My fledgling experience with podcasts went out the window when I began interviewing Suresh Moona, the ‘Heritage Man’ of Bangalore. Why, you ask?
Prior to the interview, I was anxious not to take too much of his time and so had told him that I would not exceed, max, 30 minutes. What would I know??!!. The interview took over 2 hours and though I managed to ask the questions that I had prepared, I would have honestly dispensed with them and just listened to Mr. Moona talk! I was transported to another realm. His knowledge of and passion for the city shone throughout the interview and had me captivated, enthralled. Anybody who loves the city and craves to know more about its past, Mr. Moona is perhaps, one of the very few, you should ask for detail and authenticity. He tells me that his 800 odd articles on Bangalore constitute only 30% or so of the city’s history!!!
I have split the file into 4 parts and am posting the first one of them here. Listen and enjoy to an authentic, soulful, passionate source on Bangalore’s history, folks.