Agla Station Adulthood with Rytasha & Ayushi

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On Agla Station Adulthood, best friends Rytasha Rathore and Ayushi Amin ride through the various stations of life. Whether you're in your mid-twenties, just entering them, or about to cross into the next decade, there seem to be a bunch of issues that we're all going through. After all, nobody is perfect. We've had first jobs, second jobs, we've blown our paychecks, and invested a little too. Half of us even moved into our own place. We swiped right, we swiped left, we've loved, we've been left and we loved again. Basically, we've done a lot of things, but we're not experts at anything. Rytasha and Ayushi have learnt a few things along the way which they're happy to share with you.

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Leading with Empathy ft. Nikhil Taneja, Co - Founder & CEO, Yuvaa
Dec 2 2021
Leading with Empathy ft. Nikhil Taneja, Co - Founder & CEO, Yuvaa
The world might be moving towards Robots, AI, Cryptocurrency, Metaverse and what not. But at the end of the day, we are all human- flesh, blood and a plethora of emotions in a complicated universe of communication where the mask of technology isn't sustainable. What is that one superpower that helps protect everyone's heart? It's empathy. To respect your own shoes, and sometimes stepping into that of others' to understand their situation, and accordingly move forward. If there is someone who has really been at the core of understanding empathy & kindness; and lead with it- we know it's none other than Nikhil Taneja. Presently the co-founder & CEO of Yuvaa- a socially conscious youth media, data insights, and community engagement organization that aims to empower young Indians. Before this, he has had his fair share of hits and misses at MTV & YRF where he produced online content like the film 'Sunsilk Real FM' & the mini-series 'Man's World' and 'Ladies Room'. He is also on the Global Advisory Board, Goalkeepers at the Gates Foundation. AND he is one of the beloved professors at Jai Hind college. Having had the best (and worst) of both the pre and post internet worlds, we discuss how 'content is power and privilege" and what a delicate balance it is between staying authentic and non-vulnerable. Nikhil tells us about his adulthood journey, lessons learnt on the way, his honest attempt at bringing about positive change in the society via Yuvaa. And the highlight of the episode is where Nikhil talks to us about toxic masculinity, how "patriarchy benefits men but oppresses everyone", and how can men be more kind to the world and themselves. Just block the day already, plug in your ear pods, and tune in!Follow Nikhil @tanejamainhoon & Yuvaa @weareyuvaa on Instagram. We promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mini Episode: Mix & Match ft. Priyanka & Tanisha, Co-Founders, Not So Arranged
Nov 25 2021
Mini Episode: Mix & Match ft. Priyanka & Tanisha, Co-Founders, Not So Arranged
Meeting the perfect partner is something most of us wish for. We sign up on matrimonial websites, or dating apps; hope to find love at hopeless places and what not. Here is a carefully curated matching platform that uses a compatibility test designed by psychologists, a verification process to keep the creeps away, and a plan that takes into consideration your expectations, likes and dislikes. Rytasha and Ayushi are joined by Tanisha Kanani & Priyanka Ghura who co-founded 'Not So Arranged' where they help like minded, compatible individuals connect and see if they can build a future together. They discuss the cons of matrimonial websites and dating apps, the gaps in the dating process, how their program is more evolved and scientific. Further, they also discuss their personal experiences, good and bad date instances from the existing clientele, the process of the program, and much more. You can find Not So Arranged on their Website & Instagram We promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Citizen of the World ft. Pallavi Aiyar, Journalist
Nov 11 2021
Citizen of the World ft. Pallavi Aiyar, Journalist
How is the life on someone who hasn't let the idea of settling down deter their aspirations and has just gone with the flow only to have had rich experiences? We often overthink things and fear consequences, and as a result miss out on opportunities while our guest today encourages us to take risks and invite moments of serendipity instead. She is Pallavi Aiyar, a journalist, independent international correspondent, author of multiple books, and truly a world citizen having lived across Delhi, Jakarta, China, Japan, and Spain to name a few. Also a doting mom to two adorable boys, she takes us through her journey across continents and adulting. We talk adulthood, Motherhood, India's situation at the moment and how as young folks we can lead better lives and support the nation's progress.So just really listen in, and let go of that fear, try that thing you've been putting off and let good stuff come your way!You can catch Pallavi Aiyar on Instagram | Twitter | Website(https://www.instagram.com/aiyarpallavi/)(https://twitter.com/pallaviaiyar)(https://pallaviaiyar.com/)We promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Skin Care ft. Dr. Punit Saraogi, Clinical & Cosmetic Dermatologist & Trichologist
Oct 28 2021
Skin Care ft. Dr. Punit Saraogi, Clinical & Cosmetic Dermatologist & Trichologist
The largest organ in the human body gets the least attention usually. It is subtly affected by so many factors of our lifestyle- stress, food, environment, to name a few. But it also can be maintained and kept healthy by some very basic habits and routines. So to talk about it, we have on board, Dr. Punit Saraogi from Everything Skin and Hair clinic. He is a Clinical & Cosmetic Dermatologist & Trichologist, completed his medical education from some of the best Colleges - MBBS from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai followed by his MDfrom TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai between the years 2000 - 2010. Some topics we discuss:-Basic and Advanced skincare-Why is Sunscreen your bestie-How does smoking affect the skin-Lifestyle and skin-Skin care = Self Love-No Nasties products- yay or nay?-Hair Care-Men's skin careand much more!You can find Dr Punit & Everyday Skin & Hair on Instagram.Visit their website- Everyday Skin & Hair Clinic.We promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Laws & Flaws ft. Poulomi Pavini Shukla, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India.
