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Actor | Writer | Model | EntertainerVasundhara wears many hats, the most significant of them is that of an actor. She has acted in over 13 Tamil Films with a couple more on the way. Her film Thenmerku Partuvakatru won about 7 national awards. A more recent film Bakrid is doing the rounds in the film festival scene and has won, as of now, the Chennai International Film Award. The film is on Prime. Phenomenon - Podcast - https://www.phenomenonpod.com/ Reach out to Vasundhara on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ivasuuu/ Reach out to Naga – Twitter - @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 (https://twitter.com/ThePassionPeop1 ) Sound Attribution and Credits - Music from Pipo and Wowa(you should check out thier music on Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zZPxLiRfbGUnoEAJmfJJN) from Unminus.All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org , freemusicarchive.org and unminus.com
Designer | Entrepreneur | Multi-Potentialite Geetika is a designer and founder/ CEO of Vacation With An Artist (VAWAA), a global platform to book creative vacations with remarkable artists and makers around the world where you can spend one-on-one, in-person time diving into a skill. From bamboo bicycle making in India and shoemaking in Czechia to natural textile dyeing in Vietnam, VAWAA is dedicated to promoting and preserving global arts and crafts and creating a new way to travel.Reach out to Geetika – Website and Social - www.vawaa.com || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter Book your online Vawaa Now - https://vawaa.com/online Reach out to Naga – Twitter - @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 (https://twitter.com/ThePassionPeop1 ) Sound Attribution and Credits - Music from Pipo and Wowa(you should check out thier music on Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zZPxLiRfbGUnoEAJmfJJN) from Unminus.All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org , freemusicarchive.org and unminus.com
Only 27 years old, former financial advisor Rachel Richards has made a name for herself in the personal finance realm. In 2019, Rachel quit her job and retired, with over $10,000 per month in passive income! She is the bestselling author of “Money Honey” and “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement.” She has been featured on the Penny Hoarder and the New York Times and has been contracted to speak at colleges. Rachel is also a real estate investor with 35 rental units. Her valuable money lessons have helped thousands of millennials work their way out of financial despair. She has successfully done what no one has done before: made the topic of money management fun, entertaining, and simple! Disclaimer - A lot of the ideas given in the book are from the US perspective since Rachel is based there. However, 90% of the ideas she talks about can directly translate to something in India as well.  Always interested in Finance, got excited about compound interest in 6th grade! So many resources available for people to know about money (books, blogs and podcasts) and knowledge gaps still existed. To bridge the gap, Rachel wrote a her first book (Money Honey - A simple 7 Step Guide to get your financial shit together) to help individuals get to grips with an intimidating topic.  Step 1 - Change your narrative and relationship with money. Start appreciating what all money has given you and start with affirmations that you have enough money and that money is abundant.  Step 2 - Make a budget to get a sense of your current financial situation and figure out where to cut back. Cutting expenses is great. Now, it is time to figure out what can be done to increase your income. "There is no cap on how much income you can make in a year". To make a real impact on your budget, focus on both. Decreasing expenses and increasing income.  Step 3 - Differentiate what kind of income to generate. Passive Income or Active Income. Active Income - Trade your time for money. Passive Income - Invest a bunch of time at once and little to nothing thereafter.  What are the different passive income streams - a. Rental Income b. Portfolio Income - Dividend. (Large pool of money required) c. Royalty Income - Books, Online Courses, Songs, Podcasts d. Coin Operated Machines – Vending Machines, Food Dispensers, Laundramats (US Specific) e. E-Commerce - Blog, Podcast, Substack (How can I outsource), Ad-Money, Affiliate Marketing and Drop Shipping.  How to make an investment in Real Estate without a large downpayment? a. Invest in a REit. (Real Estate Investment Trust), to get the exposure to the returns from Real Estate without having to make a large investment. In India, Embassy Parks has a REit. (You check out more details here -  b. Owner Financing - Ask the owner of the property to finance a portion of the loan. c. Broking - Identify promising real estate properties and pitch it to investors for a profit share or brokerage cut.  d. Wholesaling - Go identify Real Estate Deals and sign a contract. Later, identify an investor and assign the contract to them for a fee. Like broking. Books –  Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide for Getting Your Financial $hit Together  Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement: The Secret to Freedom, Flexibility, and Financial Independence (& how to get started!) Passive Income Bonus Kit - www.moneyhoneyrachel.com/bonus Reach out to Rachel –  Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Reach out to Naga –  Twitter - @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 (https://twitter.com/ThePassionPeop1 )Sound Attribution and Credits - Music from Pipo and Wowa(you should check out thier music on Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zZPxLiRfbGUnoEAJmfJJN) from Unminus. All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org , freemusicarchive.org and unminus.com Warning - Please consult a professional advisor before you make any financial decisions. Any opinions shared on this podcast should not be considered as professional advice and is for informational purposes only. 
