Azad Lab (Free To Speak) is a show which discusses issues that are often sidelined by the mainstream but are a cause for much anxiety for young people; Topics include puberty, masculinity, caste, marriage, love, democracy, freedoms etc. Episode producer Deepika is a young woman pursuing commerce from Delhi University who lives in Tajpur Pahari. She aims to become a teacher. She is an opinionated woman who raises voice for any injustice she encounters on her way.
Episode 18: Bhasha Ke Aadhar Par Bhed Bhaav
"Bhasha ek bat karne ka zariya hai, use kisi ko judge karne ka tareeka na banaye."
Host Deepika shares her friend's experience of facing judgment because of the language. She shares her own experience of facing hurdles and discrimination because of a language.
Azad Lab is one of 6 shows produced as part of the Free/Dem Community Podcasts, the online avatar of the Free/Dem WhatsApp Radio run by women and girls from urban margins of Delhi. The shows are built around ideas of gender equity, love, freedom of expression, human rights and justice. Through the podcasts community members discuss and share their lived realities. The Free/Dem Community Podcasts 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.