In The Field

Vaaka Media

All Episodes

Mar 22, 2022


At In the Field, we’re very interested in the debates around gender and work. We know that women face a number of constraints while running their businesses, and women are constantly strategizing on how to bala...

34 mins

Apr 13, 2021

Founders - Dreams

In our final episode of Founders, we talk about the economics of female entrepreneurship and what it takes to make a dream come to life. Is it having a single-minded focus on the goal? Is it financial independ...

25 mins

Apr 06, 2021

Founders - Interruptions

If there’s a word that’s often used to characterise women’s careers it is “interruption”. Starting a business interrupts “life” too. It’s a big disruptive interruption that challenges what many see are the natu...

24 mins

Mar 30, 2021

Founders - Plans

In the first episode of Founders we set the stage by exploring how women are positioned in the economy and in society. When we try to wrap our heads around the challenges women face to participate in the workfo...

21 mins

Mar 17, 2021

Founders - Trailer

Have you ever thought about how women are positioned in the economy? Two stories dominate discussions about India’s female labourforce: the low rates of female labour force participation, but also the fact that...

3 mins

Oct 14, 2020

Kaalavastha - Resilience

Across the world, there is a space where the battle against COVID -19 rages. This frontline of the pandemic is the local government, which faces an unprecedented challenge. So what’s happening at Kerala’s front...

30 mins

Sep 17, 2020

Kaalavastha - Fabric, Folklore and Fish

Kerala’s economy relies heavily on things that are native and unique to it - its natural resources, its traditions and heritage. In this episode we look at efforts to build resilience into the livelihoods of th...

30 mins

Sep 10, 2020

Kaalavastha - Taking people along

As Kerala today thinks about how to reduce its reliance on remittances, and on how to revive the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, agriculture is one place where many say there is huge potential. But reorienti...

30 mins

Sep 03, 2020

Kaalavastha - Two Flows

In Kerala resilience has been a part of the conversation for quite a while before it became the word we all seem to be talking about. So, given its head start, what is Kerala doing to keep the well from going d...

33 mins

Aug 27, 2020

Kaalavastha - If a river doesn't flood, it isn't a river

The 2018 floods were called once in a century floods - because in people’s memory, there was only flood before it that had marked so many lives, the flood of 1924. But when the state flooded again in 2019, many...

24 mins