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That Desi Spark (formerly The Woke Desi)

Dec 15, 2020

TW: Suicide, loss

Guest Pooja Mehta (yup, the same from Season 3!) comes back to chat about grief, loss, and the process of moving forward when someone in your life has passed from suicide. This is also a relevant and timely episode for those who have faced losses from COVID-19 - grief doesn't discriminate. Let's work...

Dec 8, 2020

Author Tanuja Desai Hidier, the critically acclaimed author of the first young adult novel with a South Asian-American protagonist, Born Confused (and its sequel Bombay Blues), speaks with the ladies of TWD about South Asian identity, her groundbreaking work, reader responses across the globe as their lives were changed...

Dec 1, 2020

COVID-19 and quarantine has led to many young people moving in with family, fast tracking relationships into the move-in stage, or finding themselves with friends who live in close proximity. Boundaries can be hard to come by. TWD chatted with Anjali Chakra about boundary-setting, relationship hacks during this...

Nov 24, 2020

Theater. Film. Television. Aasif Mandvi, the groundbreaking South Asian actor, does it all. From SNL to CBS' Evil, he dives into his acting career and recounts his stories of answering services while auditioning, his baby's giggle, brown representation, and so much more, on this episode of The Woke Desi.

Nov 17, 2020

Makeup guru. Youtube superstar. Total sweetheart. Kaushal joins the ladies of TWD to chat about makeup, her career, how she got started, her marriage to Vex King, her low points, family, and more.