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Join Sameer Desai as he chats with South Asians around the world to uncover their identities, successes, failures, and most importantly, stories. He profiles artists, writers, filmmakers, athletes, entertainers, and many more to discover South Asians who have taken a different path. Visit www.southasianstoriespodcast.com for full list of episodes and show notes!
 
MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. MannMukti translates to “mental liberation" in Hindi. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care. Together, let’s #SpeakUp.
 
Stand-up comedians and badmaashi boys Usama Siddiquee and Pranav Behari go way off the rails in this podcast about issues affecting the South Asian diaspora as well as immigrants in general. Rambunctious, irreverent, and incisive, Mango Bae is by desis but for everyone (even whites).
 
In 2016, Meenal co-founded Desi Outsiders as a medical student in Prague with the desire to challenge the conventional thinking that embodies the South Asian community. Meenal is now working as a doctor in London and has branched off on a solo journey to start an alternative podcast, Meenal’s World. With new guests on the show every week, this podcast discusses issues that affect our generation of South Asians with the aim of providing a platform to allow young South Asians to feel comfortab ...
 
Facial Recognition Comedy is a group of stand-up comedians who identify as women of Indian, South Asian, or Arab descent. It was founded to dispel the myth that “there can only be one,” as well as to emphasize that “we are not the same person.” In our podcast, FRC founders Fizaa Dosani, Pallavi Gunalan, and Zahra Ali sit down with a new guest each week to probe their unique perspectives, as well as discuss our own history, culture, and challenges as women of color.
 
In this informal bi-weekly podcast, we'll talk about a range of ideas found in South Asian philosophy, along with their connections to the modern day. Your host is a philosopher who reads Sanskrit texts and thinks about how the modern and premodern are intertwined. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support
 
Southern Fried Asian is a new podcast from The Nerds of Color hosted by Keith Chow. Typically, stories about Asian Americans are centered on the experiences of those who grew up on the coasts -- New York, Southern California, the Bay Area -- where communities of different Asian American subgroups have lived for many years. On this podcast, though, we're gonna look at a region of the country that isn't typically associated with these stories and unpack what it means to be Asian American in th ...
 
We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis across the globe, and discuss both serious and mellow topics. In each episode, we bring new guests from around the world to tell stories, discuss issues, and crack jokes! Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have numerous Urdu-heavy episodes as well. Best way to reach us is via Instagram (@pakcord) or email (hello@pakcord.com). Follow us to stay up to date! Listen to the podcast on these apps: - iTunes - Google Play - Spotify Come follo ...
 
Co-founded by alumni from IIT Delhi, St. Stephen’s College and South Asian University, The Bridge Project is an initiative set up by recent graduates to address the divide between academia and policy-making in the field of International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy. The objective is to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and policy in International Relations by facilitating a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the discipline. Spread the word and let's bridge that gap!
 
Welcome to the Sikh Forgiveness Podcast Sikh Forgiveness is a Not For Profit organisation set up in 2018, led by a group of Sikh volunteers in the UK. The aims of Sikh Forgiveness are to work within the Sikh community to identify and deal with mental health struggles that they are currently unaware of / less-able to deal with. If you want to donate to future Sikh Forgiveness projects, you can donate at ko-fi.com/sikhforgiveness for the price of a cup of coffee. Please leave a rating in Apple ...
 
S ASIAN INTL is an editorial video bulletin documenting the global affairs of today for the South Asian Internationalist. These short cinematic documents, visually preserves and bring forth glimpses, of all aspects of the modern story, that deserves to be recorded and exhibited.
 
Two Girls - One Canadian, One British. Risha Nanda and Priya Grewal discuss the similarities and differences of being raised in different countries, while both being South Asian. Risha is a Musical Theatre actress and Priya works in Fashion. The arts plays a large role in both their lives and they have created a platform where they interview other South Asian artists in the creative world. They feel representation is important and what better way to celebrate the arts while discussing the So ...
 
Hosted by Dr Aniqa and Dr Taiba. Join their journey as they share their experiences navigating life through various lenses. Being female, South Asian, Muslim, hijabis, Doctors, GP’s, sisters and friends, they challenge each other by divulging into the conversations they feel we need to be talking more about as a community! They touch on various topics relating to the medical world, physical and mental health, lifestyle, culture, social issues and taboos! Trying to spread positivity with each ...
 
