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Brown Girls Read

By Daman & Khyati
Our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur love to read books, and now they're bringing their favorites to you every month. With each book, they bring their unique perspectives and experiences as women of color living in the USA. Subscribe NOW to stay tuned!





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Cheryl Strayed (Brown Girls Happy Hour BONUS Episode)
Did you know that we also host virtual happy hours where we invite authors & talk about books and lives? We still can't believe that we had the honor of having Cheryl Strayed as our guest. Listen to our conversation, and follow @browngirlshappyhour on Instagram for more cocktails and conversations with your favorite authors! If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!
24:53
June 7, 2021
Chitra Divakaruni (Author Interview)
In this episode, author Chitra Divakaruni & hosts Daman Tiwana & Khyati Thakur discuss The Palace of Illusions, which offers a woman’s take on the timeless tale  of Mahabharata. Narrated by Panchaali, wife of the five Pandava  brothers, the novel traces her life from fiery birth and lonely  childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion; through  her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage,  motherhood, and her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her  husbands’ most dangerous enemy. If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
26:58
May 24, 2021
The Palace of Illusions, by Chitra Divakaruni
In this episode, hosts Daman Tiwana & Khyati Thakur discuss The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni, which offers a woman’s take on the timeless tale of Mahabharata. Narrated by Panchaali, wife of the five Pandava brothers, the novel traces her life from fiery birth and lonely childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion; through her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage, motherhood, and her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
31:38
May 10, 2021
Unfinished, by Priyanka Chopra
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur discuss Priyanka Chopra's refreshing memoir and also share their stories and experiences, and talk about beauty pageants, the importance of confidence in achieving our goals, the role parents can play in our journey, Koffee with Karan, and a lot more! If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
29:16
April 26, 2021
Rishi Reddi (Author Interview)
In this  episode, we talk to the author of the book Karma and Other Stories: Rishi Reddi, and discussSouth Asian literature, her books and the process of developing these stories, and more! If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for  updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
21:60
April 12, 2021
Karma & other stories, by Rishi Reddi
Karma and other stories is a collection of seven short stories about different individuals from the South Asian diaspora. The three stories that we have picked portray women in different stages of their lives. Through their stories, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories and experiences, and talk about gender discrimination in South Asian communities, a lot of taboos like divorce, sexual harassment aka eve-teased in India, and a lot of other issues that this book highlights. If you like this episode, please  leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
24:15
March 29, 2021
Eve Rodsky (Author Interview)
In this episode, we talk to the author of the book Fair Play: Eve Rodsky, and discuss unequal division of unpaid labor that is unfortunately gendered, the fair play system that gives us a chance to rectify this wrong, how personal is political and political is personal for us, the importance of values, and of course, books! If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for  updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
35:59
March 15, 2021
Fair Play, by Eve Rodsky
In this   episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories  and experiences, with the book Fair Play by Eve Rodsky. If you like this episode, please  leave a 5-star review and a   comment.   Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
23:29
March 1, 2021
Saumya Dave (Author Interview)
In this episode, we talk to the author of the book Well Behaved Indian Women: Saumya Dave. We discuss relationships, brown culture, Saumya's future projects, and also the cast of a well behaved indian women movie.  If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for  updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
24:44
February 15, 2021
Well Behaved Indian Women, by Saumya Dave
In this  episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories and experiences, with the book Well Behaved Indian Women by  Saumya Dave. If you like this episode, please  leave a 5-star review and a  comment.   Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
17:40
February 1, 2021
Chelsea Fagan (Author Interview)
In this  episode, we have invited the author of the book The Financial Diet: Chelsea Fagan. We discuss TFD, personal finances, FIRE path, books & much more!  If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for  updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
22:04
January 18, 2021
The Financial Diet, by Chelsea Fagan & Lauren Ver Hage
We start 2021 on a note of self improvement— In this  episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories and experiences, with the book The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan & Lauren Ver Hage. If  you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment.   Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
23:15
January 4, 2021
Megha Majumdar (Author Interview)
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur are in  conversation with Megha Majumdar, the author of the book A Burning—  a story of three characters (Jivan,  PT sir, and Lovely) who seek to rise in some way—to the middle class, to  political power, to fame in the movies—but a catastrophe changes their  lives. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment.  Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
23:05
December 21, 2020
A Burning, by Megha Majumdar
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, culture and experiences, with the book A Burning by Megha Majumdar. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment.  Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content.  You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content! Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
22:20
December 7, 2020
Arlan Hamilton (Author Interview)
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur are in conversation with, the author of the book It's About Damn Time, Arlan Hamilton. It's About Damn Time is a memoir from Arlan Hamilton who is a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams. Listen in to hear the author's inspiration behind the book and key insights into major events in the book.  If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment.  Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1  for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content.  Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
