Ep. 198: Entrepreneur Samir Saraiya

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This week on Cyrus Says, we are joined by Samir Saraiya, founder of ThatsPersonal.com, a website that lets you buy sexual wellness products. Listen in as he talks about:

  • Why buying condoms from a convenience store in India is impossible.
  • What were the difficulties he faced while setting up the business.
  • What happened when a customer placed an order for "Baby Doll".
  • Why he wants Kunal Vijaykar to be the brand ambassador for his website.

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Ep. 197 feat. Architect Rajeev Thakker

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, celebrated architect and urban curator Rajeev Thakker talks about:

  • The many degrees he has accumulated over the years.
  • Why Mumbai's drainage system is perennially blocked.
  • Why he decides to cycle everywhere in Mumbai's horrible weather.
  • How the citizens in metropolitan cities should take charge of their areas.

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Ep. 196 feat. VAIPA's 'The Little Mermaid' Cast and Crew

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, we are joined by Vishaal Asrani, director of the play 'Little Mermaid' and two of its cast members, Maahi Shah and Neelima Mehra. The trio banter with Cyrus about:

  • The state of kids' theatre in India.
  • How they make the mermaid swim on a live stage.
  • The interesting roles they play in the musical 'The Little Mermaid'.
  • What makes Vishaal a great director and cook.

You can catch 'The Little Mermaid' musical live on stage. Find tickets here: https://goo.gl/YT7u5Z

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Ep. 195 feat. Let it Wag Founder Yash Sheth

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, software developer and animal lover Yash Sheth, talks about:

  • Why maintenance workers and contractors can be a pain in the backside sometimes.
  • How he grew fond of animals as he was growing up.
  • How he decided to create the 'Let it Wag' app to rescue injured animals.
  • The problems that are associated with making a social app in a capitalist economy.

Download the app Let it Wag here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.letitwag.mobile
Support Yash's venture by contributing on Ketto: www.ketto.org/letitwag

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Ep. 194 feat. Comedian Abish Mathew

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, renowned comedian Abish Mathew opens up about:

  • The Mallu locality in Delhi that most people don't know about.
  • The innovative abuses people in Haryana come up with.
  • Why he plans to send his kids to Delhi University.
  • How 'Son of Abish' was conceptualized out of sheer desperation.

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Ep. 193 feat. Flarepath Founder Saurabh Kanwar

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, Flarepath Founder Saurabh Kanwar, opens up about:

  • The lack of drugs in MTV.
  • Why he decided to risk everything by going digital.
  • How the US Recession of 2008 worked in his favor.
  • How the college fests have not changed in over 15 years.
  • What motivated him to start ATKT.in.

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Ep. 192: Cock & Bull - Monsoon Edition

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On a rain-drenched day in suburban Mumbai, Cyrus Broacha, Amit Doshi and Navin Noronha come together to bicker about:
- The mystery behind Mumbai's failing infrastructure.
- The importance of cynicism in one's life.
- The existence of supernatural elements.
- The need for a riot task force in India.

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Ep. 191 feat. Entrepreneur Vishal Gondal

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, Founder of Indiagames and GOQii and host the The Vishal Gondal Podcast, talks to Cyrus about:

  • How he started programming games at the age of 16
  • How Spider-man changed his life
  • How he plans to change the fitness game in India with the GOQii fitness tracker.
  • How other super achievers inspire him.

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Ep. 190 feat. IIMUN Founder Rishabh Shah

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, Rishabh Shah of IIMUN, talks to Cyrus about:

  • How dozing off during lectures landed him in the Model United Nations.

  • The interesting issues that the IIMUN is dealing with.

  • How he became a chess pro and faced off against Magnus Carlsen and V. Anand.

  • His other hidden talents that he juggles alongside IIMUN.

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Ep. 189: Comedian Kautuk Srivastava

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, Comedian Kautuk Srivastava of SNG Comedy, talks about:

  • Why Yoga is absolutely pointless.
  • How the universe conspired to make him Mr Ruia 2009.
  • How his writing is inspired by P.G. Wodehouse.
  • His experience of working on the Indian remake of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'.

