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When it comes to being big as a social media influencer, it’s not really about talent, or perhaps even what you talk about but how you tell your story. At least that’s what CEO of NoFiltr Group Sumedh Chaphekar thinks, based on his experience with managing and creating influencer brands. To know mo…

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Co-founder and CEO, Anto Philip talks about what inspired him to create ‘Under 25’ and his outlook on content that grows from a social unit to form a community, the community has ideas and the ideas become a story. Acceptance, callings, storytelling and the teams, here is what young dreams are made…

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The CEO & Co-Founder of Under25 Anto Philip went on a prolonged personal break from social media in 2020.

As the brain behind one of India’s most prominent youth culture platforms, Anto has seen the sheer exhaustion that comes with the constant demands of social media, especially as a content cre…

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People and actions are invariably affected by self-esteem. Discuss her highs and lows with actor Rytasha Rathore of Masaba Masaba and many, many digital media platforms’ ventures (FilterCopy, BuzzFeed). What does your internal clock tell you about continuously churning out content and competing wit…

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To their audience it may seem content creators know all they need to build their own. But as Viraj Sheth, Co-Founder & CEO at Monk Entertainment (Monk-E), discloses they often need a team behind them to help build their public perception/brand. He also weighs in creators hiring freelancers for bran…

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Writer and podcaster Amit Verma puts forth lessons through experience for the internet generation looking to tap into the blogging and podcast industry. From discussing revenue generation models to breaking the misconceptions of a budding content creator, listen to a beginner’s guide straight from …

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Do you prefer dining at restaurants or ordering food to be delivered? While the Pandemic has put a halt to many restaurant businesses and forced them to switch to delivery-only, Gauri Devdayal, Founder & CEO of Food Matters insists the delivery service will always have certain limitations compared …

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Ranveer Allahbadia on how his parents gave him a reality check and turned him into the motivational speaker he is today. Building his brand BeerBiceps and hosting the ‘The Ranveer Show’ podcast have kept him on his toes as an entrepreneur. Also touching on a little philosophy and spirituality becau…

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As CEO & Founder of Nutrova, Akshay Pai says social media has been instrumental as a customer outreach tool. Especially in closing the gap between food and pharma, and making pharma a subject of interest for consumers. Social media has made it possible for many brands to reach consumers in a way th…

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When the more we talk about it the less we achieve. Actor Rytasha Rathore, of Masaba Masaba and Badho Bahu fame, is often invited to talks to share her views on body positivity. But this niche performer says to truly move past the taboo, we need to reach a place where we don't have to discuss such …

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Bombay Shirt Company Founder Akshay Navrekar shares his thoughts on changing consumer behaviour in the Indian market, and how it's decidedly moving towards a place where there is less and less to differentiate between a Western and Indian audience. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/aJIK…

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In this episode of The Varun Duggi Show, actor Rytasha Rathore opens up on self-esteem issues that have plagued her as a young person growing up in the age of social media. Varun and Rytasha explore the connection between self-esteem and the ‘inner child’, and the role of societal expectations and …

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As ‘content creators’ (labels that evoke their mixed feelings), Varun and Rytasha talk about the sacrifices they’ve had to make as artists to keep up with the constant expectations of putting out content. And why there are times when they have to prioritise quality over quantity or take a hiatus fr…

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Who is a poet writing for if not for their audience? Poet and storyteller Yahya Bootwala’s take on this is – the artist in him finds fulfilment and validation from the people who connect to his poetry. And as a modern-day poet in the age of social media, the feedback loop is quicker than ever. What…

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Art inspires art. For storyteller and poet Yahya Bootwala, it is writer and director Imtiaz Ali’s unique storytelling style that resonates with him at a deep level. Here he talks about how he connects to two of Imtiaz's characters in particular – Ved from Tamasha and Jordan from Rockstar, and sees …

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Over the last year I've been running an experiment. An Experiment to understand who I truly am as a creator and what could be the way ahead for me. You, the audience have played a large part in it. This video is a round up of what I did and what I learnt.

My Creator Workshop: https://insider.in/u…

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The wandering, tortured and aged picture of a poet is a common cliché. But modern poets today present a very different and diverse picture as individuals who’re channelling their feelings and experiences and amplifying it through poetry. One such writer, storyteller and poet is Yahya Bootwala (know…

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Feeling overwhelmed? Feel a nagging sense of languishing? We’re all in a state of uncertainty as the world around us seems to be spiralling out of control. So how can we first help ourselves, and then help everyone around us? How can we regain enough balance and focus to truly be able to move ahead…

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What we do in life is generally a mixture of things that are focused on our passions and things which we do because, well… they need to be done! Writer and actor Dhruv Sehgal (the amazing actor and mind behind the fabulous show “Little Things”) talks about a valuable piece of advice that changed hi…

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How do you build an audience base for your podcast? The thing many of us don't realise is that having a smaller but dedicated/captive audience is in many ways better than a floating mass of people who come and go. And to cultivate an audience that stays, you have to learn to leverage your current c…

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Have you ever thought to yourself...Writing film reviews is easy, anyone can do it? Well, maybe not! This week I dig into everything to do with building content around content and being a film critic with author, film critic and Editor-in-Chief at Film Companion, Anupama Chopra. And truly understan…

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The balance of Bollywood movies in the 80s and 90s often often tilted towards being star-driven rather than being story focussed. In today's time, things are quite different. Author, film critic and Editor-in-Chief of Film Companion Anupama Chopra shares her thoughts on how the Indian movie audienc…

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Scared to take the plunge into something you’ve always wanted to try but have no experience of? That’s exactly what standup comedian Anshu Mor did when he quit his job at Microsoft and along with it unlearned 18 years of corporate culture to pursue his passion of standup comedy. His was a journey o…

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Have you ever thought about how much the content you consume (and subscribe to) says about the person you are? Now more than ever, we’re all moving towards subscription-based models in every area of our lives, which is allowing us to curate our lives and showcase our unique points of view. Actor an…

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