Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Through stories we connect and come together -IIM041

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I bring a story of passion and action.  Many of you may have heard of Kitaabworld, an independent book store online brings South Asian children’s literature to all.  I say that the owners, Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique do all the homework and deliver the knowledge to us at home.  Sometimes in the crowded market, it can be challenging to find books and literature that offers information to us adults and to kids.  So Kitaabworld has taken on the challenge of making things easier for us.

I speak with Gauri Manglik as she tells the story of how the project got started and her love for reading as well as her goal for bringing the love for reading back into our kids lives.  We shall get to hear from Sadaf Siddique another time as we get our schedules figured out for a conversation.  The festival season has started already and Kitaabworld has many books that offer great info about these festivals.  There were things I didn’t know about either so these books helped me and believe me I’m not a big reader.  The illustrations in the books helped me stay focused on learning.

The books are very reasonably priced so I encourage you to check these out at full price but if you really like using coupons, you can use discount code IIM10 to get 10% off.

You can connect with the founders of Kitaabworld on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter

 

Sadaf (left) & Gauri (right)

Journey of learning about Indian culture -IIM040

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Amy shares her experience of being introduced to Indian culture.  It took a very interesting path and the events led to a place that convinced her that she chose wisely.

We all have our own journeys and these are all perfect for where we need to go.  We need to learn and grown from our experiences and that’s why many say, “everything happens for a reason”.

Amy took big steps that moved her personally and professionally.  She is living a life that she hadn’t exactly planned but she sure sees it as rewarding and fulfilling.

I encourage you to learn more about Amy and follow her as she builds a community empowering women in India.  Her knowledge, courage, and dedication to serving her community is an example that stands out.  She will be speaking at Salesforce event in India in September.

You can hear all about her future plans in the episode as she shares her love for Indian culture, food, music, people, and clothes.

Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

You may connect and follow Amy: Instagram, Twitter

Amy proudly supporting Salesforce tribe.

Religion in Indian Families & Being A Religious Person – IIM039

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I address a few question about religion and the importance of religion in Indian families.  I share my  definition and experiences of a religious person.  This episode is an account of a little part of my dad’s life and why I think he is a religious human being.  It’s actions that offer me the definition of a religious person.

My dad practices Sikh religion and has followed its teachings.  His values and principles have guided him to be an amazing human being.

If you have comments or questions, please reach out to me.  You may comment below or email me at indianinterracialmarriages@gmail.com.  You may also fill out the contact form if you prefer that method.

 

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New but familiar styles – Part 2 IIM 038

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Aline and Selwyn share their experiences of introducing each other to their parents.  They share their love for Indian food and Indian spices.

The couple is opening their first cafe in Brazil so if you ever visit Brazil, do visit them.

If you missed Part 1 of the story, just go here

Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments.

You may connect with the couple on Instagram.

Cruising around – IIM 037 Part 1

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Aline and Selwyn share their first encounter on a cruise ship.  Love of food brought them together and then one breakfast invitation turned into a marriage proposal.

We discussed many things, including the initial argument that these two had to now and the love of being able to work with each other on daily basis.  The couple has accomplished a lot together as they have settled in Brazil.  They love to travel and indulge in chocolate.

Like many other couples on this podcast these two figured out immigration challenges together and started their new adventure by forgoing the life on a cruise ship to becoming private chefs.  They love their life in Brazil and visits to India.

Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments.

You may connect with the couple on Instagram.

 

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Parenthood in Indian Culture – IIM036

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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It’s Father’s Day on Sunday and we just celebrated Mother’s Day last month.  I thought it was appropriate to share some insight about parenthood in Indian culture.

In today’s episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, you will get to know a bit about the importance of taking on the responsibility of being a parent.  Many have asked me to share about me and my relationship to my decision of not having children.

It’s a short episode that you can listen to on your 1/2 mile walk or your drive to a store.  Hope you enjoy it.  As always, leave your comments below or follow on message me on Instagram.

Family is foundation – IIM035 Part 2

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Priya and Styves share what followed once Styves met Priya’s dad..  There were conversations that made them stop and think and reflect on their own lives and behaviors.  These two really are on a wonderful adventure together.

You will get to hear Priya share her experience of meeting Styves 8 year old daughter.  Both come from a very tight net family and family plays a major role in both their lives.  You will find many nuggets of wisdom from Styves and Priya in this episode.  So, listen carefully.

We share many laughs and jokes in this episode.

This is Part 2 of the interview.  In case you just joined us, here’s Part 1 so you have the full story.

I welcome you comments and look forward to bringing you many more episodes that cover stories encompassed with various emotions.

You may connect with the couple on Instagram:   Priya and Styves

Priya & Styves – Wedding Day

Bringing adventure on our journey toward our destination – IIM 034 Part 1

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Priya and Styves share their first meeting and the meetings that followed.  There were conversations that made them stop and think and reflect on their own lives and behaviors.  These two really are on a wonderful adventure together.

You will get to hear Priya share her experience of her conversation with her father.  Despite the baggage of thoughts and nervousness she felt, she was able to have a dialogue with her father about Styves and their future together.

Both come from a very tight net family and family plays a major role in both their lives.  You will find many nuggets of wisdom from Styves and Priya in this episode.  So, listen carefully.

We share many laughs and jokes in this episode.

This is Part 1 of the interview so come back next week for Part 2 for more laughter and fun.

I welcome you comments and look forward to bringing you many more episodes that cover stories encompassed with various emotions.

Priya & Styves – Wedding Day

 

When parents understand the journey – Part 2 -IIM033

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Akhil and Fernanda share their wedding ceremonies.  They enjoyed an Indian wedding as well as Mexican wedding.  The families got along well and enjoyed spending time together.  Yes, having understanding parents help tremendously in the journey where there’s a constant learning and understanding needed to make it work.

Though the couple didn’t get challenged by their families as they discussed their desire to get married, they definitely had their fair share of challenges during the immigration process.  If you want to know and understand the process, surely connect with the couple to help you out.

I hope to interview Akhil’s parents at some point so they can share their love story and the journey of over 25 years of their marriage.

Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments.

You may connect with the couple on Instagram.  Connect with Akhil and Fernanda

Indian Wedding

Let’s find a new home & start something! Part 1 – IIM032

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Akhil and Fernanda share their backgrounds and a little about the families they grew up in.  They started their affair learning each other’s languages and ended up in place where they are learning about each others cultures.  Though, bringing the subject of marrying someone from a different culture didn’t create any roadblocks for either, Akhil knew the desire he had of getting his parents’ blessings for his new life with Fernanda.

Though the couple didn’t get challenged by their families as they discussed their desire to get married, they definitely had their fair share of challenges during the immigration process.  If you want to know and understand the process, surely connect with the couple to help you out.

Come back next week to listen to Part 2 of the story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments.

You may connect with the couple on Instagram.  Connect with Akhil and Fernanda

Wedding Day