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Lounge Podcast | Of Einstein, Dostoevsky and pressure cookers

Lounge Podcast | Of Einstein, Dostoevsky and pressure cookers
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First Published: Fri, Jan 15 2010. 09 14 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jan 15 2010. 09 14 PM IST
Welcome to the tenth edition of the Lounge podcast. We begin with a chat with Sidin Vadukut, the author of Dork: The incredible adventures of Robin “Einstein” Varghese. Sidin tells us more about his protagonist Einstein and how the writer William Dalrymple made him want to start writing.
Two members of the Nashville-based band, The Black Mozart Ensemble, join us while on their India tour. The American band consists of classical musicians from across the globe who come together to perform world music. We speak with the band’s founder—
The Grammy Award-winning Roy “Futureman” Wooten and the Indian lead singer, a Mumbai girl, Priya Darshini.
Our book critic Chandrahas Choudhary comes to us with his pick of the week: Joseph Frank’s award-winning, five-volume “Dostoevsky—the writer in his time”. The book is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language—and one of the greatest literary biographies of the last half-century. It is an exhaustive history of Dostoevsky’s mind, an encyclopedic account of the author as a major novelist and thinker, essayist, editor and journalist.
And finally, a hilarious exchange. Lounger Krish Raghav interviews the Tokyo-based founder of the slideshow presentation format, PechaKucha. Confused about how to pronounce it? Let Mark Dytham tell you what pronunciations are right and what are not. “Pressure Cooker” for example, is plain wrong.
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First Published: Fri, Jan 15 2010. 09 14 PM IST