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The Last 7 Days #115 (16.05.22 – 22.05.22)

With another Sunday, here’s the 115th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. Art is an Investment to Appreciate. Read more here.
  2. How NFTs Could Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Read here.
  3. Why Some Animals And Plants Don’t Belong Everywhere? Read it here.
  4. A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert avoids these 5 types of foods that can make you ‘tired and stressed’. Check it out here.
  5. Food fights are not new to India. Medieval texts show mud-slinging among Jains, Buddhists, and Hindus. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Life Kit, Psychologist Aarti Gupta explains how FOMO shows up in our lives and how to battle it. Listen to it here.
  2. On Props & Drops with Matt Kalish and GaryVee, Kevin Rose joins in to talk Moonbirds, Proof.xyz, and drop some history about Gary and his time in the Web2 world, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. Business Wars focuses on a new ‘battle’, Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry’s, the battle for ice cream supremacy. Listen here.
  4. Seth Godin riffs about creating conditions for change, on his podcast Akimbo. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit chat about one of the most important ingredients in India – milk, its history, its health benefits, types of milk, and more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On TED Talks Daily, design thinker and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri explains how this new age of the internet (web3) will give way to “the greatest transfer of power from institutions to individuals in all time.” Watch it here.
  2. On Unfiltered by Samdish, Pankaj Tripathi shares his fond memories of doing theatre, talks about some of his iconic roles and reveals his strong opinions on birthdays, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Pooja Hegde speaks to Anupama Chopra about her Cannes 2022 debut, being a ‘Potter nerd’, Arabic Kuthu and the craze around it and what she’s hoping to achieve with the All About Love foundation. Watch here.
  4. Short Film Recommendation of the Week – Tasalli Se (The story revolves around two friends, Somesh and Ranjan, who had a spat on social media but reconcile after 12 long years.) Now streaming on Amazon MiniTV here.
  5. Short Film Recommendation 2 of the Week – Gray (Based on the life of a young woman, Naina, who goes through a tumultuous time after an uncomfortable experience changes her life.) Now streaming on Amazon MiniTV here.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #114 (09.05.22 – 15.05.22)

With another Sunday, here’s the 114th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The Tail End. Read in detail here.
  2. A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’. Check it out here.
  3. Inflation And The Nominal Illusion. Read here.
  4. Long Covid is ‘continuing to increase,’ experts say. Here’s how to know if you have it — and what to do about it. Read more here.
  5. Behold the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole in the first-ever photo. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the On Purpose podcast, Jay Shetty sits down with Andrew Huberman to talk about the beauty and power of the human mind, the best way people can approach learning, what happens while we sleep, the impact of dopamine and so much more. Listen here.
  2. On the a16z podcast, General partner Chris Dixon chats with Brian McCullough about How the Internet Happened — and more broadly, about how tech adoption and innovation happens. They discuss lessons learned, how innovation doesn’t happen in a straight line, and what the past can tell us about the next phase of the internet and technology. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri sit down with entrepreneur and online marketing guru Neil Patel to talk about his success starting as a blogger to making 9-figures in revenue. Listen to it here.
  4. On Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about how he picked which college to attend, the naming of his daughter, what he would do if he were dean of admissions of Harvard, how flight attendants assume he’s not in first-class because he’s black, the limitations of the bible as a reference source and more. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of “In the Envelope,” John Cena walks us through every step from selling out arenas in the WWE to the on-screen failures that motivated him in the lead-up to joining the DC Universe and “Fast & Furious” franchise, Cena breaks down how he always tries to find—and subvert—the motivations of any persona he plays. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuck joins the Impaulsive podcast to discuss the Web3 revolution, his biggest regret with Kobe Bryant, why he didn’t invest in UBER, being impersonated on TikTok, why Jake Paul vs Logan Paul MUST happen, cancelling college forever, Cryptopunks over Bored Apes, how to love yourself & more. Watch it here.
  2. Why Cloves Are So Expensive? Check it out here.
  3. In this edition of FC Front Row, Ranveer Singh speaks about his purpose as an actor, the dissonance between his public and private persona and Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Guilty Minds (Legal drama erupts between a family that is the paragon of virtue and the other, a leading law firm dealing with all shades of grey.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Puzhu (A gripping thriller with focus on the relationship between a father and son, and the underlying family dynamics and trust issues that follow.) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #113 (02.05.21 – 08.05.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 113th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. 7 Essential Ingredients of a Metaverse. Check it out here.
  2. We Created the ‘Pandemicene’. Read more here.
  3. Scientists Find No Benefit to Time-Restricted Eating. Read here.
  4. With NFTs Any Type of IP Can Be Monetized. Find out more here.
  5. Successful people do these 3 things on Sunday for a happier, stress-free week, according to a productivity expert. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Sway, Kara Swisher asks Ray Dalio, the billionaire behind the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater, to explain his theory behind the rise and decline of empires. They talk about China’s rise and how American competitiveness will shake out as the nation faces potential stagflation in addition to polarization, inequality and a new, Gen Z approach to work. Listen to it here.
  2. 25 Essential Rules for Life (from the Stoics) on the Daily Stoic Podcast. Check it out here.
  3. In this conversation with LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Dan Roth, Toto Wolff holds forth on his journey, his business practices, including his infamous commitment to candor and transparency, and his hope for the next generation. Listen here.
  4. On Naan Curry with Sadar and Archit, the hosts discuss Halwa, its beautiful history, why is it a healthy tonic, what are Habshi and Sohan Halwas and more. Check it out here.
  5. On Variety Awards Circuit, Tom Hiddleston talks about his two Emmy contenders, Loki and The Essex Serpent, having a milestone birthday during the pandemic and more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. In this View From The Top interview, CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, speaks to Archana Sohmshetty, MBA ’22, about the impact of access to technology, humanity’s challenge to harness it, and how Google is sustainably defining the future of work. Watch it here.
  2. Why there’s no one inside the Spider-man suit? Check it out here.
  3. On this episode of The Bombay Journey X Sunday Brunch, Pooja Hegde talks about her journey from the Miss India stage to working in various film industries across the Nation and more. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Made for Love (A woman is on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire, who has implanted a monitoring device in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her and know her “emotional data” as she tries to regain her independence.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Thar (A veteran cop sees the chance to prove himself when murder shakes up a sleepy desert town, sending him into the seedy underbelly of the town as he attempts to uncover a grisly torture plot.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #112 (25.04.21 – 01.05.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 112th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. Elon Musk can’t insult Twitter: Every weird detail in Musk’s $44 billion Twitter buyout deal that ensures both parties commit to the agreement. Read it here.
  2. The NFT Narrative. Read more here.
  3. Why Billionaires and Celebrities Are Tripping Over Themselves to Buy Chelsea F.C. Check it out here.
  4. The Controversy of Copyright in NFTs… is CC0 The Solution? Read here.
  5. A nutritionist shares the 35 best foods to boost mood and brain energy levels. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the Superteam podcast, Tanmay Bhat and Akshay BD interview Brian Armstrong, co-founder, and CEO of Coinbase about his entrepreneurial journey, Coinbase’s history, India launch, and much more. Listen to it here.
  2. In this conversation on Sway, Kara Swisher and Jimmy Kimmel discuss whether cancel culture has come too far, Kimmel’s own evolution from pranks on “The Man Show” to political commentary on access to health care and how Trump changed the comedy world. Listen here.
  3. On The Joe Pomp Show, AJ Vaynerchuk discusses the qualities that all world-class entrepreneurs share, the balance between hard work, family, and health, the pros & cons of angel investing, and much more. Check it out here.
  4. Podcast Recommendation: Think Fast with Varun and Suchita (Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond.) Check it out here.
  5. On The Empire Film Podcast, Kenneth Branagh talks about growing up during very different eras, about Branagh’s decision to make the movie now, and about his creative choices such as going black-and-white and using copious amounts of Van Morrison on the soundtrack, Northern Irish accents and much more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. How Nike tricked the US Government? Know more here.
  2. On The Bombay Journey, Abhishek Bachchan talks about his film Dasvi, growing up in Juhu and stories from there, and his life in and around the film industry. Watch it here.
  3. In this session of FC Front Row, Ajay Devgn talks to Anupama Chopra about negotiating success on his terms, the need for the Hindi film industry to be more unified and being a spontaneous actor. He also talks about his upcoming film Runway 34 and a quick update about Singham 3. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Better Call Saul (Ex-con artist Jimmy McGill turns into a small-time attorney and goes through a series of trials and tragedies, as he transforms into his alter ego Saul Goodman, a morally challenged criminal lawyer.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Naradan (When a colleague lands a coveted job, a journalist throws away his moral principles and writes fabricated and half-baked stories to become a major influencer.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #111 (18.04.21 – 24.04.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 111th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The ‘Batman Effect’: How having an alter ego empowers you? Read it here.
  2. In the Metaverse, community transcends technology, time and “Myspace”. Read more here.
  3. Here are the biggest signs that someone is lying to you, according to a body language expert. Check it out here.
  4. People aren’t ready to quit quitting. Read here.
  5. Iconic Bollywood Villains Analysed by a Psychiatrist. Read it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the internet. Is it? Listen to it on Decoder with Nilay Patel here.
  2. On the School of Greatness, Dr Daniel Z. Lieberman, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University in Washington deep dives into the topic of dopamine, how to use dopamine in a healthy, productive way, a common mistake people make about love, about the root causes of depression, and how not to focus too much on the future. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk about their interactions with famous people and how to leave a good impression, how in-person events make money (and why they’re only getting bigger), and much more. Listen here.
  4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt digs deep into the artistic process in this episode of “In the Envelope,” which touches on everything from the joys of editing to the complex lessons you can learn from your IMDB page. Listen to it here.
  5. Suresh Raina talks about his early life, how his career started and his journey with the Indian Cricket Team, his family background, his investments and more on The Ranveer Show Hindi. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. How OpenSea Cornered The $17 Billion Market For NFTs? Watch it here.
  2. On The Colin and Samir Show, Yes Theory founders and creators Thomas Brag and Ammar Kandil talk about their journey and their craziest ideas, the secret to creative partnerships, their latest film release, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. Actor Yash talks to Baradwaj Rangan about his film KGF2, about being a pan Indian star, the success of KGF and a lot more. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Killing It (A comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – James (James also called Santhosh Kumar, who works as a manager in a security company and finds himself up against the big bad guys.) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #110 (11.04.21 – 17.04.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 110th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. NFTs and the Environment: Why the Anger Is Unjustified. Read more here.
  2. Mango Inflation: No Country For Aam Aadmi. Read here.
  3. Why do billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel want to live longer — and Elon Musk doesn’t. Check it out here.
  4. Serena Williams talks about mom guilt, her venture capital firm, and ‘King Richard’ sequel. Read here.
  5. Narcissists share these 5 toxic money habits, says a psychologist. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. In conversation with the head of TED Chris Anderson, Elon Musk details how the radical new innovations he’s working on—Tesla’s intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX’s otherworldly Starship and Neuralink’s brain-machine interfaces—could help maximize the lifespan of humanity and create a world where goods and services are abundant and accessible for all. Listen to it here.
  2. On his podcast, Naval hosts Vitalik Buterin and Haseeb Qureshi and deep dive into Vitalik’s background, understanding Ethereum and everything about it, decentralisation and Blockchain, and more. Listen here.
  3. In this episode of The Ranveer Show, Sanjay Dutt spoke about the three most difficult stages of his life – his drug addiction, jail time, his cancer diagnosis, and his mindset to come out of each phase as a warrior. Check it out here.
