Think Fast with Varun and Suchita

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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!


HealthTech in India, Instagram Followers, Twitter & FTX
23-11-2022
HealthTech in India, Instagram Followers, Twitter & FTX
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.
FTX Downfall, Meta Layoffs & Mark's Letter + Food Delivery Apps in India
16-11-2022
FTX Downfall, Meta Layoffs & Mark's Letter + Food Delivery Apps in India
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Airbnb's Brand Marketing, Founders In Ads, & My Gate's Woes
09-11-2022
Airbnb's Brand Marketing, Founders In Ads, & My Gate's Woes
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: 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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Bira x Beer Cafe, Wingreens' Brands & the Sexual Wellness Market
19-10-2022
Bira x Beer Cafe, Wingreens' Brands & the Sexual Wellness Market
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Crossover episode: Think Fast X Advertising Is Dead: AMA Co-Host edition, CRED X UPI, Meta ads & Creators
12-10-2022
Crossover episode: Think Fast X Advertising Is Dead: AMA Co-Host edition, CRED X UPI, Meta ads & Creators
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
E Comm Sales, Caratlane, & New trends in Indian Cinema
05-10-2022
E Comm Sales, Caratlane, & New trends in Indian Cinema
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Moonlighting, Youtube, Social Commerce & India’s Thrasios
28-09-2022
Moonlighting, Youtube, Social Commerce & India’s Thrasios
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Adobe X Figma, Mr. Beast, & Sustainable Brands ft. Beco
21-09-2022
Adobe X Figma, Mr. Beast, & Sustainable Brands ft. Beco
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Quiet Quitting, Ordering Grocery on Whatsapp, & Fake Cloud Kitchens
07-09-2022
Quiet Quitting, Ordering Grocery on Whatsapp, & Fake Cloud Kitchens
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Mergers & Acquisitions, XYXX's funding, & Long-form Content
31-08-2022
Mergers & Acquisitions, XYXX's funding, & Long-form Content
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
HBO Max in India, Peloton Slow-Down & Adam Neumann's FLOW
18-08-2022
HBO Max in India, Peloton Slow-Down & Adam Neumann's FLOW
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Lenskart X Owndays, Binance X WazirX, & TikTok Music
10-08-2022
Lenskart X Owndays, Binance X WazirX, & TikTok Music
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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Navigating Marketplaces, Instagram VS The Internet, & Indian Coffee Brands
03-08-2022
Navigating Marketplaces, Instagram VS The Internet, & Indian Coffee Brands
This week, Think Fast delves into some more layoffs as industries struggle to keep afloat, Zomato's stocks and restructuring bits, Nas Academy's latest funding, Kotak Hurun's list of wealthiest women, and Spotify's growing numbers. Further, Varun & Suchita talk about Navigating Marketplaces as a brand and some strategies to do so impactfully, a few updates from Ola as it shifts focus and resources towards it's EV vertical, Instagram taking into consideration user feedback and retracing it's tik-tok-ish layout, and finally a look at India's rising and thriving Coffee brands like Rage, Sleepy Owl, and Blue Tokai. Check out the Navigating Marketplaces story from The Hard Copy Newsletter: Part 1 & Part 2Suchita Recommends a Coffee Brand: VS Mani & Co. while Varun recommends watching 'The Gray Man'.They also unanimously talk about Yashraj Mukhate's latest mix on the Ranveer Singh X NDTV video.The song Varun sang in a competition: Vareva Emi FaceVarun & 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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
YouTube India hits Billion, Nike turns 50, & Sula IPO
27-07-2022
YouTube India hits Billion, Nike turns 50, & Sula IPO
