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English, Education, 1 season, 139 episodes, 6 days, 17 hours, 49 minutes
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PG Radio is your one stop intellectual cafe. Prakhar, the host, sincerely believes that there is much to be learned always and every where. Follow Prakhar as he weaves sense into dialogue and monologue, conversations and research, science and art, comedy and tragedy, poetry and prose. Prakhar Gupta, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares insatiable passion for politics, philosophy , psychology and personal growth.
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Episode 154 - Psychoanalysing Thugesh - Opens up about Lafde, Casting Couch, Fears, Goals & Marriage

Master the Most Useful Human Skill: https://bit.ly/3Vdu64A In episode 154 of PG Radio, we dive deep into the psyche of popular YouTuber  @Thugesh. Join us as we psychoanalyze the mind behind the screen and explore the fascinating facets of his life, career, and personal anecdotes. Thugesh, real name Mahesh Keshwala, is a well-known Indian YouTuber famous for his funny and sharp takes on current issues. With a talent for mixing comedy with smart commentary, Thugesh has gained a large following online. His engaging style and unique content make him a popular figure, as he talks about everything from pop culture to everyday life with humor and insight. This is what we talked about: 00:00 - Rajat Dalal & Lafde 06:00 - Is "casting couch" real? 14:25 - Thugesh talks about his struggle 18:30 - YouTubers’ Salary Revealed 24:19 - Thugesh’s Love Life 26:20 - Family Vlogs Roasted 28:45 - Virat Kohli and Cricket 33:30 - Thugesh's Biggest fear 43:24 -"Maar-Pitai" & Real life Lafda stories 52:20 - What is Thugesh's Ultimate Goal in life 1:09:39 - Prakhar opens up about his controversy
6/13/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 153 - Ancient Indian Stories with Akshat Gupta

In episode 153 of PG Radio, we discuss spirituality, history, and mythology with our special guest, Akshat Gupta. Join us as we uncover the layers of ancient Indian wisdom, intriguing legends, and fascinating stories that continue to shape the cultural fabric of India. Akshat Gupta, a prolific storyteller and cultural historian, guides us through a captivating journey that spans sacred symbols, reincarnation tales, the origins of Vedas and much more. This is what we talked about: 00:00 - Why are "peepal" and Banyan trees sacred? 13:03 - Akshat tells us a scary story 16:50 - Reincarnation story of Akshat 25:15 - Origin of Vedas 28:05 - Lost Technologies of Ancient India 41:00 - Connection between Ramayana and Mahabharata 50:06 - Naga Sadhus and their war stories 1:04:30 - Akshat tells an interesting story about a big business family
6/7/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 152 - 2024 Elections Exit Poll with Election Expert Pradeep Bhandari | State-wise Seat Analysis

In episode 152 of PG Radio, we discuss the recent Lok Sabha Elections 2024, with only three days left until the results are announced. Join us as we analyze the potential outcomes, key players, and pivotal moments that have defined this election season. Our guest for this episode is Pradeep Bhandari  @JanKiBaat1  a renowned journalist, news anchor, and psephologist. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jan Ki Baat, a platform known for its grassroots-level reporting and comprehensive election coverage. Pradeep has a track record of accurately predicting various elections through his on-ground surveys, demographic research, and data analytics. With the election season behind us, Pradeep offers a detailed state-by-state analysis, discussing the impact of various factors on voter behaviour and party performance.
6/2/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 151 - Hindu Itihasa vs Nastik: Debate on the Relevance of God | Ami Ganatra x Kushal Mehra

In episode 151 of PG Radio, we engage in a conversation with Ami Ganatra and Kushal Mehra. We discuss religion, the concept of God, Hinduism's complexity, "Dharma", morality, and the relevance of ancient texts like the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Ami Ganatra is an author and scholar specializing in Indian epics. She has written "Mahabharata Unravelled" and "Ramayana Unravelled," where she explores the depths of these ancient texts and presents their lessons and stories in a clear and accessible manner. Kushal Mehra hosts "The Cārvāka Podcast" and is the author of "Nastik: Why I Am Not an Atheist," a book that explores Indian atheism and dharmic skepticism. His podcast and book provide deep insights into philosophy, politics, and culture, making complex ideas accessible to a broad audience.
5/27/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 150 - Kamasutra Simplified: How to Attract Partner & Keep Them w/ Seema Anand

In episode 150 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Seema Anand @SeemaAnandStoryTelling . Seema Anand is a mythologist and storyteller. With a Ph.D. in Narratology and a bestselling book, ‘The Arts of Seduction’, she leads us through topics like sex, foreplay, and the Kama Sutra. Join us as we explore the art of seduction and much more with her.
5/14/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 149-EZSnippet opens up on his Relationship, Salary, Fears & Coding w/ Neeraj Walia

In episode 149 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Neeraj Walia also known as @ezsnippat He is a content creator whose videos recently went viral on Instagram for humorously teaching coding.
5/8/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 148 - DARK & DIRTY ORIGINS of Shudh Desi Comic - Ravi Gupta

Ravi Gupta is a Shudh Desi Stand-up comedian jo "Kal ki chinta nahi karta". His purpose is to share laughter as the world already has a million things to Cry about. In episode 148 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Ravi Gupta, His Career as a Stand-up Comic, his encounters with Literary masterpieces that helped him develop his Unique Style and we also get to know the Evolution of Comedy.
4/29/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 147 - Has Modi become a Dictator? Unbiased Analysis w/ Ajeet Bharti

In episode 147 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Ajeet Bharti, about the Political heat in these Elections, The possibility of India becoming a Dictatorship, and Understanding the Propagandas running in popular Media.
4/26/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 146 - SECRET Supplements, Exercises & Practices for Peak SEX Performance w/ Dr. Vijayant Govind Gupta

In episode 146 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Vijayant Govind Gupta, He is Delhi's Top Most Urologist and Andrologist, We talk About Male sex performance, Problems like ED & PME, and the Best exercises for topics like Masturbation and Testosterone.
4/16/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 145 - Reality of 9 forms of Maa Durga & Tantric Devis Explained w/ Ishita Sharma

In episode 145 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Ishita Sharma, who is our native Mythologist, about The Symbolism and significance of the 9 forms of Goddess Durga and the 10 Mahavidyas, Prakhar also opens up about his own experience in Vipassana.
4/9/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 144 - Secrets to Building an Olympian like body w/ Ryan Fernando

In episode 144 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with celebrity nutritionist Ryan Fernando. He gives us valued insights on science-based nutrition and food habits that build a powerful & attractive body, and a high-functioning brain & help you live longer.
4/3/20242 hours, 19 seconds
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Episode 143 - Aarush Bhola & Laila get way too REAL for 100 Minutes

In episode 143 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Aarush Bhola and Laila, who run their YouTube channels, and a Fashion Brand named ALLSTAGS. We expose their BALI trips and then go on to Understand their friendship.
3/29/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 142 - Debating the Ideas of Sanatan Economics & Predicting India's Future w/ Dr. Ankit Shah

In episode 142 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Ankit Shah,A passionate analyst deeply influenced by the principles of Sanatan Dharma explores its economic facets while comparing them with Western economic paradigms. Through this exploration, we aim to discern the strengths and weaknesses of Sanatan Economics vis-à-vis its Western counterpart. Ultimately, our goal is to forecast the trajectory of the global economy, including potential shifts, and to examine the implications for the future of America as a leading nation.
3/22/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 141 - Understanding the problems of Hindu society and Current Indian politics w/ Anand Ranganathan

Episode 141 of PG Radio with Anand Ranganathan will be an Eye Opener for many. In this episode, we'll delve into two critical topics: the rise in religious conversions and the impact of government involvement in Hindu temple administration. Additionally, we'll explore the concept of media bias and its potential influence on public perception.
3/16/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 140 - Analyzing the Ground REALITY of 2024 Elections w/ Pradeep Bhandari

In episode 140 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Pradeep Bhandari, A Psephologist and Journalist, discussing the current dynamics and realities of Indian politics, Analyze the potential scenarios and factors that may impact the future of the Congress party after the 2024 elections and insights into the methodologies and techniques used by psephologists (election analysts) to predict election outcomes.
3/10/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 139 - Debating INDIA's growing Political Tensions w/ Tehseen Poonawalla

In episode 139 of PG Radio, we talk with Tehseen Poonawalla, A Political Analyst and Expert, about modern India's political problems, the Current BJP Government report card, and How Rahul Gandhi can rise as a Strong Opposition.
3/4/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 138 - Understanding the Rising Global Tensions w/ Geopolitics Expert Abhijit Chavda

In episode 138 of PG Radio, Our conversation with Abhijit Chavda delves into the potential occurrence of a global conflict, the understated yet significant Population Crisis, and the emergence of India as a formidable rising Superpower.
2/27/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 137 - Bose vs Gandhi: The REAL Truth behind India’s Independence w/ Anuj Dhar

In episode 137 of PG Radio, we get into a conversation with Anuj Dhar, we delve into the true story of Netaji's death– the official plane crash report, whispers of the "Gumnami Baba," and everything in between. Dhar, armed with years of research and investigative zeal, shines a light on the inconsistencies that still shroud the truth. But the story goes deeper. We explore the ideological clash between Gandhi's non-violent path and Bose's militant struggle for independence.
2/21/20242 hours, 39 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 136 - Rediscovering the GENIUS of CHANAKYA w/ Sanjeev Sanyal

In Episode 136 of PG Radio, our discussion delves into a captivating dialogue with Sanjeev Sanyal, a member of PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council. Our focus centers on the exploration of Chanakya's Arthashastra, unraveling its significance, and shedding light on the manipulation of crucial facets within Indian history.
2/8/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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EPISODE 135 - Global Cooperate Leader shares insights on selecting the ideal career path for personal success w/ CA Rahul Garg

In the latest episode (135) of PG Radio, CA Rahul Garg, Partner at PwC India's top Tax Advisory firm, delves into discussions about life's interconnected nature and discovering personal purpose. Stay tuned for insightful perspectives.
2/4/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 134 - Unpacking India's Future with a Tech Titan Shashank 'Sphinx' Dixit

In this Episode of PG Radio, we get inside the head of Billionaire Indian Tech visionary Shashank "Sphinx" Dixit. We unpack the strategic differences between India and China's tech ambitions, delve into the transformative power of AI, and introduce you to In/acc, a groundbreaking tech philosophy poised to reshape the future. Tune in for insights that will leave you inspired and informed.
1/28/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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EPISODE 133 -Lakshay Chaudhary Talks about the effects of Adulting and other Deeper parts of his Life

In this Episode of PG Radio featuring Lakshay Chaudhary, we delve into the inner workings of his thoughts, exploring profound aspects such as authentic interpretations of Hinduism, his apprehensions, aspirations, experiences with love, the significance of friendship, and his contemplations on marriage.
1/22/20242 hours, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 132 - How to go from Engineer at 24 to Millionaire Entrepreneur at 50 by Shashank Dixit

In episode 132 of PG Radio, we get into conversation with Shashank Dixit, more popularly known as 'Sphinx' on Twitter, CEO and founder of a $600 Million Tech company. In this podcast, he gives a roadmap for a fresher engineer to make it big in their life.
1/15/202454 minutes, 56 seconds
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EPISODE - 131 Psychoanalyzing APRIT BALA

1/4/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode-30 Decoding Anti India Controversies and Parliament Attacks w/ Abhijit Iyer Mitra

12/29/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode-129 PM Modi's Economic Advisor Sanjeev Saniyal

12/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Discovering the Hidden Meanings behind the Stories from THE PURANAS

In episode 128 of PG Radio, we talk to Ishita Sharma from @sootjiboley about the philosophy, psychology and deeper meanings hidden in the stories from Puranas.
12/11/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sam Manekshaw, Indian army and leading unique life

In Episode 127 of PG Radio we get into conversation with Col. Rajeev Bharwan (Gurkha, Airborne Regiment) about Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, SamBahadur, the Army & living a badass life
12/10/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Women find Interesting & Attractive in Men w/ Kshitij Sehrawat

In episode 126 of PG Radio, we address the mistakes Indian men make in dating and what is the easiest way to solve them?
12/9/202341 minutes
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25K Salary at 24 to Millionaire at 50 w/ Neeraj Arora

In Episode 125 of PG Radio we Discuss the basic principles of Investing and Making money for someone in their 20s with Neeraj Arora
12/8/202356 minutes, 48 seconds
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Heart to Heart with my elder brother Perry Sidhu

