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This is a podcast series about life, perspectives and stories that I gather from all the incredible people around me. Stories with Rusty is my attempt to tell stories that I think are incredible, and I hope you too will love them, and help share!

I've always had a knack for storytelling, be it through writing short stories in school, or more recently with my YouTube channel 'Vedant Rusty'; and which is why, I'm bringing to you a new series of videos which I'm calling 'Stories With Rusty', just like the YouTube channel it releases on.

Stories with Rusty Vedant Kaushik

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This is a podcast series about life, perspectives and stories that I gather from all the incredible people around me. Stories with Rusty is my attempt to tell stories that I think are incredible, and I hope you too will love them, and help share!

I've always had a knack for storytelling, be it through writing short stories in school, or more recently with my YouTube channel 'Vedant Rusty'; and which is why, I'm bringing to you a new series of videos which I'm calling 'Stories With Rusty', just like the YouTube channel it releases on.

    Indie Filmmaker SPILLS Filmmaking & Bollywood Secrets, Writing Film Scripts, Nepotism, Independent Filmmaking & More | SWRE12 🎙

    Indie Filmmaker SPILLS Filmmaking & Bollywood Secrets, Writing Film Scripts, Nepotism, Independent Filmmaking & More | SWRE12 🎙

    Siddharth Chankya, an independent filmmaker from Indore dives into some really insightful conversation about filmmaking in India.

    #storieswithrusty #filmmaking #indianfilmindustry #independentartist #podcast

    Watch the trailer of Siddharth’s film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxn9o50gR0&t=5s 

    Starting from his early career as a dancer to discovering his interest in theatre, he walks us through how he got into filmmaking. He also talks about why he chose to stay in Indore and make films there instead of moving to Bombay, the city of dreams and luck. 

    He gives us a very detailed insight into Nepotism in Bollywood and how he chose the path of being an independent filmmaker. He talks about the importance of networking and building connections and trust among people so they are ready to help you. He tells us his jugaad of arranging locations, actors and taking his films to Indian Film Festivals where Imtiaz Ali appreciated his work. 

    He then walks us through the whole process of making Niyati Chakra (his new film). He starts by talking about writing film scripts, then arranging locations, visualizing, casting, production, post-production, challenges in rendering, and learning VFX. He says it took him 3 years to make a film like that and he wishes to make only 10-15 in his career. We also talk about the challenges of independent filmmaking, the patience, and passion it requires. We talk some more about deciding genres and analyze consumer behavior. 

    It is all in all a very insightful conversation for someone who wants to get into the film industry and if you are in film school and found it helpful, make sure to share it with other people in your circle because I believe this is gold for people who are in the industry. 

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    In This Episode 

    0:00 // introduction to sid film production,
    3:29 // filmmaking and theatre in the 2010s
    7:30 // nepotism and hierarchies in the industry
    8:34 // sid on deciding he wants to do filmmaking
    9:45 // starting to make films
    13:40 // influence and support behind making films
    18:34 // the making of the film
    20:00 // writing the film
    26:27 // background preparation
    29:55 // sid’s team
    30:56 // completion of the script
    31:55 // production of the film
    34:04 // music of the film
    34:39 // scheduling the film
    34:56 // casting
    36:34 // shooting
    38:27 // post-production
    43:41 // networking
    44:33 // licensing the film
    44:49 // distributing the film
    48:38 // patience and passion
    50:57 // what’s next?
    52:53 // making films for OTT platforms
    56:51 // the future of sid in filmmaking
    57:47 // struggling and establishing genres
    1:01:01 // consumer behavior in watching content/films
    1:04:10 // creating stuff you love
    1:06:21 // consumer behavior and creating a brand
    1:07:11// logging off/random 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rohit Raj's Dhindora BTS Secrets, Building BB Ki Vines w/ Bhuvan Bam, Artist Management & More | SWRE11

    Rohit Raj's Dhindora BTS Secrets, Building BB Ki Vines w/ Bhuvan Bam, Artist Management & More | SWRE11

    Rohit Raj, Entrepreneur, Producer, Manager, and Friend (as per his Instagram Bio; experienced and agreed) works with Bhuvan Bam very closely. You might also have heard “Rohit Raj BB ki Vines” somewhere if you follow Bhuvan Bam. 

