The Middlers Podcast
Exploring the desi diaspora
Episode 15 - The Politics of Pakistan.
January 20, 2014 04:24 PM PST
Bill and Yousuf interview Sharafuddin, from London. Sharafuddin is an experience diplomat and political observer with an incisive set of observations about the modern, rocky path of Pakistan toward full democracy and a modern state.
February 02, 2013 04:59 PM PST
In this episode of The Middlers, we discuss the status of women in India with five women in the US who have roots in India. We also review the particularly tragic events surrounding the rape and murder of Jyothi Singh in New Delhi in late 2012, which made headlines around the world.
December 20, 2012 05:43 AM PST
Mohsin Abbas is a journalist based in Canada with deep roots in south Asia, and a flair for telling stories. An accomplished journalist who has worked with the BBC, Mohsin thinks out loud with Bill and Yousuf on ideas both east and west.Episode 12 - Rachel Glowacki and the Holy Yoga Foundation
October 02, 2012 07:28 PM PDT
Yoga has been spreading out of south Asia into all corners of the globe for centuries. That process has hyper-accelerated in recent decades. And as yoga changes the cultures that it touches, yoga itself has also been changed.
July 10, 2012 09:00 PM PDT
What is it like learning Hindi when English is your native tongue? In this podcast we discuss what it is like to learn the ancient tongue of the subcontinent when your starting point is English. More foreigners are learning Hindi all the time, a sign of the times we are in. Enjoy this interesting podcast!
June 27, 2012 05:16 AM PDT
In this episode, we interview the author Sharayu Phalke Summanwar. Her recent book, The Silent Film, is about her great-uncle, the famed Dadasaheb Phalke. He is the father of Bollywood, as motion pictures came to India through his passion and dedication in making India's first movies. Enjoy this podcast!Episode 9 - Bollywood Review of The Agneepath Films
June 17, 2012 10:33 AM PDT
Agneepath means "path of fire" in Sanskrit. Two different Bollywood films have been made under this title. Separated by two decades, the original Agneepath with Big B and the 2012 version with Hrithik Roshan are the focus of our Bollywood review in this exciting episode of The Middlers podcast!Episode 8 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review
June 06, 2012 04:31 PM PDT
What do a group of British seasoned citizen have in common with the people of Rajasthan, India? More than you'd think! Join us as we review a great movie about Middlers - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.Episode 7 - Deepa Iyer of SAALT
May 23, 2012 05:46 PM PDT
South Asian American Leading Together (SAALT) is an organization dedicated to social change through building bridges across communities. Deepa Iyer is the Executive Director of SAALT and is regarded as an expert on the impact of September 11th on immigrants and minority communities in the US.
May 16, 2012 08:46 PM PDT
Join us for this episode of The Middlers podcast to discuss the difficult issue of domestic violence. We interview Robina Niaz on this important problem and look at the important work Turning Point for Women and Children does within South Asian communities.
de·si/ˈdāsē/ a person of Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi birth or descent who lives abroad
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