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Cyrus Says
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Hosted by the inimitable Cyrus Broacha, Cyrus Says is the definitive show on life in urban India, politics, sports, civic sense, traffic, kids, food, and everything that matters. Mostly.
 
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On this episode of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by author and stand-up comedian Kautuk Srivastava, Amit and Abbas. The 4 of them talk about: - Kautuk's debut novel 'Red Card' - Kevin Hart's Oscar hosting controversy - Vijay Mallya's extradition - The Cut's controversial article about Priyanka Chopra - Beyonce & Hillary at the Ambani pre-wedding ...…
 
On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by the iconic journalist and writer Bachi Karkaria. Cyrus and Bachi talk about: Her education in Kolkata Working with Khushwant Singh in the late 60s Putting local stories onto the front page The inane questions she gets for her column 'Giving Gyan' An in -depth look at the speakers, themes, ...…
 
This week on Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by comedian Aakash Mehta, Swati , Amit and Abbas. The 5 of them have a heated discussion about: What is a 'gotra'? Why is politics around gotras a big deal? The correct pronunciation of 'Genghis Khan' The farmers protest in Delhi The similarities between the Nigerian President and Sorabh Pant Whether new ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to author, journalist and exponent of Indian classical music Namita Devidayal. Cyrus and Namita talk about: Her start in journalism Her music classes at Kennedy bridge Journey of 'The Music Room', her first book Singing in front of Mick Jagger The upcoming Times Litfest and its curation Her new book 'The Six ...…
 
On this week's Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by actor Trupti Khamkar, Swati and Abbas. The four of them discuss: US missionary killed by an isolated Andaman tribe The nature of political rhetoric and what counts as "playing dirty" The crumbling Great wall and the straightening tower of Pisa Can we be "objectumsexual"? Mary Kom becoming a six tim ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by Varun Duggirala - marketing and advertising profesional, co-founder and content chief of The Glitch, and podcaster. Cyrus and Varun talk about: Varun's days as an intern at Mtv and producing shows for Channel V His oddball jobs from a call centre employee to a whiskey promoter His college days in Pune ...…
 
On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by stand up comic Sriraam Padmanabhan, Amit, Swati and Abbas. They discuss: T.M. Krishna's concert cancelled by the airport authorities What is "BDE" in light of Oxford dictionary's word of the year Mithali Raj becoming India's highest run getter in T20s Abhijit Mitra Iyer's arrest Sriraam's cross to b ...…
 
On this week's 'Cyrus Says' Cyrus is joined by comedian Saurav Mehta. Cyrus and Saurav discuss: The Indian concept of 'bakshish' Saurav's school and it's (in)famous alumni Living near the CM's house Going from CA to stand-up Being the first Jain comic Follow Saurav on instagram @sauravmehta90 Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them ...…
 
On this week's episode of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by stand-up comedian Kajol Srinivasan, Amit and Abbas. The four of them discuss: Virat Kohli's "leave the country" comment Trump's scuffle with CNN journalist Jim Acosta Should we be allowed to legally change our age? Is Congress the new BJP? China's first AI newscasters Remembering Stan Lee ...…
 
On this episode Cyrus is joined by journalist and fellow podcaster Rachel Lopez. Cyrus and Rachel talk about: Rachel's podcast 'Wordy Wordpecker' about the origins of words Her series of Mumbai taxi ceiling art, 350 unique designs The intriguing stories she gets to write in Hindustan Times Whether emojis will replace language Milind Soman's run ...…
 
On the Diwali week of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Surbhi Bagga, Amit Doshi and comedian Saurav Mehta. They talk about: The unveiling of the Statue of Unity Delhi's smog and profanities Surbhi's immaculate pronunciation of an ex-Indian skipper's name Samsung making 'dad phones' KFC's weird contest in the US Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says we have actor, host, and overall fun person Rytasha Rathore. Cyrus and Rytasha talk about: Her life in Singapore Going to the same school as Cyrus Rytasha's "dudebro" voice Doing theater and getting a college degree in acting Her break on 'Badho Bahu' Sex positivity and the VICE India documentary 'Sex Rated' Follow Rytas ...…
 
