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In the hustle bustle of a fast-paced world, we often forget to take a pause to DeTox ourselves from the daily noise and chaos that continuously burdens up, a pause to Relax, Rejuvenate and Revive. In a world as competitive as ours, we feel as if we cannot afford to pause for a moment, as we tend to lose time. However, what if that small pause could double productivity for the rest of the day, that is what detoxing is all about. Join us as we talk to renowned global-leaders about their DeTox ...
 
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The 46th Episode of dToks features Vijay Tirathrai, MD of TechStars. He discusses his unconventional take to investing in some of the most upcoming Tech Companies and how to stay DeToxed in a time-intensive Startup routine; and his move from Suits to Hoodies.By Kunal Chandiramani
 
You could be forgiven for assuming he missed the Aussie cricket team bus, because he’s tall, wiry, athletic and demonstratedly antipodean in every sense of the word but get a selfie as your jaw drops when he lashes out in the Terrai lingua franca. He might have two left feet but he sure can yap in chaste Hindi. And why not…Born Australian he's spen…
 
This week, I chat with my friend Chris LaCharity, Ottawa's #1 Luxury Real Estate agent. Chris has built an extremely successful career through his ability to develop strong relationships, provide exceptional client service, and also close multimillion dollar deals. Don't believe me? Check out his website www.ChrisLaCharity.com to see the 7 figure l…
 
O Calcutta! …because some journeys take you inwards…A pioneer of the digital media in India, an advertising and media veteran, he’s a motorcycle rider, an excellent photographer, a whiskey lover, a music priest, a beard grower, an animal lover, a voracious reader, a movie buff, copybook TDH, a doting husband, crisis chef and a traveler in love with…
 
Motorcycle rider, outdoors man, off road explorer, mountain goat, DIY specialist, electronics enthusiast, meticulous planner, social media distance err…and work from anywhere practitioner. On a fireside chat Jobin George, who’s made Zanskar almost his backyard, frequently riding among the inhospitable terrain, shares what seduced this hermit from K…
 
This week, I chat with my friend James Rankin. James is a 20-year old serial entrepreneur and YouTuber who is one of the most passionate hustlers I’ve ever met. After dropping out of college at 18, James went full-tilt into building the life of his dreams by listening to his gut and starting his own coffee company, North Brew. What started off as a…
 
The 40th episode of dToks features Paroma Roy, Senior Director for Asia Communications and Public Affairs at Soft Bank Group. In this episode she talks about how to embrace change to survive, building close and healthy relationships with friends and family and investing in personal health.By Kunal Chandiramani
 
The 39th episode of dToks features Anish Quenim, a community policing hostage and crisis negotiator and an ongoing academic in criminal justice and social work, for policing. He talks about his journey from being a restauranteur, to promoting community rugby to training alongside the United States law enforcement and then voluntarily assisting the …
 
Sometimes a square peg is exactly what you need in a round hole…especially if the whole thing needs to be rethought. Rohith Subramanian imaginatively christened @misfitmagellan, prefers to square up with the hole sellers and the nay sayers as he does over 50 countries on his motorcycle in less than 4 years, on a budget and a quest.While some of us …
 
The 38th episode of dToks features Tejas Vyas, Head of Product and an early member of the now unicorn status, BigBasket as he talks about1. Grit of the heart is what finally matters2. Trekking gives a lasting perspective on life3. Internal benchmarks are the core of work life balanceBy Kunal Chandiramani
 
This week, I chat with someone who makes me feel SUPER LAZY, Laura Kelly. Laura is a professional wedding & engagement photographer, a business coach, a copywriting & messaging pro, as well as the host of the “You Might Not Like It” Podcast. But that’s not all - Laura’s also the mother of 2 kinder-gardeners! Laura is extremely self-aware, as you’ll…
 
This week, I chat with serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Rückify, Steve Cody. He has started and built over 15 local and national successful businesses in the tech, rental, service, e-commerce and retail markets which have generated hundreds of millions in sales! For those who don’t know, Rückify is basically the airbnb of STUFF. In more eloque…
 
The 37th episode of dToks features Bhavya Sharma, Head of PR, Communication and Brand partnerships for Urban Company. In this episode, she talks about cooking, watching Netflix, listening to music and some Extra sleep as her DeTox RitualsBy Kunal Chandiramani
 
