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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Ep. 178 feat. Author Aarti Raheja

On this episode of Cyrus Says, Aarti Raheja (@aartiraheja12 on Twitter), author of 'Where One Is Not A Number', opens up about:

  • What her life was like post attending college with Cyrus.
  • How she learned to cope with her loss.
  • The weird people who come to funerals.
  • How she got to writing the book.

You can follow Aarti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aartiraheja11/
And you can purchase the book here: http://amzn.to/2qD2MBD

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Ep. 177 feat. Hoshner and Ambika of The reDiscovery Project

On this episode of Cyrus Says, travel junkies Hoshner Reporter and Ambika Vishwanath, open up to Cyrus about:

  • Why they left their high-paying jobs to travel the length and breadth of India.
  • How their love for traveling helped them fall in love.
  • Why they prefer staying in a local's home instead of a hotel.
  • Why India's North East is the best region to backpack through.

Make sure you check out more of their travel stories on their website and on their very own podcast.

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Ep. 176 feat. Milind Doshi of Snow Daddy & Nutritional Genomix

Milind Doshi is a man who wears many hats. After completing his education at St. Mary's ICSE and Ecole Mondiale in Juhu, he got into the prestigous Babson College, while also playing pro-level tennis.

After several failed attempts, he started two unique ventures, Snow Daddy Ski School and Nutritional Genomix.

On this episode, he talks about: 
- How his batch never got a farewell from St. Mary's ICSE school.
- How he almost got kidnapped in Singapore as a young kid.
- Why he decided to open a ski school in Kashmir.
- How China is trying to make its population intelligent through genetic research.

Ep. 175 feat. Harsh Sonawala of India Someday

On this episode, Harsh Sonawala, co-founder of the travel service, India Someday chats with Cyrus about:

  • How he started his travel company after his MBA
  • How they customise travel plans for everyone from backpackers to super luxury travellers
  • Some of the craziest requests and demands he’s got
  • Why Jaipur is called the pink city, even though it’s all brown

Later, Amit and Nikhil (host of the TFG Cricket Podcast) join Cyrus for the AMA section to discuss North Korea, cricket and the Twenty20 format.

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Ep. 174 feat. Author Khushnuma Daruwala

On this episode of Cyrus Says, Khushnuma Daruwala, advertising professional and author of the book '50 Cups of Coffee', opens up about:

  • How her love for writing resurfaced after a sabbatical.
  • What women want to talk about versus what men want to talk about.
  • How her friend inspired her to compile a series of dating stories.
  • Why dating life can be complicated.

Also, Mae and Amit join Cyrus for the AMA section to discuss sports personalities and Seinfeld.

You can purchase Khushnuma's book here

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Ep. 173 feat. Comedian Punit Pania

On this episode, Punit Pania (@Punit_Pania on Twitter), comedian and founder of Chalta Hai Comedy, talks to Cyrus about:

  • How he had trouble dating girls while pursuing BSC.
  • How he got swindled by a book publisher.
  • How the first wave of comedians from Mumbai came from South Bombay.
  • What his experience was like doing an open mic alongside poets at the Prithvi theatre.

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Ep. 172 feat. Financial Analyst Anupam Gupta

On this episode of Cyrus Says, we have financial analyst and host of the Paisa Vaisa podcast, Anupam Gupta. Here, he talks about:

  • How he went to school with Sohail Khan.
  • Why it makes no sense to buy a home in Mumbai these days.
  • What's are the best investment options for young people.
  • Why he is tired of the 'Gupta Dynasty' jokes.

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Ep. 171 feat. Writer-Comedian Anuvab Pal

On this episode of Cyrus Says, writer and comedian Anuvab Pal talks about:

  • Why Bengalis and Parsis are exactly the same.
  • Why his parents willingly let him pursue dramatic writing.
  • How theatrical plays were a thing once upon a time in Mumbai.
  • Why Disco Dancer is the greatest film of all time.

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Ep. 170 feat. Fitness Expert Urmi Kothari

On this episode of Cyrus Says, Urmi Kothari, founder of Kinetic Living Fitness, talks to Cyrus about:

  • Why building a stronger core is more important than having huge muscles.
  • What her life was like in Kerala.
  • What functional training means and how Nike chose her to promote it.
  • How it was like for her to train comedian Rohan Joshi.

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Ep. 169 feat. Senior Journalist Sidharth Bhatia

This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus brushes up on his politics alongside senior journalist Sidharth Bhatia, Founding Editor of The Wire.

Apart from being a total chiller and highly informed, he also loves music and talks about his book India Psychedelic 

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