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Ted and Aseem love food. Ted and Aseem love talking about food. If You'll Indulge Me is a podcast about food and language, because so much of how we talk about food determines how we experience it. Each episode is a new journey through the strange and endlessly amusing world of menus, branding, and food culture. So listen to Ted and Aseem talk. You'll probably like it.
 
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Khabardaar Podcast
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Khabardaar is a weekly Hindi language podcast discussing Bollywood movies. Hosted by lifelong Bollywood fans Aparita Bhandari and Baisakhi Roy, it offers an in-depth look at the Hindi film industry.
 
The Sandeep Roy Show
 
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SAJA
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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association
 
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SecTools Podcast
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Podcast by InfoSec Campus
 
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Episode 43: Aparita Bhandari watched Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga with Queer South Asians and Allies of Toronto (QSAALT). A conversation with its members after watching the movie. The group talked about queer representation in Bollywood movies of past, and the importance of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga in giving voice to a mis- or under-r ...…
 
Today Shakespeare is considered as part of highbrow literature but in his own day it was the quintessential ‘masala’ entertainment. This is why when author Jonathan Gil Harris was watching the film Lagaan in 2001, he came to realize that a lot of Bollwood's masala films resonated deeply with Shakespeare's work. In this episode Harris talks to S ...…
 
Episode 42: A look at the influence of Telugu cinema on Bollywood, and a discussion of the sleeper hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy. We start off with Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar featuring the hit A. R. Rahman song Urvashi Urvashi, as well as Jumme Ki Raat from Kick. Filmi Khabrein has us talking about Kangana Ranaut and the ensemble cast featured in Tota ...…
 
Episode 41: A debate on whether Uri: The Surgical Strike, starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal among others, is a jingoistic film - or not. We start off with Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar featuring two A. R. Rahman songs, and Filmi Khabrein full of new teasers and trailer information. Then in Bollywood Behes, an in-depth discussion of h ...…
 
Episode 40: A conversation with author Moupia Basu on her book The Queen’s Last Salute, which is partially inspired by the story of Rani Laxmibai. Basu’s book covers much of the same ground as Kangana Ranaut’s latest film Manikarnika. The Queen’s Last Salute is published by Juggernaut Books and available at your local bookstore or online. To se ...…
 
Episode 39: We have lots to talk about when it comes to Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh’s collaboration in Simbaa. While the movie had many fun elements, tacking on a serious issue like rape to a Shetty style masala movie didn’t sit well with us. We start off with Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar, followed by Filmi Khabrein - where we talk about the depict ...…
 
Episode 38: We watched Zero, the big budget Anand L. Rai extravaganza starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, alongside top-billing female leads Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The movie didn’t impress us much; but then neither did Race 3 or Thugs of Hindostan earlier in 2018. So, this episode features our experience of watching Zero, fol ...…
 
Episode 37: In this special episode, a conversation with celebrated Indian documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan about his latest work Vivek/Reason. Vivek/Reason screened as part of the Toronto International Film Festival (2018). Although many balked at first at its run-time – the 261 minute long documentary is meant to be screened in two sess ...…
 
Serial entrepreneur Shabnam Aggarwal left her cushy job at Merrill Lynch and moved to India to start a company. But the company failed. Undaunted, Shabnam examined her experiences to see what she could learn from them, and then she wrote a book: Freedom to Fail. She talks to Sandip about the family pressure to succeed that weighs heavy on India ...…
 
Mohammed A. “secfigo” Imran is the Founder and CTO of Eracorp Technologies/Practical DevSecOps and a seasoned security professional with 8 years of experience in helping organisations with their Information Security Programs. He has a diverse background in R&D, consulting and product-based industries with a passion to solve complex security pro ...…
 
Aseem Jakhar is the Director, research at Payatu Software Labs payatu.com a boutique security testing company. He is a renowned security researcher with extensive experience in system programming, security research and consulting. He is well known in the hacking and security community as the founder of null - The open security community, regist ...…
 
Episode 36: In this episode, a look at Stree. This horror-comedy film starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurrana, Abhishek Banerjee and Pankaj Tripathi was a sleeper hit, telling an unusual story of an evil female spirit who kidnaps men. Although the film used the horror-comedy genre to address themes such as patriarchy and co ...…
 
Episode 35: In this episode, a look at Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Surekha Sikri. Although Hindi films typically centre around its younger stars, Badhaai Ho featured stand-out performances by the senior artists, stealing scene after scene, in a film that broached the topic of parental sex ...…
 
We all know that there's a link between crime and politics, or at least that's what we hear. But is there really one? How many criminals hold office? Are they less likely to be voted in? Are there more of them as time goes by? In this episode, Sandip talks to Milan Vaishnav, author and Carnegie Fellow, about what he's discovered about how India ...…
 
