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I get asked about podcasting equipment a lot and so I have put together a rough guide to everything you need to set up a small studio — whether as an individual or as an organization. Depending on your budget, you can set yourself up for professional sounding recordings.  Some of these items are on this studio basics list. But before you click and buy, here’s a run down of […]

DIY podcasts: Equipment guide


If you know you want to put out a podcast, there is a #podcasting workshop for you! I’m working on a calendar that goes three months out now and if you’d like to know when @Sonologue is coming to your city (or if you’d like to invite me to conduct a hashtag#workshop in your city) do let me know. So far, I have basic and advanced workshops lined up in […]

New workshops in the works for 2019/2020


There’s never been a better time to launch a podcast in India! Podcasts are increasingly becoming a viable medium and while radio journalism in India has never been a thing at all (thanks to the MIB’s restrictions on news on the airwaves and FM radio) this is finally poised to change. The time has come to create and consume intelligent programming via your ears — through podcasts. From six podcasts […]

How to start a podcast in India



For the BBC radio show and podcast Health Check, broadcast on December 13, 2018: According to the World Health Organisation more than 120 million couples globally want contraceptives but do not have access to them or do not like the existing options. There is clearly a need for something different, but new forms of contraception are slow to come to the market. For several decades, there have been attempts to […]

Story: Rebooting the vaccine against pregnancy


PODCASTING 101 is back. Learn everything you need to put out your first podcast from scratch, without massive expenses!   Mumbai, Sept 1 at Doolally Khar https://bit.ly/podcastsep1 Bangalore, Sept 9 https://bit.ly/podcastsep9 Delhi, Sept 22 https://bit.ly/podcastsep22 Registration is open. Limited seats. All details on what the DIY crash course includes available in the links

COMING UP PODCASTING 101 A BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOP Saturday, 18 March, 2017 10:30 – 13:30 hrs Got something to say? If you’ve ever wondered about starting your own podcast but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you. Take two hours and come learn what it takes. We’ll walk you through the steps from choosing a subject, talking through delivery, recording, editing and producing. By the end of it, […]

Mumbai podcast workshop: March 18, 2017



COMING UP PODCASTING 101 A BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOP Saturday, 11 March, 2017 10:30 – 13:30 hrs Got something to say? If you’ve ever wondered about starting your own podcast but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you. Take two hours and come learn what it takes. We’ll walk you through the steps from choosing a subject, talking through delivery, recording, editing and producing. By the end of it, […]

Podcasting 101: Delhi workshop on March 11, 2017



by chhavi sachdev
Here’s a question that sounds a lot more theoretical than it really is: When is a tree not a tree? The short answer: When it’s a coconut palm in the Indian state of Goa. In December 2015, the state government kicked the coconut palm off its master list of trees. Earlier this week, two conservation groups sued the state to reverse that decision. To understand the case, we have to […]

When is a tree not a tree? The Goa coconut ...



Mumbai is one of only a few major conurbations in the world to boast urban flamingos. But a new bridge will cut through their habitat and most likely drive them away. For World Migratory Bird day on May 10, my web story (longer, more comprehensive reportage) appeared on the DW.de environment page. You can read it here: Bridge Threatens Mumbai’s Flamingos. But I also did a radio story that came […]

Mumbai’s Flamingos & the transharbour link