144 episodes

Stories with Rusty is a podcast series about life, perspectives and stories that I gather from all the incredible people around me. An anthology of stories that will move, inspire, and aspire you.

Curated by Vedant Kaushik; find him anywhere under the alias Vedant Rusty.

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Stories with Rusty is a podcast series about life, perspectives and stories that I gather from all the incredible people around me. An anthology of stories that will move, inspire, and aspire you.

Curated by Vedant Kaushik; find him anywhere under the alias Vedant Rusty.

    Ab Ki Baar Kiski Sarkaar? ft. ShamSharmaShow

    Ab Ki Baar Kiski Sarkaar? ft. ShamSharmaShow

    Indian politics has seen it all. Terrifying riots to shining moments that the entire world comes together to celebrate. Join Vedant Rusty and Sham Sharma as they deep dive into Indian politics, its current standing in the world, what to expect in the current election, and many other interesting aspects in today’s edition of Stories with Rusty.

    A must podcast for today’s youth. Don’t miss a single minute of it if you wish to learn things beyond conventional modes.

    Timestamps:
    00:00 // Intro
    01:28 // Sham and Vedant ke morning diaries
    2:40 // Sham why on creating content
    3:41 // Mummy se pitai and parents reaction when Sham chose Youtube
    5:01 // Economics and sales
    7:25 // Transition toward YouTube and college elections
    8:10 // Delhi University political experience
    13:38 // Life after DU
    15:03 // Research behind the content creation
    16:20 // Story behind Sham’s cap
    16:48 // How Sham keeps a tab on what’s happening in India despite not living
    20:20 // Sham’s opinion on people with a huge political viewpoint
    21:25 // When did Youtube happen?
    22:55 // Eureka moment for Sham
    24:45 // What changed with the surge of BJP in 2014?
    31:15 // US elections atmosphere
    34:45 // How does the Indian election look for Sham?
    35:30 // What exactly is the opposition thinking?
    38:30 // Sham's thoughts about Bihar
    40:25 // Development of Politics in India
    42:30 // Success behind BJP
    45:27 // Differentiating ideology from realism
    47:01 // Sham’s experience on leading a quiet life
    50:20 // Sham’s content strategy
    53:40 // Opinion on Indian media
    56:48 // Why Vedant thinks football will overtake cricket in India?
    1:00:18 // MMA powerhouse in India and Sham’s interest in it
    1:05:10 // What else will be changing in India in the next 5 years?
    1:12:40 // Dealing with the overwhelming responsibility of spreading the correct information
    1:14:00 // Sham’s suggestion on finding the correct source of learning
    1:15:40 // Scope for improvement as elections draw near
    1:18:40 // Political spectrum of opinion
    1:28:45 // Ethnicity coexisting around the world & UPI
    1:34:56 // Future of India
    1:38:10 // BJP future beyond Modi Ji
    1:41:30 // A takeaway we all must carry
    1:43:15 // Vedant’s hypothesis on what is to come
    1:45:21 // Is Sham planning to relocate back?
    1:46:10 // Wrap up


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Shreya Priyam Roy LOVES Cringe Reality TV, History, IAS Boys & More

    Shreya Priyam Roy LOVES Cringe Reality TV, History, IAS Boys & More

    Shreya Priyam Roy opens up with hilarious stories about stand-up comedy, UPSC, Bihar, Delhi life, and a lot more.



    #storieswithrusty #standupcomedy #vedantrusty

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    In this episode:



    00:00 // Intro

    1:11 // Oliver twist, literature, and anya kahaniya

    3:08 // Bihar stereotypes that Shreya carried from Patna

    3:57 // Paise kaha gawaiye?

    5:24 // Vedant’s college day

    7:00 // 200 real currency dilemma

    7:45 // Going abroad and currency experience

    8:41 // Shreya college experience post 50 hazaar

    9:48 // IAS aur jaan pehchan

    10:23 // Is Shreya getting blackmailed for comedy?

    11:05 // 12th fail ka reaction?

    11:30 // UPSC aspirants and art role in society

    13:18 // Comedy ka keeda

    13:54 // Why study history?

