Dialogue Now

Dialogue Now

By Dialogue Room
Divya, CEO & Founder of Dialogue Room, gets personal with business leaders & industry experts and asks them questions you’d want to ask yourself. Explore topics with Dialogue Room #JargonFree and don’t forget to bring a cup of coffee. To the point, quick, no BS learning. Live a smarter life with Dialogue Room.
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A dialogue with Dr. Geetanjali Chopra
Listen to Divya dialogue with Dr. Geetanjali Chopra, Founder & President, Wishes and Blessings. Established in 2014 with a mission to ‘inspire and empower dreams’, Wishes and Blessings is a registered NGO that has emerged as a unique platform for helping the underprivileged. Questions discussed on the podcast: Q.1 How was the seed of wishes & blessings planted? Q.2 You left a successful career for an NGO, what was the transformation like? What is your advice to people working in the development sector and wanting to make a change? Q.3 In a country, where you’re supposed to be either a lawyer, doctor, engineer how fulfilling and helpful has it been working in the social sector? What are the lessons learnt? Q.4 Wishes & Blessings has always been an integral part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. What is it like being part of such a huge platform and the execution behind it? Does it actually take an army? Q.5 Talk us through the challenges an NGO is facing during a pandemic like COVID-19? Q.6 What has been your biggest learning so far? Find us on:https://dialogueroom.co.in/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
27:13
August 8, 2020
Going Organic With Seema, Founder, Nourish Organics
Listen to Divya dialogue with Seema Jindal Jajodia, Founder, Nourish Organics. Nourish Organics primary motive is to provide healthy organic food online. It is India's leading organic food brand and the biggest online store for organic ingredients and on-the-go food.  Points discussed in the podcast: What is the business model and the idea behind Nourish Organics?  Given that the term ‘organic’ attracts premium pricing, there are huge incentives to game the system. How do you compete and deal with such ‘not so genuine organic’ food brands? Why is organic farming so hard in India?  The consumption of organic food in India is not as prevalent compared to the west. Has this limitation been a problem for Nourish Organics? Has the trend to eat healthy during COVID-19 helped grow the brand?  Should we expect an increase in prices of FMCG brands during/after COVID-19?  Is the classic male-dominated field of business in India changing or needs more work? Find us on, https://dialogueroom.co.in/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
28:37
August 1, 2020
The Army Behind Robin Hood with Aarushi Batra
Listen to Divya dialogue with Aarushi Batra, Co-Founder, Robin Hood Army about how the company is feeding over 30 million people. Robin Hood Army is a non-profit and a volunteer organisation that takes excess food from weddings, events and restaurants and distributes it to the underprivileged.  Points discussed in the podcast: What is the business model of Robin Hood Army (RHA)? How has COVID affected the working of RHA? Is the Robin Hood Army Concept inspired by the fictional character Robin Hood? How does RHA manage their day to day functions? What is the 30M Mission? How are Robins re-inventing during COVID?  Dialogue Room handles: Website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
25:33
July 24, 2020
The Health Care System with Prateep Sen
Listen to Divya dialogue with Prateep Sen, Founder and Co-CEO, Tribeca Care about the healthcare and eldercare system in India.  "The real healthcare happens not in the hospital but in the homes." Points discussed in the podcast: How is the healthcare sector evolving during COVID? Has COVID given a push to the healthcare sector?  Is Tribeca Care inspired by healthcare in the west?  How has mandatory health care insurance in India affected Tribeca Care? How has Tribeca re-invented during the pandemic? Dialogue Room handles: Website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
28:12
July 17, 2020
Shielding You From COVID-19, Maker's Asylum
Listen to Divya dialogue with Vaibhav Chhabra, CLO and founder, Maker's Asylum about how the organisation is helping the healthcare sector by open-sourcing and making protective face shields in India."Maker's Asylum is a playground where people from different backgrounds - engineers, artists, designers can get together and make stuff." Points discussed in the podcast: What's the concept behind Maker's Asylum? How do you establish a business management structure out of a community initiative? What is the M-19 initiative? What were the challenges involved in the M-19 initiative, and how did you tackle them? What was the quarantine process like at Maker's Asylum? What is the concept of MAPR? Dialogue Room handles: Website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
30:42
July 10, 2020
Is COVID the end of luxury travel?
Listen to Divya dialogue with Taruna Seth, Founder and Navigator-In-Chief, Encompass about how domestic travel and tourism will re-invent itself post-COVID-19."COVID has made the travel industry hit a massive pause button. For now, the only tune we can play is dream now and travel later." Points discussed in the podcast: Q. How are you coping in the travel and tourism sector during COVID? Q. Will the domestic travel boom in India? Q. Will the travel demand get permanently lost, or is it just delayed? Q. What are the factors that determine a surge in tourism? Q. What are the challenges India will face during the surge in tourism? Q. Will India have to adopt a lean travel approach when it comes to luxury travel? Q. What will be the trends in travelling post-COVID Dialogue Room handles: Website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/   Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
28:19
July 3, 2020
The Business of Street Food with Anubhav, Founder, Delhi Food Walks.
