Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein (Women Who Talk Too Much) is a show about women and by women. It showcases their desires and dreams, questioning the limits imposed on them by society - and explores what gender equality and freedom means. Show producer Sarita is a 40-year-old homemaker who had to quit studies and was married early. A mother of three, she is finding her voice through the FREE/DEM initiative.
Episode 1: Ghoonghat or the Veil
The veil is justified as a dress code that women follow to show respect to their elders. Sarita questions this overt justification, and discusses the veil with other women from her slum in Tajpur Pahadi, Delhi.
Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein 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.