  4. On F1 Beyond the Grid, Kevin Magnussen tells Tom Clarkson how it felt to lose his place in F1, why his second stint in the sport feels different, what it’s like racing as a dad, and his goals now he’s back in F1. Listen here.
  5. Bob Odenkirk joins the Armchair Expert to discuss beginning his career flying back and forth from Chicago to New York, being open and curious about people without judgment, creating successes out of their failures, and so much more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On TED Talks Daily, Elon Musk digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works, the future he envisions for the world and a lot more. Watch it here.
  2. NTR Jr and Ram Charan in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan on what It takes to fulfil director SS Rajamouli’s vision, how they navigated through their legendary characters in RRR, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Farhan Akhtar interviews Yash and Prashanth Neel, director of KGF2 about the vision of the film, the writing and shooting process, how the dialogues were written on set and breaking the industry barriers to making a pan-India film. Watch here.
  4. Movie Recommendation # 1 of the Week – RRR (A tale of two legendary revolutionaries and their journey far away from home. After their journey they return home to start fighting back against British colonialists in the 1920s) Now in theatres.
  5. Movie Recommendation # 2 of the Week – K.G.F: Chapter 2 (In the blood-soaked Kolar Gold Fields, Rocky’s name strikes fear into his foes. While his allies look up to him, the government sees him as a threat to law and order, and Rocky must battle threats from all sides.) Now in theatres.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #109 (04.04.21 – 10.04.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 109th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. Gm’: A Jolly Crypto Greeting Goes Viral, Sparks Squabbles. Read this piece by WSJ here.
  2. Is a recession on the way? These unconventional economic indicators may provide some clues. Read here.
  3. 4 signs you may have a weak immune system—and what to do about it, according to an immunologist. Check it out here.
  4. Here’s what it will take for movie theatres to survive 10 years from now. Read it here.
  5. WeCrashed: Inside Rebekah Neumann and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Relationship. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. In this episode of The Ranveer Show, Ranveer takes a deep dive into John Abraham’s mind, the mistakes he has made in the past, the failures, his brand image & more. He also breaks down how he disassociates his self-worth from the success or failure of a particular film. Listen to it here.
  2. On Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala, Ankur Warikoo chats about approaching creativity as a process, finding what works with an audience, and also finding what actually brings happiness. Check it out here.
  3. When Airbnb arrived in New York City in 2009, it began operating in neighbourhoods where affordable housing was already in short supply. Angry renters complained, and city officials decided to do something about it. This is the story of Airbnb vs NYC on Business Wars. Check out the series here.
  4. Podcast Recommendation of the Week: WeCrashed: The Companion Podcast, hosted by Prof Scott Galloway, where he talks to the cast, crew, and experts to give an inside look into how the “WeCrashed” TV series brought this fascinating story to the screen. Listen here.
  5. On Variety Awards Circuit, Denis Villeneuve discusses his passion for creating the world of “Dune” and teases what to expect with “Dune Part Two,” including working with Zendaya. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On the Superteam Podcast, Tanmay and Akshay host Sam-Bankman Fried and Aravind Memon to talk about FTX, its launch in India, Sam’s approach as a founder, web2 vs web3, and so much more. Watch it here.
  2. Manish Malhotra talks about starting his journey in fashion, the current trends and his role in it, his love for food, and much much more, on The Bombay Journey. Check it out here.
  3. The Double Life of Daniel Ricciardo. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Moon Knight (Steven Grant and mercenary Marc Spector investigate the mysteries of the Egyptian gods from inside the same body.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Etharkkum Thunindhavan (When a lawyer uncovers a ruthless leader’s criminal network that sexually exploits and threatens young women, he embarks on a bloody pursuit.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #108 (28.03.21 – 03.04.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 108th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The Best Carbs Eaten by the Longest Living People In The World. Check it out here.
  2. Mark Manson’s opinion piece on ‘Slaps and Celebrity‘. Read here.
  3. Why you can’t stop reading about the Slap? Read more here.
  4. Moving Mainstream: How Big Brands Are Using NFTs. Check it out here.
  5. How video game development has changed over the last decade? Read it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On The Kris Fade Show, GaryVee talks about the basics of NFTs and Web3 and why we care about digital assets, the lack of accountability in society, and much more. Listen here.
  2. Dr Daniel Amen discusses with Lewis Howes the main causes of dementia and how to prevent it, the five different brain types, the lies around happiness, 5 questions to ask yourself when you have a negative thought, and so much more on The School of Greatness. Check it out here.
  3. In this episode of Advertising Is Dead, Varun Duggirala is joined by Malini Agarwal taking us through the journey of establishing Miss Malini, how it began as a blog and eventually became an empire consisting of multiple offsets that aim at helping creators with tips to make great content, create a safe space for women, and give all the news from the glam world. Listen to it here.
  4. Susie Wolff, CEO of the front-running Venturi Formula E team, talks about becoming the first woman to drive in an official F1 session for more than two decades, how she earned her F1 opportunity through making life-changing decisions and dedication to her dream and more on F1 Beyond the Grid podcast. Check it out here.
  5. On Sway, Andrew Garfield and Kara talk about his unconventional approach to the internet and the dangers of idolizing Kanye West or Elon Musk. They also speak about Garfield’s portrayal of Jonathan Larson, the composer of “Rent,” in “Tick, Tick … Boom!” And they discuss how the death of a parent has affected the way they each embrace life. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Ashwin Sanghi, an Indian writer of thriller, fiction, and history, spoke about the Hindu culture, various political narratives, culture & the art of storytelling, on The Ranveer Show. Watch it here.
  2. Tanmay Bhat hosts Sadhguru taking a deep dive into living alone, love and boundaries, the purpose of life, nutrition in available food, the save soil campaign and more. Check it out here.
  3. John Abraham talks about fitness, his love for bikes, his food choices, his routine and choosing his film roles, on The Bombay Journey. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – WeCrashed (The love story at the centre of the rise and fall of one of the world’s most valuable startups. WeWork grows from a single co-working space into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its valuation plummets.) Now streaming on AppleTV+ here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sharmaji Namkeen (A light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old-man.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #107 (21.03.21 – 27.03.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 107th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. There’s something off about ApeCoin (an opinion piece by Casey Newton) Read more here.
  2. Ash Barty’s shock retirement from tennis offers some vital career lessons. Read here.
  3. CODA‘ Forever Changed Director Sian Heder’s Approach to Filmmaking. Check it out here.
  4. Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi on Grief, Forgiveness and Breaking Language Barriers in ‘Drive My Car‘. Read it here.
  5. The Power Of Silliness In A Dark World. Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Dr Andrew D Huberman takes a deep dive into the emerging field of mind-body neuroscience, the neuroscience of ADHD, focus, hypnosis, and processing trauma, how to leverage light, temperature, breath, and sleep to better control your biology and many other fascinating topics on the Rich Roll podcast. Listen to it here.
  2. With the Oscars around the corner, the hosts dig into all 10 Best Picture nominees and discuss whether their Tomatometer scores accurately represent where they rank against each other, on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Troy Kotsur, the first deaf male ever nominated for an acting Oscar reflects on growing up as the only deaf member of his family, making his name in deaf theatre and how the making of and tremendous response to his performance in Sian Heder’s film about a child of deaf adults (or “CODA”) has changed his life, on the Awards Chatter podcast. Listen here.
  4. On IMDb is Obsessed, Ian and Alex break down every reason you should watch Drive My Car, this quiet but fascinating Academy Award-nominated film. Check it out here.
  5. Cate Blanchett discusses her duo of Oscar contenders, “Don’t Look Up” and “Nightmare Alley” on the Variety Awards Circuit podcast. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. How NFTs are building the internet of the future? (a TED Talk by Kayvon Tehranian, founder and CEO of Foundation) Watch it here.
  2. Hans Zimmer, ‘Dune’ composer, gives his in-depth analysis and insider’s look at how the score was created for Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 film. Watch here.
  3. On The Ranveer Show, Satpal Singh from Nanak Naam, a spiritual coach and an expert on Sikhism, went into the depth of Sikhism, Spirituality, Meditation, and more. Satpal Singh explained the idea of ego, inner peace, and happiness. He also put the light on the concept of death & rebirth, the warrior aspect of Sikhism, and 5 important elements of Sikhism. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (The story of Uber from the perspective of the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick.) Now streaming on Voot here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Drive My Car (Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.) Now streaming on MUBI here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #106 (14.03.21 – 20.03.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 106th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The Life Cycle of Outrage. Check it out here.
  2. How the Oscars Are Embracing Coming-of-Age Stories This Year? Read here.
  3. What If No One Owned Chelsea FC? Read more here.
  4. Got a headache? Nostalgia might help cure it, according to a new study. Read here.
  5. How Dune created the sinister sounds of those menacing sandworms? Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the NFT now podcast, Gary Vaynerchuk talks about his NFT predictions for summer 2022, his personal multi-million dollar NFT collection, how he practices accountability to his token holders, the NFT bubble, and more. Listen here.
  2. On Advertising Is Dead, Chef Saransh Goila joins Varun Duggirala to talk about his latest venture ‘Bambai Meal Rolls’, how he became a chef, his inspirations on the way, his culinary travels, and more. Check it out here.
  3. On the F1 Beyond the Grid podcast, Carlos Sainz tells about how his seasons at McLaren shaped him into the driver he is today, his rivalries and friendships with Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris, the physical and mental gains he’s made during early morning gym sessions and why F1’s Smooth Operator is not actually smooth at all. Listen to it here.
  4. Vidya Balan converses about her journey so far, the ups and downs, coping mechanisms, her love for acting and how she has enjoyed working on every project so far, and much more, on This Round Is On Me with Gauri Devidayal. Check it out here.
  5. On Variety Awards Circuit, Jessica Chastain discusses how she wanted to portray televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” plus how Oscar campaigns have changed in the post-Harvey Weinstein era and what’s next on her busy acting plate. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. On the Joe Rogan podcast, Sadhguru talks about the importance of soil, the origin of yoga, going beyond the realm of logic to understand things we don’t know about, and so much more. This was a power-packed conversation that you can watch here.
  2. The Problem with F1 Sponsorships. Check it out here.
  3. On Film Companion, Vidya Balan & Shefali Shah speak to Anupama Chopra about their experience collaborating with each other on Jalsa, what they picked up from each other’s process and the reality of being married to film producers. Watch it here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Jugaadistan (A college life drama focusing on the gritty side of campus life, Politics, Love and Emotions.) Now streaming on Lionsgate Play here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Jalsa (A hit and run of an 18 year old girl raises many a question only to realise that truth is rarely pure and never simple.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #105 (07.03.21 – 13.03.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 105th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. What Makes You, You? (one of the best things I’ve read) Read it here.
  2. The Mythology of Red Bull. Read more here.
  3. Crypto Brain Drain Is ‘Crazy’ in India, Polygon Co-Founder Says. Read here.
  4. Why saturated fats are not bad? Check it out here.
  5. The Batman‘: Breaking Down the Sound and Fury that Brought the Batmobile to Life. Read it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Mila Kunis joins the podcast, Props and Drops with Matt Kalish and GaryVee to chat about Web3, the challenges and changes she faced when building Stoner Cats, and her experiences in this wild space. Listen here.
  2. A riff on making up your mind by Seth Godin on his podcast, Akimbo. Listen to it here.
  3. Vulnerability and Redemption with Adrian Grenier on A Bit of Optimism with Simon Sinek. Check it out here.
  4. Matt Reeves deep-dives into The Batman, breaking down every aspect of it, on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Listen here.
  5. Matt Reeves and his incredible team of sound and music artists: Michael Giacchino (composer), Will Files (Supervising Sound Editor), Douglas Murray (Supervising Sound Editor), Andy Nelson (Re-Recording Mixer) discuss the sound and music of The Batman on the Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast. Check out Part 1 here.
    In Part 2: joining Matt Reeves, Director of Photography Greig Fraser, Supervising and Lead Digital Colorist, David Cole deep dive into the technical aspects of their post-production process on The Batman. Check out Part 2 here.

