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A few recommendations

Some assorted videos on gender….they capture the times we live in….

1. Kamla Bahsin talks about toxic masculinity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOLYIzJnKT4

2. One of the responses as The Gender Lab & Blue Ribbon Movement- our boys program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc-268PE9Mw

3. At times the ask for empowerment can create a clash of values — like the debate on equal pay, where Jordan Peterson opens an alternate perspective

https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54?t=888

4. And back home there is still household violence…but this clip in Satya I can’t forget cos Bhikku Mhatre gets slapped back and it ends in a loving space

https://youtu.be/HMLdEV-k5zw?t=2468

5. Empowered women are incredibly attractive (and so rarely portrayed in early bollywood)….Hazaro Khwaishein and Swades comes to mind (here’s Chitrangada in Hazaron….)

https://youtu.be/l7IfYB2bzXk?t=732

6. And there seems to be an alternate take on celebrating gender that Nimo bhai’s video manages to capture….celebrating women for being women….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoVuGoRVH2I

7. Back in 1995, with a newly liberalized India, this is how the response to gender issues was…this pop video “Sambhalke” visualises Nariman Point in 2025 as being filled with working women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJzGeS2Si0

8. One of the instances of refined masculinity is Malvelo, this gaucho band from Argentina…this is what happens when power meets grace….

https://youtu.be/83fGoM_xGlE?t=174

9. How about gender fluidity….(NSFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojRuancSmvk

10. And to finally close this list, a total must watch on this subject is Nenette by Hannah Gadsby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aE29fiatQ0

Which videos would you include? What do you feel having gone through these….

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28 Jan 2019: This morning’s invitation to you is to zoom out from here and now….to the larger journey of humanity….

It’s a privilege to be able to look across generations…and here are a few videos that always leave me ‘awe’struck

1. History of Humanity in 1 minute : A beautiful journey from the big bang to now….I always say that the last scene in this video is what is happening outside the screen (go figure;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSt9tm3RoUU

2. Nasadiya Sukta : Our ancestors had a lot of time to chill and reflect on the Universe….and this sukta captures the mystery so beautifully…..it still leaves me with a sense of wonder….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GeUkRIOXaM

3. One of the wonders of life, our conception and birth captured in a beautiful 5 minute animation….imagine our journey to this planet…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ7LkSk4sIs

4. Talvin Singh captures the cycle of creation-destruction-rebirth in this beautiful track “Ananta”….listen to the whole thing to experience the silence in between…this was the background track for Relead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZxRYYhx_U

5. The history of humanity shaped by the crazy-ones….in this beautiful apple ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwsuXHA7RA

6. And who can forget the breathtaking views captured in Samsara — here’s only the trailer (in the same genre I would put Human, the movie)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzE66iSI-Ko

7. And I wanna close with Animatrix, the second renaissance (Part I and II)….in capturing our response to the rise of AI, it makes you think about the future in a whole new way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0K6Cb1ZoG4

Which ones would you add to the list?

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