    15:06 // English and Shakespeare

    15:51 // Shreya’s first open mic experience & IIT Kanpur

    21:38 // Being on stage ka nasha

    22:55 // Vedant's experience with theatre stage

    25:10 // What’s more exciting? Small crowd or huge crowd or comicstan

    27:22 // Tours experience and excitement

    33:03 // Shreya’s extended characters

    35:40 // Ab bus yehi karna hai to comicstan

    40:25 // Middleditch &Schwartz

    41:10 // Accent ka sach

    43:25 // Comics & Community

    44:30 // Blinkit experience for Vedant and Shreya

    46:50 // Shreya ke shauks

    49:10 // Hierarchy in comedy space

    51:35 // Difference between Delhi and Gurgaon clubs

    52:35 // Censorship and OTT comedy

    54:15 // How Shreya prepares for different open mics

    56:29 // Why mockumentary?

    1:00:00 // How to deal with creative blocks?

    1:03:33 // What shifts Shreya brought in her shows?

    1:05:15 // Online content creation challenges

    1:06:25 // Nostalgia, gratitude and what’s next

    1:11:15 // Toxic comments and how Vedant and Shreya deal with it

    1:13:13 // Temptation Island and Tv

    1:17:10 // Youtube and content

    1:19:41 // Premium subscription addiction

    1:21:09 // Shreya and Big Boss

    1:23:37 // Theatre and Mumbai trip

    1:27:16 // Art and food

    1:34:05 // Shreya’s travelling plans

    1:34:24 // Topic selection for female comedians

    1:41:00 // Enjoying fun content

    1:41:38 // What Shreya do for fun?

    1:42:51 // Ancient India and Harappan culture

    1:45:25 // Quora, Reddit and Bollywood gossip

    1:46:55 // How does Shreya deal with rude people?

    1:47:07 // Hosting dinners and parties

    1:49:10 // Freedom vs health

    1:51:40 // Birthday on 1st January

    1:54:56 // Award and Reality shows

    1:57:19 // Competition of stand-up show

    1:57: 42 // Wrap up and Pav Bhaji

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Shri Ram Mandir Ban Gaya, Ab Kya? 🤔

    Shri Ram Mandir Ban Gaya, Ab Kya? 🤔

    Ever wondered how an atheist turns into a believer?

    In today’s edition of stories with Rusty, join Vedant as he shares a deep conversation with Aditya Nath Jha about faith, Hinduism, and the significance of the Ram Mandir for modern Hindus.

    Tune in for an insightful conversation on:

    - From atheism to bhakti: Aditya's personal journey of finding faith and the challenges he faced along the way.
    - The true meaning of Ram Mandir: Explore the cultural and spiritual significance of this historic temple.
    - The perception of Hinduism and much more.

    This conversation will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about religion and spirituality. So, don’t miss out on a single minute and listen to this till the end!

    #rammandir #hinduism #storieswithrusty
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    In this episode:

    0:00 - Intro
    1:40 - Chaupai on everything is predestined
    2:40 - Vedant’s perspective on religion and bhakti bhaw
    3:20 - Context behind the conversation - the magnificence of Ram Mandir
    5:41 - Upbringing of Aditya
    6:31 - Transition from an Atheist to a Believer
    13:30 - Objective vs understanding reality clash
    14:14 - Hinduism difference from other religions
    16:10 - Atheist relation to cognitive dissonance
    17:25 - Ram Mandir Pran Pratistha’s significance
    19:02 - 2D universe example with Bhog concept
    24:00 - What drives modern Hindus away from faith?
    25:03 - Cultural significance of the event
    26:27 - What lies beyond materialistic life?
    29:30 - Except for Tulsidas’s life; what led to him translating Ramcharitmanas
    31:03 - Difference between the Western narrative on Hindu granth vs Indian mindset
    35:31 - Learning from source and its depiction in modern media
    37:40 - Sanatan Dharma on Universe creation
    38:25 - Concept of Hiranyagarbh
    40:52 - Aditya’s thought on non-vegetarians eating veg on Tuesday & Saturday
    41:50 - Rituals categorizations in Upanishad and Naam Jaap
    44:18 - Modern thought process on Hinduism and Maya Jaal
    48:05 - Final state of bhakti
    49:10 - Need of a proper guide
    50:50 - Spiritual learning for busy people
    52:32 - Applying mortal laws on a supreme being
    56:22 - Different facets of life
    59:43 - Bringing discipline in spiritual journey
    1:00:05 - Wrapping up and takeaways
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    22 Year Old DROPOUT Drives Mercedes, Teaches Astrology, Plays PUBG & Shares HILARIOUS Stories!!!

