61 episodes

A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

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    • Society & Culture

A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

    Are Women's Rights Unravelling in Afghanistan?

    Are Women's Rights Unravelling in Afghanistan?

    Women's rights have come a long way in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.
    Will the recent Taliban takeover unravel all that hard work - and worse.

    • 11 min
    Waiting in limbo for an evacuation from Afghanistan

    Waiting in limbo for an evacuation from Afghanistan

    In the second part of stories from Afghanistan, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to one Afghan waiting in Kabul for evacuation to New Zealand, and one woman who recently arrived in Auckland from Afghanistan in the first week of the Taliban's takeover. 

    • 17 min
    'This is a humanitarian crisis. New Zealand has the capacity to accommodate more' - Afghans in Aotearoa

    'This is a humanitarian crisis. New Zealand has the capacity to accommodate more' - Afghans in Aotearoa

    Kadambari Raghukumar talks to Zahra Hussaini and Mahsheed Mahjor both originally from Kabul and now live in Christchurch - how has the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan affected the lives of their family and friends living there? 

    • 15 min
    From poverty to helping trace Covid-19

    From poverty to helping trace Covid-19

    Tough lessons in survival and strategy led Alan Chew to become a leader in innovation and philanthropy. The 66-year-old's now garnering applause for his role in helping New Zealand combat Covid-19.

    • 11 min
    'What's meant for you will come' - Hayellom Tesfay on kickboxing

    'What's meant for you will come' - Hayellom Tesfay on kickboxing

    In the second part to the story of Auckland's Kings Academy martial arts club, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to rising star kickboxer, Ethiopia-born Hayellom Tesfay.

    • 15 min
    We train like family - Vahid Unesi on his martial arts club

    We train like family - Vahid Unesi on his martial arts club

    A city-centre gym prolifically training rising stars in the kickboxing scene, prides itself on training as one large mixed family. Kadambari Raghukumar spoke to the Iran-born director, Vahid Unesi. 

    • 11 min

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