One of the questions we get asked most is "how did Chai Tea Party start"? We happen to record our first official meeting about the podcast. We brainstormed topics, we talked about fears, discussed some common truths & laughed way too much. This being our last episode of 2016, we thought it would be cool to give you guys an inside look into how this all started. We will see you all in January. Thank you for all the love & support you have given us this year. There will be many more guests, lots of surprises & endless fun coming your way in 2017. Hope you all have a happy holiday & a great new years. ---- As always thank you to Brown Girl Magazine, the online publication that helps empower young South Asian women in the United States. GUYS don't worry there is something for you too :) Check out their group, Brown Boy. Follow them on @BrownGirlMag on everything & BrownGirlMag.com. Music on this episode is brought you by the ever cool @PrannaMusic and @AmarSandhuMusic. Go follow them on all the social media things & tell them you’re from #CTP :) www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com
We are back with a new episode talking about the aftermath of family death and the stigma of suicide Our guest, Dimple Patel, speaks publicly for the first time about what is was like losing her mother. We talk about the stigma surrounding mental illness and the effects, a topic far too common in the South Asian community. Together, we want to educate and end the stigma regarding suicide and encourage those suffering to get help. If you'll be in the Boston area in the coming months, check out Dimple's exhibit at the Boston Logan International Airport - Terminal B. Look at @project375 and http://deconstructingstigma.com for more on her story and ways to get involved!
You may know our this guest as the incredibly hilarious, insightful & intellegent "@ThePoojaProjet". We talk labels, social media, mental health & what it means to be strong, outspoken and a woman of color with Pooja Patel. Follow her @ThePoojaProject on Instagram & Twitter. Endless shoutouts to Brown Girl Magazine & Indie Creative Network. Special thank you to our day one, Mr. Wllms for sharing his music on this week's episode. Links: Instagram.com/ThePoojaProject Twitter.com/ThePoojaProject BrownGirlMag.com IndieCreativeNetwork.com Soundcloud.com/mrwllms www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com
This week, we have Sophia, the founder of the organization, I Am Not A Statistic. This non-profit works with Angel House to provide orphanages and school systems in India. The goal of the organization is to get and keep kids off of the streets where they could potentially be in danger and/or poverty to provide a safe environment and education. Sophia is a great example of someone who was passionate about changing the world and is doing it, one orphanage at a time! We can all learn from her ambition and go for what we believe in! Learn more and donate here: www.iamnotastatistic.us Thank you to Simi Malak Kaur for our music this episode! We are so honored to have these brilliant musicians to enhance our episodes with their original music. Follow her on Facebook, Instagra, Snapchat, Soundcloud & YouTube @SimiMalakKaur If you would like to feature your music on our podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been waiting to be able to release this collaborative episode featuring the ultra woke girls over at Chuski Pop. Meet Sweety and Pappu. Two Desi chicks riding the fourth wave of feminism in their salwar kameez and golden heels, while flipping birds to aunties and bringing you stories from far-away lands and from our own matru-bhumi. Tune in to their podcast every second Saturday to hear us share our adventures, staying woke and generally not going gentle into the night. And oh, they love rainbows, glitter stickers, cats, man buns, dudes with impressive facial foliage, and would wait for an eternity if that meant that they could finally make ‘fetch’ happen. Not sure if you like us yet? Bish, they are like your BFFs here! Listen to them on Soundcloud, iTunes and Stitcher. Go follow them on all social media & check out their AMAZING artwork! THANK YOU to Leo Kalyan for this episode's dreamy music. You can find him online at www.leokalyan.com & Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr. Listen to his music on Soundcloud, Spotify & Apple Music. Go buy his latest EP Outside In. It is seriously incredible. You'll thank us later. As always shoutouts to Brown Girl Mag for their support. Check them out at www.browngirlmag.com. They have an amazing staff of writers over there, they cover every topic you could dream of. They are also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat.
On this week's episode we talk to the incredibly inspiring, intelligent & strong Alexa Rahman. She tells her full story, on her terms, for the first time ever. We are truly floored by the power in which Alexa took her life back after being in an abusive relationship & to see her fight back against Domestic Violence with complete relentlessness. It's time we start teaching kids about the realities of love, dating & sexual assault in every form. If we are teaching them sexual education & about birth control, we need to be having a real discussion about pregnancy, assault, domestic violence & what a healthy relationship actually looks like. ---- As always thank you to Brown Girl Magazine, the online publication that helps empower young South Asian women in the United States. GUYS don't worry there is something for you too :) Check out their group, Brown Boy. Follow them on @BrownGirlMag on everything & BrownGirlMag.com. Music on this episode is brought you by the ever cool @PrannaMusic and @AmarSandhuMusic. Go follow them on all the social media things & tell them you’re from #CTP . This month is Domestic Violence awareness month. Wear purple to show your with us. #FUCKDV Learn more at www.breakthesilencedv.org. To get in touch with Alexa find her on Instagram or email us at ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com Cheers!
