Talking to my Mom About Her Life

Sidraah (18) talks to her mom, Narmeen (50) about her life. Narmeen shares details from coming to the U.S. from Pakistan, to getting an arranged marriage, to becoming a widow, and raising 3 children on her own.

Connecting the Dots of Indian Culture and Societal Change

Riya Patel (19) speaks with her mother, Kavita Patel (45), about her life and the challenges she has faced as a woman stuck between maintaining her cultural roots and adapting to changing societal views on gender roles.

A walk through of Sonal Ramani's life up to where she is right now

In this interview, I talked to my mom about growing up in India, the difference in education, arranged marriages, life after children and her dreams.

Aditya talks to Madhavi about her viewpoints on life and her upbringing transitioning in to the United States.

In this interview, conducted in 2019, Madhavi talked to Aditya about her childhood and upbringing in India. Madhavi talked about growing up with three sisters in a catholic school, emphasizing the cultural and general differences from the upbringing of an...

Chennai Vaasis in the OC

"Vaasis" is a Tamil word that means residents. Two long term residents of the OC and American citizens, formerly South Indian natives of the city of Chennai (Madras), discuss parental and ethnic influences, arranged marriages, and how immigrant cultures and...

A Tale of a Beloved Great-Grandmother

In this interview, I(13) am interviewing Esther Ang(77), my grandma on November 23, 2018. We are talking about her mother, and her accomplishments in her life before she died at the age of 101. Esther shares stories of how her...

Uma Bhandary describes what it was like growing up in India
November 25, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted November 25, 2018 in Dallas Texas, Saira Shetty interviews her grandma Uma Bhandary. Uma recounts what life was like growing up in South India during the mid 20th century. She shares stories about her childhood and...

Vicente Alcid’s Daughter Rosemary Alcid Chaiser on Winning the lottery!

Angelique Chaiser Thomas interviews her mom, Rosemary Alcid Chaiser about how Rosemary’s Dad won the National Lottery (know as “sweepstakes”) in the Philippines. A man of deep faith- he had escaped beheading by the Japanese years prior. Rosemary describes both...