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That Desi Spark (formerly The Woke Desi)

Nov 9, 2021

In South Asian cultures, there is inherent pressure for women, in particular, to bond two families. This can result in stress, a lack of boundaries, and difficult relationships...but it doesn't have to be that way! Israa Nasir, therapist and founder of Well.Guide joins TWD to discuss in-law relationships and...


Nov 9, 2021

Ramya Chunduri joins this episode of TWD to explain how domestic violence, an issue an underreported 2 in 5 South Asian women face, has transformed through the pandemic. The UN called it a "shadow pandemic," as rates of DV increased, social media became both a place of information and of danger, and abuse transformed...


Oct 5, 2021

At the beginning of the last year and a half, a viral tweet went around about how if you hadn't learned a new language or skill during your time at home, you didn't lack time but discipline. In so many of us, toxic productivity became the norm...a glamorization of working as hard as you can and then hustling...


Sep 21, 2021

Surrogacy in South Asia CAN be positive - however there is a nefarious underbelly to the entire industry--yes, you heard right, industry of baby-making. On Part 2 of Surrogacy, TWD explores a few different laws, issues, and ethics to consider when exploring surrogacy in South Asia (India, in particular).


Sep 7, 2021

This week's episode of TWD is a little different than usual - Nehal Mehra (@_nehalmehra on IG), a guest from Season 1, confidence coach, friend, makeup artist, and content creator joined the conversation to weigh in on dating in your thirties, confidence, setting standards, not fearing loneliness, and so much more.