A traveler, artist, dreamer, entrepreneur, explorer, content creator, coffee lover and a very avant-garde human being, Rohith Subramanian celebrates everything life has to offer, from free wardrobes to sleeping in busses, from International travel to demonetization in a brothel and from the joys of riding through Patagonia to looking at death squar…
 
The 36th episode of dToks features Vivek Sharma, the managing director of Panasonic India. He talks about his DeTox mechanism, effective communication, building super healthy employee-employer relationships and alot more. He also shares more on his leadership approach and what's at the core, Discussing the philosophy that helped built his outlook.…
 
This week, I chat with my friend Manuela Bárcenas. Manuela is a content marketing manager at Fellow.app, a meeting productivity app where teams gather to build collaborative agendas, record decisions and keep each other accountable. Fellow actually was just awarded 2020’s Best Ottawa Business award! From being the company’s first marketing hire to …
 
"DAKAR", the toughest race in the world is "A challenge for those who go and a dream for those who stay behind."Courtesy of this great conviction and a modicum of madness peculiar to all great ideas, it attracts the world’s toughest challengers like moths to a flame where cars, trucks, quads and motorcycles compete for glory.Its toughest on a motor…
 
The 34th episode of dToks features Sindhuu Govindarajan, Head of Marketing for a Haircare brand at Unilever. In this episode, she talks about the integration of work and personal life, her passion for travelling, and exploring outside comfort. She speaks about how playing basketball enhances her productivity and her love for expressing thoughts thr…
 
This week, I’m joined on the podcast with 2 business coaches/mentors of mine Ryan & Ben, who are co-owners of The Consulting Guys and Affluent Attraction. They help financial service businesses attract high net worth clients through automated marketing systems & organic marketing. What they’re more well-known for in the twitter world and otherwise …
 
The 33rd episode of dToks features Mira Erda, the first Indian female racer to win internationally in Formula Four. In this episode, she talks about how she broke the gender stereotypes and became the first Indian woman to race internationally. She speaks about her supportive family and her passion for racing.…
 
This is the story of an unassuming champion who almost stumbled on the sport of, off-roading, at the age of 34 and made it his own, overcoming challenges of age, resources and then some. This is a story for that victor that lies hidden in your soul. A marine engineer by profession, the value of the time he spends on the high seas seldom equals what…
 
The 32nd episode of dToks features Luke Coutinho, A Globally Renowned Holistic Lifestyle Experts. In this episode, he talks about adopting a simple holistic approach in life. He shares his views on embracing life, the importance of good sleep and the laws of nature. He also talks about the very essential 4 pillars of lifestyle for physical, mental …
 
The 31st episode of dToks features Jayadevan PK, evangelist at Freshworks for Startups, One of the best known Twitter influencers in India and a columnist on MoneyControl, he earlier co-founded Factor Daily. In this episode, he talks about his journey, all the way from a college student, to giving away resumes. He shares his views on culture and wa…
 
The 30th episode of dToks features Arun Vijayan, One of the Top 100 Managers in India according to Forbes and an S&P Global Rising Star. In this episode, he talks about his management style and how he usually tackles a difference of opinion in the workplace. He shares his views on the employer- employees relationship which creates a cordial working…
 
This week’s guest is Jamey Lee. Jamey is a videographer, content-creator, world-traveller & explorer, and as recently as this year, a huge TikTok influencer. That’s right! Jamey merged his adventurous personality, passion for adventure and video skills to create a massive platform on TikTok with nearly 30,000 followers. He makes incredible videos a…
 
Imagine you have an inspiration and it lodges itself deep in your subconscious. Sooner than you know it, that seed germinates and an idea is born, gradually taking over your mind until you are driven, to the point of obsession to, live it, love it and build it.This is the story of a little boy who stood gobsmacked in awe of a war ravaged vintage, H…
 
Imagine you have an inspiration and it lodges itself deep in your subconscious. Sooner than you know it, that seed germinates and an idea is born, gradually taking over your mind until you are driven, to the point of obsession to, live it, love it and build it.This is the story of a little boy who stood gobsmacked in awe of a war ravaged vintage, H…
 
