THE TUNE OF DUALITY – MADE IN IRELAND WITH SARAH PACKIAM

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THE TUNE OF DUALITY – MADE IN IRELAND WITH SARAH PACKIAM

Are you often told you are not Indian enough to be a “real” Indian and does the colour of your skin define the concept of national identity?  It may sound like a contentious statement, but in an era of identity weaponry, both are statements that are …

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INSIDE TURKEY – THE IMPACT OF TRAGEDY WITH SERBULENT SENGUN

On Sunday 13th November 2022, the sounds of panic filled the streets of Istanbul.  As smoke waded through the streets, the devastation emerged – over 80 injured and 6 dead – a young child and her father, a teenager with her mother and a married coupl…

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ADDRESSING INEQUALITY – RAFIKI THABO FOUNDATION WITH JONATHAN UGLOW

East Africa is home to over 200,000 Global Indians and undoubtedly, the community has left its mark in areas of business, trade, politics and societal change. However, with levels of income inequality growing at a rapid pace, many have found themselves a…

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Ep#44 Regulating Screen Time: Why and How

Struggling with Screen Time of your child? Almost given up? Screens have been the constant companion in our lives; and they are here to stay! And when it comes to kids and screens, we face tantrums, excessive screen time, emotional blackmail, screaming and all sorts of shenanigans. In today’s episode we have discussed, Why we […]

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THE HIDDEN REALITY – MONEY LAUNDERING & PASSPORTS WITH KENNETH RIJOCK

Imagine committing a crime and purchasing a passport of a foreign nation to circumvent justice. Or in some cases, to hide in plain sight by changing the very documents that define your identity, giving you a clean slate to travel the world and to destina…

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THE RISHI SUNAK EFFECT – A QUESTION OF POLITICAL ”CORRECTNESS” | INSIDE BRITISHNESS

6 days ago, the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party George McAleese resigned over allegations of a racist social media post, in which he was also sharing a picture of the late conservative MP, Enoch Powell (known for the controversial Rivers of Blo…

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Girmitya and a question of identity with Aaisha Khan

15 March 2019 is as an everlasting mark in the modern history of New Zealand. The atrocity saw a gunman open fire in a mosque, brutally murdering 51 and injuring a further 40 whilst live streaming for the world to see. For some it was a turning point in …

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INSIDE GUYANA – THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY & BIG OIL WITH TIMOTHY JONAS

Big oil, identity politics and an uneasy game of poker
Welcome to Guyana.  Despite my growing familiarity with the country, admittedly, it’s one that often challenges me on an ethical basis, in particular my experience with its former ruling Ministers fr…

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Strategies For Picky Eaters Toddlers

Strategies For Picky Eaters Toddlers — Having a Picky Eater at home? Struggling with it everyday? Having a picky eater can be exhausting and frustrating. Without the right guidance, and unknowingly you may end up picky eating become a permanent part of their personality. How can you prevent that from happening In this episode we […]

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FATE OF IMMIGRANTS & THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT: INSIDE GREECE WITH PETROS CONSTANTINOU

Sun, Souvlaki, Neo-Nazis and Refugees.  National identity & Greece?
Anti-migrant violence is on the rise in Greece; refugee boats attacked, and an innocent child left to die by the inactions of two Governments. With controversial laws being passed that i…

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INSIDE STORY: LEICESTER | RIOTS | IDENTITY WITH HARDEEP SINGH AND ZED SHEIKH

As requested by you:
Violence in the streets of Leicester and over 47 arrests have been made. A city that was once celebrated for its multiculturalism has been plummeted into some of the worst violence in recent British history between Muslims and Hindus…

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THE START UP ”INDIAN VIKING” | I MADE IT IN ICELAND WITH BALA KAMALLAKHARAN

“A vibrant start-up ecosystem”, “green pastures”, “state-of-the-art technology”, “home of green tech” and a fight for global wellbeing…not the words typically associated with a country covered in snow on all known maps of men and Mordor!! Iceland, once p…