The week that went by was all about powerful women with India electing Draupadi Murmu as the President and Savitri Jindal's net worth ballooning 3 fold. In this episode of Think Fast, Varun & Suchita also talk about the rise in investments in Plant-Based Meat, some more news from the Good Glamm Group, Sports screenings exclusively on Fancode, and a certain love for Addis Abbaba- the capital of Ethiopia. Also, a gentle reminder about Varun turning 40 in 3 weeks!Further, they cover YouTube's business crossing the Billion Dollar mark and what strategies might have worked or bombed, Swiggy's top management order seeing a little restructuring and reassessment, Sula recently filed for an IPO so a sneak peek into the story of India's Napa Valley, and how Nike has caused a positive cultural renaissance and will celebrate 50 years. Suchita recommends a book: ShoeDog by Phil NightVarun recommends a podcast: Batman UnburiedVarun & 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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Bio-Tech ft. Ultrahuman, 'Wish' & Impulsive Commerce, & Family Offices
20-07-2022
Bio-Tech ft. Ultrahuman, 'Wish' & Impulsive Commerce, & Family Offices
We begin the episode by gossiping about Sushmita Sen & Lalit Modi, like everyone else is doing, online & offline (Guilty, right!) Further, Varun & Suchita discuss layoffs at Microsoft & hiring Freeze at Google, Evan Williams quitting as the CEO of Medium, VCs tightening their pockets and India's 104th unicorn, Airtel in talks to acquire Gaana, Blinkit and Zomato's impending collaboration, and Unacademy's Performance Marketing strategy. Lots happened in the world and in the week's top stories, Varun & Suchita discuss Ultrahuman and fellow bio-hacking tools with reference to the Indian Market, the pros and cons of Family Offices, Travel accessories featuring Mokobara, and Impulsive Commerce highlighting a SF based app named 'Wish'.Varun Recommends eating Curd Rice with Chilly Chicken while Suchita recommends a book: 'How Brands Grow' by Byron Sharp.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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at 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.
Reliance's Succession Plan, Pinterest, Twitter, & Plant-Based Meat
06-07-2022
Reliance's Succession Plan, Pinterest, Twitter, & Plant-Based Meat
Varun is back on this week's episode and tells us all about his recent trip to London and Suchita is inspired to take a vacation herself as well. They discuss Plum's recent investment by Rashmika Mandanna and then digress to talking about Jeff Bezos' yacht woes. They inform us of the entry of Pret-a-manger in India while trying to get the pronunciation right. A few tries later, they move on to talk about the week's bigger stories starting with Ed Tech in India as their struggles continue. Further, they discuss the plant-based Meat industry in India and where it stands currently; regarding Pinterest's change in leadership and how underrated the platform is, Twitter and its experimentation with a new long format called 'notes' that might also be editable, and lastly about Reliance's leadership handover to the next generation of the Ambanis and what it holds for the business. Understand Decentralised Education here.Varun Recommends:Young Rock | Stranger Things Season 4 | KGF 2Suchita Recommends:Article by Russ Roberts | Only Murders In The Building S2Varun & 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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.( can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.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.
Minimalist VS Ordinary, Revlon Files for Bankruptcy, & SonyLIV's Success Story
22-06-2022
Minimalist VS Ordinary, Revlon Files for Bankruptcy, & SonyLIV's Success Story
In this week's episode of MidweekMadness, Varun & Suchita begin by discussing Elon Musk's All Hands with the Twitter fam, Ashneer Grover being back in the StartUp scene, Extra-Marital Dating App Gleeden thriving in India, Tencent buying Binny Bansal's Flipkart stake, a game show inspired by Squid Game, and Chaayos's latest funding. Varun gives us the details of the IPL Media Rights Auction- key players and winners, Suchita looks into Revlon's recent filing for bankruptcy and what happens to Minimalist now that Ordinary has launched in India, and a recent thread by Dukaan's lead criticizing Shopify and some discussion around its truth and approach, SonyLIV recently celebrated 2 years and saw phenomenal growth- so a dive into the strategy and numbers, and a look at how startups are solving for ED and the likes, and tackling taboos and awkward conversations. Suchita recommends the Netflix Docu on JLo named  'HalfTime'Varun recommends some playtime with kids. 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: and on Instagram at can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at and on Instagram at out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.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.