You Don’t Love Me Podcast with Amir and Aamir. Life from the perspective of a gay South Asian couple. We discuss many things from race, sexuality and our struggles with an aim to be a voice and get some representation out there! It does get better and there is always light in your life and we find that through every bit of darkness. There are so rude and crude jokes on the way too so...be warned! Leave a review, subscribe and enjoy.! You will also find us on apple podcasts and spotify too (r ...
 
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
 
Carolina Desis Gurtej Singh and Rashmili Vemula explore life as the children of Desi immigrants in today’s America. Constantly immersed in and inspired by two contrasting cultures, these South Asians raised in the American South discuss their experiences with “living a double life” and the challenges in reconciling the cultural and societal differences surrounding them daily. Thought-provoking, sharp, and occasionally silly, Gurtej and Rashmili question and flesh out the South Asian experien ...
 
The Self Worth Edit is a personal development podcast created by a desi woman, primarily for fellow desi women. This self love podcast is also open to you if you want to deepen your understanding and relationship with yourself and others. On Mondays, we'll cover topics to help you through life's challenges by reframing culturally embedded norms. Through a mix of solo and interview-style episodes, The Self Worth Edit will help you cultivate self confidence, self love and self trust so you can ...
 
What is your identity? South Asian or American? South Asian-American or American-South Asian? The once fine distinction is now blurring and here we are reaping the benefits…supposedly. Instead, we find ourselves fixed in the everlasting quandary, a juxtaposition of sorts: blending that eastern tradition with the western culture. Rest assured, you are not alone in your internal conflict. Have Lunch With Rikhi and realize this. Finally an interactive program to discuss the issues uniquely pert ...
 
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Contemporary debates on “mansplaining” foreground the authority enjoyed by male speech, and highlight the way it projects listening as the responsibility of the dominated, and speech as the privilege of the dominant. What mansplaining denies systematically is the right of women to speak and be heard as much as men. Anway Mukhopadhyay, The Authority…
 
This is a special one – our 25th episode! Thank you for listening and being part of the journey. I could not be more thrilled to bring one of my personal heroes Dr. Vivek Murthy. Dr. Vivek Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014 and 2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he …
 
We are living through a global pandemic, civil unrest...and ONE MILLION South Asians living in the US did not vote in the last election. Shocked? We are too. In our first episode, we have a conversation with Heena Patel, co-founder of South Asians Vote, on why the South Asian vote is crucial in this year's election. Grab a pen and paper and be read…
 
Studies on marriage migration often portray marriage migrants as victims of globalization and patriarchy. Although there are intersecting oppressions among female migrant workers, the tendency to conflate marriage migration with sex trafficking among humanitarian organizations and scholars lead to erasure of divergent experiences. In her book, Elus…
 
Quite simply, this episode of The Native Immigrants is all about... FOOD! We’ve spoken about the cultural appropriation of food before, but now we go in on our favourite dishes of South Asian cuisine! Jyojo and I go through our Top 5 lists and try to talk professionally without our mouths watering 🤤 listen in to see if your favourite dishes made th…
 
Jenny Bhatt joins us to talk about the uses of the term South Asian, Desi, hyphenates (or not), and all of the variations therein. Follow Jenny on Twitter @jennybhatt. She is a writer, literary critic, and host of the Desi Books podcast. Intro & Outro: "Show Me the Meaning of Being Desi" by Penn Masala Clips from standup by Hari Kondabolu. Comments…
 
Facial Recognition Comedy is a group of stand-up comedians who identify as women of Indian, South Asian, or Arab descent. It was founded to dispel the myth that “there can only be one,” as well as to emphasize that “we are not the same person.” In this podcast, FRC founders Fizaa Dosani, Zahra Ali Pallavi Gunalan sit down with a new guest each week…
 
A recent ADB reports points to developing Asia experiencing its first recession in more than six decades, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is expected to have profound influence on Asia-Pacific's geopolitics leading to restructuring of supply chains and realignments in global trade. What must South Asia do to take advantage of these change…
 
