Episodes
Divya Upadhyay is a Dubai based entrepreneur and content creator who focuses on discussing problems over providing solutions. The nature of her content is extremely relatable and has garnered recognition from popular Dubai based publications.   In this podcast we discuss: Important lessons we've learned in our 20s, financial awareness, saving and investing, and managing personal relationships.  Make sure to follow us on instagram:  Nikhil: https://www.instagram.com/tharkeyy/​​  Divya:...
Published 08/17/21
Published 08/17/21
The aftermath of UFC Vegas 31 has sparked a huge debate on what's next for the lightweight division. Islam Makachev put on a dominant performance against Thiago Moises to end his winning streak. In this podcast, we each predict the potential matches that can  be made in the LW division while also covering: 0:38 - UFC Vegas 31 Recap 7:07 -Islam Makachev and the future of the LW division. 18:30 - Lewis vs. Gane Follow me, Nikhil @tharkeyy on Instagram, or click the link...
Published 07/24/21
We're officially here as Chronic Nirvana Combat.   We're just 3 days away from a massive showdown between McGregor and Poirier. It's been a while since we've had a PPV with no title fights, but this is still a stacked card. Checkout this podcast where we discuss the UFC 264 main card, and a few topics as suggested by Karan's instagram followers. 1:22 - UFC 264: Sean O' Malley vs. Kris Moutinho  7:14 - UFC 264: Stephen Thompson vs. Gilbert Burns   12:59 - UFC264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor...
Published 07/08/21
We're 10 days away from a card filled with fireworks, UFC 253. In this episode, we breakdown the top 3 fights in the main card. We analyze the prequels of two of the fights, and share our overall predictions of the card. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!   0:00 - UFC 263: Izzy vs Vettori 2  9:00 - UFC 263: Figueiredo vs Moreno 2  17:00- UFC263: Edwards vs. Diaz  24:30- Garbrandt vs. Font and whats next for the Bantamweight Division Follow me, Nikhil @tharkeyy on Instagram,...
Published 07/08/21
We wanted to keep it short, but we tend to get carried away, guess we can attribute that to our shared love for combat sports. In this podcast, we discuss: 0:00 - Reinier De Ridder becoming double champ. 5:38 - UFC Lightweight Division and Matchups 14:05 - UFC Welterweight Division matchups. 32:31 - Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka  46:01 - UFC 262 Predictions   As usual, I'm joined by Karan Chauhan, India's own featherweight champion:  https://www.instagram.com/karan_chauhan11/
Published 07/08/21
I cordially welcome all of you to the first episode of the Jab Cross Hooked podcast. On this podcast, we discuss the next possible opponent for Israel Adesanya, Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, and UFC 261.    I'm joined by Karan Chauhan, India's own featherweight champion: https://www.instagram.com/karan_chauhan11/
Published 07/08/21
After going through a fitness journey that helped her rediscover happiness and confidence, Prerna decided to open a catering service called Heal thy Self that makes delicious desserts which are Ketogenic, Vegan, Sugar Free, and Gluten Free. Checkout this podcast as we discuss her fitness and entrepreneurial journey and the trysts she had with weight gain and fat shaming.    Make sure to follow us on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/chronicnirvana​   Nikhil:...
Published 03/08/21
Varun Ahuja AKA Prince VA is a Dubai based musical artist. In this podcast, we discuss creating different forms of media, the process of mixing and mastering music, and the unique journey that put Varun on his path! Make sure to follow us on instagram: @chronicnirvana ​Nikhil: @tharkeyy​ Dakshey: @daksideofthemoon​ Varun: @prince_v.a Check out the video version of the podcast on YouTube - >
Published 02/28/21
Fahad Kaleem is a UAE based content creator turned entrepreneur who leveraged his presence on TikTok to start his own business that markets brands on TikTok. In this interesting podcast, we explore how an engineering dropout found entertainment through various troughs in life.    Make sure you follow us on instagram: Chronic Nirvana - @chronicnirvana Nikhil - @tharkeyy Daks - @daksideofthemoon Fahad - @fahaadk The video version of all our podcasts can be found on YouTube too under...
Published 02/28/21
Gautam Kumar is a Dubai based music producer who goes by the stage name: The Mystical Mango. From a young age, he relentlessly chased his passion for creating music by beginning as a DJ, landing record contracts, before finally shifting his focus to music production. Checkout his latest track C'Est La Vie, out now on all platforms.
Published 02/28/21
In this podcast with Simrin Gupta, a Dubai based journalist, we discussed a number of topics ranging from politics, to consent, and communication with sexual partners. Both of us talk about our experiences with sexual assault and the stigma around false accusations, and the lasting effects both of them have on people. Please consider that as a trigger warning going forward. I really commend Simrin on having the courage to talk about her story on video, and I really hope that people watching...
Published 11/17/20
Join us on another episode where we explore the drive behind ambitious individuals in Dubai. This podcast is second in the line from the one with Vishal, where we discuss how budding entrepreneurs reach the point of running their own startup and what taught them how to do this. We discuss the projects he took at school and how working towards a shared goal, with a team, has transformed him into the person he is today.  Make sure to follow us on instagram: @chronicnirvana Nikhil:...
