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Tune into your old transistor radio and follow us down the rabbit hole as we muse about Indian culture, the 90s, bad art, existential crises, sex, drugs, cartoons, bollywood, feminism, racism, puppies, bunnies, unicorns and rainbows. We promise to whine about everything. New episode every 2 weeks.

Tune into your old transistor radio and follow us down the rabbit hole as we muse about Indian culture, the 90s, bad art, existential crises, sex, drugs, cartoons, bollywood, feminism, racism, puppies, bunnies, unicorns and rainbows. We promise to whine about everything. New episode every 2 weeks.
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Tune into your old transistor radio and follow us down the rabbit hole as we muse about Indian culture, the 90s, bad art, existential crises, sex, drugs, cartoons, bollywood, feminism, racism, puppies, bunnies, unicorns and rainbows. We promise to whine about everything. New episode every 2 weeks.

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Episodes

Episode 62 (Season 4) Interview with Danny Pudi

9/17/2018
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This week we interview actor and comedian, Danny Pudi. He is known to most of y'all as Abed Nadir from the NBC/Yahoo comedy series Community, as well as the lead in the film “The Tiger Hunter." He is also currently the voice of Huey from the Disney reboot of Ducktales, woo hoo! Danny has just landed the lead role in an upcoming film, BabySplitters - that is written and directed by Sam Friedlander and is currently in it’s preproduction phase. He also shares a funny story about his search for...

Duration:00:50:34

Episode 61 (Season 4) September Aaj Ka Kabooter / Today's Pigeon News

9/4/2018
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For this month’s Aaj Ka kabootar aka Today's Pigeon News, Sweety and Pappu talk about the redemption of male comics, followed by our Summer/Fall roundup of shows and movies. But before that, we have our much coveted Show the Bhindi aka Show the Ladyfinger award – the recipient of which is a very talented, woke and a dynamic young woman – tune in to find out! -- // Starring: • Sweety & Pappu // See what’s next on Chuski Pop: • ChuskiPop.com // Buy Art Prints - ChuskiPop.com/Shop // Donate -...

Duration:01:26:21

Episode 60 (Season 4) What's Your Love Language?

8/19/2018
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Welcome to yet another exciting, interesting, educating, entertaining episode – sorry, we are a week late! (It had something to do with the one half of this duo being technologically challenged) And, if you’ve been paying attention you will notice that this is our special DIAMOND JUBILEE EPISODE! Woo hoo! So, apart from being the strongest substance known to man, a diamond is also used to seal the deal, ya know. Make it offish. Marilyn Monroe sang about them, and so did Beyoncé. But that’s...

Duration:01:02:39

Episode 59 (Season 4) August Aaj Ka Kabooter / Today's Pigeon News

7/30/2018
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Heloooo, hello! We are back from our month-long break! And how have we been using this time? Well, glad you asked because we have been living our best life, making memories and creating stories – stories that we can share. And boy, do we have a stack of fresh stories to tell you guys! In case of Sweety, she has been solar charging her batteries at a beachside vacay, after she is done canoodling and canoeing at a cabin in the woods with her fiancé (YES BISHES! You read THAT RIGHT! I told you...

Duration:01:10:45

Episode 58 (Season 4) Our Mid-Year Review

6/26/2018
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This week on Chuski Pop, t's officially time for our mid year review! Pappu and I rant about how the year has fared so far. 2018 has been a crazy year and we wanted to reflect back on the state of current affairs, celebrity news and pop culture. We share our own stories and where we are in our lives when it comes to love, work, health and finances. --- Sound Clips from: - Kachche Dhaage (1999) -- // Starring: • Sweety & Pappu // See what’s next on Chuski Pop: • ChuskiPop.com // Buy Art...

Duration:01:13:55

Episode 57 (Season 4) June Aaj Ka Kabooter / Today's Pigeon News

6/10/2018
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Coming up on our June Aaj Ka Kabootar, we talk about the recent spate of celebrity deaths – trigger warning: suicide mentions. We talk about the tragic death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain - Sweety shares why his sudden death was such a personal blow to her. Taking a cue from our May mental health awareness episode we will be talking about suicide – what are the warning signs to look out for and how to respond to a friend or loved one who is in need of help. Next, in honour of father’s...

