Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 6, 2021 37 min

Tanmay Dhanania trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He played Naseem Ali Khan in Indian Summers (2015) and Ajay in Brahman Naman (2016) which premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, 2016 and went on to be India's first Netflix Original. He played Prince Jeejeebuoy in The Durrells of Corfu and Phanishwar in Garbage, which premiered at the 68th Berlinale and is now on Netflix. Tanmay is in Cat Sti...

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Founder of Final Call Productions and Pickle Shickle, Preetika Chawla is an actress from Bollywood. She began her career by doing roles in Television serials like Mumbai Calling and Jyoti. The actress also made her debut in the movie Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu (2010) and also acted in Bring on the Night (TV series), Sunsilk Real FM and Bang Baja Baarat.

Preetika did her schooling from Dehradun (Welham Girls School). After schoo...

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Starting off in 1984, with the Delhi theatre group Chingari, apart from his abiding interest in acting, in films, TV and theatre, Rahul Vohra is an acclaimed actor who has a deep understanding of Indian folk and classical arts and of World aesthetics, theatre and cinema. First as founding Co-ordinator of Sarthi, a voluntary group set up to address basic rights of traditional artists and artisans, and since 1999 with his own indepen...

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Charu Shankar wears many hats- actor, theatre director, dancer, writer, wellness expert and mother to her 5 year old boy and 6 dogs! She's passionate about the arts, loves to workshop good stories, and always carries a book in her bag! 


She's been lucky enough to have worked with top Hollywood and Bollywood directors, hosted a travel show that took her all over the world, worked with Reebok's international collaboration ...

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Danish Husain is an actor, storyteller, poet, and a theatre director. He lives in Mumbai and runs his theatre company The Hoshruba Repertory. He was instrumental in reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi, which he later expanded into a multilingual storytelling project Qissebaazi to showcase and preserve stories from oral and written literature of the languages of India. Recently, he has been applauded for his pe...

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Suchitra Pillai is an Indian actress, model, anchor and VJ. A graduate in electronic engineering, she chose a career in arts over engineering. Apart from roles in movies including Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Page 3 (2005), Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007), and Fashion (2008), Suchitra is a singer in the Indi pop and rock genre with an album Such is Life released in 2011. She is also an accomplished theater artist.



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Revathi and Yogesh own two award-winning Properties in Coorg; Silver Brook Estate Homestay and Rare Earth Estate Homestay. Silver Brook is managed personally by them and Rare Earth is now managed by IHCL ( Taj Hotels) under their AMA Brand.


Silver Brook has been running now for 12 years. It has won many accolades and awards including 'The Best Homestay in India Award from the Lonely Planet. It was also awarded the Best Homestay ...

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Debprotim Roy is the founder and CEO of Canvs.in. Canvs has built a foundational studio of independent senior designers they call Canvs Club, a model that has allowed Canvs to completely rethink the way the modern design agency works. As Club, Canvs manages multiple distributed design teams and works with them to fulfil projects with some of the most important names in the industry. Canvs’ vision is to bring quality digital design ...

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If there’s a stereotype surrounding Indian sweets, Nihira, a company founded by the duo Arshya and Subha Aggarwal, is breaking it. The contemporary Indian brand is giving celebrations a new hallmark with sweets that aren’t just delectable but also stylish.

It all started in 2017 when Arshya and Subha wanted to create something unfamiliar while creating a broader platform for Indian sweets­—all while maintaining the brand’s authentic...

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Priya Prakash is a healthcare entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of HealthSetGo. HealthSetGo is India's largest healthcare organisation for schools with the vision to establish

India's largest network of health promoting schools. HealthSetGo currently operates in over 77 cities across India with 250,000+ students and parents with it’s flagship program CARE which monitors the healthy growth of students at school and gen...

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Founder and CEO of Innov8 Co-working, Ritesh Malik has been listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 in the Finance and Venture list (Asia) 2016. Graduated from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University in 2013, Ritesh while in medical school, developed a keen interest in entrepreneurship. 


In 2012, a major breakthrough came his way when Adstuck (a company Ritesh co-founded in his final year of medicine) sold its flagship product (ALIVE) ...

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March 11, 2021 41 min

A graduate from Warwick University, Sonali completed her Master’s in Business Management from Imperial College, London. She worked in the U.K for 2 years in finance before returning to India. Sonali joined her family business of manufacturing and selling outdoor cooling systems primarily focussing at building sales and the brand, however her passion for food and hospitality led her to join DIVA restaurants (part of RIGA FOODS) wher...

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An entrepreneur based out of Bangalore, Mitali Tandon founded a company that manufactures and markets India's first hangover detox solution. A young start-up that's actively working on creating healthy solutions for millenials, Morning Fresh focuses on creating functional beverages that are accessible and inclusive of all dietary needs, preferences and lifestyle challenges. 

 

Mitali started her company when she was 25 and ca...

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March 4, 2021 28 min

Bharat Sethi is the Founder & CEO of Rage Coffee - a digitally native FMCG company building breakthrough products in the coffee space for consumers worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur having built 2 successful businesses in the past including PosterGully, which was acquired in 2016 by one of the world's largest exhibition companies. 

 

Bharat started his first online business at the age of 16 and since then his keen area o...

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Bhaavya believes in colossal dreams, challenging the norms, empowering the people, sharing her knowledge and promoting self-confidence through her art.

 

A self-taught makeup artist who founded Bhaavya Kapur’s Makeup Studio out of sheer passion for makeup, Bhaavya is an extremely passionate leader for whom believing in yourself is the key to success. The BK family grew from one room and 5 women in 2011 to 5 studios employing over 100...

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Pushpanjali Banerji has over 13 years of experience in building international brands. In her role as Brand Director for Kyndal, she handles key marketing initiatives for some of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands including the likes of The Macallan, Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse amongst others. Pushpanjali founded Taali in 2012 as an in-house agency for Kyndal Group. Taali was soon recognized for creating award-winning packagi...

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February 24, 2021 1 min

The A.I.M Series focuses is an exclusive 10 episodes series focusing on the journeys of Indian entrepreneurs who may have a very different business but have 3 things in common; a strong ​AMBITION to be the best in their field, they are leaders who act as an ​INSPIRATION to the people around them and are constantly MOTIVATED​ to strive for perfection.

Covering industries such as food, healthcare, technology, marketing, hospitality an...

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Ana is an International renowned Creative/Art Director. After years in the creative industry, working for Google Singapore, Sid Lee Toronto, Grey Madrid she is now with TBWA/Media Arts Lab. Ana is a graduate from the University of Madrid and Central Saint Martin’s, London. 


Ana believes she is a lifelong student of creative arts and spends her time creating and developing new concepts and ideas for advertising campaigns in Asia Paci...

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From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Kyle helps organizations grow globally and empowers leaders and teams to find new ways to communicate and lead across our shrinking planet. His sales and marketing training programs help clients increase business across regions and his global communications programs help strengthen teams, build trust, and prepare next-gen leaders for tomorrow's threats and opportunities.


Kyle’s first book...

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Saloni Khanna is an actor and musician by profession, with a number of web shows, short films and television commercials to her credit along with a Kannada feature film.

Saloni graduated as an Engineer from Delhi and then worked with TCS for more than 2 years before venturing into the entertainment industry.


After her corporate stint, Saloni modelled for various brands such as Sunsilk, Aurelia, Reliance Trends and also walked the ram...

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