White Water Kayaker | Mountain Biker | Software Architect | Outdoor Adventurist A rafting trip to the Ganga which was on Manik's bucketlist made him realize how dumbing the experience of rafting under a guide on a classical touristy experience was and that pushed Manik towards the solo sport of Kayaking.  During our conversation, we delve into how Bangalore is an unlikely place for one to Kayak and eventually go on to bust that myth. I want to tell you in advance that this episode will make you really really miss the great outdoors. This is a special dedication to all of our listeners from the South of India.  Do some good –  Following is the list of nonprofits that have been fully vetted and are run by trusted folks we have partnered with on projects previously. Spread some love and make contributions to organizations that cater to folks who have been left out of the traditional CSR Funds and PM CARES initiatives.  ·  Zubin Sharma at Project Potential is helping daily wage workers in Thakurganj with daily rations. You can donate here: https://bit.ly/ProjP ·  Sumit Singh at Jan Sahas is supporting migrant labourers in central India who have managed to return but have no jobs or money. You can donate here: bit.ly/JanSahas ·  Prachi Singhal at Greenie is supporting low income communities and jan sevaks with masks and protective gear. You can donate here: bit.ly/greeniecorona ·  K Ganesh and the good folks at KVN Foundation are feeding folks in the cities - https://paytm.com/helpinghand/feed-my-city-kvn-foundation  Reach out to Manik - https://www.instagram.com/goodwavekayak/  https://www.facebook.com/GoodwaveAdventures Reach out to Naga -  Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1  Sound Attribution and Credits - Kayak Sounds by AugustSandberg and Danjocross from Freesound.org, Other music from Pipo and Wowa(you should check out thier music on Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zZPxLiRfbGUnoEAJmfJJN) from Unminus.  All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org , freemusicarchive.org and unminus.com Related Episodes -  The Ascender – World Record Holder – Satyarup - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/naga-subramanya-b-b/the-passion-people-podcast/e/56180580 The Add-Venturer – Ganesh - https://radiopublic.com/the-passion-people-podcast-6VollX/s1!a03c1 
Professional Dancer | Product Manager | CoachDance forms as a medium of expression. Latin and ballroom - different forms of dance. Fun and tricky because you have a partner. Amazing way to spend time at an evening outside. Latin and Ballroom - makes for a safe community. Does not mean you are intimate and makes for a safe environment, just a way out of their stresses. When it comes to art, there is no stopping to learn. You can explore so many different avenues. Art teaches you certain values. What can art do to you? Wonderful way to escape your daily stresses? Expand to have more dance teachers, new franchisees, independant teachers, aspect of a coach that I really like to do.Support Champaca Bookstore - https://www.champaca.in/gift-vouchersReach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 Reach out to Uttara - Website - Dance With PanacheFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/uttara.vaidyae-mail - uttara.vaidya@gmail.comSmooth Intro Music credits to Trev Lewis from Hagfilms. You can reach them on youtube at - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQzD3ime4cZV-rhZaL_yOwLNwASQYiOJE All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org , freemusicarchive.org and unminus.com
We explore the following questions around what it means to be a conscious consumer in today's day and age and how Aish is making this passion of his, manifest. What is conscious consumerism? How did it impact Aish's life? What are the changes that he has made?How can people be more conscious? How is it linked to mindfulness?Reading Material discussed on the show - Gary Vaynerchuk on the biggest cultural shift of our times:  https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/veecap372/John Mackey and Raj Sisodia’s Conscious Capitalism: https://www.amazon.in/Conscious-Capitalism-Liberating-Heroic-Business-ebook/dp/B00A9WE10YFred Koffman’s Conscious Business: https://www.amazon.in/Conscious-Business-Build-Value-Through/dp/1622032020/Ken Wilber’s Theory of Everything: https://www.amazon.in/Theory-Everything-Integral-Business-Spirituality/dp/1570628556/Ikigai: https://www.amazon.in/Ikigai-Héctor-Garc%C3%ADa/dp/178633089X/Conscious Capitalism NYC, where I met more members from the CC Community: https://www.consciouscapitalism.org/nycAish's coverage from Sustainable Brands Summit in Philadelphia: https://sustainablebrands.com/is/aishwarya-chaturvediReach out to Aish here -  www.linkedin.com/in/aichaturvedi; www.instagram.com/aichaturvedi; www.twitter.com/aichaturvedi;www.facebook.com/aichaturvediReach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 All music other than the jingle on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.orgTo know more check out this Medium Post - https://medium.com/we-learn-we-grow/lets-define-conscious-living-for-the-21st-century-336fcba332dc
Journalist | Author | Marine Conservationist | Martial ArtistSudeep Chakravarti is an award-winning author of several bestselling works of narrative non-fiction. His latest book is Plassey: The Battle that Changed the Course of Indian History, published in January 2020. His other notable non-fiction works include The Bengalis: A Portrait of Community (shortlisted for The Hindu Prize, and Tata Literature Live! Award), Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country (shortlisted for the Crossword award), Highway 39: Travels Through a Fractured Land, set in Nagaland and Manipur, and Clear.Hold.Build (winner of the Prize for Excellence at Asian Publishing Awards). He has written three critically acclaimed novels (Tin Fish, The Avenue of Kings, and The Baptism of Tony Calangute) and short stories and works of non-fiction for several collections, and numerous essays. His work has been translated into various languages including Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Spanish, Portuguese and German.An extensively published columnist, he has over three decades of experience