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One of the foremost global leaders on social impact and innovation, Sonal Shah has started and led social impact efforts in academia, government, and the private and philanthropic sectors for over twenty-five years. She is the President of TAAF-The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a convener, incubator, and funder committed to accelerating opportu…
 
This past month, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and act that would have created national standards for policing in an effort to increase accountability, sadly couldn’t reach a bipartisan deal-leaving it dead in the water. We all have heard about the horrific killing of George Floyd, the protests that occurred after, and the many stories …
 
So there are a few (hundred) topics that South Asians tend to not discuss, divorce being one of them. When I read Shibani Joshi’s ELLE article called "The Other Side of Divorce", I knew I had to have her on the pod. Shibani Joshi is an experienced journalist who has covered business, technology and general news for global media outlets including AB…
 
Now that I am in my..ahem...proper adulthood age, things are starting to work a bit...differently. The fall routine has begun and I know that my daily routine is pure madness and with that, I tend to ignore my own well-being. This is why I had to get some advice from a professional! Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, C.D.N received a B.A. from NYU and a …
 
The first episode of the fall season is officially here! Feels good to be back! I thought the best way to start off the podcast this fall is to talk to someone who has been working in journalism for over 15 years. Sriram Iyer is editor in chief of Business Insider India. He tells me why he chose the path of journalism versus the "traditional" India…
 
BONUS EPISODE!! Before we begin our fall interviews in September, we wanted to post some of our favorite chats from this past year for the next 5 days. The final episode for our "highlight" series is my interview with actress and author, Lisa Ray. Thank you for your support and for subscribing to our podcast. We'll see you next week with all new ep…
 
BONUS EPISODE!! Before we begin our fall interviews in September, we wanted to post some of our favorite chats from this past year for the next 5 days. Next in line for our "highlight" series is my interview with chef, restaurateur, author Maneet Chauhan. Maneet Chauhan knows a thing or two about best-laid plans...they often tend to go awry. From I…
 
BONUS EPISODE! Before we begin our fall interviews in September, we wanted to post some of our favorite chats from this past year for the next 5 days. Next in line for our "highlight" series is my interview with author, Alka Joshi. Alka Joshi was born in India and raised in the U.S. since the age of nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and a…
 
BONUS EPISODE!! Before we begin our fall interviews in September, we wanted to post some of our favorite chats from this past year for the next 5 days. Next in line for our "highlight" series is my interview with comedian and writer, Nimesh Patel. For my last interview of the year, I stand-up with my guest, Nimesh Patel, and talk all things comedy.…
 
BONUS EPISODE! Before we begin our fall interviews, we wanted to post some of our favorite interviews from this past year for the next 5 days. First up, my interview with Manpreet Singh. India’s six-month-long farmer protests, which has recently gained global attention, has been on the forefront of news around the world. With the recent attacks on …
 
Premal Dharia has spent the last twenty years dedicated to challenging injustice in the criminal system and nearly 15 years as a public defender. She has tried dozens of cases and supervised lawyers at various levels of practice. Premal will be joining Harvard Law School as the inaugural Executive Director of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration…
 
It's time for an update people! We've done over 60 episodes, brought on big names, shared fantastic stories, and undoubtedly have some new listeners to the show from all around the world . So, I wanted to take this week to re-introduce myself a bit, as well as re-introduce the show -- what we're all about here at Tuckered Out, what we're trying to …
 
My next guests have built an organization that is not just starting the conversation around menstrual hygiene in India, but they are educating people across India and changing the way menstruation has been talked about in the past and even today. Tarun Bothra and Kristin Kagetsu are co-founders of Saathi, a purpose driven manufacturing company that…
 
Pallavi Sharda knows what chasing your dreams is all about. Growing up in Melbourne Australia, she knew from a very young age she wanted to become a Bollywood actress. We talk about making the decision to move to India to fulfill her dreams of working in Bollywood, her biggest takeaways from her time there and what she learned about herself, what s…
 
