Life of a Global Desi
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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13. What does it take to be a top photographer? Ft. Arjun Menon | Art Leaves a Mark

13. What does it take to be a top photographer? Ft. Arjun Menon | Art Leaves a Mark

May 1, 2020

How do you take an indelible experience in life, channel it into art, and transform into a compelling storyteller through photography? Arjun Menon, founder of 'Art Leaves a Mark' talks about alternate Desi careers, social media being a "funny thing", the ephemeral nature of instant gratification, being a globe trotting adventurer and the grueling yet rewarding process of true expression. His projects 'The Extraordinary|Indian Army', India Change the Perception, Sounds of Cochin, #TimeOut have garnered Millions of eyeballs which we all have been falling in love with over and over again! 

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12. Why ‘Slow Travel’? Ft. Vikas Plakkot

12. Why ‘Slow Travel’? Ft. Vikas Plakkot

April 24, 2020

Vikas Plakkot takes us on an insightful and deliberate journey to immerse in the 'Slow Travel movement'.  Braving over the 'FOMO, the fear of missing out', developing a mindset that rejects traditional ideas of tourism, encourages one to soak in cultures, and keep yourself open to new experiences is a luxury, today Vikas can never go back to being just a tourist ever again. A transformative Teach for India fellow, co-founder of Just for Kicks, a TEDx speaker, a travel journalist with NatGeo, avid slow traveller, Vikas is looking for his next adventure at the moment. Follow Vikas on Twitter

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11. Why are Indians obsessed with Bollywood?

11. Why are Indians obsessed with Bollywood?

April 17, 2020

Aarati: I was in LOVE with Shah Rukh Khan! Archana: Who wasn't?

For gems like this listen to this episode! Raj-Simran, Laila-Majnu, and the god awful Bollywood stereotypes! Growing up, were you too cool for Bollywood and pretend to be so even today? How did it shape your idea of LOVE? Why are we movie star struck? Is Bollywood evolving? What is the promise of new-age cinema? Do desis relate to Bollywood more after moving abroad? Join us as we explore how Bollywood shaped us and continues to do so. Have anything to add? 

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10. Why explore ‘Offbeat Tracks’? Ft. Vandana Vijay

10. Why explore ‘Offbeat Tracks’? Ft. Vandana Vijay

April 10, 2020

What adventures does one encounter when they explore 'Offbeat Tracks'? How many stereotypes does a woman entrepreneur need to shatter to be taken seriously? How does a leader lead in times of crises, especially if you are the CEO of an experiential travel company?Vandana Vijay, founder of OffBeat Tracks demystifies all this and much more, on our 10th episode! A TEDx speaker, fitness freak, and a major foodie, but her deep rooted love for the Himalayas and its cultural diversity takes the cake! So excited as we journey to double digits episodes with a strong and empowered voice in Vandana Vijay! Hope you can travel virtually with us on this episode!

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9. Who are Indian Army Brats?

9. Who are Indian Army Brats?

April 3, 2020

How "Braty" are Indian Army Brats? Is life difficult growing up moving every two years or is it privilege? What are some pros and cons of being a Fauji Kid? What skills from an Army childhood can we apply to being global desis?

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8. Growing up Queer. Ft. Varun Singh

8. Growing up Queer. Ft. Varun Singh

March 27, 2020

What is growing up Queer Desi like? What role does pop-culture play in education about LGBTQ? What did the reading down of Section 377 do for the movement? What still remains to happen so one day everyone, despite perceived differences can dream equally? For all this and more, join in a delightful conversation with Varun Singh who leads the India pride chapter at work and demonstrates action to inclusion. Varun is a great sport and suggested alternate titles to this episode which include "Life of a Gay-Sha", "Global Gaysi", "the gaytheist manifesto", "Homo-genius", "Life of bi", "I'm Queerious"! We love all of them and his sense of humor is palpable as you listen! Which are your favorites?

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7. Why is driving a nightmare in India? Desi Vs. Globe

7. Why is driving a nightmare in India? Desi Vs. Globe

March 20, 2020

Introducing a new segment called "Desi vs. Globe!" We demystify the subtle (or stark!) contrasts between India and the Globe across a myriad of topics. Today, we pick - Driving! Why is driving etiquette so distinct between India vs. the rest of the world? Why are roadways more structured in the western world? Why do we honk in India? Hit Play for an emphatic rant and analysis!

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