Breaking the Mould: Ankit Vengurlekar on Career Transitions and Hustle Culture in India

Is hustle culture a healthy motivator to achieve more, or is it a toxic excess fostered by unrealistic expectations? To answer this question we’ve found a man that has truly done it all. Starting as an Assistant Restaurant Manager, to becoming a Radio Jockey, TV Anchor, Producer, host of Spotify's popular Original podcast Love Aaj Kal, and off late, even Chief Eating Officer!

We’re in conversation with Ankit Vengurlekar - with over two decades of experience, Ankit has mastered content, conversations and community engagement across newsrooms and global corporations - organisations like LinkedIn,,, Crypto App CoinSwitch, and many more.
He helps us decode the ground realities (and philosophy) of hustle culture in India, his learnings from numerous career transitions and passion projects, and even whether crypto is truly a worthy side hustle today.

In this dazzling conversation, we dive deep into:

Ankit's learning when it comes to career transitions - 2:38

The advent of hustle culture and the impact it has - 9:54

Is crypto a good side hustle? - 25:21

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