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Do your extra-curriculars, Kids! – Part 2

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By Ratik Sharma
A podcast about Indians pursuing unconventional careers paths, not letting society box them up in the status-quo.

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Learning by Doing
If you're an Unbox super fan and think the show adds value to your life then you can now become a supporter of the show: click here Ratik talks to Sambit Biswas, a photographer currently studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York and also doing a bunch of freelancing on the side. Through his freelancing gig, Sambit has worked with some fantastic people: namely Tan France from Netflix's Queer Eye and Prateek Kuhad, a famous Indian singer-songwriter! In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Sambit talk about: How Sambit got into Photography Improving one's craft by doing a lot work The importance of experimenting, playing and having fun Sambit's take on Film Photography The Indian Photography/Art Scene And much, much more Links from the Conversation SVA Pearl Academy New York Video Milk Studios AGENC Article Sambit Recommends Podcasts The Daily The Ezra Klein Show The Vergecast Movies The Great Hack YouTube Bon Appétit Video Games Spiderman PS4 Sambit on the Internet Instagram
38:10
August 31, 2019
No Knowledge is Wasted
Ratik talks to Megha, a recent architecture graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture.  In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Megha talk about: The rising importance of career counselors Architecture education in India Making a career in Architecture Megha’s visit to Japan Architectural practices in the US and India and much more! Links from the Conversation JEE Mains Paper 2, NATA Sushant School of Art and Architecture Stoa Architecture Tech integration in Japan Megha Recommends Books The Tipping Point Blink Podcasts Design Matters with Debbie Millman _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @unboxpod
46:01
July 28, 2019
The Future of Unbox? Equipment for Podcasting? #AskUnbox
Thank you to everyone who took time out to send in a question! Hope the answers are satisfactory! Links from the episode Equipment Samson Go Mic Others Weird Work  Late Nights with Trav and Los The Orbiting Human Circus Beginner Geek Fruit Science Vs Unbox on the Socials Instagram Twitter Find more episodes on: https://unboxpod.co
28:00
June 23, 2019
Bonus: Housekeeping + QnA Announcement!
Send in a Question! Note: Make sure you do this by 21st June, 2019! Record a 30-45 sec audio snippet of your question using any audio recording app on your phone. Sample audio: link. Email the audio file to this email. You can also DM on Twitter or Instagram with the link to the audio file if you prefer that. That's it! Be on the lookout for the QnA later this month! Unbox on the Socials Instagram Twitter Unbox on iTunes Link to iTunes
03:42
June 9, 2019
Do your extra-curriculars, Kids! – Part 2
Ratik talks to Gyan Lakhwani, a self-taught designer who is currently pursuing his master’s in interaction design at the IDC in IIT Bombay. In the conversation that follows, there is talk about: What even is Interaction Design?! "Clubs" and extra-curriculars at school Internships! Learning things! Tips & Tricks for creating your own freelance business The importance of having an online presence in 2019 and so much more! Links from the Conversation Exun Clan HH Design Young India Fellowship Dunning-Kruger Curve Medium IDC Aaron Draplin [Skillshare] [YouTube] Gyan Recommends Books The Design of Everyday Things Change by Design Podcasts Styrofoam Vergecast YouTube Binging with Babish Buzzfeed's Worth It Gyan on the Internet https://gyanl.com Twitter Instagram #gyanleverywhere _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
23:58
May 27, 2019
Do your extra-curriculars, Kids! – Part 1
Ratik talks to Gyan Lakhwani, a self-taught designer who is currently pursuing his master’s in interaction design at the IDC in IIT Bombay. In the conversation that follows, there is talk about: What even is Interaction Design?! "Clubs" and extra-curriculars at school Internships! Learning things! Tips & Tricks for creating your own freelance business The importance of having an online presence in 2019 and so much more! Links from the Conversation Exun Clan HH Design Young India Fellowship Dunning-Kruger Curve Medium IDC Aaron Draplin [Skillshare] [YouTube] Gyan Recommends Books The Design of Everyday Things Change by Design Podcasts Styrofoam Vergecast YouTube Binging with Babish Buzzfeed's Worth It Gyan on the Internet https://gyanl.com Twitter Instagram #gyanleverywhere _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
33:18
May 27, 2019
Language with a capital L
Ratik talks to Sakshi, a Masters student at JNU pursuing Linguistics. Sakshi's journey of finding a niche that she truly enjoys being in is a classic example of how there are no right decisions in life.  The conversation that follows takes you through a multitude of things in Sakshi's life. There is talk about her experience with boarding school to her quintessential DU-experience and to finally the choice that introduced her to Linguistics. And well, the rest is history. Links from the Conversation Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax About Chomsky Courses @ Ashoka University Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (movie) Turing Test & The Imitation Game Fields of Linguistics Continuity & Discontinuity Hypothesis - Link 1, Link 2 Linguistics Courses in India JNU DU IIT-D IIT-G Ashoka Sakshi Recommends  Books Harry Potter (hehe) Never Let Me Go When We Were Orphans Chronicles of a Death Foretold Love in the Time of Cholera YouTube The Ling Space Blogs Faculty of Language Podcasts The Ground Up Show Sakshi on the Internet Email _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
46:37
April 21, 2019
Kabir Likes Games, Kabir Makes Games
Ratik talks to Kabir Lal, an Indie Game Developer whose launching his first game very soon. Yes, Kabir Makes Games! How cool?!  In the conversation that follows, Ratik and Kabir talk about:  The state of game development in India The process and craft of making games Parents! and the getting them on-board The art of staying motivated  and much, much more! Links from the Conversation Overcome [Steam][Website] - Buy Kabir's Game! The Last Game I Make Before I Die (talk that inspired Kabir) Brackeys (Learning Resource - programming) Game Dev Underground (Learning Resource - game dev)  Game Makers Toolkit (Learning Resource - game dev) MortMort (Learning Resource - art) Makin' Stuff Look Good (Learning Resource - art) Kabir Recommends Podcasts The Ground Up Show The Joe Rogan Experience Games Hollow Knight Assassin's Creed Kabir on the Internet Twitter Email _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
42:28
March 11, 2019
I want to study Physics, not Engineering
Ratik talks to Tejasri about what its like to pursue Physics in India. They talk about everything from education in school to staying motivated to follow your passion when things get tough.  Tejasri Recommends  Textbooks Feynman Lectures H. C. Verma Books Amerika YouTube Channels Dr. Physics A Walter Lewin Lectures Computerphile Music Beck Anathama Podcasts The Infinite Monkey Cage Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Tejasri on the Internet Instagram _____   Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
29:28
July 5, 2018
Introducing Unbox!
Every podcast needs to start from somewhere. _____  Listen to more episodes on: http://unboxpod.co Follow the show on Twitter: @unboxpod
04:39
July 4, 2018
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