Welcome to The Socially Desi Show, the podcast that motivates you to LIVE CREATE and INSPIRE.
On our show, We discuss tips & strategies with our guest speakers on how to tackle problems related to Personal Growth, Mental Health, Relationships, Entrepreneurship, and Health and Fitness.
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Madhav & VarunThe Chef Dynamic Duo
They have been the driving force behind Miguel’s Cocktails located in Bento Miguel, a heritage building in the heart of Panjim, Goa. Drawing upon the rich history and culture of this celebrated neighborhood, Miguels’s is an art-deco bar that serves as a friendly watering hole for both the residents of Panjim and the wandering visitor.
Raghuram KuchibhatlaFounder, Yes!poho
He is the founder and CEO of Yes!poho - a Visakhapatnam-based TechnoExperience social platform that connects artisans and weavers with their customers directly. The platform not only works towards improving the socio-economic status of the weavers but also allows buyers easy access to a wide range of ethnic wear.
Ved KrishnaStrategy Head - Yash Pakka
He is the Vice-Chairman of Yash Pakka Ltd. As the Strategy head of Yash Pakka, an innovative homegrown compostable packaging brand, Ved, has consistently been putting efforts towards reducing single-use plastic in packaging for a cleaner planet.
Gaurav GurbaxaniFounder - Digital Market
Gaurav Gurbaxani is the founder of DigitalMarket.com, an equal opportunity marketplace for digital marketing products and services.
Harsh LalCo-founder, The Souled Store
Harsh Lal heads the Business Development (all the cool tie ups), Retail (3 stores within our first year, and counting), Marketplaces (we're here, there, everywhere) and Legal (someone's got to do it) at The Souled Store.
Chef Aditi HandaCo-founder, The Baker's Dozen
The Baker's Dozen, India’s Homegrown artisan bakery brand by the mesmerizing and artful sourdough protagonist, Ms Aditi Handa, also the Head Baker and Co-Founder of the brand.
Aditi OhriBrand Storyteller & Digital Transformation Expert
She is a brand storyteller and a digital transformation expert. She is the proud recipient of "Digital Transformation Women -2018" by Niti Aayog and has also won the Business Leader of The Year recently.
Rouble NagiFounder - Rouble Nagi Art Foundation
Rouble Nagi Art Foundation is a Mumbai-based NGO, registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. It currently runs five programs focusing mainly on Women Empowerment, Education and children welfare, “Learn to Earn" which focuses on Education. They are also running courses for Government schools all across Maharashtra. RNAF also supports the Government’s initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and has been taking it forward in their trademark style of painting and pleasant living spaces. Their vision is to make sure that all children get an education that helps them become caring, responsible and productive citizens.
Rachit ChawlaCEO - Finway FSC
Mr. Chawla is a registered financial advisor with SEBI. Besides being SEBI registered investment adviser, Rachit Chawla is also a certified Investment Adviser from the National Institute of Securities Markets and also a holder of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) license.
Masumeh MakhijaActor & Entrepreneur
Masumeh stepped into the world of entertainment at the age of eleven when she was featured on the popular TV show Banegi Apni Baat. Being a part of some critically acclaimed cinema like ‘3 Storeys’, ’Maqbool’, ‘Chupke Se’ as well as commercial successes like ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’ and international films like ‘Tor Zum Himmel’, the actor has created a unique niche for herself in the industry.
Karmesh GuptaCo-Founder, WiJungle
He is the CEO and Co-founder of WiJungle. WiJungle is a Unified Network Security Gateway that enables organizations to manage and secure their entire network through a single window. All In One Appliance not only simplifies the management but also cuts the cost of investment by upto 60%.
Abhishek MaheshwariCEO - Aakash Educational Services Limited
He is the CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited. He has over 20 years of experience and will be responsible for the Classroom, Hybrid, Digital, and Distance Learning business of AESL. His focus is to innovate the offerings across channels to better support students while driving profitable growth for the group.
Sonali GuptaAnchor | Business & Communication Coach | Voiceover Artist
Sonali Gupta is a renowned anchor, Business & Communications coach, actor, and voice-over artist, with a career spanning over the last 15 years. She has acted in a serial as the lead “Dil Se Door Dil Ke Paas” with Pankaj Beri, Beena, Akshay Anand, and many more in 2008. She has spearheaded some of the biggest launches and conferences globally from team building activities, family day carnivals (with 35000 people), media launches to award nights.
Sumanta KarSecretary General - SOSCVI
Mr Sumanta Kar is the Secretary-General of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s best childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.
