job successfully.[00:16:17] Ayan: That can be quite daunting as you're entering this field and not really having any experience in that. I think it takes time and just through experience, you learned from one project, you adopt that to the other and it kind of just has a snowball effect.[00:16:28] Evan: This job has a sense that maybe it requires a little bit of experience to do effectively that you could go to school, and call yourself a product designer and go through a more formalized program, but actually living the experience of dealing with business concerns or dealing with engineering concerns in the real world and the setbacks or the problems that come with that is kind of hard to replicate.[00:16:49] Evan: And it probably requires doing the hands-on work for a little bit to really evolve yourself and your thinking and your capabilities and your communication ability to these different departments and be able to work effectively in the job.[00:17:01] Ayan: Do you think it's because they started working in startups or small companies, because I think working for a large company you might not be given those opportunities because there's a specific person who will do each task, but when you're working in a small company or a startup, you have to kind of shift your role depending on what's required at that moment.[00:17:19] Evan: Small startups, studios and agencies — it can put a lot of personal responsibility on you to handle more of the work. Whereas in a larger company, you have resources or people, as you said, do that job for you. And that can be great, but also it kind of slows the progress of getting the hands-on experience in these different domains. So, yeah, absolutely. I definitely think that was probably a key part of their journey into the product design role.[00:17:46] Ayan: So I think for somebody who wants to get into this, it could be very intimidating in the sense of how do I get all that experience, but at the same time, if you're provided. That role or that opportunity, then it could be very advantageous to get those experiences. So you can become more versed in the role of product design.[00:18:03] Evan: Yeah. I mean, it's a common refrain that UX design and probably this larger umbrella product design is being the glue of getting different departments and different, specialties, working harmoniously towards a business objective or serving users better to help the company or business do better.[00:18:20] Evan: And so you definitely see that in their stories of how they have to be the connective tissue to these different specialties and getting things done.[00:18:28] Ayan: So Evan, on the idea of product designers being the glue in the team, I actually asked a very similar question to better understand who do they work with the most.[00:18:37] Alaa: I collaborate mostly with the client. He or she is the source of information to me.[00:18:44] Alaa: We collaborate with other artists or freelancers. We have a few illustrators who work with us on particular projects, especially when it comes to animation or infographics.[00:18:55] Alaa: There's always a focus on developers rather than on designers. So you'd find the ratio between developers and designers 2 to 12, something like that. Even in big companies where design is a major thing, the designer is expected to be working with all these developers. There's not enough of us within the team.[00:19:15] Marynes: Well, depends on the company size of the startup I'm working on right now, I'm a freelancer, every day talking with the CEO and the tech lead. I'm talking with tech every day, with developers every day. So I'm speaking with them all the time and also the CEO, because we need to be very aligned with the business goals.[00:19:37] Marynes: And in the previous company, in the beginning, only with the project manager and the other designers, and some developers, but at the end, when I was in a high position, I was stuck in every day with the CEO, the CTO, the project manager, you know, like big positions, because as I say, we are glue, we are aligning , everything, and everyone. So we are in like an, a strategic position.[00:20:04] Jaivardhan: I interact with developers because that happens on a daily basis. I constantly have projects that are running where the development is happening alongside. As a designer, I feel also it is — especially if you are in the UX field — it is very important to understand the development.[00:20:23] Jaivardhan: I am not saying that you need to know how to code, but you need to understand how development happens because a lot of times, what is designed and what is developed are two completely different products. And the vision between both of them does not match at all. When you start understanding development and what are the restriction, what are the things that it can do, how it can actually create magic in the world, that is when design and development come together and a great product as well.[00:20:55] Evan: What's interesting in the research for this episode, looking at different job descriptions and breakdowns of product designer job, and what does it mean versus UX designer you'll get the sense of well, product designers are, they're very focused on business objectives and they, they have this really big emphasis on speaking the business language.[00:21:14] Evan: But we've just heard , from our guests an incredible amount of discussion on talking with developers still, like that is still a critical component of this job — in being fluent and empathetic with a development staff who is actually engineering the product.[00:21:28] Ayan: I think that can also be a point of frustration as a designer is that we can create something, but without interaction with developers, our work just stays static so developers are kind of bringing life to our research and our work. So they're such an important role to play in the way that we can finalize all the steps that we had taken to get to those designs.[00:21:49] Evan: And another thing was they're a very small component of a much larger group. They're often outnumbered, they're often a singular design resource, or maybe they have, some consultants that working with, but they are one. And, and I think it's especially so for product design, because you've actually assumed other responsibilities, whether it be UX research, or maybe some copywriting, or maybe seen UI design that may have been a colleague in another organization, and you would have had a peer or someone else to collaborate with. Now, you are the designer resource for an entire project.[00:22:24] Ayan: Is it also dependent on the maturity of the company? If a company does not really understand what the role of the designer is, and they just felt like they need to hire, that could be really difficult for that designer because not only do they have to do their work in the many tasks that are involved as a product designer, they also have to educate and help the others in their company understand the importance of them being there.[00:22:46] Evan: Yeah. And there may be an actual emphasis on your graphical — if you come from a visual graphic design background — where like, well, we need someone to make this look proper and nice. And so they will be more than happy for you to utilize those skills to improve things and make them visually pleasing and aesthetically pleasing.[00:23:05] Evan: But what am I actually creating, am I actually getting user insights into what I'm making. Am I able to investigate and talk to people who were supposed to use it? That could be a harder political sell and having that not lost in the jump from business requirements to engineering execution that may require some persuasion and relationship building for the product designer to ensure that it's not lost.