34 episodes

This podcast attempts to spark conversations on navigating our early twenties in a more meaningful way.

We are a gang of four college friends -- Gyani(24), Sodhi(24), Shubhu(24) & Preet(23), figuring out life in runtime. And we wanna document it, sharing our experiences with the world!

Every Sunday, one of us takes the lead on a topic that has been most pressing in our professional/social lives, and all of us take it from there :)

The Early Twenties Podcast The Early Twenties Podcast

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This podcast attempts to spark conversations on navigating our early twenties in a more meaningful way.

We are a gang of four college friends -- Gyani(24), Sodhi(24), Shubhu(24) & Preet(23), figuring out life in runtime. And we wanna document it, sharing our experiences with the world!

Every Sunday, one of us takes the lead on a topic that has been most pressing in our professional/social lives, and all of us take it from there :)

    Be flexiple! | Guest episode with Karthik Sridharan

    Be flexiple! | Guest episode with Karthik Sridharan

    Yo yo yo! On this episode of the Early Twenties Podcast, we sit down with Karthik(Co-Founder & CEO at Flexiple) to discuss his journey thus far. We discuss about the importance of bootstrapping a startup, his experiences as he navigated life after college(BITS Pilani & IIM-A) and for a first time on this podcast, we talked about dogs. One thing that struck out to us was the first principle thinking methodology that Karthik follows, tune in and enjoy!



    Shownotes:


    Flexiple: https://flexiple.com/
    Karthik on Linkedin
    Karthik on Twitter

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Guest Episode with Debarghya (Deedy) Das!

    Guest Episode with Debarghya (Deedy) Das!

    Welcome to one of the biggest episodes on this podcast, on this one we sit down with Deedy(yes, from the Deedy resume fame!) to talk about his life's journey, career decisions, relationships, fitness and a lot more! Deedy has a lot of stories to share, and we have a funny feeling about him making it big in the podcasting world :)



    This episode is especially interesting for folks doing/have done Computer Science as their major as he talks about his transition from working at Google & Facebook to now working at a startup in the valley. One thing we've learnt from talking to people on the show is that a huge amount of skills are transferrable across different sectors of life - and this was one thing that was very clear as I reflected on this conversation. Lots to unpack here, tune in and enjoy!



    Shownotes:


    Deedy's website: http://debarghyadas.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/debarghya_das
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debarghyadas/
    The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undoing_Project
    Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

    • 1 hr 44 min
    New Year, New Me - 2021 Kickoff episode

    New Year, New Me - 2021 Kickoff episode

    On this episode of the Early Twenties podcast, the four of us sit down to do a review on 2020(as they say, Hindsight is 20/20), and discuss goals for the new year. We discuss finance, relationships, work and martial arts - along with the usual bakchodi that comes with our episodes. 

    Tune in and let us know whether you like these free-flowing conversations better than the scripted ones? Well, we never did scripted ones anyway :)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Nobody said it was easy! | Guest Episode with Anirudh Singla (Founder & CEO at Pepper)

    Nobody said it was easy! | Guest Episode with Anirudh Singla (Founder & CEO at Pepper)

    "Wankhede Stadium me shareholder meeting karni hai" - Anirudh Singla



    On this episode of the Early Twenties Podcast, we have a candid conversation with Anirudh about starting up out of college and navigating the highs & lows of entrepreneurship all at the age of 21. One thing that struck out for us for the maturity that he displays, and how he talks about growing exponentially on a day-to-day basis.



    Lots packed into this episode, especially if you're in the creative field and curious to know how Pepper could help out!



    Shownotes: 

     - Anirudh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SinglaAnirudh

     - Anirudh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anirudh-singla-3a1844137/

     - Pepper: https://www.peppercontent.in/

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Changing the world, one programmer at a time | Guest episode with Abhishek Gupta (CEO @ NavGurukul)

    Changing the world, one programmer at a time | Guest episode with Abhishek Gupta (CEO @ NavGurukul)

    If we don’t take responsibility of weeding out unwanted societal elements, it will eventually come back and bite us! — Abhishek



    On this episode of the Early Twenties Podcast we learn about Abhishek’s journey of navigating from the helm of capitalism to an agent of change. 

    He sold a startup right after college and now runs Navgurukul, a foundation that enables youngsters from under privileged communities to get high paying jobs in the industry.



    We dig deep into his quest for happiness and meaning, evolving through experience instead of intellect and how everyone can contribute towards a better society. Fun fact- Abhishek went from being a temperature sensitive person to living without a fan in Delhi summer and bathing in the river in hilly winter.

    He is an intense personality and so is this episode. Rest assured, it’s going to be a lot of learning and unlearning. Jump right in!



    Shownotes:

    Abhishek Gupta- https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishekgupta92/?originalSubdomain=in

    Navgurukul- https://navgurukul.org/

    Work with Abhishek- https://www.notion.so/Job-Board-cc0fc74362214e4a8d31a061ad9559ba

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Running a thousand kilometers in eight months | Celebration Episode with Gyani

    Running a thousand kilometers in eight months | Celebration Episode with Gyani

    On this episode, we are celebrating Gyani's 1000 kilometer running goal this year. On the one-year anniversary episode of the Early Twenties, we had committed to mileage goals for 2020, Gyani went ahead and killed it in eight months! 



    We go behind the scenes, and talk about Gyani's running consistency and how controlling the diet helped him lose 16 kilos in this time period. Running is one of those things that are discussed often on this podcast, and we never get bored of it. Continuing on the thread of making commitments on this public platform, we commit to training goals for our full marathon attempt in Jan/Feb 2021.



    Drawing parallels between running and life isn't much of a stretch, and that's why they say, Keep hammering.

    • 1 hr 17 min

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