Sep 9 2021
Laws & Flaws ft. Poulomi Pavini Shukla, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India.
We hear of babies being dumped in garbage, being left on the streets, abandoned in hospitals. Ever wondered what happens to them? The risk that these little lives have- of being contracted with diseases, of being left to die, of being adopted by persons for illegal activities- rarely is anyone fortunate to fall in safe hands that secure their future. The orphans of India- some who live in orphanages while some we come across on the streets either begging or selling stuff. Championing for the cause of these innocent children is Poulomi Pavini Shukla, a lawyer, writer, and humanitarian who is passionate about the plight of India's orphans. She is a Wharton School alumna who is also interested in economic theory research and is a close observer of court proceedings in the fields of policy formulation and judicial activism. She frequently finds herself drawn towards writing, reading, and travelling when she has free time that is not consumed with social causes. Her desire to help the underserved, both humans and animals, fuelled her determination to take on one cause at a time and back it up with action.She is also a fellow adult who shares her adulthood lessons from having lived quite the adventurous life. Having seen women in her family smash patriarchy, she also has been rebellious, so to speak, and has been empowering herself and the people around her. Definitely a role model we all would want to look up to. So turn up the volume, have a good listen, and if you come across an orphan on your way somewhere, do stop by and have a little chat. It'll make their day and you might be of help to them and aid their empowerment. Find Poulomi on Instagram @poulomipavinishukla Look up their website: https://www.weakestonearth.in/The book is available here.We promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Left Right Left ft. Jalasmi Hathi, Our Producer - IVM Podcasts
Aug 26 2021
Left Right Left ft. Jalasmi Hathi, Our Producer - IVM Podcasts
It's 2021 and just like a lot of our life is governed by algorithms, so is Love. And by that we mean dating apps. While we are not zooming or scrolling miles on Instagram, an occasional break is that of swiping left and right to the various apps in the hope that we might just find our prince charming and all will be rosy again. But alas, that is not always the case. It does come with it's fair share of side effects, pet peeves, and funny incidents- which is what we are going to discuss on the episode today. Joining us is our current producer, Jalasmi, the 'mumma' of the show (she says this show is her baby so..). She has been in the scene for a while and has stuff to share. Moderated by Ayushi, this session is all about experiences, deal breakers, protocols and etiquettes, likes and dislikes, and just a general focus group discussion around the world of dating apps. So tune in, and while you listen to us, let your hands do the swiping. You can find Jalasmi on Instagram as @hathi.ka.bachaWe promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S02 E34: Armed & Ready ft. Tanushree Podder, Author
Aug 5 2021
S02 E34: Armed & Ready ft. Tanushree Podder, Author
Ever wondered how is life in the Army? Imagine a young adult thrown into the strict, disciplined and tedious routine of the army. Dealing with adults who seem evil, with exercises that make you exhausted, where thinking about luxury is luxury, and the only goal to attain is to be an officer and serve the country. And ever thought about the life of an army wife?Living in places unheard of, with almost no social life, with a constant worry of your spouse's well being, and raising kids in such an environment? We are in conversation with Tanushree Podder- a writer and story teller at heart with multiple novels to her credit. An HR Person turned author, married to an army person, and now based in Pune. Live the fascinating Army life vicariously via this engaging chat, learn about her books and so many important lessons on adulting! So sit back with some coffee and curiosity, you're sure to be a better person at the end of this episode!Find her on Instagram: @poddertanushree Find her published and upcoming books: https://www.tanushreepodder.com/books.htmlWe promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S02 Ep33: Pets, Plants and Unconditional Love ft. Natashja Rathore
Jul 29 2021
S02 Ep33: Pets, Plants and Unconditional Love ft. Natashja Rathore
A very special kind of love, that not everyone has the access, or the affinity to, is the love that pets give us. They can't talk but communicate so effectively, they can't think but make us so thoughtful, they aren't educated but teach us so many valuable life lessons. And pets are family, pets are children- the most beloved and naughtiest kind. They add a unique flavour to life and make it all the more meaningful. And today, we have Natashja joining us to talk about the apple of our eye, Billaroo- our beautiful black Persian cat who recently passed away. She talks about finding her, training her, learning from her, and how she was definitely a guardian angel who made her a better person. Not to forget, we also talk about plants- the home ones and the wild ones, a visual treat so often either coexisting amidst the concrete chaos or stuck in a pot. Don't we all love nature, the soothing green colour, and the joy of flower colours and birds!So, cuddle up with your pet baby, or sit beside your plant baby, or take a walk in nature- and tune in to hear it all about these adulthood companions that ease the tiredness of the long exhausting journey to Adulthood. You can find Natashja at @natashjarathoreFondest memories of our little baby @bilaroothecatWe promise to incorporate your thoughts & queries. Do write to us on: aglastationadulthood@gmail.comYou can talk to our hosts Rytasha Rathore & Ayushi Amin on their Instagram handle:@rytash @ayushia9You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featuredSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.