in media, and has worked with major global and Indian media organizations including the Asian Wall Street Journal, where he began his career, and subsequently held leadership positions at Sunday, India Today, the India Today Group, where he was Executive Editor and Editor – Content Services, and HT Media, where he was Consultant Editor. Sudeep is also among India’s leading independent columnists and commentators on matters of internal security, conflict and conflict resolution, and the convergence of business and human rights. He has a regular column in Mint, and has written for numerous Indian and global publications.Sudeep read history at St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He is co-founder of Coastal Impact, an organization of divers and scientists which conducts research for institutions, and evangelizes marine conservation to school and university students. He lives in Goa.Reach out to Sudeep - Twitter: @chakraviewInstagram:  @sudeepchakravartiFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/sudeep.chakravarti.3 Read more of Sudeep's work - Columns at Mint:   https://www.livemint.com/Search/Link/Author/Sudeep%20Chakravarti Plassey on Amazon The Bengalis on Amazon Sudeep Chakravarti books on Amazon Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1Scuba Diving Music from - Jim Sheaffer - Check out Jim's work here - https://www.pond5.com/artist/jimsheafferDownloaded from https://freesound.org/people/HDVideoGuy/sounds/156011/All other music on the episode is under the CC0 License and downloaded from freesound.org
(Micro) Biologist | Eco Warrior | Change Agent  Simran is a Ph.D student studying Micro Biology specifically yeast as part of her Ph.D thesis. She is interested to know how micro-organisms can help humanity tackle the worlds impending problems like plastic and climate change. When she is not trying to hypnotize yeast cells to do something they aren't really happy doing, Simran is teaching children how to code with cute robots. Now, talk about science for good! Warning - This episode is highly techincal and sciency. If you are curious about how the world works, you would mostly likely really be hooked on to the show. :)    Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1  
Business | Fashion | Video Production | YouTube Pooja Tripathi is an Indian American filmmaker, actress, and musician. She grew up in Pittsburgh & New York City, and studied Business Administration and Violin Performance at Carnegie Mellon University. Pooja began her career in the fashion industry, working in buying and digital marketing at top brands including Fendi, Bloomingdale’s, and Dior.  She entered the world of film production as a producer of video content for Videofashion covering New York Fashion Week, and she is now Executive Producer at female-based production company Fountain Avenue Productions.  Pooja is also the founder of event series The Affairs which showcases the next generation of talent in classical and jazz music in NYC. Read the full podcast transcript here - https://medium.com/the-passion-people-project/s02-e21-the-auteur-2a0d1b8f8800 Amsterdam Ave. is a new Dutch American series featuring an aspiring Dutch Surinamese actress in Amsterdam and an aspiring Indian American DJ in NYC who switch places to follow their dreams.  The show features female writers, producers, director, cinematographer, and an almost entirely female crew in Holland & NYC. Amsterdam Ave. also includes notable Dutch & American talent including our music directors DJ twins Coco & Breezy, Catherine Curtin (Insecure, Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black), Beau Schneider, Farrieda Smit, and Michael de Roos. Amsterdam Ave. is currently on a worldwide screening tour connecting with fans in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Pittsburgh at locations including the LinkedIn HQ, Scholastic HQ, Soho House, Dutch Embassy, Carnegie Mellon University, and more. You can watch the first season now on Fountain Avenue Productions YouTube channel. Reach out to Pooja - Tweet her at @WinnieThePooj_ , Subscribe to Fountain Avenue Productions YouTube channel  Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 
Critical Thinker | Serial Entrepreneur | Creative Andy learnt the joy of being a creator when he applied a lot of what he had learnt theoretically when he started his first start-up, a micro-brewery.  He got into journaling when a teacher in college taught Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way and Morning Pages - Frame of Consciousness (Value of writing, reflecting, thinking) for 3 months as part of a class. Episode Transcript - https://medium.com/the-passion-people-project/s02-e20-the-rationalist-2414b15291f7Here are some excerpts from the conversation - “Pay attention to what you are afraid of.” “Come up with your own system of values - Make decisions for yourself” What do does Andy value? - Humor;  - Risk - Rich parts of life unless you take risk.  How to reflect on good and bad things? Reflect on bad things by thinking of why something happened, not by pinning the blame on somebody but to get the root cause of why something bad happened and what could be done to avoid that in the future.  Reflect on good things by writing down in as much detail as possible how something feels like. Chase that feeling. Write down why decisions were made the way there were and reflect back on it from time to time.  How can one be more gentle with oneself? Wait. But Why? - Tim Urban - https://waitbutwhy.com  Write down how that feels at that moment. If something feels bad or ugly, it mostly is a misalignment between something doing and the belief.  Ben Franklin Effect - The Ben Franklin effect is a proposed psychological phenomenon: a person who has already performed a favour for another is more likely to do another favor for the other than if they had received a favour from that person - How to ask for help? People want to add meaning to their life and to the lives of others. So when asking for help, provide context and tell them that you were in a similar spot as they are or were and would want to talk about it.  Kurt Vonneget - We are asking our spouse to be too many people? Conference – A good way to think about networking in a conference is to answer the question of - Can you be friends with this person for 10 years?  