The Commonwealth Games as a Window into Indian Society — Interview with Dr Yamini Narayanan

Dr Yamini Narayanan with Sophie Buckle & Martin Dickens from 'Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga'.

This installment of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast features Dr Yamini Narayanan from La Trobe University in Melbourne, in conversation with Our Voice’s Sophie Buckle.  In this discussion, Yamini and Sophie look at the recent Delhi Commonwealth Games as a case study to examine contemporary Indian society.

DOWNLOAD: Interview with Yamini Narayanan

Dr Yamini Narayanan is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne.  Her research interests lie in the area of urban sustainability, particularly developing megapolises, women and development, religion and development, and creative adaptation to climate change (in urban developing regions).  She also teaches the undergraduate subject Introduction to Asia: China & India offered to politics students at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus and is a regular visitor to the border region.

Dr Yamini Narayanan with La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga politics students at their Indian culture day cricket match.

Sophie Buckle is a first year Bachelor of Arts student at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus and a founding member of the student-run Politics Awareness Club.

The views in this story are those of the author and not necessarily those of Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga.



  1. I enjoyed the interview between Dr Yamini Narayanan and Sophie Buckle. Indians would be better off staying away from the Olympic Games annd concentrate more on Indian cultural developments, welfare projects like improved housing and indigenous sports with wide participation rather than an elite, tiny minority of athletes .
    The biggest winner of the Olympic Games is the I.O.C.

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