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Tall Tales Takeaway
20 minutes | 6 years ago
E08 - Jashn
"Jashn" by Saurabh Jain Tall Tales Takeaway is proud to present its first story in Hindi. And it's about how, sometimes when you think you need the most space, like when a loved one passes away, society doesn’t let you have it. Our rituals include ceremonies and rites that go on for 13 days. At the age of 12, Saurabh Jain encountered this in Gaya, when his grandmother passed away. His story is called Jashn, which means celebration or a festival. The story is in Hindi, but the Q&A after is in English.
22 minutes | 6 years ago
E07 - A Room for Two
"A Room for Two" by Chandrima Das Do you believe in a world beyond our senses? We believer it's nearly impossible to gauge what's really out there. Is it just the corporeal world? Or is it also possible that that the mysteries that surround us will take time to unravel? Just like scientists are discovering new species all the time, maybe there's plenty more about our interaction with the world that's left to be dissected and explained. Until then, every once in a while, strange things happen that are hard for us to explain. Here is Chandrima Das's story, "A Room for Two." A few years ago, Chandrima went to New York for work and she rented a room in Manhattan. Just for herself. Or so she thought.
27 minutes | 6 years ago
E06 Size Zero
In this week's story, Archana Iyer tells us about a season of dissatisfaction in her life, when she felt bound to define herself by the size of her body. It's something that we're seeing more and more of these days in India, and by sharing her story, Archana is not only letting us in on what she thought and felt, but also allowing other women and men to claim themselves and look beyond the weighing scale.
19 minutes | 6 years ago
E05 - The entrepreneurs' credo
A first impression goes a long way, and it's hard to undo. Especially when you're a small startup trying to impress the client. Yogesh Upadhyaya shares his experience with 'The entrepreneurs' credo' on this episode of the Tall Tales Takeaway, India's story telling podcast.
47 minutes | 6 years ago
E04 - One in a million
It feels great to be admired. Sometimes you can admire someone you don't know very well and other times you can feel even more alone when you're the object of someone's attention. "Master 214" by Matt Daniels is a story by an expat who's observed Mumbai up close for the last 10 years. Here's a story about someone he really felt drawn to ... on public transportation. "I Hate Moonlight" by Chandrima Das, is the story of an experience that a lot of women have had and DO have in India: of being stalked. It's personal and it's very real. Hosted and curated by Michael Burns Produced by Chhavi Sachdev Sound engineering by Kiran Meher Sound design by Vijay Doiphode Music by Sudhakar Verma
49 minutes | 6 years ago
E03 - When the stars align
In India, everybody is a little superstitious, whether it's about timing something right, a lucky shirt, or even ... life on other planets. Maybe we look at the world and see so much mystery that instead of fighting it we kind of surrender to it, telling ourselves that there are plenty forces outside of our control. Our stories today look at two sides of those forces. Little Green Men by Michael Burns tells us about a night several years ago that he'll never forget. It made him wonder, it made him cry, and he's still perplexed by the questions it raised. Join him in conversation with Matt Daniels after the story. In The Age of Aquarius, Gayatri Aptekar looks at the malicious side of superstition that goes beyond fun and games and into areas where hopes, dreams, and even lives can be shattered. Michael Burns and she have a quick chat after the story. Hosted and curated by Michael Burns Produced by Chhavi Sachdev Sound engineering by Kiran Meher Sound design by Vijay Doiphode Music by Sudhakar Verma
51 minutes | 6 years ago
E02 - Man (and woman)'s best friend
Episode 2 - "Man (and woman)'s best friend" featuring Matt Daniels and Archana Ramanathan Iyer Any of us who's really loved a pet knows that they become family in a way that's hard to foresee or comprehend. And this love can sometimes have complicated results. "Me and Harry" Matt Daniels asks us what it truly means to love another creature and what that could push you to do if you're ever cornered. In this story, Matt learned a little about himself, as well. "Puppy love" Archana Iyer tells us about meeting Malcolm in the US when she was a teenager. Meeting him made her love for Jane Austin more real, more tangible, than ever before. Hosted and curated by Michael Burns Produced by Chhavi Sachdev Sound engineering by Kiran Meher Sound design by Vijay Doiphode Music by Sudhakar Verma
29 minutes | 6 years ago
E01 - Timing is everything
"Timing is everything" featuring Gayatri Aptekar and Yogesh Upadhyaya We all know the saying, "it's not what you say, but HOW you say it that matters." But, what you say is actually pretty important. This episode is about what you say and when you say it. "The Sweetest Sound" Gayatri Aptekar shares a story about striking a balance between becoming someone new and holding onto the person she already is, especially after taking her marital vows. "Why I Hate Rahul Singh. A Story with Three Epilogues" In this story set in New York City about 15 years ago, Yogesh tells us about a moment when perfect timing met professional jealousy in a cafeteria line. Hosted and curated by Michael Burns Produced by Chhavi Sachdev Sound engineering by Kiran Meher Sound design by Vijay Doiphode Music by Sudhakar Verma
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