Likh: The Process

The process of writing is complicated and intense, and often not at all what you expect it to be. Join Joshua Thomas every Wednesday as he profiles a wide spectrum of artists showing you how they have honed their craft and how they sustain themselves through their art.

Likh: The ProcessThe process of writing is complicated and intense, and often not at all what you expect it to be. Join Joshua Thomas every Wednesday as he profiles a wide spectrum of artists showing you how they have honed their craft and how they sustain themselves through their art.
Episode 30 January 16, 2019

The end for now

In the final episode of this series, I'll be going over what the future has in store....

Episode 29 January 9, 2019

Sahil Horane on stand-up in Pune and work-life balance

Listen to stand-up comedian and part-time producer, Sahil Horane. He talks about how he got into comedy, organising open mics and developing the Pune scene. 

Episode 28 January 2, 2019

Balamurali Krishna on music training, logic and practice

Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Kunnakkudi Balamurali Krishna talk about the Margadi festival, how he prepares for his live performances, his early days training and more.

Episode 27 December 19, 2018

Brindha Manickavasagan on carnatic music, practice and emotion

Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Brindha Manickavasagan talk about what she puts into her practice, how she chooses to master a musical piece, her live performances and what she tries to bring to her music.

Episode 26 December 12, 2018

Saketharaman on performing live, carnatic music and why he loves music

Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Saketharaman talk about how he tries to gauge his audience, what live performance means to him, as well how the discipline of carnatic music allows for expression.

Episode 25 December 5, 2018

Sanjay Subrahmanyan on why he sings, Tamil songs and carnatic music

Listen to carnatic classical vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan talk about why he loves carnatic music, his love for Tamil as well as the current state of carnatic classical music.

Episode 24 November 28, 2018

Punit Pania on stand-up comedy, producing events and gatekeepers

Listen to stand-up comedian and event producer Punit Pania talk about writing, why he loves stand-up comedy, gatekeepers and how running comedy events can be sustainable. 

Episode 23 November 21, 2018

Rahul Hota on co-writing a comedy series

Comedy writer Rahul Hota talks about the origins of comedy collective Them Boxer Shorts, how they wrote comedy sketches and breaks down the writing process behind comedy web series Better Life Foundation.

Episode 22 November 14, 2018

Deep Chhabria on doing stand-up and the Indian comedy scene

Listen to stand-up comedian Deep Chhabria on how his material has changed over the last 7 years, how he constructs his sets, how his approach to comedy has changed, and what he’s learned and observed...

Episode 21 November 7, 2018

For the love of Improv

Discover what improv is, how it facilitates the writing process (especially for comedy), different types of improv and why some people love it and some are averse to it.

Episode 20 October 31, 2018

Announcements, future guests and open mic submissions

There'll be some changes to the show, I talk about what it's been like so far, as well as upcoming interviews and also an addition to the format of the show which I am excited...

Episode 19 October 24, 2018

Marathi playwright Yugandhar Deshpande on why he writes

Listen to marathi playwright Yugandhar Deshpande discuss how he dropped out of engineering college and moved to Bombay, organising his own storytelling events and the process of writing his plays.

Episode 18 October 17, 2018

Comedian Pavitra Shetty on stand-up, writing jokes and the scene

Listen to comedian and writer Pavitra Shetty talk about her first open mic, how she balanced her daily corporate IT job with writing jokes, how she picked up tools of the comedy trade and also...

Episode 17 October 10, 2018

Comedian Kaneez Surka on Improv skills, Comicstaan and Live shows

Listen to Kaneez Surka. We discuss how she ended up pursuing comedy, doing improv, working on shows like ‘Queens Of Comedy’, ‘Comicstaan’ and ‘Improv All Stars’ and her own live Improv shows.

Episode 16 October 3, 2018

Rohan Desai and Shreemayee Das on comedy and their true Tinder tale

Listen to comedians Rohan Desai and Shreemayee Das talk about their latest special 'A True Tinder Tale', organising events as 'The Grin Revolution' and why Rohan Desai 'hates' improv.

Episode 15 September 26, 2018

Urdu poetry with lyricist and composer Sameer Rahat

For anyone with no clue about Urdu poetry, Sameer will give you a good place to start from understanding the various facets and exponents of urdu poetry.

Episode 14 September 19, 2018

A profile of comedian and improviser Sriraam Padmanabhan

Listen to comedian and improviser Sriraam Padmanabhan talk about his latest video ‘Bollywood and Biopics’, how it is a little harder for entry level comedians today and why comedians content can be undervalued and how...

Episode 13 September 12, 2018

A profile of comedian and event producer Aakash Mehta

Listen to comedian and event producer Aakash Mehta talk about how he got into comedy, how he started his comedy company Lassoon Live, how he comes up with his jokes and why comedy is incredibly...

Episode 12 September 5, 2018

A profile of stand up comic Punya Arora

listen to stand-up comedian, Punya Arora on how she got into stand-up, how she builds her material, her latest comedy special ‘Meri Maa Ki’ and her take on what the grind is to build up...

Episode 11 August 29, 2018

A profile of comedian, event producer and promoter Jeeya Sethi

Listen to comedian, event producer and promoter, Jeeya Sethi talk about stand-up, running her own comedy events, and the comedy scene in Mumbai.