70 episodes

Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.

It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

Think Fast with Varun and Suchita IVM Podcasts

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.

It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

    Announcement

    Announcement

    Dear listeners,

    We would like to inform you that the hosts of your favorite show, Think Fast, Varun and Suchita, will be taking a short break from recording for the next few weeks. They have some busy weeks ahead of them, but will return soon with the latest news, interesting views, hilarious jokes, and insights on all things business and technology!

    In the meantime, we encourage you to revisit previous episodes, as there are a wealth of insightful discussions that go beyond the latest news cycle.

    Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to returning soon with more exciting content.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

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    • 1 min
    Reliance X Warner Bros, Vice Media Layoffs & What is Apple up to?

    Reliance X Warner Bros, Vice Media Layoffs & What is Apple up to?

    In this episode of Think Fast, Varun and Suchita cover a variety of topics including the recent layoffs at Clubhouse, Aryan Khan's new start-up D Yavol, Travis Barker's collaboration with Liquid Death Water to release a limited-edition enema collectible, the bankruptcy of Bed Bath & Beyond, Reliance's new partnership with Warner Bros Discovery Inc for JioCinema, the emergence of a new competitor for ChatGPT called Giga Chat. Additionally, they discuss Twitter's reintroduction of the blue verification tick, OYO's plans to open 50 properties in Ayodya, Jupiter, a neo-banking app receiving the NBFC license by RBI, Godrej's acquisition of Raymonds, Reliance's Campa Cola, and upcoming product releases from Apple.

    • 50 min
    Apple in India, Short Video Creators' New Reality & The Fall of Indian Unicorns

    Apple in India, Short Video Creators' New Reality & The Fall of Indian Unicorns

    In this episode of Think Fast, Varun and Suchita delve into a wide range of topics including Indian Matchmaking, Twitter’s legacy blue tick, Tupperware’s financial crisis, BuzzFeed layoff, Instagram’s new feature, Jio Cinema’s debut in original content, Viacom18’s new investor Bodhi Tree, H&M Beauty’s flagship store in Oslo. Additionally, they take a closer look at Apple’s new stores in Mumbai and Delhi and Tim Cook’s storm in India, the significant drop in income for short video content creators in India, and the downfall of Uniconrs in India.

    • 50 min
    L'Oréal X Aesop, Founder Salaries, & Exploring the GenZ Culture ft. Pranav Manie

    L'Oréal X Aesop, Founder Salaries, & Exploring the GenZ Culture ft. Pranav Manie

    In this episode, Varun & Suchita talk about the upcoming Apple store in Mumbai's BKC, how Bangalore rents have hit the roof, EdTech company founders' exuberant salaries, and L'Oreal's acquisition of Aesop + what D2C brands could learn from it. 

    GenZ Pranav Manie who works at Bain & Co. by the day and writes a substack newsletter named 'Hot Chips' by night joins us to discuss all things culture from a GenZ lens and give us some interesting examples of what's really clicking with people. 

    Find Pranav on Hot Chips | Twitter

    Varun Recommends a podcast: The Great Creators with Guy RazPranav recommends a YouTube video dissing Drake and an NYTimes article about Music

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter @varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter @suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    The NMACC Gala, World Startup Convention Disaster, & an Ode to Indian Paps

    The NMACC Gala, World Startup Convention Disaster, & an Ode to Indian Paps

    This episode has an extended introduction followed by two major stories. 

    Varun & Suchita deep dive into the history of the paparazzi in India and their journey from negotiating for space in print to building a sought-after social media clout & the World Startup Convention Disaster that looked very promising and gave hope to multiple founders but turned out to be a scam. 

    Apart from these, they talk about the Good Glamm Group's upcoming JV with Akshay Kumar, Softbank slashing Oyo's valuation before it's IPO, Alibaba breaking up into 6 companies, Substack inviting investments, GoMechanic's acquisition by Lifelong group, First Citizen Bank coming to SVB's rescue, Top techies signing a document asking to pause R&D in AI, PhonePe & ZestMoney's deal getting called off, Spotify & Zee's stuck licensing deal, ByteDance new viral app called Lemon8, Jio Cinema's IPL broadcast, Google pausing their free food policy for employees, Climate Tech seeing a decrease in investments, and a few more stories. 

    Suchita recommends the latest season of Succession & videos of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. Varun recommends having and appreciating a foodie friend. 

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. 

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    Bye Bye Legacy Twitter Blue Ticks, BluSmart Cabs & Macro Indian Startup POV

    Bye Bye Legacy Twitter Blue Ticks, BluSmart Cabs & Macro Indian Startup POV

    Varun & Suchita start by discuss the new Finance Bill, Starbucks getting an Indian Origin CEO, Amazon looking to acquire MX Player from the Times Group, Khan Academy introducing AI into the classroom, Ashneer Grover's CricPe, Byjus X Aakash X Unacademy news and more. They deep dive into the interesting strategies and pivots of some Indian Startups, analyse BluSmart cabs' business model and how it fares compared to Uber & Ola, & take a look at Twitter's blue ticks shenanigans. 

    Suchita Recommends two shows: Succession S4 (HBO) & Ted Lasso (Apple)

    Varun Recommends going away from the city and exploring the smaller towns. 

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mohnish Bahal ,

Enriching & Informative

Its been my new go to show when I’m doing light desk research. Kudos to the duo!

xdhykohgfd ,

Varun is great, Suchita is just annoying

Good content but too verbose, repetitive at times. Varun does well in bringing good insights to recent developments. Good listening skills and great crisp comments. Good humour too :)

Suchita (OMG ! ) is like that dancing monkey toy (with a weird accent) who you have just wound and left on the floor. Solid nerd who just throws facts she read the previous week. Her exposure is limited to just fashion, personal care and hence hardly any insights or learnings on the world beyond these cats and she can just goes on and on.

Varun does so well in general on podcasts and I sometimes wish he had a better co host.

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