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Chat Me Up with Tauhee

Chat Me Up with Tauhee

By Tauheeda Azad
To the uninitiated! Those who know me, know how I absolutely uninhibitedly love to speak and connect. So when I got thinking about my next gig, obviously this was the first thing that came into mind!

To do what I love, which is to speak and connect! Which is how the concept of podcasting struck me. With this podcast of mine, I want to reach out to people who have made an impact. And talk to them, about them, for a change. Not their careers or the achievements, but what is it about them that makes them tick.
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Chat Me Up feat. Meghna Pant, Bestselling author of Boys Don't Cry
When your life is so fascinating and is a story that needs to be told with a pinch of humor, you get Meghna Pant's bestselling novel- Boys Don't Cry. A gripping tale of pain and victory; listen to Meghna and me delve beyond the book and bring her life story on the podcast. A gritting story of marital abuse, trauma and finally finding happiness in life. Journalist, feminist, speaker, and bestselling author with many awards to her credit, tune in this week to listen to Meghna bare her heart out on Chat Me Up with Tauhee. Follow this superwoman and find her work on her socials @meghnapant Follow my journey and more fun updates and conversations with my different guests @chatmeup_tauhee If there is someone you would like to see on my podcast, please drop me an email on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com
54:30
September 19, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Fahad Kaleem- Co-Founder Knine Unit, TikTok content creator
This week on the podcast I try to understand some unfamiliar social media territories with my guest, UAEs favorite TikToker, the super wacky and crazy content creator Fahad Kaleem.  The TikTok space has always been beyond my comprehension and I find it exhausting trying to keep up with the trends that are out there! But we see this is where the future is headed and who else to help us better understand this than someone who has been through the highs, lows, and insanity of it all. Following his content creation success on TikTok, Fahad launched his own company the @knineunite to create his style of content for many leading companies in the Middle East. Tune into this podcast to listen to Fahad share his journey on how to become a boss in the social media space! Follow Fahad and his hilarious tiktoks/reels on Tiktok @fahaadk and Instagram on @fahaadk Follow my journey and more fun updates on me and guests on @chatmeup_tauhee If there is anyone you find interesting and would like to see on my podcast, pls drop me a note on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com
01:02:37
September 05, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Ryan Fernando, Nutrition architect to celebrities diet plans.
From mental health to physical health, and that too with the best in business! This week on the podcast with me is the personal nutritionist to the who’s who of the Indian film and sports industry – Mr. Ryan Fernando. Ryan is the personal nutritionist to Virat Kohli, Aamir Khan, Robin Uthappa, Fardeen Khan, and many others and their results are out there for all of us to see. Ryan founded his own company, Qua Nutrition- which focuses on nutrition and tailoring the meal plans to each client’s bespoke needs and requirements. A conversation I was anxious about having given my minimal knowledge in this space, but Ryan makes it all sound so easy and seamless and definitely worth trying! We enjoyed having this conversation, and as is always on my podcast, it’s much more than nutrition plans and diets! Follow Ryans journey across all his all his socials - @ryan_nutrition_coach or www.ryanfernando.in Follow my journey and more fun updates and conversations with my guests @chatmeup_tauhee If there is someone you would like to see on my podcast, please drop me a note on - www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com 
01:02:31
June 29, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Dr Saliha, Founder & CEO of LightHouse Arabia
In my attempt to unravel and understand more about mental health and wellness, I reached out to speak to Dr Saliha, CEO and Founder of Lighthouse Arabia in Dubai, UAE’s leading mental health and wellness clinic. We had this amazing conversation about mental health- how different people deal with it, how we deal with it as parents, peer pressure, societal expectations, and so much more. Trust me when I say I could have gone on and on talking to her to understand more about self-love and care and decipher the different phases of life. Such an enlightening conversation by the end of which my heart was full of understanding and awe. Tune into this podcast to connect and be able to appreciate our lives better! Follow her daily rundown and musings on life on Instagram @drsalihaafridi Follow my journey and more fun updates and conversations with my different guests @chatmeup_tauhee  If there is someone you would like to see on my podcast, please drop me a note on - www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com
49:46
June 07, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Malavika Varadan, CEO of The Hive
RJs and I go a long way I must say! Super excited to bring to you this podcast with everyones favourite ex Rj - Malavika Varadan. Listen to us talk about her journey into radio at City 101.6, then exiting it and exploring the entrepreneur in her- successfully with her arts academy in Dubai- the Hive.  A heart warming conversation about how different phases of your life all come together to fit into a perfect puzzle and finally finds peace 💗 Follow Malavika and her fascinating journey of unravelling herself @malavikavaradan Find me on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com Also follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on my podcast, drop me an email on the website, or alternatively reach me on info@chatmeupwithtauhee.com 
45:12
May 17, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Pooja Srinivasa Raja, Director at Adayar Ananda Bhavan.