What To Watch:

  1. Inside A Village In Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, highlighting the reality of Mubarakpur, Samdish Bhatia speaks to the children, youth, and the elderly to understand their lifestyle, livelihood, and their relationship with the state, on his channel Unfiltered by Samdish. Check it out here.
  2. Shefali Shah, Prajakta Koli, Kusha Kapila, Neelam Kothari Soni, Masaba Gupta, Mrunal Thakur and Swastika Mukherjee share their views with Anupama Chopra about the changing dynamics of women in cinema and entertainment, the role OTT has played in empowering female actors and the areas that still need our attention. Watch it here.
  3. Rocky and Mayur return with season 7 of RoadTrippinWithRnM highlighting the state of Rajasthan this time around. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Severance (Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives; when a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.) Now streaming on AppleTV+ here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Adam Project (After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self for a mission to save the future.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #104 (28.02.21 – 06.03.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 104th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The Meaning of NFTs: It’s About More Than Money or Art. Read more here.
  2. Why India Isn’t Buying NFTs (Yet)? Read here.
  3. The psychology behind your sudden Wordle obsession. Check it out here.
  4. Stop trying to work in multiple browser tabs. It’s terrible for your focus. Read more here.
  5. It’s not the end of the world… yet. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Huberman Lab, Dr Andrew D Huberman discusses the psychology and biology of desire, love and attachment, how childhood attachment types are thought to inform adult attachment styles to romantic partners, and some of the major theories of human mate selection, relationships and infidelity. Listen here.
  2. On Creative Elements, Seth Godin talks about art, freelancing, building a personal brand, and why he disagrees with the idea of authenticity. Listen to it here.
  3. Shaan Puri sits down with Raoul Pal (@RaoulGMI) to talk about his career, how he 10X-ed his money with crypto, why NFTs are a bubble, winning the game of life, and more, on the My First Million podcast. Check it out here.
  4. On Comedy Gold Minds, Kevin Hart is joined by Aziz Ansari to have a detailed conversation about their rise to success in stand-up, how the show Master of None came about, where Aziz draws his inspiration from for his material, and Aziz’s experience in taking a step back from performing and work for time to himself. Listen to it here.
  5. On the ReelBlend podcast, director Matt Reeves discusses the making of the Batman movie, living up to Batman’s iconic name, his choice to skip the Wayne origins story, and much more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. On the Lex Fridman podcast, Elon Musk talks about SpaceX, Mars, Tesla AutoPilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, Cryptocurrencies and more. Watch here.
  2. On The Ranveer Show, Sadhguru talks about Generation Z, Metaverse, Death, the Save Soil movement, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. The best deal Cristiano Ronaldo ever made was selling his image rights. Watch it here.
  4. Zoë Kravitz, Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark break down ‘The Batman’. Watch here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Batman (Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.) Now in theatres.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #103 (21.02.21 – 27.02.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 103rd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. How Covid Stole Our Time and How We Can Get It Back? Read it here.
  2. Why are so many people saying ‘Wordle‘ is harder now? Check it out here.
  3. A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to stop overthinking’. Read here.
  4. How Square grew from a scrappy hardware start-up to a payments powerhouse in just over a decade? Read about here.
  5. The inside story of how Tumblr lost its way. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis discusses with Robin Sharma why your story about yourself could be what’s holding you back, how to transition from a victim to a hero in your own life, the best habits that most people are unwilling to build, the 8 forms of wealth that we should be focusing on and so much more. Listen to it here.
  2. Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist turned counter-extremism activist, author of multiple books, and public speaker, talks about his story, why the machine is broken, the vaccine mandate side effects, the banality of evil, a war on reality, CBDCs and so much more, on the Joe Rogan podcast. Check it out here.
  3. The history, truth and future of Russia vs Ukraine explained simply by Abhijit Chavda on The Ranveer Show. Listen here.
  4. An in-depth conversation with Reese Witherspoon on her journey, her approach to acting and producing films and the future on the podcast, ‘In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast‘. Listen to it here.
  5. On the podcast, ‘Women on Top in India‘, Gauri Devidayal and Suchita Salwan, founder of LBB India, dive deep into why omnichannel presence is key to succeeding, how to build a loyal customer base, how to approach prejudice at work and much more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Why are NFTs in sports so valuable? (feat Pique) Watch here.
  2. Why do Kombucha makers spend millions to make the drink less boozy? Check it out here.
  3. Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi have a conversation with Anupam Mittal about Shark Tank India, its sudden craze and rise, his entrepreneurial journey and the investments he has made and much more. Watch it here.
  4. On Film Companion, Sushmita Sen joins Anupama Chopra for a conversation about redefining her life and career. The actor speaks about her return to OTT with the second season of Aarya, being discoverable for filmmakers through Instagram and breaking free from the ‘black book of guidelines’ to thrive in the industry. Check it out here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Belfast (A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.) Check it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #102 (14.02.21 – 20.02.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 102nd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. Part 1: Why Procrastinators Procrastinate? Read here.
    Part 2: How to Beat Procrastination? Read here.
  2. 5 Problems With the Self-Help Industry. Check it out here.
  3. The 3 biggest fears that hold people back in life, according to an emotional wellness coach. Read it here.
  4. The customers who repeatedly buy doomed products. Read more here.
  5. The deep-sea discoveries and sightings of 2021 are amazing. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the NFT now podcast, Reese Witherspoon talks about how she became involved in the NFT ecosystem, her thoughts on digital identity and the metaverse, the potential of NFTs and web3 to impact the film industry, bringing her company Hello Sunshine into the NFT space, and much more. Check it out here.
  2. On Business Breakdowns, they cover Solana, the killer app for decentralized ledgers, the history of on-chain transaction speeds, and the fundamental difference between software and blockchain technology. They then delve into the architecture that has enabled Solana’s speed unlock and look at the platform’s potential to become a huge piece of the world’s financial infrastructure. Listen to it here.
  3. On My First Million podcast, Sam Parr sits down with Max Lytvyn, co-founder and head of revenue at Grammarly, to talk about the founding story of the company, how he grew it from 0 to $13B in revenue, why he decided to hire an outside CEO, and much more. Listen here.
  4. On The Ranveer Show, Mayur Kalbag – the best-selling author of the book ‘Aghori – The Untold Story and Ranveer dig a little deeper into the spiritual side of Aghoris, their origin, history, and the secret behind their long life. We’ll also discuss Maha Aghoris, their Yog Sadhanas, and their spiritual practices at the graveyard. Check it out here.
  5. From engineering to content creation, get to know Viraj Ghelani’s story on creating internet-breaking content every day on the Pepper Spotlight podcast. He also talks about scaling up his fanbase with exciting merch and how you can do it too. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Why Wordle won’t go away? Watch here.
  2. On Unfiltered with Samdish, MP Manoj Tiwari spoke about the aftermath of their first interaction, the upcoming 2022 Assembly Elections, the inner workings of the BJP, and much much more. Watch it here.
  3. 30 Questions with Rohan Joshi ft Peyush Bansal, Founder of LensKart, looking back at the Shark Tank India season and the deals he made. Check it out here.
  4. In this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” ‘Dune’ director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the scene where Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is challenged to a test, the Gom Jabbar, to see if his humanity will overcome his animal impulses. A poisoned needle is held to his neck to incentivize him to complete the test. Denis explains how he built such a tense scene with the layering of ancient aesthetic and visual effects. Watch here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Bro Daddy (The plot revolves around the life of a family man. Unexpected events happen in their house. The brother and father decide to take on the challenges.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #101 (07.02.21 – 13.02.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 101st edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. The economics of Spotify. Read more here.
  2. Silicon Valley is no longer the edgy tech frontier as workers flee Google and Amazon for crypto and Web3 startups, recruiters say. Read here.
  3. New modes of ownership: From torrents to music NFTs. Check it out here.
  4. When is it okay to lie? Read it here.
  5. Covid fatigue is making the pandemic worse — and prolonging its end, experts say. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On The Ranveer Show, Nikhil Kamath – Co-founder of Zerodha, talks about the updates on the union budget, Crypto trading and the impact of the budget on Crypto investors. Also, Nikhil expressed his thoughts on taxation, the future of India, and the problems in the country from the financial perspective. Listen to it here.
  2. On Sway, Kara Swisher and designer and podcaster Debbie Millman discuss the impact — and limits — of brands in shaping our lives and what that means in an age where people increasingly refer to themselves as brands. They grapple with the economy of influencers, the illusions of Insta-happiness and Facebook’s recent rebranding to Meta. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri are joined by Ben Levy to discuss the story of the World copycat who topped the app store charts and then lost everything, Shaan and Ben’s new project, Milk Road, and how to pick your next project. Listen here.
  4. On this episode of Story Tellers and Story Sellers, Vineet talks to acclaimed filmmaker Nikkhil Advani about his latest creation, Rocket Boys. Nikkhil tells Vineet about how the show was developed, his impressions of the two scientists & how stories about our modern history help recreate the social fabric of modern India. Check it out here.
  5. On That Scene with Dan Patrick, actor J.K. Simmons joins Dan to discuss his Academy Award-winning performance as music instructor Terence Fletcher in the 2014 film Whiplash. He talks about his approach to portraying such an intense character and goes in-depth on some of the most memorable scenes. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. The Silent Genius of Khaby Lame – who is he, how did his videos go viral, and what can we learn from his rise. Watch it here.
  2. The Sound of Dune: Visionary director Denis Villeneuve discusses the creative benefits of early collaboration with his sound team, the process of crafting Dune’s unique soundscapes including Arrakis desert, sandworm, ornithopter, spice (melange) and the voice of the Bene Gesserit. Check it out here.
  3. 30 Questions with Rohan Joshi ft Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh and Abhay Pannu deep-diving into Rocket Boys and the stories while filming it. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Rocket Boys (The story of two extraordinary men, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, who created history while building India’s future.) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Looop Lapeta (When her boyfriend loses a mobster’s cash, Savi races against the clock to save the day — if only she can break out of a curious cycle of dead ends.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #100 (31.01.21 – 06.02.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 100th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. How does Wordle’s Creator Feels About Selling His Viral Game? Read here.
  2. VR vs. AR vs. MR vs. XR: What’s the difference? Check it out here.
  3. Bots Are Overrunning Crypto Networks Like Solana as They Hunt for Profits. Read about this here.
  4. Body neutrality is one way to reject diet culture. Here’s what that means. Read here.
  5. How flavours are linked to memories? Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis discusses with Dr Andrew D Huberman how sleeping poorly negatively affects you, the main things that prevent you from sleeping well and how to fix them, how nutrition and exercise affect sleep, what is happening in the brain when we sleep and so much more. Listen to it here.
  2. On The Joe Pomp Show, Gary Vaynerchuk talks about when he first heard about crypto and NFTs, how he plans to grow the IP for VeeFriends, the future of the digital economy, and more. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri are joined by Ryan Holiday to discuss how Ryan makes and spends his money, why he opened a book shop, what fuels him, why he decided to sell coins instead of tee shirts, and much more. Listen to it here.
  4. Podcast Recommendation – The Last Movie Ever Made: The DON’T LOOK UP Podcast (A six-part series behind the scenes of Adam McKay’s disaster comedy, featuring interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and more.) Check out the podcast here.
  5. Bastian Schweinsteiger joined the UTD Podcast this week to look back on a legendary career that saw him retire with Champions League, World Cup and Bundesliga honours, to name just a few. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. What should you do with your crypto investments before the 30% tax comes in? In conversation with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan’s Badri Narayanan & KPMG India’s Vivek Gupta. Watch here.
  2. The Story of CRED’s design. Know more here.
  3. In this special 45-minute retrospective, Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his 15-year adventure as James Bond. Including never-before-seen archival footage from Casino Royale to No Time To Die, Craig shares his personal memories in conversation with 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Watch it here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Ozark (A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – House of Gucci (When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge — and ultimately murder.)

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #99 (24.01.21 – 30.01.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 99th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. Intuitive eating is what anti-diet culture actually looks like. Read more here.
  2. 4 ways Bitcoin like a boss/ How to help anyone understand the digital asset? Read here.
  3. Bullshitting Is Actually a Sign of Intelligence, Study Finds. Read it here.
  4. Maybe creator funds are bad. Read here.
  5. The Inside Story of an NFT Project That Didn’t Sell Out. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Sway, Kara and Bob Iger talk about his strategy for getting Disney through the streaming wars, including the impact of significant acquisitions, from Iger’s deal to bring in Lucasfilm, to the purchase of 21st Century Fox assets. They also discuss the symbiosis and tensions between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, the power of creators in the digital world and what entertainment will look like on web3. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of Advertising is Dead, Varun talks with Aman Gupta, Co-Founder & CMO of boAt about capturing the audio accessories market at the right time, foraying into wearables and more, and being profitable from day zero. Varun also questions him about being one of the sharks on Shark Tank India and his experiences on the same. Listen to it here.
  3. On Big Money Energy, DraftKings Co-Founder, Matt Kalish, sits down with Ryan to discuss the origins of DraftKings, why it’s important to share equity of your brilliant idea with people who can help you make it better, and what the future of online sports betting may entail. Check it out here.
  4. Director George Clooney discusses his new film, The Tender Bar, with fellow director Jason Reitman in a Q&A at the DGA Theatre in Los Angeles. Listen here.
  5. John Cena makes his “Happy Sad Confused” debut to chat about his collaborations with James Gunn, the superhero roles he missed out on, and more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s first interview together post the release of Spiderman: No Way Home. Check it out here.
  2. On Unfiltered by Samdish, he sits down with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Charanjit Singh Channi for a candid chat about life, politics, and issues at large. Watch it here.
  3. GaryVee discusses with Joel Prentiss, Owner/Founder of GTX Comics, the current state of comic books and NFTs, why he believes NFTs are the biggest medium to new character creation since 1980s after-school television and why he believes the next Batman, Spider-Man, Superman will come from an NFT. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Peacemaker (Peacemaker is a man who fights for peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Tender Bar (The Tender Bar is a coming-of-age film about a man who, for all intents and purposes, grew up in a bar. Based on a 2005 memoir by author and journalist JR Moehringer.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #98 (17.01.21 – 23.01.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 98th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. How to stick to your 2022 goals, according to motivation scientist — and why most people fail? Read it here.
  2. The Definitive Timeline of Early NFTs on Ethereum. Check it out here.
  3. There are 5 main stages of life—here’s what to do at every age to ‘minimize your regrets,’ says life coach. Read more here.
  4. The surprising health benefits of binge-watching. Read here.
  5. Is honey better than sugar? A dietitian shares why she loves its health benefits—and her favourite ways to use it. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the GaryVee Audio Experience, he talks to Mark Manson about his success as a writer, the relationship between books & NFTs, their experiences with Web2 and Web3, and their vision about the NFT Market. Listen here.
  2. On The School of Greatness, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar deep dives with Lewis Howes what he believes happens when we die and how we should think about death, the importance of meditating and how you tap into your meditative power, the different ways to find spiritual abundance, why we’re bad at being happy and a few simple practices to bring more joy into your life, why it’s crucial to find a higher purpose in your life and so much more. Check it out here.
  3. On Happy Sad Confused, Andrew Garfield spills all the Spiderman: No Way Home secrets. Listen to it here.
  4. Jeremy Renner joins the Armchair Expert to discuss where the confidence in his own masculinity comes from, how his first investments were in real estate, and how he was a makeup artist while auditioning for roles early in his career. Listen here.
  5. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the Present Company to talk about her feature directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, why she was originally drawn to the story, what it was like to contact Ferrante, and how she brought Olivia Colman onto the project. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vee explains how he made $90 Million* on NFTs & why they’ll change the World, on the Full Send podcast. Watch it here.
  2. Colin and Samir interview tech reviewer Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) about his business as a creator. Check it out here.
  3. WSJ’s Heather Haddon explains how Starbucks used technology to garner its loyal customer base and why mobile orders are shifting the chain’s business priorities. Watch it here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Aarya (When her world suddenly turns upside down, will Aarya become the very thing she hated? How far will she go to survive and protect her family?) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – C’mon C’mon (When his sister asks him to look after her son, a radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his energetic nephew to show him life away from Los Angeles.) Check it out here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #97 (10.01.21 – 16.01.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 97th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.


