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This podcast examines challenges faced by today's Indian woman & proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context on a wide variety of topics, from identifying passion to better productivity & parenting. It features interviews with women with sharing of what worked & what didn’t, for them. If you are trying to manage your responsibilities better & looking at ways to realize your potential, you would love this. Visit www.thenewindianwoman.com
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Welcome to the special episode as the New Indian Woman podcast enters its 5th year - and there is an announcement too! Happy listening.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here -   Click here to listen -  https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/entering-5th-year-with-an-announcement
We continue our conversation with Ms. Jis Sebastian, an ecologist based in Kerala. In this episode she talks about her experience working in the Kashmir Himalayas, Western Ghats etc. She shares about the period when she had self-doubts and considering quitting her research and how she came out of this phase and where she found the strength and inspiration. She also talks about her experiences with women across the country and how she focusses on fostering sisterhood.     More about Jis -  Ms. Jis Sebastian, PhD is an ecologist based in Kerala. She has worked extensively in plant and animal ecology in the Western Ghats, the Western and Eastern Himalayas of India. She has been involved in research and conservation of natural resources with communities for one decade now. Her interests lies in forest ecology, agroecology, sustainable community building, natural building and women and environment.   Happy listening.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here -   Click here to listen -  https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/working-in-the-forests-of-india-what-made-me-not-give-up
This episode has a chat with Ms. Jis Sebastian, PhD is an ecologist based in Kerala. She has worked extensively in plant and animal ecology in the Western Ghats, the Western and Eastern Himalayas of India. She has been involved in research and conservation of natural resources with communities for one decade now. Her interests lies in forest ecology, agroecology, sustainable community building, natural building and women and environment.   Listen to this episode about this New Indian Woman and the choices she made about her career option, that too from a small village in Kerala. What comes to your mind when you hear someone is a researcher ? Why is her story inspiring ?   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/orchids-and-a-woman-a-special-connection
This podcast episode features a conversation with Tamil writer, activist, and politician Salma. Her life story is in itself an inspiration. Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.    The conversation today focusses on women, what freedom is for women, how to create the foundation of education, qualities a woman should aspire for, about writers who inspire Salma, her achievements in writing , thoughts on famous Tamil writers, reading recommendations and messages to women across various age groups.   About Salma :   Salma, grew up as a young Muslim girl in a South Indian village, was 13 years old, when her family shut her away for eight years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage at 19. After her wedding her husband insisted she stay indoors. Salma was unable to venture outside for nearly two and a half decades. During that time, words became her salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper, and, through an intricate system, smuggled them to the outside world.   At the age of 22, Salma wrote her first poem, Oppandham, as an outlet for her frustration and anger with her situation. Forced to hide her passion from her family, she would write while sitting on the toilet, on pieces of paper ripped from calendars and notebooks.She was subjected to abuse because of her desire to write and her family members would often destroy her work if they found it. Her mother eventually helped her by smuggling out poems from her home and getting them published in a Tamil weekly.   Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.   She has two novels, three poetry collections, one short story collection and an anthology of essays to her credit. Her debut novel, Irandam Jamankalin Kathai (Hour Past Midnight), was longlisted for awards and I cannot forget my experience of reading that book.   There is a film Salma that tries to portray her life and a book on the challenges of capturing her life in a documentary film. The documentary, which was screened in 2013, received several awards and was seen in eleven countries.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/chat-with-tamil-writer-and-activist-salma-part-2
This podcast episode features a conversation with Tamil writer, activist, and politician Salma. Her life story is in itself an inspiration. Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.    The conversation today focusses on women, about women writers, about qualities a women should nurture and how she shaped her life, despite the negative factors surrounding her.   About Salma :   Salma, grew up as a young Muslim girl in a South Indian village, was 13 years old, when her family shut her away for eight years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage at 19. After her wedding her husband insisted she stay indoors. Salma was unable to venture outside for nearly two and a half decades. During that time, words became her salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper, and, through an intricate system, smuggled them to the outside world.   At the age of 22, Salma wrote her first poem, Oppandham, as an outlet for her frustration and anger with her situation. Forced to hide her passion from her family, she would write while sitting on the toilet, on pieces of paper ripped from calendars and notebooks.She was subjected to abuse because of her desire to write and her family members would often destroy her work if they found it. Her mother eventually helped her by smuggling out poems from her home and getting them published in a Tamil weekly.   Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.   She has two novels, three poetry collections, one short story collection and an anthology of essays to her credit. Her debut novel, Irandam Jamankalin Kathai (Hour Past Midnight), was longlisted for awards and I cannot forget my experience of reading that book.   There is a film Salma that tries to portray her life and a book on the challenges of capturing her life in a documentary film. The documentary, which was screened in 2013, received several awards and was seen in eleven countries.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/chat-with-tamil-writer-and-activist-salma
