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Announcing ‘The Kiruba Show’ Beta Launch

I’m happy to announce the launch of my own show on My podcast column, egoistically titled ‘The Kiruba Show’, will be about conversations with IT leaders and CEOs of leading IT companies.

The show has been in stealth mode for the last two months where I’ve been experimenting lots of techniques. I’ve produced close to 20 podcast episodes with leading newsmakers. You’ll find my shows in the India section. Each and every podcast interview has been an exciting experience and a huge learning opportunity. Whoever said, ‘Learning by doing is the best’ is so very right.

My show will primarily deal with interviewing CEOs of IT companies. Occasionaly, I’ll be looking at interviewing interesting personalities who have made a mark in the IT field. Here’s a quick synopsis.

Sujai Karampuri, CEO of Sloka Telecom, an upcoming company in the WiMax market.

Rohit Bansal, Director of ThoughtWorks – who hosted BarCampBangalore and a cool agile development company.

Vishal Gupta, Senior Director of Qualcomm India, about BREW Mobile Developers Conference

Dushyant Mehta, Founder & CEO of IndiaPicture, India’s biggest stock photography company

Kanwaldeep Kalsi, Founder & CEO of, India’s YouTube clone.

Rajjat Barjatya, Head of RajShri Media, who launched hindi movie VIVAH simultaneously on the Net. (He’s the brother of Sooraj Barjatya, Director of Hum Apke Hain Kaun and Maine Pyar Kiya)

Prerna Gupta, Founder & CEO of, on taking on Orkut in the Indian social networking space.

Amit Ranjan, Head of Uzanto India, about SlideShare, an online PowerPoint tool.

Chris Messina, Founder of the BarCamp movement.

Sridhar Vembu, Founder & CEO of AdventNet, about ZOHO suite of products and taking on Google.

Anurag Dod, Founder & CEO of, the local search engine.

Kalyan Varma, CTO of Secuprise, on Wildlife Digital Photography.

Atul Chitnis, chief organizer of, India’s biggest open source event.

Vijay Anand, Entrepreneur and Director of companies in IIT Madras’ Tenet Group on Proto.

Jace, India’s first Mobile Blogger, on how to become a moblogger.

Jay Fichialos, organizer of Hack Days, the 24 hour hacking and coding challenge.

Subho Ray, President of IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India)

Ganesh Mandalam, CEO of Xerago, on challenges in starting a startup.

Rajesh Setty, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Chairman of CIGNEX Technologies.

This show will be part of the PodTech Network. Yup, its the same site that Robert Scoble, probably the world’s best known corporate blogger, has his own show. It’s called the Scoble Show. And oh,it’s also the place where Jason Calacanis, founder of Weblogs Inc and ex-CEO of Netscape, has his show called CalacanisCast.

This show will be in beta for the next two months. I’m looking for areas for improvement. So, when you listen to it and don’t like few things, please feel free to let me know. You can be be totally honest in giving me your feedback. I’m all ears.

Meanwhile if you’d like me to interview a specific CEO, please let me know as well.