Season 2

In Episode 4, we speak to Swarnlata Mahilkar from EMpower India, a global philanthropy focused on supporting at-risk youth. She facilitated the research process for the Covid: In Her Voice Report–a girl-led and centred participatory research study. Along with her is Shireen Ansari, one of the young women researchers and a powerful advocate for what policy changes need to be made for adolescent girls and young women to fulfil their dreams and aspirations. (Read transcript)

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In Episode 3, we speak to Dr. Praveetha Patalay, Professor at University College London, who studies adolescent mental health and well being. In our conversation she explains the importance of understanding adolescent mental health in greater depth, the pivotal role it plays in defining our health through our lifetime and the impact the pandemic has had on children. (Read transcript)

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In our second episode of Season 2, Sowmiya Ashok, a journalist and one of the fellows of the 2020-21 China-India Visiting Scholars Fellowship at Ashoka University, talks about the gig economy, the rights of gig workers, what changed through the period of the pandemic and where each of us can fit in as those who access key services provided by gig workers. (Read transcript)

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In our first episode of Season 2, four professionals working in different sectors and cities of India reflect on what the pandemic brought up for them in relation to their work lives–how and why they have chosen to do things differently and what it portends for the future in the role work plays in the larger tapestry of life.  (Read transcript)

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