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Shreevallabh Bhatt is a comedian and actor from Mumbai. He was the finalist in the Marathi TV standup comedy show Ek Tappa Out. He has also acted in TV serials like Almost Sufal, Year down etc. Moreover, he was brought up in Sahitya Sahwaas. The same society where Sachin Tendulkar was brought. And he has a story around it. And a story around the 20…
 
In the final episode of this series, I'll be going over what the future has in store.... You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find u…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to stand-up comedian and part-time producer, Sahil Horane. He talks about how he got into comedy, organising open mics and developing the Pune scene. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show,…
 
In this edition of the Indian Comedy Podcast, I speak to Indian Underground Rapper MC THC. He is one of the best rappers in the Pune underground scene. His tracks, Trippin, Adaa flow and Human being are a treat to listen to. In this edition, he speaks about the history of hiphop and what he thinks about the rap scene in India#aslihiphop #desihiphop…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature excerpts from an interview between journalist G Pramod Kumar and carnatic classical vocalist, Kunnakkudi Balamurali Krishna. They discuss the Margadi festival, how he prepares for his live performances, his early days training and more. Photo Credit: Rajappane Raju Check out the full text for the int…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature excerpts from an interview between journalist G Pramod Kumar and carnatic classical vocalist, Brinda Manickavasagam. They discuss what she puts into her practice, how she chooses to master a musical piece, her live performances and what she tries to bring to her music. Photo Credit: Rajappane Raju Fo…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature excerpts from an interview between journalist G Pramod Kumar and carnatic classical vocalist, Saketharaman where they discuss how he tries to gauge his audience, what live performance is and means to him, as well how the discipline of carnatic music allows for expression. Photo Credit: Rajappane Raju…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature excerpts from an interview between journalist G Pramod Kumar and carnatic classical vocalist, Sanjay Subrahmanyan where they discuss why he loves carnatic music, his love for Tamil as well as the current state of carnatic classical music. Photo Credit: Rajappane Raju You can follow us and leave us fe…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to stand-up comedian and event producer Punit Pania about writing, why he loves stand-up comedy, gatekeepers and how running comedy events can be sustainable. Check out Punit Pania's Youtube Channel You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at p…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to writer and musician Rahul Hota. He talks about the origins of comedy collective Them Boxer Shorts, how they wrote comedy sketches and he also breaks down some of the writing process that went into the comedy web-series Better Life Foundation. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twi…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to stand-up comedian Deep Chhabria. We discuss how his material has changed over the last 7 years, he breaks down how he constructs his sets, how his approach to comedy has changed, and what he’s learned and observed while performing in the New York comedy circuit. LINKS Check out Deep's blog - "Figuring…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I've put together a compilation of clips from the episodes featuring Radhika Vaz, Kaneez Surka, Navin Noronha, Sriraam Padmanabhan and Rohan Desai. In it you'll discover what improv is, how it facilitates the writing process (especially for comedy), different types of improv and why some people love it and some…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I'll be going over some changes to the show, what it's been like so far, as well as upcoming interviews and also an addition to the format of the show which I am excited about. Listen in to see how you can get involved! LINKS - RSVP for Sunday's event "Freedom of Speech on the Internet" Poetry Local DM submissi…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to marathi playwright Yugandhar Deshpande. We discuss how he dropped out of engineering college and moved to Bombay, organising his own storytelling events and the process of writing his plays. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcas…
 
In this episode, I talk to comedian and writer Pavitra Shetty. We discuss her first open mic, how she balanced her daily corporate IT job with writing jokes, how she picked up tools of the comedy trade and also steps taken to address sexual harassment in the wake of the recent #metoo movement in India. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Fac…
 
