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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.

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    • 4.7 • 56 Ratings

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.

    Until the horrors of Kashmir’s ethnic cleansing are owned up to, communal harmony won't return: Part One | Vijay Sazawal

    Until the horrors of Kashmir’s ethnic cleansing are owned up to, communal harmony won't return: Part One | Vijay Sazawal

    In this episode Deepali Kulkarni speaks with Vijay Sazawal, international coordinator for the Indo-American Kashmir Forum, and a senior member of the Kashmir Overseas Association. They have a wide-ranging discussion on the history of Kashmir’s accession to India in 1947, first-hand accounts of the ethnic cleansing of Hindus that happened in Kashmir 30 years ago, and what comes next for the region.

    • 50 min
    How yoga helped me survive two days lost in a frigid wilderness | Jolly Yogi Bose

    How yoga helped me survive two days lost in a frigid wilderness | Jolly Yogi Bose

    In this episode Sheetal Shah speaks with Jolly Yogi Bose, who recently had to put her yoga training to the test after getting lost and separated from her partners on a
    hike in the Sierra National Forest. Jolly explains how she stayed warm and focused through the frigid ordeal though yogic breathing and meditation exercises and was ultimately rescued.

    • 40 min
    We’ve forgotten that Hindu teachings have given trans people a status equal to other genders | Anjali Rimi

    We’ve forgotten that Hindu teachings have given trans people a status equal to other genders | Anjali Rimi

    In this episode Suhag Shukla speaks with Anjali Rimi, a South Asian, Hindu, Canadian-American woman of trans experience, based in the Bay Area. Anjali is the president and co-founder of Parivar Bay Area, America’s only trans-led, trans-centering queer organization. Parivar Bay Area focuses on centering trans-equity and economic justice within the Indian and South Asian diaspora.

    • 44 min
    After one week of violence, 335 Hindu temples vandalized across 33 districts in Bangladesh, with 7 Hindu priests killed

    After one week of violence, 335 Hindu temples vandalized across 33 districts in Bangladesh, with 7 Hindu priests killed

    In this episode Deepali Kulkarni gets a report from one of HAF’s contacts in Bangladesh on the attacks directed and Hindus and Hindu temples in the past week, stemming from a social media post on Durga Puja. NOTE: This episode contains graphic recounting of physical and sexual violence experienced by Hindus in Bangladesh.

    • 25 min
    75 years after being published Autobiography of a Yogi still has something to teach us | Phil Goldberg

    75 years after being published Autobiography of a Yogi still has something to teach us | Phil Goldberg

    In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with author Phil Goldberg about the importance and legacy of Paramahamsa Yogananda’s Autobiography of Yogi, on its 75th anniversary of publication.

    • 49 min
    HAF Shop Talk: Suhag Shukla and Samir Kalra discuss Dismantling Global Hindutva + investigating Univ. of Pennsylvania violations of Hindu students’ rights

    HAF Shop Talk: Suhag Shukla and Samir Kalra discuss Dismantling Global Hindutva + investigating Univ. of Pennsylvania violations of Hindu students’ rights

    In this episode Mat McDermott talks with HAF executive director Suhag Shukla and HAF managing director Samir Kalra about last month’s Dismantling Global Hindutva conference, Hinduphobia in academia, and why HAF has filed a Title VI complaint with the Office of Civil Rights against University of Pennsylvania.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

varash20 ,

Enlightening, Enriching ...

Brilliant work ... fabulous team!

Ya boi Satish ,

Amazing

Thank you for this podcast. It’s immensely informational and helps me explore the various aspects of my Dharmic faith in the modern world!

Rao JR ,

Great insights

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.

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