A Century Of Stories

IVM Podcasts

Dive into India’s untold tales with ‘A Century of Stories’ presented by IDFC First Bank. From ISRO’s first steps to IPL’s unsung heroes, Kunal Vijayakar unveils the behind-the-scenes moments that shaped modern India. Watch the stories come alive on YouTube or let the tales enthrall you on your favorite podcast apps. This isn’t history – it’s the backstory.

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Episodes

Mother India : A Milestone In Indian Cinema
Feb 12 2024
Mother India : A Milestone In Indian Cinema
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, join me, Kunal Vijayakar, as we explore a monumental moment in Indian cinema history. On 26th March 1958, independent India made its debut submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Mehboob Khan's magnum opus, "Mother India," a gripping tale of class warfare and the oppression of the poor, earned this prestigious recognition, catapulting Indian cinema onto the global stage.Join us as we delve into the legacy of "Mother India," a film that not only challenged societal norms but also redefined the narrative of Indian cinema. Don't miss out on this compelling journey through cinematic history!Tune in for this and much more!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E24 : History of India's Republic Day Parades
Jan 25 2024
E24 : History of India's Republic Day Parades
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, join Kunal Vijayakar as he uncovers the captivating history of India's Republic Day parades. As the nation gears up to celebrate its 75th Republic Day on January 26, Kunal takes you on a journey from the early years of the parade at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to the grand spectacle along Kartavya Path in New Delhi.Explore the evolution of Republic Day celebrations, from modest and homespun "Jhankees" in the 1950s to elaborate tableaux symbolizing national growth and progress in the later decades.Learn about the historical moments, like the first chief guest and the venue change from Irwin Stadium to Kartavya Path. From the 1955 Republic Day parade with Malik Ghulam Muhammad as the chief guest to the evolving themes and technological advancements in later years, this episode unravels the rich tapestry of India's Republic Day celebrations.Tune in for this and much more!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E22 : Tiger Man of India - Kailash Sankhala
Jan 8 2024
E22 : Tiger Man of India - Kailash Sankhala
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, Kunal Vijayakar unveils the fascinating tale of Project Tiger and the Tiger Man of India - Kailash Sankhala!The 1970s marked a dire revelation for India's Bengal tigers, with their population plummeting to alarming levels. Kailash Sankhala, then Director of the Delhi Zoo, brought this crisis to light through a groundbreaking tiger census report. Faced with the imminent threat of extinction, Sankhala's relentless efforts paved the way for a pivotal moment in Indian conservation history.Explore how Sankhala, with his deep passion for wildlife preservation, garnered support from Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, leading to the initiation of 'Project Tiger' on April 1st, 1973. Sankhala's role as the project's first director, coupled with the designation of the tiger as India's national animal, set the stage for a remarkable conservation journey.New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E21 : Mohammed Salim - The 'bare-footed Footballer'
Jan 1 2024
E21 : Mohammed Salim - The 'bare-footed Footballer'
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, Kunal Vijayakar recounts the extraordinary tale of Mohammad Salim, the barefooted Indian footballer who left an indelible mark on the global football stage.Salim's story took an unprecedented twist when he embarked on a journey to Glasgow, catching the attention of Celtic FC's manager, Willie Malay. Playing barefoot, Salim astounded everyone during his trial, becoming the first player from the Indian subcontinent to play for a European club. His magical performances and mesmerizing dribbles earned him accolades and a dedicated fan following in Scotland.Join us as we delve into the thrilling saga of Salim's journey from Calcutta to Glasgow and back, defying expectations and adding an unexpected chapter to the world of football.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E16 : E. Sreedharan - Metro Man Of India
Nov 27 2023
E16 : E. Sreedharan - Metro Man Of India
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this week's episode, embark on an inspiring journey with Kunal Vijayakar as he unfolds the remarkable tale of E Sreedharan, also known as the Metro Man of India. From the swift reconstruction of the Pamban Bridge to the ambitious Konkan Railway project, witness Sreedharan's unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.Delve into the creation of the Delhi Metro, a groundbreaking initiative that revolutionized urban transportation in the capital. Despite facing controversies, Sreedharan's resilience and commitment to global standards prevailed, leaving behind a world-class metro system and a legacy of professionalism.The indelible impact of E Sreedharan, a man who transformed the face of Indian infrastructure, leaving tracks of change for generations to come.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E15 : 1983 World Cup - The Final Over
Nov 20 2023
E15 : 1983 World Cup - The Final Over
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this week's episode, join Kunal Vijayakar as he takes you back to the historic evening of Saturday, June 25th, 1983, at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London for the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Experience the tension and excitement as Mohinder Amarnath prepares to deliver the ball that would change the course of cricket history in India.Discover the unforgettable characters of that squad, from the flamboyant Krishnamachari Srikkanth to the dependable Mohinder Amarnath. Witness the electric atmosphere at Lord’s, with Indian fans waving the tricolor and sensing an impending historic moment.Relive the pivotal overs, the unexpected fall of West Indies wickets, and the decisive 52nd over that secured India's triumph.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E14 : Nehru's Gift Of An Elephant To Japan
Nov 13 2023
E14 : Nehru's Gift Of An Elephant To Japan
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, Kunal unfolds a poignant chapter in history - Tokyo's beloved elephants during World War II and India's heartwarming response. Explore the distressing order to euthanize these gentle giants, the years-long campaign by Japanese children through heartfelt letters, and the compassionate gesture from India.Discover the journey of Indira, the chosen elephant, symbolizing hope and goodwill. Nehru's heartfelt message accompanies her, fostering a lasting bond between India and Japan. This episode showcases India's broader gestures of goodwill to Berlin and Canada, emphasizing a commitment to global connections.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E13 : India Goes Nuclear - The Story Of Homi Bhabha
Nov 6 2023
E13 : India Goes Nuclear - The Story Of Homi Bhabha
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this week's episode, embark on a remarkable journey with Kunal as he unveils the extraordinary life of Dr. Homi Bhabha, the pioneering physicist who redefined the world of science. Discover the story of Bhabha Scattering and its profound impact on nuclear physics, medical advancements, and space exploration.Kunal delves into the visionary endeavors of Dr. Homi Bhabha, tracing his contributions to science, the founding of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), and the transformative role of India’s peaceful nuclear program. Learn how his genius and unwavering commitment continue to shape the world of science and influence global progress.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E09 : Ravi Shastri & His Audi 100
Oct 9 2023
E09 : Ravi Shastri & His Audi 100
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank! As the Cricket World Cup begins, join Kunal as he revisits the pivotal year of 1985 in Indian cricket history. Discover how Ravi Shastri's outstanding performances in the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket played a crucial role in India's resurgence.India's victory in the finals against Pakistan not only secured the World Cup and World Championship of Cricket double but also silenced the critics. Ravi Shastri received an Audi 100 as a prize, marking a historic moment in cricket history. Relive this remarkable chapter in Indian cricket, celebrating Ravi Shastri and the role of his Audi 100 in reclaiming the glory of the 1983 World Cup win.Tune in for this and much more!New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.