Aaron VodovozActor & Voice-over Artist
He is an Actor, voice-over artist, and popularly known for his voice for Sova in the FPS game Valorant
David MenkinActor & Voice-over Artist
He is an Actor, voice-over artist and popularly known for his voice for Breach in the FPS game Valorant
Anshul GuptaCo-founder, Yellow Class
Yellow Class is a new-age fun-learning platform where kids between 3-12 years can learn from a wide range of classes like dancing, drawing, personality development, creative writing, and so on.
Barun AggarwalCEO - BreatheEasy Labs
Barun Aggarwal, CEO of BreatheEasy, is a serial entrepreneur with a versatile background and international experience spanning 20+ years in several continents. He currently heads his entrepreneurial venture BreatheEasy Consultants Pvt Ltd. with an aim to help individuals breathe pure air, by also providing companies to implement solutions for improving Indoor Air Quality while reducing energy consumption.
Kritika ManshaniYoutuber & PhD To Be
Kritika is a Self Improvement content creator and Phd in making- organizational behaviour. She is a self improvement enthusiast and talks about productivity, minimalism, personal branding on her youtube channel! She is doing her Phd from TISS Mumbai!
Devyani JainCounselling Psychologist
Devyani Jain is a Counselling Psychologist from Jaipur. For the past 6 years, she has been counselling young adults, middle-aged professionals and couples. She expertises in relationship issues, substance abuse, family issues, and disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar.
Dr. Snehal ShettyCOO, Amrita TBI
He has over 24 years of extensive technical and management experience in the fields of startup incubations, networking, and data communications. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Amrita TBI where he has been instrumental in building the strong startup ecosystem that has grown to more than 190 startups.
Pranav SharmaCo-founder - AWSUM
Unlike many entrepreneurs, Pranav is a first-time entrepreneur from his family, but he is not new to the idea of conceptualizing some good products. He is the co-founder of India's First Functional Chocolate brand, AWSUM.
Dr. Arbinder SingalCo-founder & CEO, Fitterfly
Physician entrepreneur with training from AIIMS, super specialty training from OSU, USA. Experience include setting up two hospitals and a telemedicine business (MediAngels.com- exit to 1mg.com). Arbinder looks at sales, public relations, marketing, tie-ups and medical algorithms.
Bihu PalCertified Nutritionist & Fitness Consultant
My name is Bihu. I am from Bhopal, M.P. I am a certified nutritionist and fitness consultant. I am also pursuing powerlifting and intend to compete in future.
Dr. Sheriff SahadullaGroup CEO - KIMSHEALTH
Dr. Sheriff Sahadulla is a highly skilled physician with over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and hospital operations. Dr. Sheriff is well regarded as a clinician leader earning numerous accolades for his quality and patient centered care.
Devam MalhotraSenior Corporate Mentor
He is a seasoned management consultant with over 14 years of management consulting experience across various industries like Retail, CPG/FMCG, Auto, Education, Government and Oil and Gas in India and Middle East.
Aprajita ToorFounder - Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor is an entrepreneur, fashion designer and the Founder of the label Aprajita Toor which is symbolic of the rich cultural Indian heritage.
Nitika LohiaProfessional Choreographer
Nitika is a professional choreographer from Delhi and the Founder of In-Synq
Carolina RavassaActor, Producer & Voice-over Artist
She is an Actor, producer and popularly known for her voice for Sombra (Overwatch) and Raze (Valorant)
Sudheer Mookola Lakshman, with his expertise of over 30 years as the entrepreneur and founder of one of the leading advertising and translation agencies in India, will bring deep insights to promote solidarity and cooperation within the language ecosystem.
MC SidIndia's First Comedy Rapper
Known as the Comedy Specialist, Siddharth Sood aka MC Sid is India's First Comedy Rapper and the Founder of the e-Commerce business Epicstuff.com
Mridul SawhneyCo-Founder : AM Branding Co.
She is Co-Founder and Creative Director at AM Branding, a New Delhi based luxury branding Studio
Rahul BajajCertified Golf Coach
He is a Certified Golf Instructor with over 15 years of experience as a touring Pro and he is also the Founder of Golf Garage.
