In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet with renowned filmmaker, music critic and journalist Rahul Aijaz. Born in Karachi, Rahul shares his deep affiliation with music, its identity and its power to shape our cultural understanding of the world as well as religion in the wider context of society.
Rahul also speaks to us about his short film “A train crosses the desert” which made it to five international festivals as well as his upcoming projects.
Their conversation is a whirlwind of ideas, inspiration and instruments and interestingly, breaking the perceived barriers of religion. A special thanks to @aijazrahul for joining us today!
About Rahul Aijaz-
Rahul Aijaz is a writer, filmmaker, journalist and former photographer. He has extensively written about culture, cinema, theatre, music and wrestling. His work has been published in several countries and publications including The Express Tribune, IGN Pakistan, Asia Journalists Association, The Peace Journalist magazine, Red Bull Pakistan and more.
His Sindhi-language short film ‘A Train Crosses the Desert’ has been screened at film festivals in four countries (the US, India, Mexico and Turkey) and at festivals such as Jaipur International Film Festival and South Asian International Film Festival.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rahul Aijaz
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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