32 episodes

Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovators who defy the odds and often times their parent's expectations of them to get to where they are today.

Dear Brown Parents with Humayun Kha‪n‬ Humayun Khan

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovators who defy the odds and often times their parent's expectations of them to get to where they are today.

    #31: Saud Juman, Former Founder, PolicyMedical

    #31: Saud Juman, Former Founder, PolicyMedical

    Saud Juman has grown, run and sold a multi-national business called PolicyMedical Inc. that developed numerous hospital data management systems trusted by over 3000 healthcare organizations.
    In his more than 20-year career as a business owner and entrepreneur, Saud Juman has worked  through every possible business challenge in a variety of industries — from designing unique products, developing new markets, and executing a highly successful exit.  
    In this episode, we get into how he went from being a downtown club owner to health tech entrepreneur and a whole lot more.
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    Music Credits
    Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍
    Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 59 min
    #30: Sheba Zaidi, Co-Founder, Mahara Mindfulness

    #30: Sheba Zaidi, Co-Founder, Mahara Mindfulness

    Sheba Zaidi is the Co-Founder of Mahara Mindfulness - a contemporary lifestyle brand HQ-ed in Canada with the goal of creating products and experiences that provides a stepping stone into a world of mindful practices and personal transformation.
    Their first product, the Human Being Journal, launched late last year to great acclaim and was featured in Oprah's Healthy Living "O" list for January.
    In this episode we get into what led her to leave her communications career to pursue her own business and a whole lot more.
    Before we dive in, a quick reminder that you can now support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/dearbrownparents. 
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    Music Credits
    Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍
    Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #29: Danish Lallany, Founder, DND Academy & Fitness Trainer

    #29: Danish Lallany, Founder, DND Academy & Fitness Trainer

    Danish Lallany is the founder of Dhole and Dumbbell Academy or DND Academy where he provides virtual fitness classes over zoom three times a week. He's a certified personal trainer who pivoted to online classes to help individuals stuck at home during COVID and to date has logged over 100 classes.  
    You can now support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/dearbrownparents.
    Your support helps me continue to bring you stories that I hope help move and inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
    Enjoy!
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    Music Credits
    Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍
    Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 55 min
    #28: Purvi Shah, Poet & Social Justice Activist

    #28: Purvi Shah, Poet & Social Justice Activist

    Purvi Shah is a poet and social justice activist known for her work to enable language access and advocacy for immigrant survivors of violence. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Terrain Tracks, Dark Lip of the Beloved and her most recent work Miracle Marks. Her debut collection, Terrain Tracks, won the Many Voices Project prize and was nominated for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award in 2007. In addition to journals and anthologies, her work is part of public art in Iowa libraries including at Grinnell College.
    You can now support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/dearbrownparents.
    Your support helps me continue to bring you stories that I hope help move and inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
    Enjoy!
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    Music Credits
    Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍
    Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 51 min
    #27: Zain Velji, Political Commentator & Campaign Strategist

    #27: Zain Velji, Political Commentator & Campaign Strategist

    Zain Velji, a Partner at Northweather, a strategy and marketing firm focusing on charities, non-profits, causes, and advocacy. He is also a political commentator whose work appears weekly on CBC television. In 2017, Zain managed the re-election campaign for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
    You can now support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/dearbrownparents.
    Your support helps me continue to bring you stories that I hope help move and inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
    Enjoy!

    Music Credits
    Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍
    Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #26: Romana Kassam, Singer-Songwriter and Visual Artist

    #26: Romana Kassam, Singer-Songwriter and Visual Artist

    Romana Kassam is known for exploring several mediums to express her journey as a woman of colour in Toronto. Her music specifically lends a voice to the issues and ideas around identity, belonging and healing.
    
A true artist, Romana is a singer/songwriter, painter, installation artist and experience designer. As an expressionist and artist, Romana feels that it is her responsibility to use her art as a platform for awareness.
    Her music specifically lends a voice to the issues and ideas that are important to her and the many diverse communities she belongs to. Romana's music addresses identity, belonging and healing. 
    You can stream her music on Spotify, Apple Music, and more. 
    Lastly, you can now support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/dearbrownparents. Your support helps me continue to bring you stories that I hope help move and inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
    Enjoy!
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    Music Credits Intro/Outro Music: Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM‍Transition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

MohsinSingh ,

A ode to brown culture

Fun way to understand brown culture and how it is changing one person at a time.

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Enlightening podcast

This helped me so much with widening my mindset on my future, waiting for more episodes. Thank you Humayun!

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