In this episode, we take a look at the beginning of formal philosophy in the Northern kingdoms of India. There was a climate of questioning and social change which then pushed thinkers to examine the fundamental nature of their world and reality itself. Much like the debates on dharma and karma, appropriate role and conduct and the best way to lead a fruitful life, these debates went deeper in to the asking the “secret of the universe” questions. Out of this developed, schools and universities and schools of thought and even religions.

This episode should finally set on the track, as next we’ll see how the rulers and kings of the day used this time of change to make their own moves



Episode 10 -Something in the Air
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6 thoughts on “Episode 10 -Something in the Air

  • March 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Vivek, this is an excellent series. You are a professional! 🙂

  • April 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    dear vivek,

    is the podcast dead? or do you plan to continue?

    • April 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Not dead. I’m working on it.. just have a some other things to get sorted out.

  • May 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm


    I’ve only just discovered your podcast and am currently listening to episode3 as I write this.

    So far very impressed: love your sense of humor, your geek creeds (2 episodes with as many Pratchett references? I applaud you), and that from you we get proper and not anglicized pronunciation.

    My gripe: your production schedule! I’ll be caught up by the end of next week :'( and desperately waiting for the next.

    Keep up the good work, just a bit faster to sustain my history addiction!

    • May 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Mike, thanks so much… I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcast. Haha ! thanks (I’ll let you in on a secret.. .there’s a Pratchett Easter egg in every episode :D)

      I agree, I’ve been slow and erratic. I’m working on fixing that and get some episodes in the bag before i publish. But I’ll confess my work schedule is just swamping me. But I don’t want to make too much of an excuse.
      Happy to push your history fix. New episodes coming soon.


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