Published 10/19/20
We managed to get the baddest, sexiest, and craziest person.... in Al Rais Building, Bur Dubai.  Checkout this podcast with Ricky Singh Walia, an aspiring actor who graduated from Tisch School of Arts at NYU. His commitment to entertain people has always been inspiring to me. In this podcast, we both share our experiences and perspective on our journey as entertainers, mine from a creative side, and his from a performance side.  Make sure to follow us on instagram:...
Published 09/26/20
The first of many podcasts where we talk about mental health. Given that it's such a huge topic, in this podcast, we talk about the importance of: normalising conversations about mental health, acknowledging and accepting mental health issues regardless of how big or small it may be, and finally supporting people who have the courage to acknowledge their mental health issues.  Noorain holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in psychology and is working towards a PhD in the future. She works...
Published 09/14/20
Who's not happy about the premiere league being back? and along with it, the one game that keeps us going for most of the year: the Fantasy Premiere League.  As the season begins we are joined by FPL Duo, Aditya Wadhwa and Shiv Mehra to discuss their new FPL community.  Make sure to join the FPL Duo league using the code: 3p4mip  Follow us on instagram @chronicnirvana Nikhil: @tharkeyy Dakshey: @daksheypr  Follow FPL Duo on twitter: @fplduo
Published 09/14/20
We are back after a little break. We would officially like to welcome you to an informal season 2 of Chronic Nirvana. In this episode, we are joined by Bharat Swamy of AgniWebbed, a digital rock platform.   Follow us on instagram: @chronicnirvana  Nikhil: @tharkeyy Dakshey: @daksheypr Agniwebbed: @agniwebbed  Stay tuned for more content, and as always, do leave your feedback in the comments section below.
Published 09/06/20
This podcast explores the process of music production and songwriting by another student at Berklee College of Music. Georgia Parker just released her new EP: Coated Blue, which is now out on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/7njV2IoaBRcp5zBVkuZsCe?si=lVpbUgNvQjG28WAbd1sC-w) Check out the podcast to know more about how the process of music production and songwriting works. The conversation with Georgia shed light on how she goes about the entire process, and her journey so far in...
Published 08/03/20
A first of many podcasts surrounding the theme of philosophy and religion. Like many of us, Chand spent 28 years of his life as a skeptic, and didn't have a lot of clarity with regards to religion, the concept of a god, and spirituality. In this podcast, the three of us discuss how its important to understand different viewpoints and philosophies when it comes to understanding the massive concept of spirituality, and use these viewpoints to help shape our unique beliefs. Often times, a lot of...
Published 08/02/20
In a continuation of the podcast we last uploaded, the conversation continues as we discuss more interesting ways to hack your biology. I seriously recommend you watch this video in order to improve your quality of life by implementing the smallest changes to your routine, that would in turn have a huge impact on your wellbeing.  Make sure you follow the all new instagram page for Chronic Nirvana at: @chronicnirvana.  Follow us on Social Media:  Nikhil: Twitter: Truenikhil | Instagram/TikTok:...
Published 08/02/20
We've tried a different format for this podcast - It's a 2 part podcast. In this first part, we discussed a number of biohacking tools with CJ and the big effects the smallest things in your life can have.  CJ's philosophy isn't just about staying fit in the conventional sense, but his outlook revolves around making micro changes to your lifestyle that can bring about a huge positive change for your well being.   We hope this podcast benefits you in a way, as we always do. Stay tuned for part...
Published 07/07/20
In this podcast we talk about the current state of the education system and how we need to shape it going forward, in order to better prepare the future generation of students to tackle the problems of tomorrow. We are joined in this podcast by Vishal Menon, an ordinary student just like all of us , but chose to be extraordinary by taking risks, removing his fear of failure, and constantly challenging himself.   If you liked this podcast do subscribe for more content.   Follow us on Social...
Published 06/30/20
In this episode of Chronic Nirvana, we are joined by Avanti Nagral, a Harvard/Berklee graduate based in Mumbai. While we spend some time exploring the links between psychology and music, we feature a little musical improv session with Dakshey on the guitar, Avanti on the vocals, and Nikhil.... well Nikhil was honestly just crying off camera because he has no musical talent. As alwaysFollow us on instagram: Nikhil - @tharkeyy Dakshey - @daksheypr Avanti - @avantinagral
Published 06/20/20
In today's episode we talk with Sanjana Chimnani. After graduating from design school, Sanjana felt that there's more to her than just being a normal designer. As she explored her spiritual path, she decided to explore different avenues such as mantra meditation, yoga, mandala meditation, and reading the Bhagavad Gita. We explored the relationship between psychology and mandala drawing, akin to Carl Jung's research, and the correlation between psychology and art.  A year ago, she co-founded...
Published 05/24/20
On this week's episode we had Verity on our podcast. Verity works in a strip club in Milton Keynes, and like many others had to improvise during the pandemic to sustain herself. She was telling us about what her work colleagues are doing to cope with having the club closed, and how they have taken to the internet and what that life is like. We had a conversation about the confidence and skill required to succeed in the sex industry and how supportive the women are to each other, and a lot...
Published 05/13/20