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THE QUEEN, THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE BIG QUESTION WITH DR MOHAN KAUL

The UK is in a period of modern-day history, with some underestimating the longer term impact of the “change of the guard”.
Following HRH Queen Elizabeth II passing on, HRH King Charles III has become successor to the monarchy.  The same monarchy that is…

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Ep#43 Speech & Language Development

Speech and Language milestones How to raise multilingual kids Eating, Chewing, Swallowing affects speech development Link between thought and language How to introduce a new language to your child? When do kids need speech therapy How to solve STAMMERING? Why should dads read bed time stories? Does reciting Sanskrit Shlokas sharpens the tongue Is it […]

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THE BIG DEBATE | FATE OF THE KHOISAN AND A QUESTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY | SOUTH AFRICA

How do you define Africanism? Is it based on melanin, tracing ancestorial roots, or is it based upon how the Government of the day views you?  Further still, in a world of “woke” and intensely capitalistic politics, how are indigenous communities and tri…

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FLOODS, COMMUNITY AND THE NEED FOR CHANGE – PAKISTAN WITH IMRAN MOMINA

Over 33 million people have been displaced, thousands have lost their lives and many more are facing an exhausting battle for survival. A lake of over 100km has engulfed crops, livestock and livelihoods.  The sentient impact of the floods in Pakistan wil…

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A QUESTION OF BRITISHNESS – BEHIND THE ELECTIONS WITH ASH VERMA

Today I find myself back in the city of London joined by our Global Indian Ambassador for International Trade and Social Development and former senior civil servant Ash Verma, as he guides me through the dramatic changes unfolding in the UK political sce…

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LIVE FROM MEXICO – LESSONS FROM GANGS & THE HOMELESS WITH JAY TROST

Today I find myself in the land of the Incas, home to Iguanas that casually walk across the tropical terrain and the magnificent Blue Whale that inhabits its oceans. These sultry lands also host another fascinating artefact of history; that as early as 1…

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Why your kids won’t listen to you unless you yell?

The question we are answering today. Get answer to this most pressing issue in your parenting journey. This issue needs to be looked at from a scientific lens to understand from where does it root and what is the solution that can be used by parents. Points covered in this episode: Why do kids misbehave […]

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LIFE, LAUGHTER AND SOCIAL THOUGHT WITH NITINN MIRANNI

It is undeniable that comedy plays a vital role in our lives, and some may argue that the secret to life itself is found in laughter. But how does society view comedians? Are they evolved sages that masterfully provide social commentary whilst inspiring …

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LIVE IN TORONTO -FREEDOM CONVOY & CANADIANNESS WITH PALMINDER SINGH

Canada is often seen as the land of the free, liberal and a poster child for how a country should be. Today I find myself in the streets of Toronto being guided by investigative journalist Palminder Singh who provides me a deeper insight into the highly …

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BURLESQUE AND THE LESSONS FOR HUMAN IDENTITY WITH SHIREEN ASTON

Has society reshaped our understanding of nudity, sensuality and sexuality and does it impact the human experience? 
Today I am joined by Shireen Aston, as she dives through the ideas that shape the art form of Burlesque, whilst stripping away the stigma…

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LEARNING FROM ADVENTURE: MADE BY THE PLANET WITH BOB BHANIA

The existential question that we all will ultimately face, is not one of personal material wealth, but one of a lived life experience that goes beyond a concrete jungle. The stark reality is that we often find ourselves living in autopilot, often substit…

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Ep#41 Parenting After Loss of Spouse

Today we will be sharing an intense story that moved us and inspired us, made us value and cherish relationships, taught us to celebrate the small wins in life and most importantly reminded us to avoid focussing on the trivial issues which unknowingly are given too much importance. It is about bereaved parenting  – an […]

