South Asian Stories

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Hi everyone! Today we have an episode from my good friend Suraj from Brown People We Know podcast.  Similar to South Asian Stories Podcast, Brown People we Know  iis interview podcast about the non-traditional paths and shared experiences of th
Sunnie Delilah is a British fashion designer and founder of Delilah’s Dressing Room.  She focuses on creating functional designs and bespoke accessories for Men, Women, and Children.  Last year, Sunnie invented a long beard mask to protect men
Azeem Azhar is an award-winning technology author, entrepreneur, and investor. He produces Exponential View the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society with close to 50,000 subscribers includ
Romen Borsellino is a staff writer on NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh and was executive producer, and co-creator of Freeform’s 2020 election series Kal Penn Approves This Message.   He has also written for Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s Thi
  Karan Soni is an Indian-born American actor who is best known for playing Dopinder in the Deadpool films. He was born and raised in New Delhi, India and he grew up studying theater and continued his education at the University of Southern Cal
  Dr. Sana Shaikh is currently the Director of School Operations for Springfield Public Schools. She is also the founder of her diversity, equity, and inclusion company called TimeED (Taking Initiative, Making Equity in Education). She holds tw
  Rizwan Jagani is an  accomplished American violist of Indian/Pakistani heritage and is an accomplished solo performer, orchestral and chamber musician, arranger, and producer.  Coined The “New-fit” musician, Rizwan reimagines the idea of what
Marianna Kuttothara is the Cash and Relief Lead for the American Red Cross’s International Service Department. In this role Marianna is responsible for providing technical and operational assistance to American Red Cross funded projects support
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 Unite
Neeta Sreekanth is a Sports Media Maven and has worked at some of the most iconic sports and media companies like the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, IGN, and INFLCR. Neeta got her start in the digital and social media world at the Dallas Cowboys.  She t
Rahul Rai is an award-winning actor currently living in Los Angeles who has built a massive following on TikTok (937k followers and over 34M likes as of July 2020). His videos are some of my favorite – some laugh out loud funny, some emotional,
Dr. Arati Kreibich is a Democratic Council Member in Glen Rock, New Jersey who is running for election to the U.S. House to represent New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District! She is a trained neuroscientist who earned her PhD from the Universit
Wardah Khalid is a policy analyst, activist, and speaker on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, refugees/immigration, and Islam in America. She currently works on Capitol Hill as an APAICS Congressional Fellow and is the Founder and Preside
Brian Benni is one of the stars of the hit show Family Karma on Bravo and one of my favorites on the show. Family Karma (See Vogue review!) tracks the stories of seven first-generation Indian Americans and their parents in Miami. Growing up in
Vikram Vij is an Indian-born Celebrity Chef and Owner of three Indian restaurants Vij’s Restaurant, Rangoli Restaurant, and My Shanti. He has received numerous accolades and awards – including Vancouver Chef of the Year, Best Indian Award, and
Pooja Tripathi is an Indian American filmmaker, actress, and musician. She grew up in Pittsburgh & New York City, and studied Business Administration and Violin Performance at Carnegie Mellon University. Pooja began her career in the fashion in
Aman Advani is Co-founder and CEO of Ministry of Supply, a clothing brand inventing a new category: Performance Professional OR performance dress clothes. The company was founded in 2012 with the mission to make dress clothes feel like gym clot
“Continue to create stuff that’s valuable and that makes you happy.”  – Sandeep Gill Sandeep Kaur Gill, better known as TheSandyLion, is a stylist and image consultant with the simple goal of helping people look and feel the best about themselv
“Always look for components of a good story – character, conflicts, intimacy, access.”  – Gotham Chopra Gotham Chopra is a Sports Emmy award-winning director of “Tom vs Time,” Kobe Bryant’s ”Muse,” and the Sports Emmy-nominated  documentary ser
“Look inward to serve your purpose outward.”  Kiran Gandhi Kiran Gandhi, who performs as her stage name Madame Gandhi,  is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker who was recently listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of
“The Tiger at Midnight did not shy away from cultural identity. Diverse storytellers sometimes feel the need to make their story more palatable for a general audience. ” – Swati Teerdhala.  Swati Teerdhala is the author of the brand new book Th
“Within my first three months as SpaceX, I was in charge of rocket engine electrical cables. My heart was pounding and I wanted to run and come home – it was a huge responsibility. ” – Melony Mahaarachchi Melony Mahaarachchi is a prolific mecha
“Cancer is an extremely smart disease. It’s one of the reasons we’ve battled it for so long.” – Dr. Hasini Jayatilaka. Dr. Hasini Jayatilaka (@hasinijt) is an acclaimed cancer researcher, scientist, and TED speaker.  She grew up in Colombo, Sri
“Be grateful for what you have and ambitious for what you want.” – Raj Jana Raj Jana (@rajer_thatt) is an impact-driven entrepreneur, podcast host, & keynote speaker who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the
“Believe what you want to achieve.” – Raj Bhavsar Raj Bhavsar (@Rajnastics) is Olympic Athlete, world-class gymnast, entrepreneur, and artist. His accolades are simply outstanding: Bronze medal in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, World championship
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