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The VM Podcast

A Vichaar Manthan project looking to explore modern day issues through a Dharmic lens, in a relaxed and engaging manner. - we hope!

Please tune in and subscribe; and if you agree or disagree with any comments, please let us know, let's keep the conversation going in an earnest manner.

Be critical and let's explore together!


The VM podcast is hosted by VM fellow Sumit Sharma, who you can email on podcast@vichaarmanthan.org

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In our very first episode, we are exploring and understanding Dharma with Dr Sachin Nandha.
SachinJi has a PhD in political philosophy, is an public philosopher and is the international coordinator of Vichaar Manthan.
We take a deep dive into the meaning of Dharma, its origins and its application today.
We tidy up some of our linguistic hygiene and learn Heet, Meet, Preet.

Recommended Books:

Follow Sachin: https://twitter.com/sachinnandha

In the era of Intrapreneurs and Bitcoin millionaires, how can the principles of Dharma help us cut through the noise? 

In this episode, we are exploring and understanding the fundamentals of wealth through a Dharmic lens with Ravi Lakhani.
RaviJi is a senior Private Equity Analyst, currently studying at London Business School and the co-ordinator for Vichaar Manthan Book Clubs.

Recommended Book:

Follow Ravi: https://www.instagram.com/ravidoes/

On International Womens Day 2021, we release EP03 on WOMANHOOD.

In the world of identity politics, gender neutrality and female empowerment, what does it really mean to be a woman?

What are the narratives that surround the emancipation of woman?

Are women now emancipated?

Do women no longer need men?

In this episode, we dig deeper into some of these questions, with Drishti Mae and she helps us try to understand what it means to be a woman and what that means for the future of womankind.


Drishti Ji is a senior Mergers & Acquisitions Integration manager, a graduate in Chemistry from the University of York and current President at the National Hindu Students' Forum (UK). She is also co-authoring Beyond The Bindi, an anthology exploring Hindu perspectives of femininity and womanhood, published by Tattva Press, 2021.


Recommended Book:


Follow Drishti: https://twitter.com/Drishtii_

Whether you are a parent, a child or a friend, no man is an island. As we traverse life we navigate a web of complex and sometimes challenging relationships, but how should we approach them? From alcoholic fathers to financially irresponsible spouses, we explore the practical lessons that Dharma can teach us when it comes to creating wholesome relationships. What does it mean to be compassionate? When should we walk away from relationships? and how do we deal with the guilt when we must do this? How can we go about creating wholesome relationships in which all parties can flourish?