[00:23:27] Ayan: So I think it's it working with developers or working with people who are in the business aspect of the company, it really goes into observing and understanding what are the needs. And how can you help them fulfill those needs?[00:23:40] Evan: This is often lost in some folks in the design job that you can learn the latest tool. You can apply your skill and craft to make the best coolest-looking stuff. But that energy and resource often could be better spent making a few more friends within your organization and understanding and empathizing with what they have to go through to make it a reality or what pressures they may be under. More friends always help.[00:24:04] Ayan: And it could also be different methods rather than each team working in a silo. It could be doing a sprint together where everybody comes together and brings their insights and maybe as a designer, you can take that later on and formalize it and come back to the team.[00:24:18] Evan: So speaking of friends, do they have any advice for someone who may be considering pursuing product design?[00:24:24] Ayan: Good question. I don't know about you but I'm often asked if I have any advice for somebody who wants to get into this field. So the question I asked was, what advice would you give to a friend about pursuing product design?[00:24:36] Alaa: My advice would be for new product designers to not get disappointed, to not lose the enthusiasm that pushed them to choose this career. Even if the boss or the client undervalues these ideas or doesn't listen to them, be proud of what you have suggested and be hopeful that one day you will have a chance with your own project to share your enthusiasm or ideas or expertise and produce something up to your expectation.[00:25:11] Marynes: I think the best advice is to work a lot on yourself first. What do you want, what is your purpose? And which projects do you want to work on or which companies, because sometimes you are in a company working and learning and then you find out I can't be here anymore. I'm not aligned with the company's vision. You know, I started as a graphic designer. I'm now I'm doing more strategy and sustainability. So I think there are different positions inside design that you just need to see what do you want? And where do you fit?[00:25:51] Marynes: And also, trust yourself, be curious and learn about other things: business, leadership, coaching, because you never know when you would need that soft skill. Personal soft skills I think are the most important because you can learn the other things, but the personal ones are the hardest to learn.[00:26:11] Jaivardhan: I think anybody who wants to work as a UX Designer needs to first question themselves, why do they want to come to this field? Is it because it's becoming sort of a buzzword right now? Is it because it's an emerging field? Is it because they actually like solving problems? What is the sole reason that they come in here?[00:26:36] Jaivardhan: I think if it's a general interest about solving problems, it's a great place to be in because you will be solving problems. And a lot of times people question that " How can somebody who just changes the shape of a button can change the world, But you actually can do that.[00:26:55] Evan: So I think it's really profound from their advice. These strangers are people who have never met each other all over the world, what did they say? I didn't regret not going to school or learning that tool or that technique or that method, that certification. They said, you need to understand yourself and your own motivations and values as to why you want to pursue this job, because you're going to need it to weather the setbacks and the disappointments and the challenges. You need to have that reservoir within yourself as to why I am doing this and what I want to pursue this to really make it into and to make it successful.[00:27:28] Ayan: I really appreciated the honesty that they each brought actually to this question. We often focus on learning these tools and you'll be the most successful designer out there, but instead, they emphasized the inner work that you need to do to help guide you on the uncertainty of the path that could await for you.[00:27:44] Evan: You had another point that came up was understanding your employer too. Does your employer align with your values about your personal values and what do you want to do? Sometimes people don't think about that in terms of just learning the craft, you're also doing the craft and the context, and certainly, with the product design job, there is a heavy business element of what are we trying to accomplish? And hopefully, you should align generally with what you want to put out into the world as well.[00:28:10] Ayan: And it goes back to one of our episodes that we did with Jennifer on deceptive design is we have a lot of responsibility in what we do, so best apply that into something that you believe in rather than making people do things that don't align with your values.[00:28:25] Evan: I think that's a good, subtle point that technology or just business planning can insulate you from what you may be doing. But when you have a user-centred design process, as part of your job, whatever you call yourself, you're going to be interfacing or should be interfacing and talking with the people who are going to be used this product and service and that can be a hard thing to balance in your head if it's somehow manipulative or destructive or at odds with that person's goals or, how their data are handled or what their understanding of what your product and service offer them.[00:28:58] Ayan: I think what's interesting too, about knowing your employer is, there can be this idea that there's a scarcity. So you got this job, maybe you can't ask too many questions of the employer because you might put yourself at risk of not getting it. But what do you think about that, Evan? Do you need to start working for the company to fully understand their values? Or can you bring that up at the beginning as a discussion as you're in the hiring process?[00:29:19] Evan: You could maybe look at company resources. You could talk to your professional network, as we spoke recently, on connecting and learning from insiders about what is it really like to work there? What are the processes? What do they do? What's expected of a product designer in this job? On some level, you do have to live it a bit to really know, but what's often lost for people is they don't sit down for five minutes and think about, hey, what am I doing? And, am I growing? Am I doing the things that I want to do? And that's often lost in the hustle of just doing the job.[00:29:48] Evan: Interesting psychological study, where they gave someone a buzzer and they rigged them up and it was electrodes. And they said, just sit in this room. If you press that button, you'll shock yourself ... Alright I'll come back in an hour and what people did — a lot of people did — they shock themselves, even though they're hurt because nothing else to do, They were just sitting in a room because they didn't want to sit with their own thoughts.[00:30:09] Evan: They didn't want to just think and contemplate and so, we often have reluctance to think and deconstruct what our values and our goals are and our career. Maybe try a little bit of that, and you may help direct you into why you want to be a product designer, because if you understand your why you can overcome any how.

