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Every Monday and Thursday standup comedian Sanjay Manaktala talks dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the world. Occasional guests from startups, mental health, stand up comedy, entertainment and much more. Tweet @SMANAK for guest requests.

Every Monday and Thursday standup comedian Sanjay Manaktala talks dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the world. Occasional guests from startups, mental health, stand up comedy, entertainment and much more. Tweet @SMANAK for guest requests.
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Every Monday and Thursday standup comedian Sanjay Manaktala talks dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the world. Occasional guests from startups, mental health, stand up comedy, entertainment and much more. Tweet @SMANAK for guest requests.

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@smanak

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English

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Episodes

There's No GPS to Find Yourself

9/13/2019
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In this week's episode of the Birdy Num Num podcast Sanjay discusses people who obsessed with the world being a better place when they should learn to be obsessed with making themselves better for the world. Video Version of This Episode: https://youtu.be/k-_wW9pDEKs the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly...

Duration:00:20:38

Bollywood Makeup and the Met Gala | Sandhya Shekar

9/5/2019
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Sandhya Shekar is one of the top Makeup artists in Bollywood and Indian weddings. She sits down with Sanjay Manaktala to discuss what tech and the cosmetics industry have in common, working in the Met Gala in New York with Deepika Padukone and how the beauty business is actually big business. Are you blushing? (get it?) BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes:...

Duration:01:00:25

How To Do Stand Up Comedy (Your Questions)

8/29/2019
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I got about 40 questions on Instagram and 5 on twitter about How to be a stand up comedian in India, so if you're interested, well, I answer your questions from writing jokes to getting on stage to doing it while being an engineer. Please do subscribe and write us a review if you're enjoying this podcast! Video Version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIUWDEsl15o the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on...

Duration:01:01:06

How to Make Friends After 30

8/22/2019
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A reader asked me: Hey Sanjay, regular listener of your podcast here and it's been helpful in more than one counts for me, thank you! Please consider discussing adult friendships in one if possible, how difficult it is to make friends now when you move out of your zone like a different country or even switch a job and everyone have their lives inside their phones! So here we go! the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on...

Duration:00:15:00

Overcomplicated Advice on Losing Weight.

8/16/2019
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How does one eat healthy in India with so many cheap and oily choices? Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Br9Nb6 Earlier IT Guy Music Videos: IT Guy 1.0: the Anthem http://bit.ly/2EBYYaa IT Guy 2.0: the Offshore Remix...

Duration:00:09:37

Kubbra Sait on Sacred Games, Acting and Mindfulness

8/13/2019
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Breakout actor of Netflix's Sacred Games Kubbra Sait drops by the Birdy Num Num podcast to talk about getting her dream acting role, being at peace with yourself, managing your career, giving Mumbai an adequate shot, having multiple backup plans and a LOT more. You can currently watch Kubbra on Zee Five's REJCTX. Favorite Quotes: "My friend said you should try to turn anxiety into curiosity." "Acting is not about acting, it's about waiting." You may have only heard of Kubbra as Kuku in...

Duration:01:11:58

Are Indian Men Mama's Boys?

8/8/2019
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In this week's Birdy Num Num podcat Sanjay discusses the issue of Indian men not knowing how to handle their mothers after the age of 25. Blog this episode is based on: https://www.sanjaycomedy.com/itguy-the-indian-mamas-boy-paradox/ the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on...

Duration:00:11:31

Why Working From Home is for Suckers

8/1/2019
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It takes a special discipline to work from home. It's like trying to get buff on your own without a trainer. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Br9Nb6 Earlier IT Guy Music Videos: IT Guy 1.0: the Anthem http://bit.ly/2EBYYaa IT Guy...

Duration:00:10:24

On Regret

7/24/2019
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You asked me about Regrets so here we go! Regret is something we all go through, and "no regrets", I regret to inform you is JUST BS. Except for that tattoo meme, which was pretty funny. We all have it, and the key to dealing with regret, failure, second chances, ego and much more in our lovely society is talked about this week. the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq latest...

Duration:00:23:54

Quitting A Job You Hate

7/18/2019
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Someone emailed me that they're working as a doctor in a government institution and they're going crazy. Well, we've all been there, haven't we? the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review or listen on Google: http://bit.ly/2QNM7VB Social...

Duration:00:20:41

Being Yourself is Underrated.

