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A weekly podcast, The Mohua Show is about everything, really everything, from business to technology to arts to lifestyle, but with imandari se. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and JioSaavn.

A weekly podcast, The Mohua Show is about everything, really everything, from business to technology to arts to lifestyle, but with imandari se. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and JioSaavn.




A weekly podcast, The Mohua Show is about everything, really everything, from business to technology to arts to lifestyle, but with imandari se. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and JioSaavn.






Episode #87: Our Tribe brings Blossom 2022 | to Bangalore with the Pondicherry aesthetic in its absolute abundance

This week on The Mohua Show, we have three designers who are showcasing their collection at Blossom 2022. Our Tribe presents Blossom 2022, which is hosting designers and artists from Bangalore and Pondicherry on the 8th and 9th of July at the Bangalore International Center. The designers bring with them modern aesthetic and design sensibilities coupled with their commitment to change the fashion landscape by adopting sustainabile practices. In today’s episode, we have three of the...


Episode #86: RJ Praveen | on his journey from a backbencher to becoming a Radio jockey

This week on The Mohua Show, we have RJ Praveen. In today's episode, we have with us Praveen Sethia, famously known as RJ Praveen. Praveen has been working as a Radio Jockey since 2006 and ever since has enchanted his audience with his captivating voice and amazing comic timings. One of the most sought-after RJs in Kolkata, Praveen is also well known for his story narration and has been internationally acclaimed for his show Ek Kahaani Aisi Bhi. As I converse with him today on The Mohua...


Episode #85: We have 14 generations of Music in our family | Kutle Khan on taking forward his musical legacy

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Kutle Khan. Kutle Khan is a multi-talented folk musician who has performed on various stages across the globe. His music and singing truly embody the complex rhythmic traditions of Rajasthani folk music. He can play 7 different instruments and comes from the Manganiyar singing community. Coming from a family of musicians, this master of the Kartal began playing music at the age of 8. He writes and composes his own songs and believes in the fusion of the...


Episode #84:I think I was cut out more for Fatherhood than for marriage. Tusshar Kapoor | on becoming a ‘Single Dad’

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Tusshar Kapoor. Tusshar Kapoor is an actor, producer, author and a celebrity “Single Dad.” Even though he is from a star-studded family, Tusshar chose not to tread the beaten path. Very early on he decided to pursue studies and became a financial analyst in the US. But destiny had other plans for him. He came back to India to pursue a career in entertainment. He starred in some major hits like the Golmaal series, Shootout at Wadala and The Dirty...


Episode #83: Not many people knew about transmen. And when you don't have a term for it you don't understand it | Aryan Pasha on his journey to becoming India’s first transgender bodybuilder.

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Aryan Pasha. I am Aryan Pasha and I identify as a trans man. Having done my schooling in Delhi, I recall going to school in a boys uniform and nobody knew that I am not a biological male. I confided only my in skating coach. He kept it as our secret because I was his best athlete who represented the team and won medals at national level competitions. My transition started at 18. I began to start to change my all documents before getting admission in...


Episode #82: Every women just needs to believe in herself | Firebrand Anshu Jhujhunwala on her journey from a home chef to a restaurateur

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Anshu Jhujhunwala. The journey started in 2010 when I decided to give myself a break from exporting bridal wear to UK. Thought being home and watching the kids grow will be my lifestyle now, I thought wrong! In the bargain I became a chef since feeding them became my only goal in Life, made food look interesting and starting cooking a lot more than I had ever imagined. A new chapter of my life unfolded itself into a food business story. I am just half...


Episode #81: Music helped me to drop out of rat race | Dheeraj Banerjea on his journey to becoming a full-time musician.

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Dheeraj Banerjea. Dheeraj Banerjea is a music producer and live musician from Bangalore. His genres of music range from sufi, Bengali folk and semi-classical to Bollywood and Indian fusion. He's trained in Bengali folk music under Gurudeb Basudeb Das Baul, Hindustani Classical music under Mita Sengupta and learned Classical Guitar Under Saumitra Mukherjee. The Mohua Show: @themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow Disclaimer:...


Episode #80: If people can watch lovemaking on OTT platforms, why not in theatres? Sandip Soparrkar | on directing first LGBT-themed dance drama and more

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Sandip Soparrkar. He is an Indian Latin and ballroom dancer, Bollywood choreographer, actor, columnist, dance reality show judge, Radio jockey and a Ted X speaker. Shakira, Madonna, Beyoncé Knowles and Britney Spears, and soccer player Diego Madarona have all taken dance instruction from Soparrkar. Some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Tabu, Manisha Koirala, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupai and Priyanka Chopra have also been...


Episode #79:'It is very important to give that time for people also to accept you..' Simran Shaikh | on her journey to empowering the Trans community and much more

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Simran Shaikh. She is the founder of RWS - India’s diverse chamber, where she promotes LGBTQI entrepreneurs to the global market. She holds a master’s degree in social work and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Trans Psychology from Mumbai University. She has been an author of several journal articles and has published many technical papers on Transgender. She has been through a lot in her life. But this week, she is here with us, ready to share her...


Episode #78: It's about time women partake in financial decision making! Jayashree Menon

This week on The Mohua Show we have Jayshree Menon, who started her career in HCL. She has since then worked with Thomas Cook, Golden Tulip Hospitality, Raintree Media, and Global Village Publication until she decided to start on her own. She has been on the committee of FICCI Flo since 2017 and has been continuously contributing to the empowerment of women. The Mohua Show: @themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow Disclaimer: The views expressed by our guests are...


