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The Modi Question – Protests echoed across London this week. Over 500 individuals took to the streets to condemn the controversial BBC documentary (The Modi Question), with chants of defunding the platform and allegations that it is “anti-India, anti-Hindu and anti-Modi”. As the Government of India evoked emergency laws to block the broadcast, many around the brown-world have found themselves at unique crossroads in how they interpret the main issues and how it impacts the notion of Indianness, religion, identity and how we look at political parties.

Today I am joined by perspectives from around the world and a deep-dive discussion with Dr Vivek Kaul who was one of the initiators of the BBC protest to understand why they took this action, the misconceptions at play and his own experience.

Opinions voiced are not representative of the Global Indian Platform and are personal in nature.

About  Dr. Vivek Kaul.

Dr Vivek Kaul was born  in Jammu & Kashmir state . He did is schooling & pre medical education in Srinagar , Kashmir. His father was Chief Engineer in power development department & mother was head of the department in Hindi at Kashmir University. Dr Kaul did his medicine from Osmanian Medical college & Masters in Surgery from Bombay University. He was selected as Senior Resident in Surgery at prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

He left for United Kingdom in 1996 & worked as a Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospital. His area of interest were General , Laparoscopic & Endoscopy.

Dr. Kaul & his fellow Hindus had to unfortunately leave Kashmir in 1990 when conditions became unbearable for them to live there due to violence unleashed on them by the terrorists.

Dr. Kaul wants to devote his life for the greater good of  humanity & charity causes

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) and liberal minds, because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For over 15 years I have travelled across the globe deep diving into 60+ countries 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 the ideas that re-shape a nation.

My 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, join in as we bring people and communities together.

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.

How to get involved:

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopaedia 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.

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Episode: 151

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

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Dr Vivek Kaul

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