All Things Policy
Are Cities Still Relevant in the Metaverse Era?

All Things Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 50:04


Cities are where jobs are created and have been important to human progress. Can cities redesign themselves to remain relevant in the era of internet-based 3-D virtual environments, like metaverse? In this episode, Mihir Mahajan speaks to Aarushi Kataria and Sridhar Krishna to discuss the rise and decline of cities, and how cities were reinvented to stay relevant.Follow Aarushi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aarushi_katariaFollow Sridhar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sridhar_kriSuggested Reading:1. Distance Matters by Olson and Olson 2. Making sense of Bangalore by Glaeser 3. How Life in Cities Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic 4. Here's how rising global risks will change our cities by Franco, Lukacs, and Muggah.5. How the CoronavirusRecovery Is Changing Cities by Bloomberg CityLab6. Has the Pandemic Changed Cities Forever? by Sablik7. The Faltering Escalator of Urban Opportunity by Autor8. Triumph of the City by Glaeser. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com

HC Universal Network
YBY ep 291: Shweta Bhat on appreciating the art that you create.

HC Universal Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 71:30


In this week's episode of Yes But Why Podcast, I chatted with joyful storyteller, Shweta Bhat. Shweta Bhat is a software professional, a teacher, a writer, a psychologist, a theatre artist, an improviser and a poet. She is a counsellor, trainer and consultant at SASHA (Support Against Sexual Harassment). Shweta is also the host and editor of “Voice – The SASHA PoSHcast,” a monthly podcast dealing with topics around the theme of sexual harassment prevention and gender equity. Shweta teaches improv with Improv Comedy Bangalore. She also performs with the troupes, The Adamant Eves (ICB) and Typical Heroes (Zmack) Shweta is a performer of playback theatre with citylamps, and she is currently a part of the international team of the Social Justice Improv Project. In our conversation, we chat about stage fright and social anxiety. We talk about how difficult it can be to make friends both as a child and as an adult. We discuss about what it takes to get comfortable with being seen. Shweta shares that after the obligatory grade school plays, she didn't really do any performing. The first time she reconnected with theater and performance was just as she was turning 30. Shweta created a poetry writing project to help her usher in the new decade of her life. Shweta likes to use storytelling, poetry and theatre to throw light on issues that plague us within and without. Shweta gushes about the amazing improv community she has found in Bangalore. It is such a vibrant artistic scene that Shweta has the opportunity to perform many different ways from playback theater to spoken word poetry. Shweta has a great perspective on creativity. We talk about the joy of cooking a meal and the sanctity of alone time. Support Shweta Bhat by checking out her writing ON HER WEBSITE. Follow Shweta on Instagram. Check out videos of her spoken word poetry performances HERE. Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible. This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy! This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by True Hemp Science! True Hemp Science is our Austin-based resource for vegan friendly, whole plant extract CBD oil. Go to TrueHempScience.com to peruse all the therapeutic CBD product options! Use code YesButWhy7 to get 7% off your order of $50 or more and get a free packet of 2 CBD edibles! (production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 10/28/2021…posted on 11/29/2021)

Yes But Why Podcast
YBY ep 291: Shweta Bhat on appreciating the art that you create.

Yes But Why Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 71:30


In this week's episode of Yes But Why Podcast, I chatted with joyful storyteller, Shweta Bhat. Shweta Bhat is a software professional, a teacher, a writer, a psychologist, a theatre artist, an improviser and a poet. She is a counsellor, trainer and consultant at SASHA (Support Against Sexual Harassment). Shweta is also the host and editor of “Voice – The SASHA PoSHcast,” a monthly podcast dealing with topics around the theme of sexual harassment prevention and gender equity. Shweta teaches improv with Improv Comedy Bangalore. She also performs with the troupes, The Adamant Eves (ICB) and Typical Heroes (Zmack) Shweta is a performer of playback theatre with citylamps, and she is currently a part of the international team of the Social Justice Improv Project.In our conversation, we chat about stage fright and social anxiety. We talk about how difficult it can be to make friends both as a child and as an adult. We discuss about what it takes to get comfortable with being seen.Shweta shares that after the obligatory grade school plays, she didn't really do any performing. The first time she reconnected with theater and performance was just as she was turning 30. Shweta created a poetry writing project to help her usher in the new decade of her life. Shweta likes to use storytelling, poetry and theatre to throw light on issues that plague us within and without.Shweta gushes about the amazing improv community she has found in Bangalore. It is such a vibrant artistic scene that Shweta has the opportunity to perform many different ways from playback theater to spoken word poetry. Shweta has a great perspective on creativity. We talk about the joy of cooking a meal and the sanctity of alone time. Support Shweta Bhat by checking out her writing ON HER WEBSITE. Follow Shweta on Instagram. Check out videos of her spoken word poetry performances HERE.Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetworkThis episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible. This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy!This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by True Hemp Science! True Hemp Science is our Austin-based resource for vegan friendly, whole plant extract CBD oil. Go to TrueHempScience.com to peruse all the therapeutic CBD product options! Use code YesButWhy7 to get 7% off your order of $50 or more and get a free packet of 2 CBD edibles!(production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 10/28/2021…posted on 11/29/2021)

HC Universal Network
YBY ep 291: Shweta Bhat on appreciating the art that you create.

HC Universal Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 71:30


In this week's episode of Yes But Why Podcast, I chatted with joyful storyteller, Shweta Bhat. Shweta Bhat is a software professional, a teacher, a writer, a psychologist, a theatre artist, an improviser and a poet. She is a counsellor, trainer and consultant at SASHA (Support Against Sexual Harassment). Shweta is also the host and editor of “Voice – The SASHA PoSHcast,” a monthly podcast dealing with topics around the theme of sexual harassment prevention and gender equity. Shweta teaches improv with Improv Comedy Bangalore. She also performs with the troupes, The Adamant Eves (ICB) and Typical Heroes (Zmack) Shweta is a performer of playback theatre with citylamps, and she is currently a part of the international team of the Social Justice Improv Project. In our conversation, we chat about stage fright and social anxiety. We talk about how difficult it can be to make friends both as a child and as an adult. We discuss about what it takes to get comfortable with being seen. Shweta shares that after the obligatory grade school plays, she didn't really do any performing. The first time she reconnected with theater and performance was just as she was turning 30. Shweta created a poetry writing project to help her usher in the new decade of her life. Shweta likes to use storytelling, poetry and theatre to throw light on issues that plague us within and without. Shweta gushes about the amazing improv community she has found in Bangalore. It is such a vibrant artistic scene that Shweta has the opportunity to perform many different ways from playback theater to spoken word poetry. Shweta has a great perspective on creativity. We talk about the joy of cooking a meal and the sanctity of alone time. Support Shweta Bhat by checking out her writing ON HER WEBSITE. Follow Shweta on Instagram. Check out videos of her spoken word poetry performances HERE. Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible. This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy! This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by True Hemp Science! True Hemp Science is our Austin-based resource for vegan friendly, whole plant extract CBD oil. Go to TrueHempScience.com to peruse all the therapeutic CBD product options! Use code YesButWhy7 to get 7% off your order of $50 or more and get a free packet of 2 CBD edibles! (production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 10/28/2021…posted on 11/29/2021)

Néo Géo
L'intégral: Les “Soul Kids” de la Stax Music Academy et le Live “segaï ” de Menwar

