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When you leave this world, what kind of child would you have left behind when your story is eventually told?

*When you leave this world, what kind of child would you have left behind when your story is eventually told?* William Wordsworth’s epigram, “the child is the father of man” encapsulates a unique but unwritten reality that most parents face today. As children, blessed enough to have had the consort of parents, most of us […]

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LEARNING TO LOVE – IDENTITY OF BLM

My daughter Larra wrote this – at the time she was 6. She entered a literary competition for Black Lives Matter. She did not make it into the finals, but for me, the theme and how it was tackled by her could be a lesson that we can all learn from our children. It looks […]

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COVID AND A FORCE FOR CHANGE

“I have just lost my mother to Covid -19 and my father is in ICU and he doesn’t look good.” “I am the only son and I have four sisters. My family are very poor and the responsibility of running the house sits with me. Last month I had Covid and I was sacked from […]

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WHY SIKHS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE INDIANAPOLIS MASS SHOOTING

by Hardeep Singh | First published in The Spectator Last week, the New York Times mapped the location and number of casualties of mass shootings that have occurred on US soil in 2021. It’s a ‘partial’ list, but remarkable, nevertheless. March alone saw the senseless killing of ten people in Colorado, four in California, eight in Atlanta, […]

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Dr Mohan Kaul joins the Global Indian Ambassadors

Press Release: On behalf of the Global Indian, it is a pleasure to announce the joining of Dr Mohan Kaul to our Global Indian Ambassadors program. Dr Kaul brings over 30 years dedicated international experience.  From setting up the Commonwealth Business Council through to hosting over 50 high-level initiatives and forums involving heads of government, […]

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CONVERSION THERAPY – A GLOBAL ISSUE

Conversion therapy is the practice of attempting to treat, correct or cure sexual orientation or gender identity. Primarily used against homosexuals during the 20th century, it has a long-lasting legacy across the globe. One of the main reasons for this is colonialism. Western understandings of same-sex sexuality as a sin, crime or disease were imported […]

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THE ILLUSTRIOUS DRAGON FRUIT OF TRINIDAD

Richard Cantillon (1680-1734) – the world’s first economic theorist – brought the role of the entrepreneur to the attention of scholars. He viewed the entrepreneur as one who bears the risk of establishing a creative enterprise by covering the start-up cost and carrying out production before market demand and price are known. Entrepreneurial Indo-Trinidadian Anand […]

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H.E HON GUY JOSEPH AND MR HAROON SACRANIE JOIN THE MOVEMENT

The Global Indian series expands to St Lucia and Malawi making it one of the world’s fastest-growing encyclopedias of people of Indian origin. On behalf of our team at the Global Indian Series, it is my deep pleasure to announce the joining of H.E Hon Guy Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport […]

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WHEN THE INNOCENT GET CAUGHT

*The madness and futility of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict* Wars serve no purpose – they destroy humanity – they exacerbate human suffering to extreme levels of intolerability. Wilfred Owen, in his 1918 poem, “Futility”, exemplifies what a wasteful by-product war has become of man’s inhumanity to man. The raging Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a heresy and must […]

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THE TRAGEDY OF PALESTINE

On Monday May 10, clashes between Palestinians and Israelis erupted once again. The reason for the clashes this time was due to the fact that the Israeli regime have moved to expel Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem to make way for new Israeli settlers. They are people who were not just born in […]

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AN APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT OF MALAWI AND THE LEADERS OF INDUSTRY.

I for one have noted with great disdain on how some people due to ignorance and lack of knowledge are going astray to the extent of becoming paupers and enemies of progress. The majority of Malawians need a total mindset overhaul.  We are used to average levity, poverty-infused development, and living below the poverty line […]

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CRICKET | MUSIC | LIFE LESSONS – ATUL AHUJA MADE IN CANADA

Our mind is a powerful weapon. It’s normal to have self-doubt or feel like something is out of reach, but those who achieve big things see through this doubt and persevere long after others would have quit.

