Ep. 46: Natasha Malpani Oswal

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 46

We have as our guest today, Natasha Malpani Oswal. Natasha is a Poet, Producer and Podcaster, whose show Boundless is now available on IVM Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
(https://ivmpodcasts.com/boundless)

In the first half of the episode we discuss Natasha’s book Boundless, her journey and experiences when she came back to India, and her clear and honest take on her life.

In the second half we discuss Travels by Michael Crichton and Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

You can follow Natasha on Instagram at @natashamalpanioswal and Twitter at @natasha_malpani

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.

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

Ep. 45: Birender Ahluwalia: Mental Health Day Special

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 45

We have as our guest today, **Birender Ahluwalia** . Birender teaches the Science of happiness through **The Positivity Company** .

Since we are celebrating Mental Health Day, i.e. 10th October, we discuss how positivity and optimism can be learnt and the PERMA formula for happiness from the book _Flourish_ by Martin Seligman (also known as the Father of Happiness).

In the second half, we discuss _The How of Happiness_ and _The Myths of Happiness_ by Sojna Lyubomirsky, _Mindset_ by Carol Dweck.

To know more about the books we discussed, listen in to the podcast.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on: www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 44: Nirbhay Kanoria

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 44

We have as our guest today, Nirbhay Kanoria. Nirbhay is the Co-founder of The Curious Reader.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss 21 Lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari. We discuss how Nirbhay is balancing his day job in the pharamaceutical industry and his passion through The Curious Reader.

In the second half we discuss, The Land of Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, Zero to One by Peter Theil and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

To know more about the books we discussed, tune in to the episode.

Find the online literary magazine The Curious Reader on this link:
https://www.thecuriousreader.in/

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 43: Varun Deshpande

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 43

We have as our guest today, Varun Deshpande. Varun is Managing Director of Good Food Institute and the Co-Host of Feeding 10 billion podcast on the IVM Network.

In the first half of the episode we discuss Doing Good Better by Dr. William MacAskill. We also discuss how "Good Food Institute" is trying to nourish the world sustainably.

In the second half we discuss Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo and Artemis by Andy Weir.

You can find more about Good Food Institute on their website:
https://www.gfi.org/

You can follow Varun Deshpande on his instagram handle: @varoonfive

Also check out the show "Feeding 10 Billion", hosted by Varun and Ramya on the IVM Podcast Network: https://ivmpodcasts.com/feeding-10-billion

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 42: Antara Kashyap

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 42.

We have as our guest today, Antara Kashyap. Antara is currently working for Network18 as an entertainment journalist.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss Tuesdays with Morrie, a riveting memoir by Mitch Albom and his last class with his professor Morrie.

In the second half of the episode, we discuss Em and The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto and A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. Antara shares how these books have given her perspectives and an inspiration to write her narratives eventually.

You can follow Antara Kashyap on her instagram handle: @antarakashyap

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 41: Riya Mahajan

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep.41

We have as our guest today, Riya Mahajan. Riya is the founder of Pink Elephink.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, highlighting how businesses that succeed outlive their founders because of defined systems and processes in the organisation.

In the second half, we discuss Animation: The Whole Story by Howard Beckerman, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Vasilisa the Beautiful by Alexander Afanasyev and how early influences have a high impact on the rest of our lives.

To know more about the books we discussed, tune in the episode.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 40: Raoul Nanavati

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 40

Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 40

We have as our guest today, Raoul Nanavati. Raoul is the CEO of Navana Tech, building text free, image based and voice assisted technology for the low literate demographic.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss A Stranger Truth by Ashok Alexander, who worked extensively to eradicate the HIV epidemic in India.

In the second half, we discuss Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, the controversial founder of Theranos: Elizabeth Holmes and the responsibility of leading an organisation. We also discuss Born To Run by Christopher McDougall and how it had a tremendous impact on inculcating the habit of running.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 39: Akshit Mehta

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Akshit Mehta. Akshit is the Founder of Vorq Space, Strategist at ETE Studio, Exploring Adventurer at Trawork and City Lead of Fuckup Nights Mumbai.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss The Four by Scott Galloway that’s based on the T Algorithm by Galloway to become a trillion dollar company.

In the second half, we discuss Everything Is *ucked by Mark Manson and Shoe Dogby Phil knight. We spoke about hope, nihilism and data privacy among other things.

You can find more about Vorq Space on their official website:
https://www.vorqspace.com/

You can follow Akshit Mehta on his instagram handle @mehtaakshit

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 38: Sanchita Lohot

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Sanchita Lohot. Sanchita is a journalist and aspiring writer.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss Who Is Revathi Roy? by Dr. Swati Lodha. Sanchita discusses her review on the book for Mumbai Live and how the book is a perfect blend of grit, conviction and the survival spirit.
In the second half, we discuss The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Da Vinci Codeby Dan brown and How To Get Published In India by Meghna Pant.

You can follow Sanchita on her instagram handle @theweavingwords

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 37: Nikhil Katara

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Nikhil Katara. Nikhil is the Creative Director of Readings in the Shed.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss the writings of Vijay Tendulkar. We also discuss absurd creative non-fiction, existentialism and what came to be known as Kafkaesque.

In the second half, we discuss a few memorable short stories by Franz Kafka, as well as his heartbreaking A letter to father, one of the 1500 letters he wrote in his lifetime. We also discuss Shylock's monologue from Merchant of Venice and the implications of being born a jew.

