The Intersection

Every fortnight, The Intersection narrates stories that meld culture, science and history in India. Through interviews, anecdotes and original research, Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian bring alive the rich breadth of human imagination and knowledge, making for a riveting listening experience. The incessant punning — well, that's just a bonus.
57 Episodes

Preserving the constitution of India

2 years ago ● 12 minutes
Our constitution was under attack (from natural elements). Protecting this historic document fro

56. A mystery that goes back more than 4,500 years

2 years ago ● 15 minutes
The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilisation spread across the northwestern regions o

Do you speak Esperanto?

3 years ago ● 0 minutes
What if the world spoke one language? And we never needed Google Translate? One man dreamt of su

#54: What Insects Could Teach Humans (and Robots) About 3D Vision

3 years ago ● 28 minutes
Humans take 3D vision for granted--we don't stop to gauge the distance of a cup of chai on the tab

#53: How A New Generation of STEM Books Are Putting The "Fun" Back In "Fundamentals"

3 years ago ● 16 minutes
For many children, especially in India, the thought of picking up a science or maths book inspir

#52: Could Lab-Grown Meat Save the World?

3 years ago ● 18 minutes
A recent study found that India's farmed chickens are dosed with the world's strongest antibioti

#51: Forget Labs & Pugs, Say Hello to India's Homegrown Dog Breeds

3 years ago ● 0 minutes
Labradoodles and Saint Bernards are great, but have you ever met a Chippiparai? This lithe stunn

#50: In Search of Martians On Planet Earth

3 years ago ● 13 minutes
Mars has captured our imagination for decades. Our neighbouring planet, easily identifiable as a r

#49: How the Spanish Flu Affected India's Freedom Struggle

3 years ago ● 16 minutes
The Spanish Flu was the biggest pandemic of the last century. Five hundred million people were affec

#48: The Stories in our Stars: Tribal Astronomy in Ancient India

3 years ago ● 20 minutes
At some point of time, every human that has ever walked this planet has looked up at the night sky
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