This podcast episode features Part 2 of the conversation with Tamil writer, activist, and politician Salma. Her life story is in itself an inspiration. Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.    The conversation today focusses on women, what freedom is for women, how to create the foundation of education, qualities a woman should aspire for, about writers who inspire Salma, her achievements in writing , thoughts on famous Tamil writers, reading recommendations and messages to women across various age groups.       If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/chat-with-tamil-writer-and-activist-salma-part-2
This podcast episode features a conversation with Tamil writer, activist, and politician Salma. Her life story is in itself an inspiration. Her writings describe the hardships Salma and countless women like her suffer in their secluded lives. Against all odds, and in a direct challenge to the traditions of her village, Salma has gone on to become a renowned Tamil poet and influential human rights activist.    The conversation today focusses on women, about women writers, about qualities a women should nurture and how she shaped her life, despite the negative factors surrounding her.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/chat-with-tamil-writer-and-activist-salma
We talk to Ms. Anuradha Sridharan, on why she has chosen to focus on helping more people, in unique ways.    She has focused on increasing awareness about packaged food initially and over a period of time, on holistic health. She does this despite her busy schedule as a software professional and as a mother.  In this episode we talk about her journey, insights and actionable tips that worked for her as we bring yet another discussion with an inspiring person, in our podcast.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/going-beyond-one-s-roles-to-help-others
We continue talking to Ms. Anuradha Sridharan, on packaged food in  Part 2 of this 2 part series .   She has focused on decoding the nutrition facts of packaged foods and her blog has 80+ posts on detailed analysis of popular packaged/junk foods. In the context of the modern nuclear setup and fast paced lives, she gives practical tips on how to minimize the use of packaged foods, shares alternative options and tips on where and how to start.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here -   https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/packaged-food-easy-alternatives
In  Part 1 of this 2 part series, we talk to Ms. Anuradha Sridharan, on packaged food.   She has focused on decoding the nutrition facts of packaged foods and her blog has 80+ posts on detailed analysis of popular packaged/junk foods. In this episode, Anuradha shares her story on how she started closely looking at packaged foods.  She talks about why each one of us should be aware about packaged food. She details out what exactly is packaged food(yes, there is a big element of surprise here)  and what is it that we should look for in the labels that will help us in taking decisions around what goes into our body.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here -   https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/do-you-know-your-packaged-food
We continue our chat with Ms. Harini Nagendra, well known researcher, public speaker, columnist and author who writes on ecology and environmental issues. She recently published a detective novel(part of a detective series) which is winning awards of all kinds. In this episode we talk about the image of super woman, importance of talking about our challenges and how being a woman writer has made a difference in her book and more..
We chat with Ms. Harini Nagendra, well known researcher, public speaker, columnist and author who writes on ecology and environmental issues. She recently published a detective novel(part of a detective series) which is winning awards of all kinds. In this episode we talk about why she took 14 years to complete this book and how she manages to find time amidst her demanding schedule.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/finding-time-when-you-are-super-busy
We chat with Ms. Sujatha, content head in a leading television channel. She takes us through her life's ups and downs and how she had to rise like a phoenix and adapt, every time, even when life took her to the lowest point!   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/not-giving-up-when-you-reach-the-lowest-point
In  Part 2 of this 2 part series, we continue our chat with Ms. Anurama Suresh on the fears todays young women and young couple have, about having and rearing a child. Listen to this, for you may be able to make a difference to the young couple in your life. Anurama Suresh is an accredited coach with several years of coaching experience and has her niche in fertility coaching.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here -   https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/fears-about-having-a-child
In  Part 1 of this 2 part series, we talk to Ms. Anurama Suresh on what pregnancy coaching is and why is it required.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/introduction-to-pregnancy-coaching
In this episode, we look at a foundational aspect of our lives - Focus. Without nurturing this, our attempts at all of what we try to do, can be suboptimal. We examine one technique that all of us can try - I am happy to share this from my own personal experience.    For more details on this episode, click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/finding-focus-one-small-chunk-at-a-time
In  Part 2 of this 2 part series, we continue talking to Ms. Gowthami Saraf who has a lot of experience with parents, teachers and children. We focus on what should the New Indian Woman podcast listeners know about the adolescents in their life.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/understanding-adolescents-part-2
In this episode we speak to Ms. Gowthami Saraf who has a lot of experience with parents, teachers and children. We focus on what should the New Indian Woman podcast listeners know about the adolescents in their life.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/understanding-adolescents-part-1
  In this episode Dr. Nandita Iyer explains the structure of her book, This Handmade Life. She talks about how one can start this journey, with just 1 hour per week. She explains the 7 different skills that  may invite us to start something. She even introduces us to people who have explored these skills and even started businesses around them! This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. To listen to Part 1 - click here.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/knowing-handmade-life-though-7-skills-which-is-yours
In these current times when we use our hands mainly on devices, Dr. Nandita Iyer's book, This Handmade Life, really nudges us to discover or rediscover what we would like to do with our hands. In Part 1 of this 2 part series, she introduces this concept to the New Indian Woman listeners and talks about some core skills and the benefits that lie waiting for us.   If you would love to read more details on this episode , click here - https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/are-you-ready-for-handmade-life
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Manasa Hegde

