15 episodes

Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovators who defy the odds and often times their parent's expectations of them to get to where they are today.

Dear Brown Parents with Humayun Khan Humayun Khan

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Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovators who defy the odds and often times their parent's expectations of them to get to where they are today.

    #14: Waqas Ali, Co-Founder & CEO, Atoms

    #14: Waqas Ali, Co-Founder & CEO, Atoms

    Waqas Ali is the Co-founder and CEO of Atoms, his second shoe startup that makes ideal shoes for daily wear. The company has raised $12 million in venture funding. Previously, he co-founded Markhor, an e-commerce startup which promotes the work of indigenous craftsmen. Raised in a small town in Punjab in Pakistan, he has gone on to do some pretty big things, including starting the first Pakistani startup accepted into Y Combinator and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnus.Enjoy!-------more----Music CreditsIntro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo 

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    #13: Alina Islam, Founder & CEO, Digitalina

    #13: Alina Islam, Founder & CEO, Digitalina

    Alina Islam has since been working in marketing & advertising for over a decade, earning her stripes at global agencies Red Urban and Leo Burnett, working on brands such as Volkswagen, Kellogg’s, Bell Canada and ConAgra.In 2017, she dove headfirst into the world of digital marketing at Outmatch Associates in Toronto, where she learned the ins and outs of digital marketing and led a team of over 15 people for multiple websites that received up to 10 million visitors per month.Fast forward to present day, and her passion is helping owners of local businesses set up systems that help generate consistent leads and achieve growth through her own agency Digitalina.Enjoy!You can also now support the show on Patreon.----more----Music Credits Intro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo

    • 54 min
    #12: Arshad Khan, Writer, Director, & Producer of Award-Winning Doc "Abu"

    #12: Arshad Khan, Writer, Director, & Producer of Award-Winning Doc "Abu"

    Arshad Khan is a multiple-award-winning Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker who is also the director of the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival. He has made a number of short films since graduating from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal.His long feature directorial debut was a documentary called "Abu" in which he tackles his relationship with his family and his own sexual orientation taking viewers through tense times particularly with his father and showcases the clash of conservative and liberal values.The film had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017. Support the show on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dearbrownparents----more----Music Credits Intro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo

    • 53 min
    #11: Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health

    #11: Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health

    Huda Idrees is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health - a real-time personal health data platform, that is building for the healthcare industry what Visa built for the financial transactions business. An engineer by training and a startup aficionado by choice, she got involved with startups in 2011 with Wattpad, then Wave, then Wealthsimple. She's also a Board Director for TechGirls Canada, Ontario MD, and the Sinai Health System's Business Innovation and Development and Operations Committees.----more----Music Credits Intro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo

    • 55 min
    #10: Syed Raza, Comedian & Winner of Comedy Brawl 2019

    #10: Syed Raza, Comedian & Winner of Comedy Brawl 2019

    Syed Raza is one of Toronto’s up and coming comedians. His unique observations on every day happenings won him the title of Comedy Brawl Champion in 2019 and landed him in the finals at the coveted Comedy Cannabis Cup. As a Houston bred Muslim-Pakistani-Texan-Canadian, he keeps the laughs coming with his comedic take on personal stories and experiences. He also cohosts the Crash & Flow Podcast and regularly performs shows the Comedy Bar, Absolute Comedy, Yuk Yuks and other venues throughout the city.----more----Music Credits Intro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo

    • 55 min
    #9: Ameesha Joshi, Co-Director & Producer of Award-Winning Doc "With This Ring"

    #9: Ameesha Joshi, Co-Director & Producer of Award-Winning Doc "With This Ring"

    Ameesha Joshi first saw images of girls boxing on the beach in Chennai, India, by Danish photographer Miriam K.S. Dalsgaard. Growing up in an Indian household in Toronto, Ontario, she knew about the pressure young Indian women face to get married and how challenging it must be for them to pursue boxing.After doing some research, she discovered that India not only had extensive boxing infrastructure for women, but also many international medals. With the help of numerous friends and volunteers, she documented the boxers' lives for the next six years along with fellow co-director and producer Anna Sarkissian, culminating in the release of "With this Ring."  ----more----Music Credits Intro/Outro Music:Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating SpellMusic provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvMTransition Music:Storybook & Cheese (Produced by Lukrembo)https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo

    • 55 min

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