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Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma

What’s it like being in a polyamorous relationship? How can you make your international love story last? What are some dating red flags to look out for? Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of love — with the help of celebrities, experts, influencers and friends. Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, and new mother Evelyn Sharma talks matters of the heart with fabulous guests, who open up about their relationship experiences and share their insights with listeners. The podcast provides a space to talk about the love and relationship topics that are important to young Indians. Tune in! And if you have a burning relationship question that you would like featured, email us at lovematters@dw.com.

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Love Matters with Evelyn SharmaWhat’s it like being in a polyamorous relationship? How can you make your international love story last? What are some dating red flags to look out for? Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of love — with the help of celebrities, experts, influencers and friends. Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, and new mother Evelyn Sharma talks matters of the heart with fabulous guests, who open up about their relationship experiences and share their insights with listeners. The podcast provides a space to talk about the love and relationship topics that are important to young Indians. Tune in! And if you have a burning relationship question that you would like featured, email us at lovematters@dw.com.
Episode 18 February 3, 2023

Heartbreak: How to have it, how to heal it ft. Dr. Shyam Bhat

In this episode, psychiatrist and author Dr. Shyam Bhat talks to Evelyn Sharma about what happens when your heart breaks, and how you can emerge from the experience a stronger and more empathetic person.

Episode 17 January 20, 2023

International Love: When you fall for someone from abroad ft. Kalki Koechlin

In this episode, Evelyn, who is German-Indian, talks to French-Indian actress Kalki Koechlin about the highs and lows of merging different cultures, traditions, dreams and languages to make love work with their international partners.

Episode 16 January 6, 2023

Office affairs: How to make it work at work ft. Pallavi Pareek

We all spend a lot of time at work. So it’s not inconceivable that, if you’re single, you might just find yourself having feelings for a colleague. This can be tricky terrain, as corporate inclusion...

Episode 15 December 9, 2022

Masculinity disrupted: “For men to just ‘be,’ it’s hard” ft. Rajat Mittal

In this episode, Evelyn chats to writer and creator of the 'Boyish' newsletter Rajat Mittal about what holds men back from opening up, feeling their emotions and bonding with each other.

Episode 14 November 25, 2022

Polyamory: Is three the magic number? ft. Tanisha RK & Shweta Sangtani

In this episode, Tanisha RK and Shweta Sangtani join Evelyn to talk about the common misconceptions about polyamorous relationships, and the best parts about being poly.

Episode 13 November 11, 2022

Dating for Gen Z: What hits different? ft. Kareema Barry & Agasthya Shah

In this episode, Evelyn chats about love, dating and everything in between with the fun-loving and wise-beyond-their-years Gen Z social media personalities Kareema Barry and Agasthya Shah.

Episode 12 November 7, 2022

Trailer – Love Matters is back!

Bollywood actress and entrepreneur Evelyn Sharma talks matters of the heart with fabulous guests, who open up about their relationship experiences and share their insights with listeners.

Episode 11 December 8, 2021

Interfaith Relationships: The Politics of Love ft. Shruti Seth and Danish Aslam

In the season finale of Love Matters, we return to the controversial topic of interfaith relationships in India. Such unions are rare: less than 2% of couples who tie the knot are from interfaith backgrounds....

Episode 10 December 1, 2021

Love, Dating and Disability ft. Virali Modi

Dating, relationships and finding love can be tough. But people with disabilities (PWDs) have their own set of challenges when trying to couple up. A lack of accessible spaces, as well as judgement and stereotyping from potential partners, strangers...

Episode 09 November 24, 2021

Body positivity: Every body is beautiful ft. Natasha Noel

Slim, hairless, flawlessly fair-skinned, cellulite and blemish-free — beauty standards upheld in the media are downright unrealistic. And harmful. Three in four women find the way the media portrays beauty promotes body shaming. At the...

Episode 08 November 17, 2021

Status single: Defying society’s conventions ft. Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

More single women are living independently in India today than ever before. Many are choosing to be alone not because they cannot find a partner, but because they have found fulfillment outside a romantic partnership...

Episode 07 November 10, 2021

Balancing a career and motherhood ft. Yasmin Karachiwala

Women face enormous pressure to not only raise their children to be the best and run their homes smoothly, but also to stay on top of their careers as if they have no other priorities....

Episode 06 November 3, 2021

Bonus Episode: The Making of Love Matters With Evelyn Sharma

In this episode, the Love Matters team tell you all about the making of this podcast series on love and relationships. From how the DW and Indian Express collaboration came to be and how we...

Episode 05 October 27, 2021

Celebrating love beyond religion

Although, the right to practice any religion is enshrined in the Indian constitution and the Special Marriage Act allows it, marriages between people of different faiths are rare and often shunned. In fact, less than...

Episode 04 October 20, 2021

Divorce isn’t a dirty word

In this episode, we hear from listener Kheyali, who is struggling with wearing the “divorcee” label as a young woman in India. The divorce rate may have doubled in the country over the past two...

Episode 03 October 13, 2021

Living an Authentic Life: LGBTQ+ in India

This week we hear from a listener struggling with feelings of shame about his sexuality because of society’s narrow and degrading views on homosexuality. While India overturned the colonial-era law that made same-sex relations illegal...

Episode 02 October 6, 2021

Can we talk about sex openly, please?

Our listener has an awkward moment after her mom finds the morning after pill in her bag. She also wonders how to reassure her boyfriend she‘s having a good time in bed. In this episode,...

Episode 01 September 29, 2021

How can you keep your relationship going when you’re thousands of miles apart?

From long distance to long-lasting

Episode 1 September 15, 2021

Trailer – Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma

Want to talk about sex openly? Are you figuring out how to be happily single? Or are you at odds with your family over your partner choice? Love Matters is here to help you navigate...

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