Anurag Minus Verma Podcast

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Is woke culture destroying Cinema ft Sucharita Tyagi
Dec 24 2023
Is woke culture destroying Cinema ft Sucharita Tyagi
➡️ ⁠Click or tap to Support AMVPodcast (Patreon/UPI) Sucharita Tyagi has been at the forefront of film criticism, notably embracing the YouTube medium for reviews as early as 2015. Back then, she was reviewing films on YouTube for the Film Companion website. This segment evolved into "Not a Movie Review" with Sucharita. A curated selection of episodes from "Not a Movie Review" was subsequently released as a web series on Disney+ Hotstar under the same title in March 2020. In this episode, we're getting into what makes a movie 'woke'—is it a new trend, or has good cinema always been woke? We also explore the movie critique scene in India, talking about the hurdles critics face, and of course, shooting the breeze about films from Archies to Animal. Plus, we're spilling the tea on some cool independent flicks that released recently. Don't miss the fun and insightful discussion! This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: ➡️ ⁠Click or tap to Support AMVPodcast (Patreon/UPI) Sucharita’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sucharitatyagi  Sucharita’s insta:https://www.instagram.com/su4ita/  Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing and mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.
Anoop Kumar's Bold Journey to Fix Our Broken Education System
Nov 9 2023
Anoop Kumar's Bold Journey to Fix Our Broken Education System
Anoop Kumar founded the Nalanda Academy in 2013 in Wardha, Maharashtra. He is pioneering groundbreaking work by providing education to marginalized students from all over the country and has successfully helped hundreds of students from marginalized castes gain admission to top universities in India and abroad. His life, journey, and ideas are nothing short of revolutionary, and I won't be exaggerating if I say that he is one of the living legends who has done unparalleled work. This is the podcast where he skillfully deconstructs the myth of merit, which may significantly alter your perspectives on the current education system. Please be aware that this podcast contains some details that might be triggering for some people, as it touches upon topics such as suicides and extreme caste traumas. Anoop’s account: https://twitter.com/Anoopkheri  Nalanda Academy: https://nalanda-academy.org/our-team/  This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. BuyMeACoffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114 2. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en
Life of a writer ft Ramkumar Singh
Oct 1 2023
Life of a writer ft Ramkumar Singh
In this relaxed and insightful episode, Ramkumar Singh delves into his memories of growing up in Rajasthan, exploring its celebrations, traditions, and dogmas. He reflects on his writing journey, offering insights into the life of a Bollywood writer, the loneliness of Mumbai, the concept of creativity in today's politically charged environment, and much more. This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. BuyMeACoffee:⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114⁠  2. Patreon (Most preferred medium): ⁠https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma⁠ 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : ⁠https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/⁠ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): ⁠https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB⁠ Ramkumar Singh is a versatile Indian writer known for his work in screenwriting, Hindi fiction, film lyrics, criticism, and column writing. His short stories, published in literary journals and translated into various Indian languages, gained widespread acclaim. In 2012, his short story collection "Bhobhar tatha anya kahaniyaṅ" was published by Lokayat Prakashan, Jaipur, earning him the prestigious Rangey Rraghav Katha Samman from the Rajasthan Sahitya Academy. In 2015, he made his debut as a novelist with the political satire "Zed Plus," published by Rajkamal Prakashan. This novel was later adapted into a film of the same name, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. His Rajasthani story "Bhobhar" received recognition at various Indian and international film festivals, leading to nominations for Best Story at the 21st LifeOk Screen Awards (for "Zed Plus”). Additionally, he contributed as a dialogue writer for the film "Sarkar 3" and gained recognition as a lyricist for the critically acclaimed film "Anarkali of Arrah."  Ramkumar Singh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiark?lang=en Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing and mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.
Exploring Art, Aesthetics, and Politics: A delightful conversation with Shrujana
Sep 23 2023
Exploring Art, Aesthetics, and Politics: A delightful conversation with Shrujana
A joyful and fun podcast with Shrujna. I immensely love her artwork. Over the years she has developed a signature style of her own which is not just aesthetically stunning but also stirs the thoughts because of the political messaging.  The experience of recording this podcast felt like two friends sitting together and discussing important issues and even the most mundane issues of the world.  A delightful conversation which shouldn’t be missed. This is also the episode that I recorded in person with good mics so the quality of the audio will be also very good.  Episode 78 is now streaming on all platforms.  Shrujana N Shridhar is an artist and illustrator based in Mumbai. Her practice examines the intersection of caste, gender, and capitalism. It honours the resilience of communities that fought caste and gender oppression for centuries.  Her works have been published in magazines in India and abroad. Shrujana has written and illustrated children’s books. She runs the Dalit Panther Archive, digitising and archiving Little Magazines and literature published by the members of the Dalit Panther movement. She is a co-founder of Mavelinadu Collective, an anti-caste publication She received the SSAF–AAA Research Grant for Archiving Histories of Art, Ideas, and Visual Culture in 2019. Her works have been exhibited at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, The Showroom, London, China Residencies at Centre for Media at Risk at the University of Pennsylvania, Arts House, Melbourne.  Shrujana’s bio: https://www.instagram.com/srujangatha/  This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. BuyMeACoffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114  2. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing and mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.
