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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July 22, 2021 33 min

Mansi Zaveri of Kidsstoppress.com fame is a fab mommy on-the-go. A true believer in 'explore to learn', Mansi started her parenting blog leaving behind a plush corporate job to be able to take care of her children. Also a Podcaster, Brand Strategist and Yoga practitioner, Mansi is mom-of-two and contributes to various webzines and has to her credit the title of being India’s first parenting blogger.


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A photojournalist currently based between Beirut and London, Adib Chowdhury was raised between the muted greens of the English countryside and the lush greens of Bangladesh's paddy-fields.

With a background in politics (MSc in international relations and Conflict Studies at the London School of Economics) his projects contain a heavy emphasis on research and giving agency to those photographed. The themes of forced migration, id...

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Esha Desai is the author of HotCuppaFiction, a collection of short stories to let readers enjoy their reading in small doses, one sip at a time. A lover of stories, Esha is herself a lover of coffee and has curated all stories of her collection with stories which are different from one another and not limited to any one genre. Through this book you can savour the strong taste of ‘thrillers’, citrusy flavour of ‘satire’, piquancy of...

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A communications professional who focuses on making technical information accessible and meaningful to a wider audience, Maha is the Editor of Professional Investor Magazine (CFA UK). Maha works with companies on improving their investment literature, thought leadership content, marketing materials, strategic communications, and magazine contributions. Author of The Curse of Mohenjodaro, Beautiful from this Angle and The Mystery of...

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Brice is an intrapreneur/entrepreneur, a sustainability defensor, and an optimist. He founded a company called Bizsu to help companies grow while being more sustainable. He is also a sustainability writer for various newspapers and magazines including The Business Times.


With Bizsu, Brice and his team are focussing on solutions like patented aircon solution reducing your energy consumption by 25%, food waste (reducing it by 40% on a...

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Looking at Tania's work, you would assume she has been a potter her whole life. The skillful mastery she exhibits - in particular, with her handcrafted flowers - is just incredible. However, before dedicating herself to ceramics, Tania worked as an Architect and Urban Designer. For many years, she designed townships as well as slum redevelopment projects around the world. After her decision to pursue her passion for ceramics, T...

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With a successful career in gemstones, jewellery and fashion industries, Terry is now a well-known gallerist specialising in Asian Contemporary and Modern art. A dynamic and established top executive with more than 25 years of professional experience that covers retail to manufacturing in the Asia Pacific region, Terry has a broad suite of operations, finance, business development, supply chain, strategic planning, sales and market...

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Amanda is the founder and art therapist at Art for Good, a social enterprise which uses art to create good. She also works as an art therapist with the charity The Red Pencil and is an adjunct lecturer at the School of Positive Psychology.


She currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Honorary Secretary of Rare Disorders Society of Singapore. Amanda has worked with many other social enterprises and charity organisations like C...

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Having delved into community work, family work, intra-psychic type of psychotherapy such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, Sarah is weaving in knowledge from neuroscience and body work into integrative psychotherapy. She believes that everyone is a unique individual and deserves exquisite listening and attending. Sarah strives to be of service to the betterment of psychological health by seeking constant expansion of...

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Presenter Michelle Martin has been part of Singapore’s historic moments on radio and TV for 20 years. She’s spoken at Tedx, been the “live” Channel 5 commentator for Singapore’s National Day Parades, has been voted Singapore’s favourite Radio Personality, and broke the 2020 General Election’s results live, helming the Straits Times, “Situation Desk” watched by the nation. 


Michelle teaches broadcast voice secrets and can be heard ev...

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Charina has been the creative lead for DFW creative Pte. ltd. with clientele from lifestyle brands to Fortune 500 companies. Her foresight in creating marketing platforms such as DFW, created more than 28 million PR value with more than 400 million eyeballs reached yearly.


Her approach is to always place a unique emphasis on digital outreach to different markets with creative marketing campaigns. She also established global partners...

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Sunaina is a contemporary artist of Indian origin, who lives and works in Singapore. Educated in India, she moved to Tokyo in the late 90’s and has spent the last two decades in various parts of North and South Asia. Having completed her formal education as a textile designer specializing in print, she chose to pursue an immersive education in the traditional art form of Nihonga in Japan, where she spent 5 years studying under Suik...

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A'shua Imran is a Singaporean artist working primarily in the medium of painting and performance. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Goldsmiths, UK) in 2014, and has since presented his works in Singapore, The Netherlands, Egypt, South Africa, and Spain. 


Currently, Imran is the artistic director of Mural Lingo, a creative enterprise that works at the intersection of ar...

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Nonita Kalra has three decades of media experience, in print and television. From 2016, till 2020, she was the Editor of HARPER’S BAZAAR  India. Prior to that (from 2000 to 2012), she was the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE India, where she spent nearly 13 years, at the helm. She has been an influencer in fashion, beauty and lifestyle; her ideas and initiatives have shaped careers and launched trends. 


Nonita’s consultancies have included a...

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After spending 18 years in corporate life (last assignment - Head of Xbox India at Microsoft), Anshu Mor quit Microsoft in 2016 to become a standup comedian. In his first year he was recognized as the rising star of standup comedy by times group. In just 4 years, he is now one of the leading comedians in India having performed over 500 shows in India and Abroad.


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Over 500 shows in India and Abroad 

Over 30 million views on Y...

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Abel is the Programmes Manager at the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival. He strives to use his training in social work and sociology to curate thought-provoking conversations that could inspire action. He advocates for a multi-faceted approach when understanding social issues - including adopting a questioning mind where we challenge conventional structures, in hope for positive change.

 

 He strongly believes that the understand...

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Rukmini Vijayakumar, is the artistic director of Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, and the director of Lshva, a creative space for artists in the heart of Bangalore. She is the founder of The Raadha Kalpa method, an educational system for Bharatanatyam that is based on the idea of neutrality. 


Rukmini’s approach to Bharatanatyam is dedicated, rigorous and layered. She has presented her work as a soloist all over the world, including venue...

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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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