South Asia Chat podcast series will feature conversations with analysts, academics and thought leaders on topical issues impacting South Asia.
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On Trailblazers, we dive deep into the journeys of trailblazing South Asians. To date, Simi Shah, our founder and host, has welcomed ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia, Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal, 49ers President Paraag Marathe, and other world-renowned South Asian trailblazers. Learn more at southasiantrailblazers.com.
A solid hour of Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi music, contemporary and classic tracks, blended to give listeners with and without South Asian languages for a mother tongue a compelling listening experience. Local news and a relevant, local events calendar rounds out the program.
A podcast focusing on ideas around archiving practices used by South Asians to collect, preserve and reconstruct family and community histories. These topics are viewed through a journalistic inquiry and interviews, and driven by South Asian female voices.
Join Sameer Desai as he chats with South Asians around the world to uncover their identities, successes, failures, and most importantly, stories. He profiles artists, writers, filmmakers, athletes, entertainers, and many more to discover South Asians who have taken a different path. Visit www.southasianstoriespodcast.com for full list of episodes and show notes!
The South Asian Mind Podcast is meant to be a safe space for ALL South Asian women through open discussions and culturally appropriate talks that will nurture their mental health. The podcast will include conversations with experienced therapists and psychologists who have a deep understanding of the South Asian culture. Through these conversations we will provide tips and general advice related to relationships, family and individual identity to people who identify as South Asian women.
This award-winning feminist podcast is all about cultural taboos. Everything from sex, sexuality, periods, menopause, porn, mental health, shame, sexual harassment & more. Considered one of the best feminist podcasts exploring intersectional feminism from a South Asian lens, Masala Podcast features some of the world's most inspiring South Asian women. The inspiring feminist Masala Podcast is the winner of multiple British Podcast Awards 2020, 2021 & 2022. Masala Podcast has been featured in ...
In this series students invite the public along with them on an inquiry to introduce and contest the frameworks of major themes in South Asian and African(a) philosophies which for all their depth and breadth and world-transforming thought have largely been excluded or undervalued in our philosophy curricula. Join us for insights into different conceptions of reality and ways of thinking about community - to map how theories of language and logic affect our daily experience and ethical choic ...
Consumers and retailers in Malaysia have complained there has been an inconsistent supply of price-controlled eggs, which public officials said was due to high demand after Covid-19 regulations eased.Oleh Hadi Azmi
The Quad members – Australia, India, Japan and the United States – recently announced their joint efforts to combat cyber-attacks with an added focus on ransomware. Their aim is to create a safer and concrete cyber-world, primarily in the Indo-Pacific. The Quad members are very focussed on their vision and amongst their six verticals, cyber-securit…
The armed group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan on Monday called off a six-month ceasefire with the Pakistani government and ordered its militants to launch a nationwide campaign of attacks.Oleh Tom Hussain
Qatar Energy and ConocoPhillips have signed an agreement for Qatar to send up to 2 million tonnes of LNG a year to Germany from 2026, for at least 15 years.Oleh Bloomberg
Former spymaster and new army chief General Asim Munir takes charge of the military amid political rife between the government and a popular opposition leader, and faces fresh threats from the Pakistani Taliban.Oleh Associated Press
Monica Juneja and Sumathi Ramaswamy's Motherland: Pushpamala N.'s 'Woman and Nation' (Roli Books, 2022) examines Motherland, an important series of photo-performances by the acclaimed artist Pushpamala N. on the Indian nation personified as woman, mother, and goddess. The series shows Pushpamala taking on Mother India's myriad personifications: nub…
Alisha reflects on her investigation into archiving sparked by the Gwillim Archive and draws on her experiences as a journalist to help reframe the value of these letters and paintings from colonial-era India. To close out the podcast, Alisha turns to the present day, thinks about how we talk about lived experience and asks: Where does the responsi…
Second-gen Canadians across the South Asian diaspora are documenting our rich histories in innovative and accessible ways, thereby creating digital archives of our own ancestries. These platforms are increasingly occupying space online, symbolizing the very purpose of their creation: that history, personal and shared, is multidimensional. It is an …
How did The Gwillim Project become a valuable piece of research in the first place? Who decides what archival material is valuable anyway, and what qualifies as an archive? Alisha explores these questions with Lauren Williams, a librarian in the Rare Books and Special Collections department at McGill. Dr. Toolika Gupta, the director of the Indian I…
In 1998 hundreds of people in Indonesia, many of them of Chinese descent, were killed, and scores of women raped, in two days of violence; now ‘Koko Cici’ contests often take place, encouraging youngsters to help preserve Chinese culture.Oleh Johannes Nugroho
How do we, millennials, and the Canadian South Asian diaspora more broadly, archive life online? What would historians say about the digital remnants we leave behind about ourselves on social media, say, 100 years from now? Alisha introduces us to The Gwillim Project — a body of research housed at McGill University that offers us a glimpse into the…
The children’s bodies were discovered in August when an Auckland family bought abandoned goods, including two suitcases, from a storage unit in an online auction.Oleh Associated Press
A shrinking and ageing population has huge implications for Japan’s economy and national security. The number of births has been falling since 1973.Oleh Associated Press
A conservative Islamist group tore off labels from tents donated by a church for earthquake survivors, underlining lingering fear of Christianisation in the world’s most populous Muslim majority nation.Oleh Resty Woro Yuniar
The South Korean president warned of an influx of military assets to the region if Beijing does not make its ‘best efforts’ to get North Korea to denuclearise.Oleh Reuters