If the answer is yes, a simple way to add depth to your conversation is to simple ask – “I am really enjoying this conversation, do you want to grab a coffee or go for a walk?” Check out the Holloway Guides – https://www.holloway.com/ · Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation - https://www.holloway.com/g/equity-compensation/about · Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation - https://www.holloway.com/g/venture-capital/about · Holloway Guide to Technical Recruiting and Hiring - https://www.holloway.com/g/technical-recruiting-hiring/about  The guides just aren’t everything, do check out the website for other mini-guides and syllabus ranging from B2B Sales to using Twitter effectively.  Books and Brain Food Suggested -   The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron - https://www.amazon.in/Artists-Way-Discovering-Recovering-Creative/dp/1509829474/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=artists+way&qid=1578927061&sr=8-2 The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron - https://www.amazon.in/Artists-Way-Morning-Pages-Journal/dp/0874778867/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BO6PYA6NJVKD&keywords=morning+pages+journal&qid=1578927139&s=books&sprefix=morning+pages%2Cstripbooks%2C469&sr=1-1  Lunch by oneself twice a week – Read alone and recharge 😊  News – New York Times, Fox News and Drudge Report to get the whole spectrum of news. Professional Non-Fiction – Billions, Dark Material, Golden Compass Reddit - Front Page Non-Fiction - The pleasure of finding things out – Richard Feinman, Mastery - Robert Greene (how to go about your career) Fiction - The Name of the Wind Podcast - Science Vs Movie - Big Fish Reach out to Andy - Tweet him at @SparksZilla (he's addicted to Twitter), follow Holloway at @holloway  Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 
Journalist | Radio Producer | PodcasterStumbling on a career path in radio. Breakfast Radio - Talk back radio - Talk back, call in segments, Catch Up Podcasting for a commercial radio station where the radio station airs the show for people who may have missed the original segment. What is interesting is the fact that the ads were cut out from the podcasts. Discovered podcasting during the archival process of burning radio shows on CDs. Binged on all episodes of this american life. Realized that radio could be an outlet for writing. A way of story telling. Listen to this podcast to understand the relationship between writing, podcasting, radio and content creation/production. Podcasts as a way of creative expression. Heard Jay Rosan talk about Giant Pool of Money - This American Life (Link required) during the Melborne Writer's Festival to realize the there can be audio journalism. With Journalism that does not need to be immediate. World of audio documentaries. Also, one of Jess' favorite episodes. If you are a journalism student, then you need to be learning about -  - Audio Production - Learn Interviewing - Narrative - Story - How to tell good stories in different ways / perspectives.Sometimes if a story does not go as per plan, then maybe one can end up with a better story. What is important is that the listener/reader has a proper sense of what happened in the start, the beginning and the ending. Check out Audiocraft - https://www.audiocraft.com.au/ Reach out to Jess - Tweet her at @jessocallaghan  Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1  
A short message from Naga for the year end! 
Mechanical Engineer | Cyclist | Sports Scientist | Author  In this 2 part special episode with Raman, we discussed the impact of Hyderabad Bicycling Club on Raman’s cycling, Sports as a career, getting bored easily and what to do about it, the importance of complexity in a passion or pursuit, why cyclists shave their legs and so much more! Tune in to find out more.  In part 1 of this episode we spoke about Raman's upbringing in Hyderabad, the winding career path he took, why he's reading Range from David Epstein, his favorite podcasts and the reason he stopped playing football.  Raman Garimella is an engineer, cyclist, and a sports scientist, in that order. He started endurance cycling at the age of 22. In 2010, Raman joined a local cycling club in Hyderabad with whom he did countless weekend miles. Soon after, he left his job to give full time professional cycling a shot. His mainstay initially was ultra endurance riding, regularly cranking out 100-600k rides. At the time, he was the second youngest Super Randonneur. After the brevets chapter, he moved on to road racing. Raman regularly finished on the podium in races in (Telangana +) Andhra Pradesh. His best result at the Road Cycling National Championship was 12th. The year after, while his racing career came to a close, he moved to Germany to study sports science. It was perhaps the first time he enjoyed going to class. Raman currently works in Belgium as a PhD researcher in sports science - specifically cycling aerodynamics.   Buy Escape Velocity, Raman's Book - https://www.amazon.in/Escape-Velocity-Definitive-Guide-Cycling-ebook/dp/B07VRFBB1Z/ref=sr_1_3?crid=YIOI09COD0UZ&keywords=escape+velocity&qid=1574039048&sprefix=escape+velo%2Caps%2C303&sr=8-3 Check out the transcript of this episode here - https://medium.com/the-passion-people-project/s02-e-18-the-super-randonneur-2-2-a2d05c61b2d2 Win Escape Velocity by answering a simple question – Why do cyclists shave their legs? Reach out to Raman - Send him a tweet @Top_Raman  Reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 
