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Dear Pari, India’s first narrative podcast on adoption hosted by parents Rakesh and Priya, will take the listeners through their journey of adopting their daughter while discussing pertinent issues. Parents, adoptees, government officials, anti-trafficking experts on child adoption are part of this series. This series is brought to you by Suno India, a podcast platform for issues that matter. Subscribe on

Ep6: Pinjra toh todna hi hai

This podcast is conceived and produced by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad with the support of Suno India and Bol-Hyderabad as a podcast with powerful and poignant stories told by the women whose lives were impacted by Shaheen.

This episode, however, is a bit different. We bring to you, a panel with our editor Padma Priya, Shaheen founder Jameela Nishat, Usha Raman, who’s the journalism professor in the University of Hyderabad, Goethe Zentrum’s director Amita Desai and program coordinator Jyothi Bezawada.

They speak about using art, poetry and audio for socio-cultural issues, including community radio and podcasts. Through this series, we’ve heard tales of horrors and survival, from the victims themselves, who are rebuilding their lives with author-activist Jameela Nishat’s NGO Shaheen.

Shaheen, which has worked to rescue and rehabilitate vulnerable women like victims of domestic abuse and violence, early marriage, sexual abuse, gender bias, etc and helped them get back on their feet. They’ve started important conversations towards structural and social change.

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Ep6: Pinjra toh todna hi hai

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