In honor of Pride Month, I had the honor of interviewing my friends, Parag Mehta and Vaibhav Jain, a couple who has not just inspired the LGBTQ+ community, but also the South Asian community around the world. Last March, they tried to register their marriage with the Indian Consulate in NYC under India’s Foreign Marriage Act, which is a pretty stan…
 
Sharbari Zohra Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-American writer and was on the writing team for the ABC show Quantico, making her the first woman of Bangladeshi origin to write for a network show. We talk about why she never thought she would get picked to walk into the writers’ room for the show, why the show didn’t focus on Priyanka Chopra’s cultural backg…
 
The India Covid crisis has devastated the country and has affected many of us living in the US. I chat with Megha Desai, President of The Desai Foundation, about their efforts to help thousands in need and what we can do to support the cause. We also talk about the Asani Sanitary Napkin Program, which trains women in rural India to manufacture and …
 
Recognized among TIME Magazine’s 16 people fighting for a more equal America, Simran Jeet Singh is Senior Adviser for Equity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting, a professor at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Sikh Coalition, a 2020 Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, an author, a father, and a devout San Antonio Spurs fan. We…
 
As immigrants to this country from India, Reshma and her family had to build a new life from the ground up and make every dollar work for them. A graduate of MIT, Reshma was an advisor to the NYC Comptroller’s office for almost a decade, including during one of the City’s darkest moments, 9/11. This past year has laid bare a failure of government o…
 
Nitin Pandey is the founder and CEO of Parentune.com, a pro-parent network supporting parents in India to do more for their child. Parents can find trusted advice, validated solutions and real time support on the platform. Their vision is to be the must-have support for each parent and believe that an empowered pro-parent community is crucial to im…
 
Sharan Dhaliwal founded, developed and now runs the UK’s leading South Asian magazine Burnt Roti, which is a platform for young creatives to showcase their talent, find safe spaces and destigmatise topics around mental health and sexuality, amongst others. Her particular interests focus on discussing the representations of young women, South Asian …
 
Smita Sharma is an award winning photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Delhi, India, reporting on critical human rights and social issues in her own community as well as in the Global South on assignments for Human Rights Watch, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications. From documenting the effect of pregnancy on girl’s educat…
 
One of my favorite things about doing this podcast is reconnecting with people who have been part of different phases in my life. Dr. Sumun Pendakur and I met 20 years ago when I was a production assistant on her hubby’s film set. Needless to say, I knew she was a rock star even then. She is a #dei strategist, consultant and trainer who has spent t…
 
I could not think of a better guest for EPISODE 50 🥳then the Founding CEO of Times Bridge, Rishi Jaitly. Beginning late 2016, Rishi envisioned, architected and scaled a new business to help purposeful ideas travel more evenly around the world. Today, Times Bridge, the global investment and partnership arm of Times Group, is the U.S.'s largest ventu…
 
Zarna Garg is an Indian immigrant, mom, and lawyer turned New York comedian and TikTok star (https://www.tiktok.com/@zarnagarg) with more than 20 million views on the platform. She has performed standup at sold-out clubs across the country and headlined her own show My American Dream at the famous Carolines on Broadway. Unwilling to let the pandemi…
 
Pat Shah has had his ear pressed against the audio industry for awhile now. He is the Head of Content Acquisition and Development for Audible, a membership service that provides customers with the world's largest selection of audiobooks as well as podcasts, exclusive originals, and more. We talk about how both of our dads would teach us math nightl…
 
When Siyona Vikram realized there were few Indian podcasts specifically for children, she decided that it was time to start one herself. Siyona’s podcast is called Little Mind Chats and focuses on helping kids breakdown the news, current events, and important topics. She covers everything from science, the environment, politics around the world, an…
 
The #BlindianProject is the "meeting place for Black x South Asian communities". Started as a passion project in 2017, the project drew its inspiration from an incident in which street mobs attacked African students in Noida, New Delhi. Restarted at the beginning of 2020, the events of this year have seen the community grow enormously. The #Blindia…
 