25:29
November 23, 2020
It's About Damn Time, by Arlan Hamilton
In this episode,  our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture, and their experiences, with the book It's About Damn Time, by Arlan Hamilton. It's About Damn Time is a memoir from Arlan Hamilton who is a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content.  Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
33:38
November 9, 2020
Shobha Rao (Author Interview)
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur are in conversation with the author of the book Girls Burn Brighter, Shobha Rao. Listen in to hear the author's inspiration behind the book and key insights into major events in the book. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
41:39
October 26, 2020
Girls Burn Brighter, by Shobha Rao
In this   episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture and their experiences, and their friendship, with the  book Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
30:51
October 12, 2020
Big Friendship, by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
In this  episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories,  their culture and their experiences, and their friendship, with the book Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
21:20
September 28, 2020
Learned Optimism, by Martin Seligman & Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish, by Rani Shah
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture and their experiences with Learned Optimism, written by Martin Seligman. We also discuss a creative and different perspective on Learned Optimism by Rani Shah in her book Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
22:54
September 14, 2020
Serena Kaur (Author Interview)
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur are in conversation with author Serena Kaur about South Asian Culture and her debut novel, All The Words Unspoken, which is a love story that  challenges our  preconceptions of relationships and shows us that the  choices we make  have implications and ramifications far beyond the  horizon we can see. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
23:16
August 31, 2020
All The Words Unspoken, by Serena Kaur
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture, and their experiences with Serena Kaur's debut novel, All The Words Unspoken, which is a love story that challenges our  preconceptions of relationships and shows us that the choices we make  have implications and ramifications far beyond the horizon we can see. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
28:35
August 17, 2020
I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share  their stories, their culture and their experiences with Nora Ephron's collection of personal essays: I Feel Bad About My Neck. Utterly courageous, wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a book of wisdom, advice, and laugh-out-loud moments, a scrumptious, irresistible treat. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com
24:25
August 3, 2020
Atomic Habits, by James Clear
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture and their experiences with James Clear's bestselling self-improvement book: Atomic Habits. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/atomic-habits-by-james-clear/
20:04
July 20, 2020
Alka Joshi (Author Interview)
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur discuss The Henna Artist with the creator of The Henna Artist: Alka Joshi. Together, they share  their stories, their culture and their experiences. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content.
37:23
July 8, 2020
The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture and their experiences with Alka Joshi's  bestseller— The Henna Artist. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter #browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content. Show Notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/the-henna-artist-by-alka-joshi/ 
21:36
July 1, 2020
Untamed, by Glennon Doyle
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their  stories, their culture and their experiences with Glennon Doyle's bestselling memoir— Untamed. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter #browngirlsread1 for updates on  future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more  content.
21:46
June 10, 2020
Difficult Women, by Roxane Gay
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their  stories, their culture and their experiences with a collection of short storied by Roxane Gay— Difficult Women.   If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod  for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content.
36:19
May 27, 2020
Ikigai, by Hector Garcia
In  this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their  stories, their culture and their experiences with Ikigai, Hector Garcia's bestselling book.  If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content! https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/ikigai-by-hector-garcia/ Sponsorships: on for this episode
34:47
May 10, 2020
The Power, by Naomi Alderman
In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories, their culture and their experiences with Power, through Naomi Alderman's bestselling novel.  If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod for updates on future episodes! Episode notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/the-power-by-naomi-alderman/
31:16
April 20, 2020
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self, by Ellyn Spragins
In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur bring their favorites to you in this podcast episode.  If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? Share with us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod or you can email us at browngirlsreadpodcast@gmail.com  Keep Listening!
31:47
March 23, 2020
Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
In this episode, Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur discuss Cheryl Strayed's memoir: Wild. Tune in to listen our Brown Girls talk about their experiences and their favorite parts from the book.
28:49
March 1, 2020
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (Part 2)
In this episode, Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur continue their discussion of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns.
30:06
February 16, 2020
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (Part 1)
In this episode, Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur discuss Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. 
38:24
February 9, 2020
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Join our hosts, Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur, in their discussion of Michelle Obama's memoir— Becoming. Show notes: https://bit.ly/2S5WODV
32:57
January 1, 2020
Trailer — Brown Girls Read
Join Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur as they bring their favorite books to you. Brown Girls Read premiers January 1st, 2020!
00:29
December 28, 2019