The Dark Side of Our Broken Education System by Prof. Ravikant Kisana
Sep 15 2023
The Dark Side of Our Broken Education System by Prof. Ravikant Kisana
Inspired by recent cases of brutality against students by teachers, Prof. Ravikant Kisana (Buffalo Intellectual) takes us on a journey in this episode. He delves deep into the dark underbelly of education, exploring the high-stakes world of coaching, the intense school environment, education's transformation into a cutthroat competition, the chilling use of humiliation and violence as instruments of knowledge, and everything that is wrong with our broken education system. Tune in! Professor Ravikant Kisana teaches at a private university. He also serves as the host and creator of the "Mind My Buffalo Podcast," a recently launched podcast that consistently explores the examination of savarna culture across various aspects of life, including social media, influencer culture, films, web series, and more. Additionally, Prof. Kisana is a prolific writer, contributing high-energy and thought-provoking columns to Swaddle. Some of his articles have gained widespread viral attention on the internet, and you can find links to these articles in the description below This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 2. BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. You can also post your comments on Spotify ( NEW FEATURE)  Link to Mind Your Buffalo podcast :https://open.spotify.com/show/70Y6Y8FtCo6EFDfF6Xmogb  Prof. Ravikant ( Buffalo Intellectual’s Twitter) : https://twitter.com/ProfRavikantK  His articles: https://theswaddle.com/author/ravikantkisana/  Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en
Anti-Caste Bills in USA
Sep 2 2023
Anti-Caste Bills in USA
An episode about anti-caste laws being passed in the USA.  This episode was recorded a few months back.  Kshama Sawant, an Indian-American politician and economist, has served on the Seattle City Council since 2014. She is a member of Socialist Alternative, the first and only member of the party to date to be elected to public office. In 2012, Kshama ran as a Socialist Alternative candidate for the Washington State Legislature and surprised everyone by winning 29% of the vote. The momentum continued in her campaign for the Seattle City Council, where she boldly ran on a platform of fighting for a $15/hr minimum wage, rent control, and taxing the super-rich to fund mass transit and education. In November, she defeated a 16-year incumbent Democrat to become the first socialist elected in a major US city in decades. The Seattle City Council's law against discrimination based on caste—the first such law passed by a city in the United States—was written and forwarded by Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, the only Indian American member of the council. Prashant Nema is a software engineer who has lived in Seattle for 22 years and worked for Microsoft, Dell, and Meta (Facebook). He was part of the Seattle team (CSIA) that organized, advocated for, and supported the Seattle ordinance against caste discrimination passed in February 2023. He is also a member of the Bay Area, California-based Ambedkar King Study Circle. You can find his article written in the local Seattle media during the Seattle Campaign here: https://southseattleemerald.com/2023/02/18/opinion-confessions-of-an-american-caste-traitor/?amp This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. BuyMeACoffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114  2. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Kshama’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cmkshama?lang=en Prashant’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prashant.nema.1  Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing & Mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.
