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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.


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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 #84 (11.10 – 17.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 84th 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 is the gut-brain axis? An exploration of the communication pathways between the brain, the gut, and the microbiota. Read more here.
  2. Squid Game‘ and the ‘untranslatable’: The debate around subtitles explained here.
  3. 6 microaggressions to avoid around women. Check it out here.
  4. How to Stay on Schedule Even When You Go Off Track? Read here.
  5. The growing pains of Apple’s subscription addiction. 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. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joins Kara Swisher for a discussion on ransomware, remote work, and dealing with the Trump administration. Listen on the Pivot podcast here.
  2. On Blockchain and Booze, Alon Goren chats with Noah Davis of Christie’s, Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerX, and Joe Vezzani of LunarCRUSH about building and empowering your community with NFTs. Check it out here.
  3. On Today, Explained podcast, how Squid Game won Netflix and whether the show’s message is being lost in the shuffle. Listen here.
  4. Melissa McCarthy [Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, Saturday Night Live] talks with Brie Larson and Jessie Ennis on Learning Lots about regret, the things we regret, and why. Listen to it here.
  5. On Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Jake Gyllenhaal sits down with Conan to talk about kindness in entertainment, shooting his new film The Guilty on a contained set, and why performance is so integral in maintaining mental health. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Taapsee Pannu talks on online trolling and how she deals with it, the business mindset & her unstoppable drive to make it on her own, on The Ranveer Show. Watch it here.
  2. On the Yes Theory channel, Eric and Thomas head to a country in Eastern Europe that doesn’t exist that calls itself Transnistria.. Considered dangerous to travel to by some familiar with the region.. They decided to travel there without any itinerary and see what they find. Watch here.
  3. Why people are reviving 3000-year-old cacao traditions in Guatemala? Check it out here.
  4. Former FBI Agent and body language expert Joe Navarro breaks down body language pet peeves. Watch it here.
  5. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Marvel’s What If (Reimagining noteworthy events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities.) 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 #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 #82 (27.09 – 03.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 82nd 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. Facebook’s report on what their research really says about teen well-being and Instagram. Check it out here.
  2. A Twitter thread on the conspiracy theory behind social media applications listening to everything we say. Check out the thread here.
  3. Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using. Read here.
  4. The 2 biggest mental traps that hold us back from becoming more resilient and confident in life. Read it here.
  5. 20 really good things that happened in 2020. 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 Life Kit, Devon Price, author of Laziness Does Not Exist, shares tips for rethinking the concept of laziness and how feeling “lazy” is actually a useful signal from our bodies and our deepest selves. Listen here.
  2. Wolfgang Puck on defining success and maintaining ownership of your businesses, on Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Listen to it here.
  3. Anne Helen Peterson, author of Can’t Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation, joins Matt in this episode of The Yes Theory Podcast to talk about the costs of living in an achievement-obsessed culture, how monetizing what you love can get in the way of building a life, and the systemic issues that have perpetuated a system of workaholism. Check it out here.
  4. On Naan Curry with Sadaf and Archit, Nandita Iyer, doctor, food writer, and author discusses healthy food, and specifically what qualifies as a superfood, how do you decide what to eat, what is mindful eating, and more. Listen to it here.
  5. Alicia Vikander joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how her ballet training translated to her film career, moving to Stockholm at 15 from a small town, about the difference between Swedish and American cultures, and more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Paul Conti, MD, on how trauma works and how to heal from it, on The Tim Ferriss Show. Watch it here.
  2. On Film Companion, Sneha Menon Desai deep dives into the business of comedy with Danish Sait and Kusha Kapila. Check it out here.
  3. What happens to your body when you eat 2 bananas every day? Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Midnight Mass (The arrival of a charismatic priest brings miracles, mysteries and renewed religious fervor to a dying town.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Free Guy (A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open-world video game.)

