Podcast Interview with Maya Jayapal

I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to share with you my interview with Maya Jayapal, author of the book ” Bangalore – the Story of a City”.

Some portions of the file – my questions to Maya, in particular – are almost inaudible. This was because I was sharing a mic. between us and I presumed that it would be powerful enough to catch the conversation. Lesson # 1.
With Kiruba‘s assistance, I am setting right the file.

Maya was graciousness personified during the 26 minute interview and self-effacing to the point of describing her 4 year effort in compiling the book as that of a ‘fake historian’. I was truly touched by her candour. Another lesson there for yours truly – there are no limits to being humble, whatever one’s achievements. Here’s a pic taken in her beautiful study room.


Click below to listen.

Maya has requested me to circulate the word around urgently for ‘old’ pictures of Bangalore from amongst your relatives/friends/acquaintances to include in the 3rd edition of her book. Credit will be given to the submitter. I’d truly appreciate your help in this regard. Please spread the word around.

Ok, I’ll leave you at peace to listen to the interview. Thanks for your time & interest. You might still need to crank up the volume at some places but if you ask me, it is certainly better than when first recorded.

Am certain you will have an opinion. Feel free to voice.


4 Comments so far

  1. Shruthi (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

    Hey that’s great! I am a big fan :)
    Waiting for the link!

  2. Usha (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

    You have done a great job of the interview and it was indeed a pleasure to hear the lady’sopinion on her work and the city.
    Just a suggestion, your questions are lost because of volume problems while her respones are pretty clear. Could you post your questions hre so the flow is clear. ( I can guess the questions because you discussed most of them with me) but this would be useful to others.
    Great job!

  3. anita (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    ravi: why don’t you post the questions and a gist of the answers or maybe a summary? that way, if folks (like me @ work) can’t access the site, they can still go through the interview.

  4. Shruthi (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    Ravi, I agree with Anita. I cannot hear it from office, and I get very little time at home.

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