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FMLLE is an interactive space designed to empower, entertain and represent the immense talent in the Brown community. FMLLE is based in The Netherlands, and therefore the podcast is a mix of English and Dutch episodes. The FMLLE podcast is divided into 3 series: Dutch Desi, Indian Cinema and FMLLE Spotlight. Each series provides you with insightful conversations with talented and inspiring Desi’s all over the world! Listen away..

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FMLLE is an interactive space designed to empower, entertain and represent the immense talent in the Brown community. FMLLE is based in The Netherlands, and therefore the podcast is a mix of English and Dutch episodes. The FMLLE podcast is divided into 3 series: Dutch Desi, Indian Cinema and FMLLE Spotlight. Each series provides you with insightful conversations with talented and inspiring Desi’s all over the world! Listen away..

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English


Episodes
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SUNIDHI CHAUHAN ON: how to accept who you really are and the magic of life

5/7/2023
In this brand new episode, Chereneffe Fleur speaks to Bollywood’s singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan. They talked about she practices selflove, how making “mistakes” made her the person she it today, they also talked about her upcoming IIFA Rocks performance and so much more. Check out the full episode.

Duration:00:23:07

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Pragya Kapoor ON: how to live a zero-waste lifestyle

1/29/2023
It's a new year, and that may call for small changes in our lives. When we want to change our behaviour, it's hard to know where to start our journey. Because most of the time we get overwhelmed with the possibilities. So, where should we start if we want to contribute to a better future? Today I'm speaking to Film Producer and environmentalist Pragya Kapoor. In this episode, we will talk about the benefits of living a zero-waste lifestyle, what to be aware of and most importantly where to start.

Duration:00:41:58

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Leo Kalyan ON: how to live a Diamond Life

1/25/2023
Today's guest is Leo Kalyan. You may know him as the TikTok sensation he is, but his journey didn't start there. You'll get to know more while listening to this episode. Over the past years, he has perfected his craft, and by combining his soulful vocals, love for music and his classical singing background he created this beautiful DIAMOND LIFE for himself. Let's dive into this conversation!

Duration:00:37:01

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Neena Gupta ON: how to move forward and leave the past behind | Indian Cinema |

7/14/2021
Meet Neena Gupta: she has been in the movie industry since the early '80s, and since then she has never stopped working. But behind all that success there was a lot of drama, heartbreak, and struggles. But she always kept her faith, which is very inspiring. In her just-released autobiography Sach Kahun Toh, she shares her side of the story, debunking lies and sharing truth bombs people didn't even know about. Neena Gupta shared her number one life lesson with us, which was quotes as "Go to sleep you f*cker". Check out the full episode to find out why. Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:23:16

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Social media realness with influencer Tanvi | FMLLE Spotlight |

6/22/2021
The meaning behind the term 'influencer' has changed within the social media landscape. A few years ago, influencers could get away with building a large following by promoting products and working with different brands. Today, however, influencers need to be real, authentic and build an emotional connection with their following to prosper. In this episode, we speak to Tanvi who does exactly that. She's one of the few that keeps it real with her followers and voices her honest opinion on everything lifestyle, justice, and career. Sadly, with the transparency, Tanvi has had to experience the hate and backlash that comes with it. Listen to this episode to understand how Tanvi navigates her way through social media, the ups and downs, and her tips on how to be successful! Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:26:34

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Transforming talents into household names with PR-Queen Anita Chatterjee | FMLLE Spotlight |

4/20/2021
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we are in conversation with Anita Chatterjee - Anita represents a lot of iconic brands, the people behind them, and celebrities. While she runs an American agency and has a diverse clientele; being Indian has also helped bring South Asians like Shark Tank star Rohan Oza, the founder of ClassPass Payal Kadakia, and Anjula Acharia into pop culture. She brands the hack out of them! She transforms great talent into full blown household names. So if you want to know how to brand yourself like a boss. Keep on listening! Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:31:31

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Entrepreneurship and all things being the CEO of your own business with Nikita Ladwa | FMLLE Spotlight |