Perry Sidhu was my first roommate in America, my elder brother figure, and the guy who literally taught me to be a man. My aim in this conversation is to let you guys have at least some of that learning and better yourselves. Meet the very reasonable Andrew Tate who takes us on the road to becoming a man. Here's a special gift from Perry for you all. Use Code "PERRYAOC" for the surprise here: https://www.artofconversation.in/ Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 02:18 - Perry's influence on Prakhar 10:40 - Disagreeing gains respect 14:55 - Perry's most unpopular opinion 23:05 - Ancient Amazonian eyedrops 26:28 - His whole family got stoned! 33:15 - Perry's experience with psychedelics 48:19 - Suffering, pain and their learnings 51:50 - Becoming a Man 1:05:45 - Holding complex ideas & finding the truth 1:18:53 - End #pgradio #columbia #prakharkepravachan ---------------------------- ABOUT US Here, I help you see things clearly. Life ki problem se, zamane ke shor tak– hum yaha sab breakdown karte hai. ---------------------------------------------- LEARN WITH PRAKHAR ---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻ART OF CONVERSATION The art of conversation goes beyond good communication and getting to the level of mastery. A blend of art and science, this course makes you smoother than a smoothie. Start today: https://artofconversation.in -- 👉🏻CONFIDENCE ON COMMAND What we offer is an opportunity to believe in yourself again. An opportunity to own your mind and body into presenting confidence at will. Start today: https://confidenceoncommand.in – 👉🏻HAPPINESS MANIFESTO Joy, fulfilment and structure are directly related to each other. In this course, Prakhar reverse-engineers happiness to come up with a set of tools that will lead you out of your unorderly Kanye West phase. Start today: https://www.learnwithprakhar.com/s/st... CONNECT WITH US ---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻SOCIALS Instagram: https://instagram.com/prakharkepravachan Twitter: https://twitter.com/prvkhvr Facebook: https://facebook.com/prakharkepravachan – 👉🏻WORK WITH US We are always on the lookout for good talent to work with. Email [email protected]. Please attach your resume and a short description of what you are interested in. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- BUSINESS ENQUIRIES & COLLABORATION ----------------------------------------------------------------------- For sponsorship, brand collaborations and more. Email to [email protected] ---------------------------------------------- End credits ---------------------------------------------- Produced by– Asim Sayed, Prakhar Gupta Host– Prakhar Gupta
8/2/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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Spirituality, Mythology and Religion with Devdutt Pattanaik

@DevduttMyth  is a mythologist, from Mumbai, India. He is also a speaker, illustrator and author, on Hindu sacred lore, legends, folklore, fables and parables. His work focuses largely on the areas of religion, mythology, and management.   Buy My Book: http://dontshutup.in TIMESTAMPS:00:00 Intro03:14 Devdutt’s Political Position08:59 Structuralism15:50 Structure of Caste Conversations in India19:26 Romila Thapar and the History of Caste25:30 Ad break26:05 Ramrajya and Mythological Thinking30:36 Origin of Religion and Hinduism’s way of Life41:23 The Problem with ‘The Truth’43:53 Dharma, Karma, and Constitution55:46 Gods and Heroes1:00:26 Gods, Aliens, and Psychedelics1:09:00 Outro----------------------------ABOUT US Here, I help you see things clearly.  Life ki problem se, zamane ke shor tak– hum yaha sab breakdown karte hai. ----------------------------------------------LEARN WITH PRAKHAR---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻ART OF CONVERSATION The art of conversation goes beyond good communication  and getting to the level of mastery. A blend of art and science,  this course makes you smoother than a smoothie.Start today: https://artofconversation.in --👉🏻CONFIDENCE ON COMMAND What we offer is an opportunity to believe in yourself again. An  opportunity to own your mind and body into presenting confidence at will.Start today: https://confidenceoncommand.in –👉🏻HAPPINESS MANIFESTO Joy, fulfilment and structure are directly related to each other.  In this course, Prakhar reverse-engineers happiness to  come up with a set of tools that will lead you out of your  unorderly Kanye West phase.  Start today: https://www.learnwithprakhar.com/s/store/courses/description/Happiness-Manifesto ----------------------------------------------CONNECT WITH US---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻SOCIALS Instagram: https://instagram.com/prakharkepravachanTwitter: https://twitter.com/prvkhvrFacebook: https://facebook.com/prakharkepravachan –👉🏻WORK WITH US We are always on the lookout for good talent to work with.  Email  [email protected].  Please attach your resume and a short description of what you are interested in.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------BUSINESS ENQUIRIES & COLLABORATION-----------------------------------------------------------------------For sponsorship, brand collaborations and more.Email to [email protected] ----------------------------------------------End credits----------------------------------------------Produced by– Asim Sayed, Prakhar GuptaHost– Prakhar Gupta
6/27/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORPORATE COACH REVEALS SECRETS TO CRACK INTERVIEWS @Mudit Yadav

Tune in to get the ultimate guide to cracking any interview in your life with the OG of the corporate world @Mudit Yadav   TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 - Intro.1:45 - Who is Mudit Yadav?4:00 - How to crack an Interview?6:06 - Best way to learn English.11:28 - Interview mindset.14:35 - Mudit's first Interview experience.17:01 - Ask the right question.20:50 - Physiology before Interview.26:45 - Learn about the interviewer.32:54 - Positive anxiety is the Key.34:51 - Muddi gang & Recap.  40:27 - Seek opportunity in every question.43:02 - Mudit's Gladiator tactic.50:37 - Using Qualifying language & Disclaimers.54:50 - How to be calm in Silent or Tense moments.58:50 - Use Bullet points & Full stop, while answering.1:01:50 - Recap.1:05:04 - Difference between confidence and overconfidence.1:08:40 - How to implement?1:09:56 - How to answer your strengths & weaknesses?1:15:37 - Arrogance, Conflict of interest with interviewer.1:18:06 - Open-ended questions & Ego shatter.1:24:27 - How to deal with Stammering?1:26:22 - How to answer personal questions professionally?1:28:10 - “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”1:31:03 - How not to be over frank?1:34:05 - What Questions to Ask the Interviewer?1:36:10 - Outro. Would you not like to learn the most interesting concepts in the most fun-filled way?   Join our channel for captivating deep dives into some of the most complex and useful areas like psychology, biology, philosophy, and everything there is about how to lead a good life. ----------------------------------------------LEARN WITH PRAKHAR---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻ART OF CONVERSATION The art of conversation goes beyond good communication  and getting to the level of mastery. A blend of art and science,   this course makes you smoother than a smoothie.Start today: https://artofconversation.in--👉🏻CONFIDENCE ON COMMAND What we offer is an opportunity to believe in yourself again. An   opportunity to own your mind and body into presenting confidence at will.Start today: https://confidenceoncommand.in–👉🏻HAPPINESS MANIFESTO Joy, fulfilment and structure are directly related to each other.   In this course, Prakhar reverse-engineers happiness to   come up with a set of tools that will lead you out of your  unorderly Kanye West phase.  Start today: https://www.learnwithprakhar.com/s/store/courses/description/Happiness-Manifesto ----------------------------------------------CONNECT WITH US---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻SOCIALS Instagram: https://instagram.com/prakharkepravachanTwitter: https://twitter.com/prvkhvrFacebook: https://facebook.com/prakharkepravachan –👉🏻WORK WITH US We are always on the lookout for good talent to work with.  Email  [email protected].  Please attach your resume and a short description of what you are interested in. -----------------------------------------------------------------------BUSINESS ENQUIRIES & COLLABORATION-----------------------------------------------------------------------For sponsorship, brand collaborations and more.Email to [email protected]  ----------------------------------------------End credits----------------------------------------------Produced by– Asim Sayed, Prakhar GuptaHost– Prakhar Gupta
6/26/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 53 seconds
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Dissecting Indic Culture with Kushal Mehra

Discussing the Darshanas of Indic Philosophy tonight with Kushal Mehra from @The Cārvāka Podcast CONNECT WITH US ---------------------------------------------- 👉🏻SOCIALS Instagram: https://instagram.com/prakharkepravachan Twitter: https://twitter.com/prvkhvr Facebook: https://facebook.com/prakharkepravachan BUSINESS ENQUIRIES & COLLABORATION ----------------------------------------------------------------------- For sponsorship, brand collaborations and more. Email to [email protected] ---------------------------------------------- End credits ---------------------------------------------- Produced by– Asim Sayed, Prakhar Gupta Host– Prakhar Gupta
5/4/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 11 seconds
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STATUS, PRIVILEGE AND THE LEFT with MANU CHATURVEDI | PGRadio Ep. 104 (Part 2/2)

The first part of this podcast was a dense discussion on Left politics. It also revolved around how Status and Privilege play a part in shaping the political scenario not just in India but in the United States as well.In this part, Prakhar and Manu discuss social media and content creation in detail.  As an added bonus, Manu Chaturvedi shares perhaps one of the most insightful and heart warming stories on intergenerational equity. Time Stamps00:00 - Introduction04:40 - Talking about the Pandemic and content creation18:50 - Uncontested fame on Social Media23:00 - Manu Chaturvedi’s touching story  40:50 - Conclusion Follow Manu Chaturvedi -On Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/manuchaturvedi/?hl=enOn Twitter - https://twitter.com/chaturvedi_manu?lang=en -Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself. https://www.artofconversation.in/ Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected]
7/4/202150 minutes, 44 seconds
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STATUS, PRIVILEGE AND THE LEFT with MANU CHATURVEDI | PGRadio Ep. 104

Manu Chaturvedi is an independent legal practitioner skilled in legal writing and litigation. He has done his LLM in International Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a consultant to the National Human Rights Commission of India.  In this podcast watch Prakhar and Manu discuss -  00:00 - Introduction02:26 - Manu Chaturvedi’s experiences at UC Berkeley13:45 - Mission and Function Creep19:25 - Prakhar’s experiences at Columbia26:20 - Status Enquiry and Privilege  37:45 - Comparing left politics in India vs USA42:40 - Diluted Unfreedom51:40 - Discussing Clubhouse01:10:00 - Conclusion   Follow Manu Chaturvedi -On Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/manuchaturvedi/?hl=enOn Twitter - https://twitter.com/chaturvedi_manu?lang=en -Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected]       
6/27/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 36 seconds
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Understanding Chanakya with Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai | PGRadio Ep. 103

Time Stamps00:00 - Introduction00:40 - Chanakya: The Ultimate Polymath05:17 - Does the education system want to create polymaths?08:35 - How Takshashila was a different University?15:08 - Are there any failures of Chanakya?16:30 - Chanakya's greatest social experiment: Women Empowerment21:30 - How to update Chanakya's teachings to modern life?26:26 - Dr. Pillai's journey of studying Chanakya.33:29 - Vijigishu40:00 - What are Prakhar's followers thinking?46:28 - Dr. Pillai on 12th Boards being cancelled.  51:10 - Conclusion   Watch this Episode on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/pgradio-Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself https://www.artofconversation.in/ Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected]
6/13/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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THE MAKING OF A GRANDMASTER with Vidit Gujrathi | PGRadio Ep. 102

Time Stamps00:00 - Introduction  01:08 - Being at the top of your game03:30 - Explore-Exploit phenomenon  07:03 - Vidit's personality/game style11:10 - How Vidit got into Chess18:08 - Chess parties and streams  23:25 - One player Vidit doesn't want to play against29:20 - The process of becoming World Champion in Chess  34:05 - The G.O.A.T in Chess39:38 - The deciding moment in Vidit's Chess career45:00 - Touring stories and Chess rage54:09 - Prakhar on teaching Chess to children  55:27 - What Vidit is preparing for now56:18 - How Prakhar learnt the Art of Conversation  01:02:39 - Conclusion Watch this Episode on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/pgradio-Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself https://www.artofconversation.in/ Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected] 
6/6/20211 hour, 8 minutes
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TWITTER, WHATSAPP AND SOVEREIGNTY | PGRadio Ep. 101

Time Stamps00:00 - Introduction  01:47 - Opening Remarks12:06 - The Intent attribution problem  18:42 - Corruption of the Social Media System  22:48 - Robbing Twitter off its intermediary status  34:00 - Skepticism towards the State's misuse of social media  40:45 - Publisher- platform debate  48:50 - Invasion of privacy vs Undermining Indian sovereignty  53:50 - Closing Remarks Kushal Mehra is the host of The Cārvāka Podcast. It is India's most popular podcast on economy, politics, geopolitics, religion, history, social issues, current affairs.  Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s research focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, and nuclear dynamics. He also deals with governance issues and non-traditional security threats.  Connect with Kushal Mehra -  https://twitter.com/kushal_mehra?s=20Connect with Abhijit Iyer-Mitra -  https://twitter.com/Iyervval?s=20Watch this Episode on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/pgradio-Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself https://www.artofconversation.in/ Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected] 
5/31/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Against all tides with Bhakti Sharma | PGRadio Ep. 100

