New Delhi: Welcome to the weekly Lounge podcast. We have a couple of fabulous interviews for you this week, along with our regular film and book review features.
We start off speaking with one of India’s two hockey goalkeepers, Adrian D’Souza. Last evening, the Indian team played its third game for the Hockey world cup—against Spain—and lost. So we’re out of running for the cup now but that first game on Sunday against Pakistan, with a 4-1 score, was enough to get most enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts spinning.
We spoke to Adrian on Thursday afternoon, before the decisive match against Spain, so even though we lost the game, this is an interesting pre-game chat with one of our players. He speaks of the unfortunate carding of Indian forward player Shivendra Singh in the match against Pakistan, amongst other things.
Next, we have Dr. Hugo K. Weihe, the international director of Asian art at Christie’s. Weihe will talk to us about the auction house’s upcoming India related auctions on 23 March in New York. There are two, one on Indian modern and contemporary art and one on Indian and Southeast Asian antiquities.
Following on, we have our film critic Sanjukta Sharma coming in with her review of Dev Benegal’s Road, Movie. Some have called the film Benegal’s love letter to cinema but not everyone is quite of that opinion. Let’s hear it from Sanjukta.
To round up, we have Chandrahas Choudhury review a very delightful book called Trickster City (Penguin/Viking) which is the English translation of a Hindi anthology called Bahurupiya Sheher.
That’s all from us at the Lounge podcast this week.
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