4/11/2021
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we are in conversation with Nikita Ladwa - Founder of brand The Naked Laundry. An incredibly successful brand, that focuses on Indo-Western and the versatility between the two cultures. Nikita plunged into the world of entrepreneurship at just age 21, where she inevitably faced a number of challenges. Many being due to her being a South Asian woman, where in the early months of her business she was recommended by industry leaders to not stand behind her stalls as her colour would naturally degrade the brand and devalue the products - The stigma of products from India being made poorly. For any aspiring women and men wanting to start their own business, this episode is for you! Get to know some incredibly insightful advice and tips from Nikita. Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:27:40

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Talking PCOS and everything health with Nidhi Singh | FMLLE Spotlight |

4/4/2021
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we speak to Nidhi Singh who is the founder of India’s first official community for women with PCOS, called PCOS Club India. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition that affects a women’s hormone levels and how their ovaries work. With a number of physical and mental symptoms that occur when having PCOS, Nidhi sheds light on what these look like, how to treat PCOS naturally with a number of at home remedies! A must watch episode to educate yourself further on PCOS - a condition that impacts so many women. Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:49:01

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“How I beat breast cancer at age 22” with Roshni Kamta | FMLLE Spotlight |

3/12/2021
This FMLLE Spotlight podcast episode is emotional, moving but most importantly an incredibly important conversation that all women need to hear and take in. Roshni who was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at age 22 (and had no previous family history of cancer), takes us through her journey of the toll this took on her both mentally and physically at such a young age, how she is coping with the pandemic and her experience of being a part of the breast cancer community as a woman of color. An inspiring and thoughtful episode, Roshni continues to remain hopeful and use her platform for good to raise further awareness on breast cancer as a South Asian woman. Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:26:46

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The Girl On The Train with Parineeti Chopra | Indian Cinema |

2/20/2021
On this episode of Indian Cinema, Chéréneffe Fleur speaks with actor Parineeti Chopra about her upcoming movie 'The Girl On The Train'. Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:08:23

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Living a fulfilling life and sharing your own upbringing with your kids with Neil Nitin Mukesh | Indian Cinema |

2/9/2021
Neil Nitin Mukesh started his career as a child actor at the age of 4. Later in his career, he had the opportunity to train with some great names, such as Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, and many more. In his personal life, he has also learned some amazing lessons from his parents, which he wishes to teach his adorable daughter Nurvi. During this Indian Cinema episode, we talked about his career, fatherhood, and much more. Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:42:49

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Transforming a jewellery making hobby into a global established brand with Sreesha Shetty | FMLLE Spotlight |

2/6/2021
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode we talk to Sreesha Shetty, founder of female-founded jewel shop ‘LUNE’ established in 2012. Sreesha began her jewellery-making journey in Birmingham, United Kingdom where she discovered a toolkit for jewellery making that took her label from hobby to brand. Over the past 8 years the brand has reaped all kinds of success, which includes having a number of pieces being worn by celebrities such as Deepika Padukone, Winnie Harlow and Malaika Arora. Sreesha talks to us about her brand, her road to success, what advice she has for someone looking to start their own business and staple jewellery pieces that everybody should own!! This is an episode to watch for everyone that loves jewellery but is thinking of taking that leap to transform their passion and hobby into a business! Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:28:43

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Getting a glimpse of the lives of Bollywood wives with Maheep Kapoor | FMLLE Spotlight |

1/22/2021
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we talked to the lovely and unfiltered Maheep Kapoor. After being part of the hit show 'The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives', she stole people's hearts by being her unapologetic self. Even during this conversation, she didn't hold back. We talked about the show, her experience, and how she's such a beautiful example of living a life you love. Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:23:56

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Talking body positivity with activist Henna | FMLLE Spotlight |

