Chai Tea Party
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Chai Tea Party is a podcast series to recognize the underdogs, the brave, the creative & the slightly off in the Desi community. Help us start the real, important & taboo conversations that need to be happening. Twitter: @ChaiTeaShow Insta: @ChaiTeaParty Snapchat: ChaiTeaParty Email: ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com
||ExplicitEp. 36 - Shooting the S**t||This week we have an episode different from what we normally do. We spoke with our assistant Monisha Shah, back in August of 2017 when we met to talk CTP. We spoke to her how she re-connected with her culture via joining a sorority & minoring in South Asian & Women Studies during her undergrad. We also talk about the nuances within the desi community & end up chatting about the white supremacist rally that took place in Virgina. Listen in as we shoot the s**t. As always, music has been provided by the ultra groovy Kaly. Be sure to check out his latest project "AntiSocial". kalymusic.com.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 35 - Suffering in Silence||HAPPY NEW YEAR! On our first episode of 2018 we speak with Jessie Brar. Jessie works as a speaker for a national youth organization called Jack.Org, raising awareness for youth mental health in high schools, colleges and universities. She also runs her own project called The Mental Health Spotlight, which focuses on raising awareness about South Asian mental health through story telling. You may have also seen her writing on Brown Girl Magazine! Listen in as we speak to Jessie about her past, what has influenced her to share her own story, and why she feels so strongly about being an advocate. Find her on Instagram & Facebook @themhspotlight. "I'm hoping to raise awareness so that no one has to suffer in silence." - Jessie Brar As always, music has been provided by the ultra groovy Kaly. Cash him on YouTube how bough dah. https://www.youtube.com/user/kalydside. Be sure to check out his latest project "AntiSocial".||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 34 - The Come Up Kid||We had the wonderful pleasure of speaking to producer, writer, & author, Sri Rao. He wrote the film Baar Baar Dekho of Kala Chashma fame & is currently developing a show for ABC with Madhuri Dixit & Priyanka Chopra. From Pennslyvania to Bollywood, Sri's first big gig was producing the hit movie New York, starring Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Irrfan Kahn. Listen in as we talk about intra-cultural haters, faux Bollywood fans, the cache of being an outsider, and being a kindergarten playwright. Find him at all things @newyorksri Snag a copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Bollywood-Kitchen-Home-Cooked-Indian-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B073XBZ39L/ref=laB06XN62RPL1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511311552&sr=1-1 www.NewYorkSri.com http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-an-american-screenwriter-broke-925109http://www.filmfare.com/news/confirmed-priyanka-chopra-to-produce-a-tv-series-based-on-madhuri-dixits-life-22668.html Cheers, Chai Tea Party Shama & Tiffany www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com soundcloud.com/chai-tea-party facebook.com/chaiteapartyshow twitter.com/chaiteashow instagram.com/chaiteaparty snapchat - chai tea party||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 33 - ABDC Part 2||On this episode we bring you the other have on the American Born Desi Comics, KC Arora & Tushar Singh! Catch all four of the men at the first ever ALL Indian comedy lineup for the New York Comedy Festival on Sunday, November 12th, at 7:30pm at Caroline's on Broadway. Use the promo code ABDC5 to get your tickets for $5. Featuring ABDCs: Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Comic Standing) Akaash Singh (MTV’s Girl Code & Wild’n'Out, Netflix’s Brown Nation) Tushar Singh (American Hasi Documentary, Laughs) KC Arora (Seeso’s The Guest List, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live) + very a special guest! Tickets: http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/american-born-desi-comics/||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.32 - Antisocial||We are so excited to finally have our friend Kaly on this episode. Not only is he our interviewee for but he is now the official musical feature for Chai Tea Party! Get to know the man behind the music & listen in as we talk about performance anxiety, the lack of brown support in the arts & what success really means. Peep all of his fab work & snag Antisocial here: instagram.com/kalysay youtube.com/user/kalydside kalymusic.com||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 31 - Curated Goals||Our dear friend Palak joins the Chai Tea Party to talk about her business, Curated Goals. With a masters in social work, she has transitioned from a therapist into an anxiety coach. She helps people curate their goals by curbing their fears and working with them each step of the way. Find out more about what she's doing by listening to this episode and follow her @palaktalksanxiety. The musical feature is one of our fav men, Kaly. If you still haven't followed him on all things internet....fix your life. Cheers!