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 #81 (20.09 – 26.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the 81st 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. Putting time in perspective, from today to the Big Bang. Definitely check it out here.
  2. The Perfectionism Trap. Read more here.
  3. Know what Ayurveda says about (over)exercising. Read it here.
  4. Invisible labor is real, and it hurts: What you need to know. Check it out here.
  5. Why a dash of sugar in dals and sabzis goes a long way? 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. Social Media isn’t the problem, we are… An audio article from Mark Manson. Listen to it here.
  2. Andrew Huberman joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how testosterone treatment affects the development of the brain and body, what it means to have “roid rage”, the connection between blinking and our concept of time, and much more. Check it out here.
  3. The iPhone created entirely new industries, wiped out giant competitors, and changed the way all of us live. Here’s how Apple did it, on Land of the Giants podcast. Listen here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, Jatin Sapru talks about joining ESPN in 2008, becoming a commentator as a fan and not as an ex-cricketer, his early life of shifting from Kashmir to Delhi, how he got into sports journalism, going from news channel to news channel with his CV, and how he became a cricket commentator, and lots more. Check it out here.
  5. Actor Sayani Gupta on becoming the face of the OTT industry, on Stars se Baatein with Salil. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. With consumers being more health conscious than ever, they’re willing to pay more for what they perceive as better. But, what exactly does “organic” mean and is it worth it? Watch it here.
  2. In this Bombay Journey, Aparshakti Khurana shares his career paths, some of the moments that he will never forget, and much much more. Check it out here.
  3. Short Film Recommendation of the Week – Shimmy (Raima (Chahat Tewani), a nervous 11 year old, has a secret that she desperately needs to get off her chest. When her father, Amol (Pratik Gandhi) finally realizes what’s troubling her, they both set out on a mission to save the day) Now streaming on Amazon MiniTV here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – CODA (a 2021 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film that follows a hearing teenage girl who is a child of deaf adults (CODA for short)) Now streaming on Apple TV+ 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 #80 (13.09 – 19.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the 80th 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. How to grow the fuck up : a guide to Humans. Read it here.
  2. Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show. Check it out here.
  3. A psychotherapist shares 24 conversation starters he uses to ‘build deeper, more interesting relationships’ with anyone. Read here.
  4. The network effect is anticompetitive. Read more here.
  5. Shows that heal (literally), a piece by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. 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. Roshan Abbas joins Amit Varma in episode 239 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe his remarkable journey as a creator — and to explain why the best is yet to come. Listen to it here.
  2. In this conversation on Sway, Kara Swisher and Jeffrey Katzenberg delve into Quibi’s demise, the shifting power dynamics in Hollywood and his pivot to Silicon Valley. Listen here.
  3. Robin Uthappa opens up about being plagued by suicidal thoughts during the 2009 IPL, how he almost walked away from the game because of his depression and what his comeback journey looked like, on 22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur. Check it out here.
  4. In this episode of My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk about what Shaan has learned over the last week by taking a Bill Gates-inspired week off to dive deep into crypto. They also talk about Wilbur Wright, identifying stories from your work experiences, and who they follow in real estate Twitter. Listen here.
  5. From “3rd Rock From the Sun” to “The Dark Knight Rises” to his own series he created, “Mr. Corman”, Joseph Gordon-Levitt deep dives into his journey on the Happy SAD Confused podcast. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Sadaf and Archit explore the origin, history and cultural references of turmeric, how is the best turmeric produced and what are the best ways to consume it, the science and economics behind turmeric and more, on The Naan Curry podcast. Watch here.
  2. How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria? Check it out here.
  3. Salim Merchant breaks down his most iconic songs, how did he come up with the ideas and the process behind them, feat Yashraj Mukhate. Watch it here.
  4. Documentary Recommendation of the Week – Schumacher (The life and career of seven-time Formula 1 world champion race car driver Michael Schumacher.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (Doctors, nurses, first responders, and other hospital personnel deal with a crisis of immense magnitude in Mumbai.) 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 #79 (06.09 – 12.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the 79th 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 exact science of what happens to your brain when you meditate. Read more here.
  2. A neuroscientist shares the 6 exercises she does every day to build resilience and mental strength. Read here.
  3. Tackling a loss of trust during the pandemic. Read it here.
  4. A guide to living off of the grid. Check it out here.
  5. How the wizards behind Marvel’s What If…? give the hit animated series its prestige look, signature thrills, and “Kirby crackle”. 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. Seth Godin on how advertising built the world, on his podcast Akimbo. Listen here.
