JOURNEYS: EXPERIENCES AND EXPERTISE, SHARED.

I ran a Chat Series on Instagram — Journeys — where I spoke to people I know
about their remarkable life experiences and their areas of expertise. When Season 2 comes around, you can join these chats live on Instagram. Watch the episodes from Season 1 on my IGTV or YouTube Channel.

 

I started this series because I believe that
1. The uniqueness of every person’s journey is fascinating
2. The sharing of experiences brings people together
3. The sharing of expertise empowers

Tune in at Instagram.com/adarshvarghese
to journey with my guests and me!

 

LOOKING BACK

 

Monday 22nd June
2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM IST
Ushasi Sen Basu is a writer based in Bangalore, India. She has written two books, ‘Kathputli’ and ‘A Killer Among Us’. I spoke to Ushasi about the characters in her books, her writing style and her thoughts on how people can tell their own stories better.

 

Thursday, 18th June
12:30 PM GMT | 6:00PM IST

Mike Fisher is an organisational leadership consultant, executive coach and leadership development architect. He has partnered individually as an executive coach with close to 1000 senior and executive-level leaders across 30+ diverse business domains and worked with leaders from more than 25 countries spanning every continent of the globe.

I spoke to Mike about his new book, ‘Confidence at the Core’ and how empathy and confidence connect to effective leadership.

 

Monday 15th June
1:30 PM GMT | 7:00 PM IST
Shruti Chopra is a blogger, podcaster, former model and cricket enthusiast based in Mumbai, India. She’s also been battling Ehlers Danlos Syndrome for several years. I spoke to Shruti about how she has been battling through the pain of chronic illness to live a full life.

 

Thursday 11th June
3:00 PM GMT | 8:30 PM IST
Paul Agnew is the Immediate Past President of Round Table Britain and Ireland, a men’s organisation that facilitates lifelong friendships, unforgettable experiences and the chance to make a difference to those around you. Paul also is a senior leader at the Viciunai Group. I spoke to Paul about his experience leading one of the best men’s clubs in the world, and some of the projects and lessons that are close to his heart.

 

Thursday 4th June
2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM IST
Navaneetha Krishna is a cricket commentator and television presenter and hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore’s ’12th Man TV’. Navaneetha gave up a promising career at Google to pursue his dream — hosting and commentating. I spoke to Navaneetha about the journey he embarked on that has got him to where he is today — the decisions, actions and challenges that have enabled success.

 

Monday 1st June
2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM IST
Aditi Kunke Mendoza is a User Experience Designer and Board Game Enthusiast. She has worked at EA Sports and is currently designing learning solutions for kids. I spoke to Aditi about how User Experience-focussed thinking and Games can make our lives better.

 

Thursday 28th May
1:30 PM GMT | 6:00 PM IST
Dhruv Shanker (Mad Onion Slicer) is my favourite chef because he makes cooking fun and brings his personality into all that he does. I learned to cook by following several of his recipes, many of which have become family favourites. I spoke to Dhruv about food, mad onion slicing, his tips for home cooks and his unique career journey.

 

Thursday 21st May
2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM IST
Nayantara Sarkar (Minnie) moved on a from a successful corporate job in 2014 to setup Trove – an Indian design studio that specializes in handpainted, functional art and is reviving traditional Indian designs and styles. I’ll be talking to Minnie about her design process, what it is like to work with remote teams, the skills that have helped her succeed and her tips for those wanting to start an online retail business.

 

Monday 18th May
4:30 PM GMT | 10:00 PM IST

Pranati Khanna (Peekay) is a multi-talented artist. She paints, sings, curates nightlife experiences and runs a creative agency!  Peekay shares openly from her life on social media through honest, powerful, relatable and entertaining posts. I spoke to Peekay about her new music release, love, dating and relationships, and finding a soulmate in the times we live in.

 

Thursday 14th May
3:30 PM GMT | 10:00 PM IST

Irfan Quader is a dear friend and former corporate communications professional who quit his job to become a travel writer. He is a vegetarian and his blog — thegoodlifewithiq.com — is focused on creating travel content for vegetarians. I spoke to Irfan about how he picked his blogging niche, his process for writing well-researched articles, how aspiring bloggers can begin their blogging journey and about many of his “vegetarian adventures in India and beyond.” Click here to watch my chat with Irfan.

 

Monday 11th May
4:30 PM GMT | 10:00 PM IST

Gloria Benny co-founded the Indian NGOs Make A Difference (M.A.D) and Guardians of Dreams (Go Dreams) — she is a beacon of hope to many! She quit her job at Google to ensure underprivileged children dream bigger and better and it’s been amazing to see the work she and her teams have done! I spoke to Gloria about non-profits — what’s required to start and sustain one, the problems that she is trying to solve, and some of the tough choices she has had to make. Look up https://godreams.org and click here to watch my chat with Gloria.

 

Thursday 7th May
4:30 PM GMT | 10:00 PM IST

Debjeet Basu is the guitarist and make-things-happener for Bangalore-based band, Perfect Strangers. At this chat, Jeet shared Negotiation, Crowdfunding and COVID-19 impact mitigation strategies for musicians and bands. Click here to watch my chat with Debjeet.

 

Monday 4th May
4:30 PM GMT | 10:00 PM IST

Tiqvah-el Varghese is a manager of an operations team at a leading social network. She also is a mother of 2 kids and is well known for being my amazing wife. We spoke about her journey as a mom — becoming a mom, being a full-time mom and transitioning to being a working mom. Tiqvah kept it real and honest. Click here to watch this conversation on YouTube.

 

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