Episodes

  • This week on #VartaLabS4, Aakash & Navin are joined by Hridaye A Nagpal, a writer, director & producer. Shooting across the country with Navin, he has now decided to show up at the IVM Studios for our humble podcast to talk about:

    - Some more stories from Aakash’s wedding
    - Life conversations w/ Fam
    - The start of Hridaye’s life as a filmmaker
    - What writing gigs are like for Aakash & Navin
    - Working on Ads and longer format content
    - The bombardment of content on the Internet
    - Hridaye’s life with NFTs
    - Why Hridaye doesn’t eat local food

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    Do Follow Hridaye on Instagram at @hridayean

    Do Follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    Do Follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app

  • This week on #VartaLabS4, Aakash & Navin are joined by Savinay & Nayantara from Misfits Inc. Misfits Inc. is a boutique agency functioning as a collaborative community to represent the finest talent across music, comedy, visual & performing arts. In the episode, the four of these talk about:

    - How Misfits Inc. came to be
    - The status of toilets at comedy venues
    - NH7 stories
    - Indie music artists and them taking all the time to come on stage
    - What it’s like to work professionally w/ your partner
    - Diarrhea

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    Check out Misfits Inc. on Instagram

    Do Follow Savinay on Instagram at @s4vin4y

    Do Follow Nayantara on Instagram at @naykumar

    Do Follow Aakash on Instagram at
    @kuchbhimehta
    Do Follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app

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  • This week on #VartaLabS4, Aakash & Navin are joined by fellow comedian, friend & life-coach-in-denial, Punit Pania! In the episode, the three of them chat about:

    - Why Aakash screams at Lala Lajpat Rai College students
    - Life while being on comedy tours
    - The problem with Indian Museums
    - Reel culture and the comedy scene
    - Punit’s love for exploring newer places
    - The problem with Indian journalism space
    - Why farts are the sign of true love

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    Do Follow Punit on Instagram at @punitpania

    Do Follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    Do Follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, Aakash & Navin are joined by Harshit Misra, aka Hashbass, a musician & producer originating from New Delhi. Endorsed by some of the best names in the music business, such as Fender, D’addario & Akai, he is a popular name in the Indian independent music industry. In the episode, Aakash, Navin & Harshit share the following stories and more:

    - When Aakash & Harshit met over Clubhouse
    - How Hashbass got acquainted with the bass
    - Civic people in Bombay are being sarcastic
    - When Navin gave blood to a guy claiming to be a BMC worker
    - Getting guitars from Bharat Music Store in Delhi
    - Hashbass & Navin’s weird airport & flight experience
    - Hashbass's plans for the future

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Hashbass on Instagram at @hashbass

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, we have Santanu Hazarika, a multidisciplinary autodidact visual artist based in Mumbai. He dropped out of engineering to become the first ever Red Bull World Doodle Art Champion in 2014. In just a few years, Santanu has a substantial roster of clients and collaborators such as Red Bull International, Adidas, Ministry of Culture, Gully Gang, and Ritviz, among many others. In the episode, Aakash & Navin makes sure that we don’t discuss any of this, instead Santanu had to go through the following:

    - Beautiful conversation about how adorable cats are & how awful their pee smell is
    - The time when Aakash’s school friend slapped a teacher
    - Appreciation hour for d*cks, d*ck drawings & d*ck jokes
    - Stories from some of life’s happening misadventures
    - Aakash, Navin & Santanu’s artistic inspirations
    - Story from the time when Santanu became the first ever Red Bull World Doodle Art Champion

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Santanu on Instagram at @santanu_hazarika_art

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, we have Sejal Bhat joining Aakash & Navin. Sejal is a stand-up comedian who has also been a contestant on Amazon Prime Video’s Comicstaan. And she has come on the show with an important question - WHAT is the point of this podcast? Apart from this, the episode has the following to offer:

    - Rats... So many things about Rats, Rodents, Mice, and everyone else in the animal family
    - Navin teaches Sejal about the concept of Godfathers & Godmothers
    - Sejal shares stories about growing up in different parts of the country
    - Aakash takes an artistic route and discusses all things art with Sejal
    - The guys figure out whether Sejal is one of the ‘School Chale Hum’ Kid
    - A lot of Bombay life

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Sejal on Instagram at @sejal.bhat

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, we have Chandan Roy Sanyal joining Aakash & Navin. Chandan is a very talented actor who has made appearances in popular web series like Aashram & has been a part of legendary movies like Rang De Basanti & Kaminey. This one’s filled with some valuable stories coming from the life of a struggling to successful actor. Chandan, Aakash & Navin talk about:

    - Chandan’s acting journey from Mira Road to Malad to England
    - The awestruck moment for Chandan when he saw Arun Bakshi in Bombay
    - The struggling post-pandemic days for comics & artists
    - When Aakash crashed couches during the first comedy tour
    - Live ticketing VS YouTube viewership
    - How Kaminey & Ashram happened to Chandan

