27 episodes

"WTF is" is a podcast series where Nikhil Kamath hosts friends and industry experts and holds casual yet intellectually stimulating conversations. The podcast covers a broad range of topics of particular current relevance, including technology, social media, renewable energy, electric vehicles, philosophy, gaming, psychology and more.

WTF is with Nikhil Kamath Nikhil Kamath

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    • 4.6 • 129 Ratings

"WTF is" is a podcast series where Nikhil Kamath hosts friends and industry experts and holds casual yet intellectually stimulating conversations. The podcast covers a broad range of topics of particular current relevance, including technology, social media, renewable energy, electric vehicles, philosophy, gaming, psychology and more.

    WTF Ep# 16 | What character 'flaws' make the best entrepreneurs? Nikhil ft. Ritesh, Ghazal, and Manish

    WTF Ep# 16 | What character 'flaws' make the best entrepreneurs? Nikhil ft. Ritesh, Ghazal, and Manish

    Virtues required to build a business today seem to have become a cliché. What often gets lost in the cracks are the subtle nuances that actually make or break a business. The importance of risk-taking and the power of a contrarian mindset in running a successful venture requires far more than mere intellect. Founders of OYO, Mama Earth, and Rare Rabbit open up about what makes them tick, from the impact of their upbringing on their ambition to the drive towards financial independence. Their experiences remind us that the real ‘secret’ to building a successful business is learning from every challenge and opportunity one encounters
    We break down traits that seem to persist in high-performing individuals, not all of which come from a happy space. Financial insecurity and childhood traumas shape much of how we act and operate as adults. Watch this episode to learn about how when it is channeled the right way, it can prove to be the building blocks of the traits needed to build a successful business.
    #Nikhilkamath Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas
    Twitter https://x.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhilkam...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikhilkamat...
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamathcio

    #RiteshAgarwal - CEO of OYO Rooms
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/riteshagar
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riteshaga...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riteshagar/...
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riteshagarwall/

    #GhazalAlagh - Co-Founder of Mamaearth
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GhazalAlagh
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ghazal-alagh
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghazalalagh...

    #ManishPoddar - Founder & CEO of Rare Rabbit

    • 4 hrs 14 min
    Ep# 15 | WTF is Climate Change? Nikhil ft. Sunita, Bhumi, Navroz and Mirik

    Ep# 15 | WTF is Climate Change? Nikhil ft. Sunita, Bhumi, Navroz and Mirik

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have surged from 290 ppm in the 1870s to 421 ppm in 2022, exceeding the safe limit of 350 ppm and reaching the highest levels in millions of years.

    Featuring insights from experts like Sunita Narain, Mirik Gogri, Bhumi Pednekar, and Navroz K Dubash, we explore the impacts of climate change and the implications of a dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels, as well as the looming threat of a 3-degree temperature rise. We also discuss the opportunities and incentives for building low-carbon economies, the evident trend in energy transition, the importance of net-zero emissions, renewable energy, and much more.

    We discuss this on both the macro and micro levels, covering everything from tackling climate anxiety to implementing policies at an intergovernmental level for climate change mitigation.

    • 2 hrs 57 min
    Ep# 14 | WTF is Happening with EV? Nikhil ft. Founders of Reva, Ather, Blusmart, and Ossus

    Ep# 14 | WTF is Happening with EV? Nikhil ft. Founders of Reva, Ather, Blusmart, and Ossus

    Building an EV company isn’t easy. For context, assembling battery packs requires companies to adhere to manufacturing standards even higher than 6 Sigma. But that's not all; it also involves sourcing resources like lithium and cobalt, developing charging infrastructure, addressing range anxiety, and much more.

    In this episode, we delve into the world of electric vehicles with industry pioneer Chetan Maini from Sun Mobility, whose inspiration came from his university days racing an EV across Australia in the 1990s, leading to the inception of Reva. Now at Sun Mobility, Chetan is all in for battery swapping. Tarun Mehta of Ather has a 1000-member R&D team, the largest for two-wheelers in the world. Punit Goyal of BluSmart, who has an illustrious career in the renewable energy space, studied renewable energy in the UK to revolutionize ride-hailing with BluSmart, and Suruchi Rao of Ossus Biorenewables shares her insights on climate change and green hydrogen.

