Articles

the Conversations You Need to know

Inspirational

THE ORIGINAL REFUGEE

My name is Alpesh Patel and when my family and I were told that we had to leave the country with nothing but the clothes on our backs, the news hit us like a brick wall. Never would we have thought this could have happened to us, of all people, but the reality was that […]

Share

Perspectives

Dreams and Immigration Guilt

Many of the global indian diaspora is dispersed through immigration. We are everywhere! Our parents and grandparents often tell stories of how they arrived in the country with nothing but a few pounds and a dream. We often laugh at this exaggerated statement but when we stop and realise the sacrifices they made, we are […]

Share

Personal development

The cultural experience of loneliness – why South Asians need to take heed during the Coronavirus pandemic

Loneliness is an worldwide public health matter. This means many people across the globe have felt a lack of social connectedness for years. South Asian mental health is a concern for many health and social care services in countries across the world. Key factors here are stigma preventing help-seeking behaviours in brown people, isolated elderly […]

Share

Inspirational

Our journey in 2020 with Rajan Nazran

A special thank you to our growing Global Indian Family. In a year when identity politics divided nations, we stood together. In solidarity for something far greater.In a year where we were forced to stay apart, we connected the globe.In a year that, the mainstream media chose virtue signaling. We decided on the power of […]

Share

Perspectives

JUST FOR A MOMENT LAST NIGHT, TIME STOOD STILL

The ushering in of a Global Indian 2021 seemed so extraordinary – surreal in fact. No family and friends mingling, no hugs and handshakes for the neighbours – for the very first time in my life, and I suspect for countless others, the dawning of the new year could not have been so different as […]

Share

Perspectives

IS IT MY INDIANISM, MY INDIANNESS OR JUST ME BEING INDIAN THAT I AM PROUD OF?

The colonial importation of Indian citizens from the sub-continent to South Africa in 1860 entrenched a historical perspective  that runs very deep into the veins of a country whose own history has ebbed and flowed in ways we least imagined. The prime objective of this importation was not simply a migration but a decidedly egregious […]

Share

Community

Indian Indenture in the Centre of World History:

The East India Company, de-industrialisation, Opium Wars, and the Global Decolonisation Movement Dr. Kirk Meighoo ABSTRACT This article will place Indian indentureship in its wider historical context as part of the historically central, long plunder of India by outside forces, and not simply an isolated, peripheral occurrence related to the end of slavery. This gives […]

Share

Perspectives

In the era of Covid have we lost our minds?

In this world where a pandemic is not discriminating who it attacks, we have for centuries been living with a pandemic that has touched every single person in the world in every era and has never been given the respect and healing it deserves. This is the pandemic that is mental health illness. Everyone of […]

Share

Community

“This is not India” Muzi Hlengwa and the danger of identity politics in SA

By Global Indian Correspondent – Narendh Ganesh South Africa “THIS IS NOT INDIA” – You are very observant and geographically clued-up, Muzi Hlengwa – Sadly you are not very bright!* The article in the *POST*(December 2-6), “This is not India, Newlands residents told”, refers. The confrontation between residents of Newlands and Muzi Hlengwa, leader of […]

Share

Perspectives

Brainless beliefs and facts of reality – can we live in a world where both can co-exist, please?

Divya Nazran takes a second look at social constructs within the South Asian community, and provides a challenging view on beliefs v reality

Share

Insights

Human smuggling in South Africa

Human Smuggling is a major problem and South Africa has been identified as a Source, Destination and Transit country. This article reveals how SA passports have been obtained and dangerously used.

Share

Explore

East Africa and the need for a new narrative- Uganda

It was the community stories of the Ugandan Asians who arrived as refugees that captured everyone’s attention. It was a turning point in our collective view on how we were perceived and the dangers that lurked.