In this episode, I talk to comedian, writer and improviser Kaneez Surka. We discuss how she ended up pursuing comedy, doing improv, working on shows like 'The Living Room', ‘Queens Of Comedy’, ‘Comicstaan’ and ‘Improv All Stars’ and her own live Improv shows. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send …
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to comedians Rohan Desai and Shreemayee Das about how they got into comedy, their latest special 'A True Tinder Tale', organising events as The Grin Revolution and why Rohan Desai 'hates' improv. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podc…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, I talk to lyricist and composer Sameer Rahat about urdu poetry. You'll hear about his upcoming album "Urdu Blues", why he loves urdu poetry and the various facets (and exponents) of urdu poetry. For anyone with no clue about Urdu poetry, Sameer will give you a good place to start from. Check out the full video …
 
In this episode, listen to comedian and improviser Sriraam Padmanabhan talk about his latest video ‘Bollywood and Biopics’, how it is a little harder for entry level comedians today, and why a comedian's content can be undervalued and how that can affect the comedy ecosystem. Check out the full stand up videos featured in this episode at the links …
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature comedian and event producer Aakash Mehta. He’ll be talking about how he got into comedy, how he started his comedy company Lassoon Live, how he comes up with his jokes and why comedy is incredibly important, both to him and as a career. Book tickets for his upcoming live show. Check out his podcast '…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature stand-up comedian, Punya Arora. She’ll be talking about how she got into stand-up, how she builds her material, her latest comedy special ‘Meri Maa Ki’ and her take on what the grind is to build up a career as a stand-up comic. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expressp…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we have comedian, event producer, promoter and founder of Comedy Ladder, Jeeya Sethi. She’ll be talking about how she got into stand-up, why and how she runs comedy events, how she builds her material and her take on the comedy scene in Mumbai. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @ex…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we have poet, writer and current head of communications at YourQuote, Sudeep Pagedar. He’ll be talking about how he got into poetry, how he hacked work-life balance when he was a budding poet with a corporate job, what the current state of poetry is and why he is optimistic about the future. Check out the full …
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we feature comedian, improviser and writer Radhika Vaz. She's popular for comedy specials 'Unladylike' and ' Older. Angrier. Hairier', the web series 'Shugs and Fats' and has also written and released a book 'Unladylike: a memoir'. Tune in as she talks about how she got into comedy, the power of Improv as a ski…
 
In today’s episode of Likh the Process we feature theatre artist Faezeh Jalali, the writer-director behind the plays ‘777’ and ‘Shikhandi (the story of the inbetweeners)’. She talks about her early days pursuing theatre, the origins of both her plays, how she developed them and issues currently plaguing the theatre scene. Follow @expresspodcasts on…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to comedian and writer, Navin Noronha. He talks about coming out at his first open mic, the open mic circuit in general, the need for feedback, how improv has helped his craft and his comedy specials. He even goes into the nuts and bolts of constructing a joke. Check out the bits featured in this episod…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to poet, spoken word artist and founder of ‘Words Tell Stories’, Rochelle D’silva. She talks about how she got into spoken word, organising open mics, conducting workshops and the books and EPs she’s released in the last 3 years. Check out the poems featured in this episode in their entirety by clicking…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to poet, spoken word artist and curator, Ankita Shah. A co-founder of The Poetry Club (TPC) and current programming manager at G5A, she’ll be talking about TPC’s humble beginnings and how it developed, detailing the steps of it’s evolution and giving insight into how to build and nurture a poetry commun…
 
In this episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to Hindi-Urdu Poet, Spoken Word Artist, lyricist and Film maker, Ramneek Singh. He’ll be talking about his early forays into poetry while growing up in Jammu, the importance of venues and community building, how the Kashmir conflict has affected his poetry and he’ll also be giving us a breakdown of the …
 
In this episode of Likh: the Process, we talk to the poet and spoken word artist behind “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender", Aranya Johar. She tells us about how she got into poetry, organising spoken word events while still going to school, and what her life and poetry have been like since she went viral. To open, she does a special performance of he…
 
In the opening episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to poet, spoken word artist and founder of Unerase Poetry, Simar Singh. He tells us about how he got into poetry, Unerase poetry’s humble beginnings, his curation process, and what drives him to keep writing. To open, he reads an excerpt of his poem ‘Blackboards’ as a special performance for the …
 
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