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Ep. 188: Entrepreneur Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya

On this episode of Cyrus Says, entrepreneur and host of the Shunya One Podcast, Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya, opens up about:

  • How he defied all the Bengali stereotypes.
  • How he enjoyed being the geek in school.
  • How he met both his business partners
  • Why technology may have gone a little too far.

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Ep. 187: Happy Independence Day? feat Amit and Kunal

On this special edition of Cock & Bull, Amit Doshi and Kunal Vijaykar sit down with Cyrus to figure out where India stands 70 years since its independence and other issues like:

  • The time when Kunal witnessed a riot first hand.
  • Why India can never have more liberals.
  • Why all three of them are centrists.
  • What are the similarities between Arnab and Cyrus.

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Ep. 186 feat. Mentalist Roy Zaltsman

On this episode of Cyrus Says, renowned mentalist Roy Zaltsman talks to Cyrus about:

  • How he started performing at birthday parties in Israel.
  • How he deals with audience members who try to trick him back.
  • Why he loves performing in India.
  • How he once performed for Bibi Netanyahu.

He also plays some tricks on the show's producer to showcase his unique talent.

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Ep. 185 feat. Comedians Sonali Thakker and Pavitra Shetty

On this episode of Cyrus Says, we meet two really funny ladies, Sonali Thakker (@SonaliThakker on Twitter) and Pavitra Shetty (@pavie_shetty on Twitter).

Tune in to listen to them chat about:

  • Sonali's love for elaichi bananas.

  • Pavitra's crush on her OLA driver.

  • Why dancing lessons are important before doing comedy.

  • Why they are tired of being asked of what it's like to be female comedians in India

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Ep. 184 feat. Comedian Atul Khatri

On this episode of Cyrus Says, funny man Atul Khatri (@one_by_two on Twitter), talks to Cyrus about:

  • The secret behind his salt and pepper look.
  • Why he took a different bridge to work before doing comedy.
  • How he wanted to be a DJ at some point.
  • What hobbies he has at his age.

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Ep. 183 feat. Photographer Atul Kasbekar

On this episode of Cyrus Says, renowned photographer Atul Kasbekar talks to Cyrus about:

  • How he hopes to educate young girls from across India.
  • What Project Nanhi Kali is all about.
  • The many hats he has worn over the years.
  • Who he thinks is the best Indian model to photograph.

Learn more about Project Nanhi Kali here: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectNanhiKali/

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Ep. 182 feat. Impact Guru's Piyush and Khushboo Jain

On this episode of Cyrus Says, we are joined by Piyush and Khushboo Jain of Impact Guru, talk about:

  • How crowdfunding can help innovative people.
  • Some of the absurdest campaigns people have asked them to fund.
  • How Impact Guru offers cross-border tax benefits.
  • What's it like to be a couple that also works together.

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Ep. 181 feat. RotorMouth's Sanjeev and Tushar

On this episode of Cyrus Says, Sanjeev Joshi and Tushar Burman, hostsof Rotormouth, talk to Cyrus about:

  • The disparity between South Bombay and North Bombay kids.
  • Why Tushar's selection in shirts is questionable.
  • What Rotormouth is all about.
  • The best and worst cars and motorcycles they have ever driven.

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Ep. 180 feat. Actor-Comedian Cyrus Sahukar

On this episode of Cyrus Says, we meet Cyrus Sahukar, former MTV VJ, comedian and actor, who talks about:

  • What it was like growing up with four women in Delhi.
  • How he cracked the MTV VJ hunt audition in 1999.
  • What he was up to on 9/11.
  • How his room sharing experience with Cyrus Broacha went awfully wrong.

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Ep. 179 feat. Dr Harish Shetty of Aharveda

On this episode of Cyrus Says, Dr Harish Shetty, restaurateur to philanthropist, talks about:

  • How we can rid our body and mind of impurities through proper eating.
  • Why fever is a good thing.
  • The importance of Aharveda in our daily lives.
  • How he hopes to spread the message of healthy eating to others.

Also, Vivek from The Fan Garage joins in for the AMA segment.

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