This week on Chat Me Up with Tauhee is Pooja Srinivasa Raja, director at Ananda Adayar Bhavan, one of the largest and most successful chains of restaurants in South India. In this podcast, we talk about her conflicts with mental health. As surprising as it may seem, with a flawless life at the outset, we discuss the issues and mental struggles she went through. Today she is also the founder of the Transfomind and Neoparenting online platforms, offering support to people who are struggling with mental health issues; taking her experiences into account, and trying to make sure nobody else goes through the same. We discuss the struggles we have both been through in a very judgmental, patriarchal society and the aftermath of it all. A heartening insightful chat this week and one you should not miss to understand the human mind's vulnerabilities and be aware of the help around you. Follow this powerhouse inspiration on Instagram @poojasrinivasaraja Also, follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee and find more of my work on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com If there is anyone you think should be on my podcast, drop me an email at info@chatmeupwithtauhee.com. Do email us your comments/feedback as well!
48:00
March 29, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Khalid Al Ameri, Most popular storyteller in the Middle East
This week on the podcast, ticking off from my bucket list is - KHALID AL AMERI !! Super thrilled to be releasing this week, a favorite across the Middle East, Khalid al Ameri. With a whopping 10 million followers on Facebook and Instagram, on this podcast Khalid shares his life journey, from being a regular guy working at the government office and quitting the job to follow a passion that has taken him to be the most sought after ‘content creator’ in the Middle East. His relatable slice of life videos with his wife Salama and kids are loved by the audience. He shares all about his journey and his love for his following, and the joy he has in waking up everyday to do something he is so passionate about. Finding your passion is the beginning of any journey but to actually take the leap and make it work, lets listen to Khalid share his success story, on the Chat Me Up podcast with Tauhee this week! Follow Khalid and his videos on his Facebook handle @khalidalameri and Instagram @khalidalameri Do follow and support my journey on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! Find more of my work on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com. If there is anyone you think should be on my podcast, drop an email on the website or alternatively reach me on info@chatmeupwithtauhee.com  Do email us your comments/feedback as well!
01:23:42
March 23, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Yasir Khan, Transformation Guru/Celebrity Trainer.
And just like that, it is season 2! Staying true to the podcasts theme, this week on the podcast, I have one of the most inspirational personalities I have come across, my first guest for this season - Yasir Khan. Yasir Khan is a body transformation guru and celebrity trainer with names like Tiger Shroff, Ayushman Khurana and more to his his clientele list. Currently based in the UAE and transforming not only bodies but also lives with his workouts, Yasir Khan is one of the most sought after trainers in the UAE. A classic 'rags to riches' story, with a passion to succeed. When I reached out to Yasir, I told him, lets not speak about diets, nutrition or exercise, let's speak about you and your journey and he was more than happy to share his life with us! Start your week with stories like this one! Believe in yourself and you CAN.  Follow his inspirational routine and all the motivation on Instagram @yasir_khan_official Find my work on www.chatmeupwithtauhee.com. Also follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on my podcast, drop an email on the website or alternatively reach me on info@chatmeupwithtauhee.com. Do email us your comments/feedback as well!
