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Kiran and Nita's first date was the 2006 Melbourne-St Kilda elimination final. Since those glory days, it's been all downhill for the Dees, though we're still bickering about team selection, coaches, and trade strategy, now from Mexico City. Facebook: @Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community. Instagram: @Deeludedpodcast.
 
This podcast is an experiment in human flourishing; an excuse to connect with outstanding folks (changemakers, achievers and thinkers) across fields deep dive into what makes them unique and what makes them tick. Guests include Kunal Shah, Sridhar Vembu, Ankur Warikoo, Shradha Sharma, Nithin Kamath. New episode out every other Sunday! Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the series are solely personal and do not necessarily represent those of my company / employers.
 
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In our last episode of Deeluded, we process our incredible, drought-breaking premiership victory, discuss every player on our sensational team, and reminisce about the Deeluded journey. It's been such a blast—Go Dees!!! For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please leave us a review on Apple …
 
After all the years of waiting, the moment of truth is here. This week, The Age's Michael Gleeson helps us settle our nerves with an in-depth preview of the Grand Final. We discuss the critical matchups, our path to victory (and the trickery of Luke Beveridge), and whether Clayton Oliver was robbed at the Brownlow. For more Dees chat, join our Face…
 
Swagata Sarangi of Smytten (https://smytten.com/) is our guest this time! He's a serial founder, clear thinker and a prime example of how grit enables success. He has built a sampling platform for premium customers in India from scratch and this conversation is full of learnings from his journey. Timestamps and details of the conversation are below…
 
Revenge is a dish best served ... 10 years late? After our 186-point mauling by the Cats in 2011, who could have imagined how good this team would become? Gerard Healy joins us to discuss the special win against Geelong, our chase for Adam Cerra (could Weideman plus a pick get this deal done?), and who we should tag in the Grand Final. Plus, should…
 
Nithin Kamath of Zerodha is our guest this time! Nithin is the co-founder of Zerodha, TrueBeacon, Rainmatter, and is a force to reckon with in the Indian Fintech ecosystem. He and his team have reimagined fintech with their many beautifully designed customer-friendly platforms like Kite and Coin, and their investments in other upstarts like Smallca…
 
Running out of superlatives to describe this team. So we brought in The Age's Sam McClure, live from hotel quarantine in Perth, to discuss our clinical win against the Lions, small defender options, and biggest tests on the road to the premiership. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And pleas…
 
So many emotions, so little time. This week, afl.com.au's Riley Beveridge joins us to discuss the magnificent win against the Cats, the key matchups against the Lions, and rumours we're pursuing Jack Gunston. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!…
 
Chinu Kala is the founder of Rubans Jewelry (www.rubans.in). Hers is a story like none other; she left home at the age of 15, did many odd jobs, faced rejection time and time again, stayed resilient and grew her own multi-crore business. It is a simple but inspiring story of grit for any young girl / entrepreneur out there. Hope you enjoy! Timestam…
 
The Dees are rolling into September, but how do we stomach an Optus Stadium Grand Final? Fox Footy's Tom Morris joins us to discuss our finals venues, our form leading into finals, and whether Nathan Jones should be the medical sub if we make the Grand Final. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community.…
 
After the gritty win against West Coast, we're starting to believe again. This week, we discuss ANB's superb 100th, whether Harrison Petty has superseded Adam Tomlinson, and Luke Jackson's coming of age. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!…
 
Rajendran Dandapani is the President of Zoho Schools (Zoho's meaningful alternative to conventional education, producing ~15% of Zoho's talent today). His is a life like none other; he dropped out of IIT, started his journey in Zoho 25 years ago, and has helped to transform the opportunities available in Tier-2 towns and villages in India. He also …
 
After pounding Gold Coast into the Marvel Stadium dirt, Footyology's Rohan Connolly joins us to discuss Clayton Oliver's (still) underrated season, the simple explanation for our scoring woes, and Jack Viney's costly mistake. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please leave us a review on …
 
After our tight loss to the Dogs, SEN's Julian de Stoop joins us to discuss our midfield's over-reliance on Trac and Clarry, why Gawny's dominance isn't translating into wins, and how we can get more out of Gus and Langdon. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please leave us a review on Ap…
 
Please meet Arun Iyer (Linkedin). Arun was the National Creative Director of Lowe Lintas (best known for his "Daag ache hain" campaign for Surf Excel) and is now a founding partner at Spring Marketing Capital, where he helps build startup brands and also invests in them. He is one of India's top creative and visual storytelling minds, and in this e…
 
