#11 – Monica Chopra (The Eco Trunk) – Living an ethical Lifestyle, contributing towards a sustainable planet and bootstrapping an online store!

Monica Chopra (The Eco Trunk)
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In this episode I’m talking to Monica Chopra, who is an entrepreneur and has built up a company named The Eco Trunk which curates eco friendly products on their online store, to help people live a conscious lifestyle of Veganism. She herself is a Vegan and cares a lot about the environment and the carbon footprint.

In this conversation we talk a wide variety of things starting from her own story. Leaving a high paying career to finally go forward to her calling and building up The Eco Trunk from scratch. How our environment is getting worse and what measures we can take as individuals to reduce our carbon foot prints. We also talk about challenges she faced as a young entrepreneur and go In detail about the issues like pain points of the modern online stores like package delivery system and sustaining the company.

So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Monica Chopra.

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#10 – Shubham Vanmali – Swimming in the shark waters and how to deal with the learning disability

Shubham Vanmali (International Ultra Swimmer)
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In this episode, I’m talking to Shubham Vanmali, who is an International ultra swimmer and has swum the English Channel and many other prestigious swim races across the world.

In this conversation, we talk about how he worked with his learning disability and became an international ultra swimmer. Now he is also working for this cause and to spread awareness about mental health-related issues. There are a lot of stories in this episode. If someone wanna pursue professional swimming, this episode is a must listen.

Plus in this episode, I’ve experimented with video as well. So this episode is available both in Video and Audio format.

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Here is the YouTube link for the video version of our conversation. Let me know if you like the video version, so I’ll try to include more videos in my content creation calendar.

So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Shubham Vanmali.

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#9 – Monica Becerril Ugalde – Crossing Borders, running mountains and being in the now

Monica In Trails

Monica Becerril Ugalde (Head of Marketing at Unived)
[Photo Courtesy – Monica Becerril Ugalde (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to Monica Becerril Ugalde, who is an ultra trail runner and Head of Marketing at Unived.in. She is a Mexican Immigrant who lived in the United States before moving to India. She is the wife of my friend Amit who has also been on the podcast.

Monica has done multiple ultra trail races ranging between 50 to 60km of distance. She has won the podium positions for many of these races. At the core, she is a conscious human being and a vegan.

In this episode, we talk about her story. Being a Mexican immigrant in the US and eventually moving to India. Now doing what she loves and building a vegan brand along with Amit with their great values. This was like a treat to hear her story.

So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Monica Becerril Ugalde.

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#8 – Shibani Gharat (Principal Correspondent CNBC Awaaz) – Visual Storytelling, Running the Highest Marathon and Going all out!

Shibani Gharat (CNBC Awaaz)
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In this episode, I’m talking to the Shibani Gharat, who is the principal correspondent at CNBC Awaaz News Channel and also an ultra marathon runner. She has travelled to more than 32 countries. On her Instagram page, she shares her fit lifestyle with the audience and inspires thousands of people.

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#7 – Bijay Nair (#TheyINSpire) – Active War Deployments, Becoming a Leader and balancing your life and passions

Lt. Cdr Bijay Nair (retd)
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In this episode, I’m talking to Bijay Nair, who is a former Lt.Cdr of Navy, a blogger, an author, an endurance runner and a corporate professional post his retirement from defence services. He has written a book named #TheyInspire.

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#6 – Pawanpreet Budwal (Gymnastics For Kids) – Discipline, Visualisation and Never backing down

Pawanpreet Budwal
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In this episode, I’m talking to the Pawanpreet Budwal, who is a former competitive gymnast and now a gymnastics coach. She has the vision to make gymnastics a more accessible sport to Indian youth. Hence she started her own venture Gymnastics For Kids in New Bombay.

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#5 – Trishita Bhattacharya (The Overrated Outcast) – Making your passion your intention

Trishita Bhattacharya
[Photo Courtesy – @Overrated_Outcast]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Trishita Bhattacharya, popularly known on Instagram as The Overrated Outcast. She is a traveller, photographer and social media influencer with a following of more than a lac.

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#4 – Urmi Kothari aka Coach Urmi – Living the Kinetic Life

Urmi Kothari
[Photo Courtesy – @Coach.Urmi]

The fourth interview is here!

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My guest for this episode is Urmi Kothari otherwise known as Coach Urmi. She is the founder of Kinetic Living which is a fitness and wellness boutique in Mumbai. She has a lot of medallions on her jacket. She is IFAA master trainer, Nike Training coach and a certified trainer in STOTT Pilates, Kettlebells and Animal Flow techniques.

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#3 – Chirag Jhala – Defying Taboos of Tattoo art

Chirag Jhala
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In this episode I’m talking to Chirag Jhala, he is one of the best Tattoo Artists in Mumbai and the Founder of ‘Inks N Needles’ tattoo studio. His studio is one of the oldest tattoo studios in Bombay. His experience goes back to more than 15 years in the Tattoo industry. Chirag is the perfect example of architecting a lifestyle of his own choice. He comes from a completely different academic background but his passion for art was so powerful that he put everything on the line to pursue his passion and now he gets paid well while doing what he loves.

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#2 – Amit Mehta – Your biggest fear is your biggest calling!

Amit Mehta
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In this episode, I’m talking to Amit Mehta, Founder of Unived Sports. He is a trail runner, a vegan and a creative at the core. His company Unived Sports is the first Indian Vegan sports nutrition brand.

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