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Chandan on Instagram at @iamroysanyal

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, we are joined by Emcee & as he likes to call him - an entertainment designer, Vishaal Rasquinha! Yes, he's the guy who hosted the most famous Vicky-Katrina Wedding!! Vishaal, Aakash & Navin indulge in many talks & stories involving:

    - Aakash’s recent packed schedule due to his wedding
    - Vishaal’s experience with hosting catholic weddings
    - A beautiful message sent by Producer Sahab Sparsh to Aakash during his fanboying days
    - The house that Vishaal bought during his initial working days
    - Navin’s sad story of not having a Portuguese passport
    - How Vishaal hosted the famous Vicky-Katrina wedding
    - A lot of simping over SRK
    - How Aakash’s dad scared the shit out of Navin
    - Vishaal’s podcast - Behind the Shaadi

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Vishaal on Instagram at @thevrfamily

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this week’s episode of #VartaLabS4, we have one of the Indian Internet’s favorite creators, Nazma Aapi... Oops sorry, it's Saloni Gaur! The funny Saloni, along with the mildly funny Aakash & Navin, talks about:

    - The already done comparison between Delhi & Mumbai
    - Saloni’s life in Buland Bulandshahr & Pretty Noida
    - The time when Aakash got groped in the Delhi Metro
    - How content creation & Nazma Aapi happened for Saloni
    - Navin’s massive online comedy show fail
    - Dragonflies & Pigeons having intercourse
    - Not to be disclosed future projects of Saloni

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Saloni on Instagram at @salonayyy

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • This week on #VartaLabS4, we have Aditi Mittal joining us for yet another fantastically awesome episode. Yes, we said it ourselves! Aditi is a stand-up comedian, writer, podcaster, and a very good friend. In the episode, Aditi, Aakash & Navin:

    - Talk about how and when Aditi became an avid explorer and a serial chiller
    - Discuss what life is like in the gig economy
    - Sang some melodious (you're the judge) tunes
    - Help Navin understand what the word indifference means
    - Talk about Aditi's experience of doing reality TV and why she thinks reality shows are the future
    - Debate over whether the function of Sangeet at weddings is an overrated concept
    - Learn about Aakash traveling the world as a child dancer
    - Speak about Aditi's podcasts - Women In Labour and yet to be released Banned In India

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Aditi on Instagram at @addymitzy

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • We have Sumit Sourav in the third episode of #VartaLabS4. Sumit is a stand-up comedian, writer, melophile, then audiophile, and the creator of ‘Vansh Ka Naash,’ an amazon prime special. With fellow comedians Aakash & Navin, Sumit talks about:

    - How to cook the best ‘Upma’
    - Sumit’s ‘cycling to office’ days and Navin’s days of stealing cycles
    - School life in Jamshedpur
    - Sumit’s journey of becoming an audiophile
    - Aakash’s horrible stage experiences due to bad audio gear
    - Favorite songs to download from piracy websites
    - How Sumit created his special ‘Vansh Ka Naash’

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Sumit on Instagram at @sumitsourav_official

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta

    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • In the second episode of #VartaLabS4, we have probably one of India’s favorite television actors, Kush Shah. Kush has been on almost everyone’s television screens since 2008. Today, on the panel with homeboys Aakash & Navin, they talk about:

    - How Kush got hooked into the world of podcasting & other pop-culture stuff on the internet
    - Why didn’t Kush choose to pursue law?
    - Aakash & Kush’s Kutchi bond & Navin’s ‘born to be a priest’ story
    - Crash course on how to click a selfie
    - Kush’s way into the fame & how that sort-of messed up his dating life
    - And a bunch of super horror stories [cause Aakash was scarred to the bones]

    Watch the video episode on
    Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Kush on Instagram at @iamkushshah_

    You can follow Aakash on Instagram at @kuchbhimehta

    You can follow Navin on Instagram at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • Varta Lab is back with season 4!! And this time, Aakash and Navin will be joined by brand new faces with stories & anecdotes funnier than ever. In the first episode, we have in the studio, actor and filmmaker, popularly known as the Disney Guy, Vishal Malhotra. It's the guy who played the most lovable Vetaal on screen and made all our childhood special with Disney Hour. Woah, what nostalgia.

    Going ahead with the theme of nostalgia, the three of them share many hilarious stories, along with talking about:

    - Aakash and Navin's hunger for Samosas before the recordings

    - Navin's drawing skills and how one of his artwork landed him an opportunity (or not) to be featured on Disney (Hour or Time)

    - Vishal's early life as an actor and his 1% equity in Disney

    - How youngsters choose careers in today's time

    - Vishal & Aakash's love for planes and avionics

    - How Vishal came to be India's first actor to release an NFT

    - What's happening with Vishal's 'ILM' - India's first NFT funded film

    Watch the video episode on Varta Lab YouTube Channel

    You can follow Vishal Malhotra at @vishalmalhotra_actor

    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    Stream the podcast on major audio platforms:

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PLHARn
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3be2E3M
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3zE6wo9

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the https://ivmpodcasts.com , the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios , or any other podcast app.

