‘Tell me how you did it’ - A conversation between journalist Namrata Zakaria and Phantom Hands founder Deepak Srinath

Deepak Srinath at the Phantom Hands Workshop, Image : Martien Mulder

By

Payal Khandelwal

Date

17.01.2022

For her podcast series, ‘Tell me how you did it', journalist Namrata Zakaria has candid conversations with the founders of some of India’s most innovative homegrown brands about their respective journeys. In this episode, Namrata speaks with Phantom Hands’ founder, Deepak Srinath, about how he chanced upon making furniture and how Phantom Hands is ‘one of Indian designs’ best-kept secrets today.

The podcast is available on Mint, HT Smartcast, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts, among other places.

Here is the video of the interview

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