Invisible India podcast episodes

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Episode List

All of our podcast episodes from oldest to most recent. 

Growing Up White in India

Growing Up White in India

Subscribe Listen to Invisible India wherever you get your podcasts "Malayalam was the bridge between two cultures for me." -Aparna Mulberry on her upbringing in Kerala At first...

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Exploring Indian Education

Exploring Indian Education

"Education should teach you principles and values, not just how to compete." -Shubhada Ranjan on "Exploring Indian Education" From the outside, the Indian educational system is a...

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How I Learned Fluent Hindi

How I Learned Fluent Hindi

What does it take to successfully learn Hindi? Jessica breaks down tips and tricks and answers the most common questions about how to learn Hindi fluently.

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Growing Up Gupta – Part 2

Growing Up Gupta – Part 2

In Episode 36, Nikita Gupta, multicultural lifestyle blogger, goes deeper into her story of falling in love with her North Indian husband. How she has overcome stereotypes and fostered an Indian-American home where both cultures are celebrated.

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Ask Us Anything – Part 2

Ask Us Anything – Part 2

Listeners wrote in to ask us anything! In Part 1, we answered real and off the cuff to your questions about cross cultural marriage, overcoming cultural barriers and managing family expectations as an Indian-American couple.

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Ask Us Anything – Part 1

Ask Us Anything – Part 1

Listeners wrote in to ask us anything! We answer real and off the cuff to your questions about cross cultural marriage, overcoming cultural barriers and managing family expectations as an Indian-American couple.

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From India to Central Europe

From India to Central Europe

In 18 days, we covered 6 countries, 5 currencies, 8 hotels and we don’t know how many languages with our 2 young children. All on a relatively slim budget.

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The Good and Bad of Voluntourism

The Good and Bad of Voluntourism

Even with the best of motives, short term volunteer trips can create chaos and unintended long term problems, especially in developing countries. What are the pitfalls and dangers of engaging in voluntourism?

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Misconceptions About the West in India

Misconceptions About the West in India

Do Westerners have a lot of money? Life in places like the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe must be easy. Why do Westerners “abandon” their parents in nursing homes? Is romance in the West really like what we see in the movies?

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Teaching Kids Gender Equality

Teaching Kids Gender Equality

Misogyny, sexism and restrictive gender roles are all challenges that this generation of children are standing up against. In India, we have unique challenges for both girls and boys as the cultural narrative is rapidly shifting of what manhood and womanhood looks like. How do we compassionately parent and empower our children to navigate mixed messages?

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Debunking Misconceptions About India

Debunking Misconceptions About India

This week, we take on the top misconceptions about India and debunk them one by one.
Do all Indians have arranged marriages?
What is all the fuss about caste?
Do Indians ride elephants to school? (Yes, that question really came in.)

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The REAL India Experiential Bucket List

The REAL India Experiential Bucket List

Once you’re past the surface level touristy phase, you get into what makes India the real deal. How well traveled are you in India? More than checking off a list of places you’ve been, what have you experienced? Show us the real life you’ve experienced in India!

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Indians and the Smartphone Revolution

Indians and the Smartphone Revolution

Smartphones have changed the world. But something quite peculiar has happened in India where the use of the smartphone challenges many social norms and yet supports and upholds other time held traditions.

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Varanasi | Gayi, Ghat & Ghanti

Varanasi | Gayi, Ghat & Ghanti

Varanasi is where the ancient and modern collide in 21st Century India. Hear about the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world with 5000 years of history.

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Breaking Myths on Kids’ Food Habits in India

Breaking Myths on Kids’ Food Habits in India

Have you ever wondered why kids are picky or refuse to try different foods? Have you been frustrated with the mess that feeding your child creates? Do you feel like your children’s food habits are spoiled and you don’t know how to fix it?

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Learn Hindi Like a Pro

Learn Hindi Like a Pro

In Episode 12, Jessica interviews Jon Rider, a linguist, translator, web developer, trainer, cultural liaison and founder of HindiUnlocked.com. In our line of work, we cross paths with a lot of people who are trying to learn Hindi.

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Raising Bilingual Kids

Raising Bilingual Kids

"We reduce language to a subject in school, pass or fail… BUT, you can’t dissect language learning like a science project and expect that it will come back to life again."...

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Thailand for Indian Travelers

Thailand for Indian Travelers

There are no shortage of podcasts and blogs about visiting Thailand, but most of the sites and advice blogs are geared towards Westerners. We take this episode to break down touring Thailand from an Indian perspective.

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Being White in India

Being White in India

What is it like to be a foreigner in India? What about a person who stands out like a sore thumb? In this episode, Jessica shares a bit of our backstory of getting married in the US then returning to India as a family.

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Ayurveda 101: The Basics of Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda 101: The Basics of Ayurvedic Medicine

Want to learn about Ayurvedic medicine? Hear from Dr Shari Krishna from Kairali Ayurvedic Center as we talk about her introduction to medicine, life as a South Indian in North India, and the basics of Ayurveda. The ancient healing system of Ayurveda has both scientific and mystical beginnings.

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Giving Birth in India

Giving Birth in India

Hear Jessica’s story about giving birth in India and fighting against cultural norms to try for a natural, unmedicated birth. There is a gaping hole of awareness of natural birth in India and there are many reasons contributing to that which are discussed on the podcast.

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Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya

Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya

A visit to one of Buddhism’s most holy sites in Bodhgaya ushers one into the mind blowing nature of India’s clash- the modern and ancient all in one place. In this episode, Jessica walks you through Bodhgaya and the Mahabodhi temple experience.

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Our International Travel Crisis

Our International Travel Crisis

Imagine, you are on a vacation with your family and the unimaginable happens. Your most important documents, money and devices are stolen out from under your nose. You are stranded in a foreign country for almost 2 weeks because of circumstances out of your control.

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