Thursday, February 13, 2020

Learning Dispatch - January 20th, 2020 - Films, Podcast and Youtube Channels


Why the dispatch? - I want to understand how I can make my learning more social. I love having interesting conversations with friends and colleagues about the new things I learned. So these dispatches are part of an effort to get those conversations started. I decided to send my first dispatch to a bunch of my closest friends, mentors, and colleagues. Basically this periodic mailer/letter/email is just a small update about films, books, articles, music, podcasts I have consumed during the week or month that I want to personally share with you, the reader of this series. If you decide to take up any of these recommendations, that would be awesome. In a small way, I would have made your life a tiny bit better. And that is all I ask in return for writing this dispatch. No commitment! Just learning! All fun :) 

Why am I sending this email to you? Because you matter to me and I know this is something that will add some value to your life based on my conversations with you in the past. 

I would like to recommend the film Bavra Mann by the filmmaker Jaideep Verma. It is a documentary film on Sudhir Mishra. It is beautiful because it shows you the highs and lows of being an artist. There are days where everything just falls in place and then there are years when nothing seems to work. In the middle of all of this is the artist trying to come to terms with his life. It is a conversation more than a film. It is a conversation with a filmmaker talking about his life and what he wants his life to be. 

Longform Podcast is a weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they tell stories. The interviews are insightful. It tells you the stories behind books and the stories behind the ideas in those books. I highly recommend the episodes with Malcolm Gladwell (Columnist and Podcaster), Jerry Saltz (Art Critic at the New York) and Parul Sehgal (Book Critic at the New York Times). 

Youtube Channel
I found this really interesting film recommendation YouTube channel called, 'Chalchitra Talks'. Every week you can find three new film recommendations by Vaibhav Munjal. I found a lot of great recommendations over the last few weeks on this channel. I highly recommend it. Check out these guest episodes by Dhruv Sehgal and Sayani Gupta

P.S - If you want to unsubscribe to this email series, just send me a reply and I will remove your name from the list. No hard feelings. I get a lot of spam and this can easily fall under that category. 

20 January 2020

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