Time Stamps 00:00 - Introduction 00:34 - Bhakti Sharma on swimming across the Antarctic ocean 04:30 - How Bhakti Sharma views her endeavors 11:50 - The meditative nature of swimming and getting over the fear of swimming 16:30 - Preparing for swims: mindset, diet and training 24:50 - Training for cold temperatures 30:00 - The downside of achieving your dreams 36:52 - The institutional neglect of sports in India 41:47 - Hyperfocus on Cricket and the state of swimming in India 47:52 - Comparing the potential opportunities in India vs abroad 58:30 - Females in sports and feminism in India 01:06:45 - Underestimating role models 01:17:00 - Conclusion Follow Bhakti Sharma on Twitter - @bhaktisharma4 https://twitter.com/bhaktisharma4?s=20 Watch this episode on YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/pgradioArt of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himselfhttps://www.artofconversation.in/  Connect with us [email protected] on Instagram Get in touch:[email protected]   
5/29/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 3 seconds
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#99 - Truth behind NFTs, CRYPTO and MINTING money in 2021 W/ Abhinav Chikkara

Abhinav Chhikara is the founder of10K Designers, a cohort-based design education platform on a mission to make 10 thousand designers. To support this mission he founded booklets.io a book summary blog catering to designers and UI Sources, a website to find design references from real apps. He also co-authored a bestseller book on freelancing called Pyjama Profit.Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction02:00 - The story behind 111104:05 - What is digital scarcity?08:10 - Are we in a unique moment in time today?16:25 - Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Memes23:15 - Talking about Satoshi Nakamoto and Cryptocurrencies26:58 - What are NFT’s?34:10 - The point of owning NFT’s and Monetizing ideas42:34 - Uploading your consciousness on the blockchain and the digital world53:03 - How Exclusivity and uniqueness create a cultural shift59:15 - Should you buy NFT’s?01:04:00 - What are the types of NFT’s01:08:30 - Could the stock market be losing its position in a space where investments can be institution-less01:10:00 - The crypto/ NFT FOMO01:14:26 - ConclusionYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Abhinav ChikkaraInstagram: @abhinavchTwitter: @abnuxArt of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himselfartofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/19/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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LIVE FROM SVC, DELHI UNIVERSITY

Prakhar was invited to speak at SVC, Delhi UniversityTime Stamps:00:00 - Introduction02:00 - Prakhar’s insight on being a media entrepreneur08:23 - How Prakhar started his podcasting journey17:38 - Long form vs Short from content20:18 - The PKP story and the art of making mistakes24:41 - What could you do with your “college tag”?36:35 - Coping with parental pressure47:15 - Networking with people55:20 - Future for video editors57:54 - Quick advice to people in their twenties59:10 - Learning to manage risk strategically01:02:00 - Studying abroad vs Studying in India01:06:30 - ConclusionYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioArt of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himselfartofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/9/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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#98 - Crypto, NFTs and the Future w/ Neer Sharma

Neer is an entrepreneur, product person, and all-around creative. Neer Sharma is the co-founder of HaikuJAM, a mobile game that promotes self-care through collaborative writing. The app is used by 1M people across 163 countries. Before then, he was an investment banker working in Mergers and Acquisitions. After leaving HaikuJAM, Neer started a newsletter called Patent Drop that summarizes 3 new big tech patents every week for 200,000 people. He is also advising 3 early-stage startups working at the intersection of tech, media, and creativity. He’s also experimenting a lot with NFTs, selling 3 songs in the last few weeks.Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction00:25 - Neer Sharma’s unique window to the future: Patent Drop03:35 - Is technology or culture the driving force of the future?06:35 - Will we be giving away more data and privacy in the future?17:14 - Moving to an expression economy22:28 - Economics of NFT Art31:42 - How to identify an “upcoming wave”?40:30 - Talking about cryptocurrencies44:20 - Could crypto bypass our current government structures?53:19 - Brave new world, privacy, and digital identities01:06:15 - Neer Sharma’s random phone calls01:14:13 - Patent Drop’s research and analysis process01:21:00 - Discussing low confidence days and the flow state01:27:10 - ConclusionYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Neer SharmaInstagram: @Neer SharmaTwitter: @thisisneer Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himselfartofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/8/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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#97 - Travelling with Ronnie & Barty​

Ronnie and Barty are filmmakers and YouTubers based out of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. They make video content for the Internet and TV, in and around the Himalayas primarily. They have been working for the last 8 years in the mainstream film and Television industry in Mumbai. They also make addictive vlogs. Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction00:37 - Ronnie and Barty’s content style05:45 - Taking inspiration from the lonely planet07:29 - When living your dream life becomes a routine11:10 - Does scripted travel vlogging leave room for spontaneity and the UFO experience17:32 - Living in Manali and how nature changes your perspective28:51 - How Manali changed after Kashmir became inaccessible to tourists32:49 - Ronnie’s music album37:30 - How does being on YouTube influence Ronnie and Barty’s filmmaking?47:00 - Ronnie and Barty’s life-altering story52:57 - Passivity in traveling57:21 - How YouTube is going for PrakharYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Ronnie & BartyInstagram: @ronnie_and_bartyFacebook: @Ronnie & BartyYoutube: Ronnie & Barty Art of ConversationLearn to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himselfartofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/7/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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#96 - Extra Ordinary Public Speaking w/ Mudit Yadav

Mudit Yadav is the founder of MY Success Coach and a keynote speaker.He has spoken to more than 415,000 people from more than 48 countries and also at multiple TEDx events about leadership and success.He is also the author of the book: Be Invincible - The mindset, skills, and habits for sustainable growth and success.Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction00:25 - Being “raw and real” and Prakhars origin story05:45 - The journey from CA to Public Speaking14:00 - Gaining clarity in life18:00 - How to understand the depth needed in a conversation with people older than you?22:12 - Discussing generic interview questions29:50 - Trading off goals for processes42:00 - Mudit Yadav’s Public speaking process and processing feedback53:08 - Thinking in language and “hyperlocal”55:54 - Is there a secret purpose behind inspiring other people?01:02:00 - Talking about Mudit Yadav’s book - “Be Invincible”01:10:55 - ConclusionYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Mudit Yadavmysuccesscoach.inTwitter: @muditspeaksInstagram: @mudit_yLinkedin:Mudit Yadav Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.in Connect with us onlinepgradio.com @pgradio.live on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/5/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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#95 - Conversation with Nitish Rajput

Nitish Rajput is an Indian Digital Social Activist, Entrepreneur, and YouTuber. His popularity grew by his unique approach to political awareness which he achieves through videos on undiscussed things like lies, facts, corruption, education systems, injustice, and propaganda.Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction01:54 - Discussing political opinions on Social media10:20 - The privilege of having a political voice16:13 - The idea of “small government”23:00 - The idea of Khalistan and Marx’s Communist Manifesto29:26 - Politics versus Policies debate34:18 - India’s importance at an international scale and foreign intervention and Indian politics43:49- Discourse in India59:11 - Why youtube is enjoyable for Nitish Rajput01:02:55 - Political decision making and their long term repercussions01:06:00 - “Sabki baat” and the purpose of conversation01:13:32 - Free speech and the “Idea” economy1:38:30 - ConclusionConnect with Nitish RajputTwitter: @nitishrajpute  Instagram: @nitishrajputeFacebook: @nitishrajputeYouTube: @nitishrajputArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/4/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 58 seconds
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#94 - Growing with Ankur Warikoo

Ankur Warikoo is an Internet entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and angel investor based in India. He was the co-founder of Nearbuy. Warikoo was previously the CEO of Groupon India.He is an active angel investor and invests in early-stage tech startups and mentors the founders on Product-Market-Fit, Talent hiring & retention, and the founder mindset.Time Stamps:00:00 - Live Streaming, audience engagement06:35 - How does the content creation process change for an older audience?12:57 - Is creating helpful content a way of healing a creator's past wounds?17:15 - Ankur Warikoos experience at ISB Hyderabad21:10 - Does the course matter or the institute?25:15 - Are management colleges becoming redundant?32:00 - Does the “ideal” form of leadership map onto the practical reality?36:30 - Why aren't Indian startups reaching their potential?40:30 - Amazon and Google’s power today43:28 - How much of the top-level entrepreneurship is people management?44:59 - The founder - creator operational difference52:58 - What drives Prakhar to create content?Connect with Ankur WarikooTwitter: @warikoo  Instagram: @ankurwarikooLinkedin: @Ankur WarikooYouTube: @warikooArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/2/202157 minutes, 44 seconds
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#93 - Media, Politics and The People w/ An Open Letter

Time Stamps:Timestamps00:00 - Introduction00:27 - Provocative nature of Twitter01:35 - What is “String”?07:56 - The state of political discourse and nationalism11:00 - How “An open letters” political leaning evolved14:35 - Has the Godi media always existed in India?24:20 - Need for reducing government intervention32:30 - Discussing Rinku Sharma murder controversy41:12 - The legacy media and rational voice49:18 - Where did the name “An open letter” come from?52:40 - How to go about fact-finding?59:25 - How Prakhars political leaning changed through a spiritual experience?01:01:46 - Political activism on social media and the western view of India01:09:08 - How does an individual relate to politics?01:15:50 - Who runs the outrage economy?01:25:28 - How Greta and Rihanna sidelined the actual issues01:28:25 - Discussing the farm laws and the events of 26th Jan01:58:45 - Podcasting, Live Streaming, and Content Creation02:13:20 - Jordan Peterson's Zebra story02:18:14 - ConclusionConnect with An Open LetterTwitter: @AnOpenLetter001  Instagram: @anopenletter001YouTube: @An Open letterConnect with us onlinepgradio.com  @pgradio.live on InstagramConnect with Prakhar Gupta:@prvkhvr on Twitter  email: [email protected]
3/1/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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#92- POPULARISING SCIENCE EDUCATION IN INDIA w/ Tirthak Saha

Tirthak Saha is a Business Strategy Consultant. He has been working as a solo consultant for several pre-series A global startups to help founding teams develop their GTM strategies and build data-driven MVPs. He was also the co-founder of Trolysis – an American clean energy startup developing innovative solutions to the world's Energy and Climate Change problems.Previously to this, He lead a program to design a multi-million-dollar portfolio of Smart Grid technology projects at American Electric Power and also conducted research projects in the Space Systems sector, working with NASA (Pennsylvania Space Grant Commission).Time Stamps:0:00 Intro05:00 Language Analogy14:50 Problems with Info Retrieval20:00 Telling Parents to do X44:00 Etymology Example47:00 Hebrew Reformation54:00 Mental Health on Social Media1:00:00 Internet Issues1:03:00 Chat InteractionConnect with Tirthak SahaLinkedin: Tirthak Saha  Instagram: @tirthak.sahaArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/25/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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#91 - Bangalore to Boston - A 23 year old Founder tells the story w/ Nikin Tharan

Nikin Tharan believes in using technology and leveraging existing resources to challenge the status quo and impact lives. He  is currently the CEO and co-founder of Medsix, a medical device startup based in Boston. Growing up in India, Nikin discovered he had a talent for electronics and started working at a lab affiliated with the Border Security Force at 9 y/o and secured a scholarship to study university in the US at 16 y/o. After graduating, he worked at a startup building novel radiation detectors backed by NASA before founding Medsix.Time Stamps:0:00 Intro1:18 Embracing risk as an Entrepreneur8:06 Who is Nikin Tharan20:01 The World as an "Embedded system"32:02 Nikin's childhood as an 'Anomaly'48:00 Flaws of the Indian education system51:45 Ending up in Northeastern University, Boston57:31 The American University Experience1:03:32 How MEDSIX came into being1:10:44 What is a Hackathon and how does it work1:14:45 What happens at MEDSIX?1:24:05 Where is Nikin headed?Connect with Nikin TharanLinkedin: Nikin Tharan  Instagram: @ntharanArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/7/20211 hour, 29 minutes
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#90 - Kashmir Files, Kashmir Diaries and Fatwas with Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and author. As of 2019, he is a member of the board of India's Central Board of Film Certification.Time Stamps:00:00 - Introduction02:16 - How to tell profound stories?06:01 - Kashmir's Civilisational Conflict10:47 - Drawing parallels from Israel Palestine conflict and the sentiment of rebellion17:42 - The “wounded” feeling in Kashmir21:44 - How is the situation in Kashmir now?25:10 - The problem with the government's solution on Kashmir31:03 - Shooting films in Kashmir32:20 - The style of storytelling in “Kashmir Files”40:39 - Fatwa issued against Vivek Agnihotri50:55 - Was the Fatwa against the idea of freedom of speech?56:22 - The greatest blessing and curse of all revolutionaries Connect with Vivek AgnihotriInstagram: @vivekagnihotri  Twitter: @vivekagnihotriArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/6/20211 hour, 6 seconds
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#89 - EdTech, The Art of Teaching and the Future of Education w/ Neeraj Arora

