The Passion People Podcast

Passionate people, deep conversations. Thoughts on how to deal with listening to your heart and some examples to guide us forward. The Passion People Podcast is a series of impromptu conversations about following a passion, making it manifest, and what all comes with it. Hosted by Naga Subramanya B B The Passion People Podcast is a part of Ep.Log Media Podcast Network for partnership/advertising you can contact us on


episode 1: The Emissary

Books as a leading force for change.

As I edit the episode, a smile spreads on my face just because of the sheer number of times that we laughed or smiled while recording this episode.

My greatest fear was whether I could sustain myslef, atleast have enough financially for things like food and shelter. You know, the basics. When I computed the amount and how low it was, it made me feel really good.

Always days of self doubt where I think whether I am crazy for doing what I am doing and my support system is always there to tell me that I am not crazy.

Non profit to profit - everything is inter-related, you should constantly connect the dots. Grandfather did social work, college and volunteer for NGOs and now I am doing all that I am doing. Did i know that all of this would lead up to this?

Thoughts on overthinking -

The inhibitions that come with overthinking is tremendous. Sometimes, we just need to figure out a way to move forward with whatever decision we have made. Inaction is still a decision, one not to do anything. It is important for us to make sure that we move forward on a regular basis to prevent stagnation.

What move forward may mean can be interpreted based on your specific context, but sticking to what one has decided and taking steps to make things materialize goes a long way.

"If I had any idea that my life after the move (from corporate to non profit) was like this, I would have made the move a lot sooner." - Ruchi

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Book Recommendations - How to be a Bawse - Lilly Singh -

The Little Prince -

Episode Layout - 

1:00- 1.54 – Podcast and Ruchi Introduction.

2:00 – 2:21 - Introduction to LOAB and her influences growing up.

2:22 – 5:40 Early brushes with social work. Connecting past to present.

Calcutta environment of reading influence – Books can influence a child’s belief system from an early age.

5:41 – 8:55 Winding back – Formative years.

9:30 – 13:30 Transforming schools and how does she measure progress.

14:00 – 21:28 Connecting the dots and the importance of flexibility.

22:00 – 25:00 - Asking for help and thoughts on making a  career transition.

25:52 – 29:30 - Answers to standard questions and book recommendations!

(Practical advice, her inspiration (people who have made the transition, have the strength), self doubt  – bunch of friends – the importance of a support system.


 2018-08-13  33m