What To Read:

  1. India Now Among The Most Unequal Countries: World Inequality Report. Read more here.
  2. NFT Predictions for 2022. Check it out here.
  3. There are 7 money personality types, says psychology expert—how to tell which one you are (and the pitfalls of each). Read here.
  4. What if your brand gets ‘canceled‘? Read more here.
  5. This is the ‘worst food ingredient for your immune system’—especially during Covid, says immunologist. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Sway, Kara and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, discuss the elements of the metaverse that are mirrored in gaming and whether Xbox aims to become the Netflix of gaming, and much more. Listen to it here.
  2. On this episode of the DNA series, Gary speaks with Jade aka mumbot about her early beginnings as an artist, where her inspiration for NFTs and art, in general, came from, her intro into the NFT space, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. President Barack Obama sits down with Reid Hoffman in Part 1 of the episode (on Masters of Scale) on finding the right moment to act, and when the moment chooses you. Obama talks about how being in the right place, at the right time, with the right mindset enabled his political ascension. Listen here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, Chef Vikas Khanna talks about his amazing journey and career. They talk about how Punjabi families feed everyone with love and affection, Vikas’ new book ‘Barkat’, what it’s about, and how he wrote it in the pandemic. They also talk about Cyrus and Vikas being born during the 1971 war, the stories of partition that Vikas would hear about when he was younger, and tons more. Check it out here.
  5. Nicolas Cage reveals it all on ‘In The Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast‘, from the ongoing mission to find “eclectic” roles, to the keys to great on-set collaboration and tricks of the trade stretching back over four decades. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Tech company lies exist on a spectrum. How far is too far? Watch here.
  2. 30 Questions with Shark Tank’s Aman Gupta and Namita Thapar ft Rohan Joshi, Sahil Shah, Tanmay Bhat. Check it out here.
  3. YouTube Channel Recommendation of the Week – The School of Life (a collective of psychologists, philosophers, and writers devoted to helping people lead calmer and more resilient lives. We share ideas on how to understand ourselves better, improve our relationships, take stock of our careers and deepen our social connections as well as find serenity and grow more confident in facing challenges.) Check out the channel here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Cobra Kai (Thirty four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Madhuram (Manikyam, a generous man and the owner of a factory, offers Dhana, a young unemployed boy, a job and shelter. However, Sunitha, Manikyam’s wife, develops feelings for Dhana.) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #96 (03.01.21 – 09.01.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 96th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Bill Gates has ‘never been a big New Year’s resolution’ person — why that’s smart, according to a clinical psychologist. Read it here.
  2. Nikhil Taneja writes this eye-opening and relatable thread on ‘performatives pressure’ in the creator economy of our world. Check it out on Instagram here.
  3. How Crypto Could Be Like the Music Industry? Read here.
  4. A neuroscientist shares the brain exercise she does for a stronger memory—and the mistake that can ‘harm’ it. Check it out here.
  5. Andrew Garfield Finally Spills About ‘Spider-Man’ Return and Future — and the ‘Gift’ of ‘Tick, Tick Boom!’. Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz run through the huge amount of products announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 this week — from QD-OLED TVs, to EVs, to a hair-coloring gadget. Listen to it here.
  2. On the Mint podcast, Gary Vaynerchuk speaks on the 2022 Web3 trends: Music NFTs, Social Tokens and DAOs. Listen here.
  3. Dr. Andrew D Huberman breaks down the science of social bonding in family, friendship, and romantic love, on his podcast Huberman Lab. Check it out here.
  4. On Present Company, Andrew Garfield shares his intense preparation for the role, the urgency that lies at the heart of the story, and the importance of activist artists. He also reflects on the unique pressures faced by young actors today. Listen to it here.
  5. Director Kenneth Branagh discusses his new film, Belfast, with fellow director Christopher Nolan in a Q&A at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Is TikTok destroying sports? Watch here.
  2. Appearing on the Joe Rogan podcast, artist Beeple takes a deep dive into his art, the story behind ‘The Everydays’, and a bunch of random stuff. Watch it here.
  3. On The Maniesh Paul podcast, Prajakta Koli (aka MostlySane) talks about her journey as a creator, the opportunities in the field, touching upon friendship in this competitive space, and more. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Shark Tank India (Aspiring entrepreneurs from India pitch their business models to a panel of investors and persuade them to invest money in their idea.) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Pushpa: The Rise (Violence erupts between red sandalwood smugglers and the police charged with bringing down their organisation in the Seshachalam forests of South India.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #95 (27.12 – 02.01.21)

With another Sunday, here’s the 95th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. 22 Tiny Mental Health Habits That Can Improve Your Life In 2022. Check it out here.
  2. However you feel right now is totally OK. Read more here.
  3. How did food tech in India evolve beyond Swiggy and Zomato? Read here.
  4. How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Was “Shaped” by Its Secret Stars? Check it out here.
  5. The best time to go to sleep for a healthier heart. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Pivot, Kara and Scott look back at the biggest news of 2021. From the Capitol insurrection to the Facebook Files, 2021 was chock full of wild events, big personalities, and strange happenings. Listen to it here.
  2. On Modern Finance, Kevin Rose is joined by Alexis Ohanian, founder of venture capital firm SevenSevenSix and co-founder of Reddit, discuss Web2 lessons for Web3 aspirants, the cultural and economic benefits of diversifying the crypto space, NFT collecting, the future of investment, Bored Apes vs. CryptoPunks, the power of community, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri share their favorite Twitter accounts to follow and what they have learned from them. Listen here.
  4. When Hans Zimmer first started working on the music of Dune, he made what he calls a “sketchbook” – creating motifs and themes that might occur in the film. And in this episode of Song Exploder, he takes us through the first sketch he did for Dune. Check it out here.
  5. On Cyrus Says, Sanjeev Kapoor talks all about how he started out, started out the trend of celebrity chefs in India, and lots more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. 2021, in 6 minutes. Check it out here.
  2. Elon Musk sat down with Babylon Bee for an in-depth interview on wokeness, Elizabeth Warren, taxing the rich, the Metaverse, which superhero Elon would be, and how the left is killing comedy. Watch it here.
  3. Jonah Hill, Adam Mckay, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Tyler Perry break down their new Netflix film ‘Don’t Look Up‘. Watch here.
  4. Documentary Recommendation of the Week – Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (The cast from the film series ‘Harry Potter’ reunite and embark on a journey down memory lane with nostalgic conversations while celebrating 20 years since the first film.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Minnal Murali (A tailor gains special powers after being struck by lightning, but must take down an unexpected foe if he is to become the superhero his hometown needs.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #94 (20.12 – 26.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 94th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Why 2021 felt worse than 2020, and how to feel better in 2022? Read more here.
  2. 21 really good things that happened in 2021, posted by Mashable. Check it out here.
  3. 5 things everyone was talking about in 2021 (AdAge). Read here.
  4. Chicken Biryani, Samosa Most-Binged Foods Of 2021, Says Swiggy. Read the entire list here.
  5. What Are POAPs and Why Are They Important? Read it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw joins Recode’s Peter Kafka to sort what changed, what didn’t, and what 2022 might bring in the media world, in particular the movie business, streaming, music, TikTok on the Recode Media podcast. Listen to it here.
  2. Gary Vaynerchuk unpacks the “eureka!” moment when he first realized NFTs were about to change everything, plus how big brands and small influencers can be smart with this “goldrush” moment. Also, why this is the biggest consumer shift since Web 2.0. Listen here.
  3. Gaurav Kapur talks about creativity, understanding your passion, the reality of it, being a creative entrepreneur, and so much more, on Stupid No Mor by Anshu Mor. Check it out here.
  4. Director Adam McKay discusses his new film, Don’t Look Up, with fellow director Barry Jenkins in a Q&A at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. You can listen to it on The Director’s Cut podcast here.
  5. On Variety Awards Circuit, Andrew Garfield discusses playing Jonathan Larson in the new musical film Tick Tick Boom from director Lin-Manuel Miranda, his preparation for the role, and his perspective on what he has accomplished. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. MKBHD is back with the 2021 edition of the Smartphone Awards. Which one won the phone of the year? Which phone has the best camera? Best design? Check it out here.
  2. Apple’s Emmy-winning comedy series, Ted Lasso has released a brand-new holiday-themed animated short, which features the entire main cast. Watch it here.
  3. On EW, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jessica Henwick break down what it was like to film the newest Matrix film, ‘The Matrix Resurrections‘. Watch here.
  4. On Film Companion, Deepika Padukone chats about her cinema, her singular ability to be both relatable and larger-than-life, and the stories she wants to tell now. Check it out here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Don’t Look Up (Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


Podcasts that caught my eye in 2021

Podcasts that caught my eye in 2021

The thing about podcasts is not everyone has an ear for them. That’s understandable. Some like to read, some like to listen, some like to watch, some are interested in all three formats. There are over 2.5 million podcasts globally, and maybe more, some hit the charts, some have a niche audience, and some are still building. Moreover, there are all kinds of podcasts – educational, entertainment, sports, music, interviews, business; there are short-form formats as well as some that go really long – but I don’t think there’s not a podcast in any category you can possibly think of.

I think of myself as a podcasting connoisseur, following over 250 shows, and listening to 30 – 40 episodes on average per week, recommending my top 5 episodes to listen to every week (in my weekly The Last 7 Days post). But, as I listen to my favorite ones, listening to some for fun, and learning in-depth with some, also experimenting with the new ones… I have got a varied taste, so there’s no one genre that I only listen to. The point being, I think I have a few good podcasts that I can recommend, considering this is the end of 2021, would love to share a few that caught my eye this year.

Here’s the list –

A. My First Million

A podcast where the hosts, Shaan Puri & Sam Parr brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities we see in the market. Sometimes we have famous guests, and they do it with us.

Check it out here and here’s their Spotify link.

B. Pivot

Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no other.

Check it out on Spotify here.

C. Huberman Lab

Hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman, The Huberman Lab Podcast discusses neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body controls our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health.

Check it out here.

D. Armchair Expert

Armchair Expert is a weekly podcast hosted by American actors Dax Shepard and Monica Padman. Each podcast features Shepard and Padman interviewing celebrities, journalists, and academics about “the messiness of being human”.

Find it on Spotify here.

E. HBO’s Succession Podcast

The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen. Guests include top journalists, writers, psychologists, as well as some of the people involved in making the TV show.

Listen to it here.

F. Life Kit

Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, they talk to the experts to get the best advice out there.

Check it out here.

G. Renegades: Born in the USA

Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.

Find it on Spotify here.

H. The Big Shots – Dosa King

An epic drama about the exponential rise of P Rajagopal, the founder of Saravana Bhavan, and the shocking scandal that led to his fall.

Check it out here.


Honorary Mentions

(those that I’ve been listening to for a while now and are just excellent even after such a long time)

  • The GaryVee Audio Experience
  • The Daily Stoic
  • Cyrus Says
  • The School of Greatness
  • SmartLess
  • Snacks Daily

