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The Birdy Num Num Indian podcast is all about inspiring the creative Indian.With over 35M views online spanning a career in IT and Stand Up Comedy, Indian-American comedian Sanjay Manaktala is the epitome of "because life begins after engineering." A good chunk of his guests also live by this philosophy. Every Monday and Thursday Sanjay talks creativity, dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the w ...
 
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Social Media is a jungle especially for anyone approaching it from a traditional career mindset. As the lockdown continues our digital consumption, Richard Sarvate shares his advice on stand up comedy, digital marketing, creativity and his own mental hacks to not go crazy. How do you get work done in such a noisy world? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel:…
 
Marketing gets a bad reputation especially amongst artists who think "well if my art or app is just that good, I won't need to market." BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the nee…
 
These are some of the most important, non tech skills you need to focus on from a computer science engineer and comedian who knows the nuances of both worlds. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R…
 
If you take the time to learn these things in 2020, on top of a normal education in whatever field you're in, you will probably have the best 2020 ever. Doctors and engineers, you also need to figure out these things! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq plea…
 
Lockdown and Quarantine might do wonders for the long term dating game. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and li…
 
Depression is definitely real, but what to do when you know you probably don't have it, but feel really hopeless and frustrated anyways? Sanjay discussed mental health for those who may not realize we need to update our minds daily the way we update everything else. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup o…
 
Respect is the secret sauce to your relationships with your wife, girlfriend, husband or self. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.l…
 
Confidence isn't rocket science so there is no need to make it out to be. But like space travel, it takes times to master and nobody really cares about the details. Until now. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: ht…
 
A lot of people want to do things but question their friend's opinions of doing them. A lot of people also start spirituality and mindfulness with good intentions, but go down a rabbit hole. Sanjay answers a listeners question discussing both. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube …
 
How do you start or have a good career when you have bad grades? What's the secret way to get into big companies? Do grades matter at all, a little bit, or all the time? Would you hire someone with bad grades? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do th…
 
You can change who you love, so you can change what you love also. Just don't be addicted to the end result because in today's world, numbers mean nothing. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4AR…
 
How can we tie together spending time with loved ones and analogies from digital marketing? Let's try shall we? WELCOME TO SEASON 4 of the BNN! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do…
 
After officially crossing 365 days off of alcohol and tobacco and pretty much any sort of substance (including 9 months off sugar), Sanjay discusses the hidden benefits he never expected. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review o…
 
In America, so many Indians and overseas students spend $25,000 to $100,000 on masters degrees with various levels of effectiveness. I know friends who now have cushy bay area jobs, while others are in debt and in a dead end career. Which one will lead to a higher quality of life? Let's discuss. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My…
 
There is social media addiction but also something just as dangerous. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and list…
 
In 2020 do you really need to spend $100,000 on an MBA? Is an MBA worth it? Sanjay discusses the finer points. Not all MBAs are created equal. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do …
 
Sanjay answers a listeners question on how to survive your first few years in tech. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 r…
 
Sanjay discusses a bit of Kobe and what he learned from a sad week of watching one of the greats and how to apply it to yourself. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful a…
 
SEO, Thumbnails, Conversion Rate Optimization and Click Through Rates are all important for online dating just as much as they should be for marketing. Sanjay explains some quick ways to get past the noise by being creative on your Tinder or Bumble profile. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayC…
 
Don't let your strategy be your excuse!! Most people will set the goals. Then plan the goals. Then get feedback on their goals. But very few will DO their goals. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co…
 
It's a new year, yet same old problems. I have a weird relationship with money that often does more harm than good. I'm only now more aware of it. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly…
 
Here's some advice for 2020. Take it from the top again. Start from zero. You'll probably pass your goals faster than you think. Happy New years folks! May all your resolutions come true. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw54NQWXWQg My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review o…
 
Should you come back to India, move to the states, enjoy Australia or who knows what? Sanjay answers a long standing question on where is better to live. Video of this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ZC5ESJOzQ BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq p…
 
Sam returns to the podcast to discuss entrepreneurship, restaurant vibes and listening to yourself. A great chat that so many of you already mailed me about from the YouTube and Facebook teasers. Enjoy! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needf…
 
Should you get involved in trying to defeat politics? Is it so bad in the Indian IT industry or any country's corporate industries? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube: http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needfu…
 
Instagram is rolling out a feature where they hide by default the likes a post has. I think this is a good thing...but in service of a much more problematic objective. Data driven has its dangers! No video for this podcast this week, I was doing it but forgot to hit the record button! Sorry guys! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh M…
 
Anything worth doing will have its challenges. I also wanted to quit but barely finished with mediocre grades. I'm glad I didn't quit because now I can do what I want. Some input from a question asked by a listener. So should you quit Engineering? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouT…
 
Got a public speaking gig or presentation coming up? Sanjay answers your questions yet again in this week's episode. Video Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/qQa5apRo9hE BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: h…
 
