Bombay Talkies


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Previous episodes of the Bombay Talkies

Bombay Talkies is a set of one-of podcasts in and around Mumbai.

Honk to be fine(d) – my piece on PRI’s The World

Depending on which index you look at it, India has three cities in the top 5 noisiest cities in the world. One person stepped up to the challenge of taking it on – by making honking a privilege with an upper limit that can be fined if you cross a threshold.

Pink Guests in Maximum City

At Sewri, an industrial suburb near Mumbai, you can find a treat for tired eyes. Along the backdrop of industry and with the whistle of a train ringing through the air, like rose petals clustered on glass, you can see a flock of real live flamingos – a thousand of them calmly rocking on the waves.

Bombay Talkies: CSR 2010, India

Karmayog’s third annual Corporate Social Responsibility report is out and we got an exclusive sneak peak at the findings. This year 13 companies got 4 points out of a possible 5. Who are they? And what can the rest do? And why should we, as citizens, as consumers, care?

Bombay Talkies: Culinary Art with Cariya Breemen

This episode of Bombay Talkies features Cariya Breeman, an American culinary artist who’s guest chefing a 9-course vegetarian dinner at Valhalla on the 27th and 28th of October. She talked to Sonologue about what culinary art is …

Bombay Talkies: The Joy of Giving week – ft. Karmayog

All week long, we’re celebrating Joy of Giving week. Indians have been singled out for being pretty damn stingy with their time and money. In July, Mint carried an exegesis on “Why Indians don’t give back to society.” This is a counter-movement.

Bombay Talkies: Leopold Cafe

In this report, we feature Mumbai’s Leopold Cafe – an eternal hotspot that has reinvented itself as an emblem of Mumbai’s unfettered, unstoppable spirit

Meet the Author: Janhavi Achrekar

Meet the Author: Janhavi Achrekar, who has just published her first collection of short stories. In this interview she talks about the struggle to get published, how the scenario has changed for Indian authors, her other projects and about the book, “Window Seat.”

Bombay Talkies: The Tata Nano

On April 1, the long awaited “people’s car” – the Tata Nano made its debut at select car dealerships in Mumbai. We went over to one in the evening and talked to (and recorded) a few of the eager people milling about. We got information on the feel of the car, how the bookings work…