Episode 8. Immigration, integration and the holiness of cows (with Nakul Gote)
In this episode we invited Nakul Gote to prove to everybody that there is an unlikely but nevertheless very real link between immigration and the sacredness of cows. Yes, that was totally the plan. We started by telling some stories about our personal experiences as immigrants in Germany. We discuss issues regarding integration, within the host culture but especially adapting to the multicultural ambient of academia in our new host country. That naturally took us to talk about the so-called “beef ban” imposed in some regions of India. Things got slightly controversial when tried to dig into the “true reasons” of why cows are regarded as sacred in Hinduism. Oh well, we suppose that controversy is encoded in the very DNA of sacred items.