12 episodes

This podcast aims to explore the lives of exemplary Sikhs in politics, business, sports, entertainment, and more, in order to understand their story and career, as well as how their faith has influenced their success. Not only do we discuss the pressing issues that matter to them, but we also ask them for advice and guidance, so others can do the same.
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This podcast aims to explore the lives of exemplary Sikhs in politics, business, sports, entertainment, and more, in order to understand their story and career, as well as how their faith has influenced their success. Not only do we discuss the pressing issues that matter to them, but we also ask them for advice and guidance, so others can do the same.
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    Valarie Kaur, Author, Activist, and Filmmaker

    Valarie Kaur, Author, Activist, and Filmmaker

    On this episode, Valarie Kaur chats with National Sikh Campaign co-founders Gurwin Singh Ahuja and Shawn Singh Ghuman to discuss her cure for our polarized political climate, thoughts on cancel culture, and how young Sikh Americans can pursue activism. The renown filmmaker and activist is also a newly-published author with her new autobiography, See No Stranger, which she discusses on the pod, as well as her Revolutionary Love Project.
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    • 50 min
    Simran Jeet Singh, Professor, Author, and Activist

    Simran Jeet Singh, Professor, Author, and Activist

    Simran Jeet Singh is a professor at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Sikh Coalition, the host of the Spirited podcast, an author, a father, and a devout San Antonio Spurs fan. He joined the pod to discuss his American story, the reasons that pushed him to embrace advocacy, and his new book, Fauja Singh Keeps Going, which releases on August 25, 2020. We recorded this discussion in March 2019 before the pandemic and protests, but Simran naturally touched on rising hate crimes, the attributes of true solidarity, and the importance of seva.
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    • 40 min
    Randeep Singh Sarai, Canadian MP

    Randeep Singh Sarai, Canadian MP

    Randeep Singh Sarai MP (born April 15, 1975) is a Canadian politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral district Surrey Center during the 2015 Canadian federal election. Randeep was recently re-elected and on this episode he talks about his rise to power as a Member of Parliament, his prime minister, Justin Trudeau, his thoughts on Jagmeet Singh, the Sikh NDP leader, and his advice to Sikh Americans on how to build political power.
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    • 59 min
    The Sandy Lion, Stylist, Influencer, and Teacher

    The Sandy Lion, Stylist, Influencer, and Teacher

    Sandy Kaur Gill (SKG) better known as TheSandyLion is a stylist and image consultant with the simple goal of helping people look and feel the best about themselves. She has worked closely with public figures including Lilly Singh, Beena Minhaj, Nabela, and Humble The Poet. Sandy is a brand ambassador for Nike, Gillette and Neostrata, and has worked with other notable brands including Apple, Guess Jeans, Aldo Shoes and Hayley Elsaesser. She also works as an elementary school teacher in Brampton, and has partnered with organizations to help spread access to education to girls around the world. Sandy sat down with us to discuss her motivations for becoming a stylist, an influencer, and a teacher and her advice for young Sikh women who want pursue fashion and teaching.
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    • 35 min
    Babbu, Comedian, Actor, and Influencer

    Babbu, Comedian, Actor, and Influencer

    While Babbu is known for his hilarious roles in Jus Reign's YouTube parodies of western South Asian culture, he is also an entrepreneur and a major influencer for young Sikhs around the world. He stars in the National Sikh Campaign's "Diversity Day" video created by the renown Funny or Die production studio, where he takes on the challenge of educating others on what it means to be Sikh and what the turban represents. Our interview touches on not only what he hopes to do with this role but also his career, his goals, and most importantly, how he came across his infamous Tide jacket.
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    • 31 min
    Ravi Singh Bhalla, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

    Ravi Singh Bhalla, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

    Ravi Bhalla, is an American civil rights lawyer, politician, and the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. Prior to becoming mayor, he served in the city council of Hoboken, New Jersey since 2009. On November 7, 2017, he was elected New Jersey's first Sikh mayor, as well as the first elected mayor in the United States who is a Sikh and wears a turban.
    In this wide ranging interview, we discuss Mayor Bhalla's childhood, why he pursued politics and public service, his various initiatives as Mayor for the city of Hoboken, and his advice on how to get into politics.
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    • 45 min

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