Mumbai: Life’s tough for everyone right now, but guess who’s gotten it especially tougher, the students preparing for entrance exams after class 12th! The pressure of cracking IIT-JEE, NEET UG and other competitive exams is through the roof every year, and with the COVID-19 pandemic adding to the uncertainty and stress, they could really do with some light hearted motivation.
With this in mind, India’s largest learning platform – Unacademy has partnered with the country’s largest music streaming app – Gaana to unveil ‘Let’s Crack it with Cyrus Broacha’, a podcast series that promises to entertain and motivate students with eccentric yet insightful chats between host Cyrus Broacha and his special guests.
Conceived, scripted and produced by Gaana Studios, India’s biggest music app’s in-house branded creative shop, the show sees some of the most entertaining personalities in the hot seat – ranging from founder and frontman of Indian Pop band Euphoria, Dr. Palash Sen to TVF’s iconic Creative Head, Mr. Biswapati Sarkar who didn’t just crack these highly competitive exams like NEET UG and IIT JEE, but also went on to emerge among the smartest minds in the country.
Speaking at the podcast launch, Karan Shroff, Vice President – Marketing, Unacademy said, “At Unacademy, we are focused on democratising education by providing learners and aspirants with quality education from Top Educators from across the country. With schools and colleges closed until August, thousands of competitive exam aspirants are concerned about their exams and the road ahead and it’s essential to beat that stress and pave the way for a healthy & optimistic mind. Our new ‘Let’s Crack it with Cyrus Broacha’ podcast series on Gaana humanises the struggles of some of the brightest creative minds in the country who have also cracked IIT JEE and NEET UG, over light-hearted chit-chat. What makes it even more interesting is the surprise element of an Unacademy Educator testing the celebrity guest to see if they can crack questions that they may have solved decades back in competitive exams as a young student. It’s inspirational and entertaining and created for our learners to feel positive and work hard towards cracking their dreams.”
Equally excited about the podcast release, Prashan Agarwal, CEO – Gaana said, “At Gaana, we strive towards being a true companion to everyone and more so the younger generation with music on the go to suit their moods and now with podcasts to learn / reflect. With ‘Let’s Crack it with Cyrus Broacha’, our young learners will get a once-in-a-lifetime peek into the foibles of some of the most successful creative minds in the country, while relishing Cyrus’s unabashed wit. That way, the next time they are jamming to the soleful tunes of India’s most iconic surgeon-turned-singer or enjoying their favorite TVF production, they feel a little more reassured about themselves and rejuvenate their drive to make it big.”