Udaya Shreyas of The Sanskrit Channel talks about the Challenges with Learning the Language in India

Udaya Shreyas of The Sanskrit Channel talks about his journey into the beautiful world of the Sanskrit language, his transition from being an atheist into spirituality.

We also talk about

1 Difference between Vedic Sanskrit, Panninian Sanskrit and conversational Sanskrit

2 Learning language through speech or grammar? Initiatives taken by Samskruta Bharati

3 How Sanskrit can be revived on a mass scale via both govt and private initiatives

4 Qualities of Sanskrit as a scientifically suitable language for computer programming

5 The poetic qualities of Sanskrit, the different poetic meters, same words having different meanings

6 Future outlook of Sanskrit

7 Future goals for The Sanskrit Channel

The Indic Explorer channel is a platform to explore different facets of Indic Culture and its relationship with modernity. On our show ‘The Indic Underground’ we speak to newer & younger people from different spheres of cultural life that represent less known aspects of Indic culture. If you are tired of the same folks & are looking for fresh voices, then this is the place for it.

Our endeavor is to reach out to culturally conscious younger people who are deeply tied to the values of Indian culture while still embracing modernity. We will soon be bringing interesting discussions on different topics ranging from culture, civilizational issues, history, geopolitics, philosophy, music, literature dance, art and architecture.

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Ari Jayaprakash talks about the Indian Underground Art Scene, Analyzing Art & AI Art of the Future

On the 1st Episode of my weekly podcast The Indic Underground on The Indic Explorer YouTube channel, I chat with artist Ari Jayaprakash.

We discuss modern Indian Underground art, its roots in Indic cultural values, his artistic influences, the development of the artistic aesthetic, the interpretation of some of his curated artworks (yes, we analyze artworks on the show) and the evolution of art with the advent of AI.

Ari Jayaprakash is an internationally acclaimed Indian artist and musician born in Wellington, India. He belongs to the Badaga tribe, who inhabit the Nilgiris. Having worked and showcased all over the world, his work is a confluence of influences that are constantly being explored and realized through art, photography and music. His work incorporates relevant global themes of alienation, isolation, identity, corruption, oppression, urban seclusion and other social commentary.

The Indic Explorer channel is a platform to explore different facets of Indic Culture and its relationship with modernity. On our show ‘The Indic Underground’ we speak to newer & younger people from different spheres of cultural life that represent less known aspects of Indic culture. If you are tired of the same folks & are looking for fresh voices, then this is the place for it.

Our endeavor is to reach out to culturally conscious younger people who are deeply tied to the values of Indian culture while still embracing modernity. We will soon be bringing interesting discussions on different topics ranging from culture, civilizational issues, history, geopolitics, philosophy, music, literature dance, art and architecture.

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Ajit Datta talks about organizing the Pondy Lit Fest & the cultural impact of Lit Fests

On the 4th Episode of my weekly podcast The Indic Paradigm on The Indic Explorer YouTube channel, I chat with Ajit Datta- part of the organizing team of the Pondicherry Lit Fest.

We discussed about the behind the scenes aspects of organizing such an event and the broader socio-cultural impact of Literary Festivals.

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Dr. Vishakha Moghe on Ayurveda, Yoga, Mental Health, Diet Plans and Satvik Food

23rd October 2022, is being celebrated as the National Ayurveda Day in India.

Topics Covered Include:

1 Principles of Ayurveda

  • What are the basic principles of Ayurvedic treatment?
  • What is Vata, Pitta Kapha and how are they detected in a person; how does treatment vary?
  • How is exercise routine designed?
  • Things to do in the morning as per Ayurveda?
  • What solution does Ayurveda have for dealing with stress and its take on psychological health
  • What is Aama in Ayurveda and how do u treat it ?

2 Ayurveda and Food

  • What food and dietary habits are recommended? How is a diet plan designed as per Ayurveda?
  • What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
  • What is Sattvic food and what impact does it have on our body?
  • Popular Foods that don’t mix well together like banana milk shakes? Shrikhand and Amarkhand? Fruits and yogurts mix is it fine?
  • Ayurvedic take on Veg vs non-Veg food?
  • Should Chavanprash be consumed as an immune modulator regularly
  • Organic food vs processed and what is ayurvedic take on it
  • Indian food and spice vs pepper?

