CJIDS Podcast

Confluence: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (CJIDS) is a refereed publication of the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), Pune, that focuses on publishing research articles, commentary, and book reviews authored primarily by students. In this podcast, we revisit previously published articles, and in conversation with the authors try to understand their research process, the specifics of their work, and their experience publishing with CJIDS.

Episode 4 – Aena Asif and Isha Mahajan

Mapping Solitude: An Exploratory Study of the Concept of Solitude in a Hyper-Connected Modern World

In this episode, Keifer speaks to Aena Asif and Isha Mahajan about their paper Mapping Solitude: An Exploratory Study of the Concept of Solitude in a Hyper-Connected Modern World, published in Volume V. Aena and Isha explore the idea of solitude and its connection to the modern world and power structures in society. Through this episode, Keifer, Aena, and Isha discuss these ideas further and explore their own conceptions of solitude in the context of the hyperconnected world. 

Episode 3 – Muskan Aggarwal

Presence of the Past: Notions of the Indian Nation in Class VI NCERT History Textbooks

In this episode, Keifer speaks to Muskan Aggarwal about her paper Presence of the Past: Notions of the Indian Nation in Class VI NCERT History Textbooks, published in Volume V. Muskan analyzes the distinct notions of the Indian Nation presented in three revisions of Class VI NCERT history textbooks. Through this episode, Keifer and Muskan discuss the writing of history textbooks and their personal experience as students studying them in school.


Episode 2 – Natalia Ahmed

Women and Terrorism: Questions of Representation in Bollywood Cinema

In this episode, hosts Shantanu and Keifer speak to Natalia N. Ahmed about her paper Women and Terrorism: Questions of Representation in Bollywood Cinema, published in Volume III. Natalia explains how her paper highlights patterns in four Bollywood films that restrict or rob the agency of the woman’s character. Our hosts gain valuable insight into her research methodology of textual analysis and discuss her experience working with CJIDS.


Episode 1 – Roshni Raheja

The Impact of Advancements in Technology on Marital Communication: An Exploration of Geographically Distanced Marriages in India

In this episode, hosts Shantanu and Maanvi speak to Roshni Raheja about her paper The Impact of Advancements in Technology on Marital Communication: An Exploration of Geographically Distanced Marriages in India, published in Volume IV. They gain valuable insight into her research process, the main findings of her paper, and her experience working with CJIDS.