Vaishali A. Patel
Are You Listening!?
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
There are so many TALENTED creators out there in the global Indian community! I love collaborating with others and sharing their wisdom. Usually, this is just over email, DM, text, etc. The wonderful thing about Podcasts is you can have long conversation and get in depth to topics in a unique way! There's something special about listening to someone'https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/but-what-will-people-say/id1486195554s voice and being able to hear tone, emotion, and excitement. I encourage you to listen to these podcasts below:
Invisible India | Best of 2021
In 2021, Jessica Kumar's Podcast, Invisible India, featured exclusively South Asian origin guests on the show. In this special end of year episode, you can listen to blurbs from 8 of her best episodes with powerful, empathetic and informational interviews!
Listen now to be inspired to get inspired by them!
BWWPS is a South Asian interracial relationship podcast that covers a variety of dating and relationship topics that fall under that "log kya kahenge?" mentality. As first generation children of immigrants enter the dating scene and ultimately choose a partner who is not the same cultural background or religion, facing the backlash and navigating uncharted territory can be daunting.
Disha provides a feminist perspective to empower South Asiain women to choose their own happiness while redefining what it means to be American. From cultural expectations, being disowned, interfaith relationships, dating norms, wedding planning, and more, BWWPS aims to make listeners feel heard and know that they are not alone in their fight for love.
In this episode, Vaishali and Disha talk about how language is often the first part of a culture to disappear and Vaishali's inspiration for Sanskar Teaching, her favorite parts of her culture, and ways we can pass on our heritage to the next generation.
Listen now to find out the two new languages that will be added later this year!
Invisible India is made of Jessica and Abhishek, a cross-cultural couple doing life in India, exploring the lesser-known mysteries of Indian culture, interviewing fascinating figures who have chartered new territories, and sharing life as they raise their multicultural family amongst the complexities of modern Indian life.
They started the Invisible India Podcast in January of 2019 with a goal of rediscovering India with new eyes after moving back with their young kids.
In Episode 55 | Learn Gujarati Culture & Language | Sanskar Teaching Jesscia and Vaishali discuss passing on the Gujarati and Hindi languages and cultures to others and Vaishali shares her story of how she immigrated to the US and started teaching her community Gujarati.
This podcast is hosted by the brilliant Sanchi who is an advocate for baby led parenting. In her podcast she shares about her journey with her baby Alaia.
I love this podcast as it recognizes the challenge of being a parent and not always getting it tight, and offers expert support and sharing experiences, judgement free!
In Season 2 Episode 7, "Are you Sanskari?" , I talk about moving to the United States and finding ways to preserve my cultural identity and background. I discuss the importance of connecting to your roots and how I helped my own kids (and now kids around the world) stay close to their culture!
Trust Me... I Know What I'm Doing
"Conversation offers the antidote to apathy, the catalyst for relationships, and the birth of the next idea!"
"Trust Me... I Know What I'm Doing" is hosted by Abhay Dandekar, who has spent much of his life in conversation with people from every generation! Abhay has been a physician for over 20 years, and is profoundly committed to medical education, advocating for children, and advancing equitable healthy outcomes in our health systems and communities.
I was delighted to be a part of this podcast, where he talks to talented individuals who are making progress in every profession, every genre of art, every journey - showing that the South Asian diaspora has folded these into our collective ongoing narrative.
In this episode, Abhay and I discuss the journey of teaching Desi language and culture to a wide audience and developing relationships within multiple generations.
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