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...

An Honorable Pakistani-American Engineer Life

Basically, I interview my 50 year old father who had travelled to America from Pakistan through striving for success and excelling in academics in Pakistan attending the top Engineering school there. He gives important lessons on how one can achieve...

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...

Interview with Shweta S

Shweta struggled with following her own path within her family while living in India. Now she is happily married in the US attending radiology school following her own path

A long way down memory lane.

In this interview conducted by Risha Sur (15) in November of 2017 in Austin, Texas, Shyam Sen (72) and Srilekha Sen (69) tell a hilarious story about the first time they met which happened to be during their wedding. Shyam...

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...

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...

Istanbul and San Francisco are both home to Aydin

Aydin shares what he finds similar and different about his family of origin’s home, Istanbul, and his home in California, where he and his wife raised twin girls. He shares favorite memories, dreams, and what he is most proud of...

My Pops~accomplishments, lessons and blessings.

The first to leave his native land of India. Pops speaks of his challenges and accomplishments in a new land, the arranged marriage that led him to the woman of his dreams, and what he is most grateful for.