The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem

The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem

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Welcome to The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem - a podcast that celebrates all kinds of knowledge. “Ilm” is an Arabic and Urdu word that means knowledge. The more we know, the more we learn about people, places, issues, we’re richer for it. Because the more information we have, we’re less fearful of what’s different from us. Knowledge helps us learn what makes people different and distinct but also so much like us and the people we love.


Bonus Episode - End of Season 1
Apr 1 • 8 min
Ayesha Aleem speaks to The Ilm’s audio editor, Sharad Joshi, about Season 1 - just a fun chat about learnings, challenges and favourite parts. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - @gettheilm Email: [email protected] Produced by: Sharad Joshi…
10 - A cool woman doing a cool thing in the world - SEASON FINALE of Season 1
Mar 8 • 11 min
For the final episode of Season 1, Ayesha Aleem spoke to Kim of The Picha Project based in Malaysia, an organisation that helps refugee families rebuild their lives by supporting them to build sustainable food business. It’s a delicious dose of positivity…
9 - Women and the law
Mar 7 • 59 min
If there’s anything more frustrating than figuring out how to file taxes, it’s probably managing legal formalities. Even at the best times, the law can feel convoluted and confusing. If you’re a woman going through a personal crisis, it can feel downright…
8 - Women and their minds
Feb 23 • 12 min
On the previous episode, we talked about women and their bodies. This time, we’re talking about women and their minds - because mental health isn’t talked about nearly enough. Therapist Aakriti Joanna is using Instagram to spread awareness about mental…
7 - Women and their bodies
Feb 16 • 52 min
An entire book can written about it. And maybe followed by an entire series. How women feel about their bodies has had us thinking about the topic since forever. The media, the mirror, sometimes our own mothers and our minds have told women what they…
6 - Women and personal safety
Feb 9 • 29 min
There isn’t a single woman who hasn’t at some point in her life felt physically threatened either because of how someone looked at her, by what someone did to her or what they said to her. Every woman recognises those pangs of fear that can grip our…
5 - Women and hate
Feb 1 • 19 min
There are plenty of theories about why hate is directed at women, at their bodies, at their choices and minds - for control, for cultural and social reasons, to remind them that they are inferior and powerless. We’ll challenge each of these reasons and…
4 - Women and love
Jan 26 • 25 min
It’s on all our minds, often always on our mind. And yet it doesn’t seem like we’re any closer to figuring it out. It’s complicated and not, simple and not. Why does it seem like we’re always at a loss for words when it comes to love? In this episode,…
3 - Women and the media
Jan 19 • 24 min
Women and the media, women in the media. How does mainstream media affect women? How does access to certain kinds of information influence their decisions? And who are some of the women shaping media organisations today? How do they work, what kind of…
2 - Women and work
Jan 12 • 18 min
As women’s careers get longer and more complex, we could all use a little help to be our best professional selves. Hena Mehta, CEO of Basis and Divya Narayan, Director of Strategy at Lego, share their valuable knowledge about managing money, how to…
1 - Motherhood
Jan 5 • 40 min
We all have a “mom” story. Maybe you love her to pieces but she still finds a way to drive you nuts. Or maybe the relationship is more complicated than that. It’s such a tricky, interesting thing - motherhood. Ayesha Aleem talked to a a couple of mothers…
The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem - an introduction
Jan 5 • 4 min
Ayesha Aleem, an independent journalist, talks to women about motherhood, money, the media and so much more. Welcome to the first season of The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - @gettheilm Email: [email protected] Produced by: Sharad…