From humble beginnings as a waiter in a hotel that he eventually bought, to building a difference, Rajan stays in the UK and meets Surinder Arora, an entrepreneur with an extraordinary story!
Born to parents displaced from an India/Pakistan border town, growing up with his aunt and uncle before joining his parents in the UK at the age of 13 and unable to speak English, he defied many odds.
Following his mother’s work ethic, Surinder left school and worked with BA and Abbey life. He saved and invested in property, buying derelict houses and converting them into bed and breakfast for airline staff. And after that, as the saying goes…the rest is history.
Today’s podcast is a reflection on life lessons, the highs and lows and how to stay grounded. Thank you to our guest Surinder for being so open and sharing.
What are your thoughts? Share your comments below.
About Surinder Arora:
Surinder is a leading entrepenuer in the UK – he built his company from the ground up and now the Arora group is one of the leading hotelliers in Europe. This conversation goes deeper into to his lessons on how to stay grounded
About the Global Indian Series:
Rajan Nazran is the chief 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 global 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 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, OWM, Manager, ABC and many more.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.GlobaIindianSeries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Surinder Arora
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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