This week’s guest is Keval Shah who is an expert on all things Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short. Keval is a true entrepreneur with a really interesting story. He went from building websites and blogs just for fun to learning everything he needed to know about SEO to start doing it for clients on the side. After dropping out of college a…
 
When you reach the peak of your career, the last thing you would want to do is retire. However, guest, David Tran, believes that retiring at the peak of your career should be the norm and not the exception. In this episode, he sits down with host, Kimchi Chow, to discuss why he left the position of Vice President of Marketing and Product Management…
 
This week’s guest is Nolan Beanlands, Executive Director at Capital Angel Networks, a group of accredited angel investors in the Ottawa-Gatineau region that facilitate investment opportunities for startups. Capital Angel Networks has invested well over $20 million in over 100 early stage companies, many of which Nolan has worked with personally to …
 
Our childhood experiences shape who we become and how we see the world around us as we become adults. For Asian children growing up in Western communities, these experiences can easily become confusing and even traumatic. Today’s guests, Melissa Shrestha and Deepak Sharma, join Kimchi Chow to share their childhood experiences that ultimately influe…
 
The 29th Episode of dToks features Lina Ashar, the founder of Kangaroo Kids Preschools and Billabong High International Schools.In this episode, she talks about the relationship Between Parents and Kids, the importance of prioritising Mental Health above anything else and the power of now. She shares her journey and recounts about how she was able …
 
The 28th episode of dToks features Ishaan Dass, Head of Design at Noise, a Singer and Songwriter. In this episode, he talks about how music, designing and spending quality time with his loved ones help him detox. He shares some of his favourite lines from songs, talks about building empathy and solidarity in the workplace and how he strikes a balan…
 
Wushu is an ancient Chinese fighting style that has retained its allure in contemporary times. Wushu professionals in the competitive sports and film industries are among the brave practitioners who take the grace and power of this ancient martial art to the masses, making it relevant thousands of years since its creation. Two of these masters of t…
 
This week’s guest is Lina Alvarez. Lina is one of the most interesting and talented people I’ve met as she fully embodies what it means to taste and try different things and pivot when necessary. She currently holds a position at Export Development Canada working in the Women Trade Advisory space. But you see, that’s just one of her hustles. Lina's…
 
The 27th episode of dToks features Dr Marcus Ranney, a medical doctor and the head of Thrive Global in India(mental health and well-being). In this episode, he shares about his journey of life and how he found balance in the midst of all the various walks of life. He connects science with well being and also talks about self-awareness, harmony and …
 
The 26th episode of dToks features Shayamlal Vallabhjee a sports scientist, philosopher, monk, author and a person beyond definition. In this episode, he talks about how he attained strength, stability and balance in life through spirituality. He shares his life experiences, his ability to perceive reality and channelizing energies in the right dir…
 
Known for its technology and attention to detail to personal products and services, Japan is considered an Asian superpower in the global economy. However, in some other areas, Japan is still old fashioned, specifically around family values and their attitude toward women. On today’s show, Kimchi Chow takes a look at Japanese culture and how women’…
 
This week’s guest is Mark Metry, a dude who straight up makes me feel lazy. Mark went from dealing with severe social anxiety and reaching a dark point where he contemplated ending his life to overcoming that same social anxiety and writing a book called “Screw being Shy.” He also founded a company called VU dream, hosts a global top 100 podcast ca…
 
The 25th episode of dToks features Dr.AJ. Minai, a mesmerizing storyteller, This Batman (Not SuperMan) turns brands into what we all connect with, stories. He talks about his detoxification journey by unshackling the mind through Emotional Intelligence and shared the 3 chief hacks for leading a positive life.…
 
Doctors save lives, but their importance in our society goes beyond that. They create such transformational work that affects people even after they get treated. Some even go far beyond by developing personal relationships with their patients, being with them all throughout their lives. In this episode, Kimchi Chow is joined by two great doctors, b…
 
This week’s guest is Charles Paquin, CEO of Air Traffic Media. Not only is Charles an Advertising Strategist and Audio Creative Maestro, but he’s also a professional voice-over artist who has done work for some notable companies such as Telus, RBC, and Royal LePage. This is all really just the tip of the iceberg as Charles has had an insane journey…
 
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