MannMukti’s New Podcast “Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health”: In Honest Conversation with Salma Vir-Banks

Salma’s ability to stand up and say, “Yes, I have had a difficult journey,” serves as an example to those who are secretly struggling. Her honesty lets people know that their similar struggles aren’t fictitious. They’re not being over dramatic, emotionally weak, or stupid. Her honesty lets people know that being flawed is okay and speaking up is even more so okay.

Chai Tea Party Talks to Anish Patel of Uplift Humanity Which Educates the Underserved in India

Anish Patel, the founder of Uplift Humanity, sat down with Chai Tea Party (via Facetime) and charmed them with his story on starting his company.

‘The Apartment with Asif and Baluch’ is a Podcast with a Visual Experience

Asif and Baluch’s podcast, launched in 2016, is different than most: “The Apartment” is recorded both aurally and visually, and features immersive conversations set (appropriately) in Baluch’s Los Angeles apartment.

The 9to5 Misfits Talk About Their Experience Immigrating to the U.S.

For Pavi and Nammy, being immigrants in a new country was rough — having to suddenly change their name, accent, dress, mannerisms, and even handwriting felt more like being spies on a covert mission than normal teenagers trying to fit in.

Two Brown Girls Became Unemployed And Decided to Tell The World About it

Pavi Dinamani and Namrata “Nammy” Sirur had always been misfits of sorts within the Desi community, but in June 2016, they really cemented that status by starting a YouTube channel called The 9to5 MisFits to talk openly about their unemployment … gasp!

The Chai Tea Party Duo Discusses Their Decision to Drop Out of College

Life is pretty laid out in front of you when you’re a young member of the South Asian community. But there are some who are breaking new ground…

Monica Bhatnagar’s ‘Bad Auntie,’ the Inner Voice that Gives us Unsolicited Advice

Bad Auntie is so bad, and she is everywhere! Each video in the “Bad Auntie” series shows Auntie doing what she loves most: eating samosa, and nitpicking. We all have that one Auntie in our life; the one who says whatever is on her mind; the one who

The ‘Chai Tea Party’ Podcast Talks the Talk when it Comes to Desi Identity

We are Shama and Tiffany, the ladies behind the new podcast series, Chai Tea Party. We are a show dedicated to celebrating the underdogs, the brave, the creative, and the “slightly off” in the Desi community.

The Podcast That Dives Deeper Into What Hyphenated Identities Really Mean

Hyphen is a podcast I created after a really bad job interview. I work in public radio and am currently wrapping up my last few months of a journalism fellowship in Wisconsin. I started sending out job applications back in December

That Time Brown Girl Sarah Khan Played the ‘BFF’ Game at SXSW

At this year’s South by Southwest in Austin, the Dropbox Podcast Studio hosted a two-day event to showcase various podcasts, two of which are friends of Brown Girl—American Desis and Good Muslim Bad Muslim.

Why I relate to Adnan Syed from ‘Serial’ as a Second Generation Immigrant

As the case of Adnan Syed and his resulting life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend unfolded over the 12 episode series of “Serial,” our BG staff listened and obsessed over it much like the rest of the fans. Adnan’s story and his high school social life resounded with many of us. Below, some of our staff tell us exactly why they related to Syed, the way that information was used in his trial and how this makes them feel.

From the Popular Podcast ‘Serial,’ the Catalyst Rabia Chaudry Opens up Before Tomorrow’s Finale

The podcast “Serial” has been given the noteworthy title of being “the most downloaded podcast in history,” with more than five million downloads on iTunes and counting. It goes without saying, the BG staff has not been immune to the “Serial” fever either. With the release of the final episode tomorrow, I jumped at the opportunity to speak to Rabia Chaudry, who plays an integral part in all of this, because without her initial email to host and executive producer, Sarah Koenig, “Serial” would have never materialized and generated the widespread fixation that it has.

‘Brown Girl Talks’ Ep. II: Culture Shock in the Motherland (Podcast)

Hey Brown Girl readers, we are pleased to bring you episode II of our podcast, “Brown Girl Talks,” which reflect on the culture shock they felt on their recent trips to India and Pakistan.

Artist Extraordinaire Inkquisitive Speaks on BG’s First-Ever Podcast

When Amandeep Singh wakes up, his mind is already buzzing with creative ideas. As he heads to his art studio for morning meetings with his team, he pictures his coffee mug morphing into a planet with Saturn-like rings. There is seldom a moment when he isn’t using his imagination.