Dr. Saya Nagori is a Digital Health Executive who is passionate about telehealth and innovation in healthcare. She is widely known in the health tech space for her early work in telemedicine and increasing access to healthcare through innovative patient solutions. In 2015, Dr. Nagori created the first remote telemedicine eye exam. Since 2015, her c…
 
India’s six-month-long farmer protests, which has recently gained global attention, has been on the forefront of news around the world. With the recent attacks on protestors and a government shutdown of the Internet, the international community is left wondering what exactly is happening there. I chat with my friend, Manpreet Singh, trial attorney …
 
Rajiv Satyal is a Los Angeles-based comedian/host with over 50 million views on YouTube. From stand-up performances, to going on tour, to hosting talk shows, events, and podcast, this one-man band has done it all. We talk about how Pete Sampras' advice impacted his comedy career, what it was like closing for Jerry Seinfeld, whether he would open up…
 
Jia Wertz is a South Asian true crime documentary filmmaker and director.. Her debut film, Conviction, recently released on Amazon Prime and, selected at 11 film festivals around the world, and won 3 awards. The documentary sheds light on the shortcomings of the criminal justice system through Jeffrey Deskovic's wrongful conviction of a rape and mu…
 
I chat (and laugh) with the co-founders of Product of Culture, Archana Jain and Monika Sharma. Product of Culture (#POCNation) empowers South Asian creatives and innovators to grow and thrive globally. The organization is a WOC founded and funded collective that amplifies Brown brands + creatives with strategy, content, and experiences rooted in cu…
 
CEO & Founder of Mango and Marigold Press (formally Bharat Babies) Sailaja Joshi sits down and chats with me about building her company literally starting from scratch. Joshi founded Mango and Marigold Press in 2014, a publishing company that aims to fill bookshelves across America with age-appropriate, culturally sensitive and visually vibrant boo…
 
I dive into the details of the Georgia Senate runoff elections with my friend and public policy lawyer with Squire Patton Boggs, Amol Naik. Amol served as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta, where he reported directly to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and served as a member of her Cabinet, with responsibility for Atlanta’s efforts on …
 
BONUS EPISODE with Gautam Gupta, SVP Head of Strategy & Consulting, Pfizer is the first in a bonus series where we discuss and dissect important current events. Gautam chats with me about Covid 'D-Day' (December 14th, 2020), the preparation leading up to the first day the vaccine was distributed, some of the logistics behind the scenes, and how the…
 
When it comes to South Asian representation in the media, Sheetal Sheth has had a few conversations the past 20 years on the issue. Author, actress, producer and activist Sheetal Sheth has been a trailblazer for women of color across media with 20 feature film roles and many TV show appearances throughout her compelling career. Sheetal’s story is a…
 
I sat down and chatted with my childhood friend, Devang Shah, who is Head of Marketing at AyurPrana and previously oversaw operations at Banyan Botanicals, both in Albuquerque, NM. He teaches me the basics of Ayurveda, its universal principles and how it is actually a sister science of yoga but why it isn’t as well-known and understood. Please chec…
 
Zameer Kassam is the Founder and CEO of Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry, which he launched in 2011. Through every iteration of his career, one thing has remained constant: his passion for storytelling. We get to hear some of those epic stories in this episode. Follow Zameer @zameerkassam http://www.zameerkassam.com/…
 
In part two of South Asians and Voting, I sit down with one of the organizers of South Asians Vote 2020, Samidh Guha. He talks to me about why South Asians Vote is really a non-partisan organization and is focused on helping to resume a normal functioning government, the reason our parent's generation has different political views, and how South As…
 
It's here guys. Election Day 2020. I thought it would be a good time to understand more about South Asians and voting here in the US and the numbers that we need to know. Here is my interview with the co-hosts of the South Asian Block Party for Biden/Harris, DJ Rekha and Rajan Shah. This is part one of my two-part series. https://iwillvote.com http…
 
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…
 
From the start, DJ Kayper knew that she belonged behind the turntables- scratching, producing and making waves in an industry traditionally dominated by men. From writing fake letters to her parents so she could sneak out to deejay to working with legends such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Diplo to letting Chris Brown know what's up, Kayper has been fearles…
 
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