In this unique episode of "Sundays with SEEMA," our founder Seema Kumar directs her focus toward three extraordinary South Asian women making a difference in the field of social causes through their non-profit organizations. Come along as we engage in insightful conversations with the driving forces behind SAKHI, SACCS, and the Desai Foundation. These remarkable women inspire us with their unwavering dedication to serving the community.
For episode #121 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder Seema Kumar sits down with Shubhra Prakash, a writer, producer and a voiceover artist. Shubhra is the writer for Priya's Mask, the fourth comic in the Priya's Shakti series. She has served as co-producer and voiceover artist for earlier comics in the Priya's Shakti series. In the past, she co-wrote, produced and acted in an original play ‘The Music In My Blood’ about Indian classical music that was seen by over a thousand audience members in the New York City area and the east coast.
For episode #120 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder Seema Kumar sits down with Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, a celebrated author, renowned for her literary prowess, boasting a remarkable portfolio of eight books. Her works encompass a wide range of genres, from the captivating ‘Mehrunisa series’ to the critically acclaimed novels like "The Long Walk Home" and "The Radiance of a Thousand Suns."
For episode #119 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Chandrika Tandon, a prominent figure on the global stage, known for her multifaceted achievements and contributions. She is not only a Grammy-nominated artist but also a distinguished business leader and devoted humanitarian. With a clear and noble mission, Chandrika focuses her efforts on enhancing human happiness through the transformative power of music and education. Her work is guided by a dual-pronged approach, seeking to improve emotional and economic well-being, making her an inspiring force for positive change in our world.
For episode #118 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Vineesha Arora Sarin, an acclaimed filmmaker, who embarked on her remarkable cinematic journey in the bustling studios of Mumbai. Her passion for the art of storytelling led her to the silver screen, making her acting debut in the 2003 feature film "Supari." Vineesha's talent and dedication soon found its way to theater, and was part of numerous stage productions in Mumbai.
For episode #117 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Anu Sehgal, the founder of ‘The Culture Tree’ which promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through language, educational and cultural programs. This visionary recognized a profound need for authentic Indian experiences and community which was missing in the US. Anu has an undying passion for preserving and sharing the beauty of Indian heritage and her quest for quality and authentic Indian programs intensified when motherhood beckoned.
For episode #116 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Dr. Rena Malik a board-certified urologist and specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rena Malik is passionate about improving the quality of her patients’ lives and. has been honored with the Young Urologist Award recently. She helps her patients manage complex concerns, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and neurogenic bladder.
For episode #115 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Anita Chatterjee, Founder & CEO of A-Game Public Relations, a company that represents a wide range of high-profile clients across the United States. Anita, with her innovative leadership, transforms clients into household names by delivering top-tier media placements, strategic partnerships and game-changing solutions. In 2021, she was chosen by Forbes for its Next 1000 list as one of the entrepreneurs redefining the American Dream.
For episode #114 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Fashion Designer Tina Tandon, who has worked for top fashion brands like Escada and Christian Lacroix till she started her own fashion line T Tandon. Tina's experience of living in different parts of the world, makes her infuse a unique and eclectic perspective in her designs.
For episode #113 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Priti Tanna, talented author behind the captivating book "I Married a Coconut"; Priti’s storytelling prowess has captured the hearts of readers around the world. With a gift for weaving intricate narratives and a profound understanding of the human experience, Tanna has emerged as a rising star in the world of contemporary literature.
For episode #112 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Monica Saxena – the name behind Michelin-recognized aRoqa, a cocktail bar and restaurant in New York City. We trace Monica’s journey from India to California where she was Senior Program Manager at Qualcomm managing end-to-end semiconductor chip programs—to New York and opening aRoqa in 2017.
For episode #111 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Soundari Mukherjea, CEO of Soundbytes11, an Organizational Consultancy, working with leaders and teams to harness the power of Storytelling to drive business outcomes, in the areas of Change management, Personal Branding, Cross Cultural Intelligence, D&I initiatives among others. After an exciting career with Lipton and ANZ Grindlays the ability to be excited about challenge and change provided Soundari the impetus to pursue Entrepreneurial goals.
For episode #110 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Falguni Peacock, she is the Co-Founder and CEO of Falguni Shane Peacock - a global luxury design house that manufactures and retails haute couture and ready-to-wear. The brand has presented at Fashion Weeks all over the world including shows in Miami, New York, London, and Los Angeles, and has had their intricate designs worn at high-profile events such as the Cannes Film Festival, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and many more.
For episode #109 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja, the NASA Associate Chief Scientist for Exploration and Applied Research. While working in the Office of the Chief Scientist, Mamta advises the Chief Scientist in the areas of exploration and science performed by humans in space.
Sundays with SEEMA: Three South Asian Remarkable Young CEOs Payal Kadakia, Ooshma Garg & Suneera Madhani Speak
In this episode of Sundays with SEEMA, we shine a spotlight on three re-markable young entrepreneurs whose jour-neys defy age-based limitations. Join us as we delve into the stories of Payal Kadakia, the visionary Executive Chairman and co-founder of ClassPass; Ooshma Garg, the trailblazing founder and CEO of Gobble; and Suneera Madhani, the driving force behind Stax as its co-founder and CEO.
In this episode of Sundays with SEEMA, we look back on three South Asian Chefs Maneet Chauhan, Surbhi Sahni & Monika Bhide; who are making a mark in the food industry. They bring to you sugar and spice and all things nice. They are chef extraordinaire, entrepreneurs and authors bringing to you delectable dishes.
For episode #108 of Sundays with SEEMA, our founder, Seema Kumar, sits down with Neelu Kaur, a Corporate Trainer, Leadership Coach, Yoga and Ayurveda Counselor. Neelu teaches teams and individuals in mid to large-sized companies to be more productive, peaceful and purposeful.
In this episode of Sundays with SEEMA, we look back on three South Asian musicians; who through their music, have been enthralling audiences the world over. Annette Phillip, Saleka Shyamalan and Rhea Raj talk about their musical influences and the unique contemporary music they produce, subtly pervading it with their South Asian culture.
In this episode of Sundays with SEEMA, we bring you three South Asian authors who through their books, have made lasting impact not just within the community but also globally. Chitra Divakaruni, Huma Abedin and Sheetal Sheth talk to me about themselves and their books
In this episode of Sundays with SEEMA, we bring you the extraordinary stories of three South Asian women—Indra Nooyi, Jyoti Chopra, and Nivruti Rai—who have broken the glass ceiling, reached the top of the pyramid, and have successfully led large companies.
For episode #92 of Sundays with SEEMA, we're sitting down with daughter of the house of Mewar, the former royal house of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India, Princess Padmaja Kumari Parmar.
For episode #9 of "Sundays with SEEMA," we're taking you back to the SEEMA Summit and highlighting some of the top moments from the event.