Néo Géo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 104:24


Vent d'Ailleurs“Je viens d'une Inde qui a la plus grande population active de moins de 30 ans de la planète. Mais qui écoute encore des dirigeants de 65 ans avec des idées vieilles de 150 ans.Je viens d'une Inde où nous sommes fiers d'être végétariens, mais où nous écrasons les agriculteurs qui cultivent nos légumes.” Ici, l'humoriste Vir Das dénonce le climat politique actuel dans son sketch Je viens de deux Indes. En direct de Bangalore, Côme Bastin nous en dit plus sur la situation. Une série d'événements dramatiques ayant opposé les petits paysans aux projets du Premier ministre Modi sur la libéralisation de l'agriculture.Bonne nouvelle, l'homme politique fait machine arrière sur les réformes. Mais pourquoi maintenant ? Priorité à sa côte de popularité en vue de prochaines élections dans des États agricoles. MusikactuPartez au Cameroun puis au Burkina Faso avec Musikactu ! Mory Touré de la web Radio Afrika nous embarque en tournée, celle des rencontres musicales africaines. Premier arrêt : la 2ème édition du Cameroun Music Business Forum à Douala, trois jours d'échange autour des problématiques de l'industrie musicale. Mory Touré reprend la route en direction du Festival Ciné Droit Libre à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso. Une édition qui tentera de répondre à la question “Quel futur pour nos enfants ?” avec l'aide des parrains de l'évènement : le rappeur franco-congolais Youssoupha et le reggaeman ivoirien Alpha Blondy. Encore le Burkina Faso mais cette fois-ci à Lyon. Bintou Simporé revenait sur Les Nuits du Faso, deux nuits célébrant la culture burkinabé et les liens avec la France. Au programme : la chanteuse Kady Diarra, le rappeur engagé Smarty mais aussi des ateliers danses et percussions traditionnelles.Le Mag d'Ici et d'AilleursRéunion franco-américaine dans Néo Géo Nova avec l'équipe du documentaire Soul Kids et son réalisateur Hugo Sobelman. Partez à la découverte de la Stax Music Academy, une école de musique qui offre un enseignement musical aux jeunes de Memphis, notamment à travers l'héritage des classiques soul. Un projet qui prend racine dans l'histoire de label Stax Records, acteur de la lutte pour les droits civiques aux États-Unis dans les années 60 avec des artistes comme Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding ou Wilson Pickett. Loin des anciens locaux de Stax Records, deux des élèves de la Stax Music Academy déplacent leur salle de chant dans les studios de Radio Nova. Voici donc deux reprises a cappella par Jonathon Lee & Catherine Ealy : “Knock On Wood” de Eddy Floyd et “The Memphis Train” de Rufus Thomas. Monteur et caméraman freelance puis réalisateur de clip musicaux pour la maison de disques indé X-RAY, le parisien Hugo Sobelman a toujours allié musique et image. Le voilà enfin à la réalisation de son premier long-métrage documentaire, Soul Kids. À noter que notre chroniqueur ciné, Alex Masson raconte “Soul Kids” dans son dernier Pop... Voir Acast.com/privacy pour les informations sur la vie privée et l'opt-out.

CultureYouth
Episode 45: My Journey of Entrepreneurship & Beyond | Featuring Pooja Prabhakar

CultureYouth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 30:28


In this episode, I speak to Pooja Prabhakar who is the CEO and Managing Partner at BCP Associates. A second generation entrepreneur, Pooja has worked in 2 different geographies- US & India. With her engineering background and knowledge of technology which she expertly integrated in the field of labour and employment laws, her firm has successfully rolled out enterprise programs in Legal Audit & Advisory across several large companies in India. I speak to her about her growing up in Bangalore, her days in the United States, the work culture between the two countries and why she chose to come back to India after having tasted success in corporate America.

Software Lifecycle Stories
When Passion is Work with Raksha Rao

Software Lifecycle Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 28:33


In this episode Raksha Rao, CEO and Co-Founder of Parjanya Creative Solutions using interactive media technologies in the space of health, fitness and arts, is in conversation with Chitra GurjarA trained classical vocalist, starting at age 4 and working with music via interactive mediaMelding technology and health & fitnessLearning and pushing herself with challenges and problem solving, always interested in the "Why", beginning of entrepreneurshipA desire to see the larger picture and the timing being right Trigger to move back to India, technology, family, supportStarting a company in just before the pandemic brokeInspiration from remote music concerts, influence on building interactive apps, spatial audioBody movement tracking app and teaching yoga remotely, help people visualize where they need helpHer experiences around building the company from hiring, building a culture of adaptability and changeWork, passion and hobby being oneLessons a woman entrepreneur - Learning from others, value yourself, be your own championLife lessons - Building the right thing & build it the right way; have a learning mindset; be open to change"Raksha is the CEO and Co-founder of Parjanya Creative Solutions. Born in Bangalore, India, Raksha worked as a software engineer for a few years and then moved to the US in 2012. She pursued her MBA in Information Science at California State University and worked as a backend engineer at several different firms small and big including Zillow, one of America's largest real estate tech firms. Being a professional musician with over 20 years of practice and performing experience, along with setting up and getting the bootstrapped company off the ground, Raksha also pursued and completed her Masters in Music while being the mother of an active 3 year old. At Parjanya, Raksha is passionately focused on building user centric, cutting edge products that push boundaries of technology. As the CEO and a woman entrepreneur, Raksha is determined to grow Parjanya as a company that can offer the most incredible and innovative solutions while helping and mentoring other young and determined female developers and designers “Social media handles:LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/raksharaoTwitter: https://twitter.com/raksha_raoCompany website: www.parjanya.org

The Straits Times Audio Features
The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China: Asian Insider Ep 80

The Straits Times Audio Features

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 30:06


Asian Insider Ep 80: The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China 30:06 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts two guests. Nirupama Rao based in Bangalore, was India's former Foreign Secretary, former Ambassador to Peru and China and former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Washington DC-based Jeff Smith is a research fellow at the Asian Studies Center and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 2:03 The kind of thinking necessary to overcome the disputes on the India-China border 6:23 US Pentagon's annual report mentions military security and development involving China's construction activities on this border to press its claim at the Line of Actual Control (LAC)  11:18 China has taken some of India's territory over the past nine years - what is India's security and foreign policy establishment on this? 20:59 No reason not to assume that the LAC in the eastern sector of boundary will not come alive in the months to come, due to lack of trust and mutual sensitivity between the two countries 25:25 With the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) sharing concerns over China's growing power and gaining some traction, is this destined to be a dangerous bilateral situation for both countries? Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Register for Asian Insider newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters Asian Insider videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ. Traditional Indian Architecture & Conservation with Yashaswini Sharma.

Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 57:04


ಆರ್ಕಿಟೆಕ್ಟ್ ಮತ್ತು ವಿದುಷಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿನಿ ಶರ್ಮರವರು ಭಾರತೀಯ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪಿಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ, ನಗರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ಕಟ್ಟಡಗಳ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.Architect & Heritage Conservation Expert Yashaswini Sharma talks about pre-colonial Indian architecture and town planning and shares what it takes to recreate and preserve heritage structures in Bangalore.'ಆರ್ಕಿಟೆಕ್ಚರ್' ಎಂಬ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಏನು ಹೊಸದಲ್ಲ. ಮನುಷ್ಯರು ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಮನೆ, ಕೋಟೆ, ನಗರ, ಮತ್ತು ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುತ್ತಲಿದ್ದೀವಿ.ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 120ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಯಶಸ್ವಿನಿ ಶರ್ಮ ರವರು ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಯಶಸ್ವಿನಿ ಅವರು ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನು ಇಂದಿನ ಆರ್ಕಿಟೆಕ್ಚರ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ್‌ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಏಕೆ ಕಲಿಸಬೇಕು ಅಂತ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಏಕೆ ಆರ್ಕಿಟೆಕ್ಟ್ ಆಗುವವರು ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ, ಅವರೇ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಮಾಡಿದ ಹೆಬ್ಬಾಳ ಕಿತ್ತಯ್ಯ-ಶಾಶನದ ಗಂಗಶೈಲಿಯ ಮಂಟಪ, ಎಚ್.ವಿ. ನಂಜುಂಡಯ್ಯ ರವರ ಮನೆಯ ಪುನಃಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ, ಹಾಗು ಮತ್ತಿತರ ಕೆಲಸಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ.ಯಶಸ್ವಿನಿ ಶರ್ಮರವರು 'ಏಸ್ತೆಟಿಕ್ ಆರ್ಕಿಟೆಕ್ಟ್ಸ್' ಅನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ವಿನ್ಯಾಸ, ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಪುನಃಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಯ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ಅವರ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರು ಕಾರ್ಡಿಫ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಂ.ಫಿಲ್. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕಟ್ಟಡಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ನಗರ ಯೋಜನೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಎಂ.ಫಿಲ್. ಕಾಲದಿಂದಲೂ ಜಗತ್ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ದೇವಾಲಯ ವಾಸ್ತು ತಜ್ಞ ಆಡಮ್ ಹಾರ್ಡಿ ರವರ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ .Architecture is not a recent field of study, but as old as the first attempts by humans to build houses, cities, forts, temples and places of worship.On Episode 120 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast, Yashaswini Sharma talks to hosts Surya Prakash BS and Pavan Srinath. She explains how traditional Indian architecture, its styles, and principles should be reintegrated with modern education in architecture and civil engineering. She also shares some glimpses of how the design was thought about in pre-Colonial Bangalore and Karnataka, what traditional texts survive to this day, and how researchers and scholars are rediscovering old architectural styles and norms. She also shares some examples of her work in heritage conservation, recreation and restoration. In particular, she talks about how she helped design and execute a Ganga-era Mantapa the Kittayya inscription in Hebbal, the oldest inscription stone discovered in Bangalore to date. She also shares her team's work in restoring the heritage home of H.V. Nanjundaiah, the founding Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University and Acting Dewan, in today's Malleswaram. Yashaswini Sharma is a practicing architect, academic, author and researcher. She studied architecture in Bangalore's BMSCE and worked on her M.Phil in Architectural Research from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University (PRASADA-AHTG, W.S.A.), U.K. Both during her M.Phil and after, Yashaswini has worked with Adam Hardy, a leading expert on South Indian temple architecture. Her practice spans a varied range from contemporary, heritage architecture to smaller-scale urban interventions to conserve the tangible heritage of Bengaluru. She is the founder of the firm Esthetique Architects.Suggested links:- Esthetique Architects - Esthetique Architects Facebook PageRelated podcast episodes:- PL Udaya Kumar on ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಪ್ರಥಮ ನಾಗರಿಕ. Inscription Stones of Bengaluru.ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/.ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/.You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!

New Books in History
Radha Kumar, "Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 64:27


Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975 (Cornell UP, 2021) moves beyond the city to examine the intertwined nature of police and caste in the Tamil countryside. Radha Kumar argues that the colonial police deployed rigid notions of caste in their everyday tasks, refashioning rural identities in a process that has cast long postcolonial shadows. Kumar draws on previously unexplored police archives to enter the dusty streets and market squares where local constables walked, following their gaze and observing their actions towards potential subversives. Station records present a textured view of ordinary interactions between police and society, showing that state coercion was not only exceptional and spectacular; it was also subtle and continuous, woven into everyday life. The colonial police categorized Indian subjects based on caste to ensure the security of agriculture and trade, and thus the smooth running of the economy. Among policemen and among the objects of their coercive gaze, caste became a particularly salient form of identity in the politics of public spaces. Police Matters demonstrates that, without doubt, modern caste politics have both been shaped by, and shaped, state policing.  Radha Kumar is Assistant Professor of History at the Maxwell School in Syracuse University. Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in History from Princeton University, where she specialized in Modern South Asian Studies. She has conducted archival research in a range of cities including Madurai, Tirunelveli, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and London, and was supported by the History Department at Princeton University and by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in South Asian Popular Culture and Fat Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Law
Radha Kumar, "Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 64:27


Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975 (Cornell UP, 2021) moves beyond the city to examine the intertwined nature of police and caste in the Tamil countryside. Radha Kumar argues that the colonial police deployed rigid notions of caste in their everyday tasks, refashioning rural identities in a process that has cast long postcolonial shadows. Kumar draws on previously unexplored police archives to enter the dusty streets and market squares where local constables walked, following their gaze and observing their actions towards potential subversives. Station records present a textured view of ordinary interactions between police and society, showing that state coercion was not only exceptional and spectacular; it was also subtle and continuous, woven into everyday life. The colonial police categorized Indian subjects based on caste to ensure the security of agriculture and trade, and thus the smooth running of the economy. Among policemen and among the objects of their coercive gaze, caste became a particularly salient form of identity in the politics of public spaces. Police Matters demonstrates that, without doubt, modern caste politics have both been shaped by, and shaped, state policing.  Radha Kumar is Assistant Professor of History at the Maxwell School in Syracuse University. Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in History from Princeton University, where she specialized in Modern South Asian Studies. She has conducted archival research in a range of cities including Madurai, Tirunelveli, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and London, and was supported by the History Department at Princeton University and by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in South Asian Popular Culture and Fat Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books Network
Radha Kumar, "Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 64:27


Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975 (Cornell UP, 2021) moves beyond the city to examine the intertwined nature of police and caste in the Tamil countryside. Radha Kumar argues that the colonial police deployed rigid notions of caste in their everyday tasks, refashioning rural identities in a process that has cast long postcolonial shadows. Kumar draws on previously unexplored police archives to enter the dusty streets and market squares where local constables walked, following their gaze and observing their actions towards potential subversives. Station records present a textured view of ordinary interactions between police and society, showing that state coercion was not only exceptional and spectacular; it was also subtle and continuous, woven into everyday life. The colonial police categorized Indian subjects based on caste to ensure the security of agriculture and trade, and thus the smooth running of the economy. Among policemen and among the objects of their coercive gaze, caste became a particularly salient form of identity in the politics of public spaces. Police Matters demonstrates that, without doubt, modern caste politics have both been shaped by, and shaped, state policing.  Radha Kumar is Assistant Professor of History at the Maxwell School in Syracuse University. Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in History from Princeton University, where she specialized in Modern South Asian Studies. She has conducted archival research in a range of cities including Madurai, Tirunelveli, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and London, and was supported by the History Department at Princeton University and by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in South Asian Popular Culture and Fat Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Shunya One
Able Joseph On Dating With A Purpose

Shunya One

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 51:18


On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Able Joseph, Founder & CEO of Aisle. They talk about having their office close to some of the biggest start-ups in Bengaluru, how they are the only B2C company that's been around for 7 years, his take on what the market needed at the time, why he started 'Aisle', how it was built, its success story and the tech they use on the platform. They further talk about why venture capitalists were not ready to fuel their investments, innovations being the key in making the product more popular, and tons more. Shiladitya and Amit ask Able about how he got Aisle's user base to grow, what were the things that they did to build trust with their users and what makes Aisle a viable business still. Tune in for this and much more. Follow Aisle on Instagram, Linkedin & Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/aislenetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/aisle/ https://twitter.com/aisleofficial Follow Able Joseph on Linkedin & Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ablejoseph/ https://twitter.com/ablejoseph Tweet to hosts @shiladitya & @doshiamit for your questions or reactions to this episode. To join the Shunya One slack channel, request for an invite here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/shunyaone You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

The Guiding Voice
EXCELLENCE IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | SUNIL MATHEW | TGV EPISODE#165

The Guiding Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 29:55


In this episode, SUNIL MATHEW has shared a lot of INSIGHTS AROUND ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT including. DEVELOPMENT TEAM SHOULD focus on value, help the business, make choices to scale the applications to meet increasing customer demands One should learn from every experience, transition to newer roles with the experience gained with. Understand the customer expectations, seek continuous feedback about what customers are feeling about the product Build the value always focus on gaining business acumen and solve biz problems using technical solutions Sunil's Witty answers to rapid-fire questions 1 piece of advice to those aspiring to make BIG in their careers and LIVES Trivia about computer virus! ABOUT SUNIL MATHEW: He is a Technologist and a Strategist, with the breadth of experience in the IT field across multiple domains in roles such as Director of Engineering, Product Manager, Process and Quality Head, Account Manager, PMO and Strategy.    Of his overall work experience of 21 years, he has 5 years of International Work experience.    In addition to his association with industry stalwarts like Walmart & Cognizant, he also has exposure to the start-up culture and was a salient member in setting up a captive in Bangalore.    During the 10 years of association with Walmart, he helped drive the Strategy and Governance for Walmart office at Bangalore and helped define the operational and strategic roadmaps focusing on People Systems & Associate Productivity domains.   Connect with SUNIL on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunil-mathew-466615a/ Here is a chance to broadcast yourself

Peacemindedly
How to Raise a Feminist Son: Sonora Jha

Peacemindedly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 48:25


Sonora Jha, Ph.D., is a novelist, essayist, researcher, and a Professor of Journalism at Seattle University. Sonora was born in India, where she had a career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then to the United States.Sonora's academic research on the emerging intersections of the press, politics, and the Internet has been published in top-tier national and international scholarly journals.Part memoir, part manifesto, How to Raise a Feminist Son is a confluence of the author's life, her rich inner life, family life, and feminism. With discussions on media, race, sexuality, sexism, racism, and everything in between, the author leaves almost nothing un-inspected. Sonora writes through a trained feminist lens, and her love and empathy for her son and others is felt on the page.

Made IT
#51 Quando i VC più grandi al mondo scommettono su di te con Matilde Giglio, Co-Founder Even

Made IT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 60:36


Even è una startup che sta cercando di rivoluzionare il mercato delle assicurazioni sanitarie in India.  Allacciatevi le cinture perché quest'intervista vi sbalordirà. Abbiamo scoperto la storia di Matilde che ha iniziato il suo percorso imprenditoriale creando Compass News, una start-up che voleva essere “lo Spotify del giornalismo”. Crescere Compass New non è stato facile e Matilde e il suo team nonostante avessero attirato l'attenzione di investitori come Bloomberg hanno dovuto decidere di vendere il loro software e chiudere l'azienda. Matilde parla molto apertamente del suo fallimento e ci racconta tutte le lezioni che ha imparato da quest'esperienza. Esperienza che le ha permesso di atterrare da Hambro Perks, uno dei principali VC a Londra, come una delle più giovani Principal nel fondo. E dopo aver accumulato esperienza come investitore, la sua strada la porta in India dove si trova a gestire tutta la parte digital della campagna elettorale di Rahul Gandhi nel 2019. Decide poi di rimanere a Bangalore per dare vita all'idea di Even. Matilde ci parlerà di come ha messo insieme l'incredibile team di Even e di come ha raccolto piu di $20M di capitali da alcuni dei più grandi VC al mondo come Khosla Ventures e Founders Fund, e qual è la sua visione per l'azienda - che come dice lei - se funziona, ha il potenziale di diventare una delle più grandi società al mondo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Political Misfits
Takeaways From COP26; The FBI, Surveillance, And State Secrets; Democrats Vs. Progressives

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 115:14


COP26 wraps up amid controversy over commitments and funding. Are we running out of time to reach a consensus? Rishika Pardikar, freelance journalist writing from Bangalore, India covering wildlife, climate change & free speech, joins us to discuss the COP26 conference, which is wrapping up today, with reports of a walkout by a number of civil society delegates, and whether any significant proposals and commitments were reached in the conference. We talk about the intense debates over wording in joint texts involving phasing out coal versus phasing out “unabated coal power,” and what other disagreements ensued. We also discuss whether any progress was made toward a loss and damage fund, which would benefit developing countries, the debate about the financing mechanisms for this initiative and how it's being set up, the role of the U.S. at the conference, and the allegations of “greenwashing.”Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI agent, joins us to talk about a case that the Supreme Court heard on Monday to consider whether the FBI could be sued for discrimination after it engaged in a mass surveillance campaign against Muslims in the U.S., where it planted informants in mosques and collected troves of personal information from congregants. We talk about how the government and the courts have continuously invoked the state secrets defense in cases such as these, how this has been abused, and whether this is used as a cover to shield them from charges of discrimination, excessive surveillance, and repression.Ted Rall, award winning political cartoonist, columnist, co-host of the DMZ America podcast, and author, his latest book is "The Stringer," joins hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber to talk about Amy Klobuchar being forced to leave the stage at a fundraiser for Connie Bernardy on November 11 after being confronted by protesters calling for Line 3 in Minnesota to be stopped, the hand wringing over the appropriate “etiquette” for protestors, the passage of the slimmed-down bipartisan infrastructure bill, and how workers have to make do with crumbs within a bill awash with corporate handouts and as military budgets keep soaring, and Anthony Blinken's upcoming trip to Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal, where Ethiopia will be high up on the list of topics.