01:11:17
February 21, 2022
Chat Me Up feat. Shweta Subram, Jalebi Baby
It is unlikely you haven’t grooved to the superhit song of this year Jalebi baby, like the rest of the world! Super excited for this one with the Jalebi queen! On the podcast this week with me is the toast of the year, Shweta Subram discussing her success and her foray into the music world. We have heard so much about her success with Jalebi baby, but her story before this is not as much in the spotlight. Listen to us as we unravel her journey to the stupendous success with the runaway hit of the year Jalebi baby. Follow the glamorous celebrity and her work on Instagram @shwetasubram Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
50:14
September 26, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Mona Tajarbi, influencer in the UAE
Fashion, makeup and all things glamorous on the podcast this week with the UAE influencer queen Mona Tajarbi. Lots of unhinged banter discussing the joys and toxicities of the social media space and her juggles to find the the perfect life in between.  Join us as Mona shares her journey from anonymity to being a well acclaimed content creator in the UAE.  Follow the very stunning blogger Mona on her Instagram @monatajarbi Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
01:06:25
September 12, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Alex Augusti, JustFoodDxb
My guest Alex Augusti popularly know as JustFoodDXB, is no ordinary food blogger. He has taken the food blogging to an altogether new high, by doing review videos! And now I get a closure to why food blogging wasn't cut for me!  I am an absolute foodie. I tried my hand at food blogging for a bit and then realized the efforts and time spent on it is no joke! Moreover I don't have the patience to click the most aesthetic photos once my food is on the table. Listen to us this week as we have a fun chat about this competitive space, his transition from the corporate world to food blogging and all the tips you need to know to make it big in this space. Follow the best food blogger in town on Instagram @JustFoodDXB Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations. If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your feedback/suggestions too!
32:22
August 29, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Suad Al Shamsy, first female aeronautical engineer in the UAE
This week on the podcast, listen to Suad Al Shamsy, the first female aeronautical engineer from the UAE; having a heart to heart conversation on the podcast and share her journey to success.  The conviction that led her forward despite all the odds. I love talking to women who have a powerful story to share, beating the odds and acing the game. We all have a hidden dream that probably could be challenging the norms. But how many of us has faced that battle? Join us, as we discuss her passion, her dreams and how she dons so many roles in her daily life. Follow this charismatic woman on Instagram @suadalshamsy  Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
42:50
August 15, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Vinod Narayan alias Ballatha Pahyan
This week on the podcast is Kerala’s favourite, Vinod Narayan alias Ballatha Pahyan. Known very famously for his zany name and his thoughts on all things happening across India, his hard-hitting views are always intended to be taken with a pinch of salt (including this chat, no less)! Being as honest as can be. Join us as we dissect all things life, politics, movies and much more this week on Chat Me Up, all in his trendy ‘Ballaatha Pahyan’ style! Listen to him share short anecdotes and his opinions on his Facebook @ballaathapahyan and Instagram handle @pahyanmedia Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
01:28:56
August 01, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Raha Moharrak, Youngest Arab to conquer Mt Everest.
This week on the podcast is the first Saudi Arabian woman and the youngest Arab to have conquered all seven summits across the world, including the Mt Everest! Listen to Raha share her experiences, how she braved through the challenges and has come through them all successful and raring to explore more. She also talks about her experiences of travelling around the world and shares her beautiful journey on the podcast! Hailing from a Saudi Arabian family, breaking all stereotypes, this is one story we can all take away from! Follow the adventurous beauty on Instagram @rahamoharrak Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
33:47
June 20, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Sam Pitroda, Redesign the World.
Join me this week on the podcast with India's very own tech Czar as we proudly call him, Sam Pitroda; popularly known as the Father of India's Computer and IT revolution, Based out of Chicago, listen to Sam Pitroda share his immense wealth of wisdom on all things past and how he believes technology can change the way we live and connect. We also discuss the release of his latest book , 'Redesign the World' and the futuristic vision he has for the world. Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions as well!
