Hello! We are The Podium

Dickens said, “it was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times”. These words have never been truer.

Best because the universe of podcasting is booming. 

Worst because the clutter is mind-numbing.  

The Podium aims to break through the noise to bring you the stories of success & failure, grit & struggle, bouquets & brickbats and more from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs, Industry gurus & Storytellers from India & abroad.

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The brains of the operation

Akshay Datt

Akshay is a serial entrepreneur & a Linkedin Micro-influencer. His entrepreneurial journey started at MDI Gurgaon & today he is the founder of a leading recruitment - tech startup.

Akshay has held a lifelong fascination with the people who dare to disrupt, and with The Podium, he hopes to discover what makes one a successful disruptor


What does a Mumbai based HR professional do in Goa? Lots of interesting things besides taking long walks on the beach

Nandini is a micro fiction and flash fiction enthusiast who loves to learn and adapt. She dabbles with writing poems, write-ups and stories that are designed for those with dwindling attention spans… At the Podium, Nandini manages post-production planning of the shows which includes editing content and conducting research.

Nandini holds a Masters in Personnel Management and an MBA from the University Pune and a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Sheffield, U.K.


Vanya's journey with The Podium started almost with its inception. She is our 'master of all' and has dawned many hats since. From writing newsletters to creating podcasts and recording voiceovers, she is our one-stop, reliable, do-it-all.


Antara is a veteran networker with an appetite for curiosity and insights.

At the Podium, she wants to let the world know what goes into making a successful entrepreneurs. With a strong corporate experience in her kitty she now wants to make a mark in the arena of startups.