15 episodes

Namaste! We are a group of Hindu American teenagers who discuss all things Hindu. We want to bring in a fresh perspective about topics that explore philosophical, historical, and cultural aspects of Hinduism.

Stars, Stripes, and Sanatanis: Young Hindu Voices of America Stars, Stripes, and Sanatanis

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Namaste! We are a group of Hindu American teenagers who discuss all things Hindu. We want to bring in a fresh perspective about topics that explore philosophical, historical, and cultural aspects of Hinduism.

    The Dharmic Therapist: Hindu Approaches to Mental Health

    The Dharmic Therapist: Hindu Approaches to Mental Health

    This episode of Stars, Stripes, and Sanatanis tackles a topic on the minds of youth in America and beyond - mental health - from a non-Western perspective. Ravi Jaishankar, a member of Hindu Students Council's Board of Trustees, joins the podcast as a special guest to help deconstruct the issue through a Hindu lens. Ravi's clear and lucid explanations of relevant Hindu concepts give listeners a refreshing introduction to a topic that is traditionally considered taboo among present day Hindu society, even though there are countless psychological and philosophical methods rooted in the Hindu tradition that can help us in our mental health journey.

    • 23 min
    RRR and Kantara: Hindu Culture on a Global Platform

    RRR and Kantara: Hindu Culture on a Global Platform

    After RRR won the Oscars, desis everywhere celebrated. Among them were some very excited students from Hindu Students Council! Listen to Akanksha, Anupama, and Arushi talk about why they enjoyed RRR and Kantara, their cultural significance, and how these movies are important to their identities as Hindus growing up in the diaspora.

    • 19 min
    The Colorful Diversity of Holi's Traditions

    The Colorful Diversity of Holi's Traditions

    Holi is celebrated in communities across the diaspora by students from several dharmic backgrounds, bringing together desis and non-desis. Past the Bollywood love stories and all the colors, there is a rich tapestry of traditions and legends that are rooted in Hinduism. Listen to three students from Hindu Students Council talk about their memories of Holi, and the beautiful, ancient customs that we honor to this day.

    • 20 min
    Acknowledging Hindu Persecution

    Acknowledging Hindu Persecution

    During today's Stars, Stripes, and Sanatanis episode, our hosts recount various instances of Hindu persecution in both ancient and modern times. They outline strategies to raise greater awareness, as well as how the discourse surrounding Hindu persecution needs to change. The episode also includes an interview with a Bangladeshi Hindu high school student!

    • 22 min
    The International Hindu Diaspora

    The International Hindu Diaspora

    Though the Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of Hindu dharma, there are countless communities across the world that are proudly Hindu. Join Samyuktha and Sowmya for an informative conversation about the strength and beauty in these unique communities!

    • 16 min
    Celebrating Kashmiri Hindu Culture

    Celebrating Kashmiri Hindu Culture

    April is Genocide Awareness Month. We start off this month by bringing you an episode that focuses on the beautiful heritage and resilience of the Kashmiri Hindu community. Join Samyuktha and Arushi in a conversation with our guests, Meera Bhat and Ahan Raina, two proud Kashmiri Pandit Americans.   

    To learn more about Kashmiri Hindus, reference Kashmiri Overseas Association's website (koausa.org), and follow KOA Youth (@koayouth) on Instagram.   

    Satyameva Jayate- the truth always triumphs, even seven exoduses later

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The anime nerd ,

Interesting!

It’s fascinating hearing their different perspectives as well as learning more about Hinduism in America and how they apply its teachings to current events/issues.

thekej ,

Game changing

This is the most woke group of young Hindus out there - nobody is doing a podcast or series like this! Must listen if you’re interested in authentic, deep discussions around Hindu dharma and identity.

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