Hello there, we are 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 in India & abroad. 

Upgrade With Nakul
Marketing Connect
Kahaniyon Ka Guccha Podcast
Beyond Campus Podcast
Founder Thesis
Soulbrews With Sheba Podcast
India Booked

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

Madhushree Jadhav

Madhu is a curious soul with an insatiable appetite for learning. At the Podium, she hopes to explore the world of digital content creation and discover the secrets to what makes a great story.

Having previously worked in the corporate world, she is now exploring the world of Startup & Innovation.

Piyush Samal

Piyush is an ambitious soul looking to make an impact in the business world. At the podium, he wants to make the best of digital content available to the world and help create an online community that can bridge the gap between content creators and avid consumers. Piyush is currently an MBA student at MDI Gurgaon and proviously worked in the tech world.


My journey with Podium started almost with its inception. I have dawned many hats since. From writing newsletters to creating podcasts and recording voiceovers, I have done it all. I hope to continue growing with the diverse learning opportunities provided by thepodium. I have worked in the corporate world and am enjoying the dynamic work environment of a startup.


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.


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.