You can follow Nikhil Katara on his instagram handle: @the_ink_decoction

You can follow Nikhil's reading group called Readings in the Shed on instragram handle: @readings_in_the_shed

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 36: Harshad Marathe

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Harshad Marathe. Harshad is an illustrator and has worked on covers for books and magazines among others.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss Harshad’s work for various Paperbacks, how he maintains his hand of creativity while trying to be as versatile as possible with his work and processes behind these illustrations.

In the second half we discuss Leila (Prayag Akbar), published by Penguin, Aliyah(Sethu), published by Harper Collins, Sekhar, A Life (Agyeya), published by Penguin.

You can follow Harshad Marathe's work on his website:
http://www.harshadmarathe.com/

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 35: Himali Kothari

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 35

We have as our guest today, Himali Kothari, creative editor of a performance initiative Readings in the Shed.

In the first half of the episode we discuss Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn . Himali shares her experiences as a writer, ways to improve writing and her creative writing workshops.

In the second half we discuss Face to Face by Ved Mehta, Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel García Márquez, The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh.

We also discuss Getting the Words Right by Theodore Cheney, On Writing Well by William Zinsser - an ideal for aspiring writers who want to hone their craft.

You can find about Himali Kothari's organization Readings in the Shed on:
https://twitter.com/ReadShed

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 34: Niharika Goenka

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 34

We have as our guest today, Niharika Goenka, Founder of Arugula and Co.

In the first half of the episode we discuss Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss and Food Rules by Michael Pollan.

In the second half, we discuss Thrive by Arianna Huffington & Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. We discuss how making one positive change can lead to a change in lifestyle and how you need to drive change through strong emotions and inculcating healthy eating habits.

You can follow Arugula&Co. on their instagram handle @arugulaandco

To know more about the books we discussed, listen in to the podcast - http://ivm.today/PB_34

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

Ep. 33: Indu Nair

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 33

We have as our guest today, Indu Nair, Founder and Creative head of Indu Diva.

In the first half of the episode we discuss The Book of woman by Osho, Indu’s transformation from being an employee to being an employer and breaking the shackles of gender conditioning.

In the second half of the episode we also discuss Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Leading Ladies by Sudha Menon, The space between us by Thriti Umrigar and Life and food in Bengal by Chitrita Banerji

To know more about the books we discussed, listen in to the podcast.

You can follow Indu Nair on her instagram handle: @indu.diva

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 32: Sucharita Tyagi

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 32

We have as our guest today, Sucharita Tyagi, Content Creator and Film Critic on YouTube.

In the first half of the episode, we discuss how one becomes a film critic, plays and books adapted into movies and the Harry Potter series.

In the second half, we discuss Yes Please by Amy Poehler, The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.

You can follow Sucharita Tyagi on her instagram handle @su4ita

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 31: Abbas Momin

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 31

We have as our guest today, Abbas Momin who is a Stand-up Comedian and also a Producer at IVM Podcasts.

In the first half of the episode we discuss Maximum City by Suketu Mehta. We talk about Mumbai as a city of contradictions, its power-politics and the place for the dreamers in the city.

In the second half we discuss Born A Crime by Trevor Noah, The First Muslim by Lesley Hazleton, Hello, Bastar by Rahul Pandita and A Lion's Tale by Chris Jericho.

Abbas discusses the role of humour in narrating the life of a black comedian growing up during apartheid, biography of Prophet Muhammad, political books, perspectives of Naxalite movement and the world of wrestling among other things.

You can follow Abbas Momin on his instagram handle @abbasmomin88
You can find more details about The Open Library Project on
www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 30: Madhuri Adwani

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 30

We have as our guest today, Madhuri Adwani, Storyteller with a youtube channel, Kahaniyon ka Adda and Producer at IVM Podcasts.

In the first half of the episode we discuss Feminist Fables by Suniti Namjoshi.

In the second half we discuss What I know for sure by Oprah Winfrey, The Delightful by A.G. Gardiner and Palestine by Joe Sacco.

Madhuri is a dynamic storyteller and she takes us through books that reclaim feminism and words with negative connotations, comic journalism, short stories and more.

You can follow Madhuri Adwani on her instagram handle @mad_ad13 and her stories on YouTube channel- Kahaniyon ka Adda

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on
www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 29: Mansi Shetty

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 29

We have as our guest today, Mansi Shetty, Founder of What Are You Reading Today. In the first half of the episode we discuss My Life With Bob by Pamela Paul.

In the second half we discuss It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden, Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider, The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Junkins and The Purple Cow by Seth Godin.

Mansi discusses how books play a huge part in her life, her mood based book recommendations through What Are You Reading Today, how to break a pattern and do away with a creative block, among other things.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on
www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 28: Shayamal Vallabhjee

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Shayamal Vallabhjee, Sports Scientist, Performance Psychologist, Biohacker and Monk. In this episode, we discuss the Bhagavad Gita. Shayamal lived in a temple for four years and studied the scriptures and shares the essence of the book with us today.

In the second half we discuss Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella.

Shayamal discusses his experiences learning the scriptures of the Gita, basic instincts vs rational thinking, companionate love vs passionate love and his bigger purpose as a sports scientist among other things.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on
www.openlibrary.in

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.

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

Ep. 27: Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee, one of India’s leading CEOs, coach, and expert mythologist with a mission to share India’s ancient wisdom. In this episode, we deep dive into The Complete book of Yoga by Swami Vivekananda.

In the second half we also discuss Man’s search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra and Land of Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal.

Eika discusses the four different types of Yog, the similarities between religion and quantum physics, mythology, logotherapy and paradoxical intention among other things.

You can find more details about The Open Library Project on
www.openlibrary.in

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.

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