In a community saturated by talk of babies and marriages, British Asian bereavement is curiously complicated - and often ignored.
Family, religious and cultural issues make each passing unique from the mainstream and brings in sharp focus the generational expectations that can cause further heartache at a time of sensitivity.
Fresh To Death is out to change that.
Restaurateur Saima is living with a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer and filmmaker Maleena lost her teenage brother to leukemia and father to a sudden heart attack.
Together, they explore their own perspective of being British Asian women dealing with death - and speak to others with a range of unique perspectives, from will writing to funerals, mental health to cultural traditions.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this programme you can find support at the BBC Action line for bereavement:
Listen to Series 2 of But...Where Are You Really From?
"But…Where are you really from?" is back - the podcast that looks at the question that all Asian people have been asked. With the help of some special guests they look at what it truly means to be British Asian today… Join hosts Eshaan Akbar, Nim Odedra and Sunil Patel as they discover just how 'Desi' their guest are, through funny and revealing stories… Episodes are released weekly, and guests throughout the series include Ali Official, Sacha Dhawan, Jassa Ahluwalia and Sharan Dhaliwal.
You can find series 2 by searching 'But...where are you really from' on BBC Sounds.
Bollywood Uncovered: Kareena Kapoor Khan
In the first episode of Bollywood Uncovered, Haroon speaks to Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan on her 20th anniversary at the top.
Kareena is both a superstar and inspiration for many of her fans. She’s successfully navigated the ever-changing industry for more than two decades and managed to do what many considered impossible for a Bollywood actress – stay consistently in demand with box-office hit after hit. In the first episode of this no-holds barred podcast, Bebo looks back on her Bollywood hits like K3G and Jab We Met; reflects on the movie choices that didn’t fit her glamorous image and has advice on what young actors need to do, to make it big in Mumbai.
To listen to the full series search Bollywood Uncovered in BBC Sounds.
Have You Listened to Bollywood Uncovered?
If you like Deep, Down and Desi, you'll enjoy Bollywood Uncovered from the Beyond Bollywood feed. In this podcast series, Haroon Rashid visits Mumbai to find out what it takes to be a Bollywood film star in 2020
The Biggest B: A Star is Born
Amitabh Bachchan fans Haroon, Amn & Shehzaad start at the beginning of Amitabh's career.
To listen to the full series, search The Biggest B on BBC Sounds.
Have You Listened to The Biggest B?
If you like Deep, Down & Desi you'll enjoy The Biggest B, from the Beyond Bollywood feed. In this series, Haroon, Amn & Shehzaad try and figure the secret to Amitabh Bachchan’s 50 years Bollywood?
Listen to the full series by searching The Biggest B on BBC Sounds.
Beyond Bollywood: Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor knows what expectation is. The daughter of legend Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor tells Haroon Rashid that she wants to earn the love for who she is. They chat about the pressures that come with life under the spotlight and how Janhvi navigates her rising star on her own terms. You can listen to the rest of the series by searching Beyond Bollywood on BBC Sounds.
Refreshing honest, deep and real!
MASSIVELY RECOMMENDED What an awesome series, I couldn't stop listening! The hosts are so brave sharing their stories, I genuinely laughed and cried! Great to hear an important conversation happen.
Can't wait to hear more.
It’s Death not Deaf
For a podcast about death it’s really irritating that the host can’t pronounce the word death properly. It’s so grating, I can’t listen any more. It’s death not deaf.
Where are you really from?
Love listening to Nim, Sunil and Eshan - very good banter