Ep. 375: Feat. Chetan Bhagat

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by bestselling author, columnist (and once a dance reality show judge) Chetan Bhagat. Chetan talks to Cyrus about the "socials" from his IIT days, the moment his boss realized he was a popular author, his new non-fiction book 'India Positive', how he thinks the 2019 general elections are different from the 2014 one, how being neutral is more risky than picking a side in today's discourse and more.

Follow Chetan on twitter at @chetan_bhagat 

You can order 'India Positive' here: https://www.amazon.in/India-Positive-Essays-Selected-Columns/dp/1542044162

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Ep. 372: Feat. Ronnie Screwvala

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What an honour it is to have with us this week on Cyrus Says media pioneer, first generation entrepreneur and one of the most well known names in the field of business and entertainment - Ronnie Screwvala. On this episode Ronnie talks to Cyrus about the perils or growing up with his unique last name, his humble beginnings from selling toothbrushes to being a cable operaor to setting up the behemoth that is UTV. He also sheds light on his theatre days, his parents, his foray into the world of online education with upGrad and his new podcast 'The Ronnie Screwvala Podcast' right here on the IVM podcasts network.

Follow Ronnie on twitter @RonnieScrewvala

You can catch up on previous episodes of 'The Ronnie Screwvala Podcast' here: https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-ronnie-screwvala-podcast

You can listen/download to the audiobook version of Ronnie's bestselling book 'Dream With Your Eyes Open' on the IVM podcasts app & website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/dwyeo

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Ep. 365: Cock & Bull feat. Raunak Kapoor, Chuck Gopal and Amit

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This week on Cock & Bull Cyrus Broacha is joined by principal ESPNcricinfo presenter & cricket commentator Raunak Kapoor along with host of the podcast Simblified, and pun guru Chuck Gopal and of course IVM founder Amit Doshi.

The 4 of them discuss Sadhvi Pragya's recent statements and the outcry around it, Vistara airlines facing backlash on social media over a picture with GD Bakshi, TikTok being taken down from app stores, CJI Ranjan Gogoi's harassment case and the precedent it sets, Ukraine choosing a comedian president (could Cyrus be next?) and the Mueller report.

Follow Raunak on twitter at @RaunakRK 

Follow Chuck on twitter at @chuck_gopal 

Listen to all episodes of Simblified here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/simblified

If you like this episode you'll also like Chuck's weekly newsletter with Tony Sebastian 'The Third Slip': https://tinyletter.com/the-third-slip/archive

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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...

Follow Cyrus Oshidar on instagram @cyrusoshidar

Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them to whatcyrussays@gmail.com

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Ep. 358: LANSO: Turning Pitches, Andre Russel & Batsmen's Advantage

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On this week's LANSO Cyrus is joined by comedian Aakash Mehta and the two of them talk about the fixtures that went by in the week including the Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Delhi matches

They also discuss the performance of Andre Russell as well as the advantage batsmen have over bowlers in the T20 format.

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 

Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them to whatcyrussays@gmail.com

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Ep. 350: AMA Special feat. IVM Hosts - Varun Duggirala, Dinkar Dwivedi, Naren Shenoy, Amit and Abbas

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It's our 350th episode! As we inch closer to Brian Lara's ultimate record of 400 we take this week to do an AMA's only episode. Joining Cyrus on this episode is an eclectic roundtable of hosts from other IVM shows. We have Varun Duggirala of 'Advertising is Dead', Naren Shenoy of 'Simblified', Dinkar Dwivedi of 'Geek Fruit' and the usual suspects Amit and Abbas who themselves host 'Shunya One' & 'Dating is Garbage' respectively.

For close to 90 minutes we answer your burning questions and the conversations veer off to heaven/hell, the human centipede, Cyrus' half remembered appraisal memories, "shivviness", the future of podcasting and much much more.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in and here's to 350 more!

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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_

Catch all episode of Amber's podcast 'Know Your Kanoon' here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/know-your-kanoon

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Ep. 344: Cock & Bull feat. Sriraam Padmanabhan, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by comedian Sriraam Padmanabhan along with Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them discuss: India's non-military action in Balakot, Cobarpost's sting operation on film & TV personalities, Sachin Tendulkar's statement on playing cricket with Pakistan, the 2019 Oscars and the future of 'Mann ki Baat'.

Follow Sriraam on twitter @sriraamp 

Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them at whatcyrussays@gmail.com

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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

Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them to whatcyrussays@gmail.com

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Ep. 215 feat. Musician-Filmmaker Vishwesh K

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On this episode of Cyrus Says, the multi-faceted Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy talks about:

  • How he pretended to be his friend's father to help him bunk school.
  • His obsession with the '90s Baba Sehgal.
  • How he landed his job at Ogilvy at a bar.
  • How a certain A. R. Rahman called him, and he believed it was a prank.

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