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The #BlindianProject podcast is the first podcast to use love between Black x South Asian couples to foster cross-community conversations. Through first-person storytelling, the hosts discuss race, identity, and other taboo topics from these communities, helping to shatter dated stereotypes.

Tune in as the hosts interview special guests (friends, family, celebrities, and experts) and vulnerably expose the complexities behind Black x South Asian relationships.

#BlindianProject Jonah Batambuze

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The #BlindianProject podcast is the first podcast to use love between Black x South Asian couples to foster cross-community conversations. Through first-person storytelling, the hosts discuss race, identity, and other taboo topics from these communities, helping to shatter dated stereotypes.

Tune in as the hosts interview special guests (friends, family, celebrities, and experts) and vulnerably expose the complexities behind Black x South Asian relationships.

    Unlearning antiBlackness In South Asian Communities

    Unlearning antiBlackness In South Asian Communities

    The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities. 

    In episode 3, we sit down with Indian-Canadian journalist Dhruva Balram, to discuss antiBlackness within the South Asian community. Balram is culture writer well-known for publishing a series of articles on the subject. His work has been featured in, GQ, NPR, Dazed, Huck and other leading publications. After experiencing antiBlackness as a youngster, Balram found inspiration to investigate the issue further. 

    "Around 2015, I was spending time with my grandmother in India. She made a passing comment about how dark I'd gotten because I'd spent some time at the beaches. That's when I realized this behavior hadn't changed, and I set off on my journey that continues to this day." 

    Join us as we talk through the basis for antiBlackness in the South Asian community, and how we can help unlearn this complex issue. Topics discussed include; casteism, colonialism, colorism, Bollywood, the music scene, and much more. Follow us on social media @BlindianProject:  Instagram  Facebook Twitter

    Resource Links:


    Why We Can’t Give South Asian Artists Who Say The N-Word A Pass - Anupa Mistry 
    Annihilation of Caste - B.R. Ambedkar


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    • 33 min
    Meet Our Co-Host Arion Law

    Meet Our Co-Host Arion Law

    The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities.



    Meet the second co-host of the #BlindianProject podcast, Arion Lawrence. In this episode, Arion describes his family's journey as immigrants from the Caribbean to London, where he was born and grew up. During our conversation, Arion discusses his childhood — growing up in a working-class, predominately Black West Indian community. And, how it has impacted the person he is today. This conversation is full of gems. 



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    • 24 min
    Meet Our Co-Host Nimal Jude

    Meet Our Co-Host Nimal Jude

    The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities.

    Meet the first co-host of the #BlindianProject podcast, Nimal Jude. Listening to Nimal’s story reminded me of my childhood. Her struggles with juggling two different cultures, while also trying to find herself resonated. And I know her story as a Gujarati woman will provide an important perspective to our show.

    Follow us on social media @BlindianProject:  Instagram Facebook Twitter


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    • 33 min
    Introducing the #BlindianProject podcast

    Introducing the #BlindianProject podcast

    The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities.



    In our first episode, we provide the background behind the #BlindianProject. We explain the format of the show and what we hope you’ll learn by tuning in.

    Follow us on social media @BlindianProject:  Instagram Facebook Twitter


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