18 episodes

25% of the world has roots in South Asia, but the stories of our heroes are rarely told. Each week, Nav and G meet with athletes, entrepreneurs, creators and more that are shattering brown stereotypes. Join us on the Brown Ballers Podcast as we inspire the next generation to find their own breakthroughs.

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25% of the world has roots in South Asia, but the stories of our heroes are rarely told. Each week, Nav and G meet with athletes, entrepreneurs, creators and more that are shattering brown stereotypes. Join us on the Brown Ballers Podcast as we inspire the next generation to find their own breakthroughs.

    Shawn Kanungo: Disruption is Opportunity

    Shawn Kanungo: Disruption is Opportunity

    Today we have a very special guest joining us on-location at the Art Gallery of Alberta to promote his new book "Bold Ones": Shawn Kanungo. Shawn is a globally recognized innovation strategist, keynote speaker and much more. Navin and Shawn go way back, so there's plenty to talk about in this interview. What happened with FTX? Has Elon Musk gone too far? Also learn what food take leads Shawn to almost rename the podcast.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Coach Monty Patel: Leading Against All Odds

    Coach Monty Patel: Leading Against All Odds

    Coach talks about his involvement in the TBT tournament and the recruitment process in building that team. A guy with an extensive coaching resume with a love for basketball. Why did he decide to pursue a career in sports? His goal was once to be a hooper, but that passion shifted to coaching. Growing up in a small town, sports is where he found peace. Plus, the importance of pursuing your dreams.

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    • 32 min
    Can Desi Amapiano be bigger than Reggaeton?

    Can Desi Amapiano be bigger than Reggaeton?

    Up-and-coming artist DJ Mattz joins us today. His roots bring us to South Africa. A minority in South Africa but a worldwide community that speaks to the Indian diaspora. His curiosity at a young age sparked his love for music. The cultural impact of Amapiano and Bollywood and the future of the genres. Also, a special thank you to everyone who’s shown love! 
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    • 38 min
    Growing up Indian

    Growing up Indian

    What is it like for us growing up Indian? We have two different perspectives and draw from different experiences. We discuss embracing and learning to love your identity. Conversation shifts to the focus on learning languages, love of the culture and times where we felt out of place. Tune in to hear our thoughts and who has helped us grow over time. 
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    • 24 min
    India was banned by FIFA from hosting the World Cup. Why?

    India was banned by FIFA from hosting the World Cup. Why?

    Welcome, Sharda Ugra from ESPN Cricinfo. Sharda peels back the layers of FIFA’s ban on India. How did we get here? Why did it get reversed? When will we see India compete in the FIFA World Cup? Outside of cricket, Gautam poses the question around what three sports India will thrive in over the next decade. Plus, changing the status quo of Indian sports and putting an end to the myth that brown athletes are not athletic. 
     
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    • 48 min
    Neet "Pranna" Mangat

    Neet "Pranna" Mangat

    Today we’re bringing Neet “Pranna” Mangat, an entrepreneur at heart. He’s broken through two spaces; tech and entertainment. Getting his start as a DJ early, we talk about Desi music, mash-ups and a lot more. Pranna gives us his take on why you should dabble in multiple spaces as an entrepreneur. Hot Take… G doesn’t like the Punjabi MC song tap in to find out why. 

    • 36 min

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