91 episodes

A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.

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A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.

    Episode 91

    Episode 91

    In this episode, I reflect on how things have changed so drastically over the last 12 months. Working hard isn't just about passing my state exams in medical school anymore - it's a whole new dimension in this new phase of my life. 

    One of my biggest learning points over the last few months is that you shouldn't pat yourself on the back for achieving the basics. Patting yourself on the back from time to time is okay, but sometimes you need good mentors to push you to your limit. And once you reach your limit, the best mentors will push you even more. 

    Listen in to see how I went from commuting almost 3.5 hours after a night shift or 8 hour day in the hospital just so I could achieve my dream of being on the radio. A special thanks to Sabras Radio and Raj Baddhan for believing in me!

    • 26 min
    Episode 90: We Have A Listener On The Show!

    Episode 90: We Have A Listener On The Show!

    After releasing my thoughts on feminism in episode 88, I had a very interesting interaction with a listener. We spoke about how we feel this new era of feminism has left us in a position where we don't really know where we stand.

    CAUTION: A lot of you will disagree with what I will say in this episode and I welcome all of you to explain why you disagree. You can email me at meenal@desioutsiders.com

    Thank you all for joining me in this very important discussion, I have learnt so much over the last few weeks, and I hope we can all learn together!

    • 32 min
    Pam Sidhu - The Art Of Mindfulness

    Pam Sidhu - The Art Of Mindfulness

    Over the last few weeks, I have been trying to find productive ways to deal with stress. One easy and adaptable practice is mindfulness. Pam helps hundreds of people in her work as a mindfulness coach and has been studying the science and benefits behind this practice for years. In this episode, Pam talks to us about how we can incorporate this into our daily lives and the benefits we can expect by practicing some mindfulness on a daily basis. 
    You can find out more about Pam's work on www.learn2rest.com. Enjoy!

    • 41 min
    Am I A Feminist?

    Am I A Feminist?

    This International Women's Day, apart from celebrating all the amazing women who have influenced my life, I want to use this opportunity to re-evaluate what it means to be a woman in the #MeToo era. Feminism is a strong force that is slowly taking over every aspect of our life, but to where do we draw the line?

    Are we being counterproductive with our feminist thoughts and ideas or is feminism really creating the difference that women need?

    • 24 min
    Episode 87 - Have I Figured It Out?

    Episode 87 - Have I Figured It Out?

    In the last few episodes, a few deep conversations were had, a few tears came into the conversation, and we left hoping we'd figure it all out in the new year. 

    Some answers are never concrete, but it's always good progress when we feel we are taking steps in the right direction! 

    Please do share your own experiences after listening to this episode, you empower us which helps us empower **YOU! **

    We hope you enjoy this one 3

    • 25 min
    Episode 86 - Until next year

    Episode 86 - Until next year

    Following from last week's episode, we unexpectedly jumped into a conversation about finding the true definition of happiness - of course, Meenal is questioning if it really exists after the few weeks she has been through (yes, she has a dark side)!

    With the new year approaching, both of us reflect on our personal growth, our future growth and share all our hopes and dreams for the coming year.

    Thank you for being a part of our podcast, and we promise to bring you more in the coming year. We love you all!

    • 44 min

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