Updated July 2019 In this post I’m going to explain how aspiring stand up comedians, whether in the USA or India or Singapore or anywhere can get more stage time, aside from “network.” I live in India so I may give examples here but the advice is practical anywhere. I’ll […]
These days everybody who gets bored of the rat race thinks at 30 they should start a bar. Many try. Few succeed. I’m fascinated by the current craft beer and microbrewery craze in India. Bira, Big Brewsky, and all of those others folks brewing stuff that we pretend to understand […]
Varun Agarwal is quite a celebrity in Bangalore, the young entrepreneurial startup world (e.g. guys who watch TVF Pitchers and Silicon Valley) and also in the digital and film space. He is most known for his company the alma mater store, later the e-learning company Grades Don’t Matter and of […]
Updated July 2019 Note: If you’re not Indian, most of this stuff still applies across comedy scenes in the US, Canada, Australia the UK, Singapore and beyond. I moved to India almost six years ago, when I was just a year into stand up comedy. My main experience at the […]
In this post I’m going to explain some real, painful, not easy advice on how you can actually get followers on Instagram and social media by working in fashion blogs. Be warned, being a top fashion blogger in India or anywhere, especially on Instagram is competitive and difficult, but not […]
Has technology helped or hurt Bangalore, and has it helped or hurt the average Bangalorean?
Stand up Comedy in India is Booming in 2019. I started much of the stand-up comedy wave in India and Bangalore with Praveen Kumar and Sundeep Rao back in 2010, and although I don’t attend the open mic’s as much anymore, I’m happy to see what has become of the […]
Stand up comedy by Sanjay manaktala.
I grew up in what I’m going to assume are similar circumstances to yourself. I enjoyed playing games, hanging out with friends and checking off each milestone in life as it came. I wasn’t begging for food, but I wasn’t 16 with an Audi on my first major […]
As a groom and a stand-up comedian, what a whirlwind weekend having a big fat Indian wedding can be. I’ve wanted to write about it for a while but didn’t know what to say. They’re plenty of tips and tricks articles on the internet about Indian weddings but I wanted […]
The best Indian podcasts in 2019.
Do you want to know how to work onsite or get some overseas assignments? Either with TCS, Infosys, Accenture or whoever? Most people in India want to experience working or living abroad, and the way to do that is usually in IT or tech or other STEM fields. In […]