Ep 2: “Domestic Violence and You”

Hey guys!

Thank you for listening!

Todays episode focuses on a serious topic: domestic abuse. I sit down with Zena Chaudhery of Sakeenah Homes, who are working to establish the largest network of sheltering projects for Muslim women and children, across the globe.

We talk about her life, and the backlash and criticism she’s received from the desi community.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues we discuss in the show, please have a look at the links below. If you are in immediate crisis, please dial 999 or 911.

You can find Zena online at:
www.sakeenahhomes.com
www.twitter.com/zenachaudhry
www.instagram.com/sakeenahhomes

https://www.facebook.com/kismatstudios/

If you are in crisis contact Zena or Sakeenah homes if you currently reside in Canada, here are some alternatives:

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/ (UK)

http://www.refuge.org.uk/ (UK)

http://www.dawncanada.net/issues/issues/we-can-tell-and-we-will-tell-2/crisis-hotlines/ (Canada)

http://www.thehotline.org/ (US)


Our theme song was created by the lovely Stephanie Siow (www.twitter.com/stephanie_siow)

And you can find me online at www.twitter.com/thenonazarshow and email me at thenonazarshow@gmail.com

Hashtag anything about the show with #NoNazarShow so I can find you!

xoxo

ZH

Episode 1: Big Fat Paki Wedding

Hey guys!

Thank you for listening to the first episode of No Nazar!
Each episode comes out Monday, 12 am (GST) (feel free to send me angry emails if I’m ever late :0)

Todays episode focuses on that all-engrossing topic: desi weddings. I talk to Syjil Ashraf beyond the red and gold dresses, doodh pelai, pomp and celebration and what truly lays beneath the gilt veneer of the shaadi industry.

You can find Syjil online at:
www.syjil.com
www.twitter.com/thedailysyjil
www.instagram.com/syjvicious

You can find her work at: www.thetempest.co

Our theme song was created by the lovely Stephanie Siow (www.twitter.com/stephanie_siow)

And you can find me online at www.twitter.com/thenonazarshow and email me at thenonazarshow@gmail.com

And our website is…hey….if you’re reading this you’re already on here. Go you :o)

Let me know of what you thought of this episode!

xoxo

ZH

What does ‘No Nazar’ mean, anyway?

Nazar roughly translated means ‘gaze’ or to ‘look’ in hindi/urdu.

Colloquially, it can also mean ‘evil eye’.  Here’s an example of how it might be used in a conversation:

 

Anita: “Wow, Aisha- your new tattoo looks amazing!”

Aisha: “Omg, Anita! You can’t compliment me without saying No Nazar!”

Anita: “You are SO right! No Nazar, Aisha!”

 

And that’s the essence of what we here at NN want for you guys. To gas you, make you believe in your wave, and celebrate your you-ness with no evil eye, no bad vibes, and definitely no nazar.