Share

Perspectives

Curry Goat as a Metaphor for the Indian/Jamaican Future

As Curry Goat is quite easily and readily seen as both Jamaican and Indian, so too must Jamaican identity itself be seen. An in-depth discussion by Dr Kirk Meighoo

Share

Perspectives

Lest we forget. The Coolie Odyssey

Rajesh Gopie delves into the question of identity, indenture and the need to understand more about our joint experiences

Share

Community

Trapped Indian workers struggle to find way back home

Lebanon’s migrant workers left in limbo during worst economic crisis in decades

Share

Community

DRUGS | CRIME ACTONVILLE – SOUTH AFRICA

The local and cluster police including a Major General Subbiah, a person of Indian origin that professes the Hindu faith were informed of this man’s illegal activities and they did not take any measures to arrest him.

Share

Meet

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.

Share

Meet

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 […]

Share

Meet

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 […]

Share

Perspectives

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 […]

Share

Explore

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 […]

Share

Insights

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 […]

Share

Insights

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 […]

Share

Meet

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 […]

Share

Inspirational

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 […]

Share

Explore

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 […]

Share

Explore

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 […]

Share

Explore

Journey to Ethiopia

Field notes: Welcome to this ancient country that boasts a unique cultural heritage, rich history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a pluralistic society.   It is a country where you can get easily lost within its skin as its home to the fourth holiest Islamic city, medieval rock churches, the world famous Simien and Bale […]

Share

Insights

ST Kitts and Nevis with Inida

As the Prime Minister of a Caribbean country for 20 years, I have seen first hand the highly significant role that the global Indian community has played across the Caribbean, and its contributions to both the social and business life our region.

Share

Insights Uncategorized

Opportunities For Global Indians: Deeper Real Estate Perspective Portugal

Jointly Authored by Patrícia Barão Head of Residential – JLL Portugal and Pedro Lancastre Managing Director – JLL Portugal  Sun

Share

Opportunity

Defining a nation (Portugal)- Real estate, Art and a Global Indian Perspective

Defining a nation (Portugal)- Real estate, Art and a Global Indian Perspective

Share

Insights

Study in Europe – Indian Students in Malta

Supported by the University of Malta – With over 400 years of history,  we are the leading and most prestigous  higher education institution in  Malta. For all these years, University  of Malta (UM) has been the hub for  international academic exchange on  the island.  We seek to carry out academic research  and provide a vibrant […]

Share

Opportunity

Malta IIP and the Global Indian

In a conversation with CEO MIIP:  Jonathan Cardona Malta is one of the fastest-growing and importantly, one of the most stable European economies, presenting virtually zero unemployment, business growth and lifestyle opportunities that many, from afar, strive and dream to achieve.  One might ask, what’s the trick.  How come this little-known tiny island in Europe […]

Share

Insights

Living in an EU Island in the Mediterranean Sea- Part of the Global Indian guide to Citizenship Malta

Living in an EU Island in the Mediterranean Sea- Part of the Global Indian guide to life in Malta

Share

Explore

SOCIAL COHESION AND THE POWER OF KABADDI – UK

By Rajan Nazran and a special thank you to West Midlands Kabaddi I was born in Handsworth, Birmingham in the early 80’s and whether for the good or bad, the area has changed dramatically. Since leaving and travelling the globe with my work, I have always had a sentimental affiliation with my place of birth. […]

Share

Meet

The Wanderlust Lifestyle

Meet the Samrow Family – Portugal By Depinder Samrow Born to a father working in the Ministry ofForeign Affairs and without a permanentaddress or office, had its perks. The biggestwas getting a stature of “ World Citizen”.When I was five years old, my voyage intoforeign lands began, starting with Cairo,Egypt. After living there for 4 […]

Share

Globetrot

Click Here to listen to our latest podcast

THE CULINARY ROAD TO HAPPINESS – CHEF VIKRAM VIJ

For our 50th podcast today, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Vikram Vij, an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, investor on Dragons Den, and mentor to the masses. Today’s session is a rare insight into the man behind the ingredients, an open book …

Share
Listen Now