||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.30 - American Born Desi Comics||We have an exciting bonus episode for you this month with TWO very fun guests. You may know these guys from Wild & Out, the American Desis pocast, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Stephen Colbert, or from their shows around New York City. Get your tickets for the ABDC show on August 15th, at Caroline's. Use promo code ABDC, before Sunday the 13th, to get $5 off your tickets. Click here: http://www.carolines.com/comedian/american-born-desi-comics/ Check out their trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xEdC9GMfTtE Until next time - cheers!||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.29 - Whatever Decision You Make Is The Right One||On this episode we talk to Anya Rath. There is so much we could say about this episode but the best thing you could do is just tune in. This interview was so one of the most honest & real conversations we have had. We hope you enjoy listening. Music on this episode is brought to you by CTP music alum, Krithi! You know & love her from the Harmonic Flaneurs. Check her solo work on www.krithimusic.com. Please make sure to rate & review & tell all your friends about how much you love us. All of the cheers, S & T||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 28 - The Hit Girl||On this episode, our guest was the quintessential hit girl of her time, has appeared in over 90 Bollywood movies from 1952 to 1999, and is the recipient of the Filmfare lifetime achievement award. Asha Parekh comes on the show to talk about her new autobiography, mental health, Bollywood & staying single. You can purchase her book, The Hit Girl, on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Asha-Parekh-Girl-Khalid-Mohamed/dp/9386316986/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1500474147&sr=8-2&keywords=the+hit+girl Our BG segment features Sandeep Panesar, who talks about surviving living with strict parents. She gives us tips on how to handle & first hand stories of her own expeirences. Follow her @sandeepanesar. As always, please share, subsribe & leave us a review! Questions, story pitches, comments? Email us at ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 27 - Being Human||Today's episode features Sukhi Benning. He currently lives in Montreal producing music and living his best zenful life. He speaks about meditation and how empowering it is not only to the mind but the body as well. He is a strong believer in being at peace with yourself and good things will happen. It was so inspiring to hear him speak about how passionate he is about making music and letting others other join him on his musical and spiritual journey. He has produced tracks from many genres of music and works with all kinds of artists. He hopes to inspire others with his work and his peaceful approach to life. He believes that there's beauty in simply being human. He is also our musical feature in this episode featuring Voyce! Listen to more of his tracks at http://www.sookz.ca/. You can find him on Twitter @TheRealSookz and Instagram @sookzmusic Thanks so much to Brown Girl staff member, Faria for coming on and talking to us about surviving self care. You can follolw her on everything @followingfaria. Check out MannMukti on all things social media & at mannmukti.org. Thanks for listening! Cheers!||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 26 - Uplift Humani-TEA||This episode features Anish Patel, founder of Uplift Humanity. UH, aside from an awesome CTP pun, is an organization that offers educational programs to orphans and juveniles in India. The organization started in 2010 when Anish was still in high school. He knew he wanted to make a difference and give those kids the second chance they deserve. He decided to start with working to fix the education system in the state of Gujurat. Since then, it has expanded to surrounding areas of Mumbai. He talks about the challenges in getting people on board with what they are trying to accomplish. Though it's not easy, he says the rewards are higher than they could have ever imagined. His team has now grown to 35 employees with no end in sight. By helping those in need using the resources they have, they hope to Uplift Humanity, one child at a time. We are thrilled to feature a brand new artist on this week's episode. Welcome the musical stylings of Harmonic Flaneurs, a duo formed by Harini Iyer and Krithi Rao. Check out their music & follow the group on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonicflaneurs/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harmonicflaneurs Band page: https://soundcloud.com/harmonicflaneurs Ouroboros (Original): https://soundcloud.com/harmonicflaneurs/ouroboros Wicked Game (Cover): https://soundcloud.com/harmonicflaneurs/wicked-game-cover Cheers!