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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:

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Episodes

Strategy Is an Outdated Strategy

1/22/2020
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Don't let your strategy be your excuse!! Most people will set the goals. Then plan the goals. Then get feedback on their goals. But very few will DO their goals. 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KW5s5E review...

Duration:00:17:16

Our Toxic Relationship With Money

1/13/2020
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It's a new year, yet same old problems. I have a weird relationship with money that often does more harm than good. I'm only now more aware of 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KW5s5E review or listen on...

Duration:00:15:08

Don't Quit But Do Start Over

12/29/2019
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Here's some advice for 2020. Take it from the top again. Start from zero. You'll probably pass your goals faster than you think. Happy New years folks! May all your resolutions come true. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw54NQWXWQg 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 and listen on Spotify:...

Duration:00:16:53

India or America | Where Should You Live?

12/22/2019
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Should you come back to India, move to the states, enjoy Australia or who knows what? Sanjay answers a long standing question on where is better to live. Video of this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ZC5ESJOzQ 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher:...

Duration:00:21:09

Being Busy Isn't Always Productivity | Sameer Mirchandani

12/13/2019
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Sam returns to the podcast to discuss entrepreneurship, restaurant vibes and listening to yourself. A great chat that so many of you already mailed me about from the YouTube and Facebook teasers. Enjoy! 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and listen on...

Duration:00:56:07

Office Politics is For Losers

12/5/2019
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Should you get involved in trying to defeat politics? Is it so bad in the Indian IT industry or any country's corporate industries? 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KW5s5E review or listen on Google:...

Duration:00:15:58

Instagram Getting Rid of Likes | Yay or Nay?

11/28/2019
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Instagram is rolling out a feature where they hide by default the likes a post has. I think this is a good thing...but in service of a much more problematic objective. Data driven has its dangers! No video for this podcast this week, I was doing it but forgot to hit the record button! Sorry guys! 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:00:12:45

Quitting Engineering Is Fashionable But Please No

11/21/2019
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Anything worth doing will have its challenges. I also wanted to quit but barely finished with mediocre grades. I'm glad I didn't quit because now I can do what I want. Some input from a question asked by a listener. So should you quit Engineering? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq Best Indian Podcasts please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and...

Duration:00:17:57

Defeating Stage Fright | Three Real Tips

11/14/2019
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Got a public speaking gig or presentation coming up? Sanjay answers your questions yet again in this week's episode. Video Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/qQa5apRo9hE 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and listen on Spotify:...

Duration:00:18:02

How To Deal with Two Faced People

10/30/2019
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The liars, the gossip talkers, the folks you like but can't trust. How should you keep them in your life while continuing to try to learn, love, eat healthy, be a good person, make money and 50 other things? A listener on Twitter asked this specific question and I loved 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the...

Duration:00:14:31

Are You In A Toxic Relationship? A Simple Test.

10/23/2019
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There is one simple word that can define if you're in a toxic relationship, or if the stress is worth it. It's something you do towards your parents, your teachers, and those you admire. Aretha Franklin even sang a song about it. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel for This Episode: 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:...

Duration:00:20:03

Dealing With Negative People

10/17/2019
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"Hi Sanjay, can do podcast on negativity, or toxic people, how get rid of them. Even though you be nice to all, there are people who always try to pull your legs." In today's Birdy Num Num podcast I discuss how to turn negative people into an asset for yourself. 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and...

Duration:00:15:33

How Can Writing Funny Improve Your Career?

10/9/2019
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Writing jokes are difficult, but the lessons you learn from how to write comedy is far more useful than being a comedian. From keeping things short and "trimming the fat" to public speaking and insights, there's a lot you can learn from structure of a joke to apply to your everyday life. 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly...

Duration:00:25:52

Dating Indian Men | YOUR QUESTIONS | #datingInIndia

10/1/2019
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I asked you ladies questions that you wanted to be answered about brown dudes or Asian guys or Indian men so here we go. Video for this episode! More questions on dating in India or relationships? Get me on Instagram. 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review...

Duration:00:42:58

Keto Works Great and That's the Problem

9/24/2019
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A year after going on the keto diet for 2 months and losing 25 pounds (12 KGS), Sanjay reflects on if it was a good decision, if you should go on keto and some common misconceptions none of the blogs really tell you. Full Blog Write Up Video of this Episode 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: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on...

Duration:00:20:55

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

How to Be a Bollywood Makeup Artist 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