  2. On Naan Curry with Sadaf and Archit, Ashdin Doctor discusses the mental and physical benefits of intermittent fasting, the origin of breakfasts, how to break your fasts, the rationale behind the existence of religious fasts like Shravan and Ramazan, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Brie Larson joins the Armchair Expert to discuss being home schooled as a child, how she knows her way around set from being an actor for over 20 years, trying to be people pleasers, learning how to accept success and failures. Listen to it here.
  4. Sean Penn discusses his new film, his old films, and everything in between– like the world on SmartLess. Listen here.
  5. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – Southern Slurp, a podcast that features recipes, ingredients, stories, voices, and cultural history giving the audience a transcendent gastronomic experience. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. In this episode of My First Million, Gary Vaynerchuk joins Sam Parr and Shaan Puri to give a master class on NFTs. Gary shares his predictions on the future of NFTs and how they’ll be (eventually) used by everyone. Watch it here.
  2. Rohit Sharma discusses his first selection, his upbringing, dealing with pressure and much more, with Dinesh Karthik on Sky Sports. Watch here.
  3. Actor Gajraj Rao joins Kunal Vijayakar on Khaane Mein Kya Hai discussing their love for biryani and his favourite food items from all over the country, a video to watch when you’re seeking fun and food. Check it out here.
  4. YouTube Recommendation of the Week – McLaren Unboxed (a behind the scenes look at the team, reliving the highs and lows of every race) Watch it on YouTube here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Thimmarusu (Eight years after a young man is framed for murder, an up-and-coming lawyer re-opens the case, beginning a tricky mission to find the real culprit) 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 #78 (30.08 – 05.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the 78th 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. Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine. Read more here.
  2. How are McDonald’s hamburgers really made, as seen at a McDonald’s meat-processing factory? Check it out here.
  3. Mickey Mouse will be public domain soon—here’s what that means.
  4. The crises won’t stop coming. Radical acceptance is the key to coping. Read here.
  5. When big influencers steal content, small original creators lose out. 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. Satya Nadella discusses how, as Chairman and CEO, he has transformed Microsoft from a cutthroat culture towards embracing social networks, collaboration, and cloud, on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman. Listen here.
  2. Each episode of ‘We Are Supported By‘ deep dives with a woman who has put a crack in the glass ceiling, and this time hosts Kristen Bell and Monica Padman deep dive into the life of Sheryl Sandberg. Check it out here.
  3. 4 Tips for cleaning up your social media diet on the Life Kit podcast. Listen to it here.
  4. On F1 Beyond the Grid podcast, Mick Schumacher talks improving as a driver, duelling with Verstappen, and his F1 mentors. Listen here.
  5. On The Director’s Cut, director Tom McCarthy discusses his new film, Stillwater, with fellow director Scott Cooper in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. How do tech companies manipulate the media? Watch here.
  2. Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, a renowned computer scientist, also an Indian-American activist, author, and speaker who raises voices on issues for the nation, talks on topics like Artificial Intelligence, Indian politics, Geopolitics, & Future Technologies on The Ranveer Show. Check it out here.
  3. Watch all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals scored for Manchester United here.
  4. Show Recommendation of the Week – Down To Earth with Zac Efron (Actor Zac Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to find healthy, sustainable ways to live.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Vivo (A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.) 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 #77 (23.08 – 29.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the 77th 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. ‘I eat almost 3 kilos of fruits; do 60 push-ups in a minute’: Milind Soman on diet, fitness, and more. Read here.
  2. How Learning Happens? Check it out here.
  3. A Twitter thread on how to not f*ck up relationships (in business & life), by Shaan Puri. Check out the thread here.
  4. Buy Now, Pay Later Is an Innovation That’s 200 Years Old. Read more here.
  5. The Ascent of the Anti-Antihero: How ‘Ted Lasso’ and More Emmy Nominees Embrace Likability and Kindness. 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 School of Greatness, Lewis and Katy Milkman, who is an award-winning behavioral scientist and Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discuss the biggest internal barriers holding you back from changing your life, how our sense of identity helps and hurts us, what science says about how to believe in yourself more, why setting big goals is actually hurting your ability to succeed, and more. Listen here.
  2. How Ben Chestnut built MailChimp, an email subscription service company, on How I Built This with Guy Raz. Listen to it here.
  3. Andrew Wilson CEO of Electronic Arts on how the company grows a metaverse, on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman. Check it out here.
  4. Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret on how we can grow new brain cells, on Ted Talks Daily podcast. Listen here.
  5. On Sway, Kara Swisher and Joseph Gordon-Levitt discuss what the trend of tech companies taking over Hollywood means for the entertainment industry and how he thinks about social media. Listen more here.

