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Chai Noon

By Chai Noon
A show touching on the Desi experience outside of South Asia. Hiatus
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Chai Noon Episode 45- A Suitable Boy
In the first time of Chai Noon history I’m (Hanik) will be trying to make the podcast be relevant. This is a more unusual episode and should return to normal service next week. With the first adaptation of the book to screen is coming to the screen this weekend on the BBC, I thought I should share with you my thoughts on the book. What the story is about (without giving away any spoilers to a twenty year old book), my thoughts on the book (a mini review of sorts) and then leave you wanting more by reading out the first three parts of the book. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
40:53
July 21, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 44- Proudly South African
On this week's #episode, Hanik welcomes long time friend Rahul (@rahuldowlath) onto the podcast. After a brief conversation about #covid situation in #SouthAfrica and how Rahul is doing in #lockdown, you get to hear about how #indian #durban is from someone else. From the iconic #chatsworth gold tooth, to #bunnychow by the beach. Rahul shares stories of travelling in #India and how coming from South Africa gives an unique perspective of #travelling back to the "motherland". Rahul goes on to tell us about his slightly unusual #career (for a #desi) as an #architect and how his family supported him in his endeavours. Interspersed with all of this is Hanik and Rahul trading old stories about their childhood, with a shout out to the Mission to Mars animated film they wanted to create. If you want to get in touch with Rahul, then message him on Instagram or send him a message via his blog: https://rahuldowlath.net/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
51:13
July 14, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 43- The Cumin Club with Ragoth
In this episode, Hanik talks to Ragoth about his website, The Cumin Club, an Indian meal delivery service. Ragoth talks about the struggles, the rewards, and most importantly, the food as he discusses his vision and his process of innovating Indian meal services. A really fantastic conversation that we hope you enjoy, and please check out The Cumin Club if you are interested in trying some of these delicious meals! Check out Ragoth's Service here: https://www.thecuminclub.com/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
40:24
July 7, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 41- What's For Dinner? (ft. Tani)
In this week's episode, Hanik speaks to Tani Khara, a PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney. Hanik and Tani have an academic talk about food in India and India's vegetarian roots. They look at regional differences, differences in caste, class, and what the future of the Indian diet looks like. Tani also talks about sustainable diets and discusses environmentally friendly meat. Check out some of Tani's work here: https://theconversation.com/profiles/tani-khara-219148/articles Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
44:56
June 23, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 40- Globetrotting (ft. Samina)
This week, Hanik speaks to Samina about what it's like to be a Desi in multiple countries. She shares her experience of being able to view Desi culture from the UK, the Netherlands, and Pakistan. An episode about reflection on what is to be Desi, interspersed with food and Samina making fun of Hanik. Check out Samina here: https://www.instagram.com/samzeeah/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
42:30
June 16, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 39 - Dear Brown Girl (ft. Saffy)
This week Hanik and our guest Saffy (@dearbrowngirl) talk about Bend it Like Beckham and whether or not it's dated. The conversation moves onto Saffy's blog on intersectional feminism and her explaining how she first explored it. Of course, the conversation eventually devolves into food talk. Check out Saffy here: https://www.instagram.com/dearbrowngirl/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
34:28
June 9, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 38- Shereen Kassem aka FunnyBrownGirl
We had a lot of funny this week talking to Shereen aka FunnyBrownGirl. We hear some of her stories of being a female, Muslim, standup comedian, how she started, and some of the obstacles she's had to overcome. We also learn more about her own podcast called Creative Breakthrough and what some of her biggest takeaways have been. A really interesting conversation with some of the usual nonsense. Check out Shereen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-breakthrough-jumpstart-your-creative-career/id1437082823 https://www.instagram.com/funnybrowngirl/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
45:43
June 2, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 37- The Relationship Quiz
The last of the quiz episodes. We find out our relationship preferences and what style of people we are. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
20:59
May 26, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 36- The Indian Culture Quiz
Time to see how much we've learned after 35 episodes. Spoiler, one of us has not learned very much at all. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
12:27