||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 25 - Brown Girl's Guide to Hustling||In this episode, we talk to the brilliant & resilient Atiya. She is the cofounder and editor at large at Brown girl Magazine. She is a self taught journalist with a passion for making a difference in the world. She portrays the definition of what it means to be a hustler and yall...she handles it all like a goddamn boss. She stays humble and says there is still so much for her to learn and grow from. Her team is growing so quickly and we look forward to see what her and the crew have to offer in a world that consistently tells us we can't have it all. Follow all of BG & Atiya at: @atiyahasan05 @browngirlmag browngirlmag.com Follow us at: @chaiteaparty @shamsxox @baxinater email@example.com MUSIC BY OUR FAV: Kaly @kalysay Go buy all his music Until next time - cheers!||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 24 - DJ T Party||On this episode, we have another podcast host and DJ, New Jersey native, Shri. He plays in the New York/New Jersey area by the DJ name, Shri Mix. We love a good play on words. We talk about how he got into the disc jockey business and how it means more than just playing music at a party. He talks about how empowering it is to be in control of the ambience with the music he plays. He plays a mix of Bollywood and American music in a way to unite the guests whether it's at a dance club or a wedding event and make sure they're having the best experience. In his own podcast, Mobile DJ Tips, he helps other aspiring djs to be the best entertainer they can be. He doesn't see the community as competitive because everyone has one goal, and that is to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. We loved having him and his uplifting personality on! You can find him on Instagram @shrimix Find Mobile DJ Tips on iTunes and subscribe for great marketing tools! Thanks to Kaly for today's episode! Check out more of his amazing music @kalysay As always, thank you to Brown Girl Magazine for creating a great platform for South Asian people to tell their stories and for empowering our generation. Until next time - Cheers.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 23 - 50 Shades of Brown||In this episode, we speak with Amrit, a Master's graduate from Vancouver. She talks to us about her thesis on skin lightening within the South Asian community. We discuss global beauty standards, shadeism, and standing up for the act of self love. Tune in as we talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same in the realm of beauty ideals.. Check out more of Amrit here: vimeo.com/167879290 We will be back with a new segment of Brown Girl's Guide to Survival on our next episode. In the meantime, get more BG in your life by visiting them at www.browngirlmag.com & following them on all social media things. Music on today's show brought to you be the ever fab Leo Kalyan. Go buy his EP Silver Linings on iTunes. You'll thank us. As always follow us at @chaiteaparty & send us comments, thoughts, dirty jokes, etc at ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 22 - #CashCow||On this episode we talk to Sahaana Sridhar about being confident, doing it all & finding your identity through South Asian A Cappella groups. To donate to the Network of Desi A Cappella efforts click here: https://www.crowdrise.com/allamericanawaaz Follow NDA at the following: facebook.com/desiacappella instagram.com/desiacappella snapchat @desiacappella http://www.desiacappella.org/ Join us in Manhattan at Baruch College on April 22nd for All American Awaaz. Ticket information to follow. Brown Girl Guide to Survival this episode features the hysterical & charming Duriba Khan. Read her work at browngirlmagazine.com & follow her at @theurbanrani. Music provided by the INCREDIBLE Kaly! Brb fan girling super hard. We just couldn't bear to cut down his tracks so we gave ya'll a little more music than normal on this episode. Follow him & listen to all his work at soundcloud.com/kalyniceashell. Be sure to check out these fab pieces as well: https://soundcloud.com/kalyniceashell/no-fair-prod-by-subconscience?in=kalyniceashell/sets/rebel-with-a-cause-2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH4GbgYCSyE New track ft. Utkarsh Ambudkar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxuuQI5vThE||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Two Girls, One Bed||In the spirit of the Valentine's season, this episode we bring you Brown Girl's Suide to Surviving Long Term Realtionships & Wedding Planning Madness. We talk to OG BGM staff writer & editor, Trisha Sakhuja. You can read here work at http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/tag/trisha-sakhuja/ & follow her @tsakhuja1. We also bring you the dynamic & hilarious duo that is PromRad Productions. From college freinds to sharing a bed in Manhattan in pursuit of their passion, Proma & Radhika have their eyes focused on their goals. Listen as they talk moving to the city, naming rats they find in their apartment,their new short film H.I.M & why dating among Indian born Indians vs American born Indians can be problematic. Watch their film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOaKejvYibYwe talk Follow them on instagram @promawhatup & @menonrad. Check out more of PromRad Productions on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PromRadProductions) & on YouTube. Music on the episode brought to you by our ever so dreamy friend, Junglee. Listen more of his work at soundcloud.com/Junglee-1. As always you can find us @shamsxox & @baxinater & @ChaiTeaParty on all the social media things. Share, subscribe, email & all that. Cheers!