Azad Lab (Free To Speak) is a show that discusses issues that are often sidelined by the mainstream but that cause much disruption and anxiety among young people like masculinity, caste etc. Episode producer Naazneen, a 21 year old college going girl from Palla, Delhi is vocal about issues revolving and concerning young people like her. This is her first attempt in creating a podcast on the same.
Episode 12: Parental pressure on career choices
“Our career choices are always limited to being a doctor or an engineer as according to our parents they bring in respect and position in a society unlike other professions”
Most of us have seen or had our parents enforce or encourage only certain career paths which they deem fit for us.
Host Naazneen takes cognizance of this issue and feels how choosing a career under parental pressure can bring in a lot of stress and anxiety. She chats with a few youngsters and a parent and tries to note their take on this matter.
Azad Lab is one of 6 shows produced as part of the Free/Dem Community Podcasts, the online avatar of the Freedem WhatsApp Radio run by community members of Tajpur Pahadi and other urban slums in and around Delhi. The shows are built around ideas of gender equity, love, freedom of expression, human rights and justice. Through the podcasts, community members discuss as well as share their lived realities. They are produced under Ideosync's FREE/DEM initiative, which provides marginalized communities - especially women and migrants - a platform to amplify their narratives and stories using audio and video.