Ep. 44: Hanging with the Homies!

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Joining the IVM Likes table this week are Navin, Alika and Abbas. While Navin recommends a music album by a prolific music producer, Alika recommends a fantasy book series that plays out in an alternate historical world, while Abbas recommends a film that has a priest as its troubled protagonist.

In the second segment, the trio discuss their favourite fictional hangout spots and talk about the merits and demerits of these familiar locales.

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Ep. 43: Biblioteca

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This week's IVM Likes features Navin, Priyanka, Amit and Abbas.
Priyanka recommends a facebook page that does fun stuff with texts, Abbas recommends a podcast that breaks down songs, Amit recommends a epic fantasy book series and Navin recommends a documentary series that delves deep into food cooking.

In the second round, they discuss what first fascinated them about books and their cherished book-related memories. They also end up having the eternal hardcover versus kindle debate. Who wins? Well, termites for one!

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Ep. 42: Aunt Agony

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On this episode of IVM Likes, Sharanya, Navin and Abbas go to the fringes of pop culture. While Abbas recommends a new album by a prolific rock 'n' roll band, Navin recommends a documentary that explores a broken genius, and Saranya Madam recommends a pop culture podcast featuring a highly opinionated mom.

In the second segment of the episode, they discuss Billboard's decision to give more weight to songs streamed through paid services. And if music charts even make sense in the modern day and age where accessing music and art is much easier.

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Ep. 41: Young-ish Adults

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On this episode of IVM Likes we have another 4 person panel of Sharanya, Navin, Abbas and Priyanka. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a sitcom revolving around mental health, Priyanka recommends a documentary that looks at a barbaric practice that's still followed in the 21st century, Abbas recommends a novel with a vivid central character and an intriguing twist and Sharanya recommends a podcast that uses the internet as a base to explore very interesting (and sometimes bizarre) journalistic stories.

In our discussion round we discuss why there's a lack of 'Young-Adult' genre films and TV shows in India, and what have been the few bright spots in the ones that have been made.

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Ep. 40: Crush Me Baby One More Time

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On this episode of IVM Likes, we are joined by Sharanya, Navin, Joshua and Alika. In our recommendation round, Navin recommends a new bleak Indian web-series while Josh recommends an award-winning Indian film that focuses on a road trip. Alika talks about a video game that forces you to make tough choices and Sharanya discusses a podcast dedicated to lesser-known celebrities.

In the discussion round, they talk fictional crushes; from teenage heart-throbs to literary loves.

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Ep. 39: Bros and Cons

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Sharanya, Navin and Joshua feature on this episode of IVM Likes. In our recommendation round, Josh reports from the regional/Malayalam film category with a period film starring Mammootty, Navin talks about a book written by a comedian who systematically breaks down his jokes and sets and Sharanya recommends a TV show that parodies true crime documentaries.

In the discussion round, they talk about what everyone is taking about right now; the Harvey Weinstein case, the reactions to it as well misogny and sexism closer home, specifically at events and venues.

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Ep. 38: Quizzing Reality

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On this episode of IVM Likes we're joined by producers Sharanya, Priyanka and Joshua. In our recommendation round Josh recommends a film that's a period thriller roughly inspired by a classic Russian novel, Priyanka recommends a podcast that explores people's loneliness, and Sharanya recommends a novel that cuts back between the present and a dystopian future.

In the discussion round Abbas joins in and the four of them discuss what happened to good ol' Quiz shows and game shows and how reality shows compare to them. We seem to have a major breakthrough in trying to define game shows and reality shows at the end.

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Ep. 37: Heard it Through the Grapevine

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In this week's episode of IVM Likes Sharanya, Josh and Navin join us. In the recommendation round Josh recommends a Youtube video exploring the change in pop music over the years, Navin recommends a harrowing film set in Cambodia, and Sharanya recommends an absurdist rom-com TV show. In the second half the three of them discuss how they consume pop culture given their busy schedules, and what convinces them to check out a show, movie or book, and if they have FOMO.

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Ep. 36: Horrorific

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On this episode of IVM Likes Joshua, Abbas and Sharanya join us in the recommendation round where Josh recommends a movie that portrays Kerela's student politics in great fashion, Abbas recommends 3 podcasts with a common theme that are documenting America under the presidency of one Donald Trump and Sharanya recommends a Norwegian sitcom that tries to portray the everyday problems of VIkings.

In the second half Joshua and Navin have an in-depth conversation about horror films and TV shows-what makes a good horror story, what were their earliest horror film memories and what still scares the pants off them.

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Ep. 35: Bombae

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we change things up a little. The trio of Sharanya, Josh and Navin talk about how the city of Bombay (or Mumbai if you will) has been portrayed in pop culture and pick out their favourite movies, books, songs and TV shows which captured the look, feel and spirit of living in Bombay. In the second segment Amit Doshi pays homage to sci-fi author Jerry Pournell who passed away recently. He recommends some of his favourite works by the author and speaks about his influence on the canvas of tech and science writing in general.