Doctor, music producer, film lover, and Maryyum's brother Ahmed Mehmood joins us for a special Halloween episode to talk about horror and thrillers from the subcontinent! Follow Ahmed on Twitter @Y_slap_M Intro: "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" from Baazigar Outro: "Golimar" from Donga Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com. F…
 
It's rare to get a chance to sit and chat with a media mogul. Someone who started her blogging career even before the age of Facebook. Someone who had the foresight to see what was missing in a $24B media and entertainment industry. Someone who built her own empire, without anything but her own ambition, the family and friends that stood by her sid…
 
In her stunning and conceptually adventurous new book Emotions and Colonial Modernity in Colonial India: From Balance to Fervor (Oxford University Press, 2020), Margrit Pernau examines the varied and hugely consequential expressions of and normative investments in emotions in modern South Asian Muslim thought. By considering a wide array of sources…
 
In 1947, decolonization promised a better life for India's peasants, workers, students, Dalits, and religious minorities. By the 1970s, however, this promise had not yet been realized. Various groups fought for the social justice but in response, Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi suspended the constitution, and with it, civil liberties. The hope of dec…
 
In the past decade alone, more than ten million corpses have been exhumed and reburied across the Chinese landscape. The campaign has transformed China's graveyards into sites of acute personal, social, political, and economic contestation. In The Chinese Deathscape. Grave Reform in Modern China, three historians of China, Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke, Ch…
 
Last week, we left off with Gurinder talking about dealing with the loss of her father as well as her very difficult pregnancies. She was rushed to hospital on her 6th pregnancy at just 5 months. After so many gruelling hours of contractions and confusion, she finally gave birth to Jiya. But Jiya was born sleeping. Gurinder's resilience and message…
 
Comedian, crafty creative, and thriving cannabis mom, Angie Stocker joins Zahra to talk about the benefits of pandemic life. Angie shares her experience of marrying white. Zahra rants about inequities in Hollywood, and they both come together to celebrate hoes! How can you support their pandemic ventures? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Po…
 
This week, we're joined by a special guest here on The Native Immigrants. In commemoration of Black History Month, we're joined by Jonah of The Blindian Project, as he discusses South Asian and Black relationships, and the work done by his organisation to bridge the two communities.We also discuss Jyojo's viral tweet, the new DDLJ bronze statues, M…
 
The breathless pace of China’s economic reform has brought about deep ruptures in socioeconomic structures and people’s inner landscape. Faced with increasing market-driven competition and profound social changes, more and more middle-class urbanites are turning to Western-style psychological counseling to grapple with their mental distress. Anxiou…
 
When you mention Japanese War crimes in World War Two, you’ll often get different responses from different generations. The oldest among us will talk about the Bataan Death March. Younger people, coming of age in the 1990s, will mention the Rape of Nanking or the comfort women forced into service by the Japanese army. Occasionally, someone will men…
 
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Raj Balkaran about his early days of spiritual seeking in Toronto, discovering religious studies, the power of myth and narrative in Hindu traditions, his work on the Purāṇas, the Devī Māhātmya and Sūrya Māhātmya of the Mārkeṇḍeya Purāṇa, as well as a preview of his upcoming online course, YS 112 | Yoga and Hindu …
 
The recent political protests and rallies by a united opposition seem to be part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan. Interestingly, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif-led PML (N) also chose to take on the all-powerful Army, criticising the hybrid model of governance where the Army leads the Imran Khan government from behind. Also, …
 
Ye Shitao was a Taiwanese public intellectual who rose to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century. His encyclopedic A History of Taiwan Literature was published in 1987, the same year that the island’s decades-long period of martial law came to an end. The book provides a thorough overview of the major themes and representative works…
 
Aatif Nawaz & Daniel Norcross reflect on an extraordinary few days at the IPL with ties, super overs and amazing performances. We also focus on Sunrisers Hyderabad as we’re joined by superstar Afghan spinner Rashid Khan and Jonny Bairstow reveals the secret of his opening partnership with Ashes rival David Warner.…
 
New York based Pakistani home cook extraordinaire Owais Siddiqui (aka the creator of the viral doodh-patti-ice-cream-in-paratha-cone) joins us to talk about everyone's favorite subject - food! We discuss the trends, adaptations, politics, and influences of khana & pakana. View more of Owais' creations at his Instagram: @owaisiawo Intro & Outro: "Mi…
 
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