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The Last 7 Days #93 (13.12 – 19.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 93rd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. From Spotify hits to indie films, Barack Obama shares his favorite pop culture picks for 2021. Check it out here.
  2. 44 things you forgot happened in 2021. Check out the list here.
  3. Twitter names top brand tweets of 2021. Read it here.
  4. An opinion piece on ‘The Meme Stock‘. Read here.
  5. The Best Way to Hug Someone, According to Science. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Kara Swisher, Scott Galloway, and a handful of Friends of Pivot make some predictions about what 2022 has in store for Metaverse, China, Apple, and more. Listen to it here.
  2. On The Decoder with Nilay Patel, John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic, talks about the reality of metaverse, the role of Niantic and in particular, Pokemon Go has played in it. Listen here.
  3. In this episode of The Ranveer Show, Abhishek Bachchan opens to many personal stories about his family, more specifically his father Amitabh Bachchan, about his mindset. He also talks about the future of cinema, OTT platforms, content & more. Check it out here.
  4. Sir Kenneth Branagh shares how his own family’s experiences influenced Belfast, his new film that focuses on adult-sized issues like ‘the troubles’ in Ireland from the perspective of a child, on The No Film School Podcast. Listen to it here.
  5. On this episode of Naan Curry, the hosts explore India’s favorite healthy flour – Besan, the source of Besan, the difference between chickpea flour and Besan, health benefits, and more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. EW gathered the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon for a SPOILER-FREE conversation about what life was like while making their new Marvel movie. Watch it here.
  2. Max Verstappen, World Champion Formula 1 2021 sat down together with his dad Jos Verstappen and David Coulthard the day after his historic victory in Abu Dhabi, breaking down the season in detail, his mindset throughout the season, and the moments of glory and disappointments in 2021. Check it out here.
  3. 16 Smartphones. Which one wins the Blind Smartphone Camera Test of 2021, on MKBHD’s channel? Watch here.
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson reunite on camera for a conversation about communication and leadership. Check it out here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Spiderman: No Way Home (With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.) Now in theatres.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #92 (06.12 – 12.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 92nd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Allyship is Dictionary.com’s word of the year. Read more here.
  2. How to Say 2021’s Most Mispronounced Words, From Omicron to Ethereum? Check it out here.
  3. The worst buzzwords of 2021, by AdAge. Read the list here.
  4. Why Would Anyone Buy Your NFT? Read here.
  5. How tomatoes conquered Indian cooking? Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Seth Godin riffs about money, how it is a story we tell ourselves, and the value around it, on his podcast Akimbo. Listen here.
  2. Simon Sinek talks to Tristan Harris about the power tech companies have amassed, whether they act responsibly or they abuse it, on A Bit of Optimism. Check it out here.
  3. On MFM, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr break down Mr. Beast’s Squid Games recreation and talk about how he was able to get 100M views in less than four days. They also discuss a number of business ideas including chrome extensions, building QVC for mobile, and more. Listen to it here.
  4. On F1 Beyond the Grid, ahead of his final race in Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen joins Tom Clarkson to look back at his 20-year career: the races, the teammates, the bosses, the championship he clinched in 2007, and those he missed out on. Check it out here.
  5. Bradley Cooper joins the Armchair Expert to discuss their long-standing friendship that started at the beginning of their sobriety, exploring the mysteries of the human experiences through storytelling, and how he almost didn’t get his breakthrough role in The Hangover, and so much more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Film Companion rounds up the actors behind the finest Hindi language performances of 2021 – Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Sidharth Malhotra, Sanya Malhotra, Samantha Prabhu, and Adarsh Gourav discussing stardom, social media, scenes that tested their caliber, and what’s in store for them next, and much more. Watch it here.
  2. The Pepsi Paradox. Everybody loves Pepsi, but everybody buys Coca-Cola. Why? Check it out here.
  3. Rohit Shetty talks about his journey into Bollywood, his filmography, how he plans his stunts, and much more, on The Bombay Journey. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Hawkeye (Clint Barton and Kate Bishop shoot a few arrows and try to avoid becoming the target themselves.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Love Story (Telugu) (A Christian Zumba instructor falls in love with a starry-eyed upper caste Hindu girl. In their quest for happiness, however, they must first overcome a massive caste divide.) Now streaming on Aha Video here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #91 (29.11 – 05.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 91st edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The internet’s third chapter is coming. Read more here.
  2. What are DAOs? Here’s what to know about the ‘next big trend’ in crypto. Check it out here.
  3. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Best Habits? Read here.
  4. MrBeast’s ‘Real Life Squid Game’ and the price of viral stunts. Read more here.
  5. What’s an Audio Aura? An aura expert explains Spotify Wrapped’s new feature. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Neil Degrasse Tyson discusses the responsibility of using your platform to champion causes you care about, how to keep your head above water when pursuing a passion until it pays the bills, and why the hell it’s taken so long for space tourism to become an industry, on Big Money Energy. Listen to it here.
  2. On Today Explained, Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist explains what cleanup might look like. Listen here.
  3. When a psychologist who studies well-being ends up with a brain tumor, what happens when she puts her own research into practice? Listen to it on Ted Talks Daily here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, Ashish Singhal, Founder & CEO of CoinSwitch, talks about the new Cryptocurrency Bill 2021, how CoinSwitch Kuber has evolved over the years, how crypto companies are solving real world problems, investing in crypto, and lots more. Check it out here.
  5. Hosts Lizzie Bassett and Alex Logan break down Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog‘, why you need to see it, why it’s a major Oscar contender, on IMDb is Obsessed podcast. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday talks to Gary Vaynerchuk about his new book Twelve and a Half, how to get comfortable with vulnerability and emotional development, the best way to maintain long-term business success, and more. Watch it here or listen to it on Spotify here.
  2. Squid Game recreated in real-life, with 456 contestants and a $456,000 prize money, by MrBeast. Watch it here.
  3. Nuseir Yassin aka Nas Daily chats about work, life, his inspiration, money, and more on the Curly Tales episode of Sunday Brunch. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – All or Nothing: Juventus (An exploration of the highs and lows of the Turing-based Juventus football club in the 2020/21 season as they strive for victory in the Italian Premier League under the guidance of Massimiliano Allegri.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sardar Udham (Based on the life of Sardar Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter best known for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer in London to take revenge for 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #90 (22.11 – 28.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 90th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. What to expect in year three of the pandemic? || The World Ahead 2022. Read here.
  2. What is the metaverse? How blockchain, crypto, gaming, VR, and AR are building a new way to experience the Internet? Read more here.
  3. 2022 Colour Trends: The Year’s Top Colours. Check it out here.
  4. How did the seven-day week come to rule the world? Read here.
  5. Ask yourself these 5 prejudice-fighting questions after watching any movie, says a Stanford psychologist. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky talks about how he manages and structures his company, the future of work, metaverse and cryptocurrencies, and more on The Decoder with Nilay Patel. Listen to it here.
  2. Seth Godin talks about branding vs marketing, the right approach for brands, actionable ideas, and more on Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about what an early adopter mindset is and how to adopt it, the ConstitutionDAO and whether it’s a good idea, how Gary Vaynerchuk used NFTs to create the greatest preorder of all time, and more. Listen here.
  4. Fernando Alonso opens up on why racing Michael Schumacher was so special, why he wasn’t ready for their fierce championship fights in 2005 and 2006, on his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton at McLaren and the world titles he missed out on in 2007, 2010 and 2012, on F1 Beyond the Grid podcast. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit explore India’s favorite cheese – Paneer, its health benefits, why Paneer is so versatile, and the multiple origin stories of paneer. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Andrew Garfield shares how art helps him get through grief. Watch this here.
  2. In this session of FC FrontRow, Vicky Kaushal talks about his film, Sardar Udham, how he prepares for his role, preparing for characters from his own life experiences, saying no to Uri initially, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Rocky and Mayur are back with a Season 6 of #RoadTrippinWithRockyAndMayur, touring Hyderabad and Chennai. Watch it here.
  4. In this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Andrew Garfield and ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ director Lin-Manuel Miranda break down the scene where Jon (Garfield) gets the party started with an impromptu acapella performance of “Boho Days.” Check it out here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Tick, Tick… BOOM (Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It’s the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.) Now streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #89 (15.11 – 21.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 89th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Deadmau5’s ‘Oberhasli’ is what it looks like when the metaverse comes for music fans. Check it out here.
  2. Are NFTs Only Art? 7 Use Cases For NFTs. Check it out here.
  3. Nestlé says the majority of its food portfolio is unhealthy. Read it here.
  4. The No. 1 habit successful leaders share, according to executive coaches who have worked with Apple and Twitter. Read here.
  5. How Brentford Used ‘Moneyball’ to Return to the Premier League? Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Brian Armstrong, the founder of Coinbase, talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, how he started the company, and his journey until now, on How I Built This with Guy Raz. Check it out here.
  2. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, breaks down his deep insights around artificial intelligence on Rapid Response. Listen to it here.
  3. From actor to changing agent, Adrian Grenier talks about creating a symbiosis with yourself, on The Rich Roll podcast. Listen here.
  4. In this conversation on Sway, Kara Swisher talks to Hans Zimmer about his process for composing the score for “Dune,” how composers can adapt to the shifting demands of viewers and a streaming economy — and what he’s working on next. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit discuss with Vikram Doctor, editor at Economic Times, a food historian and podcast host, what inspired him to explore food and food history, the food challenges and issues India faces in modern times, why chefs and public policy wonks should join hands to tackle hunger problems in India, and more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuk speaks about the potential of the NFT market specifically and the cryptocurrency industry generally at the Yahoo Finance-Decrypt “Crypto Goes Mainstream” special. Watch it here.
  2. Colin and Samir talk about the business of being a YouTuber and everything to do with the creator economy, with MKBHD on the Waveform podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Akarsh Khurana, the director of Rashmi Rocket and Mismatched, talks about how to tell a story before telling it, on MostlySane’s YouTube channel. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Dexter: New Blood (Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, Iron Lake, far from his original home in Miami.) Now streaming on Voot here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Finch (A robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth which was built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life.) Now streaming on AppleTV+ here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #88 (08.11 – 14.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 88th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Web 3.0 can repair the attention-driven digital economy. Read more here.
  2. 13 principles of Web3 (a Twitter thread by David Phelps). Check it out here.
  3. Apple CEO Tim Cook is anti-mindless scrolling. Read more about it here.
  4. Master Indian cooking with the science of tadka. Read here.
  5. Ted Lasso‘ has a question: What kind of man are you? Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. In this conversation of Sway, Kara Swisher talks to Jaron Lanier, often called the “godfather of virtual reality,” and his company, VPL Research, developed V.R. goggles and gloves in the 1980s, about Facebook’s pivot to Meta, also discuss why Lanier viewed technologies like automation and V.R. as “a little technological token of that hope of eternal creativity” back in the ’80s. Check it out on Spotify here.
  2. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk about the Metaverse and what everyone is getting wrong about it, the billion-dollar investment group that no one knows about, companies that are able to achieve viral growth without marketing, and much more. Listen to it here.
  3. Seth Godin riffs about status roles, and how it plays a factor with respect to money and skill, on Akimbo. Listen here.
  4. Sidharth Malhotra talks to Salil on Stars se Baatein about how he dealt with failure for three years after Student of The Year and Ek Villain, how he was typecast for his looks, and why Shershaah is a special film for him and his family given his Army background. Check it out here.
  5. Composer Hans Zimmer joins ReelBlend to chat topics from across his career including Dune, The Lion King, Man of Steel, Interstellar, and more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuk chats with Mark Zuckerberg about the future of the Metaverse and Web3.0, taking a dive into how it will change our lives and Mark gives us his thoughts on when and how this new world will come to fruition. Watch it here.
  2. On completing 10 years of Rockstar, director-writer Imtiaz Ali, composer A.R. Rahman, lead Ranbir Kapoor, lyricist Irshad Kamil, production designer Sumit Basu, and actor Sanjana Sanghi gathered to reminisce about the making of the film; this conversation is a part of a 90-minute documentary chronicling the journey of ‘Rockstar’ that unpacks never-before-seen and heard pages from the film’s book. Check it out here.
  3. In this session of FC Front Row, Anupama Chopra does a deep dive into the brand that Ayushmann Khurrana has built and what it means to live with it. He chats with us about his film choices, his latest film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, his processes as an actor, and how he kept himself busy in the middle of a pandemic. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Tiger King (An exploration of big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters, namely zoo operator Joseph Maldonado-Passage.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Shershaah (The life of Indian army captain Vikram Batra, awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valor for his actions during 1999 Kargil War.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #87 (01.11 – 07.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 87th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Why melatonin is known as the ‘master switch’ of the human body? Check it out here.
  2. How do you build a personal brand when your life is in chaos? Read more here.
  3. Early Riser or Night Owl? New Study May Help to Explain the Difference. Check it out here.
  4. The psychology behind why you spend so much money on Amazon Prime. Read it here.
  5. The underrated pleasures of eating dinner early. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On The Tim Ferriss Show, Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant talk about the Wonders of Web3, how to pick the Right Hill to climb, finding the right amount of crypto regulation, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs. Listen to it here.
  2. On this episode of Decoder, vice president of Reality Labs Andrew Bosworth talked with The Verge’s Alex Heath about Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, how content moderation will work in the metaverse, and the hardware journey from virtual to mixed reality, and eventually, AR glasses. Check it out here.
  3. In this episode of Life Kit, New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz shares how spending less time on email and changing the way she thought about online communication has increased her productivity and given her back hours of time. Listen here.
  4. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit explore the global and local history of potatoes, how the British used potatoes to spread their colonialism in India, its health benefits, and much more. Check it out here.
  5. Tom Hanks talks about the concept of war films, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and some other films, and anecdotes from the early days, on the Smartless podcast. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Sara Dietschy chats with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s name change to Meta, centralized vs decentralized organizations, and what the Metaverse means for creators, and there’s a meme review too. Check it out here.
  2. HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius interviews the Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella to discuss what team collaboration will look like going forward, the next generation of workplace technology, the new imperatives of leadership — and whether and when our future workplaces will in fact start to look like the “metaverse” fantasies of science fiction. Watch it here.
  3. On this episode of ‘Notes on a Scene,’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage‘ director Andy Serkis breaks down the scene where Venom and Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) finally come together in an argument turned to fight. Serkis walks us through his vision for the action sequence frame by frame and highlights where exactly Tom Hardy adds his own sound effects. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Succession (The Logan family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sooryavanshi (Starting off from where Akshay Kumar`s character was introduced in Simmba, Sooryavanshi traces the acts and serious antics of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in India.) Now in theatres and streaming on Netflix, December 5th onwards.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging, and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #86 (25.10 – 31.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 86th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. A neuroscientist shares the 4 brain-changing benefits of exercise—and how much she does every week. Read here.
  2. Two Words That Win Your Audience’s Undivided Attention. Check it out here.
  3. ‘Lose fat in 5 days’ exercise videos are harmful for fitness beginners. Read here to know more.
  4. The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness. Read more here.
  5. 20 Background Details You Definitely Missed On ‘The Office‘. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Mark Cuban joins Scott Galloway to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in, why he’s bullish on AI, and more, on The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty tells us how to find our own voice and turn our insecurities into stepping stones for healing and self-improvement. Find out more here.
  3. Raymond Tallis on what it means to be human, on Philosophy for our Times podcast. Listen to it here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, Yashraj Mukhate talks about the common factor of doing engineering which exists in so many creative people, how he realized that music was what he wanted to pursue, his parents always bring extremely supportive, and tons more. Check it out here.
  5. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – HBO’s Succession Podcast (The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real-world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen.) Find it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo on his Manchester United move, his approach to the game, his hunger to win, thoughts on retirement, and more. Check it out here.
  2. Amit Trivedi talks about music creation, creativity, spirituality, the future of the music industry, and much more, on The Ranveer Show (Hindi) Watch it here.
  3. In this session of Film Companion, Janhvi Kapoor speaks to Anupama Chopra about the rules of Gen Z stardom, the pressures of social media, wanting to do movies in multiple genres & languages, and more. Watch here.
  4. Documentary Recommendation of the Week – Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (A chronicle of the SpaceX Dragon mission, Inspiration4, in which four civilians travel into space on a three-day trip.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings (Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.)

