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Perspectives with K. Nandini Singla, Indian Ambassador to Portugal

India-Portugal relations are anchored in  over half-a-millennium of history. It’s a  relationship of culture, language, deep  kinship, art, architecture, gastronomy,  music – sublime, intangible things that    connect peoples’ hearts and minds irrevocably. The Prime Minister of Portugal    H.E. Antonio Costa, (Overseas Citizen of    India), epitomizes this profound connection in many ways. The diplomatic ties    established […]

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National Reserve of India

India is the only country that has an  official acronym for its expatriates-  NRIs or “Non-Resident Indians”.  In my book, India: From Midnight  to Millennium I had suggested, only  half-jokingly, that the question is  whether NRI should stand for ‘Not  Really Indian’ or, instead, ‘Never  Relinquished India’. But in reality,  given the remarkable achievements  of […]

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Finding my roots

A true life story of determination and the voyage of identity My names is Adinda and i now live in Portugal, however, I was born in Mumbai. When I was only 8 months old, I was adopted to a wonderful family in Belgium. However at those times, the administration process was not as good and […]

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Pastéis de Nata the secret recipe

By Rajan Nazran – Journey to Portugal For me this should be a daily pilgrimage for any self-respecting foodie who visits Lisbon.  It’s orgasmic to the taste buds and provides that perfect balance of crisp crunch and the moist high rich texture of cream and cinnamon. Yes as you can tell I absolutely love this […]

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Why you should travel solo

By Fellow traveller Neha Bhatia I was going through a rough patch in my life, my marriage of 2 years was falling apart, and I was separated and living alone in Delhi, India. It’s difficult taking this stand, where I come from. My parents were my biggest strength, their support for my decision gave me […]

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MEETING THE ACADEMIC DISRUPTOR

Daniel takes me for a tour of the “real world” driven university grounds and leads me through a remarkable journey where I witness images that are more in keeping with the tech halls of Google than something I would consider to be your stereotypical university.

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Building Europe’s California

Sitting with Chitra (Chitra Stern Nee Rathinasabapathy ) is nothing short of a  soulful experience. She is universal in her  mindset whilst being deeply rooted to her  own unique Indian-ness and simultaneously  challenges any notion of stereotypical  identity. If there were ever a Jason Bourne  of the Indian world she would be it. With  her colourful […]

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Ending Identity Politics-guyana

Guyana racism and injustice – Guyana is often described as the  land of six people. Indo Guyanese  make up the majority of the population  and our legacy started from  over 180 years ago as we arrived  from India as bonded labor for the  sugar estates after the emancipation  of African slaves by the British. Our  country […]

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A different kind of superpower

Sadhguru Isha foundation – Global Indian Perspective JRD Tata, whose family is among those  responsible for building the basic foundations  for Indian industry, was once asked  if he wanted India to become an economic  superpower. He replied, “No, I do not  want India to be an economic superpower.  I want India to be a happy country.”  The […]

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The Self Indulgence

FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS THE MOST OUT OF LIFE, WHO’S CALENDARREADS MORE LIKE A DAILY NOVEL THAN A SCHEDULE, who’s body feels more like a wind-up toy than a temple, The Body Holiday is the closest thing to the fountain of youth you will ever encounter. Andrew Barnard and his family legacy resort take […]

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Globalization brings choice

As we move towards the third  decade of the 21st century,  it is undeniable that India  is a major international financial  and corporate powerhouse. Indian  capital and corporate capability are  major influences on global business.  With this dynamic comes choice  for Indians, and a major reversal  of the recent historical experience.  Many of the historical […]

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Latest Podcasts

EP33: JUDGED BY AUTISM | A FATHER’S JOURNEY

Why does our community sometimes perceive Autism as taboo? And how far have we gone to not have open discussions about this subject?

The reality is, Autism is not uncommon – it is known to be the third most common developmental disorder UK and this podcast plunges straight into the devastating impact that a lack of empathy can have on a family. 

In this ear opening episode, Rajan stays in England to speak to Rahul, a father of a child with autism and the dramatic impact it has had upon his and his family’s life. The conversation is a raw, heartfelt account of day to day battles, loneliness, ostracisation from our community, but above all, love and determination to bring up a beautiful child in a beautiful world.

