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Season 1

Aug. 1, 2021

🚀Are you an Idea based Creator or a Relationship based creator ?

I recently came across a way in which we can segregate creators into two types - Idea based or relationship/personality based. An…

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July 29, 2021

🧠Ego depletion & retaining willpower through the day

The secret to retaining willpower through your day might depend on how you factor in the concept of Ego depletion in your mind. M…

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July 26, 2021

🚀Finding true opportunity by focussing on the gaps & the “Beats by Dr…

The founding story of Beats by Dre is a great example of how true opportunities often lie in the gaps within the space we already…

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July 22, 2021

🧠Optimise your mind by going on a Brain Fast/Detox

Our minds consume a ton of information through the day. And every once in a while this constant inflow of content needs a detox. …

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July 18, 2021

🚀 Your Career doesn’t have to equal your Passion or your Purpose ( It…

We’re often told to make our passion into our career and through that find purpose in life. That might be a streamlining that mig…

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July 15, 2021

🧠 How I built a productive reading habit

One of the key ways to learn for me in recent times has been reading books. But the journey of productively reading doesn’t end w…

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July 11, 2021

🚀 Expanding your professional network isn't just about size

The need to network is an ever present focus on anyones professional life. But, rather than focussing on how large your network i…

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July 8, 2021

🧠 Anto Philip on resetting his social media & the Gen-Z mindset

The CEO & Co-Founder of Under25 Anto Philip went on a prolonged personal break from social media in 2020. As the brain behind o…

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July 4, 2021

🚀 The Head of Instagram just signalled the 4 pillars & the future of …

Adam Mosseri the head of Instagram recently announced that they’re no longer a photo sharing app and while that got all the headl…

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July 1, 2021

🧠Imposter Syndrome & how I’ve learnt to deal with it

We all feel that sudden sense of feeling like an imposter, like someone will call us out for being a fraud.. and it drives us to …

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June 27, 2021

🚀Building a Framework for your Work-Life

We all function differently and try to juggle multiple Pieces while we do. But how can we set a system or framework for how we st…

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June 24, 2021

🧠 5 ways to bring your mind to “A State of Flow”

Attaining a state of flow is one of those things that has gone from being something athletes focused on building to everyone now …

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June 20, 2021

🚀Spotify might have just given Podcasters the right recipe to leverag…

Spotify just launched GreenRoom and while it may seem similar to Clubhouse & Twitter Spaces.. it might just give podcasters a cle…

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June 17, 2021

🧠Finding your anchor in the chaos of your daily life

Have you found your anchor in life? The thing that holds you steady in the sea of uncertainty in the world around us. And what c…

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June 13, 2021

🚀 Instagram’s recent announcements might just make creators more powe…

Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, youtube… Basically everyone’s getting into social commerce and Netflix just opened an online store. …

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June 10, 2021

🧠 Rytasha Rathore on Self-Esteem, social issues & Being an artist

In this episode of “The Varun Duggi Show”, I speak to actor & fellow podcaster Rytasha Rathore opens up on self-esteem issues tha…

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June 6, 2021

🚀Niche businesses aren’t just niche anymore & they has D2C to thank f…

Niche used to be a your friendly neighbourhood store or boutique, but now it’s the biggest player in the room. So how did that ha…

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June 3, 2021

🧠 Decluttering life & The Eisenhower matrix

Have you felt that your life is too busy & cluttered? That there are always more things to do than you can fit into the time you …

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May 30, 2021

🚀 What the Amazon acquisition of MGM tells us bout the future of the …

What does the acquisition of MGM studios by Amazon tell us about the future of the entertainment business? Does the fact that Net…

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May 27, 2021

🧠 Optimising your day by changing the first thing you do every mornin…

What’s the first thing you do when u wake up in the morning? With most people ( including me till recently) you’d pick up your ph…

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May 23, 2021

🚀 What washing machines can teach us about the jobs of the future

Have you ever wondered what jobs will end up getting automated and which will scale and grow in the years to come? The answer mig…

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May 20, 2021

🧠Yahya Bootwala on Being a 21st Century Modern Poet 📝

The wandering, tortured and aged picture of a poet is a common cliché. But modern poets today present a very different and divers…

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May 16, 2021

🚀 The Subscription Economy for Creators

Starting this week, every Monday I’ll be giving you an insight about what’s happening in the broader New age Business & Content s…

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April 26, 2021

🚀: Hope, Action & Ady Barkan

Hope is a word that holds new meaning for the world and especially our country at the moment. The actions of many citizens are gi…

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April 22, 2021

🧠We’re All Feeling Overwhelmed!! How Can We Regain Balance & Focus?

