Weekend Listens: Gully Boy, Women in Hijabs & Surviving Cancer

This weekend check out the first episode of The Quint’s pop culture podcast series - Pop Sanskriti. Also on the listen list are tales of surviving cancer and racial profiling in India.

1. Pop Sanskriti Episode 1: Gully Boy, Four More Shots Please, The Ted Bundy Tapes & Road Rash!

On the first episode of The Quint’s pop culture podcast ‘Pop Sanskriti’, we looked at Amazon Prime’s ‘Four More Shots Please’, the music of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, Netflix documentary ‘Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ and the iconic video game ‘Road Rash’.

Click on the player below to listen to the podcast:

Also Read: Pop Sanskriti: Gully Boy, Four More Shots, Ted Bundy & Road Rash!

2. Who Gets to Say Whether Muslim Women Should Wear a Hijab or Not?

How would you feel if someone told you what to wear?

Last week, a bunch of trolls started taking digs at AR Rahman over a photo. The photo was taken at a ten-year anniversary celebration of Slumdog Millionaire. In it, Rahman’s daughter wore a niqab.

Rahman quickly shut the trolls up by sharing a photo of his family, with one of his daughters wearing the niqab and the other one without. With the hashtag #FreedomToChoose.

We spoke to Muslim women from across India to understand what they thought about this and answer a few questions.

Who decides what you wear? Why should anyone question the decision to wear a hijab or not?

And finally, should anyone feel threatened because of their choice?

Also Read: Who Gets to Say Whether Muslim Women Should Wear a Hijab or Not? 

3. ‘More Than My Cancer, I was Worried About How it Affected My Wife’

This podcast is a conversation between a cancer survivor and their doctor. For this episode on World Cancer Day, we spoke with Dr Ranga R Rao, Senior Director, Medical Oncology, Max Hospital, New Delhi, and John Loandey, a 59-year-old survivor of lung cancer. John was diagnosed with it in 2018, by then the cancer had already advanced to stage 4. Listen to the podcast for the whole story.

Also Read: ‘More Than My Cancer, I was Worried About How it Affected My Wife’

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