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!
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.
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.