Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Reva, the Revolution…

While on Bangalore roads many must have observed tiny traveller silently waying through and bettering between autos and cars.. yeah, It about an electric car called ‘Reva‘ and it’s in the news yet again…


Recently REVA became the first Indian automobile company to receive $20 million in funding led by Draper Fisher Jurveston and Global Environment Fund. The money will be used by the car manufacturer to expand its global reach.


Interview with Mr. V Madhu, MD, Bangalore Metro

After many unsuccessful attempts to upload the file, success finally.

Here’s the interview. Listen up. Feedback – critical or otherwise – is welcome


Part II – Interview with Suresh Moona

Part II of the interview.

This portion ends with a quote written by Kannada literateur D.V. Gundappa…take a listen.


Talking all about Bangalore – Interview with Suresh Moona, Director, Aarambh

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.

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.

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