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In this episode, we talk with Ifti Chowdhury, a singer, community organizer and the founder of the Royal Bengal Tea House (RBTH).
In this episode, The BoNY Team discuss growing up in the city vs the suburbs and the different experiences this offers Bengali Americans.
Meet Mary Jobaida, who is running for NYS Assembly for District 37 in Queens, which includes parts of Sunnyside, Ridgewood, LIC, Astoria, and Maspeth.
Meet Mahfuzul Islam, Founder of JhalNYC and candidate for State Assembly in District 24, in Queens, New York.
In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Prince Sha, a senior at Tufts University and his story of
Aha is a New York City based CPA, his company, Ahad&Co helps businesses and individuals with tax, accounting and advisory services.
Anish is an NYC-based comedian and 1st generation Bengali-American whose parents are from Calcutta India.
A Bangladesh born, New York City raised actress who is a former student of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts in Queens and trained in classical Indian dance including: Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Manipuri. She is also the lead actress in a new short film called “Dawat”.
Zubi is a comedian and filmmaker from Brooklyn. She co-hosts a show with Pooja Reddy called Kutti Gang, which features South Asian women, queer, and gnc performers. She also wrote and directed a web series called “Polterheist,” which is available to watch on Vimeo.
Listen to how one can make it in the start-up world and Mizan’s interesting observations about Bengalis in New York as someone who grew up in the Middle-East and came to the US as an adult.
TK Kader is an entrepreneur, international best-selling author, and angel investor.
Interview with a talented Bengali artist and performer whose work can currently be seen in the ABXY gallery in the LES, Zeehan Wazed.
Interview with physical fitness expert, Navid. Navid talks about how we can eat our Bengali food and get away with it and why “when you eat” is as important as “what you eat.”
Interview with Unsha, a nurse and mental health awareness advocate. Unsha speaks about the negative stigma on therapy in the Bengali community, effects of social media and her personal motivations for advocating mental health awareness.
Interview with Mufazzal Hossain, who is running for District Leader in Assembly District 38 and is currently treasurer for the Queens County Young Democrats as well as treasurer for Brent O’leary, who is City Council candidate in council district 26.
Interview with Shompa, a Hilarious Bengali stand-up comedian, and video-producer/editor from Brooklyn.
Interview with The Science Teacher Rapper, Vlimpse, incredibly talented Bengali Hip Hop Artist from New Jersey.
Interview with Dr. Ivan Khan, the CEO of Khan’s Tutorials, one of the most important education focused organizations in New York and whose mission is to increase student test scores & educate for life.
Interview with Aria Mustary, the founder of the Mai Soli foundation. An organization that invests in the education, creativity, and entrepreneurial potential of young girls in developing countries.
Interview with Kensington-based activist Shahana Hanif – A community organizer, activist, a writer, a performance artist all while living with a chronic illness.
BoNY celebrates its tenth episode by celebrating two energetic, intelligent and thoughtful young Bengalis making a name for themselves by doing for others. BoNY talks to Naurin, who sheds light on some of the many issues facing young girls in the Rohingya camps, and Kohen who talks about the mentoring non-profit he helped start.
Interview with musician, Muza. An incredibly talented singer and songwriter from New York.
Interview with Singer/Songwriter, Mati. A woman with a powerful voice and a story to match.
Interview with Bengali entrepreneur and founder of a new fashion brand called Noya Jibon.
Interview with Bengali/Canadian Hip Hop Artist – Ariq Ullah. He’s a talented artist who also made our made podcast intro!
The BoNY team speaks to Mo Khandaker, founder of “The Bangladesh Story”, that highlights key events in pre-partition Bangladesh to modern day. A very informative episode with our very first guest! You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn.
The BoNY team discusses Bengali movies and natoks. Impress your parents by learning the names of classic Bengali natoks and yes, Bengali superman.
College or no college? We discuss what college means to us being first generation Americans and children of Bengali immigrants.
Members of the team discuss visiting Bangladesh.
Intro to BoNY and its members.
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