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The Write Creed

The Write Creed

The Write Creed is a series about writers, authors, journalists, publishers, educators, poets, lyricists, diarists, copywriters, scriptwriters, storytellers, dramatists and their inspirations, fears, struggles, ambitions, aspirations, achievements and anecdotes; basically celebrates all kinds of writing. Eisha is a journalist, writer, educator and designer who loves to cut a long story short and can make a rock talk!
E35: Eisha reads out the rhyme How to hug a cloud by Jacqueline VollatE34: Eisha talks about Spammers, Scammers and CyberbulliesE33: Eisha reads out a chapter from Mad & Moonly (Book 3 of The Goa Saga)E32: Eisha reviews Earthy Sapo's Reetha Shampoo Bar and its usage manualE31: Eisha reads out a chapter from Gone Goa Gone (Book 2 of The Goa Saga)E30: Wildlife photography, birding and conservation with Dr Rahul BhagwatE29: Eisha reads out a chapter from her debut novel, Shadow & Soul of The Goa SagaE28: On writing about Parsis in India with Armeen Kapadia BasavarajuE27: Eisha talks about how and why she used both KDP and Wattpad for publishing The Goa Saga trilogy
16-10-2021
19 mins
E26: Celebrating a pandemic Navratri with a Fine Arts' garba baithak in VadodaraE25: Freelancing in India? How much should you charge for your creatives?
Over the last decade of teaching students in the fields of communication, media, journalism, etc, Eisha has had the same queries year after year from students, peers and friends who wish to spread their work far and wide but don't know how much to charge. To those of you who wish to get writers (all kinds, fiction/non-fiction, journalists) photographers, artists and designers to submit their work to you or "offer help" or "support you", you should PAY them for their help/support/job. They may be your best friends but they need a livelihood. As for how much should you pay or how should they charge you, here's a rough guide. Every organisation is different and will have their own budgets and goals but Eisha is putting it down in this episode of The Write Creed because she knows people, even the most seasoned journalists, exploited by companies/NGOs and made to work for almost free because they found it "too awkward" to ask for money. Don't be. If you don't know how much you should charge, let this be a guide. https://eishasarkar.blogspot.com/2021/03/paid-internships-please-for-arts.html https://eishasarkar.blogspot.com/2021/03/how-much-to-charge-for-transcription.html https://eishasarkar.blogspot.com/2021/03/how-much-to-charge-for-your-creative.html #freelancers #freelancewriters #journalists #journalism #writing #editing #design #photopgraphy #indianfreelancers #creatives #careers #freelancinginIndia #freelancephotography #freelanceeditor #transcription #languages #finearts #liberalarts #needpaidinternships #interns #communications #media #books #NGOs #corporates #events #branding #livelihoods #paycreativepeople #thewritecreed #academics #institutions #projects
11-10-2021
15 mins
E24: Slow journalism, mental health, adoption and grief in The Good Story Project with Prerna ShahE23: Afrobeats, African music reviews and 'pandemic podcasting' in Nigeria with Hafeestonova
Hafeestonova is a digital strategist, photographer and the host of Cha Cha Music Review podcast in Lagos, Nigeria. In this episode of The Write Creed, Eisha tells him that when someone tells her about African music, she thinks about the African-American sounds of rap, reggae, hip-hop, blues, jazz and soul but not about music from the African continent. Hafeestonova tells us about how Afrobeats are trending everywhere and how Grammy Award-winning Burna Boy and Wizkid's Essence have introduced Afrobeats to the West. Originally created by Fela Kuti of Africa 70 in the early 1980s, the Afrobeat (without the 's') mixed West African and black American sounds. This generation of Afropop artistes fuse more Ghanaian and Nigerian sounds into reggae, rap, soul, blues and jazz. Eisha and Hafeestonova then go on to discuss the different music in Africa and how, in spite of different languages, it transcends boundaries. "In Africa, it's more about the sound than the lyrics," Hafeestonova says. Eisha tells him when she first heard Master KG's Jerusalema, she thought it was a Nigerian singer and later, much later, she realised he was South African. Hafeestonova laughs but then adds that Burna Boy has also done a remix version of the song so Eisha's not completely wrong. Bollywood music is popular in Nigeria on and off, but right now, Hafeestonova says, K-Pop is ruling the charts. They then go on to discuss podcasting and