Kalki Koechlin records "live" edition of her new BBC World Service Podcast
BBC WORLD SERVICE recorded a "live" episode of its new podcast series, Kalki Presents: My Indian Life in Mumbai today. Bollywood actor and now, podcast presenter, Kalki Koechlin visited St Xavier’s College to talk to guests in front of an audience of students. Today's event will be released in a special episode at the end of the current series in October.
Kalki was joined on stage by three people whose stories are explored in the podcast - Insia Dariwala who campaigns against child sexual abuse, Rahul Sonpimple who is a Dalit activist fighting against caste injustices and ice hockey player Diskit Angmo.
The BBC World Service podcast, which started on 4th August, has been making waves with millennials. It is the BBC’s first English language podcast aimed specifically at listeners in India.
Kalki Presents: My Indian Life is all about being young and Indian in the 21st century. The podcast series explores extraordinary real-life stories from around the country. One episode is about a woman who talks to Kalki about her part in India’s ‘Mars mission' while another is the story of a man with a speech impediment trying to succeed as a musician. The series also features stories on family conflicts, sexual abuse, harassment, caste discrimination, victim shaming, body insecurities and sex education.