Life of a Global Desi
23. Student Life in the US. Grad school at Harvard & MBA at Darden UVA

23. Student Life in the US. Grad school at Harvard & MBA at Darden UVA

July 10, 2020

Demystifying Student 👩🏻‍🎓life in the US. Why did we decide to pursue graduate degrees in the US? And what is the academic rigor, campus life, food, extracurriculars, social life, recruiting, and money situation like in universities in the US? 

We would to hear about student life in other parts of the world as well. Please reach out to us to be featured on our podcast! 

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22. Moving back to India. Ft. Kunal, Nikhil, Sandy

22. Moving back to India. Ft. Kunal, Nikhil, Sandy

July 3, 2020

Why did 3 millennials move back to India 🇮🇳 from the US 🇺🇸 and Singapore 🇸🇬? What are some things to consider? What were the biggest surprises? What did they miss about India when outside, and what do they miss about prior countries when back home in India? Listen in to Episode 22 to hear Nikhil, Kunal and Sandy’s Moving back to India stories!

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21. Travel Adventures of a Tiny Lady and working with WWF - Nickolai Kinny Withmore

21. Travel Adventures of a Tiny Lady and working with WWF - Nickolai Kinny Withmore

June 26, 2020

Our guest for this episode is Nickolai Kinny - Whitmore, who has spent her life writing, wandering and wayfaring 4ft 11inches above ground. Her blog Adventures of a tiny lady is her 12-year-old travel diary. When she's not traveling she's working hard to save the planet with WWF, one of the biggest nature charities of the world. She has freelanced and worked with the likes of NASA, Forbes, Techcrunch, Airbnb and even Netflix all whilst traveling around the globe. These days she is based out of Surrey, England where she can be found growing her own food and working on her 3rd book. So excited to talk to her about travel, writing, and living in UK!

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20. Moving to US for Undergrad Ft. Pallavi Janiani - Host of The Caffeinated Brown Girl Podcast

20. Moving to US for Undergrad Ft. Pallavi Janiani - Host of The Caffeinated Brown Girl Podcast

June 19, 2020

What is moving to the US for undergraduate studies at 18 like? And how does one discover their voice through podcasting? Pallavi Janiani our guest on episode 20 is inspiring and wise beyond her years who discovered her identity and voice by creating the @caffeinatedbrowngirl podcast! Join us as we learn about how this Gen-Zer explores life and its many adventures!

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19. When are you getting married beta? Ft. Kaveri, Mandira, Stefy, & Aarati

19. When are you getting married beta? Ft. Kaveri, Mandira, Stefy, & Aarati

June 12, 2020

If you are a single girl nearing 30, expect this interrogation by everyone you meet. We talk to Kaveri Kumar, Mandira Ravindran, Stefy Sara Mathew and Aarati Rao. Four brilliant, intelligent, smart, and ambitious women all turning 30 this year — the question they get asked most often ‘When are you getting married?’ What is their response? How often do they think about this question themselves? What advice do they have for prying/well-meaning adults who ask this question? 

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18. Let’s talk about racism.

18. Let’s talk about racism.

June 5, 2020

What makes racism so complex is the subtle variations it gets served up to all people of color. Racism isn’t binary. It's not black or white, but all shades of brown. Racism is a spectrum and we all exist on it. How does racism show up in the Desi context in the US, abroad and in India? What can we do to change systemic racism, deep-rooted racist mindsets, and truly bring about reform?

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17. Festivals and Holidays. Missing the old while embracing the new. Desi vs. Globe.

17. Festivals and Holidays. Missing the old while embracing the new. Desi vs. Globe.

May 29, 2020

When we move to a new country, we miss the familiar but embrace the new. Same goes for festivals and holidays! Which Indian festivals does one miss? Which new ones do we start celebrating? And which ones are we yet to discover? No matter what the answers, the common thread remains the same. The idea of family, friends, togetherness, celebration and food! Join us as we discover what these were for us and please share your experiences as well. 

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16. The Daily Commute to Work. Desi Vs. Globe.

16. The Daily Commute to Work. Desi Vs. Globe.

May 22, 2020

What are some key differences in your daily commute to work in India and around the world? How has the lockdown changed your daily commute to work? Are you missing your long traffic filled drive to work? Or are you missing your shoulder-to-shoulder subway train jostle? To reminisce about all of it, listen to us rant about the daily ritual we all perform of our commute to work on this Desi Vs. Globe episode!

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15. What does it take to be ‘Ironman’? Ft. Solonie Singh Pathania

15. What does it take to be ‘Ironman’? Ft. Solonie Singh Pathania

May 15, 2020

What does it take to be the third Indian woman to complete the Ironman Triathlon? What is a triathlon? Why is it called Ironman and not Iron-woman? How does one rock a full-time job and still be a formidable triathlete? What are added challenges of training with minimal infrastructure in a country like India? Is it really mind over matter? For all this and more tune into the Episode 15 with Solonie Singh Pathania, who personifies what it means to be superhuman and gritty as grit! She is a TEDx speaker, featured in India Today, FitShit, Business Line, RedBull, and you can just google her! 

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14. How do we compare ‘Household Chores’ in and outside of India? Desi Vs. Globe

14. How do we compare ‘Household Chores’ in and outside of India? Desi Vs. Globe

May 8, 2020

Household Chores - How do Desis get it done when it comes to 'roti' (feeding yourself), 'kapda' (clothing yourself) and 'makaan' (keeping a house)? We explore the world of a difference when it comes to household chores in India 🇮🇳and when outside of it. Let us know your experience when you first traveled outside of India and tried to use a dishwasher, washer dryer or roomba for the first time!

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