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Your favorite podcast about dating, relationships, and stereotypes in the South Asian community. Let's start the conversation and push boundaries together!

#JustFriends Alisha Luthra

    • Society & Culture

Your favorite podcast about dating, relationships, and stereotypes in the South Asian community. Let's start the conversation and push boundaries together!

    Dating Post-Grad

    Dating Post-Grad

    My first guy guest shares his thoughts, tips, and tricks for dating as an "adult" after graduating college. We touch on how priorities shift, the use of dating apps, and the concept of an ideal timeline. The two of us even get into a heated debate on the steps of progression in a relationship, specifically living with your significant other before marriage. Tune in to see who's side you resonate with more.

    • 44 min
    Religion in Relationships: Hindu vs. Muslim Part 2

    Religion in Relationships: Hindu vs. Muslim Part 2

    The second episode in a series exploring the dynamic of Hindu/Muslim relationships features a woman who grew up in an inter-religious household with a Pakistani Muslim mother and an Indian Hindu father. Yet, she believes a majority of Hindu/Muslim relationships will not succeed. Tune in to find out why she chose to identify as Muslim and what her thoughts on the topic as a "product" of a Muslim/Hindu relationship.

    • 38 min
    Religion in Relationships: Hindu vs. Muslim Part 1

    Religion in Relationships: Hindu vs. Muslim Part 1

    All couple deal with issues, but religion is one that can cause MAJOR tension. Hindu/Muslim tensions date way back, yet somehow still have the power to break families apart. This is the first episode in a series exploring the dynamic of Hindu/Muslim relationships from the perspective of an Indian girl dating a Pakistani boy.  

    • 38 min
    Love Wins

    Love Wins

    An Indian-American millennial opens up about her experiences coming out to her Gujrati family and talks about what it is like being part of the LGBTQ community as a brown woman. She discusses her journey to accepting herself and debunks common myths about gay women.

    • 34 min
    Generation Gaps

    Generation Gaps

    I sit down with Momma Luthra to uncover the discrepancies between generations. Get a glimpse as to how 1st/2nd generation parents think and feel about topics like the LGBTQ community, interracial relationships, and the "perfect marriage age." Detailed breakdown of the topics discussed with time stamps below:
    0:00- Introduction
    2:19- Mom's upbringing & my grandparents 
    6:34- Which generation do we fall in and what effect does that have?
    8:49- How did you know dad was the one?
    11:22- What is the most important quality in a relationship?
    13:35- What effect does social media has?
    15:13- What are millennials seeking in a relationship?
    16:19- Common close-minded thoughts from older generations and varying perspectives on LGBTQ
    22:43- Why do south-asian children hide things from their parents?
    25:55- Discussion about interracial relationships
    30:29- Why are millennials judgemental of their parents?
    33:44- What is the "perfect marriage age"?
    40:44- Conclusion   

    • 41 min
    The Beginning...

    The Beginning...

    What is #JustFriends all about? I'm taking you all the way back to the very beginning of when #justfriends was born.

    • 12 min

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