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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

Contact:

7144088338


Episodes

#IndianWedding 101 and Life of a Wedding Planner | Karuna Reddy | Podcast

5/16/2019
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Aren't Indian weddings just fab? The billion dollar industry has it's share of fun and complications. How many sangeet dances should you have? Was Made in Heaven an accurate portrayal? How do you tell a client spending a million dollars their idea is bad? What makes a good wedding without spending too much? All that and many other priceless lessons and trends for the 2019 Indian wedding season. Since I just got married I really enjoyed this chat and I hope it's useful for many of you...

Duration:00:55:52

Game of Thrones is FINE and Form your Own Opinion

5/14/2019
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Sanjay puts out an ad-hoc episode discussing why we blindly follow the herd to tell ourselves if we like or dislike something on this impromptu episode of the Birdy Num Num podcast. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq Subscribe to BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow Sanjay on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram:...

Duration:00:15:56

On Loneliness

5/9/2019
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Is loneliness a good or a bad thing? Since you asked me to do a podcast on this, here you go. Any other topics let me know #askITGUY Subscribe to BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh 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 Sanjay on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on Twitter:...

Duration:00:18:40

Madhuri Braganza: Journey into Malayalam Cinema, Hustling, Trolls & Rejection

5/2/2019
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Madhuri Braganza is one of the sweetest girls I've had the pleasure of knowing. She is always down for two things: Smiling about anything and working her butt off to keep pushing the ball forward. As she says in this podcast: "Every day should just have something I improved upon from the last." Follow Madhuri: https://www.instagram.com/madhuri.official/ https://www.facebook.com/MadhuriBraganzaOfficial/ Follow this podcast on iTunes or Spotify or Google, the Indian podcast that...

Duration:00:45:31

Are Your Party Friends Your Real Friends?

4/25/2019
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Sanjay is about to quit drinking for two months and thinks some of our social circles are BS. 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...

Duration:00:13:02

How Hard is is Running a Restaurant in India? | Sameer Mirchandani

4/20/2019
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How hard is it to quit the comforts of a stable consulting job, frequent flier miles, career prospects and easy money for 16 hour days in the kitchen? Sameer Mirchandani owns one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in India and Bangalore (we're talking like Mexico City Mexican) and talks about: 1. Being Proud when you see people using your hard work 2. The Curious Case of Restaurant Reviews 3. Is Swiggy and all these disrupters good for business? 4. Trying to make the Indian...

Duration:00:59:13

SA Aravind on Tamil Vs. Hindi, Going Viral, Insecurities and More.

4/13/2019
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SA Aravind was in town and came over to chat about working on stand up comedy, being blessed with youTube viewership, his approach to writing and much more. This was a great talk because for me, being a mainly English speaker in this ever-changing Indian comedy landscape we got to riff on a few fun topics. Questions or comments? As always hit us up on Twitter/Instagram or simply comment in the video/podcast. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq Subscribe to BirdyNumNum...

Duration:00:50:47

NRIs Suck, Politics and Passions

4/8/2019
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Sanjay gets trolled by Indians in America and boy oh boy was that fun. 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:00:22:23

Beer Mug Thrown at Indian Comedian.

4/3/2019
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Is it ever ok to react to words with violence? Sanjay riffs on the incident in Bangalroe last weekend. Full video of the incident here: http://bit.ly/2uGgYt0 Last weekend two corporate dudes tried to assault a comedian performing in front of 100 people. They didn't like the joke which was about pedophiles (and lets even assume it was a very bad joke) and one of them threw a heavy 1KG beer mug that missed the comics head and shattered against the wall. The other accomplice was a tech CEO of...

Duration:00:20:23

I Thought Meditation was BS.

3/31/2019
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The irony of our generation is we use an app on our phone to keep us away from our phone. Sanjay riffs about meditation and peace of mind and what he wishes he know at 20 versus 30. 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...

Duration:00:16:19

Do You REALLY Care about Nirav Modi?

3/24/2019
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Sanjay talks about how he's outraged at the amount of outraged and honestly just doesn't care too much about whatever scam comes next. Focus on your house first. Please review us on Google or iTunes or wherever! It will help! 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...

Duration:00:16:39

Why Are You Still Single? #datingIndia

3/17/2019
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Sanjay answers questions on why you're still single or how to get out there and meet people. 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...

Duration:00:22:01

What Makes a Good Indian Wedding?

3/12/2019
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0:00-12:45: Sanjay talks about the new Michael Jackson Documentary he just watched. 12:46- 30:00: 5 Tips on how you and your guests can have the best Indian wedding that people actually enjoy and talk about, not just party and fireworks. Most of these are even free. 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:...

Duration:00:33:10

Should India's Gurus operate like Buzzfeed Digital Marketers?

2/18/2019
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I noticed an Art of Living tablet and Buzzfeed style memes coming out of some these guru's Instagram pages. Is this considered ok? If you don't pay taxes shouldn't you not be allowed to do Facebook marketing? This topic and more on this week's #birdyNumNum podcast. @NilChristopher wrote this lovely article as well which prompted me to finally record this podcast: Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher:...

Duration:00:13:28

Ten Dating Tips for Indian Men #datingIndia

2/11/2019
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Ten tips for the modern Indian man/women to navigate the dating scene with. Let me know your own thoughts on twitter/Instagram! 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...

Duration:00:20:03

Why do Trolls Troll?

2/4/2019
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What makes someone want to tell you that you suck, you're a waste of life or that you should quit trying at what makes you happy? Constructive criticism aside, Sanjay deep dives into the mind of a troll, the pain they have inside and other fun asides about how the Book Thinking Fast and Slow was way too dense to read and the time he got trolled by a famous Indian cricketer. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on...

Duration:00:24:36

Swalpa Adjust Maadi & Bangalore's Overcrowding Problem with Sundeep Rao

1/28/2019
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Host of the Drive on Radio Indigo and long time early stand up comic Sundeep Rao swings by to discuss Bangalore's over crowding problem, some things he loves and hates about where the city is going and much more. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq my Weekly Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr my Weekly Podcast 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...

Duration:00:16:36

Hypocrisy in Middle Class India

1/20/2019
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Sanjay riffs about contradictions you see living in India from how we treat gay people to projecting our own insecurities and doubts and masking that in the name of culture or honor. Please drop a review on iTunes/Stitcher/Google! Subscribe to SanjayComedy! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq 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...

Duration:00:11:14

Types of People on Flights to Thailand from India

1/10/2019
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Sanjay riffs about the increasingly cheap flights from India to Thailand (honestly a holiday to Thailand is now cheaper than a trip to Goa, if you live in India even) and talks about how people who don't like Thai food need to not do that. Suggestions for next podcast? Tweet @SMANAK OR Instagram DM @SanjayComedy Subscribe to SanjayComedy! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on...

Duration:00:15:49

2019 Predictions and why New Years is Overrated

1/3/2019
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Sanjay talks about how he hates new years even parties and predictions for 2019 like the instagram influencer bubble bursting. Prediction for 2019 Subscribe to SanjayComedy! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq Earlier Dating Advice Videos: 5 INDIAN TINDER TIPS (FOR WOMEN): http://bit.ly/2PY6e1v DATING MISTAKES DUDES MAKE | http://bit.ly/2RiAj0q Social Media: Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO RT and Follow on Twitter:...

Duration:00:14:21