12/17/2020
In this FMLLESPOTLIGHT podcast episode, we dive deep into the realms of body positivity, the role of social media, and Henna's own personal journey towards loving and accepting her body. Henna talks us through how she deals with "bad" days, the realities of being a brown woman, and advice that seeks to help those that may be struggling to accept and embrace their body. The pandemic has forced us to spend more time with our minds and bodies and so this is the perfect episode to end the year with some positive and affirming thoughts! Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:40:21

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Talking makeup and upcoming South Asian beauty brand “Kulfi” with founder Priyanka Ganjoo | FMLLE Spotlight |

11/28/2020
In this FMLLE SPOTLIGHT episode, Alisha speaks to founder Priyanka, about her brand Kulfi. Kulfi is an upcoming beauty brand that aims to revolutionize South Asian beauty standards. Kulfi’s vision is to reclaim and celebrate South Asian beauty standards with fun, approachable beauty essentials and create a platform that centers our self-expression. Interestingly, Priyanka herself didn’t start properly wearing makeup until a much later age, where when working for powerhouses like Estee Lauder and IPSY she rediscovered that makeup is there to have fun and not take too seriously! It’s okay if your eyeshadow isn’t blended - you can always wash it off! This is definitely an episode to watch and listen to if you want to know more about how Priyanka’s journey and she is so powerfully seeking to bridge the gap in the beauty industry with regards to underrepresented brown skin tones! Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:29:10

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Diving into the story of Taish with Jim Sarbh | Indian Cinema |

11/22/2020
In this episode of Indian Cinema, Chéréneffe Fleur joins actor Jim Sarb in celebration of his latest project Taish. You may know him from his amazing performances in Padmaavat, Sanju, Made in Heaven, and many more. Listen in as they talk about the production of Taish and about his love for acting. Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:45:44

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Talking everything sustainability and clean fashion with Sayesha Sachdev | FMLLE Spotlight |

10/22/2020
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we talk to Sayesha Sachdev who is an experienced entrepreneur, environmental activist & creator. Driven by the goal to positively impact people & our planet. She takes pride in being the creative director of Bangalore-based conscious design house CORE. CORE focuses on transforming natural, plant-based & recycled textiles into finely tailored contemporary clothing; using her creativity to encourage important dialogues around inclusive sustainability within the fashion & design space. Our conversation with her covers everything from getting to know Sayesha, her brand CORE, and the roots of how it started as well as debunking one of fashion’s biggest myths: you need to be rich to shop sustainable fashion. This is definitely a must-watch episode for everyone wanting to educate themselves further on sustainability and how to take the step in becoming a more conscious consumer! ♻️🌎👚 Interviewed by: Alisha Agarwal

Duration:00:25:25

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The rise of Indian hip-hop with Raftaar | FMLLE Spotlight |

10/5/2020
The guest of today's FMLLE Spotlight is the very talented hip-hop rapper Dilin Nair, better known as Raftaar. To be honest he doesn't even need an introduction. Raftaar is the total package! He has been an entertainer from a young age. His journey started with dance, which is still a big part of his life. But it didn't stop there, writing and producing music has become his foundation to become the international music mogul he is now! Dilin is a very humble and inspirational man. There is no star allure what so ever, Raftaar is just the musical product Dilin created. Besides sharing his creative process, we also got to meet some promising artists he’s working with under Kalamkaar. Enjoy this amazing episode and show Raftaar some love! Interviewed by: Chéréneffe Fleur

Duration:00:33:54

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How to balance being a full-time banker AND an influencer with Inakshi Harneja | FMLLE Spotlight |

9/13/2020
In this FMLLE Spotlight episode, we talk to Inakshi Harneja about her love for fashion, how she balances her 9-5 job as a banker alongside being a successful influencer and how she is coping with the current pandemic.

Duration:00:40:35

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Talking lingerie and intimate wear with Indian designer Simran Dhond | FMLLE Spotlight |

9/13/2020
In this episode Simran Dhond gives us insight into her journey working within the intimate wear field, advice on bra shopping/care keeping, her new lingerie collection that she is working on, using Indian embroidery, Ayurvedic dyeing and her dream to start her own brand in India someday!

Duration:00:26:27