7/11/2019
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As you mature in your twenties into your thirties, you're constantly trying to improve and get better at so many things. But oftentimes the hardest thing you can be...is yourself. I was asked how to be happy with yourself and how to be natural on stage yesterday, so I wanted to record this podcast to discuss it with all of you on this week's episode of the Birdy Num Num podcast. the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on...

Duration:00:19:50

Guys: Cooking Has Some Pleasant Sided Effects

7/2/2019
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Cooking is way more than just eating. Getting in the kitchen and chopping those green chillies will do a lot more for your physical and mental health than you think bro. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Br9Nb6 Earlier IT Guy Music...

Duration:00:19:38

Toit BrewPub | How I Started India's Microbrewery Business

6/30/2019
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Co-Founder of Toit, India's first successful Microbrewery and a Bangalore institution Sibi Venkataraju sits down to talk about our relationship with alcohol, opening a massive restaurant to sell food and alcohol, when to expand your business and much more. I've been a fan of brewed beer and also of the creative spirit to venture into a new industry, and this was a great conversation. We could have talked for hours. I'll add more show notes if you guys want, just DM me and will do. the...

Duration:01:02:26

Grooming, Hygiene, Bodyspray and the Indian Man.

6/22/2019
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Not wearing deodorant (like the real kind) is ruining your life bro-bro. Sanjay answers a question about grooming, telling someone they smell and improving your life and others. Sanjay Manaktala answers your questions from Instagram on doing a podcast with regarding to grooming. This isn't really shaving tips or hair care tips but actually, real talk about how simply taking care your body will take care of your life. Ironically I didn't shower or shave when I recorded this so you can see...

Duration:00:30:49

Paying for this ONE THING Fixed MY LIFE

6/18/2019
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It's 2019, and we'll spend $50 on drinks for strangers at a bar but we won't spend $2 a month to make our life 100 times easier. Sanjay talks about how when you cross 30 you need to value your time with a little bit of monetary value. Pay for that upgrade why don't you. Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/0dD1TsXeIwE the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do...

Duration:00:12:59

How To Become a Fashion Blogger in India | Ashwati Balakrishnan

6/11/2019
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It’s time to learn about fashion bloggers! Ashwati Balakrishnan is one of the top fashion bloggers on Instagram and she is no stranger to the world. She has also built a company and social media marketing company on the back of it. I met Ashwati years ago when Varun (my other creative friend) helped me cast her in our Maid 3 video, and have enjoyed watching her social media rise since. She gives you all a lesson on what fashion blogging is, how it’s actually a very serious business and the...

Duration:01:04:58

Dating in India | YOUR QUESTIONS | Volume 1 | #DatingInIndia

6/4/2019
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Dating in India is tricky. With Tinder, Bumble and the matrimonial confusing you from day one, to your friends telling you have no game, then to graduating to a relationship only to realize holy hell this is a whole other ball game. I tried to answer your questions based on what a 20, 30 and 40-year-old would be thinking about in terms of dating in India and relationships. Loved the questions and I hope you at least like my answers :) Already so happy with your IG messages for the early...

Duration:00:36:47

Alicia Souza: Journey to one of India's most recognized Illustrators

5/30/2019
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Full one hour podcast with one of India's top creative professionals Alicia Souza. You've probably recognized Alicia's work all over the country whether you realize it or not. She was the creative voice that influenced the look of Chumbak, she has her own store now and works from home yet gets up every morning at 5AM. Her planners are a massive hit and she's just awesome. We talked about creativity, finding your voice, finding your style, how to be an illustrator in India, how to be a...

Duration:01:05:46

Indian Politics 2019: Your Reaction is the Distraction (Plus John Wick 3)

5/25/2019
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Sanjay talks about everybody reacting to elections and why most people need to be angry not out of real emotion but to simply fill a void in their life. Another great quote I read after this podcast I want to share with you guys: Negative things are like 1% of our life yet 99% of what we read on the internet. WTF! the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes:...

Duration:00:11:03

Who Said You Can Only Have One Career!?!?! | Advice

5/22/2019
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UPDATE: Wow the feedback for this episode has been great. Keep those DM's coming on Insta! How to change your career at 30? How to change your career at 40 in India? How to change your career at 25 and risk your parents wishing you met the mother of dragons instead? In this podcat Sanjay talks about the importance of multitasking and how we live in a time where you can do many thigns. You don't need to quit your job to start something new, and know bro, "work hasn't been crazy" so much...

Duration:00:16:53