47:21
June 06, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Sal Lavallo, youngest traveler around the World
This week on the podcast is my favourite travel blogger, TEDx speaker, and the youngest person to have covered all 193 countries in the world, the very charming Sal Lavallo. What started out as a passion was a life changer for Sal in so many aspects.  Listen to Sal share his experiences, learnings and his journey to Islam along his travelling journey! Just what you need to heard amidst all the chaos around the world.  Follow the suave Sal Lavallo on his YouTube and instagram @sallavallo Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
47:34
May 23, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Ayesha Husaini, Founder/Director of Manzil
This week on the podcast is Ayesha Husaini, founder/director of Manzil, UAE; a Centre for rehabilitation and education for children with special needs. Listen to her stories on how she discovered her passion to give back to the community and her experiences along this enriching journey. Keeping in line with my guests, I have to say she has been the most impactful in the truest sense of the word! Do visit their website www.manzil.ae for more information on the Centre and their role in structuring a better space for the people of determination in UAE.  Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop us an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions as well!
45:06
April 08, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Anuja Chauhan, Leading author of India
Carrying forward the celebrations of women's day, this week on the podcast is the superwoman Anuja Chauhan. An ex-advertising mogul with many tags to her name and one of Indias top Bollywood scriptwriter and author, Anuja is now back with her latest book release ‘Club you to death’. This powerful lady and her wisdom will have you thinking on all the small things in life we chose to rush past ahead. Tune in to enjoy this chat and let me know what you think! Follow this diva on Instagram @anujachauhan Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us comments/suggestions too!
45:09
March 14, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Mr. Salman Khurshid and Mrs. Louise Khurshid, Eminent politicians
Super excited to release this podcast today! A very heartening conversation with my most senior interviewee thus far! I must admit I had my heart in my throat in trepidation but what a delight it was, enjoyed every minute of it and truly humbled! Tune in and listen to the Ex External Affairs Minister of India, Mr. Salman Khurshid and his wife Mrs. Louise Khurshid, also former MLA and active politician; have a fun conversation with me on Chat Me Up this week! Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions as well!
39:20
February 28, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Shabina Shamsudeen aka Shabosphere
This week on the podcast, is one of Dubais favourite blogger, Shabosphere. A blogger who blogs about all things food, recipes, fashion and lifestyle; all within your budget! Listen to Shabina share her Instagram tips and passion for what she does having given up a successful career in logistics. Its all in the heart and what you do about it after all! Like I believe in too, follow your heart
47:55
February 14, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Anirudh Pandita, Founder of Pocket Aces
This week on the podcast is a fun conversation with Indias trendsetter of sorts in media industry; Founder of Indias largest Digital Content Platform Pocket Aces Anirudh Pandita with popular brands such as Filter Copy, Dice Media, Nutshell etc. It is interesting to hear how Anirudh made this transition from the corporate finance world into the cutthroat world of India’s Entertainment industry and build a brand like no other! Follow the suave media kingpin Anirudh @anipandita Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us comments/suggestions too!
54:30
January 31, 2021
Chat Me Up feat. Aysha Mahmoud aka Aisooti
When it is Aisooti, you know it has to be intense. This week on the podcast is trendsetting Feminist, a TEDx speaker, Social Worker Aysha Mahmoud. A Powerhouse Personality who has made significant impact in communities and with many experiences to share, this is one episode you don't want to miss! More than the grit and laughs, join us on this complex journey of Aysha and how she survived through them all. A much needed uplifting conversation on Chat Me Up this week! Follow the feisty Aysha on her handle @aisooti Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations! If there is anyone you think should be on the show, please drop me an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us comments/suggestions too! 