Today Rajan travels to Canada to meet with Atul Ahuja, a man with solid faith in his intentions and for whom nothing is impossible. From fulfilling his desires as a rock vocalist, acting in TV and theatre, launching cricket in Canada and successfully taking Canada to the World Cup, all while doing his IT day job, this remarkable person has no idea what procrastination means! Join us today for a motivating kick up the bottom.

Do you ever look at your life and wonder where you could have swerved wildly left to lead you down a different, more thrilling path? Maybe you have a set of goals you want to accomplish and are living the dream? Share your comments below.

If you like what we do, want to share a story, or support our work, please visit www.globalindianseries.com.

You can now watch the unedited video recording here:

Atul Ahuja : Be the CEO of your life – Global Indian Series – YouTube

About Atul Ahuja

Atul went to The Bishops School, Pune, St Francis School, Amritsar and Mt St Marys School, Delhi where he was acclaimed “Mr. Mt St Marys” in his graduating year. An Economics Honors Graduate from SRCC Delhi, after completing Hospitality and Financial Services credentials, Atul embarked upon his career as a Certified SAP Consultant in the Enterprise Technology arena.

In 2005 Atul was appointed to the Board of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce. In parallel Atul pursued an active interest in Sport and Music. In 2007, Atul was appointed CEO of Cricket Canada. After manifold accomplishments in that role, including hosting two tournaments with 4 Test playing nations (never done before or since then), the Canadian team trained under his watch as CEO, and in Feb 2009 qualified to play in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. In 2012, Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador started to award the Atul Ahuja Cup to its Champion team. Atul moved back to the IT Industry and in parallel pursued his interest in Music as a Rock Vocalist Songwriter and Actor playing cameo roles in TV Series ie Sanskar and Madhubala on Indian Televsion. More recently Atul wrote, composed and Sang the Rock Anthem “Skies are Pink” which got featured in the recently released Bollywood film “The Sky is Pink”, where he appeared on the Silver Screen and performed his song in the Film, starring Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim. In 2013, Atul Ahuja with his Band was invited to perform at the Georgia Air Show in Atlanta. In 2014, Atul was awarded the ReRock Award for his contribution’s to Rock Music in India. Atul has been performing in the Indian Rock Music Circuit since 1985. He has also played Lead Roles in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar among others. Atul continues to pursue his interest in Music, Sport, Film and Enterprise Digital Technology. The Atul Ahuja Maths Scholarship is awarded annually at Mt. St. Mary’s School, Delhi.

About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved: 
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com

Social media:
You can reach Rajan via

Instagram: @rajannazran

Linkedin: RajanNazran

YouTube: Global Indian Series

Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 65


Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guest – Atul Ahuja

Art Design – Vanisha Patel

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If you liked this podcast on Canada, you may enjoy the following:

https://globalindianseries.com/veena-sood-the-journey-to-the-silver-screen/

https://globalindianseries.com/the-heart-of-a-musician-with-ashwin-sood-made-in-canada/

https://globalindianseries.com/indian-dream-amararam-gurjar/

https://globalindianseries.com/official-podcast-chef-vikram-vij/

Are you a global Indian that needs to go global? You may be interested in our articles on citizenship by investment and global residency options, including Golden via planning through to the leading funds to consider. It’s a definitive guide for all global Indians to read on what you need to know and what you must avoid when looking to participate in investment migration and golden visa planning.

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ARE WE LOSING OUR IDENTITY? MADE IN SINDH WITH RAFAY RASHDI

Sindhis have made indisputable contributions to India and Pakistan’s economy and identity, yet their own identity comes into question all the time.

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Rafay Rashdi, a filmmaker, TV producer, politician and part time music connoisseur! Rafay talks to us about how Sindh is slowly losing its culture, scholars, storytellers, artists, folklore and even language on the backdrop of modernisation.

