Episode 7: Arti Jaiman (49) - journalist / founder of community radio station Gurgaon ki Awaaz and Pitara Kids Network
We are back with a brand new episode featuring Delhi-based Arti Jaiman, who has co-founded TWO interesting ventures - a community radio station which provides a voice to marginalized migrant workers in Gurgaon and a website which curates contemporary Indian writing for children Pitara Kids Network.
Follow us on instagram @theindianeditpodcast for some incredible pictures of Arti and the team (including her kids) setting the radio station up from scratch!
Listen to the episode below or on iTunes here, and don't miss the Shownotes for all the wonderful books Arti describes so eloquently at the end of the episode.
SHOW NOTES Episode 7:
Read more about the radio station set-up and listen to Gurgaon ki Awaaz live here (the music is so soothing, I can see why that Brazilian listener enjoyed it :) The set-up pictures can be found under the sidebar From setup to broadcast: Our story on the right of the webpage.
Children’s fiction and non-fiction lovers, check out Pitara here
An amazing article about the impact of Gurgaon ki Awaaz on Scroll.in
Books and authors we discussed on Episode 7:
Amitav Ghosh’s work, which Arti describes as being “painted with tiny, tiny brush strokes” : The Ibis Trilogy, The Hungry Tide, The Glass Palace, Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma and other essays
Rohinton Mistry’s work
Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1984
Special thanks to Mohit Shandilya / Flying Carpet Productions for audio post-production engineering