What To Watch:

  1. Michael Pollan, the author of “This is your Mind on Plants”, goes into the history of coffee drinking, breaking down its origins, and how humans are addicted to caffeine. Watch it here.
  2. Gastroenterologists Dr. Fola May and Dr. Austin Chiang debunk 12 myths about indigestion. They explain how spicy food doesn’t cause ulcers, why you don’t need to poop every day, and how long it really takes to pass gum. They also talk about probiotics and why they might not be the cure-all you think it is. Watch more here.
  3. Rocky and Mayur are back with a Season 5 of Roadtrippin with Rocky and Mayur. Check it out here.
  4. Show Recommendation of the Week – Nine Perfect Strangers (Based on The New York Times best-selling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Green Knight (King Arthur’s headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears at Camelot. Risking his head, he sets off on an epic adventure to prove himself before his family and court.) Check more details 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 #76 (16.08 – 22.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the 76th 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. How to find ‘flow’ while working from home, according to a peak performance expert? Read here.
  2. Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day? Read it here.
  3. In Charts: How India Is Ageing. Check it out here.
  4. How to Avoid the ‘Kick the Cat’ Effect? 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. Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra talks about what’s holding back our track and field athletes from beating world class international athletes, his diet and love for shopping, the biggest change in the minds of Indian athletes going to the Olympics and more, on Stars se Baatein with Salil. Listen here.
  2. Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki discusses the brain-changing benefits of exercise on the Ted Talks Daily podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Harsh Jain, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dream Sports speaks about what inspired him to start Dream11, choosing the right investors to partner with, building the right company culture, and setting audacious goals for yourself, on The Kalaari Podcast. Listen to it here.
  4. Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo cruises through on The SmartLess podcast, discussing everything from his early days to his journey in F1 and tid-bits about the sport. Check it out here.
  5. Actor David Harbour discusses the powerful ending to Season 3 of “Stranger Things”, auditioning for the role, the evolution of his character, and exciting things to expect in Season 4, on That Scene with Dan Patrick. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Marc Fagelson travels into the auditory system to explore the constant ringing sensation of tinnitus, why it happens, and how to treat it. Watch here.
  2. Grant Cardone talks about the benefits of having an American mindset, the Secret to his SALES skills, Billionaire Mindset & so much more, on The Ranveer Show. Watch it here.
  3. Impromptu Antakshari, the sets of Sholay, winning a national award at the age of 5 and driving through the lanes of Bandra, is what this episode of The Bombay Journey with Sachin & Shriya Pilgaonkar has in store. Check it out here.
  4. Show Recommendation of the Week – The White Lotus (A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Kuruthi (Kuruthi is about how enduring human relations that transcends boundaries struggle to survive trials of hatred.) 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 #75 (09.08 – 15.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the 75th 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. There is more to generational analysis than the pseudo-science that plagues it. Read here.
  2. Is anything cool anymore? Read more here.
  3. How does the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt mentally prepare for a race? Check it out here.
  4. HBO’s ‘The White Lotus‘ Elevates Tension To An Art Form (Read this only if you’ve watched The White Lotus) Read here.
  5. When Writers Cave to Social Media Scolds, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 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 Decoder with Nilay Patel, Nilay and Jack Conte, co-founder, and CEO of Patreon, talk about how Patreon’s model as “membership” works, what Patreon’s relationship is to Apple and the app store, and where the overall creator economy is going on the internet. Listen here.
  2. HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah shares his thought process behind buying the Hustle, how he thinks about time & money, and how HubSpot came to be, and more on the My First Million podcast. Check it out here.
  3. On the Fittr podcast, Jitendra Chouksey examines the practice of eating breakfast down the ages. Listen to it here.
  4. On 22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur, Dinesh Karthik chat about his foray into commentary, rooming with Shikhar Dhawan in his U-19 days, his trip to Belgrade with Sunil Gavaskar, the captaincy handover at KKR in 2020, his relationship with Shah Rukh Khan, and the Mushtaq Ali wins with Tamil Nadu. Listen here.
  5. Matt Damon joins the Armchair Expert to talk about his experience writing Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck, how your subjective experience changes when you become famous, how easy it is to be generous when things are going your way, and more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Effects Different Foods Have on Your Brain. Watch here.
  2. Fitness experts debunk 17 exercise myths. Watch it here.
  3. Show Recommendation of the Week – Dave (“Dave” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends because, with their help, he actually might convince the world. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Kumbalangi Nights (Saji, Bonny, Bobby and Franky are siblings who mostly do not get along. However, a series of events forces them to keep their animosity aside and support each other.) 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 #74 (02.08 – 08.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the 74th 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. Has the pandemic aggravated cyberchondria? Read here.
  2. Cracking the science of coconut. Check it out here.
  3. Scientists spot light behind a black hole for the first time. Read more here.
  4. If We All Bought Less Stuff, We Could Be Happier and Work Fewer Hours. Read here to know what it means.
  5. A Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor shares the ‘super easy’ stretch she does every day to relieve lower back pain. 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 Varun Duggi Show, CEO & Co-Founder of Under25 Anto Philip talks about what keeps us going as creators and how focusing on content that serves a purpose over just the numbers drives so much more value. Listen here.
  2. On this episode of The Wire Talks, host Sidharth Bhatia talks to director Hansal Mehta about how the lockdowns have affected the film industry, the closure of cinemas, and the future of films and the way films will be made in the coming months and years. Check it out here.
  3. Suchita Salwan (Founder and CEO – LBB) on this episode of the Pepper Spotlight podcast talks about how LBB looks at content and the impact it drives as a marketing strategy. Listen to it here.
  4. On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, James Gunn reflects on the low-point of his career, his resurrection thanks to THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and more. Check it here.
  5. Kate Winslet joins The Awardist to talk about her hit HBO limited series Mare of Easttown — why audiences connected to much with her grieving mother character, getting the look just right (that’s a wig!), caring for Jean Smart after an on-set injury, SNL’s Murdur Durdur sketch, and much more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of Polygon, talks about the myths and assumptions around how crypto works, the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain, and more, on The Ranveer Show. Watch here.
  2. On the Naan-Curry Podcast, Sadaf and Archit talk about the global history of chocolate, the economics of growing and consuming chocolate in India, and more. Watch it here.
  3. Business Insider breaks down how USA Olympians make money, and why the system left many of America’s top athletes broke. Check it out here.
  4. Show Recommendation of the Week – Marvel Studios Assembled (A behind-the-scenes look at the series and movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including “WandaVision,” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki.”) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Suicide Squad (The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world — Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others — to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.)