Ju-ae has been photographed in public twice in the past nine days, fuelling debate she is being primed as successor to her father, Kim Jong-un.Oleh Park Chan-kyong
From renewable energy grids and green transport to risk management systems and climate finance, carbon neutrality must be at the heart of national development strategies.Oleh Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
A podcast focusing on ideas around archiving practices used by South Asians to collect, preserve and reconstruct family and community histories. These topics are viewed through a journalistic inquiry and interviews, and driven by South Asian female voices.Oleh Alisha Sawhney, Kanika Codrington, Steph Colbourn, editaudio, McGill University
A Taiwanese business index which provides an economic outlook for the next half year declined for a 12th straight month in October, signalling no quick end to disruptions in mainland China.Oleh Ralph Jennings
Estimated daily losses of US$224 million as supplies of cement and fuel run short. Government likely to legally force strikers to return to work.Oleh Reuters
In this edition of the Global Impact newsletter, we wrap up all the comings and goings from a series of high-profile meetings in Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.Oleh Dewey Sim
Lawmakers will discuss two bills, one on repealing a colonial law criminalising sex between men, and the second on preserving the institution of marriage.Oleh Kimberly Lim
Second public appearance of Kim’s daughter Ju Ae, aged around 9 or 10, has led to more commentary abroad on whether she is being primed as her father’s successor in North Korea.Oleh Associated Press
Farmer MV Thangavel doused himself in petrol and kerosene and set himself alight, police say; he was holding a Tamil-language placard reading, ‘Modi government, stop imposing Hindi’.Oleh Agence France-Presse
Numbers dipped in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Western sanctions reduced travel capacities, but Russian tourists are returning to Phuket in droves.Oleh Business Insider
Malaysia offers subsidies to all citizens, with fuel and cooking oil accounting for the biggest expense. It also subsidises electricity, sugar and flour.Oleh Reuters
Recreational use has exploded, creating a grey area of law enforcement and prompting calls for plant to be heavily controlledOleh Aidan Jones
PAS, one of the parties in ex-premier Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition, has long unnerved Malaysia’s minority groups with its hardline Islamist stance.Oleh Amy Sood
India is emerging as a viable alternative production base to China, but if it wants to capitalise on Western diversification efforts it must address a raft of challenges, ranging from red tape to skills shortages.Oleh Ananta Agarwal
The announcement comes after Kim inspected a test of the country’s new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and pledged to counter US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons on Friday.Oleh Reuters
Police in Mathura, a city about 100 miles south of New Delhi, said rodents ate the sizeable stockpile, filled with enough of the drug to roll 1.3 million joints. A court demanded proof.Oleh Tribune News Service
‘I have seen death from up close,’ said Khan, who hobbled to the stage with a walking frame. ‘I will fight for this country until my last drop of blood.’ Khan blames opposition for what he believes was an assassination attempt.Oleh Agence France-Presse
Sino-Indian history – that began over 1,000 years ago between southern Indian kingdoms of Pallava, Chola and Song China – is often overlooked in discussing China-India relationships.Oleh Nilosree Biswas
Real estate tycoon Srettha Thavisin rumoured to be among prime ministerial candidates opposition Pheu Thai Party will field for next year’s general election.Oleh Jitsiree Thongnoi
In Threatening Dystopias: The Global Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh (Cornell UP, 2021), Kasia Paprocki challenges two well-worn assumptions about climate change and its relationship with the political economy of development and agriculture, in Bangladesh, which helps shed light on how climate change becomes a politically contes…
“History has not been kind to Himalaya,” writes historian and travel writer John Keay in his latest book Himalaya: Exploring the Roof of the World (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022). The region, nestled between India, China and Central Asia, has long been subject to political and imperial intrigue–and at times violent invasion. But the region also provi…
When it comes to epic poetry, there’s a strong case to be made that the Ancient Indian story the Mahābhārata is the most epic. Clocking in at around 100,000 verses, the Mahābhārata is roughly seven times The Iliad and The Odyssey combined. This foundational Hindu text tells the story of a war between two sets of cousins who are fighting over who ge…
Given the popularity and success of the Hindu-Right in India’s electoral politics today, how may one study ostensibly ‘Western’ concepts and ideas, such as the secular and its family of cognates, like secularism, secularisation and secularity in non-Western societies without assuming them simply as derivative, or colonial legacies or contrast cases…
In November 2022, the G20 leaders met for a two-day summit in Bali, Indonesia. Under the theme of this year, 'Recover Together, Recover Stronger’, the leaders, in a joint common declaration, raised important issues such as food and energy security, climate and biodiversity, health and digital transformation. In this episode, Ms Ramita Iyer, Researc…
Simi speaks with Megha Desai, President of the Desai Foundation. The Desai Foundation, initially established by her father 25+ years ago, is a public foundation that has impacted more than 5 million people globally across 2500 communities. The Foundation empowers women and children through community programming that elevates health, livelihood and …
From Beyoncé's South Asian music-inspired Super Bowl Halftime performance, to jazz artists like John and Alice Coltrane's use of Indian song structures and spirituality in their work, to Jay-Z and Missy Elliott's high-profile collaborations with diasporic South Asian artists such as the Panjabi MC and MIA, African American musicians have frequently…
The Tattvasaṃgraha of Śāntarakṣita: Selected Metaphysical Chapters (Oxford University Press, 2022) collects excerpts from a massive encyclopedic work of the late period of Buddhism in India. Translator Charles Goodman has selected sections of this Sanskrit text which cover debates over the existence of prime matter, God, and an immaterial soul, as …
• Song One Bhai Satvinder Singh Ji Apni Mehar Kar• Song Two Amrinder Gill Mil Ke Baithange• Song Three Prabh Gill Shukar Dateya• Song Four Kamal Heer Kihnu Yaad Kar Kar Husdi• Song Five Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera• Song Six kumar sanu & asha Ji Tumhari nazron mein hum ne dekha• Song Seven Mohdmmed. Rafi "Ehsan tera h…