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ARE WE COMMITING SELF MURDER? PLASTICS, OCEANS AND CHRIS DESAI

As temperatures soar across the UK, one can’t help but feel that they have entered an alternate reality that includes Baywatch fanatics and Londoners who have lost all ability to cope with the changes in temperature. Sticky tube rides and tempered glares…

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LIVE FROM THE SOURCE – A QUESTION OF IRISHNESS WITH CORMAC O DONNCHU

INSIDE IRELAND
A gruelling travel schedule saw me torn away from the beauty that is Uganda, a destination where the infectious warmth of its people is equally paralleled with the controlled chaos of its Kampala traffic.  Truth be told, it is a destinatio…

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Why Teach YOGA to Children?

It is a general perception that Yoga is for adults and not for children,  We were also a bit confused unbtill we spoke to our guest today about why should we teach Yoga to our children. Today we are in conversation with a special guest who is a journalist by profession, but is an avid […]

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UGANDA – A NEEDED CONVERSATION ON 50 YEARS. WITH NARENDH GANESH

INSIDE UGANDA
This month I find myself on-location in Kampala, uncovering the unique stories that are redefining the notion of the identity of Ugandanness and uncovering the often neglected stories that could challenge the status quo.
Today I debrief wit…

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INSIDE UGANDA – UNCOVERING UGANDANNESS AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

 
INSIDE UGANDA
A country that is part of the collective memory of South Asians everywhere with a history that is both rich in sentiment and diced with fear, Uganda holds the attention of our global communities for a variety of reasons, including the eve…

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Modern Fatherhood – Father’s Day Special Podcast

Wishing all the lovely fathers a very happy fathers day!! Today we have a with us Parth Nilawar, an inspiring father , who has built one of the first online parenting universities www.wonderlives.org, has coined terms like ‘Parenting Quotient’ and who is on a personal mission to inspire more fathers to be actively involved in […]

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UNCOVERING UGANDA – LIVE FROM KAMPALA WITH AZHAR BANDALI JAFFER

INSIDE UGANDA
A country that is part of the collective memory of South Asians everywhere with a history that is both rich in sentiment and diced with fear, Uganda holds the attention of our global communities for a variety of reasons, including the event…

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WOMEN AND RELIGION – WITH NUTAN RAGOOBIR MADE IN TRINIDAD

The “unknown” Caribbean – Religion, Gender and Identity
 
The vast majority of those who came to the Caribbean from India were of the Hindu culture/faith. Many were guided by the stories of the epics – ranging from the Mahabharata through to the Rāmāyana…

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EP#38 Supporting Health Naturally with Essential Oils

Will the extensive use of medication cause harmful side effects on our child’s health? Are there any safer, natural options? 🤔 In  today’s episode , CARE instructor Nana Lim provides excellent guidance about essential oils, the science behind them, which essential oils can be used and most importantly how to use them for cough and […]

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A QUESTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY: MADE IN NEVIS WITH PREMIER MARK BRANTLEY

The “unknown” Caribbean – The Island of Nevis
From the incredible mango festival through to some of the kindest people on earth, Nevis in my opinion is the cultural capital of conscious living. Nestled between its unbroken shores lies everything from the…

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UNTOLD HISTORY OF GUYANA WITH BAYTORAM RAMHARACK

 
The “unknown” Caribbean – Guyana
 
Guyana is like a familiar soft aroma that anchors you to a nostalgic period of time. However in this case, those memories are peppered with a tapestry of emotions that range from wanderlust and awe through to damn rig…

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Ep# 37 Being a Coach and Counselor to your Child

SECRETS TO CHANGE YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOUR.. Sometimes, we find it difficult to understand Why kids behave the way they do? Why disciplining them seems impossible? Why do they hide things from us? Why do they back answer? Where are they learning this from? Believe it or not, things can improve if we have the right […]

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THE ”CARNIVAL” OF NATIONAL IDENTITY – MADE IN TRINIDAD WITH DR KIRK MEIGHOO