India's Underground Hip-Hop & Bass Scene
Aug 18 2023
India's Underground Hip-Hop & Bass Scene
In this podcast, we discussed the vibrant independent Indian rap and hip-hop scene. On creating art in the age of commerce and dealing with unethical recording labels.  The power of music to challenge societal norms at the same time being playful and super interesting in its approach. And finally the impact of the film "Gully Boy" on the rap and hip-hop movement. Tushar Adhav aka BamBoy is a music producer/Dj and rapper. He is known for his brand of murky bass often intertwined with groove-addled samples and music from his roots. BamBoy is also an Emcee who never fails to deliver hard-hitting truth bombs in his verses.  He is also a key member of the HipHop Collective 'Swadesi.’ Under the pseudonym "Kaali Duniya," Tushar Adhav creates music that takes on a different persona. Through Kaali Duniya, he crafts sound-system-influenced tracks characterized by dark soundscapes, a haunting atmosphere, and brain-tingling basslines. Notably, he curates samples deeply rooted in cultural and social contexts, adding another layer of significance to his work. What sets his art apart is his ability to produce socially and politically charged tunes intended for the dance floor. His music has the power to move your body and stimulate your thoughts simultaneously. This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 2. BuyMeACoffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Bamboy’s music: https://www.youtube.com/@bamboy_music6878   Kaali Duniya’s Music :https://soundcloud.com/tushar-adhav-285451321  Swadesi Movement’s music: https://www.youtube.com/@SwadesiMovement  Bamboy’s (Tushar Adhav) instagram  :  https://www.instagram.com/bamboy_music/  Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing & Mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai. Credit for the Music:  Tushar Adhav aka BamBoy
The Philosophy of Food with Shoaib Daniyal
Aug 11 2023
The Philosophy of Food with Shoaib Daniyal
In today’s episode, I'm excited to present a delightful and informative conversation with Sohaib Daniyal. We'll be delving into our favourite topic: food. We'll explore the diverse history of cuisines, delve into stories and myths related to food, appreciate the aesthetics linked to culinary experiences, address the issue of violence associated with food in India, and so much more. Shoaib Daniyal is the political editor for the news website, Scroll. But when he's not reporting on India's netas he likes to eat, cook and sometimes even write on his real passion: food. I have an important request today. Your support is what keeps this podcast thriving in a competitive landscape. Without listener support, corporate funding might restrict our content and limit engaging discussions. Over the years, we've hosted scholars, university experts, artists, and even TikTok stars, remaining accessible to all. Our podcast's unique identity relies on independence. As meaningful discussions wane in today's world, your generous help is crucial for sustaining our mission. I urge you, my valued supporter, to sustain this podcast.  Quality recorderExcellent microphoneStudio space rentalA small team for consistency and research Your past support motivates me, and I believe your kindness can drive us further. Visit my BuyMeACoffee wishlist to donate. You can also use Razorpay, Instamojo, or PayPal. Moreover, you can now join us on BuyMeACoffee as a member, akin to Patreon. Please explore the links below to support the podcast.  1.Fundraiser on BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus/w/26114  2. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. Shoaib Daniyal ’s instagram:https://www.instagram.com/shoaibdaniyal/ Anurag Minus Verma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/confusedvichar Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minusverma/?hl=en The Mixing & Mastering of sound in this episode is done by PostPond Media, a production house based in Mumbai.
Battles for Equality in Hindu India by Manoj Mitta
Aug 4 2023
Battles for Equality in Hindu India by Manoj Mitta
I recorded a podcast with Manoj Mitta, author of the new book:  Caste Pride: Battles for Equality in Hindu India.  In this podcast episode, we delve into the fascinating history of caste and social reforms in India. From detailing the strange laws during colonial times to the interesting courtroom debates and the lesser-known heroes, the narrative uncovers a compelling and lesser-explored aspect of our past. We discuss the barbaric punishment imposed on Lower Castes in Madras in 1816, known as "Confinement in the stocks," and the disturbing practice of "The Breast Tax."  Exploring the root cause of the scarcity of intercaste marriages, we learn about Watandar Joshis, Satyasodhak Samaj, and Self-respect marriages by Periyar, as they shaped the legal concepts of marriages in India. We also uncover the many unsung figures from history who lead historic battles against untouchability.  Manoj also delves into Mahatma Gandhi's stance during this fight for untouchability and addresses whether caste finds sanction in ancient scriptures, exploring the root cause of this problem as described in religious books. This episode takes listeners through the context of that era, the struggle for equality, and how reforms in Indian society began through both legal and social means. About Manoj:  Manoj Mitta is a Delhi-based journalist focusing on law, human rights and social justice. A law graduate from Hyderabad, he has worked with the Times of India, the Indian Express and India Today. Mitta has written two critically acclaimed books on impunity for mass violence: When a Tree Shook Delhi: The 1984 Carnage and Its Aftermath, co-authored with H.S. Phoolka (2007), and The Fiction of Fact-finding: Modi and Godhra (2014).  This podcast doesn’t have any corporate funding or support so the contribution by listeners is very important for its survival. Please support it here: 1. Patreon (Most preferred medium): https://www.patreon.com/anuragminusverma 2. BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Anuragminus 3. InstaMojo:(UPI/Gpay/PayTm) : https://www.instamojo.com/@anuragminusverma/ 4. PayPal ( Subscribers living outside India can pay through it): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnuragMinusVerma?locale.x=en_GB Please rate the podcast on Spotify. You can also post your comments on Spotify ( NEW FEATURE)  Link to buy the book:https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B0C1HDLX9P/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0