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Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Singapore

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Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Acclaimed actor with a passion for life- Charu Shankar

4/15/2021
Charu Shankar wears many hats- actor, theatre director, dancer, writer, wellness expert and mother to her 5 year old boy and 6 dogs! She's passionate about the arts, loves to workshop good stories, and always carries a book in her bag! She's been lucky enough to have worked with top Hollywood and Bollywood directors, hosted a travel show that took her all over the world, worked with Reebok's international collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, and met inspiring people along the way who have...

Duration:00:35:23

A storyteller, preserving the the lost art of Dastangoi Danish Hussain

4/8/2021
Danish Husain is an actor, storyteller, poet, and a theatre director. He lives in Mumbai and runs his theatre company The Hoshruba Repertory. He was instrumental in reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi, which he later expanded into a multilingual storytelling project Qissebaazi to showcase and preserve stories from oral and written literature of the languages of India. Recently, he has been applauded for his performances in the Netflix series Taj Mahal 1989, and the Zee5...

Duration:00:43:14

The Journey from being an engineer to an artist- Suchitra Pillai

4/1/2021
Suchitra Pillai is an Indian actress, model, anchor and VJ. A graduate in electronic engineering, she chose a career in arts over engineering. Apart from roles in movies including Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Page 3 (2005), Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007), and Fashion (2008), Suchitra is a singer in the Indi pop and rock genre with an album Such is Life released in 2011. She is also an accomplished theater artist. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google...

Duration:00:40:56

Find your home away from home Revathi Iyer

3/29/2021
Revathi and Yogesh own two award-winning Properties in Coorg; Silver Brook Estate Homestay and Rare Earth Estate Homestay. Silver Brook is managed personally by them and Rare Earth is now managed by IHCL ( Taj Hotels) under their AMA Brand. Silver Brook has been running now for 12 years. It has won many accolades and awards including 'The Best Homestay in India Award from the Lonely Planet. It was also awarded the Best Homestay in Karnataka by the Karnataka State Tourism Deptt. in...

Duration:00:25:31

Reshaping the idea of Design Debprotim Roy

3/25/2021
Debprotim Roy is the founder and CEO of Canvs.in. Canvs has built a foundational studio of independent senior designers they call Canvs Club, a model that has allowed Canvs to completely rethink the way the modern design agency works. As Club, Canvs manages multiple distributed design teams and works with them to fulfil projects with some of the most important names in the industry. Canvs’ vision is to bring quality digital design to every firm in India, no matter their size. To achieve...

Duration:00:36:29

Traditional Indian sweets with a modern twist Arshya Aggarwal

3/22/2021
If there’s a stereotype surrounding Indian sweets, Nihira, a company founded by the duo Arshya and Subha Aggarwal, is breaking it. The contemporary Indian brand is giving celebrations a new hallmark with sweets that aren’t just delectable but also stylish. It all started in 2017 when Arshya and Subha wanted to create something unfamiliar while creating a broader platform for Indian sweets­—all while maintaining the brand’s authenticity, aesthetic appeal and familiarity with Indian taste....

Duration:00:29:23

Empowering ecosystems through Healthcare Priya Prakash

3/18/2021
Priya Prakash is a healthcare entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of HealthSetGo. HealthSetGo is India's largest healthcare organisation for schools with the vision to establish India's largest network of health promoting schools. HealthSetGo currently operates in over 77 cities across India with 250,000+ students and parents with it’s flagship program CARE which monitors the healthy growth of students at school and generates Intelligent insights for parents to empower them to take care of...

Duration:00:27:54

Investor of 26 Startups at the age of 26 Ritesh Malik

3/15/2021
Founder and CEO of Innov8 Co-working, Ritesh Malik has been listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 in the Finance and Venture list (Asia) 2016. Graduated from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University in 2013, Ritesh while in medical school, developed a keen interest in entrepreneurship. In 2012, a major breakthrough came his way when Adstuck (a company Ritesh co-founded in his final year of medicine) sold its flagship product (ALIVE) to Times of India. After this feat, in 2013, Ritesh decided...

Duration:00:30:21

Sonali Singh A spirited entrepreneur

3/11/2021
A graduate from Warwick University, Sonali completed her Master’s in Business Management from Imperial College, London. She worked in the U.K for 2 years in finance before returning to India. Sonali joined her family business of manufacturing and selling outdoor cooling systems primarily focussing at building sales and the brand, however her passion for food and hospitality led her to join DIVA restaurants (part of RIGA FOODS) where she worked directly under Chef Ritu Dalmia overseeing all...

Duration:00:41:18

Detox, the healthier way with Morning Fresh Mitali Tandon

3/8/2021
An entrepreneur based out of Bangalore, Mitali Tandon founded a company that manufactures and markets India's first hangover detox solution. A young start-up that's actively working on creating healthy solutions for millenials, Morning Fresh focuses on creating functional beverages that are accessible and inclusive of all dietary needs, preferences and lifestyle challenges. Mitali started her company when she was 25 and can’t imagine doing anything else. She spends a lot of her time...

