Scrolls & Leaves

Scrolls & Leaves

Latest Episodes

Chatroom 12: The Evolution of Indian Blues, or Bidesia
February 17, 2021

In the late 1800s, the British took Indians to Fiji to work on plantations. There, they would sing bidesia, lamenting for a lost homeland.

Chatroom 11: When Technology Meets Ayurveda
February 03, 2021

with historian Projit Bihari Mukharji

Chatroom 10: Encounters with India's Maneaters
January 20, 2021

We are increasingly sharing space with predators and wild animals. We learn how to co-exist from Nayanika Mathur

Chatroom 9: Disease Goddesses and Scapegoats
January 06, 2021

with historian David Arnold

Chatroom 8: A disease sleuth in Bangalore
December 16, 2020

with Sanjeev Jain of NIMHANS

Chatroom 7: An Ancient Pandemic Story
December 02, 2020

with Dominik Wujastyk

Chatroom 6: You're being tracked: Pandemic Capitalism
November 18, 2020

A public health vacuum left by governments over decades is being filled by tech companies, which have stepped up surveillance

Chatroom 5: Ayurveda & Science
November 04, 2020

with biologist Annamma Spudich

Chatroom 4: The water carriers of Calcutta and other matters
October 21, 2020

Colonial cities lack proper water and sanitation -- and sometimes employ water carriers. We speak to Pratik Chakrabarti

The Most Ancient Medicine (Chatroom #3)
October 07, 2020

Folk Healing is the most ancient form of medicine. G. Hariramamurthi has visited more than 12,000 villages across India to document folk medicine practices