Mechanical Engineer | Cyclist | Sports Scientist | Author In this 2 part special episode with Raman, where we discussed Raman's upbringing in Hyderabad, the winding career path he took, why he's reading Range from David Epstein, his favorite podcasts and the reason he stopped playing football. Stay tuned!Raman Garimella is an engineer, cyclist, and a sports scientist, in that order. He started endurance cycling at the age of 22. In 2010, Raman joined a local cycling club in Hyderabad with whom he did countless weekend miles. Soon after, he left his job to give full time professional cycling a shot. His mainstay initially was ultra endurance riding, regularly cranking out 100-600k rides. At the time, he was the second youngest Super Randonneur. After the brevets chapter, he moved on to road racing. Raman regularly finished on the podium in races in (Telangana +) Andhra Pradesh. His best result at the Road Cycling National Championship was 12th. The year after, while his racing career came to a close, he moved to Germany to study sports science. It was perhaps the first time he enjoyed going to class. Raman currently works in Belgium as a PhD researcher in sports science - specifically cycling aerodynamics. Buy Escape Velocity, Raman's Book - https://www.amazon.in/Escape-Velocity-Definitive-Guide-Cycling-ebook/dp/B07VRFBB1Z/ref=sr_1_3?crid=YIOI09COD0UZ&keywords=escape+velocity&qid=1574039048&sprefix=escape+velo%2Caps%2C303&sr=8-3Reach out to Raman - Send him a tweet @Top_RamanReach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 To access the podcast transcript - https://medium.com/the-passion-people-project/s02-e-18-the-super-randonneur-1541c47d456
Journalist | Advertising Copy Writer | Comic Book Writer | Podcaster | Youtuber  We continue our conversation with Vijayendra Mohanty aka Vimoh who runs the acclaimed Mythofiction podcast currently! Chose English lit and did not end up there because of rejection from Economics."My mentor had a profound impact on me. He was that someone who told me that I was on a path that had merit.""You're an arts student, what are you going to do in your life?"Half life of technology implementation with every new technology taking lesser time than the previous one. Similar to the hierarchy of subjects at school, Vimoh found himself opting for the least preferred journalism option - New Media, which was the bottom of the pyramid.He wants to work for 6-7 months every year and spend the rest of the year working on private projects, so idealistic!"Nagaraj and super commander Dhruv saved my life. Without them and the entire group from Raj Comics who were pioneers in Indian Comic Books, I would not be here writing something like Raavanayan." Vijayendra Mohanty is an Indian comic book writer. He has authored a ten-issue comic series called Ravanayan and is presently writing several new Indian superhero titles to be published soon.   He has also been the co-creator of the YouTube channel Epified which was dedicated to Indian mythology and history. These days, he is hard at work producing the Mythofiction podcast - an audio drama show with serial stories inspired by Indian mythology and folklore. The first season is called Yugantar and it features a dark lord, a prophecy, and a curious twist on an old trope. (Check it out here - https://www.himalaya.com/Drama-podcasts/mythofiction-1259202) "Nobody in India can keep their nose out of other people's business" How Cow Entertainment - https://www.holycow.in/ Links to Vimoh's World and Mythofiction - Website - https://www.vimoh.in/ Twitter - twitter.com/vimoh IG - instagram.com/vimoh Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCX94qhCjYNvZkj6afo5Gg  To reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1 
Journalist | Advertising Copy Writer | Comic Book Writer | Podcaster | Youtuber  We talk about Indian culture, becoming more Indian as one moves abroad, a lack of personal space in the country, how it is such a small world, a past guest and future collaborator for the Passion People Podcast - Rupen Paul.   Vijayendra Mohanty is an Indian comic book writer. He has authored a ten-issue comic series called Ravanayan and is presently writing several new Indian superhero titles to be published soon.   He has also been the co-creator of the YouTube channel Epified which was dedicated to Indian mythology and history. These days, he is hard at work producing the Mythofiction podcast - an audio drama show with serial stories inspired by Indian mythology and folklore. The first season is called Yugantar and it features a dark lord, a prophecy, and a curious twist on an old trope. (Check it out here - https://www.himalaya.com/Drama-podcasts/mythofiction-1259202) "Nobody in India can keep their nose out of other people's business" Rupen Paul - Following your dream in India - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar4t7f5g09o Links to Vimoh's World and Mythofiction - Website - https://www.vimoh.in/ Twitter - twitter.com/vimoh IG - instagram.com/vimoh Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCX94qhCjYNvZkj6afo5Gg  To reach out to Naga - Send him a tweet @n1n3stuff / @PassionPeop1
Avanti UbhayakarMother | Entrepreneur | Aspiring Comic | Storyteller  As someone who’s made the switch from Corporate to being on their own, Avanti strongly recommends one to have a financial runway of atleast 6 months to ensure that they do not run into any personal troubles.  “As women, I believe that we need to take the pressure off. The house should be sparkling clean, the family should be eating full course meals and we should be excelling at work. It is not possible. I have let some of that pressure off.” “No matter how progressive we want ourselves to seem, but women are still “supposed” to be doing certain things.” “There is one way in which society wants you to live and there is one way that is yours. What you want to do.”  “As most comics would say, comedy is a brutal art. Your feedback is instant.” #womanempowerment #genderstereotype #genderneutrality #standup Like most things in her life, she has discovered her passion for storytelling late.  Based in Mumbai, her 10+ years of straight-jacketed marketing career was just about going fine. Her skills included Communication & Creative Development, Channel Experience, and Events for brands such as Tata Docomo, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund and Aviva Life Insurance. This was also the time she discovered a need for quality content and coupled it with her passion for writing. Being a mother, she also started writing about her experiences.  A freak talent hunt in office led to her tryst with comedy. She soon found herself moonlighting it with her day job. Comedy gave her the strength to shed all inhibitions on stage and try new thoughts with a new audience each time. Sometimes or let’s say most times her jokes would fail miserably. But when they did not, it was a high to see the audience explode in laughter. From being pushed to deadlines and leave approvals by maid alike and being duped by both with alarming co-incidence, Avanti sees life for a working mom as a net practice with multiple bowlers.  