Dhruv Sehgal on Storytelling, Relationships & Social media

Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala

12-01-2023 • 58 mins

There’s never been a time in human history when we as a species have been as “connected” as we are now. Social media pervades almost every aspect of our lives. And yet, writer Dhruv Sehgal confesses that the need to actively engage with the world is something that he feels less and less everyday. Because there is an abundance of mostly irrelevant information being thrown our way every minute, that we have very little desire or energy left to build connections that really matter. In this episode of Take aPause, Varun Duggi sits down for a heartfelt chat with actor and writer Dhruv Sehgal on the rigours of the writing process, developing discipline, harnessing “boredom” to find inspiration, and building real connections in a world saturated with content.

Writer, actor, and director Dhruv Sehgal is best known for his work on the mini series Little Things – as actor, creator, and head writer. He also won the Golden Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award at the Mumbai Film Festival for his short film Kunal in 2016. He has written, acted and directed comedy sketches for Filter Copy.

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About the show

“Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The    Varun Duggi show”) is a twice 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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