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That Desi Spark (formerly The Woke Desi)

Feb 25, 2020

Hindu-Muslim relationships have ebbed and flowed since British colonialism ended in 1947...but relationships, love, and marriage have recently become more common--and no less accepted between the two populations. TWD discusses love between two religions with couple Neehar and Nadia Swali and engaged Farzeen Syed on...


Feb 18, 2020

Burnout is real. In today's world, it's impossible not to feel like we have to be the perfect employees, side hustlers, passion-chasers, daughters, sons, partners, parents, and more...and that effort can be exhausting, creating a drain on the mind, body and soul. Coach Shanita Liu, an Indo-Caribbean life coach,...


Feb 11, 2020

*This episode is sponsored by Masala My Life*

It's a crossover episode between the hosts of Yoga is Dead Podcast (Tejal and Jesal) and The Woke Desi! Talking about cultural appropriation, truly listening to diverse voices, and making yoga a more equal, representative and authentic practice, this episode is one that'll...


Feb 4, 2020

It's a Nehal passion topic this week! Plastic surgery has been a rising trend amongst South Asians in the last decade. India is the #4 hotspot in the world for procedures (TOI). Pakistani-Brits have been flooding the major cities for medical tourism trips to have work done. The ladies of TWD speak with Dr. Usha...