In the final part of Varun’s chat with poet, performer and artist Megha, he digs deeper into her process as an artist and her sources of inspiration for her writing. Megha speaks about her poetry being more than a creative expression but also a safe space. When asked about inspiring artists and their legacy, she mentions Frieda Kahlo but also cautions against the dangers of the artist becoming bigger than their art.
Megha Rao is a performance poet and surrealist artist from Kerala. Her work has been featured on platforms such as Penguin Random House India, Firstpost, The Open Road Review, New Asian Writing. She’s been a part of the Spoken Fest and Thought Catalog. Her podcast “Poems to Calm Down to” trended at #1 on Spotify podcasts in India.
00:41 How to deal with the fear of judgment
04:26 How do you generate interest in your work
06:20 Adding nuance to your creative process
07:54 Finding motivation for your art
10:36 Creating a legacy: the art v/s the artist!
15:33 Why the ending matters
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A creative entrepreneur turned content creator, Varun is one of India’s leading conversationalists in the modern business, personal development, and creator landscapes with over 1 million podcast listens.
The author of the bestseller Everything Is Out of Syllabus, he’s the host of Advertising Is Dead, one of India's most popular business podcasts with over 300,000 listens in 2021 alone, as well as co-host of Think Fast, an irreverent business podcast that has ranked #3 on Apple’s Podcast Marketing Charts.
In 2009, he co-founded The Glitch, India’s largest ‘digital-first’ creative agency.
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