Ep. 368: Cock & Bull feat. Punit Pania, Aakash Mehta and Abbas

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It's time for another Cock & Bull, and this time its 4 comedians on the panel (or at least comedians in their own eyes). Joining Cyrus are Aakash Mehta, Punit Pania (nursing a broken toe) and the usual suspect Abbas Momin. The four of them discuss a range of topics from the low voter turnout in Mumbai to the record shattering box office of Avengers: Endgame, to sense of humour (or the lack of it) in politicians to political funding, contraceptive jewellery and much much more.

Follow Aakash on twitter @kuchbhimehta 

Follow Punit on twitter @Punit_Pania 

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

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Ep. 367: LANSO: The Mumbai-Kolkata match, Andre Russell's comments & the top 4 teams

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On this week's episode of our cricket special 'Left Arm not So Orthodox' - LANSO Cyrus is joined by stand-up comedians Aakash Mehta & Punit Pania, They discuss Steve Smith's performance as skipper, the Mumbai & Kolkata match which Mumbai lost, the weird colours of the Rajasthan team, which teams are likely to take the top 4 spots and test Punit's knowledge of the current roster of IPL players.

Follow Aakash on twitter @kuchbhimehta 

Follow Punit on twitter @Punit_Pania 

Ep. 366: Feat. Perzen Patel

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to food blogger and restaurateur Perzen Patel, the lady behind 'Bawi Bride'. They talk about the love and evolution of Parsi cuisine, funny village names in New Zealand and her new podcast 'Not Just Dhansak'.

You can listen to episodes of 'Not Just dhansak' here: https://ivmpodcasts.com/not-just-dhansak

Follow Perzen on twitter @PerzenP & on instagram @perzenpatel 

Check out the Bawi Bride website: http://www.bawibride.com/

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

Ep. 342: Cock & Bull feat. Navin Noronha, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull Navin Noronha returns to the studio along with Amit and Abbas. The four of them discuss the Pulwama attack, its repercussions, fallouts and possible way forward in the first half. In the second half they touch upon Trump's tweet storm against Saturday Night Live, their love for Keeping up with the Kardashians (yep!), the success of 'Gully Boy', and Mumbai's comedy venue Canvas Laugh Club's failure to pay their performers.

Follow Navin on twitter @HouseOfNoronha 

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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Ep. 340: Valentine's Day Special feat. Ayesha Broacha, Kunal Vijayakar & Amit Doshi

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It's a VD special (that's Valentine's Day and NOT venereal disease) on Cock & Bull. Joining Cyrus on this episode is Ayesha, his real wife and Kunal, the man many people believe to be his wife. To add more fun to the madness Amit Doshi joins in. Over the course of roughly an hour Cyrus recollects the last romantic Valentine's date he and Ayesha had, Ayesha and Kunal reveal if Cyrus really is a cheapskate, the trio reveal their V-Day plans for this year, and we round it off with a 'normal' cock & bull topic along with the AMA's.

NOTE: Earphones/headphones recommended, because with such strong personalities on the panel you can expect the volume levels to go way up at any moment.

Please listen till the end to get a sneak peak at a new IVM show about dating also launching on 14th February called 'Dating is Garbage' hosted by Jaanam, Surbhi and Abbas, Check out the full episodes of that show here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/dating-is-garbage

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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Ep. 339: Feat. Neville Shah

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On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by stand-up comedian and advertising professional Neville Shah. Neville talks about:

  • Going to the same school as Freddie Mercury

  • His half Parsi, half Gujrati parentage

  • Why he might be famous in Czechoslovakia

  • How the worst year in his life led to a comedy special

  • Why he decided to keep a day job

  • His post SnG plans

Follow Neville on instagram @craziebawa

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 338: Cock & Bull feat. Punit Pania, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by comedian Punit Pania along with Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them discuss:

  • The CBI-police tussle in Kolkata

  • Crowdsourcing political manifestos

  • The interim budget

  • Dating cockroaches

  • The Superbowl

  • The whiteness/brown-ness of names

You can follow Punit on twitter @Punit_Pania 

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 337: Author & Journalist Moupia Basu

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On this week's episode Cyrus is joined by Moupia Basu, author of 'The Queen's Last Salute'. Cyrus and Moupia talk about:

  • Why she chose to write a book about the Rani of Jhansee

  • Falling in love with Orccha

  • The objectives of the 1857 mutiny

  • What drove Laxmibai to become a warrior

  • Historical fiction in Bollywood

  • The diversity of Indian history

You can buy 'The Queen's Last Salute' here: https://amzn.to/2Rv43D9 or at your nearest bookstore.

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 336: Cock & Bull feat. Amit, Abbas and Ashish

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Amit, Abbas & Ashish. On the first half Ashish, Cyrus and Abbas (but mostly Cyrus and Ashish) discuss cricket - India's victory over New Zealand, how the IPL will affect the World Cup and Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed's suspension over racist comments. In case you want to skip the cricket talk you can fast forward to 23:03 where Amit Doshi joins them in the second half for a discussion on Priyanka Gandhi, hacking EVM's, the Bharat ratna controversy and a man in Kerala who skipped his wedding for football.

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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Ep. 335: Feat. Author Amrita Mahale

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This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by author Amrita Mahale. Amrita and Cyrus talk about:

  • Why rage and Mumbaikars go hand in hand

  • Playing 'Mosquito cricket'

  • Being influenced by Arundhati Roy

  • Tutorials in the toilet

  • Making the jump from rocket science to fiction writing

  • How her debut novel 'Milk Teeth' came about

You can buy Milk Teeth here - https://amzn.to/2DJ2G1e or wherever books are sold.

