Reza Dahya, filmmaker and former host/producer of OTA Live on Flow 93.5FM was our guest this week. We talked about #justiceforpaviter, short films, cell phone tickets, food addiction, modern hip-hop vs old school hip-hop, affirmative action and more.
Check out Reza’s work at afilmbyrez.com and @afilmbyrez on instagram.
Our New Year’s episode!
Filmmaker Arshad Khan joined us this week to discuss his latest film Abu: Father. ABU is the story of Arshad’s life and the challenges of growing up a gay man in a close-knit Muslim family in Pakistan, where homosexuals are regarded as sexual deviants and a shame to a family. Arshad takes us on a captivating and moving journey that has sat with us since the day we watched it.
Rapper and producers Shivy Shank & Minister joined us to talk about the happenings of the Punjabi music industry and their latest hit single Haan Na Kare https://youtu.be/U1FxOnVie1o
A surprise bonus episode with Paul & Sachin who had to sit on the sidelines for episode #24 because there was no more room on the couch.
This week we hung out and talked with the coolest and brightest girl in the country, Raji Aujla. Since heading east to Toronto from British’s Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Raji has become a game changer in the Toronto business and arts communities. Her arsenal of skills, experience and qualifications are second to none. She’s made a significant and lasting impact thru her many ventures, positions and roles in journalism, cultural curation, art direction, fashion design, branding, marketing strategy, consulting and more. That is all topped off with her endlessly inspiring and selfless philanthropy work. We’d call her Nanak incarnate but some people would get mad so we won’t call her that publicly. Just to her face. She was the perfect person to discuss everything from women’s issues, tipping culture, racism, overcompensating as minorities, art as therapy, personal fulfillment, to which kind of fruit to sex.
Vishal, a 22-year old international student, finds himself in a dingy, crowded suburban basement, trying to determine how he can balance work and school. Engrossed with his longing for home, and his inability to confess to his mother the hardships he suffers daily, Vishal is persuaded by his roommate Sourav to skip school and start work at an Indian restaurant. The chaos, and the workers remind of home, but also foreshadow what life can and probably will be for the next few years. His conversation with Dev during a delivery run disheartens him, as Dev’s comfort with living a life of limbo seems more normal than unnatural. An incident at work further reaffirms the doubts he has of studying in Canada, away from home.
Another episode of complete chaos as we welcome back Sumit Judge back to the podcast. We talk about fat shaming, what we’d tell our younger selves, bitcoin and more! Please don’t judge us after this one.
Chief Technology Officer of Go Clean Inc. and former podcaster Shinda Singh joined us to discuss Sikhi, the latest news about Jaggi, Net Neutrality and more. Follow Shinda @shindasingh
We had a blast with this one however things did get serious near the end though. We talk about our parents and getting shittars as kids, some current events like #elsagate, sensitive people who ruin everything and more. I can’t remember everything so just watch thank you 🙂 The audio sync goes off in the last 10 mins, apologies.
This week we welcome Sachin Mahashi to the podcast and also, officially, to the Desi Comedy team. Sachin is a talented actor and writer and all around friendly human and that’s why he fits right in on top of Raj. This episode was really fun for us. Covered everything from racism, perverted men, depression & anxiety, Gurshaan’s ruptured testicle and more!
Watch Sachin’s short films here
Sonya Gill joined us this week to talk about her journey into communications, social media consulting, developing and launching her great new app, Take My Sari, and finding success in your relationships!
With a few of the regulars unable to make it, CTV News producer / Journalist Ahmar Khan joined us once again to talk about what’s currently going on in the world.