[ poet + music producer + awokenword founder ]
Anuj Rastogi is a Toronto-based writer, spoken word poet and music composer. Anuj has cultivated his worldly sensibilities and uses elements of word play and storyline that thread together broad narratives about social, political, personal and human insights. His works "Breaking News" and "I Wanna Know", and "While You Were Sleeping" have featured extensively. His latest work, "Baby Girl", is a heartfelt love letter in admiration of his daughter, and a dream for the world our daughters may one day grow up in.
As a musician, he has composed and produced music for film scores, studio albums, and has performed with a number of diverse artists across Canada, the US, the UK and India. Anuj has also composed the original theme music track, "Cosmos", for the AwokenWord podcast.
Anuj founded the AwokenWord Podcast in 2018 out of a deep desire to surface nuanced, meaningful long-form conversation that can help us reconnect with our shared humanity. The world needs this now more than ever!
October 30th, 2018 | Season 1 | 18 mins 38 secs
awoken, determinism, free will, history, host, human experience, introduction, love, omnesia, podcast
In this episode of the AwokenWord podcast, Anuj Rastogi introduces himself, the podcast and the reasons behind launching this podcast. Anuj also introduces his hypothesis on free-will, entitled the "Theory of Encumbered Will".