MyKitaab Podcast

At the end of last year I was interviewed by MyKittab which was published during the Jaipur Literature Festival. For some reason we talked about the TV show Big Brother or Big Boss as it is known in India.

Official Episode Info
Kavita’s journey has taken her to London 2012, a stint in Gurgaon, India, and now into entrepreneurship, where she runs her startup What’sMySize. Her book, Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Kham, is about working in India. In this episode, Kavita discusses the motivation behind her book, how she chose the title, cover design, and we talk about finding a printer in India and getting ISBN. When she is not writing, she is a speaker at forums such as TedEx, and she is a filmmaker. You can get the links and the resources mentioned in this podcast episode at

Choosing a Book Self Publishing Partner

I have decided to self publish my book starting with the Indian market. My main reason is that I want the control to manage the book into launch. Also time is important but traditional publisher such as Harper Collins suggest that it would take at least five to six months for your manuscript to be considered. I just don’t want to wait that long.

Deepak helpfully broke down the Publishing Process as follows ; Continue reading “Choosing a Book Self Publishing Partner”

The Indian Startup Show Ep11 By Neil Patel

This week I was interviewed by the very nice Neil Patel for his podcast The Indian Startup Show the number one podcast of its kind in India. Its the first time I have talked about my new book in detail and I am a little surprised so much of my research has stuck. Neil also did his research well and asked me my views on Indian Sports, Women in Tech and this blog. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

If you have a moment sign up for the book and check out Neil’s other podcasts.

Today I am joined by Kavita Kapoor (@kavitakapoor) who is the author of a new book called Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Kaam. The book is based on her first hand experience across India. The book helps young professionals answer their questions and navigate the dynamic ever changing work space. So if you are struggling with what to do next in your life , then please listen. We talk about a wide range of subjects from her experiences of leadership and mentorships , what makes a good boss, what happens if your boss is not very good , her side projects , blogging, entrepreneurship to women in tech. Enjoy the show.

Kevin Smokler – Practical Classics

Of the 50 books that Smokler invites us to reread I had only read two. Those two I read on the long haul. Delivering large print editions to my Grandmother, who would have devoured them at the time of their publication and has talked about them as close friends ever since. Of the 7 books I was assigned in A-Level English not one was recommended although a few were mentioned.

So there is little for me to reread and I had everything to learn, which made Smoklers book for me a page turner. Each essay is short and packed with ideas and history to digest.

Not enough for me to read these books and essays. At this stage of my life, which almost the same age as author, I am entirely focused on India to look in depth at english language literature at this point.

However that isn’t true people in my life. My little brother once a student of North America will be getting my copy and I have spent the day calling people recommending this book.

Footnote : I met Smokler via jcn at SXSW 2013 and bought a signed copy of his book