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Bencil Talks

By Rajeev Bencil Surana
2020 is not a curse, hosted by Rajeev Bencil Surana on the new normal and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail, learning etc which is also covered in our book
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Bencil Talks with Nitya Aggarwal, Mumbai Head, Wildnest
Nitya is an Interior Designer by profession, she  changed her career to pursue her passion for wildlife and nature conservation. Her love for nature developed since childhood while exploring various places with her family across the country. She believes in promoting eco-tourism and conservation of nature and understands the importance and need of instilling love for nature at a young age in children.
35:20
May 5, 2021
Bencil Talks on World IP Day
On the occasion of World IP day, Mr. Rajeev Bencil Surana has some thoughts he'd like to share. Listen to the podcast to learn more!
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April 26, 2021
Bencil Talks with Alan Rosling, Co-founder and Director, ECube Investment Advisors
ECube is India's Active ESG Fund, in partnership with Quantum Advisors focusing on small and mid-cap Indian companies. Alan is an alumni of Downing College, Cambridge and Harvard Business School. He is an entrepreneur and a strategic advisor who has had a deep engagement in India for over 35 years. He was Executive director of Tata Sons, charged with internationalization of the company. He was a special advisor to the British Prime Minister during 1991-1993. He was awarded a CBE in 2014. So let's learn more from Alan!
47:11
April 20, 2021
Bencil Talks with Jatin Singh, Founder & Managing Director, Skymet Weather Services, and Founder & Director at Gramcover
Skymet is India's first private weather forecasting company. Always fascinated with weather even as a 17 year old and a professional journalist. Jatin launched Skymet in 2003 with the intention of providing reliable and accessible weather forecasts. Skymet’s greatest contribution is perhaps that to a large extent Skymet has solved the Monsoon forecasting problem in India. In addition, Skymet has set up about 400 agricultural sensors that enable farmers to understand their crops at a micro scale and thereby maximize their yield.  So let's learn more from Jatin!
36:38
April 5, 2021
Bencil Talks with Smita Singhal, Director/Founder, Absolute Water
Welcome to the latest episode of Bencil Talks! In this episode, we had with us Smita Singhal, Director/Founder, Absolute Water. She, with the help of her father, Sunil Singhal, developed India's first 100% Green water recovery plant. They convert sewage to drinking water, truly doing justice to the motto 'Each drop counts'.  So let's dive deeper into Smita's journey!
39:53
March 20, 2021
Bencil Talks with Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar, Director, Rudra Environmental Solutions
Welcome to the latest episode of Bencil Talks! In this episode, we had with us Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar ("The Plastic Lady"), Director of Mantraa Research & Consultants Pvt Ltd, Phoenix General Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd., and Rudra Environmental Solutions (India) Ltd. She is also a trustee of "Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust", which collects plastic waste from places like Baramati, Baneshwar, Raigad Fort, Thane, etc. She's environmentally conscious and is a firm believer of "change begins at home". So let's dive deeper into Dr. Medha's journey!
37:36
March 5, 2021
The emergence of Kaagaz scanner : In conversation with Mr Snehanshu Gandhi
In our episode of Bencil Talks this week, we present to you Mr Snehanshu Gandhi, co-founder of Kaagaz Scanner. A graduate from IIT, Mr Snehanshu Gandhi is also the brainchild of Sorted AI. In his trademark style, Mr Snehanshu Gandhi used the magical combination of modern technology and artificial intelligence to put Kaagaz scanner at the forefront of documentation apps. His foresight led to the emergence of Kaagaz scanner being the most available app for document scanning post the Government ban on Chinese based apps. Today, he takes us through his journey, highlighting the contributing factors to its emergence, its visibility and what it’s going to take to keep his company on the success bandwagon.
28:59
December 15, 2020
In conversation with Shabari Raje, co-founder of findmeashoe.com
In today’s Episode in Bencil Talks we present to you Shabari Raje, co-founder of findmeashoe.com. Shabari Raje, who studied at Domus Academy – Milan, takes us through her journey giving us a peek on the development of her product and its evolution.  Shabari’s company is a pioneer of sorts, with a strong focus on integrating technology to revolutionize the customer’s shopping experience. In this exclusive interaction, Shabari Raje tells us all about how a simple mobile app with state-of-the art AI, can change the retail landscape like never before.
