The unpredictability of life makes it an adventure for some but can be a nightmare for others. We aren’t always prepared to deal with the ball coming out of the left field. There are a special few who have faced harsh trials of life with courage and turned their wounds into wisdom to emerge as winners. ‘Scaling the Peak’ is a podcast, hosted by Mulchand Dedhia, showcasing the stories of such extraordinary folks which will leave you stunned and inspired.
Mulchand Dedhia is Co-founder of Meter Down, Founder & Curator of the Mumbai Travel Festival, and Founder of Photo Konnect. He has curated 500+ small-medium format events in the space of advertising, media, entrepreneurship, travel, photography, and open mics since 2008.
Pilot - Ajay Menon [ 00:50 ]
The unpredictability of life makes it an adventure for some but can be a nightmare for others. We aren’t always prepared to deal with the ball coming out of the left field. There are a special few who have faced harsh trials of life with courage and turned their wounds into wisdom to emerge as winners. ‘Scaling the Peak’ is a podcast, hosted by Mulchand Dedhia, showcasing the stories of such extraordinary folks which will leave you stunned and inspired. Mulchand is Curator & Founder of the Mumbai Travel Festival and Photo Konnect, and Co-Founder of Meter Down.
Dr. Saurabh Rane (Against All Odds) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 51:01 ]
Dr. Saurabh Rane (Against All Odds)
When you’re diagnosed with Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis, your chances of survival plummet to 25%. Even though his world was turned upside down, Dr Saurabh Rane, fought against his condition to scale one of the most challenging treks in India, the mighty Stok Kangri. In this episode, we trace the extraordinary journey of a man who defeated a life-threatening disease to conquer new heights, literally.
DJ Paroma (Realising Dreams) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 39:23 ]
DJ Paroma (Realising Dreams)
A DJ as a career is not an option many consider seriously. More so if you’re a woman. DJ Paroma however made a successful transition from being an air hostess to the queen of the console. The delight in her voice when she talks passionately about her music is unmissable. Tune in as we chat with DJ Paroma about her remarkable journey and the source of her perseverance.
Amin Sheikh (Rags to Riches) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 47:32 ]
Amin Sheikh (Rags to Riches)
From being a street kid himself, he rose to become their saviour. Amin Sheikh’s life has all the makings of a Bollywood blockbuster! He was forced to run away from home when he was just a little older than 5 years, he survived the streets of Mumbai, found inspiration in Barcelona that led to opening a cafe run by street kids. Amin Sheikh’s story will leave you heartbroken and inspired at the same time.
Rahul Narvekar (An Empire from Ashes) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 39:14 ]
Rahul Narvekar (An Empire from Ashes)
He was raised with high values in a small room of Mumbai chawls. Despite multiple setbacks and struggling to make ends meet, Rahul Narvekar pressed on to build an empire worth $85 million. A voracious reader, travel enthusiast, screenplay writer, and motivational speaker, Rahul Narvekar has fascinating insights to share about his childhood, inspirations, and challenges. Tune in to find out what keeps him going.
Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary (Journey of Perseverance) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 21:56 ]
Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary (Journey of Perseverance)
Jaipur Rugs is one of the largest social enterprises and carpet manufacturing companies in India. A venture Mr Nand Kishore Chaudhary, Founder & MD, started with Rs. 5000 borrowed from his Father to set up 2 looms in his home in Churu, a small town in Rajasthan. Jaipur Rugs is now a multinational company retailing in over 60 countries, grown capacity to fulfil 7000 looms, and has impacted over 40,000 lives along the way. Incidentally, he turned down a coveted bank job to pursue his dream. Tune in to this extraordinary story!
Kanupriya Verma (Ascending with Determination) - Mulchand Dedhia [ 36:58 ]
Kanupriya Verma (Ascending with Determination)
Born in Raipur to a conventional middle-class family, she abandoned her Engineering career to follow her instinct of creating social impact. Kanupriya Verma, a graduate from IIM Indore has always been determined to do something for the underprivileged which led her to pitch a winning idea to Ananya Birla, entrepreneur and daughter of an Indian billionaire. Together they launched CuroCarte, a platform to take the work of Indian craftsmen and artists to international markets. Tune in as we trace her journey.