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The Origin of Things or TOOT for short is a podcast hosted by Deepak Gopalakrishnan AKA Chuck. You might have heard him on another IVM show called 'Simblified', but on the much shorter and crisper TOOT he focuses on the origin story of various things. For starters, we're going to be looking at the origin stories of world famous brands. But there's a catch -- Chuck will tell you the fascinating story, little by little dropping some hints, but the brand is only revealed at the very end. Will y ...
 
Beyond the pesky Facebook game requests and wall graffiti, Poker is an ever-evolving game with a huge community of players who love playing it for a whole bunch of reasons. What are these reasons? Well, join Azeem Banatwalla and Peter Abraham for a fun free-wheeling chat about poker and learn how the game is so much more than you could have ever imagined. Everything you've ever wanted to know about poker and the people involved in it, we bring it to you in one compact podcast. So tune in to ...
 
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Society cannot be designed in a top-down way. Central planning was a historic blunder that harmed India -- even though it was conceived by great men with good intentions. Nikhil Menon joins Amit Varma in episode 306 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the flawed genius PC Mahalanobis, the planning commission, and his own life as a scholar. (Fo…
 
Society cannot be designed in a top-down way. Central planning was a historic blunder that harmed India -- even though it was conceived by great men with good intentions. Nikhil Menon joins Amit Varma in episode 306 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the flawed genius PC Mahalanobis, the planning commission, and his own life as a scholar. (Fo…
 
On December 8th, while the Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory in Gujarat, the Congress registered its first single-party majority in a long time with 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh. On today’s 3 Things, Indian Express’ Amil Bhatnagar, Leena Misra, Liz Matthew, and Manoj CG analyse and discuss the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elec…
 
The country’s deficient drug regulation system has come under scrutiny again. 5 people died in PGI, Chandigarh after they were given Propofol injection. This comes two months after 69 children in Gambia died after consuming cough syrups manufactured by a Haryana-based pharmaceutical company. Dr. Harshit Kukreja and Mahek Nankani discuss the challen…
 
The headlines this evening from the Indian Express. The Indian Express has released a new history podcast show called Pages from the past. In its first season, hosts Adrija Roychowdury and Damini Jaiman explore the stories of five princely states that were reluctant to join the Indian union in 1947. You can listen to the first episode of this 5-epi…
 
First, Indian Express’ Kiran Parashar joins us to explain the Belagavi border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka. Second, Indian Express’ Navjeevan Gopal talks about Goldy Brar’s alleged detention and subsequent interview. (12:28) Third, Indian Express’ Asad Rehman discusses the 2019 supreme court judgement which allotted 5-acres land for a …
 
This week on Cyrus Says, we have the greatest Bollywood actor ever, none other than the one, the only, Gulshan Devaiah! Gulshan is here to talk about his new movie that is set to release on the 9th of December, ‘Blurr’. Cyrus and Gulshan talk about weddings, divorces and make a lot of inappropriate jokes. Tune in for this and much more! Follow Guls…
 
Manoj Kewalramani and Kingshuk Saha analyse Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in this episode. They discuss why the Indo-Pacific pivot to global geopolitics and Canada’s challenges and opportunities in the Indo-pacific region. You can follow Manoj Kewalramani on twitter: https://twitter.com/theChinaDude Check out Takshashila’s courses: https://school.…
 
In this podcast, Kushal speaks with Ashley Rindsberg as they discuss the FTX collapse and how the mainstream media created the crypto king image of Sam Bankman-Fried. What lessons do we learn from this saga? How do we make sure we do not commit the same mistakes again?Follow Ashley:Twitter: @AshleyRindsbergWebsite: https://ashleyrindsberg.com/ Arti…
 
Welcome to Cyrus Says, Cock & Bull! In today’s episode, Cyrus is joined by Aakash & Noel. Cyrus is talking about a “call” he got from Kejriwal and is now wondering which ministry he should take up. The show today feels like a bit of an animal kingdom takeover, as the panel is talking about bioluminescent rats, Cheetahs returning to India, and other…
 
This past week, voters in the state of Gujarat went to the polls to select the 182 newest members of the state assembly. While the votes will be counted on December 8, there is an aura of inevitability around the result; journalists, pundits, and polls all point toward a decisive victory by the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Narendra Mod…
 
First, Indian Express’ Udit Misra joins us to talk about the Reserverve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee and their two-day deliberation to control inflation. Second, Indian Express’ Deep Mukherjee talks about the death of a dreaded gangster Raju Theth and how gangs and caste work into the state’s politics. (07:50) Third, we give an update …
 
The story of the private residence of a 19th century shipping magnate - and how it became a symbol of nostalgia. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping yo…
 
Out of pocket healthcare expenses form a large chunk of people's budget. Healthcare expenses have been pushing lakhs of people back in poverty. In this episode of All Things Policy, Harshit Kukreja and Mahek Nankani discuss medical crowdfunding and its need, the pros and cons, government intervention and much more. You can follow Harshit Kukreja on…
 
Welcome to Cyrus Says, Cock & Bull! In today’s episode, Cyrus is joined by Meghnad & Navin. Cyrus goes on a rant today about the control freak that Sparsh, the producer of the show, is. Just admit it Sparsh, you’re such a control freak you would probably delete this from the description. In the show today, Navin shares the story of the time he got …
 
In this edition of Market Minutes, N Mahalakshmi argues that markets may be running ahead of fundamentals as India’s year-on-year recovery numbers are exaggerated. Market Minutes is a morning podcast that tracks the risk-reward in stock markets by putting the spotlight on keys data points and developing trends…
 
Are public libraries still relevant? Should we revive public libraries in India? If yes, who should do it? We discuss India’s first public library movement and much more in this short Puliyabaazi. क्या पुस्तकालय आज भी प्रासंगिक है? आख़िर सार्वजनिक पुस्तकालयों की ज़रूरत क्यों है? सार्वजनिक पुस्तकालय सिर्फ पुस्तकालय का काम करते है कि कुछ और भी। इस “एक …
 
In this episode, Rohan Pai, Bharath Reddy and Rahul Poruri introduce our listeners to open tech and its features. They discuss why it is in prominence today and what considerations need to be made in designing an open tech strategy for India. You can follow Rohan Pai on twitter: https://twitter.com/rohanspai12 You can follow Bharath Reddy on twitte…
 
In this podcast, Kushal speaks with Zahack Tanvir about the history of Indo-Arabic relations. How has the global left turned against both? What are the probable reasons? How can the Indo-Arabic coalition take this on?Follow Zahack:Twitter: @zahacktanvirArticles: https://millichronicle.com/zahack-tanvir-bio#SaudiArabia #mbs #NarendraModi------------…
 
Welcome to Page 10! a show where our panel discusses news and current affairs and offer you a TL;DR of stories you might have read... or missed! in the third edition of Page 10 , Abbas, Jalasmi, Meghnad and Niveditha discussed the following stories- 1. Ravish Kumar's resignation from NDTV: https://thewire.in/media/amidst-adanis-takeover-senior-jour…
 
Welcome to Cyrus Says, Cock & Bull! In today’s episode, Cyrus is joined by Abbas & Masoom. Today Cyrus is ranting about the VVIP Movement in Mumbai.. AGAIN, like regular scheduled programming. In the show: Abbas shares an anecdote from that one time he got away from the traffic police by lying about his name. And Masoom talks about the time he got …
 
First, Indian Express’s Liz Matthew joins us to talk about the Uttarakhand government's recommendations for Uniform Civil Code or UCC, especially for population control. Second, Indian Express’ Amitabh Sinha discusses debates and suggestions at COP-27 where a complete transformation of the international financial system was suggested to significant…
 
The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced equal match fees for its men and women (international) cricketers. While the reactions have been mostly positive, a behind-the-scenes-look suggests this move might be inadequate to achieve gender equality in pay. In this episode, Carl Jaison & Shrikrishna Upadhyaya briefly discuss …
 
Sustainable Investing has skyrocketed in the last few years. On this episode of #PaisaVaisa, Anupam Gupta talks to Shruti Jain- Chief Strategic Officer and Sustainable Influencer at Arihant Capital. They talk about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), history of smart and sustainable investing, and how the first ESG fund came about in India. They …
 
Content is king! Today my guest is Gautam Madhavan CEO & founder of Mad Influence and influencer management agency. They do more than just connect creators and brands. They do digital marketing, social media management, content authoring, and providing consulting services to businesses. They are trying to create the biggest content companies in the…
 
In this podcast, Kushal speaks with Rajeev Mantri as they discuss the report published by Morgan Stanley titled "Why This Is India's Decade". The report states "India has the conditions in place for an economic boom fueled by offshoring, investment in manufacturing, the energy transition, and the country's advanced digital infrastructure. These dri…
 
GUEST David has been teaching the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics course (informally called as Touchy Feely by many) at Stanford for over 50 years. He has distilled some of his learnings and insight from these five decades in a recently published book titled – Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues. It is al…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David shares 6 markers of what he calls as “Exceptional Relationship”. 1) You can be more fully yourself and so can the other person. 2) Both of you are willing to be vulnerable 3) You trust that self-disclosures will not be used against you 4) You can be honest with each other 5) You deal with conflict productively 6) Both of you ar…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David speaks about how there are three realities in any conversation between A and B. 1) A’s intent 2) A’s behaviour 3) Impact of A’s behaviour on B. A can see 1 and 2 and B can see 2 and 3. The challenge often happens when A makes up a story about 3 or B makes up a story about 1. David likens this to how we play tennis and urges us …
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David speaks about why it is often so hard for us to stay on the same side of the net. He links that to our tendency to go for the simple plausible story and build misplaced conviction around it. GUEST David has been teaching the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics course (informally called as Touchy Feely by many) at Stanford for over 5…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David speaks about how critical it is for us to tune into what we are feeling at various points in the day. Not just for the surges in emotions but the mild emotions that are often humming in us through our day that we may not be present to. GUEST David has been teaching the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics course (informally called a…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David speaks about how he starts with a trusting posture in a relationship and how that could help us build a positive spiral of mutual trust and enhanced disclosure in a relationship. He also speaks about the nuance in the language he uses when he raises issues if there are any hiccups along the way. GUEST David has been teaching th…
 
NUGGET CONTEXT David speaks about the limitations of the feedback sandwich where the detailed negative feedback is often sandwiched between cursory positive feedback. He speaks about a better way of delivering direct feedback with empathy. GUEST David has been teaching the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics course (informally called as Touchy Feely by…
 
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