why he started a music review podcast. Growing up with music on the 'streets' of Lagos, music was the best form of escape from difficulties. His home was full of music and so when Hafeestonova decided to get into podcasting in 2019, the only thing he wanted to talk about was music. They then discuss the hot podcasting scene in Nigeria, corporate support for podcasters and podcasting groups in Lagos. Learning and laughs in this episode! #nigeria #hafeestonova #chachamusicreviewpodcast #lagos #abuja #ghana #southafrica #burnaboy #wizkid #essence #afrobeats #afrobeat #felakuti #africa70 #music #nigerianmusic #westafricanmusic #eastafricanmusic #southafricanmusic #masterkg #jerusalema #pandemic #covid19 #pandemicpodcasting #podcasts #africanpodcasts #africanmusic #bollywood #kpop #koreandramas #bts #blackpink #nairobi #mombasa #adisababa #amapiano
29-09-2021
33 mins
E22: Anita Sinha recites her poem, Untamed ThoughtsE21: Quizzes, quiz-setting and television quiz shows with Kushan Patel
Eisha's former student, Kushan Patel, is now a sought-after quizmaster who conducts quizzes for IITs, IIMs and other top institutes and quiz clubs in India. He has been quizzing for 25 years and been a quizmaster for over a decade. In this episode of The Write Creed, Kushan talks about how he got interested in quizzing at an early age, the shift of format of quizzes from information gathering and quick recollection to puzzle-solving thanks to the democratization of the internet, how Covid has allowed people from different countries to quiz together, the challenges of making a quiz both entertaining and competitive, how game shows on television have evolved and why there has been no popular music quiz show on Indian television after Annu Kapoor's Antakshari. Eisha wonders if quizzing dates back to ancient Greece. Kushan thinks it had to come up after the advent of the Gutenberg printing press in 1440. They end the conversation with a mention of the patron saint of the internet, a certain John Paul II or Saint Isidore of Seville circa 600 AD, who came up with an etymological encyclopedia and also invented the period (full stop), comma and colon.  #quizzes #quizmaster #bqc #bournvitaquizcontest #kbc #kaunbanegacrorepati #antakshari #quizzesinindia #quizshows #iit #iim #pubquizes #karnataka #pune #bombay #ahmedabad #seville #annukapoor #amitabhbachchan #zeetv #popularculture #travel #food #socialmedia #contests #internet #media #covid #zoom #thewritecreed #kushanpatel #podcast #patronsaintofinternet
25-09-2021
25 mins
E20: HaikuJAM or Miraquill? Eisha reviews the two popular haiku apps for AndroidE19: The Taj and the Electric VictoriaE18: Eisha gets nostalgic about her watches and then reviews Crossbeats IgniteE17: Henaa Salehi's flight from Kabul and her plea to not recognise the Taliban government
Eisha was woken up at 3.40 am on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by a torrential downpour in her city, Vadodara, India, and a buzz on her cell phone. It was a message from her friend Henaa Salehi from New York about scheduling this interview a couple of hours later. Henaa left Kabul on August 15 by the last commercial flight out of the capital of Afghanistan before the city was taken over by the Taliban. Henaa is the Director of Procurement Policy and Legal Directorate, at National Procurement Authority of Afghanistan. She has a bachelors in law from Kabul University and has been a practicing commercial lawyer for five years before joining Afghan government on 2019. She first joined Afghan government as legal expert for Legal Unit of the President where she was also serving as the Acting Director for Directorate of Regional & International Commitment’s Coordination at the Unit and served the positions for 1.5 years. Henaa is also a Fulbright Scholar and is currently pursuing her masters in International Business & Trade Law at Fordham University, New York City. Besides being a lawyer, she has been a women and youth rights’ activist for nine years mainly focusing on gender equality and education. In this episode of The Write Creed, Henaa talks about growing up as a refugee in Pakistan, the times of the first and current Taliban regimes, the women protestors on the streets of Kabul and her plea to the international community to not recognise the Taliban government.  #afghanistan #henaasalehi #kabul #taliban #bantaliban #pakistan #refugees #afghanrefugees #newyork #usa #thewritecreed #spotify #applepodcasts #googlepodcasts #war #afghanwar
11-09-2021
32 mins
E16: Dhruti Mankodi creates a garba on occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi

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