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The IKKIVI Podcast is a space where we speak with leaders, change makers and disruptors who inspire us with their unique perspectives to live meaningful and fuller lives each day. Here we reflect on contemporary cultural practices and build on conscious values to create a community of thoughtful individuals through conversation. Join us as we release new episodes every fortnight.

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The IKKIVI Podcast is a space where we speak with leaders, change makers and disruptors who inspire us with their unique perspectives to live meaningful and fuller lives each day. Here we reflect on contemporary cultural practices and build on conscious values to create a community of thoughtful individuals through conversation. Join us as we release new episodes every fortnight.

    S3E12: Is the Path to Success Different for Sustainable Brands? | Mahima Gujral

    S3E12: Is the Path to Success Different for Sustainable Brands? | Mahima Gujral

    Welcome to episode 12 of season 3 of 'The IKKIVI Podcast.' Today, we're thrilled to host Mahima Gujral, the inspiring founder of Sui—a brand we've proudly featured on the IKKIVI shop since our launch.



    Mahima, who fondly calls herself the "Brown Girl on the Run," has a deep passion for nature and travel. Growing up in a family with strong ties to the Indian fashion industry, she developed a keen appreciation for bespoke clothing, quality fabrics, intricate embroidery, and the importance of nurturing relationships throughout the value chain. In 2016, driven by a growing awareness of fashion's environmental impact, she began her personal journey towards mindful consumption and conscious living. This journey led her to establish Sui.



    In this episode, Mahima shares her entrepreneurial journey, the challenges and triumphs of advocating for sustainable fashion, and the intricacies of building an independent brand. She offers valuable insights into the highs and lows of starting a business and navigating the complexities of operating in different countries. This engaging conversation about women in business is one you won't want to miss. Enjoy listening!


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    • 48 min
    S3E11: The Simplicity of Natural Parenting | Tracy Gillett

    S3E11: The Simplicity of Natural Parenting | Tracy Gillett

    Welcome to episode 11 of season 3 of 'The IKKIVI Podcast.' In this episode, we have with us Tracy Gillett, an adventure-loving mum, writer, and natural parenting advocate.



    She is the founder of Raised Good, an award-winning blog and community that supports and empowers parents to trust and follow their instincts. Tracy is the author of The Lost Art of Natural Parenting and the host of the annual Raised Good Online Summit.



    In this episode, we spoke about connection as an important part of being a natural parent. This conversation has profoundly impacted me over the past two weeks since I had it with her. I almost immediately started to see changes in my two-year-old as soon as I became more conscious and intentional about connecting with her meaningfully. Tracy offers numerous free resources, guides, and courses on secure attachment, baby sleep, and natural parenting. This conversation changed my perspective and helped me truly align with a parenting style that felt authentic to me. I am so excited for you to listen to this beautiful conversation.



    Checkout these free parenting workshops and guides by raisedgood.com :

    Three Secrets to Help your Baby Sleep

    Five Myths Surrounding Infant's Sleep

    Five Natural Parenting Secrets



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    • 57 min
    S3E10: Juggling Business & Life: Fashion Entrepreneur Shahili Gomes on her Dual Roles | Shahili Gomes

    S3E10: Juggling Business & Life: Fashion Entrepreneur Shahili Gomes on her Dual Roles | Shahili Gomes

    Welcome to episode 10 of ‘The IKKIVI Podcast’ Season 3. In this episode we have with us Shahili Gomes Mccoy, the co-founder of The Design Collective, a multi-brand clothing store in Colombo showcasing the work of 70+ South Asian designers, as well as Creative Director at Gandhara, the famous interiors store founded by her father in Sri Lanka.  

    Shahili divides her time between Sri Lanka where her businesses operate and Abu Dhabi where she lives with her lawyer husband, David and her son. Outside of work, Shahili’s twin passions are travelling and HIT. She can be found at a Barry’s Bootcamp studio most weekends.