The most talked-about wedding since the Royals, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' recent nuptials dominated headlines, Tweets and generated several think pieces - but none more controversial than Mariah Smith's take in The Cut. Published this week, the backlash was enough for the online publication to remove the entire article from their website. ...…
 
Episode 34: A look at Sriram Raghavan’s body of work that leads up to his latest film, AndhaDhun - starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte. Music: Bollywood Blades by Professor Kliq/ Material Breakthrough by Peritune
 
In this episode, Sandip speaks to author and journalist Aatish Taseer about his experiences writing The Twice Born: Life and Death on the River Ganges. They discuss the stories and people Aatish covers in his book as well as his observations of how the caste hierarchy is deeply entrenched in many parts of India and what Taseer infers about how ...…
 
Episode 33: We are back to our regular programming! In this episode, inspired by the Netflix hit To All The Boys I Loved Before, Aparita and Baisakhi pick their favourite contemporary Bollywood romcom aimed at young people. While romance is always an ingredient in popular Hindi films, Bollywood romcoms are a genre unto themselves. Contemporary ...…
 
Yiannis is a Director at one of the big 4 consulting firm with over 10 years of technical experience providing physical security assessments, penetration tests and red team operations. Yiannis is the developer of the WarBerryPi which has been presented at Blackhat USA 2016, Blackhat Europe 2016 and Blackhat USA 2018 among other conferences. Yia ...…
 
Have you ever wondered if the great Indian rope trick really existed? Could it have? On the show today is John Zubrzycki, a Sydney-based author, journalist, researcher and South-Asia specialist. His most recent book is a magical history of India, following magic from ancient religious texts to modern magician P.C. Sorcar, via colonial stories, ...…
 
Episode 32: In this special episode, a conversation with Janice Sequeira, a former broadcast journalist and entertainment reporter, about Bollywood’s leading role in India’s #MeToo movement. Music: Bollywood Blades by Professor Kliq
 
Tanya Janca is a senior cloud security advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application and cloud security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers and operations folks alike through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs and community events. As an ethi ...…
 
Irrepressible food historian Pushpesh Pant comes on the show in this episode to talk about his memories around food at festivals, giving us a wealth of information about traditional sweets and sweet-making. He also explores the map of India seen through food customs instead of language and talks about the traditional foods that are vanishing in ...…
 
When we interview people for the show, we often end up having to cut out parts we love, in the interests of time. We still want to share them with you though, so on this special episode, we bring you extended excerpts from our best episodes, with James Crabtree talking about corruption and the performance of the Modi government, Devdutt Pattana ...…
 
Mike Hodges is a Senior Security Engineer at Red Ventures leading Red Team Operations and Incident Response. He comes from a background of application development and penetration testing consulting. Currently, his focus is on developing evasive offensive capabilities and fighting off the ever-present imposter syndrome brought on by working in I ...…
 
Anant Shrivastava has worked on computer and open source software since 2000. He grouped Linux user groups in Bhopal and was also active in other major Linux user groups across India. Anant now working as Regional Director Asia Pacific for NotSoSecure Global Service. He has been Speaker/Trainer at various conferences including BlackHat, RuxCon, ...…
 
Episode 31: A conversation with Nandita Das, who brought her second feature film Manto to TIFF 2018. After Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar and Filmi Khabrein, we also talk to Urdu-Hindi writer Faiyaz Ahmad Wajeeh as part of Bollywood Behes about his take on Das’ bio-pic Manto. Well-versed with Manto’s prolific writings, Wajeeh was disappointed with what ...…
 
Today, on International Podcast Day, we have a really special episode of the show for you. Sandip talks to the talented and wonderful classical singer Shubha Mudgal and has a delightful conversation about music, activism, singing both classical and popular music, music education and more. This conversation is rich with stories from her life, in ...…
 
Episode 30: Our second TIFF-related episode features a conversation with Vasan Bala and Abhimanyu Dassani, the director and star respectively of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, aka The Man Who Feels No Pain. After Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar, inspired by Bollywood’s take on karate and the festive season, and Filmi Khabrein, where we talk about Rima Das’s fil ...…
 
Episode 29: We kick off our TIFF-related episodes with a critics rountable. One of the world’s best known film festivals, Toronto International Film Festival has long been a friend to Hindi and other Indian films. This year, along with the films, came a contingent of Indian film critics. We had a chance to speak with four of them about their th ...…
 
Sandip and Devdutt talk #377, Indian society's weird relationship with sex, companies jumping on the LGBTQI bandwagon, the Indian tendency towards tribalism, the problem with linear binaries in politics, trolls, the history of queer people in Indian mythology and the way mythology transformed Devdutt's life. You can follow us and leave us feedb ...…
 
Episode 28: In this special episode, a teaser from TIFF 2018. One of the world’s best known film festivals, Toronto International Film Festival has long been a friend to Hindi and other Indian films. This year was no different, with films such as Manto, Manmarziyaan and Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota headlining the roster. We present a short report fr ...…
 
