The one with the salesman

The one with the salesman
Hosted by Srividya Sivakumar
 Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a...

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| 10 August 2023

Dear Mynd aims to create and encourage conversations around mental health. We do this through stories and that simple fact that connects us all; our human experiences. We are, after all, our stories. And our stories are us.

This episode of Dear Mynd explores the theme of chasing your dreams, against all odds. It uses a story- The Salesman by Shikhil Vyas – to touch upon a range of themes such as the magic of conversation, the powerful hunger for a better life, and the importance of kindness. 

Details of the episode

  1. Limited resources are no barrier to determination. 
  2. One can find inspiration from the smallest of things. 
  3. Language skills go well beyond the ‘right’ accent. 


Meet the host

Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a speaker. But what really occupies her mind are those strange things that come hardbound or within soft paperbacks or on a device.  Books. Yes, she’s a self avowed bibliophile and a firm believer in the magic that 26 letters and a few punctuation marks can create.  A critically acclaimed poet, TEDx Speaker and a Voiceover Artist, Srividya believes in using her voice as a vehicle – one that drives change, sparks conversations, inspires calm and encourages you – to slow down, one story at a time.

Author bio

Shikhil Vyas is a freelance writer who helps tech companies in the AI and SaaS space with their content marketing efforts. You can find more of his work at his online page, VyasSpeaks.  The Salesman, our story today, placed first in the Write Away contest organized by MyndStories.


To Read

  1. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
  2. The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande

To Listen

  1. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  2. You Gotta Be – Des ‘ree
  3. Get up Stand Up – Bob Marley
  4. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi



What aspect of a language matters the most to you- reading, writing or speaking?

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This podcast is a MyndStories production. MyndStories is part of Metta Media Pvt. Ltd.

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