Scoring high in the face of all these blessed and banal situations gives her the push to brave the next day. And find the humour - dark, light and grey - in them.  In Diwali last year, she co-founded WordBerries along with her batchmate. Currently, the firm has presence in Gurgaon and Mumbai. They work with over 20 clients in the BFSI, Real Estate, Hospitality, Technology and the Education Sector and aspire to create an army of writers igniting the same passions in others. So if you are a writer, looking for challenging opportunities in English, Hindi or Marathi, please share your portfolio at avanti@wordberries.in    In case you want to share your thoughts on the podcast, drop an email to your host Naga at naagasubramanya@gmail.com 
We talk about privilege and the associated social inclination to do something good, trekking the Amazon, building a football ground and accelerating the change to solar energy with Manan, one of the co-founders of the energy start-up - Unergia. This episode is special for a couple of reasons, firstly since Manan has the awareness and grace to accept that getting what he got meant that he came from a place of privilege, secondly he took that privilege and turned it into a driving force to do good in the world. Finally, the leaps he takes and his journey makes for a wonderful story, one that we hope will inspire and move you to action."Go through multiple experiences based to really figure out what you want.Recognize as a people personI look out for public validation, recognize myself as a leader as much as a leaderDo things that are idealized in the society - role model." Around the 6:20, Manan talks about an earlier episode of the podcast, the 3rd episode featuring Rohit Subramanian - you can check out that episode here - https://audioboom.com/posts/5615212-the-wanderer"I realized that whenever I was going through a lull, I was not getting busy enough" is what Manan had to say about recording from a dark phase in his life after a recent heartbreak and move to another country. Manan is the go to person if you want to turn your residential, commercial or industrial roof into a solar one. Reach out to Manan at -Website - www.unergia.net e-mail - manan@unergia.netCheck out Manan's TEDx talk - If You Needed 100 Reasons to be Happy, Money Could Buy 70 of Them | Manan Mehta | TEDxWarwickSalon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yXpcgAVKkIPlease hit the like/subscribe button if you liked what you heard. We love hearing from you, drop us a note at naagasubramanya@gmail.com#Solar #Power #PassionPeople #SeasonBreak #ClimateChange #SocialChange
A quick update on what we have been upto, Naga's love story and a huge huge announcement coming your way in this episode of the Podcast!Tweet to us at - @ThePassionPeop1 and @n1n3stuff
In case you folks were missing me and wondering where the hell Naga vanished to, here is a quick snippet! Feel free to reach out to us at naagasubramanya@gmail.com/@ThePassionPeop1 with your thoughts, comments and feedback and what you think about having a passion people podcast meet-up!
I'm narrating a small story of how our passion also helps us to survive during our difficult moments as part of our update for a mid-season break that the Passion People Podcast would be on until late June, 2019. Until then, stay tuned @ThePassionPeop1 on Twitter! Stay Passionate, Love - Naga
In conversation with the award winning voice actor and genius story teller of Indian Noir - Nikesh Murali for our first ever, remote interview! Horror is about existential problems that we tackle with. Issues in our family, death, fears we have about work, parents, spouses and our worries when we hear something in society. Why audio as a medium of story telling? The theatre of the mind of course! The speed of technological change has forced creative and non-creative folks alike to constantly adapt and hone their craft and Nikesh is a great example of someone who's transitioned through mediums be it short stories, graphic novels, full length books and now audio dramas through Indian Noir. Reflecting on his child-hood, Nikesh remembers being drawn towards movies like Evil Dead, The Exorcist and Texas Chain Saw Massacre at the tender age of 8 thanks in part due to his parents not filtering the content that he consumed. To make his point about creating audio dramas and why this medium is different from the others, in the middle of the podcast, there is an special bonus episode of Fear FM which features the first ever Lovecraftian horror story written by an author of Indian origin! "I have a good career and I can pay my bills out of it. What I wanted was to blend my unique storytelling abilities to showcase it to an audience who are looking for this kind of stories and to win their trust. It is so important to me that for this, I will prioritize my time." is what Nikesh had to say when asked about his Passion and how he balances it with work and a personal life. If you are creative and you have a creative pursuit, that generally means that you are a very intelligent person. Some application of mind, identification  of a niche and a lot of hard work will go a long way in making you successful! Tune in to Indian Noir - https://audioboom.com/channel/indian-noir Listen to the episode with Rupen Paul here - https://radiopublic.com/the-passion-people-podcast-6VollX/ep/s1!22f27 Stephen King's N - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i454o7ijabI Reach out to Nikesh - Website - https://www.nikeshmurali.net/ Twitter - @_nikeshmurali / @indiannoir Check out Hereditory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHxcDbai7aU