Neeraj Arora is a famous Chartered Accountant and teacher by passion. He runs multiple YouTube channels with hundreds and thousands of subscribers. He is also the co-founder of Fin Learn Club and EDU 91.Time Stamps:0:00 Intro2:10 Life after Covid, Sensex reaching 50k5:45 Effects of Sensex reaching 50k7:25 FOMO and POMO10:30 Emotional Inflations in Market14:00 Predicting Market?16:40 Growth of EdTech in India18:55 Problems with EdTech21:45 Teaching is an Art25:00 EdTech getting exam-focused?31:00 Prakhar’s Opinion on EdTech31:55 EdTech getting exam-focused? (Continues)33:05 Problems with EdTech (Continues)35:00 Metric for Success37:40 Prakhar’s Opinion on Art of Teaching38:50 Automation in EdTech41:30 Need of Marketing Ethics45:30 Getting started with EdTech47:50 Flaws in Indian System50:20 Neeraj sir Appreciates Prakhar52:00 Saying No to Money on Table55:20 What it feels like after getting famous?56:40 Amazon will rule the WORLD1:00:00 AI vs Individual Creators1:03:00 QnA with Chat1:05:00 Prakhar’s Closing RemarksYou can also watch this episode on [Youtube.com/pgradio](https://youtu.be/nY53FTTgg2w) Connect with Neeraj Aroraneerajarora.comTwitter: @neerajarora91Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/5/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Future of Media Entrepreneurship @SIMC, PUNE

Prakhar was invited to speak about what it's like to be an internet entrepreneur and the future of modern media entrepreneurship in India.Time Stamps:0:10 Intro9:10 Why did PGRadio end up working?26:35 How to build a non-monotonous podcast32:29 The essentials of marketing and producing a podcast37:41 Behind the scenes of Prakhar ke Pravachan40:65 Identifying your market45:13 Is Alternative Media really better than Traditional Media?50:31 Possible Impacts of regulating digital media54:28 Exchanging ideas and tearing them apart58:36 Deciding the guests for the podcast01:01:33 Should you dilute the podcasts keeping the audience in mind?01:12:35 Should competition and negative comments affect your content?01:20:14 How does Prakhar monetize his content01:26:11 Summary and OutroYou can also watch this episode on [Youtube.com/pgradio](https://youtu.be/nY53FTTgg2w) Connect with us [email protected] on InstagramConnect with Prakhar Gupta:@prvkhvr on Twitteremail: [email protected]
12/28/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 50 seconds
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#87- History, False Narrative and Sampoorn Kranti w/ Ruchir Sharma

Ruchir Sharma is an award-winning public policy and political advocacy professional with experience in police reform, counterterrorism, and climate change at the intergovernmental level and campaign strategy at the party-level.With an academic background in Marxist theory, the history of terrorism, and Cold War geopolitics, he has also worked as an advisor to a major political party and in recent years, he has been making waves with his piercing articles on history, culture, and international politics, in the Huffington Post, Firstpost, Swarajya, and Russia Insider.Time Stamps:00:00 - Intro, Ideology vs False Narrative, The Failure of Indian Education05:36 - How is the Indian situation unique?09:00 - How far is the first world wealth level for India?13:48 - Does a Unified Political Will not exist in India due to Diversity?15:45 - What is this 1940s idea of India? Did India move past it in the 2014 elections?20:53 - The real BJP, their purpose and decolonization attempt27:20 - Are our narratives trying to keep us unplugged from reality?34:59 - How do we move forward with these narratives?38:50 - Where and how did Ruchir Sharma learn his tools?42:50 - How did Indian History evolve? Expansionist Nationalism vs Local nationalism50:00 - Disillusionment in History and ideologies, and switching ideologies55:59 - Was Jai Prakash moving India towards the real, core changes?59:43 - Slavoy Zizek and India’s need for capitalism, Problem of Socialism1:05:40 - Jai Prakash and Janata party moving away from Post-Colonial India1:12:41 - New Leaders coming out of the Janata Party, Jai Prakash’s IdealsConnect with Ruchir Sharmaruchirsharma.euTwitter: ruchirsharma_1Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
11/28/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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#86- The Two Ways of Life w/ Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi is the Director of the Nehru Centre in London and a columnist, and author. He is very well known for his books The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta and Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India.Annotations00:00 Intro00:12 The Indic Storytelling Style05:28 Being open to many truths - Indian Liberalism12:13 The complexity of Dharma16:37 Liberalism and Infighting27:48 The "inaccessible" wisdom in our mythology31:53 Reconnecting the education system to the Indian roots39:39 Finding a distinct spiritual instinct in life45:06 A marriage of religiosity and liberalism in IndiaYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Amish Tripathiauthoramish.comTwitter: authoramishInstagram: authoramishFacebook: authoramishBuy books from Amish TripathiArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
11/20/202050 minutes, 43 seconds
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#85- The Policital News Roundup w/ Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is a defense analyst and a cultural-political commentator.Timestamps00:10 India GDP vs Bangladesh's GDP13:36 India mai ‘Chalta Hai’18:26 Tanishq Ekatvam Ad22:43 The Future of Hindu-Muslim relationship in India40:29 Politics, Society and Culture of Central Asia49:58 China, Taiwan and what should India do59:41 Pakistan Civil war?You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioFind Abhijit onAbhijit's blogTwitter: @IyervvalArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
11/6/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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#84- Messiah Modi? w/ Tavleen Singh

Tavleen Singh is an Indian columnist, political reporter, and writer.Annotations00:00 Introduction00:58 The Sushant Singh Rajput Political Fiasco04:55 What does Bollywood stand for in the Indian culture10:50 The forgotten wounds of Indian history15:05 Tavleen Discusses Modi's Report card24:04 "What do you think about politicians is wrong"33:32 The modern Media situation alarms Tavleen Singh37:15 The perfect educational specimen for India43:09 What happened to 'Messiah Modi'?You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioFind Tavleen's workTavleen's column on Indian ExpressBuy Tavleen's latest book: Messiah Modi?Other books by TavleenConnect with Tavleentavleensingh.comTwitter: @tavleen_singhArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
10/26/202055 minutes, 7 seconds
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#83- The Philosophy of AI w/ Wendell Wallach

Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and a senior advisor to The Hastings Center. He is also a fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law (Arizona State University) and a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology.Mr. Wallach has an international reputation as an expert on the ethical and governance concerns posed by emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and neuroscience. He was featured along with Honda's Asimov in the award-winning short film Living with Robots, and has been interviewed and quoted often in leading news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC News. He has also been interviewed on MSNBC, FOX, the FOX Business Channel, PBS and countless national and local radio shows.Annotations00:00 start02:21 Moving from science fiction to synthetic biology and AI in real life04:29 Providing AI autonomy to make decisions for humans08:16 Can silicon powered machines replace humans?19:43 Can AI machines become selfish?25:56 where do we get intentionality from?30:17 How can we build a decision-making algorithm based on ethics?38:07 How do we provide 'morality' to an artificially intelligent system44:29 Can AI be biased because of existing human data?52:22 Audience QnA52:52 How will AI evolve and grow its intelligence?56:57 how can we create “conscious” AI?01:04:28 What can we hope to find out in the quest to create artificial general intelligence?01:05:07 Prakhar’s response to: What can we hope to find out in the quest to create artificial general intelligence?01:06:16 Wallach’s response to: What can we hope to find out in the quest to create artificial general intelligence?01:07:40 The 3 things AI cannot produceYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Wendell Wallachwendellwallach.comTwitter: wendellwallachFacebook: wendell.wallachArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
10/16/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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#82- The Police in India w/ Kushal Kumar Sinha

Kushal is the founder of Indian Defence Research Advancements INDRAYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioKushal is the founder of Indian Defence Research Advancements INDRA.Kushal Sinha, 21, is currently an undergrad student in International Relations and Criminology. He started off his journey with an aim to become a diplomat only to later find his passion in Criminology. Soon after, he developed a keen interest in Policing.Kushal now keeps a close eye on police modernization and reforms in India. He identifies and analyzes the lapses of the police after a law and order breakdown, and the blunders the police commits while investigating a crime.Annotations00:00 Start5:25 why do serial killers exist?10:10 Japanese system of reducing crime17:36 the problems with the Indian police force27:05 why do people want to become police officers31: 20 reasons behind the corruption of police41:05 political involvement in the SSR case49:20 Disregard of rule of law in India54:20 next steps in indian police force modernization1:04:05 how to make the police system better?1:08:00 encounter culture UP police1:11:21 police models to look up to1:16:22 Jaat Agitation riots and delhi riotsYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with KushalTwitter: KushalSinha001Medium: KushalSinha001Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
10/5/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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#81- Catching up w/ Sattvik Mishra

EPISODE SUMMARY (can use description used for the youtube video)Annotations@HH:MM:SS one line description of that discussion pointYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Sattvik MishraTwitter: sattvikmArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
9/24/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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#80- How To Make Your Own Destiny w/ Raj Shamani

Raj Shamani is an entreprenuer, marketing strategist and keynote speaker.A native of Indore, India, Raj has represented India in United Nations, Vienna, Austria and travels across the world for his speeches.Timestamps00:00 How did Raj start reading?03:50 Identifying your current problem08:10 How did Raj start out?14:31 Starting a business at 1626:59 Dealing with self doubt33:00 Initial days as an entrepreneur45:15 Raj's first big moment56:30 Meeting Gary Vaynerchuk1:03:55 Building "That Useless" AgencyYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Raj ShamaniRajShamni.comTwitter: @Raj ShamaniInstagram: @Raj ShamaniArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
9/16/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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#79- The Confluence of India & Bharat w/ Aatish Taseer

Aatish Ali Taseer is an American writer and journalist.In 2019, he wrote the article ‘Divider in Chief’ criticizing Modi and the BJP Government in India for Time Magazine.Taseer has also written for the Time, Prospect, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, amongst many,He has also authored several books including Stranger to History: A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands (2009), His part memoir-part travelogue, has been translated into more than 14 languages and hailed as a "must-read" for anyone attempting to understand the Muslim worldAnnotations00:00 Political Posturing on the internet2:55 Consequences of putting on a performance mask4:34 Over sensationalisation by Indian Media9:00 Delhi Riots, Aatish Taseer and William Dalrymple15:04 Historical Romanticism in India vs America21:32 Aatish's spiritual experience in Banaras27:35 The cocktail that is India and Bharat36:34 Aatish's feeling of being lost as a writer44:05 Class system in India52:56 "The conversion of culture into religion end up with conversion of religion into politics"1:05:25 Dealing with dislike and trolls1:10:40 Aatish's new projects1:12:15 The privilege of being Indian in the world1:15:51 Feeling of complex - not the spirit of Indian CosmopolitanismYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Aatish TaseerTwitter: @AatishTaseerArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
9/7/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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#78- The Narrative of Kashmir w/ Aarti Tikoo Singh

Aarti Tikoo Singh is a New Delhi based journalist. She is the Foreign & Strategic Affairs Editor at Indo-Asian News Service. She has been a reporter and editor for the last 15 years. Her areas of interest are international relations, Indian politics, economic and foreign policy. She also focuses on conflict, war, and terror. Earlier, she reported from the conflict-ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir for almost seven years, covering politics, violence, governance and human stories for India’s two most widely read English national dailies. She has a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York.Annotations:1:36 Convenience and Human Progress4:03 Aarti's time at Columbia15:09 Identity crisis as a Displaced Kashmir Pandit25:36 Why reading about the other side is important in Politics45:06 Making sense out of drastic narratives in Politics57:01 What is Stand with Kashmir?1:12:05 Pakistan's propaganda all over twitter1:17:47 Making sense of China-Ladakh situationYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Aarti Tikoo SinghTwitter: AartiTikooFacebook: aarti.tikooArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
9/7/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds
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#77- Sushant Singh Rajput, Bollywood and Power w/ Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and author. As of 2019, he is a member of the board of India's Central Board of Film Certification.Watch clips from episodes on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pgradio.liveTimestamps:00:00 The Bollywood of the 80s-90s09:04 Page 3 and the Charm of Bollywood13:00 Filmmaking is a "dirty" business18:05 Stardom and the celebrity culture26:16 The Influence of money in films33:10 Vivek on the Sushant Singh Rajput Situation43:20 Nepotism and the politics of bollywood54:17 The Fantasy element of Bollywood1:01:00 The Blockbuster Culture and how do we end it?You can also watch this episode on https://youtu.be/C0Px2xFBhWYConnect with Vivek AgnihotriTwitter: https://twitter.com/vivekagnihotriInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivekagnihotriArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
8/9/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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#76- What Problem Does Art Solve? w/ Anand Gandhi