    22 Year Old DROPOUT Drives Mercedes, Teaches Astrology, Plays PUBG & Shares HILARIOUS Stories!!!

    In this episode, Riya Upreti ( @riyaupreti ) shares her rapid business success story and some childhood moments like not remembering her first “boyfriend”.



    Riya Upreti is a young entrepreneur and Instagram influencer known for her work in the field of psychology.



    At 22 years old, she has made significant strides in her career. She founded Fobet in May 2020 with the mission of offering top-quality educational courses on psychology and providing assistance for individuals of all ages facing personal and psychological challenges. Her platform, Fobet, is unique in its approach to psychology education, offering courses in clinical, counselling, child psychology, and face reading.



    Riya shares different stories of her life and what she has learned from them. How she used to eat meat and now she does not like it anymore, her problems wearing sarees and living with different relatives growing up. She also shares stories and lessons around schooling, UPSC, peers, judgement, college life, ultra rich people, her obsession with driving cars, depression, empathy, trolls, growth, business, entrepreneurship, wealth, hotels, peace, future plans, women in podcasting, money, being in nature, her love for cooking and specially PUBG.



    We guarantee that this will be one of the most insightful podcast that you’ll ever watch revolving around Riya’s thought process and how she steers her life.



    So watch it till the end. Like the video and subscribe to the channel for more amazing guests.



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    In this video:



    Intro // 00:00

    Problems w/ saree // 01:30

    Who takes 19 yo seriously? // 02:40

    Change in perception // 04:15

    Saree and confidence // 05:45

    Uttarakhand, Pahad, and upbringing // 07:28

    US, Schooling, First Boyfriend // 10:20

    Doctorate, Relatives, NEET // 15:25

    Psychology, College, Ultra Rich // 17:40

    Tuitions, Trips, Money // 21:20

    UPSC, The Beginning, Judging People // 24:30

    Learning from people and experiences // 30:30

    Peers, Success, Mindset // 33:20

    Support, Routine, Cars // 34:50

    Growth, Business, College // 39:30

    Astrology and Family // 46:15

    Laziness, Content and Entrepreneurship // 53:00

    Trolls, Empathy, Depression // 58:46

    Wealth and Health // 1:03:10

    Hotels, PUBG, Peace // 1:08:30

    Future Plans, Women in Content // 1:13:35

    How to podcast, Authenticity // 1:20:00

    Riya’s content quality and team // 1:26:50

    Business lessons and team management // 1:30:30

    Cooking, Nonveg or Veg? // 1:38:00

    Slowing down and figuring out who is fake // 1:40:37

    A creator’s life, perception // 1:44:00



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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Why Stock Market Is NOT For Everyone! | w/ Danny (CBO @SHAREKHAN )

    Why Stock Market Is NOT For Everyone! | w/ Danny (CBO @SHAREKHAN )

    This is Danny Nathani, Chief Brand Officer at Sharekhan, with over 15 years of experience working in both, Brand Planning and Account Management across businesses and industries, he shares business and marketing insights never shared before.



    He is one of the few who has done both account management and brand planning roles in his agency tenure. For the past 6 years he has been heading the brand at Sharekhan and is proud to have rolled out a new campaign called #TohMarketMeinMatAa



    A guy who believes that building a brand is the best moat any business can have - is here to chat with us about his campaign and all his views on marketing in today’s hyper messaging-volume era. In this episode he shares remarkable marketing and branding advice that entrepreneurs can follow and achieve great success.



    Hope you like the conversation just as much as we did. Leave us a like, subscribe to the channel, and comment who we should bring next.



