Talking Books

Every other Sunday, Juggernaut and the Indian Express come together to feature conversations with Juggernaut’s authors, bringing you the latest from the world of ideas in India.

Talking BooksEvery other Sunday, Juggernaut and the Indian Express come together to feature conversations with Juggernaut’s authors, bringing you the latest from the world of ideas in India.
Episode 17 February 3, 2019

The future of India and Pakistan, with Husain Haqqani

Well known Pakistani journalist, scholar and diplomat, Mr Husain Haqqani, on the future of India and Pakistan's relationship.

Episode 16 January 20, 2019

How the Modi government broke the economy, with Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha in conversation about their book, India Unmade: How The Modi Government Broke The Economy.

Episode 15 January 6, 2019

The story of our ancestors, with Tony Joseph

Tony Joseph on the first modern humans who reached the Indian subcontinent nearly 65,000 years ago.

Episode 14 December 16, 2018

7 bad habits that women must unlearn, with Deepa Narayan

Socialist and author Deepa Narayan on her book, Chup: Breaking the Silence about India's Women, where she brings to light the degree to which women internalise negative views about themselves, and how society further reinforces...

Episode 13 December 2, 2018

An intimate portrait of Jahangir, with Parvati Sharma

Author Parvati Sharma in conversation with journalist Supriya Nair about her latest book - Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal.

Episode 12 November 18, 2018

Why India needs relatable role models, with Varsha Adusumilli

In this episode, author Varsha Adusumilli and columnist Aparna Piramal Raje discuss why India needs relatable role models.

Episode 11 November 4, 2018

India’s terrifying air quality problem, with Barun Aggarwal

Today on Talking Books, Ameya Nagarajan talks to Barun Aggarwal, air pollution expert and founder and CEO of Breathe Easy, about the gravity of India's air pollution problem, what we can do to fight it...

Episode 10 October 21, 2018

Ruben Banerjee and Jay Panda on Naveen Patnaik and his legacy

The life and success of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik with Ruben Banerjee, Jay Panda and Rajesh Mahapatra.

Episode 9 October 7, 2018

The shifting power balance between India, China and the USA with Shyam Saran

A discussion between Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society and former Prime Minister of Australia, and Shyam Saran, former Ambassador of India to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal, as well as former High Commissioner to...

Episode 8 September 23, 2018

Trolls and politics: Swati Chaturvedi on India’s online trolls

Swati Chaturvedi talks about her book, I Am A Troll, discussing India's online hate mobs and their connections to political parties.

Episode 7 September 9, 2018

The true story of the looting of India’s temples

The shocking story of a how a reputed antiques dealer was revealed to be a temple thief

Episode 6 August 26, 2018

What we can learn from Myanmar, with Thant Myint-U

Tune in to listen to Burmese historian Thant Myint-U talk about the historical religious and cultural relationship between India and Myanmar, as well as understand the roots of the Rohingya crisis and what we can...

Episode 5 August 12, 2018

How India reads and what it says about Indians

In this episode, publisher of Juggernaut, Chiki Sarkar, and editors Nandini Mehta and Sivapriya pool their collective experience of seeing what India reads and writes about to uncover a story of what Indians want to...

Episode 4 July 29, 2018

Talk to a Muslim: What it means to raise a Muslim child in India

What is it like to be a middle-class Muslim kid growing up in India today? In this shocking and eye opening conversation author Nazia Erum speaks with publisher Chiki Sarkar about the struggles of raising a...

Episode 3 July 15, 2018

Yasser Usman in conversation with Aseem Chhabra

On today's episode, Aseem Chhabra talks to Yasser Usman about his no-holds-barred unauthorised biography of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt. With the release of the blockbuster film Sanju, Yasser tells us what the film got right,...

Episode 2 July 1, 2018

Manu S Pillai in conversation with Supriya Nair

In this episode of Talking Books, Manu S Pillai is in conversation with Supriya Nair, talking about the history of the Deccan, its kingdoms and their wars, and Manu’s new book Rebel Sultans: The Deccan...

Episode 1 June 23, 2018

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