Ep. 380: Cock & Bull feat. Vivek Kaul, Amit and Abbas

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On the first post-election results Cock & Bull the topic of conversation that dominates is just that- The election results. Cyrus is joined by renowned author and columnist Vivek Kaul who is known for his political acumen, along with Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them talk about the thumping majority for the ruling party, the factors that drowned the opposition, what might lay ahead and also touch upon Theresa May's resignation, and comedian Aziz Ansari's shows in Mumbai.

Follow Vivek on twitter @kaul_vivek

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Ep. 378: Feat. Mayank Shekhar

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This week Cyrus Broacha is joined by film critic, and editorial head of Mid-Day entertainment Mayank Shekhar. Mayank talks to Cyrus about the recently concluded general elections and what he made of the mood of the country while travelling, BJP's IT cell & how engaging with constituencies benefits political parties, Mayank's first meeting with Cyrus, their memories of prom night from college, Mayank's process of writing and much more.

NOTE: This episode was recorded a few days before the election results were announced.

Follow Mayank Shekhar on twitter at @mayankw14

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Ep. 377: Cock & Bull feat. Kajol Srinivasan, Amit and Abbas

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It's election result day and it's also Cock & Bull day! Joining Cyrus this week is comedian Kajol Srinivasan along with Amit and Abbas. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the election results were out so allow us to sound like fools or geniuses in some places where we make (not so) bold predictions.
The 4 of them talk about exit polls, their legitimacy and ridiculousness, the art of addressing yourself in third person, Vivek Oberoi's controversial meme, the TMC-BJP clashes in Kolkata, what is the 'Khan Market Gang'? And of course we give our take on who will come out on top in the elections.

Follow Kajol on twitter @LOLrakshak 

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Ep. 376: World Cup Preview - Will flat English wickets be the death of bowlers?

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On this week's cricket special - LANSO, cricket writer and analyst Vivek Krishnan from The Fan Garage joins Cyrus to discuss what is up with the flat English wickets, do bowlers matter now that most games are averaging 650 runs? They also speak about the Bangladesh-West Indies encounters and Indian spinners.

Follow Vivek on twitter at @krishnanviv 

Ep. 370: LANSO: Nigel's kicking, Malinga's revival & who will lift the cup?

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This week on our cricket special Left Arm Not So Orthodox (LANSO) Cyrus is joined by TV producer and cricket buff Mohit Mahale. The two of them start off by discussing what a thriller of a T20 tournament it has been this year, they then talk about the unruly behaviour of umpire Nigel Long, the play off teams left in the tournament, why the Mumbai-Chennai match is poised to be a close one, Lasith Malinga's revival, the correct place for Vijay Shekhar in the batting order and finally make a prediction for who they think will win the cup.

Ep. 363: Feat. Natasha Malpani Oswal

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus sits down with the multifaceted Natasha Malpani Oswal. She's studied immunology, has gotten an education from Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford, has worked in impact investing, built start ups between Silicon Valley, London and India, she currently heads Dice Media and if that's not all she recently published her first book of poetry titled 'Boundless'. Tune in as Natasha talks to Cyrus about her fascinating journey and finds common ground with him on Mumbai traffic.

Follow Natasha on instagram at @natashamalpanioswal

You can order a copy of 'Boundless' here: https://www.amazon.in/Boundless-Natasha-Malpani-Oswal/dp/9387282988

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Ep. 362: Cock & Bull feat. Vivek Kaul, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined in the studio by economist, author & columnist,Vivek Kaul along with Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them discuss a range of topics from the cost of elections, predicting who will win with how many seats, to the first picture of a black hole to how many working hours in a day are productive? All this and much more on this week's 'Cock & Bull'.

You can follow Vivek on twitter @kaul_vivek 

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Ep. 360: Feat. Cyrus Oshidar

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It's an abundance of Cyruses on this week's episode as MD of 101 India, creative director of Bawa Broadcasting and the man who put Mtv India on the map Cyrus Oshidar is in the studio. In this crazy episode the 2 Cyrus' talk about:

  • Oshidar's early days in London, his stints at the London School of Economics & working in a bank,

  • How staying with a Gujju aunty gave Mtv India its iconic tagline

  • Oshidar's past as a writer of erotica.

  • What was the "Mtv style" promo

  • What led to the creation of 101 india
    and more...

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Ep. 359: Cock & Bull feat. Aakash Mehta, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull stand-up comic and co-host of the podcast VartaLab Aakash Mehta returns to the studio to join Cyrus, Amit and Abbas. The four of them discuss NaMo TV, Tik Tok ban, whether we'll ever see a US presidential type debate in India, typos in the BJP manifesto and have a heated showdown about economic schemes.

Follow Aakash on instagram at @kuchbhimehta

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Ep. 357: Feat. Dr. Vishakha Shivdasani

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Joining Cyrus this week is nutritionist and general physician Dr. Vishakha Shivdasani. Cyrus and Vishakha talk about her early years and how she was an "outstanding" student, Vishakha clears up Cyrus' confusion about the professions of dieticians, health coaches and doctors. They also discuss the nature of workspace wellness and lifestyle ailments.

