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Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.

It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!
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In this episode of Think Fast, Varun and Suchita begin their conversation with Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's grand engagement held in Mumbai, ITC planning to acquire food brand Yoga Bar, the next generation of HomePod, Elliot Management Corp move to invest in a cloud-based software firm, layoffs in Swiggy and more.  Further, they dive into Netflix co-founder, Reed Hastings relinquishing his role as co-CEO but will continue as executive chairman for the streaming giant, Coffee brand, Blue Tokai raising $30 million funding in a round led by A91 Partners, GoMechanic firing 70% of their workforce and Google being at loggerhead with ChatGPT.Varun Recommends a show: 'The Last of Us'(https://www.hotstar.com/in/tv/the-last-of-us/1260128726?utm_source=gwa)Suchita recommends a visit to Jaipur Literature Festival & a book named, Hit Makers: How to succeed in an age of distraction(https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/)(https://www.amazon.in/Hit-Makers-Science-Popularity-Distraction/dp/110198032X)You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, Varun begins by celebrating RRR's Golden Globe win while Suchita criticizes it but at the same time compliments Ram Charan Teja- one of the leads. Further, they talk about how Catalog music is more popular than new music, The Whole Truth Food's funding, TikTok eating up Meta/Google Ad space, Apple's latest headset, Prince Harry's book 'Spare' and the discord around it, Ashneer's boomer advice, Kanye's low key marriage, Women's IPL, more layoffs, and the report on unequal wealth distribution.  They go international with their deep dives- a take on Lex Fridman and Mr Beast's podcast episode, LVMH's succession story, and a look into the All-In Podcast.  Varun Recommends a show: 'The Last of Us' Suchita Recommends a podcast episode: 'Smartless with Steven Spielberg' The Lex Fridman X Mr Beast Episode(https://pca.st/78cappkg) The All In Podcast (https://www.allinpodcast.co/) Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. Episode: Karthik Srinivasan on Personal Branding. Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On Think Fast, as promised, Varun gives us his reviews of the first week of Shark Tank India Season 2. And where there is Shark Tank, there is Ashneer Grover- so they then discuss Suhail Sameer quitting PhonePe and Ashneer dedicating a cryptic poem for him. Further, they also talk about why the MamaEarth IPO valuation is being criticized and Varun & Ghazal Alagh's explanations for the same, Stage getting funded by Blume and their Shark Tank pitch, Dunzo's recent fundings, Chat GPT being banned by NewYork schools, Apple's AI Audiobooks, and how does the rise of AI affect Google. They delve into the Salesforce layoffs and lessons from the way it was handled, how authentic is the clean beauty market, founders and personal branding, and an update on all the new stuff in Quick Commerce.  Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. Episode: Karthik Srinivasan on Personal Branding. Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy New Year Fam!This episode begins with Varun & Suchita discussing whose NYE was better and swiftly moving to talk about Elon Musk (how can we not), Shark Tank India's much-awaited second season- missing Ashneer Grover and looking forward to Amit Jain's presence on the show, Swiggy's new experiment called 'Handpicked', sunny weather in Flipkart's senior employees being rewarded generously and the separation of PhonePe, Hair Extensions company HairOriginals securing funding, Netflix buying a former US Army base to make a production studio, another top-level Zomato exec quits, and Ankur Warikoo's impressive year-end stats.  In the deep dives, they take on MamaEarth's IPO- some analysis and predictions, and how sports streaming is going to get big with the mega players really paying attention to it and making sure to strengthen their product and acquire the best deals.  Suchita Recommends: Fleishman is in Trouble (Disney Hotstar)Varun Recommends: Trevor Noah's comedy special: I wish You Would (Netflix) Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Predictions for 2023!

Predictions for 2023!

