The podcast that interviews entrepreneurs and activists, politicians and professors, journalists, entertainers, spiritual teachers, and more on how Hinduism shapes their work and lives. All American. So Hindu. Brought to you by the Hindu American Foundation.
Ashok Karmakar recounts the Bengali Hindu Genocide
In this episode Samir Kalra speaks with Ashok Karmakar, attorney and chairman of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, USA. They speak about the events of the 1971 Bengali Hindu genocide and how it affected his family personally.
Prof. Chris Fici successfully balances being a scholar and bhakti yogi
In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with Prof Chris Fici. What sets Chris apart is that he manages to stand balanced authentically in a couple of worlds that don’t always, shall we say, play well together: The academy and the world of devoted Hindus. He was born a Catholic and went on to be a monk in the Gaudiya Vaishnav lineage, before embarking to earn a PhD from Union Theological Seminary, in New York City.
Aditi Banerjee talks about her book The Curse of Gandhari
In this episode Suhag Shukla speaks with Aditi Banerjee. Aditi is a book author, essayist, and attorney, whose first novel, The Curse of Gandhari — which gives a perspective on the Mahabharata from the unique viewpoint of one of the matriarchs of the Hindu epic. Hope you enjoy it.
Bhuwan Pyakurel: The former refugee from Bhutan who's now a city councilor in Ohio
In this episode HAF Director of Human Rights Deepali Kulkarni speaks with Bhuwan Pyakurel, a refugee from Bhutan who emigrated to the United States, settled in Ohio, and is now a city council member. He talks about what led to the Hindu community of Bhutan to be expelled from the Himalayan nation, the challenges of being a refugee in India, and his journey to and success he and his family have found in the US. Hope you enjoy it.
Mandar Apte: film director, meditation teacher and peace activist
In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with Mandar Apte. Mandar’s a former petroleum engineer turned filmmaker meditation teacher, and ambassador for peace. We discuss his documentary From India With Love, his work teaching police officers how to meditate, and how the pandemic his changed his teaching.
Dr Pankaj Jain on the history of the Hindu-Jain diaspora in America
In this episode we speak with Dr Pankaj Jain. We discuss his latest book Dharma in America: a short history of Hindu-Jain diaspora, his path from the tech industry into academia, and much more.
Thank you for this podcast. It’s immensely informational and helps me explore the various aspects of my Dharmic faith in the modern world!
Great addition and the guests are fantastic. Ms. Uberoi Bajpai and Swami Ishwarananda were fantastic!!! Hope we get more people to articulate Hindu insights.
Mr. Vamsee Juluri, Ms. Indu Viswanathan are possible guests.