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #85 (18.10 – 24.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 85th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Everything you have been told about stopping climate change is wrong. A Twitter thread by Xavier Helgesen. Check it out here.
  2. Inside Kunal Shah’s unique angel investing frenzy. Read more here.
  3. Netflix to Change How It Measures a Title’s Viewers Post-‘Squid Game’. Read about it here.
  4. Everyone You Need To Remember Before Seeing ‘No Time to Die‘. Check it out here.
  5. Manchester United owners are getting drawn to the world’s biggest cricket league – here’s why.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the Vergecast, Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the launch of the Pixel 6 — including its tensor processing chip, the Android ecosystem, and what makes this Pixel launch different from the rest. Listen to it here.
  2. On Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, on how to unlock your team’s creative potential. Check it out here.
  3. On Gita for the Young and Restless, find out how to ensure you never lack real motivation. Listen here.
  4. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – Only Murders in the Building Podcast (Sneak behind-the-scenes of Only Murders in the Building as Elizabeth Keener and Kevin Lawn talk to the cast and crew and scramble to get clues on the murder within the show – listen alongside every episode of the show if you’re watching it). Check it out here.
  5. On F1 Beyond the Grid, Daniel Ricciardo relives the ‘relief and happiness’ brought by his Monza victory and explains why it meant so much to him and his McLaren teammates, how his mindset has shifted and so much more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On ‘My First Million’, Andrew Wilkinson, Co-Founder of Tiny, joins Sam Parr and Shaan Puri to talk about how he found joy through a four-week dopamine fast, why it can be better to make safer “cruise ship investments” rather than startup investments, how Andrew’s last appearance led him to start a D2C maternal healthy company, and much more. Watch it here or listen to the episode on Spotify here.
  2. A look behind the scenes and hear from the cast and crew of NO TIME TO DIE. Check it out here.
  3. Nico Rosberg chats with Jenson Button about interesting insights and behind the scenes from the F1 paddock, difficult challenges and how to deal with the high pressure in F1, and more. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Only Murders in the Building (Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – No Time to Die (James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.) Now running in theatres.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #83 (04.10 – 10.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 83rd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. In Real Life, Not All Interruptions Are Rude. Read the entire article here.
  2. Why do we work so hard? Read it here.
  3. A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert shares the 5 foods she eats every day to sharpen her memory and focus. Check it out here.
  4. What makes a good cup of coffee? Read here.
  5. Why is Sendha Namak consumed during Navratri fasts? Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Pivot, Kara Swisher sits down with SpaceX CEO/Tesla Technoking Elon Musk for a discussion on China, rockets, Mars colonization, and more. Listen to it here.
  2. Rob Dyrdek, Founder & CEO of venture studio Dyrdek Machine, former professional skateboarder, and star of hit shows like Rob & Big and Ridiculousness, joins Sam and Shaan on My First Million Podcast to discuss how he transitioned from acting and athletics to venture capital and how he structures his many business interests and more. Check it out here.
  3. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty discusses the three personality types that are common in most relationships and how to create a powerful relationship. Listen to what those types are here.
  4. On Awards Chatter, Nicolas Cage reflects on growing up Coppola, following ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ by going full Bruckheimer, why he now works constantly and what it’s like being “rediscovered” at 57. Listen here.
  5. Rahul Kohli discusses working with the writer and director Mike Flanagan, developing his character Sheriff Hassan and his iconic look and stance, the responsibility of playing that character, and his interpretation of that ending of Midnight Mass, on Just the Facts with Alex Zane. Check it out here, only if you’ve watched Midnight Mass.

What To Watch:

  1. Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman talks about all the Aston Martin cars that appear in the James Bond movies. Marek talks about the popularity brought to the DB5 after Goldfinger, all the awesome gadgets they’ve fit into the cars throughout the years, and how the Aston Martin has grown with the Bond series. Check it out here.
  2. What happened in the first minutes after the dinosaurs disappeared? Watch it here.
  3. On Film Companion, Prajakta Koli discusses the craft of content creation, the responsibility of having that kind of influence, and navigating her new life as an actor. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Squid Game (Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Kaanekkaane (Dpt. Tahsildar Paul Mathai arrives in town for some court matters. He is welcomed by his son-in-law Allen. But when Paul is leaving Allen’s home, something catches his eye. There comes the shift in their lives…) Now streaming on SonyLIV here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #71 (12.07 – 18.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the 71st edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Matthew McConaughey explains how time off actually helped relaunch his career. Read it here.
  2. The Rebirth Of NFTs: Moving Beyond The Initial Hype. Check more here.
  3. Why Stores Place Candy by the Checkout Counter (And Why New Habits Fail)? Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the SmartLess podcast, Sean, Jason, and Will chat with LeBron James about his upbringing, career, foundation, and giving back to the community. Listen to it here.
  2. Steve Madden chats on finding success in your thirties and going where the fish are, on Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Check it out here.
  3. On Stupid No Mor by Anshu Mor, co-founder of The Glitch & podcast host of ‘Advertising Is Dead’, Varun Duggirala discusses ‘creator economy’ & go through his process & learnings in creating a diverse content portfolio. Listen here.
  4. On What’s Life without Cricket, Gaurav Kapur took us through his journey from starting out as a Radio Jockey to being a top TV presenter to now being a budding entrepreneur. Listen more here.
  5. Arjun Kanungo opens up about his humble beginnings, his rise to fame, how it’s getting harder to tell what a “hit song” is, and more on Stars se Baatein with Salil. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. 10 years later, Team ZNMD reunites for a virtual table read, reminiscing the best moments from a journey close to our hearts. Watch it here.
  2. World’s worst diet vs healthiest diet for 7 days, by Yes Theory. Check it out here.
  3. On The Ranveer Show, Farhan Akhtar opens up on creativity, fitness and the warrior mindset. Watch here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – Shadow and Bone (Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Malik (A young man rises to prominence through his unswerving fight against political and police corruption in his village.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #70 (05.07 – 11.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the 70th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Instagram’s Evolution. Read in detail here.
  2. Virtual Currencies and India’s Golden Moment. Read more here.
  3. How stadiums can have different ads depending on channel and country? Read here.
  4. Why Facebook’s Substack Competitor Will Do Just Fine? Check it out here.
  5. TikTok’s AI is now available to other companies. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Robert Downey Jr.’s embarking on a new career: venture capitalist and green business champion and he joins LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth to lay out his vision for the same. Listen more here.
  2. BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti deep-dives into how the company bounced back during the pandemic, on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman. Listen here.
  3. In this episode of Life Kit, NPR producer Lauren Migaki guides us through the steps to making a podcast, with advice from folks at Code Switch, Throughline, Planet Money and more. Check it out here.
  4. On Variety Award Circuit Podcast, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” star Anthony Mackie discusses the Marvel universe and his journey to becoming the new Captain America. Listen to it here.
  5. On F1 Beyond the Grid, Christian Horner talks on Verstappen’s evolution, Red Bull’s bold ambitions and Vettel vs Webber. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Joe Rogan takes a deep-dive with Quentin Tarantino into his filmography, his craft of making films, the decade of 80s and 90s and much more on The Joe Rogan Podcast. Watch here.
  2. Rocky and Mayur are back with #RoadTrippinWithRockyAndMayur Season 4. Check out the videos here.
  3. John Krasinski breaks down the opening scene of ‘A Quiet Place 2’. Watch it here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – The Flight Attendant (A flight attendant’s life gets turned upside down after she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man but with no memory of what happened.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – A Quiet Place 2 (Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.)

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #68 (21.06 – 27.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the 68th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. David Perell’s mind-boggling piece on ‘Don’t Kill Time’. Check it out here.
  2. The Art and Science of getting to the very top of Crowded Creator Markets. Read here.
  3. NFTs and Copyrights. Read about this in-depth here.
  4. Is a Famous Face a Form of Intellectual Property? Read more here.
  5. Working all the time isn’t the same thing as productivity. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On The Decoder with Nilay Patel, he asks Satya Nadella about how he thinks about Windows as a platform, what Microsoft’s responsibilities are, and how he thinks the various antitrust bills in Congress will affect Microsoft’s plans for the future. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss why the brain has more control over your body than your heart and your mind, the four big circles of the human experience the negative effects that alcohol has on the brain, the five foods that we should eat for better brain health, the biggest benefits of intermittent fasting and the science behind why it works, and so much more. Listen more here.
  3. On The Wim Hof Podcast, Russell Brand talks about Wim Hof breathing, family, communal wellness , our connection to nature, Russell’s new book, Revelation, and more. Check it out here.
  4. On Story Tellers and Story Sellers, Vineet sits down to talk about making music with indie sensation Kamakshi Khanna. Conversation ranges from Kamakshi’s experiences as a woman in the scene, self-marketing as an artist and the way ahead in her promising career on stage. Listen here.
  5. Kaley Cuoco talks to The Awardist co-host Kristen Baldwin about coping with a lot of “up and down emotions” as star and exec producer of the HBO Max comedy-thriller The Flight Attendant. Listen more here.

What To Watch:

  1. In this episode of The Ranveer Show, Sahil Lavingia, the founder of Gumroad, talks about the ups and downs of heading a start-up and never giving up. Watch here.
  2. Why are some people left-handed? Watch it here.
  3. Series Recommendation of the Week – Ray (From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from filmmaker Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sherni (Nature and man fight against a forest officer as she and her team of locals and trackers attempt to capture a disturbed tigress.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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The Last 7 Days #58 (12.04 – 18.04)

With another Sunday, here’s the 58th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Can digital currencies and crypto investors help close India’s SME financing gap? Read here.
  2. Balaji Srinivasan’s piece on adding crypto to IndiaStack. Check it out here.
  3. Non-Fungible Tokens And Copyright Law: A ‘Nifty’ Dilemma. Read more here.
  4. India Has a Double Mutant Virus Variant. Should We Worry? Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. New York Times CEO Meredith Levien on the future of news and of NYT, on the Recode Media podcast. Listen here.
  2. Alex Lieberman, co-founder & CEO of Morning Brew, on building a digital media empire, growth playbooks, and the $75M sale, on the Creator Lab podcast. Listen more here.
  3. On Modern Finance, Kevin talks to Matt Hall and John Watkinson of Larva Labs about the CryptoPunks origin story, their current chapter, and what we can expect from them in the future. Check it out here.
  4. In this episode of The Ranveer Show, Abhishek Bachchan talks about being called an underrated actor, his journey in Bollywood, time when his father almost lost everything, his life after marrying Aishwarya, turning into an investor, and much more. Listen here.
  5. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – 7.31 AM (a daily podcast with the major happenings and headlines around gaming, NFT, fashion, sports, pop culture and more) Check it out here.

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What To Watch:

  1. Why you should not start your day with seeds, spices, and shots? Watch it here.
  2. Prajakta Koli talks about her YouTube journey, her content creation process, college life, and more, on The Bombay Journey ft Siddhaarth Aalambayan. Watch here.
  3. What your BMI doesn’t tell about your health? Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (Gordon Ramsay travels around the world to immerse himself into different cultures and cuisines. He then interacts with local chefs to learn and compete with them.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Joji (An engineering dropout and the youngest son of a rich family lives with his aspirations of becoming super wealthy. Driven by greed and blind ambition, he decides to execute his plans following an unexpected event in the family.) Now Streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #53 (08.03 – 14.03)

With another Sunday, here’s the 53rd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. A Handy Glossary of NFT Terms for Newbie Crypto-Art Converts. Check it out here.
  2. 20 Industries Disrupted by NFTs. Find out here.
  3. Why ‘I’m too busy’ isn’t an acceptable excuse? Read more here.
  4. A 30-year Harvard study reveals the 5 simple habits that may prolong your life by 10 years or more. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders podcast, Balaji Srinivasan speaks on building the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Listen to it here.
  2. Aarthi Ramamurthy and Sriram Krishnan welcome Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, Mike Winkelmann (aka Beeple), Roham Gharegozlou of Dapper Labs, Kayvon Tehranian of Foundation, and other experts and early adopters to discuss all things NFT (non-fungible tokens) on the Good Time Show. Check it out on the a16z Live podcast here.
  3. Nike’s Phil Knight on how to sell without selling, on the Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman podcast. Listen here.
  4. Ryan Holiday talks with author James Clear about practical ways to shift your internal narrative, how to begin and maintain productive habitual action, being flexible with your goals as you set and achieve them, and more, on The Daily Stoic podcast here.
  5. Following her journey from a shy kid to a breakout star, and what’s next for her, Zendaya on the OTHERtone with Pharrell, Scott, and Fam-Lay. Listen here.
    • Follow Up: Zendaya reflects on the roots of her love for acting, navigating child stardom and why she and the writer/director Sam Levinson bring out the best in each other, on the Awards Chatter podcast. Listen to it here.

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What To Watch:

  1. On Bold Conjectures with Paras Chopra, Kunal Shah talks about status-seeking and its many interesting consequences for society, economy, and individual satisfaction. Watch here.
  2. Luke Coutinho on how to activate and regenerate stem cells through your food and lifestyle, and why this is needed for prevention and handling the most diseases. Watch it here.
  3. How much does it cost to mine cryptocurrency? Check it out here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – Zindagi inShort (an anthology of short films that portray ordinary life. Every story depicts different stages of life and bittersweet moments that accompany them) Now Streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Mauritanian (A defense attorney, her associate and a military prosecutor uncover a far-reaching conspiracy while investigating the case of a suspected 9/11 terrorist imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for six years.)

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #52 (01.03 – 07.03)

With another Sunday, here’s the 52nd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The explosive (and inclusive) potential of NFTs in the creative world. Read more here.
  2. An opinion piece on NFTs and a Thousand True Fans. Check it out here.
  3. Amygdala Hijack: When Emotion Takes Over. Read about it here.
  4. Why you may feel guilty resting, even during a pandemic? Read here.
  5. 4 tips for talking to people you disagree with. Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann speaks on the rise of crypto art, the world of NFTs, his artwork selling for $3.5M, and what the future of the space holds, on the School of Motion podcast. Listen here.
  2. Co-Founder of Coinbase Fred Ehrsam joins Creator Economics to discuss the future of Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and what the future for these technologies look like. Listen to it here.
  3. Gary Vaynerchuk deep-dives into the NFT space, discussing everything from crypto punks, wrapped tokens, NBA Top Shot, and much more. Check it out here.
  4. On The Tim Ferriss Show, Katie Haun speaks on Dark Web, Gangs, Investigating Bitcoin, and The New Magic of “Nifties” (NFTs). Listen here.
  5. Gary Oldman on the personal things that have shaped his professional journey (from alcoholism to single fatherhood) and the challenges and rewards of playing people who actually lived, from Sid Vicious to Herman J. Mankiewicz, on the Awards Chatter podcast. Listen here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. On Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of TrueNorth Health Center, explores the incredible healing benefits of fasting and how your diet is playing a pivotal role in determining your health. They discuss the problems with modern medicine, the key benefits to fasting, how to do a water-only fast, the key changes fasting can make to your health, what organic foods you should be eating, what fruits are safe to eat, how salt can negatively impact your health, meat-based vs vegan diets, how oils affect your health, and much more. Watch it here.
  2. Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, the founders of Tesla, talk about the idea for Tesla Motors, the battery, Elon Musk, and building its first car, the all-electric Roadster. Check it out here.
  3. Ben Affleck, Delroy Lindo, Gary Oldman, John David Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Steven Yeun join Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter for the Actors Roundtable. Watch it here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – WandaVision (Living idealized suburban lives, super-powered beings Wanda and Vision begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Nomadland (A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.)