    Join us as we navigate through these diverse perspectives and innovations shaping the future of electric vehicles.

    WTF Fund Form - Edition #4
    ➡️Apply here: https://tally.so/r/mBp7LN




    (00:00) Introduction
    (00:30) Punit's Introduction into Renewable Energy space
    (6:50) Inspiration behind Blusmart
    (9:50) What is Blusmart?
    (15:30) Economics behind Blusmart
    (21:12) Opportunities in Solar Power Plants
    (24:00) How is Blusmart structured?
    (26:30) Who is Suruchi Rao?
    (29:06) Experts explain what Climate Change is
    (34:10) How Is Power Generated? Renewable Vs Non-renewable
    (41:10) What if all vehicles become EV overnight?
    (47:30) How Suruchi started a green hydrogen company
    (59:30) Who uses cases for Hydrogen today?
    (1:06:30) Opportunities in Hydrogen
    (1:09:50) The man behind Reva
    (1:15:30) Indian EV space in the 2000s
    (1:18:10) How Sun Mobility was born
    (1:21:30) Economics of battery swapping
    (1:33:30) 3 reasons Why battery swapping is the future
    (1:42:55) Blusmart’s view on battery swapping
    (1:48:30) Pricing in Two-wheeler
    (1:50:45) Opportunities in Battery swapping
    (1:55:00) Vision behind Ather energy
    (2:03:10) Ola Vs Ather : Which is better?
    (2:04:10) All about Batteries that EVs use
    (2:14:10) Nuances of Battery Pack Assembly
    (2:20:00) Unique features EVs: Battery life, Regenerative braking and more
    (2:26:30) Battery recycling the future?
    (2:32:40) Ola vs Ather: Continued
    (2:36:00) Is the PLI for EV broken?
    (2:37:47) Break down of an Ather scooter
    (2:40:42) How to Breakthrough in the EV space?
    (2:49:00) Cost saving per vehicle EV vs ICE
    (2:57:00) Is Carbon Tax the solution?
    (3:01:10) Low Hanging fruits in the EV industry
    (3:06:24) WTF Fund: 4th Edition is here!



    #NikhilKamath Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas
    Twitter https://x.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhilkamathcio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamathcio

    #TarunMehta - CEO, Ather Energy
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarunsmehta
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarunsmehta/
    X : https://twitter.com/tarunsmehta
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tarunsmehta
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@AtherEnergyElectric

    #ChetanMaini - Co-Founder, SUN Mobility
    Founder of Reva Electric Car Company Ltd (now Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mainichetan/
    X: https://twitter.com/MainiChetan
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@SUNMobility

    #PunitKGoyal - Co-Founder, BluSmart
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punitkgoyal/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/punitg/
    X: https://twitter.com/BluSmartGoyal
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@BLUSMARTINDIA

    #SuruchiRao - Co-Founder, Ossus Biorenewables
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suruchi.rao/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suruchirao/
    X:https://twitter.com/succirao
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suruchirao

    #EV #Climatechange #automo

    • 3 hrs 8 min
    WTF is happening with EV? Nikhil with Founders of Reva, Ather, Blusmart, and Ossus | Ep# 14 Trailer

    WTF is happening with EV? Nikhil with Founders of Reva, Ather, Blusmart, and Ossus | Ep# 14 Trailer

    India is in the early stages of EV adoption. The adoption of two-wheelers is below 10%, whereas it's significantly higher for three-wheelers. For a market as large as India, there are significant opportunities.



    This episode is a deep dive into the EV ecosystem in India. Apart from building an EV, we also explore the ancillary opportunities in this ecosystem, from battery recycling and building out charging networks to offering battery swapping as a service and other micro-sectors. Tune in to hear what's powering the ecosystem's shift to electric mobility.




