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News |  19 Oct 2023 14:37 |  By RnMTeam

Javed Akhtar, Cyrus Broacha, Uorfi Javed and Hussain Zaidi take center stage at podcast and industry's landmark event 'India Pod Day'

MUMBAI: India Pod Day 2023 presented by Amazon Music and hosted by IVM Podcasts and Westland Books at Mumbai's esteemed St. Andrews Auditorium, witnessed a myriad of captivating moments and insightful discussions. One of the most exciting revelations of the event was during the Fireside chat between Uorfi Javed and Karthika VK. Uorfi Javed hinted at her forthcoming podcast in collaboration with IVM Podcasts. She stated, "I am soon coming up with a podcast. Everything is to be decided right now. The podcast is going to be cool and conversational." Uorfi Javed also shared a personal story about how she used to feel not very confident and how some people tend to criticize or make fun of those who lack confidence. But she explained how, with time, she grew more self-assured and confident in herself.

Popular comic and podcast host Cyrus Broacha engaged in an insightful conversation with celebrated author and lyricist Javed Akhtar about his book, ‘Talking Life: Javed Akhtar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir’. Akhtar shared personal stories from his childhood, including his complex relationship with his father, providing attendees with a unique perspective into his life.

Javed Akhtar said“I think most of the people, if they will talk candidly about their father, you will know they did not have good relations with them.” He shared many stories and anecdotes of his life in this frank chat. The event also featured a talk by renowned author Hussain Zaidi, who delved into the landmark story of 'Black Friday,' captivating the audience with his storytelling prowess.

A compelling podcast panel discussion included experts in their respective fields such as Mansi Zaveri, Founder and CEO of Kidstoppress, Dhruv Chitgodekar- Cofounder, Collective Artists Network, Advait Gupta- Cofounder & CEO, Kulfi Collective, Ranjeet Pratap Singh, CEO of Pratilipi, Ambesh Tiwari- Business Head, Pratilipi FM, Pratilipi Studio and Kavita Rajwade, Co-founder of IVM Podcasts, Pratilipi along with Amit Doshi, Head of IVM Podcasts, Pratilipi. Amit Doshi, Head of IVM Podcasts, Pratilipi, shared "People who understand the power nested in stories, no matter the medium, were the highlight of the event. We are here to further the cause of not only podcasts but podcasts as a medium of effective storytelling. These stories can come from anywhere, from a writer's mind to a movie to a book."

Kavita Rajwade, Co-founder of IVM Podcasts, Pratilipi, expressed, "We had great connections and conversations emerge from this day, which is going to go down as an important day in podcast history. We are looking forward to hosting more such events that will captivate audience interests and hearts, as podcasts as a medium are known to do.”

 Gautam Padmanabhan, Business Head of Westland Books, echoed this sentiment, saying, "India Pod Day was a magnificent opportunity to honor the profound impact of podcasting and the vibrant community that surrounds it. We are committed to championing the growth of podcasting in India and offering novel and inventive means for people to explore and savor podcasts." India Pod Day 2023 marked a significant milestone for the podcasting community, promising an even brighter future for this innovative medium.