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Author: Chéréneffe Fleur

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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..
77 Episodes
Reena Rambaratsingh is een household name binnen de beauty industrie. Ze is jarenlang visagist geweest, maar richt zich nu voornamelijk op huidverbetering. Haar specialisme is in acne, hyperpigmentatie en huidverjongering.  Afgelopen jaar heeft zij haar eigen lijn gelanceerd, genaamd 'Beauty by Reena'. Alhoewel deze lijn al op de planning stond, was het nog lang niet de bedoeling dat zij het zou lanceren. Door corona moest ze haar salon sluiten, ze nam de nodige risico's en door middel van een pre-sale haar producten. Wat overigens een succes was! In deze podcast hebben we het gehad over haar kennis rondom gezichtsverzorging, het opzetten van een eigen lijn en hoe zij hier haar balans in vind. Geïnterviewd door: Chéréneffe Fleur
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
In deze aflevering doet Meera Nankoe haar verhaal. Op 19-jarige leeftijd heeft ze te maken gehad met seksueel geweld. Deze gebeurtenis draagt ze al 11 jaar met zich mee, en heeft ze tot op de dag van vandaag het niet kunnen verwerken. Tijdens dit gesprek gaan we dieper in op Meera haar verwerkingsproces en taboes rondom de Hindoestaanse gemeenschap.  Ze heeft van haar verdriet en kwetsbaarheid haar kracht gemaakt, wat weer terug te zien is in haar onderneming Stage & Stories. Met behulp van dit platform coacht zij andere door hun verwerkingsproces heen en is haar doel om taboes te blijven doorbreken.  Geïnterviewd door: Alyssa
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
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
Shalindrea Ramtahalsing verloor maar lieft 10 kilo in 2/3 maanden tijd. Maar hoe kreeg ze dat voor elkaar? Afgelopen juni stapte zij over tot een Keto dieet in combinatie met intermitting fasting. Toen ze eenmaal voortuitgang zag, besloot ze dit nieuws met andere te delen. Dit deed ze door een eigen website op te zetten. Waarop ze informatie over ketofasting deelt, ook bied ze (koolhydraatarme) voedingsschema’s aan. Ben je benieuwd of ketofasting voor jou werkt? Beluister dan de gehele aflevering op je favoriete podcast platform. Geïnterviewd door: Alyssa
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
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
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.
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!
In this episode, Akanksha Kamath gives us insight into the importance of cultivating healthy morning habits, her job as a Fashion Features Editor at Vogue India, her experience interviewing Hailey Bieber, and the future of fashion in respect to the current pandemic.
We've all been binge-watching Indian Match Making. One of our favourites was Pradhyuman Maloo. The Indian bachelor from Mumbai. Although he had a date at the end, he chose to focus on his career and don't force love. In this episode, we get to know this hunk better.
In 2017 Avinash Tiwary made his Hindi film debut with the movie Tu Hai Mera Sunday. You may also know him from Laila Majnu, Ghost Stories, or from his latest Netflix movie Bulbbul. In this episode, we talked about his journey, the success of the movie Bulbbul and much more. 
Diipa Khosla is a digital content creator & co-founder of her foundation Post For Change. One of Diipa’s main focuses in life is female empowerment. She has founded her foundation Post For Change, given speeches, visited war-torn countries, and worked closely with the UN & other NGO’s to help women all over the world. A couple of weeks ago they launched their colourism campaign. With their campaign, they fight Colorism and the concepts that light equals superior and dark equals inferior. They are calling on Bollywood and all major Media outlets to take a pledge and change beauty standards to be more inclusive and representative of our world’s beautiful colour palette. For all colours are beautiful. Please join us for this conversation and sign the petition:
Mandvi Sharma, a publicist and founder of Tree-Shul Media Solutions started her publicist career when she became Shah Rukh Khan’s publicist. Before starting her own company she also worked as the head of corporate communication at Red Chillies Entertainment. Now she represents celebrities such as Kamal Haasan, Allu Arjun, Vidyut Jammwal, and many more. By being a powerhouse in media and entertainment, she changes celebrities into full-blown brands.
It has been a very busy year for Namit Das, with the release of Aarya and Mafia. Which have been received very positively. Namit his characters in these two shows is “very dark”, but is it? In this interview he explains why he doesn’t see his characters as dark/bad, and why he believes we all have these sides in our character. Curious to know more? Watch the full episode or listen to it on your favourite podcast platform.
The Ryan Gosling of Bollywood, Zaheer Iqbal starred in the Hindi movie 'Notebook' last year. Zaheer never had the ambition to become an actor. But how did it all start? Zaheer performed an energetic dance at his sister's sangeet. Where Salman Khan realized that Zaheer was made for the big screen, and that's where Zaheer's story began; from dancing at his sister's sangeet, to being launched by Salman Khan!
We are back with a new season! The first guest of this season is the very talented actress Nitya Menen. Nithya is an Indian actress and singer who has been seen in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films/web series. In 2019 she made her Hindi debut with the movie Mission Mangal. Last week she made her web-series debut with the Prime Video show ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’. In this conversation you will get to know Nithya much better as a person, she also takes us along the process of the show. She also shares her ticket for happiness.
Kiran Singh is sinds een week geleden, officieel een verpleegkundige. Zij heeft tijdens de heftige coronauitbraak haar stageperiode voldaan. Kiran was al het een en ander gewend, maar haar afstudeerstage voltooien op de quarantaine afdeling had zij nooit verwacht. Op de quarantaine afdeling lagen patiënten die op dat moment opgenomen moesten worden, maar niet zeker wisten of zij corona hadden. Ben je benieuwd naar Kiran haar ervaring? Beluister of bekijk dan deze aflevering op je favorite platform.
Sakina Elkayouhi is een creatieve journalist & columnist die al veel in haar even heeft bereikt. Sakina heeft al ontiegelijk veel columns voor verschillende organisaties geschreven. In juni is Sakina zelfs een gastcolumnist geweest voor de Volkskrant. Sakina heeft een aantal leuke nominaties op haar naam staan, zoals Vrouw van het jaar en de emancipatie prijs. In deze aflevering verteld Sakina over haar ervaringen in de media en legt zij het volledige proces van het schrijven van een column uit.
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