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Happy First Birthday Diverse Minds Podcast

#53 Happy 1st Birthday Diverse Minds Podcast

Today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast is all about celebrating a very happy 1st birthday, a 52 full episodes of the show!  For the first birthday, I share with you the five key things that I have learned over the 52 episodes of the podcast.   Listen to the episode In today’s show, I talk about: Why it took me so long to start a podcast! [1:27] How to find your voice. [02:12] The way in which statistics can help…

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The Messy Myth of Meritocracy

The Messy Myth Of Meritocracy

This episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast was meant to be the birthday episode of the show. However, I couldn’t ignore the A-Level exams scandal in the UK. So, I wanted to talk about the messy myth of meritocracy.  I provide insights on what meritocracy is. Who is considered deserving in the eyes of society. Who deserves what and why they may or may not deserve it. In essence, why it is the messy myth of meritocracy! Listen to the…

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A writer's journey with Mahsuda Snaith

A Writer’s Journey With Mahsuda Snaith

A writer’s journey In today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, we’re carrying on the spirit of South Asian Heritage Month by  breaking stigmas and myths, particularly in relation to South Asian women.  Joining me on the show today is British, South Asian author Mahsuda Snaith. I am lucky to call Mahsuda a good friend and colleague who helps me work out my business blocks!   About my guest Born in Luton to Bangladeshi parents, Mahsuda Snaith is a writer of…

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Two elderly men sit on a bench in Portugal not speaking and isolated from the other side of the park

Why loneliness in the elderly is a quiet epidemic

Loneliness in the Elderly and Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us. It’s fair to say that the elderly are among those who have been hit the hardest. This is because of their vulnerability to the virus. Meaning many have had to isolate themselves completely from their family and friends. These extreme levels of self-isolation have rightly become the focus of public attention throughout the lockdown, but this is by no means a…

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Why You Need To Stop Stereotyping South Asian Women

Why You Need To Stop Stereotyping South Asian Women

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the stereotyping South Asian Women in the UK tend to encounter. The single-story about arranged marriages that are portrayed about us and why it’s SO boring!   I wanted to use this episode, as part of the first South Asian heritage month to talk about this topic. Focussing on cultural awareness and why people pigeonholing us as South Asian women is not a good idea! I provide ideas and tips…

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