July 25, 2021

Instagram, Indian government, and He-Man

Review this podcast on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/vimoh-talks-1445220 [00:00:00] Intro to the episode [00:40:0…

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July 21, 2021

On books, movies, social media, and some changes

[00:00:00] Introduction and an announcement about the podcast. [00:04:00] A rant about how books are better than movies. [00:08:0…

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July 21, 2021

Neil Gaiman once wrote a multiverse novel

So I launched a new YouTube channel this week. It's called temporal ideas. It's where I'm going to publish video essays about sci…

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July 14, 2021

Loki, Kang, Thanos, and free will

If there is one theme the MCU has in place of a philosophy, it is probably a commitment to free will.

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June 24, 2021

Justice nahi milega

Religion and justice have a deep connect, but not in the way you might expect. People are religious because of their faith in an …

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March 30, 2021

Star Trek, China, and leaving home

We all have homes. But we all have different ways of seeing home. And a lot of times, these ways are culturally defined. Today's …

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March 1, 2021

Echo chambers can be good

We have grown accustomed to thinking of echo chambers as a bad thing. But in an atmosphere where free expression advocating equal…

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March 1, 2021

Doing what's easy, dooming what's hard

When the people applaud every easy antic undertaken by those in charge of doing the hard things, they put their stamp of approval…

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Feb. 9, 2021

Wolves of India

There are two wolves fighting inside you. Which one wins? It’s an old story but one that I feel can define our present political …

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Feb. 2, 2021

Superman, Zod, and cultural landscapes

In India of 2021, there is a lesson to be had from the science fictional motifs of terraforming and bioforming. We encounter new …

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Jan. 28, 2021

Deshbhakti vs Deshprem

Bhakti makes way for putting the leader above the people. It turns representatives into rulers. It is against the basic principle…

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Jan. 25, 2021

Trailer: What this podcast is about

Vimoh Talks is a podcast about Indian culture. Not just ancient Indian culture. Contemporary Indian culture and the culture that …

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Jan. 24, 2021

Invisible people of the future

Does your colony have a separate gate or elevator for maids, drivers, and workmen? Do you like to watch science fiction and can’t…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Star Trek and the illusion of eternal enemies

I find it quite useful to evaluate the ups and downs of human history using the made-up future histories of science fiction. Star…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Power, bias, and the meaning of peace

A good way to know your bias is to note who you have expectations from. Who are you talking to and who are you telling to change?…

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Jan. 13, 2021

Nightfall, hope, and the Hulk

I have been having conversations about the importance of hope and figured some of it was worth putting on the record. Isaac Asimo…

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Jan. 10, 2021

YouTube, TikTok, and true cringe

Today’s podcast episode is a brief rant about something I wanted to talk about a few months ago but the opportunity passed me by.…

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Jan. 4, 2021

On hurt religious sentiments

Getting hurt is okay. You are human. You are religious. It is only natural that something someone said about your gods has caused…

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Jan. 1, 2021

Corporate greed and farmer protests

A little something I was reminded of after listening to some protesting farmers make a distinction between how we see far produce…

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March 3, 2019

Is India's past ruining India's future?

The stated purpose of a lot of writers who deal with mythology as subject matter these days is to make the younger generation awa…

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Feb. 23, 2019

Let's talk about privilege

Nobody wants to admit that they had help getting where they are right now. In their heads, everyone is a hero who did it all by t…

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