The Social Saga

Mitali Kulkarni

Bringing you the insights on the pressing social issues of our time. Special Thanks to my amazing team! Podcast Music Credits: Shubhankar Bhagwat Technical Support Credit: Rohan Kokil read less
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Episodes

Discovering Ecology, Economy and Self in the Climate Crisis | Our Earth Shastra Experience Captured
Aug 3 2023
Discovering Ecology, Economy and Self in the Climate Crisis | Our Earth Shastra Experience Captured
In this very special episode of The Social Saga, we have my co-travelers- Aditi, Ashay, Ashok, and Mansi with us to share our incredible experience at Earth Shastra, a program designed by Youth Alliance. Earth-Shastra takes young changemakers from across India on a 9-day immersive journey to inhabit the world of the future, to take a pause and understand what’s happening to our planet from a holistic perspective.  During those nine days in early June 2023, I, along with my 40 co-travellers learned in abundance about the climate emergency, consumerism, community building, value of meaningful relationships in life, role of trust, economics, self and so much more! From realizations to moments that made us feel more connected to our purpose, we're excited to share it all. All of this and more, we have tried to capture through our conversation in this episode. I am sure you find this one insightful as not only we have talked about our experience but also brought to the surface our wholesome learnings that you can take back home. Let us know your thoughts in the comments; we can't wait to hear what resonates with you! Watch the video episode here: https://youtu.be/p9cTBBOmUwQ Follow Youth Alliance on Instagram: https://instagram.com/youthallianceofindia?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Chapters (00:00): Episode begins (3:42): What is Earth Shastra  (7:40): Day 1-3 (12:25):  Individualism vs Groupism  (13:16): Forest Immersion (23:44): Commitments after the program  (32:22): Uplifting others and Sharing your gifts  (35:55): Our Experience in a Nutshell  (37:13): Concluding
Climate Change Simplified | With Prachi Shevgaonkar
Jul 3 2023
Climate Change Simplified | With Prachi Shevgaonkar
In this first episode of The Social Saga, we have Prachi Shevgaonkar with us, the founder of Cool the Globe- an app for citizen-led climate action with users from 110+ countries.  Prachi Shevgaonkar is the first Indian citizen appointed to the advisory board of Climate Leadership Coalition, alongside the Prime Minister of Finland and European Union Leaders. As the recipient of many prestigious awards, she was also awarded the Young Changemaker of the Year by the Hon. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.  You can reach out to her on LinkedIn- ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/prachi-shevgaonkar-b8145714a/?originalSubdomain=in⁠ Go ahead and install Cool the Globe- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.cooltheglobe.ctg&hl=en_IN&gl=US The episode delves into the deeper layers of understanding climate change. It also focuses on the small role we can play in climate action and how that matters in the long run. Prachi has a vision of uniting us all to combat the most pressing issue of our time. I truly hope that through this episode, you find your own space in the larger ecosystem of climate change.  If you liked this episode, please follow The Social Saga for upcoming ones, where we will delve deeper into different social topics that matter.  To know more about your host Mitali, please check the LinkedIn profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitali-kulkarni-482b91162/ (00:25)- Setting the ground  (01:50)- Is Sustainability a Buzzword?  (05:05)- What is Climate Change?  (11:01)- What can a common man do regarding Climate Change?  (14:15)- Understanding the debate of Individuals vs. Systemic Action (17:43)- The 4-step Mantra  (20:41)- Summary and Looking Ahead