We interviewed to very cool Ruby Toor for this episode. We have been waiting to be able to finally discuss something that both us battle with...MENTAL ILLNESS. 1 in 5 adults with experience mental illness in the US in a given year! So why is it that the south Asian community still has a difficult time recognizing it? Listen on on #itunes #stitcher #soundcloud & NOW AVAILABLE on #googleplay . Ruby tells us about her journey & what's she's doing to fight against the stigma. Thank you to Brown Rang Tees for hooking us up with some awesome chai shirts. See them on our Instagram page & follow them @brownrang on Instagram & Facebook. See all their designs at brownrang.com As always, shout outs to Brown Girl Mag for the support & the over all badassery. Check out all their articles, videos & insights, as well as their segments of Brown Boy, for all you fellas out there. www.browngirlmag.com instagram.com/browngirlmag facebook.com/browngirlmag twitter.com/browngirlmag Music by F.Kasper. Find him on SoundCloud.com/fuckasper Stalk us on the web: www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com facebook.com/ChaiTeaPartyShow instagram.com/chaiteaparty twitter.com/chaiteashow snapchat @chaiteaparty #mentalillness #selfcare #selflove #health #healing #crazy #imnotcrazy #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #therapy #stigma #stigmafree #mentalheathawarenessweek #southasianmentaheath #indianamerican #india #desi #realtalk #podcast #newepisode #instalike #sundayfunday #desiwomen #browngirl
On this episode we talk to Zain Ali Shamoon about selfishnes vs self care, the art of healing, being unapologetically honest & his study on domestic violence among South Asian women in the Midwest As always thank you to Brown Girl Mag! www.browngirlmag.com instagram.com/browngirlmag twitter.com/browngirlmag facebook.com/browngirlmag snapchat (is LIT)@browngirlmag Narratives of Pain: Email: email@example.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NarrativesOfPain/?fref=ts Current Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049819548433908/ Donation: https://www.launchgood.com/project/narratives_of_pain Domestic Violence Among South Asian Women in the Midwest study: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CditXGWdsqCKmV & TO TOP IT ALL OFF....Zain is featured as the musical guest for this week episode! Seriously, what can't he do?
In this week's episode, we talk about growing up in culturally non-diverse neighborhoods, pros and cons with our given names-or just a simple"nicknames" and what it's like being blonde Indian girls. Thank you to Mr.Wllms for our music! Find his other work here: @awilltraxx instagram.com/mrwllms As always, shout outs to Brown Girl Mag for the support & the over all badassery. Check out all their articles, videos & insights, as well as their segments of Brown Boy, for all you fellas out there. www.browngirlmag.com instagram.com/browngirlmag facebook.com/browngirlmag twitter.com/browngirlmag Stalk us on the web: www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com facebook.com/ChaiTeaPartyShow instagram.com/chaiteaparty twitter.com/chaiteashow snapchat @chaiteaparty
WE'RE BACK BABY! On this episode we hang out with the very cool Anip Patel! He talks about the success of Mondays With Mohan, balancing your dream with a day job & the lack of South Asians in the entertainment industry. Thank you to Mr.Wllms for our music! Find his other work here: soundcloud.com/awilltraxx instagram.com/mrwllms As always, shout outs to Brown Girl Mag for the support & the over all badassery. Check out all their articles, videos & insights, as well as their segments of Brown Boy, for all you fellas out there. www.browngirlmag.com instagram.com/browngirlmag facebook.com/browngirlmag twitter.com/browngirlmag Follow Anip here: facebook.com/mondayswithmohan instagram.com/mondayswithmohan snapchat: anippatel
On this episode of Chai Tea Party we are joined by the incredibly multitalented Prashanth! He tells us his coming out story & life in the Manhattan. We have so many wonderful people to thank! Rutgers Raag! This angelic group is our musical feature. Check out their new single Radioactive out THIS AUGUST! See Facebook for more details. You can literally find them everywhere on the internet. We can't wait this one to drop! http://rutgersraag.wixsite.com/home https://www.facebook.com/RURAAG/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RutgersRAAG https://www.instagram.com/rutgersraag/ https://soundcloud.com/rutgersraag As always, a big thank you to our friends at Brown Girl Magazine! We love this publication. They have endless amounts of articles & videos for all things Desi Girl (& guy!). http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/ https://www.facebook.com/browngirlmagazine https://twitter.com/BrownGirlMag https://www.instagram.com/browngirlmag For those of you in the LGBTQ community that need somewhere to turn, help or a friend to listen please visit the Trevor Project. They are confidential trained counselors here to support you 24/7. You can call them on the Trevor Hotline at 866-488-7386. www.thetrevorproject.org Also, be sure to look up the Network of Desi A Cappella! Their mission is to cultivate a camaraderie among South Asian-inspired Acappella artists by providing a forum to share and exchange inspiration and individual endeavors. Be on the lookout for more information on our competition in April 2017 in New York City! https://www.facebook.com/desiacappella https://www.instagram.com/desiacappella
This week we give ya'll a BONUS EPISODE! By this we mean a gag reel of sorts. Our original recording with Rishi, from last week's episode, was about 3 hours long. This is short cut of pieces that were left out of the official episode, with a short message from us in the beginning. Background by the always great, Mr.Wllms. Please subscribe, leave comments & write a review on where ever listen to this show! Full episode out next Sunday, the 24th!