It seems that after partition, trust may have been the biggest loss in Sindh. The province will continue to exist but the value may not.

Is the Sindhi cultural identity vanishing and will it be recognised in another 30 years? Comment below.

If you like what we do, want to share a story, or support our work, please visit www.globalindianseries.com.

About Rafay Rashdi 

Rafay Rashdi is an award winning writer, producer & director who has over 10 years’ experience within the Pakistani Media Industry. An IT graduate by profession (M.Sc City University, London. B.Com Information Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada), Rafay decided to follow his passion with his debut feature film “Thora Jee Le”. Released in cinemas January 20th 2017. The film was written & directed and produced under his banner Rafay Rashdi Productions. Currently streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime (U.S & U.K). The producer was the first of a kind to launch new talent and paved the way for superstars today (Bilal Abbas, Ramsha Khan). Rafay also produced 15 television production drama serials for HUM Network Limited and Urdu 1, out of which three won national awards (Rangreza, Dildaarian, Baandi) (all productions are currently available on YouTube on HUM TV’s official channel). Rafay was also the producer of the first ever Pakistan International Film Festival which exhibited more than 50 films and catered to filmmakers from U.S.A, South East Asia, India.

Rafay has also contested for general elections for Member of the Parliament for the provincial assembly of Sindh, Pakistan.

Apart from being a filmmaker, Rafay has also done digital PR and marketing for feature films (Parwaaz Hai Junoon & Superstar for HUM Films) focusing on territories that include Canada, China and Pakistan.

Recently Rafay was working with Canadian broadcast and television industry on focusing on promoting Princess Margaret Cancer Research fund raising program for cancer patients. Princess Margaret Cancer Center is amongst the top 5 research institutes in the world alongside international broadcast networks CP24, CTV, TLN, Rogers & Bell Media.

As a hobby Rafay also runs a digital channel show titled “Behind The Curtain with Rafay Rashdi” which welcomes independent, and commercial filmmakers all over the world to have sessions on technological advancements trends in the world of television, digital and cinema. Behind The Curtain with Rafay Rashdi is the first digital talk show from Pakistani origin to make it to the OTT platform Amazon Prime’s Prime Video. Exclusively available to audiences in U.S & UK.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com

Social media:
You can reach Rajan via
Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: RajanNazran
YouTube: Global Indian Series
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 64
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rafay Rashdi
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts
If you liked this podcast on Pakistan, you may enjoy the following:

https://globalindianseries.com/women-identity-and-being-sindhi-mahtab-akbar-rashdi/

https://globalindianseries.com/questioning-the-rhythm-of-culture-rahul-aijaz/

https://globalindianseries.com/rasheed-noorani-made-in-iran/

We produce content that inspires purpose, passion, and community. If you like what we do, please do share, like, and comment. It helps massively with online algorithms.

Are you a global Indian that needs to go global?

You maybe interested in our articles on citizenship by investment and global residency options, including Golden via planning through to the leading funds to consider. It’s a definitive guide for all global Indians to read on what you need to know and what you must avoid when looking to participate in investment migration and golden visa planning.

If you like what we do – please consider sharing, commenting, and subscribing. Its our way to grow.

We produce content that inspires purpose, passion, and community. If you like what we do, please do share, like, and comment. It helps massively with online algorithms.

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NATIONALISM | SUFISM AND ACADEMIC DISHONESTY – RASHEED NOORANI | MADE IN IRAN

If university education was meant to enhance our combined understanding  – then why is it not free?  In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Rasheed Noorani, an art educationalist and scholar born in Iran, who currently heads the Continuing Education Programme at the prestigious Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Pakistan.

Rasheed tells Rajan his views on global identity crises, Sufi poetry and touches upon the deceitful state of academia in the modern world.  This is a conversation that challenges the status quo and will probably leave you with more questions than answers!

