Ep. 390: Feat. Jerry Pinto

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On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by professor, poet, author, and man who loves to take long walks - Jerry Pinto. Jerry talks about being a math tutor in his teens and a certain celebrity student he tried to teach, his experience of winning a national award, and his offbeat method of teaching. In the second half he traces his writing career - from writing 28 pieces in one paper to putting his experiences with his mother into his novel 'Em and the Bog Hoom'. He even puts Cyrus' writing through a critical lens.

Follow Jerry Pinto on instagram @mahimkajerry

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. 383: Cock & Bull feat. Dinkar Dwivedi, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by Amit Doshi, Abbas Momin and one-third of the Geek Fruit trio - Dinkar Dwivedi. They discuss some unapologetically funny and weird news from the internet and simply try to dig in deep to find logic in them.

Follow Dinkar on twitter @DinksThinks 

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

This episode of Cyrus Says is powered by Storytel: https://www.storytel.com/in/en/
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You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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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 

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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You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
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Ep. 374: Cock & Bull feat. Mikhail Almeida, Amit and Abbas

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It's time for another rip roaring edition of Cock & Bull! Joining Cyrus this week are comedian & writer Mikhail Almeida (no relation to the Mikhail that's the fruit of Cyrus' loins) and the usual suspects Amit Doshi & Abbas Momin. The four of them discuss the PM's bizarre comment about clouds and radars in a TV interview, Gautam Gambhir being accused of distributing defaming pamphlets against Atishi Marlena in Delhi, BJP activist Priyanka Sharma held for sharing a Mamata meme, prince Harry and Meghan's first child, and a South African man held for duping KFC for a year.

Subscribe to Mikhail's Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClYE3Ybw8NQbf5G1IwGOMxg

Follow him on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/almeidamikhail/

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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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. 373: LANSO: Mumbai vs Chennai - Final review

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The tournament that cannot be named is finally over, and it went out with a bang. Joining Cyrus for this week's LANSO is comedian Mikhail Almeida. Cyrus & Mikhail discuss how the final was quite different from the rest of the tournament in that it was low scoring and close. Mikhail tells us how he happens to lose most of the iconic cricketing moments to sleep. They round off the conversation by listing their 3 most memorable moments from this year's tournament.

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

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. 371: Cock & Bull feat. Suman Kumar, Amit and Abbas

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On this week's Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by comedian, screenwriter, and author Suman Kumar, along with Amit and Abbas. The four of them discuss about Shahid Afridi's bizarre revelations in his book, NaMo's comment about Rajiv Gandhi and whether it was in bad taste, Akshay Kumar's Canadian citizenship, CBSE results and the barrage of toppers, CJI Gogoi being cleared by house panel Cyrus' opinion on GOT (don't worry no spoilers) and more.

Check out Suman's website: http://sumankumar.com

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
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

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

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. 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

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. 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

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. 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

Listen to all episodes of VartaLab here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/vartalab

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
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

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!

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
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 347: Feat. Niveditha Prakasam

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On this week's Cyrus Says, we have in our studio the winner of the reality show 'Queens of Comedy' - the witty, smart and super talented Nivedita Prakasam. Cyrus and Nivedita chat about her experience on the show, how growing up and dating is very different in small town India (much to Cyrus' disbelief), how a forwarded e-mail helped her qualify for the show, how her engineering skills might or might not help on an airplane and what she plans to do next.

Follow Niveditha on twitter @nivprakasam 

Also check out these other IVM shows Niveditha was a guest on:

Varta Lab S02E10: http://ivmpodcasts.com/vartalab-episode-list/2019/1/7/s02-e10-feat-niveditha-prakasam

IVM Likes Ep. 92: http://ivmpodcasts.com/ivm-likes-episode-list/2018/10/22/ep-92-wholesome-gal-some?rq=Niveditha

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. 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

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. 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

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. 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
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

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. 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