“1 by 2 with dilani_r” is an English language podcast featuring South Asian artists from around the world, available for free on the Raaga apps for iOS & Android and at Raaga.com. 

Co-created by myself, and Bangalore-based film critic Karthik Keramalu, the name is inspired by the common Desi phrase used to indicate the sharing of a pot of chai – 1 pot, 2 cups. The series is focused on candid chats shared with guests, and the conversation – like our tea – is always fresh.


To date the show has garnered audiences from USA, Canada, India, Australia, France, the UK, Germany, the UAE and more! 

Past “1 by 2”guests include internationally renowned performers Adil Hussain, Shraddha Srinath, Sid Sriram, documentarians Vinay Shukla & Khusboo Ranka, and award-winning filmmakers Pushkar & Gayatri, and many others 

With the help of my producers Karthik, Bala Kumaran, and the Raaga Media team, “1 by 2” returned for a third season in March 2019.