About Mohammad Rasheed Noorani

Mohammad Rasheed Noorani was born in a small coastal city “Khorramshahr” in the south coast of Iran and later settled in Tehran of Pahlavi era where his formative and basic education took place. He has a Law degree and a Masters in English Literature and has been working with many educational and cultural organizations in Pakistan and abroad for the past 30 years.  Presently he heads the Continuing Education Programme at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and has taught elective courses on the relationship between Mawlana Rumi and Shams Tabrizi.  His interest in philosophy and philosophical expressions makes his writing and training sessions very different and yet lucid and practical.  As a writer he has been contributing to a lot of periodicals both in Pakistan and abroad.

As a trainer, he has a very firm grip on the practical manifestations of performance enhancement sciences such as NLP. Creating Anchors, Roadmaps and Planning Scenarios are some of the things he does with exceptional ease. His training and counselling sessions on Career Guidance, Leadership, Motivation and Communication skills are the most sought after. He is also an avid researcher on Rumi and Sufism and use of rumination and related stories in training.  Having a complete command over Persian language he drives a lot of material from classical Persian poetry and literature to create awareness with a touch of mystic aura among his audiences.

His grip on digital and visual media and film studies specifically minimalist cinema of Iran and National cinemas around the world are topics of interest for academics delving into the nature and function of post-colonial agency.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved:

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on people of Indian origin? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you.  www.GlobalindianSeries.com

Social media:
You can reach Rajan Nazran via
Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: RajanNazran
Youtube: Global Indian Series
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:
Episode: 63
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rasheed Noorani
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts

If you liked this podcast, you may enjoy the following: (podcast options will change)

https://globalindianseries.com/women-identity-and-being-sindhi-mahtab-akbar-rashdi/

https://globalindianseries.com/questioning-the-rhythm-of-culture-rahul-aijaz/

https://globalindianseries.com/muhammad-moiz-stand-up-comic-pakistani-activist/

If you like our 50 shades of brown conversations – consider subscribing here –

We produce content that inspires purpose, passion, and community. If you like what we do, please do share, like, and comment. It helps massively with online algorithms.

Are you a global Indian that needs to go global?

You maybe interested in our articles on citizenship by investment and global residency options, including Golden via planning through to the leading funds to consider. It’s a definitive guide for all global Indians to read on what you need to know and what you must avoid when looking to participate in investment migration and golden visa planning.

If you like what we do – please consider sharing, commenting, and subscribing. Its our way to grow. 

What are your thoughts on today’s conversation? let me know in the comment section below:

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THE BRUTALITY OF INDENTURESHIP | HIDDEN HISTORY: KYNEATA JOSEPH

In today’s episode, Rajan continues his travels across St Lucia to meet Dr Terencia Joseph, Assistant Professor in History at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago where she lectures in Caribbean History, European History, Gender History and Ethnic Minorities.

In this remarkable conversation, Dr Terencia shares her research on the indentureship of Indians and migration to the Caribbean islands and tells us of the often unreported brutality of the experience, whilst challenging the many misconceptions we have of their journeys.

Her doctoral thesis is titled ‘A History of Indian Indentured Labour: The Saint Lucia Experience, 1859 to 1903’ and definitely worth a read!

About Dr Terencia Kyneata Joseph

Dr. Terencia Kyneata Joseph is Assistant Professor in History at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently a member of the History and Social Studies Department where she lectures in Caribbean History, European History, Gender History and Ethnic Minorities. Her research interests include St. Lucia and the wider Windward Islands with a focus on Indians, children, gender and environmental history.

She migrated to Trinidad and Tobago from St. Lucia to study for an undergraduate degree in History at the University of the West Indies, and then pursued the Doctor of Philosophy in History, which she was awarded in 2008. Her doctoral thesis is titled ‘A History of Indian Indentured Labour: The Saint Lucia Experience, 1859 to 1903’.

