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Breath and purpose ft Arjun Lall

Breath and purpose ft Arjun Lall

Arjun Lall is a corporate lawyer turned yoga practitioner. In this episode we talk about his decision to go down the path of law, the resulting lifestyle choices he made, the signs that lead him to move into the space of spirituality and yoga, the concept of attachment and surrendering, the power of...

Three things on the beach

Three things on the beach

In this episode I talk about three things; that’s it! First, the importance of sitting quietly by the ocean, just to remind yourself of your insignificance, Second, how we have really dirtied all our surroundings from hills to rivers, to beaches; finally, I look at how having money doesn’t solely de...

Journey of a standup ft Praveen Kumar

Journey of a standup ft Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar is a Tamil speaking standup comedian and content creator. In this episode we talk about his formative years in Kanchipuram (a small town in TamilNadu), the mindset that helped him adjust to life in a big city, the obstacles that he faced in the pursuit of standup, understanding the art...

The smugness needs to end

The smugness needs to end

I just realised that disabled people have less of a carbon footprint than Gretta Thunberg. Welcome to another episode where I talk about an Indian girl who pretended to be African, the stupidity of one way of learning, my experience with reading and writing and other fun stuff. Hope you are well and...

A conversation on culture ft Pratha Shetty

A conversation on culture ft Pratha Shetty

Pratha Shetty is an interculturalist; which in itself sounds really cool. She is the author of “When I grow up” a children’s book that you can get on www.nestry.in In this episode, we talk about her role as an interculturalist, the decision that lead her down this path, living in different countries...

Lady comedy ft Butch Bradley

Lady comedy ft Butch Bradley

In this episode of the podcast I talk to a friend and fellow comedian Butch Bradley about his years on the road as a travelling comedian, the lessons learnt from the grind, exhaustion, anxiety, being broke and serving your time as a comedian, his life now as a resident comedian at the LA comedy club...

When a group becomes a mob

When a group becomes a mob

We are seeing more and more people giving up their complex identities to become a part of causes, movements, ideologies, or groups. Well whatever you may call these collectives, when the purpose is taken away and people adopt the group’s identity as their own it spells trouble for all. In this episo...

Performance isn’t about more, faster, better ft Paul Rulkens

Performance isn’t about more, faster, better ft Paul Rulkens

In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Paul Rulkens an expert in strategic performance, international author and award-winning speaker about the parameters that determine performance in today's day and age, how the lockdown and online interactions have affected performance, the importance of stra...