Episode 27: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is Vikramaditya Motwane’s latest feature film, and stars Harshvardhan Kapoor among an ensemble cast of stellar character actors. Inspired by the superhero/vigilante figures from graphic novels, Motwane tells a contemporary tale that also serves as an origin story of a homegrown Indian superhero/vigilante. It ...…
 
In a country as large and diverse as India, there are many pockets of unexpected cultures. Kolkata, with its long history as a port city has many. One such group is the Jews. In this episode, Sandip Roy speaks to Flower Silliman, one of the oldest people of her community, and her daughter Yael, about Jewish customs, how the community is fading, ...…
 
Episode 26: A look at hockey as depicted in recent Bollywood films such as Soorma and Gold, which also reminded audiences of the 2007 Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India. After remembering some Rahat Fateh Ali Khan tunes in Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar and checking in with Filmi Khabrein, including the trailer for Mani Ratnam’s latest work Chekka Chi ...…
 
Episode 25: Karwaan is an offbeat addition to Bollywood’s genre of road trip movies. Starring Dulquer Salmaan, Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar, it follows the unusual friendship that evolves between three seemingly disconnected people. To please his father, Avinash (Dulquer) keeps working a soulless job, although he’d much rather pursue his pass ...…
 
Today Sandip speaks to journalist, author and professor James Crabtree about his recent book The Billionaire Raj. India's economy might be growing rapidly but this progress leaves many of its citizens behind, with only 1% of the population holding 60% of the wealth. James was the Mumbai bureau chief for the Financial Times and during his tenure ...…
 
Episode 24: A look at Dhadak, a Hindi film adaptation which launched Bollywood progeny Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar, but downplayed the issue of caste raised in the original Marathi film Sairat. While discussing how Hindi films have depicted caste in the past, we revisit films such as Sujata, the 1960 Bimal Roy classic which also went to Ca ...…
 
Episode 23: A conversation with Varun Grover, the Indian National Award winning lyricist, writer and stand-up comedian. After penning songs such as Moh Moh Ke Dhaage in the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), for which he won the Indian National Award for best lyrics, and writing Masaan (2015), which won the FIPRESCI award at Cannes Film Festival a ...…
 
On this episode, Sandip sits down to chat with author and film journalist Aseem Chhabra, who wrote the recently released unauthorized biography, Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story of a Global Bollywood Star. Aseem talks to Sandip about Priyanka's career in Bollywood, the way she adapted to Hollywood and how she managed to keep her relevance ...…
 
Episode 22: Netflix India original series Sacred Games has been getting lots of acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan in main roles, alongside a stellar supporting cast, it is directed by Hindi cinema heavyweights Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. Sacred Games is adapted from Vikram Chan ...…
 
Episode 21: In this special episode, a conversation with documentary filmmaker, writer and critic Paromita Vohra on the Hindi film songs legacy of renowned poet Gopal Das Neeraj. Often simply referred to as Neeraj, he died on 19 July 2018. He was 93. Using the songs Neeraj wrote for the Navketan Films’ production Prem Pujari, Paromita tells us ...…
 
The supreme court has finished hearing arguments on repealing section 377. Today Sandip talks to LGBT activist Pawan Dhall about the difficulties that LGBT people face in India, and the ways in which this ruling can change their lives. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podca ...…
 
Fotis Chantzis has been a member of the main Nmap development team since 2009, when he wrote Ncrack under the mentorship of Fyodor, the original author of Nmap, during Google Summer of Code 2009 and 2010. He also represented Nmap at the Google Mentor Summit in October 2016. His work includes exploiting the TCP Persist Timer to magnify the effec ...…
 
Episode 20: In this special episode, a conversation with Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta and Bollywood biographer Aseem Chhabra. Shubhra Gupta has been covering Hindi films and other movies for decades. She’s the author of 50 Films That Changed Bollywood. Besides authoring two biographies - Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star and ...…
 
Episode 19: In this special episode, Yasser Usman talks about his unauthorized biography of Sanjay Dutt, and we meet one of the star’s biggest fans in Toronto. Yasser Usman grew up watching Hindi films and admiring Sanjay Dutt’s sense of style in movies such as Naam and Saajan. After writing the unauthorized biographies of Rajesh Khanna and Rek ...…
 
In this episode Sandip talks to photographer and visual artist, Anusha Yadav, who founded the Indian Memory Project, about how the project came about, the kind of stories it tells about love, loss, family and secrets, and what she has learned from curating it. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or ...…
 
Episode 18: Sanju purports to give audiences the true story of Sanjay Dutt, told straight by Sanju baba himself, warts and all – no intermediaries or anonymous sources. Why is the film so superficial then? In fact, Sanju takes far more cinematic liberties than the disclaimer at the beginning of the movie outlines. It glamourizes his questionabl ...…
 
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