This week on Cock and Bull, we have Cyrus, Surbhi, Amit and the chatty journalist Rachel Lopez. They talk about: Pharell Williams warns Trump against using his music at rallies Amul's newly launched Camel Milk chocolate Should self-driving cars have ethics? Google gender pay gap And the usual... - Cyrus and Surbhi get into another heated "how c ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says we have the Swedish game changer, entrepreneur and trained sommelier Noi Cecilia Oldne. Cecilia and Cyrus talk about: -How to pronounce her last name -Representing Sweden in gymnastics -What is a Sommelier? -The 5 S’s of wine tasting -How she ended up in India -Being a part of the Indian Wine Revolution -Working with Sul ...…
 
This week on Cock & Bull we have Cyrus, Swati, Amit and stand up comic Shreyas Manohar. They talk about: The Sabrimala controversy and whether church and state can be separated Use of magicians by BJP in MP rallies Saudi Arabia's back and forth on Jamal Kashoggi's death Anu Malik's exit from Indian idol and more #MeToo cases Ranveer and Deepika ...…
 
On this week's Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by creative director, editor, producer and anchor Joel Pereira. Cyrus and Joel talk about: Joel's various stints in print, TV and digital media Working with Arnab Goswami Journalism in the pre-BMM days The cancellation of 'On Air with AIB' in light of the #MeToo movement How #MeToo and #TImesUp will he ...…
 
On Cock & Bull this week Cyrus is joined by journalist Janice Sequeira, editor/anchor Joel Pereira, and Amit Doshi. The 4 of them talk about: More prominent names that have been called out in the #MeToo movement MJ Akbar's defamation lawsuit against Priya Ramani Janice sheds light on the Tanushree-Nana incident The renaming of Allahbad to Praya ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by ad man and author Ambi Parmeswaran. They talk about: Going to IIT Madras His early days in advertising Reading body text of an ad His encounters with Ratan Tata, Azeem Premji and more The 2 of them harmonize the Nirma ad jingle You can order Ambi's new book 'Sponge: : Leadership Lessons I Learnt From ...…
 
On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus, Swati and Amit are joined by stand-up comedian and writer Pavitra Shetty, They talk about Utsav Chakrobarty's sexual harassment case, AIB's dissolvement and more. Pavitra sheds light on how the #MeToo movement will change the comedy scene and Bollywood along with other spaces, why women won't be giving men the ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says we have author and ex TV producer Vrushali Telang. Cyrus and Vrushali talk about: The geography of Mumbai The racy short story she wrote in Std X The Parsi influence in her writing How her screenplay turned into a book Memories of producing 'Mtv Loveline' The hilarious Gopal Dutt joins them for the AMA's You can buy Vrus ...…
 
This week on Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by comedian Aakash Mehta, Amit and Swati. The four of them discuss: Aadhar verdict and its pros and cons Parallels between the Kavanaugh and Nana Patekar harassment allegations Aakash dealing with an obsessive fan post show Supreme court's adultery verdict and monogamy in 2018 You can follow Aakash on tw ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by author and film personality Raaj Grover. Listen in as he regales Cyrus with stories about: Growing up in Multan Facing partition as a child Writing for All India Radio Getting discovered by Bhisham Sahni Working with Sunil Dutt You can order Mr. Raaj Grover's book here Do send in AMA questions for Cyr ...…
 
On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by economist and author Vivek Kaul and Amit Doshi. The three of them talk about: The Rafale deal developments Stormy Daniels and her "mushroom-y" revelations about Trump RSS playing good cop bad cop Ind-Pak encounters on the field and off the field Anup Jalota giving Cyrus hope You can order Vivek Kaul ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by film critic Rajeev Masand. He chats with Cyrus about: Watching 'Jaws' in the theater as an 8 year old The time he was late to interview Mr. Bachchan Film criticism in the 90s vs. today The evolution of Indian filmgoers How being starstruck doesn't hinder his objectivity You can follow Rajeev on ...…
 