01:03:14
January 17, 2021
Chat Me Up Feat. Khatija Rahman
And just like that, its the start of the year and I'm so thrilled to be opening it on a high with my first podcast of the year! She needs no introduction but then its my honour to be have been able to do this so here goes! Lol This week on the podcast is the super talented, much celebrated and definitely the humblest person I've met, Khatija Rahman. I was jumping in joy when she responded and I think its safe to say we have been able to form a beautiful connection beyond the recording. A story very different from the usual celebrity kids, this episode will give you an insight into what life is like behind the scenes of all the glamour and chaos we otherwise get to see! Follow the melodious Khatija Rahman @khatija.rahman Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
37:30
January 03, 2021
Chat Me Up Feat. RJ Mohit Dantre from Kadak FM
I've wanted to be an RJ from the time I started listening to radio but somehow it didn't quite happen. And in a very twisted but fortunate turn of events, here I am today interviewing my favorite Radio Jockey! This week on the podcast is UAE’s favorite morning show host who sends out so much energy to his listeners everyday, Mohit Dantre from Kadak FM! An absolute fun chat ranging from how he became an RJ, to be sitting down with all the top Bollywood stars today and more inside scoop from behind the scenes! Follow his fun and flashy profile on instagram @mohitdantre Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
41:25
December 06, 2020
Chat Me Up feat. Sneha Bhatia. Co-Founder of Sugaholic
On this episode of Chat Me Up, we have the Co-Founder of the award winning boutique cake shop, Sugaholic. Join us as she shares her journey through entrepreneurship, her successful influencer journey and the challenges as a mother! Most importantly how to stay happy through them all!  Follow the sweetest lady (literally) on the gram at @happilysneha and her cakeshop on @sugaholicbakeshop Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
41:19
November 22, 2020
Chat Me Up feat. Virdah Javed Khan aka Mom In Dubai
To be at your humblest best even when you are at your peak is superbly exemplified by Virdah Javed Khan aka Mom In Dubai. A glamorous and beautiful personality inside out, Virdah talks about her journey she started from scratch with sheer hard work and a will to prove to herself, she is extraordinaire. An influencer with a massive following and a face of many brands across UAE, Virdah shares her highs and lows along her journey on this podcast. This is exactly what you need to hear to get that much needed direction in whatever it is that your heart wants you to do! Follow the glamorous diva Virdah on instagram @mom_in_dubai Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show, DM me or drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
41:22
November 08, 2020
Chat Me Up feat. Ziyad Bangara, Co-Founder of Fixerman
On this episode of Chat Me Up, we have Dubais own Fixerman- Ziyad Bangara sharing with us his journey to launching the app with his co-founders and also a secret passion he follows by night, theatre. Join us on this chat to unravel everything that goes behind following your dream and working towards them all, step by step.  Follow the budding actor on instagram @ziyadbangara and his startup @fixermanme Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
41:01
October 25, 2020
Chat Me Up feat. EliKutty aka Eliza Keyton
The Indian language Malayalam, is a very complex language. But as they say, love will conquer all. Our guest today, is not your regular American teacher. An English teacher who passionately loves languages, her love for Malayalam began after she met her Malayali husband. So much so that now she has taken to teaching the language! Your very unconventional American Malayalam teacher Eliza Keyton aka elikutty is on the podcast Chat Me Up today! Follow her on instagram @eli.kutty Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
46:36
October 15, 2020
Chat Me Up feat. Chirag Suri. UAE national team cricketer
Cricket comes closest to religion, and cricketers to God! That’s just how Indians take to this sport. Keeping that in mind, we have UAE’s pride and favorite batsman Chirag Suri with us on this episode of Chat Me Up! Listen to Chirag Suri, UAE national cricket team opening batsman, having a casual chat with us today talking a little about cricket and more on everything else! His life outside of cricket, family and his spectacular wedding! All and more on the Chat Me Up podcast! Follow the glamorous Chirag Suri on Instagram @csuri128  Follow me on @chatmeup_tauhee for more fun updates and conversations!  If there is anyone you think should be on the show please drop an email to tauhee@gmail.com. Do email us your comments/suggestions too!
46:40
October 01, 2020
Welcome to my podcast
To the uninitiated! Those who know me, know how I absolutely uninhibitedly love to speak and connect. So when I got thinking about my next gig, obviously this was the first thing that came into mind! To do what I love, which is to speak and connect! Which is how the concept of podcasting struck me. With this podcast of mine, I want to reach out to people who have made an impact. And talk to them, about them, for a change. Not their careers or the achievements, but what is it about them that makes them tick!
00:19
September 19, 2020