Israel Story
Free Bonus: Behind the Scenes of “Soul Food”

Israel Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 17:54


On Christmas Eve 2014, Erwin Prabhu and Tali Aronsky met in a wine shop in Jerusalem. This was the start of an unusually close bond. In our most recent episode - “Soul Food” - we heard Tali's side of the story. Now, all the way from Bangalore, we hear Erwin's. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Amit Somani – The Same Analysis Won't Apply Every Time

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:49


BIO: Amit Somani is managing partner at Prime Venture Partners (PVP), a Bangalore-based, early-stage fund. For 20 years before this, he held leadership roles at Makemytrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), Google, IBM Silicon Valley Labs, and IBM Research. STORY: Amit's company came across this company that had a great product but didn't have a business model. Amit's company decided to back it anyway. It didn't go well. A few years later, they came across another company with a great product and a great team but, again, no business model. Having lost the first time, they decided not to back the second company. It went on to become a unicorn in three years. LEARNING: The same kind of analysis or rigor will not apply every time you're investing. Don't just extrapolate from a past pattern. Have repeatability in your investing process.   “You can't borrow conviction; you have to get your own conviction because it's subjective.”Amit Somani Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/ (Amit Somani) is managing partner at https://primevp.in/ (Prime Venture Partners (PVP)), a Bangalore-based, early-stage fund. For 20 years prior to this, he held leadership roles at Makemytrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), Google, IBM Silicon Valley Labs, and IBM Research. Amit was part of the leadership team that took Makemytrip public on NASDAQ in 2010. He was also the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile, and advertisement products at Google. One of his products, the search-based keyword tool, even won the Google Founder's Award. Prior to his role at Google, he was the Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California. Worst investment everAmit's company was looking at a great company around 2015/16. It had a phenomenal product in the women's health space. They did their usual due diligence, spoke to the entrepreneur, and decided to back the company. However, one thing was missing, which was the lack of a viable business model. They decided it didn't matter as long as the company was building something that people love. Unfortunately, this was a big mistake. They should have thought a little bit harder about how the business model would come out or the ability of that team to manifest the business model. Things didn't work out well for the company. Fast forward a few years later. Amit's company met another fantastic company in the FinTech space. Again, there was no business model, but the product looked great, they had an incredible team, and the market was big in terms of the people they could serve. But still, no business model. Amit's company decided not to back this one due to the experience they'd had with the previous company. Then it went on to be a unicorn in three years. Lessons learnedThe same kind of analysis or rigor will not apply every time you're investing. You've got to factor in the timing and not overly pattern match because things change, markets change, dynamics change. Evaluate things from the first principle basis. You do not want to just extrapolate from a past pattern. As long as you have repeatability in your process, in your method, in your sourcing, and your checklists, overall, you're going to be just fine. Andrew's takeawaysThere's going to be a point where you're just going to have to make your play. Actionable adviceIn early-stage investing, you can't borrow conviction; you've got to get your own conviction because it's subjective. There's got to be something that's off the charts that should catch your attention. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsAmit's number one goal for the next 12 months is to launch his new fund and continue investing in a few new areas, including AI, crypto blockchain, and applying that to financial services and gaming tech. Parting words  “Be insanely curious, be a learning machine.”Amit Somani  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Amit Somanihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/amitsomani (Twitter)

Sweathead with Mark Pollard
How One CEO Has Led Their Agencies Through A Global Pandemic - Heeru Dingra, CEO, Isobar Group India

Sweathead with Mark Pollard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 38:29


In this Sweathead episode, Heeru Dingra talks about the challenges she has faced as a CEO managing three agencies in the midst of a global pandemic. She also discusses her experiences of being a woman in a highly male-dominated culture and professional landscape. Heeru also shares her life lessons and wisdom about how to be an effective leader. Heeru Dingra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Isobar Group India. The Group houses award-winning agencies - Isobar, WATConsult and Perfect Relations under one umbrella. Heeru started her journey with WATConsult a decade ago and today leads a team of 1000+ people across offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. You can connect with her here: Twitter: @heerudingra Instagram: @heerudingra LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heeru-dingra-b2769035/ ** Find out about our Strategy Accelerator at http://www.sweathead.com Follow the fun on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sweathead Subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dscjW5

Big Kat Lounge
Opportunities don't happen you create them with Neeraja Ganesh

Big Kat Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 38:29


Today's guest comes from Bangalore, India where she is passionate to bring about a positive mindset shift among women and students with every interaction that she has with them. Neeraja Ganesh is a consultant, coach, mother, who is focused in the gender diversity space where she heads the JobforHer Foundation. She was awarded at a TEDEX Women's event for her 25yrs of achievements in the corporate world. Learning never stops and we have so much access these days with Coursera, online portals, podcasts and much more. We are truly spoiled for choice as there are plenty of options for us to check, it's just being intentional with the information we consume. We may have multiple tabs open on our laptops & a handful of devices, so we aren't able to focus and our priorities aren't listed down. Priorities are different than a bucket list. We have to ensure to make a refined priority list to build into our calendars and implement a routine. Neeraja shared with us life, and leadership lessons for the entire Big Kat Lounge community to reflect upon. This was a fun episode and everyone needs to follow her journey, as she continues to build communities towards bridging the gender gap for all in India and the world. Below are some links to stay updated with Neeraja Ganesh and the impact that she's making to organizations everywhere. https://www.linkedin.com/in/neeraja-ganesh/ https://www.jobsforher.com Subscribe to stay in tune with all Big Kat Lounge Podcast episodes as we capture a voice from every country & background in the world. #diversity #inclusion #womenintech #leaders #bigkatlounge #womenleaders #future #neerspires #personalbranding #jobsforher --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Simple Ken - Hosted by Kenny Sebastian
Family Goals - Simple Ken | EP 29