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Ep. 34: Professionalism, As Seen on TV

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In this week's episode of IVM Likes we have Abbas, Sharanya and Mae (after a long hiatus). In our recommendation round Mae recommends a semi-autobiographical book by a beloved children's author, Abbas recommends a documentary film about a fascinating political figure, and Sharanya recommends a Youtube channel that helps you brush up on history and complex ideologies in a simple manner.

In the discussion round the three of them talk about how various professions are portrayed on TV shows and how accurate or ridiculous they may be compared to their real life counterparts. (Psst...one person in this episode actually got to pursue their TV show dream profession)

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Ep. 33: Abandonment Issues

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Navin, Sharanya and Josh. In our recommendation round Sharanya recommends a Canadian TV show about a narcissistic family trying to get along, Josh recommends a movie inspired by a real life hostage crisis in Iraq and Navin recommends a Youtube channel that delves into the specifics of screenwriting.

In the discussion round they briefly discuss the GOT season finale and then the discussion moves to TV shows that once had them hooked but then lost their mojo and led to abandonment.

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Ep. 32: How Can She Slap?

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Navin, Abbas and Sharanya. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a heart warming film about an aging couple (It's not Baghban guys), Abbas recommends a podcast that explores various soundscapes of the world and Sharanya recommends a sitcom that deals with the afterlife.

In our discussion round the three of them talk about Indian reality shows - the good, the bad and the cringeworthy-and try and trace a timeline of the earliest reality shows to the ones currently on air. Some real gems were reminisced from the past, including the one that gave us the title of this episode.

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Ep. 31: Tom & Jerry Meets Mad Max

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Sharanya, Navin and Joshua. In our recommendation round Joshua recommends a Youtube channel that uses animation to answer the existential questions of life, Navin recommends a slice of life novel about Mumbai, and Sharanya recommends a movie about a young, single girl trying to juggle an aspiring play-writing career with dating. In our discussion round Abbas joins in and the four of them discuss about fictional shows within shows and movies within movies they wish would actually exist. (Josh brings back a favourite pick from an earlier episode that surprises no one)

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Ep. 30: The Flashback Episode

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On the 30th episode of IVM Likes it's a full house as Sharanya, Abbas, Alika, Navin and Joshua join us in the studio to look back at some of the recommendations we checked out amongst ourselves after hearing about it on the show. Did they like their colleagues' taste in pop culture? Do they still like each other as people? Can we harmonize melodies together? Find the answers to all this by listening in. You can also check out the complete list of recommendations from all of our episodes on
http://ivmpodcasts.com/blog/ivmlikesreccos

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Ep. 29: Rejigged Regionals

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined by Sharanya, Joshua and Abbas. In our recommendation round Josh recommends a Malayalam Crime Drama film (which he calls his 'regional quota'), Abbas recommends a podcast episode that explores doing comedy under a strict regime, and Sharanya recommends the ultimate 'woke stoner comedy' TV show. In the discussion round the three of them discuss when regional films are remade in Bollywood what is lost and gained and whether it is required at all.

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Ep. 28: Kaun Banega Web Star?

In this week's episode of IVM Likes join Sharanya, Navin and Joshua in the studio. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a TV show about old friends reconnecting, Josh recommends a movie that's a tense thriller about an escape and Sharanya recommends a fascinating podcast that explores things hidden in plain sight. In the second round the three of them discuss if A-list Bollywood celebrities will ever star in Indian original web series. (We even pitch a show starring Govinda)

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Ep. 27: Spoil Sports

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined by producers Sharanya, Navin and Abbas. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a new podcast by one of his favourite comedians, Abbas recommends a documentary about the creator of a beloved superhero and Sharanya recommends a rom-com TV show that provides all the fuzzy feels. In our second segment we are discussing spoilers, whether we live in a time where spoilers are unavoidable and if not then what should we do to avoid them. So obviously SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't kept up with Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Star Wars (It's 40 years old guys), or even Gupt (really?) then listen at your own risk.

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Ep. 26: Trolls, Super-piglets and Overflowing Capes

In this week's episode of IVM Likes join our producers Sharanya, Joshua and debutante Priyanka. In our recommendation round Joshua recommends a fun British TV game show that's a mash-up of two formats, Priyanka recommends a book that exposes the underbelly of online bullying and Sharanya recommends an adventure movie that questions the meat industry. In the second half we bring back our 'IVM Fights' segment where Abbas and Navin go head to head to argue over whether there has been an overkill of superhero films. (Psst..this fight is more interesting than Batman v Superman)

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Ep. 25: This Title is Censored

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we are joined in the studio by Sharanya, Navin and Abbas. In our recommendation round Abbas recommends a movie that's an intimate portrayal of a popular American president's college years, Navin recommends a funny TV show about women's wrestling and Sharanya recommends a non-fiction book that deals with the nature of shaming on social media. In our second segment the three of them discuss the recent controversy involving the Indian censor board chief, whether censorship necessary at all, and what are the boundaries that should or shouldn't be crossed.

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