The “unknown” Caribbean – Trinidad and Tobago
Ever heard of the term “Third World Nationalist”? Well neither did I until I met the infamous Dr Kirk Meighoo!  Kirk and I have been friends for many years, often being verbal sparring partners when navigatin…

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CITIZENSHIP, CORRUPTION AND CHANGE – INSIDE DOMINICA WITH VANESSA WINSTON ST AGATHE

The “unknown” Caribbean – Dominica
In 2017 Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean and hit Dominica like nature’s bulldozer. It tore through its once picturesque streets leaving in its wake deep questions for the region and like the proverbial phoenix, a n…

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Inspiring Mom: Dr. Aditi-UpCycling ,Quilling and Crochet Artist

I had an inclination towards Art and Craft from a young age. Creating something with my own hand is food for my soul’.  Initially I created things purely for my pleasure, but soon I realized that any form of art needs a platform and this gave birth to  Bhule Bisre (things made from recycled material) […]

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CHANGING FACE OF IDENTITY | SULEIMAN BULBULIA MADE IN BARBADOS

The “unknown” Caribbean.
An island known as the epicentre for Caribbean change and harmony, Barbados is a destination with an unusual history and a dedication to punch above its weight for environmental, cultural and economic custodianship.  It has also …

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QUEEN AND MY COUNTRY – REPARATIONS & THE CARIBBEAN WITH DR ADRIAN AUGIER

The “unknown” Caribbean.
Anger, resentment, and an official apology… it is certainly not the words that modern day Britain wishes to have branded next to the Queens 70th Jubilee. But as the demands intensify over the question of reparations across the Ca…

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Parenting Guide to Gifted Children

 IS YOUR CHILD GIFTED? The ultimate guide to parenting gifted children! Excellent, intelligent, perfectionist, extraordinary are some of the words that you may be using to describe someone with higher ability. Children who are able to perform better as compared to their peers in certain areas or multiple areas  may it be arts, academics, sports, […]

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THE CARIBBEAN SEASON – ST LUCIA AND IDENTITY WITH DR STEPHEN KING

Today we begin a deep-dive journey into the “unknown” Caribbean, looking at countries, people and economies. This week I am joined by Dr Stephen King with a guest appearance by Adrian Augier, to look at the under reported aspect to St Lucia, as we go bey…

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TRUTH BEHIND NATIONAL FLAGS AND A CALL FOR CHANGE WITH OSKAR PERNEFELDT AND ANGUS ROSE

Today we tackle two subjects that co-exist in the grander scheme of human identity. Firstly, I meet with Angus Rose who has been on an indefinite hunger strike since 14/3/2022 outside of the Houses of Parliament (UK). We speak about a scientific paper th…

Incredible Journey of a Road Schooling Family

ARE SCHOOLING SYSTEMS GOOD ENOUGH TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR LIFE? Well, the idea of conventional schooling did resonate with our guests –  The Iyers’ and they decided to give Homeschooling a shot. they and the kids liked it s much that in a years time tha they progressed to  Roadschooling their children. It has been […]

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FROM COMIC TO ”PUBLIC ENEMY”WITH KAROU CHAROU

What happens when you discover a “social consciousness” that dramatically disrupts your world view? Today we meet with Karou Charou (KC), a South African satirist who transitioned from living a relatively safe life in comedy to becoming “public enemy” nu…

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SINDHINESS AND THE UNTOLD TRUTH OF PARTITION WITH SAAZ AGGARWAL

 
From the Kashmir Files, through to the “horrors” of partition, much can be said about the changing trends of how we view identity within the region and the role of the media. Today I am joined by the remarkable author Saaz Aggarwal to discuss her journ…

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Why Learn VEDIC Math?