May 19, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 35- Freak Penne
We learn each other's deepest secrets, what we look for in a girl, and what we think about each other in this very scientific and peer-reviewed music quiz. Let us know what you think and parts 2&3 coming soon! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
20:07
May 12, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 34- Lockdown in Mumbai with Sanchi
In this episode, we welcome Sanchi back on the show to update us on the state of Mumbai in lockdown. We discuss Whatsapp recipes, who's better, mental states, and Sanchi's new podcast, the Amplify podcast. We hope you enjoy! Check out Sanchi's stuff here: linktr.ee/amplifypodcast Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
43:40
May 5, 2020
Chai Break - Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
One Saturday evening, Kiran was somehow convinced to watch a Bollywood film. This is that experience. Let us know if you want us to watch other movies! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
36:52
April 28, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 33- Chai Talk in New York with Kolkata Chai Co's Ayan Sanyal
We got to talk to Ayan Sanyal of Kolkata Chai Co. in NYC. We talk about Chai, new ideas and recipes, and the process of opening a business about Chai in the USA. We also talk about the innovations that he's made to the business in the midst of a global pandemic, and how they are trying to get by in this tough time. A really fun conversation with a really cool guy, we hope you enjoy this episode! (Over a cup of chai of course) Please support Kolkata Chai by buying a gift card/chai set/ merchandise here: https://linktr.ee/kolkatachaico https://www.instagram.com/kolkatachaico/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
28:08
April 21, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 32 - The Gandhu Life (w/ Darpan and Harshil)
This week Kiran and Hanik continue the trend of speaking to sane people. In the first four person podcast, they speak to Darpan and Harshil to ABCDs from Philly to discuss the joys and pain of growing up in the USA surrounded by other South Asians. Darpan and Harshil talk about living with the family during the lockdown, about their life at school, cliques within the community and the best places to grab food in Philly. A throwback to the earlier Chai Noon episodes about chatting shit with friends. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:04:12
April 14, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 31- Activism, Organizing, and Changing Minds in India with Diya
In this episode, we're joined by Diya, a teenage activist organizer in India. We talk to her about her interest in activism, her struggles with organizing, and the acceptance she's received as she's worked to grow her organization. We also talk about some of the more troubling issues that are developing in India especially in regards to Sinophobia. Diya is really an exceptional person and we hope you're inspired by this episode! Here are some articles/videos featuring Diya: https://youtu.be/sjn1hHLynJI http://www.thewhyinetwork.com/271490/1846192-why-i-started-a-non-profit-with-diya-chordia https://youtu.be/cW7VQ_zFJ40 Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
44:14
April 7, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 30- Spirituality, Shakti, and Chasing Dreams with Préity Üpala
Préity Üupala joined us to talk about her journeys through life. She discusses her life of travels and her journey from investment banking to modeling. acting, and writing. She also talks about her thoughts on dharma, spirituality, and feminism. A really interesting discussion with someone who has had a fascinating life and we hope you can take something away from these anxious times. Find more of Préity here: https://www.facebook.com/preityupala/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJTaFo2h9kgl2N71Ey9xkOg https://twitter.com/preityuupala?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/preityu/?hl=en Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews on Podchaser or on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chai-noon/id1478436904 Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
53:33
March 31, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 28- COVID Crisis and the Desi Community
In this episode, we talk about COVID, social distancing, and how it affects the South Asian community. We also talk about the most recent Indian epidemic, our worries for our healthcare workers, and adapting to life without nearly as much human contact. If you'd like us to discuss COVID more, leave us a comment on our social media or email us, but please follow your government's protocols on social distancing and disinfection! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656. Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
28:25
March 17, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 27- Why Can't You Have It All? Dating and Relationships with Varsha Mathur
We were able to talk to Varsha Mathur, a dating and relationship coach, about her transition from being a lawyer to a coach. We also discussed some prominent trends when it comes to dating in the South Asian community. Finally, we share a bit about our own situations and get her thoughts on the differences between men and women in the dating world. A great talk, and we'd love to have her back on to do a Q&A sometime so please email our show with questions for a future show! Check out Varsha's stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/coachingbyvarsha/ https://calendly.com/knowingluxe/samplesession?month=2020-03 Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656. Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
