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Dhaak Podcast || आप सभी का स्वागत है

Poetry Recitation | कविता पाठ

This is a section reserved for me, the host of this show. You'll get to hear my poetry / कविताएं regularly. This time probably I'll even try to explain my poetry, since we have the liberty of time. I have been told often by my listeners on my poetry channel that I recite too fast, now even they can relish the poems at a much slower pace here.

TalkShows | चौपाल

We invite guests to share their perspective on current social issues, literature and self-development. Our talkshow / चौपाल doesn't boast of celebrities but we guarantee substance from each of our discussion / चर्चा. If you want to be invited as a guest please write to me: host@dhaak.com and we"ll have you over on our चौपाल

Stories | दादीमाँ की कहानियां

What is a podcast without stories? पहले दादी माँ से सुनते थे आप अब मुझसे सुनिए कहानियां । From Kalidas / कालिदास to Shakespeare / शेक्सपियर, from Rumi / रूमी to Gulzar / गुलज़ार. Apart from these legends I will share stories about everything that matters to us and but hidden in the depths of nature / प्रकृति . Time for bedtime stories - ये उस समय की बात है ...

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Dhaak: BegunKodar Station | बेगुनकोदर स्टेशन

Begunkodar railway station in Purulia district of West Bengal came in Indian Railways records as one of its 10 'haunted' railway stations in 1967 after passengers deserted it when the station master reportedly died after seeing a white sari clad woman walking along the railway tracks. The railway station remained shut for 42 years until 2009 when Mamata Banerjee reopened it during her tenure as railways minister. However, nobody stayed back at the station after 5 pm every day. Listen to this mysterious story narrated by your dost and host Tushar Sen : Instagram

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Dhaak: Birds' Suicide | पक्षियों की आत्महत्या

Many migratory birds in Assam including tiger bittern, little egret, black bittern, pond heron, Indian pitta and kingfishers are affected by the mysterious phenomenon at Jatinga. Species of birds including black drone, hill partridge, green pigeon, emerald dove, and necklaced laughing thrush amongst others used to come to this place and mysteriously die by suicide in large numbers. Listen to this mysterious story narrated by your dost and host Tushar Sen : Instagram

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Dhaak: Roopkund Skeletons | रूपकुंड के कंकाल

Nestled deep in the Himalayan mountains at 5029 m above sea level, Roopkund Lake is a small body of water (~40 m in diameter) that is colloquially referred to as Skeleton Lake due to the remains of several hundred ancient humans scattered around its shores. Little is known about the origin of these skeletons, as they have never been subjected to systematic anthropological or archaeological scrutiny. Let us find out about the reality of these 1200 yrs old skeletons, narrated by your dost and host Tushar Sen : Instagram

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Dhaak: I Killed Gandhi | मैंने गाँधी को मारा

Nathuram Vinayak Godse was a nationalist and editor of a newspaper who assassinated Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on January 30, 1948, when Gandhi Ji visited the then Birla House in New Delhi for a prayer meeting. Godse had fired three bullets at Gandhis chest from a close range, ensuring his demise. Godse chose not to escape, was arrested, tried and sentenced to death. Tonight we bring you the real story behind this assassination by Godse, narrated by your dost and host Tushar Sen : Instagram

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Dhaak: Breakfast with John Milton

John Milton was an English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious and political instability, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. […]

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Dhaak: James Shirley, the last of the Elizabethans

James Shirley (1596-1666) is one of the most significant dramatic writers of the late English Renaissance. He had an easy command of tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, masque, pastoral, morality, and neo-miracle genres. His non-dramatic works include poems and grammars. […]

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Dhaak: Walt Whitman, spedning a day with the master poet

Walt Whitman is America's world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. In Leaves of Grass (1855, 1891-2), he celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the soul, and found beauty and reassurance even in death. […]

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Dhaak: James Leigh Hunt, he introduced Shelley and Keats to the public by publishing their poems in the ‘Examiner’ in December 1816.

James Henry Leigh Hunt better known as Leigh Hunt was an English poet, essayist, journalist, editor, writer and critic, who remained a prominent figure of the Romantic Movement in England. He was editor of influential journals like 'The Reflector', and 'The Indicator', at a time when periodicals were culturally quite effective and on the roll. […]

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Communicator Award 2020 for Best Podcaster

The Communicator Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communication. We are the leading international awards program honoring talent in this highly competitive field. Founded nearly three decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives almost 5,000 entries from companies, agencies, studios, and boutique shops of all sizes, making it, globally, one of the largest award shows of its kind. As we enter our 27th season, we’re also introducing new categories in Commercial Campaigns and Crisis Communication as well as expanded Podcast categories, to highlight and applaud thought leadership and executional greatness driving society and the industry. […]