Anand Gandhi is an Indian filmmaker, entrepreneur, media producer, innovator and systems researcher. He is also the founder/CEO of the Mumbai-based new media studio and systems think tank Memesys Culture LabAnnotations0:00 Who is Anand Gandhi?2:44 Is art a prescription or a representation?12:29 "Art precedes and succeeds science"21:45 How do we go about achieving a non-predatory future?35:21 What audience does Anand attract?41:02 Bollywood vs Indian Cinema as a whole44:50 what kind of filmmakers does Anand resonate with?51:19 Anand Gandhi's series 'Emergence' and the Covid-19 Pandemic55:44 What's going at Memesys? (Anand's Media Studio)You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Anand GandhiTwitter: memesysInstagram: memesysArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
8/2/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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#75- The Narratives of India w/ Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is a defense analyst and a cultural-political commentator.0:00 Intro2:15 Episode starts3:46 Abhijit doesn't appreciate "Third-Ratedness"8:20 The hypocrisy of the Islamist and the Liberal side15:08 Do we need economic narratives over culturally identitarian narratives in Indian Politics? (w.r.t Modi's Gujarat Model)22:20 "Godhra was a tragedy of omission not a crime of commission"26:57 Would federalism work in India?30:25 The problems with Indian Education System38:29 The Indo-China Situation and Hindutva48:14 Is Politicisation of cultures dangerous?50:40 Arnab Goswami, Abhinandan Sekhri and the Indian Journalism57:20 How to make sense out of all the political noise?You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Abhijit IyerTwitter: IyervvalArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
7/27/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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#74- Diagnosing the Political w/ 17 years old Anwesh Satpathy

You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with AnweshTwitter: anwesh_satpathyAnwesh's Blogmedium.com/@anweshsatpathyBuy Anwesh's book The Impatient AtheistArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
7/20/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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ep#73- Psychoanalysis in India w/ Sudhir Kakar

Sudhir Kakar is an Indian psychoanalyst, novelist and author in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion.A leading figure in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion, as well as a novelist, Dr. Kakar’s person and work have been profiled in The New York Times, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Die Zeit and Le Nouvel Observateur, which listed him as one of the world's 25 major thinkers while the German weekly Die Zeit portrayed Sudhir Kakar as one of the 21 important thinkers for the 21st century. Dr. Kakar's many honors include the Kardiner Award of Columbia University, Boyer Prize for Psychological Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association, Germany ’s Goethe Medal, Rockefeller Residency, McArthur Fellowship Bhabha, Nehru and ICSSR National Fellowship, Merck-Tagore Award, and Distinguished Service Award of Indo-American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Board of Sigmund Freud Archives in the Library of Congress, Washington and the Academie Universelle des Culture, France. In February 2012, he was conferred the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country's highest civilian order.Annotations0:00 Intro6:03 How is Indian Psychoanalysis different from Freudian Psychoanalysis?16:23 What is our "Cultural Unconscious" made of?19:18 Can the cultural unconscious be passed on within different communities?22:48 Psychoanalysis and Why is it no longer glamourised?29:00 "Making the unconscious conscious"34:26 When does bollywood become part of the Indian psyche?45:19 Sudhir's end goal with psychoanalysis47:41 Understanding Vipassana through the psychoanalytical framework53:39 The similarities between Indian and Western Psychoanalytical Frameworks55:49 How do cultural connotations impact our unconscious?You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
7/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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ep#72- The Indic Wing w/ J Sai Deepak

 Annotations0:10 J Sai Deepak's Story5:11 "Systemic Slandering" in India.10:23 The current government's stance on the 'Systemic Slandering'?15:15 What is the Indic Wing?19:46 "Dharmic Responsibility" driven model against the world.25:25 What is 'DHARMA'?33:55 Need for reinvention44:50 J Sai Deepak's comments on RSS (Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh)47:56 Is Education truly the means to shape people's minds?53:16 J Sai Deepak on Ashish Dharr's Upword and the Indic Collective56:31 How do you develop a political narrative?You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with J Sai DeepakTwitter: jsaideepakLinkedIN: HandleArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
7/5/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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#71- Social Justice & The Non-Left Indian Politics w/ Kushal Mehra of The Cārvāka Podcast

Kushal Mehra is the host of the Carvaka Podcast. On this episode of the podcast, Kushal and Prakhar opine about Indian politics, Social Justice movements and the meta aspects of podcasting.Kushals Twitter: @kushal_mehraYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPxuul6zSLAfKSsm123VwwWhat is PG Radio?PG Radio is your one-stop intellectual cafe. Prakhar, the host, sincerely believes that there is much to be learned always and everywhere. Follow Prakhar as he weaves sense into dialogue and monologue, conversations and research, science and art, comedy and tragedy, poetry and prose. Prakhar Gupta, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance, and corporate law in the past. He shares an insatiable passion for politics, philosophy, psychology and personal growth.If you’re interested in listening to Prakhar philosophize in Hindi: https://youtube.com/PrakharKePravachanArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
6/21/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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#70- The Divide We Refuse To See w/ Sudhanshu Kaushik

Sudhanshu Kaushik is an international youth activist known for founding Young India Foundation and his work on youth participation and author of The Future Is Ours, forthcoming by Amazon-Westland. Kaushik works on seeking political representation for young people and believes he has created a youth rights movement in India.Annotations@8:12 - [SKIP INTRO] Ageism and the discrimination against the youth@18:12 Youth pushing the boundaries of society@27:42 Social Media and the 'Online Worlds' reality of its own@56:47 Technology in Politics@56:50 Youth representation in politics@1:05:30 A common man's participation in politicsYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Sudhanshu KaushikYoung India FoundationTwitter: sudhikaushikLinkedIn: sudhikaushikInstagram: sudhanshukaushikFacebook: sudhanshuckaushikYoutube: Sudhanshu KaushikArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
6/14/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep#69- Taking Twitter Seriously w/ Visakan Veerasamy

Visakan Veerswamy is a serial tweeter and the author of the book ‘friendly ambitious nerd’. Visa’s twitter is probably one of the most interesting pieces of organic online literature I've seen in a while. On this episode, I talk to Visa about what is happening inside his unique adoption of the virtual world.Buy Visa's books from hereAnnotations8:43 Skip intro9:52 Singapore's response to Covid-1916:24 Impossing aggressive laws vs efficiency at scale25:30 The initmate/localized community as a model for a country29:29 How can a country be a magnet for smart, ambitious and courageous people35:34 The unified theory of human excellence42:52 What is the Friendly Ambitious Nerd project?46:32 How to talk Twitter seriously?51:19 Not fitting an archetype55:21 waking up to an online agglomeration economy59:28 How would Visa describe his style of tweetingYou can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Visakan Veerasamyvisakanv.comTwitter: @visakanvInstagram: @visakanvMedium: @visakanvArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
6/7/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep#68- The Evolution of Language w/ Prof. Herbert Terrace

Prakhar inquires about how humans evolved language from the world renowned animal language researcher and psychologist Herbert Terrace.Herbert S. Terrace (born 29 November 1936) is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. His work covers a broad set of research interests that include behaviorism, animal cognition, ape language and the evolution of language. He is the author of Nim (1979) and Why Chimpanzees Can't Learn Language and Only Humans Can (2019). Terrace has made important contributions to comparative psychology, many of which have important implications for human psychology. These include discrimination learning, ape language, the evolution of language, and animal cognition.PS: this is a re-recording of an earlier conversation with Prof. Terrace.@6:33 End of intro. Episode starts@8:40 Is the online teaching format sustainable?@12:09 Why should we care about evolution of language?@15:45 What is the composition of language?@2303 The Skinner-Chomsky Coversation@25:53 Did the "Need to think" result in a universal grammar?@27:30 Where did words come from?@29:47 Are we safe to compare chimpanzees and humans with respect to evolution?@39:24 What were the pressures that lead homoerectus to evolution?@43:20 Were homoerectus the true heros of Human Evolution?@45:09 What will be the breaking point in the future of evolutionary studies once we have more certain answers?@50:00 The story behind the conclusion of the training of Nim Chimpsky@55:27 "We're not the only species that has language but we're the only species that has music"Watch this episode on Youtube/pgradioBuy Herbert Terrace's book'Why Chimpanzees Can't Learn Language and Only Humans Can'Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
5/31/202058 minutes, 31 seconds
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#67- The World of Social Media Content w/ Santu Misra

Santu Misra is the director and producer for Kusha Kapila and Dolly Singh. He's worked with iDiva and MensXP at Time Internet.In this episode Prakhar and Santu talk about the phenomenon of social media from being this demonized, attention diluting tool of younger generations and how it is becoming to be accepted in our society.You can also watch this episode on YoutubeConnect with Santu on Twitter @abhinandanSekhrInstagram @santu.misraArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
5/24/202052 minutes, 51 seconds
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#66- The Fantastic World of Comic Book Realities w/ Bakarmax

Sumit Kumar is the father of Bakarmax. He has written for Savita Bhabhi and is the author of The Itch You Can’t Scratch, Kashmir Ki Kahani and Amar Bari Tomar Bari Naxalbari.Prakhar and Sumit talk about the unique story-telling nature of comic books which has an element of absurdism embedded in it. They also talk about their childhood relations with comic books and the current state of comic books and comic book creators in India.Annotations@4:14 The brand of storytelling called Bakarmax@10:36 Social commentary through humor@14:14 Why Comic books instead of standup?@18:38 Cartoons sexier than real people?@23:00 The problem with content these days.@25:50 What makes animation/illustration a great medium?@28:40 Why don't we have something like Rick & Morty in India or the east in general?@34:28 What happened to the culture of Comic Book creation in India?@43:56 Equality vs Equity@46:44 What the artists like vs what the market likes@52:35 Does creative satisfaction fulfill your stomach?@58:55 Dealing with Self-doubt.You can also watch this episode on Youtube.com/pgradioConnect with Sumit Kumar on Twitter @bakarmax_Bakarmax.comTwitter: @bakarmax_Instagram: @bakarmaxFacebook: bakarcomicYoutube: bakarmaxArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
5/18/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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#65- Arnab Goswami & The New Media w/ Abhinandan Sekhri

Abhinandan is the CEO and co-founder of the alt media company 'Newslaundry'. Abhinandan and Prakhar talk about the relationship between the media and the public before and after 2014. Abhinandan comments on the Arnab Goswami situation, barely comments on Anand Ranganathan, and personally opines on Scoopwhoop and Samdhish Bhatia style journalism. There are jokes exchanged too. For real.Episode with Dhruv Rathee:The Death of Legacy Media w/ Dhruv RatheeYou can also watch this episode on YoutubeConnect with Abhinandan Sekrhi on Twitter @abhinandanSekhrNewslaundry.comNewslandry YoutubeArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
5/10/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 50 seconds
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#64- The Death of Legacy Media w/ Dhruv Rathee

Dhruv is a part journalist and part activist and a full-time YouTuber. Dhruv is famous for his political and social commentary. He is quickly becoming the face of the alternative media movement in IndiaDhruv Rathee's [youtube](https://www.youtube.com/dhruvrathee) [dhruvrathee.com](https://dhruvrathee.com) Dhruv Rahtee's [Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/dhruvrathee)@1.45 Dhruv Rathee's [email protected] Risks involved with the content that Dhruv [email protected] Communicating that Dhruv's research methods are as objective as they can [email protected] "The interpretation problem" (JNU as reference)@15.4 Dhruv's history with [email protected] Should we criticize the opposition more than the [email protected] The Situation of Oil [email protected] How do we go about tackling [email protected] Risks of comparing India with [email protected] Scandinavian countries and the pinnacle of human [email protected] Decentralization of power to make states more [email protected] What content does Dhruv Rathee [email protected] The Arnab Goswami [email protected] Online trolls, IT Cells and the Indian National [email protected] The future of Alternate-media in IndiaArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
4/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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#63- Asking 'How exactly did Language Evolve?' w/ Herbert Terrace

Prakhar inquires about how humans evolved language from the world renowned animal language researcher and psychologist Herbert Terrace.Herbert S. Terrace (born 29 November 1936) is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. His work covers a broad set of research interests that include behaviorism, animal cognition, ape language and the evolution of language. He is the author of Nim (1979) and Why Chimpanzees Can't Learn Language and Only Humans Can (2019). Terrace has made important contributions to comparative psychology, many of which have important implications for human psychology. These include discrimination learning, ape language, the evolution of language, and animal cognition.@1:47 Language - A wall between humans and animals@7:20 Skinner's and Chomsky's theories of language@11:39 Attempts to teach animals how to speak@20:28 How did language evolve?@31:15 Does language make for a means of amplifying Human Intelligence?@31:36 "Humans are the most cooperative species"@34:25 Neural basis of language and Grammar as a form of cultural evolution@39:45 Relation between language and consciousness@41:28 Did the need to be responsible emerge in out evolutionary history?@43:12 What is the future of language?@48:50 What questions about evolution of language bother Terrace?@50:20 Are we still bent on Darwinism to explain evolution?Buy Herbert Terrace's book'Why Chimpanzees Can't Learn Language and Only Humans Can'Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
4/21/202052 minutes, 30 seconds
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#62- Education of the esoteric: Reincarnation and technology w/ David Kittay