45:03
March 10, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 26: Dissecting Representation with Michael Bankole
This week we chat with PhD student Michael Bankole about minority ethnic members of parliament and the last couple of elections in the UK. Mike talks about his research and the data surrounding the topic. Kiran learns about the similarities between the UK and the US in terms of voting behaviour. We also get to hear about Hanik and his “carrot” outfit. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656. Subscribe to our RSS Feed to get the latest episodes when they come out!: https://anchor.fm/s/dc949a8/podcast/rss Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
41:39
March 3, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 25: African Dreams
The dynamic duo is back together! Hanik returns from Southern Africa and is back in the Middle East. Without the danger of load shedding, Kiran is updated over Hanik’s trip to Africa and what he got up to, while Kiran is still wondering how on Earth there any work was involved this adventure. Hanik reminisces over his childhood and his bootleg Bend It Like Beckham CD and why everyone should pay a visit to what he calls paradise. They talk about the concept of home and what it means to each other. With all of this going on, Kiran decides that this is a great time to share one of his nightmares dreams. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656 Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:02:02
February 25, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 24- The Honest Shruth with Shruthi Parker
I got the chance to talk to Shruthi Parker from "The Honest Shruth". We talk a lot about some of the reoccurring themes in her posts from positivity and anxiety, to interracial dating and her faith. We also dive into pig rescuing and her weirdest sponsor request. Big thanks to Shruthi for coming on and sharing her experiences here! Check out Shruthi's Blog and Instagram here: https://thehonestshruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thehonestshruth/ Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656 Follow us on Social Media! Combination of all of our links: https://linktr.ee/chainoonshow Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
36:28
February 18, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 23- Sanchi and the Apparent Club
While still in sunny Durban South Africa, Hanik interviews Sanchi (who is in sunny Mumbai) about her time growing up in the UK. Sanchi talks about her difficulties in finding herself while being caught between two cultures. We also talk about Sanchi coming back to India and dealing with the loss of living in London. Sanchi talks about her start-up Apparent Club and the importance of sustainability. Sanchi also claims that she could displace Kiran from the pod.  Follow her startup Apparent Club on IG at @apparentclub. Website: https://www.apparentclub.com Email: hello@apparentclub.com Hanik would also like to blame any audio problems on Eskom, as load shedding took place during the interview. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a Facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656 Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:01:32
February 10, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 22 - Under Pressure (ft. Aqib)
Aqib rejoins me as we examine some troubling statistics regarding South Asian mental health. We also talk about the effect of pressure and its role ranging from job conformity to relationships. A worthwhile discussion that we hope you can take something from. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656 Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
56:27
February 3, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 21- The Un-****ability of Brown Dudes (ft. Hemanth Nalamothu)
Hemanth joins me on the show this week as we discuss his essay about Desi men and being overlooked in dating and other aspects of life. We discuss if it really is a problem, potential solutions, and some of the feedback he got from writing this controversial piece.   Read the Essay here: https://medium.com/@rayalamo1/the-un-f-ability-of-brown-dudes-4b782a24bf5c Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a facebook comment, and leave reviews here or on Apple podcasts: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/chai-noon-915656 Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
42:58
January 27, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 20- Natasha Diddee, The Gutless Foodie
On this episode, I was lucky enough to be joined by Natasha Diddee, aka TheGutlessFoodie on Instagram. We talk a lot about Indian food, her perspective on passion for cooking, and her Ted Talk. We also discuss her novel, "Foursome", and how she abandoned the idea of a cookbook to write fiction. It was a lot of fun to talk with someone with a truly inspirational story! Check out Natasha Here: https://www.instagram.com/thegutlessfoodie/ Her Ted Talk and Interviews about her Medical Condition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbDMYP4sRI https://www.khaleejtimes.com/wknd/interviews/meet-the-chef-without-a-stomach https://www.indianwomenblog.org/gutless-foodie-natasha-diddee-shares-her-ingredients-for-a-healthier-happier-life Check out her Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/Foursome-Natasha-Diddee/dp/1948372207 https://www.amazon.in/Foursome-Natasha-Diddee/dp/1948372207 Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
