English Interview

Dhanya’s life and moving here as an immagrant

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.

My Mom’s journey through life

My Mom grew up in India and dealt with many situations such as Prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, transition to Oman, arranged marriage, moving to US and dealing with sexism.

“Childhood in India”

In this interview, told in November 2018, In Egg Harbor Township. Salman Bilgrami interviews his mom Vaseem Bilgrami about how her life was, growing up in India as a little child. She tells stories about how society was run there...

The Chinaman At The Landaur Bazaar

This is an interview of my Nani talking about her childhood in India. It is the first time we have recorded an interview like this so we will get better each time :)

Growing Up In India

Growing up in India, and adapting to life in America.

Katie and Tanaya talk about culture

I sit down with a coworker from India where she explains her religion, what life was like coming to America, and what enriches her life.

My Grandfather's Uprising: From Dreams to Reality

Mahendra Shah always wanted to make a “lasting impression” on society. He always wanted to make a change and have a purpose in life. As a child, he believed that having a “last impression” on society was to become a...

Coming to America

Shivani Patel (interview) asked her father about what it was like to come to America and establish a life and job here. He talked about why he choose computer engineering and the changes made to adapt to the foriegn country.

Home Away From Home

I spoke to my mom to ask her about her experiences moving frequently as a child and living in multiple countries around the world. This parlayed into a conversation about preserving cultural identity in a foreign country.

“I really enjoy all the traditions of India.”

Divya Singh is an 18-year-old Indian American who is in her senior year at IMPACT Early College High School in Baytown, Texas. Her parents emigrated from India about two years before she was born. Divya discusses what it was like...

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Jenna Thrasher-Sneathen and Sai Nagula

One Small Step conversation partners Sai Nagula (26) and Jenna Thrasher-Sneathen (40) discuss their career paths and how they informed their political perspective. The pair go on to talk about gun rights, free speech, free choice, and their pride for...

Aditi Iyer (14) interviews her grandmother in India, Shantha Dhandapani (70) about her upbringing and her previous jobs.

In this interview, conducted on January 5, 2023, in Canton Michigan, Aditi Iyer interviews her grandmother Shantha Dhandapani (70) about her childhood in India and her work life. She talks about the different jobs she worked in and how it...

The first man in his family to leave to come to America- My Father

In this interview, I talk to my dad about his life growing up in India and how his transition was coming to America creating a new life from scratch.

Interview with dad

My dad talks about his experiences growing up in India. He also explains about his beliefs about Hinduism and religion.

Rohan Ghosh and his grandma Dr. Deepali Dutta talk about the culture and religion in India.

In this interview, conducted on November 22, 2017, Rohan Ghosh (13) interviews his grandma Deepali Dutta about growing up in India. Deepali shares her culture and the effect some of her professors have had on her. Also, she talks about...

Sampath Parthasarathy talks to his grandson about growing up in India.

In this interview, I talk to my grandfather Sampath Parthasarathy about his childhood in India. I also ask him about my dad, and other family members.

Interview with Ankita

Ankita and I discussed anxiety, spirituality, letting go, familial relationships, and higher beings.