David Kittay is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Kittay specializes in teaching courses on Buddhism and on Eastern and Western philosophy, most recently, “Technology, Religion, Future,” “Interpreting Buddhist Yoga,” "Law and Religion," and "Reincarnation, Simulation, Resurrection." He is the translator of The Vajra Rosary Tantra (Wisdom Publications, forthcoming 2019), Alaṃkakalaśa’s word commentary on the Vajra Rosary Tantra, and, with Professor Lozang Jamspal, Pha Dampa Sangs rgyas's One Hundred Spiritual Instructions to the Dingri People (Ladakh Ratnashridipika Press, 2011), the Elucidation of the Intention Tantra, The Questions of the Four Goddesses Tantra and Tsong Khapa's commentary on it, The Vajra Intuition Compendium Tantra, with Tsong Khapa's commentary, and the Later Tantra (these being the first complete English translations of the Explanatory Tantras of the Guhyasamāja under the Noble Tradition, and (under a grant from 84000,Translating the Words of the Buddha) The Symphony of Dharma Sūtra, along with other publications about Buddhism, religion, and law. He regularly lectures at Tibet House US, where he serves on the Board, and at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, at Columbia, and worldwide, and is the President of the Tibetan Classics Translators Guild of New York. He also writes and lectures on the subject of compassionate lawyering, and has served as a trial and civil rights lawyer, federal bankruptcy trustee and a receiver for the Securities Exchange Commission. He is currently Director and Professor of Philosophy at the Harlem Clemente Course for the Humanities, teaching humanities to economically disadvantaged people in Harlem.Dr. Kittay's current primary research interests are Buddhist philosophy and tantra, hermeneutic yoga, and consciousness studies.You can watch this episode too:https://youtube.com/pgradioArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
4/14/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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#61- The Rational Indian: Religion, Politics, Stories and Society w/ Vimoh (Vijayendra Mohanty)

Prakhar and Vimoh take a very rational stance on the importance of stories, the distortion of narratives, politics, BJP, Religion, Hinduism, Vimoh's career as a comic book artist and writer. You can watch this episode too:https://youtube.com/pgradioArt of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
4/5/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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#60- Solo- Notes on Coronavirus, How I read and QnA

I discuss-Housekeeping about coronavirusStop asking what next with Corona Virus 3 axis of understanding the pandemic and its reactionsThe trade off on the economy shutting down for lockdownsGorilla analogy for our current stateOnly buying medicine and science time, this is solving nothingAlternatives- much like this, are illusions of randomness. We understand people are going to die, but we will make it the ‘out of our control’ possible. The most out of our control is the most precautious and extreme we can be. That is the moral question at the base of the delimma between alternatives and the lockdown. You can draw your threshold for how much randomness is enough for you. what can I do? Meditate and learn something new- horizonal and synthetical learningI dont think bioterrorism is the case. Personal Journey-  Reading method-I order more books than I should haveI order books on instinct. If i want to, i do. There is no selection process per seI keep them around me- Umberto Eco’s anti libraryI listen to them on youtube and podcastsI never finish a bookI read chapters that I want When I hit a disagreement, I dont walk over. I stay and I disagree in my head. I give books the time to simmer in my head.I try to learn the bridging logic to my reality- how do you relate to what you read is very important to establish clearlyRead half books- finish it in my head- then read to confirm- acquring their voice, burning their way of thought in my headI read multiple books at once, allowing them to talk in my headI talk about the ideas with myself to clarify them. In my head,  with my friends. I am whimsical and non judgemental with my reading process. The attempt is to discover what I can not store all I could and then use that discovery on an everyday level. Ideas are not ideas, they are mental models
4/2/202048 minutes, 19 seconds
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#59- John Mutter - Economic legacy of coronavirus

In this episode, John and Prakhar discuss the economic implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020 pandemic. John C. Mutter is a professor at Columbia University with appointments in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and in the School of International and Public Affairs. He was previously deputy director of the Earth Institute.Mutter co-teaches Disasters and Development and Science for Sustainable Development which is a core course in the undergraduate major in sustainable development in Columbia College. He also teaches graduate level marine seismology in Earth and Environmental Sciences. John Mutter's research focuses on the role of natural disasters in constraining development opportunities for poor and emerging societies. Mutter is co-founder of the Bamboo Bike project, which creates a new type of bicycle for Africans.In 2015 he published a book on the subject titled The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make The Rich Richer And The Poor Even Poorer and in 2020 Climate Change Science: A Primer for Sustainable Development.Many of his commentaries on natural disasters and other current issues can be found at OECD insights and in Earth magazine. Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/22/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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#58- STOA- The Utility of Religion

Topic: The Utility of Religion Format: Red Team/Blue Team Participants: Alex Horn, Jonathan Karten, Prakhar Gupta, Perry Sidhu The topic of this Stoa is the Utility of Religion. Was religion useful? Is it still relevant today? Is it essential to the human experience, or does it serve more as a barrier to progress? Join us as we explore!STOA Episode8:00 Stoa BeginsBlue Team: Defending religion’s UtilityRed Team: Challenging religion’s Utility13:35 How would we replace the vacuum left by religion if we were to remove it?18:20 There will always be something else to replace Religion.21:05 Binding cultural narratives are born from Religion.24:10 We are creatures who continuously seek God.28:00 Omnipresence of religion.33:35 Flip SidesBlue Team: Challenging religion’s UtilityRed Team: Defending religion’s Utility 34: 00 Everything is permissible in the presence of God.41:00 Utility of religion46::50 Misuse of religion50:37 Religion gives you a basis to remodel yourself. “Transcend”.1:02:15Open Discussion1:03:20 Why does religion still exist today?1:14:31 Making religion efficient as we progress/ Optimising religion as we advance.1:23:18 Alex steel-mans Mormonism STOA Instagram- @theStoaSTOA podcast on all streaming platforms. Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/15/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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#57- 'Space is fake'- an alt reality w/ Abhinav Chhikara

Space is fake @1:00What does "Observation" mean? @7:00Why did Abhinav decide to 'create' stuff? @10:00Nihilism @14:00Danger with Prescriptions @18:18"Science can give you facts, but we can't make values out of facts" @20:19Psychedelics @25:50The idea of creating the realities/simulations we want to live in @28:00How much control do I have over this/ what is my role in this simulation? @34:55Where does the Evolution theory fit in?/ Evolution is The process of Iteration @37:10How should one go about experimenting? @45:50What Influences Abhinav and how does he water the artistic side in him? @49:04Meditation/Technology and Psychedelics/Godmen @52:18 Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
3/7/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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#56- Returning to the Partition w/ Project Dastaan

Sam and Sparsh are the co-founders of Project Dastaan, an Oxford University backed project that seeks to create a VR experience of the 'lost' homes, villages, friends, family and memories for the people who migrated across the globe around partition. Project Dastaan seeks to embed these narratives in South Asia's history forever. You can find more about their work at https://www.projectdastaan.org/Instagram- @project.dastaanPG Radio instagram- @pgradio.liveDonate- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projectdastaan/project-dastaan-reconnecting-refugees
2/28/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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#55- The Political Hindu with Ashish Dhar of Upword

Ashish Dhar is the CEO of Upword, a digital media platform that comments on political and cultural narratives in India. Upword was started as medium to educate the people on the nuance of the Sabrimala instance and has since taken up educational responsibilities on many fronts including Kashmir, Indo-Pak politics, Citizenship amendment, the assimilation of the Hindu religious-cultural identity in politics and such.  Upword Twitter and Instagram- @upword_Facebook - @upwordindia  Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/22/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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#54- CAA and The Phenomenon of Fake News w/ Abhinandan Sekhri

Abhinandan Sekhri is the co-founder and CEO of the media critique, news and current affairs company Newslaundry. Abhinandan is a prominent name in the field of digital media. His enterprise Newslaundry is known for bold, fact-based reporting and holds credibility in our times of source chaos. He hosts his political conversation series Newslaundry Interview and features on all Newslaundry podcasts. Twitter- @AbhinandanSekhrhttps://www.newslaundry.com/IG- @newslaundryYoutube- newslaundry Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
2/14/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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#53- Scoopwhoop and The Empire of Content w/ Sattvik Mishra

Sattvik is the CEO and co-founder of Scoopwhoop, India's biggest online media company. Sattvik was an early mover in the alternate media playing field in India, when he and his co-founders moonlighted with writing small articles on the internet while working for an Ad Agency. Now Scoopwhoop is a global phenomenon in terms of content and influence.  Instagram- @sattvikm @scoopwhoop @scoopwhoopunscirpted @scoopwhoopoktested Twitter- @sattvik https://www.scoopwhoop.com/You can now download scoopwhoop ok tested app on Android playstore.  Follow PG Radio on Instagram - @prvkhvr @pgradio.live on twitter @prvkhvr 
2/8/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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#52- The Busy Man's Guide to Health & Fitness w/ Manoli Lagos

Manoli (@thelivingfuel) and Prakhar talk about nutrition, best practices, exercise fads, EMFS, crystals, placebos, sleep, calories, alternative and integrative medicine, meditation and evidence based wellness regimens. In this episode: Ketogenic, high Fat Low carb, Cyclical Keto, placebo, EMFs, sleep, breathwork, meditations, integrative practices, weights, sports.  Instagram- @thelivingfuelWebsite- thelivingfuel.comFollow us @pgradio.live on instagram or @prvkhvr on Twitter
1/31/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 3 seconds
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#51- Meditative Music w/ Ateller

 On this episode Ateller speaks candidly about his music and his influences.  His latest song 'For Sure, For Sure' can be found here along with the rest of his art- https://open.spotify.com/album/5afgveRpo17UpgpEffvFEs?si=nBt_Ry0bSdGFC4zD5M8fxw Ateller IG- @atellerwho Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Lo6X5XvC17kXkibcqpHNi?si=V-4xSZAWTgeI5vdY9xv9DA Full episode exclusively available on Spotify, Itunes and other audio platforms
12/10/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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PG Shorts #3- Anupam Kher on Work Ethic and his Artistic Process

Anupam Kher is one of the most seasoned Indian actors. He has acted in over 500 films and multiple theatre productions. He is currently working for NBC in the acclaimed Medical Drama 'New Amsterdam' and his last film 'Hotel Mumbai' is one of the best rated films of 2019. In a private conversation with Anupam Kher, Prakhar inquires about the artistic giant's work ethic and artistic process.  Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
12/8/20196 minutes, 50 seconds
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#50- Kashmir and Bollywood w/ Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is an Indian film director, screenwriter and an author. As of 2019, he is member on the panel of Central Board of Film Certification.His films ranges from political themes, sports to erotic genres.His movies as Hate Story and The Tashkent Files garnered both critical as well as commercial acclaimHe is currently traveling around the world on the #kashmirunreported tour, where he has been interviewing the Kashmiri diaspora on their stories post the late 80s early 90s exodus from Kashmir. Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
12/3/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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PG Shorts #2- The Gamblers Mind and Desire

This is an excerpt from a private conversation between Prakhar, Sushant Chaudhary and Ori Florentin.Music by: https://soundcloud.com/sakut@ me on Twitter and Instagram with a question : @prvkhvrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf6OuKUosovwkfr44t6qO9Q Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected] 
12/1/20197 minutes, 32 seconds
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#49- Thinking about Thinking w/ Adam Calderon

Adam Calderon is a student of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Adam is also a past National Science Foundation REU Scholar, a current Psychology Fellow at the United Nations and teaching assistant at Barnard College. Adam is interested in the interplay between psychological-level phenomena and neurobiological mechanisms, their relation to contemplative science and  using network science to study the architecture of psychopathology. He has recently co-authored the textbook, “The Neuroscience of Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Compassion.” Buy Adam's book- https://www.amazon.com/Neuroscience-Empathy-Compassion-Self-Compassion/dp/0128098376/ref=asc_df_0128098376/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312178271755&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=315150358501652643&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004813&hvtargid=pla-350849636861&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60258871377&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312178271755&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=315150358501652643&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004813&hvtargid=pla-350849636861
11/26/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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PG Shorts #1- The Two Voices in your Head

Summary: The two voices in your head are the 'Voice of False Optimism' and the 'Voice of Hedge' and they are at best feedback mechanisms to your interaction with reality. One must learn to be a witness to the voices instead of aligning oneself with one of the voices.   
11/22/201910 minutes, 39 seconds
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#47- Decoding the Indian Millennial w/ Varun Mayya

Varun Mayya is an entrepreneur, a best selling author and the creator of the free online start up course Meta Startup. Varun is one of the youngest Indians to raise VC. He is currently the CEO of Avalon Labs.  IG- @thevarunmayya  LinkedIn- https://in.linkedin.com/in/varunmayyawebsite- http://www.varunmayya.com/meta startup- http://metastartup.org/Buy Pyjama Profit- https://www.amazon.in/Pyjama-Profit-Millennials-Sustainable-Freelance/dp/9387146847Avalon Labs- https://www.avalonlabs.co/  
11/18/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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#45- Emotions and Consciousness w/ Joseph LeDoux