    #NikhilKamath Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas
    Twitter https://x.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhilkamathcio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamathcio



    #TarunMehta - CEO, Ather Energy
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarunsmehta
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarunsmehta/
    X : https://twitter.com/tarunsmehta
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tarunsmehta
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@AtherEnergyElectric



    #ChetanMaini - Co-Founder, SUN Mobility
    Founder of Reva Electric Car Company Ltd (now Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mainichetan/
    X: https://twitter.com/MainiChetan
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@SUNMobility



    #PunitKGoyal - Co-Founder, BluSmart
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punitkgoyal/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/punitg/
    X: https://twitter.com/BluSmartGoyal
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@BLUSMARTINDIA



    #SuruchiRao - Co-Founder, Ossus Biorenewables
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suruchi.rao/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suruchirao/
    X: https://twitter.com/succirao
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suruchirao



    #EV #Climatechange #Automobile #Charging #Subsidy #Scooter

    • 1 min
    Ep# 13 | WTF does it take to Build Influence Today? Nikhil w/ Nuseir, Tanmay, Prajakta & Ranveer

    Ep# 13 | WTF does it take to Build Influence Today? Nikhil w/ Nuseir, Tanmay, Prajakta & Ranveer

    A few years ago, who could've guessed where we'd be with algorithms, platforms, or the explosion of short-form content? Today, we've got some of the top content creators to help you navigate the ever-changing world of content creation.

    In this one, Tanmay Bhat returns to the podcast for the 3rd time! He's worn many hats over his long journey, from a TV writer to a comedian to an ad maker, integrating all those skills across his social media platforms. Ranveer Allahbadia, aka BeerBiceps, started off by educating people about fitness and has evolved to having deep discussions about topics he’s curious about through his podcast. He’s a natural at making people feel comfortable and getting them to open up (as I’ve experienced on his podcast).

    We're also joined by Prajakta Koli, who's carved out her own unique space in the world of content creation, with her work extending from social media to OTT platforms and even Bollywood! And Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily, known for making 1,000 one-minute videos in 1,000 days, is now also transitioning into the offline world with events, experiences, & businesses for his community.

    Skills, tools, or nuances, we got it all covered.

    #NikhilKamath: Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon & Gruhas

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    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhilkamathcio
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    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Koo https://www.kooapp.com/profile/Nikhilkamath


    #TanmayBhat: Co-Founder of AIB, Comedian, Content Creator, & Investor

    Follow Tanmay Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/thetanmay
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tanmaybhat/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tanmaycomedy/
    Linkedin https://in.linkedin.com/in/thetanmay
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/tanmay316


    #RanveerAllahbadia (Beer Biceps): Content Creator, Podcast Host, and Co-Founder of Monk Entertainment, Level Supermind, and BigBrainCo.

    Follow Ranveer Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/beerbicepsguy/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beerbiceps/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ranveerallahbadiaofficial/
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/beerbiceps/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCneyi-aYq4VIBYIAQgWmk_w

    #PrajaktaKoli (Mostly Sane): Content Creator, Actor and Comedian

    Follow Prajakta Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/iamMostlySane
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mostlysane/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MostlySaneOfficial/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCyIiKSCA1fHKSCOKJyjXA
    Blog https://mostlysane.in/


    #NuseirYassin (Nas Daily): Content Creator, Author, & CEO at Nas Company

    Follow Nas here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/nasdaily/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nasdaily/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsUvAqDzczYv2UpFmu4PcA
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyassin/





