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48 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
#6: Running For Congress & Potentialy Become The First Muslim Senator
In the entire history of the US, there has never been a Muslim senator. Qasim Rashid came close in 2019. And though he didn't win, that's only the beginning. He's determined to make it to Congress, and if he does, he'll also be the first person of Pakistani origin to do so. But would the Pakistani community celebrate this achievement given Qasim belongs to the Ahmadiyya community, a community that throughout history has been persecuted against in Pakistan?
58 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
#5 Words In Urdu & Building An Online Community Around Urdu
Wafaa & Wajiha are the brains behind Words In Urdu, a very popular Instagram account they started after realizing a lack of accessibility and appreciation for the Urdu language, especially among the South Asian diaspora.
65 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
#4: Becoming a DJ & Running The Longest Running Dance Party In New York (w/ DJ Rekha)
DJ Rekha is an artist and community leader who started Basement Bhangra, which went on to become not only the longest running dance party in New York but also became a community space for South Asians.
66 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
#3: Starting A Women Led Startup Accelerator & VC Firm (w/ Kalsoom Lakhani)
Kalsoom Lakhani saw that startups had the potential to solve some of Pakistan's largest problems. But she realized that founders lacked systematic support which would make it almost impossible for them to succeed. So, she went to work and launched Invest to Innovate.
78 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
#2: Building A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Agency In New York (w/ Mo Said)
Mo Said moved to New York to work in advertising where his name, Mohammad, almost killed his career. But he overcame these challenges to eventually start his own advertising firm, MO JO Supermarket.
61 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
#1: Moving From England to Pakistan (w/ AR & Ayesha Malik)
There are countless stories of people who move from the East to the West, but what about the opposite? Born and raised in England, AR and Ayesha decided to move to Pakistan as adults.
3 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
A teaser about our upcoming podcast, Brownie Points.
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