In this week's episode, we sit down with our friend, Rishi. We talk movies, Kevin Bacon, lying to your parents about sex, Facebook ranters and his journey in the art of stand-up comedy. If you want more of Rishi, check out his brand new podcast, Barenaked Reviews which is up now! http://www.rishibee.com/barenaked-reviews Also, check out our dude, Mekato, who provided this episode's music. Find all the links to his work at http://www.chaiteapartyshow.com. He will be performing at the Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival on July 21-24th at Proud Lake! If you liked this episode, make sure to catch up on all the others. While you're at it, rate, review & subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher! It helps boost our ratings & other people find the show. Go ahead and stalk us on social media: facebook.com/chaiteapartyshow instagram.com/chaiteaparty twitter.com/chaiteashow snapchat id: chaiteaparty Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org !
One in 5 women and one in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime. It's time to start educating people early on that sex should always be consensual and rape is NEVER acceptable. We cannot continue to allow people to get their knowledge from TV, movies or porn anymore. On this week's episode of Chai Tea Party, we open up the uncomfortable conversation about the inadmissible act of rape. Ignorance is not bliss and silence is not an option. Thank you to Vik Sevak aka Junglee for this episodes music. Find more of his work at @junglee-1 www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com ChaiTeaPartyShow@gmail.com
We talked to our incredibly charming & hilarious friend, Abhilasha. She started chasing her pursuit of happiness in the form of film & media during her junior year in college. Listen as she tells us her story & speaks on telling her parent's "I don't want to be a doctor." Special thanks to Mr.Wllms for today's music! This episodes music also features the vocals of CTP's very own, Shama! You can check out more of this guy's seriously talented work at Awilltraxx on Soundcloud & @mr.wllms on Insta. Also, be on the lookout for his latest documentary for the Jordan Morgan Foundation. For more information on the organization go to http://www.jordanmorganfoundation.com/ Cheers! www.ChaiTeaPartyShow.com
In this episode, Shama & Tiffany talk birth control and STD testing as they indulge in cake and tea. Enjoy! Big thanks to Neber the Tiger for this episode's music! Find him at: soundcloud.com/neberthetiger www.instagram.com/neberthetiger neberthetiger.tumblr.com twitter.com/neberthetiger Stalk us on the web: Instagram.com/chaiteaparty Twitter.com/chaiteashow Facebook.com/chaiteapartyshow Snapchat: chaiteaparty Find us on iTunes! Download & leave us a review to help us out. Cheers! S&T
We are back! In this week's episode we have one girl tell her story of 3 year long abusive relationship. You can listen to the episode on Soundcloud, iTunes or with your podcast app for iOS. https://itunes.apple.com/az/podcast/chai-tea-party/id1107704029 soundcloud.com/chai-tea-party All the shoutouts to our good friend, Vik Sevak aka Junglee, for this episode's music! Check out his tunes at soundcloud.com/junglee-1 Want more CTP? Follow us on all things social media! twitter.com/chaiteashow instagram.com/chaiteaparty snapchat @chaiteaparty email@example.com ------ Also, be sure to check out #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou on Twitter for more real life experiences dealing with abuse in relationships. Cheers!
In episode two, we talk about online dating & little experiment CTP's very own, Tiffany, took on, which we have lovingly titled "21 Days of Tinder". Music for this episode is brought to you by Mekato! Check him out at soundcloud.com/mekato & https://www.facebook.com/thisismekato! He will also be performing at the Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival on July 21-24th at Proud Lake. WE ARE NOW ON iTUNES! Please download, rate & review the show in the podcast app or the iTunes store to help us out :) firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/chaiteapartyshow instagram.com/chaiteaparty twitter.com/chaiteashow snapchat id: chaiteaparty
Here is a little preview of what Chai Tea Party is going to be about & some background on the two ladies kickin it behind the mic. Special thanks to CTPs friend Mr.Wllms for today's music! You can check out more of talented dude's work at Awilltraxx on Soundcloud & @mr.wllms on Insta. Also, be on the lookout for his latest documentary for the Jordan Morgan Foundation. For more information on the organization go to http://www.jordanmorganfoundation.com/ Cheers!