Kalki Presents - My Indian Life [World Service]

Episodes

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A Body Of Protest2018111020181111 (WS)

In this episode Kalki meets theatre actor Mallika Taneja to talk about her play in which she appears naked on stage in protest against gender inequality, sexual harassment and assault in India. It is her way of confronting the “victim shamers”. Her act sometimes makes people deeply uncomfortable; it also cajoles them into questioning their own entrenched ideas.

Standing stark naked - a woman fights back

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

A Question Of Caste2018121520181216 (WS)

The man refusing to fit in with an ancient class hierarchy. From the bottom of the caste system to fighting for a more equal society - Kalki meets Dalit activist Rahul Sonpimple.

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The man refusing to fit in with an ancient class hierarchy #MyIndianLife

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Dancing To His Own Beat2018110320181104 (WS)

Eshan Hilal is a male belly dancer. His family are orthodox Muslims – and they don't approve of his dancing. His friends and neighbours tease him for being effeminate. His father admits hitting him. At its root, this is a story which sets son against father. But it goes even deeper than that. It’s about individuality versus what some consider to be cultural norms. This first episode of My Indian Life brings Eshan together with his mum to talk about their views of his life. And we speak to his dad about his objections towards Eshan's choice of career.

Produced by Geeta Pandey for BBC World Service.

Dreams threaten to tear a family apart. The story of belly dancer Eshan Hilal

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

My Indian Life2020061320200614 (WS)

Kalki Koechlin presents tales of being young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

My Indian Life In Delhi2019011220190113 (WS)

A special edition recorded at St Stephen's College in Delhi

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Peace And Protest2018112420181125 (WS)

A student activist finds herself at the heart of the Kashmir dispute

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Rescued2020050220200503 (WS)

The baby left at the orphanage \u2013 Nisha's story. \u201cHappiness is a mindset.\u201d #MyIndianLife

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Kalki Koechlin presents tales of being young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Rocket Woman2018120120181202 (WS)

How a leap of faith became a journey into space

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

Singing To A Different Tune2018111720181118 (WS)

You know what you want to say, but when you open your mouth, you struggle to get the words out. Kalki Koechlin meets Aditya N. He has a stammer but when he starts to sing, he finds his voice. As a boy he was ridiculed; now he’s a Bollywood singer, composer and music producer.

Produced by Geeta Pandey for BBC World Service.

A man who struggles to speak, but finds his voice when he sings

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

The Goddess Of Big Things2018122220181223 (WS)

What happens when you don't feel comfortable in your own skin?

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

The Kids Are Not Alright2018120820181209 (WS)

India's child sexual abuse problem. This episode discusses important but difficult issues

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

The Sexpert2018122920181230 (WS)

Sex advice for the land of the Kama Sutra. This episode discusses sex in a detailed way

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.

10India On Ice2019010520190106 (WS)

Frozen lakes, broken bones and sporting ambition: Kalki meets Diskit Angmo #MyIndianLife

Kalki Koechlin looks at what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st Century.