While Dr. Joseph is an academic an educator she views herself as a creative and feels as fulfilled sitting in front of a sewing machine or at a craft table as she is front of a computer and classroom.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved:

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on people of Indian origin? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you.  www.GlobalindianSeries.com

Social media:

You can reach Rajan Nazran via
Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: RajanNazran
Youtube: Global Indian Series
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:
Episode: 62
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Dr Terencia Kyneata Joseph
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts

If you liked this podcast, you may enjoy the following: (podcast options will change)

QUESTIONING THE RHYTHM OF CULTURE – RAHUL AIJAZ (globalindianseries.com)

RELIGION AND SOCIAL IDENTITY – DR SHERRY-ANN SINGH: TRINIDAD (globalindianseries.com)

If you like our 50 shades of brown conversations – consider subscribing here –

We produce content that inspires purpose, passion, and community. If you like what we do, please do share, like, and comment. It helps massively with online algorithms.

Are you a global Indian that needs to go global?

You maybe interested in our articles on citizenship by investment and global residency options, including Golden via planning through to the leading funds to consider. It’s a definitive guide for all global Indians to read on what you need to know and what you must avoid when looking to participate in investment migration and golden visa planning.

If you like what we do – please consider sharing, commenting, and subscribing. Its our way to grow.

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A REGION THAT CHANGED A NATION : GUY JOSEPH | MADE IN ST LUCIA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to St Lucia in the Caribbean to meet with politician and renowned social custodian Honourable Guy Joseph, Minister for Economic Development in St Lucia and person of Indian origin.

Approximately 5000 persons of Indian origin came to Saint Lucia in the 19th century as indentured labourers and Guy Joseph’s ancestors were no different. Today, most have assimilated with the local population and Guy tells us about his own upbringing, life in beautiful St Lucia and opens up about the challenges of what it’s like to be a minority politician and how he has become the number one target of scrutiny by the opposition!

Thank you to our guest Guy Joseph for the insightful conversation and candid exchange.

If you like what we do, please consider sharing, liking, and subscribing. Its our way to grow – www.globalindianseries.com

About Guy Joseph

Mr. Guy Joseph a very successful entrepreneur was born in 1966. He was raised in the community of Forestierre, the seventh of ten children, where he still resides today. Mr. Joseph begun his formal schooling at the Forestierre Methodist Combined School. Unfortunately, during that era not many young boys and girls were fortunate enough to attend secondary school and so he did not. After a few years of working in the mechanical industry Mr. Joseph attended the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College where he obtained a certificate in Construction Mechanics. A few years later he attended the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) completing two levels of accounting; Basic Accounting and Intermediate Accounting. Mr. Joseph is also certified and trained in Management and Empowerment. He has done a wide range of training programmesand certification in Preventative Maintenance.

Mr. Joseph graduated from Monroe College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and University of Lynchburg with a Masters in Business Administration.

Before politics Mr. Joseph enjoyed giving back to his community, church, sport and the environment. For the past twenty years he has sponsoredtheGood Friday Tape Ball Competition and headed the youth department of the Forestierre Seventh Day Adventist Church. He has been a major sponsor of various community activities including community clean ups and sporting tournaments. In his younger days, Mr. Joseph was the founding President of the Forestierre Drama Group, performing both regionally and internationally.

Guy Joseph served as the President of the Forestierre Mini Bus Association. He has also held various positions on the Forestierre Development Committee, spear heading, planning and executing development activities. Mr. Joseph was the President of the National Council on Public Transport for twelve (12) years. During his term as President of the National Council on Public Transport he alongside his council established the present public transport system in St. Lucia.

Mr. Joseph has pursued the gamut of employment and entrepreneurship. He began as a banana farmer, soon after he realized his preference for entrepreneurship and branched off on his own. Some years later he then went into the mini bus service. Mr. Joseph has had many successful businesses including furniture manufacturing, trucking and heavy equipment services, auto parts and  tyres.

