Life of a Global Desi
4. Growing up middle class in India.

4. Growing up middle class in India.

February 28, 2020

What are some pros and cons of growing up bourgeoisie (french for middle class!)? Which middle class values translate to strong aspects of your life even today? Join us as we get share growing-up-middle-class memories that molded us for life. We invite your to share yours!Write to us at LifeofaGlobalDesi@gmail.com, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

Disclaimer: India 🇮🇳is very complex and diverse in its economic structure, cross referenced with caste, class, background, and cultural nuances make it very hard to define a true 'middle class'. Shared here is a very specific experience of childhood in a middle class Indian Army family structure.

3. Are Indian with accents pretentious?

3. Are Indian with accents pretentious?

February 21, 2020

Why do Indians suddenly develop an accent when they are abroad? Is it them trying to be cool or just a flight or fight response to fit in? What does having an accent say about you? How does your mother tongue influence your accent? Join us as we dig deep into the idea of languages and accents.
Write to us at LifeofaGlobalDesi@gmail.com, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook to share, how do you pronounce your name when in foreign lands or share your accent anecdotes with us! 

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. Where are you from? Idea of Identity.

1. Where are you from? Idea of Identity.

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!

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