Invisible India podcast episodes
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All of our podcast episodes from oldest to most recent.
Dr. Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California Riverside joins us to dive into two urgent topics affecting the social landscape of India today.
"Western culture steers us towards the direction of isolation for the sake of convenience." -Leslie Verner, Author of "Invited- The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness"...
What are some the unique challenges that India faces in managing toilet waste, water and everything in between?
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?
"White savior complex will burn you out faster than any external factor." -Jessica on "How NOT to Lose Your Mind as an NGO/Aid Worker" This episode is for the people who are long...
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?
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?
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.)
Maybe you’ve heard that India is a rough place to live. If you live like locals, there is a lot you can do to prepare yourself and prevent some of the most common inconveniences of life in India.
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!
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.
Gender Based Inequality and Violence Against Women in India with Shefa Sikder Shefa Sikder is a hero for women’s issues. She is broadly informed on women’s inequality and laser focused on gender based violence in South Asia.
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.
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?
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.
"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."...
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.
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.
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.
Feb 19, 2019, 2:34 PM
Hear our comedic take on “5 Ways to Be Tacky in a 5 Star Hotel” and how we exhibited questionable behavior on a recent trip to Gurgaaon.