 

3 Ayurveda and Modernity

  • Ayurvedic spa and massage treatments?
  • How do you handle the argument of Ayurveda vs Allopathy vs Homeopathy and other medicinal forms like Siddha, Acupuncture, Acupressure?
  • What is the link between Ayurveda and Yoga? Can Ayurveda be considered just a science delinking it from Hinduism & Yoga and the spiritual/philosophical aspects
  • Clinical trial and Ayurveda
  • What do you see the future of Ayurveda?

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Episode 15: The Vijayanagara Empire

 

Shrikanth and Gaurav talk to Maneesh on all things Vijayanagara Empire.

An empire that lasted longer than the Mughal Empire and whole legacy thrives to this day.

@shrikanth_krish   @gaurav_lele    @maneesht

 

Sources and References:

A Forgotten Empire by Robert Sewell
 
2. A History of South India by KA Nilakanta Sastri
 
3. Sources of Vijayanagara History by S Krishnaswami Aiyangar
 
4. Vijayanagara History by KAN Sastri and Venkataramanayya
 
5. Administration and Social Life under Vijayanagara by TV Mahalingam
 
6. The New Cambridge History of India 1-2 by Burton Stein
 

 

 

India’s Preeminent Branding Guru-Suhel Seth on Impact of Culture on Advertising

On the 7th Episode of my weekly podcast The Indic Paradigm on The Indic Explorer YouTube channel, I chat with Suhel Seth (India’s preeminent Branding and Advertising Guru) on the Impact of Culture on Branding & Advertising.

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Guru Prakash Paswan (National Spokesperson of BJP) talks about the Sanatani Dalit Lived Experience

National Spokesperson of BJP Guru Prakash Paswan talks about the Sanatani Dalit lived experience on the Indic Explorer Channel. This is an episode commemorating the 75 Years of Indian Independence this year on 15th of August 2022 (also popularly called as Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav). We talk about the progress made by the Dalit community since Independence and the many challenges that still remain further ahead.

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The Dance of Indian Modernity and Tradition

Nowhere does antiquity animate politics and society like India. Some pan on for a golden age of yore that is more myth than matter. Others want to incinerate the past as they view it as an age of oppression and inherent ignorance. Still, some are completely ambivalent to it, viewing attachments to the era of ancients as useless, tradition as fruitless, and machine-like pragmatism as the sole solution to India’s salvation.

Yet I believe, as in most cases, there needs to be a Middle Path. The roots of Indian identity are deeply embedded in the sacred earth of the subcontinent. People are naturally moved by myths and stories. They fight not only for resources and material goods but also for ideas and gods. A state can only derive legitimacy from brute power for so long; eventually, it must also sustain trust and belief in something beyond the cold machinations of bureaucrats and bullets. A state must uphold something greater than itself. An idea that is based on principle, on struggle, on beauty. For India, the incarnation of that idea is obvious – Dharma. For it is only the wheel of Dharma that has outlasted every hegemon and human that has walked Bhārat.

Continue reading The Dance of Indian Modernity and Tradition

Preity Upala talks about Indic Feminism & Lessons for Western Feminism in this Navratri Special Episode

Model, actress and writer Preity Upala talks about the intricacies of Indic Feminism and the lessons from this less known framework for the Western Feminist Movement. This is an episode commemorating the Hindu Festival of Navaratri honouring the Trinity of the Hindu Devis namely Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.

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Social Media Influencer Kamya Buch on How is Dharma Relevant for Today’s Youth

On the 6th Episode of my weekly podcast The Indic Paradigm on The Indic Explorer YouTube channel, I chat with Kamya Buch (known as Wandering Kamya on Twitter) on the relevance of Dharma for the youth in the modern world. Kamya is a Dharmic social media influencer, entrepreneur, blogger and an avid traveler.

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