The IKKIVI Podcast is a space where we speak with leaders, change makers and disruptors who inspire us with their unique perspectives to live meaningful and fuller lives each day. Here we reflect on contemporary cultural practices and build on conscious values to create a community of thoughtful individuals through conversation. Join us as we release new episodes every fortnight.
Arti Jalan — episode 1
On this week’s show we talk about rethinking our ways of consuming and practicing sustainability by taking small actions over seeing it as an unsolvable mystery, and reflect on the seeming paradox of ‘consciousness’ and ‘business’ together, our general addiction to the aspects of learning above acting and not feeling ready to pursue the things that interest us.
Sarah Edwards — episode 2
In this talk, Sarah lends us an understanding on noticing how different foods make us feel, cultivating achievable and honest standards of healthy eating, recognising evolutionary perspectives on food that influence the decisions we make, softening cravings and exempting self-judgement upon ourselves.
Sayali Goyal — episode 3
Sayali highlights the beauty and energy that creative and conscious businesses can bring in the mainstream market, how we can stand out in a crowd by being who we uniquely are, the importance of creating things that offer high value and quality to others, and consciously choosing the activities we spend time on.
Diva Dhawan — episode 4
In this conversation, Diva debunks the myth that engaging in high intensity exercises or routines are the foremost path to maintaining health and offers ideas on how we can inculcate movement nonchalantly in our everyday lives. She also notes the significance of challenging our body, learning to listen to our needs, and understanding how to take care of ourselves as our bodies change over time.
Nidhi Sunil — episode 5
In this conversation, Nidhi calls our attention to the individual and personal nature of everyone’s journey through different challenges, the value of being vulnerable and voicing ourselves and our experiences, as well as the changes currently under play in the fashion and media industries.
Lilli Hingee — episode 6
Here, Lilli shares with us the ways in which she has created a community for plus sized women, the need for us to understand our bodies and what we like to wear, the necessity of moving beyond tokenism and see honest visibility in the media of plus sized bodies, and learning to take space and be treated with respect.
Bhaavya Goenka — episode 7
In this conversation, Bhaavya reflects on the empowerment we feel when we make mindful choices, the value of collaborative efforts and projects, maintaining the edge in creative industries through our individuality, and creating the room to express ourselves through multiple forms and mediums.
Natasha Mahindra — episode 8
In this conversation, Natasha shares her insights on the different and essential meanings of the term ‘energy’, how certain yoga practices lend themselves for us to understand our pain, how we can support others in their pain and how we can begin our own practices of mindfulness.
Orsola de Castro — episode 9
In this conversation, Orsola offers us critical reflections on the contemporary state of affairs in the field of fashion, the ways in which we can cultivate a criteria to make purchases, the meaning of having a vision, and the need to learn from places and people who are the narrative of creation to assimilate a sustainable lifestyle.
Meera Ganapathi — episode 10
In this conversation, Meera discusses with us the value of writing less sensationally, the different formats in which stories can be communicated and integrated in the contemporary period, the evolving role of illustrations in children’s books and the need to have more timeless and thoughtfully written stories over quick ones.
Mandovi Menon — episode 11
In this conversation, we talk about the discipline and almost ritualised practice it takes to wear many hats as an entrepreneur, the need to structure a day to encourage our creative processes. working freely to create output from our abstract ideations. Mandovi also shares how persistence over patience has guided her through her own journey, and become an essential quality to doing meaningful and impact driven work.
Rhea Gupte — episode 12
On this week’s show, Rhea speaks with us about her experiences with different kinds of work, the power there is in building our own identity, making time for things we care about on a daily basis, reimagining what success can look like to us, and letting go of things that don’t bring us joy.
Kestrel Jenkins — episode 13
On this week’s show, Kestrel discusses with us the ways in which podcasts have become an intimate tool for us to connect with and learn from people all over the world, the popularity, uniqueness and impact of the audio format to share stories with each other and whether she thinks podcasts can be a business in themselves.
Deanna Ansara — episode 14
In this conversation, Deanna offers insights on the value of ‘basic’ clothing, creating at a pace that feels natural, realistic and safe, the challenges of growing a sustainable business, and the positive opportunities lended by limitations for our work.
Ekta Rajani — episode 15
On this week’s show we talk about the aspects of our lives we can look at to find a healthy work life balance, the higher difficulty we are experiencing in cultivating and maintaining it while experiencing Covid and the value of going deeply into our subjective experiences and recognising our personal needs.
Adele Tetangco — episode 16
On this week’s show we talk about why branding is important for brands, what it means to grow a business in today’s world, the impact creativity and communication can have in establishing a brand and the fundamentals to invest in as a startup or entrepreneur.
Elizabeth Brink — episode 17
On this week’s show we talk about the various groupings that fall under neurodivergence, the impact the ideal ways of operating as determined by society can have on neurodivergent people, how we can come together to problem solve and discuss our different struggles in a safe space and the aspects she focuses on in her coaching classes.
Nadia Felsch — episode 18
On this week’s show we talk about the conventional definitions and intentions associated with diets and our bodies, the rise of diet culture in contemporary society, and understanding the dangers and moralisms often attached by others to the food we eat.
Jessica Maguire — episode 20
In this episode we have with us Jessica Maguire, a trauma-informed integrative Physiotherapist who is passionate about teaching people the tools and resources that reshape our brain. She believes knowledge is power and the right tools can bring increased self-regulation, a more balanced nervous system and greater resilience to face life’s demands.