In 2006 he entered into elective politics as a candidate for Castries South East and a member of the United Workers Party who was in Opposition. He won the seat and his party won the elections.

In Government, Mr. Joseph served as the Minister for Communication, Workers, Transport & Public Utilities (2006 -2011), Chairman at ECTEL – Council of Ministers and in 2011 he served as an opposition Member of Parliament for Castries South East.

In 2016 he again won for the 3rd 5 year Term and is presently serving in the cabinet as Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation. He is also on the Board of Governor for the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and St. Lucia’s representative for Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) on the council of Ministers.

He is Married and a lover of cricket.

He is now preparing to contest his 4th Election.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved:

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on people of Indian origin? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you.  www.GlobalindianSeries.com

Social media:
You can reach Rajan Nazran via
Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: RajanNazran
Youtube: Global Indian Series
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:

Episode:61
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Guy Joseph
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts

If you liked this podcast, you may enjoy the following: (podcast options will change)

Risking my life for a conscience vote | Big Oil Guyana – Charrandas Persaud (globalindianseries.com)

THE SOUTH AFRICA THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT (globalindianseries.com)

If you like our 50 shades of brown conversations – consider subscribing here –

We produce content that inspires purpose, passion, and community. If you like what we do, please do share, like, and comment. It helps massively with online algorithms.

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JOURNEY TO THE SILVER SCREEN WITH VEENA SOOD – MADE IN CANADA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Veena Sood, a Kenyan-born Canadian actress who in pursuit of the arts, has seen her become a regular face in television, VOD (Netflix) films and theatre production. If you are looking to get into the acting world, this is an essential podcast to list to!

Veena Sood shares her thoughts on the changing tides of South Asian actors featuring in mainstream television and cinema today, as well as identity, her upbringing, and her thoughts on the rise of populism.

The real question is how far one must go to feel a sense of belonging and who dictates social norms.

About Veena Sood

Veena Sood is an award-winning actress – of Indian descent and is internationally recognized for her versatility in both comedy and drama. She has acted alongside leading figures including Al Pacino and Anupam Kher and has also starred on leading Netflix series Lucifer.

With a 3-decade background in improvisational theatre, she gained a theatre degree in Drama and went on to co-found “The Loose Moose Theatre Company” with Improv master Keith Johnstone. Over the years Veena has appeared in countless plays, films, television series, and continues to perform her improvisation shows. Veena grew up in the Canadian Rockies where she developed a passion for outdoor pursuits and nature expeditions. She was even a competitive rodeo participant when she was younger. She continues to live in the mountains in western Canada – and continues her passion for nature by traveling to remote world locations on nature expeditions. Sources – IMDB and Veena Sood

Watch here: Veena Sood Demo Reel 2020 – YouTube

Additional information – Did you know Veena Sood is also a fellow Brummy! (Birmingham UK) – yes I wrote that for my benefit!

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved with the Global Indians

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on people of Indian origin? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you.  www.GlobalindianSeries.com

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You can reach Rajan Nazran via
Instagram: @rajannazran
Linkedin: RajanNazran
Youtube: Global Indian Series
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:
Episode: 60
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Veena Sood
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Other podcasts

If you liked this podcast, you may enjoy the following: (podcast options will change)

https://globalindianseries.com/official-podcast-chef-vikram-vij/

https://globalindianseries.com/the-heart-of-a-musician-with-ashwin-sood-made-in-canada/

https://globalindianseries.com/ep-27-the-10-year-gamble-of-a-documentary-maker-made-in-canada/

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CRICKET | MUSIC | LIFE LESSONS – ATUL AHUJA MADE IN CANADA

Our mind is a powerful weapon. It’s normal to have self-doubt or feel like something is out of reach, but those who achieve big things see through this doubt and persevere long after others would have quit.
Today Rajan travels to Canada to meet with Atul…

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