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 #73 (26.07 – 01.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the 73rd 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. How Nothing designed its Ear 1 earphones to beat Apple’s AirPods? Read here.
  2. Simone Biles withdrew from final ‘to focus on my mental health’ — here’s how to tell if you need a break. Read more here.
  3. Avoid these 24 overused words and phrases that make you sound ‘pretentious,’ say grammar experts. Check it out here.
  4. What Makes Music Universal? Read here.
  5. Eternal Change for No Energy: A Time Crystal Finally Made Real. 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. Dr. Andrew Huberman on Optimizing Sleep, Enhancing Performance, Reducing Anxiety, Increasing Testosterone, and Using the Body to Control the Mind, on The Tim Ferriss Show. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of Life Kit, a culinary historian, a professor, and a nutritionist share their advice on how to carry on culinary traditions. Listen to it here.
  3. Sarvesh Shashi on his journey to building SARVA Yoga, on the AngelList India Radio podcast. Check it out here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, F2 Racing car driver Jehan Daruvala talks about starting out in racing so young, Parsis and their love for cars, how he started karting at a very young age, how it all works – Formula 1, 2 & 3, how it all starts from Go-karting, how Jehan moved up the ranks to be in Formula 2 right now, and tons more. Listen here.
  5. Matt Damon joins the Happy Sad Confused podcast to chat about his new film, STILLWATER, his choice of films, Good Will Hunting, and much more! Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Dr. Baland Jalal talks about Lucid Dreaming, Spiritualism, the Occult to the Human Mind, explained from a neuroscience perspective, on The Ranveer Show. Watch here.
  2. Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos talks about his impeccable storytelling instincts, the art of dealing with artists, and the future of entertainment on Film Companion. Check it out here.
  3. Sadhguru on how to overcome compulsive emotional patterns? Watch here.
  4. Short Film Recommendation of the Week – Natkhat (It stars Vidya Balan as a mother educating her young son about gender equality) Now streaming on Voot here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sarpatta Parambarai (A young man from the Black Town of 1970s segregated Madras finds an opportunity to redeem his boxing clan and himself from years of defeat.) 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 #72 (19.07 – 25.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the 72nd 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 if everyone’s nutrition was personalized? Read more here.
  2. Why does Mitochondrial health affect aging? 4 science-backed ways to rejuvenate mitochondria. Read here.
  3. 5 ways ‘Ted Lasso’ shows how effective leadership can be achieved through kindness. Check it here.
  4. From clip art to Comic Sans: These screenshots from 25 years ago show just how much the internet has changed. 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 and Dr. Emeran Mayer discuss the biggest triggers for inflammation, the foods we should eat & avoid to improve our gut health, why we’ve become so addicted to sugar & the effects it has on our body, whether our brain or gut health affects our body more, how our digestive system functions, and so much more! Listen here. (There’s a part two to this episode, where they discuss what the mind actually is, finding a higher purpose have on your mind, the key changes to make today to improve your health, and more)
  2. On The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday talks to Dave Asprey about the benefits of intermittent fasting, how to optimize your life to maximize both physical and mental performance, and more. Listen to it here.
  3. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg on changing culture and lessons from loss, on Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Check it out here.
  4. In this week’s episode of 22 Yarns, Suresh Raina joins Gaurav Kapur to discuss his newly released autobiography, Believe. They talk about the story behind the book’s name, the 2011 World Cup triumph, Greg Chappell’s impact on his career, his learnings under Dravid’s captaincy, his time as Gujarat Lions captain & his special relationship with MS Dhoni. Listen here.
  5. On Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Tom Hiddleston deep dives into his beloved Marvel character, plus some geeking out about one of his favorite comfort movies, “Cast Away”. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Jack Dorsey, Cathie Wood, Elon Musk discuss Bitcoin as a tool for economic empowerment. Watch it here.
  2. Sadhguru sits down to discuss identity, consciousness, inner freedom, human evolution, and his book Karma, A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny, on The Tony Robbins Podcast. Watch here.
  3. On this episode of Cyrus Says, he is joined by Pratik Gandhi to talk about his critically acclaimed series ‘Scam 1992’, his love for the theatre, performing a monologue in three different languages on the same day that got him into the Limca Book of Records, and tons more. Check it out here.
  4. Series Recommendation of the Week – Kevin Can F**k Himself (A dark comedy that alternates between traditional multi-camera sitcom and single-camera drama. Set in Worcester, Mass., the series follows the journey of Allison McRoberts, a stereotypically smart and beautiful sitcom wife, who is married to Kevin, a husky, self-centered man-child who is clearly punching above his weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbor Patty O’Connor as she attempts to escape the confines of her life and take control of her fate.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.)

