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That Desi Spark (formerly The Woke Desi)

Aug 9, 2022

It's WEDDING SEASON! No, not just the time of year full of South Asian weddings but the Netflix hit romcom - screenwriter Shiwani Srivastava and producer Swati Shetty join TDS to talk creative journeys, how the movie went from script to screen, what kinds of stories are being told, and what's coming next!


Jun 28, 2022

The internet broke for Diwali 2021 when all the celebs from Chrissy Teigen to Mindy Kaling wore a label that Annika and Nehal have loved for YEARS: Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika Sharma - and she joins TDS this week to talk empowerment in fashion, the issue of copying and how it impacts creatives, her reading list, her...


Jun 21, 2022

When Dr. Mrinalini Garv realized her career path wasn't full of passion or purpose, she quit - and now she coaches South Asian women to help female executives and professionals bust through their income ceiling, get valued as a leader, and create the fulfilling career they have always wanted. 


Jun 14, 2022

Miscarriage occurs in 25% of pregnancies - it's an everyday tragedy. On this candid, vulnerable, and raw episode of TDS, Annika shared her recent loss with Nehal and the isolation, the weird and unique stages of grief, the missing-someone-you-never-met, the way partners handle it differently, the stats, some of the...


Jun 1, 2022

Author, pharma CEO, investor, and woman of influence Hitha Palepu joins TDS to discuss multi-hyphenate identity, learning from history, owning your multitudes, and (of course) romance book recommendations.

You can find Hitha's book, "We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris: How to Use Your Voice, Be Assertive,...