The liars, the gossip talkers, the folks you like but can't trust. How should you keep them in your life while continuing to try to learn, love, eat healthy, be a good person, make money and 50 other things? A listener on Twitter asked this specific question and I loved it! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and s…
 
There is one simple word that can define if you're in a toxic relationship, or if the stress is worth it. It's something you do towards your parents, your teachers, and those you admire. Aretha Franklin even sang a song about it. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel for This Episode: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTu…
 
"Hi Sanjay, can do podcast on negativity, or toxic people, how get rid of them. Even though you be nice to all, there are people who always try to pull your legs." In today's Birdy Num Num podcast I discuss how to turn negative people into an asset for yourself. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on Sa…
 
Writing jokes are difficult, but the lessons you learn from how to write comedy is far more useful than being a comedian. From keeping things short and "trimming the fat" to public speaking and insights, there's a lot you can learn from structure of a joke to apply to your everyday life. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy …
 
I asked you ladies questions that you wanted to be answered about brown dudes or Asian guys or Indian men so here we go. Video for this episode! More questions on dating in India or relationships? Get me on Instagram. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq plea…
 
A year after going on the keto diet for 2 months and losing 25 pounds (12 KGS), Sanjay reflects on if it was a good decision, if you should go on keto and some common misconceptions none of the blogs really tell you. Full Blog Write Up Video of this Episode BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayC…
 
In this week's episode of the Birdy Num Num podcast Sanjay discusses people who obsessed with the world being a better place when they should learn to be obsessed with making themselves better for the world. Video Version of This Episode: https://youtu.be/k-_wW9pDEKs the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sk…
 
Sandhya Shekar is one of the top Makeup artists in Bollywood and Indian weddings. She sits down with Sanjay Manaktala to discuss what tech and the cosmetics industry have in common, working in the Met Gala in New York with Deepika Padukone and how the beauty business is actually big business. Are you blushing? (get it?) BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel:…
 
I got about 40 questions on Instagram and 5 on twitter about How to be a stand up comedian in India, so if you're interested, well, I answer your questions from writing jokes to getting on stage to doing it while being an engineer. Please do subscribe and write us a review if you're enjoying this podcast! Video Version of this episode: https://www.…
 
A reader asked me: Hey Sanjay, regular listener of your podcast here and it's been helpful in more than one counts for me, thank you! Please consider discussing adult friendships in one if possible, how difficult it is to make friends now when you move out of your zone like a different country or even switch a job and everyone have their lives insi…
 
How does one eat healthy in India with so many cheap and oily choices? Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQBnFU RT and Follow on Twitter: http://b…
 
Breakout actor of Netflix's Sacred Games Kubbra Sait drops by the Birdy Num Num podcast to talk about getting her dream acting role, being at peace with yourself, managing your career, giving Mumbai an adequate shot, having multiple backup plans and a LOT more. You can currently watch Kubbra on Zee Five's REJCTX. Favorite Quotes: "My friend said yo…
 
In this week's Birdy Num Num podcat Sanjay discusses the issue of Indian men not knowing how to handle their mothers after the age of 25. Blog this episode is based on: https://www.sanjaycomedy.com/itguy-the-indian-mamas-boy-paradox/ the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy…
 
It takes a special discipline to work from home. It's like trying to get buff on your own without a trainer. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EBY4KO Connect on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2SQB…
 
Someone emailed me that they're working as a doctor in a government institution and they're going crazy. Well, we've all been there, haven't we? the Video Versions on the BirdyNumNum YouTube!: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh my comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple…
 
As you mature in your twenties into your thirties, you're constantly trying to improve and get better at so many things. But oftentimes the hardest thing you can be...is yourself. I was asked how to be happy with yourself and how to be natural on stage yesterday, so I wanted to record this podcast to discuss it with all of you on this week's episod…
 
Cooking is way more than just eating. Getting in the kitchen and chopping those green chillies will do a lot more for your physical and mental health than you think bro. Subscribe to SanjayComedy YouTube! http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 Social Media: Follow me on Facebook: h…
 
Co-Founder of Toit, India's first successful Microbrewery and a Bangalore institution Sibi Venkataraju sits down to talk about our relationship with alcohol, opening a massive restaurant to sell food and alcohol, when to expand your business and much more. I've been a fan of brewed beer and also of the creative spirit to venture into a new industry…
 
Not wearing deodorant (like the real kind) is ruining your life bro-bro. Sanjay answers a question about grooming, telling someone they smell and improving your life and others. Sanjay Manaktala answers your questions from Instagram on doing a podcast with regarding to grooming. This isn't really shaving tips or hair care tips but actually, real ta…
 
It's 2019, and we'll spend $50 on drinks for strangers at a bar but we won't spend $2 a month to make our life 100 times easier. Sanjay talks about how when you cross 30 you need to value your time with a little bit of monetary value. Pay for that upgrade why don't you. Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/0dD1TsXeIwE the Video Versions …
 
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