Listen to Divya dialogue with Anubhav Sapra, founder and foodie-in-chief, Delhi Food Walks on the business of the street food industry of India, and what challenges it faces due to COVID-19. The livelihood of around 3.5 Million street food vendors across India will be affected due to COVID-19.   Points discussed in the podcast:  What is the idea behind Delhi Food Walks (DFW)? What are the gaps in the service industry that DFW is trying to fill? What are the challenges in doing food tours in India?  What is the Indian Culinary Tours (ICT)?  How have you re-invented during COVID-19? How can you define street food in India? Dialogue Room handles: Website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/  Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn DFW handles:  Website: http://www.delhifoodwalks.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delhifoodwalks/
30:19
June 26, 2020
Bonus Episode: Coping with COVID-19 with Dr Tejasvini, Neuropsychologist
Listen to Divya dialogue with Dr Tejasvini Sinha, Neuropsychologist on how to cope with loss, stress and work commitments during COVID - 19. Points discussed in the podcast are:  *Loss is a big part during COVID-19, how do you grapple with loss and make sense of it? *How do stakeholders like business/ restaurant owners create a balance between their jobs and the grief they may be facing during COVID-19? *When speaking to someone who is struggling, where does one even start? *How does one initiate the dialogue of mental health and loss during COVID-19, especially with corporates? *Why does such a strong stigma exist when discussing mental health in India? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
26:42
June 19, 2020
Re-Defining the Education Sector with Lt. General Surendra Kulkarni, Director, Mayo College, Ajmer
Listen to Divya dialogue with Lt. Gen Surendra Kulkarni (Retd.), Director, Mayo College, Ajmer about the reforms in the education sector due to COVID-19.Points discussed in the podcast: How has the shift from physical to digital been like? How will the online v/s offline teaching affect the quality of education provided to students? How will COVID-19 affect employment? "If you were the Human Resource Development Minister, what would be your top three priorities right now?" What are the benefits of online learning? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
32:26
June 12, 2020
The Business of NGOs with Manak Matiyani, Executive Director, YP Foundation
Listen to Divya dialogue with Manak Matiyani, Executive Director, YP Foundation on the business model behind an NGO. How an NGO operates, and the challenges faced by NGOs in receiving grants and funding.  Points discussed in the podcast: How has the business model of an NGO evolved? What are the hurdles being faced by NGOs due to COVID-19? How do you filter the Internet when fighting for the ‘Right to the Internet’? What is the ‘young men’s’ feminist leadership programme? Why does the word 'feminism' carry such a negative connotation? How do you impart your values to your juniors in an NGO? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
28:09
June 5, 2020
The Business of Wine with Kapil Sekhri, CEO, Fratelli Wines
Listen to Divya dialogue with Kapil Sekhri, CEO, Fratelli Wines about how Fratelli Wines created a product that competes globally and puts India on the world map.Points discussed in the podcast: Why the wine industry? How does Fratelli make its wine? How did the wine industry test your patience? Why is there such a stark difference in the prices of various wines? Is wine a product for the millennials? Should alcohol be delivered? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
24:38
May 29, 2020
Re-Innovating The Legal Sector With Bharat Anand, Senior Partner, Corporate at Khaitan & Co.
Listen to Divya dialogue with Bharat Anand, Partner, Corporate at Khaitan & Co. about how the legal sector will re-innovate and digitise itself. Points discussed in the podcast: -How is the legal sector going digital? -Will a contract be valid if signed with a digital signature? -What reforms will emerge in the legal sector? -What are the challenges the legal sector is facing during COVID-19? -Can drafting the right clause help deal with a pandemic like COVID-19? -Will COVID-19 affect the current data laws in India? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
25:59
May 22, 2020
Re - Vamping Commodities Sector With Tarun Sawhney,VC & MD, Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd.
Listen to Divya dialogue with Tarun Sawhney, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd. about how the commodities sector is overcoming the hurdles of COVID-19. Tarun shares the different kinds of reforms that have emerged within his sector. Points discussed in the podcast: -Is sugar being produced during the COVID-19 lockdown? -Has the demand for essential commodities increased during COVID-19? -How has COVID affected the supply chains operation of essential commodities like sugar? -How is India exporting sugar during COVID-19? -What reforms have you incorporated? -Which sectors are seriously impacted due to COVID-19?  Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
24:30
May 19, 2020
Re-Inventing Retail Sector With Arjun Sharma, Chairman, Select Group.
Listen to Divya dialogue with Arjun Sharma, Chairman, Select Group about how the retail sector can bounce back from COVID-19 struck losses. Arjun shares practical ways in which a mall can re-invent during COVID-19. Points discussed in the podcast: What is the current status of the retail & tourism sector? How can shopping malls practice social distancing? What have been your learnings from other countries? How can you re-innovate malls during COVID-19? Will E-commerce prevail over shopping malls? Which are the worst affected sectors? What are your key learnings during COVID-19? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
25:40
May 15, 2020
Re-Building Automotive Sector with Jayant Davar,MD of Sandhar Technologies.
Listen to Divya dialogue with Jayant Davar, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Sandhar Technologies Ltd. about the boons and banes of the automotive sector. Jayant shares valuable insights on rebuilding his sector post-COVID-19 lockdown. Points discussed in the podcast: -What is the current scenario of your business? -What would be the 'new normal' post-COVID-19? -Would there be a surge in private transportation once the lockdown is lifted? -What is the future of electric vehicles? -Are electric vehicles actually eco-friendly? -Will India gain from the business China loses? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
25:47
May 12, 2020
Wealth Management during COVID-19 With Rohit Sarin, Co-Founder of Client Associates
Listen to Divya dialogue with Rohit Sarin, co-founder, Client Associates on how to COVID proof your investment. Client Associates is a professional platform of private wealth management services in India. It works closely with some of India’s most respected CXOs, entrepreneurs and family business owners. Points discussed in the podcast: -What are your thoughts on the current uncertainty due to COVID-19? -Are you in a better position to predict the market as compared to earlier this year when COVID-19 started? -What strategies can investors opt for during COVID-19 times? -What are the factors that are affecting the market growth? -What is the difference between SARS and COVID-19? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
24:08
April 29, 2020
Bonus Episode: Practicing Self-Care during COVID-19
Listen to Divya dialogue with Priyamvada Aggarwal, a counselling therapist, about how to practice self-care during COVID-19. Points discussed in the podcast: -How to cut through the noise with the amount of content telling us to be productive during COVID-19 distress? -With no end in sight, how do we cope with this pandemic? -How to feel connected during the lockdown? -Can you break down self-care to fit today's scenario? -How to set up boundaries when working from home? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
20:57
April 23, 2020
Data Protection: Know your rights as a consumer
Listen to Divya dialogue with Sidhant Kumar about data protection and your rights as a consumer in India. The personal data protection bill has outstanding provisions in terms of notice, consent and requirements that it imposes on people who collect data. However, the complaint redressal mechanism still needs to be improved. There needs to be direction and guidance on how to make it accessible to ordinary consumers who may or may not have access to legal representation. Questions discussed in the podcast: Q.1 As a consumer, what should I do, if I find someone misusing my data? Q.2 Where is India heading with the new bill? Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
07:28
April 9, 2020
Data Privacy & Protection with Sidhant Kumar
Listen to Divya Gupta dialogue with Sidhant Kumar on data privacy and protection. What businesses need to be doing with their data, and the right way to get customer consent to share data and utilise data. Is there a need to anonymise data? Sidhant is an advocate specialising in technology regulatory matters. His writings on these issues have been published extensively including a book on privacy law that was cited by the Supreme Court of India in 2017.  Some things that have been discussed in the podcast:    - Anonymise your data if you’re sharing it with a 3P.   - To make your business more credible, collect only necessary data.   - Stay away from bulk mining of data. Use what is essential.  - Share data with responsible parties and conduct due diligence on who you share it data with.  - Have an easy to read, bullet point privacy policy. Don’t follow a set template. Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
15:37
April 2, 2020
Breaking down GST Jargons with Neha Goenka
Divya Gupta from Dialogue Room and Neha Goenka from CAxpert dialogue about how GST came in to play and what all should businesses look out for!   GST has been designed to prevent evasion of taxes. So if anyone who was getting away with certain things, the GST has cut it down. At the moment the government’s main prerogative is it to reduce evasion. Points of Discussion:   -Types of GST - State, Central & Integrated -GST prevents evasion of taxes -GST replaced 14 laws making it easier for businesses -GST has 7 tax slabs Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
23:45
March 18, 2020
Solutions to your Accounting Challenges
Divya Gupta from Dialogue Room and Neha Goenka from CAxpert dialogue about how companies can become more efficient by applying some accounting hacks mentioned in the podcast. Things discussed in the podcast: Challenge: Accounting can be expensive Solution: Paperless accounting - choose cloud computing software that makes accounting reasonable Challenge: Calling a freelance accountant only to file taxes & not getting an accurate amount Solution: Keep sharing daily transactions through mobile apps like Quickbooks or Zoho books with your accountant Challenge: Not paying enough attention to cash Solution: Keep a track of account receivables, account payables, debtor days & creditor days Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
26:44
March 15, 2020
Transfin. in dialogue with Divya Gupta
Hear Divya Gupta, Founder & CEO, Dialogue Room speak about its unique business model, the value of niche audiences, media monetisation, and the challenge of curating differentiated events. While dialoguing with Transfin., Divya spoke about how Dialogue Room targets business, finance, and life knowledge gaps by leveraging on conversations with expert networks, value add events and one on one coaching.  What is Dialogue Room: We are an Ed-tech providing 'knowledge of experts directly by experts’. Our experts include top-tier lawyers, CXOs, and renowned psychologists delivering content in the field of Business & Finance and Health & Wellness, aiming to increase business & personal productivity of individuals. Our 3 main products are: 1. On-demand content (videos, podcasts, articles) 2. Webinars & workshops 3. Personal coaching  Check out Transfin. here: https://transfin.in/ Dialogue Room handles- Our website: https://dialogueroom.co.in/ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialogueroom/ Subscribe to the Dialogue Room newsletter here: https://bit.ly/34ByDDn
52:41
March 12, 2020