Supporting the creatives…

There are many ways to support creatives who create and publish their works. There are various forms of art from photography, videography, painting, singing, dancing, drawing, graffiti and many more. Creatives need visibility, appreciation, and respect from their audience which can encourage and help them to continue creating. While what is considered “art” is subjective, we can appreciate the work of the creatives who represent a crucial part of our society.

Creatives use their imagination, tools, skills, time and efforts to create and publish their work in various platforms. A few might have resources to amplify their work but many can surely use our support in whatever form possible!

To sincerely support creatives’ work, we can…

  • Like, Comment or Share on social media
  • Write a message to them to show appreciation
  • Acknowledge their work verbally when meeting in person
  • Write a blog on their story or work
  • Invite them on a podcast or recommend them as guests to a podcast show
  • Donate to their platform
  • Give them a platform to share their work
  • Give them due credit if their work is shared on a medium
  • Buy their work
  • And so much more…

Useful resources on curiosity and questions


The DNA of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Curiosity is a Must-have Skill

The Business Case for Curiosity

Forget Brainstorming. Try Questionstorming

Why must businesses step back in order to move forward?


How to Ask Better Questions | Tim Ferriss

The Truth about Being the “Stupidest” in the Room | Simon Sinek


Cal Fussman’s Big Questions podcast

The Career Contessa Podcast

The Tim Ferriss Show

Akimbo A Podcast from Seth Godin


The Right Question Institute

A More Beautiful Question

This list will be continuously updated. Please share any resources that can be added to this list.

30 Stories: Red Mud Coffee

@redmudcoffee Story by @thestorieshub

“Every Revolution Starts in a Coffee Shop”

The journey of Red Mud Coffee began from a short trip that Aashish Adhikari took when he went to visit his grandparents in Kavre. He discovered that his ancestral lands were perfectly suited for planting coffee and as a coffee lover, he was deeply interested in starting a coffee plantation in Nepal. He wanted to grow coffee and export it around the world. However, this vision did not come to fruition. Eventually, he came across an opportunity to buy a struggling coffee store in Thapathali and with his brother and school friend bought it and renamed it Red Mud Coffee. This is how the coffee revolution began for them.

One of the biggest challenges for Red Mud in the initial stages was getting access to capital. After two to three years of having established the coffee shop, they found a Dutch partner who believed in their vision. With the new partnership, vision, and team, Aashish is determined to make Red Mud Coffee the “Starbucks” of Nepal. With 5 Red Mud outlets in Nepal to date ranging from Thapathali to Manang, Aashish is really proud to have created and provided jobs to many young people. He is also very happy to have created a brand that a lot of young individuals can associate with. His vision has really come true – Red Mud is regarded as a socially vibrant space where you can mingle and network.

Bio: Started in 2012 by Aashish Adhikari, Red Mud Coffee now has 5 outlets and a coffee kiosk inside the United States Embassy in Maharajgunj. Aashish also runs Mero2Paisa, a platform and podcast that is focused on producing content that is relevant to issues faced by the youth of Nepal. Follow the revolution @redmudcoffee

Image credit: Red Mud Coffee Facebook page

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Some good podcasts…

I love podcasts.

There are thousands of podcasts out there covering every topic that one can imagine. Some of the good podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis are:

Akimbo –

The Tim Ferriss Show –

The Knowledge Project –

If you’re looking for a wider selection of podcasts, here are more:

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now
34 of the best podcasts in tech, culture, politics and more
The Best Podcasts Of The Year (So Far)

Podcasting is the new blogging

I love Seth Godin’s thoughts on podcasting so I’m sharing it right here.

A podcast helps us think hard about what’s next, about how we describe what’s now, about what’s worth sharing.

A podcast is a great chance to find your voice, and a marvelous excuse to reach out to people and have important conversations.

Not as a way to make big dollars (blogging didn’t do that either). But as a way to share your ideas, to lead your community, to earn trust.

Podcasting is a proven technology that is still in its infancy. It’s an open mic, a chance for people with something to say to find a few people (or perhaps more than a few people) who’d like to hear them say it.

And podcasting is the generous act of showing up, earning trust and authority because you care enough to raise your hand and speak up.

I took The Podcast Fellowship last fall and loved it. I recommend you look into it if you are interested. Visit Podcasting is the new blogging