  • On this episode, Aakash and Navin are joined by Dinkar Dwivedi, a musician, creative video director and host of Geek Fruit podcast. They talk about various fun topics like:

    Dinkar's journey to a pop-culture nerd Navin and Aakash witnessing road accidents Their encounter with animals Movie scripts and production Types of audience in theaters Some hangover related pangs of regrets Impact of movies on people Marvel movies like Spiderman, X-men, Avengers and more.

    You can follow Dinkar at @dinkardv
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • This week on 'Varta Lab', Aakash and Navin are joined by Mohit Israney, CCO & Co-Founder and Rushindra Sinha, CEO and Founder of Global eSports. They talk about one of the largest and emerging sectors in the market, eSports. They give out facts, stats, stories and so much more such as:

    Nima rose, Nima Sandal soaps Aakash talk about Charan and the movie on Esports (Who is Charan?) Navin and his fascination towards kicking people off from their cycles What exactly is Esports? Navin and his favorite game Downhill Domination How is Esports is like a movie? Real-world impacts of Esports

    What is Esports?
    You can follow Mohit Israney @mohitisraney
    You can follow Rushindra Sinha @rushindrasinha
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    Check out the Global eSports page @globalesportsin
    You can also visit the website at: http://www.globalesports.com

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • In this episode, Aakash and Navin are joined by the one and only Raj Kaushal!
    Raj is a writer, director, and producer based out of India who has been making Hindi feature films and advertising films for over 22 years. The conversation starts off with DOPs and escalates to things that you could never imagine, such as:

    The Jim Jam biscuit nostalgia

    The trip down to the biscuit lane

    Navin being the Jesus of his group

    Shalimar biscuit in the Irani joint

    Living in the era of 'kismi'

    Kite flying practices in Gujarat

    What is 'Bapor You' and 'Dostaar'? (We've got you covered)

    The Dog biting Navin story

    Raj messing with the dog's head

    Aakash punching a Pomeranian in the face (self-defense)

    People throwing condom packets at Navin

    MS Dhoni and his philosophy in life

    You can follow Raj Kaushal @rajkaushal

    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • In this episode, Aakash and Navin are joined by Chirayu Mistry. He is a stand-up comedian, writer, YouTuber, Egg eater, and not egg maker, They dive deep into their wedding show stories and a lot more such as:

    Aakash and Chirayu meeting story

    Chirayu's engineering story

    'Bache marne wala joke' in a baby shower

    Border and Baghban video on YouTube

    Reliable ways of making money on YouTube

    Navin's compering in engineering days

    You can follow Chirayu Mistry @chirayu_m
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • "Stories, we've got stories. They're a little bit of funny and a little bit of this and that!"
    On this episode, Aakash and Navin are joined by Shashwat Bulusu, the man behind the opening track of Varta Lab. Shashwat who also goes by the name BULLU is a singer-songwriter Telugu boy who grew up in Baroda, Gujarat. He is someone who wanted to be on the show as a guest on the first two seasons but unfortunately, it didn't happen. He finally made it through and on this episode, they talk about:

    Opening track of Varta Lab

    Aakash's soft spot for Shashwat

    Bombay comics being very snooty

    Navin's resting bitch face

    Shaswat is such a 'Babe' and 'Elephant Child'

    Aakash calling Shashwat to his hotel room. Wait, What?

    Shashwat taking shit from Aakash

    Aakash opening show for Shashwat as a 'Musician'

    You can follow Shashwat Bulusu @bullu.frog
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • Aakash and Navin have someone very peaceful and ethical as their guest on this episode. They both are joined by an independent freelance photographer, who works independently with people he selects to work with. The one and only TejInder Singh, who also goes by the name of 'Khamkha Photoartist'. They talk about some hilarious anecdotes and also some other topics such as:

    The greening out effect Navin getting too drunk over weekend Queer and marijuana paraphernalia The new generation too busy with hate Abhineet becoming slightly chubby Amit Trivedi One of the biggest Indian director killed someone? Wait what? Aakash's amature photography page on Instagram Reason behind the name 'Khamakha Photoartist'

    You can follow TejInder Singh @khamkhaphotoartist
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • Navin and Aakash are joined by the host of Paisa Vaisa, Anupam Gupta. The well-meaning investment person who needs a good time and the two comics talk about:

    Navin and his fixed deposit account

    Fund Managers and Comic's timing

    "Paisa Vaisa" converting Non-Investors to Investors

    Navin's buying a new house and Aakash's moving from home story

    Who is Harshad Mehta?

    Do you have Life Insurance?

    What should you buy on EMI?

    Jains are the coolest people Anupam knows

    Anupam's hate for The Wolf of Wall Street!

    You can follow Anupam Gupta @b50
    You can follow Aakash at @kuchbhimehta
    You can follow Navin at @houseofnoronha

    You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/