Episode 104 – The Science of Dads – Part 1

Peter Pop and Nadir Pop’s journey as parents so far has been fulfilling to say the least. They took a conscious decision to involve themselves wholly in all parenting duties and have shared diverse experiences on POPS IN A POD ranging from changing diapers to setting up their kids’ online school.

The Pop duo’s parenting journey has introduced them to wonderful people through the podcast, learning new experiences and different aspects of parenting. They are involved parents as they are constantly learning new things from family, friends, peers, experts and of course their own children.

After speaking to this particular guest – Dr. Rakesh Kapur* (MBBS and Director of the NGO BambooTree), Nadir Pop & Peter Pop realised that there was so much more to parenting other than varied experiences, especially when it comes to fatherhood. For the first time they got an understanding of being a father from a pure scientific point of view.

Ideologies and practices that they thought arose through years of conditioning and social constructs, in actuality, stems from science. And needless to say, it blew the Pops collective minds.

Dr. Kapur passionately advocates the importance of a father’s role in raising his child. Through research internationally and in India, he explained to the Pops how a child’s upbringing is impacted by the father’s constant presence. He had so much to share that the Pops decided to break up the chat into 2 parts.

The Pops urge all parents (new, old, to-be) to listen to this episode and reflect. Think of your children and their future.

Do share this episode with your friends, families, colleagues or anyone you think who would enjoy listening to POPS IN A POD.

Please share your thought on the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Stay tuned for Part 2 of this episode on 30th of November, 2021

*Dr. Rakesh Kapur is a physician and management graduate from ISB, Hyderabad. He helped set up the healthcare management consultancy practice at Ernst & Young and was corporate head of Max Hospitals. While consulting for a children’s mental health project, he became passionately involved and co-founded BambooTree, a NGO which conducts research and advocacy on Child Rights. The NGO’s current focus has been on ensuring rights of children of separated parents, the role and importance of fathers in children’s lives and raising awareness about Parental Alienation, a form a severe child abuse. For the past 8 years he has been working with judicial academies & NCPCR conducting training workshops and has also started a YouTube channel (BambooTree Children’s Foundation) to help eradicate child abuse by raising awareness.


Published by Pops in a Pod

Pops in a Pod is parenting podcast produced by first time dads Nadir Kanthawala (content and digital marketing professional) and Peter Kotikalapudi (marketing professional). Nadir has a daughter and Peter has a son. They currently reside in Mumbai, India

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