As Earthbeat shuts its doors at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Sonologue team also said goodbye to the Earthbeat India edition that we produced in English and Hindi for two years. For two years, the Sonologue-produced magazine style program ran in Hindi on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month and in English on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month on All India Radio.

Earthbeat India says farewell

Our story on Parsi speed dating made it into TSWI's "it's complicated" valentine's special :) The Parsis are an ancient Indian minority in danger of dying out – they’re not intermarrying enough. So I spent an evening of Parsis-only speed dating, to see if some singles could make a Zoroastrian love connection

It’s complicated: Parsi speed dating on TSWI

Christmas in India is mainly celebrated by 25 million Christians – under 3 percent of the population. But in recent years, the festival has become very popular across India’s religious spectrum. For Earth Beat, here's an essay about how Christmas has changed in the last 30 years.

Tis the season and it’s changed – Earthbeat

The song goes: Love Hurts. But the tragic fact is that in some places in the world, it does more than that – it kills. India is one of those places. Here's my report on someone who's trying to be part of the solution to the problem of honor killings...

love commandos – south asia wired

A commentary I did for Radio Netherlands about dirt, germs, and our growing national obsession with hand sanitizer… you can listen to just my piece (click to hear, right click to download and save to your computer) or you can listen to the whole show online, including reactions to how I ‘exemplified the extremes of coming from hyper-clean germ-phobic to one of the vibrant …cultures’ 😀 Great research on how […]

the dirt on dirt – earthbeat

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.

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