    (0:00) - Intro
    (2:00) - Prajakta's Intro
    (7:40) - Hierarchy: Content Creation & OTT
    (15:00) - Content Creation: A long-term career?
    (21:18) - Tanmay's journey
    (25:56) - Ranveer in reality!
    (29:00) - How it is hanging out with Tanmay?
    (32:22) - A Creator president: A possibility?
    (37:00) - Authenticity in the game!
    (46:40) - Hacks to go viral?
    (48:15) - Nusier's on Israel-Palestine
    (54:00) - Ideal distribution hacks
    (59:30) - Distribution for employment
    (1:00:00) - How big is the creator economy?
    (1:08:00) - Ranveer’s Journey: Meditation App
    (1:10:33) - Content Strategy: Posting Frequency
    (1:18:20) - Lets Summarize
    (1:19:45) - Viewer Retention Tricks
    (1:30:24) - Understanding Gen-Z Mindset & more
    (1:56:50) - Regional Language Tools
    (2:05:00) - Do creators Virtue Signal?
    (2:07:50) - Right Collab Ways
    (2:11:25) - Thumbnail, Titles & more
    (2:27:40) - What Money do creators make?
    (2:42:25) - Longevity & brand deals, Tools & resources
    (2:56:00) - Team Incentivisation & Staying relev

    • 3 hrs 9 min
    WTF does it take to Build Influence Today? Nikhil w/ Nas, Tanmay, Prajakta & Ranveer| Ep# 13 Trailer

    WTF does it take to Build Influence Today? Nikhil w/ Nas, Tanmay, Prajakta & Ranveer| Ep# 13 Trailer

    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a professional, or an aspiring full-time content creator, building an influence is of utmost relevance today.

    And in the world of content creation, there's no fixed formula. We see Ranveer covering topics like spirituality, politics, and mythologies, Tanmay’s videos are light-hearted and comedic, Prajakta making ordinary tasks and events extremely entertaining, Nas did daily one-minute videos and I dive deep into industries with 2 hour-long podcasts.

    In this episode, we share personal experiences and our distinct approaches that one can leverage to scale their content, using it as a tool for effective distribution.


    #NikhilKamath: Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas

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    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamathcio/
    Koo https://www.kooapp.com/profile/Nikhilkamath


    #TanmayBhat: Co-Founder of AIB, Comedian, Content Creator, and Investor

    Follow Tanmay Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/thetanmay
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tanmaybhat/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tanmaycomedy/
    Linkedin https://in.linkedin.com/in/thetanmay
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/tanmay316


    #RanveerAllahbadia (Beer Biceps): Content Creator, Podcast Host, and Co-Founder of Monk Entertainment, Level Supermind, and BigBrainCo.

    Follow Ranveer Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/beerbicepsguy/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beerbiceps/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ranveerallahbadiaofficial/
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/beerbiceps/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCneyi-aYq4VIBYIAQgWmk_w


    #PrajaktaKoli (Mostly Sane): Content Creator, Actor and Comedian

    Follow Prajakta Here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/iamMostlySane
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mostlysane/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MostlySaneOfficial/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCyIiKSCA1fHKSCOKJyjXA
    Blog https://mostlysane.in/


    #NuseirYassin (Nas Daily): Content Creator, Author, and CEO at Nas Company

    Follow Nas here:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/nasdaily/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nasdaily/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsUvAqDzczYv2UpFmu4PcA
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyassin/


    #SocialMedia #ContentCreation #Viral #wtfispodcast #WTFiswithNikhilKamath #Tanmaybhat #BeerBiceps #Prajaktakoli #NasDaily #Youtube #Influencer #Instagram #Twitter #Facebook

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

ਆਕਾਸ਼ਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ,

Gem of a show

This show is easily the best. The guests' in-depth knowledge on each topic provides a profound context, showcasing great work. I commend Nikhil for his exceptional listening skills crucial for such podcasts, and the thorough preparation he invests in the show. Preparing the background isn't a quick task, and I hope this enlightens our lives in the days and months ahead. Nikhil, your dedication to working on such a show, especially at the peak of your career, is truly commendable. ❤️❤️

Rajas_br ,

Super

It's really good Nikhil 💛 Tumba chennagide! Heege munduvaresi ✨

Harshvtrivedi ,

Diverse ,interesting & informative

It’s very unique as it’s done by finance wiz , so has finance angle is always there ..
Different and diverse topic of discussion, very informative episode on e commerce and edu tech…

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