July 7, 2022

TCGP EP 21 - The Matchmaking Reality Star with Aparna Shewakramani

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, attorney and luxury travel entrepreneur Aparna Shewakramani shares tales from her global life's journey—London, Dubai, Houston, New York—and discusses how an unlikely turn as a controversial reality TV star led her to pen a book on women's romantic empowerment and assume the role of ambassador for women everywhere demanding to have their voices heard with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Mionetto Prosecco.

THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time.


On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, attorney and luxury travel entrepreneur Aparna Shewakramani shares tales from her global life's journey—London, Dubai, Houston, New York—and discusses how an unlikely turn as a controversial reality TV star led her to pen a book on women's romantic empowerment and assume the role of ambassador for women everywhere demanding to have their voices heard with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Mionetto Prosecco.

FURTHER READING

Business Website

https://www.mygoldenballoon.com

 

Personal Website

https://belikeaparna.com

 

Book

She's Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down (2022) https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/she-s-unlikeable-products-9781641606660.php

 

Press & Media

"Indian Matchmaking’s Aparna Shewakramani on why she wouldn’t settle for compromises in a relationship" - Indian Express (June 26, 2022) (https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/indian-matchmaking-aparna-shewakramani-wouldnt-compromises-in-relationship-7985848)

 

"Making Space For Women Who Speak Their Minds: ‘She’s Unlikable’ By Aparna Shewakramani Of ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Fame" - Feminism in India (May 9, 2022) (https://feminisminindia.com/2022/05/09/netflix-aparna-shewakramani-indian-matchmaking)

 

"Indian Matchmaking: Why Did Aparna Shewakramani Receive So Much Hate, And Even A Death Threat?" - Women's Web (April 8, 2022) (https://www.womensweb.in/2022/04/aparna-shewakramani-shes-unlikeable-and-other-lies-that-bring-women-down-indian-matchmaking-apr22wk2sr)

 

"An Indian Matchmaking Star Calls Out The Show For Its Failures" - E! News (March 31, 2022) (https://www.eonline.com/news/1325486/an-indian-matchmaking-star-calls-out-the-show-for-its-failures)

 

"Aparna Is Not the Mean Girl She’s Made Out to Be" - StyleBlueprint (October 12, 2020) (https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/aparna-shewakramani-indian-matchmaking)

 

"Indian Matchmaking star Aparna Shewakramani: I can’t go back and change my narrative on the show" - Evening Standard (September 15, 2020) (https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/tvfilm/indian-matchmaking-aparna-shewakramani-netflix-fame-a4542826.html)

 

"Indian Matchmaking’s Aparna Was Not Expecting You to Love Her" - Vulture (July 27, 2020) (https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/interview-indian-matchmakings-aparna-shewakramani.html)

 

"Aparna Shewakramani of Indian Matchmaking Doesn't Want to Change for Love" - Oprah Daily (July 21, 2020) (https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a33370336/where-is-aparna-now-indian-matchmaking)

 

 

THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time.

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aparna shewakramani

Author, tv personality

From her polarizing portrayal on the Netflix hit TV show Indian Matchmaking, Aparna Shewakramani became an overnight ambassador for women demanding to be heard—in their love lives, workplaces, and in every space they occupy. Currently a “recovering attorney,” Aparna is now the international bestselling author of She's Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down. Aparna was born in London, lived in Dubai as a child, and called Texas her home for over 25 years before moving to New York City. She is an avid traveler (over 45 countries and counting) and the co-founder and owner of the luxury travel company My Golden Balloon.