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Podcast by NaanStop-ChitChai

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Podcast by NaanStop-ChitChai

    Episode 107: Oh Culture, My Culture

    Episode 107: Oh Culture, My Culture

    Episode 107: Oh Culture, My Culture. Join Navi and Novaira as they discuss the implications of cultural appropriation. What is it and how can we navigate the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? Hear from scholar and professor, Shreena Gandhi, and yoga practitioner, Sami Ahmed, in a fascinating discussion on appropriation and commoditization of yoga. Let’s Chat!

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    • 39 min
    Episode 106: Swiped Off Your Feet

    Episode 106: Swiped Off Your Feet

    Swiped off your feet. Join Navi and Novaira as they discuss the new reality of online dating. As people increasingly use digital platforms to find romantic relationships, how can we start accepting the process of online match-making? How can we fight the stigma of saying we met our significant other online? We've opened ourselves up to thousands of potential partners, which sounds like a win, but we've also exposed ourselves to downsides such as rejection, ghosting, bread-crumbing and cat-fishing to name a few. Join in exploring these topics and hear from KJ Dhaliwal, the founder of the most commonly used South Asian dating app, Dil Mil. Let's Chat!


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    • 42 min
    Episode 105: Can't Cramp My Style. Period.

    Episode 105: Can't Cramp My Style. Period.

    Can't Cramp My Style. Period. Join Navi and Novaira as they explore period shaming and how to break the silence around menstruation. Why is the topic of periods still taboo? Around the world, girls and women are shamed for having their periods, lack access to hygienic resources and are even shunned during their periods. Every girl and woman deserves menstrual dignity. Period. Hear from Manjit Gill, the founder of the Binti Period, an organization dedicated to de-stigmatizing periods and Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed, a physician at the forefront of menstrual education. Let's chat!

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    • 48 min
    Episode 104: The Born Identity of an Immigrant

    Episode 104: The Born Identity of an Immigrant

    The Born Identity of an Immigrant. Join Navi & Novaira as they discuss cultural identities of South Asian immigrants. How do we define who we are? How do we assimilate based on the demands of the community? Hear from scholar and psychologist, Anita McLean about the values associated with our assimilative experiences.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 103: May The Creative Force Be With You

    Episode 103: May The Creative Force Be With You

    May The Creative Force Be With You. Join Navi & Novaira as they discuss where arts & humanities and creative careers stand in the South Asian world. Hear from actor Faran Tahir and singer Jaz Dhami and his wife, Sukki Padda about their experiences navigating Hollywood and the music world, respectively.

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    • 49 min
    Episode 102: The Brown & The Beautiful

    Episode 102: The Brown & The Beautiful

    The Brown & The Beautiful. Join Navi & Novaira as they discuss their experiences navigating the expectations of flawed beauty standards that exist in the South Asian world. Hear from philanthropist and beautician, Massarrat Misbah, and model, actor, and author, Onkar Dhindsa.

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    • 44 min

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