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 that has been hidden from the public and his genuine concerns for the future. We then move on to Sweden to meet with Oskar Pernefeldt who tackles the discussion around symbolism and our perception of nationalism through flags and a brave idea that could essentially change the way we look at people and planet altogether.
About Oskar Pernefeldt.
Oskar is the designer behind the proposal The International Flag of Planet Earth, which was presented in 2015. Besides being a vexillologist (scholar of flags), he is a renowned Art Director in the advertising scene in Sweden, attested by many eminent awards to his name. Oskar firmly believes that symbols can create a powerful shift of perspective that can impact human behavior. The flag itself is a symbol for Earth and an important reminder that we share this planet – with all of its challenges and possibilities.
About Angus Rose:
My name is Angus Rose and I’m terrified of the future of my nephews and niece. I’ve been on a hunger strike since 14/3 to demand that cabinet and MPs are briefed on the science of the climate crisis.
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
Guests in order: Angus Rose
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