Life of a Global Desi Podcast
2. Why are Indians obsessed with Engineering, MBA and Medicine?

2. Why are Indians obsessed with Engineering, MBA and Medicine?

February 14, 2020

Growing up Indian (especially in the 90s/early 2000s), why did adults make it sound like Engineering (followed by MBA) or Medicine were the only real career options? What post-colonial structures, deep-rooted insecurities, and risk averse mindsets contribute to this phenomenon that result in this prevalent stereotype? What are some sure shot advantages to following the herd vs. breaking free to follow your true calling? Are GenZers are making their own rules and are adults attempting to grow with the times? 

Join us as we explore these questions on this Episode. And a big reveal about what we studied growing up -- no surprises there! Share your career stories with us! Write to us at LifeofaGlobalDesi@gmail.com, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Keep listening & stay curious!

1. Idea of Identity. “Where are you from?”

1. Idea of Identity. “Where are you from?”

February 14, 2020

What are we trying to assess when we ask the Q - "Where are you from?" Why are we asking that question? Who do we ask it of more often? Is it a mere geographic query? Why do we categorize people into preconceived boxes in our mind? Is it out of fear and suspicion? Or is it out of pure curiosity to learn about the myriad of colors, races, cultures, experiences, and ideologies people come in? 
Ultimately, with time and the willingness to move beyond the obvious exterior differences, do we realize that in the end, people of the world (no matter where they are 'from') are all from 'here' and more similar than we might expect. If only, we can move beyond the loaded Q. 
Share your thoughts with us on our social media and write to us LifeofaGlobalDesi@gmail.com! 

Life of a Global Desi - Welcome Trailer!

Life of a Global Desi - Welcome Trailer!

February 14, 2020

Welcome to the podcast by two brown Indian girls, living and working globally! Join us siblings on a journey as we learn, explore, and uncover what it means to be a Global Desi. Write to us on lifeofaglobaldesi@gmail.com, social media! Keep listening and stay curious!