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 #67 (14.06 – 20.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the 67th 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. Emotions are Lighthouses. Read here.
  2. Five Tempting Things You Should Avoid (a Twitter thread by Mark Manson). 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 Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, J.J. Abrams explains how creativity and collaboration are things you cultivate, not conjure; and that making room for magic isn’t a luxury, it’s an essential part of entrepreneurship. Listen here.
  2. Grant Cardone on making million-dollar bets and why humility is overrated, on Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Check it out here.
  3. From being one of the best chess players to marriage to talking about his opponents to traveling around the world for various games, legendary chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand shares all aspects of his life on The Ranveer Show. Listen to it here.
  4. In this episode of Naan Curry with Sadaf and Archit, the hosts talk about mangoes, the king of all fruits in India and the subcontinent. Listen here.
  5. On the Humans of Cinema podcast, Sumeet Vyas talks at length about his artistic inspirations as well as his insights on writing and acting. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Dr. Mark Plotkin on the mysterious Amazonian forest, mind blow facts about Psychedelics, LSD, and a lot more only on The Ranveer Show. Watch here.
  2. Tom Hiddleston breaks down his most iconic characters. Check it out here.
  3. On Film Companion, Saif Ali Khan talks about how does he play thorny antagonists with such aplomb. Watch it here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – The Serpent (The twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70’s on Asia’s hippie trail.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Jagame Thandhiram (When a clever, carefree gangster is recruited to help an overseas crime lord take down a rival, he is caught off guard by the moral dilemmas that follow.) 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 #66 (07.06 – 13.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the 66th 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 Inconvenient Truth about Your “Authentic” Self. Read here.
  2. How Philosophers Think? Read more here.
  3. Shedding More Light on How Instagram Works. 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 Think Fast, Talk Smart, host, and lecturer Matt Abrahams interviews Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Dying for a Paycheck, about the verbal and nonverbal ways we can harness, or give away, our authority in communication. Listen here.
  2. On Creator Economics, Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD discusses how he runs his channel, the evolution of tech reviewers, and future technologies he’s most excited about. Listen more here.
  3. On ‘Stars se baatein with Salil‘, Chef Ranveer Brar lets us in on insider secrets of the trade- how chefs became influencers in India, what he learnt from his failures, learning to adapt and why there aren’t more new names in the celebrity chef world. Check it out here.
  4. How do we know whom to trust? on the podcast, Philosophy for our Times. Listen here.
  5. On 22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur, Yuvraj Singh discusses the 2007 and 2011 World Cup triumphs, the unfair criticism he had to face at various times, grooming the next generation of Indian cricketers, his 1000-bed hospital initiative, and more. Listen more here.

What To Watch:

  1. Why iPhone’s features are always “late”? Watch here.
  2. How are KitKats made in the factory? Check it out here.
  3. Raj and DK, along with Manoj Bajpayee do a post-mortem of The Family Man S2 on Film Companion. Watch it here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Schitt’s Creek (A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt’s Creek.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Milestone (Recently marking 500,000 kilometers on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.) 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 #65 (31.05 – 06.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the 65th 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. How (not) to miss a deadline? Read here.
  2. What If You Could Do It All Over?The uncanny allure of our unlived lives. Read more here.
  3. Shaan Puri’s opinion piece on why he thinks Clubhouse will fail? Check it out here.
  4. Everything’s becoming a subscription, and the pandemic is partly to blame. 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. Joe Rogan in conversation with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the universe, UFOs, aliens, and more on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis and Sadhguru discuss karma and how it affects us everyday, why we shouldn’t be worried about getting rid of waste in our life, the evil of limited identity, why we need to redefine abundance in our lives, the problem with “being in the moment.”, and so much more. Listen more here.
  3. On Just B with Bethenny Frankel, Matthew McConaughey talks about being discovered in a bar and staying true to your word. Check it out here.
  4. On Origin Stories, Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia, a neurobiologist, talks about an unexpected connection between sleep and the moon’s cycles. Listen to it here.
  5. Podcast Recommendation: EW’s Binge: The Fast Saga (Entertainment Weekly’s BINGE Podcast is taking you through The Fast & Furious films a quarter-mile at a time, with the stars who brought them to life). Check it out here.


What To Watch:

  1. On Superpumped, Tanmay Bhat and Akshay BD in conversation with the founders of India’s first unicorn protocol ‘Matic’ aka Polygon, Sandeep Nailwal and Jaynti Kanani. Watch it here.
  2. On The Overlap, Harry Maguire reveals to Gary Neville why he chose United over City, EURO hopes & more. Watch here.
  3. On the Lightcast Podcast, Zack Snyder talks Suck It Warner Bros, Army Of The Dead, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and more! Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – The Family Man 2 (A working man from the National Investigation Agency tries to protect the nation from terrorism, but he also needs to keep his family safe from his secret job) Now streaming on Amazon Prime here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Kala (The death of a beloved dog hurls two men into a violent and bloody conflict on a sprawling estate in Kerala.) 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 #64 (24.05 – 30.05)

With another Sunday, here’s the 64th 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. On the Link Between Great Thinking and Obsessive Walking. Read here.
  2. An Instagram Engagement Report 2021 by HubSpot. 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. Brian Muraresku explores the role of psychedelics and the birth of philosophy, on Philosophy for our Times podcast. Listen here.
  2. On The Business Side with Ian Borthwick, Colin and Samir talk about the creator economy, the present and future of influencers, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Jay Shetty on his journey from his college days to becoming a monk to running a wellness business, on ‘How I Built This with Guy Raz.’ Listen more here.
  4. On the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Zack Snyder takes a deep dive into his action film loves and pet peeves, his dream DC and Star Wars projects, and much more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky, author Dan Shapiro, and others explore the science behind ‘us vs. them’. Watch it here.
  2. In ‘Snyder School,’ Zack Snyder takes us on a four episode journey into his groundbreaking creative process as a filmmaker. In Episode 1, Zack discusses his approach to creating a title sequence, from storyboard sketches to special effects, in Army of the Dead, as well as 300, Watchmen, and Justice League. Check it out here.
  3. In this episode of ‘Notes On A Scene,’ Director Zack Snyder breaks down a zombie heist scene from ‘Army of the Dead.’ Zack guides us through the nuances and challenges of working with CGI zombies, and explains how he was able to edit Tig Notaro into his ‘Army of the Dead’. Watch it here.
  4. Documentary of the Week – Friends: The Reunion (“Friends: The Reunion”, also known as “The One Where They Get Back Together”, is a 2021 reunion special of the American television sitcom Friends.) Now streaming on Zee5.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Cruella (an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil.) Now streaming on Disney+

