In this episode, Shabd interviews Shuranjeet Singh, about understanding mental health and the organisation he founded Taraki, which works alongside Panjabi communities to raise awareness around mental health and create community structures of support. They also talk about Shuranjeet’s experience of mental health as a student, mental health in capitalism, the current paradigm of understanding mental health, and Taraki’s unique way of approaching it.
The One with Shabd is a podcast featuring in-depth interviews with leading minds on all things Sikh: religion, culture, philosophy, history, politics, and more. Listen to learn about the ideas, spirit, and people that shape the multifaceted universe known as Sikhi. What inspires a Sikh to wear a turban and grow long hair? What significance do Sikhi's symbology and ritual have to a people whose religion is skeptical of both? Why do Sikhs carry swords? What was the Sikh Empire? Also learn about contemporary Sikh politics, historical research and people organising for a Sikh political future.