Episode Archives

#5 – Biryani and Dumbbells

Today we have 2 guests – Maha (Canada) and Dan (U.S.) to talk to us about health and fitness issues in the Pakistani community. Perceptions of health, as well as reasons why we don’t work out enough, and why uncles and aunties just can’t manage to lose weight – it’s all discussed here! This conversation has both fun and serious elements!

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#4 – What? There’s Pakistanis in Hong Kong?

Meet Sara, 24 year old Pakistani from Hong Kong. Born in HK, and travels to various countries including occasionally to Pakistan. In this half-hour chit-chat, Sara shares her perspective on living in HK, learning Cantonese/Mandarin, careers and options for women, and lots of other things!

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#3 – Best age to get married?

In this episode we go deep into the massive subject that is marriage, specifically in the context of Pakistani/desi culture, and to help us answer a specific question: is there a ‘perfect age’ to get married? Why do more singles want to wait before getting married now? Is getting married early really a ‘bad thing’ or ‘wasting your 20s’? How can you deal with parents that pressure you into marriage? Come listen to our chatter around this ocean of a subject.

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#2 – Depression, Mental Illness, and Jinns

Today we talk to Myra (from New York) and Hassan (from Dubai). Myra, Hassan and I are going to scrape the surface on a hard-hitting topic: depression and mental illness among the Pakistani and South Asian communities. We know we will not be able to solve any problems with this episode, but hoping it can start a much-needed discussion.

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#1 – Life in Dubai (Mostly Urdu)

Today we talk to Hassan – a 25 year old from Pakistan. Hassan will tell us about his experiences growing up in Dubai, life of Pakistanis living in that area, and also his background in gaming and eSports.
This episode is primarily in Urdu.
Hassan’s Twitter: twitter.com/nightwing94
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