76 episodes

The Filter Koffee podcast is not an interview. It is a window into the minds of the most interesting people that the host has met. A peek into their craft, passions and convictions. Mostly, it is a conversation. The kind that leaves you richer. The kind that only coffee can bring out.

Karthik Nagarajan likes his coffee strong, just like his conversations. This cryptographer turned researcher turned screen writer turned marketer, sits down with creators, activists, business leaders, and the occasional neighbour for an unstructured chat.

The only thing filtered on this podcast is the coffee.

The Filter Koffee Podcast with Karthik Nagarajan - Episodes out every Wednesday, starting 16th January.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

The Filter Koffee podcast is not an interview. It is a window into the minds of the most interesting people that the host has met. A peek into their craft, passions and convictions. Mostly, it is a conversation. The kind that leaves you richer. The kind that only coffee can bring out.

Karthik Nagarajan likes his coffee strong, just like his conversations. This cryptographer turned researcher turned screen writer turned marketer, sits down with creators, activists, business leaders, and the occasional neighbour for an unstructured chat.

The only thing filtered on this podcast is the coffee.

The Filter Koffee Podcast with Karthik Nagarajan - Episodes out every Wednesday, starting 16th January.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    Ep. 75: The Store That Inspired a City

    Ep. 75: The Store That Inspired a City

    In the 75th episode of the show, Karthik speaks with Hemu Ramaiah - founder of The Landmark store. They look back at the journey that began in the basement warehouse of a building in Nungambakkam, Chennai, which would become a retail phenomenon in India. A phenomenon that included extraordinary growth with multiple stores across India, but retained its unique customer experience in each of them. They also talk about the cultural impact of the store on the city of Chennai and how 'Landmark Quiz' - the gold standard of live quizzing in India was born. In this episode, Karthik explores the unique entrepreneurial style of Hemu - one that was defined as much by technology-led innovation, as it was by a very human, customer-centric approach that empowered front line staff to provide customer delight. The conversation also pans to the period when the store was acquired by the TATAs who never really understood the business and eventually had to preside over the closure of most stores.
    Follow Hemu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hemu-ramaiah-02526b9
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep. 74: Divorce is Normal

    Ep. 74: Divorce is Normal

    Shasvathi Siva is an entrepreneur and also evangelist and an activist for normalizing the concept of 'divorce' and helping remove the social stigma around it. In this episode, she speaks to Karthik about her own journey of realization and how it helped shape her convictions. She also speaks about how she is creating a community of support groups around this issue that helps both men and women find help in dealing with an otherwise lonely journey - emotionally, legally and also socially.
    Follow Shasvathi on Instagram at https://instagram.com/shasvathi and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shasvathi
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 73: Unpopular Opinion

    Ep. 73: Unpopular Opinion

    In this episode, Karthik sits down with a friend - Nikhil Mayne. Nikhil is the VP of Content at Mindshare and an influential name in the branded content business. Nikhil's take of popular culture is known to come with rough edges and a large dose of irreverence and in most cases, is not the popular opinion on the subject. Karthik and Nikhil talk about what lies ahead in various aspects of popular culture - from gaming to cricket to OTT shows. The episode is replete with gems like why Bangalore is the ideal place to be quarantined in, what will happen if China had a test cricket team and why the aunty across the hall is the biggest roadblock to the growth of e-sports in India!
    Follow Nikhil on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhil-mayne-82439923
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 72: A Day in The Life of a Wildlife Photographer’

    Ep. 72: A Day in The Life of a Wildlife Photographer’

    In this episode, Karthik sits with Rakesh Dhareshwar - amateur wild life photographer. They speak about what wildlife photography takes and the story behind the great pictures that we get to see in the end. Rakesh speaks about some of his most memorable trips and the images that he has captured in his journeys. Being a bird lover, he also talks about the spirituality of traveling in the wilderness, why the snow leopard continues to be the holy grail of wild life photography, and much more.
    Here are the links to the photographs of Rakesh that were discussed in the episode:
    The rusty throated wren babbler of Mishmi: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzAoQejBXDr/
    The Mother and calf Rhino: https://www.instagram.com/p/BoCRC10lvaO/
    The dancing elephant: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhK8fU5Ac5e/
    The Baya weaver: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4sM5LRhpXV/
    Below are the photographs that Karthik mentioned in the episode:
    The works of Frans Lanting: www.lanting.com
    Works of Nick Nichols: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/06/nick-nichols-wild-life/
    Cristina Mittermeier: https://www.instagram.com/mitty/
    Follow Rakesh on Instagram @rdx_wildlifephotography
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 71: Brand Kerala

    Ep. 71: Brand Kerala

    Kerala has been in the news a lot recently, mostly in a positive way. The state has always had a unique culture that seeps into everything from its approach to nature, health, women, families and most importantly, society.
    Kerala was also in the news recently because of the verdict on the Padmanabhasaamy temple, where the Supreme Court overruled an earlier Kerala high court verdict and gave control of the temple and its treasures back to the royal family of Travancore.
    In this episode, the host speaks to Manu Pillai, author of the book 'The Ivory Throne', originally published in 2016 by harper collins, which documents the history of the royal families of Travancore. The book is also an extraordinary history of Kerala itself, starting over five centuries back. Karthik speaks to Manu about the SC verdict, its implications on what remains of the royal family and also about brand kerala and its core DNA.
    Follow Manu on Twitter @UmamPillai and on Instagram @waatcoconut
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 70: Making Sub-Cultures Commercially Viable

    Ep. 70: Making Sub-Cultures Commercially Viable

    Gunjan Arya has been associated with OML right from the times of the first NH7 Weekender - first as a partner and then as an employee and now as its CEO. In the last decade, OML has been part of a handful of companies that have shaped popular and sub-culture in India, especially music and comedy. Karthik speaks to Gunjan about how some of these journeys began and how it took shape and eventually became commercially successful. They also speak about the success of content also impacts the artists ecosystem and enable more people to take up the craft. Karthik and Gunjan also discuss how as an organization, OML prepped for the lockdown and how the pandemic will impact some of these businesses in the medium term.
    Follow Gunjan on Instagram & Twitter @EchoGunjan
    Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (filterkoffee.com).
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

    • 58 min

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