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25% of the world has roots in South Asia, but the stories of our heroes are rarely told. Each week, Nav and Gautam meet with athletes, entrepreneurs, creators and more that are shattering brown stereotypes. Join us on the Brown Ballers Podcast as we inspire the next generation to find their own breakthroughs.

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25% of the world has roots in South Asia, but the stories of our heroes are rarely told. Each week, Nav and Gautam meet with athletes, entrepreneurs, creators and more that are shattering brown stereotypes. Join us on the Brown Ballers Podcast as we inspire the next generation to find their own breakthroughs.

    Content Creation and Getting Paid For Your Passion Featuring NSR

    Content Creation and Getting Paid For Your Passion Featuring NSR

    Today we are joined by our guy Naveen aka NSR. He is the official photographer of Brown Ballers and is well versed in different content creation, sports photography and more. How did we first meet and when did he first get involved with the platform? How did he originally get into photography and how has he been able to turn it into his career? We discuss how he managed his parents’ expectations when he was first getting started and what excites him the most when it comes to photography. He operates in a highly competitive space so how does he go about finding new opportunities and navigating through the competition? We wrap this one up by talking about Canada basketball and what it means for the next generation of young hoopers in the country.
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    • 19 min
    Are There Stereotypes Brown Players Face in Soccer and How is the Sport Growing in South Asian Nations? | Featuring Pro Player Navid Rahman

    Are There Stereotypes Brown Players Face in Soccer and How is the Sport Growing in South Asian Nations? | Featuring Pro Player Navid Rahman

    Today we are joined by Navid Rahman, a pro football (soccer) player that has played around the world and just recently represented the Pakistani national team. Holding citizenship in multiple countries, Navid was actually born in Europe, grew up in Canada and has actually never lived in Pakistan. Where has he played around the world professionally and how does sports culture differ overseas? We discuss the growth of soccer in Pakistan and what it is like to be called up to the international squad. He talks about how there are multiple dual citizens playing for the international team and some of the guys that he models his game after. Are there any stereotypes brown players face in the sport and what are the chances we see a south asian nation take the next step when it comes to international competition? Finally, we all know that Brown Ballers and this platform has been very basketball centric but we are super excited to announce that we will be launching a soccer team!
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    • 27 min
    That Underdog Mentality Featuring Mathushan Srikannathasan

    That Underdog Mentality Featuring Mathushan Srikannathasan

    Mathushan is the Head Trainer and CEO of Underdog Athletics, a training platform that he started to develop basketball players at all ages. We talk about how he first fell in love with training athletes and the meaning of being an Underdog. How has his personal experiences impacted the way he has approached training and what are specific things he looks for when evaluating his athletes? We then discuss how he’s turned his passion into a business and how he has gone about creating an amateur league. Make sure you tune in because he gives some valuable advice to those looking to take their game to the next level. 
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    • 27 min
    Kishan Mistry | Capturing Content in Sports and Indian Culture in Canada

    Kishan Mistry | Capturing Content in Sports and Indian Culture in Canada

    Welcome back Kishan Mistry from UNINTERRUPTED Canada. He has had a unique journey in sports and has built out an impressive portfolio shooting for some major organizations. Kishan has really made a name for himself in the space so we discuss how he first started in photography, what does his day to day look like at UNINTERRUPTED and what are some past companies he has worked for? How does he approach capturing content differently and what is it like working with major athletes and brands? We also talk about growing up in diverse cities such as Brampton and Toronto and how they are different from other cities across North America. Finally, we discuss the power of sports and storytelling and Kishan shares some advice for aspiring creators. 
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    • 54 min
    Arsalan Jamil | Assistant Coach for the Raptors 905, Founder of Goals Over Temptations and an Unwavering Passion for Basketball

    Arsalan Jamil | Assistant Coach for the Raptors 905, Founder of Goals Over Temptations and an Unwavering Passion for Basketball

    Today we are very lucky to have Arsalan Jamil join us on the pod. Not only is he the Assistant Coach for the Raptors 905 but he is also the founder of Goals Over Temptations. Coming to Canada when he was 15 was not an easy transition for Arsalan and his family but sports was always a source of happiness for him. We talk about how his first time playing organized basketball was at the University level and how a 2-week contract working with MLSE turned into a greater opportunity with the Raptors. Who are some of the people that he has learned from along the way and where did his passion for coaching come from? Arsalan also talks about how players like Allen Iverson inspired him and where his underdog mentality comes from. Finally, how did his family react when he decided to pursue a career in sports and what are his thoughts on what we are doing with Brown Ballers and India Rising?
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    • 46 min
    Robbie Sihota | The Ultimate Professional and the GOAT of Brown Basketball

    Robbie Sihota | The Ultimate Professional and the GOAT of Brown Basketball

    We have a special guest on today’s episode that some people refer to as the GOAT of Brown Basketball, Robbie Sihota. From Calgary, Canada to playing professionally overseas, basketball has truly taken him all over the world. What were some of his favorite places to play, where did that itch for basketball come from and what does it mean to him to come back and hoop for India Rising? Robbie talks about the mental side of the game that challenges athletes and how basketball can teach you life lessons outside of the game. Also, what is it like being a dad and what are some of the things Robbie looks to instill in his son? Robbie also gives his thoughts on the Brown Ballers platform and what excites him the most about what we are building. 
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    • 33 min

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