Duration:01:15:59

Episode 56 (Season 4) May Mental Health Awareness With Dr. Almas Merchant

5/29/2018
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What better way to end the month celebrating mental health than in the company of Dr. Almas Merchant? Yes darlings, we have her back by popular demand! In case you happen to have just joined our little party, then double mazza for you – you get to listen to her on our Season 3 episode too. Dr. Merchant is a kickass clinical psychologist who practices in NYC. Her work specializes in trauma, as well as child and adolescent psychotherapy. She specifically works with queer people of color, which...

Duration:01:44:22

Episode 55 (Season 4) May Aaj Ka Kabooter / Today's Pigeon News

5/6/2018
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For this weeks’s episode, our mix bag of Aaj Ka Kabootar aka Today's Pigeon News stories starts off with our Show the Bhindi Award (Show the Lady Finger) – to deserving Lawyer Deepika Sing Rjawat, we talk more about her badassery and why she is a force to recon with. Next, Sweety shares her favorite moments from Michelle Wolf’s address at the Correspondents Dinner. Moving on to entertainment, we talk about Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer, Drake’s new video and Cardi B’s first album. And...

Duration:01:06:48

Episode 54 (Season 4) Musje Dosti Karoge? (Adulting & Friendships) + Interview with Mimi Mondal

4/16/2018
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‘Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves.' ― Louise Bernikow This week’s episode is all about holding on to your girl gang or femme-identifying gang. For our Mujse Dosti Karoge episode, we will be discussing the challenges we face in making new friends when you are older and the importance of holding on to your old connections. Sweety and Pappu have some very practical steps you can incorporate into your own lives. Also, as part of...

Duration:01:24:58

Episode 53 (Season 4) April Aaj Ka Kabooter / Today's Pigeon News

4/2/2018
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For this week's Aaj Ka Kabootar aka Today's Pigeon News, Sweety and Pappu dive right into April with our celebration of Dalit History Month. If you are not sure what that is, or if you're unfamiliar with the caste system, let this segment be your primer. The recent news about about 2.8 million CBSE students in Grade 10 and Grade 12 having to retake their exams really gave Pappu a cold sweat because it reminded her of her dreaded Board Exams (and that horrible reoccurring dream of her trying...

Duration:01:18:56

Episode 52 (Season 4) Conscious Consumption + Interview with Jasjyot Singh Hans

3/18/2018
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This month is going to be all about stopping to smell the flowers (literally and figuratively) and finding ways to feel less overwhelmed. If life around you has been generally been feeling shit, then let me tell you something: shit is a great manure to make flowers grow! For this episode, we are going to focus on rising above the flotsam and jetsam brought about by the bombardment of links, think pieces, book and music recommendations. We will be talking about the art of thoughtful...

Duration:01:23:02

Episode 51 (Season 4) March Aaj Ka Kabootar / Today's Pigeon News

3/4/2018
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Happy Holi everyone, spring is finally here! On this week's March Aaj Ka Kabootar aka Today's Pigeon News, Sweety and Pappu kick off the episode with a tribute to Sridevi. Last week, we lost the one true queen of Bollywood. She danced her way into our hearts as Hawa Hawai and Chandani. As Sweety said, it feels like losing a part of your childhood… We celebrate her legacy by sharing our favourite Sridevi moments. In other news, Gucci swims turb-u-lant waters with its fashion faux pass. Sweety...

Duration:01:08:02

Episode 50 (Season 4) - February Feels: Radical Self Love

2/19/2018
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Hope you guys had a happy Hallmark Day on the 14th! For our special February Feels episode Sweety & Pappu dive deep to bring you some truth nuggets about Radical Self Love. This episode has been a tough one for us because both of us have had an arduous journey towards self-love. Pappu gets down to the root of it, to deliver a definition of ‘love’ that all of us could use (with help from bell hooks). According to bell hooks the word ‘love’ is often described as a noun, but it should rather be...