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 #63 (17.05 – 23.05)

With another Sunday, here’s the 63rd 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. Elon Musk: Memelord or Meme Lifter? Read here.
  2. Google revives RSS. Read more here.
  3. The Power of Small Wins. Read here.
  4. ‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’ Check it out here.
  5. 10 powerful lessons from the best commencement speeches of all time (a Twitter thread). 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 Sway podcast, Kara Swisher interviews Evan Spiegel on how he will compete with augmented-reality technology from Apple and Amazon, and whether glasses and creator gifting will help him win a war with TikTok or Instagram. Listen here.
  2. On this episode of Advertising Is Dead, Varun speaks to Harsh Lal, Co-Founder at The Souled Store about how he’s built the company on a foundation of fandom, but also how he’s been able to diversify his product range beyond it to truly expand his business. Listen to it here.
  3. Leslie John, associate professor at Harvard Business School, on how to talk yourself up (without turning people off), on the HBR Ideacast podcast. Check it out here.
  4. On Recode Media, Bloomberg’s Brad Stone and Recode’s Jason Del Rey report on all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos. They discuss how Bezos built his global empire and Stone’s new book ‘Amazon Unbound.’ Listen here.
  5. Sam Neill talks with Dan Patrick about the iconic scene in ‘Jurassic Park’ where Dr. Alan Grant sees a dinosaur for the first time and teases some special effects from ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, on That Scene with Dan Patrick. Check it out here.


What To Watch:

  1. MKBHD talks Tech and AI with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Watch it here.
  2. Why the world’s most famous car race is in Monaco? Check it out here.
  3. Gary Neville interviews Harry Kane about his Tottenham career, his time with England team, the World Cup, and his hopes for the EUROs, and more. Watch here.
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Army of the Dead (After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Netflix Special of the Week – Creating an Army of the Dead (Zack Snyder and his “Army of the Dead” team dive into the film’s wild stunts, groundbreaking effects and the evolution of the zombie genre.) 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.


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The Last 7 Days #62 (10.05 – 16.05)

With another Sunday, here’s the 62nd 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 Playbook for Negotiators in the Social Media Era. Read more here.
  2. Déjà vu is a neurological phenomenon. Read here.
  3. Just How Big Is The Universe? Check it out here.
  4. Why the Blockchain matters, by Seth Godin. 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. President Barack Obama sits down with Reid Hoffman in Part 1 of their two-part episode on finding the right moment to act, and when the moment chooses you, on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman podcast. Check it out here.
  2. On ‘What I’ve Learned, with Ariana Huffington‘, Laurie Santos, cognitive scientist at Stanford, talks about happiness, resilience and the power of social connection. Listen here.
  3. Prince Harry joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how to approach mental health issues, growing up with privilege, and how healing it is to perform a service for someone, and much more. Listen to it here.
  4. Paul Davison and Rohan Seth on how they built Clubhouse, on ‘How I Built This with Guy Raz.’ Check it out here.
  5. On Good One: A Podcast about Jokes, Vir Das discusses his series, Ten on Ten and takes a deep dive into religion vs comedy. 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. Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live and whether you like it or hate it, you have to give it a watch. Check it out here.
  2. On Wild Ride with Steve-O, Casey Neistat talks about his move from NYC to LA, surfing, and an exclusive insight into his social media app Beme which he sold to CNN, and more. Watch here.
  3. Director Zack Snyder breaks down his illustrious career, including the music video for Lizzy Borden’s “Love is a Crime,” ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ ‘300,’ ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Sucker Punch,’ ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ and ‘Army of the Dead.’ Watch it here.
  4. Documentary Recommendation of the Week – Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (A look at the life and legend of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.)
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Mitchells v the Machines (A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope) 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.