Duration:00:25:19

The Rage for success! Bharat Sethi

3/4/2021
Bharat Sethi is the Founder & CEO of Rage Coffee - a digitally native FMCG company building breakthrough products in the coffee space for consumers worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur having built 2 successful businesses in the past including PosterGully, which was acquired in 2016 by one of the world's largest exhibition companies. Bharat started his first online business at the age of 16 and since then his keen area of interest has been building brands online. He has been written...

Duration:00:28:53

Creating magic through her brush Bhaavya Kapur

3/1/2021
Bhaavya believes in colossal dreams, challenging the norms, empowering the people, sharing her knowledge and promoting self-confidence through her art. A self-taught makeup artist who founded Bhaavya Kapur’s Makeup Studio out of sheer passion for makeup, Bhaavya is an extremely passionate leader for whom believing in yourself is the key to success. The BK family grew from one room and 5 women in 2011 to 5 studios employing over 100 people today. She says, the success of her venture is all...

Duration:00:33:12

Branding as a form of storytelling with Pushpanjali Banerji

2/25/2021
Pushpanjali Banerji has over 13 years of experience in building international brands. In her role as Brand Director for Kyndal, she handles key marketing initiatives for some of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands including the likes of The Macallan, Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse amongst others. Pushpanjali founded Taali in 2012 as an in-house agency for Kyndal Group. Taali was soon recognized for creating award-winning packaging and effective campaigns and now functions as an...

Duration:00:28:28

A.I.M Series

2/24/2021
The A.I.M Series focuses is an exclusive 10 episodes series focusing on the journeys of Indian entrepreneurs who may have a very different business but have 3 things in common; a strong ​AMBITION to be the best in their field, they are leaders who act as an ​INSPIRATION to the people around them and are constantly MOTIVATED​ to strive for perfection. Covering industries such as food, healthcare, technology, marketing, hospitality and much more, the A.I.M Series will give you deep insights...

Duration:00:01:25

Story of an International Art Director who believes she is a lifelong student of the Creative Arts Ana Menchen

2/18/2021
Ana is an International renowned Creative/Art Director. After years in the creative industry, working for Google Singapore, Sid Lee Toronto, Grey Madrid she is now with TBWA/Media Arts Lab. Ana is a graduate from the University of Madrid and Central Saint Martin’s, London. Ana believes she is a lifelong student of creative arts and spends her time creating and developing new concepts and ideas for advertising campaigns in Asia Pacific markets. She is truly passionate about film, photography...

Duration:00:27:46

Journey of an author communicating business ideas across the globe Kyle Hegarty

2/11/2021
From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Kyle helps organizations grow globally and empowers leaders and teams to find new ways to communicate and lead across our shrinking planet. His sales and marketing training programs help clients increase business across regions and his global communications programs help strengthen teams, build trust, and prepare next-gen leaders for tomorrow's threats and opportunities. Kyle’s first book, The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working...

Duration:00:31:35

Pursuing your passion: From engineering to acting with Saloni Khanna

2/4/2021
Saloni Khanna is an actor and musician by profession, with a number of web shows, short films and television commercials to her credit along with a Kannada feature film. Saloni graduated as an Engineer from Delhi and then worked with TCS for more than 2 years before venturing into the entertainment industry. After her corporate stint, Saloni modelled for various brands such as Sunsilk, Aurelia, Reliance Trends and also walked the ramp for the top fashion weeks in India before moving on to...

Duration:00:27:53

Exploring the journey of a plant based lifestyle with Brad Vanstone

1/28/2021
From building businesses to being an entrepreneur himself, Brad Vanstone is the founder of Willicroft, an Amsterdam based venture which combines age-old techniques of making cheese with a more planet-friendly ingredient. Concerned about mother nature, Brad adopted a plant based lifestyle and his love for cheese made him start Willicroft which is very different to his past experience with media and education companies in the UK. In conversation with Melting Pot, Brad talks about Willicroft's...

Duration:00:37:13

A journey of courageous adventures as a journalist with Sarah Mcdonald

1/21/2021
Meet the very talented Sarah Mcdonald, the director of Makewaves, an award winning film company. With incredible experience as a creative individual and her passion for human rights, hear Sarah's intriguing journey as a journalist who was born and raised in New Zealand. From her journey with BBC in the UK from the age of 20 to moving to a more documented style of journalism, Sarah talks about the journey of Makewaves, developing her skills in production and investigation, her role as an...

Duration:00:39:37

A sneak peek into the life of well known Israeli singer-songwriter and actor, Idan Amedi

1/14/2021
An acclaimed Israeli singer-songwriter and a martial arts expert, Idan Amedi has been very recently recognized for his performance in the Netflix series, Fauda. In conversation with Melting Pot, Idan talks about his simple early childhood years, his Kurdish-Jewish family background, his love for music and his family and most importantly an advice for young artists who are currently in a state of confusion and become successful in the music industry. From releasing four albums to working...

Duration:00:45:21