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. 13: Anand Sivakumaran

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today Anand Sivakumaran Author, Script Writer and digital Content Creator. In this episode we deep dive into his latest book 'Natasha Mehra Must Die'. It is a slick, taut, exciting read that will keep you awake till you have turned the last page.
In the second half of the episode Anand enlightens us how he was inspired by the different facets of various books that he read in youth and his favorite authors of all time. We also discuss 'Freedom At Midnight' by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Homodeus and a lot more.
To know further about the books we discussed, tune in to the podcast.

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

Anand's book is available on Amazon: https://ivm.today/2Ua4Iwa
and all major bookstores.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5
You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 12: Shweta Shalini

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Shweta Shalini, Official Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, advisor to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In the first half of the episode we deep dive into Rashmirathi, a striking poetry centred around the life of Karna, in the epic Mahabharata.

In the second half we also discuss Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekanada, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, Secret by Rhonda Bryne and Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.
Our conversation with Shweta Shalini reflects on the valuable lessons of unconditional love, loyalty, leadership as stated in the Mahabharata. How every action has a reaction and we must bear the consequences of our actions, How her father has been a great inspiration in her life and how we need to find the blue strip of ocean in the red ocean of competitors.

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. 11: Dr. Marcus Ranney

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Dr. Marcus Ranney, General Manager at Thrive Global, anInitiative by Huffington Post. In the first half of the podcast we deep dive into Homo Deus byYuval Noah Harari and our interaction with Prof. Harari during his visit to Mumbai.

In the second half we also discuss A brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Extremes by Dr. Kevin Fong, Inner Engineering by Sadhguru and Famous People’s Famous Speeches.

In the conversation with Dr. Ranney, we discussed his experience as a medical officer at NASA and the Royal Air Force, his immense love for fitness and well being, his interactions with Sadhguru and his take on spirituality. And Yes! How he won the Guiness Book of World Record for backwards running.

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. 10: R. Sridhar

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Mr. R. Sridhar, Author of 'Unlock The Real Power of Ideation' which we deep dive into for the first half of the podcast.

In the second half we also discuss Obvious Adams by Robert Updegraf, Zen and The Art of Making a Living by Laurence G Boldt, Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Measure what Matters by John Doerr.

Our conversation with Mr. Sridhar focuses on Creativity. How one must measure our KRA’s and immediate goals to reach our bigger objective, how a good team can make a mediocre idea better as opposed to a mediocre team that can ruin a great idea and how analysis presupposes thinking.

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. 09: Katie Bagli, Author of 'The Mysterious Lovables'

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

We have as our guest today, Katie Bagli, Author of The Mysterious Lovables and other such children’s books. In this episode we deep dive into her book, discussing her love for nature and passion for the wild.

In the second half we also discuss The Less Liked Lovables by Katie Bagli, A book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond, My family and other animals by Gerald Durell, Man Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett.

Although Katie writes fiction books, these tales come with a hidden moral around the beauty and magnanimity of the Wild. Our conversation with her reflects on how the human mind is conditioned to believe that certain animals like the snake, lizard, owls, bats are harmful or unlucky, how mankind needs to co-exist with nature and its wilderness without encroaching into their territory, her love for trees and more.

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. 08: Anjali Raina

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.
We have as our guest today, Mrs. Anjali Raina, Executive Director at Harvard Business School. In this episode we deep dive into the book Play to Win by Larry Wilson. In the second half we also discuss How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen, The Opposable Mind by Roger Martin, Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani and Trust by Tarun Khanna.

Our conversation with Mrs. Raina reflects on timeless concepts narrating how life is often played to not lose rather than to win, the paradox of meaningful relationships, integrative thinking, re- imagining India and building trust in existing business structures.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

Ep. 05: Shveta Raina

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Welcome to Episode 5 of Paperback.

On this episode Shveta Raina, CEO of Talerang, deep dives into HBR’s 10 Best Reads on Managing Yourself, for the first half of the podcast.

Our conversation with her reflects on how a founder of a company can drive the organisation positively or negatively, how Talerang has imbibed feedback analysis in their work culture, how co-founders should divide their roles and duties but work towards a common goal, how to take initial risks and how CRAZY is a Compliment!

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

Ep. 04: Ambi Parameswaran

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 4

Mr. Ambi Parameswaran, Author of Sponge: Leadership Lessons I learnt from my clients, deep dives into his book, for the first half of the podcast.

Our conversation with Mr. Parameswaran included leadership lessons that he learnt over 2 decades working at FCB Ulka, his interviews with stalwarts like Ratan Tata, Aziz Pemji amongst others and what the abbreviation SPONGE really stands for.

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

Also stay tuned to listen to a snippet of our conversation with funnyman Cyrus Broacha when we were on his podcast 'Cyrus Says'. FInd the complete episode here: https://ivm.today/CS-327

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

Order Ambi's book Sponge: Leadership Lessons I learnt from my clients here -
https://amzn.to/2EIkd9u

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

Ep. 03: Dr. Swati & Swaraa Lodha

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 3

Dr. Swati and Swaraa Lodha, a mother-daughter duo and also the authors of the book “54 Reasons Why Parents Suck", deep dive into their book which aims to decode the parent-child relationship.

Our conversation with them reflects on parenting as a role, concepts like Hindsight Bias, Parent, Adult, Child ego states, learned optimism and the fear of regret i.e. fear of failure which dissuades most entrepreneurs from taking risks.

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

Available on Amazon and all major bookstores and retailers.

54 Reasons why Parents Suck and Phew! - Dr. Swati and Swaraa Lodha

Ep. 02: Raj Raman, Author of The SMElting Cauldron

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Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project.

Raj Raman, CEO of MarketSpan Consultants and Author of The Smelting Cauldron, deep dives into his book for the first half of the podcast.

Mr. Raman speaks about 18 industry accounts in this book, of which we’ve touched upon taxing times, debts and don'ts, and the cash 22 situation which is, as you rightly guessed, to do with cash flow and other such challenges faced by Indian SMEs.

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

You can order Raj Raman's book here: https://amzn.to/2UCFnLE

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