S03 E08: C. Pallavi Rao Narvekar

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C. Pallavi Rao Narvekar hails from a family of journalists but chose to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Geography. Her childhood love for radio got her to also pursue a full-fledged career as a Radio Jockey and also doing Voice Overs. Everything was going on well in her life when one day she was told she cannot speak. Imagine a Radio Jockey with no voice. She was diagnosed with cancer and she lost her voice post her Thymectomy surgery, one of her vocal cords got paralyzed. The doctor sealed her career and passion for the radio medium by telling her that it was irreversible and that she could never go back on the air again. However, C. Pallavi Rao Narvekar proved the doctor wrong, defied death twice and got back to doing what she loved. Apart from being a famous RJ of Delhi, she is also an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, a former NCC cadet, a painter, blogger and now an author. She actually wrote a book on love stories while being in the ICU for her treatment.

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S03 E07: Kiran Khalap

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On this week's episode, host Vishal Gondal is joined by Kiran Khalap, Co-Founder of chlorophyll.in. Kiran is a school teacher turned copywriter, a brand guru who founded a brand consultancy firm, a writer from his teens and now an author of two books with the third soon to be published and a passionate rock climber who has proven that there is a life beyond advertising and brands.

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S03 E06: Jasleen Sobti

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On this week's episode, host Vishal Gondal is joined Jasleen Sobti. She's armed with a double Masters in Physics (one from Mumbai University and one from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio) and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, she worked with the US Navy as a Research Engineer for 13 long years. She has sailed on every fleet ship that the US Navy has except the Submarine. She almost applied and got Top Security Clearance but, withdrew her application. Finally, one day she quit everything and is now a certified Art of Living trainer and working towards helping both adults and children.

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S03 E05: Akancha Srivastava

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On this week's episode, host Vishal Gondal is joined by Akancha Srivastava, Founder of Akancha Against Harassment - India's largest social impact initiative to raise awareness against cyber harassment. Akancha is an independent, confident and tough woman. From wanting to be an IAS officer to being a brand strategy consultant to starting a movement against Cyberharassment and Cyber Safety, she has come a long way. Today, she is totally dedicated to helping and building more awareness about Cyberharassment and talking about cyber safety and has saved millions of lives.

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S03 E04: Ronak Gajjar

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He has come a long way in life, from delivering milk and morning newspapers for his college fees to a successful software support engineer and now to one of the most charismatic health experts online. This samosa-pav loving, son of Gujarati-Marwadi parents is healing people by enabling them to embrace their roots in this ancient traditional exercise and meditation technique we call Yoga. He is the reason you don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket while trying to learn Yoga at an expensive studio - Ronak Gajjar.

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S03 E03: Sarita Pereira

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Sarita Pereira is an ex-advertising professional who quit her successful career to pursue her passion for food and become one of the most innovative culinary chefs in the country today. She has trained and worked with a Michelin Star chef in Spain. Her profound knowledge of cooking techniques coupled with a mad scientist-like desire to push the boundaries of cooking has led to an entrepreneurial journey so unique, that it is rightly called “The LoveFools”.

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S03 E02: Niyatii N Shah

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Hailing from a liberal Gujarati family, Niyatii N Shah is a hardcore Mumbaikar at heart. Despite having completed her graduation in Commerce, she was not passionate about business. Her interest was in Psychology and she was keen on pursuing something in the field of parenting and sexual health. Eventually, with the motive of spreading awareness among masses about sexual health, she set up a one-stop-shop 'Averti'. Averti imparts knowledge concerning the sexual health of children so that they develop a better understanding of their body and accept their sexual responsibility.

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S03 E01: Alok Kejriwal

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He is a serial entrepreneur who went from selling socks for his father’s company to selling his own company to Walt Disney. He is the reason why you could vote for your favourite Indian Idol singers by just sending an SMS. He is the author of one of the best-selling entrepreneurship books in India, ‘Why I Stopped wearing my socks’ and is a mentor to many budding CEOs. He is known as the Rodin-Hood of the Indian Start-up ecosystem.

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S02 E12: Anusha Subramanian

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As someone who is closely associated with curating and researching for this podcast, she is also someone who comes with a background in investigative journalism with many years of experience behind her; Vishal hence talks to Anusha Subramanian as a closing to the second season of the Vishal Gondal Podcast.

In this conversation, Vishal takes a few steps back and track his equation with Anusha and discusses her journalism and mountaineering journey, so far.

