Responding to the increasing demand for non-linear audio content, ZEE5, India’s Entertainment Super-app today announced hosting the Podcast ‘QuoteUnQuote with KK (Kapil Khandelwal)’, a monthly talk show for industry and business executives. The show hosts thought leaders around the world in discussions on business, economic, investing and socio-political, covering issues ranging from Indian economic recovery, future of capital markets, future of work, future of healthcare, Indo-Chinese strategy on Belt-n-Road initiatives post the border attacks, employment and leadership crisis.

The ‘QuoteUnQuote with KK’ podcasts feature Kapil Khandelwal, the father of ‘Quant Offshore Hedge Fund Investing’ in India speaking to stalwarts such as Mark Mobius, the ‘Indiana Jones of Emerging Market Investing’, Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business at Emory University, Mohammed Younis, Editor in Chief, Gallup, the first millennial to lead America’s oldest legacy polling firm, Dr. Parag Khanna Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, Rajeev Peshawaria, Founder and President of the Leadership Energy Consulting (LEC), and Manu Nair, Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic. These remarkable podcasts will now be available on ZEE5, India’s most preferred OTT platform.

A ZEE5 India spokesperson said, “We envisage podcasts as personalised radio for the new generation. It also has potency with mobile first audiences both in India and Bharat. We are delighted to host QuoteUnquote with KK (Kapil Khandelwal) and allow consumers to access a list of interesting podcast episodes ranging from topics including current affairs, financial markets, start-up culture to name a few on ZEE5, India’s Entertainment Super-app.”

Kapil Khandelwal (KK), Managing Partner, Toro Finserve LLP said, “QuoteUnQuote With KK which started off as an idea for one-off chat event during a board call with Dr. Jagdish Sheth in early May 2020 to address the issues never faced by industry executives in India. It has come a long way since then with a tremendous response to our first episode with Mark Mobius. The audience motivated me to keep continuing the show from Day 1 with their positive feedback. Going forward, I plan to host thought leaders in various subjects. My endeavor is to highlight the out-in view of India, which has been missing so far in regular business content for business and industry executives. I also plan to begin podcasts in Hindi for the wider masses as well in the future. I am glad to partner with India's largest OTT platform, ZEE5 and take the virtual fireside chat to their over 100 million viewers.”

India has over 500 million internet users out of which less than 10% listen to podcasts. This number is growing rapidly with the global podcasting market expected to increase by 30 percent to reach US$1.1 billion in 2020, surpassing the US$1 billion mark for the first time. India, the third-largest podcast listening market, has shown a marked increase in listeners in recent years and is expected to continue to grow at around 34% CAGR to 17.61 crore listener numbers by 2023.

‘QuoteUnQuote with KK’ will be available in the business news section of ZEE5 on web, mobile and app.

About ZEE5

ZEE5 is the digital entertainment destination launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. With content across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi, ZEE5 is home to 1.25 lakh hours of On Demand Content and 100+ live TV channels. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Indian and International Movies and TV Shows, Music, Kids content, Cineplays, Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination. ZEE5 offers ground breaking features like 11 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback and Voice Search.

About QuoteUnQuote With KK

QuoteUnquote with KK is a podcast show that organises a virtual fireside chat with the thought leaders around the world on various current issues and topics in business, economic, investing and socio-politics. The podcast is available on 10 platforms including, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio, Aawaz, Amazon Music Podcast, iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio reaching over 175 million listeners globally.

About Kapil Khandelwal (KK)

Popularly known as Father of ‘Quant Offshore Hedge Fund Investing’ in India amongst the Hedge Fund Managers in India and abroad, Kapil Khandelwal (KK) has earned recognition to be amongst the few handful Indians approved by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved board members’ list to serve the boards of funds, banks and financial institutions. He is a successful angel investor, venture capitalist and expert in health sciences, education, agri, clean tech and information communications and technology (ICT). 

His expertise positions him as one of the thought leaders in India, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets. A business leader with standout success in positioning funds globally and driving investments for growth and profitability. He is driving business results through mentoring leaders and his passion is connecting people and making an impact on the lives of people in this region. During his career, he has carried out over 45 transactions including cross-border. He manages India’s first Healthcare Infra Fund, Toro Finserve LLP ( which is a closed-ended USD 500 million fund.

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