15 episodes

Insights and inspiration from game-changing South Asian women in conversation with Journalist Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

Hello! Thanks for checking out more about this podcast. As a journalist for over 20 years I've had a chance to interview some amazing people and come across stories of individuals that have inspired my own ambitions. We're all in need of motivation to stay in positive spirits and the best way to do this is to hear from others, to remind you that your dreams and ambitions are also possible.

In this podcast I'll be interviewing South Asian women who have all made a difference in some way, be that breaking down barriers, challenging stereotypes, succeeded in their career or business, or they simply have a special story that needs to be told.

Each episode also features The Desi Woman Reading List where Literary Expert Obie Matin recommends the best books to read by South Asian authors.

I hope you enjoy the show!

The Desi Woman Podcast Momtaz Begum-Hossain

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Insights and inspiration from game-changing South Asian women in conversation with Journalist Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

Hello! Thanks for checking out more about this podcast. As a journalist for over 20 years I've had a chance to interview some amazing people and come across stories of individuals that have inspired my own ambitions. We're all in need of motivation to stay in positive spirits and the best way to do this is to hear from others, to remind you that your dreams and ambitions are also possible.

In this podcast I'll be interviewing South Asian women who have all made a difference in some way, be that breaking down barriers, challenging stereotypes, succeeded in their career or business, or they simply have a special story that needs to be told.

Each episode also features The Desi Woman Reading List where Literary Expert Obie Matin recommends the best books to read by South Asian authors.

I hope you enjoy the show!

    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 15: Sunita Harley, Career Coach

    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 15: Sunita Harley, Career Coach

    Sunita shares her experience of undergoing IVF, tales from her modelling career where she was a rare South Asian face, and gives tips on networking and career advice.

    • 50 min
    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 14: Desi Women in Lockdown

    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 14: Desi Women in Lockdown

    The different experiences of three British South Asian women during coronavirus lockdown

    • 51 min
    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 13: Sukki Singapora (Burlesque performer)

    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 13: Sukki Singapora (Burlesque performer)

    Burlesque star Sukki Singapora discusses colourism in the entertainment industry, what defines sexiness, suffering from imposter syndrome and her Netflix TV show Singapore Social.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 12: Farhana Shaikh (Publisher & Writer)

    The Desi Woman Podcast – Episode 12: Farhana Shaikh (Publisher & Writer)

    The season finale of The Desi Woman Podcast which profiles game-changing South Asian women is a literature special.

    • 58 min
    The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 11: Sadia Azmat (Comedian)

    The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 11: Sadia Azmat (Comedian)

    Episode 11: Sadia Azmat (Comedian)
    Breaking every possible stereotype about Muslim women, Stand Up Comedian Sadia Azmat has broken boundaries and then some.
    One half of the podcast duo who present the BBC Sounds podcast No Country For Young Women, Sadia's own brand of honest sex and relationship themed comedy has gained her an international reputation and there's no stopping this free-spirited who's about to embark on a month of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
    We chat about how she got into comedy, her recent BBC Radio 2 documentary about being single, BAME representation and why she could never be a Hijab-blogger.
    Plus  in 'The Desi Woman Reading List' Literary Expert Obie Matin reviews Nadiya Hussain's novel The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters.
    This episode contains content of a sexual nature (but there are no swear words!)
    The show samples the track Indra by the Thievery Corporation.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 10: Babita Sharma (TV Presenter and BBC Newsreader)

    The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 10: Babita Sharma (TV Presenter and BBC Newsreader)

    Episode 10: Babita Sharma (TV Presenter and BBC Newsreader)
    A BBC Journalist for over 15 years, Babita has worked across regional channels and is currently one of the faces of BBC World broadcasting internationally, that's when she's not on maternity leave...
    My first pregnant guest, we chat about everything from her pregnancy to dining with Tibetan monks with her eyes closed, her views on turmeric lattes and why she banned social media at her Indian-Irish wedding.
    That's all alongside talking about her TV series Dangerous Borders and most importantly her new book The Cornershop.
    Plus Literary Expert Obie Matin returns with a book review in The Desi Woman Reading List. This month we talk about Anuradha Roy's All The Lives We Never Lived.
    The show samples the track Indra by the Thievery Corporation.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

RupinderKaurAWMB ,

A Much Needed Podcast!

LOVE this podcast! Truly brilliant to hear the stories of incredible, passionate & driven women following their purpose. Very inspiring & thought provoking - as all podcasts should be!

Desipont ,

Refreshing & Inspirational

I really enjoy this podcast it's got an honest DIY mentality and is made with genuine passion. Great guests & great conversations. Worth a listen.

Bengal tigeress ,

Listen now!

A very real and refreshing podcast on what it means to be a South Asian woman.

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