ARE YOUR KIDS SCARED OF MATHS? Help them get rid of their phobia and start loving numbers? Using the ancient technique of Vedic Math our kids can easily do all kinds of calculations 10 -15 times faster. It helps boost their confidence and gets them interested in mathematics. In this podcast we are joined by […]

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UGANDANNESS AND THE POWER OF CHANGE WITH ODREK RWABWOGO

The history of Uganda evokes a deep emotion from people of Indian origin across the globe. The mere mention of Idi Amin becomes a mythical spell that divides people, communities and creates deep rooted misunderstanding. This year marks 50 years since the…

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CHALLENGING OUR CONCEPT OF BEAUTY WITH ARMAND BEASLEY | MADE IN BRITAIN

In a world of beauty and the never-ending journey to the illustrious fountain of youth, many often find themselves at odds with the convenience of social media filters or the latest beauty products. In today’s episode I am joined by friend and familiar f…

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Why Learn Abacus?

We parents want our children to have a strong Mathematics base. We are always on the lookout to compliment their learning at school with enrichment classes like Vedic Maths, Abacus, Kumon and so many more… But it is of prime importance to actually understand these methods and know what output to expect from such extra […]

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INSIDE STORY | WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL WITH PRAGNA HAY | MADE IN UGANDA

Lights, camera and action?
From celebrity endorsements, high impact social media statements and companies paying service to challenging perceptions, International Women’s Day is here. Much can be said about a world of virtue signalling or the economics o…

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HAPPINESS AND MY LIFE | KELLY DORJI | MADE IN BHUTAN

Bhutan is a country that measures national happiness as a way of human custodianship, but how does that upbringing impact the way you see life and interact with the existential ideas whilst forging your own career? In today’s show we meet with Kelly Dori…

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Age Old Secrets for Holistic Development of Kids

There is immense power, simplicity and effectiveness in the nurturing style based on the age old wisdom of the The Vedas. In today’s episode we are in conversation with Dr. Narayan Desai, The Founder of Tribal Mensa Nurturing Program. He is the Executive Council member – Gifted Child Program , Mensa India. He holds a […]

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SOCIAL STEWARDSHIP WITH RASHID GATRAD | MADE IN MALAWI

The UK is an eclectic mix of culture, religion and ethnicities but what makes one British?  Is it skin colour, accent or is it found in the difference one makes to society?  
In today’s episode, I am joined by Professor Rashid Gaitran where he discusses …

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GENDER AND SOCIETY WITH PADIPTA RAY | MADE IN INDIA

In the world of identity politics a new movement of non-binary has emerged, but what does it all mean? Our perceptions of gender have been somewhat “long” formed, however when we break down the roles assigned to our social ideals of how genders must assu…

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THE HUNDRED GREATEST CONVERSATIONS – CELEBRATING HUMANNESS

For 100 weeks we have been on a quest to uncover the human experience behind our perceptions of identity, the very definition of how we choose to live our lives and the impact it has on the world at large.
This evolving quest has redefined an entire gene…

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THE POWER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE WITH ADAM HABIB | MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

As voted by our global audiences: This week we invite Professor Adam Habib, academic, researcher, activist and now director of SOAS university to our virtual studios.  We discuss his own journey and controversies as well as tackle the ideas of identity, …

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HISTORY OF INDIANNESS – VOYAGE THROUGH THE AGES – FINAL LEG

In this our last podcast in our History of Indianess, we put our time machine through its pace as we whisk through 1.5 Million years of Indian History!
 
We begin before the beginning with Homo Erectus, then make a brief stop some 50 000 years ago when t…

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HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | THE CASTE SYSTEM AND URDU

Today marks our third voyage of the History of Indianness season – we tackle not one, but two fascinating subjects as requested by our audience vote.
First we put the Indian Caste system under the microscope.  Some 3000 years old, outlawed in 1950. Yet i…

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THE HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | THE SUGAR WAR

Today marks the second voyage of the History of Indianness.  In this episode we look back at the almost forgotten world of Indentureship and the silent war that was Sugar. With painstaking research, we bring together a formidable group of historians, for…