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The last episode of this year with Tequila & Wine!In this episode, Varun & Suchita talk about Varun's recent holiday, RRR getting Oscar Nominations, Mensa's recent acquisitions, Adults driving growth in the toys industry, Netflix branching out into fitness content, Covid staging a comeback, and Beco raising capital.  Suchita recommends:1. Advertising will see more prominence in products across EComm, OTT, FinTech & more.2. Too much of the monopoly sits with FB + Google currently; the digital pie will grow but through Marketing & Advertising.3. How 'lending is a feature'; advertising and marketing as revenue streams could become features across the board.4. Rise of Blogs/Substacks + Podcasts giving credibility to Creators.5. In terms of consumer brands/consumer tech, there will be premiumization of basics.6. Beauty & Personal Care: Hair & Scalp-care will see more popularity.  Varun Recommends: 1. AI will chip away at more creative jobs but also add a whole new set of careers like prompt engineers, etc.2. Web3, Crypto & Blockchain will make a return in a better light than in 2022 but their growth will come from less hype and more boring spaces.3. Long form > Short form video content. The short-form hype cycle will slow down but it’ll be the most effective tool for long-form content & community growth.  Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Since Varun is away, Suchita was joined by Vidur Singhal (Entrepreneur) for this episode.  They talk about the Qatar FIFA world cup and Mbappe, RBI asking Razorypay to stop onboarding new merchants, Netflix's Documentary on Tennis, ChatGPT helping people talk smartly on Tinder, Deepika Padukone's 82E securing funding, and Sula + DroneAcharya IPOs.  They deep dive into the business impacts of Elon Musk's recent shenanigans on Twitter and Tesla, the takeaways from the Google For India event 2022, what went down at FTX ft. SBF, and how Fintech is witnessing consolidations.  Vidur Recommends: Mr Beast talking to Joe Rogan about translating his videosAvatar: The Way of Water Suchita Recommends:Harry & Meghan on NetflixOn with Kara Swisher ft. Piers Morgan Find Vidur on LinkedIn | Muncher Media Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's our 50th Episode! This episode begins with Varun fanboying over Deepika Padukone in Pathaan's new song while Suchita kinda criticizes it. Further, they talk about Good Glamm Group acquiring Tweak, Wakefit raising money, Amazon's experiments on its platform, Deepika Padukone's stint with Pottery Barn, and Vim Black's satire gone wrong. The delve into HUL's acquisition of Oziva & WellBeing, the Indian Beauty Market featuring Renee Cosmetics, Lightbox Investor Sentiment Report, and take a look back at the predictions made in the beginning of the year and assess what the actual situation is.  Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.  You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Think Fast begins with a discussion on a Rohit Shetty film- Cirkus, the trailer of which was recently released. Further, they talk about Whatsapp allowing one to message oneself, Mercedes' Marketing Head stating SIPs and Mutual Funds to be their competitor, some recent acquisitions, Spotify Wrapped and how it is a great marketing tool but raises the issue of privacy, Relove raising money, Netflix venturing into games, and much more.  In the detailing segment, the stories for this episode were firstly apparel brand Bewakoof getting acquired by Aditya Birla Fashion, Bob Iger taking charge of Disney again and their succession woes, the rage around Chat GPT, and brands innovating with Athletic wear.  Varun recommends a brand: Odd Giraffe Suchita Recommends the LBB X Nykaa Fashion Festival in Delhi And reaching out to + catching up with old friends.  Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.  You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It was a fairly 'hmm' week and Varun & Suchita begin by talking about the Arrest of Elizabeth Holmes and all that's been happening with FTX & Twitter, Aditya Birla group's partnership with Galeries Lafayette and the rise of Luxury in India, Telegu being the fastest growing language in the US, World population crossing 8Bn & India getting closer to being the most populated country in the world, Beauty retail competition among Nykaa, Tata & Reliance, Qatar saying no to alcohol in FIFA stadiums, Social raising capital, Steve Jobs' Birkenstocks selling for 200K, and Deepika Padukone's new beauty brand.  They deep dive into talking about the recent glitches with the Instagram Algorithm- a story done by Shephali Bhatt in Mint, the Mindfulness-wellness space and some companies acing it, and BeatO's latest funding round and how specific companies addressing specific problems wholly and aiming to solve them are a great idea.  Varun recommends a company: Daily Objects. Suchita recommends a show: Inside Man, Netflix Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.  You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram  Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel. Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week was quite lukewarm but in another midweek madness episode of Think Fast, Varun & Suchita start off with a little rant about what the hell is happening even at Twitter, Adidas & Ye's situationship, Tiger Global & Nykaa's selling spree, YouTube hitting 8 million subscribers, Ashneer Grover's new book aptly titled 'Doglapan', and Estee Lauder buying Tom Ford. They dive deep into Zomato's latest financials and how food delivery apps in India are faring in general, MyGate's partnership with Urban Company & Acko, FTX's downfall and the general Cryptocurrency scene, Meta announcing layoffs and Mark's communication to employees, and a team in Mumbai dedicated to making the city more entrepreneur friendly. Varun Recommends a podcast: Dhar & Jay Show Suchita Recommends a website: We Are CollinsVarun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back after two weeks and so enthused about this episode because the team met offline, in person! On this episode, Varun & Suchita talk about the chaos at Twitter, the various other companies like Meta also laying off a huge chunk of their employees, Tirupati Temple being richer than Wipro and Nestle, IKEA's latest financial reports, and Jacquemus- the brand. Further, they deep dive into a recent trend where Founders feature in their product ads with examples like Vineeta Singh (SUGAR), & Shashank Mehta (The Whole Truth Foods), they talk about Airbnb's brand marketing strategies and how a different approach has worked well for them, the rise of sleep companies and evolution of mattresses, boAt's latest activities, and an impending IPO plus My Gate App's struggles with unhappy customers owing to in-app advertising and the tough road to funding. Find Varun & Suchita's in-person Karan Arjun moment here. Suchita recommends:Atul Gawande | Ashwath Damodaran(The CapTable article: https://the-captable.com/2021/12/paytm-zomato-jio-valuations-india-tech-ipo-aswath-damodaran/)Varun recommends:Brian Holiday & Morgan Housel's episode on Daily Stoic Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Fast this week began with a rapid-fire of news stories starting with Bantr- a Ted Lasso inspired fictional Dating app by Bumble, an indigenous drone backed by MS Dhoni, how PF records helped companies identify employees who were moonlighting, Meta's new AI headset and experimentation with Ads, how India shops at pop-ups and exhibitions, a book on Glossier, Fireside Ventures raising capital, Netflix becoming like regular TV with ads, and the case of Bumble robberies. In the deep dives, Varun & Suchita talk about Wingreens and their latest acquisitions, Bira acquiring Beer Cafe, the Indian Sexual Wellness Market- brands, growth, and education, and layoffs in the EdTech sector. Varun Recommends a book: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManusSuchita recommends a blog post Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles. You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is a special crossover episode between Think Fast & Advertising Is Dead. Suchita's co-founded company LBB recently got acquired by Nykaa while Varun exited from The Glitch, a company he co-founded. They cross-question each other about their journeys, building and scaling their respective companies, and their role after acquisition. In the intro segment, they cover Elon Musk considering buying Twitter at the original price, Bill Desk & PayU deal being called off, Honey Singh's new song, and Ray Dalio's exit from Bridgewater. They also discuss Liquid Death's valuation, the Recycling Industry, the good and bad of the ongoing Festive sales, Cred enabling UPI services on its platform, and Meta rolling out new ad strategies that are more business-friendly than creator-friendly. Suchita recommends a Mashup song: Peach MundeVarun recommends a book: Joyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeVarun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's Midweek Madness on Think Fast with a long list of different things happening around the world. We cross yet another record of a long introduction with some interesting stories beginning with how Varun looks similar to Hritik Roshan in Vikram Vedha. Varun & Suchita further discuss Tesla's new Optimus robot, Trevor Noah quitting 'The Daily Show' and apparently dating Dua Lipa, some stats around recently concluded EComm sales, ONDC setting up a store in Bengaluru, subscription social media ft. Social Home, Uniqlo profiting in the Indian market, Reliance Retail launches Zara competitor, Pharell Willams' company 'Joopiter', Razorpay acquires Poshvine, and Netflix's gaming studio. They deep dive into the following 2 stories: How Cinema from South India has gained popularity pan India, and how films are now not restricted to just language/region but accessibility has made sure everyone appreciates a good film irrespective. How TATA made good business decisions and minted a unicorn with Caratlane. Suchita recommends a podcast: On with Kara Swisher Varun's suggestion: Kara Swisher & Bob Iger (Ex Disney) interview Varun recommends a book: Discipline is Destiny by Ryan HolidayVarun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Varun & Suchita begin with the most loved Roger-Rafa moment at Roger's last match, the much-hated remake of Garba Queen Falguni Pathak's iconic 'Maine Payal Hai Chhankai' by Neha Kakkar, an update to a previous story about multiple cloud kitchens running from the same little center and how Zomato has decided to crack them down, Pepperfry & Oyo's upcoming IPOs, Clothing brand Shein's new rival, Brad Pitt's genderless skincare brand, Join ventures securing funding from Motilal Oswal group, All of Tata group's Airlines planning to merge, Reliance being in talks to acquire Sephora, Kuku FM raising capital, Zepto founder becoming the richest Indian Teen with huge personal wealth (on paper), Beyond Meat founder's ironic moment, some more news on Byju's, and the announced launch of 5G on October 1. This week's stories: India's Roll-up Businesses A discussion on Moonlighting Is Social Commerce losing steam? YouTube's partner program & new initiativesSuchita recommends a play: For The RecordVarun recommends Miss MarvelVarun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Suchita is back from America and you have to check