40 episodes

*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asian women (and men!) a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

The Woke Desi The Woke Desi

    • Society & Culture

*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asian women (and men!) a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

    Life is What You Bake It

    Life is What You Bake It

    From healthcare consultant to MasterChef, Hetal Vasavada has carved out a career for herself in all things baking and cooking. With a fusion of Indian and American cuisine, and a cookbook titled after her brand, Milk and Cardamom, Hetal is on the rise in the food industry and the ladies of TWD talk to her about competition amongst South Asians, hate, Instagramming, and yes...whether Gordon Ramsay is a nice guy or not.

    • 57 min
    When Dils Mil

    When Dils Mil

    On the premiere of Season 3 , the ladies of TWD sit down with KJ Dhaliwal, the CEO & Founder of Dil Mil, to discuss all things dating. Starting with KJ's journey on how this all began to getting into the best and worst dating stories to then diving into what's next with Dil Mil and how the dating scene has changed as a whole in the digital era...this season is off with a bang.

    • 54 min
    12 Days of TWD: Sleighin' the Holidays

    12 Days of TWD: Sleighin' the Holidays

    The holidays don't just encompass Christmas and New Year...there are hundreds of holidays across the world that immigrants celebrate throughout the year. From Eid to Diwali to Rakshabandan, the ladies of TWD talk about the takes on South Asian holidays and how we've all learned to make cross-cultural, cross-religious and beautiful celebrations our own.

    • 23 min
    12 Days of TWD: Making Us Blush

    12 Days of TWD: Making Us Blush

    Growing up, so many South Asians couldn't find their shades when shopping for makeup--a seemingly small issue but an indicator of a much larger problem. There was no representation. Slowly but surely, however, this is changing with brands like Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, Live Tinted and more coming to the forefront of the industry. On this special bonus episode of TWD, the ladies discuss some of the best products out there, beauty tricks and brands that are making a difference.

    • 22 min
    12 Days of TWD: Booked for the Weekend

    12 Days of TWD: Booked for the Weekend

    South Asian authors have made an incredible impact on literature--from Salman Rushdie to Arundhati Roy, to TWD's lifechanger--Tanuja Desai Hidier. Now, a new wave of South Asian authors are rising the ranks in literature with their "own voices" writing. TWD talks about new South Asians authors who are making their mark with new stories about feminism, racism, and the way the world really looks.

    • 22 min
    12 Days of TWD: A Momumental Problem

    12 Days of TWD: A Momumental Problem

    Chrissy Teigen was once lambasted for feeding her child formula. Alyssa Milano argued with Wendy Williams about breastfeeding not being sexual but a necessity. Mom-shaming has been a real issue in all cultures--from decisions on breastfeeding to cosleeping, from vaccines to potty training. The ladies of TWD are here to discuss it and how South Asians often hear the same shame from their own families.

    • 26 min

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