The Takeaway Club™ is the home for conversations hosted by Krishna with friends and guests including entrepreneurs, actors, writers, professionals and beyond.
Ep #24 – Jivraj Singh Sachar - Masterclass: Art of Podcasting - Consistency, Cold Emailing, and Due Diligence
In today’s episode I have Jivraj Singh Sachar, Host of the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast.
Jivraj graduated from St. Xavier's College (Honours), Kolkata with a B.Com honors in 2020 and started the Indian Silicon Valley podcast when he saw a whitespace within the startup ecosystem to learn from founders' experiences in building and scaling world-class brands in India.
Indian Silicon Valley podcast has since grown into a household name with past guests from companies like Zerodha, Dunzo, Growww, Finshots among others.
Jivraj is also part of the Venture Operations team at AngelList and also founded ACE Humans, a storytelling platform featuring stories of diverse unique accomplished individuals where he has interacted with over 250 extraordinary individuals across different walks of life.
If you are interested in the Indian startup ecosystem or want to build a podcast on your own, this one is a must-listen.
Ep #23 - Vanshika Mehta - The Ultimate Freelance Masterclass
In this episode, I had the absolute delight of talking to Vanshika Mehta, a freelancer who’s creating all kinds of waves on LinkedIn.
Vanshika has been freelancing for close to a couple of years now and is incredibly good and successful at what she does - and that has flawlessly translated into our chat as well.
We break down the ABCs of freelancing, and go all the way upto Z - where Vanshi breaks down everything one needs to know about a freelancing journey.
We talk about processes, pricing, red flags, tools, getting your first project… pretty much everything under the sun when it comes to freelancing.
Whether you are someone looking to pick up freelancing, or already freelancing, I guarantee there’s something new for you to learn from this episode.
Ep #22 – Tejasvita Apte - On the Indian law, Relationships, and Marriages | Couple's Coach
In the latest episode of The Takeaway Club™ podcast, I chat with the inimitable Tejasvita Apte, a couple’s coach, legal and relationship consultant, and a TEDx speaker.
She is also one of the Top Writers on Quora, with over 120,000 followers and has written over 2000 answers across law, relationships, spirituality and other topics.
To quote a fellow popular Quoran, Nagarajan Srinivasan, ‘Teja is a true polymath who knows law, politics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, movies, spirituality, yoga, art, poetry, literature and the epic Mahabharata”.
If you like conversations around law, politics, or relationships, this is a must-listen.
Ep #21 – Ganesh Balakrishnan - On building and scaling startups, love for shoes, and the D2C ecosystem in India | Flatheads
In today’s episode, I talk with Ganesh Balakrishnan, co-founder Flatheads.
Ganesh is part of the famous IIT-IIM mafia and after several years in the corporate world, he built his first company Momoe, a mobile payments product with his friend Utkarsh, which got acquired by ShopClues.
After joining Shopclues as part of the acquisition Ganesh is now back again on the startup road, this time building Flatheads - a D2C footwear brand that is kicking ass.
If you are into startups, or building products, or a lifestyle enthusiast, this one is a must-listen!
There is an easter egg in the last 3 minutes of the episode!
Ep #20 – Sairam Krishnan - On Writing, Marketing, and SaaS | Accel India
In the latest episode of The Takeaway Club™, I speak with the one of the best storytellers in the Indian SaaS ecosystem, and a personal favorite. the one and only Sairam Krishnan.
Sairam Krishnan started his career is SaaS ~10 years ago when he joined Freshworks (Freshdesk back then) as only the #2 Marketing hire at a time when you could fit in the entire company into a Toyota Innova!
Over the years he has successfully lead/implemented world-class marketing campaigns including the Failsforce blimp that flew over the Dreamforce conference and has led the marketing efforts for companies like Wingify, Imocha.
In his current stint, he crafts beautiful startup stories for Accel as Marketer in Residence.
Apart from this he also authors two Substack publications, the CMO journal where he writes about marketing, growth, and strategy and the East Coast Road where he talks about his personal experiences, travel, and his love for tea.
In this conversation we get candid about Sairam's time at Freshworks as an early employee, and what it was like working directly under Girish, how Sairam has evolved as a marketer and a writer over the years, the current state of the SaaS ecosystem among other pieces of timeless insights.
Ep #19 - Indumati - Psychology 101
This is one of the most important episodes for myself and the podcast - for both what it means personally and what it represents at a broader level. Mental health is a delicate topic that I've been passionate about and I got a chance to sit down with a subject expert to get their perspective on what it means to study minds for a living.
In this candid chat with Indumati, we touch on some of the most frequently asked questions around mental health, why it is important now more than ever to take interest, and what the road looks like for someone practising psychology in the early 20s.
In the interest of keeping the conversation useful for a wide audience, we don't go around too deep into individual rabbit holes but rather jump places more horizontally - hence, the title Psychology 101.
About the guest:
Indumati is a psychology professional specializing in therapy and counselling; her clientele includes Wipro, Cure.fit among other companies.
Note: For Episode guide and Show Notes, visit: https://www.thetakeaway.club/podcast/psychology-101/
Krishna does a fantastic job of introducing you to smart people you wouldn't otherwise get to know
Came to know about this through a friend... This is a great source of information. The diverse speakers and the range of topics and conversations touched upon is amazing!
Love Krishna's ability to ask interesting questions and bring out insightful discussions around a particular topic... highly recommend