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Vimoh Talks

22 EpisodesProduced by Vijayendra MohantyWebsite

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

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Star Trek, China, and leaving home

March 30th, 2021

14:07

We all have homes. But we all have different ways of seeing home. And a lot of times, these ways are culturally defined. Today's episode is about …

Echo chambers can be good

March 1st, 2021

10:42

We have grown accustomed to thinking of echo chambers as a bad thing. But in an atmosphere where free expression advocating equality, rule of law, …

Doing what's easy, dooming what's hard

March 1st, 2021

5:14

When the people applaud every easy antic undertaken by those in charge of doing the hard things, they put their stamp of approval on inept and irresponsible governance. And then begins the spiral of ease where those in …

Wolves of India

February 9th, 2021

5:29

There are two wolves fighting inside you. Which one wins? It’s an old story but one that I feel can define our present political discourse aptly.

Superman, Zod, and cultural landscapes

February 2nd, 2021

9:03

In India of 2021, there is a lesson to be had from the science fictional motifs of terraforming and bioforming. We encounter new cultural worlds all …

Deshbhakti vs Deshprem

January 28th, 2021

9:07

Bhakti makes way for putting the leader above the people. It turns representatives into rulers. It is against the basic principle of democracy where …

Trailer: What this podcast is about

January 25th, 2021

0:58

Vimoh Talks is a podcast about Indian culture. Not just ancient Indian culture. Contemporary Indian culture and the culture that India might one day …

Invisible people of the future

January 24th, 2021

21:48

Does your colony have a separate gate or elevator for maids, drivers, and workmen? Do you like to watch science fiction and can’t wait for the future …

Star Trek and the illusion of eternal enemies

January 19th, 2021

9:50

I find it quite useful to evaluate the ups and downs of human history using the made-up future histories of science fiction. Star Trek has a future …

Power, bias, and the meaning of peace

January 14th, 2021

4:44

A good way to know your bias is to note who you have expectations from. Who are you talking to and who are you telling to change? In a domestic …

Nightfall, hope, and the Hulk

January 13th, 2021

10:30

I have been having conversations about the importance of hope and figured some of it was worth putting on the record. Isaac Asimov wrote Nightfall with different intentions, but one good thing about literature is that …

YouTube, TikTok, and true cringe

January 10th, 2021

8:31

Today’s podcast episode is a brief rant about something I wanted to talk about a few months ago but the opportunity passed me by. It has to do with a …

On hurt religious sentiments

January 4th, 2021

17:54

Getting hurt is okay. You are human. You are religious. It is only natural that something someone said about your gods has caused you pain. But what is not okay? What are the limits of the redressal you seek? Because if …

Corporate greed and farmer protests

January 1st, 2021

5:43

A little something I was reminded of after listening to some protesting farmers make a distinction between how we see far produce and supermarket consumer goods.

Also, hey! This is the first episode of the Vimoh Talks …

Is India's past ruining India's future?

March 3rd, 2019

13:11

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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