Joseph LeDoux (born December 7, 1949) is an American neuroscientist whose research is primarily focused on survival circuits, including their impacts on emotions such as fear and anxiety. Joseph LeDoux is the world’s foremost authority on the neurobiology of anxiety and fear. Writing in New York magazine, neuroscience reporter Casey Schwartz said, “If this is the age of anxiety, LeDoux is our Lewis and our Clark.” He is the author of many book including The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life and The Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are, in addition to numerous scholarly articles. His many honors include the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and the William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the band The Amygdaloids.  Prakhar and Joseph LeDoux discuss the neuroscience of consciousness, the biggest mistake in the research on fear, anxiety, evolution and emotions.  Instagram- @prvkhvror find us on Youtube.  
11/8/201952 minutes, 29 seconds
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#44- Indian Masculinities w/ Sirhud Kalra

Sirhud and Prakhar talk about masculinity in India, the social and psychological reasons for distorted masculinity, fitness culture, Sirhud's personal journey, his mentorship program, his social network wesbite, his youtube fame and plans for his future. Sirhud is a masculinity coach, entrepreneur and media personality from Pune, India. Youtube Hindi- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWS1rR6bWq_v5wNkzpg-YHA Youtube English- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkEGf5hzm-mMxGMLvthY2Jw Ted Talk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezws4gh-YQM Instagram- @sirhud.kalra website- www.thefreeman.org
10/29/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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#43- The Rise of Jordan Peterson ft. Colloquia

Prakhar is joined by Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi, the co-creators of the docu-film The Rise of Jordan Peterson, and Parvir 'Perry' Sidhu, the founder president of Colloquia. Patricia and Maziar are the cofounders of Holding Space Films in Canada and are currently touring with the film screening it across the world. Prakhar, Perry, Maz and Patricia talk about Peterson's influence on their work, the culture wars of our times, the film making process, the interaction of art and activism and objectivity in the domain of artistic activism. Holding Space Films Twitter- /holdspacefilms Instagram- @holdingspacefilms Facebook- /Holdingspacefilms Email- [email protected] Website for the film- riseofjordanpetersonfilm.com Colloquia Instagram- @cucolloquia Facebook- /cucolloquia/ Perry's instagram- @iparvir
10/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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#42- Masterclass in High Physics w/ Roy Brener

Roy is a high energy particle physicist currently involved with the ATLAS project at CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. He has also been part of the T2K project in Japan and is current pursuing graduate work in high energy physics at Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Previously, Roy has studied at Imperial College of London. Roy and Prakhar talk about CERN LHC, High energy physics, quantum physics and cosmology.
10/14/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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#41- The Feminine and The Masculine w/ Kirat Randhawa

Kirat and Prakhar talk about contemplative sciences, Kirat's journey with Buddhism, the Feminine, the masculine, the dance of the two, mental health, plant medicine, meditation and finding yourself. Kirat is a certified meditation instructor and contemplative mentor for women. She is also a student of psychology and contemplative sciences at Columbia University. You can find Kirat's mentorship program at https://www.kiratrandhawa.com/services About Kirat- Kirat is currently a student at Columbia University studying the role of contemplative training within the field of psychology and how associated practices can be used as instruments for individual and societal transformation. From completing research at The Contemplative Sciences Center at The University of Virginia to working with underserved communities across New York City, she works to identify and deconstruct the multilayered conditioning that prohibits human flourishing. Kirat aims to obtain her doctorate in clinical psychology and integrate Buddhist philosophy into a traditional psychotherapeutic framework to support clients on their path toward self-actualization
10/7/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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#40- The ‘Ungifted’ Intellectual w/ Scott Barry Kaufman

Prakhar and Scott discuss humor, identity, intelligence, creativity, disability, psychedelics and meditation.  Scott Barry Kaufman is listed on Business Insider as one of the "50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world". He is a Psychologist, author and podcaster. He is also a professor of psychology at Barnard College at Columbia University. Previously, Scott has been a professor at University of Pennsylvania. He was the Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at UPenn. He is also co-founder of The Creativity Post. Scott's primary research focuses on creativity and redefining intelligence. You can buy Scott's books on Amazon  and his podcast on Spotify and Apple podcasts.  Website- https://scottbarrykaufman.com/ Podcast- The Psychology Podcast  Instagram - @scottbarrykaufman
10/4/20191 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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#39- The Art, The Artist and The Songwriter w/ Zach Heckendorf

Zach Heckendorf  is a songwriter and musical performer. Zach recently concluded a west coast tour in America and his next album 'Hawk Talk' is out early 2020. Prakhar and Zach pull apart the many facets of being an artist, especially a young artist in these times, and how the artist approaches art and his audience.  Website- http://www.zachheckendorf.com/ Instagram- @zheckendorf  Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/zachheckendorf/ Spotify- Zach Heckendorf Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs59QsaciHVxJChBMdITVgg Zach for Audiotree live- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRFvUS6QJXA Link tree- linktr.ee/ZachHeckendorf Prakhar's Instagram- @prvkhvr
9/30/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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#38- Democracy and Discourse w/ @SlantNyc's Leonard Ssemakula

@Slantnyc (instagram) is a media company aimed at illuminating the political opinion of America without trivializing or hyperbolizing it. Leo (@leonard_256) and Franco ( @gfrancobello) are the founders of Slant NYC and their mission is to restore a national sanity with respect to political discourse. Their first video series 'The People Speak' is now online on their instagram @slantnyc. Prakhar and Leo discuss Slant, Leo's vision and a novel set of peculiarities that bother them with respect to democracy and discourse.
9/27/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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#37- ASKPG- Over stimulation and Perversion w/ Avnish Mehra

On this episode of ASKPG, Avnish and I discuss the many forms of over stimulation and perversion in modern civilization and the shadows this phenomenon casts on social and political spectrums.  Avnish Mehra is a masters student at Columbia University pursuing his degree in South Asian Studies.
9/25/201915 minutes, 48 seconds
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#36- Hong Kong, China (and Kashmir?)- Thomas Tian Li

Thomas Li is a student of Philosophy at Columbia University in the City of New York. He grew up in Shenzen, China at the border of Hong Kong and China. Prakhar and Thomas discuss the role of the recent Hong Kong protest in the light of Hong Kong's history with China and try to pull threads together to comment on the similarities of the circumstance with the current communication shut down in Kashmir.
9/23/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 5 seconds
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#35- ASKPG- 'What is growing up?'- Shymak Lamba and Naman Arora

Shymak Lamba is an entrepreneur, a former graduate from The University of Manchester and Delhi Univeristy. He was formerly a pageant boy. Naman Arora is a student at the Western Sydney University and a DJ.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
9/15/201916 minutes, 21 seconds
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#33- ASKPG- 'What are you looking for, Aliens, Consciousness and Death'- Siddharth Parashar

Siddharth Parashar is a former comedy entrepreneur, (I should have mentioned in the intro that he sold jokes for 5 rs/ piece in high school), and a current Law Student at Government Law College, Mumbai. Siddharth is infamous for laughing at everything and believing in weird stuff. He is also the #1 Fan of PGRADIO. Needless to say 'Sidlord' and I go back years.
8/31/201915 minutes, 33 seconds
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#32- Naqaab47- The History and Philosophy of Rap, Indian Rap and Naqaab47

Naqaab47 is a rapper from New Delhi, India. He recently launched an EP with Shoals called Paidaish. Paidaish is a coming of age story that explores the journey of giving birth to who you are. Produced in collaboration with Shoals. Artwork by Beth Bolas. Soundcloud Link Paidaish- https://soundcloud.com/naqaab47/sets/paidaish-ep Spotify Link Paidaish- https://open.spotify.com/album/5AV9dZgvn0lB8K4pQVGupl?si=KyEqsrqqShOGiSkjIQbKaA Spotify Shoals- https://open.spotify.com/artist/4xOb1LE69R05EjCJtCfhkR?si=UmurmcIKTJuwAbJ0eK0Brg Instagram Shoals- https://www.instagram.com/shoalsofficial/ Spotify Naqaab47- https://open.spotify.com/artist/5d7tawhYoQ6lsKnMD4f4ns?si=EnEA66t0QZCqnH88LQZHHg Instagram Naqaab 47- https://www.instagram.com/naqaab47/
8/25/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 29 seconds
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#31- Mirvaan Vinayak- Actor turned Masterchef turned Actor

Mirvaan Vinayak is the youngest Masterchef India finalist and the host of the FoodXP TV-show Fuse it with Mirvaan (https://www.sky.com/watch/title/series/7a9ec499-6531-4c75-95fe-3cd1e9fa12d4). Mirvaan is also part of Mira Nair's critically acclaimed musical Monsoon Wedding (https://www.news18.com/news/movies/mira-nair-plans-to-bring-musical-adaptation-of-the-monsoon-wedding-to-india-1635173.html). Mirvaan talks about his culinary philosophy, his fascination with acting and his roadmap of success.  IG- https://www.instagram.com/mirvaanvinayak/ Website- http://www.mirvaanvinayak.com/
8/21/201952 minutes, 53 seconds
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#30- Over Gin And Coffee- Indian Women as Digital Nomads

Over Gin and Coffee is a travel and lifestyle blog (@overginandcoffee) that is run by Kriti Sethi and Vrinda Singh. Kriti and Vrinda talk about the many components of Over Gin and Coffee, their travels, their journey in life and their vision for the women of India in the digital marketplace. You can find their work @overginandcoffee and https://overginandcoffee.wordpress.com/
8/14/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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#29- AskPG- What is 'moving on'?- Rohan Sharma

On this episode of PGRADIO, I answer the question as to what constitutes the concept of moving on? Is forgiving enough? What if the residue or the imprint of the instance or memory remains? Is that still moving on? Is absolute forgiveness possible?  Rohan Sharma is a Masters candidate for a degree in Finance from the EDHEC Business School, Nice.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
8/10/201913 minutes, 44 seconds
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#28- ‘The forgotten voices of Kashmir’ with Arjun Raina

On this episode of PGRADIO, I talk to one of the most formidable voices Ive known, Arjun Raina. Arjun is a musician and a student of Economics at the USC. Arjun is also graduated from the world renowned UWCAC. Arjun belongs to an indigenous community from Kashmir who were expelled out of their homeland 30 years before Article 370 was abolished. They havent been able to return home since.
8/8/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 59 seconds
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#27- PGnFriends- Vipassana, Buddha and Transformation

On this episode of the podcast, I get together with my friends to talk about my experience at the 10 day vipassana meditation retreat in Wisconsin. I am joined by Aaks Sharma and Akshal Jhawar for the length of it and Ritin Bhatia and Bharat Mago for parts of the discussion. Vipassana Website- https://www.dhamma.org/ TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
8/6/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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#26- ASKPG- The discomfort of friendship - Aaks Sharma

On the newest format on PGRADIO, Prakahr elicits questions from people and tries to answer them. Aaks Sharma is an ad executive, a theatre actor and a poet. Prakhar and Aaks talks about the inevitable discomfort that comes with social circumstance and how one should construe their approach towards it. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
8/3/201915 minutes, 14 seconds
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#25- Damian Jungermann- PTSD, Great Books and Neoconservatism

Damian Jungermann is a military vet and a student of American studies at Columbia University. Damian talks about his time post-service, how he dealt with the PTSD and depression, the importance of Great Books and how Great Books found their way into his life, Hegel, Kojeve and Neoconservatism.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
7/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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#24- Thomas Li- Young Genius

In this very casual conversation spanning themes in science, philosophy, psychology and life, I speak to Thomas Li, one of the smartest teenagers I have met.  Thomas Li is a student at Columbia University in the City of New York.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
7/14/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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#23- [SCRAMBLE]- Thoughts on Vipassana Pre-Vipassana- Prakhar Gupta

Prakhar delves into the variety of thoughts that occupy his mind a day before he enters the 10 day long, 12 hour a day, silent, Buddhist meditation retreat in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.
7/10/201919 minutes, 25 seconds
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#22- The Limits of Science- Vinamre Kasanaa

Vinamre Kasanaa is the host of The Vitruvian Man Podcast  and holds a degree in Communications from  Boston University's College of Communication. Prakhar and Vinamre are old friends and have collaborated before for multiple artistic projects. Vinamre was born and raised in Faridabad, a suburb of New Delhi, and the co-author of the The Urban Armpit web series and a needlessly fanatical admirer of Jim Morrison and LSD.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.
7/7/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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#21- [SCRAMBLE]- 'How is my inner debate affecting my external interactions?'- Prakhar Gupta

On this episode of SCRAMBLE, Prakhar talks about how one's interaction with themselves affects their interaction with other people- how the chatter on the inside affects the conversations on the outside. This question was submitted to Prakhar on one of his social media handles. To submit questions to Prakhar please reach out to him on instagram @prvkhvr or at his email [email protected] Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.
7/4/201933 minutes, 58 seconds
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#20-David Chester- Philosophy, Causality and Quant

David Chester is a student at Duke University. He is pursuing a masters degree in Data science. David is extremely fond of philosophy and quant and has been an athlete in a past life. David and I speak about sports, the concept of causality, how philosophy and quantitative sciences are related and why he chose the drudgery of data science. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
6/30/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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#19- Mark Thompson- Isolated Childhood, Discipline and Whimsical Freedom