Feeling overwhelmed? Feel a nagging sense of languishing? We’re all in a state of uncertainty as the world around us seems to be …

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April 18, 2021

Thought-Starter🚀: The Peltzman effect & the increase in COVID-19 case…

The Peltzman effect might just explain one aspect of the Rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases after the vaccine started rolling out …

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April 15, 2021

Anupama Chopra on Being a Film Critic, the Future of Indian Cinema & …

Have you ever thought to yourself...Writing film reviews is easy, anyone can do it? Well, maybe not! This week I dig into everyth…

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April 4, 2021

Thought-Starter🚀: Trying to meet Deadlines & Parkinson’s law

Why do we always have a last minute rush as we get towards deadlines? No matter how long we have to complete the project at hand.…

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April 1, 2021

Finding Fitness Through Purpose with Da Rulk ( Chris Hemsworth AKA Th…

Over the last couple of years, my concept of what being fit means has changed from a superficial, bulked up muscular look to trul…

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March 29, 2021

Thought-Starter🚀: Bad habits & the secret to getting rid of them

How often have you judged people who have habits that you consider bad and How long have you struggled with getting rid of a bad …

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March 25, 2021

Kaneez Surka on being Spontaneous in Improv, But Organised in Life!

Have you ever been curious about improv comedy? Obsessed over how you can organise your life better? Wondered how improv could be…

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March 21, 2021

Thought-Starter🚀: Our Destination addiction & how to beat it

Are you someone who’s been pushed to set goals and work towards them your entire life? If yes, then (like me) There is a strong c…

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March 18, 2021

Amit varma on how podcasts can bridge divides in the world around us

If you’re in the mood for a meaty conversation with lots of takeaways and tons to ponder on, you are at the right place. One of t…

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March 14, 2021

Thought-Starter🚀: Jeff Bezos & The Regret minimisation framework

Have you ever been stuck with a crucial choice that could alter your path in life? Jeff Bezos came up with an interesting framewo…

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March 11, 2021

Ranveer Allahbadia on Being Inspired by Sport, Finding Balance & Stay…

With over 7 Million+ online followers/subscribers across social media platforms, a chart topping podcast and a series of successf…

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July 28, 2020

Shorties: The origin of the first thing you see in every Star Wars mo…

Think of the first thing you see in every Star Wars movie... the scrolling prelude!! Ever wondered how that came to be? The answe…

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July 26, 2020

Shorties: The rebranding of the potato

Did you know that the humble potato had to go through a rebranding exercise? And that too for a very unusual reason! listen to fi…

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July 23, 2020

Shorties: The inner workings of the WWE & what we can learn from them…

In this episode of #uselessinformation the awesome Ranveer Allahbadia takes us behind the scenes of the WWE and the world of spor…

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July 21, 2020

Shorties: A band of misfits, The incredibles & Pixar

We all love Pixar movies, there is a genuine feeling we all get inside us when we watch them.. i cant describe it but it’s a mixt…

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July 19, 2020

Shorties: Michael Holding, Lewis Latimer & some hidden history about …

A week ago I watched a video of Michael holding the legendary West Indies cricketer speak at length on racism,.. its one of those…

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July 16, 2020

Shorties: The historical significance of James Bond feat Roshan Abbas

Roshan Abbas is one of those people who always has some amazing nuggets of information, I’d go as far as to give him grandmaster …

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July 14, 2020

Shorties: The Terminator, James Cameron & a dream

I’ve always found that when we dream we sometimes come up with ideas or solutions that grow to define our lives... and when I was…

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July 12, 2020

Shorties: VARK & why the way you learn could change your entire learn…

Have you ever thought about how we all learnt stuff in school & college and wondered “is this the only way I could have learnt th…

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June 4, 2020

Viraj Ghelani - Saas-Bahu serials, Welcome, Rajinikanth, Jaspal Bhatt…

Viraj Ghelani is the one person who’s made me want to watch Welcome more times than I actually thought I would and also one of th…

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May 28, 2020

Danish Sait - Being South Indian, South cinema culture & not having m…

Danish Sait is someone who’s humour I’ve loved for ages mainly because it reminded me of my years in Bangalore and so many of his…

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May 21, 2020

Gaurav Kapur - Paparazzi, 70’s Bollywood & the Erehwon thinking progr…

Gaurav Kapur is one of those people who I can always count on to make any conversation interesting because he never likes to have…

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May 14, 2020

José & Cyril: Making & discovering Online randomness, tech , Gaming a…

José covaco is someone who I have long considered the original grandmaster of creating content from randomness. So I thought it w…

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May 7, 2020

Sorabh Pant: Writing books, Cricket, War & Hrithik Roshan

Sorabh Pant, the multitalented comedian & author and the person who once had the unique privilege of sharing a desk with me 😜 is …

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April 30, 2020

Nikhil chinapa: learning things, music , diving underwater & lots more

Nikhil Chinapa is someone who doesn’t really need any form of introduction... so I’ll skip the standard stuff like MTV icon, the …

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April 25, 2020

Pooja Dhingra : Challenge yourself to do something different and fun …

There are things we always wanna do, try or learn about or just spend time consuming which we always put off saying... I’ll do it…

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