You can follow Amrita on instagram @ummrita

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 334: Cock & Bull feat. Anand Sivakumaran, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by writer Anand Sivakumaran who talks about his debut novel 'Natasha Mehra Must Die'. Also joining the panel are Amit and Abbas. The four of them talk about:

  • The US government shutdown & Trump-Pelosi tussle

  • The controversial art exhibition at Loyola college

  • India getting its own apparel size

  • Rahul & Sonia skipping the mahagathbandhan meet in Kolkata

  • Private FM channels being allowed to broadcast news

Check out Cyrus' interview episode with Anand here: https://ivm.today/CS-282

You can listen to Anand's podcast Croc's Tales here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/crocs-tales

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

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You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

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Ep. 330: Cock & Bull feat. Vivek Kaul, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by author and columnist Vivek Kaul along with Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them have a lengthy chat about India's first ever test series win in Australia. They discuss shortcomings of the Aussie squad, the emerging Indian players and the impact (or non impact) of this series on the 2019 world cup and the IPL. They also briefly discuss the trailers of 'Thackeray' and 'The Accidental Prime Minister', the nature of political films and the new quota bill allowing 10% reservation to the economically weak.

You call follow Vivek Kaul on twitter @kaul_vivek 

You can order Vivek's Easy Money trilogy here

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. 329: Feat. Habit Coach Ashdin Doctor

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On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by habit coach Ashdin Doctor. Cyrus and Ashdin talk about:

  • Making tiny positive changes in your life

  • The importance of meditation

  • How nutrition, sleep and anatomy affect mental health

  • How Ashdin got into coaching

  • His new podcast called 'The Habit Coach'

Listen to all episodes of the Habit Coach here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/the-habit-coach

You can follow Ashdin on instagram @ashdindoc

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

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Ep. 25: (Rebroadcast) Feat. Azeem Banatwalla

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This week we're digging into our vaults and rebroadcasting an early episode where Cyrus spoke to comedian Azeem Banatwalla.

Cyrus talks to Azeem about

  • How he got into comedy

  • Azeem talks about getting his engineering degree

  • Azeem's viral Gujarati tourist bit

  • Nipples so much talk about nipples.

  • IPL team bans & legalized gambling

  • The astounding scale of Vyapam

  • Bobby Jindal

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

In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays

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Ep. 328: Cock & Bull Year End Rewind feat. Amit and Abbas

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It's the last Cock & Bull of 2018 and rightfully so we're looking back at the very long, arduous but also fascinating year that's gone by. Joining Cyrus on the year end rewind is producer Abbas Momin and the boss man Amit Doshi.

The three of them try to cram in as much of the year as they can into the episode. Some of the topics discussed include the state elections in India, US immigration, Indian #MeToo, Trump's Stormy affair, viral memes, Elon and Zuckerberg, FIFA world cup, Sanju, royal weddings, ICC rankings and much more...

Plus we try and imagine what 2019 will bring for us.

Thanks to everyone who has been listening in, sending us fan mail and AMA questions throughout 2018, we hope you have a fun year in 2019.

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. 327: Satyajit Roy & Raachyeta Sharma of The Open Library Project

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On this week's Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by Raachyeta Sharma and Satyajit Roy of the Open Library Project. The 3 of them discuss:

  • Raachyeta's jump from a banking job to running a library

  • Why Satyjit is called 'Onion Knight'

  • Cyrus's favourite books and obsession with history

  • Satyajit and Raachyeta's podcast ablut books called 'Paperback'

  • Reading habits in India

You can listen to episodes of Paperback here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/paperback

You can follow the Open Library Project on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/openlibraryproject/

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. 324: Cock & Bull feat. Kautuk Srivastava, Amit and Abbas

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On this episode of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by author and stand-up comedian Kautuk Srivastava, Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them talk about:

- Kautuk's debut novel 'Red Card'

- Kevin Hart's Oscar hosting controversy

- Vijay Mallya's extradition

- The Cut's controversial article about Priyanka Chopra

- Beyonce & Hillary at the Ambani pre-wedding ceremony

- On demand services vs. traditional TV

You can order Kautuk's novel 'Red Card' here: https://amzn.to/2LcXrrN

Follow Kautuk on instagram and twitter @cowtuk

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. 314: Cock & Bull feat. Saurav Mehta, Amit and Surbhi

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On the Diwali week of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Surbhi Bagga, Amit Doshi and comedian Saurav Mehta. They talk about:

  • The unveiling of the Statue of Unity

  • Delhi's smog and profanities

  • Surbhi's immaculate pronunciation of an ex-Indian skipper's name

  • Samsung making 'dad phones'

  • KFC's weird contest in the US

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. 308: Cock & Bull feat. Janice Sequeira, Joel Pereira and Amit

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On Cock & Bull this week Cyrus is joined by journalist Janice Sequeira, editor/anchor Joel Pereira, and Amit Doshi. The 4 of them talk about:

  • More prominent names that have been called out in the #MeToo movement

  • MJ Akbar's defamation lawsuit against Priya Ramani

  • Janice sheds light on the Tanushree-Nana incident

  • The renaming of Allahbad to Prayagraj

  • Kanye's (or shall we say Ye's?) bizarre meeting with Trump

  • The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi

Follow Janice on twitter @janiceseq85 

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

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