out the refreshed energy and vibe she's got on to this episode. Team Think Fast totally recommends taking breaks!A long introduction ensues where they discuss stuff happening with Byju's, Media Literacy with reference to writing about struggling companies, a few heartbreaking retirements, Federer lookalike Arbaaz Khan, the queen's death and how the internet reacted to it, the Ethereum merge, Puig's stake in Kama Ayurveda, Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard surrendering his brand to fight Climate Change, and a 'haven't-watched' take on Brahmastra. This week's stories: Supporting Creator-led Business via Investments ft. Youtuber Mr. Beast. How to make D2C experiences better, Offline version ft. America Sustainable brands ft. Beco Adobe Inc. agreed to buy software design startup Figma Inc. Suchita recommends:A book: Let My People Go SurfingA beauty brand: Credo BeautyVarun recommends:A book: Sacred HoopsA song: Divine's latest titled 'Guneghar'Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, it's Varun & Amit as Suchita is on a much-deserved break in the US. Amit & Varun begin by talking about some significant happenings that include an ongoing wave of the great resignation, Twitter and its Edit button that's being tested, a nostalgic dive into the days of Campa Cola and the joy of Reliance having acquired it denoting the possibility of seeing it in the market soon, Starbucks' new Indian Origin CEO, and the absurdity of some LinkedIn posts. For the top stories, we have Jio Mart's collaboration with Whatsapp facilitating ordering groceries easily, Fake Cloud Kitchens and how one single FSSAI license has more than 200 restaurants operating under it, YouTube testing a podcasts tab on its home page, and a deep dive into Quiet Quitting & Quiet Firing. Amit Recommends a show 'The Brink' which is available on Disney+Hotstar & a book 'A Children's History of India'.Varun recommends the book 'Build' by Tony Fillips.Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week's episode began with Varun talking about embracing Fatherhood for the second time, the India-Pakistan Asia Cup Match which was quite the spectacle with a special mention of Hardik Pandya's swag, and Jay Shah refusing to hold the Indian Flag and Twitter's reaction around it, how Podcasts are coming to Twitter and what then happens to Twitter Spaces, Adani group being over-leveraged and their stake in NDTV, Air Pods and their revenue, and Nykaa's offline Athleisure store on Delhi. Varun & Suchita share their Mergers & Acquisition experiences with Nykaa acquiring LBB & WPP acquiring The Glitch; and the recent acquisition of Svami drinks by Third Eye Distillery and the Indian Gin market. They also talk about a recent YouTube study about how its Long Form content has seen significant viewership contradicting the fact that short form is popular due to short attention spans, XYXX's funding and the lingerie market. Varun recommends a Biryani place while Suchita recommends an Apple Plus show 'Bad Sisters'.Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a Think Fast after a slow long weekend but an equally hectic week gone by. So today, the episode was a long introduction segment of multiple interesting stories. Hosts Varun & Suchita begin with Varun (finally) turning 40 and his serene Birthday Bash by the Pool. Further, they talk about the demise of ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and his esteemed portfolio, Threads on LinkedIn about Indians returning from abroad, WeWork's Adam Neumann's latest venture- Flow, Salman Rushdie's stabbing, and thoughts on Indian Matchmaking season 2. They then deep dive into talking about Amazon acquiring Rhoomba, Peloton & Soul Cycle laying off employees, HBO India hiring a team here but then being unsure about carrying on, and Snapchat crushing its subscription service. Continuing the long introduction, they also talk about Crypto firms being accused of Money Laundering, Man using Tinder to find a sister and avoid Rakshabandhan FOMO, Brand integrations in films with reference to the recent example of Netflix's film 'Darlings', and IMDb vandalism. Refer to the Quartz article about Snapchat as mentioned by Suchita.This time they re-recommend:Suchita: The Bear (On Hulu)Varun: Everything Is Out Of SyllabusVarun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a happy time for Think Fast as co-host Suchita Salwan's co-founded company LBB has been acquired by Nykaa. She gives us a little sneak peek into the process, followed by Varun joining in to talk about other stories including Uber's loss from Zomato and a probable withdrawal, Koo & Sadhguru's social spends, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Akasa Air, Balenciaga's announced launch in India, Masaba's cosmetics and wellness brand 'LoveChild', and a recent survey by O Womaniya! survey that pointed out the abysmally low number of women in Cinema. The episode's top stories include Lenskart's partnership with Japanese OwnDay and how the company has been progressing over the years capturing the eyewear market, Creator Cloning and why it's getting more popular, a look into 'Work From Home' in 2022, TikTok venturing into music and what it means for its counterparts and other audio apps, and the latest controversy of WazirX's ownership with reference to Binance. Suchita recommends a show: 'The Bear' (on Hulu) Varun recommends 'Darlings'; and the book 'Surrounded by Idiots'.Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggiYou can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwanCheck out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon MusicDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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