Stories & Features

Story packages and features by Sonologue for radio and web clients all over the world: interviews, Q&A’s, documentaries, and profiles.



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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


Sorry, folks, I’ve had a change of plans. Both workshops for Podcasting 101 in Pune and Mumbai have had to be postponed for reasons out of my control. In one case the venue got cancelled. If you know of an organization or venue that would host the workshop in Pune in September, do let me know. In the past, offices that don’t open for business on the weekends have offered […]

Podcasting workshops July



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






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



Vehicles driving along a road are seen through heat haze in Chandigarh, India, April 20, 2016. Credit: Ajay Verma/Reuters
I did a two-way (that’s a host-interview) with Marco on The World this week, talking about the water, heat, and fire situation here in India, sharing details of my visit to Uttarakhand in late April. I also wrote an essay (text on the page is different from the audio). You can read and listen online. This is a picture I took from the airplane at around 14:00 hours.

on India’s drought, heat, and forest fires for PRI’s The ...