Prof. Vidita Vaidya on a Neuroscientist’s Guide to Managing Stress, Depression, and Emotions (#010)

This Episode is also available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Anchor.FM About Prof. Vidita Vaidya Prof. Vidita Vaidya is the Head and Principal Investigator of the Vaidya Lab at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. Prof. Vaidya (and by extension, her lab) is interested in: Understanding the Neurocircuitry of Emotion Its […]

Karthik Sundaram on Approaching Life as a Collection of Journeys (#009)

This Episode is also available on: Apple Podcasts | Anchor.FM | Google Podcasts About Karthik Sundaram Karthik Sundaram is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Advisor. He is the President and CEO of Purplepatch Services, a leading B2B Digital Marketing firm based in Silicon Valley. He was the former Managing Editor of Silicon India. He holds a […]

Malaksingh Gill on Meta-Discipline and Sustainable Architecture (#007)

About Malaksingh Gill Malaksingh Gill is a Mumbai based architect practicing architecture inspired by local, alternative building materials, construction techniques and crafts since 1999. Having worked with and being inspired by Laurie Baker; a pioneer of environment-friendly architecture, Malaksingh is now working on propagating Baker’s vision all across India. Selected Links and Show Notes Selected […]

Ashwin Damera on The Art and Pursuit of Disciplined Entrepreneurship (#006)

About Ashwin Ashwin Damera is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eruditus, a worldwide leader in the $280 billion global professional education market. He focuses his efforts on university outreach and academic collaborations; and spearheads strategy and expansion in global markets. Ashwin started his career at Citigroup before going on to start Travelguru in 2005. Travelguru […]

Alex Lange on Leaders as Humans (#004)

About Alex Alex is an Executive Coach and Facilitator with GoInnovation, a global consulting and leadership development organization providing executive and life coaching, team building, organizational development, and society-building. Alex holds a Masters Degree in Health Sciences and has spent over seven years performing neurosurgery. His areas of interest include emotional intelligence, communication, and bridging […]

Mediocrity Epidemic

Welcome to Episode 02. In this episode, we explore how mediocrity is one of the greatest epidemic facing people and organizations. We explores how a Mediocrity Mindset sets-in, what differentiates people who strive for excellence versus people who want to be mediocre, and what needs to be done to quarantine ourselves or organizations from mediocrity.

Difference Between a Professional and an Employee Mindset

Welcome to Episode 01 of the ContraMinds Podcast. In this episode, we explore how a Professional’s Mindset is very different from that of an Employee’s Mindset. It delves deep into Professionals as people- their thinking, their discipline and rigour, and what makes them successful. It provides markers for Employees to develop a Professional’s Mindset and […]


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