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #51 (22.02 – 28.02)

With another Sunday, here’s the 51st edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Gaurav Munjal (co-founder of Unacademy) has an insightful newsletter called Mischief Managed, with topics on books, entrepreneurship, leadership, productivity, experiences, and more. Check it out here.
  2. Netflix and it’s battle for India. Read more here.
  3. The most mentally tough people apply the 1% ‘marginal gains’ rule, says performance expert—here’s how it works… Read here.
  4. How to get exposure to NFTs? Check it out here.
  5. Adam Grant’s take on the lost art of listening. Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges. Check out the podcast here.
  2. Sir Richard Branson on his secret to taking big leaps, on the Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman podcast. Listen to it here.
  3. In this episode of the Screenplayed Breakdown, Pixar writer, Mike Jones talks about life, death, and digging deep within ourselves. Mike tells us about the Pixar process, what the “brain trust” is, and his collaboration with Pete Docter and Kemp Powers on their latest film, ‘Soul’. Listen here.
  4. An entrepreneur’s guide to trademarks, patents, and copyrights on the Akimbo podcast. Check it out here.
  5. On The Decoder with Nilay Patel, he talks with the CEO of Evil Geniuses, Nicole LaPointe Jameson about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees growth. Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. Mark Cuban on why DeFi is the future? Watch it here.
  2. Rocky and Mayur are back with a Season 3 of #RoadTrippinWithRnM. Check it out here.
  3. On The School of Greatness, how food can heal or harm our bodies, how we can live longer, and how we can improve mental health with Dr. Mark Hyman. Watch here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – Retro Tech (a Youtube Original Series where Marques Brownlee uncovers the origin and nostalgia of iconic tech) Now streaming on YouTube here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Drishyam 2 (a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language drama thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, sequel to their 2013 film, Drishyam) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #50 (15.02 – 21.02)

With another Sunday, here’s the 50th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. A Guide to NFTs, and How They Are About to Revolutionize Pretty Much Everything. Read more here.
  2. Why New Research Says It’s OK to Stay Single (and Die Alone)? Read it here.
  3. You’re not lazy — Why you need to stop feeling guilty in lockdown, according to an expert? Read here.
  4. Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else. Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz talk about tech trends, company-building, and more in the first episode of their new Clubhouse show, One on One with A and Z. Listen to it on the podcast a16z Live here.
  2. On ‘Not Just Cricket with Mark Nicholas‘, Virat Kohli opens up about his journey to becoming a professional cricketer, including the impact of the loss of his father, as well as shares his mental health challenges later in his career. Check it out here.
  3. An Oral History of The Office” pulls back the curtain on what went into creating this unstoppable force in American popular culture and why it continues to resonate with new audiences today. Check out the podcast here.
  4. Pooja Dhingra, the founder of Le15 Patisserie talks about her journey from a young 22 year old freshly back from Paris to the sought after businesswoman she is, today, on ‘This Round is on Me‘ podcast. Listen here.
  5. From his early days of playing chess, the feeling to prove himself after dropping out of school, to becoming a billionaire without any school or college degree, hear Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha, in a heart to heart conversation with Ranveer Allahbadia on The Ranveer Show. Listen to it here.

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What To Watch:

  1. We have been hearing about Dogecoin all over the internet. MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) explains it in detail here.
  2. Kunal Kemmu gets candid in this episode of The Bombay Journey with Siddharth, as we learn about his early Mumbai life, crazy train journeys, obsession with vada pav and everything in between! Watch it here.
  3. How to be a nice person online? A much-needed video essential in today’s times by MostlySane. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Made in a Day (A behind the scenes look and deep dive into the production and history behind iconic consumer products.) Streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Tenet (A secret agent is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission.) Streaming on YouTube here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #49 (08.02 – 14.02)

With another Sunday, here’s the 49th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The secrets of successful listening (Lessons from a hostage negotiator) Read more here.
  2. What you ate as a child has a lifelong impact on your health. Read here.
  3. Brain’s Dopamine: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Read more here.
  4. Neuroscience of the Covid-19 Crisis. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Advertising is Dead, Viraj Sheth talks about the influencer ecosystem, his journey so far, helping creators scale and much more. Listen here.
  2. Mr Beast talks about his love of YouTube, the creation of his massively complex videos, and more, on the Waveform podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Spark & Fire Podcast follows Kemp Powers on his own hero’s journey of co-writing and co-directing Soul, from his first trip to the Pixar campus to his development of the main character – and his passionate pitch for the beloved barbershop scene that nearly got cut from the film. Listen here.
  4. Anthony Mackie talks with Dan Patrick about his role as Sam “The Falcon” Wilson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whether or not Sam wants to be the next Captain America, on the podcast That Scene with Dan Patrick here.
  5. Nir Eyal on the Hindsight Bias and why we make terrible life choices, on his podcast, Nir and Far : Business, Behaviour and the Brain. Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. A third appearance on the podcast! Elon Musk talks about Space X, Tesla, the realities of climate change and all sorts of other cool shit on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Check it out here.
  2. How Disney+ became a streaming service heavyweight? Watch here.
  3. TV Show Recommendation of the Week: Restaurants on the Edge (A team of three experts — a restaurateur, a designer and a chef — tap into a restaurant’s surroundings and community to remodel each business in a way that is uplifting, inspirational, and positive.) Check it out on Netflix here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week: News of the World (Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn — both human and natural.) Streaming on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #48 (01.02 – 07.02)

With another Sunday, here’s the 48th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The High Cost of Chasing Netflix. Read more about it here.
  2. Social Media And The De-Platforming Dilemma. Read more here.
  3. The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable People. Check it out here.
  4. Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching. Read about it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Elon Musk and Vlad Tenev (of Robinhood) join hosts of The Good Time Show on Clubhouse, Sriram Krishnan & Aarthi Ramamurthy, Marc Andreessen, Steven Sinofsky, Garry Tan, and others. Listen to it on the a16z Live podcast here.
  2. Mark Cuban on why the GameStop stock reminds him of the 90s and the first dot-com boom, on the Sway Podcast. Listen here.
  3. On The School of Greatness podcast, Priyanka Chopra dives deep into how she became one of the biggest actors both in the US and in India, the actions she’s taking to change the stigma against women in the world, how to deal with failure and vulnerability, and so much more. Listen to it here.
  4. The Nature of Reality, a Clubhouse conversation by Kamal Ravikant with a group of interesting people. Listen to it on his podcast, Curious Kamal here.
  5. On the Akimbo podcast, Seth Godin riffs on direct advertising and its shift in the digital ecosystem. Listen here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. On Off the Cuff with Shekhar Gupta, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala shares valuable tips for investors and gave insights into his style of investment. Watch it here.
  2. On Film Companion’s new show Creators Crossing, Suchin talks to combinations of artists and creators to break down their unique journeys. On the first episode, he speaks to Mithila Palkar and Prajakta Koli about taking over Netflix, Prajakta’s Bollywood debut with Jug Jug Jeeyo and what lies ahead. Check it out here.
  3. Siddharth Warrier in conversation with Kunal Shah on life, neuroscience and more. Watch here
  4. MKBHD (Tech YouTuber) explores the Sony Walkman, this iconic piece of tech—from the inspiration behind its compact design to how it changed portable audio forever. Watch it here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Maara (When Paaru sees a fairy tale she heard from a stranger as a child painted across the walls of a coastal town, she goes in search of the man who painted it.) Check it out on Amazon Prime here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #47 (25.01 – 31.01)

With another Sunday, here’s the 47th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The psychology of the GameStop phenomenon, explained. Check it out here.
  2. Talking out loud to yourself is a technology for thinking. Find out more here.
  3. How To Stop Wasting Time Scrolling And Start Finding Joy In Play? Read here.
  4. The Omnipresence of Work. This was an interesting read, check it out here.
  5. Why Older People Lose Motivation to Learn? Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the CultureYouth podcast, Zoya Akhtar talks to me about the themes in her works, her writing process, her time as an assistant director and at film school and much more. Listen here.
  2. On The Decoder with Nilay Patel, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD on YouTube) talks about building a business as a YouTuber, how content creators make money, and how to scale when you are the brand. Listen more here.
  3. On the Game Changers podcast, Amit Trivedi talks on his journey with music and Bollywood and becoming a game changer in the field. Check it out here.
  4. On this episode of “Sway,” Kara Swisher speaks to Chris Best, the chief executive and a co-founder of Substack, about content moderation on his platform and asks whether Substack is going to destroy media gatekeepers or just turn into one of them. Listen here.
  5. Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at NYU Stern, joins Scott on The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway to discuss the news surrounding GameStop and the short squeeze. Aswath also shares his thoughts on SPACs, the markets more broadly, and the importance of diversifying your portfolio. Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. Renowned Ayurveda physician Dr. Vasant Lad and Sadhguru have a discussion about the various intrinsic aspects of Ayurveda. Watch it here.
  2. On Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of TrueNorth Health Center, to discuss such matters and more as they explore the incredible healing benefits of fasting and how your diet is playing a pivotal role in determining your health. Check it out here.
  3. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Jeet ki Zid (streaming on Zee5) Inspired from a true story, Zidd is a tale of conviction, persuasion and commitment. Check it out here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – One Night in Miami (streaming on Amazon Prime) On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. Check it out here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #46 (18.01 – 24.01)

With another Sunday, here’s the 45th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, Ramit Sethi talks the psychology of money and how to design a rich life. Listen here.
  2. Salil sits down with Chef Vikas Khanna, founder of the Michelin starred restaurant Junoon and one of the hosts of Masterchef India. They talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the restaurant industry, his interactions with Gordon Ramsay, and his humanitarian side, on Off Script with Salil. Check it out here.
  3. Casey Neistat converses about the creative process and how filmmakers can create their own signature style, on The Videomaker Podcast. Listen to it here.
  4. On The Decoder with Nilay Patel, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri talks about the future of Reels, moderation, and the responsibility of social media platforms. Listen here.
  5. On the Awards Chatter podcast, Ben Affleck reflects on a rollercoaster career, from highs like his breakthrough with Matt Damon and two Oscar wins to lows like the ‘Bennifer’ period and his struggles with alcoholism, and why he considers his latest role “the crowning achievement of my life as an actor.” Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. History of Swear Words – An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed hosted by Nicolas Cage. A loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. Watch it on Netflix here.
  2. Sleep experts debunk 15 Sleep Myths. Check it out here.
  3. Osho on risking everything for awareness. Watch here.
  4. How Porsche’s first electric car, the Taycan is made? Watch it here.
  5. George Clooney (‘Midnight Sky’), Spike Lee (‘Da 5 Bloods’), Regina King (‘One Night in Miami’), Paul Greengrass (‘News of the World’), Chloé Zhao (‘Nomadland’), George C. Wolfe (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) and Lee Isaac Chung (‘Minari’) join Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter for the Directors Roundtable. Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #45 (11.01 – 17.01)

With another Sunday, here’s the 45th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The Surprising Science of Goal Setting (And Why You’re Probably Doing It Wrong). Read about it here.
  2. Kunal Shah on the Big Tech getting India wrong, his early life, CRED, and why he drives a Vespa. Read here.
  3. Apologizing All the Time Could Be a Sign of Anxiety. Read more here.
  4. A read on Twitter’s decentralized future. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Everything you need to know about Section 230 – tweets, free speech and beyond, on the a16z podcast. Listen to it here.
  2. Nas talks with Sadhguru, the meaning of life, happiness and money and more, on the Nas Talks podcast. Listen more here.
  3. Sometimes we are excessively rude, perhaps even without realising it. How do we recognise this behaviour in ourselves and others and the underlying reasons for it? How can we let go of anger, frustration, and ego to live harmoniously with people around us? Listen to it here on the Gita for the Young and Restless podcast.
  4. Tanmay Bhat talks creator economy, new platforms, tools and mediums on the LBB Open House podcast. Listen here.
  5. How Filter Copy, Gobble and Dice Media were built ft Aditi Shrivastava, on The Ranveer Show. Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. How do psychedelics work? Watch here.
  2. How virtual reality tricks your brain? Watch it here.
  3. Is a capitalist – socialist economy inevitable? To understand more, watch here.
  4. 3 ways to express your thoughts so that everyone will understand. Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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The Last 7 Days #44 (04.01 – 10.01)