    #StorieswithRusty #RohitRaj #BBKiVines #CreatorEconomy #Producers

    We had a very insightful conversation about the space of creating content and being on such a big platform that your own channel can be known as a “platform” in itself. We discuss about the creator economy India and how it is growing or rather will grow in the future. We also come up with a new term called “Enabler Economy” which you will see in the episode. Apart from that, The ups and downs of experimenting, executing and launching the shows, music videos, and sketches. We also talk about how Bhuvan Bam worked with brands ethically and maintained his credibility and stayed true to his audience. 

    Bhuvan Bam net worth is a big question on the internet but Rohit Raj also talks about how nobody in his close circle cares about making money as much as creating because money is always in the picture in long run. We also talk about the competition in the space and how all the creators like to call themselves Creator Partners rather than competitors. 

    I think one of the things that stand out about Rohit is that he is an extremely loyal and trustworthy guy and building trust in the workplace is one of the most important and rather difficult tasks to do.

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    In this Episode:

    0:00 // Introduction, random chit chat
    3:43 // What is the motivation of creators
    6:59 // What happens when you are 27
    11:10 // How is Rohit linked to Meerut?
    12:45 // How Rusty met Rohit?
    13:33 // How does Rohit manage his office?
    18:13 // Rohit’s Work Ethics
    22:56 // How content is changing
    28:36 // How brands have changed since 2016
    34:48 // Bhuvan’s Brand Integrations
    54:33 // The Journey of Managing Forms of Content
    1:03:03 // The Process of Producing Dhindora
    1:11:05 // The Learning Process
    1:13:28 // Advertisements on Traditional Media
    1:19:07 // Helping other Creators
    1:20:55 // The Bigger Achievements of Creating Content
    1:23:50 // Independent Creators and Numbers
    1:26:55// What’s Next for Bhuvan
    1:27:26 // How will Bhuvan Continue Creating Content
    1:28:27 // Enabler Economy
    1:36:08 // Itna Paisa
    1:38:05 // Life after and before Marriage
    1:39:03 // What does Rohit do when he is free?
    1:39:49 // Does work get intimidating?
    1:41:26 // The Brighter Side of Working

    Want more of it? Watch previous episodes in the 'Stories With Rusty' Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpnbQzosgoG-Ks4ZInE8BRk6qfDFXDQss 

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Problems of Engineers, How To Build Engineers, College vs Skills, Earning Money & More | SWRE10 🎙

    Problems of Engineers, How To Build Engineers, College vs Skills, Earning Money & More | SWRE10 🎙

    Kshitij, the founder of Devsnest, is a very interesting and inspirational person to talk to. Having been an employee of well-known corporates like Samsung, PayTM and Amazon, Kshtij recognized some loopholes and problems in the system of education, especially for Engineers. 

    If you want to be a part of this group or want mentorship for that matter, go here-
    Checkout Devsnest: https://devsnest.in/
    Devsnest course launch date: 1st Feb 2022
    Devsnest Discord Community on: https://devsnest.in/discord

    #StorieswithRusty #EngineerProblems #Devsnest #DiscordCommunities

    The social and academic stigma that produces inefficient Engineers in India is real and needed attention so Kshitij founded Devsnest. It is basically a peer learning platform backed up by very strong guidance from the core of the program. Having talked to him for an hour convinced me that this initiative is not a business but a try to make an impact. Engineering Student Problems are talked about but never acted upon. It is sad and tragic for the students when they are exposed to the world outside their college and that is exactly what we talk about in the podcast. 

    Best Edtech companies in India do not solve the basic problems like making sure the students are consistent and are learning through interaction because that is the best way of growing and learning. 

