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Sangeeta Pillai on the need for South Asian feminism & a South Asian feminist podcast

S5 Ep 12 Sangeeta Pillai: Podcaster & activist on South Asian feminism

Talking about the need for a South Asian feminist podcast. In this extra-special final episode, Masala Podcast creator Sangeeta Pillai becomes the guest. She is interviewed by Hollywood actor & producer Melanie Chandra about the importance of South Asian feminism. Sangeeta talks about her own personal and painful experiences growing up in the Mumbai slums […]

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S5 Ep 10 Aparna Nancherla: Comedian on Depression Not being Fun

Comedian talks about depression and mental health issues – and how culture makes things more complicated Aparna Nancherla is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer who performs all over the US and worldwide. Her TV stand-up appearances include Netflix’s ‘The Standups,’ HBO’s ‘Two Dope Queens,’ and Comedy Central’s ‘The Half Hour.’ Aparna was also a

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S5 Ep 7 Michelle Ranavat: Beauty entrepreneur on South Asian rituals

Successful entrepreneur talks about the power of ancient South Asian beauty rituals and traditions Michelle is the founder of Ranavat, a skin and hair care brand, based on age-old Ayurvedic traditions. Leveraging her expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and her background in engineering, Michelle honors her South Asian heritage to create a line of beautiful

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S5 Ep 6 Melanie Chandra: Hollywood celeb on why diverse stories matter

Award-winning actress & producer talks about the importance of diverse stories in Hollywood Melanie Chandra is an award-winning actress and producer passionate about bringing more empathy to this world through her work. She uses her platforms both on-screen and behind the camera to share powerful and diverse stories about women and minorities. I loved chatting with Melanie

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