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S02 E11: Yashraj Akashi

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What is it like being exposed to thousands of brilliant ideas and remarkable people? What is it like to know of life journeys from all over the world that are impactful on a scale, unimaginable?
Yashraj Akashi is responsible for curating the mega stage Tedx Conference, Tedx Gateway in the country. An old friend of Vishal; Yashraj's vision of building something from its core dates back to his college days.

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S02 E10: Milind Murli Deora

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He is one of the youngest Member of Parliament and the most outspoken parliamentarians. He is part of the rising brigade of young politicians in the country attempting to shape a new era in India’s political, social and economic systems, guided by principles and responsibilities. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defense, civil aviation, urban development and information technology. Another interesting aspect of him is that he is not all about work, he also pursues his passion for music thereby building a fulfilling life. He is Milind Deora.

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S02 E09: Mahesh Murthy

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He is a man with a resume, spanning 34 years’ of experience as a marketer, being an entrepreneur for over 2 decades and an investor for the last 19 years. He has worked on brands like Amazon, Yahoo, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, Kraft, across the US, China, Europe and India.
Mahesh has been instrumental in the launch of MTV in India and then ran its rival Channel V. But, lately there is a cloud of doubt engulfing this very influential man who has been allegedly charged for sexual harassment. We have with us, Mahesh Murthy.

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S02 E08: Simar Singh

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Simar Singh is the curator and founder of UnErase Poetry, a movement to promote and produce spoken word poetry in India. He is based out of Bombay.
UnErase Poetry currently curates poetry performances at the Tuning Fork Café in Khar (West) and makes these performances available over the internet for anyone to see.

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S02 E07: Arokiaswamy Velumani

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He believes that villages are the best university as it teaches you to solve problems and strive hard. With poor parents and being the eldest of the five siblings, Dr. A Velumani is a self-made man who set up Thyrocare with an initial investment of Rs 2 lakh and today has managed to take it to over Rs 3000 crore.

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S02 E06: Parmesh Shahani

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He is a TED Fellow, Yale World fellow, affiliated scholar at MIT, works for LGBT rights, works with NGOs, Govt, World Bank and the UN. All encompassed he is known as a Cultural Guru…It’s none other than Parmesh Shahani.

Parmesh's vibrancy has reflected in his journey throughout. Having authored, Gay Bombay, he put forth an advanced vision for the LGBT community in India and continues to do so.

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S02 E05: Vanika Choudhary

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Vanika Choudhary started a restaurant, Sequel Bistro. She quit her full-time corporate job to go on a short sabbatical, which eventually resulted in her fleshing out a life-long dream of starting a restaurant that promotes conscious eating. The concept behind Sequel is to offer wholesome world cuisine with fresh, high-quality ingredients. According to her, healthy food need not be boring and she is trying to break that stereotype.

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S02 E04: Vivek Bhargava

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He was inclined to technology from an early age and that prompted Vivek Bhargava to move out of his family business and set up his entrepreneurial venture in digital advertising. Today he heads one of the largest communication groups. In his personal capacity, he mentors young entrepreneurs. He is a table tennis enthusiast and has won medals in the 40-plus category in two national tournaments. Bhargava is taking forward the cause of table tennis with his Kamgar Academy situated in Elphinstone Road, Mumbai. Interestingly, he can also tell you how money can buy you happiness?

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S02 E03: Aashish Contractor

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He is widely recognized as a pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation in India. He is a valuable information resource for the layperson to understand the various dimensions of coronary complications, their prevention and resolution. He just does not believe in leading a sedentary lifestyle. A marathoner himself and even encourages his patients to run after their cardiac rehabilitation. He recently authored a book 'The Heart Truth' where he has summed up his 2 decades of medical experience to provide inputs and tips on how to take care of your heart.

He is none other than Dr Aashish Contractor.

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S02 E02: Abhijit Pradhan

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You can consider him as a Maverick. From having a good decade and half years successful stint in advertising- building brands and entertainment companies to certifying to be a Chi Running coach to his current obsession of a different kind for Coffee, he currently follows his passion for helping superstars at work, find theirs! We are talking about Abhijit Pradhan!

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S02 E01: Harish Bhimani

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Who does it remind you of when I say ‘Main Samay Hoon’?
He actually needs no introduction and is has been bestowed upon with the coveted title of ‘Voice of India’. From documentaries to audio books to son-et-lumiere shows to religious albums, he has done it all.

Today, we have with us none other than the legendary voice of India-Harish Bhimani.

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