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.
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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.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Atul Ahuja
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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