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“Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala” is a twice a week podcast where we give you insights, learnings and conversations to help you find balance, clarity and purpose. And through that enable you to move towards a life driven by curiosity and slow-growth.

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“Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala” is a twice a week podcast where we give you insights, learnings and conversations to help you find balance, clarity and purpose. And through that enable you to move towards a life driven by curiosity and slow-growth.

    Agasthya Shah on The Power of Manifestation, Creator Burnout & Being Vulnerable

    Agasthya Shah on The Power of Manifestation, Creator Burnout & Being Vulnerable

    As you scroll through your explore page, you are bound to come across a horde of talented content creators. The parameters to go viral have finally distilled down to one thing – creating good content. In an age where fame is accessible through just a click on your hand-held device, how does one stand out among the clutter? According to Agasthya Shah, focusing on the quality of your content instead of the metrics will do the trick.

    In this episode of Take aPause, Varun talks to Agasthya Shah, a Gen-Z creator who began his content creation journey in July 2019 and found quick fame during the pandemic when his videos started going viral. As content creators, Varun and Agasthya share their thoughts on dealing with fame, and what they consider as their duty to support other good creators who don’t have the following they deserve. Agasthya confesses to finding his newfound fame “surreal”, and agrees with Varun on the importance of staying grounded and authentic. He also opens up on what helped him cope when his belief in manifesting destiny did not seem to be bearing fruit during a difficult period in his creator journey. Find out more about what the highs and lows of their creator journeys have taught Varun and Agasthya about life.

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The     Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant    to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their  daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that  will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of    truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and   use in their  work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 49 min
    Hack Your Brain to Set Healthier Habits with Dr. Sid Warrier (Neurologist)

    Hack Your Brain to Set Healthier Habits with Dr. Sid Warrier (Neurologist)

    Our brain – it dictates every decision we make, but how much do we really know about how it works? Neurologist Dr. Sid Warrier feels strongly about the need to educate young people about the workings of the brain. According to his research, understanding how our brains work can help us design our lives for greater productivity and more happiness. On this episode of Take aPause, Varun quizzes Sid on topics such as our inability to control our emotions, the effect of social media on our decision-making abilities, how the lack of exercise can deprive our brain, and why we struggle with forming healthy habits. There’s lots to unpack in this episode!

    Mumbai-based doctor and neurologist, Siddharth Warrier holds an MD Medicine degree and has completed his DM Neurology. He has a YouTube channel on which he explores mental health and human behaviour in an effort to bring neuroscience to the mainstream conversation and destigmatize mental health. 

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The     Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant    to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their  daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that  will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of    truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and   use in their  work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Joseph Radhik on Purpose, Photography & Friendships

    Joseph Radhik on Purpose, Photography & Friendships

    Ever wondered what it’s really like to deal with celebrities, and that too at their own weddings? Celeb wedding photographer Joseph Radhik has a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on some of the most talked-about events of India’s celeb culture over the last decade. His answer may surprise you!
    In this episode of Take aPause, Varun and Joseph weigh the importance of human connection in their own lives. For Joseph, most friendships, even the deep and impactful ones, are fleeting. Yet he also plans his life and career with the sole aim of being able to spend as much time as possible with his loved ones. Can it be possible to have such a highly successful career in the spotlight and yet also have control over your own time? Joseph has found a way to build a career that allows him to live the life he wants, by learning to say “No” to the most difficult person to turn down – your own self!
    One of the most sought-after names in the business, Hyderabad-based wedding photographer Joseph Radhik has photographed some of the most celebrated couples in India. From Priyanka-Nick’s fun wedding and Anushka-Virat’s nuptials at the romantic environs of Tuscany, to shooting Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan’s soulful chemistry and Katrina-Vicky’s royal wedding affair – he’s covered them all!

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  
    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi
    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi
    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  
    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com
    About the show
    “Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The      Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant     to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their   daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that   will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform  at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of     truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and    use in their  work, life and everything in-between.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mental strength, failures & entrepreneurship with Vedant Lamba (founder of Mainstreet marketplace )

    Mental strength, failures & entrepreneurship with Vedant Lamba (founder of Mainstreet marketplace )

    Get inspired and learn from the success story of young entrepreneur Vedant Lamba. He has built a successful business in the competitive world of sneaker reselling. What started as a hobby turned into a million-dollar empire after much struggle and strategising. Whether you're a young entrepreneur looking to break into the industry or just curious about how someone so young could make it big, don’t miss this episode! Varun and Vedant share their unique journeys as entrepreneurs in different market environments. They discuss the importance of providing value to the customers and how it’s okay for milestones to be different for every entrepreneur. 

    Vedant Lamba is a dynamic entrepreneur who has found his foothold in the footwear market with his enterprise, The Mainstreet Marketplace, one of the biggest sneaker reselling platforms in India. As sneaker culture continues to deepen its roots, Vedant began his journey in 2017 through his YouTube channel named "Mainstreet TV," where he would talk to his audience about new sneaker launches, their availability, and more. Today, The Mainstreet Marketplace has developed into a significant player in the sneaker reselling market with multiple outlets in the country.

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The      Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant     to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their   daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that   will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform  at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of     truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and    use in their  work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 47 min
    Suhani Shah (the mentalist ) on Finding Your Passion Through Trial & Error

    Suhani Shah (the mentalist ) on Finding Your Passion Through Trial & Error

    Are you always looking for actionable insights you can apply to your life and track your personal growth? On this episode of Take aPause, mentalist Suhani Shah shares with Varun Duggirala plenty of insights that you can easily start implementing in your life.
    Looking to find your passion in life? Hear from Suhani Shah on her approach. Wanting to try mindfulness? Suhani has her own learnings to share. She also talks about the three practices that have deeply transformed her life, which she encapsulates as solitude, attitude, and gratitude. Curious to know what they mean? Listen to find out!
    Primarily known as a mentalist, Suhani Shah is also an illusionist, artist, magician and therapist. Her journey began after watching a magician perform on television, when instead of being simply entertained, she was led by her curiosity and started teaching herself magic from any source she could find. Her first stage show was held in Ahmedabad in 1997. She left formal education at Class 2 and continued to be home-schooled to accommodate her constant touring for her stage shows. As of 2019, she has completed 5000+. She’s given several TED Talks and has her own YouTube channel.
    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  
    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi
    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi
    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  
    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com
    About the show
    “Take aPause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant  to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their  daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform  at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of  truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their  work, life and everything in-between.

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    • 54 min
    How to be better at conversations, communication and building relationships through them

    How to be better at conversations, communication and building relationships through them

    The art of conversation is an important skill. As social animals, we cannot do without human connections, and conversations play a vital role in helping build these relationships. While it can be very intimidating to initiate and sustain conversations without feeling awkward, there is a foolproof way to make each conversation count. In this video, Varun shares three simple techniques for improving your conversational skills. Whether you're looking to make new friends or just want to be more confident in social situations, these tips will help you learn how to hold meaningful conversations.  

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The     Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant    to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their  daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that  will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of    truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and   use in their  work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 9 min

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