||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20 - Your Best Bet||Episode Notes We all know the struggles of finding the perfect shade of makeup. The beauty industry in the United States is tailored to people who don't quite look like us. So, in a culture that doesn't know how to help us figure out our own style, how do we know ourselves? For this very reason, we see more people of color coming up as style & beauty bloggers. Our guest on this episode, Deepica Mutyala, broke into the industry with a viral video on how to mask under eye circles with red lipstick. Since then she has quit her steady job & jumped head first into following her dreams. BIG thank you to Deepica for talking to us! Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube for all the latest tips. Today's music is brought to you by Mandippal! Follow him @mandippal on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & at mandippal.com Thank you to Brown Girl staffer Akansha. Read more on her segment on how to treat yourself on a budget here: http://citrusandgold.com/10-ways-to-treat-your-mind-body-o…/. You can also follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citrusandgold||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19 - College Dropout||WE ARE BACK! Happy New Year party people. With …||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18 - Throwback||One of the questions we get asked most is "how di…||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17 - Stand up To Stigma||We are back with a new episode talking about the …||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16 - New Mindset, Who Dis?||You may know our this guest as the incredibly hil…||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.15 - I Am Not A Statistic||This week, we have Sophia, the founder of the org…||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14 - TMI (Ft. Chuski Pop Podcast)||We have been waiting to be able to release this c…||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 - #FuckDV||On this week's episode we talk to the incredibly …||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12 - I'm Not That Crazy||We interviewed to very cool Ruby Toor for this ep…||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.11 - Finding Respite||On this episode we talk to Zain Ali Shamoon about…||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10 - What's in a name?||In this week's episode, we talk about growing up …||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.09 - Sundays With Mohan||WE'RE BACK BABY! On this episode we hang out wit…||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.08 - Love is Love is Love||On this episode of Chai Tea Party we are joined b…||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Ep. #1||This week we give ya'll a BONUS EPISODE! By this …||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.07 - Comed - TEA||In this week's episode, we sit down with our frie…||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.06 - The R Word||One in 5 women and one in 71 men will be raped in…||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.05 - A Major Switch||We talked to our incredibly charming & hilarious …||6/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.04 - BYOC||In this episode, Shama & Tiffany talk birth contr…||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.03 - Blinded by Love||We are back! In this week's episode we have one …||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.02 - 21 Days Of Tinder||In episode two, we talk about online dating & lit…||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.01 - You Are Important.The Intro||Here is a little preview of what Chai Tea Party i…||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Just joined the party!
After finishing up American Desis, I discovered Chai Tea Party. I binge listened to them at work. They mostly provide insightful discussions into various topics surrounding the south Asian community.
I would caution Tiffany and Shama against saying things like, “she was South Indian, so obviously she was dark.” Even though it was later iterated that this girl was beautiful, I honestly consider this a fluke. (As in, They didn’t mean anything bad by it). However it’s similar to a lot of stereotypes being perpetuated about Indians/other races. As a Telugu girl myself, I dated a Gujarati who was darker than me. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. That statement in of itself is perpetuating a stereotype. A stereotype which many people deal with the negative connotations of on a daily basis. Again, this wasn’t intentional so it’s just something I’m bringing about so that they could be more aware.
I really resonated with the dating episodes, mental health episodes, and Shama and Tiffany’s struggles with therapy and overall trying to better themselves.
No new insights, just boring talk.
I loved the reminiscing of things we didn't appreciate growing but are now such an in thing.....smelling like coconut oil. I agree personal time is so very therapeutic, if only we could be disciplined about it. Great topics!