59:05
January 21, 2020
Chai Noon Interlude: Hanik in Mumbai
Hanik gushes about Mumbai while simultaneously managing to escape being run over by 45 cars.  A short pod this week as we manage our hectic schedules and rearrange some guests. Let us know if you like these sorts of live audio blogs, as it could be something we release as bonuses! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a facebook comment and leave reviews here: https://chartable.com/podcasts/chai-noon Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
16:36
January 13, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 19- Mumbai Trip and 2020 Goals
Welcome to the future! Hanik tells us about his trip to Mumbai (a solo pod will be up later) and we discuss 2020 goals and resolutions. We hope you had some fantastic holidays and are ready for the new decade! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Please email us, or leave a facebook comment and leave reviews here: https://chartable.com/podcasts/chai-noon Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
36:30
January 7, 2020
Chai Noon Episode 18- Return from India
As one cohost returns from India to the bitter cold, another departs shortly to Mumbai. Kiran talks a bit more about his safari and his final days in Bangalore while Hanik goes over his own plans as he leaves later this week. We also touch a bit on Christmas traditions, future episodes, and maybe the longest laugh of the show(happens at the very end of the episode). We hope you've had a great 2019, and we wish you Happy Holidays (even though the best one happened last month!). Please Email the official show Gmail with any advice and if you want to meet up with Hanik in Mumbai! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
48:26
December 24, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 17- State of the Pod and Quick Thoughts about Bangalore
As 2019 comes to a close and people start to go on holiday, I discuss the state of the pod and the future of the show over the next couple of months. I also talk about my initial thoughts on Bangalore and some things I've noticed after not going for 10 years. If you're interested in only my thoughts about Bangalore, skip to 9:45.  Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
28:13
December 17, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 16- Trini Cooking with Natasha
In this episode we talk to Natasha, a YouTube cook specializing in Trinidadian cuisine. We talk about her rise in subscribers in followers, some of the ins and outs of Trini cooking, and her Indian influences. We also talk about her future cookbook plans and her advice for any content creators. Our first food guest is a good one, and it most certainly won't be our last! Find Natasha Here: https://www.youtube.com/trinicookingwithnatasha https://www.instagram.com/trinicookingwithnatasha https://twitter.com/trinicooking19 Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
38:40
December 10, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 15: HSSN Interview
We have HSSN, a Pakistani-Canadian R&B artist on to discuss his latest single, his influences, and his process of writing. We also discuss his side wedding business, sports, comfort foods, and more.  Listen to "Enough" HSSN's latest single here:  https://open.spotify.com/album/1n4bx4pkaYdazpv7cRzORr Find HSSN Here:  https://www.hssnmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/hssnmusic/ https://twitter.com/HSSNmusic Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://hpkotecha.com/chai-noon/ Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:04:28
December 4, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 14: Travels and Heading Back to India
After a couple of weeks with some fantastic guests, it's just the two of us again. We discuss our travels, our favorite trips,  our experiences with discrimination, and future travels. We also talk about traveling to India, some of our favorite memories, and our anxieties going back, since one of us is going in a few weeks.  Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows, what we can improve on, and if you have any suggestions for guests! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:01:28
November 26, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 13- Indiapendent (ft. Simran of the Indiapendent Pod)
We talked to Simran of the Indiapendent podcast. We talked to her about her story, her upbringing and gave us a different perspective on growing up queer as a Desi. We also talked about her vision for her podcast, and how she wants to build a safe community to encourage people who feel like outsiders to open up and be accepted. A big thanks to Simran for joining us! You can find Simran here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/485308 Or by searching "Indiapendent" on most podcast apps. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
54:43
November 19, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 12- Parenting Pod (ft. Menaka)
