The Culture Connection

Tejal V Patel
Tejal chats about her devotion to teaching mindfulness, and offers some meditation tips.
Hetal Vasavada
Hetal dishes on cooking with her mom, and her inspiration for her cookbook, 'Milk & Cardamom'.
Nehal Tenany
Nehal Tenany dishes on some of the taboo topics she's taking on with her podcast, 'The Woke Desi'.
Fatimah Asghar
Writer Fatimah Asghar shares her thoughts on identity, and the process for developing her poetry.
Priya Mehta
Priya talks about exploring stand-up comedy, and her motivation for starting her podcast.
Jenny Vyas
Jenny discusses how her South Asian heritage and personal experiences have shaped her art journey.
Varsha Mathur
Varsha Mathur explains how she transitioned from a career in law to life coaching.
Rianjali Bhowmick
Musician Rianjali details her inspiration and what she's learned from working with A. R. Rahman.
Rachel Jimenez Penca
'Rachel J' dishes on her Filipino heritage and journey building her personal styling business.
Leela Banerjee Morrow
Leela discusses her blended family, and how her diversity impacts her career as a child psychologist.
Jyoti Chand
Jyoti highlights her mission to empower women through the happyHER community.
Neha O'Rourke
Neha details how the feeling of being "Somewhere in Between" has guided her life and career.
Priya Shah
Priya discusses her mission with 'The Simple Good' and how travel has shaped her perspective on life.
Xochil Herrera Scheer
Professional pattern maker Xochil Scheer speaks on her Mexican heritage and personal fashion style.
Kristin Ann Patel

Kristin shares her inspiration for documenting her Indian-American fusion journey.

Monique Shah Kulkarni
Monique kicks off our profile series by discussing what her South Asian heritage means to her.