Clear Blue Skies

Riya Talitha

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May 03, 2022

Episode 7 Conclusion - IN/RESURRECTION

Support the show This is a conclusion to parts 1 & 2 of  Carceral Casteism. It is one of two, and you can listen to either or both, in any order as you please. I know I usually give these huge show-notes/accou...

44 mins

Apr 20, 2022

Episode 7 Conclusion: A LASTING PATH

This is a conclusion to parts 1 & 2 of  Carceral Casteism. It is one of two, and you can listen to either or both, in any order as you please. I know I usually give these huge show-notes/accountings/missives fo...

28 mins

Apr 08, 2022

Episode 7 PART #2: Carceral Casteism ft. Dr Rev John Boopalan

. Part 2 is about invisibilisation, isolation & Social Order. It’s about how the spectres of the State play out in our classrooms, our nice residential colonies/neighbourhoods, our intimate relationships & our...

47 mins

Apr 03, 2022

Episode 7 PART #1: Carceral Casteism ft. Nikita Sonavane, Sanjana Meshram & Dr Rev John Boopalan

yah, it's been a while. Still, I'm happy 2 say that this SERIES (yeah u, read that right!) is worth the wait. . Because while people share BK16 infographics & write poems about Umar Khalid, there isn't a const...

42 mins

Feb 01, 2022

Episode 6: Dalit Feminist Futures - Part II: Holding Up the Sky

We're back from break!!! Welcome to Part II of Dalit Feminist Futures - I'm so glad you're here! While there may not be a guest expert featured in this edition, it is laden with the learnings, teachings, idea...

53 mins

Nov 22, 2021

Episode 6: Dalit Feminist Futures - Part I: Under the Sun ft. Vijeta Kumar

Ok, y’all know it’s been a while. In my defence, I’ve been working on a massive two-parter on Dalit Feminism & this is the first half!  Admin note: The audio of this ep is a little funky in some places (&, yes,...

69 mins

Aug 20, 2021

Episode 5: The Pariah Kite Lodges in the Branches of the Mustard Tree

I had totally forgotten about it being independence day last Sunday, and then I was planning on releasing this one a couple of weeks from now, but I thought I would drop it kind of like a bonus track instead. I...

43 mins

Aug 12, 2021

Episode 4: A Thousand Will Rise ft. Jyoti Nisha & Divya Malhari

This is one of the most ambitious episodes I’ve ever recorded, in terms of ideas covered & just sheer length. The title comes from a cartoon by  Syamsundar Vunnamati& it is one that fills me with so much pride,...

58 mins

May 25, 2021

Episode 3: Surveillance Casteism

In Episode 3  I'm going to be talking about Ambedkar’s disavowal of liberal politics and his critique of liberalism as a whole.  I’m joined by Bhawna (@bhawna_dhaania), a radical Ambedkarite, a feminist and an...

36 mins

Feb 24, 2021

Episode 2: The City & The Village ft. Sumeet Samos

In Episode 2 of Clear Blue Skies, I'm talking about what I thought after reading Untouchables: The Children of India's Ghetto, and more importantly, what my dear friend Sumeet thinks about this text. We also di...

26 mins