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HISTORY OF INDIANNESS | IRAN – DEEP DIVE INTO RELIGION

Today marks the beginning of History Season on the Global Indian Series.  Rajan and Alex Beeching (The Global Indian Series’ newly appointed Head of Content) discuss the ties-lingustic, racial, cultural and religious- that bind Iran to India.
Focusing on…

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2021 ROUND UP | 52 SHADES OF BROWN STORIES

 
As 2021 draws to a close, we take a trip back down memory lane to uncover the bigger stories of the year and some of the themes we uncovered. From the remarkable ability of our community in showcasing compassion in the face of criminality and cruelty, …

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”DRUGS”, GOD AND SOCIETY WITH DR YASHPAL JAYNE | MADE IN COSTA RICA

For most, the notion of psychedelics brings to mind Goa in the 1970s or the Beatles sitting crossed legged, beads in hand exploring the yellow submarine of sorts. However despite the propaganda of the notion of left field hippies, there is a growing move…

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NATIONALITY, BORDERS AND MY BROTHER | GURPREET SINGH JOHAL

The Nationality and Borders Bill will inevitably raise questions for many in the UK.  For some it creates a hierarchy of citizenship, and for others, it belittles the very foundation of identity.   
What does it mean to be British? Should we be worried a…

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SURVIVING A CHILD MARRIAGE, THE BRUTAL TRUTH WITH NAILA AMIN

As the year ends, many are understandably in the festive mood, celebrating another milestone in their human experience amongst their nearest and dearest. For others, it is their last year with families and often the final few weeks of enjoying the innoce…

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CRICKET, RACISM AND THE ECB WITH JOHN HOLDER

Cricket is often termed as a gentlemen’s sport, intwined with the fabric of a well-exported notion of “Britishness”. Players in pristine uniform cordially greeting each other in a well-rehearsed display that sets the scene for fair and open play whilst t…

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THE POLITICS OF HATE | SOUTH AFRICA WITH NARENDH GANESH

From a peaceful protest that turned into mass violence targeting the minority communities of South Africa and ending the lives of over 300 people, the events earlier this year should have stopped the world in its tracks and been a poster on why ethnic bi…

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Sports as a career with Kedar Tembe

As parents we often are in a dilemma about choosing sport as a career option. Indeed, many of us, as kids  have had the exposure as well as inclination to take it up but we didn’t or couldn’t give it a chance because it was not the safest option and did not fit with the […]

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INDIA‘S ALIEN HUNTER WITH ADHIRAJ ROY

Think of aliens and what comes to mind? Is it the Hollywood depictions of ET through to the visual destruction of Independence Day, or does your mind go back to the legends of the little green children?
Whether we look back at the 10,000 year old cave pa…

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SURVIVING A COMA – THE OTHER SIDE WITH ANDREW ELKAN

Does our concept of death impact the way we decide live? or is death a constant companion that reminds us of life’s fragility? These thoughts may seem extreme, but for one person, they were the norm. For 28 days, Andrew Elkan was in a coma, and it is tod…

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Financial Wisdom for Kids with Pallavi Dangi

Today we are joined by Pallavi Dangi, a Chartered accountant by profession, founder of ‘Go Back to Roots’ an online learning academy, a passionate teacher and a mother to a curious 11 year old. Our conversation dives deep into the challenging aspects of imparting financial wisdom to our little ones. Here are some of the […]

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OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL COP26 | ARE WE TOO LATE? THE BIG DISCUSSION

Welcome to the Official Unofficial COP26
The fate of the world is in our hands they say, but from a meeting that started all the way back in Berlin in 1995 on climate change, some could argue that it is now an Oscars-like event with the world’s politicia…

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A QUESTION OF HINDU NATIONALISM WITH RON BANERJEE | CANADA

What does Hindu nationalism mean to you and has the current Government of India started an irreversible tide in the way people are starting to view their own identity, and also that of India?
Much can be said about the philosophy of religious nationalism…

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How’s and What’s of Profiling Children with Ajit Kaikini