    Devsnest is a particular initiative for Software Engineers in India who want to upskill themselves. They build learning communities on discord that help the students to interact, make friends and be in surrounding that is nurturing and motivating.  

    Want more of it? Watch previous episodes in the 'Stories With Rusty' Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpnbQzosgoG-Ks4ZInE8BRk6qfDFXDQss

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    Podcast Chapters

    0:00 // Introduction to Kshitij
    2:09 // the problem in Education Space
    7:11 // Creating impact through EdTech
    9:15 // Software Engineer Essentials
    11:57 // How Kshitij Started
    14:00 // How is Kshitij working to educate
    24:03 // Interactions and Importance of College
    27:30 // What is the Youth mindset in India
    35:48 // Solving problems of the students
    41:24 // What students should do?
    43:25 // Do people really want to be engineers?
    45:49 // The price of the course
    46:36 // Producing Students who are efficient
    50:23 // What is the competition in the space?
    52:50 // What are the future plans?
    54:43 // The financial condition of students and the impact
    57:22 // Outro, conclusion 

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    • 59 min
    Soch by Mohak Mangal on Exploring Rural India, YouTube Popularity, Coming from Privilege, Passion, Education & More | SWRE09 🎙

    Soch by Mohak Mangal on Exploring Rural India, YouTube Popularity, Coming from Privilege, Passion, Education & More | SWRE09 🎙

    Mohak also known as  @Soch by Mohak Mangal   on YouTubewas an interesting guest to talk with. He tells in the podcast how he is going to study at Stanford MBA at the age of 29. He shares his experience with learning and working simultaneously. He has economics degrees and was placed in Bihar for his first job. Mohak explains how that worked for him and tells us a few stories about his experience from seeing India’s poverty so closely. 

    #storieswithrusty #contentcreation  #contentconsumption #infotainment #podcast

    Mohak also runs an infotainment channel and talks about his process on YouTube and expresses his love for researching for the videos. He also talks about his team and how he has started managing it and relying on the people he works with. We talk about Corporatization on Youtube and how it has become the number of games. He explains how he avoids this cycle. We also talk about the online hate all of the creators receive and ways to deal with it. 

    We also talk about Mohak’s travel experience and what he has learned living in different cities and countries for the most part of his adult life. Mohak shares his experience of visiting Pakistan. We also talk about the difference between being 18 and 29 and how you start to settle down and become monotonous in life eventually. 

    Mohak also shares what content he consumes and the perks of content creation and consumption. One thing that you can take away from this podcast is that learning and growing never stops and it’s always good to expand your horizons and do more every day, in the form of gaining new experiences. 

    Want more of it? Watch previous episodes in the 'Stories With Rusty' Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpnbQzosgoG-Ks4ZInE8BRk6qfDFXDQss

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    In This Episode 

    0:00 - catching up
    4:30 - Mohak’s YouTube journey
    8:25 - Interest and Plans
    10:23 - Mohak’s First Job
    14:09 - school subjects
    15:43 - Why the interest in Economics?
    17:19 - Achieving and Privilege
    19:36 - Mohak’s job experience in Bihar’s villages
    23:10 - did Mohak like working in Bihar?
    26:10 - Importance of having a Mentor
    28:33 - Importance of Masters
    30:11 - Debating on Desire to Learn
    35:25 - Mohak’s YouTube process
    44:37 - Corporatization of YouTube
    49:49 - Comparison with other Creators
    53:23 - Backlash and dealing with Hate
    55:44 - Craziest thing Mohak has done
    58:50 - Mohak’s Experience in Pakistan
    1:01:05 - Moving out at 18 vs 29
    1:06:05 - Maturity with age and experience
    1:07:58 - Mohak being Friends with other Creators
    1:09:00 - What does Mohak consume?
    1:12:20 - Influence of watching content and creating
    1:16:20- Passion for YouTube
    1:17:22- Giving advice to aspiring creators
    1:20:07- Mohak’s YouTube future

