The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast series deliberates conversations about academic disciplines and delves into the dynamic nature of research and work conducted by Kashmiri women. The first season of the podcast which will be released on April 1, 2021, is a culmination of a powerhouse of about 30 Kashmiri women students, researchers and practitioners across 9 academic disciplines. The speakers, who form a global network spread across continents and time zones, have connected together to create an online reservoir of […]... Read More
  In the first episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Economics as an academic discipline and locate it in the context of Kashmir. The episode touches upon some critical aspects of economics including, but not limited to, the political economy of development, the scope of public policy and advocacy, the methodological approaches in this discipline and the need for critical examination of the state welfare policies in Kashmir. For this we were joined by three dynamic researchers and […]... Read More
 In the second episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Law as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. With a focus on human rights law and international law, this episode addresses the nexus between law and power, the need for evidence based research in this discipline, the importance of documentation for advocacy purposes, the challenges associated with redressal mechanisms and building institutionalised memory through law in Kashmir. For this episode, we were joined by three brilliant […]... Read More
 In the third episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss History as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. The episode discusses the politics of history writing, evidence interpretation, the accessibility and importance of reliable sources in Kashmiri history, the systematic erasure of women from primary texts, the role of institutions in conducting research in this discipline and the significance of oral narratives. For this episode, we were joined by three dynamic students and early career researchers […]... Read More
 In the fourth episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss STEM as a stream in the context of Kashmir. With a focus on physics and computer science, this episode discusses the need for a shift in sciences beyond Medicine and Engineering, the application of STEM in research and practice, the importance of representation to address the gender parity in STEM, scope and opportunities offered by data sciences, coding etc. For this episode, we were joined by three wonderful […]... Read More
 In the fifth episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Political Science and International Relations as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. The episode discusses the role of identities in shaping up research interests, the merits of inter-disciplinary research within this discipline, research methodologies like action research methodology, auto-ethnography & feminist methodology, the importance of academic freedom, ethical considerations within institutions and the need to decolonise knowledge production as well as institutional mechanisms. For this episode, […]... Read More
In the sixth episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Psychology as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. The episode addresses the importance of destigmatising and decolonising mental health discourses, the role of critical research that is context sensitive and the need for more mental health professionals in a militarised conflict. For this episode, we were joined by three dynamic professionals and researchers in the field: Zoya Mir is a gold medalist, a Beck Certified CBT therapist […]... Read More
 In the seventh episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Media as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. This episode discusses the need for storytelling to amplify the narratives from Kashmir, the challenges confronting Kashmiri women journalists, the politics of institutional affiliation, the perplexities in media practice due to censorship and the changing dynamics of this field due to social media and emerging technologies. For this episode, we were joined by three brilliant journalists and researchers […]... Read More
 In the eighth episode of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss English Literature as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. This episode discusses the need to build a collective memory through literature, the scope and opportunities in this discipline, interdisciplinary research methodologies, the concepts of deconstruction of language, trauma theory and emerging online spaces as witness libraries. For this episode we were joined by three brilliant researchers: Juvaria Syed is currently a research scholar at the Centre […]... Read More
 In the final episode of season one of The Zanaan Wanaan Podcast, we discuss Sociology and Anthropology as an academic discipline in the context of Kashmir. The episode discusses the shift from the colonial origins of this discipline to indigenous knowledge production, incarceration and criminological discourses, research in social work, Kashmiri women’s scholarship and methodologies like participant observation, auto-ethnography, phenomenology and long term immersion in the field. For this episode we were joined by three brilliant researchers: Mir Fatimah […]... Read More