What does profiling children mean? How does it help parents improve the way in which they bring up their children? In today’s conversation with Ajit Kaikini, we deep dive into the world of profiling children to better understand how this scientific tool can help your child choose the right career path. Our guest (Ajit Kaikini) […]

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FAITH, BELIEF AND BRITISHNESS | WITH LORD INDARJIT SINGH

What does religion teach you?  Or did we eventually stop listening to the meanings like the chatter of background noise. Is it the cultural costume that take precedent or is it the teaching that we need to adopt? Do we need to update our approach it?
The…

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UNDERCOVER WITH THE FARMERS PROTEST INDIA | SANDEEP SINGH

Over the past 11 months more than 700 farmers have died under brutal conditions across the Delhi border. Many more have committed suicide in acts of desperation and others have been forced into pariah status by the Indian media or faced jail. 
Their perc…

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Parenting through Covid 19 – with Dr. Tina Mistry

The last two years have been tying for us all. There have been good days and there have been bad. But throughout, we have striven to accentuate the positive. Today’s episode is our attempt to make sense of it all and see what we have all been through in a positive light. Today, we talk […]

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IS JUSTICE SKIN DEEP? REVISIT TO PHEONIX SOUTH AFRICA WITH SHAM MAHARAJ

Joined by Global Indian Ambassador Rajesh Gopie, in today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to meet Sham Maharaj, and follows up on the latest news following the riots in Phoenix.
The discussion is a dive into the questionable aftermath and treatm…

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THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY WITH RAYNEAU GAJADHAR | SAINT LUCIA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Saint Lucia to meet Rayneau Gajadhar, a household name and global Indian. From selling ice cream to operating quarries, Rayneau has lived the Saint Lucian dream and is now owner of one of the largest construction comp…

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Working Mums with Radhika Balakrishnan

Work/life balance has always been tough for mums. It’s like walking on a tightrope. If you lose focus you are either going to fall in a sea of guilt or possibly jeopardise your career. It’s Hobson’s Choice. In this episode we are in conversation with Radhika Balakrishnan, a career transformation expert and a purpose coach. […]

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STORIES I MUST TELL WITH THE LEGENDARY KABIR BEDI | MADE IN INDIA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet internationally renowned actor Kabir Bedi, whose career not only spans five decades but also three continents, three languages, three mediums and whose life has been as exciting as his reels! From Knight…

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SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN AND DIVORCE | CHANGING THE STIGMA WITH NEELOFAR SAYED

Marriage is often considered sacred and even quintessential within our culture.  The mere whisper of ‘separation’ or ‘divorce’ is often riddled with stigma, especially within the South Asian community.
In today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa …

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Discovering Potential to Possibilites with Ajit Kaikini

Every child has tremendous potential –  but how does one nurture it?🤔 In today’s podcast we are honoured to be joined by Ajit Kaikini, a senior trainer who specialises in unleashing the TRUE POTENTIAL of individuals. Ajit shares many valuable insights and tips which will help every parent better shape their child’s career path. Should […]

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DEALING WITH GRIEF AND FINDING PURPOSE | ROTARY | SREE VALLIPURAM

We only realise the value of life when it’s taken away. But we often only appreciate it when we are faced with hard situations.
This week we have a conversation about death, something we often don’t do within our community, and the grieving process throu…

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THE HUMAN FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH MANJIT MINHAS | MADE IN CANADA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Canadian Beer Baroness and Dragons Den personality, Manjit Minhas, owner of one of the largest breweries in North America.
Being a successful woman in business can often mean juggling a personal life, c…

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Nurturing Entrepreneurial Spirit in our Kids with Swati Gauba

Entreprenuership is no longer a career choice. It is a way of life! In this epiosde we are in conversation with Swati Gauba, an entrepreneur and trainer based in Singapore. Swati has hands on experience in designing and conducting courses to help develop Entrepreneurial spirit in children. Swati has shared many tools and games to […]

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AFGHANISTAN, MINORITIES & FREEDOM OF SPEECH WITH HARDEEP SINGH

The current events unfolding in Afghanistan have shocked the world and in today’s episode, Rajan stays in the U.K. to meet with Hardeep Singh, author and journalist who has been focusing on Afghanistan, the Taliban and the minority groups for many years….

