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Akkad Bakkad is a podcast initiative of the Hindi literary platform, Posham Pa, to venture into different forms of art and discuss their impact. It is conceptualized as a series where we will read books together, see films together and then sit together to share what we feel about them—theRead more

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Movies: Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) and Twelve Years A Slave (2013)

Sep 7 • 01:07:22

The inhuman system of slavery that caused one person be owned by another was a system of racial dominance. Dominance that exists to date in Western societies and penetrates all institutions from education to law to media to cinema. In the fresh episode of Akkad Bakkad, Vijay Sharma, Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discuss two films depicting the horrors of slavery, made on the...

Books: Do Log | a novel by Gulzar

Aug 18 • 01:11:19

In the ninth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, tune in to listen to Sahej Aziz, Pathik Gheewala and Puneet Kusum discussing the novel 'Do Log' written by Gulzar, a novel on what the India-Pakistan Partition entailed for ordinary people of both the countries....

Books: Ek Bata Do | a novel by Sujata

Jul 23 • 01:02:59

In the eighth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, tune in to listen to Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discussing the novel 'Ek Bata Do' written by Sujata. The book explores the tricky terrain that is revealed to women through the journey of married life. Through the life stories of the women depicted in the novel, Sahej and Puneet also discuss everyday forms of p...

Movies: Sherni (2021)

Jul 11 • 01:03:48

In the seventh episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Shiva, Sonal and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'Sherni', latest Vidya Balan starrer. The film touches upon the subject of developmeny-nature-livelihood conflict through the struggles of upright forest officials caught in an environment of intense contradictions. The discussion treads from the cinematic ...

Books: Jadu Ka Kaaleen | a play by Mridula Garg

Jun 29 • 27:34

In the sixth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Puneet Kusum and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'Jadu Ka Kaaleen', a play by Mridula Garg. This play exposes the political and administrative corruption while talking about child labor. The carpet that the children weave, is the medium of their exploitation, and also a medium of their imaginations of freed...

Documentary Film: A Syrian Love Story (2015)

Apr 11 • 01:05:39

In the fifth episode of Akkad Bakkad, a podcast by Posham Pa, listen to Puneet Kusum and Sahej Aziz as they discuss 'A Syrian love story', a documentary film that portrays complex human emotions, relationships, aspirations in a conflict-torn space, through the story of Raghda and Amer. The documentary is directed by British filmmaker Sean Mcallister....

Movies: Paterson (2016)

Apr 2 • 01:24:03

Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson' is the story of a man who is a bus driver, a poet and also a part of the imaginative universe of his own favourite poet. In telling the story of this man, the film sometimes becomes a canvas painted in a hundred colours and sometimes a poem adorned with a hundred metaphors.   ...

Stories: Discussing the 'Middle Class' through three Hindi stories

Mar 26 • 01:16:51

What is the 'middle class'? What are its moralities, hypocrisies, inconsistencies? ...

Books: Vaidhanik Galp | a novel by Chandan Pandey

Mar 14 • 55:45

For the second episode of Akkad Bakkad, Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum discuss 'Vaidhanik Galp'....

Books: Antima | a novel by Manav Kaul

Mar 5 • 01:08:41

For the first discussion of Akkad Bakkad, we have with us Sahej Aziz and Puneet Kusum to discuss 'Antima'....

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