45:20
December 10, 2020
BencilTalks with Namita Banka: Founder & MD, Banka Bioloo
Welcome to the latest episode of BencilTalks! In this episode, we had with us Ms Namita Banka, Founder & MD of Banka Bioloo Limited, which is a pioneer in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene infrastructure. Banka Bioloo provides sanitation infrastructure and turnkey, human waste management solutions and services involving innovative and simple bio-digester technology patented by DRDO, the R&D arm of the Indian Ministry of Defence. Ms Namita completed her Bachelor of Science (Home Science) from University of Delhi and also completed her Diploma in Jewellery Designing, Mfg. & Appraising from Indian Diamond Institute, Surat. She has 8 years of experience in the field of diamond Jewellery. In 2008, she began her Entrepreneur venture of BioLoo in proprietor concern. She has been the main guiding force behind the growth and business strategy of the company. So let's dive deeper into Ms Namita's journey through this  innovation!
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October 28, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 7: Media & Entertainment)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 7th chapter on Media & Entertainment in this episode!
17:05
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 6: Retail)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 6th chapter on Retail in this episode!
15:24
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 5: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 5th Chapter on Travel, Tourism & Hospitality in this episode!
16:33
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 4:Work Place)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 4th chapter on Work Place in this episode!
15:51
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 3: Supply Chain)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 3rd chapter on Supply Chain in this episode!
14:37
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 2: Learning & Creativity)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 2nd chapter on Learning & Creativity in this episode!
16:05
October 23, 2020
2020 Is Not A Curse (Chapter 1: Technology & Innovation)
"2020 Is Not a Curse" authored by Rajeev Bencil Surana with insights from 20 global experts on the new normal, and what the future holds for us in different areas such as technology, retail & shopping, learning etc. is here. Find the 1st chapter on Technology & Innovation in this episode!
16:36
October 23, 2020
Bencil Talks With Santosh Hulawale: A Robotic Innovator
In today's episode of BencilTalks, we have with us Santosh Hulawale, a Robotic Innovator and Founder & CEO, Robotech Research. Mr Santosh has created several versions of A.I.humanoid INDRO, and has used the COVID period to come up with DMR-S1, a new robot that would be especially useful in COVID 19 treatment. It can protect frontline health workers such as doctors and nurses with the ability to diagnose their temperature, and can serve food to patients with a payload of about 200 kg. So let's know more about his journey!
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October 15, 2020
Bencil Talks With Young Wizards: An Interview with Sheroy Katila
Tune in to know more about the exciting journey of Sheroy Katila, a young Industrial & Innovation Design Consultant. A graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, UK, he has his own share of experiences and challenges with innovation. 
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September 23, 2020
Bencil talks with ''Christopher Bluemel''
Christopher is a German national and has made India home for the last 15 years, He is an entrepreneur who works in the green chemistry space and looks at Covid19 crisis opportunity to rebalance our lives
34:54
July 28, 2020
Bencil Talks with retail expert ''Robert Lobo''
Today's episode of bencil talks is with ''Robert Lobo'' the suave and vocal retailer and angel investor who is very animated when it comes to fashion trends, spotting opportunities and reading consumer behaviour. To all the retail junkies out there you don't want to miss this episode !!
55:36
July 20, 2020
Bencil talks with ''Abhijeet Kini''
Today's episode on 'Bencil Talks' is extra special because we have the creator of our very own innovation master 'Bencil', Abhijeet Kini is a cartoonist popularly known for his work in tinkle and the creator of his very own famous cartoon 'Angry Maushi' who is not your typical maid but a Maharashtrian lady fed up with the various issues and injustice around us. This episode is especially for all the artists and creators out there!
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July 13, 2020
Bencil talks with Ratnesh Jain
Ratnesh Jain is a senior researcher at the Institute of chemical technology, Mumbai and passionate about industry-academia partnerships. In this episode, we explore how industry-academia partnerships can be strengthened in India for bringing about a better eco-system for innovation. 
14:50
July 9, 2020
2020 is not a curse talk with Capt. Sandeep Dhawan
2020 is not a curse talk series has kicked off with Capt. Sandeep Dhawan, a Geopolitical Expert on India's strategy to deal with its neighbours especially China and how to secure itself. Sandeep is an ex-Captain with Indian Navy brings a lot of insights on Geopolitical matters and runs his blog, www.insightful.co.in 
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June 30, 2020