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

By Divya Nazran We all know the adage that you can take the Indian out of India, but not India out of the Indian. And it is for this reason that Indians around the world still hold on to beliefs and practices passed down from their ancestors. Religion aside, Indian beliefs have been around for […]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Trapped Indian workers struggle to find way back home

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

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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.

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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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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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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 […]

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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.

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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

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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

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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. […]

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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 […]

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EP 36 RETURNING FROM THE EDGE – MY BATTLE WITH ALCOHOLISM

In this episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to have an open conversation with Santosh Harilal. A recovering Alcoholic whose life started to spiral out of control from the tender age of 13. The pair have an open and frank conversation about the horrifi…

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