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22 EpisodesProduced by Vijayendra Mohanty

Vijayendra Mohanty on media, culture, and creativity. A podcast about where India came from and where it is going. vimoh.substack.com

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A YouTube for podcasts - Platform vs Protocol

March 10th, 2019

19:24

We talk about platforms so often these days that it appears protocols don't exist. But they do, and they power large chunks of the internet. Email, …

Is India's past ruining India's future?

March 3rd, 2019

13:12

The stated purpose of a lot of writers who deal with mythology as subject matter these days is to make the younger generation aware of India’s rich …

Let's talk about privilege

February 23rd, 2019

10:36

Nobody wants to admit that they had help getting where they are right now. In their heads, everyone is a hero who did it all by themselves. And this is why people hate it when their privilege is pointed out to them.

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Don't be your own boss

February 21st, 2019

8:59

Being your own boss probably isn't what you think it is. So I clarify a key thing you need to keep in mind before taking the plunge into self-employment.

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The thing I hate about artists and writers

February 18th, 2019

15:34

There is this pretentious streak running through many artists and writers that I feel is counter-productive. It involves them not taking …

I ramble about time travel and trees

February 17th, 2019

10:04

Me breaking from format and trying to do a completely unscripted episode.

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Talking animals, gods, and aliens

February 16th, 2019

10:58

A lot of cultural infrastructure that goes into the making of human civilisation is fictional in nature. For example, there is literally no …

The Imaginary Bridge

January 31st, 2019

5:27

Two guards atop a fortress in lanka discuss the events of the day and trade rumours. A story set in Ramayana-era Lanka, but also, oddly enough, in the here and now.

Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Juggler's Joy

January 29th, 2019

5:47

This is a story about the importance of making mistakes and how trying to avoid making mistakes is a sure way to drive joy out of your life.

**Music:** Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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The Vaanar Who Flew (Hindi)

January 26th, 2019

8:00

I have a problem with depictions of Hanuman where he is little more than an angry, brooding, musclebound hero. He has always meant something more to me -- someone brave enough to doubt himself. Valmiki Ramayan makes …

The City God

January 23rd, 2019

6:18

When you think about it, omnipotence is a somewhat silly idea. We assign it to our gods unthinkingly, never stopping to wonder what we are burdening them with. So I wrote a story to put myself in a god's shoes.

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Krishna's Song (Hindi)

January 16th, 2019

5:56

Some say the Buddha said " I am but a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon." Others say the Buddha didn't say so, thus missing the point completely. And the point is missed all around us all …

Talking animals, gods, and aliens

October 2nd, 2018

11:08

What can Duck Tales tell us about the human condition? What are we really doing when we tell stories about talking animals? What's up with Star Trek aliens? We are a storytelling animal and it is important that we do …

Where gods come from

September 7th, 2018

21:02

In addition to telling us that gods created us and how the gods created us, creation myths also tell us WHAT the gods created us FOR. Creation myths they tell us what we are allowed to do and what we are not allowed to …

Human exceptionalism - How language keeps us thinking we are awesome

August 26th, 2018

14:04

What if I told you Cows do not give us milk? What if I told you Trees do not give us oxygen. What if I told you that we have lied to ourselves from …

The mark-fetching subject

August 20th, 2018

11:18

In which I go on an elaborate rant about the Indian education system and how the middle-class relates with it.

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