With another Sunday, here’s the 44th edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. A Data-Driven End to Capitalism as We Know It. Read more here.
  2. What the myth of Faust can teach us? Check it out here.
  3. A former monk on the simple mindfulness exercise that can help you combat negative thoughts and feel calmer in times of stress. Read here.
  4. Is Social Media Addiction actually a coping mechanism? Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the Pivot podcast, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway look ahead at what to expect in markets, acquisitions, automation, work culture, healthcare, and media in 2021. Listen to it here.
  2. The growing influence of podcasts ft Amit Doshi, head of IVM Podcasts, on the Pepper Spotlight podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Dr Mark Hyman on how the healthiest people make smart choices about their food, well-being and medicine, on On Purpose with Jay Shetty. Listen to it here.
  4. On Story Tellers and Story Sellers, Vineet talks to Sameeksha Uniyal, Consumer Marketing Lead at Bacardi, and Gunjan Arya, CEO at OML about 10 years of India’s Happiest festival weekend, being at the forefront of youth experiences, about supporting India’s independent music scene and taking the festival digital in 2020. Listen here.
  5. Mentalist and illusionist, Derren Brown talks Happiness with Simon Sinek on his podcast, A Bit of Optimism. Check it out here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. On Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Asprey on the hidden benefits of fasting, different types and how you can begin in an easy, effective way. Watch it here.
  2. Wim Hof in conversation with Sadhguru, on exploring life and understanding the deeper aspect of it. Watch here.
  3. Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, and Vikramaditya Motwane in conversation with Danny Boyle. Check it out here.
  4. The history of consumerism, on The School of Life. Watch it here.
  5. Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours? Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

The Last 7 Days #43 (28.12 – 03.01)

The Last 7 Days #43 (28.12 – 03.01)

With another Sunday, here’s the 43rd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? Read more here.
  2. The Age of Infinite Leverage. Check it out here.
  3. There’s a Scientific Reason Why Indian Food Is So Delicious. Read about it here.
  4. Netflix explains how it uses AI to sell you on a show. Read more here.
  5. This Japanese 80% diet rule can help you live a longer life, says longevity researcher. Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast, Melanie Perkins on how Canva got its humble beginnings and how she handled all the no’s that they heard over the years.
    Check it out here.
  2. Ajay Banga, the CEO of Mastercard, on whether the company he’s helped build can keep up with Silicon Valley — and with the social consciousness of the next consumer generation, on the Sway Podcast.
    Listen here.
  3. Check out the podcast, Mafialand, where they explore the world of India’s mini-mafias with us, as we blow wide open the corruption and crime that lies at the heart of our daily lives. Check out the podcase here.
  4. Cyrus Broacha and Sanjay Jha get into a frank discussion about the new political reality in India, the Indian National Congress party’s pitfalls and what he feels they need to do to fix them, the ideological contrasts that are the BJP and the Congress parties, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, the power of good Hindi to be a politician in India, future possible leaders for the Congress, and lots lots more, on the Cyrus Says podcast.
    Listen to it here.
  5. On F1: Beyond the Grid podcast, George Russell talks racing against close friends, getting Toto Wolff’s attention and more. Listen here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. How Chocolate is made inside Cadbury’s chocolate factory? Watch it here.
  2. The history of the idea of Capitalism. Watch here.
  3. Watch the Tamil film, Soorarai Pottru here, what an inspiring and uplifting film. Highly recommended.
  4. The composer of the theme song of tv show, Succession breaks down the creation and the thought process behind creating it. Check it out here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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My Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2020

Having touched upon my top 10 blogs of 2020 (in my previous blog post here), it only makes sense to touch upon my podcast as well, which I started in the second half of the year, and being a daily one, ended up doing 120 episodes (until I took a break from it, on December 17th).

The podcast is called, ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast’, a one-of-a-kind short-form podcast in India, done on a daily basis, with a single focus to change your life. Whether it is life lessons, or mindset tips, or marketing tricks, or lessons from movies, this podcast is all of that.

So, here are my top 5 podcast episodes of 2020
(the episodes redirect to Spotify, however, if you’d like to check them on the other platforms, you can do so here)

A. Ability v Desire
We have goals in life, we have ambitions in life. We have desires to fulfill and live that lead up to those ambitions and goals. However, the bigger question that we often forget to ask ourselves in this fantasy, is a question of ability vs desire.

Listen here.

(There’s a part two to the episode as well)

B. Everything about you can be Changed
Whether with regards to our lifestyle habits, our personal or professional lives, we feel that we are the way we are. Or some things about us cannot be changed. That is simply not true. In this episode of Mindset Marketing Movies, I take a deep dive into this mindset and give you a different take on the topic.

Listen here.

C. The Hypocrisy of Free Content
What is this hypocrisy of free content? Why is it that people want free stuff but they don’t value it? This episode is not a rant, I promise. I, however, take a deep dive into this hypocrisy and share my thoughts and observations on the same.

Listen here.

D. Self-Awareness starts with…
Everyone wants to become self-aware, but no one knows how to start that journey. In this episode, I share how can you individually initiate that process of becoming self-aware by yourself. I do hope that it helps you out and helps in you becoming aware of who you are, your choices, your decisions, and everything about your life as well.

Listen here.

E. The 3Es of Inspiration
Inspiration is not something that you force, but something that you attract, especially when you need it in your life. But how do you find the perfect inspiration for yourself? How do you get inspired? In this episode, I share the 3Es that will help out with the process of finding the right kind of inspiration for yourself.

Listen here.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast. 🙂

The Last 7 Days #42 (21.12 – 27.12)

The Last 7 Days #42 (21.12 – 27.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 42nd edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. 2020 Was The Year We Redefined ‘Essential’

    Read more here.
  2. Burnout vs Productivity: Truth of WFH

    Read it here.
  3. The 9 biggest ‘Cancels’ of 2020

    Check it out here.
  4. Are Texas and Florida the new California and New York?

    Read more here.
  5. How to skip the small talk and build genuine relationships with 3 simple questions?

    Read here.


What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On ‘A Bit of Optimism with Simon Sinek’, Gucci CEO, Marco Bizzarri, on finding joy in the little things.
    Listen here.
  2. On The Daily Stoic podcast, Ryan Holiday talks with Camila Cabello on training your mind to work for you, finding courage and happiness in your career, how she values stillness and the idea of memento mori, and more.

    Listen to it here.
  3. Does Advertising actually work? Listen to it on the Freakonomics Podcast here.
  4. Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys – why? Listen to it on the ‘Every Little Thing‘ podcast here.
  5. Marcus Rashford sits down with the UTD Podcast at the end of an incredible year both on and off the pitch, talking about his upbringing and how it shaped the man he is today.

    Check it out here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. John Krasinski is back with a Holiday Special episode of Some Good News, featuring George Clooney and Dwayne Johnson.
    Watch here.
  2. How Apple and Google formed one of tech’s most powerful partnerships?
    Watch it here.
  3. The technology that’s replacing the green screen.
    Check it out here.
  4. Elon Musk on Tesla, SpaceX and why he left Silicon Valley
    Watch here.
  5. On Film Companion, watch ‘The Breakout Streaming Stars of 2020‘, ft Abhishek Banerjee, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Saiyami Kher, Harshvardhan Rane and Priyanshu Painyuli.
    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

The Last 7 Days #41 (14.12 – 20.12)

The Last 7 Days #41 (14.12 – 20.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the 41st edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Barack Obama shares his favorite books, TV shows and movies of 2020.

    Check it out here.
  2. More Indians now hiding real identities on Facebook, YouTube.

    Read more here.
  3. Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

    Read it here.
  4. What a Crisis Teaches Us About Innovation

    Read here.
  5. Free advice: Turn your phone’s damn battery percentage off.
    Read here to know what it means.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On the School of Greatness, Rhonda Byrne (author of The Secret) discusses life, the universe, the power of thought, the Law of Attraction, and so much more.

    Listen to it here.
  2. Check out this podcast, The Big Shots – Dosa King. An epic drama about the exponential rise of P Rajagopal, the founder of Saravana Bhavan, and the shocking scandal that led to his fall.

    Check it out here.
  3. On the Akimbo podcast, Seth Godin talks the persistence of technology. What will fade next?

    Listen here.
  4. In this conversation with Outside Podcast host Michael Roberts, Tim Cook talks about both the incredible promise of technology to enhance our well-being and Apple’s duty to help us use our devices more wisely.

    Listen to it here.
  5. Shawn Mendes joins the Armchair Expert to discuss the results of finding success at such an early age, where the main source of his fears and anxieties stem from, and how lockdown has forced him to figure out his own identity. The two explore the ways society is conditioning people to want more and more, how social media has made everything need to be quantified, and the isolation of a musician.

    Check it out here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. How does the Internet work?

    Check it out here.
  2. Virat Kohli & Steve Smith talk cricket – about their love for the game, batting techniques & having more to life than just cricket.

    Watch here.
  3. World’s first lightsaber build (this was so amazing to watch)
    Watch it here.

    If you do watch it, then watch this as a follow-up.
  4. Mukesh Ambani and Mark Zuckerberg share their excitement about India, and how digital can accelerate economic progress.

    Watch it here.
  5. The Actor’s Roundtable 2020 ft Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Jaideep Ahlawat, Kunal Kemmu, Divyenndu Sharma, and Pratik Gandhi.

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

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My favourite podcasts of 2020

Podcasting is on the rise, so much so, that there are over two million podcasts on a platform, let’s say Spotify.

With its own advantages and disadvantages, when compared to text and video, one cannot deny that podcasts are just something else, with the type of content that can be heard, or the amount of depth it allows, or even the guests that speak, podcasting allowed all of that.

As of writing this post, I have heard over 17,000 minutes of podcast episodes in 2020 and with count, I’m now following a 103 podcasts on my primary listening platform, Spotify.

Having heard in this depth and discovering the podcasts, new and old, experimenting with some and getting addicted with some, I thought why not share, my top 5 podcasts of 2020.

These podcasts are not focused on value addition alone, but a mixture of everything – fun, entertaining, educational, insightful – every podcast is its own.

A. Our Last Week with Anuvab and Kunaal

– Hosted by Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur, there is no right or wrong way to describe this podcast, but its one of the funniest things you can listen to.

Check it out here.

B. SmartLess

– “SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

Check it out here.

C. Sway

– “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it.

Check it out here.

D. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

– On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world.

Check it out here.

E. Advertising is Dead

– Each week, host Varun Duggirala discusses the changes and developments in the business of advertising, branding, content, media and a whole range of issues that exist within the industry.

Check it out here.

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*Special Mentions*

Snacks Daily

Happy Sad Confused

Cyrus Says

The Tim Ferriss Show

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions

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Back to checking out more podcasts and listening to them. If you’ve got a suggestion, do drop them in the comments below.

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#40 of The Last 7 Days (07.12 – 13.12)

#40 of The Last 7 Days (07.12 – 13.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the fortieth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The psychology behind a new iPhone release—and why it’s so hard to resist.
    Read more here.
  2. Want to Win Someone Over? Talk Like They Do.
    Read here.
  3. 9 food rules from the world’s longest-living people.
    Check it out here.
  4. The rise of Gen-Z
    Read about it here.
  5. Humanity Dumped 37 Billion Tons Of CO2 Into The Atmosphere In 2020.

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On ‘The Tim Ferriss Show‘, Daniel Ek (CEO, Spotify) talks about habits, systems, and mental models for top performance.

    Check it out here.
  2. On ‘Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions‘, they join Yuval Noah Harari to talk about why we’re so willing to believe falsehoods and what these lies tell us about ourselves—both as individuals and as a society.

    Listen here.
  3. Check out Anupam Kher’s podcast, Anupam Cares – where he shares his stories that happened off-screen and what we can learn from them.

    Check out the podcast here.
  4. In this episode of “Sway,” Kara Swisher questions Jason Kilar (CEO, Warner Media) on whether he just delivered the final death blow to struggling theaters, how he’ll make good with Hollywood’s top talent, and what films will look like when — as Kilar predicts — blockbuster budgets surpass a billion dollars.

    Listen to it here.
  5. On Happy Sad Confused, Christopher Nolan chats about the influence of Michael Mann and James Bond films on his work, the ambition of “Tenet”, the bold performances of Heath Ledger and Tom Hardy in the Batman films, and much more.

    Listen here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. What most of us gets wrong about Creativity?
    Watch here.

    (before you watch the above video, I’ll suggest you watch this one – The Gap by Daniel Sax and Ira Glass here: https://vimeo.com/85040589)
  2. On The Ranveer Show (hindi), Yashraj Mukhate talks overnight success, fame and the music industry.
    Watch it here.
  3. A R Rahman talks about the Indian Art on the Global Stage, on Faye D’souza’s channel.
    Check it out here.
  4. The Actresses Roundtable 2020 ft Shabana Azmi, Tillotama Shome, Taapsee Pannu, Deepika Padukone, Rasika Dugal, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Tripti Dimri.

    Watch here.
  5. The Obvious Problem – why most content doesn’t work?
    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out https://rth24.substack.com

The Last 7 Days #39 (30.11 – 06.12)

The Last 7 Days #39 (30.11 – 06.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the thirty-ninth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Beware the ‘lifestyle optimization’ trap. Read more here.
  2. Exercise With A Mask On Can Be Really Good For You, Actually.

    Read here.
  3. What the hell is the Pomodoro Technique and why is it good for productivity?

    Check it out here.
  4. Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men. Read more here.
  5. Video Games Can Actually Be Good for Your Mental Health.

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Back with a Bang! Faye D’souza joins Varun Duggirala on Advertising is Dead, talking about her perspective on the state of journalism today, her career and journey so far, and most importantly, to help us understand what it means to be a journalist in today’s world.

    Check it out here.
  2. The battle of Instagram vs TikTok on the Business Wars podcast. Listen here.
  3. Seth Godin on the game of life, the value of hacks, and overcoming anxiety, on The Tim Ferriss Show.

    Listen to it here.
  4. MKBHD (Marques Brownlee