The Takeaway Club is the home for conversations hosted by Krishna with friends and guests including entrepreneurs, actors, writers, professionals and beyond.
Ep #38 - Charting the New Media path Ft. Kishen Das | Content Creator
In the latest episode of The Takeaway Club, I talk to Kishen Das, one of the most popular content creators in India. Kishen started his new media career with Fully Filmy and has subsequently established himself as one of the pioneers of this medium with his Netflix Show ‘Menu Please’, Spotify Podcast ‘TimePass with Das’ among other content creation efforts. In 2022, he also made his debut in a feature film with Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee, a coming of age romantic drama which opened to highly positive reviews. In this conversation, Kishen Das opens up about the day-to-day’s of being a new age content creator, navigating ups and downs, and how to plan out a career in new media among other themes.
Ep - #37 - Awakening the Rainmaker: A conversation on Gender Equality w/ Nishtha Anand, Best-Selling Author
In the latest episode of the podcast, I got a chance to speak with Ms. Nishtha Anand a best-selling author, Tedx Speaker, and previously a strategy professional in investment banking.
Nishtha, a gold medalist graduated from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and has spent the last 10 years establishing herself as a collaborative young leader with the distinctive ability to ideate and implement transformation projects focused on people, processes and culture.
During her career, she witnessed a lack of women leaders in different arenas—corporates, academia, bureaucracy, etc. Driven by her passion for inclusion, she started work on her book, “Awakening the Rainmaker - A Guide to Gender Equality for Individuals and Organizations”, with a vision of forming an equality handbook for daily life and the workplace which is now the #1 ranked Human Resources book on Amazon.
In our conversation, we talk about the state of gender equality in India as things stand, the many nuanced topics from her book, and some crisp practical takeaways on implementing a truly gender neutral culture both at workplaces and households.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.in/Awakening-Rainmaker-Guide-Gender-Equality-ebook/dp/B09HNTMW8V
What I LOVE(d) about the book?
At a time when most takes on feminism often seem to take a sullen tone at the state of affairs, Nishtha’s book as well as this conversation is a refreshing optimistic view that will have you look forward and proactive about building a truly gender neutral environment both at work and home.
Ep #36 - Decoding the OSlash hype w/Ankit Pansari | OSlash
"OSlash, OSlash, OSlash"
If you are in tech, you'd have definitely heard these words at least once in the last few months - whether it was your team-mate or friend going gaga over the product after getting early access or someone on Twitter raving about OSlash's viral marketing campaign.
For the first time, Ankit Pansari, Co-founder and CEO at OSlash makes a media appearance sitting with Krishna decoding the hype behind one of the hottest prosumer products built out of India.
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Ep #35 - Six Degrees of Body w/ Vignesh Vijayakumar | Freshworks
In the latest episode of The Takeaway Club, I speak with Vignesh Vijayakumar, more popularly known as Body in the Freshworks and Sastra circles. The most accurate way to describe Body would be as an enigma. He probably has at least a thousand friends, making a complete mockery of the Dunbar number - hence the title, Six Degrees of Body.
Body and I have a lot in common - we are both from Sastra, love Freshworks, journalism, WWE, pop culture references. In this episode, we both turned to midnight RJs, completely unwinding, having a Joe Rogan-esque conversation on all the topics I've mentioned above. If you are just starting out your career, or still in college, or find yourself nostalgic about life in the 90s, I think you'll definitely cherish this conversation!
Ep #34 - Building the world's largest backpackers hostel w/ Dharamveer Singh, CEO, Zostel
In the latest episode of The Takeaway Club, today I speak to a very special guest and one of the most popular names in the Indian startup ecosystem, Dharamveer Singh Chauhan, who is the co-founder and CEO at Zostel, the largest backpackers' hostel in the world.
Why is this episode special?
This is probably only the second time on the podcast where I am speaking to a founder after having actually used their product and become a huge fan. (In a few weeks, that number would become three after my latest chat with O'Slash’s Ankit Pansari. Stay tuned for that one!)
After my recent solo trip to Zostel Wayanad and falling in love with everything about the place and its people, there was only one thing I wanted to do when I got back: Track down the guy who had beautifully designed everything I experienced there and here we are!
Previously on The Takeaway Club:
Nathan Latka makes his Indian podcast debut with The Takeaway Club
Wizard of Memes: Sanjeev NC shares his thought process
Decoding the Ultrahuman Hype w/ Mohitkumar
Ep #33 – Greatest Growth Hacker in SaaS Commits $100m to Indian founders through Founderpath | Nathan Latka
Nathan Latka is an investor, podcast producer, founder, a Facebook and currently the Founder and CEO of Founderpath.
Nathan started his first company Heyo after dropping out of college, which he then sold n 2015. He then started the Top podcast where he interviews top SaaS founders and has published over 3000 episodes including conversations with founders from companies like Freshworks, G2, Zoom among many many others.
He also published a book in 2019 titled 'How to be a capitalist without any capital' which is a Wall Street Journal best seller.
Nathan is currently the founder and CEO at Founderpath, a fintech company which helps SaaS companies increase cash flow without diluting ownership by offering loans based on their monthly recurring revenue.
You can find Nathan here:-
Website - http://nathanlatka.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NathanLatka
Amazon link to his WSJ best-seller - https://www.amazon.in/How-Capitalist-Without-Any-Capital/dp/1529374189/