S02 E07: Feat. Jeeya Sethi

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Jeeya Sethi is a comic, improv artist and a comic producer with a dislocated arm at the time of this recording. Akash and Navin talk to her about:

  • How Jeeya started comedy and how did Navin and her become friends

  • All the embarrassing evidence Jeeya has to blackmail Navin in the future

  • Her passion for producing comedy

  • She revisits an old grudge and they all philosophize over a broken friendship together

  • Making the comedy scene safer and more welcoming for newer comics

Follow Jeeya on Twitter @JeeyaDhadkDhadk
You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

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/

S02 E05: Feat. Pavitra Shetty

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Pavitra Shetty is a hilarious comedian, everybody's friend and an overall awesome person. She talks about:

  • Her family members' cleverly picked professions

  • Landing an IT job after studying medicine

  • Being the best gifter ever

  • Her OCD

and a lot more!

Follow Pavitra on Instagram @pavie_shetty
You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

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. 11: Feat. Parth Trivedi

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This week on Varta Lab, we meet Parth Trivedi, a radio presenter and producer who regales us with stories about:

  • The food menus from Ahmedabad

  • His obsession with petroleum engineering

  • The first time he tried on a pair of Bose headphones

  • The gift of radio to mankind

You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta.
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha.

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. 10: Feat. Sonali Thakker

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On this episode, Sonali Thakker, one of the best-traveled comedians in the country, tells us stories about:

  • Going places and not booking return tickets.

  • Filling spices in shampoo bottles.

  • Getting bullied by Brits in Cambodia.

  • What's it like to travel in a Desi tour bus.

You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta.
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha.

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

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Ep. 07: Kopal and Amandeep

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This week we meet Kopal and Amandeep. Kopal is the person behind Tape A Tale and Amandeep is a viral storyteller.
Together they regale us with tales about snapping fingers, crazy college gigs, fighting the man, creepy online stalkers and going viral. So much fun!

Listen to Tape A Tale's story on the Kahaaniya podcast: http://ivmpodcasts.com/kahaaniya-episode-list/

You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta.
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha.

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: Feat. Sumedh Natu

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This week on Varta Lab, the extremely talented and extremely curly haired Sumedh Natu joins us to share stories about:
- Capturing a traveling comedian's tour.
- Indian comedians finding acceptance in other parts of the world.
- Going viral and creating a new video format altogether.
- His obsession and fascination with food.

Talk to Sumedh at @sumedhnatu
You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta.
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha.

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. 04: Feat. Trupti Khamkar

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Joining us on the fourth episode of Varta Lab, we have Trupti Khamkar, also known as the kaamwali bai in every other YouTube sketch (sometimes driver or mother also). What we don't know about Trupti, however, is that she is a huge Marathi celebrity, is the only person to have performed Shakespeare in three different languages, and that she prefers to make people cry more often than laugh.

Follow her on Twitter - @trupti_khamakha

You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta.
You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha.

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. 01: Feat. Kumar Varun

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On the first episode of Varta Lab, Aakash and Navin are joined by Kumar Varun, famous for being one half of the Random Chikibum collective and playing several hilarious characters in sketches and ads.
He shares stories, covering everything from auditions, stage performances and vanity vans.

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

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Ep. 00: Super Happy Interesting True Stories

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Welcome to Varta Lab, a delightful concoction of stories featuring Aakash Mehta, one of India's most obsessive storytellers on and off stage, and Navin Noronha, who is an okay person. Together they tell stories to each other from their life and welcome others to do the same. Fun times.

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