PREVIEW

Let Aditi and Christina tell you how Women in Labour came to into existence and what to expect from the series.

Trailer

Welcome to the Women in Labour Podcast

EPISODE 1

In the 8 years to 2012, 19.6 million Indian women dropped out of paid work. Journalist Namita Bhandare helps us understand what’s going on and why you should care. Yes, you.

EPISODE 2

Can working women thrive

in a man's world? Sports reporter Mayanti Langer should know. She talks to us about her boundary-breaking journey and working without operational female toilets.

EPISODE 3

 Twitter's Mahima Kaul is

both boss lady and boss mummy. Don't miss her awesome advice on the pitfalls of maternity leave and how to be a leader post-pregnancy.

EPISODE 4

 Working usually means commuting through spaces full of men. Yes, it's not fun.

Dr. Shilpa Phadke  joins us with a revolutionary idea for how women can take back the city: Loitering. 

EPISODE 5

Indian women do more

unpaid work at home than  anywhere else in the world - and, of course more than men. The brilliant and hilarious 

Dr. Ritu Dewan explains some of this insane data to us.

Episode 5

A Woman's Work is Never Done

EPISODE 6

Award-winning producer Guneet Monga is a hustler, through and through. In this episode, she opens up about the journey that shaped her hustle. 

EPISODE 7

In this episode of Women in Labour, Dr. Ashwini Deshpande simplifies some of the jargon to get straight to the heart of the matter—why are women in the country falling out of work? 

EPISODE 8

Marine Corps veteran, activist and award-winning author, Anuradha Bhagwati on growing up brown and queer in 1970s America, and navigating the toughest branch of the US military. 

EPISODE 9

Author of ‘Chup’ and founder of ‘Chup Circles’, Dr. Deepa Narayan on why women need to break the vicious cycle of silence and be heard, even in the face of a society that yells "Chup!" 

EPISODE 10

 In this episode of Women in Labour, former editor of India Today Magazine, Kaveree Bamzai explains why mothers need to actively make time for the things that bring them joy—without letting guilt creep in.

EPISODE 11

Joined by WIL Creative Producer, Nandita Gupta, Aditi speaks to Khushboo and Pooja about the importance of creches for working mothers..

Episode 11

Creches are Crucial

EPISODE 12

 Tune in to this week's episode to find out how this young entrepreneur is making workspaces work for women—and not the other way around. 

EPISODE 13

In this episode filmmaker, Paromita Vohra talks about adopting a narrative that is independent of the patriarchy. And of deciding for ourselves who we are and who we

want to be.   

EPISODE 14

 Devika Kher breaks down the u-curve, one of the most important theories to understand the drop in women's participation in the workforce, in less than 30 minutes.

EPISODE 15

After the untimely demise of her husband, Gulesh Chauhan struggled to keep her family afloat. An unlikely lifeline, working with Uber as a full-time driver, led her down the road to recovery. 

EPISODE 16

 As the founder of SHEROES, a women-only social network, Sairee Chahal discusses the many ways in which leveraging shared platforms and community networks can open up the future of work to India's aspirational women..

Episode 16

Finding What Works for You

EPISODE 17

 Ira Singhal was prevented from joining the civil services because of discrimination against her disability. Today, she serves in the country’s Indian Administrative Services (IAS). 

Episode 17

Enabling Others

EPISODE 18

Recorded entirely remotely, our two-part season finale focusses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and work in India. 

Episode 18

In the Time of Coronavirus 

Part 1

Episode 19

In the Time of Coronavirus

Part 2

EPISODE 18

Recorded entirely remotely,

our two-part season finale

focusses on the impact of

COVID-19 on women and

work in India. 

EPISODE 20

We speak to award-winning long form journalist, Sohini Chattopadhyay to understand how Bollywood has

traditionally depicted India’s

women in labour. 

Episode 20

What Bollywood Taught Us