In this episode, we were fortunate to be joined by Menaka, a mother of two. She talks about parenting, some common things she's being conscious of with her own children, and some possible pitfalls, especially in regards to mental health. We also discuss representation, sports, and of course, food. Big thanks to Menaka for taking some time out to join us on this episode! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:06:19
November 12, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 11 - Diwali Recap, Movie Recommendations, and More Food
Hanik talks about Diwali, Kiran talks about a Hindi movie he actually liked (Andhadhun, apologies for the butchered pronunication), and more food talk as usual. A shorter recap episode as Chai Noon hits 11 episodes! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
49:44
November 4, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 10- Hindu or Hindu-not
We talk about growing up Hindu and our experiences with religion in general. We also discuss why Kiran left and why Hanik went back.  Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:13:11
October 30, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 9 - I don't fall in love, I make love
Random filler episode, raw and unedited. Kiran and Hanik talk about what podcasts we listen to, the NBA season kicking off, cheese, and other random nonsense. Kiran also shares his take on the first Indian movie he's watched in years and the stunningly realistic protagonist.  If you wanted an in depth discussion about serious subjects, then this probably is not the episode for you :). Happy Diwali! Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:00:51
October 25, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 8- A Discussion About Mental Health in the Asian/Desi Community (ft. Aqib)
In this episode, we are joined by Aqib, a PHD student in clinical psychology. Together we discuss the stigma of mental health especially as it relates to the Asian and Indian community overseas. We talk about common inflection points, ways to cope, and our own personal experiences with the issue. Warning: We talk about things that may be distressing for some people to hear. However, we hope that we can help provide clarity and some perspective and help people who may be struggling. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:08:42
October 21, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 7- Game Time
With China and the NBA possibly breaking up with each other, we wonder if basketball can take hold in India. Kiran gets educated in rugby and cricket much to Hanik's chagrin. We also wonder why there isn't a global India sports superstar and how that affects representation and reputation.  Also included in this episode: random entertainment and food asides as usual. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:10:39
October 15, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 6- Celebrations!
With the holiday season approaching, we talk about the differences between Western holidays and Indian holidays (Navaratri, Diwali, and Holi) and what some of our family traditions are. We also talk about the madness of Indian weddings, and what traditions we might pass down ourselves. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:09:46
October 8, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 5 - Dating and the "Rice Girl" Saga
We talk about dating and our experiences. Is there a difference in who you gravitate towards being brown? Why is dating so tricky for some guys to get started? What should you put in a dating profile? We also talk about our worst dates and a drunk Hanik shares the story of the infamous "Rice Girl" (1:00:00).  Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:11:46
October 1, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 4- Talking Trudeau
We talk about the Trudeau scandal, Indian representation in Western media, and we may get sidetracked with some more food discussion. PPlease give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:23:30
September 24, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 3 - Academics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In this episode, we talk about a topic that gives every Asian PTSD; academics. We get into the influence our parents had on us, how we got to our respective careers, and our experiences with school. We also discuss any regrets, our dream careers, and other random things.  Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:28:58
September 17, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 2- Big Daal
The Food Episode! The first appearance of Hanik, the new cohost! We talk about food, its influence, cooking, memories and our favorites. Warning: This episode may induce hunger and the sudden urge to call relatives to get their secret recipes. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
1:00:13
September 10, 2019
Chai Noon Episode 1- What's in a Name?
The first episode! I talk about my name and how it shapes my perspective on my ABCD identity. Please give a rating/feedback if you have any ideas for future shows and what we can improve on! Follow us on Social Media! Website: https://www.hpkotecha.com/chai-noon Email: chainoonshow@gmail.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/chainoonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainoonshow IG: https://www.instagram.com/chai.noon.show/
18:17
August 27, 2019