Simple Ken - Hosted by Kenny Sebastian

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 33:40


Simple Ken is hosted by Kenny Sebastian, A stand up comedian known for his observational humour and quirky stage presence.A simple podcast about tackling the weekly conflicts of a comedian. A strictly "no advice" podcast.____________________________I know I took a 4 month break ( I say 6 months by mistake in the video), I just wanted to say that I did release three crowd work videos in the middle during that period (so likeeee) . It has been quite hectic but I wanted to come back to SimpleKen when I truly missed it and wanted to come back to it! And boy it feels good to be back! I hope you guys have had a good few months in between. Whatever I experienced has come out nicely in this episode. We discuss a wide range of questions in this episode from making really hard career choices at a young age, being frustrated by the relationships (family) in your life and the pursuit of happiness. A lot of covered and a lot is shared.You can Tweet/Youtube/ Instagram your questions/topics/queries discuss for the next week episode using the hashtag #simpleken.Simple Ken is available on all major podcasts platforms for free including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Gaana and Soundcloud.www.simpleken.com

This Machine Kills
110. Decolonial Ethic for Tech and Labor (ft. Noopur Raval, Rida Qadri)

This Machine Kills

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 101:32


Outro: Eva B - Mukhtasir Baatein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T--NV__iJA We're joined by two excellent scholars — Noopur Raval, research fellow in the AI Now Institute at NYU, and Rida Qadri, PhD candidate in Urban Information Systems at MIT — to talk about their important research on platform workers and economies in the Global South. We discuss practices of agency and social support amongst workers in places like Jakarta and Bangalore; the North-South divide in how these platforms are understood; contextualizing these systems as an antidote against universalizing them; the trope of “finding” invisible tech workers in exotic lands; the need for a “decolonial cosmopolitan ethic,” and much more. Find Noopur here: noopur.xyz /// twitter.com/tetisheri Find Rida here: ridaqadri.net /// twitter.com/qadrida Their work we discuss: • Mutual Aid Stations | Rida Qadri, Noopur Raval: https://logicmag.io/distribution/mutual-aid-stations/ • Delivery Drivers Are Using Grey Market Apps to Make Their Jobs Suck Less | Rida Qadri: https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kvpng/delivery-drivers-are-using-grey-market-apps-to-make-their-jobs-suck-less • Platform Workers as Infrastructures of Global Technologies | Rida Qadri: https://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/july-august-2021/platform-workers-as-infrastructures-of-global-technologies • Interrupting Invisibility in a Global World | Noopur Raval: https://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/july-august-2021/interrupting-invisibility-in-a-global-world • An Agenda for Decolonizing Data Science | Noopur Raval: https://mediarep.org/bitstream/handle/doc/14422/spheres_5_0202_Raval_Agenda-for-Decolonizing-Data-Science.pdf?sequence=1 Subscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! patreon.com/thismachinekills Grab your TMK gear: bonfire.com/store/this-machine-kills-podcast/ Hosted by Jathan Sadowski (twitter.com/jathansadowski) and Edward Ongweso Jr. (twitter.com/bigblackjacobin). Production / Music by Jereme Brown (twitter.com/braunestahl)

Software Defined Talk
Episode 324: Stockpile EULAs

Software Defined Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 65:12


This week we discuss the real-world use of containers, recap the Google Cloud Next announcements and make some Apple predications. Plus, how often do you wash jeans…? Rundown Containers in the Real World 10 trends in real world container use (https://www.datadoghq.com/container-report/) What Workloads Do Businesses Run on Kubernetes? 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Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional
ROR #8 How Post-Harvest Processing Impacts Flavor w/ Siva Subramanian and Byron Holcomb of Olam Food Ingredients

Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 72:51


How coffee is processed after harvest has an incredible impact on the final quality in the cup. Today we have the luxury of choosing form  a wide variety of processing techniques. Whether you are a roaster or a farmer, understanding what these methods contribute to the coffee as well as their impact on the environment, and the industry is critical.  On this episode of RoR from Roast Magazine, we will be discussing post-harvest processing methods from a scientific, philosophical, and practical perspective with guests, Siva Subramanian and Byron Holcomb of Olam Food Ingredients.  Siva Subramanian is Vice President & Head of coffee Innovation, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI).  He has 27 years of extensive experience in the food industry working in multiple countries including India, Singapore, and the United States.  Prior to joining OFI, Siva worked with Hindustan Unilever at the Global R&D center in Bangalore, India Siva holds degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Technology & Food Technology from the University of Mumbai, India.  Currently, Siva is leading a team engaged in creating new processing techniques to enhance the aroma, flavor, and taste of coffee & creating novel food ingredients. Byron Holcomb is the Specialty Coffee Manager, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI. Byron likes to say he is a strong generalist in coffee but not an expert at any one part of coffee. In 2009 he competed as a barista with coffee from his own farm in the Dominican Republic.  He was a coffee buyer for Dallis Bros Coffee in NYC for a few years before moving to Brazil to manage a couple farms in Sul de Minas. There he tried to bring better post-harvest management to the operation. At least one of the farms made it into CoE the 5 years he was there. Recently he received the QP3 certification. For the last few years he is based in Guatemala City supporting the Specialty business in Olam/ofi.  We cover: How processing has evolved What happens in the washed, natural, and honey process The illusion of sweetness Role of stress, microorganisms, acids, metabolites, and sugars Mechanical harvesting impact on flavor Why honey process is not ideal How much does processing contribute to the bean's true terroir?  What methods are most scalable and sustainable? How roasters can make mindful selections to support farmers and serve customers well  Experimental processing, quality, and marketing Pendulum of experimentation Links: www.olamspecialtycoffee.com www.asic-cafe.org   Subscribe to Roast Magazine! www.roastmagazine.com   Related Episodes: RoR #1: A Conversation w/ Anne Cooper of Equilibrium Master Roasters RoR #2: Exploring Quality Control w/ Spencer Turer of Coffee Enterprises RoR #3: Making Contingency Planning a Reality w/ Andi Trindle Mersch of Philz Coffee RoR #4: Practical Thermal Dynamics w/ Candice Madison of Royal Coffee / The Crown Oak RoR #5: Time and Color in Roasting w/ Morten Munchow of Coffee Mind” RoR #6: Buying Less and Doing More w/ Ever Meister RoR #7 Illustrative Sample Roasting w/ Mike Ebert of Firedancer Coffee Consultants