Episode #77: Bachpan ki chudiyon aur jhanjaron ki chankar ko Giddhe ka roop mila’ Noor Zora | on his journey of becoming the first Male Giddha Dancer

This week on The Mohua Show we have Noor Zora. Lok Rang Noor Art (Noor Zora), one of Punjab's most eminent Giddha groups, performs all over the country and is often called upon to bless weddings, anniversaries, festive celebrations, or even just birthdays. Although the troupe is comprised solely of men who are committed to reviving a folk dance tradition that has conventionally been performed by women, there are no expectations of heteronormative masculinity or curtailed femininity—each of...


Episode #76: 'Jo bacha weak hota hai us par jada mehnat krni chahiye.'| Abhinav Bhardwaj | on growing up as a 'weak student' and more

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Abhinav Bhardwaj. Abhinav ,the lad from Ghaziabad, embarked his journey in art and designing at the tender age of 20. He completed his bachelor's in VFX and Animation from Mahatma Gandhi University post which he transformed his admiration for Ravana into his inevitable mantra of inspiration and earned around 20,000 followers on his page @ravanabhinav. He has been associated with some popular brands as a designer such as Apple, Paytm, The Cricket Lounge,...


Episode #75: On singing to ease the pain of strangers & changing Jamia's false perception I Saiam Hasan

This week on The Mohua Show, we have Saiam Hasan, writer, producer, voice artist, and independent musician. Saiam has around 10 years of experience working in radio and has won many awards at the national and international level. Currently, he is also a part of the Grand Jury at the prestigious New York Radio Festivals. In this episode, host Mohua talks to Saiam about who he likes to sing to energize himself, how strangers found his voice relieving during COVID peak, doing virtual shows...


Episode #74: Millions suffer breast ironing but the world noticed only when a foreign author talked about it I Yewande Adeleke I Lawyer, Writer

A lawyer with over eight years of experience, Yewande is passionate about the rights of the vulnerable groups. She is especially interested in writing about injustice or discrimination against girls and women. In this episode, the host, Mohua talks to Yewande about how African women all over the world suffer the brutality of a prevalent tradition called breast ironing. According to the United Nations, breast ironing affects 3.8 million women around the world and has been identified as one...


Episode #73: Can an animal lover be cruel to nature? I Vandana Anchalia I Founder, Kannan Animal Welfare

When you think of memes, you think cat. When it comes to the rescue of stray animals, however, we look the other way! With an estimated 79.9 million homeless cats and dogs in the country living in shelters or streets, estimates suggest that India has the highest relinquishment level compared to countries like the US, and China. In Episode 73, the host, Mohua talks to Vandana Anchalia, Founder and Director at Kannan Animal Welfare. In the year 2014, after Vandana lost 37 rescue dogs in...


Episode #72: You know things are changing when ads show women driving I Renuka Kirpalani I Executive Editor (Video content) at Autocar India

When her maternal grandmother was upset that the radio stopped working, little Renuka felt she had to do something about it! She broke it open and that became the first gadget she repaired. Since then, she has not just repaired other gadgets, but also built her race cars and undertaken epic road journeys across borders driving in the Saarc rally, Asean Rally and trips from Germany to India overland! Renuka Kirpalani is the Executive Editor Video content at Autocar India which has one of the...


Episode #71: On making an Excel sheet for daily expenditure in your 40s! | Archana Jain Gupta | Senior Advisor & consultant @ Purple Audacity

This week on The Mohua Show we have Archana Jain Gupta. Archana is a Senior Advisor & consultant at Purple Audacity, an insights and strategy consultancy. She is a career market research professional (over 20 years), a mom (for 27) ,a fitness enthusiast, a traveller and a reader. Archana is trying to reconnect with her inner writer as she believes we all have a story, waiting to be told. She is a strong advocate of women's financial independence, whatever the circumstances. In this...


Episode #70: Stripping is not just about taking your clothes off | Mohsin Syed |

India’s first magic mike says there are many more young men who want to be a magic mike. Mohsin Syed, Head Coach at Transformation for Good (TFG), adds with caution though, it is not just about taking your clothes off. It is about honing your craft, personality and mostly, a lifestyle. In this episode, author and entrepreneur Mohua talks to Mohsin (stage name Spicy Sahil) about his moves on stage, what women really want, how women from all ages want to have fun with him, including married...


Episode #69: On wearing jewellery to feel good & meeting Lady Diana | Sudhir Kasliwal | CFO, The Gem Palace

This week on MoodyMo Awaaz Podcast, we have Sudhir Kasliwal, a multi talented personality from Jaipur. A jeweller, photographer and collector, Sudhir is the CFO of the Gem Palace. In this episode, the sixth generation jeweller talks to us about his foray into jewellery and photography. Instagram: @sudhirkasliwal The Mohua Show: @themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow@themohuashow Disclaimer: The views expressed by our guests are their own. We do not endorse and are not...


Episode #68: Can our darkest moments be turning points? | Suzonn | Indie Singer & Composer

This week on the MoodyMo Awaaz Podcast we have Suzonn. Suzonn is an independent singer-songwriter and composer living in the north-eastern region of India. In 2016, his music career hit rock bottom soon after he got diagnosed with chronic laryngitis. He had to adapt to a new singing style as he was advised to not stress his vocal cords. Thereafter, he started composing in indie-folk and came up with his first song in the same genre. His latest release 'Humse Khafa' is his debut...