Episode 368: Irfan, the Keeper of Memories

He’s a master of the longform conversation, a connoisseur of the past, a man steeped in culture. Syed Mohd Irfan joins Amit Varma in episode 368 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss his life, his times, his learnings — and Guftagoo!

Also check out:
1. Syed Mohd Irfan on TwitterInstagramFacebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
2. Guftagoo with Irfan.
3. Guftagoo at Sansad TV.
4. Guftagoo at Rekhta.
5. Interviewing as a tool of archiving of knowledge and memories — TEDx talk by Syed Mohd Irfan.
6. Preserving Moments: The Significance of Audio-Visual Records —  TEDx talk by Syed Mohd Irfan.
7. Irfan on Memorywala.
8. Irfan interviewed by UnReported India.
9. Ek Mulakaat with Senior Journalist Mr Syed Mohd Irfan.
10. Do Ankhen Barah Haath — V Shantaram.
11. Amitava Kumar Finds the Breath of Life — Episode 265 of The Seen and the Unseen.
12. Aadha Gaon — Rahi Masoom Raza.
13. Hind Pocket Books.
14. Bhagat SinghDhoomilKrishan ChanderAmrita PritamShivani and Vivekananda.
15. The Story of My Experiments with Truth — Mohandas Gandhi.
16. Ankur — Shyam Benegal.
17. Aakrosh — Govind Nihalani.
18. Premchand on Amazon and Wikipedia.
19. Pita — Govind Nihalani.
20. Stage Whisper — Vimal Bhagat.
21. Walk on the Wild Side — Lou Reed.
22. Ranjit Hoskote is Dancing in Chains — Episode 363 of The Seen and the Unseen.
23. Father Returning Home — Dilip Chitre.
24. Guftagoo with Raghuvir Yadav.
25. Guftagoo with Gulzar.
26. Guftagoo with Dr Guri.
27. Guftagoo with Imtiaz Ali.
28. Guftagoo with Jaideep Ahlawat.
29. Guftagoo with Ram Gopal Bajaj.
30. Guftagoo with Mohan Agashe.
31. Guftagoo with Jackie Shroff.
32. Jackie Shroff talks about his mom in Guftagoo.
33. Guftagii with Danish Husain.
34. Danish Husain and the Multiverse of Culture — Episode 359 of The Seen and the Unseen.
35. कविवर — सुरजीत पातर.
36. Irfan’s Instagram post on magazines like Madhuri..
37. The Life and Times of Vir Sanghvi — Episode 236 of The Seen and the Unseen.
38. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India — Akshaya Mukul.
39. The Gita Press and Hindu Nationalism — Episode 139 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Akshaya Mukul).
39. Kashi ka Assi — Kashinath Singh.
41. Sone ki Chidiya — Shaheed Latif.
42. Caste, Gender, Karnatik Music — Episode 162 of The Seen and the Unseen (w TM Krishna)..
43. Kumar Gandharva on Spotify.
44. Dhanraj BhagatBenode Behari MukherjeeBalraj Sahni and Ritwik Ghatak.
45. Meghe Dhaka Tara — Ritwik Ghatak.
46. अपनी खबर — पांडेय बेचन शर्मा ‘उग्र’
47. Pedagogy of the Oppressed — Paulo Freire.
48. A Pedagogue’s Romance — Krishna Kumar.
49. Satyajit RayShyam BenegalMrinal Sen and Mani Kaul.

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Episode art: ‘The Keeper of Memories’ by Simahina.