Indian mythology is a treasure trove of stories full of adventure, magic, mystery. In this podcast, goal is to make these stories relevant for current day. And more importantly exciting for our little listeners!
This podcast is an experiment in human flourishing; an excuse to connect with outstanding folks (changemakers, achievers and thinkers) across fields deep dive into what makes them unique and what makes them tick. Guests include Kunal Shah, Sridhar Vembu, Ankur Warikoo, Shradha Sharma, Nithin Kamath. New episode out every other Sunday! Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the series are solely personal and do not necessarily represent those of my company / employers.
Aditya Sehgal is one of the clearest thinkers I have had the pleasure of talking to; he is ex-President of Reckitt Benkiser, worked across multiple countries in top leadership roles, and the best testament to his leadership was that multiple folks I spoke to called him “the best manager / leader they ever worked for”. He has deeply thought out fram…
Archana Parsai Gehlot is a very unique individual. She's a mother of two wonderful 'unschooled' children, and founder of multiple initiatives such as Asmakam (www.asmakam.org, an organisation promoting self learning), Cotfoo (www.cotfoo.com, an organic nutrition startup) etc. She and her son also created a short film about the education system ('Th…
Swagata Sarangi of Smytten (https://smytten.com/) is our guest this time! He's a serial founder, clear thinker and a prime example of how grit enables success. He has built a sampling platform for premium customers in India from scratch and this conversation is full of learnings from his journey. Timestamps and details of the conversation are below…
Nithin Kamath of Zerodha is our guest this time! Nithin is the co-founder of Zerodha, TrueBeacon, Rainmatter, and is a force to reckon with in the Indian Fintech ecosystem. He and his team have reimagined fintech with their many beautifully designed customer-friendly platforms like Kite and Coin, and their investments in other upstarts like Smallca…
Chinu Kala is the founder of Rubans Jewelry (www.rubans.in). Hers is a story like none other; she left home at the age of 15, did many odd jobs, faced rejection time and time again, stayed resilient and grew her own multi-crore business. It is a simple but inspiring story of grit for any young girl / entrepreneur out there. Hope you enjoy! Timestam…
Rajendran Dandapani is the President of Zoho Schools (Zoho's meaningful alternative to conventional education, producing ~15% of Zoho's talent today). His is a life like none other; he dropped out of IIT, started his journey in Zoho 25 years ago, and has helped to transform the opportunities available in Tier-2 towns and villages in India. He also …
Please meet Arun Iyer (Linkedin). Arun was the National Creative Director of Lowe Lintas (best known for his "Daag ache hain" campaign for Surf Excel) and is now a founding partner at Spring Marketing Capital, where he helps build startup brands and also invests in them. He is one of India's top creative and visual storytelling minds, and in this e…
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Rajan Singh (YouTube Channel, Linkedin). Rajan is the founder of HabitStrong, where he teaches morning routines, meditation, focused work and more, through many in-depth & habit-building programs. His impressive background before starting-up (IIT, IPS, Wharton MBA, McKinsey, PE etc) also contai…
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Sai Srinivas (@saisrinivas). Sai is the co-founder & CEO of MPL (India's largest online gaming platform). He is a rockstar product leader a no-nonsense straight talker, and has built a unicorn in under 3 years in the face of intense competition and regulatory challenges. He's a treasure trove o…
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Shradha Sharma (@sharmashradha). Shradha is the founder / CEO of YourStory (India's go-to startup media platform, à la TechCrunch). She has been the startup ecosystem's cheerleader for more than a decade, continues to bring out genuine founder stories to a broad audience, and drives India's lon…
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Ankur Warikoo (https://ankurwarikoo.com/, @warikoo). Ankur was the founder of nearbuy.com, and before that, the CEO of Groupon India. He is a well-known teacher / mentor / startup guru and content creator who talks deeply about many important topics that are very relevant to today's youth. He t…
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Kiran Khalap (@kirankhalap), the founder of Chlorophyll (chlorophyll.in). He is one of the veterans of the advertising and branding industry in India, and many of his other facets set the base for this wide-ranging conversation. He's an avid rock climber and a long time yoga and fitness enthusiast; …
In this episode, I am privileged to deep dive into the mind of Sridhar Vembu (@svembu), one of the best entrepreneurial leaders in the country today. He needs no introduction in the startup circles; he is the founder and CEO of Zoho, one of India's largest tech product companies and a pioneer of the SAAS ecosystem in India. During the IT services b…
In this episode, I am privileged to have with us India's most popular startup guru and serial founder, Kunal Shah. I call Kunal the 'Philosopher founder' for his ability to think deeply about any problem statement under the sun and for his breadth of knowledge about various topics and the underlying human insights. He is a rockstar thinker and I th…
Does Narada realize his mistake of being arrogant and haughty ?
Kumbakarna loves to eat and sleep and is not happy to fight in the battle of Lanka.
Lakshman is hit by an poisoned arrow. Can Hanuman bring the sanjeevani herb in time ?
How did the monkey army cross the vast ocean and reach Lanka ?
After meeting Sita, Hanuman is caught by Ravana’s soldiers. Does he escape Lanka safely ?
Did Rama do the right thing by helping Sugriva ?
Jatayu gives key information to Ram and Lakshman and they start their long journey towards Lanka
Ravana plans with maricha to take away Sita from panchavati
What happens when ravana’s sister meets Lakshmana?
Ravana, though son of a rishi, chooses the path of hate and violence
Ram strings the shiva dhanush and marries Sita
Brave Ram and Lakshman kill Tratika and help Sage Vishwamitra
Ram, Sita and Lakshman head to the forest as per Kaikeyi’s wish
Story of Bhishma, one of the main characters of Mahabharatha
Brave and resilient Ekalavya becomes a top archer despite many hardships
Can Bheem defeat Jarasandha with Krishna’s help ?
Did Krishna really steal the Shyamanthakamani jewel ?
Resilient Karna keeps fighting fate till his death
Birth and early life of Karna
Can Garuda bring freedom to his mother from the mean snakes ?
Will Drupad be a true friend of Drona even after becoming a king ?
Eternal friendship of Krishna and Sudhama
Happy and sad times in the lives of Nala and Damayanti
Happy and sad times in the life of Nala and Damayanti
Can Vishwamitra force Harishchandra to lie ?
Will shakunthala and Dushyant be reunited ?
Will Nahusha stay humble even after becoming the king of the three worlds ?
Hiranyakshipu wants to be powerful than Vishnu. Will he succeed ?
Can Krishna stop the evil demon Narakasura ?
Duryodhan can either pick Krishna or the mathura army. Which one does he pick ?
Arjun’s son abhimanyu knows how to go inside the chakravyuha. But that will not be enough to save his life
Will Thakshak get his revenge against Arjun ?
Will Kacha learn the art of ‘mritha sanjeevini’ (bringing the dead back to life) from shukracharya ?
Will Shiva be reunited with Sati ?
Pandavas are in agyant vas when Bheem has to fight the big bad bully, Keechak
Shikandi gets her revenge against Bheeshma in the mahabharath war