Prakhar Gupta on Tackling Trauma

Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala

12-08-2022 • 39 mins


Have you been told to move on, look at the positives, be happy when you’re at a low phase in your life? What if experiencing that particular emotion is what will help you evolve as an individual?
In part two of Varun’s conversation with Prakhar, they delve a little deeper into a topic they both enjoy – psychology. They tackle topics like their learnings from literature, their experiences with new cultures, and the follies of self-diagnosing their emotional state on Google. Prakhar also talks about the power of music to invoke emotional memories.

Prakhar is a social commentator and a cultural critic. He’s been a popular public figure in the public speaking and personal development domain for over 5 years. He hosts the PG Radio podcast and Prakhar ke Pravachan YouTube Channel – both have seen tremendous success. He co-founded Colloquia, a prominent Debate and Discourse club at Columbia University. In less than a year, Prakhar rose to become one of India's most popular public speakers. He has given 8+ keynotes at some of India's top institutions, including IITs and a TEDx talk.

Time Stamps

(00:00 - 01:12) - Intro

(01:12 - 13:05) - Psychology vs Self Help

(13:06 - 14:42) - No FAP

(14:43 - 16:40) - Ego

(16:41 - 17:34) - The Experiment in Porcupine Tree - Voyager 34

(17:35 - 21:04) - Slow Growth

(21:05 - 29:32) - Tackling Trauma

(29:33 - 36:35) - The importance of meditation & isolation

(36:36 - 38:05) - How Prakhar takes a pause

(38:06 - 39:12) - Outro

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About the show

“Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The   Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life, and everything in-between.

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