S02 E10: Feat. Niveditha Prakasam

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Navin shows up late to the recording leaving a gaping void in the studio and Akash's heart. They talk to the hilarious Niveditha Prakasam about:

  • Her childhood in Kenya and Coimbatore

  • Her job as a Vehicle Test Engineer and the Volkswagen conspiracy

  • Navin shows up halfway and talks about how he first met Niveditha

  • The different stand-up scene all over India

  • They reminisce their favourite heckling stories and how to handle hecklers

  • What was it like winning a reality show?

You can follow Niveditha @nivprakasam
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 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 E06: Feat. Ankur and Aranya Johar

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Akash and Navin sit down with the first set of siblings on the podcast - Ankur and Aranya Johar! They talk about:

  • What's it like to be famous siblings?

  • Akash reminisces the time when he joked about horse porn for 20 minutes straight

  • Ankur talks about how he started rapping at the age of 16.

  • How often has Aranya cried at poetry open mics?

  • Taking first dates to comedy shows

Follow Aranya on Twitter @aranyajohar
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 E01: Feat. Jaanam Dewan

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A brand new season of Varta Lab is here! Aakash and Navin kick-start the second season with producer Jaanam. They recap some of their favourite moments from Season 1, what are the new fun things they've tried to do with the new season and what you can look forward to. Also, find out what they've all been up to between the two seasons!

Follow Jaanam Dewan on Twitter - @jaanamdewan

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. 13: Feat. Amit Doshi

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On the final episode of this season of Varta Lab, we have one of the most commonly heard voices on the IVM network, and Founder himself, Amit Doshi. He shares stories about being Amit Shah's doppelganger, his journey so far, and how he started IVM Podcasts.

Aakash and Navin also join Amit to discuss: 
- How the Nehru jacket helps you get laid
- The most delicious meat they've eaten
- Funeral rituals
- What it's like to belong to a Gujarati family
- Navigating through family issues
- Life lessons they learnt in college

Big hugs and many kisses to Shaswat Bulusu for the Varta Lab theme music!

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

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

Ep. 09: Feat. Balraj Singh Ghai

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On this episode of Varta Lab, Aakash and Navin exchange stories with Balraj Singh Ghai, owner of The Habitat and Hotel Unicontinental. He tells us tales about:

  • People having sex in hotel rooms

  • Growing up in a family-run hotel.

  • Setting up two of Mumbai's coolest comedy and music venues in a single building.

  • His super romantic proposal to his wife.

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. 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. 06: Feat. Rohit P-Man Pereira

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Joining Aakash and Navin this week on Varta Lab is musician Rohit Pereira, known better as P-Man. He regales them with stories about:

  • Why he doesn't like David Bowie's voice.

  • What's it like touring with a band.

  • Where a bass player falls in the hierarchy of getting laid.

  • Why he's not a fan of Gujarati food.

Follow P-Man on @PManiac

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. 03: Feat. Rafael Pereira

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On the third episode of Varta Lab, Aakash and Navin talk to Rafael Pereira, a multi-faceted human being who is responsible for forming three unique companies, and also managing everything from Marathi theater to world-class musicians.

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. 02: Feat. Deena Mehta

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On the second episode of Varta Lab, Aakash and Navin are joined by Deena Mehta, an all-round rockstar. She tells us stories from her time at the Bombay Stock Exchange as the only woman in the ring, how she ended up at a gun market in Pakistan, why she supports GST implementation, and makes everyone feel wholesome by the end.

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

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