Do you have a story that you would like to share?

Email: Rajan@GlobalIndianSeries.com  

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer – Global Indian Series / NazranRoth

Guest – Rahul Punj

Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Social Media – @thenazrans @globalindianseries

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Life of adventure | The story of the Global Indian – Made in Britain

In this episode Co-creator Rajan and Divya Nazran have an open conversation about their experiences travelling around the world, from the good, bad and scary. Discussing everything from Malaria, Car jackings, through to the power of travel and its impact on parenting, marriage, understanding oneself and shifting the tides of identity.

The podcast was inspired by a question from the audience – Special thank you to Shivani (Thailand).

Welcome to the Global Indian Podcast – the world’s greatest journey and the official platform for people of Indian origin because let’s face it – we are everywhere. My name is Rajan Nazran and I explore – for over a decade I have traveled the world piecing together the kaleidoscope that is our community – I’ve been held hostage, faced ebola, and met extraordinary individuals, in destinations that would surprise you. In this season I am joined by my dear friends, where we will be taking you on a voyage for the ears as we plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin and taking a closer look at the countries we now call home. Special thanks to Taizu for the intro music.

Presenter – Rajan NazranProducer – NazranRoth/Global Indian Series

Guest –Divya Nazran

Art design – Vanisha Patel

Social media Instagram – @thenazrans @Globalindianseries

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The “hidden” apartheid they didn’t teach you – Made in South Africa

It is Black History Month but do we get taught everything in schools?  Are things better reserved for personal judgment rather than public knowledge?  How much do we really know about the key issues on hand?  In this ear-opening episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to revisit the subject of apartheid and the subsequent dramatic impact it had on people of Indian origin. He meets with the remarkable Omar Essack to learn more about his personal journey from growing up in apartheid with limiting career possibilities, to rising and running one of the country’s leading media companies, as they delve into the horrors of the past and the shifting sands of the present and how identity is still perceived in the country.  This is the history lesson, you needed to learn.

Presenter – Rajan NazranProducer – NazranRoth/Global Indian Series

Guest –Omar Essack

Art design – Vanisha Patel

Social media Instagram – @thenazrans @Globalindianseries

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THE INSIDE STORY THE MEDIA REFUSE TO SHARE – JAMMU AND KASHMIR

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to a small destination that has been at the centre of conflict between India and Pakistan. Today, we meet “Ridhi”.  Speaking to us anonymously,  she shares with us the truth behind the headlines and the devastating history of the region that many have misunderstood. Some elements of the Podcast can be disturbing – please listen with caution.  

Presenter – Rajan NazranProducer – NazranRoth/Global Indian Series

Guest – Ridhi 

Art design – Vanisha Patel 

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Instagram – @thenazrans @Globalindianseries

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POETRY, PARENTING AND THE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT – MADE IN ST KITTS AND NEVIS

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to London to meet up with writer/actor Kulvinder Ghir and poet/ Diplomat Kevin Isaac as they have a free-flowing conversation surrounding their lives and professional challenges.  From parenting to perceived identity behind status, this is one of the most moving podcasts so far, with laughter, genuine tears and poignant remarks that plunge you deeper into the notion of culture.

You can find out more about Kevin’s poetry here:https://verbalphotography.com/

Presenter – Rajan NazranProducer – NazranRoth/Global Indian Series

Guest – Kevin Isaac and Kulvinder Ghir

Art design – Vanisha Patel 

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Instagram – @thenazrans @Globalindianseries

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EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – MADE IN SINGAPORE

In this ear-opening episode, Rajan takes a trip to Lisbon to meet with the remarkable Chitra Stern. They speak about her inspiring upbringing in Singapore and the rise of her business interests in Portugal. It’s a candid conversation that delves into female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and how she sees the role of her religious beliefs as being a custodian for women globally and her fears surrounding a rise in nationalism.

You can find out more about Chitra Stern   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHgcaVDeDGo

Presenter – Rajan NazranProducer – NazranRoth/Global Indian Series

Guest – Chitra Stern

Art design – Vanisha Patel

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Instagram – @thenazrans @Globalindianseries

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