This show tells the stories of the Indian diaspora in America. We recommend listening to the oldest episode first and then making your way to the latest episode. However, each episode is also a standalone story.
You've Got It Made
The story of the Indian diaspora in the United States of America begins.
Ep 2: Does the American Dream still exist?
In the first episode, we explored the stories of how Indians arrived in America over several years. The next step is how they set up their lives and find work. That used to be tied closely to the American dream. But does the American Dream still exist today?
Ep 3: Growing up Indian in America
In this episode, we navigate how race and identity has shaped generations of Indian-Americans. We take you from a town that drove Indian immigrants out with sticks and stones to a town that's full of Indians. We speak to Deepa Iyer, a leading activist and author, Arjun Sethi, a human rights lawyer and acitivist, Reena Esmail, an award-winning musician and composer, and Sheetal Sharma, a finance professional.
Ep 4: Indian Americans and Their Relationship to Politics
In this episode, we dive into politics. We looked at how the political engagement of Indian Americans evolves from a time when it wasn’t cool to own your roots, to a time when a lawmaker shows us that it was. And for an immigrant community, we ask why it is that it doesn’t want its representatives to make immigration their top priority.
Thoughtful, complex and excellently produced. Vishakha and Aditi weave deeply researched historical elements in with poignant voices from today to tell the story of their community. Each episode can make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and move you profoundly. The two hosts are wonderful stewards through each story. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of the pod. Cannot recommend it enough!
Beautiful, nuanced, great.
This is a gorgeous creation by Vishakha and Aditi. Each episode is nuanced, and I learn so much in every episode. Great listen!
I came across this podcast through a south Asian media slack group and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just finished the first episode and jumping straight into the next one.