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OUR FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT WITH RAFE KELLEY | MADE IN THE USA

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to the USA to meet with Rafe Kelley, one of the first parkour/free runners in the country.
The conversation takes a dive into nature and looks at the human disconnect between reading the landscape, evolving our movement …

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Single Parenting with Preeti & Kimaya

Today we are in conversation with a  single Mum and her daughter to get a sneak peek into their lives. Step forward Preeti Telang,  a highly successful architect in a Japanese firm in Singapore and her daughter, 16 year old daughter, Kimaya who hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps. In this thought-provoking episode, Preeti […]

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THE POWER OF DANCE WITH PIA SUTARIA | MADE IN INDIA

In today’s episode, Rajan stays in London to meet renowned ballet dancer and model Pia Sutaria. Having devoted her life to the arts for almost 20 years and breaking the mould by pursuing western dance forms, Pia has now danced all over the world and has …

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THE SOUND TRACK OF A GENERATION WITH JULIUS PACKIAM

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet renowned Bollywood film score composer Julius Packiam. Active for over a decade, his music has been enshrined into the memories of an entire generation of Global Indians, with scores for major Hindi moti…

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Sport Shapes Our Kids’ Personality with Sunandan Lele

Today is a very special episode as our guest – Sunandan Lele, is not only a very popular sports journalist, but also someone who is extremly passionate about sport and is a doting father himself. It is an epiosde which gives us lots of points to ponder upon and inspiration to get our kids into […]

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WHAT IS A WEST INDIAN? WITH PAUL KEENS-DOUGLAS

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to the West Indies to meet Paul Keens-Douglas, one of the most popular Indian-origin storytellers and comedians of the Caribbean who always brings the house down!
A native of Trinidad who spent most of his early years in…

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THE COLOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA? – NEELOFAR SAYED

In today’s episode, Rajan stays in South Africa to continue the conversation about the ongoing riots and violence taking place as well as the apparent “race war” against people of Indian origin.
In conversation with Neelofar Sayed, a national radio prese…

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How to raise a Healthy Child with Dr. Malathi

We parents are so concerned about our child’s health that sometimes we need a second opinion as to whether all is well.  We rush to our paediatricians to get answers to our questions. Just chatting with them makes us feel at peace. In today’s episode we are in conversation with one of the most distinguished […]

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ON GROUND WITH JAYSHREE PARASURAMEN: SOUTH AFRICA RIOTS

In today’s episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to speak to Jayshree, a reporter in South Africa who is living through the current riots and violence that has been engulfing the country since the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week.
The po…

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THE SUFI ROCK STAR AND HIS ANTHEM OF CHANGE: WALI HAMID ALI KHAN

In today’s first-ever bilingual episode, Rajan travels to Pakistan to meet Wali Hamid Ali Khan, a famous Sufi-Rock musician and sibling band member of Raga Boyz, Pakistan’s leading rock band.
Hailing from the infamous Patiala Gharana (classical music hou…

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Giving your Child a Good Education with Melissa Maria

A very special guest today. It is a our great hoour and privilege to have Ms. Melissa Maria, Principal of GIIS SMART Campus, Punggol, Singapore. Ms. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and administration in first-rate schools in Mumbai, Oman and Singapore. Listen to the full episode so as […]

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THE TUNE OF DUALITY – MADE IN IRELAND WITH SARAH PACKIAM

Are you often told you are not Indian enough to be a “real” Indian and does the colour of your skin define the concept of national identity?  It may sound like a contentious statement, but in an era of identity weaponry, both are statements that are …

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