My Achievements Led Me to Speak on Josh Talks - Anurag Mishra

Anurag Mishra is a Chef, Josh Talks Speaker, Author of three books and also a Youtube Content Creator.

1. Tell us about your background and journey. 

My name is Anurag and I am from Tikamgarh, a small town of Madhya Pradesh  and I did my graduation from Delhi University.

I am an author of three books ( Struggle of a star and a beautiful love story, Safalta tay hai, Hardaul ek mahan shasak )

I am also a Chef and I have a you tube channel with the name of Rishi Ki Rasoi and i am also a poet and I spoke on stages like Poem and kahaniyan, TRD, G talks, Ek Khwaab, Poetry and you, Blossom of poetry, Kavi sammelan and many more.

I am also a speaker and I spoke on India's biggest speaking platform Josh Talks, so this is all about me.

2. What led you to speak on Josh Talks platform?

To speak on Josh talks platform was not my cup of tea, because it is India's biggest speaking platform and I was not that capable enough to speak on such a big platform, but with the help of my elder brother cum mentor Ashutosh Mishra and Josh Talks curator Sumit kumar, I was able to do that.

My topic was struggle of a small town boy with English and Depression. Video is on youtube and it has been watched by nearly 140k people. I delivered my speech and I always wanted to do it, but it was not easy for me, but I did it, so my achievements led me to speak on Josh Talks.

3. Which is your favourite talk ever and how did it change your life?

My favourite talk is with my elder brother cum mentor Ashutosh about life. He openly talks with me about every aspect of life and it is like heaven for me, because you have lots of questions in your mind and you want a real teacher, who gives answers of your questions.

If you want to know about one particular talk, which changed my life, so it is also with my elder brother, who once gave me a long lesson of real happiness through your passion and profession.

4. What impact do you want to make in the world?

I want to do something, which helps people to stay motivated in their life and I also want to left legacy in field of food and writing and want to do work in field of mental health, infact I am doing it through my blogs, articles, videos and communication with the help of social sites.

5. Does one's approach change when cooking professionally and at home?

It's a very good question and definitely it happened, because when you do cooking at home, it is not that complicated, because you just have to cook and serve with your family, if it is not good, then family can manage,

But when you do professionally, like for example, when you are doing it through cooking videos on you tube, then you have to do in a right manner and you have to aware about videography, you have to aware about taste, quality and presentation and you can't take it in a light way, because if it is goes viral, then whole world can watch your videos.

For example, if you are cooking at restaurant, you can't compromise with taste, quality and presentation, because it effects your business, so it very different to cooking at home and professionally at your work.

6. Is there a dish you particularly associate yourself with?

Yeah, I can associated myself with appey, a south indian recipe, because it is easy to digest and it's a healthy recipe with full of vegetables and and anyone can cook it, because it is easy to make, so yeah I 
can associated myself with appey.

7. Can cooking be learnt at culinary schools or a natural talent is required?

The most important thing in cooking is your interest, after that everything comes, because your interest is most important and you can't learn it without your love for it.

Now if we talk about natural talent required or not, so in my case, I was not a born chef, I learnt it, so yeah you can learn it and if you will learn together from any culinary school, then you will become more proficient in this art, because it's a continuous learning process.

8. Which is your favourite book and why?

I have not one particular book, which is my favourite, because I am an avid reader and I have a library of my own, but yeah if you say so, then one book ( Depression se chutkara by pramod shankar soni ) gave me complete knowledge of depression and helps me in a practical way in my life, because I was from a place, where nobody knows about depression and mental issues are like taboo in whole world.

Interview by - Tuhina Rana

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