Feminism India

Destigmatizing Adoption with Tia Bhatia

"I've never had such an open conversation with anybody besides my parents." This was Tia's last sentence as The Desi Outsiders called it a day and wrapped up the interview. This was possibly one of the most honest conversations we've had with any of our guests and it's all thanks to Tia's kind heart for letting us into her beautiful world. Grab a cup of tea, maybe a box of tissues, and enjoy this breathtaking journey of a young girl who was found in Ambala to her life now, in Toronto. A. Now, I know that your mother had the sweetest way of telling you that... read more »

In Conversation with Tina from Mom Boss of 3

The Desi Outsiders had a rivetting conversation with Tina from Mom Boss of 3 about balancing life as a married woman, a Mum of three kids under the age of six, and her passion project that is YouTube. Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and join Ankita and Meenal in this chat with Tina. A: Tina, we feel that there’s a chapter of your life that no one really talks about anymore. And that chapter is your life pre-Harpreet. So let’s start at the very beginning. What was your life like before you became the Mom Boss of 3? My life is very... read more »

Following Your Artistic Passions : A guest interview with Lasya Esha

Esha Malkani, founder of Lasya Dance on YouTube, grew up in a tiny country on the tip of Europe - Gibraltar. She has been dancing since the age of 13 and followed through with her passion for dancing at University in London. Bharatnatyam has played a big role in everything Esha does and she always turns to this dance form when searching for inspiration. Ankita and I had a lovely chat with her on our podcast Desi Outsiders and we can guarantee you'll leave this post feeling just as inspired as we were! M: I knew you from a very young age and I remember watching... read more »

Trolling Wars: A Tale of Empathy and Compassion.

When we first started our project, we had tremendous support from all our close friends and family. Our loved ones wanted to see us pursue our passions, but they were also worried that we might get hurt along the way. We never for a moment, mulled over any negative implications that a project like this could bring. At the start of any project, when you’re focused on crossing all your t’s and dotting your i’s and going through your checklists with gusto, it leaves very little space in your mind to think about what could go wrong. Because surely working towards a social... read more »

Twitter Celebrates International Women's Day With A Bang!

This year, Women's Day was celebrated with a bang all over the world. We had the 'BraToss Challenge' by Lilly Singh and her crew at Girl Love, and of course, we had inspirational videos and speeches flooding our social media. Yesterday, I was proud to be a woman. I was proud to be part of a day and age where equality isn't seen as a privilege but as a right. We wouldn't be celebrating womanhood without all the strong and courageous women who paved the way for us years ago. So for those who missed the social media party yesterday and for those who suffer from... read more »