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Ep. 07: Tara Khandelwal
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project. We have as our guest today, Tara Khandelwal, Editor, Writer and Founder of BOUND. In this episode we deep dive into the book Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp. In the second half we also discuss Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Lust for Life, a biography on Vincent Van Gogh. Our conversation with her reflects on making creativity a habit, nature vs nurture, the profound...
Ep. 06: Diksha Dwivedi
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 6 Diksha Dwivedi, Author of Letters from Kargil, a book that speaks about the martyrs of Kargil war including her beloved father Late. C.B. Dwivedi , deep dives into her book for the first half of the podcast. Our conversation with Diksha, included stories of bravery, love and leadership by martyrs like Major Adhikari, the fact that the biggest leaps in progress are vertical not horizontal, the secret and law of attraction and how man...
Ep. 05: Shveta Raina
Welcome to Episode 5 of Paperback. On this episode Shveta Raina, CEO of Talerang, deep dives into HBR’s 10 Best Reads on Managing Yourself, for the first half of the podcast. Our conversation with her reflects on how a founder of a company can drive the organisation positively or negatively, how Talerang has imbibed feedback analysis in their work culture, how co-founders should divide their roles and duties but work towards a common goal, how to take initial risks and how CRAZY is a...
Ep. 04: Ambi Parameswaran
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 4 Mr. Ambi Parameswaran, Author of Sponge: Leadership Lessons I learnt from my clients, deep dives into his book, for the first half of the podcast. Our conversation with Mr. Parameswaran included leadership lessons that he learnt over 2 decades working at FCB Ulka, his interviews with stalwarts like Ratan Tata, Aziz Pemji amongst others and what the abbreviation SPONGE really stands for. To know more about the books we discussed,...
Ep. 03: Dr. Swati & Swaraa Lodha
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 3 Dr. Swati and Swaraa Lodha, a mother-daughter duo and also the authors of the book “54 Reasons Why Parents Suck", deep dive into their book which aims to decode the parent-child relationship. Our conversation with them reflects on parenting as a role, concepts like Hindsight Bias, Parent, Adult, Child ego states, learned optimism and the fear of regret i.e. fear of failure which dissuades most entrepreneurs from taking risks. To know...
Ep. 02: Raj Raman, Author of The SMElting Cauldron
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project. Raj Raman, CEO of MarketSpan Consultants and Author of The Smelting Cauldron, deep dives into his book for the first half of the podcast. Mr. Raman speaks about 18 industry accounts in this book, of which we’ve touched upon taxing times, debts and don'ts, and the cash 22 situation which is, as you rightly guessed, to do with cash flow and other such challenges faced by Indian SMEs. To know more about the books we discussed, listen in to...
Ep. 01: Apurva Damani, Director at Artha India Ventures
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project. A glimpse of 50 years of advertising in 15 minutes! Apurva Damani, Group Director of Artha India Ventures, speaks at length about Nawabs, Nudes and Noodles by Ambi Parameswaran. Our conversation with Apurva takes us through various topics, starting with a nostalgic view of the Indian Advertising industry through the ages, moving on to music, and eventually even the science of space and space travel. To know more about the books we...
Ep. 00: Introducing Paperback
Oral storytelling has served a critical role as the sole means of abstracting experiences and emotions in narrative form, and to engage with audiences who prefer narrative storytelling, The Open Library Project presents Paperback. Hosted by Raachyeta Sharma and Satyajit Roy, Paperback will be a podcast where we engage with stalwarts and experts from various industries, suggesting 5 non-fiction titles that contributed to their journey in a big way. We believe that peer-to-peer learning will...