This week we're rebroadcasting one of our favourite episodes from the archives. On this episode our guest is Brijesh Singh - author, foodie, and former Inspector General of Police. Cyrus and Brijesh talk about: Brijesh's relationship with the TV Show CID Traffic Planning in Mumbai Brijesh's experiences in the police Quantum Siege - how true to ...…
 
It's the 300th episode of Cyrus Says! To mark this milestone we bring back the original gang of MTV VJ’s - Malaika Arora, Nikhil Chinapa and of course Cyrus Broacha. Look out for tons of fun, laughter and nostalgia on this reunion. From funny anecdotes about thongs, hoardings, award shows, countdowns and 'Roadies' to insights about the early da ...…
 
On this episode of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Amit, Kavita and Abbas. The four of them talk about: Supreme court's landmark decision to de-criminalize gay sex Colin Kaepernick's controversial Nike ad Serena Williams' grand slam loss and the drama surrounding it The rising fuel prices and the opposition's bandh Should a politician's food hab ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by stand-up comedian, musician, actor and one fifth of comedy collective SnG comedy - Aadar Malik. Tune in to hear about: Aadar's early acting and theater days How theater led to stand-up comedy Aadar's performance of 'She Called Me Bhaiya' which has Cyrus in splits Doing improv comedy with SnG A d ...…
 
On this episode of Cock & Bull, Cyrus is joined by Amit, Swati and Abbas. They talk about: The #UrbanNaxals kerfuffle The mini tweet storm Cyrus kicked up on Janmashtami Nature of protests in light of the Madras high court judgement An extended AMA section which covers everything from Thanos to cricket to nature of religious tolerance/intoleran ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to up and coming young actor Ishaan Khatter. They talk about: Moving houses as a kid The time Cyrus met Ishaan's mom on 'Hello Friends' Growing up in a film family Working as an assistant director Working with Majid Majidi Living up to high expectations with 'Dhadak' Follow ishaan on instagram: @ishaan ...…
 
On this week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Amit, Abbas and Surbhi. They chat about: BJP-Congress meme wars The fascinating connection between celibacy and cornflakes UAE's offer to provide aid for Kerala floods Eight thousand students failing accountancy exam in Goa Ex-Indian idol contestant's horrifying account Do send in AMA questions for ...…
 
On this week's episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus is joined by award winning journalist, author and co-founder of The Wire - Raghu Karnad. The two of them talk about: How 'The Wire' started Humour and sycophancy in politics Raghu's Parsi connection from Calicut How the internet made him a writer His book set during the second world war The most impac ...…
 
On this week's Cock and Bull, Cyrus is joined in the studio by Amit, Swati and (after what seems like an eternity) Jaanam. The four of them discuss/debate: Urbanization and natural disasters Delhi Madame Tussaud's vs. London Madame Tussaud's Navjot SIdhu and Gen. Bajwa's hug Which Indian actor does Nick Jonas resemble? Asia Argento's sexual mis ...…
 
This week Cyrus is joined in the studio by actor Kubbra Sait. The two of them chat about: Playing Kuku on 'Sacred Games' Working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui The Bangalore traffic and airport Weird anchoring stories Going from Microsoft to movies Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them to whatcyrussays@ ...…
 
On the Independence week's Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Swati and Abbas. They discuss: US launching Space Force in 2020 The best city to live in India The cost of CCTV's Oscar's new addition of 'popular film' categoy India's defeat in the 2nd Test against England Celebrating our 72nd Independence day Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by twee ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus speaks to co-founder of Setu India Nihaal Mariwala. They talk about: His life in Morrisstown, NJ The wellness industry in India His background in political science The origin and target audience of Setu His love of football Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or e-mailing them to wh ...…
 
On this edition of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Amit, Surbhi and Abbas. They diiscuss: The resignation of 2 prominent ABP news staffers under alleged government pressure WWE star Kane gets elected as Mayor of Knox County, Tennesee CEC OP Rawat warns of Russian interference in upcoming Indian elections Virat Kohli first Indian batsman since Sa ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to restaurateurs Pankil Shah, Abhishek Honawar and Sumit Gambhir of Neighbourhood Hopitality Pvt. Ltd. They chat about: Their first jobs Their individual roles in Neighbourhood hospitality Setting up Woodside Inn How the restaurant scene has changed from the 80s and 90s The importance of food bloggers ...…
 