Rohini KhannaFashion Designer & Entrepreneur
Rohini Khanna is an Entrepreneur, Designer and Fashion Influencer from Mumbai. She recently launched her label “FMRtheStore by Rohini“ at the Bombay Times Fashion Week and was the talk of the town with her refreshing take on women’s work wear collection
Shivani MalhotraHR Specialist
Shivani Malhotra is the Founder & CEO of Positive Vibes Consulting and Head of HR at Vega Schools, Gurgaon. She is a seasoned HR professional with over 16 years of experience in various senior HR positions at reputed Indian and Multinational Companies in India & abroad
Nayana is the author of the romantic novel "Dawn in Florence". She is a software engineer and an avid traveler. We talk about her book and the love for writing and romance. Nayana started her writing journey as a travel blogger and eventually developed an interest in writing fiction.
Aikum is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepret.in. Entrepret is an online media channel focussing on entrepreneurial content under the fashion & beauty umbrellas.
Garima SuranaPodcaster & Entrepreneur
She is the founder of Podcash and the host of a pop culture podcast - Popkast with Garima
Chef Davinder KumarVP - F&B / Executive Chef , Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi
Chef Davinder Kumar is the Vice President (F&B Production) & Executive Chef at Le Meridian Hotel.
Rohit & SumairCo-founders, Alt Co
Alt Co. stands for offering alternative lifestyle options, reflecting how we can opt to be more thoughtful about our food choices and substitute our dairy products with guiltless and healthy options.
Sonalika SahaySuperModel & Entrepreneur
She is a SuperModel, Celebrity, and an Entrepreneur from Delhi. She is also the Founder of Maia Fashion Popup
Geeta RamakrishnanOntological Coach
Geeta Ramakrishnan is an ontological coach, who has authored Amazon’s #1 Bestseller book, ‘The Game of Change’. This book brings together her rich experience of having interacted with and coached people over the past few decades.
Vikas MalaniCelebrity Tattoo Artist
He is a Celebrity Tattoo artist and the founder of BodyCanvas Tattoos.
Vivek SagarFounder & CEO - HopeQure
He is the Founder & CEO of HopeQure. Hopequre connects industry’s expert mental health psychologist, mental health counselor, and mental health therapist to clients seeking mental wellness solutions through its online mental health counseling services.
Kunal Kishore DhawanCo-founder : Navia Life Care
Kunal Kishore Dhawan is the man behind the idea of starting Navia Life Care along with his extremely passionate co-founder Gaurav Gupta. Kunal has worked for 8 years in the Healthcare and Life sciences industry that made him plan to explore new possibilities in building up something advanced for Indian healthcare industry.
She is the author of the children’s book Twas the Night Before Diwali
Himali WahalkarKudo Gold Medalist, Unarmed Combat Instructor
Himali is a Kudo Gold Medalist, Diploma Holder in Women’s Self Defence, an MMA fighter, Unarmed Combat Instructor, and has represented our Nation in International Karate Championship in 2016-17
HarshitCertified Nutrition & Fitness Coach
Harshit is a professional sports nutritionists and a Health transformation expert. She has moved from medicine to pursue an area she was passionate about.
Bhoomeeka JainCounselling Psychologist
I am a Counseling Psychologist, Therapist, Graphologist and a NLP Practitioner. I did my Bachelors in Psychology from Mithibai College, Mumbai University and acquired a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai. I am the head of counsellor at and a L&D at Ryan International Group of Institutions.
Shivam GargDevOps Specialist & Podcaster
Shivam is a DevOps Engineer by profession. He has an experience of about 3 years and has worked with companies like POPxo and MyGlamm. He's also a co-host at Namastey India podcast. He's also passionate about ESports and working for some projects for Riot Games.
She's a singer, a songwriter, an anchor, a voice-over artist, and the co-founder of El Diablo Sauces.
CurlyGroovesMaster Trainer & Lifestyle Coach
Shruti AKA CurlyGrooves is an international presenter, a master trainer, and a lifestyle coach from Pune.
Mitadru DeyVP Global Credit Risk at JPMorgan Chase
He is the Vice President – Global Credit Risk Middle Office at JPMorgan Chase. He has vast experience in developing and uplifting heterogeneous teams towards goal alignment and is also a subject matter expert in design thinking, global risk strategy, risk analysis, and data governance.
Anil BhandariChairman Organising Committee, Indian Culinary Forum
Mr. Anil is the Chairman AB Smart Concepts and Chairman Organising Committee of the Indian Culinary Forum.
Raghav GuptaEcommerce Director at The Rug Republic
Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, Raghav Gupta, The Rug Republic's (TRR) Director of eCommerce, is here to leave his mark in the world of furniture and home décor manufacturing. The young business leader wants to reinvent home fashion for the world and orchestrate an end-to-end eCommerce lifecycle to catapult business growth