Mark Thompson is a student at Columbia University. Mark served for 6 years in the US Navy before bag packing across the country and then finally ending up at Columbia. Mark talks about growing up in the middle of nowhere in Colorado, being in the armed forces, the discipline it took, reforming identities and his goal for life. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
6/23/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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#18- [SCRAMBLE]- Approaching Meaning- Prakhar Gupta

In the first episode of the approaching series I spoke about Happiness and how meaning was integral to happiness. We all understand, if not consciously, almost intuitively the inherent meaninglessness of life. There is no meaning except the one we choose to believe in. People who find it hard to construct meaning for themselves find themselves flirting with existential dread and engaging in nihilistic enterprises. On this episode I answer the much sought after question, 'How do I find meaning for myself?' Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with.   Visit: artofconversation.in/sos Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected] 
6/19/201928 minutes, 59 seconds
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#16- [The Other Side]- Marijuana v/s Alcohol- Alex Horn

On this light hearted episode, Alex articulates the strongest possible Pro Marijuana and Pro Alcohol arguments. Marijuana and Alcohol are substances neither Alex nor I promote. However the discussion about which is a better poison haunts parties and workplaces alike. People settle or unsettle romances and friendships on this issue. Alex brings his quick wit, sharp analysis and his stand-up comic silhouette to the table as he begins to unpack the two from a variety of standpoints.  Alex Horn is a pre-med student at Columbia University. Alex is also a stand up comic and an expert debater. Born and raised on the two sides of the river in Philadelphia, Alex makes his debut on PG Radio with the intent to take on the world soon. This is not an illuminati reference I have been an active conversationalist for the most part of my adult life and I have often bumped across issues that have starkly polarized sides. Very often, especially in debates that are politically or emotionally charged, there is a great divide between the two sides of an arguments. Republicans dont understand the Democrats, Pro- Marijuana Legalization people call the other side ancient, Pro lifers think pro choicers are killers, Pro Gun Control activists think Pro-Second amendment activists are killers.  Neither of the side is interested in meeting the other side on their paradigm of rationality. What happens is that constructive debate gets lost. Arguments get drowned in a noise as one side speaks over the other or past the other. We manage only more polarization for a solution. The Other Side is a platform where I and my guest articulate the best possible arguments for both sides of a debate. The intent is that the next time you actually debate an issue you feel strongly about, you have the arsenal of the strongest possible position of your side as well as the other side.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.
6/14/201919 minutes, 10 seconds
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#15- [SCRAMBLE]- Approaching Happiness- Prakhar Gupta

On this episode of the podcast, your host Prakhar delves into his journey with happiness. He speaks about his past and present and how he uses the experiences, wisdom, and knowledge from the two to shape his future. He divulges into his personal recipe for happiness via tools of scientific inquiries and books. 'I have forever been holding happiness as a central theme in my life. I have thought, read, and researched a lot on the subject and have managed to conceptualize a fashion of including the building blocks for a happy existence into my life. This is a story of a journey into the details of the depths of happiness and how I personally manage my life around that notion. It is honest, authentic, and informative. Hope you like it.'Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance, and corporate law in the past. He shares an immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face.  Visit: artofconversation.in/sos  Art of ConversationLearns to have better conversations with anyone. Taught by Prakhar himself artofconversation.inConnect with us [email protected] on InstagramGet in touch:email: [email protected]
6/11/201930 minutes, 23 seconds
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#14- Alex Stein- Money, Mind and Martial Arts

Alex Stein is a student of Neuroscience and Computer Science at Columbia University. Previously, Alex has completed a degree in Business management and worked as an energy advisor for 2 years before deciding to quit and begin at Columbia. Alex also holds two martial arts black belts- one in Tae kwon do and one in Hap ki do. On this episode we talk about how martial arts shapes a person, why it is okay to not do the things you dislike and how to prepare yourself to chase passion. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
6/8/201955 minutes, 38 seconds
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#13- [The Other Side]- Abortion- Thomas Li

Welcome to PG Radio and welcome to the newest series of PG Radio. This series is very close to my heart. I have been an active conversationalist for the most part of my adult life and I have often bumped across issues that have starkly polarized sides. Very often, especially in debates that are politically or emotionally charged, there is a great divide between the two sides of an arguments. Republicans dont understand the Democrats, Pro- Marijuana Legalization people call the other side ancient, Pro lifers think pro choicers are killers, Pro Gun Control activists think Pro-Second amendment activists are killers. Neither of the side is interested in meeting the other side on their paradigm of rationality. What happens is that constructive debate gets lost. Arguments get drowned in a noise as one side speaks over the other or past the other. We manage only more polarization for a solution. The Other Side is a platform where I and my guest articulate the best possible arguments for both sides of a debate. The intent is that the next time you actually debate an issue you feel strongly about, you have the arsenal of the strongest possible position of your side as well as the other side. On this episode of the podcast, Thomas articulates the strongest possible pro choice and pro life positions. Abortion is a debate rooted in philosophy before anything else. More often than not, people get tripped up in philosophical conundrums while discussing their position on abortion too- 'Is it okay to kill a baby?' 'Is it okay to exercise my will over another woman's body?'. Here is Thomas resolving all doubts that stem from Ben Shapiro's or the Feminists' rhetorical questions. Thomas Li is a student of Philosophy at the Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a voracious debater and a very articulate and brilliant friend. Thomas grew up in rural China...jk, in Shenzen, China before he moved to America to finish his High School. That is the secret behind his accent.
6/5/201918 minutes, 27 seconds
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#12.2- [SCRAMBLE]- Is the Modi Government Anti-Muslim? Part-2 - Prakhar Gupta

On this episode of the podcast, Prakhar delves into the extremely pertinent question that faces India's population now- Is the Modi Government Anti Muslim? Prakhar parses through a variety of data, going point by point into the details of theoretical, perceptual, statistical, rhetorical and policy data to conclude his analysis of the question. The sources for the same  are to be found in the description below. To show support for this kind of independent, data driven journalistic venture please share and subscribe to my podcast. Also please communicate with me through emails on [email protected] or Instagram- @prvkhvr Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.  Sources- (https://thewire.in/politics/bjp-leaders-hate-speech-list) (https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/under-narendra-modi-government-vip-hate-speech-skyrockets-by-500-1838925) (https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/sc-orders-haj-subsidy-phase-out/cid/420110)  (https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/is-haj-subsidy-a-sleight-of-hand-to-keep-air-india-afloat/297678)   (http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/sites/default/files/Summary%20of%20recommendations.pdf)    (https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/cow-slaughter-and-the-constitution/article18683942.ece)
5/29/201930 minutes, 23 seconds
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#12.1- [SCRAMBLE]- Is the Modi Government Anti-Muslim? Part-1 - Prakhar Gupta

On this episode of the podcast, Prakhar delves into the extremely pertinent question that faces India's population now- Is the Modi Government Anti Muslim? Prakhar parses through a variety of data, going point by point into the details of theoretical, perceptual, statistical, rhetorical and policy data to conclude his analysis of the question. The sources for the same  are to be found in the description below. To show support for this kind of independent, data driven journalistic venture please share and subscribe to my podcast. Also please communicate with me through emails on [email protected] or Instagram- @prvkhvr Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with.  TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.  Sources-    (http://rss.org//Encyc/2012/10/22/rss-vision-and-mission.html)   (http://www.archivesofrss.org/Why-Hindu-Rashtra.aspx)   (https://www.bjp.org/en/ourphilosophy) (https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/09/19/rss-mouthpiece-asked-if-hindutva-was-different-from-hinduism-heres-what-people-said_a_23532030/) ( https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/1-605-killed-in-communal-violence-between-2004-2017-says-rti-reply-1971705) ( https://archive.indiaspend.com/cover-story/644-or-1227-home-ministrys-internal-data-dispute-91528) ( https://debrajray.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/MitraRayHMViolence2018.pdf)
5/29/201918 minutes, 49 seconds
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#11- Perry Sidhu-Colloquia and Free Discourse

Perry Sidhu grew up in the small town of Redding in Northern California before he moved to LA to become an actor. He is now a student of Philosophy at Columbia University. Perry is the co-founder and founding President of Colloquia - a multi-partisan organization that pursues the a free exchange of ideas as a fundamental value to its academic setting. On this episode of the podcast we discuss Colloquia and the questions and controversies that come with it. Perry delves into the journey of Colloquia's inception, the trysts he and his team faced pre and post it's inceptions and the many components of Colloquia's culture. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND LEAVE A REVIEW. I ALWAYS READ THEM IN THE HOPE TO MAKE THIS A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF YOU.
5/26/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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#10- [SCRAMBLE]- Prakhar Gupta- Key Takeaways from Results of the General Election in India 2019

On this episode of the podcast, Prakhar experiments with a new format, scramble- a free flowing, unstructured conversation/monologue focusing on a specific event, person or idea. This episode of Scramble focuses on the key takeaways from the historic victory of BJP led National Democratic Alliance's in the General Elections of India in 2019. Prakhar elucidates, point-by-point, on his analysis of this result while using comparative data from other recent electoral outcomes in India. The attempt is to communicate a post-hoc explanation of the phenomenon. Please note that the content is purely analytical and factual, and at most sprinkled with limited degrees of hypothesis, and in no way reflects on Prakhar's political stance. Prakhar, the host of this podcast, is a student of Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has been a student of accountancy, finance and corporate law in the past. He shares immense passion for politics and philosophy and is a ready debater on almost all issues that he comes to face with. TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. ALSO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE READ THEM AND EFFECT IMPROVEMENT QUITE RELIGIOUSLY.
5/24/201917 minutes, 26 seconds
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#9- Phil Diab- War, Poetry and Storytelling

Phil talks about his time as an physically unique high school football player, a combat cameraman in love with art and his exploits as an amateur film-maker who cannot help but bleed poetry into his creation. Phillip Lee Diab grew up in the small town of Columbus, Ohio. He went on to join the military as a combat cameraman at 18, where he worked with the Special Forces in Afghanistan. Eventually and serendipitously, Phil found himself as my friend at Columbia University where he focuses his time and energy on the art of visual art, specifically Film Making. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST BY SUBSCRIBING TO IT AND LEAVING A REVIEW. I READ ALL OF THEM IN THE HOPE TO ONLY GROW FROM HERE.
5/18/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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#8- Sudhanshu Kaushik- India, Youth and Young India Foundation

Listen to Sudhanshu talk about his journey of creating a platform for the voice of India's youth, his take on the gerontocracy that permeates the Indian society and institutions and how he plans to challenge it in his own right. Sudhanshu Kaushik is a graduate from NYU, a post graduate from Oxford and currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. Sudhanshu is also the founder of Young India Foundation, a nonpartisan national youth organization which primarily works on youth rights and their representation by recruiting and training young candidates for local level positions.
5/10/201958 minutes, 35 seconds
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#7- Ali Green and Eden Orion- The Journey to a more Spiritual Community

Listen to the founders of Mindful Columbia talk about the journey that led them to their means of spirituality. Eden and Ali talk about their past, their engagements at Columbia and how they want to better the community at Columbia one step at a time with their hard sought wisdom and embracing love. Ali describes Eden as 'A sweet, sensitive soul and dedicated worker, Eden is a former ballerina, and currently an anthropology major and religion concentrator at Columbia University.' Eden repays the favour by describing Ali - 'When she's not enriching the lives of others with her warm hugs and contagious smile, Ali is a psychology major concentrating in anthropology and business management at Columbia University. Ali served in the IDF and is originally from Boston.' Visit their IG- @mindfulcolumbia Facbook- /mindfulcolumbia
5/3/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds
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#5- Damian Jungermann

Damian Jungermann is a military vet and a student of American studies at Columbia University. Damian talks about Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, campus culture, the need for free discourse on college campuses and his dive into philosophy, political and economic literature.
4/19/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds
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#4- Science Of Sex and Dating Dr Zhana and Professor Lawrence Ian Reed

Confused by dating norms in 2019? Frustrated by online dating or casual sex? Interested to learn more about the science behind our sexual choices? Listen to psychologist Lawrence Ian Reed and sex researcher Dr. Zhana Vrangalova from NYU talk about the science behind sex, dating and romance.
4/15/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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#3- Brian Altamirano

Brian Altamirano talks with Prakhar about his exploits as a military man, and his current success in the real estate market across the United States, all while juggling his academics at Columbia.
4/9/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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#2- Noam Oren

Noam Oren, a mil-vet from Israel, now a student at Columbia, speaks about growing up in Israel, the conflict, how stories shape experiences and his enterprise in the field of immersive story telling.
4/4/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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#1- Sai Suhas Koparappu

Discover the awe-inspiring story of a Sai Suhas Kopparapu, a young social entrepreneur at Columbia University who is changing the landscape of social activism and sustainable development in India
3/29/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds