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The Truth About Nobody

The Truth About Nobody

By Preeti
It’s the story of a nobody. Perhaps also a story of somebody. Of personal battles big and small, visible and invisible.

SEASON 1 deals with my battle against the very rare and debilitating Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS).
SEASON 2 is on my experiments and experiences with online dating and apps... The upcoming SEASON 3 is on "Growing Up Punjabi!"

Do connect with me on Instagram/ Twitter - both @TruthAbtNobody or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Bouquets, brickbats, suggestions, feedback, ideas, stories are VERY welcome :)
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Hangups, Hookups & Hangovers: A Chat with an Old Friend

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INTERLUDE - Some Thoughts & A Tribute
A Tribute. Taking a moment to reflect on the last couple of months. Tough. Happy. Insightful. Resilient. Irrevocably sad. Unnervingly real. And a tribute to the human spirit, yet again.
13:04
November 19, 2020
Segue into Season 3: GROWING UP PUNJABI!
This podcast is an attempt to explore my intense curiosity about anything and everything. So, I also want to talk about anything and everything. It is a North Indian nobody’s story, yet it could be something of everybody’s. From growing up in the pre-liberalization India of the 80s and 90s, in a crazy Sikh family, I couldn’t have asked for a broader or more fun spectrum of experiences to recount. And recount I intend to. This whimsical, zigzagging life o' mine, served with a large helping of self-deprecation, a smattering of unavoidable sarcasm, some honesty and lots of laughs at my own expense, I hope. Gravitas, if you will, with an extremely light touch. Happy listening! While Season One was stories from my struggle with the debilitating Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS); Season Two was all about my experiments with online dating and dating apps, with a couple of viewpoints thrown in! Season Three is all about...Growing Up Punjabi! I hope you enjoy listening to it! Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
08:44
September 25, 2020
Season Two Wrap Up: I wish you love. 💕
The lockdown has a been a great time to just connect with a lot of people and their stories. Of love, heart break, eternal quests, breathless hookups, patient romances, short confessions and long conversations. And I’ve been soaking it all up! But it's started to get to me - this forced confinement for the second year in a row. With nothing but a short and wonderfully blissful break of a few months in between, as I recovered from the GBS and rediscovered myself. Alas, there seems to be no respite from this round of being home bound. And I find myself trying to reinvent, yet again.    For now, I have deleted all the dating apps i was on, except Bumble. Well, what can I say? I like Bumble. A lot, and can't find it in myself to say goodbye to my sunny friend!    So long, online dating....I'll catch up with you and, when I do, be kind will ya?!   #dating #datingapps #onlinedating #truthabtnobody #datingonline Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
20:19
September 20, 2020
Hangups, Hookups & Hangovers: A Chat with an Old Friend
In this episode, part of the online dating series of Season Two...I talk to my old friend - Shivraj - an openly gay man who came out at a time when others were afraid to. It hasn’t been easy, but online dating apps today have made it a lot of fun. Perils exist, so it pays to be cautious and a tad judgemental, he tells me. We talk about profiles, pictures, ghosting, ageism, yardsticks and much much more...Tune in, will ya?!! #dating #datingonline #onlinedating #datingapps #gaydating Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
28:10
September 12, 2020
Quest for “The One”: Magic, Myth, or Madness?
So, what's your quest? Oh and...What does Maneesh think??   I often wonder just how many of us are still searching for “the one”? It’s true that some of us have found that person, some have loved and lost, while others have just been plain unlucky in the quest that, deep down inside, most of us are on - at least at some time or the other in our lives. Everyone’s quest for THE ONE is different. There is no rule book. There is no single definition. There is no mould you need to fit them into, or break them out of. Well, here I don't mean a "friend" but someone you’re attracted to. Someone with whom you can be yourself. No masks. (Except for now!). No take backs. No judgement. No filters. And no guilt. Hence for me, single men!   #dating #datingapps #onlinedating #truthabtnobody #datingonline Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
24:09
September 7, 2020
Sweep. Search. Swipe. ♾
THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO PRIDE MONTH 2020. Love is often brutal, unexpected and searingly indifferent to the chains that seek to bind it. May it forever roam free. And back to this season on dating online, I guess it’s not the dating apps’ fault when you have everyone looking for something often quite elusive out there – some for something specific, others for anything at all to break the monotony of their lives.  I’m no different. Especially in this lockdown, this unnatural state of limbo we've been forced into. This podcast season was born out curiosity - my own, and that of my friends’ later on - to understand what the dating scene in India had become while we were all busy building marriages, adjusting their careers and/ or bringing up children.   #dating #datingapps #onlinedating #truthabtnobody #datingonline Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
08:19
June 22, 2020
A Brave New World - Part Two
NOTE: This episode contains a few Hindi words, phrases and sentences. When I first started dating online, I had set a red line for myself. I could date younger men. Just not more than a handful of years younger than me. At 45, that made it tough for me to cross the boundary to the early thirties. Till I finally did. I met someone... Men in their Thirties are just too easygoing, too much fun. They don’t take themselves as seriously as most men on the wrong side of forty seem to do. Soon I was learning how to navigate the exciting minefield of people born in the 1980s.  #dating #datingapps #onlinedating #truthabtnobody #datingonline Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
08:39
June 22, 2020
A Brave New World - Part One
Note: Mildly Explicit Content Like Marvel’s Captain America, it seems I had been frozen in a time capsule, only to emerge half a decade later (in my case) and realise the world had moved far ahead while I had been asleep. Upon this re-awakening, I would go on to discover a brave new world, venturing into an unfamiliar corner of the multi-verse. #OnlineDating. And here I am trying to be as honest as possible in sharing some of my impressions of the world that had existed long before I discovered it!!  #dating #datingapps #truthabtnobody #datingonline Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
08:36
June 22, 2020
An Ode to Online Dating
The lockdown has made me appreciate afresh, this strange beast I’ve been acquainted with for a while now - online dating! Tune into the first episode of a new season that talks about things I love about dating apps. And yeah, my not-quite-dating run-ins during a strict quarantine phase are topping the charts right now. Hurrah! Now only if we would get to the next chapter..and I could get back to them dates. Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
08:29
May 27, 2020
Corona-Ah Na Na
Just some ramblings on the weather, germs, advertisements, a virus and a couple of irritating questions. Please note: It contains quite a few Hindi words! Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
07:07
March 12, 2020
Cashless in the City with my Man Friday
Firstly, please ignore the background noise / disturbances in this episode, the source of which I cannot place to rectify. I’m still getting the hang of this thing! This one is about a person. One of many who was there for me when the chips were down. And oh how thankful I am for each and every one of them! Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
07:37
February 21, 2020
Paint me a Life
I have a six year old niece. She is the light of my life. I often tell her that she is my heart, and that if she behaves badly my heart jumps in it’s cavity and hurts. She listens intently to that, says sorry to me and then goes on to be even naughtier than before. Secretly? I love it. She is also one of the most sensitive, empathetic human beings I know and love. The picture you see as the thumbnail in this episode? That painting, which I recently got framed, kept me going. Kept me hopeful. Alive. And here’s its story! Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
05:56
February 17, 2020
Countless Cigarettes & Cuttlefish
Excitedly embarking on my first ever overseas holiday with my sister, little did I know that my life would soon turn upside down. Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
04:46
February 12, 2020
February 11, 2020
00:59
February 11, 2020
Prelude: The Truth About Nobody
I’m Preeti Singh from New Delhi, India. You can follow me on Instagram/ Twitter on @truthabtnobody. I’m 45 years old. And this is my podcast “The Truth About Nobody”. It is partly my story. About surviving a life-threatening and rare autoimmune disorder that nearly killed me. And partly stories of a lot of people I have met, who have loved or left me, encouraged and uplifted me, laughed with or at me and made me who I am today. I hope you find something in here that resonates with you. And if you do, why don’t you share it ahead? Leave a message? I’d love to hear from you. Happy listening! Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Instagram @TruthAbtNobody / Twitter or write to me at thetruthaboutnobody.gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you! Oh, and do check out my other podcast "The Good Comms Podcast with Preeti Singh" on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and your other favorite listening platforms!
03:13
February 10, 2020