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 #61 (03.05 – 09.05)

With another Sunday, here’s the 61th 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. 8 Reasons Why Rome Fell (Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down) Check it out here.
  2. What’s the difference between DApp, iDApp and DAO? And why they are the future of blockchain? Read more here.
  3. The Main Reason for Your Pandemic Boredom. Read here.
  4. Transforming Tata (India’s largest conglomerate needs to reimagine itself). Check it out here.
  5. There are 5 eras in the universe’s lifecycle. Right now, we’re in the second era. 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. Mark Manson on why you should look for sh@t sandwiches, how people can give a f*ck about only two to four things, how actions create passion, not vice versa and more, on Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of WorkLife with Adam Grant, author and activist Glennon Doyle sits down with Adam to discuss letting go of past identities — and rethinking the idea of identity as a whole. Listen more here.
  3. On ‘What I’ve Learned, with Arianna Huffington’, Tim Ferriss speaks about gratitude, sleep, meditation and self-care, and giving up control. Check it out here.
  4. On The Information’s 411 podcast, Alex Heath and Mathew Olson interview Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the promise of augmented and virtual reality. They discuss why he’s investing so much time and money on the technology, how it could forever change entertainment and the workplace and what technical hurdles still need to be overcome for the technology to reach its potential. Listen here.
  5. Kevin Rose sits down with Gary Vaynerchuck to discuss his new NFT project, VeeFriends, on the Modern Finance podcast. 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. In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis Howes and Tony Robbins discuss three habits Tony wishes he knew in his twenties and thirties, why loving yourself is not the secret to success, the key to “stacking the positives” in your life, why you’re raising your kids to be more insecure and unsafe and how you can change it, why millennials could be the best generation if they play their cards right, and so much more. Watch here.
  2. Balaji Srinivasan on how to fix the media, cloud communities and crypto, on the My First Million Podcast with Shaan Puri & Sam Parr. Check it out here.
  3. Short Film Recommendation of the Week – The Letter Room (An empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, where he finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.)
  4. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Maharshi (A rich businessman returns to India to mend ways with his ex-classmate. However, when he learns about his friend’s plight, he tries to help him and becomes a saviour for the villagers in the process.) 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 #60 (26.04 – 02.05)

With another Sunday, here’s the 60th 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. There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing. Read more here.
  2. The psychology behind ‘revenge bedtime procrastination‘. Read here.
  3. Why has the Ethereum price gone parabolic? Check it out here.
  4. German soccer rules: 50+1 explained. Read here.
  5. The Super League is the grim end game of the attention economy. 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. Will Smith sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about his commitment to family, straying away from his father’s military mindset in search of true happiness, and how to live the golden rule – to treat others how you want to be treated, on On Purpose with Jay Shetty. Listen more here.
  2. On the Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman, Dave Asprey talks rules of fasting, cravings vs hunger, the impact of fasting and more. Check it out here.
  3. On TED Talks Daily, neuroscientist Lisa Genova on how your memory works and why forgetting is totally ok. Listen here.
  4. Vlad Tenev on how he built Robinhood, on ‘How I Built This with Guy Raz‘ podcast. Listen to it here.
  5. A dive deep into the rise and fall of Boosted Boards, possibly the most famous electric skateboard brand of all time, on Waveform: the MKBHD 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. Apple vs the Paradox of Choice: how Apple kills entire companies with the flip of 1 switch? Watch here.
  2. Anupama Chopra on being a film critic, the future of Indian Cinema, and building content around content, on The Varun Duggi Show. Watch it here.
  3. Filmmaker Danfung Dennis, Bill Nye, and actor Alan Alda discuss the science of empathy and the ways that the ability can be cultivated and practiced to affect meaningful change, both on a personal and community level. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – TVF Aspirants (a web series that depicts the life of UPSC aspirants who are living in Rajender Nagar, Delhi.) Now streaming on YouTube here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Ramprasad ki Tehrvi (Bauji’s entire family comes under one roof for 13 days after he passes away. We get a glimpse of their dynamics, politics and insecurities as each one of them is on their journey to discover their own selves and truth.) 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.


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 #59 (19.04 – 25.04)

With another Sunday, here’s the 59th 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. “Bitcoin’s Whitepaper” by Satoshi Nakamoto. Read here.
  2. An interesting read on ‘Blame Games’. Read more here.
  3. Coordination, Good and Bad. Read here.
  4. EulerBeats and The Future of NFTs. Check it out here.
  5. The Neuroscience of Trust (Management behaviors that foster employee engagement). 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. Platformer’s Casey Newton on the Big Technology Podcast to discuss the intensifying battle among Facebook, Clubhouse, Spotify, Apple, and Twitter in the new, social audio space. Listen here.
  2. On this episode of #NoSugarCoat, Pooja Dhingra talks to Nikhil Taneja on ‘hustle culture’ and coping with its mental health repercussions. Listen more here.
  3. Bryan Cranston breaks down the iconic final scene in the series finale of ‘Breaking Bad’, on That Scene with Dan Patrick. Check it out here.
  4. On this episode of Origin Stories, learn about the powerful instincts that cause us to avoid exercise even though we know it’s good for us. Listen here.
  5. On Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Viola Davis discuss working on another August Wilson play following her Oscar-winning role in “Fences.” She also talks race and representation issues that still plague Hollywood. 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 filmmakers make cameras disappear? (Mirrors in Movies) Watch here.
  2. A deep-dive into Zack Snyder’s Justice League with Zack Snyder himself, on JusticeCon. Watch here.
  3. AR Rahman on his passion for music, how he created a song like Kun Faya Kun, his journey in the west, and much more on The Ranveer Show. Check it out here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Falcon and the Winter Soldier are a mismatched duo who team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – The Father (A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.)

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 cultur