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A podcast about Indians pursuing unconventional careers paths, not letting society box them up in the status-quo.

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If you're an Unbox super fan and think the show adds value to your life then you can now become a supporter of the show: click hereRatik talks to Parth Saraswat, a recent engineering grad who actually likes engineering?!! Parth is someone who is currently pursuing his masters in engineering at Cornell University while also indulging in a myriad of hobbies on the side. These include things like music and working on his YouTube channel.In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Parth talk about:Parth's experience with changing multiple schools as a kidIIT coaching classesBalancing academics & hobbiesThe importance of having T-shaped skillsApplying to foreign universities for higher educationAnd much, much more!Links from the ConversationParth's hilarious YouTube videos: (1)(2)(3)T-shaped SkillsCoursera's Learning How to LearnIt doesn't hurt to ask (podcast)Parth RecommendsPodcastsConan O'Brien Needs A FriendAppsMonument Valley 1&2TideMusicJM a.k.a John MayerParth on the InternetInstagramEmail_____Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @unboxpod
Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

2019-08-3100:39:21

If you're an Unbox super fan and think the show adds value to your life then you can now become a supporter of the show: click hereRatik talks to Sambit Biswas, a photographer currently studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York and also doing a bunch of freelancing on the side. Through his freelancing gig, Sambit has worked with some fantastic people: namely Tan France from Netflix's Queer Eye and Prateek Kuhad, a famous Indian singer-songwriter!In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Sambit talk about:How Sambit got into PhotographyImproving one's craft by doing a lot workThe importance of experimenting, playing and having funSambit's take on Film PhotographyThe Indian Photography/Art SceneAnd much, much moreLinks from the ConversationSVAPearl AcademyNew York VideoMilk StudiosAGENC ArticleSambit RecommendsPodcastsThe DailyThe Ezra Klein ShowThe VergecastMoviesThe Great HackYouTubeBon AppétitVideo GamesSpiderman PS4Sambit on the InternetInstagram--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
No Knowledge is Wasted

No Knowledge is Wasted

2019-07-2800:46:01

Ratik talks to Megha, a recent architecture graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture. In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Megha talk about:The rising importance of career counselorsArchitecture education in IndiaMaking a career in ArchitectureMegha’s visit to JapanArchitectural practices in the US and Indiaand much more!Links from the ConversationJEE Mains Paper 2, NATASushant School of Art and ArchitectureStoa ArchitectureTech integration in JapanMegha RecommendsBooksThe Tipping PointBlinkPodcastsDesign Matters with Debbie Millman_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @unboxpod
Thank you to everyone who took time out to send in a question! Hope the answers are satisfactory!Links from the episodeEquipmentSamson Go MicOthersWeird Work Late Nights with Trav and LosThe Orbiting Human CircusBeginnerGeek FruitScience VsUnbox on the SocialsInstagramTwitterFind more episodes on: https://unboxpod.co
Send in a Question!Note: Make sure you do this by 21st June, 2019!Record a 30-45 sec audio snippet of your question using any audio recording app on your phone. Sample audio: link.Email the audio file to this email. You can also DM on Twitter or Instagram with the link to the audio file if you prefer that.That's it! Be on the lookout for the QnA later this month!Unbox on the SocialsInstagramTwitterUnbox on iTunesLink to iTunes
Ratik talks to Gyan Lakhwani, a self-taught designer who is currently pursuing his master’s in interaction design at the IDC in IIT Bombay. In the conversation that follows, there is talk about:What even is Interaction Design?!"Clubs" and extra-curriculars at schoolInternships! Learning things!Tips & Tricks for creating your own freelance businessThe importance of having an online presence in 2019and so much more!Links from the ConversationExun ClanHH DesignYoung India FellowshipDunning-Kruger CurveMediumIDCAaron Draplin [Skillshare] [YouTube]Gyan RecommendsBooksThe Design of Everyday ThingsChange by DesignPodcastsStyrofoamVergecastYouTubeBinging with BabishBuzzfeed's Worth ItGyan on the Internethttps://gyanl.comTwitterInstagram#gyanleverywhere_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
Ratik talks to Gyan Lakhwani, a self-taught designer who is currently pursuing his master’s in interaction design at the IDC in IIT Bombay.In the conversation that follows, there is talk about:What even is Interaction Design?!"Clubs" and extra-curriculars at schoolInternships! Learning things!Tips & Tricks for creating your own freelance businessThe importance of having an online presence in 2019and so much more!Links from the ConversationExun ClanHH DesignYoung India FellowshipDunning-Kruger CurveMediumIDCAaron Draplin [Skillshare] [YouTube]Gyan RecommendsBooksThe Design of Everyday ThingsChange by DesignPodcastsStyrofoamVergecastYouTubeBinging with BabishBuzzfeed's Worth ItGyan on the Internethttps://gyanl.comTwitterInstagram#gyanleverywhere_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
Language with a capital L

Language with a capital L

2019-04-2100:47:47

Ratik talks to Sakshi, a Masters student at JNU pursuing Linguistics. Sakshi's journey of finding a niche that she truly enjoys being in is a classic example of how there are no right decisions in life. The conversation that follows takes you through a multitude of things in Sakshi's life. There is talk about her experience with boarding school to her quintessential DU-experience and to finally the choice that introduced her to Linguistics. And well, the rest is history.Links from the ConversationCognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, SyntaxAbout ChomskyCourses @ Ashoka UniversityIs the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (movie)Turing Test & The Imitation GameFields of LinguisticsContinuity & Discontinuity Hypothesis - Link 1, Link 2Linguistics Courses in IndiaJNUDUIIT-DIIT-GAshokaSakshi Recommends BooksHarry Potter (hehe)Never Let Me GoWhen We Were OrphansChronicles of a Death ForetoldLove in the Time of CholeraYouTubeThe Ling SpaceBlogsFaculty of LanguagePodcastsThe Ground Up ShowSakshi on the InternetEmail_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ratik talks to Kabir Lal, an Indie Game Developer whose launching his first game very soon. Yes, Kabir Makes Games! How cool?! In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Kabir talk about: The state of game development in IndiaThe process and craft of making gamesParents! and the getting them on-boardThe art of staying motivated and much, much more!Links from the ConversationOvercome [Steam][Website] - Buy Kabir's Game!The Last Game I Make Before I Die (talk that inspired Kabir)Brackeys (Learning Resource - programming)Game Dev Underground (Learning Resource - game dev) Game Makers Toolkit (Learning Resource - game dev)MortMort (Learning Resource - art)Makin' Stuff Look Good (Learning Resource - art)Kabir RecommendsPodcastsThe Ground Up ShowThe Joe Rogan ExperienceGamesHollow KnightAssassin's CreedKabir on the InternetTwitterEmail_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ratik talks to Tejasri about what its like to pursue Physics in India. They talk about everything from education in school to staying motivated to follow your passion when things get tough. Tejasri Recommends TextbooksFeynman LecturesH. C. VermaBooksAmerikaYouTube ChannelsDr. Physics AWalter Lewin LecturesComputerphileMusicBeckAnathamaPodcastsThe Infinite Monkey CageDan Carlin's Hardcore HistoryTejasri on the InternetInstagram_____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.coFollow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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