Duration:01:09:43

Episode 49 (Season 4) February Aaj Ka Kabootar / Today's Pigeon News

2/4/2018
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Welcome to the first AKK for 2018! As promised, for this edition of Aaj Ka Kabootar we are going to keep everything #posivibesonly! But before we jump to our top stories, Pappu & Sweety give an update on the #MeToo movement. We talk about Aziz Ansari & about the spectrum that is the prevalent rape culture. Our top stories: first up, its award season, we talk about The Grammys, Filmfare, the Golden Globes + the Fashun at the Black Panther premier. Sweety shares her #MCM Crown Prince Manvendra...

Duration:01:18:29

Episode 48 (Season 4) Spirituality: The Millennial Edition

1/21/2018
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Happy 2018, you Poppers! (Wait, does that sound wrong? We’re trying out something new) We know its already the last week of January but technically we’re allowed to wish Happy New Year for the whole of this month. At Chuski Pop we’re are all about new challenges, and so we are kicking off our fourth season with some heavy lifting (not literal, but metaphysical). In this episode Sweety and Pappu talk about why millennials (Pappu included) find themselves drawn to astrology, horoscopes and...

Duration:01:08:52

Episode 47 (Season 3 Finale) #TMI with Sweety & Pappu

12/3/2017
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December allows us the vantage point to sit and reflect on the tire-fire of a year that was 2017. As promised, this week Sweety and Pappu will run each other through a series of questions designed to reveal the inner workings of our tatti minds – we call it our #TMI, or Too Much Information round. But before that, we will share our personal best and worst moments from 2017. Finally, not to be missed - in true Chuski Pop tradition, Sweety and Pappu play a round of Kill, Marry, F*ck (or Maar,...

Duration:01:17:53

Episode 46 (Season 3) November Aaj Ka Kabootar / Today's Pigeon News

11/19/2017
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It’s Sweet November, folks! So, best to enjoy this episode with some garma-garam aadrak-wali chai. We start off with the 10th annual Queer Pride march that just happened in New Delhi. 2017 is really turning out to be the year all our favourite celebrities let us down. Remember when we hated 2016 for killing all the famous people we loved? Ronan Farrow's New Yorker article has had a butterfly effect - reports are coming in of white men in power in business being called out for their behavior...

Duration:01:01:25

Episode 45 (Season 3)The Single Girl's Guide To Surviving Wedding Season

11/5/2017
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November brings in its wake cooler evenings that you can enjoy with chai and onion bhajis, but it also brings a wave of wedding invites. Weddings can stir up a special kind of social anxiety among single desi girls. Nothing, not even the promise of a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat chaat counters and an open bar can quell the unease of navigating that aunty-minefield that is a desi wedding. For the next better part of an hour we are going to lay down some practical steps that will get you...

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 44 (Season 3) October Aaj Ka Kabootar / Today's Pigeon News + Interview with Hriday Ranjan

10/24/2017
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Time for this month’s Aaj Ka Kabootar aka Pigeon Mail! In recent weeks the general direction of all things ‘news-worthy’ has been different shades of, however this month we’re off to a great start – Beyoncé released a new video to mark the International Day of the Girl. Though any track on the Lemonade album could be a fitting anthem, she picked Freedom. Featuring feisty little girls from all over the world lip-syncing to Queen B, this rabble rousing track packs just too many feels to...

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 15 (Season 2) - On Being Gen-Y, and Making Way for the Gen-Z

9/11/2016
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How do you now if you are a Gen-Y or a Gen-Z? Easy - did you Google ‘how to use Snapchat’ at any point in your life? If yes, then welcome to the club where us Millennials hang out. You will be in good company though, as this club counts the likes of Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence, Kimmiy K. and even Zuckerberg as its patrons. This club doesn’t have bartenders, it has mixologists. Most ladies at the bar prefer their flute of rosé while munching on avocado on toast and watching the evening’s...

Duration:01:05:49