Redefining ABCD is a platform to openly discuss various internal stigmas within the South Asian community through the lens of a hyphenated identity and how we as a collective can “change the conversation” to incorporate more South Asian Pride in our day-to-day lives. With this, Redefining ABCD hopes to bring to light different identities within the South Asian community. https://linktr.ee/redefiningABCD
Larger Than Us: Is the grass always greener on the other side?
In the first episode of season 3, Keerthi and Sneha kick it off with a Larger Than Us episode! They dive into how people perceive the US and India as an outsider to those countries and how it can affect the way you carry your identity as an Indian American, hyphenated identity, and their parents as immigrants. As they discuss how the stereotypes for people living in both countries can sometimes be deceiving, they touch on ways we can dismantle those stigmas or perceptions to ensure we can change the way the relationship is seen of "the grass is always greener on the other side". They wrap the episode with thoughts of the future - how the next generation in their families will perceive both countries and how they feel about that.
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Welcome to Season 3!
In this episode, Keerthi and Sneha take a look at what they have done in the past few months, how our segments are changing, and what to expect in season 3.
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Brown Art Network: Meet Ravi!
In this episode of Brown Art Network, Keerthi and Sneha interview Ravi Ray (Ravi Lad) who is the Head Mix Engineer and founder of Ravi Ray Audio - an audio post-production company looking to help desi creatives reach their fullest potential. They dive into how Ravi got started in engineering, how he fell in love with music, and how he found his passion and career in Mix Engineering. As they talk about his creative passions and business, they also dive into his relationship being South Asian American and what he has learned from growing his identity over the years. They wrap the episode with insights into Ravi's business values and what he hopes to foresee for Ravi Ray Audio and himself as a creative. To listen to the song "Decisions" that he mentions in the episode click here. To learn more about his business or to get in business with him, go to
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Brown Art Network: Meet Mayuri!
In this episode of Brown Art Network, Keerthi and Sneha interview Mayuri Baheti - founder and CEO of Mor Collections, a clothing brand that makes versatile South Asian-inspired clothing pieces. Mor Collections looks to redefine the shopping experience for South Asian fashion. Mayuri talks about the inspiration behind starting Mor, her experience of becoming a founder and entrepreneur, and the internal battle she had as she transitioned from a career at Microsoft to starting her company and running it full time. As she speaks about her story with Mor, she also talks about her inspiration to keep her motivated as a startup founder and her relationship with her identity being Indian-American. She wraps the episode up with great advice for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. To view her store or to buy some pieces, click here: https://morcollections.com/
Brown Art Network: Meet Mrinal!
In this episode of Brown Art Network, Sneha and Keerthi interview Mrinal Gokhale - author and former journalist. They dive into how Mrinal got into journalism, what her book "Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted" is all about, and how she came up with the idea of her book. While Mrinal shares how she got into her passion for writing and her career, she also shares with us her journey with mental health and how her identity as a South Asian American affected her growing up. They wrap the episode expanding their views on mental health to a bigger picture of society and Mrinal shares with us some advice for people navigating their own journey with mental health. To purchase her book "Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted" click here: https://www.amazon.com/Saaya-Unveiled-Mental-Health-Spotlighted/dp/B093RPHGL1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Saaya+Unveiled%3A+South+Asian+Mental+Health+Spotlighted&qid=1638334267&qsid=130-3093077-5997306&s=books&sr=1-1&sres=B093RPHGL1&srpt=ABIS_BOOK
Larger Than Us: Realities of being the Eldest in a South Asian Household
In this episode of Larger Than Us, Keerthi and Sneha talk about their experiences being the eldest daughter in their family and how that affected them growing up, the parallels they see to media representation of the eldest in a South Asian/Asian household and reflect on how they grew up with the expectations of being the eldest. As they navigate various experiences, they also talk about the expectations for sons vs daughters in a household and how it affects the way society sees the eldest daughter. They wrap up the episode with warm feelings and fun stories about their siblings and give advice for how they hope people can improve their relationship with their parents/loved ones.
Removing the ‘C’ from ABCD
Keerthi and Sneha successfully execute on their mission of “Redefining ABCD” on this podcast. Questions are thoughtfully prepared and the guests are expertly curated. Always an enjoyable listen!