This is who Tanushree Ishani Das is in her own words - "Dibrugarh, Assam, Bangalore, London and now Hyderabad, I believe the world is my oyster.  The year 2017 gave me the opportunity to venture into the entrepreneurial world. It was exciting but at the same time nerve wrecking because I realised that I have a huge responsibility on my shoulders- what I think or how I think could probably shape other people’s thoughts, what I do could inspire or influence the actions of people; but I’m here to make a difference, break stereotypes and grab every opportunity possible to do my bit and strongly contribute to a community of womenpreneurs. Ex Goldman and KCL alumni, a publisher author, I am a daughter, sister, friend, wife and a human in progress." Tanushree’s tryst with entrepreneurship initially started with leading the Mount Carmel College Entrepreneurship cell Initium. Her career started with Goldman Sachs in 2010 from Mount Carmel College (Bangalore). She then went down to London, to pursue M Sc. in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology from King’s College and finally at LookUp where she did her last gig before starting BodyCafé.  Her research “How Appraisal affects motivation in India & UK,” has recently been published in the form of a book by Lambert Academic Publishing. Tanushree is ‘one of the founders’ of BodyCafé :) BodyCafé is an organic health and wellness brand to inspire people to adopt to a healthy lifestyle and make real choices. One of the interesting bits of conversation was where Tanu speaks of her GOT-Soap (Dracaris) which had an infusion of dragon-fruit. It was in response to a question on what keeps her creative juices flowing that Tanu brings this up and the answer is something worth listening to. When asked what her inputs would be for people who would want to chart a path towards their passion, she says - "Don't follow trends, listen to your gut. Do things yourself and never expect things to arrive on a platter. In case it happens, one will never realise it's value." Tanu fondly reflects on how set-backs are a part of the journey and the way it helps her stay grounded when asked how she deals with the incredible ebbs and flows that come with being an entrepreneur. A huge thanks to Vishnu from Writer and Geek Show who helped set up this interview and for permission to use the swanky recording set up! Read More - https://yourstory.com/2018/02/body-cafe-tanushree-das-pooja-karegoudar https://www.time8.in/body-cafe-tanushree-ishaanis-organic-enterprise/ Get in Touch - Instagram - https://instagram.com/bodycafe.in?utmsource=igprofile_share&igshid=5r6d59arh92y Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Bodycafe.in/ e-Mail - tanushree.bodycafe@gmail.com Read Tanu's Book - https://www.amazon.com/Appraisal-motivation-Relationship-Performance-Motivation/dp/3659950483
This episode in so many ways is a reminder for us. It is a reminder that you can accomplish and do whatever you set your mind to, regardless of your age. Monish's story is a trail-blazing example of how small nudges in one's childhood can transform someone. Monish, age 18, is one of the youngest Computer Scientists working in the field of Deep learning, Cognitive Computing, and Cloud Computing. Monish, a child prodigy, excelled in several Olympiads and went on to pursue research in mathematics at Harvard University. Over the past several years, Monishwaran has developed numerous projects, using Artificial Intelligence, that target the field of healthcare ranging from accelerating the diagnosis of Schizophrenia to combating Malaria using blood diagnosis. Monishwaran has been invited by several universities to give Master Classes and Guest Lectures in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. Besides, he is a TEDx speaker, and keynote speaker at several international tech conferences. Monishwaran aims to spread the knowledge of computer programming and guide novice developers and children through his books and lectures. His project, The Neural Connect, uses deep learning to change the way humans interact with the environment and provides a new communication media for people who can't communicate effectively. His other inventions include Project TAR-Teaching Through Augmented Reality, Assistive technology for the Hearing and Visually Impaired, Anti-traffic congestion system, Air mouse. He is currently involved in bringing the power of Quantum Computing to the hands of common people. "I made a washing machine when I was in primary school, by 8 I was proficient in 3 programming languages (!!) My life long curiosity to know about how things work started at an early age when my dad and I used to dismantle and put together various machines around the house." Monish was moved after he witnessed an accident of a visually impaired individual and wondered how the technologies that he was so taken to, could help. As someone familiar with Machine Learning(ML), he set out to build an ML-Computer Vision based interface that provided voice feedback to the user augmenting their auditory abilities. Monish says, "my goal is to use technology to improve the lives of people." The projects he's worked on range from computer vision for the blind to tools that aid doctors in diagnosis of neurological conditions like ALS and Parkinsons in collaboration with India's leading mental health institutes NIMHANs. "Everyday, I say to myself, have I done something to improve the life of another person?" Learn More and Reach Out - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sudomonish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monishwaran/ Email: monishwaran2000@yahoo.com
Honored to be presenting this wonderful conversation with Yogesh that covers aspects like control of time, self-awareness, brain-food and better decision making. All of which will nudge you towards your passion and making it manifest. Here's a small write up by Yogesh for us - Reach out to Yogesh - https://www.facebook.com/yogesh.parmar Reach out to us  - naagasubramanya@gmail.com / Twitter - @ThePassionPeop1 Everyday reading/unreading recommendation(s) for 2019. Twenty months back, I finally unsubscribed to the Times of India. Delighted to report a substantial, discernible and tangible reduction in everyday anxiety and existential angst. Do note that not reading it is not the same as not subscribing to it. I stopped reading TOI 3-4 years back but was loathe to unsubscribe because of habit and the fact that between 5-10% of the content was still worth its while. Here’s the thing though. You cannot unknow something after you have known it. You cannot unread stuff. And heavens know, there is much we can do