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Raintree Media Originals

Raintree Media presents 'Spotlight with Sandhya'.

This podcast features author, journalist and cultural evangelist

Sandhya Mendonca in one-to-one conversations with brilliant people that get to

the heart of who they are, why they do what they do and how it impacts the world.

This show features guests from diverse sectors: art, technology, wellness,

business, politics and everything in between.

"We yearn for simpler times"
-Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy in Spotlight with Sandhya 

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Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy is the lead actor and debutant director of the delightful coming-of-age film ‘Aachar and Co’. Set in the 60s, back when Bangalore was still a small town, it's about siblings growing up in Bangalore while tackling patriarchy and gender roles. This little Kannada film has taken everybody by surprise with the kind of impact that it's had after it was released this July. It had a good run in theatres before streaming on Amazon Prime. Sindhu talks to Sandhya Mendonca about the gentle humour she uses to approach issues of women claiming their agency by going out to work, the subtle nuances within families, and her fascination with nostalgia. Recorded at The Hub Edited by Capital Studio

"How to Build a Nourishing Business" - Vinita Bali in Spotlight with Sandhya

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“Profits are important, but it's also important to be driven by morals and ethics”, Vinita Bali says. Known for her skills in building brands and leading companies in five continents including Coca-Cola, Cadbury's and Britannia. In this episode of the podcast, she talks to Sandhya Mendonca about why and how to build healthy companies. She emphasises character and work ethics over expediency – traits that make her a sought-after Independent Board member by global companies. Bali is also deeply involved in efforts to increase nutrition levels in India and in promoting the arts. She also talks about the pervasive gender gap in the corporate world and why men need to actively work to bridge it. "We need more Dangal Dads", she says.

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