Follow Dr. Vishakha's facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DrVishakhaShivdasani/

Follow her on instagram @doctorvee 

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Ep. 349: Feat. Amber Rana

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On this week's Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by corporate lawyer and podcaster Amber Rana. Amber talks to Cyrus about his army background, how the recent spat of jingoism is detrimental to actual patriotism, what he plans to achieve from his podcast 'Know Your Kanoon', how he happened to take up issues relating to women's safety and more.

Follow Amber on instagram @amber_rana_

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Ep. 343: Feat. Meghnad S.

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by policy professional, parliament nerd, Youtube creator and podcast host Meghnad S. Meghnad sheds light on working with parliamentarians, the scenes inside the parliament, the mind bending anti-defection law, his favourite speakers and much more. He also tells us about his new podcast 'How to Citizen' right here on the IVM network. Amit Doshi later joins in for the AMA's.

You can listen to episodes of 'How to Citizen' here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/how-to-citizen or any podcasting app.

You can follow Meghnad on twitter @memeghnad & on instagram @meghnads

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Ep. 333: Feat. Writer Devang Pathak

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On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by writer, journalist and founder of 'Was That Funny' - Devang Pathak. Cyrus and Devang talk about:

  • The first meeting between the two (which Cyrus totally forgot)

  • Why critiquing Indian stand-up comedy is necessary

  • What gave Devang the idea to start wasthatfunny.in

  • The English-Hindi divide: is it real or a myth?

  • Has the scene changed post the #MeToo movement?

Follow Devang on twitter: @DevangPat 

You can check out Devang's reviews and coverage of Indian stand-up at www.wasthatfunny.in

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Ep. 332: Cock & Bull feat. Kajol Srinivasan, Amit, and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by stand-up comedian Kajol Srinivasan, Amit and Abbas. The four of them have a heated discussion about Hardik Pandya & K.L. Rahul's appearance on Koffee with Karan. They also discuss Rajkumar Hirani's sexual harassment case, Rahul Gandhi being accused of sexism, Indian army chief's statement about homosexuals not being allowed in the army, the filed charge sheet in Kanhaiya Kumar's sedition case, and Whatsapp co-founder selling his Porsche's.

You can follow Kajol Srinivasan on twitter @LOLrakshak

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Ep. 306: Cock & Bull feat. Pavitra Shetty, Swati and Amit

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus, Swati and Amit are joined by stand-up comedian and writer Pavitra Shetty, They talk about Utsav Chakrobarty's sexual harassment case, AIB's dissolvement and more. Pavitra sheds light on how the #MeToo movement will change the comedy scene and Bollywood along with other spaces, why women won't be giving men the benefit of doubt and what legal recourse is being planned to act against harassment in such cases. The 4 of them also briefly touch upon Brett Kavanaugh's selection as US supreme court judge.

You can follow Pavitra on twitter @pavie_shetty 

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Ep. 303: Feat. Raaj Grover

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by author and film personality Raaj Grover. Listen in as he regales Cyrus with stories about:

  • Growing up in Multan

  • Facing partition as a child

  • Writing for All India Radio

  • Getting discovered by Bhisham Sahni

  • Working with Sunil Dutt

You can order Mr. Raaj Grover's book here 

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Ep. 301: Feat. Rajeev Masand

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by film critic Rajeev Masand. He chats with Cyrus about:

  • Watching 'Jaws' in the theater as an 8 year old

  • The time he was late to interview Mr. Bachchan

  • Film criticism in the 90s vs. today

  • The evolution of Indian filmgoers

  • How being starstruck doesn't hinder his objectivity

You can follow Rajeev on twitter @RajeevMasand To read his reviews check out his website: http://www.rajeevmasand.com/

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Ep. 297: Cock & Bull feat. Amit, Swati and Abbas

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On this episode of Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by Amit, Swati and Abbas. They talk about:

  • The #UrbanNaxals kerfuffle
  • The mini tweet storm Cyrus kicked up on Janmashtami
  • Nature of protests in light of the Madras high court judgement
  • An extended AMA section which covers everything from Thanos to cricket to nature of religious tolerance/intolerance

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Follow Amit on twitter: @amitdoshi
Follow Abbas on twitter: @AbbasMomin
Follow Swati on twitter: @swatibakshi02

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Ep. 294: Feat. Raghu Karnad

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On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by award winning journalist, author and co-founder of The Wire - Raghu Karnad. The two of them talk about:

  • How 'The Wire' started
  • Humour and sycophancy in politics
  • Raghu's Parsi connection from Calicut
  • How the internet made him a writer
  • His book set during the second world war
  • The most impactful stories he's covered from the field
  • The Arabic phrase to impress people

Follow Raghu on twitter: @rkarnad

You can buy Raghu's book here: https://amzn.to/2OXHwhG

Watch the first part of Raghu's video essay series here:

https://youtu.be/VuBrH6aScxo

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Ep. 291: Cock & Bull feat. Swati and Abbas

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On the Independence week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Swati and Abbas. They discuss:

  • US launching Space Force in 2020
  • The best city to live in India
  • The cost of CCTV's
  • Oscar's new addition of 'popular film' categoy
  • India's defeat in the 2nd Test against England
  • Celebrating our 72nd Independence day

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