Why do we keep playing terribly against terrible teams? This week, afl.com.au's Nat Edwards joins us to discuss Clarko's blueprint to combat our backline, whether we can "trust" the Dees, and the accusations selfishness is creeping into our game. Plus we preview the top-of-the-table clash against the Dogs, and talk about Deeluded's debut on the Sun…
 
After the huge win against Port, what better time to interview Kane Cornes! We discuss Melbourne's superb performance on the weekend, Mark Williams's creative coaching methods, and how Petracca ranks against the giants of Kane's era. Plus, Kane explains how he's carved out such a prominent role in football media. For more Dees chat, join our Facebo…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Rajan Singh (YouTube Channel, Linkedin). Rajan is the founder of HabitStrong, where he teaches morning routines, meditation, focused work and more, through many in-depth & habit-building programs. His impressive background before starting-up (IIT, IPS, Wharton MBA, McKinsey, PE etc) also contai…
 
Scrappy win against the Dons, but we're still top of the ladder! This week, we discuss the rise and rise of Gus Brayshaw, Pig Hibberd's underrated season, and our big forward conundrum. Plus, we reminisce about Jesse Hogan, and preview the huge game against GWS. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Communi…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Sai Srinivas (@saisrinivas). Sai is the co-founder & CEO of MPL (India's largest online gaming platform). He is a rockstar product leader a no-nonsense straight talker, and has built a unicorn in under 3 years in the face of intense competition and regulatory challenges. He's a treasure trove o…
 
After licking our wounds from the tough loss to Collingwood, we're ready for a huge second half of the season. Sam McClure, star reporter from The Age and Footy Classified, joins us to discuss our road to September, Sam Weideman's struggles, and whether we might lose Yze or Williams to another club. Plus, a full preview of the Essendon game—Who goe…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Shradha Sharma (@sharmashradha). Shradha is the founder / CEO of YourStory (India's go-to startup media platform, à la TechCrunch). She has been the startup ecosystem's cheerleader for more than a decade, continues to bring out genuine founder stories to a broad audience, and drives India's lon…
 
After the huge win against Brisbane, we're getting cocky. Who should present the premiership cup this year: Neale Daniher or Ron Barassi? And is COVID a bigger threat to our chances than the other teams? Plus, Mitch Cleary from afl.com.au joins us to discuss our fleet of small forwards, Sam Weideman's chances of staying at Melbourne, Darren Burgess…
 
This week, The Age's Chief Sports Writer Greg Baum joins us to discuss this brilliant Melbourne team (the best he's ever seen), Kiran's identity crisis in finally supporting a winning team, and what the club owes Nathan Jones. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please subscribe, rate the …
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Ankur Warikoo (https://ankurwarikoo.com/, @warikoo). Ankur was the founder of nearbuy.com, and before that, the CEO of Groupon India. He is a well-known teacher / mentor / startup guru and content creator who talks deeply about many important topics that are very relevant to today's youth. He t…
 
It took a truly horrendous decision to end our winning streak, but (maybe) the wakeup call we needed. This week, Daniel Cherny from The Age joins us to discuss Adelaide's clever tactics, Christian Petracca's flirtation with Collingwood before re-signing, and our potential next star: Sudanese refugee (and potential New Generation Academy pick) Mac A…
 
In our 100th episode, new MFC President Kate Roffey joins us to discuss her ambitious vision for the club. Kate's a straight shooter, and was happy to answer questions about a range of topics, including our long-awaited new home base, permanently cynical Melbourne supporters, Simon Goodwin's contract, the future of the AFL-W competition, and Glen B…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Kiran Khalap (@kirankhalap), the founder of Chlorophyll (chlorophyll.in). He is one of the veterans of the advertising and branding industry in India, and many of his other facets set the base for this wide-ranging conversation. He's an avid rock climber and a long time yoga and fitness enthusiast; …
 
This week, afl.com.au's Riley Beveridge joins us to discuss Melbourne's gritty win against Sydney, Steven May's stunning dismantling of Buddy Franklin, Tom McDonald's dramatic return to form, and what Kozzy Pickett's coaches were saying about him in his draft year. Plus, Riley puts on his Carlton supporter hat to preview this week's huge game. For …
 
Huge week for the Dees. Did we make the right move in re-signing Christian Petracca for seven years? Can Harrison Petty plug our defensive hole? Will Luke Jackson become our number one ruckman sooner than we think? Sarah Olle, Fox Sports News reporter and Swans ambassador, joins us to discuss these big questions, and give us an in-depth preview of …
 
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