    We talk about entrepreneurship, her experience and learnings from running a business remotely, the fashion industry in Sri Lanka and the general landscape of the Sri Lankan economy. As a mother and entrepreneur she juggles the life of a modern woman and also shares with us some wise insightful ways on how she manages it all! I learnt so much from her and am excited to implement some of her ideas in the way I approach my daily life.

    • 56 min
    S3E9: From Scarcity to Abundance: The Transformative Power of Mindsets

    S3E9: From Scarcity to Abundance: The Transformative Power of Mindsets

    Welcome to the ninth episode of The IKKIVI Podcast Season 3. Today we have with us Sundeep Rao, a partially sighted comedian, podcaster, radio presenter, keynote speaker and my dearest husband.

    With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry and a speaker at several Tedx events, Sundeep joins us to share his valuable insights as we dive deep into the concept of the scarcity mindset and an abundance mindset. We explore how they affect our daily lives, and our decision-making. We talk about the very different backgrounds and upbringing we come from even with us growing up 2 kms away from each other.

    We discuss practical strategies for recognizing and overcoming a scarcity mindset, the importance of gratitude, and how embracing an abundance mindset can lead to a more fulfilling and joyful life. Whether you're looking to change your perspective or seeking inspiration from a remarkable individual, this episode is a must-listen.

    Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did!

    • 46 min
    S3E8: The Conscious Choice: Bandana Tewari on Navigating Fashion and Sustainability | Bandana Tewari

    S3E8: The Conscious Choice: Bandana Tewari on Navigating Fashion and Sustainability | Bandana Tewari

    Welcome to the eighth episode of The IKKIVI Podcast Season 3. Today we speak with the lovely Bandana Tewari, a vanguard in the world of lifestyle journalism and a fervent advocate for mindful consumption. As Vogue India’s former Editor-at-Large and a globally recognized speaker and writer, Bandana brings her profound insights and extensive experience to our discussion, exploring the dynamic interplay between fashion and societal shifts from the pre-fast fashion era to the digital age.

    She also shares her journey of transitioning from the helm of India's glamorous fashion industry to a more conscious and mindful lifestyle in Bali. This series of decisions provides inspiration in numerous ways.

    In this episode, we also tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the fashion world today, discussing the path towards a sustainable future and the role consumers can play in fostering this change. Bandana offers invaluable advice to young professionals aspiring to make a positive impact in fashion, emphasizing the importance of sartorial integrity and compassionate consumption.

    With Bandana’s rich experience as a TEDx speaker, contributions to esteemed publications like The Business of Fashion, and her advisory roles at major fashion summits, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone interested in the nexus of fashion, sustainability, and mindful living. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how you can contribute to a more sustainable and spiritually fulfilling world through the lens of fashion.

    • 58 min
    S3E7: Fashion Editor-in-Chief, Nonita Kalra on the Evolution of Indian Fashion | Nonita Kalra

    S3E7: Fashion Editor-in-Chief, Nonita Kalra on the Evolution of Indian Fashion | Nonita Kalra

    Welcome to the seventh episode of The IKKIVI Podcast Season 3. Today, we are honoured to host Nonita Kalra, a luminary with over three decades of experience in the media world, spanning roles from the Editor of Harper’s Bazaar India to the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE India. Throughout her career, Nonita has been an architect of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle trends, not just witnessing but also steering the evolution of these realms with her visionary approach. 

    In this episode, we talk about the dynamic landscape of Indian fashion, discussing its transformation over the years and the trends that promise to shape its future. Nonita shares with us her insights on the changing perception of Indian fashion on the world stage, the role of fashion media in this transformative era, and the impact of social media and influencer culture on traditional fashion journalism. From personal challenges to memorable moments and the continuous evolution of her motivation, Nonita's journey offers invaluable lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to make their mark in the fashion industry.

    Join us as we uncover the layers of Indian fashion's past, present, and future through the experiences and vision of one of it's most influential figures.

    Picture Courtesy: Natural Diamond Council

    NOTE FACTUAL ERROR: Sabyasachi's first collection was showcased in 2002*

    • 56 min

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