86 episodes

A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.

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A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.

    Episode 86 - Until next year

    Episode 86 - Until next year

    Following from last week's episode, we unexpectedly jumped into a conversation about finding the true definition of happiness - of course, Meenal is questioning if it really exists after the few weeks she has been through (yes, she has a dark side)!

    With the new year approaching, both of us reflect on our personal growth, our future growth and share all our hopes and dreams for the coming year.

    Thank you for being a part of our podcast, and we promise to bring you more in the coming year. We love you all!

    • 44 min
    Episode 85 - Dead inside

    Episode 85 - Dead inside

    When Meenal receives an email that reads "you sound depressed, are you okay?" - we know something is clearly wrong.

    It's been an interesting couple of weeks for both of us. Each of us experiencing life in different ways and trying to learn from our experiences as much as possible.

    Not every day will be a happy, bubbly day - a concept Meenal is trying to get a hold of. Tune in to find out why we didn't record last week and why Meenal sounds "dead inside".

    • 41 min
    Episode 84 - When the going gets tough

    Episode 84 - When the going gets tough

    Life can get busy. 

    So busy that we both didn't even get a moment to sit and record an episode last week. But it's okay, because sometimes we have to accept that life can get crazy and we can always find ways to work around it. We are currently learning how to deal with our hectic work schedules and still have time to record a podcast and also deal with our ongoing daily life activities. We talk about our struggles and how we have found our own personal ways of overcoming our anxiety of trying to get enough done during our working days. 

    If you have any suggestions for us, please send them over - as you'll listen, you'll realize we need all the help we can take!

    • 41 min
    Epsiode 83 - Long-Distance Relationships

    Epsiode 83 - Long-Distance Relationships

    **Shane (the guy who edits this show and is married to the short one)** - This time, it's my bad that the episode was late. I'm a little tied up in Seattle as part of a work trip. Apologies.
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    Long distance relationships aren't always easy and we've all had to deal with it at some point in our life. We discuss how we've dealt with our own relationships, how we've overcome the difficulties and some tips on how to make things a little easier when you're far away from your loved ones. Enjoy!

    • 34 min
    Episode 82 - Diwali Special: Listener Stories

    Episode 82 - Diwali Special: Listener Stories

    This Diwali we bring you a special episode where we catch up with our lives and go through all your mails. We love reading about your opinions and used this opportunity to share what we think with all of you lovely listeners.

    This special episode is all about you! Enjoy!

    • 48 min
    Episode 81 - #METOO movement in India

    Episode 81 - #METOO movement in India

    The #metoo movement is slowly gaining cadence in India. But what makes this so different to the stories being told in the US, is that India has a lot of cultural barriers which affect the movement and the stories of women that are coming to light. 
    We look into some case studies and present some evidence as to why women aren't likely to lie about their sexual assault stories and why women wouldn't even consider lying. 
    Of course, this movement is much bigger than what we have time to discuss, but we hope you send us your thoughts and opinions on this movement.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

cocokarthi ,

Thanks for keeping it real!

You two have such a way about you- it makes me feel I’ve known you all my life. As a Desi American product of the early 1970’s, I am so grateful for your authenticity. I especially enjoyed Meenal’s honest account of her difficulties in medicine. Our culture has not always been world leaders in emotional expression or self awareness. It did my heart good to know I’m not alone in the struggle of life. Here’s to HOPE! 😊

Ruchika C ,

wow amazing podcast by young girls

amazing topics great maturity and good content.. keep it up girl power

ash15Oct!! ,

Its just like chatting with your desi friends

Love the insights from these two girls. They are really mature and their take on life is so relatable. I live in California far away from home and listening to this podcast makes me a bit less homesick 😍

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