Krishna, we are missing your episodes... taking a break....?

Jan 31st
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Manasa Hegde

what's happening! more than a month now, no new episodes

Jan 10th
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Deepthi Modadugu

Great initiative, Krishna! if I may add, there are many to-do tasks apps available in play store. I use one of them where I can add reminders for specific dates & time. It has snooze options and all that.

Oct 30th
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Bluemadegreen

Happy to listen to this episode Krishna. Thanks for all the beautiful and useful topics that you had offered to us. All the best😊

Sep 24th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Loved this episode ❤️

Aug 10th
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Dilis Antony

Agree with you Krishna. Very apt Topic during this time. I am so Thankful to my parents especially my mother making us help in most of the house chores. This helped me to involve my children as well. This helped them to be so independent.

Jun 1st
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Manasa Hegde

loved it and completely agree with your thoughts in this regard. It's true that over parenting that spoils kid.

Apr 29th
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Pooja Mehta

Hi Krishna, you did not cover for house maker. who choose not to work after marriage for certain reasons but still looking for financial independence.

Apr 6th
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Pooja Mehta

So much there!!! it has been a year now since me and my husband following this as a lifestyle. we carry our water bottles, cloth handkerchief, our own cloth grocery bags, less online shopping so can avoid plastic packaging, reuse of old clothes and unavoidable plastics. I have started using menstrual cup instead of tampons. yet I feel I have not reached a half way, I would like to work upon my clothes buying. I just joined a group on fb shared by Prabha. one question: what do you use for laundry? I couldn't able to grasp the word. thank you!!!

Mar 26th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Blue made green is an excellent initiative!! Loved the concept 😊😊👍👍 ❣️ Thank you Prabha for sharing your beautiful journey with Blue made green 😊😊 #Creativity #Bluemadegreen #reuse #gogreen

Jan 30th
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Shruthi Ramesh

This is the golden planning that I have always adored 😍 Excellent episode..

Jan 5th
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Meena

Very inspiring. Thank you very much for your show. Organizing my mind with the help of your show being a mom of toddler. Looking forward for next episodes.

Nov 21st
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Bluemadegreen

Waiting for the second part😊

Nov 13th
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Shruthi Ramesh

Very Interesting Episode :)

Nov 4th
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srirajalakshmi

interesting, quite interesting!

Nov 4th
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Pragnya Satish

would like the link to mala giridhars work on mental health with children

Oct 30th
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Pragnya Satish

inspiring to know about open home and farm for students and yes lack of nature living in Mumbai I could totally relate to

Oct 30th
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Deepthi Modadugu

Hi Krishna....I loved the way you narrated the episode in a very simple way. Personally, my take back from the episode is to do these chores in front of the family members so that take part in the planning. 👍

Oct 30th
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srirajalakshmi

cool! Have to try this.

Oct 23rd
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