Feel Good Friday with Ranveer Allahbadia

One of the most popular digital content creators in the country, Ranveer Allahbadia is more popularly known as BeerBiceps. From fitness videos to men’s fashion, grooming and mental health, his YouTube channel has more than 3.15 million subscribers. On his podcast The Ranveer Show, Ranveer gets inspiring personalities like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others to share their journeys with him. In recent years, Ranveer has also turned entrepreneur with Monk Entertainment, his digital entertainment start-up. The enterprising guy shares his weekend plans with us…

What is your plan for the weekend? 

I really enjoy going to Soho House at Juhu. It’s a community-based member’s club. We have lots of people coming in like entrepreneurs, start-up founders and media folk, so it’s a great place to network and connect with like-minded people. It’s just one of those places where I gain a lot of stimulation for the sake of my creativity and entrepreneurship. It’s a place I gain my energy from. That’s where I go every weekend.

What are three things you are most grateful for this Friday?

My mother. I am grateful for her every single day. I stay with her. She still takes care of me like a seven-years-old, even though I am 27 now. My team who decided to stay with me through the pandemic for the sake of content. While I do multiple things, my feet are dipped into multiple ponds and the main pond is always content. We need to keep the show running and keep releasing videos. And for the sake of the videos, my team has decided to stay with me.

I’m grateful for the amazing food I will have on Sunday, because every Sunday is my cheat day. That is the one vice I engage in! Right from Friday, I start thinking about what I am going to order on the coming Sunday.

What song are you enjoying this week?

The song I am enjoying currently is ‘Brown Munde’ by AP Dhillon. It’s a new Bhangra track that is taking over every single club in India, so watch out!

What’s your weekend morning routine?

I begin with stretches and yoga. It’s a big part of my body’s recovery process and I ensure I work out at least half an hour to an hour after that. I try to get a small session of meditation and then head to Soho House. 

The TV show you are currently enjoying?

I am currently watching ‘The Test’ on Amazon Prime Video. It’s an inside look into the Australian cricket team’s dressing room. I really enjoy sports documentaries, lots of learning about leadership and man management.

Are you a tea or coffee person?

Honestly, I am good with both. I believe beverages are a way of connecting to another human being, so whatever the other person is having I will end up having the same.  When it comes to tea, I have stopped consuming dairy. I have recently discovered Chamomile tea, which is very calming and which is what I will recommend to everyone else as well.

What’s your favourite comfort food?

My comfort food is just some good old ghee chawal with lots of ghee, a little bit of pepper, chilli powder and lots of salt sprinkled all over. That’s my ultimate comfort food. It’s very unhealthy and full of carbohydrates but makes your body feel great.

What is the funniest thing you have read about yourself on the internet?

I did a video with Jasleen Royal for her song ‘Sang Rahiyo’ and the internet thought we were in a very serious relationship or we were going to get married and those rumours just stuck around. So that’s the funniest one till now.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I have to have a plate of chole and kulche every Sunday. It’s very unhealthy. When I order for it at home, I like to heat it on the skillet with lots of ghee and enjoy it that way. 

Your favourite quote?

My favourite quote is by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu – Worry not about going slowly, worry only about standing still. It means that one should just keep going forward and do something every single day. Even if it’s minimal progress, it should be some amount of work.

What’s your spirit animal?

It’s most definitely the tiger. Just like the tiger, I enjoy isolation because it’s where my best ideas come to me and the best writing pieces happen. I have always been connected to the ferocity of the tiger.

What advice do you have for any kid who looks up to you?

Don’t let anyone tell you that your dreams are too big or that you won’t be able to achieve what you want to. When I was starting out, a lot of people told me that I won’t be able to do what I’m doing but I learned to shut off those voices and follow my passion. I would really advise the youngsters to get into the habit of shutting off those voices very early on!