This week on Cock & Bull Cyrus has a re-union with ex producer Navin Noronha and joining them is Swati Bakshi. They talk about: Meneka Gandhi's remark about transgenders in parliament TRAI chairman giving out his Aadhar no. on twitter Imran Khan's prospects as Pakistan's next PM India's data privacy law WeWork goes vegetarian Worms frozen for 4 ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks with script writer, professor and head of content development at AIB First Draft - Satyanshu Singh. They chat about: Satyanshu's days in Bihar Studying at Armed Forces Medical College Pune Making his first feature Writing for films The objective of AIB First Draft and his role in it Follow Satyanshu's blog h ...…
 
This week on 'Cock & Bull' Cyrus is joined by Amit and two special guests - The Sait siblings Kubbra and Danish. They chat about: Rahul Gandhi's wink and hug in the parliament Whatsapp's 5 forwards limitation Obama's dig at Trump during his speech in South Africa Amitabh Bachchan's jewelry ad gets taken off air Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to actor and comedian Gaurav Gera.They chat about: His early days as a fashion design student Doing theater and party entertainment Being a background dancer in films and shows Breaking into television shows The origins of his 'shopkeeper-behenji' online sketches Subscribe to Gaurav's Youtube channel here: h ...…
 
On this episode of Cock & Bull Cyrus is joined by Amit and two debutantes - producer Surbhi Bagga and supreme court lawyer Abhay Anturkar. They talk about: Rahul Gandhi's response to the 'Sacred Games' row Maharashtra governent's new ruling that allows cinema goers to take food into theaters Vladimir Putin's show stealing umbrella at the FIFA w ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to film and TV writer Anand Sivakumaran. They chat about: His college days at IIT, Powai His very brief stint in advertising Surviving as a full time writer Juggling genres like Quiz shows and sitcoms to thrillers and English features His new storytelling podcast Croc's Tales right here on IVM They also jam ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says, Cyrus talks to Samira Kanwar, head of content at VICE India. They chat about: The kind of content VICE India is doing and plans to do in the future Stories from her early days working in production How she almost won a Grammy award Working in music television VICE India's new series called 'Sex-Rated: The Vice Guide to ...…
 
On Cock & Bull this week, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Swati. The trio discuss: - How a podcast host got through to Donald Trump on the phone - The Supreme Court’s decision to deny statehood to Delhi - Air India now calling Taiwan ‘Chinese Taipei’ - The allegations on the movie ‘Sanju’ whitewashing a criminal’s life - Vijay Malaya’s letter to th ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says our guest is the Mumbai editor of The Hindu Sachin Kalbag (@sachinkalbag on twitter) On this episode they talk about: - Sachin's start as a journalist interviewing Reshma Bombaywala - How Tariq Ansari stopped him from going on his honeymoon - How he became the editor of Mid Day online - The function of newspapers i ...…
 
This week on Cyrus Says we have stand-up comedian and producer of 'Cyrus Says' Navin Noronha on his going away episode. He talks to Cyrus about: His journey of coming out Connecting to the LGBT community online Getting by with the help of friends Questioning authority and religion Expressing himself through stand-up comedy Follow Cyrus Says on ...…
 
On this episode of Cyrus Says: - Suresh, José & Cyrus share stories from MTV days & the comedy world. - Proposed Maharashtra alcohol ban and What José and Suresh want to ban - Stephen Hawking on Alien Life - The greatness of Mahendra Vatsa - Follow José Covaco and Suresh Menon on twitter - @hoezaay and @sureshnmenon - Their podcast Kaan Masti c ...…
 
This week, we meet Vivek Kaul, renowned economist and author, who talks to Cyrus about: How his laziness lead him to become a journalist. How the recession inspired him to start working on his book series Why black money can never be brought back to India. Why we cannot hope the politicians to save the economy. His obsession with Cricket. This ...…
 
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