Chai Tea Party is a podcast series to recognize the underdogs, the brave, the creative & the slightly off in the Desi community. Help us start the real, important & taboo conversations that need to be happening.
Ep. 36 - Shooting the Shit
This week we have an episode different from what we normally do. We spoke with our assistant Monisha Shah, back in August of 2017 when we met to talk CTP. We spoke to her how she re-connected with her culture via joining a sorority & minoring in South Asian & Women Studies during her undergrad. We also talk about the nuances within the desi community & end up chatting about the white supremacist rally that took place in Virgina. Listen in as we shoot the shit.
As always, music has been provided by the ultra groovy Kaly. Be sure to check out his latest project "AntiSocial". kalymusic.com.
Ep. 35 - Suffering in Silence
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On our first episode of 2018 we speak with Jessie Brar. Jessie works as a speaker for a national youth organization called Jack.Org, raising awareness for youth mental health in high schools, colleges and universities. She also runs her own project called The Mental Health Spotlight, which focuses on raising awareness about South Asian mental health through story telling. You may have also seen her writing on Brown Girl Magazine!
Listen in as we speak to Jessie about her past, what has influenced her to share her own story, and why she feels so strongly about being an advocate.
Find her on Instagram & Facebook @themhspotlight.
"I'm hoping to raise awareness so that no one has to suffer in silence." - Jessie Brar
As always, music has been provided by the ultra groovy Kaly. Cash him on YouTube how bough dah. https://www.youtube.com/user/kalydside. Be sure to check out his latest project "AntiSocial".
Ep. 34 - The Come Up Kid
We had the wonderful pleasure of speaking to producer, writer, & author, Sri Rao. He wrote the film Baar Baar Dekho of Kala Chashma fame & is currently developing a show for ABC with Madhuri Dixit & Priyanka Chopra. From Pennslyvania to Bollywood, Sri's first big gig was producing the hit movie New York, starring Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Irrfan Kahn. Listen in as we talk about intra-cultural haters, faux Bollywood fans, the cache of being an outsider, and being a kindergarten playwright.
Find him at all things @newyorksri
Snag a copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Bollywood-Kitchen-Home-Cooked-Indian-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B073XBZ39L/ref=laB06XN62RPL1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511311552&sr=1-1
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Ep. 33 - ABDC Part 2
On this episode we bring you the other have on the American Born Desi Comics, KC Arora & Tushar Singh! Catch all four of the men at the first ever ALL Indian comedy lineup for the New York Comedy Festival on Sunday, November 12th, at 7:30pm at Caroline's on Broadway.
Use the promo code ABDC5 to get your tickets for $5.
Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Comic Standing)
Akaash Singh (MTV’s Girl Code & Wild’n'Out, Netflix’s Brown Nation)
Tushar Singh (American Hasi Documentary, Laughs)
KC Arora (Seeso’s The Guest List, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live)
+ very a special guest!
Ep.32 - Antisocial
We are so excited to finally have our friend Kaly on this episode. Not only is he our interviewee for but he is now the official musical feature for Chai Tea Party!
Get to know the man behind the music & listen in as we talk about performance anxiety, the lack of brown support in the arts & what success really means.
Peep all of his fab work & snag Antisocial here:
Ep. 31 - Curated Goals
Our dear friend Palak joins the Chai Tea Party to talk about her business, Curated Goals. With a masters in social work, she has transitioned from a therapist into an anxiety coach. She helps people curate their goals by curbing their fears and working with them each step of the way. Find out more about what she's doing by listening to this episode and follow her @palaktalksanxiety.
The musical feature is one of our fav men, Kaly. If you still haven't followed him on all things internet....fix your life.