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Intermediate Hindi 203

Literacy Access in India

India has had a long history with illiteracy, although the situation has improved in recent years. This podcast is about why increasing literacy access is important and a solution that might work for India. भारत का लम्बी इतिहास की निरक्षरता बारे में है। लेकिन हाल के साल में स्थिति सुधरी है। यह पॉडकास्ट क्यों साक्षरता … Continue reading »

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Mental Health of Orphaned Children in India

India has approximately 30 million orphans, which is almost 5% of the total youth in the country. Children living in orphanages are a socially vulnerable group that is neglected from mainstream society. This podcast will talk about certain challenges that orphaned kids experience. भारत में लगभग तीन करोड़ अनाथ हैं । यह भारत के सभी … Continue reading »

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Changing City Names in India

As modern India as we know it has come into its current form over the last century, it has gone through a variety of changes. As an emerging independent state in the 20th century, many Indian cities had their names changed to represent this new identity. India stepped into its own. As Indian politics and … Continue reading »

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The Persistent Wealth Gap: Unveiling India’s Religious Disparities

India’s wealth gap, accentuated among Muslims, highlights deep disparities in access to resources and basic services, echoing global financial inequalities observed in countries like the United States.

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प्रदूषण और भारत के पंचामृत

India is the world’s third largest producer of carbon emissions. The air quality in some parts of India can get so bad, that breathing the air is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes. That’s why at the COP26, The UN’s 2021 climate change conference, Prime Minister Modi committed India to 5 initiatives to … Continue reading »

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पान खाने से होता है सेहत को नुकसान

  Chewing paan (a.k.a. betel nut, betel quid, areca nut, gutkha, or paan masala) is common practice in India, but the World Health Organization has found that it can cause cancer, particularly oral cancer. This is because paan often contains 2 carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals): tobacco and the areca nut (“supari”) itself. Not only are these … Continue reading »

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भारत में खाना और जाति

This podcast is about caste issues. Historically, in India, certain foods have carried specific meanings. Upper and lower castes had access to different foods, creating a hierarchy related to diet. Lower caste people have seemed dishonorable to the upper castes partly due to the variety of food they ate. While the meaning of food has … Continue reading »

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भारत में काले-गोर का भेद भाव – Spandan Goel

This podcast talks about the state of colorism in India and its effects on the Bollywood entertainment industry, education, and employment in India. I begin with an explanation of how colorism traces back to British colonization, where the ideology of “fair being better than dark” was popularized. This idea has carried on into the Bollywood … Continue reading »

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पॉडकैस्ट: चावल का निर्यात प्रतिबंध

In my podcast, I talk about India’s recent ban on exporting rice. I discuss three motivating reasons for the ban — economics, word events, and climate change — and how the ban could affect other countries in Asia. I also focus on the effect on India’s farmers and the general population, many of whom are … Continue reading »

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भारत में ग़रीबी है

  My podcast is about poverty in India. It addresses the problem itself, some potential solutions, my opinion, and the opinion of others. Poverty in India is a widespread issue, and there are multiple existing methods to attempt to help it. However, these methods have not yet solved the problem. We must continue to find … Continue reading »

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