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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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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Ep.11: Tirthankar Dash

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Thirthankar Dash has a lot of questions. Founder of Quantum360, a design solutions lab, Dash has always made it his mission to find his personal story. And now, he helps others find theirs.
On this episode, he talks to Vishal about using data to find meaning and purpose in your own life.

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Ep.09: Shantanu Moitra

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Musician and composer Shantanu Moitra has a come a long way since his banking and advertising days. He is the man responsible for some of Bollywood’s best music for the past two decades; from Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi and Parineeta to 3 idiots and Pink.

In this conversation, he shares his reluctant journey into Bollywood and his passion for travel, mountaineering, football and leading a creative life.

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Ep.07: Col. Narendra "Bull" Kumar

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Col. Narendra “Bull” Kumar is an award-winning mountaineer, a brave soldier, and most importantly a man who can lay claim to influencing history. It was thanks to his expedition in the 70s that India claimed the Siachen Glacier. A Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, he loves challenges and leaps at them without thinking of the consequences.
In this episode, Col. Bull Kumar recounts stories from his long and illustrious career in vivid detail.

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Ep.06: Luke Coutinho

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Luke Coutinho is a man who wears different hats - he is a doctor of alternative medicine, an integrative lifestyle specialist, a food science and nutrition specialist, fitness expert, motivational speaker and an author. He believes in treating illnesses from their root instead of a symptomatic approach and helps people make lifestyle changes to achieve their health goals.
His latest book is called ‘The Great Indian Diet’ and has been co-authored by Shilpa Shetty.

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Ep.05: Ranveer Allahbadia

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Ranveer Allahbadia dreamed of being a filmmaker and chef before he decided to start a YouTube channel called BeerBiceps dedicated to fitness. Now over 2.5 million people watch his videos every month. This 24 year-old Youtube star, fitness expert and entrepreneur sits down to chat about the fitness industry, trends, diets, creating and monitising content and more.

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Ep. 04: Divyanshu Ganatra

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Divyanshu Ganatra lost his sight to glaucoma when he was just 19 but that did not deter him from living his life. For this 39-year-old clinical psychologist, life is as normal as it can get for any able-bodied person. So much so that he is such an adventure sports enthusiast from trekking to scuba diving to paragliding, he does them all. He became the first visually-challenged person in India to be a solo paraglider and he has to his credit a successful expedition to Milam Glacier in the Kumaon hills’ of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, among others.

Divyanshu now promotes adventure sports among persons with disabilities along with able-bodied persons through his social initiative ‘Adventure Beyond Barriers’.

UPDATE: In August 2017, he successfully completed India's first ever inclusive tandem cycling expedition InSync from Manali to Khardungla, a distance of 540 km in 9 days for the second consecutive time.

This podcast was recorded before he embarked on this expedition.

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