without knowing. What we know, can exhaust us. Newspapers, like everything else, have energy. The undesirable ones, like an abscess, can be a total drain. The presence of somethings may seem irrelevant, but prove to be harmful nevertheless. This has proved to be the a simple, zero effort, zero cost hack to improve my day - at a preternatural level. If meditation is proving to be too difficult, this may be your fix. The challenge with newspapers such as Times of India and its ilk is not the content. The content, whether trivial, farcical or comical is frankly, irrelevant. For anyone who has limited time, attention and bandwidth, here are -from a behavioral sciences perspective - five things for your consideration. (A) Creation of false binaries: Have you noticed how choices and decisions across a spectrum of subjects get hijacked by the clever creation of the 'other' in our minds - whether imagined or real? This other is then embellished with a narrative that is extreme and as a threat to the very survival of your way of life. Everything is Us versus Them. The deviousness of this strategy is outdone only by its astonishingly high hit rate. Keep shrinking the lowest common denominator with a new level of petulance and you will have an audience that is likely to miss the forest for the trees. (B) Echo-Chamber effect: Post - truth or not, we are being choicelessly led to embark on a one way journey from looking for evidence to seeking confirmation. Most news stories begin with a conclusion and end with supporting facts that fit the conclusion. Research has reached a point where data can be tortured to confess to any story you want to tell. The key words in our searches have inbuilt biases and on the internet you will find everything about everything. Everything is intuitive and counterintuitive at once. Add analytics to the game and you have passing for news is little more than confirmation bias. (C) Breathlessness in tonality : Everything is reported with a tone of voice that is designed to make you feel left out or hard done in life or both. Creating FOMO( Fear of Missing Out ) is at the very DNA of how a story is framed and reported. By way of example, one way of doing this is to be utterly facile and casual about a start up raising a few million dollars in seed or series A. The subliminal impact on the reader is that it was for there the taking and s/he missed the bus. The enthusiasm on offer when a start up raises that million dollar round in funding makes it seem as if that money was found under one's pillow upon waking up in the morning. Elsewhere, some newspapers are equal opportunity offenders. Everything from farmer suicides and economic growth figures to the opening weekend numbers of a film to five ways of fixing cellulite is reported with the same shrillness and without any discretion. There is a ton of research correlating increase in heart rate and intake of news. (D) Shallowness is the name of the game. This is a much larger and widely prevalent across other forms such as click bait portals, radio and news channels, but with the newspaper, the problem is magnified. The superficiality of the reporting dulls the imagination, provides no stimulus to the intellect, or challenge to an existing world view. In the medium term, it causes both stagnation and a sense of being stifled. By all means, talk about how baked potato ships fortified with omega fatty acids can improve heart health, but for what its worth, do it the rigor needed to torture data to confess that story. This is often conspicuous by its absence. (E) Language Heuristics: The less said about this, the better. Perhaps the single best thing that automation and bots will bring to the print media is the absence of utter howlers where language, usage, grammar and punctuation are concerned. You don’t want your kids to pick up language from a sordid source. And so, onwards to recommendations : At one time and for a long time (10-12 years) I read between five and seven news papers everyday and had a dozen magazine subscriptions that would be devoured on arrival. Eventually, I realised that information is brain food and journalists are not only hunter - gatherers but sometimes, farmers too. The news paper is the supply chain/restaurant that brings the food to your door step. Depending on mainstream media because it's cheap is like depending on McDonalds for a balanced and nutritious diet. You want to be responsible, where possible, for the information you consume, know where it's grown, who cooked it, how qualified the chef is and whether they eat their own cooking. Here are some recommendations of everyday reading - across publications and columnists - that I do across politics, business, finance, technology, entrepreneurship, sports, spirituality, travel, cinema, liberal & performance arts, humour and behavioural sciences. Have read mostly everything by some of the folks in this list in the last decade. In no particular order, here goes : People: Santosh Desai. Manu Joseph. Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Natasha Badhwar. Mukul Kesavan. Aakar Patel. Baradwaj Rangan. Rohit Brijnath. Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar. Tim Ferriss. Haresh Chawla. James Altucher. James Clear. Vir Sanghvi. David Brooks. Mitali Saran. Nilanjana S Roy. T.S Ninan. Kaushik Basu. Anurag Behar. Osman Samiuddin. Sam Altman. Naval Ravikant.Jack Kornfield. Paul Graham. Arun Maira. Atul Gawande. Malcolm Gladwell. Kevin Rose. Sam Harris. Nassim Nicholas Taleb. David Eagleman. Yuval Noah Harari. Publications: Livemint. The NewYork Times. News Laundry. The Guardian. Farnam Street Blog. The Elephant Journal. BrainPickings. The Atlantic. Aeon. Harvard Business Review. The Cricket Monthly. Psychology today. Readers Digest. The Ken. The Caravan. The wire. NPS.  Mint is the only print edition that I subscribe to. Five years and counting. It is by a country mile, the best broadsheet in the neck of the woods.
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Created by
Naga Subramanya B B
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Started
Feb 16th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
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69
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