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    @camerawalebhaiya on Photographer Kaise bane, Struggle of Artists & Storytelling | SWRE07 🎙

    @camerawalebhaiya on Photographer Kaise bane, Struggle of Artists & Storytelling | SWRE07 🎙

    Somesh or also known as  @camerawalebhaiya  is one of the most humble people I have had a conversation with. Having been at a very young age, as clueless as we all can be, Somesh is one of the people who had the guts to explore, go in the field, get the practical experience and make it happen even with a lot of challenges- be it physically or financially. 

    #storieswithrusty #camerawalebhaiya #photography #podcast

    Camera wale Bhaiya is the perfect example of starting off as being the “photography for beginners” and being the one people ask “photographer kaise bane”. In this podcast, he explains the struggle he has gone through and believes is the struggle of artists, he also shares his perspective on growth mindset and what he follows personally. One of the craziest stories he shares is how he traveled on a budget. 

    Somesh’s Storytelling in Hindi will hook you for the most part of the podcast and his growth mindset story is something to take away from this episode. 

    Want more of it? Watch previous episodes in the 'Stories With Rusty' Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpnbQzosgoG-Ks4ZInE8BRk6qfDFXDQss

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    In This Episode 



    0:00 // early life of somesh
    4:53 // impromptu play story and theatre
    7:03 // college life of somesh
    11:09 // how somesh got into photography
    17:36 // how camera wale bhaiya originated
    20:06 // how somesh started creating videos
    24:54 // how somesh researched about vlogging
    29:36 // how somesh started vlogging
    31:41 // how the Instagram of cwb grew
    34:20 //15-day budget trip
    41:01 // practical experiences
    43:58 // somesh’s childhood
    48:05 // somesh started YouTube
    51:33 // near-death experience and  of somesh
    1:06:35 // facing your fears
    1:11:28 // cwb and Irfan Junejo
    1:12:51 // trying out short films
    1:14:12 // YouTube for Somesh
    1:16:20 // working with a team
    1:18:47 // validation and hate
    1:21:43 // Brand work on YouTube
    1:24:14 // competition in the field
    1:26:50 // how did somesh’s family react
    1:31:33 // outro, conclusion 



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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Sahil Shah ​ on India's Comedy Culture, Comedy In Tragedy, Zoom vs Live Comedy, Relevance & More 🎙

    Sahil Shah ​ on India's Comedy Culture, Comedy In Tragedy, Zoom vs Live Comedy, Relevance & More 🎙

    Sahil Shah is creative, funny, deep, and insightful and the first stand up comedian to feature on the Podcast. Sahil Shah talks about the inside of the comedian world and how it is like to be in the world of standup comedy, sustain and grow in the Indian Stand Up Comedy Scene. 

    #storieswithrusty #standupcomedy #absurdcomedy #ogcomedians #podcast 

    We talk about everything from being productive in life to having an existential crisis. We talk about the impact of lockdown on comedians, hosting online comedy shows and how different it is to perform standup comedy live vs comedy online. We talk about creativity and finding a voice and explore the mind of a comedian.  

    He also shares a few stories of his zoom show stand-up and how you can never have that vibe with them because of the lag and sometimes even lack of attention. He further goes on to say that reaction and instant gratification is a very important part of Stand Up Comedy and Stand Up Comedy Reactions are something that gives them feedback to do better. 

    We also get a gist of how it is like to hang out with the first wave of comedians in India who are also known as og comedians in today’s age. 

    Shah also says that he watches a lot of content and further gives really good recommendations of Absurd Comedy Movies. Apart from that, we talk about stream fuckups, viral trends, growth, pressure, and keeping with reels. We talk about the insecurities of being on the internet and how you are replaceable. Basically a lot of existential crisis as a creator but with a lot of insights. 

    He also talks about the process of writing the standup special and his creative process. 




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    • 1 hr 16 min

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