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    In this episode:



    Intro // 00:00

    Impact of Content Creators in Finance // 1:35

    Marketing Challenges and Compliance // 4:05

    Sherkhan's Core Values and History // 7:13

    Experimentation in Marketing //11:03

    The Truth Campaign // 12:07

    Influencer Engagement and Campaign Intent // 14:07

    Hard-Hitting Approach and Brand Perception // 15:01

    Customer Reception and Comments // 17:21

    Market Penetration and User Behavior // 18:21

    Factors for Successful Trading //26:54

    Personal Background and Work History of Danny // 30:00

    Danny’s Early Career and Learning // 31:27

    Decision to Enter Marketing // 36:11

    Marketing Career and Brand Building // 40:28

    Changes in Marketing Over Time // 42:26

    Avoiding Mistakes in Marketing // 43:00

    Understanding Truth and Self-Reflection // 43:47

    Disruption in Advertising Agencies // 45:02

    Importance of Depth in Agency Models // 48:09

    Campaign Planning and Execution // 49:00

    Transactional vs. Emotional Campaigns // 49:14

    Consideration of Media Budgets // 50:35

    Relatability of Stories in Advertising // 51:15

    Depth in Understanding Products // 51:48

    Innovate advertising approaches // 52:23

    Investment Strategies and Stock Management // 54:11

    Innovation in Product Launch // 55:10

    Brand Campaign challenges // 56:04

    Creative Design and Media Strategy // 57:13

    Importance of decision-making in Marketing // 58:15

    Data vs. Gut // 1:03:59

    Media Strategy for Campaigns // 1:04:39

    Analyzing Brand Campaigns // 1:06:25

    Impact of Brand Campaign on Audience Perception // 1:09:30

    Future of Sher Khan // 1:10:30

    Addressing Casual Traders // 1:12:22

    Market Education for Newcomers // 1:13:26

    Closing Remarks // 1:14:41



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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jagriti Pahwa on Girls Hostel Stories, Desi Aunties, Small Town Drama & More!

    Jagriti Pahwa on Girls Hostel Stories, Desi Aunties, Small Town Drama & More!

    Jagriti Pahwa is known for her comedy videos and Instagram reels, but today she gives us a glimpse of how she thinks about her content and life.



    From stories around a crazy college where girls weren’t allowed to leave the building because there was a boys hostel in front of it to a special trick she uses to increase interaction and comments. Promise, it gets more and more intense and serious so we recommend you watch it till the end.



    The conversation includes college life, library lessons, sexism, content strategy, entrepreneurship, cars, short form content vs long form content, existential crisis, becoming Pakistan’s crush, crazy Goa stories, marriage, finding the right partner and believing in God.



    Jagriti has shared with us a side of her most don’t know online… so make sure you watch it till the end!



    In this episode:



    Intro // 00:00

    Youngsters are better at THIS // 01:30

    Social media usage and guilt // 03:00

    What is it like leaving home? // 05:00

    Crazy hostel story // 07:00

    What does library teach you? // 14:00

    Colleges are so strict! // 16:40

    Girls and boys cant talk? (sexism?) // 21:25

    How does leaving college feel? // 24:15

    Numbers MATTER! // 27:20

    Advantages of daru friends // 29:25

    Dealing w/ hate online/offline // 32:25

    Becoming Pakistan’s Crush // 36:35

    YouTube vs Instagram // 40:20

    Celebrating 5 million subs // 46:45

    What do your friends think about you? // 49:00

    Relating w/ other content creators // 50:15

    Short form vs long form // 54:45

    Not having creator friends // 59:00

    What’s Jagriti life like? // 59:30

    What’s her work like? // 1:04:00

    First brand deal // 1:07:25

    Crazy Goa story // 1:11:15

    Life as a performer // 1:15:30

    Trick to ace exams (don’t do it) // 1:20:20

    Experience in BioTech // 1:20:45

    Relationship w/ Family // 1:25:00

    How’s Fatehbad? // 1:28:30

    Shadi and finding the right person // 1:29:45

    Hobbies // 1:37:00

    Cooking is Therapy // 1:38:20

    Guilts in life // 1:41:15

    Gifting yourself is imp // 1:42:30

    Getting into business // 1:45:45

    Future plans // 1:47:15

    Automations and offloading work // 1:49:10

    Do you believe in God? // 1:52:00

    Competition is good? // 1:54:25

    Problems w/ Brands // 1:56:30

    Slowing down // 1:57:10



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